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By Matt Vensel | July 26, 2011
I love this quote from Luke Scott, who was scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his injured right shoulder Tuesday morning in Florida: "I'll learn to be ambidextrous with firearms, so I look at it as a positive. " That's right, the gun-toting, bible-quoting Orioles slugger was able to find a silver lining for the unavoidable shoulder procedure that will end his disappointing 2011 campaign -- and perhaps his Orioles career , too. Scott had a career year in 2010 and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The gunners at Fort McHenry readied the 3-ton cannon known as Messenger, heaving it into position behind a wooden wall with a block-and-rope pulley system and loading it with gunpowder and a substitute cannonball of peat moss. The call came: "Clear!" and the gunners stepped to the side, with one touching a slow match to the gunpowder inside the cannon. The boom rocked the air and echoed across Baltimore's harbor as a geyser of fire and smoke poured from the cannon's mouth. Park ranger Tyler Mink said the first time he set off a cannon, the experience was "a little nerve-racking.
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March 28, 1992
Drought conditions in the Gunpowder Falls watershed have forced the postponement of scheduled trout stocking in the Gunpowder River below Loch Raven Dam, according to the Department of Natural Resources.The 1,800 brown and rainbow trout that were to have been stocked for the opening of the trout season there today have been dispersed instead among Little Gunpowder Falls, the Avalon section of the Patapsco River and Deer Creek.
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By Barbara Pash | August 12, 2014
Hikers may soon be able to walk on extended public trails in the Sweet Air section of Gunpowder Falls State Park in Baltimore County, and anglers may have additional access to the Sawmill Branch of the Little Gunpowder River. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will go before the state Board of Public Works to request approval to buy a conservation easement on 209 acres of land next to that section of the park for $995,000. "We're very pleased to preserve this section of the park and at the same time provide public access," said Emily Wilson, director of land acquisition and planning for the state DNR. DNR is requesting the easement purchase through its Program Open Space, a nationally recognized program that acquires and develops recreational and open space areas.
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August 19, 2002
A Virginia man was pronounced dead at an area hospital yesterday evening after he was pulled from the Gunpowder River at the Hammerman recreation area beach of Gunpowder Falls State Park, the Department of Natural Resources reported. Carlos A. Lacayo, 48, of Alexandria, had been swimming alone before two men spotted him floating face down. Lacayo was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Franklin Square Hospital Center. An autopsy was to be performed today, DNR spokesman John Surrick said.
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By Kevin E. Washington and Kevin E. Washington,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2004
Long before I lived in the Mid-Atlantic, I knew that the Big Gunpowder Falls was a Blue Ribbon trout stream surrounded by luscious woodlands and filled with sassy, almost wild brown trout. Once I arrived in Baltimore County, I was told that if I wanted to target my other favorite freshwater fish, the smallmouth bass, I needed to take a 40- to 50-minute drive either northeast or southwest to the Susquehanna or the Potomac rivers, both first-rate smallmouth fisheries. What no one told me before I moved here was that Central Maryland has smallmouth, one of the most prized warm water fly fishing targets, in just about every little trickle.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1999
Lab results show that what investigators suspected was gunpowder seized from the home of one of three teen-agers accused in a bomb plot at Glen Burnie High School is flour and cornstarch, a defense lawyer said yesterday.Defense lawyer Patrick M. Smith and a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office said they would ask today for the immediate release of the 15-year-old, who has been held at the Waxter Children's Center since April 29. The other two suspects are also being held at Waxter.
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By PETER BAKER | December 5, 1993
HEREFORD -- Wally Vait pointed to a rack of antlers set atop a display case in his fly fishing shop on Monkton Road and recalled the last time he had been deer hunting."
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November 26, 1991
A Linthicum youth was hospitalized with serious burns yesterday after he lit gunpowder with a match in his kitchen shortly after noon, causing an explosion that blew out apartment windows, damaged a ceiling and started a fire.Anne Arundel County fire officials said Brian Stuchinski, 13, of the 400 block of Hillview Drive told them he had been playing with the gunpowder, normally used to fill shotgun shells for hunting.
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December 2, 1990
The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy will receive a $5,000 grant from the Janice Hollman Grant fund to aid a conservation program in the Gunpowder watershed of Baltimore and Harford counties.The conservancy is one of nine land trusts in Maryland that will receive a grant from the Hollman fund.The fund, named for the co-founder of the Severn River Land Trust and the Arundel Conservation Trust, supports land trusts in their protection efforts.The conservancy's land trust is available to assist property owners who wish to preserve their land.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Tucked amid the woods of northern Baltimore County is one of Maryland's natural gems - the Big Gunpowder Falls, a nationally renowned trout stream that draws anglers from far and wide to try their skills and luck in the cold, rushing water. But some fishermen and fishing guides say they're having a harder time getting at this prized outdoor resource - though it's publicly accessible in Gunpowder Falls State Park - because of unusually heavy river flows that make it hard to fish or even stand at times in the water.
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By Nate Rabner, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
Jeff Lewatowski trudged upstream, the chilly, knee-deep Gunpowder River flowing around his waterproof overalls. Following the inside curve of a bend, he picked a likely looking spot and settled in, much like the trout he planned to catch. "They want to take advantage of the bugs," said Lewatowski, 39, who lives in Havre de Grace and guides fishing trips around the state. "They get very excitable the more bugs there are on the water. … They compete in a spot in the creek to sit. " May through June is sulphur mayfly season, with thousands of mayfly nymphs swimming up from sunken logs and rocks to molt and flutter away for their brief adult lives.
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By Nate Rabner, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
Since May 2, boaters and anglers trying to use a Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot in Kingsville have encountered a padlocked gate. Signs in English and Spanish flanking the gate say the Jones Road lot is closed through Sept. 1 to “allow the park's natural resources to recover from heavy use.” “We were noticing over time that the carrying capacity at Jones Road was being exceeded,” said Sarah Witcher, northern-area manager for the park. “Way more people were coming than the area was originally designed for, and as a result, it would have a number of impacts both on the environment and the surrounding community,” including littering, trampled plants and cars parked on neighborhood streets.
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By Mike King and The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Midway through winter, a chilly fog surrounded Theaux Le Gardeur's shop. Hardly anyone would be out on the Gunpowder River that day, he said. But he didn't need the river or sunlight. He stood behind his fly-fishing store clutching three rods: graphite, glass and bamboo. One by one, he tossed them back with his forearm and flicked them forward, eliciting the characteristic swish of fly line cutting through air. Each rod carried the line, bounced back quickly and delivered the fly far ahead of Le Gardeur, depositing the insect imitations onto the slick grass next to Backwater Angler.
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By Mike King and The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Within a four-hour radius of the Gunpowder River area live 16 million people, said Theaux Le Gardeur, owner of Backwater Angler in Monkton. A 1977 series in The Evening Sun called the Gunpowder "The River You Drink. " "This is such a vital local treasure," Le Gardeur said. For him, protecting the river, pictured in many maps within Backwater Angler, is a priority. In 2010, he had an awakening after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history. Ever since, he has led the nonprofit Gunpowder Riverkeeper organization to protect the area through regulation.
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By Nate Rabner and The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2014
The brightly colored kayaks strapped to roof racks contrasted with the snow as a small party gathered a couple of weeks ago at the Gunpowder Falls State Park parking lot on Jones Road. Kayakers clad in rubber dry suits, liners and winter coats clambered onto the slush to get ready for the day's boating trip. They would paddle the 3.5 miles of the Gunpowder River, a stretch in northeast Baltimore County that includes Class II and III rapids. But the weather made it difficult just getting cars out of the rendezvous lot to run a shuttle to the put-in spot.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2004
Lovell "Artie" Wheeler, the alleged white supremacist who was arrested last year for stockpiling gunpowder in his Southeast Baltimore home, filed a $100 million federal lawsuit yesterday against the federal law enforcement agencies and Baltimore Police Department that he says held him as a "political prisoner." In a complaint they prepared themselves, Wheeler and his wife, Elizabeth Wheeler, 73, said authorities violated their constitutional rights and targeted them because of their views.
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By DAN RODRICKS | September 16, 1993
Somewhere out along the Big Gunpowder, near where it almost joins the Little Gunpowder, John Foard's father parked his car and stepped into a spring night with a dipping net and a flashlight.He used the net to catch herring. He used the flashlight to spot cow droppings."We used to climb over this farmer's fence," Foard was saying yesterday. "Back then it was all pasture out there. And my father would keep the flashlight aimed down and every time he saw one he'd yell out, 'Cow flap!'"They got down to the river -- I figure from Foard's description of the place that it was in Joppatowne -- and spent the evening dipping a large square net for herring.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
Hazmat crews contained fuel leaking from a boat in Joppatowne Monday afternoon. Crews from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched around 4:15 p.m. to the Gunpowder River in the area of the 200 block of Bridge Drive and the 100 block of Breakwater Court in the Rumsey Island section of Joppatowne. They were responding to a report of the odor of gasoline in the air; the source was determined to be a privately-owned boat. The Harford County Emergency Operations Hazardous Materials Team was assigned to assist the fire company; they requested assistance from the Maryland Department of the Environment's Emergency Response Team.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Eight hundred thousand gallons of raw sewage poured into Gunpowder Falls Sunday night after a pumping station in the Perry Hall area unexpectedly lost power, Baltimore County reported Monday. A Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crew doing planned maintenance work inadvertently cut power to the sewage pumping station at the end of Dundawan Road about 11:40 p.m., according to David Fidler, spokesman for the county's Department of Public Works. Sewage overflowed from the station into the river nearby for a little more than two hours until BGE crews restored power, Fidler said in an email.
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