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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 28, 2004
A passenger was killed and the driver seriously injured when a car slammed into a utility pole after striking another vehicle last night in Southeast Baltimore, city police said. The accident occurred about 9 p.m. in front of the Fort Holabird Industrial Center when a Honda sedan, westbound in the 6400 block of Holabird Ave. at an apparently high rate of speed, glanced off an eastbound Ford Mustang whose driver was turning left onto Kane Street, said Southeastern District Lt. James Sharpe.
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Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Holabird Academy was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a gas leak near the school in the O'Donnell Heights neighborhood, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department. The leak, which was caused by a break in a six-inch gas main, was reported at around 3 p.m. near the area of Cardiff Avenue and Travers Way, according to the fire department. The break was caused by a construction accident. The air quality level at the school was determined to be safe, fire officials said. The levels are also being checked at residences in the area.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1996
Catherine Constance Cherry Karson, owner of the popular Karson's Inn on Holabird Avenue, died Tuesday of kidney failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Homeland resident was 71."She was in the eating and drinking business most of her adult life and loved to sit in her restaurant and pass the time of day with her customers and friends," said her son, George Robert Karson III of Joppatowne. "She devoted most of her spare time to the restaurant."Born in Edgemere, Mrs. Karson graduated from Sparrows Point High School, then was a secretary at Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River from 1942 to 1944, the year she married George Robert Karson.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
An 11-year-old student was charged with bringing a deadly weapon to Holabird Middle School, after a "starter pistol" that shoots blanks was found inside his locker, Baltimore County police said. The student has been charged as a juvenile and faces disciplinary action by school administrators. Police said another student informed the principal that the suspect might have a gun in his locker, and that he brought it to school to show it off to his friends, not to harm anyone. A starter pistol is commonly used to start swimming or track events.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | June 14, 2008
Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, which provides pipeline infrastructure and building materials for the construction industry, is moving an operations center that will employ about 100 workers from Beltsville to a redeveloped warehouse in Southeast Baltimore. Construction is to start at the Holabird Industrial Park on Monday to redevelop the 15-acre site of the former Lesaffre Yeast Corp. manufacturing plant, which closed in late 2005. Principals of Baltimore brokerage firm Corridor Reznick LLC acquired the property for $2 million in December 2006 and have been doing environmental cleanup and marketing, Michael B. Glick, chairman of Corridor Reznick LLC, said yesterday.
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By Kevin Thomas and Kevin Thomas,Evening Sun Staff | October 11, 1991
There will be lots of shoes, although not nearly as many jobs, once Fila USA opens its $5 million distribution center next spring at Baltimore's Holabird Industrial Park.Officials on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday said the new distribution center will include approximately 160,000 square feet of space and employ about 30 people.Based in Biella, Italy, Fila chose the Baltimore location after deciding to relocate its distribution center in Carlstadt, N.J. Officials said Baltimore was chosen because it is near the company's U.S. headquarters in Hunt Valley, where 25 people are employed.
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By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2003
In a move that will give it access to $40 million of its own money, Baltimore's Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc. said yesterday that it has refinanced a restrictive lease on its research-and-development facility in Holabird Industrial Park. Guilford - which has been on a roller-coaster of good and bad news in recent years - said the $18.8 million loan agreement with Wachovia Bank will help it in two ways. First, the agreement essentially provides a $40 million boost in working capital by removing lease covenants that had restricted its maneuverability, said Andrew R. Jordan, Guilford's executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | May 6, 2002
At a recent meeting of about 200 manufacturers at the World Trade Center in Baltimore, this question was posed: How many people have heard of Unilever? Not a single hand went up. The company might not be a household word, but its products are in households across the country, and the $49 billion conglomerate operates a 500-person plant in Baltimore. The 50-acre plant is the sole source of the following products sold in the United States: liquid Wisk, all and Surf laundry detergents, and liquid Final Touch and Snuggle fabric softeners.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1996
Margaret C. Wicks is the principal of a Baltimore elementary school that the state of Maryland says is a failure.According to results of the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program test, not a single student in last year's third grade at Holabird Elementary met minimum statewide standards in science or reading. In the fifth grade, no one achieved a satisfactory score in reading, social studies, writing or science.Every single one of those students was passed on to the next grade.And that was enough to prompt the state to list Holabird Elementary among 35 schools that it says must be improved or removed from the city's control.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1998
In a move likely to solidify its place as one of the city's fastest-growing biotechnology companies, Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc. plans to develop a $19 million research facility in the Holabird Industrial Park beginning in April.The plans for the new three-story building come as the Baltimore-based bio-pharmaceuticals company projects doubling its number of employees by 2004, based on current growth levels, product development and anticipated research needs.Guilford employs 191 in the 88,000-square-foot headquarters/research laboratory it leases at 6611 Tributary St. Since 1993, Guilford has invested $20 million to upgrade the Riparius Development Corp.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2012
A Holabird Middle School student was disciplined after an inoperable starter pistol was found in his locker Wednesday, Baltimore County schools officials said. The Dundalk school sent a letter home with students about the discovery of the gun, and an investigation involving county police indicated that the student did not plan to threaten or hurt anyone, schools spokesman Charles Herndon said. A starter pistol shoots blank shells or caps and is typically used at sporting events. "Possession of such a device is still a serious offense, however, and the school has taken appropriate disciplinary action," the letter signed by Principal Julie Dellone states.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Mary Charlotte Sneeringer, a retired Army intelligence worker, died of respiratory failure May 20 at her Mayfield home. She was 95. Born Mary Charlotte Nash in Baltimore, she attended the old St. Katherine's Commercial School in East Baltimore. She did modeling for the Hecht Co. as a young woman. After raising a family, she became an Army civilian employee. She worked at the Intelligence Command at Fort Holabird and was trained as an adjudicator for security clearances. She rose to the GS-12 level and received numerous performance awards.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2012
A 22-year-old man was given a life sentence Wednesday for trying to sexually assault a boy in a Dundalk middle school bathroom. Sean T. Schleigh had all but 20 years of his sentence suspended by Baltimore County Circuit Judge John G. Turnbull II, Assistant State's Attorney Stephanie Porter said after the hearing. He will get credit for the time he has served in the Baltimore County House of Detention since he was arrested Dec. 16, 2010 at Holabird Middle School, Porter said. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised probation and will have to add his name to the Maryland Sex Offender Registry.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2011
Doris C. Margulis, a Baltimore actress who during the 1960s and early 1970s trained Special Forces troops in interrogation at the Army's old Fort Holabird in Dundalk, died Nov. 27 of cancer at the North Oaks retirement community in Pikesville. The former Mount Washington resident was 95. The daughter of a cigar maker and a homemaker who later owned a grocery store, Doris Crane was born in Baltimore and raised on Smallwood Street. After graduating from Western High School in 1932, she went to work as a stenographer and typist for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. and later for several lawyers.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
Pixelligent Technologies LLC will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing facility to Baltimore from College Park with the help of a $200,000 loan from the Baltimore Development Corp. The company, which manufactures nanocrystal additives for the electronics and semiconductor markets, will move into the Holabird Business Park. The Baltimore Board of Estimates approved the five-year loan with a 5 percent interest rate at a meeting Wednesday. Pixelligent said it plans to employ 25 people by the end of the year and 150 by the end of 2015.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
A 21-year-old man who police say sneaked into Holabird Middle School last month and assaulted a boy in a restroom has been indicted by a Baltimore County grand jury on 12 counts that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. Sean T. Schleigh, who was arrested at the scene on Dec. 16 after school staff members heard the 12-year-old boy's screams, could receive two life sentences plus 130 years if convicted on all the charges and given maximum terms. The charges center on allegations that Schleigh waited in a bathroom of the Dundalk school until the boy came in, crudely propositioned him and, rebuffed, stuck a sock in the student's mouth, punched him in the face, neck and chest, and attempted to sexually assault him. In the grand jury indictment, Schleigh was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree sex offense, each of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison; two counts of second-degree sex offense, 20 years each; kidnapping, 30 years; first-degree assault, 25 years; two counts of second-degree assault, 10 years and $2,500 in fines each; second-degree burglary, 15 years; trespassing upon a posted property, 90 days and a $500 fine; trespassing upon a school property, six months and a $1,000 fine; and false imprisonment, which could mean any penalty "that is not considered cruel or unusual punishment," according to the document.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2002
A federal grand jury indicted a former Baltimore Development Corp. official yesterday on charges he extorted $5,000 last summer from businessmen involved in two city revitalization projects that he was helping to oversee. Terry P. Dean, 46, a senior economic development officer with the BDC until earlier this year, is accused of soliciting and accepting two payments of $2,500 each from Baltimore businessmen who were negotiating financial assistance from the BDC, according to the indictment.
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January 28, 2007
The removal of pedestrian bridges at the General Motors plant will necessitate the closure of a portion of Broening Highway from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. today, according to city transportation officials. The affected area runs from Keith Avenue to Holabird Avenue. Northbound Broening traffic will be directed north on Clinton Street, east on Boston Street, south on Ponca, and then back to Broening. Southbound Broening traffic will be sent west on Holabird, north on Ponca, west on Boston Street, south on Clinton Street, east on Keith Avenue, and then back to Broening.
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By Nick Madigan and Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2010
The 21-year-old man accused of attacking a seventh-grader inside a Dundalk middle-school bathroom this week stuck a sock in the student's mouth, punched him in the face, neck and chest, and attempted to sexually assault him, according to court documents released Friday. Sean Thomas Schleigh, who has a history of arrests on theft, trespassing and drug offenses, was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree sex offense, second-degree assault, false imprisonment, resisting arrest and second-degree assault on a police officer.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
A boy was attacked this morning by a stranger in a bathroom at Holabird Middle School in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County police. An officer arrested a man Thursday morning after he was accused of trying to sexually assault a child. The man had entered the building undetected, said Lt. Robert McCullough, a police spokesman, and hid in a restroom, where the attack took place shortly before 8:30 a.m. "He tried to molest the kid," McCullough said, adding that the boy's screams alerted a teacher, who went into the restroom and thwarted the assault before it could go further.
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