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April 3, 1991
For food safety questions call the U.S. Department o Agriculture's hotline, 1-800-535-4555, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Motorists heading back to Baltimore on Monday from the Eastern Shore after the first long holiday weekend of the summer became snarled in traffic that mostly was stop and stop for most of the evening. The Bay Bridge hotline reported that as of 11:30 p.m. Monday, there were no backups on the bridge or approaching it - an improvement over the eight-mile backup reported earlier. mary.mccauley@baltsun.com
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NEWS
December 17, 1993
Trying to understand a piece of legislation can be like trying to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Anne Arundel County's new critical areas law is a good example. Even reporters, who are paid to explain complex issues to the public, had a hard time sifting through the complexities of this bill. Many ordinary citizens who tried ended up pulling their hair out.The Anne Arundel Trade Council discovered this recently when it ran an ad offering to provide information about its slant on the critical areas bill.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Furloughed government workers in need of social services and individuals with questions about Obamacare can call the United Way of Central Maryland's 211 hotline to get help. The free hotline is available to connect those in need to connect to food pantries, health care services and utility and eviction prevention assistance. Callers also can receive information on job training, transportation, tutoring, drug and alcohol services, home health care and volunteer opportunities. The United Way also recently added a call specialist through a CareFirst grant who is devoted to answering questions about health care resources.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | December 4, 2012
People trying to quit smoking now have greater access to the state's tobacco telephone help line. The help line - 1-800-QUIT-NOW -  has counselors available all hours of the day as of Dec. 1. It will also provide counseling services to teens for the first time. New services are also available for pregnant women trying to quit smoking. For those who don't want to talk to a live person they can also get help through text support at Text2Quit, or get enhanced Internet counseling  at https://www.quitnow.net/maryland . The Maryland Tobacco Quitline has provided free tobacco cessation counseling and nicotine replacement therapy to Marylanders since 2006.
FEATURES
December 11, 1991
Have a cooking question? Call a hotline.* Duncan Hines has baking experts standing by at 1-800-DH-MOIST. This year-round hotline, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, can supply baking tips and recipes.* Baking questions can also be answered by the Land O' Lakes holiday hotline, staffed with six home economists. It's open now through Dec. 22, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m; 1-800-782-9606.* Fleischmann's Yeast Baker's Hotline has bread baking information; 1-800-227-6202. Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.* Food safety questions can be answered by calling the U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-800-535-4555.
FEATURES
November 7, 1990
It's not too soon to call the turkey hotline. Butterball's Turkey Talk-Line is open now through late December. Call them at 1-800-323-4848.Their hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thanksgiving they will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.The toll-free hotline available to callers nationwide who have questions about any and all turkey preparations -- from how to buy the bird to how to fix leftovers. Forty-four home economists and nutritionists are available to answer questions. This is the hotline's tenth year.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
It's just an ordinary phone, the hotline that tips the state of Maryland's bloodhounds that something's amiss in one of the agencies. It isn't red, there are no special bells and whistles, but it does get answered. And when it does, it can set off a chain of events that can topple long-entrenched bureaucrats and even — in extreme cases — put people in jail. The number of the hotline is 1-877-FRAUD-11 — or 1-877-372-8311 if you prefer. Along with its online counterpart, the phone number connects callers with the Office of Legislative Audits, an independent agency that serves as the General Assembly's check on fraud and waste in state agencies.
FEATURES
By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Staff Writer | May 5, 1992
If you know someone who cannot read this information, but longs to, tell them to pick up the telephone and dial 576-7323 (READ).The number is the new hotline of the Baltimore City Literacy Volunteer Corps, a service not only for those who want to learn to read, but also for those who want to volunteer as literacy teachers.The hotline acts as an information and referral service and was created by Baltimore Reads, Inc. the non-profit partnership between Baltimore City and the United Way of Central Maryland.
SPORTS
September 8, 1993
Fans wanting up-to-date information on Western Maryland College athletic contests have a new outlet at their disposal.Same-day coverage of events will begin Sept. 7, when the men's soccer team plays host to Goucher College, through Western Maryland's Activities Hotline at (410) 857-2766."The athletic department staff is excited to offer this service to the fans of all 21 Green Terror teams," Western Maryland sports information director Scott E. Deitch said. "We anticipate calls not only from interested parties in the Central Maryland and South Central Pennsylvania regions, but from the parents of our student-athletes and alumni from all over the country."
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
Shomrim, the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group, is well-known for its work in its Northwest Baltimore community . Last night, they say they helped someone in San Francisco.  In an e-mail to supporters, the group said that it received a call to its hotline last night from a woman who was locked in a storage rental facility with her kids. She was "hysterical" and crying, and her phone died during the call. But Shomrim says its dispatcher was able to determine she was at a storage facility in San Francisco that was closed for the day. They were able to make contact with San Francisco police, who called back later to say they had located the woman and children.  "We have no idea how the woman had Shomrim's hotline number, but it certainly worked out for the best," the group said.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | December 4, 2012
People trying to quit smoking now have greater access to the state's tobacco telephone help line. The help line - 1-800-QUIT-NOW -  has counselors available all hours of the day as of Dec. 1. It will also provide counseling services to teens for the first time. New services are also available for pregnant women trying to quit smoking. For those who don't want to talk to a live person they can also get help through text support at Text2Quit, or get enhanced Internet counseling  at https://www.quitnow.net/maryland . The Maryland Tobacco Quitline has provided free tobacco cessation counseling and nicotine replacement therapy to Marylanders since 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Can't crimp? The pros at the Crisco Pie Hotline are back to serve up expert pie-baking advice, recipes and tips year round and for extended hours during the Thanksgiving season. I like this one. The InSinkErator site has a good page on how to repair a broken garbarge disposal . You can also find tips ontthe InSinkErator Facebook page on how not to clog your garbage disposal up in the first place. Through Nov. 21, live pie experts can be reached from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by calling 1-877-FOR-PIE-TIPS (1-877-367-7483)
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
The fourth annual Will Barrow Memorial Flag Football Tournament will be held Saturday at Virginia's historic Lambeth Field with proceeds going to the UVa HELP Line, a nonprofit, student-run crisis hotline. Play is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Established in memory of Barrow, a former Cavaliers defensive midfielder who was found dead of an apparent suicide in November 2008, the UVa HELP Line is an anonymous, confidential telephone service for residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
It's just an ordinary phone, the hotline that tips the state of Maryland's bloodhounds that something's amiss in one of the agencies. It isn't red, there are no special bells and whistles, but it does get answered. And when it does, it can set off a chain of events that can topple long-entrenched bureaucrats and even — in extreme cases — put people in jail. The number of the hotline is 1-877-FRAUD-11 — or 1-877-372-8311 if you prefer. Along with its online counterpart, the phone number connects callers with the Office of Legislative Audits, an independent agency that serves as the General Assembly's check on fraud and waste in state agencies.
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | November 9, 2005
You're a politician running for higher office. You schlep over to yet another event, this one celebrating the launch of a new business. But instead of an oversized pair of scissors and a ribbon to snip, you find women wearing nothing on top but body paint. You: A) Watch your political career flash before your eyes. B) Thank God one more time for steering you out of the seminary and into politics. C) Issue the following statement after the press catches wind of it: Lt. Governor Steele was attending a minority businesss launch party at the American Visionary Art Museum.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
Shomrim, the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group, is well-known for its work in its Northwest Baltimore community . Last night, they say they helped someone in San Francisco.  In an e-mail to supporters, the group said that it received a call to its hotline last night from a woman who was locked in a storage rental facility with her kids. She was "hysterical" and crying, and her phone died during the call. But Shomrim says its dispatcher was able to determine she was at a storage facility in San Francisco that was closed for the day. They were able to make contact with San Francisco police, who called back later to say they had located the woman and children.  "We have no idea how the woman had Shomrim's hotline number, but it certainly worked out for the best," the group said.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2001
He's just a kid, yet the flock of grown men are back again, having flown in from across the country simply so they can stare at him. They jostle for position, some in sweat pants, some in silk ties and $300 dress shoes. They stare and they take notes, and then they stare some more. And with every pitch he throws, in unscripted unison, they raise their arms and track the kid with radar, as though he were a jetliner about to land at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, instead of perhaps the best high school pitcher in the nation.
NEWS
March 16, 1997
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago, when the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy opened a poison center in the basement of one of its buildings, the program was intended primarily as a training opportunity for students. Within five years it had become the Maryland Poison Center, the designated information source for citizens around the state who needed quick, reliable information about potentially dangerous substances.The calls have been pouring in ever since -- more than 54,000 in 1995 alone. That year, the center managed more than 35,000 poisoning cases.
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