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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2001
A wooden boat is cast into the weeds as if it has crashed ashore. Discarded mattresses lie next to the old gas tanks from a dozen cars. Rolls of mauve- and ivory-colored carpet are piled like logs in a field. Eric A. Banks is sifting through it all trying to find information that will tell him who might have left the debris at the end of Remley Street in Fairfield. The investigator for Baltimore's new Environmental Crimes Enforcement Unit wants the dumpers arrested and hauled in front of a criminal court judge to answer why they treat this city like a huge landfill.
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NEWS
By From staff reports | September 9, 2001
In Baltimore City Virginia man, 28, hospitalized after Inner Harbor shooting City police are investigating a shooting near the Inner Harbor Friday night that left a Virginia man hospitalized with four bullet wounds. Calvin Kenneth Harris, 28, remained in serious condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries to his lower body. Harris, of Newport News, Va., was shot about 9:30 p.m. while driving a 1993 Chevy van south through the intersection of South and Lombard streets.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Caitlin Francke and Gady A. Epstein and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2001
One of Mayor Martin O'Malley's top aides is leaving at the end of this month for the private sector, marking the first departure of a deputy mayor from the 21-month-old administration. David E. Scott, deputy mayor for operations, tendered his resignation to O'Malley on Friday, nearly four months after the mayor told Scott he was no longer a good fit for the administration, according to sources. Scott, 40, a civil engineer, has accepted a job in the Baltimore office of DMJM+HARRIS, a New York City-based engineering and architectural firm.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2001
A Clifton Park man was arrested yesterday and charged with illegal dumping after a city worker said he saw him throwing trash onto a vacant lot in the 1700 block of Harlem Ave. in West Baltimore. Norris Hall, 66, of the 1300 block of Gorsuch Ave. was taken into custody after he refused to stop dumping trash on the lot between Fulton Avenue and North Mount Street, said Robert H. Murrow, a spokesman for the city's Department of Public Works. Hall, the 10th person arrested and accused of illegal dumping since the city's Environmental Crimes Task Force was launched in March, could be sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine if convicted, Murrow said.
NEWS
By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2001
A Southwest Baltimore company was cited yesterday for allegedly expanding its metal stripping business onto a city street. Inspectors from the Department of Public Works issued a citation for 27 sanitation enforcement and housing violations to Franklintown Metals and Cores, in the 100 block of McPhail St. Debris from the business, including vehicles, trash and giant wooden cable spools were reportedly impeding traffic along the street. Someone also appeared to be doing auto body work on the property without proper permits, said Department of Public Works spokesman Kurt Kocher.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 18, 2000
Five men were indicted yesterday by a grand jury in connection with illegal tire dumping at sites in and around East Baltimore, according to Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. In addition to seeking a civil injunction against one of the suspects, who owns a tire-disposal business, the state is pursuing penalties of up to $10,000 per day for the various violations. An unknown number of tires were found dumped. The case arose from reports by Baltimore Department of Public Works employees who found a pile of tires dumped near the old American Brewery on Gay Street.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2000
The historic American Brewery on North Gay Street, one of the architectural marvels of bygone Baltimore, has found a new life -- as a dump for unwanted tires and a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Stray dogs lounge and scratch amid more than a hundred Goodyears, Armstrongs, Uniroyals and other tires that lie in the weed-choked courtyard -- discarded trash behind a discarded building in a discarded neighborhood. The brewery site is one of dozens of illegal scrap tire dumps around the state of Maryland.
FEATURES
By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,SUN STAFF | August 18, 1999
Courtney Barrett says he became interested in cleaning up his west Baltimore neighborhood after watching a news report about the large amounts of trash that end up in the Chesapeake Bay because people illegally throw waste into storm drains."
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1999
Glenda Gentner lives on the right street in the wrong neighborhood.She operates Gentner Bed and Breakfast from a rowhouse in the 2000 block of Park Ave., which has all the flair of a Manhattan penthouse.But beyond her courtyard garden of potted plants and goldfish ponds are several Reservoir Hill alleys that have become lined with minidumps. Heaped with up to 6 feet of trash -- the result of illegal dumping and overflow from residential back yards -- these minidumps have become feeding grounds for rats, and fodder in an escalating blame game.
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