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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1998
Mark Goldstrom's annual New Year's Eve party started with a ladder. A 28-foot extension ladder that, when he got it home, he realized was taller than he needed to clean the gutters on his Owings Mills house.Some people might have returned the ladder to Hechinger's or swapped it for a 20-foot. But this 41-year-old marketing manager for a cement company is nothing if not creative. What could he do about this ladder overcapacity problem, he asked himself.Ummm. ... He is in a business that uses many thousands of buckets each year, and they were sitting all around him. Ummm.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN OUTDOORS WRITER | April 29, 2001
Last year, Chris Warner came within 4,035 feet of standing on top of the world. This time, he's bringing a ladder. Sometime before the end of May, the veteran mountaineer from Baltimore County hopes to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. It is believed he would be the first Maryland resident to make the 29,035-foot summit. The challenge is immense. Just 981 people have surmounted Everest, which straddles Tibet and Nepal (about 300, mostly guides, have made multiple trips)
NEWS
July 11, 2012
The difficulty of finding American citizens who will do the kind of farm work generally left to migrant laborers is an old story. I would like to tell you about my experiences picking fruit and why many Americans will not do this job. In the 1960s, California citrus was picked by itinerate Mexican farmworkers known as braceros . They lived in camps consisting of dorm-like buildings and a dining room, and they migrated with the crop: California...
NEWS
December 13, 1996
PoliceMount Airy: A resident of Meadowlark Avenue told police that a 32-foot ladder and a 24-foot extension ladder were stolen from his back yard between Nov. 28 and Tuesday. The loss was estimated at $500.Pub Date: 12/13/96
SPORTS
June 16, 1996
Et ceteraKent climbs ladder to win Detroit OpenDoug Kent won four consecutive matches to climb the ladder en route to the title at the 1996 Greater Detroit Open in Allen Park, Mich. He averaged 247.25.High schools: Christy Nichols of Arundel High completed her high school career by winning the two-mile run in a record 10: 16 at the National Scholastic Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Raleigh, N.C. It was the third national championship in a distance event this year for Nichols, the 1996 All-Metro Girls Performer of the Year.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer Staff Writer William Talbott contributed to this article | May 13, 1992
In a dramatic aerial rescue, three electricians who were stranded for more than two hours atop a 130-foot water tower at a Curtis Bay chemical plant were plucked from the roof by helicopter.The three electricians -- Jeffrey Magee, 27, Donald Testerman, 25, and Stephen Nowacki, 20, all employees of the North American Electric Co. -- had climbed a ladder to the tower about 9 a.m. to repair an airplane warning light and rusted conduit at the SCM Chemical Co. in the 3900 block of Fort Armistead Road.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer William Talbott contributed to this story | May 13, 1992
In a dramatic aerial rescue, three electricians who were stranded for more than two hours atop a 130-foot water tower at a Curtis Bay chemical plant were plucked from the roof by helicopter.The three electricians -- Jeffrey Magee, 27, Donald Testerman, 25, and Stephen Nowacki, 20, all employees of the North American Electric Co. -- had climbed a ladder to the tower about 9 a.m. to repair an airplane warning light and rusted conduit at the SCM Chemical Co. in the 3900 block of Fort Armistead Road.
NEWS
November 3, 2013
Now that autumn has arrived, I'm looking for advice on how to clean the gutters on my house. When is the best time and what tools are needed? It's the time of year when gutters fill with falling leaves. But it is an important task, both to protect the structure and to remove dry leaves as a fire hazard. Robert Lenney, who invented the Gutterglove gutter protection system, offered this advice to homeowners on his company's web site and online for Consumer Reports. For more tips, go to gutterglove.com.
NEWS
By H. L. Hounshell | June 26, 1995
DURING THE late 1940s, when I was an adolescent, we lived near the point where Harford Avenue and Aisquith Streets, which run parallel, intersect with Biddle Street, creating a triangle. This was a favorite play area for local children. It was at that intersection -- just before twilight -- that George Henry, Mark and I would gather to wait for a man we called "Mr. Bill."A short muscular man with curly, gray hair, Mr. Bill trudged through the neighborhood with a ladder on one shoulder: It was a tool for his nightly duties -- lighting the gas streetlights that dotted the neighborhood.
NEWS
May 1, 1994
Construction worker injures neck in fallA Baltimore construction worker who fell from a ladder at the Abingdon Water Treatment Plant, under construction on Abingdon Road near Interstate 95, was evaluated and released after he was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center Wednesday, state police said.Stephen Ungar, employed by T Farrell Co. Inc. of Overlea, was caulking a ceiling from a ladder and was 6 to 8 feet in the air when the legs of the ladder gave way, said Tfc. Francis H. Vass of the Maryland State Police barracks in Bel Air.Mr.
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