March 31, 2013
What kind of regular maintenance should I do to prepare my home for spring? Jim Embe, Baltimore district manager for Home Depot, suggests these spring chores for around the home. •Now is the time to put down lawn fertilizer and pre-emergent weed killer. If you want to seed your lawn, there are now products that allow you to do both. •Clean out the gutters and downspouts and make sure they haven't pulled away from the fascia during the winter. •Now is the time to power-wash the deck or the siding.
November 28, 2012
Two and a half years ago, I wrote a column about getting nailed by a speed camera in Baltimore for the first time, and, let me tell you, did the righteous readers of this newspaper - people who never ever ever drive over the speed limit - give me a load of grief. They accused me of being a danger to society and of using precious space to grind a personal ax in public. They believed in the machines. Around the 50th email, I had to stop reading what a loathsome guy I was on account of my delicate condition.
September 25, 2012
Baltimore County Poice report that laptop computers were stolen in two seperate incidents last week in Towson. The first occurred 11 p.m., Sept. 19 and 6:25 a.m., Sept. 20 in the 400 block of Hopkins Boulevard. According to the police report, someone entered through an open window while resident slept, stole a aptop and left out front door. The second incident was between Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, times unknown. This theft occurred in the 8400 block of Charles Valley Court, and happened when a car was broken into.
June 17, 2012
A 92-year-old man was flown to a regional trauma center late Saturday night after being injured by a lawn mower. The accident happened around 10 p.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of St. Clair Bridge Road in Street. The man was flown to a regional trauma center, according to Rich Gardiner, a spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. No further information was available.
May 9, 2012
I wrote today about a 5-year-old Harford County girl who lost her feet after her father accidently backed into her with a lawn mower. It is an accident that could have been prevented, but one that is not all that uncommon in the summer months. Parents are out doing yard work while kids play nearby creating a bad mix. Lawn mower injuries are the leading cause of amputations in adolescents, according to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Most injuries occur because the mower doesn't realize the child is behind them and backs over them.
May 8, 2012
It's a parent's worst nightmare. A father from Forest Hill accidentally backed his lawn mower into his five-year-old daughter, severing her feet. The accident happened at about 6:30 p.m. Monday when many in the neighborhood were out doing evening yard work, said Rich Gardiner, spokesman for The Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. The father didn't see the child when he put the mower in reverse, Gardiner said. He only heard her screams. The girl was flown to Johns Hopkins Children's Center where her feet could not be saved, he said.