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February 1, 1996
The Loading Dock Inc., a nonprofit recycler of building supplies, will accept materials from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Alpha Ridge Recycling Center in Marriottsville.The Loading Dock accepts latex paint, lumber, plumbing fixtures, doors, windows and other usable building materials.Receipts are available. Information: 728-DOCK.PoliceEldersburg: A resident of Sunset Drive reported to state police Friday that someone stole $960 from his coat pocket.FireEldersburg: Sykesville firefighters responded to a fire alarm in the 6200 block of Long Meadow Drive at 8:09 a.m. Monday.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | November 19, 2013
City Councilman Carl Stokes sounded all but certain Monday that he would ask the Planning Commission on Nov. 21 to return the planned 25th Street Station shopping center project back to the council for further review. The Planning Commission would only revisit the development if it decides that changes to the Walmart-anchored project constitute "major amendments" that warrant reconsideration by the council. Stokes said that although the council approved the planned unit development, or PUD, in 2010, the project has undergone so many design changes - from the loss of Lowe's as a co-anchor to the recommending razing of a stone church to make way for a Walmart loading dock - that the PUD needs council review again.
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NEWS
January 21, 1993
The Loading Dock, Maryland's central clearinghouse for surplus building materials, will accept recyclable building supplies from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Northern Landfill, off Route 140 in Westminster.The organization collects recyclable building materials and makes them available at low prices to nonprofit organizations and low-income families.As a result, usable items do not take up space in landfills, contractors and builders receive tax deductions for their donations, and the building and renovation of affordable housing is encouraged.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
Really Raw Honey is known for its straight-from-the-hive product, a creamy white treat sold online and in hundreds of stores like Whole Foods. But the buzz about the Highlandtown-based company this week involved handguns, rifles, ammunition and cocaine Baltimore police say were seized in raids on the firm's warehouse and its owner's North Baltimore home. Owner Frantz Walker was charged with armed drug trafficking and held at Central Booking on $1 million bail until he posted bond Wednesday morning.
NEWS
February 1, 1995
The Loading Dock, a nonprofit recycler of building supplies, will accept materials from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Alpha Ridge Recycling Center in Marriottsville.The Loading Dock accepts latex paint, lumber, fixtures, doors, windows and other building materials.Information: 728-DOCK.POLICE LOG* Clarksville: 13400 block of Long Leaf Drive: A microwave oven and a stove were stolen from a house under construction after someone pried open a garage door to enter Friday, police said.
NEWS
August 5, 1994
Someone stole a laser jet printer Wednesday morning from the loading dock of the Maryland Messenger Service in the 800 block of Airport Park Road, county police said yesterday.A manager at the company called police at noon Wednesday to report the theft, which police said occurred between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.James Fagan, 51, told police that the printer, a Hewlett Packard Laser Jet Plus 4, arrived in an 8 a.m. shipment. A half-hour later he noticed someone had switched the Hewlett Packard with another printer.
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By Marc LeGoff | June 5, 1991
Even the kitchen sink turned up Saturday as a donation.The Loading Dock, a non-profit group that sells recycled building materials tolow-income families at reduced prices, accepted its first tax-deductible contributions in Howard County on Saturday.Carpeting, plywood, counter tops and window shutters were among the items brought to the county landfill for recycling with the Baltimore-based group.The organization hopes Saturday's haul will be the first of many in the county; the group will post a truck at the landfill between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
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By Jennifer Hill and Jennifer Hill,Contributing Writer | July 1, 1992
Carroll County will soon be part of a different kind of recycling tTC program, run by the Loading Dock.The Loading Dock is a non-profit organization that collects building supplies for re-use in low-income housing. According to Hope Cucina, executive director of the Baltimore-based organization, Carroll expects to join Howard, Prince George's, Baltimore and Montgomery counties in the program in July.Most of the building supplies the group receives are from local retailers, manufacturers and distributors, but it also gets some materials from landfills.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
Howard County fire fighters on Thursday extinguished an early morning fire outside the Sears store at The Mall in Columbia. According to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, emergency units responded to a call at 5:40 a.m. and found a fire in a trailer attached to a loading dock outside Sears. Crews quickly put out the fire and obtained a ventilation unit from Montgomery County to help remove smoke from inside the store. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the fire department.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 11, 2000
When Bruce Hendricks stopped by the $2.15 million estate he recently purchased, two men had already ripped out the whirlpool in the master bathroom and were carrying it through the house. Drywall littered the floor of the great room and there in a line were light fixtures too numerous to count. Rolls of carpet -- pulled up from other rooms in the house -- were stacked in the dining room. Hendricks could barely walk through the master suite, where in an unceremonious display that looked like a cut-rate home products array, sat a bidet, a washing machine, a utility tub, ceiling fans, sinks and other bathroom fixtures and fireplace grates.
NEWS
May 23, 2012
I enjoy biking short distances and am grateful that there are more bike lanes making it safer to ride on city streets. I also enjoy attending performances at the Modell Lyric, which has recently completed multi-million dollar renovations to efficiently accommodate a broader range of shows, including the recent return of grand opera. Unfortunately the plan to run a bike lane on Mt. Royal Avenue directly in front of the Modell Lyric, taking one lane from the sidewalk and one lane from the street parking lane, will endanger and seriously undermine the ability to attend the Modell Lyric just at a time when it should be flourishing.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
Howard County fire fighters on Thursday extinguished an early morning fire outside the Sears store at The Mall in Columbia. According to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, emergency units responded to a call at 5:40 a.m. and found a fire in a trailer attached to a loading dock outside Sears. Crews quickly put out the fire and obtained a ventilation unit from Montgomery County to help remove smoke from inside the store. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the fire department.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel | April 9, 2012
Good to see Stephen King in a consultant role on "Mad Men. " Thought he would have given Pete Campbell something more diabolical to do. Kidding, of course. Mr. King is busy. But this episode was downright creepy and weird and King-like. Don had a murderous dream -- or is it nightmare? The Speck student nurse murders freak out Sally. And drunk Peggy is sort of annoying and depressing. On the "Hell, yes!" side, Joan finally stands up to Greg. Because that dude had it coming.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2012
Baltimore firefighters and BGE crews were on the scene Monday morning of a one-alarm fire reported at a production building adjacent to the main U.S. post office downtown. Firefighters were able to use carbon dioxide extinguishers to put out the fire and remove smoke from the building at 901 E. Fayette St. The fire was confined to an electrical panel in a utility room near a loading dock and posed no danger to employees or customers, officials said. The post office remained open during the incident, which was first reported at 8:13 a.m. Chief Kevin Cartwright called the incident "benign.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
The U.S. Social Security Administration building in Woodlawn was evacuated Thursday over reports of a suspicious device, but Baltimore County police determined the package was not dangerous. A police hazardous device unit responded to the package on a loading dock, causing the building in the 6400 block of Security Blvd. to be evacuated, said department spokeswoman Detective Cathy Batton. There was electronic equipment inside, but the device was determined to not be dangerous.
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By Tribune staff | January 7, 2011
On that frigid morning of Dec. 22, 1910, the men arrived at the windowless "hog house" and were met with an overwhelming firefighting challenge. The only way to attack the fire was to hop on a 4-foot-tall loading dock covered by a rickety wooden canopy, leaving them little space to maneuver, said Bill Cosgrove, a retired Chicago firefighter who recently wrote a book about the fire titled "Chicago's Forgotten Tragedy. "
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1996
The Loading Dock -- created to salvage trash to repair low-income housing -- has received a National Excellence Award from the United Nations and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.The Baltimore organization has been cited as the nation's "first successful, self-sufficient nonprofit recycler of building materials."Lumber, windows, solar panels. A maple gymnasium floor. A gargoyle water fountain. Toilets, tubs and kitchen sinks. These were among the stacks of construction supplies that the organization offered recently at about a third of retail price to eligible buyers.
NEWS
December 28, 1994
An Arnold youth was killed early Monday when his car struck a brick wall near a loading dock of the Jumpers Crossroads Shopping Center, county police said yesterday.Joseph Michael Ruth Jr., 16, of the 200 block of Divinity Lane was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 12:30 a.m. Police said he was not wearing a seat belt when his 1984 Chevrolet Camaro slammed into the wall of the loading dock behind the Baby Super Store at Jumpers Hole road and Ritchie Highway. Mr. Ruth was driving at a high speed behind the shopping center when he apparently slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting the wall, police said.
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By Steve Schmadeke, Tribune reporter | July 2, 2010
Taking cover from the gunfire against a low brick wall, Alsip police Officer Mark Miller watched dazed as brick particles sent flying by the bullets hit his face in what seemed like slow motion. Less than a minute had passed since Miller chased an armed robbery suspect outside of an Alsip Aldi store on June 26, 2007, and into a residential neighborhood near the library. Children were out riding their bikes and, down the street, playing in a Little League baseball game. He had been saved already by an Alsip woman who, on her backyard deck handing out Popsicles, shouted a warning — "He's got a gun, he's going to shoot you" — before suspect James Sevier could ambush Miller near a garage.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | June 24, 2007
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The furniture store blaze that killed nine firefighters last week started in an enclosed loading dock, federal investigators said yesterday. A Sofa Super Store employee told the Associated Press that the area was used for smoke breaks. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that the structure that enclosed the loading dock at the showroom and warehouse complex on Savannah Highway was built without a building permit sometime in the past nine years. The announcement yesterday by Special Agent Ken Chisholm of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ends the on-scene investigation for the agency, which is also trying to find the cause of the fire and piece together events that led to the deaths Monday evening.
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