December 27, 2002
MARYLAND'S LOW-INCOME housing market is headed into a crisis: Nearly half of 35,000 low-income units statewide may be lost in the next four years because their owners are thinking of quitting subsidy programs. Owners can make more money by charging market-rate rents, which are soaring, or by selling the buildings. The result can be seen in Baltimore City: 43 percent of tenants with Section 8 vouchers cannot find qualifying apartments or landlords willing to accept them. In coming months, the situation is only likely to grow worse as the pool of low- income housing shrinks.
November 5, 1991
Button up. The forecast calls for near-record cold tonight, with lows in the mid-20s, and continued cold through Saturday.Yesterday's high of 42 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Airport was the coldest maximum temperature ever for a Nov. 4. The reading, taken just after midnight, broke the old record of 48 degrees, set in 1966 and 1983.The overnight low today was 26 degrees at BWI, reached at 4:25 a.m. That was 1 degree colder than the old record set in 1952.
September 27, 1990
The Calverton, a four-story, 13-unit rehabilitated building on East 25th Street, opened its doors this week to women who cannot afford market-rate housing. It's about time.Sponsors of the $630,000 project expect a diverse mix of tenants, ranging from women with physical or mental disabilities to battered wives, the homeless and minimum-wage workers. All will earn less than $7,900 a year. Temporary housing options exist for such individuals, but many find themselves back on the streets when the time limit runs out. Some are even less fortunate: In a random sampling last November, Action for the Homeless found that 43 women were turned away for emergency shelters.
January 28, 2004
Research on low-carbohydrate diets has yet to produce a conclusive medical recommendation. Scientific literature supplies material that affirms advocates and opponents, although the preponderance of evidence doesn't support low-carb diets. The Journal of the American Medical Association, for instance, last April published a review of more than 30 years of relatively short-term studies of low-carbohydrate diets. Low-carb advocates like to talk about how the report seems to answer the criticism that the relatively high-fat regimen poses a risk of cardiovascular disease.
May 23, 2002
A 35-degree low at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday morning set a record - the fourth in as many days at BWI this week. The old record for the date was 42 degrees, set in 1968. Only one other four-day stretch of record cold survives in the official records for Baltimore, which began in 1871. That was a chilly four days from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, 1986, when the lows ranged from 45 to 49 degrees. The current span of record cool mornings began Sunday, when the 40-degree low tied a record set in 1956.
August 31, 2011
The National Weather Service was calling for Wednesday to be mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 86 degrees and winds becoming southeast about 5 miles per hour. Wednesday night was expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 65 and calm winds. Thursday was expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 and winds becoming south between 4 to 7 miles per hour. Thursday night was expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 68 and south winds between 3 and 6 miles per hour.