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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground - partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one of two where the State Highway Administration is laying "pervious" concrete this summer as a test of its environmental friendliness. Porous paving surfaces have been around for decades, but they're expensive and often didn't work well.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday is slated to approve a $65,000 settlement to a woman who suffered "significant" injuries after tripping and falling on uneven and broken pavement in downtown Baltimore. Nickia Tunnell filed suit against the mayor and City Council in 2013 after she was walking on or near E. Baltimore Street at Custom House Ave. in the downtown area. She attempted to cross the street, but tripped and fell due to uneven and broken pavement, according to settlement documents submitted to the city's spending panel.
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June 13, 2011
Beginning June 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is repairing sections of pavement on US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) between the Baltimore City Line and east of Ingleside Avenue in the Westview area of Baltimore County. Weather permitting, the $382,000 project will be complete by mid-summer. Motorists should be prepared for single lane closures and traffic shifts weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The state's contractor is Gray and Son, Inc. ofTimonium. For information about maintenance operations on state highways in Baltimore County, contact SHA's District 4 Office – Maintenance Division in Hunt Valley at 410-229-2360or email shadistrict4@sha.state.md.us .
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground - partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one of two where the State Highway Administration is laying "pervious" concrete this summer as a test of its environmental friendliness. Porous paving surfaces have been around for decades, but they're expensive and often didn't work well.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 20, 2010
Experimental hip-hop artist M.I.A., electro-rockers LCD Soundsystem, reunited alt-rock band Pavement and rappers Ludacris and T.I. (pictured) will headline this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, organizers announced today. The free festival, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 25, will feature another 12 acts, including Joan Jett, Thievery Corporation, Chromeo and Jimmy Eat World, on two stages and a dance area. Tickets will be up for grabs 10 a.m. Saturday at Ticketfly.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday is slated to approve a $65,000 settlement to a woman who suffered "significant" injuries after tripping and falling on uneven and broken pavement in downtown Baltimore. Nickia Tunnell filed suit against the mayor and City Council in 2013 after she was walking on or near E. Baltimore Street at Custom House Ave. in the downtown area. She attempted to cross the street, but tripped and fell due to uneven and broken pavement, according to settlement documents submitted to the city's spending panel.
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Tim Wheeler | September 20, 2013
Scientists and others engaged in protecting Maryland's rivers and streams are rising to the defense of the state's storm-water management laws in the wake of Harford County Executive David Craig 's call for their repeal. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor in next year's election, said earlier this week that he would push for repeal of at least three state environmental laws, including one requiring property owners in Baltimore City and the state's nine largest counties to pay a fee for reducing storm-water runoff in their communities.
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September 12, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Residents began traveling Pennsylvania Avenue Friday afternoon after months of reconstruction finally completed the sewer line upgrade, said William S. Mowell, director of public works.Mowell said the road has been open for traffic while the new pavement on Pennsylvania Avenue is tied into the existing pavement on Union Street.The project is expected to be complete by the end of the month, he said.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2002
Dear Mr. Azrael, I purchased a new home in April 1999. During the second year of homeownership, in June 2000, the builder repaired a cracked pavement in front of my home. The repair was faulty, and the damage to the pavement has expanded. I have contacted the home warranty company but have not received any response. Who is responsible for [fixing] the damage? Norman Jackson Baltimore Dear Mr. Jackson, The builder is responsible for damage resulting from the faulty repair of your pavement.
NEWS
February 24, 2003
United places kiosks at ticket counters for easy check-in United Airlines has installed 10 "easy check-in" kiosks at its ticket counters at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The kiosks enable passengers to use a credit card to check in for flights, select seats, obtain boarding passes, stand by for flights and request upgrades. Passengers will be able to check baggage at two of the kiosks. An attendant will be available for assistance. The airline is the eighth to install the kiosks at BWI. Asphalt group praises airport's pavement quality Maryland Aviation Administration Executive Director Paul Wiedefeld will receive the 2002 Perpetual Award from the Maryland Asphalt Association at the 41st annual Paving Conference on Wednesday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Wintry weather dragged on Tuesday, with light snow falling by midday expected to bring a slushy couple of inches of snow. The National Weather Service predicts 1-3 inches across the region, with a winter weather advisory in effect until midnight. But accumulating snow likely will stick to grassy surfaces for the most part, as the springtime sun makes accumulation difficult on pavement. Snow was expected to continue into mid-afternoon. State Highway Administration crews treated roadways ahead of the storm, expecting slick spots once snow starts falling by midmorning Tuesday and possibly lasting into the evening.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 27, 2014
A proposed large paved bus lot and additional parking behind Dumbarton Middle School as part of its $27.5-million renovation and addition project has come under scrutiny from architects and planners in the community. They say they aren't necessary for the walker-heavy school. "Our bottom line here is that the outside site plan works fine and it should not change," Stu Sirota, president of the Rodgers Forge Community Association, said. "It's worked [the way it is] for over half a century.
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Tim Wheeler | September 20, 2013
Scientists and others engaged in protecting Maryland's rivers and streams are rising to the defense of the state's storm-water management laws in the wake of Harford County Executive David Craig 's call for their repeal. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor in next year's election, said earlier this week that he would push for repeal of at least three state environmental laws, including one requiring property owners in Baltimore City and the state's nine largest counties to pay a fee for reducing storm-water runoff in their communities.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
Just two weeks after Baltimore voters approved setting up a special fund for cleaning up the city's degraded streams and harbor, City Hall has proposed legislation to begin levying a "storm-water remediation fee" next year on all property owners. Introduced by City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young at the behest of the Rawlings-Blake administration, the bill would require homeowners and businesses to pay a quarterly fee toward municipal efforts to keep trash and pollution from washing off streets, parking lots and buildings into storm drains and streams whenever it rains.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
IndyCar is bringing back the chicane to keep the course at the Grand Prix of Baltimore safe for drivers. The issue of a rough track at the approach to the light rail tracks surfaced during Friday morning practice when rookie Simon Pagenaud's Schmidt Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda took flight . Restoring the chicane -- a man-made series of tight turns that had been removed from the course at drivers' request following the inaugural Grand Prix...
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April 27, 2012
Under ideal conditions, Aaron Magid, of Halethorpe, was the top finishing at the Arbutus 5K Spring Fling which originated at the Arbutus Fire Hall on April 21. Magid, 29, posted a time of 18:45.5 which translated to a 6:03 mile pace. The top female runner was Jess Ivy, of Columbia. She finished in 20:18.5, a pace of 6:33. Results 1. Aaron Magid 18:45.5 2. Jack Ivy 19:22.7 3. David Jun 20:03.1 4. Martin Goode 20:07.6 5. Jess Ivy 20:18.5 6. Rich Handler 20:45.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | December 1, 1995
Snow panic has come to this in Baltimore: They're spying on the pavement.The city plans to bury sensors in the pavement of key roads to determine when enough snowflakes have fallen to make it icy.In addition, three cameras have been aimed at major thoroughfares to determine whether more salt is needed to keep cars from slipping and sliding.It's a little high-tech help for the traditional army of salt trucks and plows.For most of the century, city crews have relied on the same weather forecasts everyone else did. They turned on the radio or just glanced upward.
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By Fred Rasmussen | August 18, 1991
From The Sun Aug. 18-24, 1841Aug. 18: Keep off the pavement -- Tapley, Gregory, was arrested yesterday and brought before Justice Bernard, by officer Shaw, charged with running a wheel-barrow on the pavement to the great annoyance of ladies and gentlemen, and fined $1 and costs.Aug. 23: On the night of the 20th inst., the Eastern and Western districts were undisgraced by a single instance of riot ordrunkenness.From The Sun Aug. 18-24, 1891Aug. 18: Two new grain elevators of the Northern Central Railway Company will be put into operation Thursday, August 20.Aug.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 13, 2012
Starting Monday, April 16, the Maryland State Highway Administration will begin a $620,000 project to repair pavement along Route 165 (Federal Hill Road) between Jarrettsville Road and Midsummer Lane in northern Harford County.  Weather permitting, the project will be completed prior to Memorial Day. SHA will begin concrete patching with lane closures and flagging operations permitted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and also between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | March 21, 2012
"FIFA Street" Developer: EA Canada Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3 Score: 9/10 It is not surprising that "FIFA Street" is a great game, given its parentage. "FIFA 12" is the highest achievement so far in EA's quest to rule the world's game, and "Street" has inherited the core DNA and formula for enjoyment that makes even non-soccer fans recognize "FIFA 12" as a great gaming experience. In the mid-'00s, the "FIFA Street" series existed not as an offshoot of the main 11-on-11 game but as a standalone, "NBA Jam"-style game that you had to like soccer to enjoy.
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