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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 20, 1995
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Backing away from earlier criticism of religious conservatives, Colin L. Powell praised the political efforts of the Christian right yesterday and said he was "totally supportive" of their mission."
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 14, 2014
Church Creek Elementary School was evacuated briefly Friday morning while firefighters investigated a possible gas leak. Around 8 a.m., the school's chief custodian reported an odor of gas in the boiler room at the school at 4299 Church Creek Road, according to Lindsay Bilodeau, communications specialsit for Harford County Public Schools. Per the school system's normal procedures, the building was immediately evacuated and the fire department, BGE and school system facilities crews were notified to respond to the school, Bilodeau wrote in an email.  It was determined that a pilot light was out in one of the boilers.
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May 16, 1999
To rise properly, dough needs to be in a draft-free, warm place, ideally with a temperature of 80 to 85 degrees. One way to create such an environment is to put the dough in a gas oven warmed by a pilot light or in an electric oven that has been turned on at 200 degrees for 1 minute, then turned off.Cole's Cooking A to Z
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | May 16, 2011
You might look forward to a vacation as a chance to unplug, but Consumer Reports recommends you take that advice literally. There are money-saving errands you might complete before leaving your home for a trip, such as eating up perishable groceries and putting vacation stops on your newspapers and mail. But don't neglect to unplug your idle appliances and turn down your water heater. You might remember this from previous discussions of 'vampire power', but electric-powered DVD players and battery chargers will all draw a constant amount of power even when you're not home.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | August 25, 1994
A tenant planned to picket Westminster's Union Village rental office today, after trying unsuccessfully for several weeks to get her landlord to repair a stove that occasionally leaks gas into her townhouse.Sarah Kramer, who lives on Union St., is involved in a dispute with Union Village's manager, Carolyn Kutilek, over the leak -- apparently from a pilot light -- and other matters. Ms. Kramer is seeking a meeting with the subsidized housing complex's governing board but, as of yesterday, had not received a reply to her Aug. 3 request.
FEATURES
By James Dulley and James Dulley,Contributing Writer | October 17, 1992
Q: I want to keep my old gas furnace running as efficiently as possible and not buy a new one. What simple things can I do to get it ready for winter and keep it running well?A: It is always a good idea to do some minor maintenance eacfall. By spending an hour or two, you should be able to cut at least $100 off your annual utility bills. A gas (natural or bottled) furnace should be inspected by a qualified service technician every two years.Your fall checkup should include a change of the furnace filter.
NEWS
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 14, 2014
Church Creek Elementary School was evacuated briefly Friday morning while firefighters investigated a possible gas leak. Around 8 a.m., the school's chief custodian reported an odor of gas in the boiler room at the school at 4299 Church Creek Road, according to Lindsay Bilodeau, communications specialsit for Harford County Public Schools. Per the school system's normal procedures, the building was immediately evacuated and the fire department, BGE and school system facilities crews were notified to respond to the school, Bilodeau wrote in an email.  It was determined that a pilot light was out in one of the boilers.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | September 25, 1993
Because I fixed a hot-water heater, I have to take my kid fishing.It happened the other night when a neighbor asked for help relighting the pilot light on her hot-water heater. Fixing the light was a quick job. I had the right tools -- a flashlight and long matches.After checking the hot-water heater's control switch and sniffing around to make sure there weren't any gas fumes lingering in the air, I pulled off a removable panel from the bottom of the water heater.Then I pulled out my matches.
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By ROB KASPER | November 11, 1995
SOME FOLKS turn on their furnace as soon as it is cold enough to wear heavy winter coats. I agree, sorta.I believe it is time to fire up the household furnace when you start wearing winter coats inside your home.Our house reached that state this week. Until then family members had been keeping warm with solar heat. Namely, if they were cold, I told them to find a spot in the house where the sun was shining and to sit there until the circulation returned to their extremities. I also preached hope, reminding all that tomorrow will be a brighter, warmer day. This is called my theory of the inevitable warm front.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | May 16, 2011
You might look forward to a vacation as a chance to unplug, but Consumer Reports recommends you take that advice literally. There are money-saving errands you might complete before leaving your home for a trip, such as eating up perishable groceries and putting vacation stops on your newspapers and mail. But don't neglect to unplug your idle appliances and turn down your water heater. You might remember this from previous discussions of 'vampire power', but electric-powered DVD players and battery chargers will all draw a constant amount of power even when you're not home.
NEWS
May 16, 1999
To rise properly, dough needs to be in a draft-free, warm place, ideally with a temperature of 80 to 85 degrees. One way to create such an environment is to put the dough in a gas oven warmed by a pilot light or in an electric oven that has been turned on at 200 degrees for 1 minute, then turned off.Cole's Cooking A to Z
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | November 9, 1996
I BROKE DOWN and fired up the furnace yesterday. It made me melancholy. Any year that I light the furnace before Thanksgiving is a downer for me. My wish, in the tight-fisted tradition of Scrooge, is to spend as little money on heat as possible. That means keeping the furnace fires quiet, including the pilot light, until family members refuse to believe that wearing sweaters or sitting in the sunshine will keep them free of frostbite.When the proverbial puff of smoke signaling my surrender went up the chimney yesterday morning, the outside temperature was close to 70 degrees.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | November 11, 1995
SOME FOLKS turn on their furnace as soon as it is cold enough to wear heavy winter coats. I agree, sorta.I believe it is time to fire up the household furnace when you start wearing winter coats inside your home.Our house reached that state this week. Until then family members had been keeping warm with solar heat. Namely, if they were cold, I told them to find a spot in the house where the sun was shining and to sit there until the circulation returned to their extremities. I also preached hope, reminding all that tomorrow will be a brighter, warmer day. This is called my theory of the inevitable warm front.
NEWS
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 20, 1995
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Backing away from earlier criticism of religious conservatives, Colin L. Powell praised the political efforts of the Christian right yesterday and said he was "totally supportive" of their mission."
NEWS
By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | August 25, 1994
A tenant planned to picket Westminster's Union Village rental office today, after trying unsuccessfully for several weeks to get her landlord to repair a stove that occasionally leaks gas into her townhouse.Sarah Kramer, who lives on Union St., is involved in a dispute with Union Village's manager, Carolyn Kutilek, over the leak -- apparently from a pilot light -- and other matters. Ms. Kramer is seeking a meeting with the subsidized housing complex's governing board but, as of yesterday, had not received a reply to her Aug. 3 request.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | September 25, 1993
Because I fixed a hot-water heater, I have to take my kid fishing.It happened the other night when a neighbor asked for help relighting the pilot light on her hot-water heater. Fixing the light was a quick job. I had the right tools -- a flashlight and long matches.After checking the hot-water heater's control switch and sniffing around to make sure there weren't any gas fumes lingering in the air, I pulled off a removable panel from the bottom of the water heater.Then I pulled out my matches.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | April 23, 1993
Five children -- the eldest age 6 -- died early today in a fire that destroyed their rowhouse in the 1300 block of Ensor St. in East Baltimore.All the victims were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, reportedly from smoke inhalation.Their mother, Cynthia Addison, 37, and four other children, including two teen-age boys, escaped.At the time of the fire, the father was in New York, police said.At least two firefighters sustained minor burns and were treated at the scene.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | November 9, 1996
I BROKE DOWN and fired up the furnace yesterday. It made me melancholy. Any year that I light the furnace before Thanksgiving is a downer for me. My wish, in the tight-fisted tradition of Scrooge, is to spend as little money on heat as possible. That means keeping the furnace fires quiet, including the pilot light, until family members refuse to believe that wearing sweaters or sitting in the sunshine will keep them free of frostbite.When the proverbial puff of smoke signaling my surrender went up the chimney yesterday morning, the outside temperature was close to 70 degrees.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | April 23, 1993
Five children -- the eldest age 6 -- died early today in a fire that destroyed their rowhouse in the 1300 block of Ensor St. in East Baltimore.All the victims were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, reportedly from smoke inhalation.Their mother, Cynthia Addison, 37, and four other children, including two teen-age boys, escaped.At the time of the fire, the father was in New York, police said.At least two firefighters sustained minor burns and were treated at the scene.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | October 24, 1992
Every fall the weather tries to trick us furnace guards into prematurely firing up.As soon as the temperature makes its first trip into the 40s, or an icy wind whistles through the window frames, the call goes out from the household to recklessly run up the heating bill.That is not precisely how the call is phrased. Usually, it sounds something more like this: "I'm freezing."During my career, I've withstood my share of attempts at stampeding the furnace guard into turning on the heat before it is absolutely necessary.
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