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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | September 29, 1992
The Union Bridge City Council voted last night to upgrade the town sewer plant -- despite a $2,000-plus disparity between the amount needed and the budget for repairs.The estimated cost is $17,075. The town has $15,000 in the budget for the task -- $2,000 from an equipment maintenance fund and $13,000 for new purchases.Mayor Perry L. Jones said the money would have to be taken from "other places" to give the plant a much-needed overhaul.The council will ask for a state grant to help bring the dilapidated system into accordance with state regulations.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
It's said good things come to those who wait. But somebody still has to pay for them. On Friday, a contractor commissioned by the city began planting 150 trees around downtown, fulfilling a pledge made - and broken - by the now-defunct organization behind last summer's Grand Prix auto race. Baltimore Racing Development had agreed to plant a total of 198 trees downtown by last fall, after a public furor erupted over trees the city had permitted the group to cut down or move in the Inner Harbor to make way for the three-day event.
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February 28, 1991
Frederick Evans, a retired W. R. Grace Co. employee who was active in the Shriners, died of cancer Feb. 1 at South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Fla. He was 80.Mr. Evans, a resident of Plant City, retired 18 years ago after working 50 years for the W. R. Grace Co. He had been in charge of pollution control for the company in Bartow, Fla.A Baltimore native, he moved from Severna Park to the Tampa Bay area in 1970.He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 213 in Baltimore. For 13 years, he served on the Shriners hospital committee in Florida, sponsoring hundreds of burned and crippled children.
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May 1, 2008
On Sunday, April 20, 2008, JOHN WILLIAM DEMUTH, 84, of Zephyrhills, passed away in Tampa, and On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, SHIRLEY MAE, 84, of Zephyrhills, passed away in Zephyrhills. John was born August 15, 1923 in Pimlico, Maryland to George H. and Catherine I. (Base) DeMuth. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps., serving in WWII in the Pacific. John was a Major Crimes Investigator for the Police Department, a member of the Shriner's, the Masonic Lodge and a Methodist. Shirley was born May 16, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland to Edmund E. and Edna M. (Grempler)
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June 22, 2003
On May 5, 2003, Irwin W. Dunn, Sr., age 84, of Plant City, FL, formerly of Balto., MD, moved to Florida in 1977. A retired Steel Worker and a member of Graceland United Methodist Church in Baltimore. He was also a cook in the U.S. Navy, during WWII. He is survived by his wife Florence of Plant City, FL; children Irwin, Jr., of Port Salerno, FL, Larry S. Dunn, of Airville, PA, Dorothy E. (Dunn) Roberts, of Plant City, FL; brothers Harold and Gordon Dunn, of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren Duane B., Jeffrey D., Rebecca E., Jennifer A., Aaron E. and Steven A.; great-grandchildren, Christian Z. and Hannah M. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2003, 12 noon, at Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave., Balto.
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May 1, 2008
On Sunday, April 20, 2008, JOHN WILLIAM DEMUTH, 84, of Zephyrhills, passed away in Tampa, and On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, SHIRLEY MAE, 84, of Zephyrhills, passed away in Zephyrhills. John was born August 15, 1923 in Pimlico, Maryland to George H. and Catherine I. (Base) DeMuth. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps., serving in WWII in the Pacific. John was a Major Crimes Investigator for the Police Department, a member of the Shriner's, the Masonic Lodge and a Methodist. Shirley was born May 16, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland to Edmund E. and Edna M. (Grempler)
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January 9, 1992
Services for Stephen Michael Fabian, a retired civilian employee of the Army and former resident of Westminster, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Ives-Pearson Funeral Home in Arlington, Va.Mr. Fabian, who was 70 and moved a year ago to Sun City Center,Fla., died Sunday of liver disease at his home there.He retired in 1974 as a civilian employee of the Army Signal Corps at Fort Ritchie. He had moved to Westminster in 1965 while working for the Army.A native of Collier, Pa., he enlisted in the Army in 1939 and was commissioned as an officer in the Signal Corps in 1956 -- three years before he retired as a first lieutenant.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1994
PLANT CITY, Fla. -- Right-hander Alan Mills is scheduled to make his fourth start of the spring tomorrow against the Cleveland Indians, which leaves room to speculate that he may be the substitute starter if injured Sid Fernandez is not ready to re-enter the starting rotation by mid-April.Mills has excelled in a setup and sometimes closer role during his two seasons with the Orioles, but he started the first game of the exhibition season and has remained in the rotation throughout the first two weeks of Grapefruit League play.
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By Phillip Davis | January 8, 1991
In a rare reversal of their usual positions, community groups in Curtis Bay have welcomed a proposed garbage recycling plant into their heavily industrialized neighborhood -- but the city has blocked the proposal for now.Environmentalists and community organizers say the $30 million plant, which is proposed for the old Stoker fertilizer facility at 5800 Chemical Road in Curtis Bay, would bring jobs to the area, provide it with a needed drop-off point for...
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
It's said good things come to those who wait. But somebody still has to pay for them. On Friday, a contractor commissioned by the city began planting 150 trees around downtown, fulfilling a pledge made - and broken - by the now-defunct organization behind last summer's Grand Prix auto race. Baltimore Racing Development had agreed to plant a total of 198 trees downtown by last fall, after a public furor erupted over trees the city had permitted the group to cut down or move in the Inner Harbor to make way for the three-day event.
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By Allison Connolly and Allison Connolly,Sun reporter | May 31, 2007
Lonza Biopharmaceuticals plans to shutter its Baltimore operations next year, as it consolidates its U.S. microbial biopharmaceutical business in Hopkinton, Mass. The 206 workers at the plant at 5901 E. Lombard St. will have the option of transferring to other Lonza facilities, including the Lonza Bioscience headquarters in Walkersville, Frederick County. That facility employs 475. The closure of the Baltimore plant, which manufactures batches of product for other biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies under contract, comes shortly after the Basel, Switzerland-based parent company Lonza Group AG purchased two divisions - bioproducts and biopharma - from East Rutherford, N.J.-based Cambrex Corp.
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By JOHN FRITZE and JOHN FRITZE,SUN REPORTER | October 13, 2005
Arguing that the city's vast medical assets could be harnessed to reduce the nation's vulnerability to a flu epidemic, Mayor Martin O'Malley asked government leaders yesterday to consider building a vaccine production center in Baltimore. O'Malley said his administration intends to spend several hundred thousand dollars to explore whether developing vaccines in Baltimore - a move that would almost certainly require federal funding - would create jobs and significantly speed up sluggish vaccine production.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,Sun reporter | September 27, 2005
The Lesaffre Yeast Corp. plant in Baltimore, which employs about 120, is to close later this year, the union representing the plant's workers said yesterday. The plant, which manufactures Red Star Yeast, is tentatively set to close in late November, with the company agreeing to pay workers through the end of the year, said Ken Kelm, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 311, the union representing the workers at the factory in Fort Holabird Industrial Park. Laura Collins, manager of human resources at Lesaffre's North American headquarters in Milwaukee, declined to comment on any specifics of the closing.
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By David Kohn and David Kohn,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2003
It seems like such a wholesome undertaking: tending your own little urban garden filled with fresh vegetables and herbs. But some of those homegrown plants might contain potentially dangerous levels of lead, according to a new study of Chicago residential gardens. The greatest hazard was associated with leafy green vegetables and herbs. Researchers found traces of the toxic metal in some of the plants' leaves - the part people normally eat. Exposure to lead causes a variety of health problems, particularly in children.
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June 22, 2003
On May 5, 2003, Irwin W. Dunn, Sr., age 84, of Plant City, FL, formerly of Balto., MD, moved to Florida in 1977. A retired Steel Worker and a member of Graceland United Methodist Church in Baltimore. He was also a cook in the U.S. Navy, during WWII. He is survived by his wife Florence of Plant City, FL; children Irwin, Jr., of Port Salerno, FL, Larry S. Dunn, of Airville, PA, Dorothy E. (Dunn) Roberts, of Plant City, FL; brothers Harold and Gordon Dunn, of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren Duane B., Jeffrey D., Rebecca E., Jennifer A., Aaron E. and Steven A.; great-grandchildren, Christian Z. and Hannah M. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2003, 12 noon, at Graceland United Methodist Church, 6714 Youngstown Ave., Balto.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1999
A clothing manufacturer that received more than $1 million in public subsidies to keep jobs in Baltimore said yesterday that it will close its two plants here and move the work elsewhere in the country. More than 300 workers could be laid off.SourceOne Manufacturing Services LLC, a subsidiary of Pietrafesa Corp. of Liverpool, N.Y., said it will close the plants in February. The company said it has been too difficult to find and retain skilled labor in Baltimore. The plants have an annual employee turnover rate of 54 percent, the company said.
BUSINESS
By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1995
For the three developers hoping to move into the shuttered Power Plant, it came down to 45 minutes each yesterday, to put on the hard sell before the city's economic development agency and an advisory panel reviewing proposals.Pier Group Partners Ltd., a local investors group pitching a high-tech sports center, brought a video with a testimonial from hockey great Wayne Gretzky extolling technology and promised a state-of-the-art complex that would launch an international business to be headquartered here.
BUSINESS
By Blair S. Walker | September 7, 1991
The massive, downtown entertainment complexes were supposed to be tourist magnets.These days, all they collect is dust.The Fishmarket and the Power Plant, each closed for at least a year and a half, are mammoth blemishes on the Inner Harbor's economic landscape. Attempts to revive them, and their contributions to the city's economy, have been complicated by the recession and tight financing.Is it possible they might be reopened any time soon?No one, from developers to city officials, seems to know for sure, although one economic development spokesman remains confident the Power Plant will reopen eventually.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | April 15, 1998
Unsuccessful in its quest to build a cooling facility in Baltimore's Charles Center renewal area, an affiliate of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. wants to build a cooling plant near Lexington Market.Comfort Link, a partnership of BGE and Monumental Investment Corp., has proposed building its cooling facility on a city-owned lot at the southeast corner of Eutaw and Saratoga streets, in the Market Center area.Baltimore Development Corp., the agency that oversees downtown development for the city, has notified Comfort Link representatives that their proposal is acceptable and that the agency will soon begin negotiating a long-term lease for the land, according to BDC Chief Operating Officer Michele L. Whelley.
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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1997
An empty Baltimore factory building that six months ago seemed to have more promise as a health liability than as a business venture is the first to graduate from a new state program to rehabilitate environmentally questionable properties called brownfields.Developer Sam Himmelrich Jr. said he is confident that, with a clean bill of health on the property from the state, banks will agree to finance a $2 million project to transform the former Parker Metal Decorating Co. plant into a modern office building.
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