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September 12, 2013
The Middle East is a powder keg. The hatred and conflict over Israel will never end as long as dictators and religious extremists keep stoking the fires for their own purposes. Meanwhile, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons that are among the most hideous ever devised, are a real threat to the whole world, not just to the U.S. Syria has the largest stockpile of chemical weapons in the Middle East. It's bad enough that Syria is one of the very few countries in the world that still hasn't signed and ratified the international Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing such weapons.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Police, fire and hazardous materials crews responded to Baltimore's Penn Station Monday evening after a white powdery substance was found on a train inbound from Washington. Baltimore Fire Capt. Roman Clark said the powder found on the 5:05 p.m. MARC train from Washington was tested and found to be non-hazardous. A conductor making an announcement in D.C. rapped a faulty microphone against a wall, causing the powder to fall. Hazmat crews were then alerted, Clark said. Officials did not identify the substance.
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By Erica L. Green | April 7, 2010
Baltimore County police and fire units responded Tuesday morning after a suspicious powder was found at a processing center for the U.S. Census Bureau in Essex. The powder was found to be harmless, a Fire Department spokeswoman said. Police and fire departments were called about 10 a.m. to the Census Bureau's Data Capture Center, in the 8400 block of Kelso Drive, to examine a package containing a small amount of powder. "We did not evacuate the building, no one was showing symptoms, there were no transports," said Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost.
NEWS
December 23, 2013
Last week President Barack Obama issued a challenge to Congress to take care of some urgent unfinished business. The president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of eight people sentenced to long prison terms imposed under mandatory federal sentencing guidelines that required judges to treat defendants convicted of drug offenses involving crack cocaine far more harshly than those convicted of selling or possessing similar amounts of...
NEWS
July 3, 2008
On June 27, 2008 HENRIETTA M. POWDER (nee Shearer), beloved wife of the late John W. Powder, Jr., devoted mother of Jacqueline Powder Frank and John Derek Powder and his wife Tanya . Loving sister of Avril Haines. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca Frank. Memorial Service to be planned
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1995
"Powder" makes this promise: Someday, we'll all be the Amazing Kreskin.And that bit of insight, suggesting the ultimate aim of evolution is being able to read minds and wow 'em at cocktail parties, is just the least of its problems.There's also stilted dialogue, utter predictability, woefully undeveloped characters and a celestial ending that elicits more amusement than admiration.A bizarre mish-mash that's equal parts "Mask," "The Elephant Man" and "Ben-Hur," "Powder" is a major disappointment.
NEWS
July 9, 2008
Henrietta "Etta" M. Powder, a retired secretary and Scottish immigrant, died of a heart attack June 27 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. The Lutherville resident was 83. Mrs. Powder was on vacation in Florida when she was stricken, family members said. Henrietta Marie Shearer was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where she graduated from high school. During World War II, she worked as a secretary for a piano company while volunteering as a secretary with an American Red Cross unit.
NEWS
June 4, 2000
A building at Baltimore-Washington International Airport that houses the U.S. Postal Service and Southwest Cargo was evacuated last night when a suspicious powder was discovered on a ramp. Anne Arundel County Hazardous Materials crews responded to Building C at 11: 10 p.m. when a half-dozen employees complained of throat irritation, said Jennifer Cassidy, a BWI spokeswoman. Cassidy said the building was evacuated when the powder was discovered on part of a runway ramp and indoor conveyor belt.
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By Laura Smitherman | December 18, 2008
The FBI is investigating a suspicious envelope containing white powder sent to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The action is part of a broader probe into letters sent to more than 40 governors' offices and to 15 U.S. embassies in Europe. Mailroom workers in the Jeffrey Building in Annapolis, where State House mail is screened, discovered the envelope yesterday morning. Maryland State Police and the Annapolis Fire Department's hazmat unit responded, and the envelope was sent to a state laboratory for testing.
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By Ellie Baublitz | February 10, 2007
Black powder being used at the Hap Baker Firearms Facility next to Carroll County's Northern Landfill ignited yesterday, causing a fire that heavily damaged the rifle range and destroyed an office trailer. Vivian Laxton, county spokesperson, said the officer on duty tried to extinguish the fire, but winds spread the flames to the rafters of the 80-by-24-foot roof of the rifle range. The officer evacuated two people who were using the range, and no injuries were reported, Laxton said. There was no estimate of damage.
NEWS
September 12, 2013
The Middle East is a powder keg. The hatred and conflict over Israel will never end as long as dictators and religious extremists keep stoking the fires for their own purposes. Meanwhile, weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons that are among the most hideous ever devised, are a real threat to the whole world, not just to the U.S. Syria has the largest stockpile of chemical weapons in the Middle East. It's bad enough that Syria is one of the very few countries in the world that still hasn't signed and ratified the international Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing such weapons.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Monday, traffic was slow on Route 295 southbound near Powder Mill Road in Anne Arundel County, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Route 170 near Route 174 in Anne Arundel County and Route 2 southbound near Earleigh Heights Road in Anne Arundel County. Debris in the road was slowing traffic on the outer loop of I-695 near Southwestern Boulevard in Baltimore County. Monument Street is closed between Wolfe Street and Patterson Park Avenue in East Baltimore due to sinkhole repairs.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
In a city struggling to rebuild its population, construction cranes would seem to be a welcome sign. But office, shopping and housing projects in the works in Northwest Baltimore have some residents worried about the impact of development on a degraded stream that flows through their neighborhoods on its way to the harbor. Cranes tower over an 11-acre tract on Wabash Avenue, where the Social Security Administration plans to move 1,600 workers from the federal agency's aging downtown headquarters.
SPORTS
By David Selig | June 5, 2012
  In the coming days, we'll learn quite a bit about the Orioles' first-round draft pick, Kevin Gausman of LSU . But, as quick primer, the kid is full of superstitions. Among them is an intricate ritual the right-handed pitcher goes through while putting on his socks. But perhaps the most interesting is his love for powdered doughnuts, which he scarfs in the dugout between innings. More details from a profile on LSU's web site : He eats one powdered donut before taking the mound, something that he's done since the 7th grade.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
The unidentified substance found Wednesday on a Baltimore-bound Southwest flight was determined to not be a threat, a spokeswoman for the airline said. Hazmat and rescue crews from Palm Beach County investigated a "suspicious chemical powder" found on a Southwest Airlines 737 jet, determined the powder was not dangerous and then released the plane back into the airline's control, said Ashley Dillon. At about 7:30 p.m., the company was working to get the plane in the air and minimize the delay for passengers, she said.
HEALTH
By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2010
Some women are coy about revealing their beauty secrets, but Dana Williams-Johnson happily concedes that she's a product junkie. Inside the Clinton townhouse she shares with her husband, her private bath overflows with health and beauty aids — hundreds in all. Think teeth whiteners and lip glosses, firming creams and false eyelashes. "I'm a girl who's been obsessed with makeup and beauty products since I was a little kid," says Williams-Johnson, 32, a webmaster for a trade association.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | May 26, 1993
It's another rehearsal of a Paint and Powder Club musical. The singers can't be heard, chorus members crash into one another, someone sprains an ankle and the men dress in ladies' clothes.With a straight face, a stage technician says, "Ladies, I need to know whose tambourines are falling apart."It's another sign of spring in old, old uptown Baltimore when the men and ladies of the city's oldest amateur troupe are rehearsing for their annual charity fund-raiser production.This year's version, "Centennial Sensations," will be staged June 4 and 5 at Goucher College.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | September 12, 1993
A truckload of fine powder intended to make faces beautiful created an ugly mess for Ocean City-bound travelers late Friday and early yesterday, closing U.S. 50 near Kent Island for about four hours.A westbound tractor-trailer truck hit a guardrail and dumped 25-pound bags of the powder into the median of the heavily traveled highway about a half-mile east of the the Kent Narrows Bridge about 8:30 p.m. Friday.Whipped by high winds, the white zinc-stearate powder formed a blowing cloud that obscured vision and halted traffic until 12:30 a.m. yesterday, said Sgt. L. E. Wheeler of the Centreville State Police barracks.
NEWS
April 11, 2010
A fire official says one person was transported to a hospital after a white powder was discovered at an Essex office that processes census forms. Baltimore County Fire Department Lt. John Milby said crews spent about 3 1/2 hours on scene and collected some of the material for testing. He said there were "some reports of some skin irritation." Milby said officials got a 911 call at 11 o'clock but it was not clear what symptoms the person taken to the hospital had. - Associated Press
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