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October 8, 1996
More than 2,000 homes and businesses in the Taneytown area had no electrical power for several hours yesterday after a squirrel got into a nearby substation owned by Allegheny Power, said Debbie Beck, a spokeswoman for the utility.The power failure occurred at 8: 45 a.m, and power was restored to all customers by 1: 30 p.m. Beck said 2,780 customers in Taneytown, Keysville and the Route 194 corridor were affected.The substation on Mill Street converts high-voltage electrical power to a lower voltage that can be used by residential and commercial customers, Beck said.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2013
Residents and a Howard County Council member who were among those pressing for state action on complaints about power outages in several neighborhoods say they're pleased that the Maryland Public Service Commission is ordering BGE to improve service. "They're holding BGE's feet to the fire on a remediation plan," said Cathy Eshmont, a resident of the Dunloggin area of Ellicott City who organized an effort to petition the commission for a hearing. While BGE has assured residents that it was following a plan to improve service in any case, Eshmont said now they have to do so or risk penalties.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1997
Downtown Ellicott City was without power yesterday, forcing a number of businesses and the Howard County Circuit Court to close for the day.Baltimore Gas and Electric officials said the outage stemmed from Monday night's powerful thunderstorm, which left 11,000 Howard County residents without power."
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
In the Dunloggin, Beaverbrook and Font Hill neighborhoods of Howard County, residents say they've spent thousands on home generators and on food to replace the stuff that spoils when the power goes out for days. There have also been other expenses, they say: motel stays, flashlights, lanterns, gas hot plates and long, heavy-duty extension cords - the kind used to hook up to a neighbor's generator. "You see people running across the street with extension cords," said Cathy Eshmont, who lives in Dunloggin, one of several Ellicott City neighborhoods where residents say they've contended for years with frequent power failures.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 23, 1996
More than 1,700 customers along the Howard-Baltimore county line north of Ellicott City were without electricity for just over an hour last night after a tree limb fell on a power line, a spokesman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said.Spokesman Chuck Rayburn said operations at the Hollofield substation near the Patapsco River were interrupted from 8: 19 p.m. to 9: 31 p.m., while work crews repaired the damaged line and restored power to 1,773 customers.No emergencies were reported during the power failure, Rayburn said.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2004
A power failure at the primary tower used to transmit emergency calls to Carroll County fire companies crippled communications for nearly two hours yesterday morning, county public safety officials said. "Sadly, it boils down to a bank of batteries that failed at a critical location," said Scott Campbell, acting administrator for Carroll's Office of Public Safety and Support Services. It was the first power failure at the hub of an 800-megahertz radio system used by firefighters since it was brought online nearly a decade ago, said Mike Valentine, the public safety office's communications technical assistant.
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By LAURA BARNHARDT and LAURA BARNHARDT,SUN REPORTER | April 13, 2006
Three Aberdeen Proving Ground employees were sent to a post medical clinic for observation yesterday after a brief power failure might have exposed them to chemical warfare agents that they had been experimenting with, a spokesman for the Army facility said. The electrical problem was the second in as many days that could have exposed employees at the Harford County Army facility to deadly chemicals. Yesterday's power failure, reported just before 2 p.m., affected only four laboratories in the building, said George Mercer, an APG spokesman.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | September 10, 1992
The Orioles welcomed their 3 millionth fan to Camden Yards last night, but the start of the game was delayed 18 minutes by a power failure that darkened a large area around the stadium.It was the third time this year that there has been a delay because of a lighting malfunction, but this time stadium officials indicated that the problem was outside their jurisdiction. The power failure apparently was caused by an interruption in service from the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.The interruption of power to the stadium was only momentary.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Robert Hilson Jr. and Joe Nawrozki and Robert Hilson Jr.,Evening Sun Staff | April 3, 1991
Service was expected to return to normal by evening rush hour today along Amtrak's main line between Baltimore and Washington. A power failure in the nation's capital this morning caused a chaotic scramble for more than 6,000 rush-hour rail commuters and other travelers.A spokesman for the State Railroad Administration said at least 6,000 commuters had to find alternate transportation between Baltimore and Washington following an electrical power failure in a Washington train yard.The power failure halted the 30 northeast corridor trains that make daily runs in and out of Washington during morning rush hour, an official said.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2012
The Maryland Transit Administration advised MARC patrons Tuesday that Penn Line train service north of Edgewood has resumed after being suspended all morning due to a power outage caused by downed catenary lines. The first train going all the way from Washington D. C. to Perryville is Train 520, which left Washington at 12:20 p.m. For most of Tuesday, the Penn Line stopped at Edgewood and did not take patrons to stops in Perryville and Aberdeen. Amtrak issued a separate advisory to passengers stating that it has restored service between Washington and Wilmington after disruptions Tuesday morning, but thast passengers may still experience some delays.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
UPDATE (1 a.m.) at end of post with review of NFL Network's excellent post-game show and comment on Flacco profanity after game. It was a fabulous day and night for TV football, with the Ravens winning the Super Bowl , 34-31. But little thanks for that goes to CBS, the network that had broadcast rights to the game. The network's pregame show was overproduced and under-imagined, with no unifying vision. One segment that found Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe walking the streets of New Orleans handing out Pizza Hut pizzas to people willing to yell "hut, hut, hut," set a new low in debasing broadcasters and turning what is already an over-commercialized production into a nonstop advertisement.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2012
The Maryland Transit Administration advised MARC patrons Tuesday that Penn Line train service north of Edgewood has resumed after being suspended all morning due to a power outage caused by downed catenary lines. The first train going all the way from Washington D. C. to Perryville is Train 520, which left Washington at 12:20 p.m. For most of Tuesday, the Penn Line stopped at Edgewood and did not take patrons to stops in Perryville and Aberdeen. Amtrak issued a separate advisory to passengers stating that it has restored service between Washington and Wilmington after disruptions Tuesday morning, but thast passengers may still experience some delays.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2011
Eighteen Baltimore County schools, nine Baltimore City schools and seven Anne Arundel County schools will remain closed Thursday because they do not have power. All schools in Harford, Howard and Carroll counties will be open. Anne Arundel closures: Arlington Echo Crofton Woods Elementary Glen Burnie Park Elementary Marley Glen Special School Maryland City Elementary Overlook Elementary Solley Elementary Baltimore City closures: Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle George Washington Elementary Guilford Elementary/Middle Lakeland Elementary/Middle Mary E. Rodman Elementary North Bend Elementary/Middle Rognel Heights Elementary Waverly Elementary/Middle Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle Baltimore County early dismissal: Due to a power failure Fifth District will be closing at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
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April 19, 2009
The General Assembly's failure to move forward with the re-regulation of the electric industry this year is surely not the final word on the subject. It certainly doesn't indicate any sudden embrace of deregulation, the dubious enterprise that proved to be. More likely it reflects the challenge of getting lawmakers to seriously address a topic that is both substantively complex and fraught with high-voltage politics. Gov. Martin O'Malley didn't help matters much by submitting the legislation so late in the session.
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June 7, 2008
Power failure causes spill in Howard A dual power failure during Wednesday's storm resulted in a 400,000-gallon sewage spill from Howard County's Little Patuxent Waste Water Treatment Plant in Savage. Two power sources failed at 4:20 p.m., said James M. Irvin, the county public works director. Sewage spilled until power was restored at 4:48 p.m. The incident marked the first time in two decades that both power sources failed, Irvin said. The plant requires too much electricity to use emergency generators, he said.
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By Jad Mouwad and Jad Mouwad,New York Times News Service | July 22, 2007
Oil refineries across America have been troubled by a record number of fires, power failures, leaks, spills and breakdowns this year, causing dozens of them to shut down temporarily or trim production. The disruptions are helping to drive gasoline prices to highs not seen since last summer. These mechanical breakdowns have created a bottleneck in domestic energy supplies, helping to push up gasoline prices 50 cents this year, to well above $3 a gallon. A third of the country's 150 refineries have reported disruptions to their operations since the beginning of the year, a record, according to analysts.
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June 26, 2004
A power failure at the 189-unit Chase House left dozens of elderly residents without air conditioning, fans or elevators for hours yesterday. Before noon, a contractor hit an underground cable near the Cathedral Street building, causing a power shut-down in the area, said Linda Foy, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman. The city recently installed a backup generator for the 17-story Chase House, but workers found yesterday that the switch used to turn it on was faulty, said Melvin Edwards, a city housing spokesman.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2003
Hundreds of workers in downtown Annapolis went home early yesterday after a midday power failure immobilized scores of businesses and government offices. Officials at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said water had seeped into an underground electrical box, disrupting power to buildings around West Street, Calvert Street and Church Circle. Power was restored to 96 percent of the affected customers by late afternoon. But BGE spokesman Steven Unglesbee said yesterday evening that the remaining 4 percent would have to wait until work crews found the source of the water, pumped it dry and repaired the electrical line.
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By Los Angeles Times | January 28, 2007
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- An apparent suicide bombing killed at least 13 people yesterday in this volatile border city, a day after a suicide attack killed a bomber and a hotel security guard in the Pakistani capital. It was not immediately clear whether the attack in Peshawar, which came during the year's most important Shiite Muslim holiday, was an act of sectarian violence or was aimed at police and paramilitary forces. Nearly all the dead were reported to be police officers, including the city's police chief.
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By LYNN ANDERSON and LYNN ANDERSON,SUN REPORTER | August 1, 2006
Mike Beckner's business inventory was melting yesterday. Inside his Broadway Market shop, the orange sherbet was pooling at the bottom of its cardboard container and the vanilla gelato was turning into an oozing mound of sweet, sticky goo. "You see that?" Beckner asked, pointing at the warm tub of Italian ice cream. "You can't serve that. No one wants a scoop of that." Beckner and many of his Fells Point neighbors, business owners and homeowners spent most of yesterday without electricity, a situation that made many of them hot and irritable, if not also painfully aware of the customers, and cash, they were losing.
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