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June 15, 2011
An article in the June 17, 1911 edition of The Argus reported on a blackout in Catonsville. Catonsville was in darkness for several hours Monday night owing to the water wheel of the Baltimore County Water and Electric Company being broken at its power house at Avalon, on the Patapsco river. . . It is the general observation that the thunder storm of Saturday night and the one on Monday night were more severe than any other that has visited Catonsville in years.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2011
Electricity was shut off Wednesday evening to outlets in McKeldin Square that protesters have used for the past month to power computers, televisions and kitchen appliances. Safety concerns were the primary reason that power was cut off, said Ian Brennan, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has said she will address violations on the plaza while the protest continues on a case-by-case basis. Inspectors surveyed the area and determined that the large number of items being powered from each outlet created fire hazards, he said.
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BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1994
In a sign of the changing utility industry, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. announced yesterday that it has selected neighboring utility company PECO Energy Co. of Philadelphia to provide it with 140 megawatts for the next 25 years.The award marks the first time in BG&E's 178-year history that it has selected a power source through competitive bidding rather than by building the plant itself or negotiating an arrangement with another company.It also is a harbinger of the new utility market, in which utilities and independent power producers will be competing fiercely to provide the cheapest electricity.
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June 15, 2011
An article in the June 17, 1911 edition of The Argus reported on a blackout in Catonsville. Catonsville was in darkness for several hours Monday night owing to the water wheel of the Baltimore County Water and Electric Company being broken at its power house at Avalon, on the Patapsco river. . . It is the general observation that the thunder storm of Saturday night and the one on Monday night were more severe than any other that has visited Catonsville in years.
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | August 28, 1993
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Unlike some other hitters who have tormented the Orioles, there is no mystery to Dean Palmer's success against them this year.A year ago, after watching Frank Thomas hammer them into submission, the Orioles changed their pitching book on the White Sox's slugger. Their success ratio improved, but not radically. "He still has some pretty good numbers," said manager Johnny Oates.Palmer, 24, is something of a late-comer among sluggers. Despite a .435 average (10-for-23) this season, the Texas Rangers' third baseman had only a .218 career average (17-for-78)
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2011
Electricity was shut off Wednesday evening to outlets in McKeldin Square that protesters have used for the past month to power computers, televisions and kitchen appliances. Safety concerns were the primary reason that power was cut off, said Ian Brennan, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who has said she will address violations on the plaza while the protest continues on a case-by-case basis. Inspectors surveyed the area and determined that the large number of items being powered from each outlet created fire hazards, he said.
NEWS
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau | November 29, 1992
WASHINGTON -- As the torch is passed from the Cold Wa crowd to the Big Chill set, Washington is about to go through a massive make-over with a new administration of baby boomers -- Fleetwood Mac CDs and Democratic Rolodexes in hand -- coming to town.Never one to miss a beat, the city is already laying the groundwork for the new power lines.Some law firms have stripped their walls of their glamorous parade of photos of President Bush and high-level Republicans. Lobbying outfits are advertising the addition of new partners -- Democrats, of course -- to their firms.
NEWS
April 4, 2001
THERE'S a fresh promise of increased, cleaner energy supplies blowing in the wind. Windmills are becoming an increasingly attractive source of power for the nation, with large-scale wind farm projects sprouting up in 18 states. Maryland could soon join that list. Five mid-Atlantic states are discussing a joint survey of sites that could sustain clusters of huge spinning wind turbines to generate electric power. Wind farms are being built in neighboring Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
NEWS
By Gilbert Lewthwaite and Gilbert Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 11, 1997
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Rory Stear's radio is not plugged in. It doesn't have any batteries. But he gives it a couple of turns on a handle built into the set and there's music.The radio works on what he calls "personal power generation."It is a windup radio, which will play anywhere, anytime with a few turns of the handle. A 30-second winding will give up to one hour's playing time.At the heart of the technology is a patented stainless steel constant-force spring in the shape of a figure eight.
NEWS
By Michael Cabbage and Michael Cabbage,ORLANDO SENTINEL | September 13, 2006
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For the second straight day, a pair of highflying hardhats will labor outside the International Space Station this morning to prepare a $372 million set of solar arrays for operation. Space walkers Dan Burbank and Steve MacLean will have a tough act to follow during a planned 6 1/2 -hour excursion set to begin at 5:15 a.m. Yesterday, shuttle Atlantis crewmates Joe Tanner and Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper breezed through one of the most complex space walks ever with relative ease.
NEWS
By Michael Cabbage and Michael Cabbage,ORLANDO SENTINEL | September 13, 2006
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For the second straight day, a pair of highflying hardhats will labor outside the International Space Station this morning to prepare a $372 million set of solar arrays for operation. Space walkers Dan Burbank and Steve MacLean will have a tough act to follow during a planned 6 1/2 -hour excursion set to begin at 5:15 a.m. Yesterday, shuttle Atlantis crewmates Joe Tanner and Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper breezed through one of the most complex space walks ever with relative ease.
TOPIC
By Mike Tidwell and Mike Tidwell,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 7, 2004
With more than a month left in the Maryland legislative session, it might seem early to speculate on the legacy of the this year's General Assembly. But here's a prediction. Many years after the slots issue has been settled and the budget has been balanced and other matters have come and gone in Annapolis, this year's General Assembly may well be remembered for one crowning achievement: It brought clean, renewable energy to Maryland. Last month, in a move meant to send a message, House Speaker Michael E. Busch stamped his name on the sponsorship of HB 1308.
BUSINESS
By LORRAINE MIRABELLA | February 29, 2004
Life was once simple behind the counter at the Battery Warehouse. There were batteries for cars, boats, motorcycles and flashlights. That was about it. But that was before the advent of the laptop and the cellular telephone and before consumers relied on batteries to power pagers and camcorders and cordless phones and way before they bought batteries for MP3 music players and PDAs. Today, the stores stock 83 batteries for cell phones alone, 55 varieties for cordless phones, and an assortment of rechargeable and disposable types for alarm system backups, portable DVDS, digital cameras and countless other electronic toys.
BUSINESS
By Adele Evans and Adele Evans,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 9, 2003
When Chuck Fox and his family decided it was time to remodel their Crownsville home, they had a lot of questions about what to use and how much it would all cost, but one thing was for sure - the only color on the palette would be green. An environmentally friendly design - often referred to as "green building" - was a given for Fox, former director of the state Department of Natural Resources and currently senior policy adviser at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. That meant optimal use of the sun, recycled supplies and new materials that had the least negative impact on the environment.
NEWS
April 4, 2001
THERE'S a fresh promise of increased, cleaner energy supplies blowing in the wind. Windmills are becoming an increasingly attractive source of power for the nation, with large-scale wind farm projects sprouting up in 18 states. Maryland could soon join that list. Five mid-Atlantic states are discussing a joint survey of sites that could sustain clusters of huge spinning wind turbines to generate electric power. Wind farms are being built in neighboring Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1998
On the east side of downtown, two buildings sit side by side, one holding Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s past and the other its probable future. One masks a power relay station that pumps energy generated in BGE plants throughout the city, a fixture of its past. A decade ago, the utility considered developing a 23-story skyscraper above it, but those plans have long since evaporated. By contrast, across a narrow alley called Concord Street in the 12-story Candler Building, BGE is putting the finishing touches on the high-tech offices of a new subsidiary.
TOPIC
By Mike Tidwell and Mike Tidwell,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 7, 2004
With more than a month left in the Maryland legislative session, it might seem early to speculate on the legacy of the this year's General Assembly. But here's a prediction. Many years after the slots issue has been settled and the budget has been balanced and other matters have come and gone in Annapolis, this year's General Assembly may well be remembered for one crowning achievement: It brought clean, renewable energy to Maryland. Last month, in a move meant to send a message, House Speaker Michael E. Busch stamped his name on the sponsorship of HB 1308.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1998
On the east side of downtown, two buildings sit side by side, one holding Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s past and the other its probable future. One masks a power relay station that pumps energy generated in BGE plants throughout the city, a fixture of its past. A decade ago, the utility considered developing a 23-story skyscraper above it, but those plans have long since evaporated. By contrast, across a narrow alley called Concord Street in the 12-story Candler Building, BGE is putting the finishing touches on the high-tech offices of a new subsidiary.
NEWS
By Gilbert Lewthwaite and Gilbert Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 11, 1997
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Rory Stear's radio is not plugged in. It doesn't have any batteries. But he gives it a couple of turns on a handle built into the set and there's music.The radio works on what he calls "personal power generation."It is a windup radio, which will play anywhere, anytime with a few turns of the handle. A 30-second winding will give up to one hour's playing time.At the heart of the technology is a patented stainless steel constant-force spring in the shape of a figure eight.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1996
Scott Taylor, an Edgewood senior, is threatening the state baseball home run record, but it's a relatively new facet of his game.When he homered last week, it raised his metro area-leading total to eight for the season. At the same time, it gave him a career total of 16, two shy of the state mark held by Randy Butts (North Hagerstown, 1982 to 1984) and Scott Frye (Brunswick, 1990 to 1992). The area record (17) is held by Mike Goldberg (Glenelg, 1993 to 1995).This afternoon, Edgewood (8-12)
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