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October 25, 1995
Landscaping power tools were stolen from two Brooklyn Park homes between 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, county police said.A floor scrubber, lawn mower, weed cutter and motorcycle were taken from the rear porch of a house in the 200 block of Edgevale Road in Brooklyn Park, police reported. The items were valued at more than $5,300. Though the items were chained to the porch, the thief broke the lock on the chain, police said.About 10 a.m. Sunday, Marian Soto reported that a man broke into the garage of her home in the 5700 block of Gischel St. in Brooklyn Park and stole a chain saw, two weed cutters and a blower.
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July 20, 2014
The enlargement and improvement of the I-83 overpass at Middletown Road in Parkton has now been going on for well over a year to the delight of the numerous drivers trying to enter 83 or exit to go home, and those traveling to or from York. We are talking about an improvement job on a bridge with a span of maybe 300 feet over a freeway. Just recently, they were repaving the old span. There is hope. In the year 55 B.C. Caesar decided to show the warmongering German tribes that he could indeed cross the broad, swift and deep river Rein at will.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | August 10, 1991
Power tools . . . wouldn't that make a great name for a heavy-metal rock group? As it is, it's enough to make the heart of any serious rehabber beat faster. The lanes of home-improvement stores are full of shiny, promising tools and, if you're a tool lover, as most people who work on houses are, they all seem like great devices to own.The truth is you can probably remodel a room or even rehab an entire house with a good collection of hand tools and just two power tools: an electric drill and a circular saw.The single drill should be a good-quality, 3/8 -inch variable-speed, reversible model.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
A man was robbed of his cell phone during an attack in Rosedale last week. According to Baltimore County police, a man was walking at a bus stop at around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 near Fontana Lane and Philadelphia Road when he was approached by two men who grabbed his hood, pulled it over his head and struck him. The man attempted to fight back, but his attackers knocked him to the ground, according to the police report. The suspects then took a cell phone from the man's pants' pocket and fled the scene.
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By Joanne Sherman | April 16, 1995
Though it's been almost two hours since I heard the plaintive cry, "Get the ice!" I stand alert, knowing that it is spring and at any second I may have to stop what I'm doing and again race for the freezer.In the old days, the really old days, it was a spring ritual for males to place leeches on their bodies as part of a therapeutic process called bloodletting. It was believed that this practice would rid the system of excess blood accumulated over the winter. It's surprising that in this modern day and age the ancient ritual continues; however, today's males have replaced leeches with a more civilized method of bloodletting -- power tools.
BUSINESS
By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2002
Every year, Black & Decker Corp. hires a fresh crop of eager college graduates to help the world's largest power-tool maker get its products into homes and job sites across the country. But what if the company's new hires think a do-it-yourself project is tacking a poster of a favorite basketball player onto a dorm-room wall, or that construction work means using a screwdriver to assemble an IKEA bookshelf? How can they, with any self-respect, travel to building sites and talk tools with seasoned workers who rely on the products for their livelihoods?
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 6, 1996
Three residents of an apartment above a Westminster restaurant were hospitalized yesterday after power tools used in an unventilated area apparently sent carbon monoxide levels soaring.Denise Roberts, her infant son, Stephen, and her 3-year-old son, Michael, remained in stable condition yesterday at Carroll County General Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.The incident began about 10:30 a.m. when Mrs. Roberts called 911 after smelling smoke, police said.Officials from the county Health Department and the Maryland Occupation, Safety and Health Administration are investigating and will determine when renovations may resume, said Lt. Dean Brewer of the Westminster Police Department.
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By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Staff Writer | April 28, 1993
In its drive to dominate the power tool market worldwide, Black & Decker Corp. will introduce a line of midpriced power tools in the United States this summer, company Chairman Nolan D. Archibald announced yesterday.The new line of electric drills, saws and other tools will be called "Black & Decker Quantum" and will be priced between Black & Decker's lowest-end line, which usually starts at about $30 a tool, and the company's new DeWalt line of professional-quality tools, in which drills can cost about $120.
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By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1999
Black & Decker Corp. said yesterday that it finally has won the year-long patent-infringement case it has been waging against power-tool rival Porter-Cable Corp.Towson-based Black & Decker said a federal judge in Virginia has ordered Porter-Cable to permanently stop making and selling several versions of a woodworking joiner. This type of joiner is essentially a tiny circular saw that cuts slots in wood so precisely that, say, two pieces of wood that help form a piece of furniture can be fitted together perfectly using wood "biscuit" tabs that fit into the slots.
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By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1998
Black & Decker Corp., the world's largest maker of power tools, reported third-quarter profits yesterday that beat estimates, as cost-cutting and new product introductions offset a big dip in sales.The Towson company said it earned $66.6 million for the quarter that ended Sept. 30, a 14 percent increase from the $58.4 million it earned for the same three months in 1997. Net earnings per share rose 20 percent, to 72 cents, this year, from 60 cents for the same period a year ago.Operating profits -- the figure analysts keyed upon because some one-time gains and charges muddied the bottom-line numbers -- were 70 cents per share.
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By Gus Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2010
In the first round of job cuts tied to the buyout of Black & Decker Corp. by The Stanley Works, the merged company said Tuesday would lay off 37 employees this week who work for the tools giant in Towson and other Baltimore-area facilities. Last month, Stanley bought Towson-based Black & Decker Corp. in a $4.5 billion deal that created the world's largest maker of hand and power tools. At the time, the companies said they expected to trim about 4,000 employees from their worldwide workforce of 38,000.
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By Richard Irwin | December 10, 2009
Police reports in Baltimore city and county Southern Baltimore Robbery Police have identified and continue to seek a man who they say assaulted a man walking in the 3500 block of Round Road in Cherry Hill about midnight Sunday and robbed him of a lap top computer valued at $220. Eastern Baltimore Burglary Jewelry, two watches, a cell phone and a cell phone charger, all worth $5,400, were stolen Monday from a house in the 900 block of N. Kresson St. by someone who entered through a basement window.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, Gus G. Sentementes and Eileen Ambrose and Lorraine Mirabella, Gus G. Sentementes and Eileen Ambrose,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com, Gus.Sentementes@baltsun.com and Eileen.Ambrose@baltsun.com | November 3, 2009
The Baltimore area has seen corporate headquarters disappear before, but the loss of Black & Decker in a corporate merger could hurt more than most in terms of prestige, spinoff jobs and charitable giving, local leaders say. Allan Tibbels, co-executive director of Sandtown Habitat for Humanity, was left wondering what the proposed deal will mean for his nonprofit, which rebuilds housing in West Baltimore. The organization has benefited from Black & Decker's charitable contributions for years, as the manufacturer has donated power tools, employee volunteer hours and funding, Tibbels said.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Sun reporter | July 26, 2008
Towson-based Black & Decker Corp. said yesterday that net earnings fell 18 percent in the second quarter as a sharp downturn in home construction and remodeling continued to hurt sales. The maker of power tools and hardware products reported net earnings of $96.7 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, compared with earnings of $118 million, or $1.75 per share, for the second quarter of 2007. Second-quarter sales fell 3 percent to $1.6 billion, the company said. The decrease included a positive 5 percent impact from foreign currency translation.
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By STEVE CHAPMAN | May 1, 2008
In June 2006, a minor brawl erupted at Ye Olde Six Bells pub in Horley, England. In the aftermath, police arrested Mark Dixie, a chef at the pub, who surprised them by breaking into tears. He had good reason. As a standard practice in arrests, a DNA swab was taken from him. What the authorities didn't suspect, but he did, is that his DNA would match that of the man who raped and murdered an 18-year-old woman nine months earlier. He was eventually sentenced to life in prison. This is just one of many cases that have vindicated the use of DNA in cracking crimes.
BUSINESS
By Allison Connolly and Allison Connolly,Sun reporter | January 29, 2008
Black & Decker Corp. said yesterday that it would consolidate manufacturing plants and reduce personnel this year as the housing slump continues to take its toll on sales, which the company expects will decline this year. The cutbacks at the Towson power tools and home improvement company were announced as Black & Decker released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings, which continued to suffer from the economic slow- down. Black & Decker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nolan D. Archibald told a conference call with analysts that declining sales would force the company to shift some manufacturing work to lower-cost sites but he declined to identify specific areas.
BUSINESS
By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | April 22, 1999
A stunning first-quarter profit report posted by Black & Decker Corp. yesterday was virtually overshadowed by the resignation of Joseph Galli, the charismatic president of the company's power tools business, and a man many viewed as the eventual successor to Nolan D. Archibald, Black & Decker's chairman, president and chief executive officer.The revelation was buried in the company's first-quarter earnings report, released well after the stock market's close.The company said Galli "resigned to pursue other interests."
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | January 3, 2001
Alonzo G. Decker Jr., son of one of the founders of Black & Decker Corp., has retired as a director of the company after 60 years of service on the board. Decker, who will be 93 this month, began working at age 14 for the company that Alonzo G. Decker Sr. and S. Duncan Black founded in 1910. He declined to be interviewed yesterday. "He is the link to the actual origin of this company," said Clifford F. Ransom II, an industrial companies analyst with State Street Management & Research in Boston.
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