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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer Staff Writer William Talbott contributed to this article | May 13, 1992
In a dramatic aerial rescue, three electricians who were stranded for more than two hours atop a 130-foot water tower at a Curtis Bay chemical plant were plucked from the roof by helicopter.The three electricians -- Jeffrey Magee, 27, Donald Testerman, 25, and Stephen Nowacki, 20, all employees of the North American Electric Co. -- had climbed a ladder to the tower about 9 a.m. to repair an airplane warning light and rusted conduit at the SCM Chemical Co. in the 3900 block of Fort Armistead Road.
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BUSINESS
By KEN HARNEY and KEN HARNEY,kenharney@earthlink.net | September 28, 2008
Whether you see it as an exorbitant taxpayer bailout of Wall Street and the banks or you're cheering from the sidelines, you can agree: The federal moves to rescue the mortgage system could have huge impacts on consumers. Even the chief architect of the plans, Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., says the costs could run into the "hundreds of billions" of dollars. That inevitably means higher taxes somewhere down the line. On the other hand, Paulson has argued that the costs of not acting and allowing the global financial system to unravel day by day would ultimately cost taxpayers much more.
NEWS
October 18, 2006
Two city firefighters who ran into a burning building in April to rescue two boys before a hose was set up are to receive a national award today in New York. Albert Jason Boyd, 28, and Omar Shareef, 45, searched a burning apartment in Northwest Baltimore for a 4-year-old and his 3-year-old brother. Boyd rescued the 4-year-old, and Shareef pulled the 3-year-old from his bottom bunk, but the child was pronounced dead. The $10,000 award from Liberty Mutual insurance company - a grant that will be given to the Baltimore City Fire Department - comes during a week that city firefighters buried one of their own. Allan M. Roberts, 40, was killed Oct. 10 when he entered a burning rowhouse in Greektown.
NEWS
By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 15, 1998
THE LAZY summer mood at the Swansfield neighborhood pool was shattered on the afternoon of June 26 after a 20-year-old man jumped off the diving board. The lifeguard on duty, 16-year-old Nick Thomas of Swansfield, saw him start to rise to the surface, then sink."I hopped off the chair and went down to get him," recalled Nick. "I realized he was unconscious before I went into the water because there was no movement," he added.Nick dived to the bottom of the 9-foot diving well, grabbed the man with one arm and pulled him up using rope attached to a rescue tube.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | February 26, 1995
MEXICO CITY -- Clear signs that Mexico's economic crisis is worsening have forced the government to concede that its original economic plan has failed, and that a tougher new plan of budget cuts and tax increases will have to be enacted soon.President Ernesto Zedillo announced his original damage-control plan Jan. 3, but Mexican officials say it failed to arrest inflation and an impending recession -- largely because the United States took too long to deliver the vital financial assistance that President Clinton offered to help Mexico.
NEWS
October 24, 2006
Two women were rescued from a sailboat that capsized in the Gunpowder River, just off Oliver Point, about 3 p.m. yesterday by three eastern Baltimore County men who saw a Maryland State Police helicopter trying to pull the pair from the cold water. Baltimore County water rescue crews found one woman in the water hanging on to the boat about 200 yards from shore and the second woman, who had called 911, on top of the capsized boat, said Elise Armacost, a county Fire Department spokeswoman.
NEWS
July 20, 1992
Two softball players rescued a 4-year-old boy and a man yesterday from a burning rowhouse in the 2800 block of Eastern Ave.The State Farm Insurance softball team had just finished a game and was relaxing at the Thirsty Camel Saloon when the rowhouse next door went up in flames shortly after 2 p.m., said John McKnight, the tavern owner."
NEWS
By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1994
Jeff Medlin did not go to school yesterday. For the moment, his name was mud.According to Jeff, he had not been able to do his homework. According to his mother, Jeanne Medlin, she "just wanted him near" her.Why goes back to about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, when Jeff, 9, was walking around a construction site three blocks from his new home in Furnace Hills, Westminster. He was with his friends Eric and Brittany Burr and Mike -- "I don't know his last name" -- and Mike's dog, Shelby."The dog got loose and ran across the construction site, and I went after her and stepped into some soft mud. I tried to get my right leg out, but my left leg went in and I sank immediately," Jeff said from his living room yesterday.
NEWS
By LOURDES SULLIVAN | July 8, 1994
When last we left our intrepid heroes, Dwight Jones and Jackie Hill of Hidden Stables Equestrian Rescue Facility on Gorman Road, they were busy rescuing unwanted and abandoned horses.They had boarded other people's horses on their 80-acre spread but, moved by reports of several horses that were abandoned in a stable this past winter, decided to open their hearts, their wallets and their stables to abandoned horses.So, here, seven months after they opened, is a progress report. There are nine horses and one burro in residence, along with the horses boarded there.
NEWS
By David Zeman and David Zeman,Knight-Ridder News Service | March 17, 1993
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A squealing, shrieking, joyous pack of Michigan teen-agers welcomed the arrival of 21 bandana-bedecked classmates and three teachers rescued yesterday from the snowstorm that plundered the Great Smoky Mountains over the weekend."
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