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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1994
The bad news arrived on a cold January day in a phone call from Alexander Williams Jr., the Prince George's County state's attorney who had been nominated for a federal judgeship five months earlier.A committee of the powerful American Bar Association had found him not qualified, Mr. Williams told Silver Spring attorney Koteles Alexander. That rating could kill his nomination. Would Koteles help devise a strategy to push the nomination forward?Mr. Alexander, a partner of Alexander, Gebhardt, Aponte and Marks -- the largest minority-owned law firm on the East Coast -- knew little about the nomination process.
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NEWS
June 17, 1994
The William Snyder Foundation for Animals in Baltimore, formerly the Foundation for Animal Information, has awarded $5,000 to Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc. in Mount Airy to help the farm aid abused and neglected horses.Last year, the foundation helped the farm establish a critical care unit to treat serious cases of horse abuse.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer William Talbott contributed to this story | 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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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2000
City firefighter John Kirkner was working an early-morning shift at his second job as a paramedic when the call came in about a fire at the high-rise Charles Towers Apartments. Just before 2 a.m., Kirkner called his wife Sue to tell her he was headed to the scene to jump out of a helicopter. "I think I told her I loved her, too," Kirkner said, recalling his dash to the Feb. 5, 1999, blaze at the downtown Baltimore building. "I don't know." Kirkner, 34, was one of eight firefighters lowered by cables from state police helicopters to help battle the fire and to rescue tenants trapped on upper floors and huddled on the roof.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | March 28, 1993
As more Americans challenge themselves by scaling soaring peaks and hiking through U.S. parks, an increasing number wind up having to be rescued, which can be a costly process for the federal government. Now federal officials are considering proposals to make some adventurers pay for their own rescues.The proposals are being developed by the National Park Service at a time when federal and state officials alike are dealing with dramatic and expensive rescues.Earlier this month, an extensive air-and-ground search was required to find 115 high school students and other hikers stranded in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by the "storm of the century" that pummeled the eastern half of the country.
NEWS
By Staff Report | June 18, 1993
A rookie Baltimore police officer in the Southwestern District was injured yesterday when he entered a burning building to rescue four children reportedly trapped in an apartment, only to discover that they had already been evacuated, according to fire officials.Officer Donald V. Bradshaw, 28, was treated for smoke inhalation at Mercy Medical Center and released, said Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, a Fire Department spokesman.Chief Torres said the blaze in a second-floor apartment in the 700 block of Denison St. was reported about 11:30 a.m. He said Officer Bradshaw, who joined the department last September, arrived before firefighters and rushed into the building after neighbors told him the children were trapped inside.
NEWS
September 24, 1997
The Days End Farm Horse Rescue will have its third annual fall festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.Pony rides, a petting zoo, riding demonstrations, a costume contest, horses in costume, pumpkin decorating, games and food will be featured. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12 or $5 for a family.Days End, a nonprofit organization, rescues abused and neglected horses and restores them to health before adopting them out to caring families.The farm is at 15856 Frederick Road, Lisbon.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | June 14, 1995
A Carroll County resident was a behind-the-scenes participant in the Bosnia rescue operation of Air Force Capt. Scott F. O'Grady.David R. Jordan of Linwood is a Navy airman who works with Marine helicopters aboard the USS Kearsarge, the amphibious assault ship that launched the rescue team. The Kearsarge, commissioned in 1993, carries a crew of 1,000 sailors.Airman Jordan, 21, joined the Navy in August and left Norfolk, Va., for duty in the Mediterranean Sea in April.His last letter said he was in the Adriatic," said Janet Long, his mother.
NEWS
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Staff Writer | October 11, 1992
Maryland's emergency medical system has relinquished it role as a leader in bringing the most advanced lifesaving skills to patients wherever they are injured, say some of the state's top trauma specialists.Inside and outside Maryland, experts are astonished that many rescue companies do not practice a technique considered the "gold standard" of delivering oxygen to patients who have stopped breathing. The technique, called endotracheal intubation, brings air directly to the lungs via a plastic tube inserted into the windpipe.
FEATURES
By PHIL KLOER and PHIL KLOER,COX NEWS SERVICE | May 30, 2006
Rescue Me (10 p.m. tonight, FX) is one of the most overlooked dramas on TV, but it swaggers nonetheless. This testosterone-spiked story of New York firefighters is steeped in post-Sept. 11 recovery issues, bristling with locker-room language and humor and unfairly ignored at awards time. At its heart is motor-mouthed stand-up comic Denis Leary, the show's co-creator and star. Leary lost a cousin who was a firefighter and runs two firefighters' charities, but his character, Tommy Gavin, is a spectacular mess - a charismatic but deeply flawed guy, a rescuer in need of being rescued.
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