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By Andrea F. Siegel and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 10, 2010
A garage roof in Severn collapsed under the weight of snow Wednesday morning, but no one was injured, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. The collapse, the first roof collapse in the county in Tuesday's and last weekend's storm, was reported at 9:53 a.m. in the 1400 block of Evergreen Road, Battalion Chief Steve Thompson said. The structure was a detached two-car garage with an empty apartment over it, he said. "It had a peaked roof, which was unusual," Thompson said.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Baltimore City firefighters were called to a 2.5-alarm blaze at a building that once housed Volunteers of America but is now vacant in the Jonestown neighborhood Sunday, officials said. Firefighters were called just before 3 p.m. to the two-story block and stone building in the 1100 block of E. Fayette Street, where they encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions. Smoke poured from the second-floor windows and over the street as firefighters sprayed the building from above and below with water hoses.
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November 22, 2011
Left out of the original decision on how to spend Howard County's $4 million share of state alcohol tax revenues earmarked for school construction projects, the county Board of Education is now weighing the projects already approved by state Board of Public Works against other priorities. The school board will hold a public hearing on all of the projects Dec. 8 and select a final list Dec. 20. The projects under consideration are listed below. Already approved by the Board of Public Works, at the request of the Howard County Public School System: • $1 million to replace the grass football field at Atholton High School, in Columbia, with artificial turf; • $1 million to replace the grass football field at Hammond High School, in Columbia, with artificial turf; • $1 million to replace or upgrade hall lockers, security and fire alarm systems, concession stands, the stadium press box, doors and hardware and wrestling mat rack lift mechanisms at Oakland Mills High School, in Columbia; • $750,000 to expand the weight room and physical education storage areas and upgrade locker rooms at Wilde Lake High School, in Columbia; and, • $250,000 to enclose a partial wall separating a classroom from the media center and replace supply cases in the art and band/chorus rooms at Wilde Lake Middle School, in Columbia.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
A barn was destroyed after it caught fire Sunday in Ellicott City, the Howard County Fire Department said. The 60-by-30-foot hay barn was in the 10600 block of Clarksville Pike. The roof had collapsed by the time firefighters arrived, the department said. Authorities closed Route 108 in both directions between Centennial Lane and Cedar Lane because of the fire. timswift@baltsun.com
SPORTS
By Craig Davis, Tribune Newspapers | April 3, 2012
MIAMI — After years of playing baseball between rain delays and on sticky summer nights, the Marlins started with two non-negotiable features for the design of their new ballpark: a retractable roof and air conditioning. Keeping fans comfortable will keep them coming back, the Marlins believe. So when fans take in a baseball game at Marlins Park this season, which opens on Wednesday, they will be sitting under an 8,000-ton marvel of architecture and engineering that will keep it a cool and dry 75 degrees inside, no matter the weather outside.
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February 22, 2010
A dining room roof at a historic hotel and residence in Frostburg has collapsed, but no one was injured. The collapse at the Hotel Gunter happened just before 9 a.m. Saturday. Frostburg Fire Department spokeswoman Megan Blubaugh says firefighters arrived after a fire alarm went off in the building; the roof of the dining room crumbled while firefighters were inside. The hotel opened in 1897, but the roof that was destroyed was part of a one-story dining room later added on the back of the building.
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December 24, 2010
A volunteer firefighter from Carroll County fell through the roof of a house that had caught fire in the 16000 block of Frederick Road in Lisbon late last night. He was evaluated on the scene but refused further treatment, Howard County fire officials said. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes, and all seven members of the family and their two pets were unharmed. Initial damage is estimated at $100,000. The firefighter fell about eight to 10 feet while ventilating the roof.
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By Larry Carson and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 12, 2010
A heavy accumulation of snow caused the roof to collapse Friday on an 1850 wooden building in historic Ellicott City that houses the Wagon Wheel Antique Shop. No one was inside, but Ed Crowl, who owns both the store and the building, said the exterior wall of the two-story building buckled out from the weight and the flat roof fell in on the top floor. The building is located on Tiber Alley, a small cobblestone side street a half-block off Main Street's southern end, near the Patapsco River.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins | jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | February 7, 2010
While most in the region were shoveling sidewalks and uncovering cars, Allen Born and his neighbors were launching snow off their roofs. They were all worried that the wet and heavy 3-1/2- to 4-foot drifts would prove too much for their flat-roofed HarborView homes. State and local officials have had reports of roof collapses -- with no major injuries -- at a Baltimore church, a school and warehouse in Southern Maryland, and two Howard County barns. Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said Sunday that anyone with a flat roof ought to shovel off the snow without delay.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 10, 2010
The roof of the fellowship hall of Calvary Chapel International Worship Center in Severn collapsed Wednesday afternoon, most likely from the weight of the snow, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. There were no injuries, said Battalion Chief Steve Thompson. "We have a school in there," said Pastor Shawn Murphy, who said the congregation and school families are blessed that no one was inside. "We did have a couple of classrooms in there, and I'm told that two of our classrooms collapsed also."
FEATURES
By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
For some people, environmentalism is a lifelong passion. That would be true of Michael Beer, retired biophysics professor at Johns Hopkins University, who died Friday at age 88.  He was devoted to protecting and restoring the Jones Falls, the stream that runs through the heart of Baltimore, as well as one of its most popular tributaries, Stony Run. Rallying others to his cause, he founded the Jones Falls Watershed Association, which later merged...
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Mike Locksley always has tried to play one role with his four children: dad. The Maryland football team's offensive coordinator has been successful in that regard with his daughter, Kori, an Olympic Development Program soccer player who already has eight Division I scholarship offers after her freshman year at Olney's Good Counsel High. His three sons have been a different story. Having already coached his two oldest in college - Michael Jr. at Illinois and Meiko at New Mexico, each for two seasons - Locksley now is weighing the possibility of coaching his youngest son. But when it comes to Kai Locksley, he has to avoid a role that has brought him much acclaim in his coaching career: recruiter.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
A two-alarm building fire in Baltimore's Penn-Fallsway neighborhood billowed smoke high into the sky but was controlled in a matter of minutes by city firefighters Monday night, officials said. Firefighters were called at 7:22 p.m. to the building at the corner of North Gay and High streets. The fire was downgraded from two alarms in six minutes, and was under control in less than a half hour, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. No one was injured. The official cause is under investigation, but Steve Tsamouras, who owns the building, said he had been torching a new rubber roof earlier in the day. When he finished, he said, he went to his home a few blocks away and then got a call about the fire.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Last week, Thomas Rhett walked with his wife through a Nashville Walmart in search of an electric dog fence. While strolling the aisles, the 24-year-old country singer-songwriter passed the music section and spotted his debut album, October's “It Goes Like This,” on the shelves. “There's a Walmart literally every five miles from here to Seattle, Washington,” Rhett said on the phone afterward. “Knowing that your face is on all those racks in Target, Best Buy and all those places, it makes you feel very, very small.” As his star has grown among the country ranks, Rhett - who plays a free Power Plant Live concert on Friday to celebrate the opening of new country bar Tin Roof - has embraced humility.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
A homeless woman whose wooded campsite in Glen Burnie was swallowed by flash flooding amid heavy rain Tuesday morning was swept 3,000 feet down a creek — including through a culvert beneath Governor Ritchie Highway — before being rescued. "She was extremely, extremely lucky," said Chief Keith Swindle, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman. "She could have been trapped. There's tons of debris down there. " About 1.3 inches of rain fell at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and flash flooding occurred around the region, leading into snow flurries Tuesday night.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Baltimore County firefighters Saturday continued to work their way through a large paper recycling plant in Dundalk that was the scene of a three-alarm fire that caused part of the building's roof to collapse Friday night. A fire official said the collapsed roof at the Owl Corporation, on Graves Court near Lynch Cove, created a challenge for firefighters trying to reach parts of the warehouse that might still be burning. Units from throughout the east side of the county, as well as from Baltimore City, battled the blaze.
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By Mike Giuliano | February 22, 2013
Jewish villagers facing religious discrimination in Czarist Russia in 1905 provide "Fiddler on the Roof" with very serious subject matter for a Broadway musical, but these villagers possess a sharp sense of humor that helps them carry their burdens. They also know how to carry a tune. Those are the showbiz ingredients that have made "Fiddler" one of the most enduringly popular shows. Its popularity is being reinforced yet again in a confidently staged production at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
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June 7, 1994
New Windsor officials are spending nearly $3,000 to have the roof on the municipal barn repaired.A 40-by-45-foot section of roof will be replaced for $2,950 by R. I. Myers and Son of New Windsor.The town advertised for bids and the Myers company was the low bidder for the work, Mayor Jack A. Gullo said.FIRE* Taneytown: Taneytown responded to a pile of mulch on fire at the Taneytown recycling center off Memorial Drive at 3:05 p.m. yesterday. Units were out for 20 minutes.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | January 14, 2014
NBA Wizards owner Leonsis explains arena roof leak Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis wasn't in attendance Saturday at Verizon Center for his team's fourth straight home loss, but he did address roof leaks that contributed to two delays totaling 57 minutes in a 114-107 loss to the Houston Rockets. "The big freeze this past week might have created a small fissure in roofing materials, and as the rain came on and some ice was melting, some water was able to seep in," Leonsis wrote on his personal blog, "Ted's Take.
NEWS
December 28, 2013
During the last recession, more than 90 million people - a third of the nation's population - saw their incomes fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $46,000 a year for a family of four. Many of those individuals and families have never recovered, and as a result states across the country are now facing what U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan calls "the worst rental affordability crisis that this country has known" as rising rents threaten millions of Americans with homelessness.
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