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June 8, 2011
Dear Editor, I attended the Development Advisory Committee meeting that reviewed the plan for "Baldwin Reserve" (Baldwin housing plan comes right from grave) and was shocked by the futility of the proceeding. I asked the DAC Chairman if any of the issues raised by the current surrounding residents would actually impact the final plan. I was told no. When I then inquired about the purpose of the meeting, we were told that it was so residents wouldn't be surprised when the bulldozers showed up. "Baldwin Reserve" is a poorly conceived project in an environmentally sensitive area that feeds directly into the Little Gunpowder River.
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October 2, 2014
We don't have enough evidence to declare the process for selecting a candidate to replace new Baltimore Development Corp. head William Cole a "travesty," as nine of the passed-over hopefuls did in a letter to the City Council. But we can certainly declare it disgraceful and most definitely not in keeping with recently enacted reforms that promised a transparent, community led process for filling council vacancies. Fourteen candidates, including many with strong records of public service, spent four hours explaining their qualifications to a panel of community leaders, business owners and two council members, all of whom were selected by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young under a new protocol for filling council vacancies.
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By New York Times News Service | May 13, 1995
Seeking to shore up strength amid the declining fortunes of organized labor, the governing board of the United Rubber Workers union has approved a proposal to merge with the United Steelworkers of America.The merger agreement, reached late Thursday after several months of talks, is to be voted on by the board of the Steelworkers' union Monday. It would then be subject to a vote at a convention of United Rubber Workers members, a meeting expected within two months.If the agreement clears those hurdles, the merger will significantly increase the membership of the Steelworkers' union, which since the mid-1970s has been in fairly steady decline.
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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.
NEWS
May 2, 2003
Frederick J. Presti, a rubber company executive and former Ferndale resident, died of a stroke Sunday at a hospital in Abington, Pa. He was 76. Mr. Presti was born in Baltimore and raised on Highland Avenue in Arbutus. He was a graduate of Catonsville High School and served with the Navy in the Philippines during World War II. After earning his bachelor's degree from the old Eastern College of Commerce and Law, which later merged with the University of Baltimore, he joined Schenuit Rubber Co. as an accountant and later was promoted to plant superintendent.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff | January 17, 1991
A half-inch strip of white rubber found in the otherwise tidy apartment of Dawn Marie Garvin matches a similarly sized hole on a tennis shoe belonging to Garvin's accused killer, Steven H. Oken, an FBI expert has testified.Special Agent William Heilman, an expert in torn-edge comparison, told a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury that, "The piece of rubber had at one time been part of the sole of the shoe."The tiny strip of rubber is considered a key piece of evidence in the prosecution's case against Oken, 29, the White Marsh man accused of raping and killing Garvin on Nov. 2, 1987.
NEWS
December 15, 1993
Motorists traveling Route 140 near Taneytown will soon be surprised to find out where the rubber meets the road: in the rubber-tire asphalt that will pave four miles of the busy highway between the Carroll County town and Westminster.It's part of a state highway department test to find ways to dispose of growing mountains of old tires that are discarded every year. Mixing the shredded, melted rubber with asphalt and laying it on the road can solve a troublesome disposal problem and improve the durability of highway pavement.
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By Kathy Frazier | April 10, 1991
The crowd was tensed for one of the biggest games of the high schoolsoftball season and the long-awaited pitching duel between Northeast's Kristy Zulka and Archbishop Spalding's Kim Sheridan.Both teamshad completed infield drills. The pitchers were warmed up. Each teamhad given its pregame cheer, the players were psyched.Sheridan took the mound at Upton Park last Wednesday. It was timeto see which of the two ace windmillers would keep her team among the undefeated.But hold on.Sheridan's catcher, Jen McKeldin, knew instantly something was wrong.
NEWS
February 14, 2004
Thomas A. Washington Jr., a retired rubber company supervisor, died of a heart attack Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 63. Born in Baltimore and raised on East Eager Street, he was a 1955 graduate of Dunbar High School. He joined Monarch Rubber Co. in Highlandtown more than 40 years ago and retired as a supervisor two years ago. He was a tenpin bowler and enjoyed steaming crabs. He was a member and deacon at New Friendship Baptist Church, 1515 E. Eager St., where services will be held at 9 a.m. today.
SPORTS
By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Staff Writer | February 23, 1992
Back.Back.Back.And he makes a one-handed catch . . . on the synthetic rubber granulate with a polyurethane binder.Ohhh, doctor.What's this? The first play-by-play call of a chemical reaction? No. It is a glimpse of outfield play as fans soon will know it at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Like every major-league stadium, the new park is equipped with a warning track -- about 18 feet wide and circling the playing field.But the similarities end about there. Unlike the old track, which was composed mostly of crushed rock and brick dust, the new one was cooked up by scientists.
NEWS
March 19, 2014
I recently emailed Sen. Rand Paul to voice my opposition to his castigation of the U.S. intelligence community, and the National Security Agency in particular. I think his criticism of the agency could have a deleterious effect on the tens of thousands of dedicated patriots who work so very hard every day to protect the U.S. and defend its principles. I also stated that he likely would not get my vote, and I was eager to see whether he or his staff would even respond. Well, within a few days I received a response - not a specific response to my email, but an electronic copy of his newsletter.
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SPORTS
By Seth Boster and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
Before the Orioles' comeback 4-2 rubber match win over the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards Sunday, a third-inning foul ball became a focus of struggle. In a video caught by MLB.com , a young Orioles fan is shown vainly reaching down from the stands for the ball only to have his reach come up short. As an usher motions for the fan to step back, a man emerges from further down the aisle with an umbrella, which he uses to successfully scoop the ball up. He goes on to raise the ball triumphant in his resourcefulness.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
Although he is 22 and had been in the majors for all of 11 days, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman didn't seem flummoxed by the bright lights and suffocating hype of his first two starts. He just wasn't very effective. All that changed Sunday in what was Gausman's biggest test yet, his big league home debut on a typically sticky Baltimore afternoon against the Detroit Tigers, the best hitting club in baseball. Gausman wasn't involved in the decision, but he lasted six strong innings and his teammates mounted another comeback to beat the Tigers, 4-2, before an announced crowd of 39,182 at Camden Yards.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2013
Most of the horses in the stakes barns at Pimlico Race Course had cleared out by 8:30 Sunday morning, having loaded into vans under the cover of early-morning rain. Plates with pieces of cake left over from last night's victory party for Oxbow dotted the ground near trainer D. Wayne Lukas' temporary office, as did a few emptied beer bottles. As he said he would, Lukas began loading his horses into a van bound for Louisville less than 12 hours after winning his 14th Triple Crown race, a new record.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa toy airplane business into a leading wholesale hobby empire, died of pneumonia April 24 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, Fla. The former Pikesville resident was 96. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Lithuanian immigrants. His father, Morris, was a Saratoga Street tailor. His mother, Dora, was a homemaker. Mr. Kramer was a graduate of the old Robert E. Lee School and received his diploma from City College at age 14. "He and his brother, Lou, belonged to the Junior Birdmen of America, a model airplane club promoted by the Hearst newspapers," said his son, Dr. Karl Kramer of Coral Gables, Fla. "His brother was really the airplane builder.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1997
The Maryland Department of the Environment says it will end the monitoring of wells on part of the former Cambridge Rubber Co. factory in Taneytown.MDE's action clears the way for sale of the Dunbar parcel on the south side of the 14-acre site of the former shoe factory at 86 York St.Several people familiar with the negotiations confirmed that a warehouse company has a contract on the property, but city officials refused to provide information about the...
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By Diedre A. Ware | March 29, 2013
Editor's note: Freelance writer Diedre A. Ware grew up in Havre de Grace and graduated from Havre de Grace High School. Her recollections of what it was like growing up black in an era when children's dolls were white was published recently in Dolls magazine based in Iola, Wis., http://www.dollsmagazine.com . It is republished here with permission, along with photographs that ran with the Dolls magazine version. As a child, my dolls were by best friends. When I confided in them, I knew they would never tell.
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