May 12, 2010
If the Black Eyed Susan were a race horse, it would be a sprinter. It makes one strong move, then fades quickly. The strong move occurs this weekend when the cocktail will be in demand at Pamlico Race Track, during both the running of the Black Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday and the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Over these two days, about 25,000 servings of the libation, poured into commemorative glasses, will be sold at $8 apiece, track officials say. But as soon as Preakness weekend ends, so does the does the local thirst for the Susan.
August 2, 1992
Once a year, I clean out my garden shed. Usually, I can tell when the shed needs a tuneup. It's when the place is piled so high with old plastic flower pots that there is no room for the $500 lawn mower or the $900 Rototiller.That's when I grab a shovel, if there's one to be found, and start digging through the debris. It is time to weed the shed. No sense waiting until it gets overgrown.I tackle this job alone. No one offers help and I solicit none. The shed is my domain, my playpen. It's the only room into which I can track dirt without getting yelled at. It is my oasis, my haven from the orderliness of the rest of the house.
July 11, 1993
A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a 20-by-20-foot wooden shed yesterday afternoon in Woodbine.William Benoit was doing dishes when he saw flames coming from the shed behind his house at 7211 the shed behind his house at 7211 Woodbine Road shortly before 3 p.m.Firefighters from Winfield, Lisbon and Mount Airy responded to the call.No injuries were reported.The shed and its contents, mostly tools and two wood stoves, were destroyed.Mr. Benoit said he did not know what caused the fire in the shed, which is wired for electricity.
June 14, 1995
Fire destroyed a storage shed yesterday behind Chase Apartments at 9 Chase St. in Westminster.No injuries were reported, but the frame building was destroyed, said Frank Rauschenberg of the State Fire Marshal's office. The cause of the fire, which was reported at 10:39 a.m., was unknown.Lt. Michael Stoner of the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department said flames were coming out of the top of the building when he arrived shortly after the first engine got to the scene.Firefighters from Westminster, Pleasant Valley, Reese and Manchester quickly brought the blaze under control.
October 3, 1999
A fire that destroyed a two-story wooden shed in Westminster late Thursday was deliberately set, fire officials said Friday.According to state fire marshals, the homeowners, Katherine and Brian Meehan of the 2000 block of Herbert Ave., were awakened by neighbors at 11: 59 p.m. soon after the blaze was discovered.Firefighters from Reese and Westminster brought the fire under control within 20 minutes, but were unable to save the shed or its contents. Damage was estimated at $3,000, fire marshals said.
June 28, 1999
Arson was the cause of a wooden shed fire Saturday in Westminster that caused an estimated $20,000 damage, authorities said. According to state fire marshals, Wendy A. Holthause of the 2000 block of Herbert Ave. discovered the fire at 10: 50 p.m. About 14 firefighters from Reese and Westminster took 30 minutes to bring the fire under control, officials said. No one was injured. Fire marshals said an exterior wall of the shed was set on fire. Police Westminster: An employee of Len Stoler car dealership told police June 21 that someone stole two unsecured tires and rims.