By MIKE KLINGAMAN | 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.
By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
The campaign trail has been kind to Larry Hogan's waistline. The Republican nominee for governor has managed to shed at least 25 pounds this year as he has hit the pavement, knocking on doors and running - yes, running - down parade routes, campaign aides said. "I'm on my feet running around," Hogan said. "You burn a lot of calories. " For evidence of the fitter and trimmer Hogan, look no further than his face, which has slimmed significantly since the 58-year-old Annapolis businessman declared his candidacy in January.
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.
By Jules Witcover | June 16, 2014
The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue. Mr. Cantor's conspicuous focus on national political aspirations, with himself widely cast as the heir apparent to beleaguered House Speaker John Boehner, obviously didn't sit well with the folks back home. Their votes were a reminder to him of Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill's old adage that "All politics is local.
By From Staff Reports | 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.
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 25, 1996
An article in Thursday's editions about Jeanne Margaret Lowinger, 53, being arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact in the slaying of Michael Anthony Alfano should have said she lived in the 1900 block of Eastern Ave. in Baltimore.The Sun regrets the errors.Baltimore County police made two quick arrests yesterday after finding the body of a 37-year-old man wrapped in rug in a shed behind a Carney home.Investigators said the victim, Michael Anthony Alfano, had been shot in the head in the house, probably about Jan. 14. Maurice Ronald Rey, 59, owner of the house in the 9000 block of Old Harford Road, was charged with first degree murder and a handgun violation, police 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.
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | 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.
By Jasmine Jernberg | June 15, 2008
A fierce storm that tore through the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has sidelined one of its most popular programs: its educational canoe tours. High winds June 4 downed trees, knocked out power and phone lines and destroyed eight of the Edgewater facility's 10-canoe fleet, along with a canoe shed and a canoe stand recently built by a volunteer Eagle Scout. Canoeing programs at SERC have been suspended until further notice, center officials announced last week. The hiking trails have been cleaned of debris and electricity restored - after being out for up to 67 hours - but the solution is not as simple for the canoe program.
By KEVIN THOMAS | November 14, 1993
I always get a little skittish when a neighborhood spat gets elevated to the height of a constitutional violation.Believe me, I've been involved in such tiffs myself. (The word "trees" will always have a special meaning for me, but that's a story for another day).Right now, I'm much more interested in Jeffrey L. Underwood's fight to keep a shed standing on one of the Columbia properties he owns.It seems that after five years of wrangling with Mr. Underwood over the shed, the Owen Brown Village Board has grown weary of the matter and has referred it to the Columbia Association, which has taken Mr. Underwood to court.
May 2, 2014
Once again the bleeding hearts of this country are crying over the so-called botched execution of a man who tortured, raped, shot then buried alive a 19-year-old recent high school graduate ("Fresh execution questions," May 1). Why aren't those tears being shed over Stephanie Neiman? She was a young woman just entering into her adulthood and all the possibilities of her future. That future ended when Clayton Lockett took her life. He never gave a thought as to the pain and horror he was inflicting on his victim.
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
Gabe Voumard did not play in Navy's 10-6 loss to No. 17 Lehigh in a Patriot League tournament semifinal a week ago after Anne Arundel County police said they arrested the junior midfielder for threatening a taxi driver with a butter knife on April 20. But coach Rick Sowell said it is unclear whether Voumard, a starter who is tied for second on the team in assists (eight) and tied for third in points (23), will return for Saturday's regular-season finale at No. 7 Maryland. “I do not know that at this point,” Sowell said Tuesday afternoon when he was asked about Voumard's status.
By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
When a plant is listed as invasive, how far does it spread? How far apart should I plant bamboo for a privacy screen? How far? "Invasive" doesn't mean garden-variety nuisance — it means a foreign invader spreading aggressively until it has destroyed environment, economy, even human health. Sometimes, it is unstoppable. April is Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month, a time to consider what we lose when invasive species get in the United States. For example, Emerald ash borer has killed tens of millions of ash trees and is now in Maryland.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Maryland lost 600 jobs in February but also saw its overall unemployment rate dip to 5.7 percent, in part thanks to a revision of much steeper losses reported in January, according to new estimates from the U.S. Department of Labor. February's unemployment rate, a hair lower than January's revised 5.8 percent, is the lowest in the state since November 2008. Despite the hundreds of job losses estimated in February, January's reported reduction of 9,800 jobs was revised to a loss of 6,100 jobs.
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
A retired schools employee may have cracked the mystery of the identity of a man who scrawled his signature in the Washington Monument nearly two centuries ago. After reading an article in Saturday's Baltimore Sun reporting that workers restoring the Mount Vernon landmark had uncovered the signature of a J.W. Hogg dated 1829, Gloria Gibson Day of Timonium did a little sleuthing. Day, who has a passion for genealogy, looked up the name in the Baltimore City directories from the early 1800s.
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Seduction and rebellion are at the heart of "12 O'Clock Boys," Maryland Institute College of Art alum Lotfy Nathan's extraordinary exploration of Baltimore's outlaw dirt bike culture, as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy desperately yearning to be part of it. For three years, beginning in spring 2010, Nathan and his cameras track the youngster, who goes by the nickname Pug. The camera watches as Pug is seduced by the speed, by the outrageousness and...
By Margaret Friedrich and Margaret Friedrich,Contributing writer | October 13, 1991
The autumn wind rustles through the yellow cornfield west of Centennial Park, past the Clark family farmhouse to an unassuming log shed.Nestled under a dogwood tree with bright red buds, the shed that was handcrafted by pioneers before the Civil War stands as a sentinel to Howard County's past.Howard County is dotted with wood and steel sheds of every size, shape and color. Over the centuries, with a little imagination and extra effort, residents have transformed them into playhouses, outhouses, ice houses, guest cabins and pool houses.
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1997
The Howard County Board of Appeals has approved a Scaggsville resident's petition for a variance for a storage shed and play area, a seemingly routine case that became controversial when the homeowner accused a neighbor of being racist.Abul Azad said he was pleased that the five-member board voted, 3-1, in his favor. Board member Donald Messenger was the lone dissenter, and George L. Layman, who chairs the board, was absent."I like it," said Azad, who still believes his neighbor, Joseph Dunworth, is prejudiced against his Pakistani heritage.
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
Anne Arundel County police say they've arrested a 22-year-old man and are searching for three others after they assaulted and robbed a man who lives in an Odenton shed. At about 1:40 a.m. today, officers were patrolling in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road, when they saw four men running from a shed in the back of a building where a 59-year-old man lives. Officers say the four men - one of whom was carrying a gun - stole phones and money from the man and a 48-year-old male acquaintance.
By Mike Giuliano | January 9, 2014
The viola is an important musical instrument in a string ensemble, but rarely does it enjoy a moment of its own in the musical spotlight. Well, it gets more than just a moment in the spotlight when the Fine Arts Quartet is joined by guest violist Roberto Diaz for a Candlelight Concerts program on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. These five musicians will perform three Viola Quintets by Beethoven that don't get heard very often in a concert hall.
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