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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
An out-of-state steelmaker has bought the most valuable piece of the Sparrows Point plant to use as spare parts, a move that could kill the last hopes that the steel mill might be purchased by an operator and reopened. American Metal Market reported late Wednesday that Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp. had acquired the major portion of Sparrows Point's 12-year-old cold mill, the newest part of an old facility. Nucor's president, John Ferriola, told the trade publication that the acquisition would be used for upgrades and to replace parts at the company's own mills.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
Several hundred former Sparrows Point workers gathering late Monday afternoon for details of their steel mill's demise heard from union leaders that at least two groups had wanted to restart the plant but weren't given the chance. Joe Rosel, president of United Steelworkers Local 9477 in Sparrows Point, told the crowd that Sherman International, an iron and steel equipment supplier in Pittsburgh, wanted to operate the plant and tried to bid $150 million for it last week. "They were told they couldn't bid because the plant wasn't for sale anymore," Rosel said.
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By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | February 29, 2004
Dwayne "Buzz" Williams, assistant principal of Bel Air High School, will release his book Spare Parts, which details his experiences in the Persian Gulf war as a Marine reservist, March 8. Spare Parts begins with a journal entry Williams wrote 14 years ago in his first days of boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., followed by a chronological account of the training he underwent, his experiences while in combat overseas and the years after his return to...
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December 13, 2012
WEATHER: Sunny, high near 48 . Tonight is expected to be clear, low around 38. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS City issued speed camera ticket to motionless car : T he Baltimore City speed camera ticket alleged that the four-door Mazda wagon was going 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone. But the Mazda wasn't speeding - it wasn't even moving.
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By Photos by Lloyd Fox and Photos by Lloyd Fox,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | May 21, 2007
About 10,000 visitors stop by the Baltimore Streetcar Museum each year to see a bit of the city's past. In addition to displays, the museum offers rides on original city streetcars. The original museum building was a freight interchange station between truck traffic and trains. It was built in 1900 and closed 58 years later, reopening in 1966 as the museum. When the museum moved next-door, it became a heavy metal shop, where parts are made to restore trains. Old trains wait outside to be used for spare parts.
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December 20, 2004
THE CHOICE before Army Maj. Cathy Kaus and Chief Warrant Officer Darrell Birt was no choice at all: Take what appeared to be two abandoned Army trucks and two trailers so they could move all their equipment into Iraq, and strip a third for parts. Or don't take them and scrounge around for spare parts en route to the war. The officers and four other Reservists from the 656th Transportation Company, based in Springfield, Ohio, were found guilty of theft and destruction of property earlier this year in a case that underscores yet again the failure of the Pentagon to give soldiers what they need.
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December 13, 2012
WEATHER: Sunny, high near 48 . Tonight is expected to be clear, low around 38. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS City issued speed camera ticket to motionless car : T he Baltimore City speed camera ticket alleged that the four-door Mazda wagon was going 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone. But the Mazda wasn't speeding - it wasn't even moving.
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hippodromehatter@aol.com | September 20, 2012
Mayan legend that explains how these beautiful birds were created from spare parts left over when the other birds were created by the Mayan sun god. The plumage of a ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) shimmered in the early-morning sunlight as it darted back and forth while sipping nectar from the blossoms of a red-flowered rosebush. Plus, it was so preoccupied with feeding, my presence didn't appear to disturb it, even though I was a mere 3 feet away.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Sun Staff Writer | April 18, 1995
Ellicott Machine Corp. International, a Baltimore-based dredge maker, yesterday announced it has signed a $21.5 million contract to supply auxiliary dredging equipment to the Indonesian government.The contract, which was signed on April 12, is expected to create or maintain 50 jobs among Ellicott and its subcontractors for the next year and a half, said Ellicott president Peter A. Bowe. "It's one of the largest orders in the last 10 years," he said.The work is being financed by a low-interest loan offered by the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which had helped Ellicott defeat a competing Norwegian bid. The loan, which was a departure from Eximbank's practice, has a 3.3 percent interest rate and a 25-year maturity, which includes a seven-year period when no interest payments are required.
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April 27, 2002
WE WERE entertained when Michael Jordan came back. We'd love to see a good 25-cent cup of coffee, again. But bringing back the Yugo, even as a ZMW? Please. For anyone not exposed to stand-up comedy, the Yugo is a car, an infamous amalgam of metal and who-knows-what-else that hit the United States in 1985 as the next cheap thing. In our era of relentless quality control, the vehicle - Has the Yugo ever been called a vehicle? - became synonymous with shoddiness. It bombed, of course. Importer Malcolm Bricklin went on to fail at making $2,000 electric bikes.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
An out-of-state steelmaker has bought the most valuable piece of the Sparrows Point plant to use as spare parts, a move that could kill the last hopes that the steel mill might be purchased by an operator and reopened. American Metal Market reported late Wednesday that Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp. had acquired the major portion of Sparrows Point's 12-year-old cold mill, the newest part of an old facility. Nucor's president, John Ferriola, told the trade publication that the acquisition would be used for upgrades and to replace parts at the company's own mills.
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hippodromehatter@aol.com | September 20, 2012
Mayan legend that explains how these beautiful birds were created from spare parts left over when the other birds were created by the Mayan sun god. The plumage of a ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) shimmered in the early-morning sunlight as it darted back and forth while sipping nectar from the blossoms of a red-flowered rosebush. Plus, it was so preoccupied with feeding, my presence didn't appear to disturb it, even though I was a mere 3 feet away.
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By Photos by Lloyd Fox and Photos by Lloyd Fox,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | May 21, 2007
About 10,000 visitors stop by the Baltimore Streetcar Museum each year to see a bit of the city's past. In addition to displays, the museum offers rides on original city streetcars. The original museum building was a freight interchange station between truck traffic and trains. It was built in 1900 and closed 58 years later, reopening in 1966 as the museum. When the museum moved next-door, it became a heavy metal shop, where parts are made to restore trains. Old trains wait outside to be used for spare parts.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 22, 2005
Scarlett Johansson was in danger of becoming nothing more than an art-house habitue's dream after appearing in movies like Ghost World, Lost in Translation and The Girl With a Pearl Earring. Her gifts for angst and ennui, and even her wispy blond allure, which lent itself to vagueness, allowed high-minded movie lovers to project their lonely, secret passions. She was in danger of becoming nothing more than a mood actress: an icon for the outre. So it's a relief to see her all toned-up and active in The Island, Michael Bay's latest special-effects extravaganza - just as it was a relief to see moody old Sean Penn do a Bogart-like star turn in The Interpreter.
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By ROB KASPER | February 19, 2005
IT IS A joyful time in a cellar dweller's life when he paws through his basement stash and finds the part he needs. Tapping your private stock, your own little in-house hardware store, reinforces the feeling that you actually know what you are doing. Moreover it justifies, at least briefly, the two premises that fire the urge to turn your residence into a parts repository. Those would be: 1) keep the old, you never know when it will come in handy and 2) when forced to buy new, buy two of the item.
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December 20, 2004
THE CHOICE before Army Maj. Cathy Kaus and Chief Warrant Officer Darrell Birt was no choice at all: Take what appeared to be two abandoned Army trucks and two trailers so they could move all their equipment into Iraq, and strip a third for parts. Or don't take them and scrounge around for spare parts en route to the war. The officers and four other Reservists from the 656th Transportation Company, based in Springfield, Ohio, were found guilty of theft and destruction of property earlier this year in a case that underscores yet again the failure of the Pentagon to give soldiers what they need.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan | February 13, 2000
WE WERE gathered in a friend's apartment last weekend, stuffing ourselves with roast pork, dumplings and homemade spicy tofu to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, when the conversation took an interesting turn. My friend Tim, a Canadian of Taiwanese descent, extended his chopsticks to the head of the large, steamed ginger fish at the center of the dinner table and asked: "Does anyone mind if I eat the cheek? That's the best part." Many Asian food connoisseurs know the tiny flap of flesh beneath the eye is the most succulent part of the fish -- a choice morsel that inspires much bickering in my family over who gets to have it. And the fish cheek started a discussion on Asian delicacies around the world that are rarely found in the United States.
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By Amanda Ponko and Amanda Ponko,SUN STAFF | February 29, 2004
Dwayne "Buzz" Williams, assistant principal of Bel Air High School, will release his book Spare Parts, which details his experiences in the Persian Gulf war as a Marine reservist, March 8. Spare Parts begins with a journal entry Williams wrote 14 years ago in his first days of boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., followed by a chronological account of the training he underwent, his experiences while in combat overseas and the years after his return to...
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