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Dan Rodricks | November 5, 2011
When you're still being dragged along in the gnarly wake of the Great Recession, bristling with the splinters of the housing bust and other flotsam of the financial meltdown, it's hard to see much of a future, much less big ships on the horizon. But they are out there, or on their way - big ships, wider than ever, carrying cargo up the coast, up the Chesapeake to the Port of Baltimore. In a couple of years, a wider Panama Canal will open for business. The wider canal will mean larger ships - new megaships - making the run from Asia to the East Coast, instead of always stopping in Pacific ports.
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By Scott Dance and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A biography of former Baltimore banker Ed Hale is set to detail his rise from a Sparrows Point upbringing to exploits in real estate, sports business and banking - working covertly for the CIA and surviving plane crashes along the way. Apprentice House, a student-run book publisher at Loyola University Maryland, is releasing "Hale Storm," by former Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd , on Nov. 1. A preview of the book suggests Hale's story...
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BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | March 13, 2011
To last another century, the Sparrows Point steel mill needs maybe $1 billion invested in new equipment or an act of God that moves Baltimore closer to Detroit and the manufacturing customers there. Which event is more likely to occur is debatable. Ira Rennert, whose Renco Group has agreed to buy Sparrows Point and two other mills owned by Severstal North America, does not have a reputation as a big spender. (On his companies. What he spends on himself is another matter entirely.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Russell R. Jones, former general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, died Wednesday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 90. The son of restaurant owners Russell Wehr Jones and Noelie Delores Richard Jones, Russell Richard Jones was born and raised in Lehighton, Pa., where he graduated in 1941 from high school. His college studies at Lehigh University were interrupted when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he was trained as a bomber pilot and later trained B-29 pilots.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
Last weekend hundreds of individuals gathered at Dundalk Heritage Park to remember and honor the heroes of the American steel industry who died on the job making the steel that made America strong ( "Monument to Sparrows Point's casualties lives on at new home," Sept. 15). A remarkable speaker was Michael, who described those workers as heroes because they dedicated their lives to supporting their families, communities and their union under difficult and often dangerous conditions in the mills.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
Regarding your report that Sparrows Point is again up for sale, due to past uses of the land there's not much that can be done with now. However, it could make an excellent site for a race track. With the Baltimore Grand Prix IndyCar race supposedly a success, maybe it is time to try finding interested parties to operate a track. Sparrows Point can never be turned into housing, but a huge track with bleachers would be perfect. There are many racing enthusiasts in Maryland and many actually race their own vehicles.
BUSINESS
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Workers at Sparrows Point imploded one of the buildings at the closed steel plant Friday, causing a loud boom that was heard in nearby Dundalk, Baltimore County Police said. MCM Industrial Services conducted a controlled demolition of the Basic Oxygen Furnace shop building at 2 p.m. on Friday, said Cpl. John Wachter, a Baltimore County police spokesman. The steel mill at Sparrows Point, which employed tens of thousands in its heyday, closed in 2012 after its last owner, RG Steel, filed for bankruptcy.
NEWS
December 24, 2012
The United Steelworkers Local 9477 has dreamed up a number of fictitious reasons for the demise of the mill at Sparrows Point ("Union's account of steel mill's end," Dec. 18). They have refused to admit, and The Sun seems afraid to say, that the real reason there will no longer be a steel mill at Sparrows Point stems from the fact that no corporation in the U.S. can make money in that business because of high labor costs due to union demands. Why are our shoes no longer made in the United States?
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County - and the promise of new jobs - took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal environmental agencies on a cleanup plan for the polluted site. The massive former Bethlehem Steel facility was shuttered two years ago and auctioned off in a bankruptcy-law proceeding to salvage companies. The land has now been sold for an undisclosed amount to Sparrows Point Terminal, an offshoot of the Hanover-based investment firm Redwood Capital Investments LLC. Under terms of an agreement announced Thursday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment, Redwood Capital will commit $48 million to clean up the property's land and groundwater, and pay $3 million to the EPA to investigate issues in the water surrounding Sparrows Point.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
A three-alarm fire tore through a church in the 4300 block of North Point Blvd. in Sparrows Point on Tuesday night, causing parts of the roof to collapse, according to a Baltimore County fire official. Responding to a 7:38 p.m. call reporting a fire at Pleasant Zion Baptist Church, fire crews found a shed and wooden pallets at the rear of the church engulfed in flames, said Lt. Jay Ringgold. The fire quickly spread to the roof of the church, and the crew requested a second alarm, Ringgold said.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Campaigns on Baltimore County's east side are still in full swing, but one outcome is already certain: For the first time in nearly half a century, voters get a new state senator. Democratic Sen. Norman Stone, who took office in 1967, is retiring from the General Assembly. Fellow Democrat John Olszewski Jr., currently a state delegate; Republican Johnny Ray Salling, a steelworker; and unaffiliated candidate Scott Collier are competing to replace him. Stone, who entered the Senate the year Spiro Agnew became governor, is its longest-serving member.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The biggest thing the Sparrows Point girls soccer team stressed at halftime of Friday's game against No. 9 Catonsville was being sure to respond favorably if the Comets scored. So when the visitors did score a tying goal midway through the second half, the Pointers had a chance to apply what they discussed. They did so impressively. Sparrows Point came right back, getting a goal from Jamie Shiflett three minutes later and went on to claim a well-deserved, 3-1 upset win over Catonsville.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County - and the promise of new jobs - took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal environmental agencies on a cleanup plan for the polluted site. The massive former Bethlehem Steel facility was shuttered two years ago and auctioned off in a bankruptcy-law proceeding to salvage companies. The land has now been sold for an undisclosed amount to Sparrows Point Terminal, an offshoot of the Hanover-based investment firm Redwood Capital Investments LLC. Under terms of an agreement announced Thursday with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment, Redwood Capital will commit $48 million to clean up the property's land and groundwater, and pay $3 million to the EPA to investigate issues in the water surrounding Sparrows Point.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
A man is listed in critical condition at local hospital after being stabbed at an Edgemere motel Thursday night, Baltimore County police said. About 10 p.m., police found found a man with multiple stab wounds to his middle and upper body at the Sparta Inn in the 6400 block of North Point Road. Police said the victim was stabbed during a fight with Herman Elbert Summers Jr. of who was taken into custody after he was found in the parking lot of the Sparta Inn. Summers, 60, of Sparrows Point was charged with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Two suspects have been charged in a violent machete attack in Edgemere Friday that left one man severely injured, Baltimore County police said. Police have charged Ryan Freund, 21, with attempted first degree murder and Kevin Himes, 22, with first degree assault, after police said they attacked the victim outside the Food Lion in the 7500 block of North Point Road Friday. The victim's arm was injured in machete attack, and he is expected to survive, police said. Police said the incident happened around 6:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the grocery store.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
A man changing a trailer tire at Sparrows Point was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after Baltimore County fire officials said the tire blew out and struck him in the head. Officials were called at 11:43 a.m. to the facility for an injured subject. He was flown to the hospital by state police helicopter with life threatening injuries, officials said. Police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said that man was in the middle of the facility, but could not confirm if he was a worker.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday. After the body of Brigette Marchand, 42, of Annapolis, was found in the water off Brandon Shores on Monday, police initiated a search for her partner. Around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday near Fort Howard in Baltimore County, Natural Resources Police found the body of David Frandzen, 40, of Pasadena.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
A proposed liquefied natural gas facility in Calvert County could put nearby residents at "significant risk" if a fire or explosion occurs, according to a British consulting firm hired by opponents of the project to review its hazards. Ricardo-AEA, commissioned by some nearby residents and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, concluded that plans to convert the Cove Point import terminal for liquefied natural gas into one processing and exporting large quantities of the volatile fuel pose additional, possibly "intolerable" risks for workers at the site and people living within eight-tenths of a mile of it. "My view is that the project shouldn't be allowed to go forward, unless the applicant can demonstrate that the risks are not 'intolerable,' and that the risks have been reduced to a level which is as low as reasonably practicable," said Mark Broomfield, author of the report.
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