Advertisement
HomeCollectionsSquare Mile
IN THE NEWS

Square Mile

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tricia Bishop | January 24, 2002
All about Australia Take a trip to the land Down Under tonight at the North Carroll Branch Library in Greenmount during a program all about Australia -- its climate, history, people and animals, including kangaroos and koalas. Here are a few facts to get you going: Australia is the only nation to occupy an entire continent. It's also the smallest continent and the sixth largest country (the United States is the fourth largest). Its capital is Canberra, which was designed by an American city planner, Walter Burley Griffin.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Vincent J. Schodolski and Vincent J. Schodolski,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 29, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Exhausted firefighters struggled against rapidly advancing flames across Southern California yesterday, trying to keep the firestorm out of the city of Los Angeles, away from homes and out of mountain resorts where thousands of dead trees offered rich fuel for the blazes. One week after the wildfires began, firefighters went from door to door in Los Angeles' Chatsworth neighborhood, a middle- and upper-class area in the San Fernando Valley, and ordered reluctant residents to leave their homes because of a threatening blaze in an adjoining valley.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 12, 1991
Maryland ranked 13th overall in state encouragement of a healthy environment, according to an analysis of 256 indicators released yesterday by the Institute of Southern Studies, a public interest advocacy research group in Durham, N.C.The Green Index, as it is known, gave top overall marks for environmental protection to Oregon, followed by Maine, Vermont and California. It ranked Maryland ahead of its neighbors: Delaware (24th), Pennsylvania (26th), Virginia (32nd) and West Virginia (44th)
NEWS
By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2003
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Behind a trash bin in an otherwise empty downtown parking lot yesterday sat a piece of metal the size of a car door. All day, people came and went to catch a glimpse of it - and yellow police tape made sure they didn't get too close. In Kalin Kendrick's pasture east of town, the county sheriff's department guarded a charred piece of metal that appeared to be part of a computer, just one piece in a line of debris that extended from her property over a creek and onto her father-in-law's adjacent land.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | February 12, 1995
NAGAON, India -- Hoping to stem a tide of illegal Bangladeshi migrants into the northeastern state of Assam and end a series of violent clashes, India has shifted from supporting a crackdown on the immigrants to advocating economic development here and in Bangladesh.Without concerted action, tensions are almost certain to continue between the Indians here and the Bangladeshi settlers, who are emigrating from the world's most densely populated country. More than 7,000 people have died in clashes since the 1980s.
NEWS
By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1998
Scientists using a helicopter equipped with ultrasensitive heat-detecting gear have found large populations of white-tailed deer hiding out in suburbia.As suburban gardeners have long suspected, the deer thrive in the region wherever woods and fields are tucked between malls and townhouses. In a monthlong survey in March, researchers from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources counted an average of 13 deer per square mile along their 527 miles of flight path. In wooded areas, they found an average of 40 deer per square mile.
NEWS
By Joseph Gallagher | December 31, 1990
READ and Relax." I love that hilarious newspaper slogan. But I did read this past year, and I came up with these items of various relaxicity:The latest worry: Electricity may give you cancer. Advice: Keep your distance from TV sets, computer terminals, electric razors. (An old joke revives: "You need a shave." "I shaved this morning." "Next time, stand closer to the razor.")This was the year the earthquake didn't hit New Madrid, Mo. The series of quakes that rocked the area in 1811-1812 caused the Mississippi to roll backward, shook scaffolding at the U.S. Capitol and made church bells ring in Boston.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | February 14, 1996
Baltimore County officials unveiled yesterday an ambitious public-private blueprint to rejuvenate Essex, Middle River and other east-side communities that have long been troubled by pockets of unemployment, poverty and crime.The plan -- covering an area of more than 70 square miles with a population of 166,566 -- includes creating parkland, razing rundown apartments and adding new businesses. County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger III stressed that the 23-point plan is crucial to the county's stability.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 3, 1997
ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra -- There are two ways into Andorra.There's the easy way, from Spain, on a pleasant road that leads to a gigantic shopping mall where day-trippers sprint off buses and dash through store aisles crammed with cheap cigarettes, cut-rate liquor, microwave ovens and designer clothes.Or, there's the hard way, from France, on a winding road over the Pyrenees, through thick fog that obscures such things as trucks, animals and 1,000-foot drops.Naturally, you choose the hard way, making the epic journey up switchbacks and through mountain passes, finally arriving at 3,000 feet and Europe's highest capital.
NEWS
By Vincent J. Schodolski and Vincent J. Schodolski,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 29, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Exhausted firefighters struggled against rapidly advancing flames across Southern California yesterday, trying to keep the firestorm out of the city of Los Angeles, away from homes and out of mountain resorts where thousands of dead trees offered rich fuel for the blazes. One week after the wildfires began, firefighters went from door to door in Los Angeles' Chatsworth neighborhood, a middle- and upper-class area in the San Fernando Valley, and ordered reluctant residents to leave their homes because of a threatening blaze in an adjoining valley.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tricia Bishop | January 24, 2002
All about Australia Take a trip to the land Down Under tonight at the North Carroll Branch Library in Greenmount during a program all about Australia -- its climate, history, people and animals, including kangaroos and koalas. Here are a few facts to get you going: Australia is the only nation to occupy an entire continent. It's also the smallest continent and the sixth largest country (the United States is the fourth largest). Its capital is Canberra, which was designed by an American city planner, Walter Burley Griffin.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2000
The battle against the West Nile virus comes to downtown Baltimore early tomorrow as the state launches the first large-scale mosquito-spraying campaign in the city in at least 25 years. Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting, two or three state trucks will spray dilute clouds of a common household pesticide across a 2-square-mile area around the Inner Harbor. The spraying comes 11 days after the discovery of a single dying crow in Federal Hill. The bird later tested positive for the West Nile virus.
NEWS
By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1998
Scientists using a helicopter equipped with ultrasensitive heat-detecting gear have found large populations of white-tailed deer hiding out in suburbia.As suburban gardeners have long suspected, the deer thrive in the region wherever woods and fields are tucked between malls and townhouses. In a monthlong survey in March, researchers from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources counted an average of 13 deer per square mile along their 527 miles of flight path. In wooded areas, they found an average of 40 deer per square mile.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 3, 1997
ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra -- There are two ways into Andorra.There's the easy way, from Spain, on a pleasant road that leads to a gigantic shopping mall where day-trippers sprint off buses and dash through store aisles crammed with cheap cigarettes, cut-rate liquor, microwave ovens and designer clothes.Or, there's the hard way, from France, on a winding road over the Pyrenees, through thick fog that obscures such things as trucks, animals and 1,000-foot drops.Naturally, you choose the hard way, making the epic journey up switchbacks and through mountain passes, finally arriving at 3,000 feet and Europe's highest capital.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | February 14, 1996
Baltimore County officials unveiled yesterday an ambitious public-private blueprint to rejuvenate Essex, Middle River and other east-side communities that have long been troubled by pockets of unemployment, poverty and crime.The plan -- covering an area of more than 70 square miles with a population of 166,566 -- includes creating parkland, razing rundown apartments and adding new businesses. County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger III stressed that the 23-point plan is crucial to the county's stability.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | February 12, 1995
NAGAON, India -- Hoping to stem a tide of illegal Bangladeshi migrants into the northeastern state of Assam and end a series of violent clashes, India has shifted from supporting a crackdown on the immigrants to advocating economic development here and in Bangladesh.Without concerted action, tensions are almost certain to continue between the Indians here and the Bangladeshi settlers, who are emigrating from the world's most densely populated country. More than 7,000 people have died in clashes since the 1980s.
NEWS
By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2003
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Behind a trash bin in an otherwise empty downtown parking lot yesterday sat a piece of metal the size of a car door. All day, people came and went to catch a glimpse of it - and yellow police tape made sure they didn't get too close. In Kalin Kendrick's pasture east of town, the county sheriff's department guarded a charred piece of metal that appeared to be part of a computer, just one piece in a line of debris that extended from her property over a creek and onto her father-in-law's adjacent land.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2000
The battle against the West Nile virus comes to downtown Baltimore early tomorrow as the state launches the first large-scale mosquito-spraying campaign in the city in at least 25 years. Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting, two or three state trucks will spray dilute clouds of a common household pesticide across a 2-square-mile area around the Inner Harbor. The spraying comes 11 days after the discovery of a single dying crow in Federal Hill. The bird later tested positive for the West Nile virus.
NEWS
August 12, 1991
Maryland ranked 13th overall in state encouragement of a healthy environment, according to an analysis of 256 indicators released yesterday by the Institute of Southern Studies, a public interest advocacy research group in Durham, N.C.The Green Index, as it is known, gave top overall marks for environmental protection to Oregon, followed by Maine, Vermont and California. It ranked Maryland ahead of its neighbors: Delaware (24th), Pennsylvania (26th), Virginia (32nd) and West Virginia (44th)
NEWS
By Joseph Gallagher | December 31, 1990
READ and Relax." I love that hilarious newspaper slogan. But I did read this past year, and I came up with these items of various relaxicity:The latest worry: Electricity may give you cancer. Advice: Keep your distance from TV sets, computer terminals, electric razors. (An old joke revives: "You need a shave." "I shaved this morning." "Next time, stand closer to the razor.")This was the year the earthquake didn't hit New Madrid, Mo. The series of quakes that rocked the area in 1811-1812 caused the Mississippi to roll backward, shook scaffolding at the U.S. Capitol and made church bells ring in Boston.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.