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By Dave Gilmore | July 13, 2012
"The future belongs to crowds. "  - Don DeLillo, Mao II If the 20th century version of video game marketing is attempting to observe what customers wanted, than the 21st has become a time about flat-out asking them. Steam, Valve's online gaming store and community hub, announced "Greenlight," a crowdsourcing-inspired move aimed at letting the users have more say in what games are available to buy and play on the service. "The community should be deciding what gets released," Valve announced.
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August 20, 2014
Residents of the neighborhoods around the soon-to-open Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore are right to be upset that the city is diverting $3 million of the money set aside in state law to help mitigate the impact of casinos on the surrounding communities to instead move a steam pipe under the street. Any argument that this expenditure fits the spirit of the law is incredibly weak. But the city says that it has explored all other options, and without the project, which the Board of Estimates approved today, the casino won't open on time next week.
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By Medical Tribune News Service | February 19, 1991
Steam released from the cooling towers of power-generating plants may expose people who live nearby to Legionnaires' disease, a potentially fatal type of pneumonia.People who lived between a third to a half a mile from a cooling tower were three times more likely to get the disease, a Scottish study reports.Steam released from inadequately cleaned cooling towers may have contained the bacteria thought to cause the disease.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
Baltimore officials plan to divert $3 million in anticipated casino revenue that had been earmarked for community improvements to replace a major artery in the city's underground steam pipe system. The proposal has drawn criticism from local elected officials and community leaders who say it is a misuse of the funds to be generated by the new Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. They want the money to be used for neighborhood-oriented projects, such as walking trails or efforts to connect unemployed residents with jobs.
FEATURES
By FRED RASMUSSEN | March 22, 1992
Please send old photos of people at proms and graduations, '' within the next two weeks, to Way Back When, Sun Magazine, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278. You must include caption information and your daytime phone number. Also, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you'd like your photos returned.
NEWS
By ROBERT BURRUSS | December 7, 1994
Kensington. -- In 1899, Henry Ford went to Thomas Edison and asked him to find a better way to power electric cars than with lead-acid batteries. After a century, the work continues and the results do not change: Twenty-one hundred pounds of lead-acid batteries can still only hold the energy equivalent of a single gallon of gasoline.Of that 2,200 pounds, 1,400 are pure lead and more than 500 pounds are sulfuric acid. In 1998, electric cars will be pushed onto the road by legislative mandate, and that which has been precluded by laws of the physical world will be forced into existence by the laws of the social world.
NEWS
September 4, 2005
Mason Dixon Historical Society Inc. will hold its 43rd annual Steam & Gas Round-Up from 7 a.m. to dusk Friday, Saturday and Sept. 11 at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster. In addition to equipment and vehicle displays, there will be demonstrations of traditional farm activities. Allis-Chalmers equipment will be featured. Activities include: Friday, Saturday and next Sunday: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Kitchen open for breakfast. 10 a.m.: Flag-raising and opening ceremony.
FEATURES
By Rita St. Clair | February 16, 1992
Q: One of the most memorable experiences of my winter vacation occurred in the bathroom of my hotel. Besides the bathtub, there was a shower enclosure that could be converted into a small steam room. Talk about luxury! Tell me, please, is it possible to purchase a device like that for use in my own home?A: I doubt you could buy exactly the same equipment; it's probably manufactured exclusively for commercial establishments. But a few major makers of bathroom fixtures now produce similar devices for residential use.Some of the new steam-and-bath enclosures for the home are self-contained units that can be installed by a plumber.
NEWS
November 30, 1993
The Mason-Dixon Historical Society and the Carroll County Farm Museum have entered into a 20-year agreement that will ensure the continuation of the 30-year-old annual Steam Show Days.The three-day event, held in September at the Farm Museum and sponsored by the Mason-Dixon group, features displays of antique farm machinery and engines as well as demonstrations of old-time farm activities, such as threshing wheat and grinding corn meal.As part of the agreement, the society turned over to the county Department of Recreation and Parks four buildings that the society owned at the Farm Museum.
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By JACQUES KELLY | February 24, 1994
The end of the line for the old Addressograph machines, cast-iron sausage kettles and brass steam whistles is 1415 Key Highway.That is the address of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, the city's sprawling repository of workplace artifacts. Here the floors creak, the lines of leather belting circulate through machine shops and the lunch wagon always has a ham sandwich for sale.Located roughly between Harborplace and Fort McHenry, the museum is housed in a former cannery built in the mid-1860s.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade - and are actually rising in several, officials say. Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed for causing algae blooms and "dead zones" in the bay, where fish and shellfish can't get enough oxygen in the water. Plants and animals need phosphorus and nitrogen to live, but the bay is choking on an overdose. The lack of progress in reducing phosphorus is a particular problem on the Delmarva Peninsula, officials say, where there's evidence it is washing off the many farm fields fertilized with chicken manure.
NEWS
By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
A 65-year-old steam locomotive will be restored and transferred from the B&O Railroad Museum to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The restoration will bring the locomotive back to full service. Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in September 1949 as the last commercially-built steam locomotive for use by a U.S. railway, the engine has been at the museum since 1972, according to a Western Maryland Scenic Railroad news release. "This historic agreement is a win-win for railroad preservation.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
Keep your eyes on Charles North. The continually emerging neighborhood, much of which is contained within the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, was a 2013 hot spot with the openings of surprising new places like Bottega and The Crown, attracting appreciative crowds. Charles North continues to blossom, and three recently opened cafes - Red Emma's, Canteen and Nancy by SNAC - are welcoming the new year with plans to expand their hours, menus or both. Red Emma's (30 W. North Ave., 410-230-0450, redemmas.org)
SPORTS
By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Colts Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore 's name is synonymous with Baltimore's football tradition. Now he could have his image immortalized. A $750,000 fund-raising drive in conjunction with the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation was announced Monday to create a statue to honor Moore. "We know without a doubt that Lenny not only has excelled in the area of football," said Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, the founder of the Lenny Moore Statue and Wax Figurine Committee, "but has also significantly contributed to many, many organizations.
NEWS
November 24, 2013
Thank you for printing the letter, "25th Street Station controversy isn't over yet," (Nov. 20) by Damien Nichols. I agree with his sentiments. I am writing to express my serious concern regarding assessment of the proposed development in my neighborhood on 25th Street. I have reservations about the long-term negative impacts that a Walmart store would have on our neighborhood and the city as a whole. The promise of "new jobs" always fails to mention the jobs would have such low compensation that employees would still require social services!
SPORTS
By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
The No. 8 Maryland women's basketball team kept up with top-ranked Connecticut on Friday night, but for only so long. After tying the game 43-43 with 18:50 left in the second half, Maryland all but ran out of steam against the defending national champion Huskies. The Terps would score only 12 points more, fading late in a 72-55 loss at Comcast Center. UConn's Breanna Stewart led all scorers with 26 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Her all-around attack - three 3-pointers to go with six offensive rebounds - kept the Huskies (3-0)
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
When Syracuse opened the season with a 16-15 double-overtime loss to Albany, the outlook looked bleak for the NCAA's all-time leader in national championships. But the No. 12 Orange re-asserted themselves into the national conversation with back-to-back wins, including a 9-8 overtime decision against then-No. 11 Virginia last Friday night. The joy from that victory may be evaporating in the wake of Thursday's announcement by the school that sophomore defenseman Brandon Mullins will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a right knee injury in that win against the Cavaliers.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1991
One on One is a weekly feature offering excerpts of interviews conducted by The Evening Sun with newsworthy business leaders. Morris O. Hill was named president last month of Baltimore Thermal Energy Corp., the company that has owned and operated Baltimore's downtown steam company since 1985. The Baltimore operation is owned by United Thermal Corp. of New York. Hill, who has been with the parent company since 1985, was named general manager of Baltimore Thermal in 1987.Q. For people who might not be familiar with the company other than the steam they see rising from the city streets, can you tell me a little bit about what you do?
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Now that the Orioles have hired Dave Wallace as their pitching coach, the focus turns to naming a bullpen coach. That search hasn't officially started yet, according to an industry source, but it will begin within the next few days. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Wallace, who has a decade of major league pitching coach experience and was the Atlanta Braves' minor league pitching coordinator for the past four seasons, will have plenty of input in selecting a bullpen coach and will probably make the final call.
SPORTS
By Daniel Gallen, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2013
From his first season to this second in the major leagues, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen has made adjustments earlier in ballgames. In the first four innings of games last season, Chen posted an ERA of 4.01. This year, that number is down to 1.95, and he was at it again Friday night, blanking the Rockies through the first four frames. But while Chen has started strong this year, he's still struggled in the later innings, and those difficulties were in display again in the Orioles' 6-3 loss.
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