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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | November 18, 2006
Perry William Stewart Sr., who began as a laborer and retired as a Baltimore Department of Public Works supervisor, died of a stroke Sunday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Ednor Gardens resident was 75. Born in Baltimore and raised on Boone Street in Waverly, he attended Dunbar High School before enlisting in the Navy. He served as a cook. After his discharge he worked at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point shipyard for several years until he took a job with the city Department of Public Works.
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By JULIE SCHARPER and JULIE SCHARPER,SUN REPORTER | July 29, 2006
Two years ago, the city installed a trash-straining system in Gwynns Run after a broken pipe dumped millions of gallons of sewage into the waterway. The apparatus funnels the water through nets that can be lifted up with a pulley and dumped into a trash bin. But there is a problem: The nets are frequently broken, and garbage sails through the $1.7 million system on its way to the Chesapeake Bay, environmentalists say. "The problem with Gwynns Run is that nobody comes back here, and nobody cares," said Dan Dillon, a researcher with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study.
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By NICK SHIELDS and NICK SHIELDS,SUN REPORTER | October 5, 2005
An autopsy is scheduled for today in the death of a Villa Julie College student's newborn baby, whose body was found after the woman led police to a storm drain near her parents' home, police said. It was unclear yesterday whether the baby girl was stillborn, Baltimore County police said. The 20-year-old woman's roommate had reported the woman missing early yesterday after finding blood in their dormitory bathroom. The woman was found in Prince George's County, and she led investigators to the baby's body.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2004
Firefighters and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews returned yesterday to the scene of a gas leak in a Westminster neighborhood that affected about 40 homes Monday. The problem began about 10:15 a.m. in the 200 block of Hobbits Lane, an area of new homes in the Stoneridge Overlook development, said Jeff Alexander, assistant chief of Westminster Fire Engine & Hose Company No. 1. A leak in a 2-inch plastic gas main underground was found and repaired by 3:50 p.m. Monday, said Jamie Krumpler, a BGE spokeswoman.
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June 23, 2004
2 sought in string of convenience store robberies since May Maryland State Police are searching for two men they say are responsible for smash-and-grab robberies at several Carroll County convenience stores. Every week since the end of last month, convenience stores throughout the county have been burglarized after closing, between 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m., authorities said. Two men have been caught on surveillance cameras, but police said hooded sweat shirts pulled over their heads made it impossible to identify them.
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December 17, 2003
Free assistance available for families seeking child care Free assistance is available to parents in Howard County who are seeking a child care center, family child-care provider, programs for school-aged children or preschools. Trained child care counselors will assist parents to identify child care services that are best suited to the parents' needs, preferences and ability to pay. The service, called LOCATE: Child Care, is offered by the Howard County Child Care Resource Center. Parents will also get help finding programs for which they qualify, such as subsidized health care, subsidized child care and tax credits.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2003
Nobody knows for certain what lies near the storm drain at the base of the Admiral Heights Swim Club in Annapolis -- and that uncertainty is holding up a $500,000 drain renovation project intended to prevent runoff and flooding. About half of the funding is from a state grant that expires Jan. 12, and some fear that the city and pool officials will not reach an agreement in time. "I'm in panic mode," said Evan Belaga, president of the nonprofit Weems Creek Conservancy, which worked to secure some of the grants.
NEWS
July 13, 2003
Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced road construction projects for this week. For information on the projects below, call Carroll County Bureau of Engineering at 410-386-2171. Pavement reconstruction: Enterprise and Adam Smith Streets from Klees Mill Road to Route 26. Shoulder work: Deer Park Road from Route 91 to the Baltimore County line; Bloom Road from Salem Bottom Road to Sams Creek Road; Bonnie Brae Road from Route 26 to the end; Cherrytown Road Route 97 to Old Hanover Road.
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June 22, 2003
Responsible for providing water and wastewater services; building and maintaining roads, bridges and storm-water control systems; solid waste collection recycling and disposal; and engineering, design and inspection of county-funded construction. For information on specific services, call: Emergency service for water, solid waste, and wastewater emergencies: 410-222-8400 (24 hours) Emergency service for storm drains, roads, traffic lights and signs: 410-222-6120 (After 3:30 p.m. and on weekends and holidays)
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 15, 2003
Heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms in the past week have flooded basements, overflowed storm drains and knocked out phone service in parts of the Baltimore region, officials said yesterday. As of yesterday afternoon, the National Weather Service had recorded 3.55 inches of rain in Baltimore this month. Baltimore is 7.28 inches above normal rainfall totals for the year. Fallen tree limbs, lightning strikes and waterlogged cables - along with ordinary problems not related to weather - have led to more than 2,500 reports of telephone service troubles in the area, more than double the usual number of problems, said Verizon spokeswoman Sandra Arnette.
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