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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff Writer | March 29, 1995
A new colorful, watery world of sand, coral and 43 kinds of fishes has been created at the National Aquarium. Inch by inch, a team of curators, biologists and designers built a coral reef from concrete, polyurethane and fiberglass. Drop by drop, they filled its tank with 335,000 gallons of salt water. And sea creature by sea creature, they made it come alive.Now French angelfish and grunts, trigger fish and tripletails, jacks and jolthead porgies, lookdowns and spiny lobsters are settling into a new home.
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By JANENE HOLZBERG | September 11, 2008
A dozen rays jostle for attention each time Carl Perkins enters the tank, their flat bodies undulating on the exhibit floor. "They all get right around my feet like puppies and nudge me as if to say, 'Feed me first,'" said Perkins, the new principal of Centennial High School and a volunteer diver at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The six species of rays, some of which can grow to be 7 feet across and weigh close to 500 pounds, are "a lot of fun," he said. Three dozen of them inhabit the Wings in the Water exhibit, sharing the space with two sharks and a turtle.
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January 27, 1998
A CASCADE OF JET FUEL that fell on a Glen Burnie woman and her son has prompted Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest to ask for a congressional investigation into the practice. That's exactly what is needed to clear the air.A week ago, a World Airways DC-10 released about 100 gallons of jet fuel over Glen Burnie as it approached the Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Linthicum. The cloud of mist doused Tracey Schulden and her 8-year-old son as they walked through the parking lot of Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School to a Cub Scout meeting.
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By Jerry V. Haines and Jerry V. Haines,Special to the Sun | June 13, 2004
Has the high price of gas given you second thoughts about taking that long driving trip this summer? Not to worry. There are plenty of places worth seeing closer to home. We sent four writers north, south, east and west from Baltimore to find out where they would end up on a single tank of gas. Read their reports below, and get pumped for a summer road trip. Nothing against the interstates, those marvels of transportation efficiency where we can insert cars at Point A and shortly come blasting out at Point B, as if we had been propelled there inside a pneumatic tube.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1998
Manchester's new water tank should be full and ready for use this morning -- and town residents have been warned to watch out for leaks when the pressure hits the pipes."
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By SEATTLE TIMES | April 8, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Federal aviation investigators called yesterday for precautionary repairs to fuel-gauge electrical systems in thousands of Boeing jetliners to prevent the kind of explosion suspected in TWA Flight 800.Electrical wiring from fuel-measuring devices that extend into fuel tanks should be rerouted or shielded "to the maximum extent possible" to guard against the kind of power surge suspected in the blast of the Boeing 747 in 1996, the National Transportation...
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | April 17, 1997
On a February day in 1992, Martin Wirtz died after inhaling toxic fumes while trying to save his friend, Milton "Mickey" White III, who collapsed inside a tank truck after emptying it of chemical waste.Five years later, Wirtz's sister is facing White in Baltimore County Circuit Court, suing his company on behalf of her brother's estate.The suit by Linda Wirtz claims Farmington Freight, which White owns, was negligent in collecting, transporting and disposing of the chemicals.It also names Cargill Inc., a molasses maker that supplied the nearly 3,000 gallons of waste the day of the accident.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | November 9, 2008
With any luck, the engine will fire up and a driver will take a 3-ton World War I tank for a short spin to mark Veterans Day at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday. One of only two surviving U.S. tanks of its era, the Model 1918 Ford more closely resembles an armored tractor. It will be overshadowed both in size and firepower by its 21st-century counterparts, known as Stryker combat vehicles, which will also be on display Tuesday at the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum. Still, the one-man, one-gun tank can provide visitors insight into early 20th-century warfare, said museum director Joe Rainer.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2004
Five years after building a wastewater treatment plant at a Union Bridge high school without any environmental or construction permits, the Carroll County school system installed a septic holding tank last week at North Carroll Middle School without the required septic and building permits. The tank was installed Jan. 19 as crews prepared bathrooms for a mini-campus of portable classrooms that will serve as "swing space" at North Carroll Middle, which will be emptied one wing at a time over the next 19 months in a major, $18.2 million renovation.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1997
Mannequins of George Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower in World War I uniforms grace a new exhibit at the Fort George G. Meade Museum. The former president's granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, was recruited to help open the gallery today.But the real celebrities are the Five of Hearts, a World War I era light tank, and the Mark VIII, a 43-ton armored vehicle from the same period, that have finally been brought in from the cold."People come to this museum specifically to see this tank," said Robert S. Johnson, director of the museum, referring to the Five of Hearts, a French-made Renault FT-17.
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