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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 30, 2004
In the Pixar short Knick Knack, a snowman trapped in a snowglobe longs to join the swim-suited figurines from "Sunny Miami" or "Sunny Palm Beach." That's roughly the plight of the title character in Noi, a bald, pale 17-year-old on an isolated Icelandic fjord who settles for hot beaches on his View-Master. Alienated from classmates and teachers alike, he fritters away his "wonderboy" I.Q., cutting class and goofing off until his school throws him out. His grandmother's idea of counseling is a trip to a fortune-teller; his alcoholic father's notion of help is to take him for a drink.
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October 5, 2014
The problem of feral cat overpopulation cannot be solved with trap, neuter and release programs ( "Cat that closed Glen Burnie school moved to animal rescue shelter," Sept. 5). Such initiatives merely repeat the irresponsible human behavior of dumping and abandonment that caused the problem in the first place. Municipalities that embrace TNR are encouraging more dumping and abandonment. Unfortunately, with approximately 80 million free-ranging cats in the U.S., no one will ever be able to sterilize enough of them to have any significant impact on cat populations.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 4, 2004
Fire swept through a two-story rowhouse in Brooklyn yesterday, killing a man who was trapped inside. The victim was believed to be a 31-year-old man, but city fire officials had not confirmed his identity late last night. The fire started on the ground floor at 1348 Patapsco Ave. about 2 p.m. and took about a half-hour for 50 city firefighters to bring under control. Two firefighters suffered minor steam burns and a third injured his foot, said city Fire Department spokesman Donald Heinbuch.
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By Becky Robinson | September 4, 2014
The first day of school can be scary for little ones, and for Stephanie it was traumatic. A small tortoiseshell cat with tiny white toes, Stephanie - as she has been nicknamed by the shelter now caring for her - created a flurry of news stories and speculation over the Labor Day weekend after she got lost inside a local school. Richard Henry Lee Elementary in Glen Burnie treated her kitty sighting with the severity of a bomb threat, choosing to evacuate students and close at 9:45 a.m. on Friday of last week, after a teacher caught a glimpse of Stephanie loose without a hall pass.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 10, 1998
A toddler was being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital last night after being found trapped in a drainage area in the basement of her Joppa home yesterday, fire officials in Harford County said.The child, who is about 15 months old and whose name was not released, was found by her father about 8 p.m. in a sump pump drain, according to Chief James B. Lyons III of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.The home is in the 1500 block of Clayton Road.Fire officials did not know last night how the child ended up in the water.
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By Los Angeles Times | August 14, 1991
BELL, Calif. -- A 50-year-old man was trapped under tons of sand and mud when the ground gave way under him at a drilling site south of Los Angeles where he was working, Los Angeles County fire officials said yesterday.Officials still held out some hope that Ken Stott of San Bernardino might still be alive hours after he was buried by soil in the freak accident at a Southern California Water Co. plant site. Mr. Stott was there drilling a new well."We're treating it as if he is still alive," said Fire Department Capt.
NEWS
April 17, 2007
A plumbing company employee was trapped for several hours yesterday after a trench collapsed outside a West Baltimore home, causing injuries to his legs, a city Fire Department spokesman reported. The man's identity was not available. About 11:30 a.m., a worker for Quality Plumbing was in a 7-foot-deep, 18-foot-long trench making repairs to a sewer line leading to a house in the 2800 block of Koko Lane when a portion of one wall of the trench collapsed, trapping the man up to his knees, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, the spokesman.
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By Ashley Powers and Nicholas Riccardi and Ashley Powers and Nicholas Riccardi,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 10, 2007
Huntington, Utah -- The slow-motion rescue of six trapped miners was expected to reach a critical stage yesterday evening, as a 2-inch-wide drill hole is due to reach the workers and determine whether they survived Monday's mine collapse. Rescue teams will drop a microphone and camera 1,800 feet down the shaft to try to locate the miners, who are trained to beat on the roof if they hear a drill coming toward them. No noise has been picked up from the area of the mine where the six workers were trapped during a pre-dawn cave-in.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1996
The upper Potomac River, in most years very good habitat for smallmouth bass, tiger muskie, walleye, sunfish and catfish, has been battered by floods this year. And while river levels are now returning to near normal, the impact of this year of floods apparently has been enormous.Ken Penrod, whose Life Outdoors Unlimited fishing and hunting guide service normally spends hundreds of days along the river each year, accompanied National Park Service and Department of Natural Resources personnel during fish rescue missions along 20 miles of the C&O Canal, which runs close to the river for 185 miles from Washington to Cumberland.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | May 10, 1997
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- The device that makes driving bearable during hot weather can also be a breeding ground for fungi.Condensation in a vehicle's air conditioner makes it a home for nasty spores that feed on insect parts trapped inside.Before long, the vents are spewing fungi and a "dirty-sock odor" along with cool air."The first thing people get are the classic allergy symptoms. Your eyes get itchy, your nose starts running and you start to sneeze," said Robert Simmons, a microbiologist at Georgia State University who has studied the problem.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
You know who Ringo Starr is. You know where he's been, and what he's done. You probably know that for the last 25 years, he has toured regularly with a rotating All-Starr Band of famous friends, playing some of his own hits and letting them play some of theirs. You might know that when he's not touring, he's making new music. That he continues to put out new records every few years or so. You might not know that these records - half a dozen since the '90s - have been the best, most consistent, most consistently entertaining of his solo career.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
City police are warning of a series of incidents in which women reportedly lured men to a location in North Baltimore where one was shot and another was stabbed and critically wounded. Word of the incidents went out in an email from Northern District commander Maj. Kimberly Burrus, who asked residents in Levindale, Cylburn, Parklane, Greenspring and Coldspring to "maintain a heightened sense of awareness. " On May 11 at 3 a.m., two men - ages 31 and 40 - told police that they went to the 5100 block of Levindale to meet up with two women they had met earlier in the night at a club.
NEWS
March 22, 2014
An Abingdon man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he was trapped under a vehicle in Abingdon Saturday afternoon, fire officials said. The Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 400 block of Smith's Landing Court at around 1:40 p.m. for a report of a man with his leg trapped under a vehicle, Jennifer Chenworth Price, spokesperson for the Harford County EMS & Fire Association, said. Chenworth Price said the man's leg became trapped under the vehicle when his car jack fell.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Two snowy owls have been trapped at Martin State Airport in Baltimore County and will be relocated away from the airport, aviation officials said Friday. A female owl was captured in a trap at the airport shortly after sunset on Thursday and a male owl was captured Friday morning, according to the Maryland Aviation Administration. The owls were captured in traps that the Maryland Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture had placed on a grassy area on the north side of the airport.
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| January 13, 2014
A brother and sister died yesterday after apparently suffocating in a wooden chest in their home, The Boston Globe is reporting . The chest was made by Lane Furniture. The company's website says: "Between 1912 and 1987, Lane and Virginia Maid manufactured and sold an estimated 12 million cedar chests. Cedar chests made during these years latch shut without having to depress a button. In recent years, several children have suffocated inside chests with old style locks. As a result, Lane has launched several successful programs concentrating on lock replacement.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
Investigators from the Anne Arundel Fire Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say they have found a significant amount of suspected bombs and bomb-making materials inside the home of a Glen Burnie man. Authorities charged Todd Wheeler Jr., 28 with several counts related to making and possessing destructive devices, and they say more charges are pending against him after they spent two days combing through...
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By John Johnston and John Johnston,Los Angeles Times | May 11, 1991
A 68-year-old woman, trapped with her husband in a snowbound automobile in California's Sierra Nevada mountains for more than two weeks, wrote a note to her children shortly before she died:"Your father passed away," wrote Nada Jean Chaney. "It was very peaceful. His last words were,'Thank the Lord.' "The bodies of the woman and her 75-year-old husband, Kenneth -- who became stranded in a March snowstorm when they took a wrong turn while driving from Fresno to their home in Mariposa -- were found 10 days ago by a U.S. Forest Service crew.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | August 24, 1994
An 11-year-old Manchester boy, who had to be rescued when he was trapped under a heavy lawn tractor, was flown to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center in Baltimore yesterday afternoon.He was released after it was determined that he had suffered no serious injuries.Eddie Grove was riding the dual-wheeled tractor on the lawn of his home in the 2100 block of Ebbvale Road about 2 p.m., witnesses said.The tractor struck a 5-gallon plastic container loaded with pieces of metal, and the boy was thrown off the seat.
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By Robert B. Reich | October 9, 2013
An old friend who has been active in politics for more than 30 years tells me he's giving up. "I can't stomach what's going on in Washington anymore," he says. "The hell with all of them. I have better things to do with my life. " My friend is falling into exactly the trap that the extreme right wants all of us to fall into -- such disgust and cynicism that we all give up on politics. Then they're free to take over everything. Republicans blame the shutdown of Washington and possible default on the nation's debt on the president's "unwillingness to negotiate" over the Affordable Care Act. But that law has already been negotiated.
NEWS
September 22, 2013
Among the 52 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received during the period Sept.15-22 were the following:  Beechfield Avenue at Wilkens Avenue, 6:20 p.m. Sept. 19. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville career station responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident in Arbutus involving a pedestrian. One critically injured person taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Franklin Avenue, 5900 block, 7:23 p.m. Sept.
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