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October 29, 1992
The earthquake in the Detroit boardroom of General Motors is causing tremors at the GM plant on Broening Highway. With the ouster of chairman Robert C. Stempel, a boss popular with the rank-and-file, tough-minded outside directors are now in charge, their eyes firmly fixed on the bottom line.Not that the Baltimore operation seems to be in immediate danger; its mid-sized vans remain one of the more popular vehicles on the market. Last December, Broening escaped the first hit-list as Mr. Stempel launched a national campaign to close 21 plants and eliminate 74,000 jobs.
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By David Horsey | July 1, 2014
The perennial jokes about California being sloughed off into the Pacific when the next big earthquake strikes may soon give way to laugh lines about Oklahoma shaking, quaking and sinking into the earth. A place once known for rodeos, tornados and dust storms where earthquakes used to be rare, Oklahoma now tops all 50 states in the number of tremors per year. This sudden, startling rise in the incidence of earthquakes would seem mystifying if not for the explanation scientists have come up with.
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By Lisa Respers and Frank D. Roylance and Lisa Respers and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
For some, it was a big deal. For others, it was nothing earthshaking.A small earthquake in Cecil County yesterday rattled windows and some nerves but caused no injuries or reports of significant damage. Authorities said the 7: 43 a.m. tremor registered 2.5 on the Richter scale and was felt in eastern Harford, western Cecil and southeastern Lancaster, Pa., counties.Residents in those areas couldn't stop talking about it."We've had everything this year -- floods, blizzards and now an earthquake," said Ruth Clower, a floral designer who lives on Main Street in Port Deposit.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
Sometimes it's easy for Vincent Vono to feel down about having to live with Parkinson's disease. The disease has snatched his independence and sense of a normal life. The 76-year-old stopped driving last year as his motor skills slowed. He doesn't cook much because it is too exhausting to clean up afterward. Even a short walk across his tiny apartment is a task some days. But for all the disease has taken away from Vono, it has fostered and strengthened a love for art that first developed when he was a boy. Painting is the one thing that still comes easily to Vono.
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By Jill Hudson and Caitlin Francke and Jill Hudson and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1996
Last week, many residents of Columbia's Kings Contrivance and Hickory Ridge villages were startled by a loud boom -- one that turns out to have been an earthquake registering magnitude 2.0.The earthquake was the biggest one in the county since the spring of 1993, when Howard was shaken by 16 small quakes, one of which registered magnitude 2.7.Dozens of concerned Howard residents called 911 in the early hours of Dec. 22, many claiming to have heard the...
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By Los Angeles Times | March 7, 2007
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Thousands of terrified Indonesians were searching for shelter yesterday after an earthquake killed at least 70 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings on Sumatra island. The 6.3-magnitude quake was centered 30 miles northeast of Padang in West Sumatra and struck at 10:49 a.m. yesterday local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Hundreds were injured, most by falling rubble. Many survivors escaped more serious injury because they fled buildings when the tremors struck and were outside two hours later when a powerful aftershock toppled scores of buildings, said Gusmal, a district official in Solok, the hardest-hit area.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1997
Earth-rattling tremors. Huge clouds of dust. Declining property values.Those are the complaints of some residents of Rockville, where rock has been mined for 42 years at a stone quarry in this Montgomery County suburb of Washington.And those residents say that's what Jessup homeowners can expect with last week's approval by the Howard County Board of Appeals of a similar operation on a 546-acre site in the eastern part of the county."You don't want to live near one," warned Sally McCarthy, who said a vibration from a dynamite blast at the Bardon Rockville Crushed Stone quarry once knocked a painting off the wall.
FEATURES
November 15, 2005
Giant worms rise to attack humans on the surface in Tremors (8 p.m.-10 p.m., ABC Family), with Kevin Bacon (above).
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By From Staff Reports | April 6, 1993
Seismologists to study hoopla over tremorsCOLUMBIA -- New York seismologists studying Howard County's recent spate of small earthquakes are also seeking to analyze the psychology of why the quakes are receiving so much attention.Sunday afternoon's twin tremors near Route 32 and U.S. 29 -- the 10th and 11th earthquakes to occur in the county since March 10 -- registered only 1.5 on the Richter scale, yet were reported in the New York Times. Philadelphia newspapers have also carried stories on the quakes.
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By Jill Hudson and Caitlin Francke and Jill Hudson and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1996
Last week, many residents of Columbia's Kings Contrivance and Hickory Ridge villages were startled by a loud boom -- one that turns out to have been an earthquake registering magnitude 2.0.The earthquake was the biggest one in the county since the spring of 1993 when Howard was shaken by 16 small quakes, one of which registered magnitude 2.7.Dozens of concerned Howard residents called 911 in the early hours of Dec. 22, many claiming to have heard the tell-tale...
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2011
Marylanders whose houses sustained damage from Tuesday's earthquake are about to get more bad news: Their homeowners' policies likely won't cover repairs. Insurance agents say earthquakes aren't part of the standard coverage of homeowner policies because such events are rare here. In fact, some insurance agents said they aren't even sure of the price of earthquake coverage because it's been so long since they added it to a policy. "I haven't priced it for 15 years," says Don Grauel, president of L.E. Goldsborough & Son in Towson.
NEWS
August 23, 2011
Well, that was different. It's not every day that the Mid-Atlantic experiences a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, but that 10 seconds of shake, rattle and roll you felt this afternoon wasn't a train, a hurricane or the sound of budget negotiations in Washington. It was the real thing. By the standards of earthquake hotspots around the world, a 5.8 is a minor amusement. The earthquake that rocked Japan this year hit 9.0, meaning it released about 63,000 times as much energy. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are about 1,300 earthquakes a year worldwide that register between 5.0 and 5.9. The agency tracks about 50 earthquakes a day. For the East Coast, though, 5.8 was enough to overload telephone networks and send crowds pouring into the streets for fear that office buildings were in danger of imminent collapse.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | June 23, 2010
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck in the Ontario/Quebec border region Wednesday afternoon, reverberating along the East Coast. The quake struck at 1:41 p.m., 33 miles northeast of Ottawa, the nation's capital, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor was felt in Maryland, New York, New Jersey and even parts of Michigan and Illinois, according to the USGS's reporting site. Tremors up to a Modified Mercalli Intensity of 3 were reported in Towson and Baltimore, according to the USGS.
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September 28, 2009
Essential tremor is a neurological problem that results in tremors (shakiness), usually of the hands and arms, writes Dr. William Weiner, professor and chairman of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the school's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. * There is no known cause for essential tremor, although it sometimes runs in families. The onset of the tremor can be in adolescence or later in life. Most people with essential tremor experience very gradual worsening of the tremor over decades.
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By Mark Magnier and Mark Magnier,Los Angeles Times | May 17, 2008
DEYANG, China -- A strong aftershock hit China's battered Sichuan region yesterday, causing landslides, knocking out telephone lines and burying vehicles, according to state news media. There were no immediate reports of deaths. The magnitude 5.5 tremor struck at 1:25 p.m. in Lixian, further complicating the job of getting aid into nearby Wenchuan, the epicenter of Monday's intense quake. The aftershock, the latest in a series this week, could be felt in Chengdu, a major city 75 miles to the southeast.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 7, 2007
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Thousands of terrified Indonesians were searching for shelter yesterday after an earthquake killed at least 70 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings on Sumatra island. The 6.3-magnitude quake was centered 30 miles northeast of Padang in West Sumatra and struck at 10:49 a.m. yesterday local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Hundreds were injured, most by falling rubble. Many survivors escaped more serious injury because they fled buildings when the tremors struck and were outside two hours later when a powerful aftershock toppled scores of buildings, said Gusmal, a district official in Solok, the hardest-hit area.
NEWS
July 19, 1993
One needn't live in the Midwest river valleys to appreciate the havoc natural disasters can wreak.Even a milder natural disturbance, such as the ones that have visited Howard County this spring and summer, can inspire awe and fear at the unpredictability and power of Mother Nature.First came the earthquakes. A total of 14 tremors have shaken Howard since mid-March; the most recent, albeit minor ones, occurred July 9 and 12.Seismologists have trooped to the county in the hopes of better understanding the root of the tremors centered here.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | June 18, 1994
If you like soccer, this is the day for you. If not, this is the day for them.* "Tremors."(noon-2 p.m., USA) -- This 1990 thriller comedy has just the right tone: Its laughs are funny, its scares are scary, and you're never tempted to laugh or get tense in the wrong places.Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon star, and "Tremors" is an admirable representative of the giant-subterranean-worm genre -- better than "Dune," almost as funny as "Beetlejuice," and almost as weird as "Lair of the White Worm."* "The Real World Marathon."
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, Stacey Hirsh and Tricia Bishop and Jamie Smith Hopkins, Stacey Hirsh and Tricia Bishop,Sun reporters | October 19, 2006
A stock options scandal has claimed the top two executives of Harford County technology company SafeNet Inc., part of an accelerating trend of resignations in corporate America stemming from investigations into whether option awards were rigged to maximize their value. SafeNet announced yesterday that Anthony A. Caputo, its chairman and chief executive, and Carole Argo, its president, chief operating officer and acting chief financial officer, voluntarily resigned Tuesday, effective immediately.
NEWS
October 10, 2006
The American policy of isolating and demonizing North Korea as a means of restraining its nuclear ambitions has come up wanting, but the friendlier Chinese tactics, employed toward the same goal, have been no more successful. North Korea's announcement that it had tested a nuclear device was rightly termed "provocative" by President Bush, even if, as some suspect, the test was something less than it first appeared to be; what this provocation calls for is a different international approach.
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