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By Ellen Nibali and Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2010
Question: Can I use the ash from wood stove pellets on my plants? My friends say the glue that holds the pellets together is unnatural and unsafe to use. Answer: If the pellet particles are bound together by lignin, a natural component of wood, as is commonly done, then they should be safe to use. Check the label on the pellet bag. If the label does not answer your question about pellet composition, then contact the manufacturer to...
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NEWS
November 18, 2013
While I respect commentator Tony Solesky's opinions regarding pit bulls as pets, I cannot agree with them ( "Making rescued pit bulls pets is an unnatural selection," Nov. 14). I am very sorry Mr. Solesky had to deal with his child being mauled, but to place all the blame on the animal is not right. You can train any dog to be vicious, and I have had many friends who worked in veterinarians' offices say that they got bitten by smaller dogs more frequently than larger ones. Pit bulls are just another fad for drug dealers and crooks, just like Dobermans and Rottweilers once were.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2000
Dear Mr. Azrael: My neighbor several years ago filled in a low area on their property, changing the contour so that rainwater now drains onto my property. Much of the fill was being pushed past the property line. I dug a drainage ditch along my side of the property line to divert water back where it formerly drained. I did this to stop erosion of the bank between us, which was created 60 years ago by a previous owner, and was not a problem until [my neighbor] filled the low areas of their property.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | December 28, 2007
More than a month after he was mistakenly freed from a Maryland prison, a man accused of a 1999 sexual assault involving a cattle prod was arrested in Louisiana after authorities say he broke into a home on Christmas Eve. Ronald Lee Moore, 40, was picked up in Destrehan, La., where he was spotted riding a bicycle and carrying a bag of tools, said Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department. Moore, who has been described as a former crack addict with a long history of burglaries, gave an alias but was identified through fingerprints after being taken into custody.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 9, 1999
A former Glenwood Middle School teacher accused of paying a 15-year-old boy to perform sex acts in March was indicted Thursday by a Howard County grand jury.Klaude Krannebitter, 35, of Baltimore was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and engaging in an unnatural and perverted sex act.He was released in March on a $10,000 bond, officials said.Pub Date: 5/09/99
NEWS
January 26, 2012
"We need to understand what circumstances led to this incident," said an archdiocese spokesman ("Archdiocese investigating priest: He's suspended indefinitely after arrest on charges of indecent exposure," Jan. 24). Celibacy, that unnatural restriction, is forced on clergymen by the male-dominated Vatican. That's what led to these circumstances. Until the Catholic Church understands that it must change, these circumstances will lead other clergy to expose the church to embarrassment as a result of their natural desires.
NEWS
May 8, 1998
A Frederick AIDS activist infected with the human immunodeficiency virus has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl, authorities said yesterday.Lloyd Eugene Biggus, 39, was indicted by a Frederick County grand jury on charges including sodomy, unnatural and perverted practices and first-degree assault, Assistant State's Attorney Lindell Angel said.Biggus recently resigned from the People With AIDS Committee of Maryland, a Frederick-based organization he co-founded, according to acting President Stephanie Schwartzbeck.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 6, 1998
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of a Maryland law that criminalizes sexual relations between people of the same gender.The suit, filed on behalf of five Maryland residents, targets the state's "unnatural or perverted sexual practices" statute.The law, passed in 1916, makes it a felony for lesbians and gay men to engage in oral sex and attaches penalties of up to $1,000 or 10 years in prison.
NEWS
By Staff Report | February 6, 1994
A 25-year-old Westminster man was detained on $25,000 bond Thursday after he was charged in an indictment with child sex abuse involving his girlfriend's son. David Olin Stinson was charged with three counts each of second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offense and unnatural or perverted practice, and with one count of assault, Westminster police said. Mr. Stinson was arrested after the Carroll grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday. Investigators allege that the sex acts occurred over the past two to three years, beginning when the boy was 12 years old.
NEWS
October 31, 2013
The case of a Jarrettsville woman, who was a behavioral specialist with Harford County Public Schools and who was accused of bestiality, has been dismissed after the Harford County State's Attorney's Office decided not to prosecute her. Stephanie Mikles, 46, had been charged with "unnatural or perverted practice" from a 2008 investigation in which she was investigated for alleged child pornography and sexual abuse of a minor. On Oct. 21, the Harford County State's Attorney's office declined to prosecute the case, according to online records.
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