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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2012
As of midday Friday, forecasters at the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., were uncertain that the Baltimore area would see any thunderstorms at all later in the evening. Without a cold front or a low-pressure system in place, they lacked the markers that would guarantee violent weather. If a disturbance did occur, however, all the heat and humidity in the lower atmosphere would serve as fuel. "We knew that any thunderstorm that did develop could become severe," said Stephen Konarik, a meteorologist with the weather service.
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NEWS
June 19, 2012
If life were a movie, the president of the United States (probably played by Will Smith) would be leaping into action to save humankind from the calamity that a new scientific report says is about to befall Earth. A paper prepared by 22 international scientists and just published in the journal Nature warns that overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change have pushed the world toward a tipping point beyond which lie irreversible, frightening alterations in the biosphere that supports life on this lonely planet.
NEWS
June 5, 2012
Morgan State University has gone on lockdown. Unfortunately, it was not before one of its students, Alexander Kinyua, allegedly beat a man in a campus apartment with a baseball bat, or before Mr. Kinyua admitted to killing, dismembering and eating some body parts of his off-campus roommate. Instead, the school's officials, from the president and regents chairman on down, have gone into a defensive crouch in response to increasingly difficult questions about whether someone at the university should have heeded what, in retrospect, look like warning signs that something was amiss with the former engineering student and ROTC cadet.
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By Peter Hermann | June 4, 2012
Last week's startling news that police have charged a man with killing, dismembering and eat part of his housemate in Harford County has raised man questions. Yes, certainly about why, but also about whether anything in the suspect's past could've indicated such deviant behavior. Already, we're learning details of a troubled history of this suspect, who along with his father and victim are tied into Morgan State University. We're trying to pull more reports and get more information as any clues that might have sent up warning signs.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2011
People should avoid direct contact with Beards Creek in Riva between Hoot Owl Road and Berkshire Drive, Anne Arundel health officials said Wednesday. A warning for the area is in effect until Jan. 4 because of a sewage spill that was caused by a blocked sewer line, according to a statement from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. About 2,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the creek Wednesday. Warning signs have been posted and do not restrict boating, fishing or crabbing, the health department said.
EXPLORE
December 22, 2011
I agree with Rolling Road residents and Councilman Tom Quirk ("Speeders slow to change behavior despite cameras," Catonsville Times, Dec. 7) that speeding on Rolling Road is a problem that needs solving. However, in these hard economic times does anyone believe that fining drivers, mostly other Catonsville residents driving to or from work, nearly $40,000 in 10 days is the way to go about it? I drive by the speed camera twice a day. I have not received a warning or fine, so I am not grinding a personal ax. For a fraction of $40,000, more conspicuous and forceful warning signs reminding drivers that the speed limit is photo enforced could be installed.
NEWS
October 13, 2011
The killing of two dozen unarmed Coptic Christians - and the wounding of hundreds of others - by Egyptian security forces and Muslim extremists in Cairo this week has thrown a dark shadow over the country's prospects for a peaceful transition to democracy. The elation following the popular uprising that drove former President Hosni Mubarak from power last winter has gradually given way to disillusionment and distrust of the military generals running the country, who seem in no hurry to turn over power to an elected civilian government.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2011
Propped up on her elbows while lying on her bed with cell phone in hand, the teen on a poster looks troubled as she reads this text message: "Sry I gt mad n lost cntrl last nyt. " The confused young woman in the poster is poised to accept her boyfriend's apology for abusing her on their date the night before, explained Annie Louise Burton, who took the reins of the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County on Jan. 31. But such forgiveness can...
NEWS
July 6, 2010
For tourists streaming into Ocean City this summer, the coastal bays are easily overlooked. To many they are merely the broad, sparkling waters — glimpsed briefly from the family sedan along U.S. 50 or Route 90, perhaps — that must be crossed on the way to the sandy beaches and rough and tumble of the Atlantic Ocean surf. But from an ecological standpoint, they provide as valuable a wildlife habitat as any found within their big sister estuary to the west, the Chesapeake Bay. Their sea grass beds are a nursery to dozens of varieties of fish and shellfish, their islands a haven for water birds like the brown pelicans that have made a year-round home here.
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By Don Markus | don.markus@baltsun.com | March 2, 2010
To his neighbors in Columbia, Soo Wan Hong was the man who mowed their lawns, shoveled their driveways, gave their children giant candy bars on Halloween and helped neighborhood kids build forts with the bamboo he grew in his backyard. To others in the Owen Brown community, he was the fellow who sat serenely on a bench near Lake Elkhorn with his beloved Shih Tzus, smiling at passersby, or walked briskly with his dogs around the lake, waving to those he encountered. With his limited English, the Korean immigrant spoke little of his troubles.
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