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By Susan Carpenter, Tribune Newspapers | March 21, 2012
It's World Water Day today. What will you be doing to preserve and conserve this precious resource? Several fashion brands will be celebrating the 19th annual event pioneered by the United Nations with challenges designed to bring awareness to crucial water issues. Employees at Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco are wearing the same jeans five days straight without washing them as part of the company's weeklong World Water Day Challenge. To aid its employees in sticking with the program, the company has set up cleaning stations around its office for spot-treating denim.
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Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 13, 2014
A day after heavy rains dumped more than 10 inches in parts of northern Anne Arundel County, State Highway Administration crews were still addressing weather-related road problems on Wednesday, including a roadway section in Pasadena that had washed away. Highway officials said a section of Waterford Road between Catherine Avenue and Old Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard would be closed at least until Thursday evening as crews work to rebuild it. Officials said engineers who inspected a culvert in the area after the storm found that soil under bridge abutments had washed away, creating a washout area about 15 feet deep, 10 feet wide and 24 feet long.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2012
A waterfront state park in Southern Maryland has been temporarily closed after several pieces of military weaponry washed ashore, authorities said Friday. Over the past few days a few "military ordnance" items were found on the waterline of Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown in St. Mary's County, according to a statement from the State Fire Marshal's Office. A photo of a rusted shell found along the shore was released by the Department of Natural Resources. The shell was about the width of a dollar bill and twice its length.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn | June 13, 2014
It's the start of the summer season and that means many families will be heading to fairs and festivals with petting zoos. And state health officials said people to remember that chicks, ducks, turtles and other animals can transmit salmonella, E. coli campylobacter and other bacteria, viruses and parasites. Children in particular can become sick from cuddling these animals and their pets because they often put their hands in their mouths, health officials said. The State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and several states and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now investigating several outbreaks related to animals.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 30, 2005
Most people say they wash their hands after using the bathroom. But a new study suggests that many of them are not telling the truth. The researchers demonstrated that people were not as conscientious as they say they were by comparing answers given in a telephone poll with observed behavior. In the nationwide poll, conducted Aug. 19-22 by Harris Interactive, 1,013 adults were interviewed about their hand-washing habits. Then the researchers sent observers into public restrooms to see what actually happened.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | November 15, 2007
With flu season and the MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) staph infection upon us, we are urged to wash our hands frequently, usually "with warm, soapy water." My memories of Bacteriology 101 aren't clear, but I can't recall that warm water kills anything. Soapsuds, on the other hand, do carry nasty things away. Is there any science behind the "warm water" suggestion? You are absolutely right that warm water is no more effective than cold for removing germs. Soap and water don't kill germs, but only wash them off the surface of the skin.
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By Gene Seymour and Gene Seymour,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 19, 2001
The world needs many things besides (but still including) that "love, sweet love" thing. The world needs poets rhetorically nimble enough to articulate the breadth of our anxieties and hopes. The world needs leaders who can guide us through the perils of this scary new world with wit and assurance. What the world doesn't need is a remake of Car Wash, especially when it's as moronic as The Wash. The original Car Wash, from 1976, though not a classic, was openhearted and funny. It may have meandered too much, but what didn't meander in the 1970s?
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | August 2, 2006
Warren K. Milner, owner and operator of a power-washing business, was killed Friday when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle was hit by an automobile on Smith Avenue in Mount Washington. The Homeland resident was 55. Born in Baltimore and raised in Pimlico and Randallstown, he was depicted in the newspaper's old Sun Magazine as the Koontz dairy Baby of the Month. Family members said his parents carried that advertisement in wallets for decades. "Warren was never a religious person," said Rabbi Joel Tessler, a family friend who gave the eulogy Sunday in Pikesville.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | September 28, 1993
The members of Boy Scout Troop No. 75 thank everyone who participated in their "car-a-thon" fund raiser, especially the men from Howard County Fire and Rescue Fire Station No. 9 who provided the space and water for the car wash.The boys washed 136 cars and collected pledges that varied from 2 cents to 10 cents a car. The money will be used to purchase camping equipment and each Scout received "camp credit" for his time.*East Columbia resident Kay Plaskowitz reports that this year's Russian Festival, scheduled on Oct. 16 and 17, from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, will be bigger and better than ever.
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By Lauren Mayk and Lauren Mayk,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 22, 2001
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. - Ed Blaine rubbed his hands together in the cold, salty wind. The wind was milder than he had expected for the week. It tossed his hair and ruddied his cheeks, but it hadn't brought the waves and erosion that were expected. Storms can ravage shore towns such as Sea Isle City, but they also can make lifelong commercial fishermen such as Blaine and David Kielmeier grin. That's because big storms churn the water, washing up conchs - in demand by seafood restaurants in New Jersey and Philadelphia - onto the sand.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2014
It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago. Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring lucrative slot machines to its facilities. The General Assembly had in turn asserted its right to seize the tracks to protect the future of the Preakness Stakes, Maryland's largest sporting event. The state's breeding stock was in freefall.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
Three Game 7s in the NHL Playoffs in one night doesn't leave much bandwidth for local sports. That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion -- where every morning, Monday through Friday, he'll run back the local sports headlines from the previous day. One week to the draft - There was a ton of Ravens news from yesterday's pre-draft press conference with the team's leadership. The team believes the draft is deeper than usual , and they need players at several positions . So there you go. - In more concrete, tangible speculation involving actual players' names, Aaron Wilson posted the Sun's fourth mock draft today . Also , the series taking stock of the team's depth at each position and who they could draft there continued with tight ends Thursday . - At yesterday's event, Ozzie Newsome told the story of the Ravens'  frantic trade attempt for Brady Quinn.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
A few years ago, Ernest Greene received an email from Fred Armisen, then on the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” They had never communicated before, but Armisen had a question: Could he use one of Greene's songs as the theme song to his new show? “Without seeing any footage, I said, 'Sure, take it,'” Greene, who will perform as Washed Out at Virgin Mobile FreeFest's Dance Forest on Saturday, said. “I knew it would be funny.” Armisen could not have selected a more on-the-nose song than Washed Out's “Feel It All Around.” The song, originally released in the summer of 2009 on MySpace, had quickly become the signature sound of “chillwave,” a new genre embraced by many tastemaking blogs and mocked in other corners of the Internet as “hipster music.” Armisen's new show, “Portlandia,” lovingly skewers the hipster stereotype, and using Greene's song was a knowing wink.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | June 18, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay's "dead zone" this summer is on track to be smaller than usual for the second year in a row, scientists announced Tuesday. Based on estimates of rainfall-fed runoff the first five months of the year, researchers with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the University of Michigan project that the extent of oxygen-starved water in the Chesapeake is likely to be "at the low end" of previously measured...
SPORTS
By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
Hours after Kevin Gausman made his Camden Yards debut, 30 of the state's top high school senior baseball players -- most just four years younger than the rookie right-hander -- made theirs, playing in the 32nd annual Brooks Robinson All-Star Game at Oriole Park. Gausman lasted six innings. The prep athletes lasted two and a half. And then Mother Nature intervened with a thunderstorm, prompting the suspension of the remainder of the game. The teams will attempt to restart the game Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Camden Yards.
EXPLORE
May 13, 2013
RUMKE: Zachary Rumke, 18, graduated from US Air Force Basic Military Training on Feb. 8, at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. He is stationed in Spokane, Wash., where he is pursuing a career in the NAVY as a SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) Instructor. Rumke is the son of Elaine and Jeffrey Rumke and the brother of Nicholas. Rumke graduated from Harford Technical High School in 2012.
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By b staff | May 16, 2011
Voting is live for Ultimate Baltimore Blowout! The following categories — spa, hair salon, bakery, gym and car wash — are for the best services. Voting ends 5 p.m. May 25. The poll is set up for one vote per I.P. address per day. Any questions/comments/requests for rules should be sent to contests@bthesite.com .          
SPORTS
October 24, 2006
Good morning --Kenny Rogers -- Most of us had to wash our hands after we played baseball.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
Marylanders will face a couple more days of gloomy weather before things brighten up again toward the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service. On the plus side, the stretch of drizzle and rain should wash away some of the masses of tree pollen that have afflicted allergy sufferers for the past few weeks, weather service meteorologist Greg Schoor said. Schoor said a high-pressure weather system near New England is responsible for the rain and high temperatures in the 60s. "If you can manage through today and tomorrow and even into Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be a little improvement," Schoor said Monday.
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Aegis report | April 29, 2013
Josh Vecchiolla, 26, is poised to open a new business in Bel Air called LUSTRE Mobile Detailing Parlour, and to herald the start of the operation he is organizing a charity bikini car wash, car show, and BBQ at the Main Street Tower restaurant on May 5. Planned for 2 to 8 p.m., the event will feature women washing cars, and anything else with a motor. The Tower will provide all the eats, with a BBQ pit beef stand serving various pit meats and drink specials all day. Local bands will start the event's soundtrack from 2-4 p.m. followed by live DJ performances by Harford County natives Kimzl, Logun, Jigga and DJ Doido taking event goers into the early morning hours.
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