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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2004
Natural gas service had been restored yesterday to about 1,300 of the nearly 2,000 homes and businesses in Overlea affected by dual water and gas main breaks Saturday, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reported. But about 200 of those buildings had sustained enough water damage in their gas lines to require the service of a private contractor, BGE officials said, meaning the gas could not be turned on for those customers. The problems began Saturday when 6-inch water and gas mains buried together under Belair Road and Cardwell Avenue burst, and water infiltrated the gas system.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
After dragging his golf clubs and luggage off a shuttle bus in long-term parking near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday afternoon, Leroy Donahue took several quick strides over to his shiny black Tesla Model S and peered through the window. The 77-year-old Arlington, Va., resident then circled his pricey high-tech electric car and, opening the hatchback, watched as water poured out. "Yep," he said, nodding to his travel buddy, Alain Labeau of Potomac. Just as he had suspected, his car - just 14 months old and still parked where he left it before heading off on a golf trip to Maine - had not been spared by the record-setting rainfall that dropped more than 6 inches on the airport and more than 10 inches on other parts of the region on Tuesday, leaving vehicles flooded in lots and on roadways all over.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
Crews shoveled charred debris and soaked piles of ashes Tuesday afternoon from a pair of historic Mt. Vernon buildings that were badly damaged in a five-alarm fire, the city's second in fewer than 12 hours. Owners of three restaurants in the brick buildings in the 800 block of North Charles Street said that they could be closed for months for repairs, following the blaze that burned for more than four hours. Several streets around Mount Vernon Place remained blocked off, a sign that the afternoon commute could be slowed for the second day in a row. A massive fire Monday afternoon in The Block, the city's red-light district, slowed traffic to a crawl.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Joshua Cain felt miserable as his Engine 58 crew gathered in the kitchen of their Annapolis Road firehouse after a brutal blaze that ripped through several rowhouses and took hours to control. Only two months into the job as a Baltimore firefighter, he had found a dog that looked just like his childhood Belgian shepherd-poodle badly burned and not moving inside one of the ravaged homes. Cain and his colleagues sat around the kitchen table, telling stories of their own dogs. The camaraderie made him feel "like part of the team," Cain said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
Hurricane Irene apparently was even worse than anyone thought. Forget about downed power lines - the storm knocked out Baltimore's sweet tooth. For much of the past three weeks, nearly 600 area stores and countless customers have been denied their accustomed fix of Berger Cookies, which for the past 175 years have been one of Baltimore's best-loved snacks. Though the cookies are locally manufactured, there were none to be found, because the boxes in which they were to have been wrapped were a waterlogged, soggy mess.
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November 4, 1992
One store was extensively damaged by fire and five others received smoke and water damage when a single-alarm fire struck Harundale Mall on Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie last night.The fire, reported at 11:21 p.m. and extinguished in less than 20 minutes, apparently began in the Card Shop, which incurred heavy fire damage.The Mary Ann shop, Kay-bee Toys, Christie's clothing store, Fancy Toys of Harundale and the Record Shop all sustained smoke and water damage and were not expected to be open today, fire officials said.
SPORTS
Glenn Graham | January 4, 2012
The Dunbar at Digital Harbor boys basketball games set for 5:15 p.m. Friday has been postponed due to water damage to the gym floor. The game has been rescheduled for Jan. 18 and will now be played at Dunbar.  The junior varsity teams will tip off at 3:45 p.m. with the varsity to follow at 5:15.     
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Baltimore Sun staff | January 10, 2012
The boys basketball game between Digital Harbor and No. 11 Lake Clifton on Friday has been moved. The Rams were supposed to host Friday's game, but because of water damage in the Digital Harbor gym, the Lakers will host the game instead. Friday's JV game is set to tip at 3:45 p.m. at Lake Clifton, while the varsity game will follow at 5:15.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 17, 2004
A garage attached to an Ellicott City home caught fire yesterday afternoon, causing about $35,000 in property damage, a fire official said. Howard County firefighters responded to the blaze at the two-story house in the 10000 block of Fox Den Road about 4 p.m. and were able to control the fire quickly, said Battalion Chief Richard Blankenship. The dwelling area sustained smoke and water damage, and siding was burned, he said. No one was home at the time, and no firefighters were injured, he said.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 16, 1995
A Glen Burnie man died early yesterday in a fire that engulfed his apartment and heavily damaged 10 other units in the building.Anne Arundel County fire officials reported that Marvin T. Burkindine, 63, of the 2900 block of Glen Ridge Circle was found dead after firefighters extinguished a blaze in his apartment that began about 2:15 a.m. Fire officials reported smoke, heat and water damage to the building and its contents totaling $225,000.The cause of the fire was still being investigated yesterday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
There will be no more wedding receptions, birthday dinners or high school reunions at Snyder's Willow Grove. For 77 years, the Linthicum Heights restaurant and banquet hall hosted countless family and community celebrations and special dinners. But storms at the end of April forced the Patapsco River over its banks, depositing a foot of water and mud in the Snyder's dining rooms. For Mother's Day, co-owner Vernon Snyder was preparing to serve 1,200 customers, a healthy crowd on one of the restaurant's busiest days of the year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
Pabu Izakaya, an Asian restaurant in Harbor East's Four Seasons Hotel, plans to reopen next week after being closed since late January because of water damage. Audrey Slade, director of public relations for Baltimore's Four Seasons Hotel, said the restaurant will reopen with a party on the evening of March 7. Normal service will resume on March 8. Slade said the damage was caused by a burst pipe brought on by the recent cold weather. The restaurant originally hoped to reopen in to seven to 10 days, but the repairs took longer than expected.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
Who exactly J.W. Hogg was to Baltimore's Washington Monument may be a question left for the ages. Master craftsman who helped build it? Or vandal who defaced it? Hogg's name, written in block letters with a pencil next to the date 1829, was among dozens of 19th-century signatures and drawings discovered this week by a restoration crew using hand tools to delicately remove loose plaster from the monument's subterranean vaults. "They could be craftsmen They could be carpenters.
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| January 30, 2014
Pabu Izakaya in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore said on its website Wednesday that it will be closed for up to a week and a half because of water damage. "Please be advised that PABU has been closed temporarily due to damage caused by a water leak. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, but it may take 7-10 days before the restaurant is open for dinner service again," the site said. "PAB U will continue to provide the Baltimore community with great dining experiences throughout the closure by way of several pop-up events.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years. Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills the air. But historians and architects have a $5 million plan to repair the pillar that was closed to the public three years ago for safety reasons. They expect it to reopen for tours - and a panoramic view of the city from 178 feet above Charles Street - for its bicentennial on Independence Day , 2015.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
After a four-year search for the perfect piece of waterfront property on which to build their dream home, Mike and Lana Condon hit the jackpot in November 2011. A little cottage, bearing the water damage of countless summer storms and winter winds, sat on 1 acre on the banks of the Middle River in the eastern Baltimore County neighborhood of Bowleys Quarters. The Condons purchased the double lot -- with old trees providing shade on the street side of the property and a sweeping plain of open lawn to the original bulkhead and pier on the river -- for $362,500.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 7, 1999
A fire in a laundry room of the historic Governor Calvert House inn on State Circle in Annapolis forced the evacuation last night of more than a dozen customers, but caused no injuries and only slight damage.A dryer in the laundry room on the upper level of the parking garage of the mansion across the street from the State House caught fire at about 6: 25 p.m., triggering sprinklers that kept the flames from spreading, said Capt. Leonard Clark of the Annapolis Fire Department.All the diners at a banquet and several residents in the hotel's 18 occupied rooms escaped safely when they heard smoke detectors, according to fire officials and hotel management.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
A two-alarm fire destroyed two apartments and damaged three others in Columbia on Wednesday morning, displacing two adults and two children, according to the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services. Firefighters responded to the 7600 block of Woodpark Drive about 10 a.m. after a maintenance worker discovered a fire in a second-floor apartment after responding to reports of water leaking into an apartment below, said Battalion Chief Eric Proctor, a department spokesman. Finding heavy smoke coming from the apartment, officials requested a second alarm and began battling the blaze, which had been controlled by an activated sprinkler system, Proctor said.
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