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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2012
Tracy Marcotte scanned a hand-held metal detector across various spots on the base of the Washington Monument as if she were searching for gold. But it was iron she was after. Specifically, she was searching for iron cramps that hold together stones that make up the monument. Marcotte was part of a team from Pennsylvania-based CVM engineers at the monument Saturday assessing the historic structure in preparation for a restoration to begin next spring. The $3 million restoration is the first project in a plan by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy to make improvements to Mount Vernon Square, which is made up of the monument and four public squares surrounding it. The conservancy was formed to raise money to improve and manage the site.
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NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
By George B. Laurent | December 19, 1993
Most tenants do not realize they need renters insurance until it's too late.Some examples of cases when insurance would have come in handy:* The upstairs tenant caused a water overflow, which damaged furniture and clothing. While the negligent tenant may be sued, it's easier for an insurance company to handle the situation.* A rainstorm caused the county storm sewer system to back up, flooding basement apartments. Not only is there damage to the tenants' property, but they have to go to a motel while their apartment is repaired.
NEWS
By Joanne Wasserman and Joanne Wasserman,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 27, 2001
NEW YORK - Water-damaged ceilings. Exposed wiring. Chipped paint. Corroded woodwork. City Hall, one of New York's most ornate, beautiful and historic buildings, is clearly getting a little shabby around the edges. Two water stains and corroded woodwork directly over the entrances mar the 189-year-old building's beauty the moment a visitor walks inside. An old rug in the visitor's balcony above the City Council chamber, where everyone from tourists to schoolchildren watches government at work, is so badly ripped and buckled that an elderly woman tripped six months ago and broke her ankle, City Hall police acknowledged.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 22, 2012
I have been reading with profound amazement, the opinions of the Republican voters in The Sun. For a group of humans that, as a party, nearly destroyed the United States to be upset with the current administration's handling of this crisis is remarkable. The Republicans under George W. Bush set fire to the barn and ran like arsonists. In came the new fire chief, Barack Obama, and he put out the fire. The barn had a lot of smoke and water damage, but it was fixable. So Chief Obama set out to rebuild.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2012
A house fire in Anne Arundel County sent two people to the hospital Saturday morning and took 60 fire personnel from four departments half an hour to bring under control, fire officials said. The fire in the 900 block of Malvern Hill Drive in Davidsonville was reported at around 7 a.m. Saturday, Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Michael Pfaltzgraff said. When firefighters arrived they found fire and smoke billowing from the basement, he added. The responding unit called a second alarm, and firefighters from the Annapolis, U.S. Naval Academy and Prince George's County fire departments responded to the scene.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2011
An order by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has cleared the way for a lender to foreclose on the Jefferson Building, where work on a planned Staybridge Suites Hotel stalled during the financial downturn. RL BB Financial LLC had been prevented from foreclosing on the former office building after the developer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August 2010. An order Tuesday by Judge Nancy V. Alquist lifted a stay preventing a sale. The developer, 101 Charles Street LLC, completed about half the renovations, the order says.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jaclyn Peiser | June 12, 2012
The title of this episode best sums up the problem that each and every housewife has been struggling with for years: "Say what you mean, but don't say it mean. " The first major event in the episode is when Ramona and Luanne decide to meet up at the park for their "confrontation. " I guess this was the last resort since they have tried and failed at having a productive talk in a restaurant and a party setting. Anyway, their attempt to resolve their issues started out as well as it could … but it went downhill from there.
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