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By Kevin Rector and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
Commuters to Baltimore are likely to face heavy traffic and major delays Tuesday, after a large water main break downtown buckled the surface of Light Street and sent water gushing through Lombard and Pratt streets. Jamie Kendrick, the city's deputy transportation director, advised commuters to “think ahead, plan ahead, [and] use alternate routes” Tuesday, including Metro and light rail. “We've got a lot to find out once we've got the water shut off,” Kendrick said.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2003
The 51 psychiatric patients displaced by Wednesday's four-alarm fire at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Towson returned to their living quarters yesterday, as hospital officials and historic preservationists alike expressed relief that damage wasn't worse. Lightning struck a cupola atop a five-story section of a 19th-century red-brick building when severe storms blew through the area at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday. The resulting blaze caused the cupola's roof - with ornate slate and gingerbread trim - to collapse.
NEWS
By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2003
Just before lunch yesterday, Shun Krause stopped spraying air freshener throughout her Chung King Restaurant in Laurel's Maryland City Plaza. The smoky, charred smell from the fire at the Shoppers Food Warehouse a few doors down Sunday night had dissipated enough to open Chung King -- although customers would have to do without the lunch buffet, and electrical damage had left the specials board a little dimmer than usual. "This is minor," Krause said as she noted slight water damage on the ceiling.
BUSINESS
By Liz Pulliam Weston and Liz Pulliam Weston,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 13, 2002
Last year, Congress passed a law that allows older workers to make "catch up" contributions to their retirement accounts. I am over 50 and wanted to put $12,000 into my 401(k) this year - the $11,000 maximum the law allows most employees, plus the $1,000 catch-up contribution. But I'm not being allowed to do so. My employer, a large international company, is telling me that no one can figure out how to implement the law. Did Congress and President Bush pass a meaningless law? Please help clarify this bizarre twist.
NEWS
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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