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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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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.
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 Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | January 26, 1994
At least half a dozen Howard County schools were damaged when pipes that froze in last week's sub-zero temperatures thawed and burst, flooding classrooms.Much of the damage was minor and involved drenched carpets and wet furniture, said Thomas Kierzkowski, school facilities director.But three schools -- Mayfield Woods and Burleigh Manor middle schools and Pointers Run Elementary School -- suffered more substantial damage.School officials say they have no cost estimates on the damage, which occurred last week when students and staff were off because of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and bad weather.
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.
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