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September 18, 2013
When thunder rumbled recently, I did not care that my swimming laps would have to be postponed. My hope was that the rumbles would continue and move closer to home. They did. Winds whipped up the hill and rain poured. Water gushed like rivers from the downspouts, and with it my resolve to install rain barrels. We had had only a trace of rain in six weeks. The ground was hard. Trees, lawns and plants were brown. This has been a schizophrenic garden season. With abundant spring rains, homeowners and gardeners were slow to realize the need to water late this summer.
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NEWS
July 9, 2010
Water ought to be treasured, not wasted Water is the lifeline of all creation. We humans are the conscience of life; therefore, it falls on each of us, the responsibility to care for, share, and save water. For people to water their grass — a poor habitat site that usually bounces back after a shower — is totally irresponsible. It shows a lack of knowledge, or a flaunting denial of the importance of safeguarding our water. If people won't stop watering their grass, then let's make a law forbidding such blatant waste of our precious resource.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2011
Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter appear to reveal evidence of liquid water running downhill during the Martian summer. But a device on the orbiter called CRISM, built by scientists at Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Lab, scanned the stains and found no sign of water. A report in the journal Science Thursday said the MRO team's best guess is that the stains, which lengthen and darken in summer and vanish in winter, are caused by a syrupy brine that dries quickly on the surface.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
A man was found dead in the water near the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter in the city's Carroll-Camden Industrial Area Monday afternoon, police said. Police and fire department personnel pulled the body from the harbor at about 3:20 p.m. near the 300 block of Stockholm Street, police said. The man has not been identified, and the cause of his death is pending an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
A 22-year-old man was rescued from the Patapsco River in cardiac arrest Sunday afternoon, according to Howard County fire officials. Firefighters and swift-water rescue teams from both Howard and Carroll counties responded to a 911 call at 12:30 p.m. for a person who had been swept downstream near Henryton Road in Marriottsville, said Firefighter Adam Nolder, a spokesman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Firefighters were directed down a path that leads to the Patapsco River, where they found the man partially submerged in slow-moving water.
NEWS
December 12, 2009
Hundreds of residents and businesses in a 73-acre swath of North Baltimore, including the Village of Cross Keys, were without water most of the day after a main break on Falls Road north of Cold Spring Lane, a city public works spokesman said. The 80-year-old, 10-inch water main ruptured about 10 a.m. in the 4700 block of Falls Road, DPW spokesman Kurt Kocher said. DPW provided bottled water to a ManorCare facility that houses 180 residents, he said. In addition, the 388 homes in the Village of Cross Keys, as well as its 150-bed hotel and many homes in neighborhoods on Falls Road between Cold Spring Lane and Northern Parkway, were affected.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
We are living in an historic era ("Re-elected," Nov. 7). We have read about the fall of other once great civilizations like the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians. Now, we actually get to live it. We will see America, a once great country, become a government-controlled, third world socialist state. No shots will be fired, no army will invade. It will all happen from within. Unemployment, health care costs, and entitlement living will all increase. Civil unrest, demonstrations, and riots will be widespread.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
A broken water main in Pigtown Sunday evening caused water to be shut off to about 200 homes, a school and several businesses all day Monday while the city worked to fix the pipe, according to the Department of Public Works. "Barring any unforeseen underground problems," water was expected to be restored overnight Monday, Public Works spokesman Jeffrey Raymond said in a statement. The 20-inch pipe in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd. ruptured around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, flooding the basements of about 10 homes and causing police to evacuate 16 residents, Raymond said.
NEWS
December 7, 2004
HAS GEOLOGY ever been more inspiring? Suddenly, a handful of rocks can fire the imagination. It helps, of course, that the rocks in question come from a crater on Mars. Maybe you missed the news, but in an article published Friday, government scientists say rocks examined by NASA's Mars rovers are sedimentary. That means they accumulated layer by layer in water. That's right, water. Good old two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. The rocks prove beyond a doubt that the red planet used to have water like Earth has water -- and not just the frozen stuff, but in liquid form, too. The authors aren't certain how the water got there, but they suspect it was present hundreds of thousands of years ago. It might have covered tens of thousands of square miles.
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