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2008-07-17 18:00:27

By SEAN PATRICK NORRIS Staff Writer More than 4 million gallons of sewage spilled from a pumping station in Halethorpe into the Patapsco River starting Monday afternoon, prompting health warnings from Linthicum downstream. Officials on the Baltimore County side of the river cautioned the public to avoid contact with the water from the Annapolis Road Bridge to the Chesapeake Bay for at least a week. Anne Arundel County posted a similar warning. The spill happened over 12 hours...

2008-07-16 18:00:21

By SEAN PATRICK NORRIS Staff Writer More than 4 million gallons of sewage spilled from a pumping station in Halethorpe into the Patapsco River starting Monday afternoon, prompting health warnings from Linthicum downstream. Officials on the Baltimore County side of the river cautioned the public to avoid contact with the water from the Annapolis Road Bridge to the Chesapeake Bay for at least a week. Anne Arundel County posted a similar warning. The spill happened over 12 hours...

2008-06-27 15:02:33

By Laura Barnhardt, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 27--Maryland officials should not block a liquefied natural gas terminal proposed in eastern Baltimore County, the federal Department of Commerce said yesterday in a decision that could provide more momentum for the project's approval. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez concluded that the need for natural gas outweighs any environmental damage that could be caused by the LNG terminal and the dredging that would be needed in the Patapsco...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.