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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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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