September 18, 2012
Calvert County WILLS, Everett Russell, 72, of St. Leonard, a Navy veteran, U.S. Postal Service worker and teacher, died Aug. 30 at Pineview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Charles County BURTON, Ann Elizabeth, 65, of Bethesda, a social worker, died Sept. 11 at home. CANGELOSI, Peter James, 22, of Waldorf, a medical researcher, died Sept. 7 at University of Maryland Hospital. ROBERTSON, Alice Yvonne, 75, of La Plata, a bank manager, died Sept. 11 at home.
April 29, 2012 |
When the villain in Arthur Conan Doyle's story " The Adventure of the Dancing Men " demands to know how Sherlock Holmes could have broken his cipher, the great detective coolly replies, "What one man can invent another can discover. " It's a pithy line, and it unwittingly comments on the risk lurking behind all thrill-based writing: perishability. In a genre so fundamentally driven by plot twists, the danger is that once the reader knows those twists, the allure will disappear.
September 27, 2009
These deaths were reported by funeral homes in Southern Maryland: BLANDFORD, Theodore N ., 51, of Lothian, owner and manager of Elbow Towing, died Sept. 2 at Prince George's Hospital in Cheverly. FREELAND, Carmell Wagner , 80, of Fort Washington, a homemaker and avid seamstress, knitter and needlepointer, did Sept. 3 at home. GROSS, Robert Lee , 66, of Calvert County, a construction worker, District bus driver, Speedy Auto Parts driver and Domino's Pizza deliveryman, died Sept.
April 27, 2008
Construction work at Regency Furniture Stadium prevented Southern Maryland Blue Crabs players from practicing on their new home field Thursday, but they did report to the stadium for a meet-and-greet with team officials and members of the media. The players posed for media-guide photos and chose the music that will play when they come up to bat. As they filled out paperwork in the dugout, a construction worker installed home plate. The Blue Crabs opened their inaugural season last week with a road game Friday night against the Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater, N.J. The Lancaster (Pa.)
August 11, 2009
A history of some Metro-related fatalities for maintenance workers: March 27, 1976 Metro service begins. May 12, 1977 A construction worker, Joseph Maxwell, 32, died after falling down a ventilation shaft at a construction site on Connecticut Avenue NW. July 2, 1977 Construction worker Jay Huey Woods, 19, was crushed by a falling rock while he helped install steel plates in an underground tunnel in Montgomery County....
June 9, 2011 |
THE STORY BEHIND THE WORK Climate change, poisoned water, garbage dumps — sometimes the damage we're doing to our home planet is obvious. Less obvious is the human toll of our actions. As "E•CO" makes clear, there's an econ-omic divide that parallels the environ-mental one: between the haves, who can afford pristine nature, and the have-nots, who can't. Nowhere is this clearer than in the photos of Garapa, a Brazilian collective whose work documents the so-called "eco-wall" under construction in Rio de Janeiro, ostensibly to prevent the encroachment of the city's sprawling slums, known as favelas , on Rio's green spaces.
January 9, 2009
A construction worker died yesterday after a machine he was operating fell from the building where he was working. The worker was operating a front-end loader on the eighth floor of a building at North Capitol and K streets NW about 12:45 p.m. when it went over the side and fell eight stories to the ground, landing on its roof, according to witness accounts. The worker died instantly, said D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesman Alan Etter. The accident is being investigated by the D.C. police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
April 14, 2008
"The first thought was, you know, it's never a good thing to be buried in cement when you're in New York. " Yankees President Randy Levine , after the discovery of a Red Sox jersey buried by a construction worker in New York's new stadium 2 Grand slams hit by the White Sox yesterday afternoon. It was the third time Chicago has hit two grand slams in one game. The last time Chicago did it was May 19, 1996, when Darren Lewis and Robin Ventura homered at Detroit.