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Lewis E. Porter, civil engineer

2:07 PM EDT, May 24, 2013

Lewis E. Porter, civil engineer

Lewis E. Porter, a retired civil engineer who during his more than four-decade career designed roads and highways for the Baltimore County Department of Public Works, died May 18 from mesothelioma at his Wiltondale home. He was 75.

Dr. Harry P. Porter, otolaryngologist

5:58 PM EST, February 11, 2014

Dr. Harry P. Porter, otolaryngologist

Dr. Harry P. Porter, a retired Baltimore otolaryngologist who was known as a clinician who had a warm bedside manner, died Thursday of heart failure at his Timonium home. He was 96.

Elaine N. Porter, award-winning quilter

2:41 PM EDT, August 19, 2013

Elaine N. Porter, award-winning quilter

Elaine N. Porter, a homemaker and award-winning quilter, died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her Lutherville home. She was 87.

When a dedicated director taps Cole Porter's genius, 'You Never Know'

5:36 PM EDT, May 9, 2013

When a dedicated director taps Cole Porter's genius, 'You Never Know'

Thanks to the tenacity of a director and a talented cast, fans of Cole Porter can get to know the composer's 1937 musical, "You Never Know," currently getting first-rate treatment at Prince George's Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse.

March 6, 2006

Scrutiny of foreign deals urged

President Bush is coming under growing pressure to toughen the government's scrutiny of future transactions, as the furor continues over an Arab firm's purchase of some U.S. port operations, including in Baltimore.

August 10, 2005

Port seeks $5.5 million to upgrade security

The port of Baltimore is asking the state Board of Public Works to approve a $5.5 million contract to design and install a camera system that would allow security officials to remotely monitor the port's fences, terminals, gates and piers.

February 21, 2006

Ehrlich objects to port deal

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that he was concerned that a state-owned company in the United Arab Emirates could gain control of some operations at the port of Baltimore - the highest-ranking Maryland official to weigh in on what has ballooned into a major national political issue over port security.

September 14, 2005

$1 million due port, city from Homeland Security

Baltimore and its port will share about $1 million in security money from the Department of Homeland Security, agency officials said yesterday, although they couldn't immediately say where it would be used.

August 11, 2005

Md. OKs security upgrades for port

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $6 million in security upgrades for the port of Baltimore yesterday, despite worries from the governor and state treasurer about whether a new security camera system would be adequate.

August 4, 2005

Space for port industries

A peninsula in South Baltimore that was the site of asphalt refining and storage for decades could, within the next year, become a hub for the type of businesses that are increasingly being squeezed from the shores of Baltimore.

July 19, 2005

Bush's visit will spotlight port security

WASHINGTON -- President Bush plans to use the port of Baltimore as a backdrop tomorrow for a speech calling on Congress to extend provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the post-9/11 law that grants the government broad powers to fight terrorism.

May 4, 2005

A new chief at port's helm

State officials promised a new era of cooperation in announcing the appointment yesterday of F. Brooks Royster III as director of the port of Baltimore, but the longtime maritime industry executive comes into the job mindful of the messy public spat that forced the departure of his predecessor this year.

July 12, 2005

Special Report

Legislator sets hearing on Md. lapses

The chairman of a key legislative panel said yesterday that he will conduct a hearing into security shortcomings at the port of Baltimore, while a top Maryland transportation official said the state would tighten some procedures at the terminals it owns.

July 10, 2005

Special Report

Port security gaps pose threat

The port of Baltimore - the nation's eighth-largest - suffers from significant security shortcomings, including gaps in fences, unattended gates, alarms and camera systems that don't work or exist, and insufficient police patrols on land and sea, according to interviews with port police officers, eyewitness inspections and state documents.

July 10, 2005

Projects at the port

Post-Sept. 11 security projects

June 3, 2005

New X-ray machine increases port's security

With fears persisting that seaports are among the most vulnerable avenues for dangerous weapons to enter the country, and growing criticism of efforts to protect the borders, the port of Baltimore highlighted yesterday a piece of equipment that experts say can help.

June 23, 2005

Global trade group to adopt rules for protecting cargo

In an effort to protect the world's commerce from thieves and terrorists, a group of agents charged with protecting international borders is set to approve new rules tomorrow that government and corporate trading partners can voluntarily adopt.

June 1, 2005

Report suggests changes for port

After a messy, public battle for power at the port of Baltimore ended with the resignation of its chief executive this year, frustrated lawmakers and port interests urgently debated how to separate politics and waterfront business.

June 22, 2005

Papermaking strike in Finland being felt on city's waterfront

Paper workers on strike in Finland for more than a month have caused people there to fear for their stock of toilet paper. And while the ripples from their lack of rolls have not crossed the Atlantic, a prolonged labor dispute could affect the second-most popular kind of paper in U.S. bathrooms.

May 28, 2005

Security is made tighter at port

Under orders from the Coast Guard, the Maryland Port Administration is tightening its procedures for allowing access to its Baltimore marine terminals - barring even high state officials from entering without an identity check.

May 14, 2005

Port launches cruise season

Close to 2,000 people filed up a ramp from a converted cargo shed to the Grandeur of the Seas yesterday, the initial crop of passengers on the first cruise ship of the season in Baltimore.

April 14, 2005

U.S. trade imbalance stretches ability to store cargo in Baltimore, other ports

For executives like Tom Matte, the huge U.S. trade imbalance presents a constant shell game.

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