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Our website is down to a huge fire in the Baltimore area were I NOC is located. We will not be getting email or anything for a fewdays it looks till the lines are repaired. :nopity:

Baltimoresun.com staff and wire reports
Originally published September 20, 2004, 9:50 AM EDT
An underground fire overnight forced street closures near City Hall and knocked out traffic lights at some downtown intersections, fire officials said, closing both courthouses for Baltimore City Circuit Court for the day and giving some city employees at least the morning off.

The fire was reported about 1 a.m. at Guilford Avenue and Fayette Street, according to city Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright. It blew out four or five manhole covers in the area, and firefighters found smoke and flames shooting from one of the manholes.

Cartwright said the fire was out before the morning rush hour, but flames damaged high-powered electric cables underground, including a cable that feeds the traffic light system.

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews were on the scene and managing the electric problems. It was unclear when the malfunctioning traffic lights would be back in service.

According to city police, Charles Street was closed to Monument Street; Fallsway was closed to Baltimore Street; and Fayette Street was closed between Gay and Charles streets.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, Cartwright said. There were no reports of injuries or serious traffic problems.

Drivers at intersections with Charles Street, the city's main northbound avenue, that did not have working lights stopped before moving forward to check for oncoming traffic and pedestrians. At other intersections, police officers directed traffic.

"It's moving smoothly -- drivers have gotten into a rhythm," said David Brown, spokesman for the city Department of Transportation.

BGE spokeswoman Linda Foy said power had been cut to some buildings in the area, and those customers may not get power back before noon today.

There was no electricity at City Hall, the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, the Peabody Institute and other buildings in the area, Foy said.

"It's only bright in here because the sun is shining," said Foy, who was at City Hall. She did not know how many BGE customers were affected.

Foy also said the cause of the fire was unclear. Crews were working to make the underground area safe so they could take a good look at the damage and determine the extent and cause of the fire.

Nonessential city employees who work in the buildings within an area bounded by Monument Street, Fallsway, and Baltimore and Charles streets were initially told by Mayor Martin O'Malley's office to stay home today. Later, they were told to monitor radio and television broadcasts because they might be ordered to report at noon.

All other city employees should report as usual.

Both Courthouse East and the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City were closed for the day because of the fire and resulting electric problems. Jurors summoned to Circuit Court had the day off because of the power outage at the Mitchell courthouse, said Rita Beyer, a spokeswoman with the court information office
 

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oh that sux Twisty, and for Chris and MP too :nonod: ...well, u can just hang out here till then, we'll keep u company :)
 

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Yeah, no cra*pers that sux. I went to check my email this morning and "error", then the forum, the website, then even the IP address for the website and NUTTIN! I called and left a message on Twisty's cell phone and was like WTF! He called back and told me this load of manure!

The plus side to this is that the information, emails, and everything else that is vital to WOS' site is suppose to be safe and sound at a different location. It is just that the NOD (information/communication junction) is out of power. The sad part is w/o power the internet as a whole would be S.O.L.!

But OUCH this blows big goat nads!
 

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Well the worst part was when Gas Man's DTs went into overdrive, 5 minutes of the WOS website being down, we had to give him CPR and the bad part about that was all us arguing about who would do it while Gas Man lay there helpless... lol.. This can mean only one thing - instead of splitting postwhore efforts between WOS and here we will double our postwhore efforts on TWF.. lol..
 

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double2000r6 said:
This can mean only one thing - instead of splitting postwhore efforts between WOS and here we will double our postwhore efforts on TWF.. lol..
Im sure DJ will just love you for that..he loves being the post whore :rofl:

Im sure Gas Man kicked all of your arses when he came too, and found out you guys were flipping a coin to see who would HAVE to be the one to save him :rofl:
 

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Im sure DJ will just love you for that..he loves being the post whore :rofl:

Im sure Gas Man kicked all of your arses when he came too, and found out you guys were flipping a coin to see who would HAVE to be the one to save him :rofl:

Hey now. I am not a post whore. I just like to reply alot. You post way more then I do. :D
 

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GSXR750DJ said:
Hey now. I am not a post whore. I just like to reply alot. You post way more then I do. :D
now we are not getting into this whole, what defines a post whore thing again :puke:

:)
 

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Very funny MP! But I'm not sure if I'm gonig to survive. My only hopes is that it gets back up and running soon before I have another "episode" and all you fouckers just stand around talking about it...:lol:

Yeah, go for it guys, what defines a postwhore to everybody? :lol:
 

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im not going to jack this thread anymore that it already has been with the whole post whore talk.. :lol:
 

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Gas Man, maybe your wife will get some of that needed attention with the site down. Ya better get to her before the postman/woman does! :loser:
 

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Yeah, yeah...don't be hattin on me cause the wifey lets me go out when I want or need to.... :yum:
 

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Hey I can go out when/ where I want to, just know when time needs to be spent with the Mrs. LOL . But any man here is smart enough and knows where to be on their anniversary! LOL :withstupi :bash:
 

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Yeah yeah, but it's all good. No problem with me or the mrs. :thumbs:
 

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.... But any man here is smart enough and knows where to be on their anniversary! LOL :withstupi :bash:

True. You put here on the back of your brand new bike you just bought yourself for your anniversary. LOL I am in so much trouble if I try that. :D
 

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FOR ALL THE WOS MEMBERS HERE AND ANYBODY ELSE THAT WANTS TO LOOK. ALL THE WOS WEBSITE, FORUM, EMAIL AND EVERYTHING IS BACK UP.

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ah, we go back to being second rate here now..I see how it is.. ;) :lol: :lol: just raggin on u guys.. ;)
 

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I don't mean to drag this thread back on topic here but... :skep:

Seems we've all had some computer issues lately. :sob:
 

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yeah I know right, between us,WOS, KP, it seems to be an epidemic...damn terrorists!!!!!!!!!! :bash: :D
 

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Hey, you WOS guys should consider an east coast chapter of your group, (not that michigan is that far away anyways, but you know) we've got a ton of riders around here that could be good candidates! :cheers:
 
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