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February 2, 1992
An accident at the Bel Air Auto Auction on U.S. 1 on Thursday injured two men, sending one of them to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.Police said the accident, which took place at about 12:30 p.m., occurred when a 1982 Chevrolet station wagon that was being driven to the auction block accelerated suddenly and struck the men, who were standing about 10 feet in front of it.Police said the driver in the car said the accelerator stuck.Halie Sadik, 32, of Washington and Donald Richardson, 53, of Street were thrown into the air by the collision.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 26, 2005
The discovery of a mock explosive device prompted a three-hour evacuation of two Bel Air businesses yesterday, authorities said. According to the state fire marshal, two employees of Bel Air Auto Auction found the device, of a type use for training purposes, in a 1999 Ford Contour scheduled to be auctioned. The employees took debris from the car outside to burn it and later placed the device on the charred remains. An auction employee spotted the device and called 911. Two businesses in the 800 block of Bel Air Road, including Bel Air Auto Auction, were evacuated until bomb squad and fire officials examined the device and determined it was fake.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2003
More than 50 frustrated people crammed into the Harford County Planning and Zoning Department's typically tepid development advisory committee meeting yesterday to protest plans to put an auto auction lot in their Riverside community. They waited for more than three hours to express their concerns to the members of the committee, a collection of agencies, from state highways to county Emergency Medical Services, which must sign off on proposed projects. The group meets twice a month to review plans.
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March 23, 2003
Battelle opens $20 million lab in Aberdeen Battelle officially opened its Eastern Science and Technology Center in Aberdeen last week, placing the Ohio nonprofit research and development firm in a prime location for military, biotechnology and pharmaceutical work. The $20 million laboratory, office and conference space employs 200 scientists and researchers who work primarily on biological and chemical defense but also conduct engineering and technology research. "This is the first of many phases for Battelle," said J. Thomas Sadowski, Harford County's director of economic development.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1999
Anne Arundel County prosecutors have dropped all charges against the owner of one of Southern Maryland's largest auto auction houses and are reworking much of their probe into whether Colonial Auction Services fleeced numerous local government and nonprofit agencies.The probe, which once focused exclusively on Colonial's owner, Melvin E. Richards, now includes at least one employee whose Calvert County home was raided by investigators this month, prosecutors and Richards' lawyer confirmed.
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By Diane Mastrull and Diane Mastrull,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 2, 2001
MANHEIM, Pa. - In the heart of this Lancaster County farming community are 168 acres of some of the richest soil in America. On top of it is asphalt. And on top of that, 10,000 used cars and trucks waiting to be sold. On sunny days at the Manheim Auto Auction, the glare from the vast meadow of metal and glass is blinding. At night, 200 security lights towering as high as 100 feet set the sky ablaze and overpower the stars. Finding the Big Dipper is not about to get any easier. If auction management gets its way, the operation will soon more than double in size, spreading onto an adjacent 268 acres of farmland.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1997
Raymond C. Nichols rhythmically opens and closes the hood and trunk of the green, 7-inch Franklin Mint model of a 1964Mustang hardtop decorating the shelf behind his desk."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 26, 2005
The discovery of a mock explosive device prompted a three-hour evacuation of two Bel Air businesses yesterday, authorities said. According to the state fire marshal, two employees of Bel Air Auto Auction found the device, of a type use for training purposes, in a 1999 Ford Contour scheduled to be auctioned. The employees took debris from the car outside to burn it and later placed the device on the charred remains. An auction employee spotted the device and called 911. Two businesses in the 800 block of Bel Air Road, including Bel Air Auto Auction, were evacuated until bomb squad and fire officials examined the device and determined it was fake.
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March 23, 2003
Battelle opens $20 million lab in Aberdeen Battelle officially opened its Eastern Science and Technology Center in Aberdeen last week, placing the Ohio nonprofit research and development firm in a prime location for military, biotechnology and pharmaceutical work. The $20 million laboratory, office and conference space employs 200 scientists and researchers who work primarily on biological and chemical defense but also conduct engineering and technology research. "This is the first of many phases for Battelle," said J. Thomas Sadowski, Harford County's director of economic development.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2000
Elaine G. Nichols, a leading Maryland businesswoman who with her husband established a miniconglomerate of 30 auto auction, finance and insurance companies, died Monday of cancer at her Annapolis home. She was 58. Beginning in 1963 after her marriage to Raymond C. Nichols Sr., then a banker with Maryland National Bank, Mrs. Nichols and her husband began developing and acquiring numerous financial and automotive service companies, which evolved into BSCAmerica Cos. Inc. They began BSCAmerica with $1,000 in capital and a loan of $5,000.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2003
More than 50 frustrated people crammed into the Harford County Planning and Zoning Department's typically tepid development advisory committee meeting yesterday to protest plans to put an auto auction lot in their Riverside community. They waited for more than three hours to express their concerns to the members of the committee, a collection of agencies, from state highways to county Emergency Medical Services, which must sign off on proposed projects. The group meets twice a month to review plans.
NEWS
By Diane Mastrull and Diane Mastrull,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | September 2, 2001
MANHEIM, Pa. - In the heart of this Lancaster County farming community are 168 acres of some of the richest soil in America. On top of it is asphalt. And on top of that, 10,000 used cars and trucks waiting to be sold. On sunny days at the Manheim Auto Auction, the glare from the vast meadow of metal and glass is blinding. At night, 200 security lights towering as high as 100 feet set the sky ablaze and overpower the stars. Finding the Big Dipper is not about to get any easier. If auction management gets its way, the operation will soon more than double in size, spreading onto an adjacent 268 acres of farmland.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2000
Elaine G. Nichols, a leading Maryland businesswoman who with her husband established a miniconglomerate of 30 auto auction, finance and insurance companies, died Monday of cancer at her Annapolis home. She was 58. Beginning in 1963 after her marriage to Raymond C. Nichols Sr., then a banker with Maryland National Bank, Mrs. Nichols and her husband began developing and acquiring numerous financial and automotive service companies, which evolved into BSCAmerica Cos. Inc. They began BSCAmerica with $1,000 in capital and a loan of $5,000.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1999
Anne Arundel County prosecutors have dropped all charges against the owner of one of Southern Maryland's largest auto auction houses and are reworking much of their probe into whether Colonial Auction Services fleeced numerous local government and nonprofit agencies.The probe, which once focused exclusively on Colonial's owner, Melvin E. Richards, now includes at least one employee whose Calvert County home was raided by investigators this month, prosecutors and Richards' lawyer confirmed.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | July 8, 1997
Raymond C. Nichols rhythmically opens and closes the hood and trunk of the green, 7-inch Franklin Mint model of a 1964Mustang hardtop decorating the shelf behind his desk."
NEWS
By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Staff Writer | February 28, 1993
When the bidding stalled out at $17,500, Roger Emmart went hard sell.He stepped into his custom black, 1939 Chevrolet Coupe and turned the ignition key.Raaggaraggauwheeeeeeeeee!The car roared to life, sounding like a 300-horsepower vacuum cleaner. The engine revved to a deafening pitch, blotting out all other sound in the cavernous building at the Howard County Fairgrounds."Well, you certainly can hear it coming," said auctioneer Larry Makowski."Seventeen-five-will-you-give-eighteen-thousand?
NEWS
By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | January 24, 1993
Early Thursday mornings, hundreds of them from as far away as Canada and Puerto Rico descend on 41 acres in Bel Air in search of the deal.They'll look under hoods, scour interiors, check bodies and paint for rust and previous patch-jobs, and rev engines, listening for the telltale knocks and pings that the best of them can hear a block away.Like horse-racing handicappers, the used car dealers stand prepared when the 800 to 1,000 automobiles approach starting gates A, B and C at the Bel Air Auto Auction.
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By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | January 24, 1993
Early Thursday mornings, hundreds of them from as far away as Canada and Puerto Rico descend on 41 acres in Bel Air in search of the deal.They'll inspect under hoods, scour interiors for flaws, check bodies and paint jobs for rust and previous patch jobs, and rev engines, listening for the telltale knocks and pings that the best of them can hear a block away.So like horse racing handicappers, the used car dealers stand prepared when the 800 to 1,000 automobiles approach starting gates A, B and C at the Bel Air Auto Auction.
NEWS
By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | January 24, 1993
Early Thursday mornings, hundreds of them from as far away as Canada and Puerto Rico descend on 41 acres in Bel Air in search of the deal.They'll inspect under hoods, scour interiors for flaws, check bodies and paint jobs for rust and previous patch jobs, and rev engines, listening for the telltale knocks and pings that the best of them can hear a block away.So like horse racing handicappers, the used car dealers stand prepared when the 800 to 1,000 automobiles approach starting gates A, B and C at the Bel Air Auto Auction.
NEWS
By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | January 24, 1993
Early Thursday mornings, hundreds of them from as far away as Canada and Puerto Rico descend on 41 acres in Bel Air in search of the deal.They'll look under hoods, scour interiors, check bodies and paint for rust and previous patch-jobs, and rev engines, listening for the telltale knocks and pings that the best of them can hear a block away.Like horse-racing handicappers, the used car dealers stand prepared when the 800 to 1,000 automobiles approach starting gates A, B and C at the Bel Air Auto Auction.
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