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April 26, 1994
A 31-year-old Brooklyn Park woman who had just cashed a check at a store and was driving away was robbed of nearly $600 Friday afternoon by a man hiding in the back seat of her car, county police said.Barbara Cheryl Keefer of Edgevale Road was driving away from Charlie Ward's in the 4600 block of Fourth St., Brooklyn Park, about 3:35 p.m. when the mugger "popped up in the rear of the seat and demanded her wallet," a police report said.Ms. Keefer gave the man her cigarette case, which contained her money, police said.
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August 4, 2014
Harried commuters will be gratified by the Maryland Public Service Commission's decision last week to require taxicabs operating in Baltimore City to install credit card-reading devices in the back seat where passengers sit. The new rule, which goes into effect at the end of the year, will allow customers to just swipe a Mastercard or Visa to pay the fare rather than having to carry cash. It's a convenience riders in other cities have long enjoyed, and it has probably taken a lot of the anxiety out of hailing a cab. It's about time Baltimore caught up with the trend.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe | July 30, 1991
Q: My 17-year-old son refuses to wear a seat belt when he riding in the back seat of our car. He says because the rear belt doesn't have a shoulder strap, it's more dangerous to wear it than not. Is he right?A: Definitely not! We are sometimes amazed at how myths abouinjuries from seat belts continue to travel the rumor circuit.Unbelted, a rear seat passenger is at substantial risk fosuffering a serious head injury is a a car accident. The body's inertia will carry it forward into the front seat or perhaps to the --board or front window.
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By Pamela Wood | May 6, 2014
Opening arguments began Tuesday in the Annapolis trial of a man accused in a late night shooting nearly six years ago that left an alleged pimp dead and helped unravel a prostitution business in the state's capital city. Ricardo Humberto Rivas-Ramirez was found shot dead in a Cadillac that had rolled down Janwall Street shortly after midnight on Sept. 13, 2008, according to police and prosecutors. Beside him in the passenger's seat was a wounded passenger who police said was a prostitute in his employ.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 11, 2003
WASHINGTON - The lives of up to 2,000 children could be saved each year if parents buckled them up in the back seats of their cars instead of allowing them to ride in the front, road-safety experts said yesterday. The unnecessary fatalities persist despite a 10.7 percent decline in child fatalities from car crashes in the past six years and a 94 percent drop in child deaths related to air bags, said Chuck Hurley, executive director of the Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign, a unit of the National Safety Council.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | November 24, 1996
Five-year-old Max Kushner doesn't even want to ride in the front seat of a car anymore."If you explain to kids, logically, that they're a lot safer buckled in the back, they understand," says his mom, Pam Kushner, a Long Beach, Calif., family physician and a professor at the University of California, Irvine. Kushner is a spokeswoman for the Academy of Family Physicians on the subject of children and auto safety.By now every parent in America should have gotten the message from news reports that air bags, while effective in saving adult lives -- 500 just last year -- can prove lethal to children in the front seat during even a minor accident.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1994
In a bizarre case that has shocked the city's legal community, a Baltimore attorney has been charged with hiring a hit man to kill her law partner in an apparent effort to cover up the theft of more than $10,000 from the firm, police said.Susan Fila, 42, a malpractice specialist who graduated near the top of her class at the University of Baltimore law school, was rTC arrested Thursday night and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and theft over $300, according to court records.
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By New York Times News Service | February 10, 1994
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- A teen-ager enrolled in a residential program for people with emotional problems has been charged with dropping a 16-pound bowling ball off an overpass here that crashed through the windshield of a car below, killing a baby girl in the back seat.The suspect, Calvin J. Settle, 18, was arrested yesterday on a homicide charge. He was accused of pushing the black ball over a concrete barrier near the Holland Tunnel Sunday night.A grand jury is considering whether to indict him on a murder count or a lesser charge.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1997
Describing a duel of drug kingpins that created a climate of "kill-or-be-killed," a notorious East Baltimore heroin dealer testified yesterday that he was in a race against time to assassinate the rival allegedly intent on killing him."He was out to assassinate all of us," a gravely voiced Elway Williams said of Anthony Jones, whose suspected drug organization is the focus of a federal murder, racketeering and narcotics trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The hearings have offered a rare firsthand account of life inside Baltimore's drug-ridden killing zones.
NEWS
May 22, 1996
Police logDavidsonville: Someone smashed a driver's-side window, broke the trunk lock and damaged the back seat of a 1992 Mitsubishi Mirage parked in front of a home in the 2700 block of Spring Lakes Drive and stole stereo equipment worth more than $800. The incident occurred between 3 a.m. and 8: 30 a.m. Monday.Pub Date: 5/22/96
NEWS
April 22, 2014
Maryland voters will head to the polls to pick the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor nine weeks from today, and the state of the race thus far is pretty depressing. Most of the oxygen in the contest is being sucked up by an unilluminating series of attacks and counter-attacks between Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. It's like we're stuck on a long car ride with two feuding brothers in the back seat. Mr. Gansler brought things to a new low on Monday when he said Mr. Brown's service as a military lawyer in Iraq was not "a real job. " This led to a round of outrage from the Brown camp, a clarification (but not an apology)
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| July 9, 2013
AAA Mid-Atlantic today released a list of safety tips to help parents and care givers remember to never leave a child unattended in a car. Their advice comes on the heels of the heartbreaking death on Friday of a 16-month-old girl in Baltimore County. She had been left in a hot truck for several hours and died of hyperthermia , according to officials.  “These deaths prove a painful point - children cannot be left unattended in cars,” Ragina C. Averella, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, said in a statement.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
A number of downtown city streets will be temporarily closed mid-day Wednesday to accommodate the circus elephant walk from 1st Mariner Arena to Lexington Market. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants will leave 1st Mariner Arena at 11:45 a.m. and lumber north along Hopkins Plaza, west on Fayette Street and north on Eutaw Street to the Lexington Market parking lot. At 12:30 p.m., the procession will follow the same route back to the arena. In addition to temporary closures, Eutaw Street will be closed to through traffic from Fayette Street to Saratoga Street between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with detours and parking restrictions in effect.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
SPOILER ALERT: This story reveals features of the plot. Baltimore-born film director Barry Levinson has said his new eco-horror movie, "The Bay," about a Chesapeake Bay turned deadly by environmental abuse, is "80 percent factual. " Bay scientists and one activist who've seen it say the film, which opened Friday, does touch on some very real issues affecting the bay. But they say the artistic license taken with the facts and the gore that makes it a horror movie may overwhelm any back story about what's wrong with the Chesapeake.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
A Baltimore County man orchestrated a drug deal to rob a 22-year-old who was found shot to death in the back seat of his Chevrolet Impala in Parkville last week, police said. DeAngelo Devonne Johnson, 24, of the first block of Delight Ave. in Nottingham, was charged Wednesday with armed robbery and first-degree murder. Police said Johnson had arranged to buy a quarter-pound of marijuana from Miguiel Anthony Bailey when he and Linwood Tymais Smith allegedly robbed and shot Bailey on June 12. Smith was charged earlier with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the incident.
BUSINESS
By Ellie Kahn, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2012
Pikesville High School senior Josh Borris is working this summer, but he won't be paid. Completing a second summer as an intern at Correct Rx Pharmacy Services Inc. in Linthicum Heights, he said, is more valuable than earning money at a traditional summer job. "I want to one day be a pharmacist researcher figuring out how drugs interact with the human body," he said of his summer work at the institutional pharmacy company. "This internship is an experience for the future. " Even as fewer teens seek to work during the summer, some like Borris are pursuing internships or other experiences they hope will give them a leg up on their intended careers.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 27, 2003
A 21-year-old woman died yesterday when her car collided head-on with a minivan in Middle River, but her infant daughter in the back seat was not injured, Baltimore County police reported. Janelle Marie Parks of the first block of Basilan Court in White Marsh was driving a 1997 Honda Accord on Ebenezer Road near Earls Road about 8:20 a.m. when the car drifted onto the shoulder, police said. Trying to get back in her lane, she went too far, crossing into the oncoming lane and colliding with a Dodge minivan, police said.
NEWS
June 2, 1995
A Gambrills man was arrested Tuesday morning on a weapons charge after county police reported finding a pen gun in his car, officials said.Officer Lawrence O'Connor saw a Toyota Tercel spinning out of control on Oak Manor Drive near the Route 100 ramp shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, police said. He stopped the car near the Woodhill Apartments and saw a man in the back seat push something down as if trying to hide it, police said. Officer O'Connor decided to search the car because the area is known for gunfire and drug dealing.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
A Maryland doctors' group is pushing legislation to bolster the state's child safety seat laws, a move designed to better protect toddlers from head, neck and spinal injuries during accidents. The Maryland State Medical Society, also known as MedChi, wants the state to adopt recommendations made last year by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The recommendations include lengthening the amount of time young children have to stay in seats facing the rear of the car and raising the age that children should have to sit in the back seat.
NEWS
March 20, 2011
Well what do you know! The United States of America is a team player in the battle against Moammar Gadhafi. Not the owner, the coach or even the quarterback; just a linebacker. What a great moment for the world to see the "united" nations work for peace and human freedom. And the hopeful idea that the United States becomes a deputy and not the sheriff. The message to the young people of the world must be very inspiring. Mr. Gadhafi and all the old thugs are on the way out. And the kids of the world did it. Now let us old timers step back and give them room.
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