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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
As I was driving to work today, I found myself behind a fellow motorist, another middle-aged white guy with eyeglasses, both of us driving General Motors products. His Lumina displayed his allegiances with bumper stickers, two of which caught my eye: "I DON'T BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA" and "ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS / THEY ARE CRIMINALS. "* They have some linguistic interest.  Take the "illegal alien" sticker. By just about any commonly understood definition, the more or less 11 million people in this country illegally are immigrants.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | March 23, 2014
I have developed a habit of noting things that annoy me, a not infrequent task for a Republican these days. When the grievance list gets long enough, I turn it into a Sunday column. Herein my latest list: 1. Eric Holder: In no particular order, suing states over photo identification laws and school choice statutes, advising states on the merits of selective law enforcement, a "Contempt of Congress" citation over the IRS' targeting of conservative groups, foregoing the prosecution of Black Panthers engaged in voter intimidation, and the "Fast and Furious" gun running program are but a sampling of the reasons to be upset by the performance of this hard left attorney general.
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May 24, 2011
After reading your article ("Maryland task force recommends banning crib bumpers," May 20) on Maryland possibly banning the crib bumpers, I definitely find myself on the side of banning them. Granted, I'm only a teenage babysitter, and I won't have the responsibility of a child for many, many years, but I had never even thought that there were "dangers of bruising" or any other type of reason to install the bumpers in the first place. I agree with the members of the task force that say babies can't exert the force to hit their head on a side of the crib hard enough to bruise.
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Svanessen2@hotmail.com | September 11, 2013
Who says people in the suburban neighborhoods in our area can't grow prize-winning vegetables? Rose Marie Fury walked away with 27 ribbons from the Maryland State Fair this year. Nine of the ribbons were for her homegrown vegetables including purple potatoes, red potatoes, red onions and sweet onions, all of which she grew in her backyard garden that is roughly 25 feet by 45 feet. And Fury's talent extends beyond gardening. She also won in the food preservation and baked goods and candy divisions.
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By Audrey Haar and Audrey Haar,Staff Writer | May 30, 1993
OCEAN CITY -- The first "no vacancy" signs of the season blinked on in Ocean City this weekend as the Memorial Day pilgrimage to the seashore began.Sunny skies and warm temperatures made the beach yesterday's main attraction -- the first full day of the summer season. Afternoon temperatures stayed around 75 degrees and water temperature was 63 degrees.Temperatures are expected to be about the same today with a chance of afternoon showers."The weather is a nice change. Usually it rains," said Virginia Brassel of Annapolis, who was sitting under a beach umbrella near 11th Street with her husband, Jon, an attorney.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | April 16, 1992
Thousands of taxpayers celebrated Procrastinator's Night yesterday -- an unofficial holiday marked by long lines in and around Baltimore's main post office in the crush to beat the midnight deadline for filing federal and state returns.They came by car and truck, taxi and bus, motorcycle and 10-speed bike, some even walking on crutches braving bumper-to-bumper madness on East Fayette Street, outside the only postal facility in the metropolitan area open until the Internal Revenue Service witching hour.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2001
Long before May 12, 2000, when Adam Petty became the first of four NASCAR drivers to die in racing accidents in nine months, Lowe's Motor Speedway president H. A. "Humpy" Wheeler was on record as saying, "There is no excuse for anyone dying in a racing accident." So it should come as no surprise that last week Wheeler was the driving force behind a "soft" bumper test at his speedway. Over the years, Wheeler has been behind a lot of safety testing involving soft-wall technology. Now he is testing and recommending a new carbon-fiber bumper designed to lessen a high-speed crash's impact on a driver.
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By DAN RODRICKS | June 5, 1998
HAIRY MEN making news: Conrad Bladey, TJI's eccentric-of-the-year, will drive his bumper sticker-covered art car, Sticker II, up to Baltimore from Linthicum tomorrow to take part in the Charles Village Celebration Parade. Believe me, you won't miss Conrad, his beard and hair so long and flowing, or his car. Readers of TJI contributed dozens of bumper stickers during the winter, and Conrad used every one of them, in part or whole, to create Sticker II out of a 1989 Dodge Shadow. You won't see the Shadow.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1998
Steve Labuda, proud parent of one of the state's newest drivers, spent the time as his daughter snaked through the lines at the Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie yesterday reading posters urging him to slap a foot-long yellow "ROOKIE DRIVER" on the back of his teen driver's car."Yeah, we're going to get her one of those," he said as his daughter, Lindsey, rounded the bend closest to him. "It identifies her as a new driver. Maybe people will notice her and give her a break."Lindsey, 15, rolled her eyes, shifted her weight from her left foot to her right and sighed, "Well, we have a blue car, and I'll have a big yellow sticker on the back, so yeah, Dad, I think they'll spot me."
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 27, 2002
The father of a 20-year-old woman killed Monday after her car drove under the rear end of a bus said yesterday that the lack a protective device on the rear bumper might have contributed to his daughter's death. Nelson Edward "Eddie" Corbin, whose daughter Melissa Nichole "Missy" Corbin died in the accident on Littlestown Pike on Monday afternoon, said such a device could keep a small car from driving under the rear of a bus. He said trucks are required to have a metal pipe in the shape of a rectangle below the end of the platform to stop cars from driving beneath.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
As I was driving to work today, I found myself behind a fellow motorist, another middle-aged white guy with eyeglasses, both of us driving General Motors products. His Lumina displayed his allegiances with bumper stickers, two of which caught my eye: "I DON'T BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA" and "ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS / THEY ARE CRIMINALS. "* They have some linguistic interest.  Take the "illegal alien" sticker. By just about any commonly understood definition, the more or less 11 million people in this country illegally are immigrants.
HEALTH
Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
A ban on decorative bumpers that line a baby's crib goes into effect in Maryland Friday. The ban applies to crib bumpers that are made of non-mesh type material and sit directly above the mattress. The ban does not apply to vertical bumpers that wrap tightly around individual crib rails or to mesh crib liners. State health officials will issue a warning to anyone who ships or sells crib bumpers to consumers in Maryland. Retailers who continue to violate the regulation after a warning can receive a fine of up to $500 for each crib bumper shipped or sold.
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By Abigail Green | May 28, 2013
Last year the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that parents not use bumper pads in cribs, citing them as a safety risk. Maryland was quick to respond, and starting June 21, the sale of crib bumpers is banned by the state's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. We turned to Dr. Timothy Doran, chairman of Pediatrics at GBMC, to tell us what every parent of an infant needs to know: What are the risks of using crib bumpers? Babies can get trapped or suffocate or have a SIDS event with them.
HEALTH
By Andea K. Walker | February 28, 2013
Legislation pending in the General Assembly challenges new regulations to go into affect this summer that would ban decorative bumpers that line the inside of baby cribs. The bill introduced by Sen. John C. Astle, an Anne Arundel County Democrat, w ould allow crib bumpers that meet standards set up by The American Society for Testing and Materials. The state ban takes affect June 21 and prohibits the sale of pads made of nonmesh material that rest on the crib mattress and run the circumference of the crib . It does not apply to mesh bumpers or those that wrap around crib rails.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
Maryland health officials have published final regulations to prohibit the sale of decorative bumpers that line the inside of baby cribs, making this the first state with such a ban. The regulations issued by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene go into effect June 21. The ban comes amid heightened concern about bumpers, which have been found to suffocate and strangle babies. Older babies can use the bumpers to climb out of the crib and fall, studies have also found.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2012
The state will consider adopting voluntary safety standards rather than an all-out ban on bumper pads that line the inside of cribs and have been determined a hazard to babies. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been pushing regulations that would make it the first state to ban the sale of bumper pads, but said Friday it will hold hearings to look at voluntary safety standards adopted by the manufacturers. Studies have found that the bumper pads, often included as part of bedding sets, can suffocate or strangle babies.
NEWS
May 14, 1993
* Ellicott City: 10000 block of Baltimore National Pike: Someone struck a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier, denting the front left panel and the bumper, and shattering the left parking light, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | June 2, 1996
50 years ago World War II prisoners of war are leaving Anne Arundel County. Fort Meade was the first army post in Maryland to house prisoners, receiving its first, Italians, in 1943. Over half were engaged in contract labor while the rest were put to military work. -- The Sun, May 4, 1946.The Board of Visitors to the Naval Academy has recommended that land be acquired for an airfield, that midshipmen pay be raised from $65 a month to $85 and that prospective teachers be scrutinized more closely regarding scholastic backgrounds.
NEWS
July 26, 2012
I have to agree with letter writer Howard Bluth ("Ehrlich's talk of Obama's radicalism strains credulity," July 25). If he wants to be taken seriously as an opinion-maker,Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.needs to do more than just spout the usual right-wing clichés about the "left-wing mindset" and "European Social Democrat economic model. " His columns always make my eyes glaze over. As it is, Mr. Ehrlich just comes off as a hack. He sounds like somebody who aspires to writing slogans for bumper stickers.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2012
As Andrea Walker reported last week , Maryland is a step closer to being the first state to ban the sale of most crib bumpers due to possible suffocation risk. When my first child was born in 2008, I didn't bother buying a whole crib set because I had heard about the risks, and I didn't see the need for getting a comforter for a baby anyway. (Had I thought it through, I would have realized that when we started using the crib as a toddler bed, the comforter would have been nice, but we did just fine with blankets.
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