August 24, 2011
An article in the Aug. 24, 1961, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on the arrival of a new, modern ambulance for the area. The new $7,000 Catonsville ambulance, a one-ton Chevrolet panel body truck chassis converted into an ambulance, is far superior to the old Cadillac which cost nearly $10,000, according to Deputy Fire Chief Lee Cockey . It is more durable, the metal is heavier, repairs will be cheaper, it will require less time in the shop and in all respects will be less worrisome, Chief Cockey said.
December 2, 1993
Chesapeake Cadillac, a North Charles Street fixture that has served Maryland's rich and famous since the early days of the Great Depression, is opening a dealership in Cockeysville.But that doesn't necessarily mean that the art deco showroom where Glenn L. Martin, T. Rowe Price, Frank Robinson, Dorothy Lamour and Dr. Milton Eisenhower bought cars will close any time soon, according to Jeffrey F. Ballan, Chesapeake's president.He said the company plans to retain the city site and operate it as a satellite of the modern sales-and-service facility that is scheduled to open on York Road in April.
October 8, 1993
The audience for "Road Scholar," which opens today at th Rotunda, certainly should include readers of The Sun. That's because this is the first movie ever about a Sun writer, if you discount Meg Ryan in "Sleepless in Seattle," and Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Perkins in "HeSaid, She Said."Not only that: Our boy actually appears on camera most of the time. He gets to ride a big red convertible and shoot machine guns! Yes: it's "Lethal Weapon IV" with Dan Rodricks in the Mel Gibson role!Oh, forgive my little joke there, folks.
January 10, 1991
For the new model year, the Cadillac Seville, Eldorado, Fleetwood and DeVille offer a new 4.9-liter, 200-horsepower update of last year's 4.5-liter, 180-hp V-8.In test driving a '91 Fleetwood, we found 20 more horsepower means you move from the light a bit quicker and quieter than with the 4.5.It means that when you're on that hill and the 4.9 is under the hood, the speedometer needle rises if you press the accelerator. With the 4.5, you had to press the pedal as you approached the hill to gain the needed momentum.
January 19, 1992
Looking at the luxury car market these days, you get the impression that Cadillac is out on a limb and that foreign luxury carmakers are slowly sawing it off.General Motors' luxury car division always has attracted older car buyers, but industry officials say future growth lies in attracting young, affluent buyers, baby boomers who are moving into their peak earning years.This is territory that European and Japanese car companies now dominate.But in 1992, Cadillac plans a big change. The division hopes to grab a share of that market segment with the redesigned Seville and Eldorado.
January 23, 1993
A 53-year-old man was in the Baltimore County jail last night charged with setting his former live-in girlfriend's 1988 Cadillac on fire after she broke up with him and went back to her husband.It was after midnight yesterday when police surrounded Anthony Rill's home in a north county subdivision in the 17200 block of Hunter Green Road, near Mount Carmel and Falls roads. They thought he had barricaded himself inside. Police and his former girlfriend, Agnes Elizabeth Gordon, 60, of Arden Valley Court in Hereford, already had spent an hour on the phone with him, said Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnberger.