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April 16, 2000
Julie Moses thought there was something suspicious about the state trooper car riding alongside her. It was a Chevrolet, not a traditional Ford, and the guy riding shotgun looked familiar. So she gave the car a hard look as she passed it. When the trooper pulled in behind her and flipped on his blue lights, Moses thought she was in trouble for staring. She wasn't. Moses was being singled out by Dale Earnhardt, who ordered Cpl. Damon Summers of the Alabama State Police to pull over the car so he could issue her a ticket -- to today's Die Hard 500. Earnhardt, a seven-time Winston Cup champion, got the same reaction from dozens of motorists one day last month as he cruised around Birmingham.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
About one in five cars on American roadways connects to outside parties via cellular telephone networks, transmitting data on drivers' speeding and braking habits, their location, and their vehicle's health and performance. By 2025, AAA predicts, all new cars will. Computers on board most vehicles on the road already collect and monitor such data, which can be downloaded at dealerships for repair purposes and shared with manufacturers, who say it's used to make cars safer and more reliable.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Evening Sun Staff | February 12, 1991
Ricky Rudd is a soft-spoken race car driver. Despite the rugged business he is in, gentle is a word commonly used to describe Rudd's friendly, boyish disposition, his easy smile, his friendly hello.But four months ago, he came down pit road at Atlanta International Raceway for a pit stop and the boy in him was lost forever.The brakes on his car locked, spinning the 3,500-pound Chevrolet 180 degrees. The car slammed into the right side of Bill Elliott's race car, crushing one of Elliott's crewmen, who was changing a rear tire.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
When IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden came to town last month for the Grand Prix of Baltimore, he fell in love with a puffy, gray kitten. The race car driver posed with MJ , a kitten from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), for the city's "Show Your Soft Side" anti-animal abuse campaign. Newgarden, 22, captured second place in the race and flew home to Nashville a few days later, but he couldn't get the tiny, pink-nosed kitten out of his mind. A few weeks later, he submitted an application to BARCS to adopt the kitten and was approved.
NEWS
May 12, 2002
The five best and worst jobs ranked in various categories, according to the Jobs Rated Almanac by Les Krantz (Barricade Books, 333 pages, $14.95): Best overall job: No. 1: Biologist No. 2: Actuary No. 3: Financial planner No. 4: Computer systems analyst No. 5: Accountant Worst overall job: No. 246: Seaman No. 247: Ironworker No. 248: Cowboy No. 249: Fisherman No. 250: Lumberjack Best working environment: No. 1: Statistician No. 2: Mathematician...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2003
WAMPURN, Pa. - The mountaintop above this small, rural town is awash in activity. It is here, at Beaver Run Motor-sports Park, about 250 miles west of Baltimore, that Maryland sports car driver Chuck Goldsborough has come to test his Lexus IS300 race cars. As his three cars are being unloaded, Goldsborough, looking like a driver out of a Hollywood movie - sun-bleached blond hair falling over his forehead, stylish sunglasses shielding his eyes and dressed in his driver's suit - tells the tale of family and success.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Staff Writer | August 1, 1993
Two Harford County women returning from a relative's house in the Perryman area were killed when their car was struck early yesterday at the intersection of routes 715 and 7 by a 15-ton dump truck.The state medical examiner pronounced the car's driver, Janet D. Newby, 30, of Port Deposit, and her sister-in-law, Kelly Newby, 18, of Aberdeen, dead at the scene at 7:55 a.m., Aberdeen police said.Both died of multiple injuries.Arnold Lamar Jr., a driver for Knight Trucking and Excavating Inc. in Perry Hall, was not injured.
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July 9, 2013
Recent letters by me-first, "I'm-not-helping-out" writers only show how poorly we educate people regarding their civic responsibilities ("High taxes and fees won't end until voters act," July 5). It takes taxes to run an economy such as ours, which is so dependent on functioning infrastructure - roads, bridges, utilities, water, sewer and schools. But the short-sighted, self-interest do-nothing approach to local and state government just allows our infrastructure to crumble, our roads to fill with potholes and our bridges to fail under the stresses of ever increasing traffic congestion.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 24, 2000
At 19, Sarah Fisher still giggles. Not something you often hear from a race car driver. But she also drives fast, which is definitely something you expect from a race car driver. "I'm never going to have the life of a normal 19-year-old," she said the other day during a conference call. "That's just never been true for me." A little more than a year ago, Fisher was given the opportunity to drive an IRL car in Texas. Her engine blew and she finished 25th, but those who saw her - and even car owner Derek Walker, who didn't - decided she had talent.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Staff Writer | July 29, 1993
A tanker truck filled with lye crashed into a disabled car in the breakdown lane of Interstate 83, killing the truck driver in an explosion and seriously injuring the car driver, state police said.The accident snarled traffic in both directions on I-83, although emergency officials said the tank's liquid -- which can cause serious skin and eye burns -- did not leak.Police said the 2:40 p.m. accident occurred a quarter-mile north of the Beltway near Seminary Avenue when the northbound tanker veered into the right shoulder and struck the disabled car, which had its hazard lights flashing.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
A pedestrian was seriously injured in downtown Baltimore on Wednesday when an out of control car came onto the sidewalk and struck a pole, according to Baltimore Police. The driver of the vehicle, which had been involved in several other collisions in a two-block radius before coming to a stop, was arrested by police after trying to flee the scene with a toddler, police said. Police began receiving "numerous 911 calls" about the black Acura from the downtown area just after noon, said Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Recent letters by me-first, "I'm-not-helping-out" writers only show how poorly we educate people regarding their civic responsibilities ("High taxes and fees won't end until voters act," July 5). It takes taxes to run an economy such as ours, which is so dependent on functioning infrastructure - roads, bridges, utilities, water, sewer and schools. But the short-sighted, self-interest do-nothing approach to local and state government just allows our infrastructure to crumble, our roads to fill with potholes and our bridges to fail under the stresses of ever increasing traffic congestion.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
A Reisterstown man was struck by multiple vehicles and killed on Interstate 795 late Monday night after he appeared to jump from a highway overpass in Owings Mills, according to Maryland State Police. The drivers of the vehicles that struck him did not stop. Troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to the highway at Pleasant Hill Road about 11:36 p.m. for reports of a man having jumped from the overpass into oncoming traffic and found Ronnie Sherrod Lewis, 43, fatally injured, police said.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | January 23, 2013
When former IndyCar circuit champion Tony Kanaan heard that his new teammate would be the promising young driver Simona De Silvestro, he immediately thought they would get along fine. "Both of us have caught fire before," he said Wednesday. "So we have a lot to talk about. " A YouTube search turns up a video of Kanaan on fire while his car is in pit row and another in which members of his pit crew are burned by nearly invisible flames (because the fuel used at the time was methanol and burned clear)
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October 17, 2012
Uber, the popular car-hire service that's been making waves (and controversy) across the U.S., is interested in setting up shop in Baltimore, according to its website and to a job description on Jobvite for an operations manager. (H/T to @insidecharmcity for the tweet ) Uber is giving the traditional taxi/limo business -- and regulators -- heartburn in cities across the country, as the company uses smartphone apps to connect with customers who are looking for rides. The company was covered in the Wall Street Journal today for trying to launch a yellow taxi cab-hailing app in New York City, but it was rebuffed by regulators there.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts | October 3, 2012
We start right off with the encore -- Sabrina and Louis' quickstep. To all of you who thought the "caught unaware backstage" opening was real last night -- they do it again, so, no. They go for the dramatic drop at the end again and Louis looks like he's going to drop her, again. Bruno yelled at Joey during his routine, "Keep your frame!" Drew's little girl clapped and laughed after her routine and is just adorable. They show Helio and Apolo reacting to Emmitt's comments about the "race car driver and the speed skater.
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By SANDRA McKEE | May 25, 2003
Robby Gordon. Remember when no one respected him, liked him or gave him a chance at being a successful big-time Winston Cup or Indy Car driver? He was too pigheaded - or hardheaded. He was too arrogant. Too much of a know-it-all. But today, Gordon goes into the Indianapolis 500 as the outside pole-sitter and a favorite to win the race. And when he has finished there, he'll head to Concord, N.C., to compete in the Coca-Cola 600. His chances of winning there aren't bad, either. When did Robby Gordon go from persona non grata to respected competitor?
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By STAN DILLON | April 3, 1994
"I am not the type of guy you would picture as a race car driver," said David Parrish, an electrical engineer for Westinghouse in Linthicum, who graduated from South Carroll High School and the University of Maryland.Whether he fits the mold of a race car driver or not, the 27-year-old Westminster native has made himself at home in the seat of a micro-sprint and in less than two years has become one of the top competitors at the Trail-Way Speedway near Hanover, Pa.Parrish was not very interested in motor sports until he went to watch an employee of his brother's business race.
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Kevin Cowherd | August 31, 2012
Baltimore, you should root hard for Oriol Servia in Sunday's big Grand Prix race. For one thing, the guy's name means oriole in Spanish. "Right?" he says. "It's a natural!" And the 38-year-old Spaniard has totally embraced his connection to this town and its baseball team since finishing second to Australia's Will Power in last year's race. Servia even has two orioles painted on each side of his racing helmet next to a surreal image of the great Salvador Dali, his countryman.
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
Dyslexia slowed driver Justin Wilson in his pursuit of an education and his auto racing career, but it also was part of the reason he initially spent as much time as he could with the sport and it prepared him for his future. Auto racing provided Wilson a place where his athleticism and coordination took precedence over his ability to make out the meaning of words. "I found out at 13 I had dyslexia," Wilson said between practices for a recent race. "To that point I had struggled at school.
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