April 28, 1992
Once upon a time, the choice of what gasoline to put in your gas tank was relatively easy. Not any more.Today, consumers are faced with economic pressures, ecological concerns and slick slogans that can leave car owners confused at the pump.Consumer advocates suggest starting with octane ratings.As many as 30 percent of car owners nationwide are paying an additional $3 billion a year for extra-octane gas they don't need, says Clarence Ditlow, director of the Center for Auto Safety in Washington.
July 22, 2014
It seems to me that if Charlie Duff and others want to attract 10,000 new families to the city they are putting the cart before the horse in terms of enticements ( "Two ways about it," July 16). How about there being something to go to on foot or bike along the Calvert and St. Paul street corridors they are talking about calming by making two-way? Safety issues aside, two-way is great if there is a reason to slow down. At this point, with few exceptions, there isn't. And if there should be in the future, pedestrian traffic is in no way dependent on the direction the cars are moving.
September 27, 2007
British Car show The lowdown -- MG's on the Rocks British Car Show and Parts Market aims to bring together hundreds of MG and British car owners and enthusiasts from the Mid-Atlantic region. Expect numerous vendors of new and used parts, a selection of cars for sale, expertise on technical problems, and food and drinks. Open to all British car owners, the show will also feature an awards presentation and dash plaques for all preregistered cars. If you go -- MG's on the Rocks begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Rocks State Park, 4-H Camp, Harford County.
May 10, 1996
THE FOURTH AMENDMENT says a police officer can't pull you over unless he has reason to believe you have committed a crime or are a danger to public safety. At least, that is how courts have interpreted the law. Unfortunately, car thieves benefit from the Fourth Amendment as much as law-abiding citizens.As long as thieves follow traffic laws they can expect to drive right past police cars unless the vehicle has been reported stolen. And if the auto was taken at night, it might be morning before the owner misses it.The Baltimore City Police Department has come up with a way to keep car thieves from hiding behind the Fourth Amendment.
October 5, 1999
Responding to complaints that some area tow truck drivers are using aggressive tactics to snatch up illegally parked cars, Anne Arundel County officials passed legislation yesterday giving more protection to car owners.The new law, approved on a 6-0 vote of the County Council last night, requires businesses to post detailed signs explaining restrictions at their parking lots and compels towing companies to notify police within one hour if they remove a car without the owner's consent.The law, which takes effect in 45 days, also forbids the use of "spotters," who earn commissions by scouting for illegally parked cars and notifying towing outfits, even if no nearby business has complained about the vehicles.
August 26, 1999
A CANDLELIGHT TOUR of a Civil War encampment will be a highlight of this year's Celebrate Taneytown Day on Saturday at Taneytown Memorial Park.Soldiers representing North and South will be dressed in period clothing, their tents will be lighted by lanterns, and soldiers and their families will sing Civil War songs and offer living history lessons during the tour, which begins at 7: 30 p.m."Last year, there were 200 tents set up by the re-enacters, and it [the candlelight tour] was just the most beautiful thing," said Nancy McCormick, director of economic development for Taneytown.