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By Janet Maslin and Janet Maslin,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 27, 1996
Tom Arnold's star turn in "Carpool" is enough to explain why this comedy opened without benefit of advance screenings.Wide-eyed and mirthlessly peppy, Arnold soon wears out his welcome as a bumbling would-be bank robber who commandeers a group of young hostages. The children and Arnold compete madly for the honor of being most adorable person in the hijacked minivan. But it's a contest nobody wins.David Paymer, looking understandably chagrined, is the film's main asset as its straight man, the harried Dad."
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Dan Rodricks | October 22, 2013
What happens is this: Crews, cranes and concrete trucks converge on Interstate 95 for months and sometimes years, and the typical motorist, unhappy about having to drive on the American autobahn at any time - much less when it is being repaired - curses the nuisance. The motoring life - too many cars, too many nuts, not enough lanes, not enough time - is fraught with opportunities to be myopic, ungrateful and angry. Interstate 95 is, in some stretches, what the British call "particularly vexing.
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By Susan Reimer | November 29, 1998
WHEN IT COMES to carpools, it is not just the children who are trapped in a moving vehicle. The parents, too, are stuck. Stuck in relationships born of geography and convenience, not necessarily kismet.It is a rare group of women (and it's almost always women, the relationship-builders, who arrange carpools) who can salvage friendship from the chaos of getting someone else's kids from one place to another on time and with the necessary school supplies or sporting goods intact.Not so for Ann Woodward and her carpool mates, Jonna Lazarus, Lisa McKeachie, and Susan DiCamillo.
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July 27, 2011
Soaring temperatures can't keep Betty Cain out of the kitchen at Lansdowne United Methodist Church at 114 Laverne Ave. Two Wednesdays a month, she and her seasoned crew of prep chefs dish up tasty, free suppers that are open to the community from 5-6 p.m. Menus are based on what is seasonal, especially as summer vegetables ripen. And the church's dining hall is refreshingly cool. Walk in July 27 and Aug. 10 to savor the bounty. For more information, call Betty at 410-242-9156.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 7, 2004
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Owners of hybrid cars could use freeway carpool lanes, even with a single driver during rush hour, under legislation approved yesterday by the California Assembly and supported by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Despite near-certain approval in California, the new law would not take effect unless the Bush administration granted permission to the state. Federal transportation officials are pushing their own plan that could open the door for hybrid cars in carpool lanes.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Sun Book Editor | August 16, 1991
You spend enough time in cars, schlepping the children -- your two and several others -- all over Howard County, and anything can happen. You can talk to the dog and feel cheated by life and wonder if it's all worth it.Or you can write a novel -- right there in the car, scribbling down notes and impressions while waiting for another of the countless lessons, classes, ballgames, etc., to conclude and the kids to come bounding back into the car.For Mary Cahill,...
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1998
You have your drive-through fast food, your drive-in movies and your drive-up windows at your local bank.Now a Baltimore synagogue and day school is offering a menorah lighting for the carpool set.Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Community School held its first "Carpool Candle-lighting Ceremony" yesterday as it dedicated a 9-foot-tall menorah, next to the school's parking lot off Old Court Road in Pikesville, on the second evening of Hanukkah.The eight days of Hanukkah celebrate the victory of a band of Jewish fighters, the Maccabees, who in 165 B.C. recaptured the Temple in Jerusalem from Syrian-Greek invaders.
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By Joan Hellman | September 30, 1991
CARPOOL. By Mary Cahill. Random House. 258 pages. $19. READ ANY Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys mysteries lately? Random House has managed to publish a first -- an adult, adolescent mystery.Ellicott City resident Mary Cahill's first novel, "Carpool," reads like 100 teen novels rolled into one. Remember the naive heroine bumping into a dead body hanging from a tree in the fog? Remember the accidental clues -- the lost buttons and lights in the deserted tower? Cahill's novel has a familiar ring, a predictable, plot-laden format.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Evening Sun Staff | August 16, 1991
WHEN RANDOM House called Mary Cahill with an offer to buy her book about a suburban homemaker caught up in a murder mystery, she replied that her agent would get in touch with them the next day.Then the Ellicott City writer went out and found herself an agent."
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July 27, 2011
Soaring temperatures can't keep Betty Cain out of the kitchen at Lansdowne United Methodist Church at 114 Laverne Ave. Two Wednesdays a month, she and her seasoned crew of prep chefs dish up tasty, free suppers that are open to the community from 5-6 p.m. Menus are based on what is seasonal, especially as summer vegetables ripen. And the church's dining hall is refreshingly cool. Walk in July 27 and Aug. 10 to savor the bounty. For more information, call Betty at 410-242-9156.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Reporter | June 26, 2008
On Avon Court in Halethorpe, there's an unwritten law that says the parking space in front of your home is your spot. But the commuters who flock to the Halethorpe MARC station don't follow that code. They see the absence of no-parking signs as an invitation to leave their cars on the residential street - especially as the 770-space lot at the station fills up every day. The daily influx of outsiders has led to ugly scenes between residents and commuters, sometimes involving calls to police.
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By Mary McNamara and Mary McNamara,Los Angeles Times | October 2, 2007
Carpoolers opens funny - four guys on their way to work, singing along with Air Supply - but it's downhill from there, and the slide, although quick and permanent, isn't even dramatic enough to be interesting. A low-rent Big Shots, Carpoolers, which premieres tonight, doesn't have enough edge to be offensive. It just isn't funny. Which is a problem, you know, for a comedy. It's too bad, as the sum of its parts is much better than its whole. Fred Goss, a fine, funny actor, plays Gracen, a marital arbiter who has a hard time standing up for himself.
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By CASSANDRA A. FORTIN and CASSANDRA A. FORTIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 25, 2005
When Melanie Kindt wakes up, she gets her kids ready for school and treks around her neighborhood picking up four or more other passengers for the trip to Riverside Elementary School. The Joppa resident started carpooling a while back. But rising gas prices and the growing number of families with two working parents make for a larger crowd of riders in Kindt's car. "I carpool because it helps my friends and the other parents not waste their gas going to the same place I'm going," Kindt said.
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By Larry Bingham and Larry Bingham,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2004
The two-toned green van pulls into the circle at the Broken Land Park & Ride lot in Columbia and its riders get out of their vehicles, almost by rote. It is 6:40 a.m., a Wednesday, and even though these Washington-bound commuters know the drill, they don't behave like most bus riders and train travelers grimly making their silent way to work. For one thing, these people talk. They even talk to each other. On any given day of the work week lately, Mickie Levine and Yesica Chavez-Jurey might be chatting about Levine's side job as a Realtor and her efforts to sell Chavez-Jurey's house.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 7, 2004
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Owners of hybrid cars could use freeway carpool lanes, even with a single driver during rush hour, under legislation approved yesterday by the California Assembly and supported by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Despite near-certain approval in California, the new law would not take effect unless the Bush administration granted permission to the state. Federal transportation officials are pushing their own plan that could open the door for hybrid cars in carpool lanes.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2004
Annapolis city council members heard public comment last night about proposed fee increases in city-owned garages that could more than double the cost of some parking there. Motorists pay $8 a night if they leave their car at the Hillman garage off Main Street. If the council approves the fees, the cost would jump to $20. The increased fees are meant to encourage drivers to park at lots away from downtown and take the bus, walk or carpool, city officials said. Annapolis has an estimated 2,500 parking spots, but spaces are scarce in the historic district around Main Street and City Dock, home to most of the city's restaurants, bars and tourist attractions.
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By Susan Reimer | April 26, 1998
NOBODY LISTENS to me anymore. My husband regularly claims that my work schedule, his carpool duties and our social plans are news to him."You never told me about that," he says, even though I can usually produce witnesses. (These memory lapses do have the unintended benefit of making each conversation we have a new one.)And my kids have tuned me out so completely that they would not hear me if I shouted: "Free pizza and money."As a result, I think I can safely assume that my children would not sit still for any of my crisp, polished lecturettes on respect, honesty, fairness, responsibility, compassion, gratitude, friendship or faith.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2003
Annapolis city officials said yesterday that they will begin promoting programs that provide tax breaks and financial incentives to business owners and commuters if they walk, ride their bikes or carpool to work. The money for the antipollution program, "Clean Commute Annapolis," will come from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which did not reveal the amount of the two-year grant. City employees will meet with business owners to brief them on ways they can qualify for programs that will give cash subsidies to employees who give up their parking spaces, grant tax breaks for encouraging carpooling or provide taxi rides home for workers.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | October 17, 2003
Annapolis city officials said yesterday that they will begin promoting programs that provide tax breaks and financial incentives to business owners and commuters if they walk, ride their bikes or carpool to work. The money for the antipollution program, "Clean Commute Annapolis," will come from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which did not reveal the amount of the two-year grant. City employees will meet with business owners to brief them on ways they can qualify for programs that will give cash subsidies to employees who give up their parking spaces, grant tax breaks for encouraging carpooling or provide taxi rides home for workers.
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By Luke Tracy and Dan Harsha and Luke Tracy and Dan Harsha,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2003
Four months after new carpool and vanpool lanes were added to U.S. 50 west of Anne Arundel County, enforcement has been low priority and a significant percentage of drivers appear to be violating the minimum occupancy requirements, prompting complaints from commuters. The High Occupancy Vehicle, or HOV, lanes extend from U.S. 301 to the Capital Beltway and are restricted to vehicles with two or more occupants, with the exception of motorcycles. Anne Arundel County motorists make up nearly 60 percent of users of that stretch, according to the State Highway Administration.
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