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By John Eisenberg and John Eisenberg,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1995
When a new movie about Babe Ruth was being planned several years ago, a researcher called a sportswriter known for his knowledge of Ruth." Is it true," the researcher asked, " that the Babe once hit a ball that went between a pitcher's legs and over the center fielder's head for a home run?"The sportswriter laughed. " Of course not," he said, explaining that such a feat was physically impossible.Yet it is true that Ruth once hit a ball between a pitcher's legs and over the center fielder's head.
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By Thomas Neas, The Baltimore Sun and By Thomas Neas, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2014
If you're worried about auto theft, parking in the Cedarcroft neighborhood in February might be the safest spot in the entire city - but be wary if you need to park in Frankford in July. In any large city, auto theft is a persistent problem, and in Baltimore, nearly 4,000 vehicles are stolen each year. According to the recovery systems producer LoJack, Maryland ranks seventh in the nation in vehicle thefts and recoveries, and certain trends become more apparent in thecity's crime data.
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June 2, 2012
While MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakeis selling ads on Baltimore's firetrucks to raise money to keep the stations open ("Bill to put ads on city fire trucks advances, May 30), she should try selling ads on the fleet of vehicles that chauffeur her around. Dan Griffin, Perry Hall
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By Jessica Anderson and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
Baltimore County police chased a stolen car to a suburban cul-de-sac in White Marsh early Tuesday and shot a suspect to death in the woods nearby, police said. The chaos roused neighbors in the development nestled between Interstate 95 and Philadelphia Road. Baltimore County officers were pursuing a Toyota Corolla reported stolen from Baltimore that struck a police cruiser and another car, police said. Officers were combing the streets of the development when one found 19-year-old Briatay McDuffie and, after a struggle, fatally shot him, police said.
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October 17, 2011
I read in The Sun that city agencies are preparing for another round of budget cuts to be submitted in next year's budget ("City agencies preparing for another round of cuts," Oct. 14). Have they ever thought of taking away the vehicles that city employees use every day on the job? Every city, state, and federal government agency gives its employees automobiles to drive to work (and I am sure for their personal use, as well). Private industry does not give vehicles to their employees.
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May 5, 2014
It should be no surprise that the 26th Street landslide happened ( "Displaced residents blame city, railroad for inaction," May 2). Landslides occur after heavy rain and deterioration of the land. With over 3 inches of rain and a road that has had very little done to fix safety issues, this should come as no surprise. It was the perfect mix for an urban landslide like this one to occur. The fact that nobody was hurt was a good thing. However, something very alarming came from this.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Baltimore City police are investigating several acts of vandalism in Northwest Baltimore last weekend in which swastikas and other messages were spray-painted onto cars, said a police spokesman. Cars were tagged on Strathmore Avenue, Clarinth Road and Labyrinth Road between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, said Kevin Brown, the spokesman. In the 2800 block of W. Strathmore Ave., a swastika was spray-painted on a vehicle, along with the phrase "IH8U," while an expletive was found on the side of another vehicle in the same block.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
Anne Arundel County police are investigating several armed robberies that occurred over the weekend in Brooklyn Park, Galesville, Glen Burnie and Annapolis. In several cases, they have descriptions of the suspects, but have been unable to locate them. Officers on patrol in Gambrills did arrest a 29-year-old Arnold man in connection with a series of thefts from autos. Officers stopped a vehicle, known to be involved in the thefts, at about 3 a.m. Friday on Reidel Road, near Route 3. The driver Brandon Michael Smith of the 1100 block Wright Avenue gave officers the consent to search the vehicle.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2010
Electric, hybrid and small cars will grab center stage at the Detroit auto show this week, as the industry adapts to a world reshaped by recession and environmental worries. Ford wants to build on success in midsize sedans and reignite small-car sales, while Hyundai aims to extend last year's triumph in budget-conscious models. GM and Chrysler will start fresh with electric vehicles but also try to boost their small-car credibility. Toyota hopes to solidify its dominance in hybrids. The new models must be successful if automakers are to reverse last year's 21 percent sales plunge.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
A busy street in downtown Baltimore might be the last place one would expect to see a bocce game going on. But just before noon Friday, with traffic rumbling by, Nicole Reedy and Jeff Stump squared off for a friendly match on a swath of grass laid down where cars would normally be parked in front of their office on West Franklin Street. A few feet away, co-workers and clients chatted while sipping wine and soft drinks under a green-roofed lean-to. It was another PARK(ing)
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
A 71-year-old man was struck and killed by a car in Essex after he stepped into its path Friday night, Baltimore County police said. Police said the crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. at Back River Neck and Poles roads. The victim, Willard Patrick Hagy Jr., of Essex, was struck by a 2006 Hyundai Tiburon. The driver remained at the scene, police said. Hagy was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Police did not indicate what may have contributed to the fatal incident, and said it is being reviewed by the Crash Team.
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Baltimore Sun staff reports and Baltimore Sun staff reports | July 16, 2014
Anne Arundel County police say a man was cited Tuesday for leaving a dog unattended in a car after a passerby noticed the animal and called for assistance. Police say they were called at about 1:14 p.m. to the Glen Burnie District Court parking lot in Glen Burnie and spoke with a witness who said she noticed a dog in a pickup truck. The witness told police she had been present at least 30 minutes. Officers said one of the truck's windows was open about an inch and there was no water available for the dog, who police said appeared to be in distress.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Annapolis police arrested a man they say fired shots out of a car near the Harbour House public housing community Wednesday night. Police say officers were called around 6:30 p.m. with a report that someone was shooting from a car near the Harbour House community, and found a car matching the description given leaving the area. The car stopped in the 800 block of Chesapeake Ave., and four of the car's occupants remained inside, except for one man who ran away while carrying a handgun, police said.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Police in New York said they arrested a Dundalk man Thursday for leaving his 2-year-old daughter locked in the car while he shopped at a Marshalls on Long Island. Suffolk County Police said a passerby in the parking lot heard the girl crying from inside the car, where windows were rolled up and temperatures indoors reached an estimated 120 degrees. Police said Melvin Marroquin, the girl's father, returned to the 2000 Nissan Frontier about 10 minutes after authorities arrived at the shopping center in Huntington.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
A New York woman faces animal cruelty charges after she allegedly left a 15-year-old Yorkshire Terrier in a car in an Annapolis parking lot for two hours Tuesday, police said. Monifa Ayadelle Pendelton, 44, ran into a Petco in the 2300 block of Forest Drive with her dog, Chloe, around 2:30 p.m., asking for help after realizing what she had done, police said. Police and Anne Arundel County Animal Control were called, and an animal hospital veterinarian later diagnosed the dog with extreme heat stroke and recommended it be put down, police said.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Frank Anechiarico, a passionate car salesman and one-time owner of Baltimore County's Valley Chevrolet, died June 27 at Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge, an assisted-living facility. He was 91 and had suffered a stroke. "He started out selling used cars as a wholesaler, then worked his way up to be a dealer," said his son-in-law, Lloyd Haak, the general manager of Wantz Chevrolet in Taneytown, who met his future wife while working as a salesman for Mr. Anechiarico at Valley Chevrolet.
NEWS
February 12, 2010
I would like to comment on Michael Dresser's article about "bad truck drivers" ("Can't avoid jackknifing? Don't be a truck driver," Feb. 8). Nowhere in that article did he mention the bad car drivers out there that cause 75 percent of the truck wrecks across the country. Mr. Dresser seems to have a grudge against truck drivers in general. Question to him: When was the last time you actually drove 40 tons down the road and tried to stop it on a dime because of a four-wheeler stopping in front of you on short notice?
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By Chris Merriam and Robbyn Lewis | June 4, 2013
Baltimore City is at a transportation crossroads. We can move in the direction of a safer, healthier, more sustainable and economical city - the direction in which dozens of cities across America are moving - or fall back on prioritizing cars over people. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently selected William Johnson as the new director of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. The priorities that the mayor and Mr. Johnson set for Baltimore's transportation future will have a significant impact on neighborhood livability and our ability to retain current residents and attract new ones.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Getting revved up to hit the beach? Beyond the excitement of the big car show, it's a relatively quiet weekend in Ocean City. If you're not that into motors, you may want to simply soak in the sunny atmosphere. Or you can head north to Delaware for the Lewes Garden Tour or check out comedian Bill Cosby's performance in Salisbury. Here's what's on tap this weekend in Ocean City and nearby: OC Car and Truck Show. All things automotive, including classic vehicles and trick trucks, make the OC Car and Truck Show one of the largest car shows on the East Coast.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A week before Maryland's primary elections, prosecutors in Texas are seeking to extradite a Baltimore candidate for state Senate on a felony charge of theft. Will J. Hanna, 43, who is challenging Sen. Lisa Gladden in the Democratic primary for the 41st Senate District, is accused of stealing a car six years ago from an attorney in Guadalupe County, Texas. Hanna is also accused of writing $19,000 in bad checks in neighboring Bexar County, prosecutors there said. Those are misdemeanor charges.
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