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August 12, 1991
Annapolis lawmakers will review Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins' decision toorder a city ambulance to take the governor's longtime companion, Hilda Mae Snoops, to Baltimore on a non-emergency run.The July 24 trip, in which one of the city's two ambulances took Snoops to Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, is expected to generate considerable debate when the City Council meets tonight.A 71-year-old Annapolis man, Thomas C. Sharps, died of cardiac arrest while the ambulance was returning from Baltimore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2012
Five people, including one member of the Baltimore Fire Department, were injured in an accident involving a city ambulance Sunday evening, according to the fire department. Sometime before 7 p.m., the fire department's Medic 7 ambulance unit was responding to a call for a "man down" somewhere along Calvert Street or Saratoga Street, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman. At the intersection of North Calvert and East Lexington streets, the ambulance collided with a vehicle, Cartwright said.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | August 29, 1991
Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins made an honest mistake when he authorized a city ambulance to take Gov. William Donald Schaefer's longtime companion, Hilda Mae Snoops, to Baltimore on a non-emergency run,a City Council committee concluded last night.The Public Safety Committee decided to send a resolution to the full council saying mayors or acting mayors shouldn't make decisions involving police, fire or ambulance service without first consulting respective department officials.A 71-year-old Annapolis man, Thomas C. Sharps, died of cardiac arrest while the city ambulance was returning from taking Snoops to Good Samaritan Hospital after a fall at the Governor's Mansion.
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By CHRIS YAKAITIS and CHRIS YAKAITIS,SUN REPORTER | June 21, 2006
A Baltimore Fire Department ambulance responding to a call in the 6500 block of Loch Raven Blvd. yesterday afternoon collided with a compact car near East Northern Parkway, injuring two paramedics and the driver of the car, a department spokesman said. The motorist -- who was trapped in her car -- suffered head and muscular-skeletal injuries and was flown by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said the spokesman, Chief Kevin Cartwright. Cartwright said the paramedics were taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
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By Paul Shread Gary Gately of The Anne Arundel County Sun contributed to this article | August 9, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- An Annapolis alderman is calling for an investigation into the death of a man who was treated by an Anne Arundel County ambulance crew because an Annapolis city ambulance was occupied taking the state's official hostess, Hilda Mae Snoops, to a Baltimore hospital.Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins authorized one of two city ambulances to take Mrs. Snoops, Gov. William Donald Schaefer's longtime companion, to Good Samaritan Hospital on July 24.Mrs. Snoops, who has been suffering from an undisclosed illness, had fallen in the governor's mansion, hit her head and "badly injured her back," said Frank Traynor, the governor's press secretary.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1999
A private contractor collecting Baltimore City ambulance fees has been mistakenly billing Baltimore County residents for city ambulances dispatched into the county, and city fire officials say county residents may seek refunds for the $250 bills.Rural Metro Corp. of Baltimore, hired to recoup uncollected city ambulance fees, has been billing county residents with city residents since September, said Klark Staffan, regional president of Rural Metro.But Baltimore City fire officials acknowledged yesterday that the billing of county residents violates the terms of a 1989 Mutual Aid Agreement, which specifies that Baltimore-area jurisdictions not charge each other for police and fire services.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | September 4, 1991
Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins did not violate the city code whenhe authorized a city ambulance to take the governor's longtime companion, Hilda Mae Snoops, to Baltimore on a non-emergency run, a city panel found last night.The five-member Ethics Commission announcedits conclusion after a 30-minute meeting behind closed doors at CityHall.The commission, whose members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council, investigated the July 24 trip at the request of Irma Sponsler, a member of the city's Democratic Central Committee.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2012
Five people, including one member of the Baltimore Fire Department, were injured in an accident involving a city ambulance Sunday evening, according to the fire department. Sometime before 7 p.m., the fire department's Medic 7 ambulance unit was responding to a call for a "man down" somewhere along Calvert Street or Saratoga Street, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a department spokesman. At the intersection of North Calvert and East Lexington streets, the ambulance collided with a vehicle, Cartwright said.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff reporter | February 23, 1993
A 25-year-old West Baltimore man was fatally shot last night in a courtyard at the Gilmor Homes, city police said.Pronounced dead at the scene in the 1600 block of Bakbury Court from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head was Antonio Devon Carroll, of the 1600 block of W. Lanvale St.Positive identification was made through papers found on the body and by a friend who came to the scene a short time later after he heard about the shooting.Homicide detective Michael Crutchfield said Western District police officers responding to a report of a shooting about 9:10 p.m. found Mr. Carroll lying on his back a few feet from a wall between two apartment buildings.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 23, 1996
A Northern High School student has been charged as an adult in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a school restroom on Sept. 16, Baltimore police said yesterday.Dante Rooks, 16, of the 3500 block of Glenmore Ave. was charged with second-degree rape and was being held in lieu of $20,000 bond at the Central Booking and Intake Center, police said.The victim told police that she and a male student got into a fight at the school Sept. 16 and that she chased him to the fourth floor, where he pulled her into a restroom and raped her.The boy fled when two other male students entered the restroom, said Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman.
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By JULIE BELL and JULIE BELL,SUN REPORTER | June 13, 2006
A task force made recommendations yesterday to alleviate crowding in Baltimore's hospital emergency departments, saying among other things that hospitals should do more to quickly admit patients. City Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein helped assemble the panel of city, state and hospital officials after Fire Chief William J. Goodwin Jr. called him in April, saying he was concerned that ambulances were waiting too long to unload patients outside full hospital emergency rooms. As of last year, the most recent for which figures are available, ambulances were waiting an average of about 44 minutes, the report said.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1999
A private contractor collecting Baltimore City ambulance fees has been mistakenly billing Baltimore County residents for city ambulances dispatched into the county, and city fire officials say county residents may seek refunds for the $250 bills.Rural Metro Corp. of Baltimore, hired to recoup uncollected city ambulance fees, has been billing county residents with city residents since September, said Klark Staffan, regional president of Rural Metro.But Baltimore City fire officials acknowledged yesterday that the billing of county residents violates the terms of a 1989 Mutual Aid Agreement, which specifies that Baltimore-area jurisdictions not charge each other for police and fire services.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 23, 1996
A Northern High School student has been charged as an adult in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a school restroom on Sept. 16, Baltimore police said yesterday.Dante Rooks, 16, of the 3500 block of Glenmore Ave. was charged with second-degree rape and was being held in lieu of $20,000 bond at the Central Booking and Intake Center, police said.The victim told police that she and a male student got into a fight at the school Sept. 16 and that she chased him to the fourth floor, where he pulled her into a restroom and raped her.The boy fled when two other male students entered the restroom, said Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
The cost of being transported by a city ambulance to a hospital is going up -- but not as much as originally proposed.Baltimore's Board of Estimates yesterday unanimously approved an increase in fees from $75 to $150 for basic ambulance service, and from $100 to $250 for advanced life support transport.Two months ago, the Baltimore Fire Department, which operates the ambulance service, proposed increasing both fees to $475, the maximum acceptable level under federal guidelines, to ease the service's strain on its budget.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff reporter | February 23, 1993
A 25-year-old West Baltimore man was fatally shot last night in a courtyard at the Gilmor Homes, city police said.Pronounced dead at the scene in the 1600 block of Bakbury Court from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head was Antonio Devon Carroll, of the 1600 block of W. Lanvale St.Positive identification was made through papers found on the body and by a friend who came to the scene a short time later after he heard about the shooting.Homicide detective Michael Crutchfield said Western District police officers responding to a report of a shooting about 9:10 p.m. found Mr. Carroll lying on his back a few feet from a wall between two apartment buildings.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | July 25, 1992
An ambulance crashed into a guardrail and a sign pole on a rain-slick Interstate 95 in White Marsh yesterday, killing both a 71-year-old patient and a 22-year-old medical attendant inside the vehicle, state police said.The ambulance was on its way to Fallston General Hospital at 11:17 a.m. -- minutes after a heavy rain -- when its driver, a Baltimore Fire Department ambulance driver who also works for the ambulance company in Parkville, lost control in the northbound lane of the interstate just north of White Marsh Boulevard, according to police.
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By Gary Gately | August 13, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- An Annapolis city council committee and the city's Ethics Commission will look into Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins' decision last month permitting an Annapolis ambulance to take the governor's longtime companion, Hilda Mae Snoops, to Baltimore on a non-emergency run.At the request of Mayor Hopkins, the council's three-member Public Safety Committee agreed last night to review the circumstances surrounding the July 24 trip and to recommend whether Annapolis...
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By John W. Frece and Paul Shread and John W. Frece and Paul Shread,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | August 10, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins said yesterday that Hilda Mae Snoops, the governor's longtime friend and companion, was not given favored treatment when he ordered a city ambulance to take her to a Baltimore hospital on what was classified as a non-emergency run.But city fire and rescue officials disagree.A 71-year-old Annapolis man, Thomas C. Sharps, died of cardiac arrest while the ambulance was returning from taking Mrs. Snoops to Good Samaritan Hospital the night of July 24, a trip approved by Mr. Hopkins after being denied by fire officials.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | September 4, 1991
Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins did not violate the city code whenhe authorized a city ambulance to take the governor's longtime companion, Hilda Mae Snoops, to Baltimore on a non-emergency run, a city panel found last night.The five-member Ethics Commission announcedits conclusion after a 30-minute meeting behind closed doors at CityHall.The commission, whose members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council, investigated the July 24 trip at the request of Irma Sponsler, a member of the city's Democratic Central Committee.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | August 29, 1991
Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins made an honest mistake when he authorized a city ambulance to take Gov. William Donald Schaefer's longtime companion, Hilda Mae Snoops, to Baltimore on a non-emergency run,a City Council committee concluded last night.The Public Safety Committee decided to send a resolution to the full council saying mayors or acting mayors shouldn't make decisions involving police, fire or ambulance service without first consulting respective department officials.A 71-year-old Annapolis man, Thomas C. Sharps, died of cardiac arrest while the city ambulance was returning from taking Snoops to Good Samaritan Hospital after a fall at the Governor's Mansion.
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