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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | October 14, 1993
State troopers are targeting commercial vehicles during October as part of "Operation Good Guys," their six-month project for public safety.The project started in July with a crackdown on speeders, as troopers used such enforcement methods as posting an officer with a radar gun behind a hay wagon on Route 140 near Westminster.This month's chapter of the project is called "Drive to Survive." Only a small portion of Maryland's designated truck route system passes through Carroll County, but some highways within the county -- including Interstate 70 -- carry a large volume of commercial traffic daily, police said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2014
Frank J. "Gus" Vogel, an official of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, died of cancer Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Chase resident was 60. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Frank John Vogel and Margaret Vogel. He was a graduate of Parkville High School, where he played baseball and football. He earned an associate's degree at Essex Community College. Mr. Vogel was a statistician for an insurance business before joining the Maryland Transportation Authority Police in 1993.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 30, 2004
Restrictions on commercial vehicles will go into effect tomorrow night downtown and in the Inner Harbor for New Year's Eve festivities. From 6 p.m. tomorrow until 2 a.m. Saturday, commercial vehicles will not be allowed in those areas except for local deliveries. No tanker trailers - including those with local deliveries - will be permitted downtown and in the Inner Harbor during that period. Streets and areas affected include: Fayette Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to President Street (no commercial vehicles will be allowed on or south of Fayette Street)
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
Gender identity will likely fall under discrimination protections in Howard County, joining race, religion and sexual orientation, after a vote by the County Council on Monday. Four of the five council members introduced the measure last month, which would bar discrimination in housing, employment, law enforcement, public accommodations and financing practices. Its passage would make Howard the third jurisdiction in the state to include gender identity in anti-discrimination laws. "I'm looking forward to us taking a stand on an important human rights issue," said council Chairman Calvin Ball, an east Columbia Democrat.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | March 11, 2008
It was a pricey weekend for Richard Coston. He parked his truck cab in Northwest Baltimore on Friday night and the next day discovered that it was missing. "I knew it had been towed," he said. Coston went to the city impound lot on Pulaski Highway yesterday, resigned to shelling out $752 to get his property back. "They didn't even give a warning," he said. "They just came, and it was gone. There are no `no parking' signs there. They just came and took it." The cab was one of 38 commercial vehicles towed over the weekend in a citywide sweep to crack down on illegally parked trucks.
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September 27, 1992
The county Board of Zoning Appeals has ruled that Ronald M. and Delores A. Price may park commercial vehicles on their property in the 300 block of Crowl Road.Mr. Price operates a towing service with two trucks at the 6.6-acre property; his wife maintains the books for the business.Neighbors had complained to the county about commercial vehicles parked on the property and noise from the trucks' safety alarms.In a written decision, the board said the trucks would not make traffic conditions on Crowl Road more hazardous or harm adjacent property owners.
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November 17, 1995
The State Highway Administration wants commercial vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds to avoid the roundabout under construction at routes 2, 408 and 422 in Lothian from 8 tonight until 6 a.m. Monday.The request to keep heavy trucks out of the area is aimed at ensuring motorist and worker safety while crews pour concrete for the central island.A roundabout is a circular intersection in which traffic runs one way around a concrete island and vehicles entering the circle yield the right of way to circulating traffic.
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April 20, 2006
Agency identifies boy, 4, found alone in city A 4-year-old boy found wandering along a busy West Baltimore street April 3 has been identified, and a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Social Services said the agency is working with the child's family. Sue Fitzsimmons, the spokeswoman, said a court order forbids the agency from disclosing details of the case, including whether the child has been reunited with his family. Media coverage of the child prompted several calls from people interested in finding the boy's relatives, she said.
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By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2001
Nearly a year ago, two Maryland state troopers were injured and several vehicles were damaged when the driver of a stolen tractor-trailer cab led police on a lengthy, high-speed chase north of Baltimore on Interstate 95. The chase, which endangered motorists and ended with the driver ramming two troopers' vehicles, could have been thwarted quickly with a "Barracuda," a tire deflation device for large commercial vehicles. State troopers demonstrated this new tool yesterday in a mock vehicle pursuit at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission's Driver Training Facility in Sykesville.
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April 2, 2000
Board of Zoning Appeals approves conditional uses The Board of Zoning Appeals has approved several requests for conditional uses for businesses around the county. Continental Realty Corp. applied for a conditional use for a furniture store and bank branch in a restricted industrial zone at 1030 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster. The site includes a 60,000-square-foot building, 40,000 feet of which would be used for the furniture store. The bank would be in another separate building. Emory N. Stull applied for a conditional use to allow contractor's equipment and storage yard and a variance from 600 feet to 350 feet in the Central Maryland Service and Distribution Center off Klees Mill Road.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | March 11, 2008
It was a pricey weekend for Richard Coston. He parked his truck cab in Northwest Baltimore on Friday night and the next day discovered that it was missing. "I knew it had been towed," he said. Coston went to the city impound lot on Pulaski Highway yesterday, resigned to shelling out $752 to get his property back. "They didn't even give a warning," he said. "They just came, and it was gone. There are no `no parking' signs there. They just came and took it." The cab was one of 38 commercial vehicles towed over the weekend in a citywide sweep to crack down on illegally parked trucks.
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April 20, 2006
Agency identifies boy, 4, found alone in city A 4-year-old boy found wandering along a busy West Baltimore street April 3 has been identified, and a spokeswoman for the city's Department of Social Services said the agency is working with the child's family. Sue Fitzsimmons, the spokeswoman, said a court order forbids the agency from disclosing details of the case, including whether the child has been reunited with his family. Media coverage of the child prompted several calls from people interested in finding the boy's relatives, she said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 30, 2004
Restrictions on commercial vehicles will go into effect tomorrow night downtown and in the Inner Harbor for New Year's Eve festivities. From 6 p.m. tomorrow until 2 a.m. Saturday, commercial vehicles will not be allowed in those areas except for local deliveries. No tanker trailers - including those with local deliveries - will be permitted downtown and in the Inner Harbor during that period. Streets and areas affected include: Fayette Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to President Street (no commercial vehicles will be allowed on or south of Fayette Street)
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By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,SUN STAFF | July 24, 2001
Nearly a year ago, two Maryland state troopers were injured and several vehicles were damaged when the driver of a stolen tractor-trailer cab led police on a lengthy, high-speed chase north of Baltimore on Interstate 95. The chase, which endangered motorists and ended with the driver ramming two troopers' vehicles, could have been thwarted quickly with a "Barracuda," a tire deflation device for large commercial vehicles. State troopers demonstrated this new tool yesterday in a mock vehicle pursuit at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission's Driver Training Facility in Sykesville.
NEWS
April 2, 2000
Board of Zoning Appeals approves conditional uses The Board of Zoning Appeals has approved several requests for conditional uses for businesses around the county. Continental Realty Corp. applied for a conditional use for a furniture store and bank branch in a restricted industrial zone at 1030 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster. The site includes a 60,000-square-foot building, 40,000 feet of which would be used for the furniture store. The bank would be in another separate building. Emory N. Stull applied for a conditional use to allow contractor's equipment and storage yard and a variance from 600 feet to 350 feet in the Central Maryland Service and Distribution Center off Klees Mill Road.
NEWS
November 17, 1995
The State Highway Administration wants commercial vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds to avoid the roundabout under construction at routes 2, 408 and 422 in Lothian from 8 tonight until 6 a.m. Monday.The request to keep heavy trucks out of the area is aimed at ensuring motorist and worker safety while crews pour concrete for the central island.A roundabout is a circular intersection in which traffic runs one way around a concrete island and vehicles entering the circle yield the right of way to circulating traffic.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
Gender identity will likely fall under discrimination protections in Howard County, joining race, religion and sexual orientation, after a vote by the County Council on Monday. Four of the five council members introduced the measure last month, which would bar discrimination in housing, employment, law enforcement, public accommodations and financing practices. Its passage would make Howard the third jurisdiction in the state to include gender identity in anti-discrimination laws. "I'm looking forward to us taking a stand on an important human rights issue," said council Chairman Calvin Ball, an east Columbia Democrat.
NEWS
By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | October 14, 1993
State troopers are targeting commercial vehicles during October as part of "Operation Good Guys," their six-month project for public safety.The project started in July with a crackdown on speeders, as troopers used such enforcement methods as posting an officer with a radar gun behind a hay wagon on Route 140 near Westminster.This month's chapter of the project is called "Drive to Survive." Only a small portion of Maryland's designated truck route system passes through Carroll County, but some highways within the county -- including Interstate 70 -- carry a large volume of commercial traffic daily, police said.
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