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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
Destination-intensive cruises are just one of many different theme excursions that the cruise industry has created to lure more passengers.Other theme trips include cruises for gourmet cooks, country and western music lovers, dieters, wine tasters, gardeners and investors. There are even ones for chocoholics.All have been designed to appeal to vacationers seeking "enrichment," in one form or another.According to the Cruise Lines International Association, the industry's trade and marketing association, 64 percent of the passengers polled in a recent survey said they want their trips to be learning experiences.
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By Steven Ford, Tribune Newspapers | March 6, 2014
While Disney Cruise Line sailed to 13 first-place finishes in the 2014 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards, Baltimore-based ships also cruised to Top 10 finishes in a number of categories. Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas ranked No. 8 overall best ship in the "midsize" category. The recently renovated ship, which returned to the port of Baltimore last May after undergoing $48 million in upgrades, also scored among the 10 best midsize ships for dining, embarkation, entertainment, fitness, public rooms, service and shore excursions.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,Sun Staff | June 20, 2004
Cruisers, by Craig Nova. Shaye Areheart Crown Books. 256 pages. $24. There is an hour -- deep into the night -- when cruising alone on an open stretch of highway can be harrowing. It is that time when oncoming headlights have a ghostly glow, and the dark silhouette of trees appears threatening. It is that time when you step on the gas and keep driving, hoping that you make it home before the highway and the night sky swallow you in blackness. In Cruisers, novelist Craig Nova takes readers on a spine-chilling journey reminiscent of a lone night on the open road.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
A Howard County police cruiser was involved in a crash in Ellicott City on Baltimore National Pike on Friday morning, officials police said. The county Traffic Enforcement Section said that at approximately 5:39 a.m. a marked 2008 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser was traveling southbound on St. John's Lane attempting to cross Baltimore National Pike when it was struck by a 2006 Hyundai Tuscon traveling eastbound on Baltimore National Pike....
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September 14, 2000
Maryland State Police accepted a federal grant yesterday to install 93 cameras in cruisers that patrol Interstate 95 between Baltimore and Virginia. The $396,000 was part of $12 million given to state police agencies throughout the country by Community Oriented Policing Services in the U.S. Department of Justice. The office is headed by former Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier. Col. David B. Mitchell, state police superintendent, said the cameras will "accurately record our interactions with citizens during traffic stops."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2001
Baltimore police have new leadership, new uniforms and new strategies to combat crime. Now they are about to embark on their boldest cosmetic change in three decades: a new color scheme for their police cruisers. The white Ford Crown Victorias and Chevrolet Caprices -- emblazoned with a blue and gray horizontal stripe -- could soon become black, with "POLICE" written in large yellow-trimmed white letters up the side, complemented by a blue stripe the length of the car and a large badge.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2000
A collision between two police cruisers that sent three Eastern District officers to Maryland Shock Trauma Center early yesterday has prompted city police officials to take a new look at accidents involving officers. The crash, at North Broadway and East Federal Street, injured Officer John M. Borelli, 26, who was in serious but stable condition last night with head and chest injuries. Two others, Officer Andrew J. Gagnon, 28, and Officer Kenneth T. Snyder, 23, were treated and released.
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By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | May 20, 2006
Authorities said it could take days for investigators to determine how two police cruisers collided in a thunderous crash in Southwest Baltimore early yesterday, claiming the life of a veteran officer and injuring another. The overnight accident just one block from the Southwestern District station house rattled a neighborhood accustomed to seeing cruisers traversing its residential streets, and heaved the city Police Department into mourning. "I was sleeping, then I heard what sounded like an explosion," said Gabrielle Baboolal, whose house is 50 feet from Stafford Street and Parksley Avenue, where the cruisers hit. "The police people - they were crying," he said.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1999
Howard County police Sgt. David J. Trapani was cruising through a parking lot when he spotted license tags dangling suspiciously from an old yellow car.The police radio was flooded with calls, a situation that often prevents officers from checking with dispatchers about stolen plates. But this time, Trapani typed the numbers into a computer in his patrol car and watched as information scrolled down the screen: The tags were stolen.He arrested the car's owner."It would have been impossible and very selfish to run the computer work over the radio," said Trapani, who has been testing a Datalux Corp.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1998
Baltimore police call it a Signal 13, an officer's urgent call for help. But twice in the past five weeks, someone has died as a result of officers speeding to the assistance of a colleague.Both accidents -- which killed a city officer on Oct. 30 and a pedestrian Monday night -- remain under investigation. The deadly crashes highlight the danger of police cruisers speeding on crowded city streets.The number of accidents involving cruisers has dropped significantly since 1995, when 554 were reported, 186 being listed as the officer's fault.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
Baltimore County police officers will soon be getting behind the wheels of new cruisers. The county is replacing its fleet of Ford Crown Victorias with the Interceptor, another Ford model based on the company's popular Taurus line. The first 50 Interceptors have been purchased for about $26,000 each and will be placed into service in December. Over six years, the county will replace 450 Crown Victorias. "Having the right tools to do the job makes a difference for our police officers," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
A Baltimore police officer responding to an emergency call was involved in a rush hour accident on North Avenue that sent three people and the officer to local hospitals. The officer was driving through the intersection of North Avenue and North Charles Street at about 5 p.m. and collided with a civilian car, sending it spinning up onto a sidewalk near a vacant lot next to the Wind-Up Space bar and arts venue. It spun around and came to rest facing in the opposite direction. The unidentified officer and the other driver suffered minor injuries, police said.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
A Baltimore City police cruiser crashed into another vehicle Friday evening at 235 E. 25th St., injuring both the officer and the driver of the other vehicle, police said. The officer was responding to a call at 6:13 p.m. when the police car collided with the other vehicle. Both drivers were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Police did not identify the officer or the other driver.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2013
Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver became a fixture at the annual Baltimore Baseball Cruise, traveling as part of a baseball-themed trek around the Caribbean during the offseason for many of the past 22 years. Early Saturday morning, the 82-year-old Weaver was on the last leg of this year's week-long cruise, heading from a stop in Haiti back home to Fort Lauderdale when he complained of having trouble breathing and passed out on the floor of his cabin, said Ken Nigro, the cruise's organizer.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
A violent start to the year continued with three people shot on Baltimore's west side Tuesday morning, including a 17-year-old girl who died after she and a man were shot in an alley. Though the city started the year with almost 11 days without a gun homicide, it belied a string of nonfatal shootings that was higher than the beginning of 2012. Five people were killed last weekend, and the city has started off 2013 with a 65 percent increase in gun violence compared with the same time last year.
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Staff Reports | December 1, 2012
Baltimore County Police say an officer was injured early Saturday morning - and a 16-year-old is being being charged as an adult with attempted murder - following a pursuit in the Towson area involving a stolen minivan. Police say on Dec. 1 at about 1:27 a.m., an officer spotted a 2003 white Dodge Caravan on Bristol Road near Stoneleigh Road without its headlights on, and stopped the vehicle. After stopping, the driver in the minivan reversed and rammed into the front of the police car while the officer was still inside, then drove off toward Stoneleigh Road, according to police reports.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Baltimore officials began delivering 80 new police cruisers to the Northeast District Friday morning. The Chevy Caprice PPV police cruisers, purchased for more than $2 million, will be equipped with mobile data terminals, which will allow officers to electronically create and submit police reports from their patrol vehicles. The cruisers are also equipped with sophisticated mapping software to better track stolen vehicles, city officials said. "These new vehicles will allow our officers to spend more time in our communities, and continue to make Baltimore a safer city," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2004
The good guys in the old movie westerns always wore white, but Howard County's police officers are trading their white patrol cars for black. They'll join several other police agencies opting for cruisers with darker hues. In recent years, Maryland State Police returned to black and olive green cruisers, and Maryland Transportation Authority Police went to black. Anne Arundel is converting its fleet to cars with dark blue sides and lighter blue tops. "Black gives a more professional look to the patrol cars.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Baltimore officials began delivering 80 new police cruisers to the Northeast District Friday morning. The Chevy Caprice PPV police cruisers, purchased for more than $2 million, will be equipped with mobile data terminals, which will allow officers to electronically create and submit police reports from their patrol vehicles. The cruisers are also equipped with sophisticated mapping software to better track stolen vehicles, city officials said. "These new vehicles will allow our officers to spend more time in our communities, and continue to make Baltimore a safer city," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
A 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy who stole his father's truck and attracted a tail of at least a dozen state and county police cruisers as he led them on a chase south into Baltimore City was caught on North Charles Street Wednesday night, police said. He and his 14-year-old female passenger were taken into custody after foot chases in the city. Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Adam Reed said Thursday that the 17 year old has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding police and recklessly endangering.
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