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By Scott Dance | May 11, 2012
The risk of clouds and rain on Mother's Day now appears likely to wait until Sunday evening, forecasts show. Until then, Maryland is expected to be under a high-pressure system that will keep highs in the mid- to upper-70s, humidity low and skies clear. A front is expected to move across the region late Sunday, first bringing a chance of thunderstorms and then showers. Clouds are likely, but the chance of precipitation is 20-30 percent. Happy Mother's Day.
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By Jim Joyner | May 23, 2014
For many area families, Memorial Day weekend means a trip to the beach. Last year, nearly 3,000 people took part in that tradition at two Baltimore County parks - without ever going near the Bay Bridge. Baltimore County government doesn't operate outdoor public pools, but beginning Memorial Day weekend, many residents swarm to a pair of county-run beaches - Rocky Point in Essex and Oregon Ridge in Cockeysville. On the east side of the county, the 375-acre Rocky Point Beach and Park (410-887-2818)
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March 15, 2013
Police officers in three surrounding counties and the city of Laurel Police are beefing up enforcement of drunk driving this weekend, as St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on Sunday. Laurel Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night, March 16 at Route 1 and Main Street, weather permitting. If it's raining Saturday night, Laurel Police will conduct roving saturation patrols in area, according to Laurel City Spokesman Pete Piringer. Free rides home are available through SoberRide by calling 1-800-200-TAXI (8294)
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
After an unusually cold and snowy winter, many Marylanders are expected to take advantage of the sun forecast for this holiday weekend by getting out of town. More than 754,000 people throughout the state will travel between Friday and Memorial Day, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, which is scheduled to release its annual summer travel numbers at an event Tuesday. That's a 1.7 percent increase from last year and the highest number of projected travelers since the pre-recession 2005 estimate of 865,000, the driver advocacy group said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Several hundred Baltimore and state police officers will be saturating the city's bar districts this St. Patrick's Day weekend, looking for drunken drivers and people drinking in the streets, law enforcement officials announced Thursday. "Roadways in and around Baltimore will be heavily patrolled," Baltimore police patrol commander Col. Garnell Green said. "Plan ahead. Have a designated driver. Know where you're going to park and expect large crowds. " Maryland Transportation Administration Police and Maryland State Police are teaming with city officers on a crackdown of rowdy behavior that plagued Canton Square last year, when residents complained of scores of people drinking openly outside bars, breaking glass and leaving trash strewn all around.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Maryland State Police warned drivers that they will see more troopers on the road for St. Patrick's Day weekend and to make sure to drive sober. The agency did not specify how many more troopers would be on hand throughout the weekend, but officials said they would fund the overtime through a grant. In a statement, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown said that drunk driving arrests typically double over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Drunk drivers could face a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail, in addition to points on their driver's license and a six-month license suspension.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann | April 25, 2012
Baltimore police just announced the arrest of the fourth and final suspect charged in the videotaped beating and stripping of a tourist that was videotaped and watched across the country on the Internet. Shatia Baldwin, 21, of Baltimore, is now in custody, though details of how and where she was picked up have not yet been released. On Tuesday, police arrested the third suspect, Deangelo Carter, 18, also of Baltimore. Those two suspects,along with 20-year-old Aaron Parsons, a party promoter from Rosedale accused of throwing a punch that decked the victim, are charged with various counts of assault and robbery.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | March 16, 2005
By moving the NCAA Division I national championships to Memorial Day weekend in 2006, officials hope to ease the burden on participating teams and rev up attendance. Kathy Zerrlaut, chair of the Division I women's lacrosse championship committee and senior associate athletic director at UMBC, said the committee has been talking about making the move for years. The women's final four has been held the weekend before Memorial Day, while the men's tournament culminates over the holiday weekend.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | May 25, 1996
When the Flying Scot sailboats begin racing this weekend from Deep Creek Lake Yacht Club, summer begins in Garrett County.When the fossil hunters of shark teeth from the Miocene Period fill up the parking lot of Calvert Cliffs State Park, it's summer on the Western Shore.When the motorboats go dead in the Atlantic and in Assawoman Bay after a winter of dry dock, the Coast Guard knows summer has come to Ocean City.Marylanders fed up with snowy winter and cool spring begin the hot season in many ways this Memorial Day weekend, no matter that summer solstice is not until June 21. They will honor the war dead, open public and private pools, tend gardens, buy cars and whatnot, watch the Orioles, start the croquet season, get married, leave town and refuse to budge.
FEATURES
By Philip Wuntch and Philip Wuntch,Dallas Morning News | June 1, 1994
Most days, Fred Flintstone digs up rocks at the Slate & Co. quarry.But over the Memorial Day weekend, he struck gold.Confounding pundits who pegged it as more of a mega-flop thaa mega-hit, the live-action big-screen version of "The Flintstones" set off a sensational $37.2 million box-office avalanche over the four-day holiday weekend, according to industry estimates. That tops the previous Memorial Day weekend champ, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," which made $37.03 million in 1989.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
There will be plenty of sunny, dry weather for barbecues and beach strolls this Memorial Day weekend, according to early forecasts. Mostly sunny to clear skies are forecast throughout the long weekend, according to the National Weather Service, the Weather Channel and AccuWeather.com. Only the Weather Channel predicts a chance of rain, only 30 percent odds, on Saturday. Seasonable if not slightly cooler than normal temperatures in the lower to mid-70s are forecast Friday through Sunday, while the holiday on Monday is forecast to reach the lower 80s. Normal highs by late May are in the upper 70s. The forecasts are essentially the same in the Baltimore area and at Maryland and Delaware beaches, though slightly cooler on the coast, so enjoy wherever you go. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Maryland State Police warned drivers that they will see more troopers on the road for St. Patrick's Day weekend and to make sure to drive sober. The agency did not specify how many more troopers would be on hand throughout the weekend, but officials said they would fund the overtime through a grant. In a statement, Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown said that drunk driving arrests typically double over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Drunk drivers could face a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in jail, in addition to points on their driver's license and a six-month license suspension.
BUSINESS
By Tim Swift and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Consumers in the market for new appliances can cash in on some savings this President's Day weekend if they opt for energy-efficient models. This Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the comptroller's office of Maryland is waving sales taxes for consumers who purchase qualified Energy Star products or a solar water heater. Here are the products: Air conditioners Clothes washers and dryers Furnaces Heat pumps Boilers Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now)
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | September 13, 2013
The decision to suspend the Grand Prix of Baltimore for at least the next two years could not have come as much of a surprise to anyone who paid attention to the intrigue that surrounded the third edition of the IZOD IndyCar Series event over Labor Day weekend. By most accounts, the Sept. 1 race over the Inner Harbor street course was - quite literally - a smashing success, featuring enough fender-bending excitement to keep even the most casual fans entertained until Frenchman Simon Pagenaud took the lead with seven laps to go and cruised to his second victory of the season.
NEWS
September 8, 2013
The Baltimore Grand Prix has certainly come a long way since its first year, when the event drew a reported 160,000 fans to the Inner Harbor but organizers were unable to pay millions of dollars they owed to the city and to assorted private vendors. New, more professional management (backed by investors with deeper pockets) has stabilized the operation during the last two years, even if the race has yet to make a profit, and IndyCar officials say they hope to keep the event here for the foreseeable future.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2013
A 52-year-old man was beaten to death by a group of people in West Baltimore on Monday night, one of two killings and four non-fatal shootings police were investigating Tuesday. The attack took place in Reservoir Hill, where four other people have been killed since late May. A shooting took place early Tuesday along the community's border with the Penn North neighborhood. Officers responding to a call for an assault in progress in the 800 block of Lennox St. about 7:30 p.m. Monday found Donald Robinson with serious injuries.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,Sun reporter | September 4, 2007
Organizers expect attendance for this year's Maryland State Fair to be higher than the turnout last year, when rain fell during the normally busy Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend 2007 was different, with temperatures in the 80s and sunshine galore. That meant big crowds at the Timonium fairgrounds and lots of business for vendors. Early estimates put total fair attendance this year at about 410,000, compared with 344,000 last year. "We have had two fabulous days in a row," said Max Mosner, president and general manager of the Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society Inc., the nonprofit that runs the annual event.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | May 29, 2003
Rainy weather over the past few weeks has pushed many of the state high school championships past Memorial Day, but next year, some tournaments are likely to run into June by design. The public school spring tournaments will take a four-day break the week before Memorial Day to give student-athletes time to concentrate on the high school assessment tests beginning next year. Because Memorial Day is so late in 2004 -- May 31 -- some state tournament contests may continue into the first week of June, said Ned Sparks, executive director of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun and By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
The conclusion of the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore on Sunday night meant that life would soon return to normal on the two miles of downtown streets used for the three days of racing. The question looming over the finish line on Pratt Street is whether the event itself will return in 2014. It appears that those involved - from drivers and team owners to fans and local organizers to city and state officals - hope the IZOD IndyCar Series will be back for a fourth year next summer.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Looking forward to one last weekend at the beach, or enjoying the Grand Prix of Baltimore? It's possible some storms could interrupt your fun, though it depends on whose forecast you're reading. At the beach, the National Weather Service is calling for storm chances to start Saturday night and extend through Sunday, with about a 40 percent chance of precipitation Sunday. Storm chances return Monday night, with a 50 percent possibility, according to the forecast. Temperatures are expected to top out around 80 degrees but with very high humidity, dew points in the lower 70s. Other forecasters play down the rain and storm chances.
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