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By From staff reports | May 27, 2003
In Worcester County Ocean City mayor estimates 200,000 visited for holiday OCEAN CITY -- The official tally isn't in, but Ocean City Mayor James N. Mathias Jr. estimates that the resort town welcomed about 200,000 visitors for Memorial Day weekend -- about 50,000 fewer than the usual turnout when the weather cooperates. "Memorial Day isn't known for good weather," Mathias said. "Like everyone else, we're just waiting for some sun." Traffic was a problem for some. Maryland Transportation Authority officials reported that a 1996 Dodge van trailing a motor home caught fire on the Bay Bridge about 2:40 p.m. yesterday, closing the westbound span for an hour.
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NEWS
By John Rivera and Frank D. Roylance and John Rivera and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | May 29, 1999
For Marylanders heading for the beaches, the mountains, the front stoop or the backyard barbecue on this Memorial Day weekend, warm, sunny skies and cool, pleasant nights mean the summer season has arrived and winter is but a distant memory.The weekend marks the beginning of the weekly pilgrimage to Ocean City, with the requisite frolicking on the boardwalk and the ritual traffic backup at the Bay Bridge, and this year is no different. By 4: 15 p.m. yesterday, there was a traffic jam five miles long as weekend vacationers waited to pay their toll.
NEWS
By Laura Barnhardt and By Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2000
Some days, Beverly Gernert is wistful as she leans out of her toll booth window and looks at the rows of cars waiting to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, headed toward the ocean. They'll pass through her lane - SUVs filled with coolers, boogie boards, beach blankets; the convertibles with beach music blaring. The drivers will smile. Some of them will even say, "Wish we could take you with us." Some days, Gernert says, "I wish they could take me with them." She has spent the long weekend designed to honor the working class laboring instead of relaxing.
FEATURES
By Patrick Goldstein and Patrick Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 3, 2002
Hollywood filmmakers can survive all sorts of slings and arrows of misfortune, but when it comes to bad tidings, nothing stings quite as much as the news that the studio is putting your movie out on Labor Day weekend. In an era when holiday weekends are jammed with splashy new releases that rocket off to box-office records, Labor Day has become the industry's dumping ground for the kinds of clunkers that would challenge the skills of the best used-car salesman. Over the past 15 years, less than a handful of Labor Day weekend movies have made more than a paltry $20 million in their entire theatrical runs.
NEWS
By Audrey Haar and Audrey Haar,Staff Writer | May 30, 1993
OCEAN CITY -- The first "no vacancy" signs of the season blinked on in Ocean City this weekend as the Memorial Day pilgrimage to the seashore began.Sunny skies and warm temperatures made the beach yesterday's main attraction -- the first full day of the summer season. Afternoon temperatures stayed around 75 degrees and water temperature was 63 degrees.Temperatures are expected to be about the same today with a chance of afternoon showers."The weather is a nice change. Usually it rains," said Virginia Brassel of Annapolis, who was sitting under a beach umbrella near 11th Street with her husband, Jon, an attorney.
NEWS
September 5, 1992
It's September, the kids are back in school, but you don't have to succumb to the end-of-summer blues. Two interesting ships are still in town, an antiques show is going on this weekend, and don't forget the pennant race going on over at OPACY. Feel better? Good. Here are a couple Harbor ideas for the Labor Day weekend:IN WITH THE OLD: Take home a piece of the past today or tomorrow -- at the 12th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Fair. If you're looking for something unusual, expect to find it here, where 400 dealers from more than 25 states are represented in addition to dealers from Canada and Europe.
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | May 6, 2013
The successful relationship between WWE and Susan G. Komen will continue, as a special Mother's Day campaign has been launched. “Make Mom Proud” is an awareness campaign to support the fight against breast cancer. The TV and digital campaign, which coincides with Mother's Day, calls on supporters to do something meaningful for their moms and the other important women in their lives. As part of the campaign, WWE will urge fans to support moms by taking steps to educate themselves about the disease, participate in local Susan G. Komen Races in their communities, and donate to Komen, the world's largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research and community outreach programs.
NEWS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun reporter | September 5, 2007
Notebook With classes starting before Labor Day at most Maryland public schools, a proposal to be voted on Friday by the state's 24 local superintendents would allow games to be played as early as Labor Day weekend. The proposed amendment would change the start of fall practice from Aug. 15 to a sliding date - the sixth Saturday after the first Sunday in July. Ned Sparks, executive director of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, said 185 of the state's 188 public schools started school in August this fall.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and William Wan and Annie Linskey and William Wan,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2005
If the automobile is the unofficial symbol of American independence, then what could be more appropriate than spending the Fourth of July in the car with the family? AAA projected that 40.3 million Americans - more than ever before - would travel this holiday weekend. And the majority would go by car, said AAA spokeswoman Ragina Averella. Many of those who drove all day yesterday had no qualms about spending hours confined to their vehicles. "God, it is great to be an American," said Rodney Whetstone, a New Jersey resident who was making a pit stop at the Maryland House rest stop on Interstate 95 near Aberdeen yesterday.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | May 26, 2007
The weather is warm without being scorching. The breezes are benign. And the weekend has an extra 24 hours. These are ideal conditions for an outbreak of "landscape fever," an affliction that sweeps across the region during Memorial Day weekend. Clad in garden gloves, wearing hats, their skin slicked with sunscreen, the afflicted will be outdoors rearranging the terrain, planting, trimming, laying down decorative stones. Bill and Sandy Fritz, for example, will be pulling up old stones and putting down a new flagstone path at their southern Pennsylvania home.
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