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June 13, 1991
The Democratic Party has so few officeholders with demonstrated national leadership credentials, including ambition, that it can hardly afford to waste any. It appears, however, that two of them are destroying each other. We mean Virginia's Gov. Douglas Wilder and Sen. Charles Robb.They have been swapping charges involving improper, unethical and perhaps illegal behavior. The latest headline-maker is Governor Wilder's charge that Senator Robb had possession of intercepts of private Wilder telephone conversations, which he was showing to leading Democrats in an attempt to harm him. Before that there were Senator Robb's accusations that Governor Wilder was improperly using the state police to investigate the senator's private life and leaking stories to the press about it.Either, if proven, would cast serious doubt on the leadership qualities of the man involved.
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BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | November 16, 2007
Soon after Bethesda car dealer Jack Fitzgerald bought what was left of Rent A Wreck of America, he kicked its founding franchisee off the company's Web site, just to "see how high he jumps." "Mr. Fitzgerald is a very charming guy and he's a great salesman, but he's a very, very competitive person - beyond competitive," says founder David Schwartz, who has sued the company and Fitzgerald to get reinstated. "Me, I'm a win-win guy. I'm not trying to beat up on anyone." "He's got more bull---- in him than an Irishman who's kissed the Blarney Stone," responds Fitzgerald.
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NEWS
By Stanley C. Dillon | September 16, 1990
KINGSDALE, Pa. -- Some of the cars were hauled in on trailers, others were towed behind trucks, a few were brought in on fancy haulers and a couple were driven to their destination in the dark of the night. These weren't fancy race cars that cost $20,000, but cars that had two wheels in their grave. These cars had been given a new lease on life.The cars were called upon one final time, all for the same mission -- to destroy the other cars. They were all entered in the Demolition Derby at the Kingsdale Fire Company carnival grounds here last weekend.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | July 29, 2007
Outside a large garage on a farm in Boring, cars that look like they belong in a junkyard are being carefully prepared to be wrecked. Windshields, rear seats, headlights and back lights are gone, plastic gas jugs sit on the back floor waiting to be covered in a metal box, doors are chained shut. All four sides of the vehicles are crumpled to some degree. But come 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, these cars will be ready to go to begin the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair's demolition derby at the Agriculture Center in Westminster.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | July 29, 2007
Outside a large garage on a farm in Boring, cars that look like they belong in a junkyard are being carefully prepared to be wrecked. Windshields, rear seats, headlights and back lights are gone, plastic gas jugs sit on the back floor waiting to be covered in a metal box, doors are chained shut. All four sides of the vehicles are crumpled to some degree. But come 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, these cars will be ready to go to begin the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair's demolition derby at the Agriculture Center in Westminster.
NEWS
June 21, 2000
"In 'The Ant Bully' by John Nickle, a boy named Lucas is bullied by another boy, Sid. Just as Sid picks on him, Lucas picks on ants by squirting them with. The ants shrink Lucas to be as small as them and teach him a lesson: not to bully someone smaller than you." -- Jason Davis Jr. Cross Country Elementary "The book 'Demolition Derby' by Jeff Savage is a terrific book. The story is about cars crashing into each other to get the drivers out of the race. One reason I like this book is because I'm interested in demolition derby cars."
NEWS
March 10, 1991
Stanley C. Dillon, Carroll County Sun motorsports writer, won two awards from the Eastern Motorsports Press Association for articles he wrote last year.Dillon won first place for race coverage by a weekly reporter for his Sept. 16 column, "Demolition Derby gives cars final mission: destruction." The story chronicled the performance of two Taneytown men, Kenny Hommerbocker and Bernie DeGroft, in a demolition derby at the Kingsdale (Pa.) Fire Company carnival grounds.He also earned a second-place award for a feature story by a weekly reporter for his Nov. 18 column, "Grass drags promise a roaring good time."
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | October 5, 1993
Great Frederick Fair officials denounced last night any affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan, nearly two weeks after allowing a KKK car bearing racist slogans and symbols to participate in a demolition derby."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kelly Ford | June 2, 2005
Model Air Show Contestants from all over the Northeast are heading out to the R/C Model Air Show's Tournament of Champions Saturday. More than 30 pilots compete in such categories as Known, Unknown and Freestyle Flying. The flying begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and runs till sundown. Food is available from the event's sponsors, and raffles will be held. The R/C Model Air Show is at Southwest Area Park off Annapolis Road in Baltimore Highlands. Admission is free for spectators.
SPORTS
By STAN DILLON | May 16, 1993
Thirty-one cars were entered in the Demolition Derby at the Arcadia Fire Company carnival grounds last weekend, but one stood out from the rest.It was an old Plymouth station wagon with a #43 painted on it to resemble Richard Petty's car. On the back, the letters "Warning Lady Driver" were painted in bright red.It was a warning the other drivers should have heeded, because the only female driver entered -- Ruth Akers of Westminster -- turned out to be...
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | July 22, 2007
From arts and crafts to zinnias, garden tractors to monster tractors, rabbits to beef cattle, hogs to horses, fashions to photos, welding to writing, to music and dancing, the 110th Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair has it all for free. This year's fair, with the theme "Harvest Your Dreams," opens Saturday and ends Aug. 3 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster. "It's different displays that are geared toward their future hopes and plans," said Kathy Gordon, a Cooperative Extension 4-H and youth educator.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kelly Ford | June 2, 2005
Model Air Show Contestants from all over the Northeast are heading out to the R/C Model Air Show's Tournament of Champions Saturday. More than 30 pilots compete in such categories as Known, Unknown and Freestyle Flying. The flying begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and runs till sundown. Food is available from the event's sponsors, and raffles will be held. The R/C Model Air Show is at Southwest Area Park off Annapolis Road in Baltimore Highlands. Admission is free for spectators.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The road led to Churchill Downs after all. And you didn't think it would, did you? Your doubts were understandable. Whenever Americans tried to focus on their most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, they kept seeing extreme long shots win and respected favorites falter in key preparatory races. You couldn't tell who was coming, who was going or whether any of them deserved a chance to win the coveted rose-adorned blanket the first Saturday in May. Check your calendar.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | September 3, 2001
THE STOUT MAN seated next to me at the demolition derby spoke with a Pennsylvania Dutch accent and a stunning array of profanities - more so when a certain car appeared on the muddy track for the fourth heat of the night. "That's a bleepin' '51 Buick!" he screamed. "I can't bleepin' believe it. Oh my bleepin' word! A '51 Buick! That's the two-door hardtop. Oh my God!" It was, indeed, a 1951 Buick of fond memory - black and curvaceous, with large, grinning chrome grill and stylish trim that included a row of faux vent holes along the front quarter panels.
NEWS
By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2001
William D. Livingston and pals from Hampden headed out to the country one recent Saturday night, fueled by a passion for pop culture, armed with a cooler full of Natty Boh, eager for the chance to poke fun at the locals. But within minutes of arriving at the Arcadia Demolition Derby, Livingston was standing on top of his Igloo, gleefully shouting as cars collided in a cacophony of crunching sheet metal, hissing radiators and flapping tires. This was a battle to the death, and Livingston was seriously hooked.
NEWS
June 21, 2000
"In 'The Ant Bully' by John Nickle, a boy named Lucas is bullied by another boy, Sid. Just as Sid picks on him, Lucas picks on ants by squirting them with. The ants shrink Lucas to be as small as them and teach him a lesson: not to bully someone smaller than you." -- Jason Davis Jr. Cross Country Elementary "The book 'Demolition Derby' by Jeff Savage is a terrific book. The story is about cars crashing into each other to get the drivers out of the race. One reason I like this book is because I'm interested in demolition derby cars."
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | September 3, 2001
THE STOUT MAN seated next to me at the demolition derby spoke with a Pennsylvania Dutch accent and a stunning array of profanities - more so when a certain car appeared on the muddy track for the fourth heat of the night. "That's a bleepin' '51 Buick!" he screamed. "I can't bleepin' believe it. Oh my bleepin' word! A '51 Buick! That's the two-door hardtop. Oh my God!" It was, indeed, a 1951 Buick of fond memory - black and curvaceous, with large, grinning chrome grill and stylish trim that included a row of faux vent holes along the front quarter panels.
SPORTS
By STAN DILLON | December 19, 1993
Steve Pollard of Westminster isn't one you would expect to participate in the crash-'em-and-bang-'em-up type of motor sports.His job as minister at the Westminster Church of the Nazarene requires long hours, and he usually works right up to race time.But he is a regular participant in demolition derbys at Arcadia and Kingsdale, Pa., and now he has caught the bug for Junk-Yard Races, a cross between a demolition derby and an enduro race.Last Sunday, more than 60 cars, including Pollard's, were entered in the Junk-Yard Race at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa., despite sub-freezing weather.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1999
They reran the Kentucky Derby yesterday at Pimlico -- without much of the demolition.There was some minor bumping, some tight quarters and some traffic problems in the 124th Preakness, but there was also no doubt that Charismatic, the one-time claimer, was superior again.As is usually the custom, the Preakness was a much truer race than the Derby with its bulging field, jostling and traffic problems.If any camp had a valid reason for a poor finish, it was that of the filly, Excellent Meeting, who had trouble in tight quarters early and was pulled up by jockey Kent Desormeaux at the three-eighths pole, the dream of the first female Preakness winner since 1924 gone.
NEWS
December 14, 1998
PUT ON YOUR crash helmet if you head along Falls Road at its intersection with Chestnut Avenue. Chances are, you'll really need it.This is perhaps the most perilous stretch of roadway in Baltimore, a sharp S-curve made more dangerous by the placement of historic brick mills at the road's edge. Dave Grimm, who works in the area, has counted 57 accidents there this year.On a rainy day, the place becomes a demolition derby -- as it did last week when showers hit.In 24 hours, four accidents occurred along the stretch, including one in which a vehicle hit the curb and flipped over a 15-foot embankment, injuring the driver and a passenger.
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