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Staff Reports | July 9, 2014
A metro train broke down Wednesday afternoon in West Baltimore, leading riders to pull an emergency brake and walk the tracks, a Maryland Transit Administration official said. The metro stopped around 5:09 p.m. when "a breaker was tripped at the Mondawmin substation and the Cold Spring station," MTA spokeswoman Paulette Austrich said in a statement. "While power was out a patron on a train east of the Cold Spring station pulled the emergency brake, then several passengers got off the train and began walking on the tracks," she added.
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Staff Reports | July 9, 2014
A metro train broke down Wednesday afternoon in West Baltimore, leading riders to pull an emergency brake and walk the tracks, a Maryland Transit Administration official said. The metro stopped around 5:09 p.m. when "a breaker was tripped at the Mondawmin substation and the Cold Spring station," MTA spokeswoman Paulette Austrich said in a statement. "While power was out a patron on a train east of the Cold Spring station pulled the emergency brake, then several passengers got off the train and began walking on the tracks," she added.
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NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | March 27, 1991
A 6-year-old Linthicum boy was injured Monday morning after he panicked and jumped out of the family car, which had started rolling down a driveway after the emergency brake apparently failed.The boy, Travis Bruce Armstrong, was run over by the car after he fell to the ground. He was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in good condition yesterday.Police say Travis and his 12-year-old brother, Michael Timothy Dougherty, were sitting in the back seat of a 1988 Isuzu waiting for their mother, Vicky Ann Dougherty, to come out of the house with another child in the unit block of Mountain Road in Linthicum Heights.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
Within hours of the CSX train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City early Tuesday, investigators from the National Transportation Safety board were on the scene to determine why it happened. When tragedy strikes in the nation's skies or on its roads, rails and waterways, the NTSB is where the nation looks for an explanation of what went wrong, but answers seldom come quickly. It could take months or even years before the independent federal agency reaches a final conclusion on the cause of the train derailment that ended with Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass, both 19, buried in coal on a railroad bridge in the historic downtown.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1996
A frustrated tractor-trailer driver finally got his stalled vehicle to move in the parking lot of a Jessup motel yesterday morning -- but he wasn't in it, and it crashed into an office on the side of the inn, Howard County police said.Rescue officials said the accident just after 7 a.m. at the Greenway Motel in the 7700 block of U.S. 1 caused no serious injuries.The only person reported hurt -- Ruth Tilghman, 50, a motel office employee -- was treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and released by 4: 20 p.m. yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
TRAVEL
By June Sawyers and June Sawyers,Tribune Newspapers | January 10, 2010
"The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide: San Francisco" Chronicle Books, $7.95: What is the worst thing that can possibly happen to you in San Francisco? Get caught in the middle of an earthquake, perhaps? Or, more prosaic, get lost in a thick fog? Authors David Borgenicht and Ben H. Winters have come up with their own variation on that theme. But everything here is hardly gloom and doom. On the contrary, Borgenicht and Winters have spiced their little book with a wicked dose of black humor that will have you chuckling as you ponder the unthinkable.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1994
Merry-Go-Round cuts shiftMerry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc. is all but eliminating the evening shift at its Joppa warehouse and laying off 24 people, President Michael D. Sullivan said yesterday.Fewer people are needed in the company's distribution center because it has closed more than 150 unprofitable stores this year, he said.Merry-Go-Round, a national fashion chain that is operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has about 1,300 stores and employs 900 in Joppa.Panel approves warehouse planThe Baltimore planning commission yesterday approved a state-backed plan to subdivide and retrofit the old Montgomery Ward & Co. Inc. warehouse in Southwest Baltimore.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2000
Tfc. Gregory J. Hahn was inching along in rush-hour traffic on Interstate 695 in Towson Wednesday afternoon when he noticed a car traveling in the shoulder next to the fast lane. Probably someone trying to sneak around traffic, the state trooper remembers thinking. What started out as an apparent traffic violation turned into a rescue, however, as Hahn realized that the driver of the 1993 Nissan Sentra had lost control of her car and was approaching barriers marking a construction site.
NEWS
By RAY FRAGER and RAY FRAGER,Ray Frager is an assistant sports editor of The Sun. Barry Rascovar, whose column usually appears in this space, is on vacation | October 13, 1991
Why cry?What were we looking at Sunday that made us mist up? It was a bunch of ballplayers -- old ballplayers, some balding, some paunchy, some still lithe.It was the last time they'd step on that field. "Field of Dreams," to be exact; that's what the music told us.Is that all it took? Some music, some old, familiar faces in an old, familiar place? And thus we're reduced to sniffling heaps,looking like so many mothers of the bride.No, the memories, that's what got us. We remembered the feats once performed by those men on the field.
NEWS
By Roger Roy and Jim Stratton and Roger Roy and Jim Stratton,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 2002
Moments before the passenger cars of an Amtrak Auto Train jumped the tracks, the engineer hit the emergency brake because he saw a buckled rail in the track ahead, federal investigators said yesterday. Four passengers died and 133 were injured when the northbound train derailed near Crescent City, Fla., an hour after leaving Sanford on Thursday afternoon. Twenty-one rail cars - including 14 of the train's 73-ton Superliner passenger cars - left the tracks, many crashing onto their sides.
TRAVEL
By June Sawyers and June Sawyers,Tribune Newspapers | January 10, 2010
"The Worst-Case Scenario Pocket Guide: San Francisco" Chronicle Books, $7.95: What is the worst thing that can possibly happen to you in San Francisco? Get caught in the middle of an earthquake, perhaps? Or, more prosaic, get lost in a thick fog? Authors David Borgenicht and Ben H. Winters have come up with their own variation on that theme. But everything here is hardly gloom and doom. On the contrary, Borgenicht and Winters have spiced their little book with a wicked dose of black humor that will have you chuckling as you ponder the unthinkable.
NEWS
By Roger Roy and Jim Stratton and Roger Roy and Jim Stratton,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 2002
Moments before the passenger cars of an Amtrak Auto Train jumped the tracks, the engineer hit the emergency brake because he saw a buckled rail in the track ahead, federal investigators said yesterday. Four passengers died and 133 were injured when the northbound train derailed near Crescent City, Fla., an hour after leaving Sanford on Thursday afternoon. Twenty-one rail cars - including 14 of the train's 73-ton Superliner passenger cars - left the tracks, many crashing onto their sides.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2000
Tfc. Gregory J. Hahn was inching along in rush-hour traffic on Interstate 695 in Towson Wednesday afternoon when he noticed a car traveling in the shoulder next to the fast lane. Probably someone trying to sneak around traffic, the state trooper remembers thinking. What started out as an apparent traffic violation turned into a rescue, however, as Hahn realized that the driver of the 1993 Nissan Sentra had lost control of her car and was approaching barriers marking a construction site.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1996
A frustrated tractor-trailer driver finally got his stalled vehicle to move in the parking lot of a Jessup motel yesterday morning -- but he wasn't in it, and it crashed into an office on the side of the inn, Howard County police said.Rescue officials said the accident just after 7 a.m. at the Greenway Motel in the 7700 block of U.S. 1 caused no serious injuries.The only person reported hurt -- Ruth Tilghman, 50, a motel office employee -- was treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and released by 4: 20 p.m. yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1994
Merry-Go-Round cuts shiftMerry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc. is all but eliminating the evening shift at its Joppa warehouse and laying off 24 people, President Michael D. Sullivan said yesterday.Fewer people are needed in the company's distribution center because it has closed more than 150 unprofitable stores this year, he said.Merry-Go-Round, a national fashion chain that is operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has about 1,300 stores and employs 900 in Joppa.Panel approves warehouse planThe Baltimore planning commission yesterday approved a state-backed plan to subdivide and retrofit the old Montgomery Ward & Co. Inc. warehouse in Southwest Baltimore.
NEWS
By RAY FRAGER and RAY FRAGER,Ray Frager is an assistant sports editor of The Sun. Barry Rascovar, whose column usually appears in this space, is on vacation | October 13, 1991
Why cry?What were we looking at Sunday that made us mist up? It was a bunch of ballplayers -- old ballplayers, some balding, some paunchy, some still lithe.It was the last time they'd step on that field. "Field of Dreams," to be exact; that's what the music told us.Is that all it took? Some music, some old, familiar faces in an old, familiar place? And thus we're reduced to sniffling heaps,looking like so many mothers of the bride.No, the memories, that's what got us. We remembered the feats once performed by those men on the field.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
Within hours of the CSX train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City early Tuesday, investigators from the National Transportation Safety board were on the scene to determine why it happened. When tragedy strikes in the nation's skies or on its roads, rails and waterways, the NTSB is where the nation looks for an explanation of what went wrong, but answers seldom come quickly. It could take months or even years before the independent federal agency reaches a final conclusion on the cause of the train derailment that ended with Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass, both 19, buried in coal on a railroad bridge in the historic downtown.
NEWS
April 7, 2001
A man was struck and killed last night when he jumped in front of a Metro subway train in an apparent suicide at the Charles Center Station, Maryland Transportation Authority officials said. The driver of the train suffered facial injuries when he slammed on the emergency brake to try to stop the train before it hit the victim, said Frank Fulton, an authority spokesman. Dozens of passengers on the train were evacuated, and the station, near Calvert and Charles streets in Baltimore, was closed for several hours, he said.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | March 27, 1991
A 6-year-old Linthicum boy was injured Monday morning after he panicked and jumped out of the family car, which had started rolling down a driveway after the emergency brake apparently failed.The boy, Travis Bruce Armstrong, was run over by the car after he fell to the ground. He was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in good condition yesterday.Police say Travis and his 12-year-old brother, Michael Timothy Dougherty, were sitting in the back seat of a 1988 Isuzu waiting for their mother, Vicky Ann Dougherty, to come out of the house with another child in the unit block of Mountain Road in Linthicum Heights.
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