January 17, 1999
Size doesn't always matter. Except when it comes to rental cars. For safety's sake, I want to drive something as big as I can afford, or at least as big as what I drive at home -- a Ford Taurus.According to the U.S. government's EPA standards, my Taurus is a midsize car. So when I went hunting for a rental car recently, I set my sights on at least a midsize.But as I called around to do a little comparison shopping, I found that the EPA's midsize is not necessarily a rental-car company's midsize.
August 13, 2001
A gunman opened fire at a car traveling on North Pulaski Street in West Baltimore yesterday afternoon, killing one man and injuring another, police said. Police identified the dead man, Anthony Carlest, 35, of the 4200 block of Labyrinth Road in Northwest Baltimore, as the driver of the car. Melvin McAllister, 39, of the 2400 block of W. Baltimore St. in West Baltimore was shot in the back and was listed in good condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. Detective Dave Peckoo said the shooting occurred about 2:25 p.m. while the men were driving a Ford Escort in the 300 block of N. Pulaski St. A gunman fired numerous shots through the back windshield of the car, striking both men, Peckoo said.
February 17, 1993
Man robs Maryland National Bank; some money recoveredPolice are searching for a man who robbed a Maryland National Bank branch in the Village of Wilde Lake yesterday.The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, part of which was later recovered.According to police, the robber entered the bank at 10451 Twin Rivers Road at 11:45 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. The robber apparently was unarmed and did not indicate he was carrying a weapon, said Andrew Manning, spokesman for the Maryland-Delaware division of the FBI.After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the bank on foot.
March 5, 1996
A Carroll County three-judge panel refused yesterday to reduce Sara Elizabeth Citroni's sentence of two life terms for the murder of a Westminster woman and her boyfriend in July 1993.Citroni, 20, of Reisterstown requested the sentence modification June, hoping the judges would reduce it enough for her to begin therapy and vocational programs at the Patuxent Institution.Her current sentence, imposed in September 1994 after Citroni pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy, prohibits her involvement in Patuxent's programs.
February 28, 1998
Maryland new-car dealers launched the year on a down slope as sales dipped 4.4 percent in January, according to figures released yesterday by the Motor Vehicle Administration.It was the fifth consecutive month in which sales were lower than in the corresponding period of the previous year. Sales have been off in eight of the past nine months."Business was a little soft last month," said Robert C. Russel, president of R&H Motor Cars Ltd. in Owings Mills and chairman of the Maryland New Car and Truck Dealers Association, a trade group representing 320 new car dealers in the state.
December 17, 1993
DETROIT -- Eager to expand its production capacity and exploit the favorable regulations under the North American Free Trade Agreement, Ford Motor Co. said yesterday that it would build its new compact cars in Mexico as well as the United States and greatly increase its exports to Mexico.Ford's plans will touch off a series of production shifts in Mexican, Canadian and U.S. factories, the company said, resulting in the creation of the equivalent of 550 jobs in the United States and Canada and 300 jobs in Mexico.