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By Janet Gilbert | July 17, 2010
Most Americans are introduced to a foreign language in a school setting. Of course, you can always spend a lot of money on a special computer program, a series of CDs or DVDs, or an exchange program to become fluent. Or, you can simply try the Janet's World Vehicular Immersion System of language learning, administered absolutely free through your car's GPS system. Yes, in just three weeks, you can become proficient in directional conversation. Imagine impressing your friends with the phrase: "In 300 feet, exit right" in Vietnamese!
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The last time he spoke to the media during training camp, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith said it was going to be hard to stand before reporters every week and compare his time with the Ravens to his years with the Carolina Panthers . However, the San Francisco 49ers media wasn't here for that, and when one reporter asked Monday about his transition from Carolina to Baltimore, the Ravens' newest wide receiver had some fun with the question....
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NEWS
By Scott Dance | March 8, 2012
NASA is warning of a large solar flare expected to impact Earth on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, potentially disturbing radio communication, GPS and power grids. A phenomenon known as a coronal mass ejection associated with a solar flare detected Tuesday is expected to reach us between 5:25 p.m. Wednesday and 8:25 a.m. Thursday, traveling at 1,300 miles per second. The events involve massive quantities of matter and electromagnetic radiation being released from the sun and traveling through space.
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April 14, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455. Barclay Street 3000 block, between 8 p.m. April 10 and 10 a.m. April 11. Purple, 2000 Dodge Neon with Pennsylvania tags FBV6173 stolen. Beech Avenue 3900 block, between midnight April 7 and 7:30 a.m April 8. Weber gas grill stolen from yard.
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By Peter Hermann | February 1, 2012
He was on probation and wearing a GPS monitoring device. He was also armed with a rusty machete, and prosecutors said he carjacked a woman as she checked the oil in her car on Ravenwood Avenue in May. On Tuesday, a Baltimore Circuit Court jury convicted the teenager, Terrell Singleton, of carjacking and car theft, and he faces up to 69 years in prison when he is sentenced in April. Prosecutors said the GPS device he was wearing, so that prison officials could keep track of him, put him at the scene of the holdup.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | April 10, 2010
An expensive GPS system used by the state to monitor underage criminals cannot reliably record the time of certain violations, a company representative acknowledged in Baltimore Circuit Court on Friday during the attempted-murder trial of a city teenager. The admission was supposed to poke holes in the alibi of 17-year-old Lamont Davis, which relies on data from the device to show he was at home on July 2 - the day police say he shot Raven Wyatt, now 6, in the head and a teenage boy. But it appeared to do little more than raise new questions, including whether there are any repercussions for the violations that are recorded.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
Like a bee doing a waggle dance to signal a field full of pollen, or a cat rubbing up against a fence post to make a scent chart of its territory, GPS artist Michael Wallace maps out a virtual Baltimore during his bike trips around the city. Using a global positioning system tracking application on his cellphone, the 40-year-old Baltimorean "sketches" elaborate scenes that are superimposed on maps of city streets. He has drawn Godzilla battling Mothra, the lunar landing, the sinking of the Titanic and a horse running at the Preakness.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The last time he spoke to the media during training camp, Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith said it was going to be hard to stand before reporters every week and compare his time with the Ravens to his years with the Carolina Panthers . However, the San Francisco 49ers media wasn't here for that, and when one reporter asked Monday about his transition from Carolina to Baltimore, the Ravens' newest wide receiver had some fun with the question....
SPORTS
By Sam Farmer, Tribune Newspapers | January 30, 2011
Scientists in Pittsburgh can make footballs talk. Priya Narasimhan, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and her team of 10 engineering students have developed a "smart football" with a GPS unit and accelerometer, both contained in a half-ounce microchip inside the ball. The chip can measure the speed, spin, trajectory and — even when it's buried under a pile of players — the precise location of the ball. The NFL is looking into the technology as a way to make officiating and game timing even more accurate.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
The Crofton man accused of calling himself a "joker" while threatening to carry out a workplace shooting will be under GPS monitoring and not have access to guns while undergoing mental health treatment, a judge ruled Thursday. Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, appeared in Mental Health Court to update a judge on his first week outside of an inpatient mental health facility after being taken into custody last month. Police raided Prescott's apartment, seized two-dozen firearms he legally owns, and later charged him with using a telephone to make threats.
NEWS
January 15, 2014
While I am not a native of Baltimore, I have lived in the area for six years now, and I've never seen anything quite as accurate as the commentary written by Eileen Pollock ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13). I was born and raised in Boston, which is certainly not Manhattan but it's no small town either. I moved to Baltimore for my job and, at the time, was excited at the prospect of a new and "blossoming" (as one journalist put it) scene. It turned out that the only way I could have been prepared for Baltimore was if I had spent extensive time in Detroit first.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Scammers targeting commercial property owners are claiming the businesses need to immediately pay a several-hundred-dollar charge to their electric utility, Maryland's attorney general warned Thursday. The scam is a variant of one aimed at residents. In this case, the callers pretend to be from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Pepco or other utilities and say the state is requiring a "GPS meter" be installed on all commercial properties, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said in a statement.
NEWS
October 14, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455. Ash Street 3600 block at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 7. iPhone 4 stolen from Ash Street Studio. Entry through unlocked front door. Barclay Street 2600 block, between 3:30 and 5:45 p.m. Oct. 8. XBox 360 game system with 20 games stolen from residence.
NEWS
July 25, 2013
Each week, this newspaper's Crime Log catalogues the criminal acts reported by local police. In most cases, these are thefts - a computer stolen from a house, a lawn mower stolen from a shed, a GPS device stolen from a car. Often, locks are not being used. Thieves recognize that as an opportunity and take advantage. But the biggest opportunity thieves require is simply this: no one watching. Eyeballs on alert are the greatest nemesis of the larcenous. Combine vigilance with a knowledge of the neighborhood - awareness of the comings and goings of those who live nearby - and a powerful crime deterrent emerges.
FEATURES
By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | May 15, 2013
Danielle's "gift" to me on Mother's Day weekend was calling it quits on nursing. Mornings were the final frontier and she politely declined me both mornings. (Sniff, sniff.) So, I guess I get my body back, and at least it happened gradually and naturally. Plus, there was no biting involved in our final nursing sessions, so it didn't end on a sour note. For fellow mommies still in the nursing and pumping lifestyle, here's a great new resource: Moms Pump Here . After my recent post about retiring my breast pump after 12 months, I got a message from Kim Harrison.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | March 6, 2013
Cash on the center console. GPS devices on the windshield. Laptops. Smart phones. iPads, iPods. Digital cameras. XBox 360 headphones. Bose iPhone speaker docks. Credit cards, lose change. Wallets, purses. And a spare car key. These are the kinds of things people leave in their cars in my town of Annapolis. Their unlocked cars. Since the first of the year, pricey items have been stolen from 56 unlocked cars - 27 in the last 30 days and up from 40 during the same period last year.
BUSINESS
By MIKE HIMOWITZ | September 6, 2007
In my family, we still get a chuckle when someone mentions our first experience with a GPS navigation system, 10 years ago this month. The "system" consisted of a plastic blob containing a GPS receiver that sat on the dashboard, attached by cable to a laptop computer loaded with mapping software. With my wife holding the PC in her lap and my kids and mother in the back seat, we set off on a 10-mile drive to a friend's house -- which normally takes about 15 minutes. In the interest of science, we agreed to follow the system's directions explicitly, wherever they might lead.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2012
Animal control officer Anthony Maxwell once relied on a weathered blue binder of maps to navigate through a day of picking up stray cats, patrolling parks for loose dogs and investigating cruelty reports. Now, a GPS device on the dashboard of his Baltimore County van alerts him to his next task. When a dead deer in Parkville needs to get picked up, Maxwell gets turn-by-turn directions and knows just when he'll be there - in this case, the trip will take 9 minutes, 44 seconds from Towson.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
The Crofton man accused of calling himself a "joker" while threatening to carry out a workplace shooting will be under GPS monitoring and not have access to guns while undergoing mental health treatment, a judge ruled Thursday. Neil Edwin Prescott, 28, appeared in Mental Health Court to update a judge on his first week outside of an inpatient mental health facility after being taken into custody last month. Police raided Prescott's apartment, seized two-dozen firearms he legally owns, and later charged him with using a telephone to make threats.
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