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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2011
Prince George's County Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman charged with throwing acid on a mother and child outside an Oxon Hill parking lot last year. Tikia Shauntice Anderson of Greenbelt is charged with the March 29 attack. The victim told police she was walking through the parking lot that evening and holding her 3-year-old child when she was splashed in the face with a chemical, police said. The victim flagged down an officer on patrol in the area of the 1100 block of Kennebec St., and she and the child were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
- Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure lists 39 names, and includes a quote from President Woodrow Wilson. There's no figure of Jesus, or religious imagery or text of any kind. But to Edwords, who lives in nearby Greenbelt, it looked unmistakably like the Christian crosses of his Protestant youth, standing on a government-owned median strip at the intersection of Maryland Route 450 and Alternate U.S. 1. "I thought, 'Well, that's odd. What's that doing there?
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SPORTS
January 30, 1999
The Marylanders Junior Olympic girls traveling 16-and-under and 18-and-under fast-pitch softball teams are holding tryouts to fill rosters for the summer season.The tryouts, at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School gymnasium in Greenbelt, will be held tomorrow and Feb. 7. For details, call Dave or Jessica Krug at 301-345-5315.Pub Date: 1/30/99
EXPLORE
September 26, 2013
Jean Heneks, of Laurel, is participating in Susquehanna University's Stadium Band this fall, playing at home football games, the homecoming parade, pep rally and special events. Heneks, a sophomore chemistry major, is a 2011 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in Greenbelt. She is the daughter of Jeff and Julia Heneks, of Laurel.
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1997
Employees of Chesapeake Directory Sales Co., a Greenbelt-based affiliate of Bell Atlantic, have sued the company, claiming it laid off minority employees while all whites were moved into "protected positions" and retained.The complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt by 11 CDSC employees, claims the company used "false performance evaluations in weeding out African-American employees." And when the employees hired a lawyer to complain, the lawsuit charges, their jobs were eliminated in June and they were told they would have to sign a release form, waiving any rights to sue, to get severance pay and other benefits to which they should have been entitled.
BUSINESS
By Rebecca Boreczky and Rebecca Boreczky,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 1, 2004
During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized building in Greenbelt one of the first of three planned communities, hoping to create towns that were better connected both socially and economically. The towns were designed to provide housing for low- to middle-income families. In Greenbelt's case that meant families with earned incomes of $800 to $2,200. Government officials chose three areas for their green town plan: Greenbelt in Maryland, Greendale in Wisconsin and Greenhills in Ohio.
NEWS
By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1999
A Greenbelt man was injured yesterday after falling asleep at the wheel on Interstate 95, causing an accident and a seven-mile traffic jam during the morning commute, state police said.Partha Sengupta, 43, was northbound in the far left lane of I-95 between Route 175 and Route 100 at 9: 30 a.m. when "witnesses said he began driving erratically," said Trooper First Class Arthur Betts.Police said Sengupta's car weaved among lanes before he collided with a car two lanes over, causing minor vehicular damage.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
- Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure lists 39 names, and includes a quote from President Woodrow Wilson. There's no figure of Jesus, or religious imagery or text of any kind. But to Edwords, who lives in nearby Greenbelt, it looked unmistakably like the Christian crosses of his Protestant youth, standing on a government-owned median strip at the intersection of Maryland Route 450 and Alternate U.S. 1. "I thought, 'Well, that's odd. What's that doing there?
NEWS
May 13, 2004
Service was interrupted yesterday on the MARC Camden Line between Baltimore's Oriole Park and Greenbelt after a person was struck by a freight train, transit officials said. Maryland Rail Commuter officials had no information about the victim, who was struck by a CSX Corp. train about 2:30 p.m. on the tracks between the Laurel and Muirkirk stations in Prince George's County, said MARC spokesman Richard Scher. Service resumed about 4:30 p.m. between Union Station and Greenbelt. Shuttle buses carried passengers from Greenbelt to stops farther north, he said.
NEWS
February 17, 2006
DAVID EVANS died February 9, 2006. He is survived by his wife Angie, his children David, Chris, Kathy Canby, Susan Hennegan, their mom Patricia Evans (nee Sweeney) and their six grandchildren. He also leaves behind a step-son Jeff Morris. A memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 18th at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6905 Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt, MD. Donations may be made to Hospice of Howard County.
NEWS
By Ken Ulman | March 14, 2013
What if a major institution was interested in relocating its headquarters to Maryland, bringing with it 11,000 good-paying jobs and the need for thousands of additional subcontractors? Would we do everything we could to seal the deal? That's exactly the situation playing out right now, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeks a new home to replace an outmoded behemoth that consumes a valuable block of downtown D.C. real estate. The clear best choice is in Greenbelt in Prince George's County, and everyone who lives in Maryland should be in favor of that move.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2012
Robert Shipley Auerbach, one of the founding members of the Maryland Green Party and the party's three-time nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, died Dec. 12 from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident that evening in Greenbelt. He was 92. Born in New York City in 1919, Mr. Auerbach became involved in politics, particularly election reform, in the 1930s. He was active in such groups as the Congress of Racial Equality and the War Resisters League. Mr. Auerbach moved to Greenbelt, where he ran for City Council, more than 50 years ago. A founder of the Green Party's Maryland affiliate, he was nominated for the state's 5th District seat, for the third time, this year.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2012
Many federal workers in and around Washington make their home in the Baltimore area, so when two of them get together at a party, they immediately begin swapping commuting strategies. "Invariably, the first question that I get when I say I commute to D.C. is 'Oh, do you take the train?'" said Elaine Papp, a Federal Hill resident who works for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in southeast Washington. "When I say, 'No,' then they say, 'How do you get there?'" How to get "there" is a question thousands of Marylanders must figure out. About 101,370 federal employees in Maryland commute to Washington, according to 2010 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | March 6, 2012
The Earth Observatory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt has pulled together an animation of the outbreak of tornadoes that swarmed across the eastern half of the country Friday. Above, you can see a still image pulled from the animation. At least 45 tornadoes spanned across 11 states, killing 40 people, most of them in Kentucky. Click here to view the full animation .
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2011
Florence Tan says she'll have fingers and toes crossed when NASA's latest Mars mission blasts off as early as Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The 47-year-old electrical engineer from Montgomery County oversaw all the wiring of an instrument package on board that was designed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center here. In the years leading up to the launch, Tan has painstakingly checked and rechecked all 2,000 pieces of wire inside the microwave oven-sized box — enough to stretch more than a third of a mile if strung together.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2011
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 95 employees in Greenbelt when a government contract expires in September. The employees affected are working on a multi-year contract with the National Archives and Records Administration to build a system for the agency's electronic records archive, a project now coming to an end. Lockheed said the layoffs, which could start in August and will finish by Sept. 30, will likely end up being less than the 95 total because it is working to place employees in other company jobs.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 8, 2001
GREENBELT - Before they were killed, Norman Stribbling, William Robert Gray and Clarence Goode each told friends that a dangerous woman was after them. All three were shot to death, Stribbling in 1974, Gray in 1990 and Goode in 1996. The woman they feared had been married to Stribbing and Gray and had been Goode's girlfriend. Police and prosecutors say Josephine Gray escaped justice for 27 years by using violence and voodoo to intimidate people, according to papers released by court officials yesterday.
NEWS
By From Sun and baltimoresun.com staff reports | May 13, 2004
Service was interrupted yesterday on the MARC Camden Line between Baltimore's Oriole Park and Greenbelt after a person was struck by a freight train, transit officials said. Maryland Rail Commuter officials had no information about the victim, who was struck by a CSX Corp. train about 2:30 p.m. on the tracks between the Laurel and Muirkirk stations in Prince George's County, said MARC spokesman Richard Scher. Service resumed about 4:30 p.m. between Union Station and Greenbelt. Shuttle buses carried passengers from Greenbelt to stops farther north, he said.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2011
Prince George's County Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman charged with throwing acid on a mother and child outside an Oxon Hill parking lot last year. Tikia Shauntice Anderson of Greenbelt is charged with the March 29 attack. The victim told police she was walking through the parking lot that evening and holding her 3-year-old child when she was splashed in the face with a chemical, police said. The victim flagged down an officer on patrol in the area of the 1100 block of Kennebec St., and she and the child were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser | January 15, 2009
The Washington transit system will expand its bus service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and that city's subway system for a six-day period around Inauguration Day. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to increase service on its B30 bus line between BWI and the Greenbelt Metro station so that buses run every 20 minutes between Friday and Wednesday, the day after the Jan. 20 inaugural. The B30 typically runs at 40-minute intervals, connecting the airport with the Metro Green Line.
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