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By PEG ADAMARCZYK | November 19, 1993
Leslie Anthony wants to see headlights blazing across Maryland today in support of a grass-roots campaign for equal funding for public schools.Anthony, a delegate for Bodkin Elementary PTA, has spent the last few weeks appealing to friends and colleagues to get behind the "Headlights to Highlight Education" crusade."
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By Alisha Trusty and Rhonda Richetta | June 24, 2013
As principals, we've seen it time and again as we peek inside one of our classrooms - that deer-in-the headlights look. It's not from students' faces. It's from first-year teachers who often seem overwhelmed by the task at hand. This is a common problem among novice teachers, who come to us with the best of intentions to meet the demands of the classroom and the critical challenge of teaching young minds. But why should this be? A patient would never expect a young doctor to quiver during an office visit.
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By JODY K. VILSCHICK | December 18, 2005
Signs stipulating mandatory headlight use went up recently along Route 32, between Route 108 and Interstate 70. That generated many comments, and the Nov. 20 Traffic Talk discussed this new safety measure for that stretch of road. Lee Nelson wondered, however, how this affects vehicles with daytime running lights. "My question, which would apply to any of the locations you mention that display `mandatory headlight area.' How does the law define headlight use?" she wondered. She said that both of her vehicles have daytime running lights.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen | September 27, 2012
Previously, the tribes were dotted with past contestants and minor celebrities, and I somehow managed to mix up Brandon and Colton from "Survivor: One World. " How I managed to mix up Brandon and his Crazy with Colton, I don't know (but thank you to Todd Mallett for pointing that out to me in the comments!) Zane thought he was being all sneaky-like and good with the strategerizing when it totally wasn't necessary, and ended up going home. Back from Tribal Council, Russell is dealing with the feeling of actually having been on the chopping block.
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March 12, 1997
THE MARYLAND General Assembly session has a critical month left, but it is evident thus far that the legislature is taking highway safety more to heart. Some bills that didn't get a sniff in years past are being voted through committee and then some.Part of the reason is a general impression that driving has become more dangerous. Part is statistical: Some 500 killed and 14,000 injured yearly, with drunken driving up for the first time this decade. And part is anecdotal: Studies showing that cellular phone gabbers are as distracted as drunken drivers, and news of asphalt-cowboys engaging in fatal brinkmanship contribute to a mood of vulnerability.
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December 15, 1999
Maryland State Police at the Westminster barracks are urging Carroll County drivers to participate Friday in "Lights On for Life."Drivers across the country are being asked to turn on their headlights during the day Friday to show their support for getting drunken and drugged drivers off the road.Using headlights during the day also will show support for the victims of drunken or drugged drivers.Information: 410-848-3111.
NEWS
November 7, 1996
Police arrest escaped youthA 15-year-old boy who was stopped by Westminster police for driving without headlights about midnight Tuesday is being held at the Charles P. Hickey School in Baltimore County pending action by juvenile authorities.The boy is wanted for escaping from a juvenile correctional facility in the Cumberland area, police said.Security officers at Western Maryland College told police that they had seen a car with its headlights off. Officers stopped the vehicle on Longwell Street.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1997
State lawmakers want to make sure that rainy days have a bright side for motorists.The House and the Senate passed virtually identical bills yesterday that would require motorists to turn on their headlights whenever they use their windshield wipers. Failure to do so could result in a $25 fine.Violating the law would be a secondary offense, which means motorists would be charged only after being stopped for other violations, such as speeding. Fourteen other states have enacted similar measures.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Sun Staff Writer | October 13, 1994
Bus drivers kept their headlights on all day yesterday as a continuous reminder of the dangers buses pose to children.A 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a Mass Transit Administration bus on Belair Road two weeks ago. Markes Fontleroy was returning home from school Sept. 26 when he fell beneath the rear wheels as the bus was pulling away from the curb.That accident and two less serious incidents in the city the same week involving youngsters and buses prompted the MTA to launch a two-month safety campaign aimed at MTA employees and children.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1997
Howard County police arrested a 42-year-old Illinois man on the parking lot of the Trucker's Inn in North Laurel after he allegedly shot at another man after a late-night argument over bright headlights.Police said Leslie Timothy Melton of Beecher City, Ill., was charged with attempted homicide after the incident Wednesday and was taken to the Howard County Detention Center, where he was being held on $50,000 bail.According to a police report, David Lavell Chambers, 35, who lives in the first block of Masthead Court in Essex, was driving through the truck stop's parking lot about 10 p.m. when Melton approached him to say that the headlights on Chambers' van were too bright.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | August 30, 2006
I've got some sad news. My '92 Celica, which carried me to countless local sporting events over the past 15 years and provided regular fodder for the Kickoff page, announced its retirement yesterday on a lonely stretch of Highway 10 in Anne Arundel County. And unlike me and Junior Seau, I don't think it's going to be unretiring anytime soon. Yeah, it's just an old car, but it's also a metaphor. I watched it weep four gallons of rusty coolant and I couldn't help but shed a few tears for all the years that we drove together to Camden Yards, wide-eyed and hopeful that better days were just around the next bend in the road.
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By JODY K. VILSCHICK | December 18, 2005
Signs stipulating mandatory headlight use went up recently along Route 32, between Route 108 and Interstate 70. That generated many comments, and the Nov. 20 Traffic Talk discussed this new safety measure for that stretch of road. Lee Nelson wondered, however, how this affects vehicles with daytime running lights. "My question, which would apply to any of the locations you mention that display `mandatory headlight area.' How does the law define headlight use?" she wondered. She said that both of her vehicles have daytime running lights.
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By JODY K. VILSCHICK | November 20, 2005
Signs recently went up along Route 32 between Clarksville (Route 108) and West Friendship (near Interstate 70) informing drivers of mandatory use of their headlights. "Motorists have likely seen a number of the new signs installed in the past few weeks," said Dave Buck of the State Highway Administration. Indeed, they have. And they've not been shy about contacting Traffic Talk with questions about them. Charles Owen wondered why only in this section, but not the section of Route 32 between West Friendship and Eldersburg.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 22, 2004
IF YOU want wide-open spaces, move to Montana, I always say. I drive by these words as well - at least when it comes to "snugging" up to cars at intersections. Which brings me to last week's question by Ann Henry, who wondered why drivers leave a gap of four or five car-lengths at traffic lights. She clearly favors drivers squeezing some of those wide-open spaces, especially when vehicles are stacked in a limited turn lane. Some of you agree with Ms. Henry, such as Joan Lancos, who draws upon her observations of drivers stopped at intersections.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 27, 2004
LAST WEEK'S column, in which Ted Leffler offered his thoughts about flashing headlights and signaling other drivers to move to the right (on a multi-lane highway) to allow faster drivers to pass, revved your motors more than the original column about the topic did in November. Here's what you had to say. From Wendy Woods, who e-mailed: "We used to use those signals for such things as `You still have your high beams on,' `There is danger ahead,' `May I please pass?' and `Please, go in ahead of me' - issues you mentioned.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 18, 2003
AFTER SO many rainy days this year, some of Maryland's motoring masses still haven't clued into one of Maryland's most basic -- and most visible -- traffic laws. Bob Brown has noticed his share of clueless motorists, as have a half-dozen other readers. "What is the rule for having your headlights on if your windshield wipers are on? I have a hard time seeing cars in my rearview mirror when it is raining, especially if they don't have their lights on. I thought it was a law that if your windshield wipers were working that you had to have your lights on. Is this true or just another of those `no driving in bare feet' myths?
NEWS
December 23, 1997
A man who was robbing a Crownsville WaWa store was scared away yesterday by headlights from a car pulling up to the store, county police said.A clerk at the store in the 1000 block of General's Highway told police the man walked into the store about 3: 30 a.m. and asked for two cartons of cigarettes.When the clerk turned around to get them, the man put his hand into his coat pocket, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money, police said. The clerk told him the register wouldn't open, so he walked around the counter to open it himself.
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By Al Haas and Al Haas,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 16, 1992
The sporty new Paseo is a handsome little coupe. But beauty is only skin deep, and beneath this particular epidermis is the worst Toyota I've ever driven.That's not to say it's a bad automobile. It isn't. But it is a pretty poor effort from an automaker of Toyota's caliber. Driving it is sort of like reading a D-plus paper by a student who usually does A and B work. Its base price is $9,988. The test model price was $12,043.The Paseo is a sporty coupe spinoff on the Tercel, Toyota's econobox.
NEWS
December 15, 1999
Maryland State Police at the Westminster barracks are urging Carroll County drivers to participate Friday in "Lights On for Life."Drivers across the country are being asked to turn on their headlights during the day Friday to show their support for getting drunken and drugged drivers off the road.Using headlights during the day also will show support for the victims of drunken or drugged drivers.Information: 410-848-3111.
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By Kirsten Scharnberg and Kirsten Scharnberg,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1998
It was just after a five-minute break for coffee and hand-decorated Christmas cookies that the conversation turned to contract killings and systematic execution.The people gathered in the makeshift meeting room of a nearly empty tin shed in the woods had seemed harmless enough -- until they broached the subject of some horrific possibilities.Murder, starvation, involuntary relocation or deadly viral infections? Mandatory birth control?Even Tabasco sauce.Anything to get rid of the problem: rampant white-tail deer that pose not only a nuisance but a health threat for neighbors of Sandy Point State Park outside Annapolis.
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