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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Imagine a trail, a trail made of ice cream! Well, that's not what this is. But the Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail is pretty cool all the same. Launched in 2012 by the department of agriculture to promote Maryland's dairy industry, the ice cream trail leads visitors to eight ice-cream-producing Maryland farms, stretching from Worcester to Washington County. The eighth and newest farm on the trail is Keyes Creamery in Aberdeen, which is currently producing ice cream for the wholesale market and expects to begin retail sales sometime in June.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Low humidity, sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s are forecast Friday before muggy air brings clouds and storm chances for the weekend. Dew points are forecast in the 50s making the air feel cool and dry, but with clear skies, sunshine could be intense.  Clouds were expected to start moving in overnight, with mostly cloudy skies now expected for much of the holiday weekend. Humidity is also forecast to jump up Saturday and increase into Labor Day on Monday. Highs are forecast in the mid-80s Saturday, and could hit 90 degrees on Sunday for the first time in August, on the last day of the month.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2011
Anne Arundel County police will target drunken drivers with increased patrols starting Black Friday and running through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Police said that officers will be assigned specifically to drunk-driving enforcement, police said. They will focus on roads around the county where drunk-driving crashes and arrests have taken place in the past, though police did not indicate any specific roads or intersections. andrea.siegel@baltsun.com
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
We're heading into a holiday weekend during which I will have the con through Monday, so I don't expect to be posting much.  Neither do I expect you to be reading much, if you have the opportunity to go to the beach, or, shunning the traffic and crowds, to take to a patch of shade with a book and a cool beverage. But I don't want you to be entirely unprovided, so here are some links.  Item: I was much taken with Ammon Shea's Bad English . And so was Stan Carey at Sentence first . By this point, if you're a regular here, you should have been immunized against the standard peeves, but no doubt you encounter unfortunates who are infected.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2010
Doug "Buxy" Buxbaum is wrapping up another summer running Buxy's Salty Dog Saloon in Ocean City, and it's shaping up to be one of the best in a long time. The economy has perked up. And the weather has cooperated. But not this week. With Hurricane Earl expected to glance off the coastal resort town just ahead of the Labor Day holiday, hotels, restaurants and other tourism-dependent businesses are bracing for uncertainty — and cancelled trips — at the traditional end of summer. "I've been here for storms before, and people still come," said Buxbaum.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
The four shots, which came in the early hours of Memorial Day, sounded as if they had been fired from some distance by a small-caliber gun. Bernice Latou's dogs scampered in from the backyard of her Southwest Baltimore home, and she wondered whether someone had fired toward them to shut them up. It was about 12:30 a.m. Monday, and Latou went to her door and peered along the first block of S. Mount St., but saw nothing. Nearly an hour later, she heard sirens. She looked out again and saw a starkly different scene: Paramedics were tending to a large male under a bush, hooking him to an IV and carrying his body away.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
While Ocean City saw a small increase in visitors for the Fourth of July, overall figures for the holiday weekend show a slight dip in the number of people vacationing in the resort town. Officials estimate the town's population swelled to 332,214 on July 4, about 1.5 percent higher than last year's estimate of 327,553. Officials use Demoflush numbers, a formula calculated by wastewater flow, to estimate the town population during busy periods. The four-day weekend average was 322,558, down more than 2 percent from 2012.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2012
Concerned about drunken driving on a holiday weekend notorious for the crime, Maryland State Police pulled over more than 8,900 motorists this past weekend — and nearly 100 were drunk or impaired by alcohol. Troopers from all 22 state police barracks "made their presence known" by conducting stops targeting drunken, distracted, aggressive and lead-footed drivers, as well as those without seatbelts on, state police said Monday. Of those pulled over, 96 were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, 56 were arrested on drug violations and 133 were arrested for other crimes, police said.
FEATURES
By SCOTT MARTELLE and SCOTT MARTELLE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 2, 2006
HOLLYWOOD -- Warner Bros. Pictures hopes Superman Returns will be able to leap an extremely long weekend in a single bound. The studio has decided to move up the release of the film to June 28, getting a two-day jump on what for many people will be a four-day weekend, with July 4 falling on a Tuesday. It had been set to open June 30. The decision was made with an eye toward the past successes of competitors' films, when Sony's 2004 Spider-Man 2 and Paramount's 2005 War of the Worlds opened early ahead of long July 4 weekends and did well in the weekend box office.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | November 30, 1992
A Baltimore County man missing for nine hours yesterday wa found dead by relatives less than a mile from the hospital where he worked, the victim of Maryland's fourth fatal traffic accident during the holiday weekend.Daniel Stephen Martin, 54, of the first block of Coatsbridge Court in Parkville apparently lost control of his motorcycle, hit a curb and was thrown 24 feet into the woods on Charles Street, north of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson.County police said Mr. Martin twice hit a curb for an unknown reason about 5 a.m. near Greenwood Road.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Nearly 35 million Americans are expected to travel for Labor Day weekend this year, a slight increase over last year and the most since recession-driven declines began in 2008, according to driver advocacy organization AAA Mid-Atlantic. The group expects 34.7 million people to travel 50 miles or more over the course of the holiday weekend, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013. Of those, about 86 will go by car, the group predicts. Nearly 8 percent will travel by air. "Despite stagnant income growth and a modest economic recovery, consumers continue to remain enthusiastic about traveling and are willing to pull out their credit cards to pay for the last holiday weekend trip of the summer," said Ragina Cooper-Averella, a AAA spokeswoman, in a statement.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
Maryland State Police troopers arrested 56 impaired drivers across the state on the Fourth of July, officials said Monday. Troopers issued nearly 4,500 citations and warnings amid more than 3,200 traffic stops across the state on Independence Day , officials said. Another 56 people were arrested on criminal charges, and 14 wanted suspects were taken into custody on outstanding warrants during a holiday enforcement crackdown in support of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" impaired driving prevention campaign, State Police said.
TRAVEL
By Jake Nevins, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur, rapidly making its way up the East Coast, is predicted to become a hurricane by Thursday afternoon. While Fourth of July festivities in Ocean City won't be a total wash, the National Hurricane Center is advising beachgoers to be aware of dangerous rip currents. Swimmers and surfers are urged to be very cautious and follow safety protocols even though the storm is expected to be well off the Delmarva coast. "We don't think Tropical Storm Arthur will have any direct impact on Ocean City but any time a storm passes it results in increased surf conditions," said Butch Arbin, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, adding that he expects to see increased rip currents.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Storms and heavy rain are forecast Thursday and Friday as a front of cool, dry air and Tropical Storm Arthur converge over the Mid-Atlantic, disrupting Fourth of July fireworks plans in Ocean City but clearing out the heat and humidity for the holiday weekend. Even though Arthur is expected to pass well off the coast, the storm prompted Ocean City officials to reschedule the town's fireworks show from Friday to Saturday. Lifeguards also cautioned that the storm would kick up dangerous surf and rip currents.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
The season's first tropical storm is expected to brush the mid-Atlantic coast just in time for the Fourth of July, but it is a cold front helping steer the system offshore that could deliver storms and heavy downpours before a cooler, drier holiday Friday. Hot, humid air over the region for the middle of the week is forecast to fuel storm chances through Thursday night. Oppressive levels of moisture in the air prompted Baltimore City officials to declare the summer's first "code red" heat advisory Wednesday.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Boozy boaters, beware. The Maryland Natural Resources Police spent the weekend patrolling the state's most-trafficked waterways for drunken boaters in a nationwide policing event, "Operation Dry Water," as they prepare for the throngs that will be out over the coming Fourth of July weekend. Patrols from the Coast Guard and local agencies joined in the effort, which has been held among police forces nationwide each summer since 2009, Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 3, 1999
Beginning today, state police in Westminster and across the state will be working overtime to patrol highways, looking for speeders and drunken drivers during the Labor Day holiday weekend, said 1st Sgt. Dean Richardson, a barracks spokesman."
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By Ginger Thompson and Michael James Linda A. Geeson of The Sun's Ocean City Bureau contributed to this report | May 27, 1991
The sunny holiday weekend brought Marylanders outdoors but carried a note of tragedy as six people died in traffic accidents and three others apparently drowned.One of the traffic deaths and one apparent drowning were reported in Ocean City -- both firsts of the year -- as the resort was packed with a near-record crowd celebrating Memorial Day weekend's official opening of the summer season.Ocean City police said Allen Christopher Mrozinski, 22, of the 9000 block of Satyr Hill Road near Carney in Baltimore County, died after performing water rescue exercises during a tryout for the Beach Patrol about 2:40 p.m.Sgt.
NEWS
June 1, 2014
I am not surprised but I am appalled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent comments about the shootings over the holiday weekend ( "Six people shot, three fatally, in city over holiday weekend," May 27). Apparently she feels that going from 12 shootings and three deaths to six shootings and three deaths is an "improvement. " Really? An improvement for whom? The shooters? Their accuracy went from 25 percent to 50 percent. Unbelievable. Three deaths is three too many. Paul M. Rose - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
May 29, 2014
There is an incurable disease infecting this country, and its name is "violence" ( "Six people shot, three fatally, in city over holiday weekend," May 27). Yet the majority of the American public seems to have taken a protective vaccine for immunity called "business as usual. " This enables us to turn a deaf ear to the media and pursue our lives with a coat of armor. The horror of Newtown repeats itself daily. Now we are immune. Our mayors mouth answers for the public - "even one is too many," they say, and "there were fewer shootings this year than last" - but we have become immune to anger and immune to action.
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