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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1996
Two men were charged with the theft of a set of hubcaps early yesterday after officers stopped them for suspected DWI, Howard County police said.Brothers Kirk J. Chase, 32, and Christopher V. Chase, 35, both of Elliott City, were driving near the 6200 block of U.S. 1 in Elkridge when officers stopped their brown sedan for speeding, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a Howard police spokesman.As an officer gave a Breathalyzer test to the younger Chase brother, Douglas Lee Austin Sr., 48, of Halethorpe drove up in a green 1976 Corvette Stingray.
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May 5, 2014
The Fabulous Hubcaps will appear in concert Saturday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College. Celebrating their 40th tour season, The Fabulous Hubcaps continue to be one of the nation's most sought after nostalgic, classic rock 'n roll bands. Audiences are thrilled by their tributes to Tom Jones, Billy Joel, The Drifters, Cher, The Platters, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Tina Turner, Little Richard and The Beach Boys. Tickets are $10 to $25 and are available at tickets.harford.edu, the HCC Ticket Office in the Chesapeake Center or by calling 443-412-2211.
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By Rona Hirsch and Rona Hirsch,Contributing Writer | August 6, 1993
Audience reaction to a popular number on the Hubcaps hit parade helps explain the incredible hold the rock 'n' roll group has on thousands of fans in and out of the county.When the group breaks into a four-part a cappella harmony to perform that oldest of oldies -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- in doo-wop style, "the crowds are in awe," said manager Terry Tombesi.Because the Hubcaps manage to energize the classics without changing a note, rock 'n' roll purists consistently fill the 600-plus seats at the Turf Valley Hotel and Country Club in Ellicott City, where the band performs at least three times a year and will perform again Sunday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Evan Siple | April 29, 2014
Cinco de Mayo is upon us, Baltimore. And while the time-honored tradition of raising a "Mexican" beer or other frosty beverage in honor of the Mexican army's triumph over the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla (but you knew that, right?) may seem, ahem, so very college, there's no shame in participating in that game when it comes to fully owning it and indulging in a comically oversized margarita. There is no other place in this city that you, intrepid reveler, should be enjoying such a thing as the crowned King of Comically Oversized Margaritas at Nacho Mama's of Canton Square.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,Sun reporter | December 16, 2007
It's hard to stand out in a wonderland of kitsch, but Jim Pollock does just that. In 1996, the scrap-metal artist made a tiny Christmas tree out of hubcaps. Today, it's 8 feet high, incorporates more than 100 wheel covers and stands in front of his house at 708 W. 34th St. in Hampden, a dented destination of choice for the thousands who crowd his block for the famed miracle of lights every holiday season. They come for his hospitality - he opens his home to visitors, including 30,000 last year - but also for the whimsy in his work.
NEWS
June 20, 1994
POLICE LOGOwen Brown: 7500 block of Broken Staff: Four tires, including rims and hubcaps, were stolen from a 1994 Honda Accord on Wednesday, police said.
NEWS
August 4, 1993
POLICE* Westminster: An East Main Street resident told police someone removed the hubcaps from his car while it was parked at the rear of his residence on Monday. He estimated the loss at $10.
NEWS
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Evening Sun Staff | October 16, 1991
Hubcaps and wheel covers glimmer on the chain link fence at Hubcap City like shields and armor captured in some modern tribal war. And in a sense they are war booty: They've rattled off in the conflict of contemporary traffic, booby-trapped by potholes, chicanes, high curbs and just plain bad driving.Thousands of lost hubcaps and wheel covers have come to rest at Hubcap City in Jessup, stacked and racked, boxed and hanging, piled and packed, crammed into what was once one of the earliest gas stations on Washington Boulevard.
NEWS
February 11, 1994
POLICE* Westminster: A Pleasanton Road resident told police someone stole the front license plate from his automobile while it was parked in front of his home Wednesday.Someone stole a set of hubcaps from a vehicle parked at Cranberry Mall on Monday. The owner, who lives on Doris Avenue, estimated the loss at $200.
NEWS
July 25, 1994
POLICE LOG* Wilde Lake: 10500 block of Cross Fox Lane: Four hubcaps -- valued at $480 -- were stolen from a Ford Probe Wednesday, police said.* Town Center: 10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: A car stereo was stolen from a black Dodge Wednesday, police said.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,Sun reporter | December 16, 2007
It's hard to stand out in a wonderland of kitsch, but Jim Pollock does just that. In 1996, the scrap-metal artist made a tiny Christmas tree out of hubcaps. Today, it's 8 feet high, incorporates more than 100 wheel covers and stands in front of his house at 708 W. 34th St. in Hampden, a dented destination of choice for the thousands who crowd his block for the famed miracle of lights every holiday season. They come for his hospitality - he opens his home to visitors, including 30,000 last year - but also for the whimsy in his work.
TRAVEL
By LORI SEARS | April 30, 2006
Ocean City Springfest Got spring fever? Take a long-weekend trip to Ocean City from Thursday to May 7 for the town's annual Springfest celebration. Live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, Eastern Shore foods and more are on the bill all four days. Visitors can listen to free local and regional musical acts such as Soul Crackers, Tuxedo Park Orchestra, Charm City Sound, Jesse Garron's Tribute to Elvis, JR Booker and many others. There will also be paid-admission performances by headline acts the Fabulous Hubcaps (Thursday)
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By ROB KASPER | April 5, 2003
MY MISSION in life, at least for this month, is to find a junkyard hubcap that fits the right rear wheel of my station wagon. Technically, I am looking for the "center ornament" of the wheel cover, the silver-looking circle, about 7 inches in diameter, that covers the lug nuts of the 1993 Ford Taurus. How the original hubcap disappeared remains a family mystery. My interrogations of the usual suspects - my wife and teen-age son - have not yielded much information. My wife was able to conjure up a vague recollection of hitting a "major pothole at a pretty good clip" sometime within the past two weeks.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2003
The casualties of the Pothole Wars could be found on Pratt Street yesterday - five shiny hubcaps stacked neatly against an iron fence. They were just down the road from a series of asphalt eruptions that had, apparently, won the latest skirmish with the automobile. Then a Baltimore road crew arrived in a dump truck filled with 5 tons of PermaPatch. The workers saw the parade of hubcaps and the ravaged roadway. They whistled in the frigid morning air, imagining the violent ba-BUM that tore the covers from their wheels.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | November 13, 2002
YESTERDAY morning, with rain beating down on Baltimore and the old town looking like death in that nice, autumnal kind of way, I had this thought: The guy with the aquarium place on West 36th Street in downtown Hampden ought to replace the grooved, ornamental plywood on his storefront, or at least paint it. Really. His little shop would look so much nicer with red tile or glazed brick. But that thought was followed immediately by this one: Who am I to say such a thing? This is Hampden, hon, and I'm just an interloper, a passing tourist on the crowded Avenue of Life.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | December 23, 2000
On this weekend when the procrastinators storm the malls, desperate to find presents by Monday, Dan Selke has a suggestion: How about hubcaps? Selke is the owner of Hubcap City, a fixture for more than 15 years on U.S. 1 in Howard County, the 10-mile stretch that is the focus of a major county revitalization effort. His business has suffered since county officials forced him to tone down his storefront display this year, but sales are up the past few weeks. Believe it or not, he said, some people buy hubcaps for Christmas.
NEWS
August 19, 1993
POLICE LOG* Elkridge: 5300 block of Kerger Road: Someone broke into a house between 10 a.m. Sunday and 5 p.m. Monday.5800 block of Critter Court: Someone was seen stealing hubcaps from a vehicle about 1 a.m. Monday. Police arrived and charged a 17-year-old youth in connection with the theft.
NEWS
March 15, 1999
FireWestminster: Firefighters responded at 2: 46 p.m. Thursday to a trash fire on Ridge Road near Nicodemus Road. Units were out 22 minutes.PoliceWestminster: An employee of Carroll Water Systems on Airport Drive told police Wednesday that four hubcaps were stolen from his work vehicle while it was parked at the company. Loss was estimated at $500.Pub Date: 3/15/99
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | December 22, 1997
The GIs get to stay a lot longer in Bosnia, as everyone always knew they would.The best Christmas lights are on 34th Street between Chestnut and Keswick in Hampden. The Christmas tree of hubcaps there should go to the Visionary Art Museum.Surprise! A lot of those disabled children getting SSI grants really are disabled.Cheer up. South Korea has a new president.Pub Date: 12/22/97
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