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February 25, 2010
Hummer, the off-road vehicle that once symbolized America's love for hulking SUVs, faces a shutdown after its sale to a Chinese heavy equipment maker collapsed. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co. said Wednesday it pulled out of the deal to buy the company from General Motors Co. Tengzhong failed to get clearance from Chinese regulators within the proposed time frame for the sale, the Chinese manufacturer said. GM said it will continue to honor existing Hummer warranties. "GM will now work closely with Hummer employees, dealers and suppliers to wind down the business in an orderly and responsible manner," said John Smith, GM vice president of corporate planning and alliances.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
A Maryland corrections officer is on trial in federal court this week as part of a broad case that began with the 2008 beating of an inmate at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. Though Officer Josh Hummer is not accused in the beating of inmate Kenneth Davis, he is the first officer to be tried in U.S. court on the matter. At issue in Hummer's trial is what he saw when he walked past Davis' cell. Hummer, a sergeant at Roxbury, is accused of failing to stop other correctional officers from beating Davis, failing to summon medical attention, conspiring to cover up the incident, and misleading state investigators and administrative judges.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2002
YOU SEE THEM popping up on the roads, more and more of the mean-looking behemoths that fill the width of a highway lane with a "What's-it-to-you?" sort of attitude. These 4-ton machines are called Hummers and word is that General Motors can't make them fast enough. Such popularity, on the eve of another possible war with Iraq, comes with exquisite irony. The Hummer is the civilian version of the Humvee, the big four-wheel-drive military vehicle whose popularity can be dated to the first gulf war of 1991 when it appeared on television carrying victorious American troops over the dunes of Iraq.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2010
Hummer, the off-road vehicle that once symbolized America's love for hulking SUVs, faces a shutdown after its sale to a Chinese heavy equipment maker collapsed. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co. said Wednesday it pulled out of the deal to buy the company from General Motors Co. Tengzhong failed to get clearance from Chinese regulators within the proposed time frame for the sale, the Chinese manufacturer said. GM said it will continue to honor existing Hummer warranties. "GM will now work closely with Hummer employees, dealers and suppliers to wind down the business in an orderly and responsible manner," said John Smith, GM vice president of corporate planning and alliances.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,Sun reporter | July 5, 2008
John Ayodele of Nigeria recently became the proud owner of a used Hummer. He went through his daughter, a grad student living in Maryland, to buy it from a Perry Hall plumber for $24,500. Ayodele, an engineering executive, has practical reasons for buying and shipping across the Atlantic a vehicle seen by many as an eco-villain. Nigeria's potholes are like lunar craters. And the truck could almost certainly plow through most log roadblocks laid out by highway bandits. Too bad for Hummer there aren't more highwaymen out there.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1996
First of all, what would possess anyone to leave a heated home to navigate, claw and slosh through the area's frozen all-terrain to the Maryland State Fairgrounds to see this year's international auto show?What would drive anyone to come out in 12-degree temperatures? What could drive anyone here?"IT'S NOT A CAR. IT'S NOT A TRUCK. IT'S NOT ANOTHER 4X4."IT'S A HUMMER!"Quick, get out of the cold. Here in Exhibition Hall 200, follow the mob of men past the sparkling white Cadillac DeVille to the Amazing World of the Hummer.
NEWS
February 8, 2005
IN BALTIMORE COUNTY Assateague rangers search for Cockeysville woman ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - Park rangers were looking yesterday for a 24-year-old Cockeysville woman last seen with a man whose body was found on an Assateague Island beach early Sunday. Surfers found the man's body near a Hummer mired in the sand. Park rangers think the driver was driving off-road when the Hummer crashed and flipped over. Missing is Jennifer Holly Ashe, 24, of Cockeysville. Police said that according to witnesses, Ashe was last seen leaving to go driving with the man who was found dead.
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By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2005
Investigators are trying to determine why a Baltimore woman's body was found several miles from where a sport utility vehicle crashed on the beach at Assateague Island. Jennifer Holly Ashe, 24, of Baltimore was found dead Monday on the north end of the island, near the Ocean City inlet, authorities said yesterday. She was found about five miles north of where the body of her companion, Adam Starkey, 25, of Cockeysville, was found, said Robert Fudge, chief of visitor services for Assateague Island National Seashore.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 17, 2004
By almost any measure, China is a world away from Havre de Grace. The two places are separated by geography, of course, but also by culture and language. But on Thursday night, about 75 people at Havre de Grace United Methodist Church learned about a bond they share with some in China - Christianity. China Outreach Ministries is trying to introduce the Chinese to Christianity, often one person at a time. The organization, based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., works with students from China who are attending colleges and universities in the United States.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
Talk about impulse buying: The weather this past week may have had you wishing you could trade in your car for a cross between a jeep and a tank.And if a salesman for AM General Corp. had been chugging up your icy street in a brand new Hummer, there's no doubt about it: You would have been tempted to sign the dotted line on the spot.Hummer is the rugged -- its big knobby tires come up to your waist -- civilian version of the all-terrain Humvee that AM General produces for the military.It's not a thing of beauty.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA and SAM SESSA,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | January 22, 2009
A name says a lot about a bar. A newly renovated corner bar trying to lure in neighborhood residents needs to have the right name. Otherwise, people might get the wrong impression. That's the biggest drawback for Hummers Bar and Grill in Canton. With a name like Hummers, you expect to walk into a no-frills sports bar. And though I can see myself going there for a football or baseball game, it's a good deal more than your average sports bar. Instead, Hummers is a sharp, clean and streamlined bar and lounge.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,Sun reporter | July 5, 2008
John Ayodele of Nigeria recently became the proud owner of a used Hummer. He went through his daughter, a grad student living in Maryland, to buy it from a Perry Hall plumber for $24,500. Ayodele, an engineering executive, has practical reasons for buying and shipping across the Atlantic a vehicle seen by many as an eco-villain. Nigeria's potholes are like lunar craters. And the truck could almost certainly plow through most log roadblocks laid out by highway bandits. Too bad for Hummer there aren't more highwaymen out there.
NEWS
By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2005
Investigators are trying to determine why a Baltimore woman's body was found several miles from where a sport utility vehicle crashed on the beach at Assateague Island. Jennifer Holly Ashe, 24, of Baltimore was found dead Monday on the north end of the island, near the Ocean City inlet, authorities said yesterday. She was found about five miles north of where the body of her companion, Adam Starkey, 25, of Cockeysville, was found, said Robert Fudge, chief of visitor services for Assateague Island National Seashore.
NEWS
February 8, 2005
IN BALTIMORE COUNTY Assateague rangers search for Cockeysville woman ASSATEAGUE ISLAND - Park rangers were looking yesterday for a 24-year-old Cockeysville woman last seen with a man whose body was found on an Assateague Island beach early Sunday. Surfers found the man's body near a Hummer mired in the sand. Park rangers think the driver was driving off-road when the Hummer crashed and flipped over. Missing is Jennifer Holly Ashe, 24, of Cockeysville. Police said that according to witnesses, Ashe was last seen leaving to go driving with the man who was found dead.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 17, 2004
By almost any measure, China is a world away from Havre de Grace. The two places are separated by geography, of course, but also by culture and language. But on Thursday night, about 75 people at Havre de Grace United Methodist Church learned about a bond they share with some in China - Christianity. China Outreach Ministries is trying to introduce the Chinese to Christianity, often one person at a time. The organization, based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., works with students from China who are attending colleges and universities in the United States.
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By Elizabeth Scanlon Thomas | August 10, 2004
THE FIRST CLUE I had that today's America is different from the America I grew up in came shortly after my son and I flew in from England to attend a funeral. I was trying to drive my normal-sized rental car carefully because I hadn't taken out collision insurance, and I was surrounded by enormous vehicles larger than run-of-the-mill SUVs. My little car was overwhelmed by these monsters. I had trouble pulling out of places as they blocked my vision the way skyscrapers steal sunshine from city dwellers.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1999
Thursday's Ravens game was a network television debut for PSINet's latest field. Like the team, it didn't look its best.The center part of the field was noticeably lighter in color than the outer two-thirds. ESPN's commentators even pointed out the differences in the fourth quarter, using on-screen pens to show the seams. Quarterback Tony Banks also appeared to have a hard time keeping his footing.The developer of the team's field said color differences will fade in coming weeks. He said slipping by players was probably due to nighttime dew or the use of the wrong cleats.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN COLUMNIST | January 15, 2003
"Like nothing else." - Hummer slogan LeBron James' celebrated schoolboy basketball career may go down the tubes. But, man, he sure has nice wheels. Maybe you heard that Ohio high school officials are investigating whether James, an 18-year-old who could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft this year, broke any eligibility rules by tooling around in his new Hummer H2. James reportedly got the H2 as a birthday gift from his mother. But the Hummer has a base price of $49,190. And when a high school player rides around in something that goes for that number of Benjamins, it's not just eyebrows that get raised, it's entire facial and skeletal structures.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2004
NEW YORK - Two weeks ago, when the New York Yankees were struggling to get to .500, the amazing early-season performance of former teammate Roger Clemens must have been a painful two-edged topic in the clubhouse that Ruth built. Who would have blamed the Yankees for being a little put off by Clemens' decision to postpone retirement and join his hometown Houston Astros? They did, after all, give him an emotional sendoff - and a new Hummer - after he spent a year convincing everyone that 2003 would be the last season of his impressive career.
NEWS
July 13, 2003
On July 11, 2003 REV. JOHN A. LOVEJOY, of Abingdon, MD, beloved husband of Margaret Lovejoy (nee Hummer) devoted father of John Steven Lovejoy, Susan Elizabeth Lovejoy and Patricia Lovejoy Hegberg. Loving grandfather of six grandchildren. A private interment will be held at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, in Owings Mills. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Grace United Methodist Church, Sunday July 20, 2003 at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 110 W. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen, MD 21001 or China Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box 310, Fairfax, VA 22030.
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