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April 19, 2006
Ball selected to fill Howard council vacancy Calvin Ball, a 30-year-old Columbia resident, was chosen from among four candidates last night for appointment to the five-member Howard County Council. He will be sworn in tomorrow night. Ball, a candidate for the seat in 2002 and again this year, was chosen unanimously by the county Democratic State Central Committee to fill a vacancy created March 31 by the resignation of east Columbia Democrat David A. Rakes, who said he gave up the seat for health reasons.
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April 17, 2006
An Anne Arundel County man was killed last night after he lost control of his sport utility vehicle on Interstate 70 in Woodlawn and crashed, state police said. The man was driving a 1995 Chevrolet SUV west on I-70 less than a quarter-mile from the Baltimore Beltway when he veered onto the median separating the eastbound and westbound lanes about 8:20 p.m. He tried to regain control of the vehicle but crossed three lanes of westbound traffic and ran into a guardrail, police said. The driver, who was alone, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2004
HAGERSTOWN - In some respects, this city resembles a vintage postcard. The Snow White lunch counter advertises "Ladies Invited." The Award Beauty School has 1967 wallpaper, vinyl stools - and haircuts for $5.75. But there is a chic newcomer: Marcel's, a stylish cafe, is attracting crowds with its Hawaiian wraps and almond pastry. New government and business offices occupy every corner of the once-vacant town square. Fall flowers bloom in place of a dried-up fountain. Drawn by the word on Hagerstown - cheap rents, spacious brick buildings and nostalgic charm - investors, businesses and young professionals are bringing new money and energy to its sleepy downtown.
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By Robert Benjamin | October 23, 2004
BREAK FREE of the Baltimore Beltway, slide onto the very beginning of westbound Interstate 70, and in a mile or so there it is on the left, on the median strip, that new highway sign, big and bright and proclaiming an American continent of possibilities. The 10-foot-by-22-foot sign, installed by the state last July, flatly announces: "Columbus 420 miles St. Louis 845 miles Denver 1700 miles Cove Fort 2200 miles" That's Cove Fort, Utah. It's hardly a metropolis -- and not even a town.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Jennifer McMenamin and Athima Chansanchai and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2004
Gerald R. Johnson, a former three-term Mount Airy mayor and retired high school teacher, was killed in a car accident on Interstate 70 on Thursday night, Maryland State Police said. Johnson, 70, was westbound in the middle lane of I-70 west of Quinn Road when a car driven by Sarah K. Miller, 18, attempted to change lanes, state police said. Authorities said that about 7 p.m., Miller's 1995 Toyota Celica struck Johnson's 1989 Ford Bronco from behind, pushing the sport utility vehicle onto the shoulder and causing it to roll over several times.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2003
The Gaithersburg company that employed the three workers who drowned in a flash flood Wednesday in Woodlawn had been cited for more than 30 workplace safety violations, state and federal records show. A crane operator for Concrete General Inc. was killed on the job in 1988. Another employee's arms had to be amputated after he was shocked by a power line in 1982, and a Concrete General worker was rescued after a trench collapsed in 1995. Most recently, in 2000 and 2001, the company was cited six times for trenching violations, according to Maryland Occupational Safety and Health records.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 21, 2003
The Gaithersburg company that employed the three workers who drowned in a flash flood Wednesday in Woodlawn had been cited for more than 30 workplace safety violations, state and federal records show. A crane operator for Concrete General Inc. was killed on the job in 1988. Another employee's arms had to be amputated after he was shocked by a power line in 1982, and a Concrete General worker was rescued after a trench collapsed in 1995. Most recently, in 2000 and 2001, the company was cited six times for trenching violations, according to Maryland Occupational Safety and Health records.
NEWS
January 10, 2003
An 18-year-old Laurel man was charged with aggressive driving and other traffic offenses after a Carroll County sheriff's deputy was led on a chase on Interstate 70 between Mount Airy and Woodbine, authorities said yesterday. A sheriff's deputy saw a 1996 Honda speeding and weaving through traffic early Wednesday afternoon. When the deputy tried to stop the car, the driver sped east on I-70 at up to 130 mph, the sheriff's office said. The car left the highway at the Woodbine Road exit, where it slid into a ditch.
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By Michael Stroh and Jason Song and Michael Stroh and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2002
Larry Blank eased off Interstate 70 west of Frederick and into the rest stop where he works as a custodian. It was just before midnight Wednesday. The parking lot was dead - just two other cars. He chose the space next to a blue Chevrolet Caprice. The car, he noticed, had New Jersey tags. Yesterday afternoon, as he stood outside his Hagerstown home surrounded by cameras, the 52-year-old custodian would marvel at how close he came to the two men sleeping inside, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, believed to be responsible for the sniper shootings that have terrorized the Washington, D.C., area.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | October 25, 2002
For weeks, people in Myersville had hoped that the remote location of their small town in western Frederick County would protect them from attacks by a sniper striking across the Washington suburbs and in Virginia. But then, early yesterday morning, the sniper crisis arrived in their back yard - at a rest stop along Interstate 70 just a mile or so from the community of 1,500. With it came roadblocks, helicopters, a sea of flashing lights, and a seemingly endless flood of police and journalists.
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