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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1995
ABERDEEN -- There is, in sports, a nobility that comes from effort, a beauty and grace that emanate from the intricate movement of the body, a serenity that comes from having withstood the competition. Then there's . . . this stuff.Lawn-mower racing.On the other hand, if your thing is watching heavyset men in windbreakers and flannel shirts atop riding mowers, their guts jiggling violently as they race around a grassy, tire-laden course, the place to be yesterday was at Harford County Airpark, site of the STA-BIL East Coast Regionals of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association.
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May 21, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. Descriptions of perpetrators are included only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Stevens Forest Road, 6200 block, 12:22 p.m. May 14. Entry gained to residence by breaking rear glass sliding door. Copper stolen. Samuel Singleton, 43, of Farewell Road in Columbia charged with first- and fourth-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, theft and drug possession. Misty Call, 37, of Farewell Road in Columbia charged with first- and fourth-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, theft and drug possession.
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June 17, 2012
A 92-year-old man was flown to a regional trauma center late Saturday night after being injured by a lawn mower. The accident happened around 10 p.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of St. Clair Bridge Road in Street. The man was flown to a regional trauma center, according to Rich Gardiner, a spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. No further information was available.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
A longtime Army civilian at Aberdeen Proving Ground died after a "grass cutting incident" at work on Tuesday, officials said. Willie Stevenson, 61, was severely injured while he was riding a lawn mower near the Route 24 Gate on the Edgewood side of the Army post, spokesman Kelly Luster said. He did not describe what happened. Emergency personnel were called to the scene at about 9:15 a.m., Luster said. Stevenson was taken by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where medical personnel were unable to save his life.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2013
A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after the lawn mower he was riding on with his grandfather in Westminster overturned into a creek Sunday morning, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the man and his grandson were cutting grass on the riding lawn mower in the 600 block of Jasontown Road shortly before noon when the mower crossed an embankment next to a stream and overturned, briefly trapping the child in the water until the grandfather could free him. Lt. Robert Cromwell of the sheriff's office said the child's injuries were from inhaling water and from the tractor overturning onto him, but the boy was not injured by the mower's blades.
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January 18, 2012
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Anne Arundel County police report major crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Ninth Street, 200 block, Jan. 11. Police on routine patrol observed riding lawn mower tractor and snow blower outside building, and identified them as items reported stolen Jan. 8 from St. Mark's United Methodist Church.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 31, 2000
A 17-year-old Lineboro youth was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday after suffering leg injuries when the lawn mower he was riding was hit by a sport utility vehicle, Maryland State Police said. The teen-ager of the 4600 block of Water Tank Road was riding the mower near his home when he was struck by a 1998 Chevy Blazer, police said. They would not release the teen's identity because he is a juvenile. Kathy Marie Hale, 41, of Manchester, the driver of the Blazer, and several witnesses said the teen-ager pulled out in front of the SUV, which was traveling south on Water Tank Road about 1 p.m. No charges will be filed against Hale, police said, adding that they did not know if charges would be filed against the teen-ager.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,States News Service | May 5, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration launched an assault yesterday on a new public enemy: the lawn mower.The Environmental Protection Agency gets a headache at the thought of those deafening grass-cutting machines belching thick blue smoke. It wants lawn equipment to start meeting tough new standards by the time manufacturers release their 1996 models.All makers of gasoline-powered lawn mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and weed-whackers would be required to reduce exhaust significantly by 2003 under proposed rules, which could become law by the end of the year.
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May 11, 1994
A 3-year-old Finksburg girl lost two toes and suffered severe lacerations on her right leg and foot yesterday when she was run over by a power lawn mower that neighbors said was operated by her 5-year-old sister.A neighbor identified the victim as Emily Le Roy of the 3500 block of Pleasant Plains Road. The accident happened about 5:30 p.m.The girl was flown to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center, said one of the paramedics from the Reese fire company who treated the girl while the ambulance crew waited for the state police helicopter that took her to Baltimore.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1995
Here's your chance to get rid of that gas-guzzling, oil-burning, pollution-spewing four-wheeled clunker in the garage -- not the family car but the worn-out lawn mower.The state wants those old machines. It's actually offering rewards.The first 100 people who turn in gasoline-powered mowers tomorrow at an environmental festival in South Baltimore will receive $75 rebates toward a new, "environmentally friendly" machine of their choice -- either an electric one or an old-fashioned reel mower without an engine.
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October 9, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455. Barclay Street 2600 block, between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. Oct. 3. Rear tag 4BB8175 stolen from blue, 2008 Hyundai Sonata. East Belvedere Avenue 800 block, between 10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 1:40 p.m. Oct. 6. Residence broken into.
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September 9, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Wilkens Avenue and Beechfield Avenue, between 11:35 a.m. and 11:37 a.m., Sept. 4. Cell phone and backpack stolen from man walking to work after two juveniles assaulted him and displayed a knife. One juvenile was arrested and the backpack was recovered.
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July 25, 2013
Each week, this newspaper's Crime Log catalogues the criminal acts reported by local police. In most cases, these are thefts - a computer stolen from a house, a lawn mower stolen from a shed, a GPS device stolen from a car. Often, locks are not being used. Thieves recognize that as an opportunity and take advantage. But the biggest opportunity thieves require is simply this: no one watching. Eyeballs on alert are the greatest nemesis of the larcenous. Combine vigilance with a knowledge of the neighborhood - awareness of the comings and goings of those who live nearby - and a powerful crime deterrent emerges.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2013
A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after the lawn mower he was riding on with his grandfather in Westminster overturned into a creek Sunday morning, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said the man and his grandson were cutting grass on the riding lawn mower in the 600 block of Jasontown Road shortly before noon when the mower crossed an embankment next to a stream and overturned, briefly trapping the child in the water until the grandfather could free him. Lt. Robert Cromwell of the sheriff's office said the child's injuries were from inhaling water and from the tractor overturning onto him, but the boy was not injured by the mower's blades.
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By Sylvia Rogers, syltrog@verizon.net | April 18, 2013
Great music has been happening at the Parkville Senior Center. On April 3, members were treated to a wonderful concert when tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo and pianist Richard Dowling presented well-known opera and stage musical selections in the center's dining room This hourlong program, sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging, was made possible by the Piatigorsky Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is...
BUSINESS
March 31, 2013
What kind of regular maintenance should I do to prepare my home for spring? Jim Embe, Baltimore district manager for Home Depot, suggests these spring chores for around the home. •Now is the time to put down lawn fertilizer and pre-emergent weed killer. If you want to seed your lawn, there are now products that allow you to do both. •Clean out the gutters and downspouts and make sure they haven't pulled away from the fascia during the winter. •Now is the time to power-wash the deck or the siding.
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By Bonita Formwalt | September 25, 1991
Mention autumn to some people and they will gush about harvesting pumpkins with Grammy and Grampers, decorating the door to their home with corn husk do-dads and uncontrollable urges to do domestic things with apples. Although I have read about things like this, I must admitthat this time of year touches me on a somewhat different level.While others may listen for the crunch of leaves under their feet, I listen to the whooshing sound of corduroy-encased thighs -- a subtle reminder that three leg lifts a month may not be quite enough.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 7, 1992
Pushing a gas-powered lawn mower for half an hour spews more smog-forming pollutants into the air than five round-trip drives between downtown Miami and neighboring Fort Lauderdale.So says the Environmental Protection Agency, which today launches a program for cleaning up the filthy little motors that help cut our grass, trim our shrubs and blow leaves off our sidewalks.The effort moves the battle against smog -- the nation's worst air pollution problem -- beyond cleaning up smokestacks and auto tailpipes.
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Dan Rodricks | November 28, 2012
Two and a half years ago, I wrote a column about getting nailed by a speed camera in Baltimore for the first time, and, let me tell you, did the righteous readers of this newspaper - people who never ever ever drive over the speed limit - give me a load of grief. They accused me of being a danger to society and of using precious space to grind a personal ax in public. They believed in the machines. Around the 50th email, I had to stop reading what a loathsome guy I was on account of my delicate condition.
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September 25, 2012
Baltimore County Poice report that laptop computers were stolen in two seperate incidents last week in Towson. The first occurred 11 p.m., Sept. 19 and 6:25 a.m., Sept. 20 in the 400 block of Hopkins Boulevard. According to the police report, someone entered through an open window while resident slept, stole a aptop and left out front door. The second incident was between Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, times unknown. This theft occurred in the 8400 block of Charles Valley Court, and happened when a car was broken into.
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