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January 12, 1994
There was no logical reason why automobiles drivers should not be allowed to make left turns on red lights at the intersections of two one-way streets, just as they have made right turns for years. Now it's legal, though on a restricted basis.Concerned about pedestrians, Baltimore officials have either banned the turn or limited it to nights at most intersections. There aren't many other junctions of one-way roads elsewhere. City drivers are not notably considerate of pedestrians, but the right turns have not made street-crossing any more dangerous.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
What the Ravens will try to accomplish over the next eight weeks is neither unprecedented nor all that uncommon. Since 1990, the year the NFL went to the 12-team playoff format, nine teams have made the playoffs after starting the season 3-5, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals both did it last year, each winning seven of their final eight regular-season games to head into the postseason at 10-6. The Ravens have shown little in recent weeks to suggest that they are capable of a similar turnaround.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1997
Howard County and state transportation officials are studying construction of a left-turn lane on Montgomery Road at the intersection of Worthington Way in Ellicott City.The State Highway Administration is drawing design plans for the left-turn lane -- or "bypass," as it is called -- and could submit preliminary plans as early as this fall, said Elizabeth Calia, chief of the Division of Transportation Projects and Watershed Management for the county Department of Public Works.The proposal entails redesigning the southbound lane of Montgomery Road into two lanes -- one for left turns onto Worthington Way and the other for motorists heading south.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
A man died Thursday after he was involved in a two-car accident near Owings Mills Mall, police said. The 25-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released, was making a left turn from a private driveway onto southbound Red Run Boulevard when his Honda Civic was struck by a northbound Volkswagen Passat, according to Baltimore County Police. The accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. He was taken to Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Passat suffered minor injuries, police said.
NEWS
July 18, 1994
Jane Lewis seeks Intrepid Commuter's guidance on left turns.She understands the concept. As a matter of vocabulary, the words, "left," and "turn," don't present any great challenge.But take a look at the intersection of Perry Hall and White Marsh boulevards near White Marsh Mall and you can understand how the execution of a left turn can become a bit tricky at times.There are double left-turn lanes from all four directions at that intersection. The way the lights are timed, motorists turn left from opposite directions simultaneously.
NEWS
January 7, 2007
Proposal affects business centers County staffers recently presented to the commissioners proposed amendments to Chapter 103, Development and Subdivision of Land. The proposal would allow residences above retail establishments in the business centers served by public water and sewer, provided there is a minimum of 600 square feet and a maximum of 1,000 square feet. Parking would be determined by the Planning and Zoning commission. Residential use would be prohibited on the first floor, but permitted on the second and third stories (maximum of three floors)
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By Erica C. Harrington and Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF | August 23, 1996
The Snowden River Parkway-Route 175 task force Wednesday night reviewed the dispersed movement interchange as a way to alleviate expected congestion at the intersection.Residents of Long Reach and Owen Brown villages want a more traditional interchange at the intersection to alleviate the increase in traffic there after the Columbia Crossing retail complex opens this fall.The dispersed movement interchange -- in place at only two intersections in North America -- uses a series of timed signals to funnel left-turning cars away from the main intersection before making the left turn.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1995
The Carroll County commissioners are holding up work on a new Wal-Mart store in Eldersburg until they are satisfied that a proposed entrance to the shopping center on Route 26 will be safe.The move frustrated a Wal-Mart official, who said last week that the company had fulfilled all county and state requirements and had paid for the permits to begin work at the site."It appears like we've tagged all the bases," said J. Michael Davis, real estate manager for the Arkansas company. "The sentiment being expressed right now is more from emotion than study."
NEWS
April 12, 1993
In the spirit of the media elite, Intrepid Commuter devotes this week's column to leftist matters.We speak not of left-wing political causes such as taxing the rich, saving the whales, or nationalized health care. You can read about that stuff in the editorial pages, provided you've taken the appropriate mind-numbing medication.Nor are we referring to left-handed compliments as in, "Intrepid Commuter, you are the best commuter columnist appearing Mondays in any of Baltimore's newspapers with a daily circulation in the six figures!"
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1994
The State Highway Administration plans to add a Jersey barrier and two stop lights on Route 140 where three people were killed in a head-on collision April 13.State records show that at least 165 accidents have occurred on a 2.1-mile stretch of Route 140 in northwestern Baltimore County between Interstate 795 and the Carroll County line since 1987. Those accidents resulted in 191 injuries and five fatalities, including this month's deaths. Nob Hill residents complained this week that the SHA had done nothing about the situation.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2011
In his fourth outing of the spring, Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz showed signs of the young pitcher that dominated at the end of last season. Facing a Minnesota Twins lineup that featured just two regulars on Friday night, Matusz turned in the longest big-league outing this spring by an Orioles starter in the Twins' 3-2 win. Matusz lasted 4 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, no walks and one run — a solo homer to Matt Tolbert in the third inning....
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2010
The problem: A turn arrow near Johns Hopkins Hospital doesn't last long enough to allow traffic to pass. The back story: There has been only one bottleneck on John Baxter's regular trips to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Catonsville resident has been traveling there every weekday morning for radiation treatments, and he usually has no problems until he tries to turn left from eastbound Orleans Street onto northbound Broadway. "It's almost impossible to get through that intersection, unless you wait two or three cycles of the light," he said.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,michael.dresser@baltsun.com | October 10, 2009
Responding to concerns from Howard County residents after a pair of well-publicized fatal crashes, the State Highway Administration said it will launch an $800,000 project Sunday to add new left-turn lanes at three intersections along Route 32 north of Interstate 70. The highway agency said it will build the new turn lanes on Maryland 32 at the intersections with Day Road, Amberwoods Way and the southern end of River Road - all of which lie between Old...
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | February 25, 2009
Matt Kenseth, the first NASCAR Sprint Cup driver in 11 years to win the opening two races of the season, was in Towson yesterday for a sponsor appearance at DeWalt Industrial Tool Co. Instead of writing a mundane article about the Daytona 500 winner from Wisconsin, we posed him a series of questions he might never have been asked before --- and likely won't again. Who is bigger in Wisconsin, you or Brett Favre? I'd have to say Brett Favre - although since he left and went to the [New York]
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | December 7, 2008
Barack Obama's presidency and his party's dominance in Congress could mean sweeping changes to the federal court system, which handles thousands of cases annually on issues ranging from civil rights to securities and banking regulation. And the most drastic changes are likely to come in the nation's most conservative appeals court - the 4th Circuit, which oversees cases from Maryland and four other Mid-Atlantic states. Republican nominees hold a narrow 6-5 edge on the Richmond-based court, but there are already four vacancies and several others could open up during Obama's term.
NEWS
January 7, 2007
Proposal affects business centers County staffers recently presented to the commissioners proposed amendments to Chapter 103, Development and Subdivision of Land. The proposal would allow residences above retail establishments in the business centers served by public water and sewer, provided there is a minimum of 600 square feet and a maximum of 1,000 square feet. Parking would be determined by the Planning and Zoning commission. Residential use would be prohibited on the first floor, but permitted on the second and third stories (maximum of three floors)
NEWS
December 16, 1992
Fire in Owen Brown causes $6,000 damage to restaurantAn electrical malfunction in a socket triggered a one-alarm fire that caused $6,000 in damage at a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in Owen Brown on Monday night, a county fire and rescue spokesman said.No injuries were reported, said Battalion Chief Donald R. Howell.About a dozen employees and customers were evacuated from the restaurant at 6385 Dobbin Road while firefighters fought the blaze, he said.The fire ignited at about 9:30 p.m., and smoke quickly filled the inside of the restaurant, Mr. Howell said.
NEWS
May 14, 1993
Road near school to get left-turn signalThe State Highway Administration will add a left-turn signal near Glen Burnie High School to help control increased traffic there.The signal will be for left turns from Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard onto Amberly Road, where there is a light.The work, which will cost about $2,000, will be done by mid-July, said Valerie Burnette, SHA spokeswoman.POLICE LOG* Glen Burnie: Burglars broke into a home in the 100 block of 5th Ave. between 11 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | May 8, 2006
BOSTON -- To a man, the Orioles aren't sure why they have had so many problems against left-handed starters, but third baseman Melvin Mora wants one thing to be clear. It's not one of those baseball anomalies chalked up to the relative newness of the season. "It's not a coincidence," Mora said after the Orioles were beaten, 10-3, yesterday by Boston Red Sox left-hander Lenny DiNardo. "There's not any excuses. We need to find a way to beat a lefty. I was talking to [Miguel Tejada]. Maybe [we need to]
NEWS
By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 18, 2005
THE SQUEAKY wheel is the one that usually gets the grease, at least that's what Bonnie Dorr, chairwoman of OC-29, is hoping. The group was organized by Dorr and others in her community surrounding U.S. 29 at Old Columbia Road because of the dangers that intersection presents. OC-29 met recently with community, county and state representatives at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Laurel. Among those attending were Howard County Executive James N. Robey, County Council Chairman Guy Guzzone, Councilman Charles C. Feaga, and all four District 13 legislators (State Sen. Sandra B. Schrader and Dels.
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