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By Peter Hermann and Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
Sitting in a wheelchair at a nursing home, Brian Buber can't recall the instant 17 years ago when tons of screaming metal came rocketing toward him on the Capital Beltway, scattering fellow construction workers and crushing their paving equipment. In 1997, a civil jury found Hanover-based Gunther's Leasing Transport Inc. negligent in the accident, which killed one person and injured seven, awarding them nearly $16 million in damages and medical expenses. Buber, 49, crippled and with severe brain damage, received some insurance money but "never saw a penny" of the $13 million earmarked by the jury for his care, says his stepfather, Bob Buber.
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April 7, 2014
Thanks for Dan Rodricks ' column championing the mandatory Program Open Space funds ( "Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1). Program Open Space offers a bit of balance to development. When you buy real estate, you take up some of Maryland's space. The POS transfer tax is a tiny portion of that transaction that provides outdoor recreational space for adults and children. Projects that Program Open Space funds have helped create and enhance include Cylburn, a horticultural educational park in Baltimore City, Fair Hill, Green Ridge State Park, Appalachian Trail protection on South Mountain and Meadowlands in Baltimore County.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
The Baltimore City Council's executive nominations committee will hold a confirmation hearing tonight for Anthony W. Batts, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's pick to be the city's next police commissioner. Tonight's hearing begins at 5 p.m. and will air on the city's public access cable channel, TV 25.  Batts' contract has been signed, and he's been on the job for a few weeks. He spent 27 years with the Long Beach Police Department, before leading the Oakland Police Department for two years.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
The Baltimore City Council's executive nominations committee will hold a confirmation hearing tonight for Anthony W. Batts, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's pick to be the city's next police commissioner. Tonight's hearing begins at 5 p.m. and will air on the city's public access cable channel, TV 25.  Batts' contract has been signed, and he's been on the job for a few weeks. He spent 27 years with the Long Beach Police Department, before leading the Oakland Police Department for two years.
NEWS
April 7, 2014
Thanks for Dan Rodricks ' column championing the mandatory Program Open Space funds ( "Marylanders need to speak up for open space," April 1). Program Open Space offers a bit of balance to development. When you buy real estate, you take up some of Maryland's space. The POS transfer tax is a tiny portion of that transaction that provides outdoor recreational space for adults and children. Projects that Program Open Space funds have helped create and enhance include Cylburn, a horticultural educational park in Baltimore City, Fair Hill, Green Ridge State Park, Appalachian Trail protection on South Mountain and Meadowlands in Baltimore County.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
When Jennifer Pharr Davis makes her way though Maryland on the Appalachian Trail this summer, don't blink or you'll miss her. The North Carolina hiking specialist is trying to break her own speed record of 57 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes — an average of 38 miles per day — as she attempts to go from Maine to Georgia. Davis, who began her trek Thursday, expects to cover no more than four miles every 60 minutes, uphill and down, in rain or sun, alone or in the company of others, from sun's first light until it winks out below the horizon.
NEWS
By Frank A. DeFilippo | April 7, 1994
IT'S rush hour in the General Assembly. And the best seats available are in the House lounge where the smoke is as thick as a spring fog bank.Here the delegates come and go, weaving among the coffee makers, bottled-water coolers and fine upholstery. The feeling in the final five days is not so much one of relief as it is of bitter resignation. It hasn't been an easy four years.To begin with, about 50 percent of the 141 Jacks and Jills in the House of Delegates won't be coming back next year.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1995
The County Commissioners yesterday endorsed a long-planned bicycling and walking trail that would connect Westminster Community Park and Bennett Cerf Park to downtown Westminster.The board's backing gives county officials the green light to proceed with design and construction of the three-mile-long trail, which will begin at the community pond near Sullivan Road, continue to Bennett Cerf Park on Route 27 and end in downtown Westminster.The Westminster Linear Park has been on the drawing board since 1985 as part of the county's comprehensive plan for Westminster and environs, said Richard D. Soisson, county director of recreation and parks.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
A floating metal cavern stretching three blocks long and five stories high trudges up the Chesapeake Bay, nearing the end of its monthlong journey from Singapore.Thousands of colorful steel boxes, known as containers, stand five and six high on the Marchen Maersk's deck, strategically positioned like a giant three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. Among the treasures this 18-wheeler of the sea holds are 22 tons of Chinese caviar, 250,000 pounds of McDonald's Happy Meal toys and 40,000 pounds of Harley-Davidson motorcycle wheels.
NEWS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to the Sun | April 4, 2004
Young people today are often criticized for not challenging themselves enough physically. Don't tell that to members of Boy Scout Troop 35. Each year, they take part in a grueling, one-day, 40-mile hike. The hike is not a charity walk -- it's simply a test of will. "It's a challenge to the kids to see if they can finish," says Ed Schatz, the Baltimore troop's scoutmaster. "It's a physical fitness challenge." The tradition started in 1963 after President John F. Kennedy addressed America's youth on the need for physical fitness.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
Sitting in a wheelchair at a nursing home, Brian Buber can't recall the instant 17 years ago when tons of screaming metal came rocketing toward him on the Capital Beltway, scattering fellow construction workers and crushing their paving equipment. In 1997, a civil jury found Hanover-based Gunther's Leasing Transport Inc. negligent in the accident, which killed one person and injured seven, awarding them nearly $16 million in damages and medical expenses. Buber, 49, crippled and with severe brain damage, received some insurance money but "never saw a penny" of the $13 million earmarked by the jury for his care, says his stepfather, Bob Buber.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
When Jennifer Pharr Davis makes her way though Maryland on the Appalachian Trail this summer, don't blink or you'll miss her. The North Carolina hiking specialist is trying to break her own speed record of 57 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes — an average of 38 miles per day — as she attempts to go from Maine to Georgia. Davis, who began her trek Thursday, expects to cover no more than four miles every 60 minutes, uphill and down, in rain or sun, alone or in the company of others, from sun's first light until it winks out below the horizon.
NEWS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to the Sun | April 4, 2004
Young people today are often criticized for not challenging themselves enough physically. Don't tell that to members of Boy Scout Troop 35. Each year, they take part in a grueling, one-day, 40-mile hike. The hike is not a charity walk -- it's simply a test of will. "It's a challenge to the kids to see if they can finish," says Ed Schatz, the Baltimore troop's scoutmaster. "It's a physical fitness challenge." The tradition started in 1963 after President John F. Kennedy addressed America's youth on the need for physical fitness.
FEATURES
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff | March 8, 1998
ClarificationA story in Sunday's Today section on Baltimore entrepreneur Michael Lasky referred to back rent and unpaid loan payments owed the city of Baltimore by the owner of Harbor Inn Pier 5, a partnership including Lasky. The payments, totaling more than $158,000, were made the week the story went to press.Mike Lasky can see it. He gets these visions, you could say. Gifts from God, he calls them. He can see that this new thing, this radio talk-show, 900-number deal, this is going to be huge, much bigger than the Psychic Friends Network, the TV "infomercial" that made him King of Telephone Psychics.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1995
The County Commissioners yesterday endorsed a long-planned bicycling and walking trail that would connect Westminster Community Park and Bennett Cerf Park to downtown Westminster.The board's backing gives county officials the green light to proceed with design and construction of the three-mile-long trail, which will begin at the community pond near Sullivan Road, continue to Bennett Cerf Park on Route 27 and end in downtown Westminster.The Westminster Linear Park has been on the drawing board since 1985 as part of the county's comprehensive plan for Westminster and environs, said Richard D. Soisson, county director of recreation and parks.
BUSINESS
By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
A floating metal cavern stretching three blocks long and five stories high trudges up the Chesapeake Bay, nearing the end of its monthlong journey from Singapore.Thousands of colorful steel boxes, known as containers, stand five and six high on the Marchen Maersk's deck, strategically positioned like a giant three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. Among the treasures this 18-wheeler of the sea holds are 22 tons of Chinese caviar, 250,000 pounds of McDonald's Happy Meal toys and 40,000 pounds of Harley-Davidson motorcycle wheels.
FEATURES
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff | March 8, 1998
ClarificationA story in Sunday's Today section on Baltimore entrepreneur Michael Lasky referred to back rent and unpaid loan payments owed the city of Baltimore by the owner of Harbor Inn Pier 5, a partnership including Lasky. The payments, totaling more than $158,000, were made the week the story went to press.Mike Lasky can see it. He gets these visions, you could say. Gifts from God, he calls them. He can see that this new thing, this radio talk-show, 900-number deal, this is going to be huge, much bigger than the Psychic Friends Network, the TV "infomercial" that made him King of Telephone Psychics.
FEATURES
By Patrick A. McGuire and Patrick A. McGuire,Sun Staff Writer | May 29, 1994
Isle of Wight Courthouse, Va. -- Some 25 miles west of Norfolk, in the center of what Virginians know as Isle of Wight County, and the rest of us would quickly recognize as the middle of nowhere, a rugged 4 x 4 bounces down sandy, barely discernible trails leading toward Rattlesnake Swamp.Inside, four improbable companions peek through the dust at the forsaken, broken scape of woodland, choked by layers of sweet honeysuckle and shrouded in bleak stillness.Three are armed, sober-minded men who look every bit like agents of the United States Secret Service.
NEWS
By Frank A. DeFilippo | April 7, 1994
IT'S rush hour in the General Assembly. And the best seats available are in the House lounge where the smoke is as thick as a spring fog bank.Here the delegates come and go, weaving among the coffee makers, bottled-water coolers and fine upholstery. The feeling in the final five days is not so much one of relief as it is of bitter resignation. It hasn't been an easy four years.To begin with, about 50 percent of the 141 Jacks and Jills in the House of Delegates won't be coming back next year.
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