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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | September 9, 1999
Troopers from the Westminster barracks made three arrests for drunken driving and issued more than 330 citations and warnings during the four-day Labor Day weekend, including 128 tickets for speeding and 19 for seat-belt violations, 1st Sgt. Eric Danz said yesterday."
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
There will be plenty of sunny, dry weather for barbecues and beach strolls this Memorial Day weekend, according to early forecasts. Mostly sunny to clear skies are forecast throughout the long weekend, according to the National Weather Service, the Weather Channel and AccuWeather.com. Only the Weather Channel predicts a chance of rain, only 30 percent odds, on Saturday. Seasonable if not slightly cooler than normal temperatures in the lower to mid-70s are forecast Friday through Sunday, while the holiday on Monday is forecast to reach the lower 80s. Normal highs by late May are in the upper 70s. The forecasts are essentially the same in the Baltimore area and at Maryland and Delaware beaches, though slightly cooler on the coast, so enjoy wherever you go. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer Staff Writers Ed Brandt, Glenn Small, Robert A. Erlandson, Frank J. Lynch, Roger Twigg, Kristine J. Antonelli and William Talbott contributed to this article | February 27, 1993
A killer snow it wasn't.Despite four days of hype from TV weathermen and the secret prayers of many, yesterday's lazy, daylong snowfall dropped only 2 to 4 inches of fluffy flakes across most of the Baltimore region, a bit more north and west of the city.There were no traffic nightmares, no massive power outages and no reason to panic. But the decision-makers closed every public school system in the state anyway and sent thousands of area workers home early for a long weekend.The holiday answered the prayers of hundreds of thousands of school children, many of whom took to the hills with sleds.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2013
Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy. The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus on Black Friday deals for gifts and household items for her new Towson home. On Small Business Saturday, she'll help out at her mother's gift shop. Then on Cyber Monday, she'll watch email and social media for deep discounts from retailers such as Vera Bradley.
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By Laura Barnhardt and By Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2000
Some days, Beverly Gernert is wistful as she leans out of her toll booth window and looks at the rows of cars waiting to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, headed toward the ocean. They'll pass through her lane - SUVs filled with coolers, boogie boards, beach blankets; the convertibles with beach music blaring. The drivers will smile. Some of them will even say, "Wish we could take you with us." Some days, Gernert says, "I wish they could take me with them." She has spent the long weekend designed to honor the working class laboring instead of relaxing.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | May 28, 2012
If you just acquired some new neighbors, you're in good company: Memorial Day weekend is a popular time to move. It appeals because it's three days off in the (almost) summer, the season for moving thanks to spring homebuyers, new college graduates and newlyweds . Self-storage companies have started calling the day after this long weekend "Crazy Tuesday" because, they say, so many new movers come in to rent units (and perhaps because the industry is hoping for a smidge of the attention paid to Black Friday)
BUSINESS
By McClatchy-Tribune | April 22, 2007
Do you keep important documents and valuables in a safe-deposit box at your bank? That's a smart idea, but you should also think about what would happen to the contents and how they would be accessible if something were to happen to you. Only designated owners of a safe-deposit box can gain access to its contents, so if you are incapacitated for some reason, the same rule applies. You can also designate a power of attorney to have access, but be sure to specify that in your power-of-attorney document.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson | July 12, 2009
The company known for sharp knives now makes sharp shoes. Wenger, the Swiss Army knife people (wengerna.com), have a line of shoes - the Alps collection - that can take you from the mountaintop to base camp to town in style and comfort. My favorite Alp is the Shiltorn, a low-cut dayhiker with Euro good looks. The lightweight shoe has a seamless interior to reduce chafing, a mesh-paneled upper for better circulation and an insole that keeps foot odor under control. The sole is made of a proprietary material called Temposit that allows it to soften in summer weather and harden in cooler temperatures for better traction.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
There will be plenty of sunny, dry weather for barbecues and beach strolls this Memorial Day weekend, according to early forecasts. Mostly sunny to clear skies are forecast throughout the long weekend, according to the National Weather Service, the Weather Channel and AccuWeather.com. Only the Weather Channel predicts a chance of rain, only 30 percent odds, on Saturday. Seasonable if not slightly cooler than normal temperatures in the lower to mid-70s are forecast Friday through Sunday, while the holiday on Monday is forecast to reach the lower 80s. Normal highs by late May are in the upper 70s. The forecasts are essentially the same in the Baltimore area and at Maryland and Delaware beaches, though slightly cooler on the coast, so enjoy wherever you go. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | February 1, 1992
Michael Mfume, the Morgan State student who wrote, produced, directed and appears in "The Weekend It Lives," has told a Sun reporter that it isn't "Citizen Kane."And it isn't.So let's begin with the good news. The good news is that at least for a while, the movie is engaging. A somewhat crude tracing of a somewhat crude original (Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead"), it follows as a group of college students head off to a house in the country for a weekend of partying and then are assaulted by a large zombie fellow with a machete and an ax.Chop chop, snap snap, and the group is reduced by half.
NEWS
By Nick Cafferky, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
More Marylanders will be celebrating July Fourth away from home this year, according to AAA, which is forecasting the steepest increase in travel in more than a decade. An estimated 846,000 Marylanders will travel at least 50 miles to their destinations, a 5.3 percent increase from last year, and the majority will drive, the organization said Thursday. Because the holiday falls on a Wednesday, AAA projected six days of travel — one more than last year. Decreasing gas prices are the likely explanation behind the increase in drivers.
TRAVEL
By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
Which weekend is Fourth of July weekend this year? I'm stumped. Since the 4th falls on a Wednesday, neither weekend is closest. But either way, if you come down to the shore before or after the holiday, you have good reason to extend your long weekend by a couple of extra days. With plenty of beach, good food and fireworks at both ends of the town, Ocean City is a great place to spend it. Here are some tips and events to help you get the most out of your extended holiday weekend. 1. On the 4th of July, once you get to Ocean City, stay there.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | May 28, 2012
If you just acquired some new neighbors, you're in good company: Memorial Day weekend is a popular time to move. It appeals because it's three days off in the (almost) summer, the season for moving thanks to spring homebuyers, new college graduates and newlyweds . Self-storage companies have started calling the day after this long weekend "Crazy Tuesday" because, they say, so many new movers come in to rent units (and perhaps because the industry is hoping for a smidge of the attention paid to Black Friday)
NEWS
By Les Cohen | December 18, 2011
My wife has left me for a short, bald guy who giggles when you blow raspberries on his tummy. Now, how can I compete with that? Apparently, according to recent studies, people aren't getting married like they used to. And please don't tell me "No one's going to buy the cow if they can get the milk for free. " I never did get that expression. Who wants to marry a cow, anyway? Besides, I've been going to the grocery store a lot lately, and the milk is anything but free. If companionship, the concept (if not always the reality)
NEWS
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2010
City officials and organizers have moved Baltimore's inaugural Grand Prix to the long Labor Day weekend next year, which they say will draw larger crowds and cause fewer hassles than the August date for which the event was originally planned. "We really want people to be able to come to this for the full three days, and not just for the Sunday race," said Baltimore Racing Development president Jay Davidson, who announced the date change Monday. "This makes it marketable as an entire weekend in Baltimore City.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey and Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey,julie.bykowicz@baltsun.com and Annie Linskey@baltsun.com | November 26, 2009
Judge Dennis M. Sweeney bid the jurors in Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft case farewell for a four-day holiday break Wednesday after rejecting repeated requests by defense lawyers for a mistrial. The judge pleaded with jurors not to put their "hard work in jeopardy" by discussing or investigating the case during the unusually long break. "The process has come a long way," he told them as Day 5 of deliberations ended. "We'd hate to see it be disrupted." Many of the nine women and three men on the panel nodded emphatically as the judge spoke.
NEWS
By Thomas L. Friedman | December 14, 2004
DOHA, Qatar - On the flight over to the Persian Gulf, I was reading an article in The Financial Times about NATO fighting with itself over whether to send a few dozen more trainers to Baghdad to help the Iraqi army. I couldn't help but wonder: Let's see, there are now 26 countries in NATO. If each NATO country contributed just 100 soldiers, we could have about five NATO soldiers guarding every polling station in Iraq for the January election. That would be a huge help. After all, what does NATO stand for today if not for helping to protect a free and fair election in Iraq that is being opposed by a virulent minority whose only motto is: "You vote, you die - elections must fail."
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1995
Next to a long win streak, hockey and basketball coaches will tell you the thing they desire most during a season is the practice time provided by a lull in the schedule.After nearly four weeks of the AHL season, Baltimore Bandits coach Walt Kyle has his wish. The team has a game tomorrow night against St. John at the Baltimore Arena, but then won't play again until Nov. 10 in Providence. And after that, it won't play until Nov. 15 at home against Carolina.That's three games over 16 days, with just one bus trip tossed in. And the team is coming off a victory (over Prince Edward Island, 6-4, Tuesday night)
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson | July 12, 2009
The company known for sharp knives now makes sharp shoes. Wenger, the Swiss Army knife people (wengerna.com), have a line of shoes - the Alps collection - that can take you from the mountaintop to base camp to town in style and comfort. My favorite Alp is the Shiltorn, a low-cut dayhiker with Euro good looks. The lightweight shoe has a seamless interior to reduce chafing, a mesh-paneled upper for better circulation and an insole that keeps foot odor under control. The sole is made of a proprietary material called Temposit that allows it to soften in summer weather and harden in cooler temperatures for better traction.
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