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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2002
LAST WEEK, columnist Jacques Kelly mentioned how "Washingtonians get a twitchy feeling when they spot the Gladys Noon Spellman Memorial sign" on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. I wonder how many motorists buzzing by that sign designating the 38-mile stretch of road, the Gladys Noon Spellman Parkway, remember or have even heard of the Maryland congresswoman for whom it presumably honors. Just this week, Richard Rothstein, writing in The New York Times, lamented that many of today's students are "woefully ignorant of history," and cites a 1999 survey that asked college students who commanded our nation's forces at the Battle of Yorktown.
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NEWS
By Sandra Ormsbee and Sandra Ormsbee,Contributing Writer | June 4, 1995
The state is constructing a commercial vehicle inspection and weigh station and a new state police barracks along Interstate 95 in Perryville northeast of the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River.And a new shopping center is being built on the property behind them.The inspection center will house the second truck and tractor-trailer weigh station in that area; the other is on U.S. 40 near the Thomas Hatem Memorial Bridge. The two stations will prevent truckers from taking alternative routes to avoid being inspected, said Jack Moeller, director of engineering for the Maryland Transportation Authority.
NEWS
January 13, 1992
State transportation authorities advise motorists that this construction will affect motorists using state roadways and toll facilities this week:* U.S. 1 northbound -- From Miller Road to Sheradale Drive, traffic has been switched to the new three-lane roadway while the southbound lanes are being reconstructed. There will be daily two-lane traffic southbound until noon, after which traffic will be reversed to two lanes northbound. A concrete barrier prevents left turns to and from Miller Road.
NEWS
July 3, 1991
State transportation authorities advise motorists that these construction projects will affect motorists using state roadways and toll facilities this week:* Interstate 95 North -- Northbound roadway from the Beltway to White Marsh Boulevard, the fast lane is closed through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.* I-95 North -- Southbound roadway from White Marsh Boulevard to the Beltway, the fast lane is closed through Friday from 9...
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2003
The Baltimore Marathon will follow its third course in as many years. The third annual event will be held Oct. 18. The start and finish lines will remain north and south of Oriole Park, respectively, but several adjustments have been made to the 26.2-mile course. Last year, just shy of the course's 11-mile mark, runners turned around near the southern end of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge, and Martin Luther King Boulevard was again used as a closing stretch. According to Lee Corrigan, whose firm runs the event, the Baltimore City Police Department requested that the bridge and boulevard be eliminated from the course.
NEWS
By SANDY ALEXANDER and SANDY ALEXANDER,SUN REPORTER | July 17, 2006
John Joseph Zimmerer Sr., a former Baltimore fire captain and retired commander of the Maryland Toll Facilities Police, died Thursday of lung cancer at his Essex home. He was 88. Mr. Zimmerer, the son of German immigrants, was born in Baltimore. He attended the former St. James Elementary School and graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1937. He held jobs with several local breweries and worked a night shift handling mechanical parts at what became the Martin-Marietta Corp. before applying to the Baltimore Fire Department.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 23, 2002
In Baltimore City Poll reveals race is tight for office of state's attorney The three candidates for Baltimore state's attorney are running neck-and-neck with less than three weeks to go before the primary election Sept. 10, according to a political poll released yesterday. Incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy has a slight advantage, with 29 percent of voters saying they favor her, according to the poll conducted by Annapolis-based Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications. About 27 percent of those polled picked City Councilwoman Lisa Joi Stancil, and 26 percent selected Baltimore lawyer Anton J.S. Keating.
NEWS
December 18, 2005
In 1952, Maryland's two kingdoms were joined when the original, 4.3-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge - officially called the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge - replaced two ferries that took two hours to cross the bay from a point near Annapolis to the Eastern Shore. Not surprisingly, traffic jams quickly ensued, and by 1973 a three-lane parallel structure was opened to relieve the pressure. Later in the 1970s there was talk about building two more Chesapeake Bay bridges - a Northern Bay Bridge from Miller Island near Edgemere in Baltimore County to Tolchester Beach in Kent County, and a Southern Bay Bridge from Lusby in Calvert County to Taylors Island in Dorchester County.
NEWS
By Lisa Respers and Nancy A. Youssef and Lisa Respers and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1998
It was a bad day on Interstate 95 yesterday, as three accidents -- including a fiery crash on the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge -- sent two people to area hospitals with serious injuries and snarled traffic for hours in Harford and Howard counties.The first occurred about 8: 30 a.m. in North Laurel, when an armored car driven by Alexander Jirau, 35, of Essex went out of control and flipped from the southbound to the northbound side of I-95 at the Route 216 exit.Jirau said he was on his way to Springfield, Va., to make a pickup when he tried to pass a car and lost control, veered onto the median strip and his vehicle flipped.
NEWS
By JANET GILBERT | June 24, 2007
As I drove north from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, I could feel my "R's" flying out the back vent windows, littering the road under the "Welcome to New Jersey" sign. The preposition "of" instantly changed to a simple "a," and I coulda sworn a buncha superlatives entered my brain, because as I closed my windows, I thought: "I'm gonna freeze if I don't put on a sweata, what is this, Antarctica?" It's what happens whenever I return to the state where I attended college, next to the land where I grew up, Long Island.
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