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June 24, 2007
Howard signs pact with Liberian system The Howard County public school system has signed a partnership agreement with the Monrovia consolidated school system in Liberia, West Africa. The partnership is intended to create an alliance to promote mutual understanding and common goals and establish a dialogue for possible cultural exchanges. The two school systems will explore opportunities to enhance their programs and build understanding of each nation's history and culture by exchanging personnel, information and other resources.
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By Nicholas Edler | May 1, 2014
In the new Marvel movie, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Captain America (Played by Chris Evans) is seen coolly riding his new Harley-Davidson on the streets of D.C. While watching this, I can only think of one thing: Where is Captain America's helmet? I am an intensive care unit nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the first trauma hospital in the world. We regularly see motorcyclists survive devastating crashes if for no other reason because they were wearing a helmet.
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By JOHN LINDNER and JOHN LINDNER,SUN REPORTER | June 10, 2006
In Maryland today, you can learn to motorcycle on your own. You just go to a Motor Vehicle Administration office, pick up a study guide, learn the material and take the written test. If you pass, you receive a learner's permit good for six months. It allows you to ride during daylight hours in the company of another licensed motorcyclist who has at least three years' riding experience. The permit is not renewable. After six months, if you want another permit, you have to pass the written test again.
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By Katie V. Jones | July 29, 2011
Although her four daughters and seven grandchildren didn't have a clue what she was up to, Phyllis Hare was busy on a recent Saturday morning in Westminster checking off another item on her "bucket list" - challenges she's determined to try during her lifetime. She was taking motorcycle lessons - in a class for women only - at Carroll Community College. In the parking lot of the Washington Road campus, with a fleet of motorcycles and bright orange cones laid out across the course, Hare, 63, said she was setting an example for her daughters and grandkids.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | May 24, 1992
Lying battered and bruised beneath 440 pounds of Honda motorcycle, Darby Butt could only watch as her future fiance rushed to her side and uttered that fateful question."
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By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing writer | April 29, 1992
Members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association will sponsor a rally and parade to promote the importance of motorcycle safety this weekend.The Comfort Inn on Route 140 will play host to the event, which kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday with a hot dog roast.Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, registered participants will compete in events testing their skills as single, double and sidecar riders. Safety seminars will be conducted and about 10 vendors will exhibitmotorcycle-related materials."This is like a beauty pageant for members of our association," said Bruce Mayer, a Gold Wing member whohas helped coordinate the statewide event.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | July 16, 2007
The people from the motorcycle group ABATE are a lot of fun. Each year they descend on Annapolis to make their case for their causes, and they make the stuffed-shirt capital a more lively, colorful place with their rumbling machines and their nonlawyerly dress code. But criticize their position on motorcycle helmet use and question their choice of hangouts and you're going to hear from them. Last week's column did criticize and did question. No apologies will be forthcoming. But ABATE and its members deserve a chance to vent - particularly when their critic is not a motorcyclist and has no intention of becoming one. (Just driving a small car on Maryland roads provides excitement enough.
EXPLORE
By Katie V. Jones | July 29, 2011
Although her four daughters and seven grandchildren didn't have a clue what she was up to, Phyllis Hare was busy on a recent Saturday morning in Westminster checking off another item on her "bucket list" - challenges she's determined to try during her lifetime. She was taking motorcycle lessons - in a class for women only - at Carroll Community College. In the parking lot of the Washington Road campus, with a fleet of motorcycles and bright orange cones laid out across the course, Hare, 63, said she was setting an example for her daughters and grandkids.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | July 6, 2007
Teresa McCoy's family and friends accuse her of going through a midlife crisis. But McCoy, 40, doesn't care. She is learning to ride a motorcycle, she says, because she likes the freedom of being on a bike. And she has starting bidding for used ones on eBay. "It's something I can do on weekends when I don't have the kids - I'm a single mom," said McCoy, taking a break from her lesson to stand on the hot asphalt at Howard Community College, where the Basic Rider Course in Motorcycle Safety was being taught.
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By Nicholas Edler | May 1, 2014
In the new Marvel movie, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Captain America (Played by Chris Evans) is seen coolly riding his new Harley-Davidson on the streets of D.C. While watching this, I can only think of one thing: Where is Captain America's helmet? I am an intensive care unit nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the first trauma hospital in the world. We regularly see motorcyclists survive devastating crashes if for no other reason because they were wearing a helmet.
NEWS
By MICHAEL DRESSER | July 16, 2007
The people from the motorcycle group ABATE are a lot of fun. Each year they descend on Annapolis to make their case for their causes, and they make the stuffed-shirt capital a more lively, colorful place with their rumbling machines and their nonlawyerly dress code. But criticize their position on motorcycle helmet use and question their choice of hangouts and you're going to hear from them. Last week's column did criticize and did question. No apologies will be forthcoming. But ABATE and its members deserve a chance to vent - particularly when their critic is not a motorcyclist and has no intention of becoming one. (Just driving a small car on Maryland roads provides excitement enough.
NEWS
By MICHAEL DRESSER | July 9, 2007
Motorcycles have a way of grabbing one's attention and leaving vivid images behind. I've had a couple knocking around in my head recently. Image No. 1: Amid a swarm of police cars, lights flashing, the twisted remains of a Harley-Davidson are deeply embedded in the side of a Hyundai Elantra on U.S. 1 in Elkridge. A classic case of a car pulling out in front of a motorcycle. My first thought: There's no way that anyone on the motorcycle could have survived. This one's fresh because it happened on the first Sunday of this month.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | July 6, 2007
Teresa McCoy's family and friends accuse her of going through a midlife crisis. But McCoy, 40, doesn't care. She is learning to ride a motorcycle, she says, because she likes the freedom of being on a bike. And she has starting bidding for used ones on eBay. "It's something I can do on weekends when I don't have the kids - I'm a single mom," said McCoy, taking a break from her lesson to stand on the hot asphalt at Howard Community College, where the Basic Rider Course in Motorcycle Safety was being taught.
NEWS
June 24, 2007
Howard signs pact with Liberian system The Howard County public school system has signed a partnership agreement with the Monrovia consolidated school system in Liberia, West Africa. The partnership is intended to create an alliance to promote mutual understanding and common goals and establish a dialogue for possible cultural exchanges. The two school systems will explore opportunities to enhance their programs and build understanding of each nation's history and culture by exchanging personnel, information and other resources.
FEATURES
By JOHN LINDNER and JOHN LINDNER,SUN REPORTER | June 10, 2006
In Maryland today, you can learn to motorcycle on your own. You just go to a Motor Vehicle Administration office, pick up a study guide, learn the material and take the written test. If you pass, you receive a learner's permit good for six months. It allows you to ride during daylight hours in the company of another licensed motorcyclist who has at least three years' riding experience. The permit is not renewable. After six months, if you want another permit, you have to pass the written test again.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | October 9, 2000
About 600 mostly bare-headed men and women in leather jackets and chaps roared through Annapolis yesterday afternoon to snub and protest -- for the ninth year in a row -- a Maryland law that requires motorcyclists to wear helmets. Demanding the right to choose and calling for the end of government intrusion into private lives, the members of A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments (ABATE) pledged to file a helmet law modification bill in the next legislative session that would allow riders 18 and older to decide whether to wear protective headgear.
NEWS
By MICHAEL DRESSER | July 9, 2007
Motorcycles have a way of grabbing one's attention and leaving vivid images behind. I've had a couple knocking around in my head recently. Image No. 1: Amid a swarm of police cars, lights flashing, the twisted remains of a Harley-Davidson are deeply embedded in the side of a Hyundai Elantra on U.S. 1 in Elkridge. A classic case of a car pulling out in front of a motorcycle. My first thought: There's no way that anyone on the motorcycle could have survived. This one's fresh because it happened on the first Sunday of this month.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | October 9, 2000
About 600 mostly bare-headed men and women in leather jackets and chaps roared through Annapolis yesterday afternoon to snub and protest -- for the ninth year in a row -- a Maryland law that requires motorcyclists to wear helmets. Demanding the right to choose and calling for the end of government intrusion into private lives, the members of A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments (ABATE) pledged to file a helmet law modification bill in the next legislative session that would allow riders 18 and older to decide whether to wear protective headgear.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | May 24, 1992
Lying battered and bruised beneath 440 pounds of Honda motorcycle, Darby Butt could only watch as her future fiance rushed to her side and uttered that fateful question."
NEWS
By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing writer | April 29, 1992
Members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association will sponsor a rally and parade to promote the importance of motorcycle safety this weekend.The Comfort Inn on Route 140 will play host to the event, which kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday with a hot dog roast.Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, registered participants will compete in events testing their skills as single, double and sidecar riders. Safety seminars will be conducted and about 10 vendors will exhibitmotorcycle-related materials."This is like a beauty pageant for members of our association," said Bruce Mayer, a Gold Wing member whohas helped coordinate the statewide event.
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