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January 20, 1997
Augusto Macedo,94, Lisbon, Portugal's, oldest taxi driver who ferried passengers around the capital in a 1928 Oldsmobile, died Friday -- the day a movie featuring him and his cab premiered. "Taxi Lisboa" is based on his recollections of his 68 years as a cabdriver and features scenes of old Lisbon, a weird variety of passengers traveling in the Oldsmobile and Mr. Macedo telling tales seated on one of the black-and-green cab's running boards. He was hospitalized a month ago after suffering a heart attack.
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NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1998
A fugitive from Pennsylvania accused of ramming a police car during a 14-mile chase from Manchester to Westminster was being held in lieu of $250,000 bail on attempted-murder charges yesterday, state police said.Kenneth R. Smith III, 37, of Reading, Pa., was arrested and charged on 14 criminal counts, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, assault, resisting arrest, attempting to flee and elude police and possession of marijuana.
SPORTS
March 17, 1991
Trammel pulls away, wins ARCA 500KHAMPTON, Ga. -- Greg Trammel overcame a botched pit stoand took advantage of Charlie Glotzbach's engine failure to win the ARCA 500K yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.It was his first super-speedway victory.Trammel, a member of the Bill Elliott racing team in Dawsonville, Ga., inherited the lead when Glotzbach's ignition failed while he had a two-lap cushion with only 36 to go on the 1.522-mile oval.Trammel, the fastest qualifier, drove a Ford to pull away from Ken Ragan, in a Buick, in the final laps and win by 22 seconds.
NEWS
March 21, 1995
POLICE LOG* Elkridge: 6500 block of Old Waterloo Road: Cash and two cases of shrimp were stolen from the Hunan Chinese Carry-Out after someone broke the lock off a rear door Sunday, police said.6300 block of Bayberry Court: A light blue 1985 Oldsmobile Delta with Maryland tags AVT944 was stolen Saturday, police said.
NEWS
March 29, 1995
POLICE LOG* Ellicott City: 8300 block of Main Street: A white 1993 Dodge Caravan with Maryland tags 542428M was stolen Sunday, police said.5600 block of Tricross Road: Police recovered a 1986 Oldsmobile Calais on Friday that had been stolen from Columbia earlier this month.
NEWS
August 4, 1994
POLICE LOG* Harper's Choice: Little Patuxent Parkway/Harpers Farm Road: A man reported he was approached by two men in a possible carjacking attempt while at a traffic light early Monday. One of the suspects demanded he open the door of his 1987 Oldsmobile while the other tried to open another door. Police said the man drove off unharmed.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | December 17, 2004
SOMETIMES the slightest civility feels like a luxury. Richard Frye steps into an early-morning wind that shivers the bones. But he knows he can go back inside for warmth and counts this a blessing. There's an apartment at the top of the stairs where he can sleep, instead of the back seat of a car where he says he lived for two years. He spends most of his time in the apartment. Frye, 52, doesn't work anymore. He's struggling with AIDS, though it isn't AIDS that keeps him out of work. He says he couldn't find simple civility on the job. He says years of gay-baiting by fellow workers drove him from a couple of Howard County positions, drove him into clinical depression and drove him into isolation.
SPORTS
April 14, 1991
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Bobby Labonte followed a lapped ca around Dale Earnhardt to take the lead with 18 laps left and held on to win his first Busch Grand National race in record time yesterday in the Budweiser 250.Labonte was second to Earnhardt when Davey Allison, working his way back into the lead lap, dipped below Earnhardt and passed him. Labonte took advantage of the pathway opened by Allison and cruised to victory in his Oldsmobile.Labonte set a track record for a Grand National race at the high-banked .533-mile Bristol International Raceway with an average speed of 92.875 mph. The previous record was 85.776 by Rick Wilson in 1989.
NEWS
June 22, 1993
POLICE LOG* Kings Contrivance: 10300 block of Shaker Drive: Someone removed a $300 UHF radio antennae from a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra between 11 p.m. June 12 and 7 a.m. June 13. The Oldsmobile's car radio antennae was also bent.* Long Reach: 5500 block of High Tor Hill: Someone threw a rock through a driver's side window on a 1989 Toyota Corolla between 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:20 a.m. Friday. Entry wasn't made.* Long Reach: 8700 block of Cloudleap Court: Someone entered a 1990 Pontiac Grand Am between 11 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 a.m. Monday, and stole $30 in change and a $90 14-karat men's gold band.
NEWS
By LAURA MCCANDLISH and LAURA MCCANDLISH,SUN REPORTER | July 24, 2006
A Baltimore woman died when her car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer in Glen Burnie on Saturday afternoon, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. Shelby J. Burns, 68, of the 3600 block of Everett St. died at the scene of the crash on Ordnance Road east of Blades Lane just before 1 p.m., police said. James D. Lee, 52, was driving a tractor-trailer pulling an empty oil tanker eastbound on Ordnance Road when it crossed the center line and collided with Burns' westbound Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra, police said.
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