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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Richard A. Pitts Sr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. instructor and Air Force veteran, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70. The son of David Augustus Pitts, a supervisor in the city Department of Public Works Bridge Division, and Portia Bertina Pitts, a homemaker, Richard Armstead Pitts was born in Baltimore and raised in the Somerset housing complex. After graduating in 1962 from Dunbar High School, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a cook at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware until his discharge in 1967.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Richard A. Pitts Sr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. instructor and Air Force veteran, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70. The son of David Augustus Pitts, a supervisor in the city Department of Public Works Bridge Division, and Portia Bertina Pitts, a homemaker, Richard Armstead Pitts was born in Baltimore and raised in the Somerset housing complex. After graduating in 1962 from Dunbar High School, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a cook at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware until his discharge in 1967.
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November 11, 1996
Police logClarksville: 12400 block of Auto Drive: Someone broke into a car dealership under construction through an overhead window between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. A paint sprayer was stolen.Pub Date: 11/11/96
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Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution. The federal government spent nearly $172 million in its 2012 fiscal year to reimburse the university for so-called overhead expenses associated with nearly $646 million of federally sponsored research. Both of those figures led the nation that year.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE | August 7, 2008
Space Cadets! If you missed Tuesday's flyover by the International Space Station, you'll get another shot tonight as the enormous contraption passes overhead again on nearly the same trajectory. A very bright ISS and its crew of three will rise in the northwest at 8:48 p.m. as they pass over Lake Michigan. They'll climb very high overhead (243 miles above Baltimore), passing the bright star Arcturus at 8:51 p.m. Then they'll head southeast off the Carolina capes, skirting brilliant Jupiter and disappearing at 8:53 p.m.
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December 19, 2006
Last week, Watchdog reported that the Exit 8A sign on the Baltimore Beltway inaccurately reported the distance to the Harbor Tunnel Thruway (Interstate 895). On Saturday, workers replaced the overhead sign with one showing the correct distance, according to Maryland State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck.
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May 19, 2012
I take exception to Thomas Schaller's assertion that "Overhead in federal insurance programs like Medicare and Social Security is minimal. By some estimates, only 2 percent of expenditures go to administrative overhead" ("Sure, government is flawed - but markets are too," May 16). My wife formerly worked in the Social Security Administration, and she says Mr. Schaller's arguments are way off the mark. "By some estimates?" How vague is that? Why doesn't The Sun require the learned professor to cite his sources?
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June 25, 1998
Residents northeast and southwest of Baltimore-Washington International Airport can expect a little more noise overhead this weekend as the airport closes two jet runways for lighting and pavement repairs.Airport officials said residents in Merriweather, Timber Ridge, Harmans, Severn, Linthicum, Ferndale and Brooklyn Park can expect unusually busy traffic patterns overhead as workers make repairs between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday and Monday.The repairs should be completed by Monday morning, weather permitting, airport officials said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2000
Light rail service in the southern part of Baltimore will be disrupted for several days as workers replace a 1.2-mile section of track, part of which was damaged when an overhead power line fell on it Monday night. Fourteen of 27 passengers aboard the train suffered smoke inhalation from sparks that were generated by the live power line hitting the track. They were treated and released from three area hospitals, Mass Transit Administration officials said. The incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. north of the Westport station.
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November 26, 1992
POLICE LOG* East Columbia: 5900 block of Tamar Drive: Someone scratched a Pontiac Fiero Saturday night.6100 block of Good Hunters Ridge: Between Nov. 20 and 23, four gunshots were fired into a town house under construction. Two windows and walls were damaged.9655 Basket Ring Road: An overhead light of an apartment bathroom was smashed Monday afternoon.9300 block of Mellonbrook Road: Someone spray-painted the walls of Thunderhill Elementary School sometime between Nov. 20 and 23 with the words "Those who seek truth must first seek themselves."
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2013
A broad coalition of taxi, limousine and for-hire sedan companies in Baltimore say they will refuse to pay a new city tax of 25 cents per passenger in what they are calling a collective act of civil disobedience. The first payments under the new tax, for October, are due Nov. 25, but the companies say they won't pay unless the law is changed to ease administrative burdens or they are allowed to pass the costs on to customers. "We are proud corporate citizens of Maryland and Baltimore.
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By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Amtrak train service has been restored after a complete shut-down between Washington and Philadelphia earlier Wednesday, an Amtrak spokesman said. The overhead power system was damaged south of Elkton at around 10:30 a.m., with hundreds of passengers stuck on several trains until about 1 p.m., said Craig Schulz, the Amtrak spokesman. MARC train service north of Martin State Airport was also disrupted, but had been restored with minor delays as of about 5 p.m., Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens said.
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May 19, 2012
I take exception to Thomas Schaller's assertion that "Overhead in federal insurance programs like Medicare and Social Security is minimal. By some estimates, only 2 percent of expenditures go to administrative overhead" ("Sure, government is flawed - but markets are too," May 16). My wife formerly worked in the Social Security Administration, and she says Mr. Schaller's arguments are way off the mark. "By some estimates?" How vague is that? Why doesn't The Sun require the learned professor to cite his sources?
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
You know those banners towed by airplanes over beaches and stadiums? Old hat. Prepare yourself for airborne advertising 2.0. A Columbia startup is using a helicopter to hover over traffic and events in the Baltimore-Washington area and display a huge digital billboard that scrolls messages. At a time when advertising is ubiquitous, Bootcamp Lights' owners hope that glowing words and images in the sky will get the attention of jaded consumers — not to mention companies looking to promote themselves.
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By Les Cohen | July 18, 2011
Why do the airlines allow all the passengers on a given flight to carry on luggage, winter coats (if it's that time of the year) and all manner of other stuff, regardless of the overhead space available to hold those items? I've been traveling a lot lately. If you fly at all, you know that many passengers with smaller suitcases, usually "rollaboards" (suitcases with wheels to make them easier to carry), take their suitcases on board to be stored in overhead compartments. They do this to avoid having to wait at baggage claim - for their luggage to return from Tahiti, where it was mistakenly sent - and to save the checked baggage frees many airlines charge.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2011
Light rail service remains shut down between the Timonium and Hunt Valley stops, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Thursday morning. Service between the two stops was first disrupted when a snow plow, attempting to clear the snow that fell on central Maryland between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, knocked down a light rail overhead wire, according to Baltimore County police. The Maryland Transit Administration is providing shuttle service on both the northbound and southbound routes between the two stops.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | November 6, 2006
If the clouds part sufficiently, this evening offers another opportunity to watch the International Space Station fly over Maryland. This time the $100 billion contraption will be moving from northwest to southeast at 17,500 mph - from high over Milwaukee or Cleveland when we first see it in Baltimore, to Washington, D.C., Chincoteague and points southeast. You know the drill: Watch for a bright, steady light rising over the northwest horizon at 5:52 p.m. By 5:55 p.m. it will skirt the star Vega and pass almost directly overhead.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | February 8, 2010
While most in the region were shoveling sidewalks and uncovering cars, Allen Born and his neighbors were launching snow off their roofs. They were worried that the wet and heavy 3 1/2- to 4-foot drifts would prove too much for their flat-roofed HarborView homes. State and local officials have had reports of roof collapses - with no major injuries - at a Baltimore church, a school and warehouse in Southern Maryland, and two Howard County barns. Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said Sunday that anyone with a flat roof ought to shovel off the snow without delay.
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