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By Knight-Ridder News Service | April 27, 1994
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- You're on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, heading west with your 14-year-old daughter. It's January, so the windows are rolled up and the heat is on. And you want to light up.But you can't, because the state has made it a crime.At least that's what some Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering.A House subcommittee hearing yesterday produced lively debate on a bill that would outlaw smoking in a motor vehicle when riding with a passenger 15 years old or younger.The proposed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Peter J. Daley 2nd, D-Washington, would make it a summary offense -- less than a misdemeanor -- punishable by a $50 fine.
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The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2013
A college lacrosse coach from Baltimore County died after the team's bus crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, also killing the driver and injuring 20 others Saturday morning, authorities said. Kristina Quigley, 30, the head coach for the Seton Hill University women's lacrosse team, died in the crash near Carlisle, Pa. Quigley, now of Greensburg, Pa., was six months pregnant. She died after being flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, said turnpike spokesman Bill Capone.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
A Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot a Maryland motorist who attacked the officer during an accident investigation on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday night. The officer found Daryl Jerome Berry, 45, of Columbia, arguing with another motorist at the scene of a collision that occurred just before 9 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County. Berry approached the officer with two aggressive Rottweiler dogs and then hit the officer repeatedly with a flashlight, police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
A Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot a Maryland motorist who attacked the officer during an accident investigation on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday night. The officer found Daryl Jerome Berry, 45, of Columbia, arguing with another motorist at the scene of a collision that occurred just before 9 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County. Berry approached the officer with two aggressive Rottweiler dogs and then hit the officer repeatedly with a flashlight, police said.
SPORTS
February 28, 2008
I wouldn't expect anyone in Ravens-land to be very sympathetic regarding much having to do with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But I know that Baltimore fans, along with NFL followers everywhere, were saddened by the news yesterday of the passing of former Steelers announcer Myron Cope. Cope, 79, was truly an NFL treasure. Extremely partisan to be sure, he was also the father of a football icon, the Terrible Towel. If you used to bristle at the way Cope - whose voice I can best describe as a polka accordion being run over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike - occasionally called the Ravens the Bal-ti-more Black Birdies, take consolation in that he gave a pretty good razzing to the "Cleve Brownies" and the "Cincy Bungles," too. And if for no other reason, I will always hold Mr. Cope in the highest regard for having the kind of chutzpah to good-naturedly nickname the aloof Chuck Noll - "Emperor Chaz."
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2003
Authorities have found blood on the Pennsylvania Turnpike toll ticket that was turned in at rural Ephrata, Pa., when federal prosecutor Jonathan P. Luna's car exited the highway on the night he was killed, according to two law enforcement sources. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the paper toll ticket could be an important clue in a case that remains a mystery. Evidence of blood on the ticket could suggest that Luna was attacked well before his car reached the field where his body was found shortly before dawn Dec. 4. The 38-year-old Baltimore prosecutor had been stabbed 36 times and left facedown in a small creek, where he drowned.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | December 26, 1998
BREEZEWOOD, Pa. -- Millions of people have been through this place, this Breezewood, whatever it is. For Marylanders who have been motoring to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Chicago and other points north and west for holiday feasts, the place is as familiar as the wobble in the cranberry sauce and the waddle to the living room couch.This Breezewood, this is where, by all that is right and just for the American highway traveler, Interstate 70 should connect to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.It does not.Instead, stuck in the nowhere of the Pennsylvania foothills is this nowhere of Breezewood, where only motels, gas stations, motels, fast-food restaurants, motels, truck stops and motels are found.
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By New York Times News Service | October 20, 1991
GRANTVILLE, Pa. -- Mike Istuan, a driver for Wills Trucking, is seeing more of the country these days, but not by choice. To avoid paying tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, he spends two to three more hours in his cab, often over two-lane roads that can be a roller coaster ride over hill and dale.Mr. Istuan, who was taking a lunch break at the P&M 76 Plaza, a truck stop here on Interstate 81 near Harrisburg, is among thousands of drivers of big trucks, vans and even passenger cars crowding onto free interstates and smaller state roads.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | January 1, 2007
Would you pay $16.85 to shave 17 minutes off a 7 1/4 -hour journey? If your answer to that question is yes, Ed Rendell has a toll road for sale or rent. It's the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and that's how much time it would save you to go from Cleveland to Philadelphia on the main route compared with a cheaper alternate route. Rendell, the governor of Pennsylvania, has in effect put the turnpike up for auction -- reserving the right to pull it off the market if the offers are unattractive or the political waters get too hot. The potential suckers are lining up, too. Four dozen of them -- including some titans of multinational business -- have expressed interest.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN REPORTER | December 22, 2006
Bringing a fledgling privatization trend from the Midwest to Maryland's doorstep, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell is seeking offers for the sale or long-term lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike - a nearly 70-year-old icon of innovative American engineering. Rendell's objective is to raise billions of dollars for Pennsylvania transportation projects that otherwise might require increased taxes. His model: Indiana, where an Australian-Spanish conglomerate owns a toll road. The turnpike was the first major U.S. toll road of the automobile era and a prototype for the Interstate Highway System.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
The local trucker who police say was driving the tanker that leaked a 40-mile ribbon of roofing asphalt onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, snarling holiday traffic and damaging hundreds of cars, has been issued two tickets. George Delaney, 50, of Glen Burnie, received citations from Pennsylvania State Police for failure to secure a load and failure to obey a state trooper. The trucking company, MTS Express LLC of Stevensville, has placed Delaney on administrative leave and impounded the truck.
SPORTS
February 28, 2008
I wouldn't expect anyone in Ravens-land to be very sympathetic regarding much having to do with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But I know that Baltimore fans, along with NFL followers everywhere, were saddened by the news yesterday of the passing of former Steelers announcer Myron Cope. Cope, 79, was truly an NFL treasure. Extremely partisan to be sure, he was also the father of a football icon, the Terrible Towel. If you used to bristle at the way Cope - whose voice I can best describe as a polka accordion being run over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike - occasionally called the Ravens the Bal-ti-more Black Birdies, take consolation in that he gave a pretty good razzing to the "Cleve Brownies" and the "Cincy Bungles," too. And if for no other reason, I will always hold Mr. Cope in the highest regard for having the kind of chutzpah to good-naturedly nickname the aloof Chuck Noll - "Emperor Chaz."
NEWS
By MICHAEL DRESSER | January 1, 2007
Would you pay $16.85 to shave 17 minutes off a 7 1/4 -hour journey? If your answer to that question is yes, Ed Rendell has a toll road for sale or rent. It's the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and that's how much time it would save you to go from Cleveland to Philadelphia on the main route compared with a cheaper alternate route. Rendell, the governor of Pennsylvania, has in effect put the turnpike up for auction -- reserving the right to pull it off the market if the offers are unattractive or the political waters get too hot. The potential suckers are lining up, too. Four dozen of them -- including some titans of multinational business -- have expressed interest.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN REPORTER | December 22, 2006
Bringing a fledgling privatization trend from the Midwest to Maryland's doorstep, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell is seeking offers for the sale or long-term lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike - a nearly 70-year-old icon of innovative American engineering. Rendell's objective is to raise billions of dollars for Pennsylvania transportation projects that otherwise might require increased taxes. His model: Indiana, where an Australian-Spanish conglomerate owns a toll road. The turnpike was the first major U.S. toll road of the automobile era and a prototype for the Interstate Highway System.
NEWS
By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2003
Authorities have found blood on the Pennsylvania Turnpike toll ticket that was turned in at rural Ephrata, Pa., when federal prosecutor Jonathan P. Luna's car exited the highway on the night he was killed, according to two law enforcement sources. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the paper toll ticket could be an important clue in a case that remains a mystery. Evidence of blood on the ticket could suggest that Luna was attacked well before his car reached the field where his body was found shortly before dawn Dec. 4. The 38-year-old Baltimore prosecutor had been stabbed 36 times and left facedown in a small creek, where he drowned.
TRAVEL
By JERRY V. HAINES and JERRY V. HAINES,Special to the Sun | July 20, 2003
With all the attention given lately to the "embedded" press, many people might want to take their own try at living as the military does. I decided to start gradually -- with World War II. The USS New Jersey, the nation's largest battleship, was launched at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 1942, a year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The end of World War II might have been the end of the New Jersey, as new forms of warfare obviated the classic ship vs. ship mission of battleships.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
The local trucker who police say was driving the tanker that leaked a 40-mile ribbon of roofing asphalt onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, snarling holiday traffic and damaging hundreds of cars, has been issued two tickets. George Delaney, 50, of Glen Burnie, received citations from Pennsylvania State Police for failure to secure a load and failure to obey a state trooper. The trucking company, MTS Express LLC of Stevensville, has placed Delaney on administrative leave and impounded the truck.
TRAVEL
By JERRY V. HAINES and JERRY V. HAINES,Special to the Sun | July 20, 2003
With all the attention given lately to the "embedded" press, many people might want to take their own try at living as the military does. I decided to start gradually -- with World War II. The USS New Jersey, the nation's largest battleship, was launched at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 1942, a year to the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The end of World War II might have been the end of the New Jersey, as new forms of warfare obviated the classic ship vs. ship mission of battleships.
TRAVEL
By Martha B. Landaw and Jeffrey M. Landaw and Martha B. Landaw and Jeffrey M. Landaw,Sun Staff | January 2, 2000
From Day One, we knew it wouldn't be easy. We were trying to plan for ourselves and our two kids; for Martha's uncle from New Jersey; and for his daughter from Israel and her two children. Our uncle wanted to see the Gettysburg battlefield, and we wanted to show off our favorite amusement park (Idlewild in Ligonier, Pa.) before we headed west on the rest of our vacation. When we travel, we keep our kids' morale up by finding hotels with pools, but our cousin didn't want a hotel -- and most bed and breakfasts don't want children.
NEWS
By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | December 26, 1998
BREEZEWOOD, Pa. -- Millions of people have been through this place, this Breezewood, whatever it is. For Marylanders who have been motoring to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Chicago and other points north and west for holiday feasts, the place is as familiar as the wobble in the cranberry sauce and the waddle to the living room couch.This Breezewood, this is where, by all that is right and just for the American highway traveler, Interstate 70 should connect to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.It does not.Instead, stuck in the nowhere of the Pennsylvania foothills is this nowhere of Breezewood, where only motels, gas stations, motels, fast-food restaurants, motels, truck stops and motels are found.
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