January 22, 2010
The driver of a pickup truck that flipped last year, killing a River Hill high school football player, was indicted Thursday by a Howard County grand jury. David Daniel Erdmann, 22, of the 4300 block of Heritage Hills Lane in Ellicott City, was charged in a multicount indictment. Among the charges were driving under the influence of alcohol, vehicular homicide and manslaughter. Steven Dankos, 17, of Clarksville was riding in the truck bed and died at the scene. Erdmann's brother Thomas, one of Dankos' close friends and a teammate on the River Hill football team, was hurt in the crash.
July 5, 2010
When he first came to Baltimore six years ago, Towson University basketball coach Pat Kennedy figured there was a college summer league for his players to join similar to those in Philadelphia, New York and Washington. Kennedy was shocked to learn that there was nothing that closely resembled the Baker, Rucker or Kenner leagues that had become institutions in their respective cities. Kennedy made inquiries about starting one but never got far. "Summer leagues were pretty consistent, and, especially in this hotbed of basketball, I was surprised," Kennedy said last week.
November 1, 2010
Baltimore's Department of Public Works will not be collecting trash or recycling Nov. 2, because of Election Day. Residents whose trash or recycling is normally collected on Tuesday should put trash out on Nov. 6. In addition, no bulk trash collection will be scheduled Tuesday. City officials said that the Quarantine Road Landfill, the Northwest Transfer Station and the Eastern, Western and Northwestern sanitation yards will be closed Tuesday. Parking meters and regulations in Baltimore will be in effect.
May 28, 2010
Baltimore City workers will no longer accept appointments to pick up bulk trash, Public Works officials said Friday, making the popular service an early victim of the city's budget woes. Residents can still drop off items at any of the city drop-off centers; a list of them can be found at http://www.baltimorecity.gov. But because of potential budget cuts and loss of staff beginning in the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, officials said there may not be a sufficient work force to offer the service, even through the remainder of this fiscal year.
August 3, 1992
CHICAGO -- Consider the pickup, a workhorse given little respect.Popular culture has long perpetuated images of the pickup as the favorite mode of transportation for the National Rifle Association member, civil rights opponent, survivalist, Ku Klux Klan supporter and stereotypes of the rural inhabitant. Good only for toting hay or wooden crates -- or shotguns.No longer. Some 2,000 miles eastward in Detroit -- not to mention in Japan -- auto executives, demographic researchers and marketers know better.
November 5, 1996
An Easton man was thrown from a truck Friday as it careened off a curb on the southbound lanes of Ritchie Highway near McKinsey Road and bounced into the northbound lanes, county police said.Justin Baylem Thom, 23, of Easton, who was not wearing a seat belt, was treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and was released Sunday.The driver, Kevin Christopher Thomas, 19, of Centreville in Queen Anne's County, suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.Police said Thomas was traveling south in a 1988 Mazda pickup, weaving in and out of traffic just before 10 p.m., when he lost control and the truck caromed off a curb into the northbound lanes.