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By Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbott and Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbott,Staff Writers Richard Irwin contributed to this story | February 13, 1992
The winter's first significant snowstorm hit the Baltimore area and most of the state today, forcing schools to close in the city and many counties and causing dozens of accidents on slick roadways, including one fatal crash.A 29-year-old Silver Spring man died at Prince George's General Hospital in Cheverly after his pickup truck rammed the rear of a commercial truck stopped on a shoulder of the Capitol Beltway near Md. 450 in Forestville, said State Police spokesman Chuck Jackson.The man, whose identity was withheld pending notification of relatives, was pinned in the wreckage for about a half-hour after the 6 a.m. accident, Mr. Jackson said.
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October 23, 1991
From: Martha J. WeingartenBaltimoreMany thanks for letting the public know that our Christian Science Monitor newspaper box will be moved down the street. In the meantime, this international daily newspaper remains for sale inside the Christian Science Reading Room on Main Street.The Historic District Commission's decision in our case was not a hasty one. Our case was under review from February to September, while the issue of placement of all newsboxes on Main Street was under consideration.
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By Brent Jones and Phillip McGowan and Brent Jones and Phillip McGowan,SUN REPORTERS | November 23, 2006
Marylanders heading off to visit loved ones encountered heavy, but not unbearable, traffic on most state roadways -- and weather that left a lot to be desired as heavy rain made for a soggy Thanksgiving Eve. During the evening rush, traffic on the Bay Bridge was especially heavy because of several minor accidents and the inability of officials to open a third lane for eastbound traffic, said Lindsay Reilly, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transportation Authority....
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Editorial from The Record and The Aegis | September 12, 2013
The official dedication ceremony for a new interchange at Routes 40 and 715 designed to provide better access to Aberdeen Proving Ground was lauded this week as a triumph of partnerships that have put good public policy ahead of party politics. Indeed, Harford County Executive David R. Craig and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who are as likely as not to be running against each other in the general election for governor next year, formed something of a mini-mutual appreciation society when they got together for the interchange dedication Monday.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | April 10, 2003
WASHINGTON - As it prowls the street corners and riverbanks of central Baghdad, the M1A1 Abrams battle tank has already completed its first mission - to astound and intimidate a mismatched enemy. But the truest test of the formidable weapon comes next, as the 67-ton beast patrols a cramped urban streetscape in which it was not designed to fight. Some military officials warned against bringing the heavy and cumbersome tank into Baghdad, fearing that it would collapse bridges and chew through the city's crumbling roadways.
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By Neal R. Peirce | March 24, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Every hour of every day, America loses 45.6 acres of its best farmlands to subdivision shopping centers, strip malls, roadways -- 400,000 acres a year succumbing to development. Between 1982 and 1992, an area roughly the size of Vermont was lost.Do we care? Should we?The American Farmland Trust reports that we're squandering some of the world's finest soils. In 50 years, it says, the United States could well have added 50 percent to its population, reaching 390 million. Yet if land keeps being lost, farmers and ranchers may have to make do with 13 percent fewer acres of high-quality farmland.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
After dragging his golf clubs and luggage off a shuttle bus in long-term parking near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday afternoon, Leroy Donahue took several quick strides over to his shiny black Tesla Model S and peered through the window. The 77-year-old Arlington, Va., resident then circled his pricey high-tech electric car and, opening the hatchback, watched as water poured out. "Yep," he said, nodding to his travel buddy, Alain Labeau of Potomac. Just as he had suspected, his car - just 14 months old and still parked where he left it before heading off on a golf trip to Maine - had not been spared by the record-setting rainfall that dropped more than 6 inches on the airport and more than 10 inches on other parts of the region on Tuesday, leaving vehicles flooded in lots and on roadways all over.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Tuesday's torrential rain - the most to fall in one day in more than 80 years - shut down portions of major roadways, stranded dozens of motorists, including some who had to be rescued, and caused dangerous flash floods throughout the region. More than 6 inches of rain fell steadily throughout the day, leading the Orioles to postpone their game against the Yankees, gallons of sewage to spill into the Jones Falls and fliers returning to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to find vehicles stuck in flooded long-term parking lots.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,michael.dresser@baltsun.com | October 15, 2009
With anniversary observances of two wars expected to bring an influx of tourists, Maryland has received a $5.6 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration to improve and market its scenic roads. The infusion of money for the Maryland's Byways program will help the state prepare for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War starting in 2011 and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Important engagements of both wars were fought on Maryland soil, including the defense of Baltimore in 1814 and the Antietam campaign of 1862.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
Three collisions on area roadways forced lane closures toward the end of Monday morning's commute, according to the state Department of Transportation. Westbound traffic on MD 32 in Howard County was closed due to a collision at West Linden Church Road at 8:19 a.m. In Baltimore City, a collision on Interstate 95 North prior to the US 1/Caton Avenue exit has closed one of two northbound shoulders at 8:49 a.m. In Baltimore County, a single-vehicle crash on the inner loop of Interstate 695 past the North Point Boulevard exit has closed one of two inner loop shoulders at 8:55 a.m. The Maryland Transit Administration reported that morning-long delays on the light rail continued at 9:05 a.m. Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
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