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By Glenn Small and Monica Norton and Glenn Small and Monica Norton,Evening Sun Staff | November 11, 1991
Five people were killed over the weekend on Maryland roadways -- including two fatalities last night in Harford County within a half-hour of each other, police said.Elisabeth M. Ashbridge, 12, of Darlington, was killed, and her father seriously injured, when a southbound 1986 Dodge Ram pickup truck crossed the center line about 6 p.m. on U.S. 1 at Waverly Drive near Bel Air and smashed into their 1989 Ford Escort, State Police said.Police said John Paulding Ashbridge, 44, was taken to Fallston General Hospital.
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February 6, 1998
HIGHWAY SAFETY advocates often say the toll on roadways -- equivalent to a jet crash a day -- is given short shrift compared with the more dramatic collisions in the air. There are times, however, when horrific car crashes do generate headlines and capture the public's attention.The triple fatality in Westminster amid this week's seething northeaster was such an accident. Oudom and Chanh Keosombath had fled their native, war-ravaged Laos in the 1970s, but freakish misfortune followed them to Carroll County: A teen-age daughter fell through ice while chasing a duck on a pond and drowned four years ago. Wednesday, the couple died and two grown daughters were badly injured when their car was struck by another that had hydroplaned.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | December 30, 2003
The intrusion of commerce onto Howard County's roadways is up for examination - and possible elimination. A bill slated for introduction Monday night in the County Council by Councilman Ken Ulman would ban the use of paved road shoulders for unregulated commerce, including selling flowers, snowballs, hot dogs or produce, or collecting money for charity. "We're talking about setting up businesses on the paved portion of the roadway," Ulman said, arguing that the bill would not hurt farmers, who often sell produce from stands on their property.
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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 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.
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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 | February 13, 2014
On a Thursday morning after the Baltimore region was pounded with an overnight snowstorm, several incidents forced shutdowns on local roadways, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT reported that a collision in White Marsh on Interstate 95 North past the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the northbound right traffic lane and northbound right shoulder at 8:46 a.m. A collision in Aberdeen on I-95 South past the MD 22 (Churchville Road) exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 8:27 a.m., DOT said.
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