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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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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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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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By Ellen Goodman | June 11, 1999
BOSTON -- Memo to the driver in the bright blue 4Runner who cut me off at the New Hampshire pass, blocked my view of the exit sign and didn't deign to look down from his perch in the high cabin of his SUV: "Buddy, there's a range war on Interstate 95 and you're mobilizing the troops."Trust me. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote a brief, personal screed against the beefed-up "archenemy of the commuter." Since then, the sheer volume of the response -- in both quantity and noise level -- convinced me that the SUVs are in the middle of a head-on cultural car clash.
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September 15, 2011
The Perryville town commissioners do their town a service by standing firm on the issue of whether the town will end up being financially responsible for a road that becomes a major truck access route for the Perry Point VA Medical Center. The federal veterans installation has been in place at Perry Point for decades, and truck access has long been a problem. As the years go by, trucks get bigger, but the space under the railroad bridges in Perryville doesn't grow. It's trucks that bring in the substantial loads of supplies needed at Perry Point, and for a number of years getting trucks under bridges and onto the facility has been a growing problem.
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March 12, 2000
Motorists who use Route 40 to drive into Baltimore are being urged to find an alternative route tomorrow morning because the funeral for Baltimore police Officer Jamie A. Roussey will result in several road closures. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Baltimore National Pike will be shut down from St. Agnes Lane to Coleridge Road in Catonsville. That portion of the road -- east of Westview Shopping Center -- will be used as a staging area for mourners attending a Mass of Christian burial at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
Four incidents, including a four-vehicle collision in Anne Arundel County that has shut down three lanes, hampered Wednesday morning's commute, according to the state Department of Transportation. The crash in Anne Arundel County occurred on US 50 West at the Governor Ritchie Highway exit at 7:32 a.m., and it closed two of three westbound traffic lanes and one of two westbound traffic shoulders. In Baltimore City, a collision on Interstate 895 South at the Lombard Street exit closed one of two southbound shoulders at 8:07 a.m., DOT said.
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