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October 29, 2012
As president of the Maryland School Bus Contractors Association I was dismayed to read about speed cameras in Baltimore City and Baltimore County catching school bus drivers violating posted speed limits in school zones ("Speed cameras catch school buses," Oct. 24). This is a serious issue that needed to be brought to light. While the MSBCA does not currently represent any school bus contractors in Baltimore City and has no affiliation with the companies referred to in the article, we do represent a significant number of companies that contract with local school boards throughout the state and take the subject of your report to heart.
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October 13, 2014
To lend our support to girls' education globally, Roland Park Country School salutes the United Nations' International Day of the Girl, which recognizes girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face, especially in education. This week also marks six months since 273 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped, and they have not yet been returned to their families. And on Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai, 17, the youngest person ever to win the prize. Malala is the Pakistani teenager and education activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban on a school bus two years ago for speaking up for girls' education.
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January 18, 2011
Few experiences can be more unnerving to a parent than temporarily losing track of a toddler or very young child. It usually means a frantic search with one's heart in one's mouth, all the while imagining the worst, even when it turns out the child has wandered no farther than into the next room. So one can empathize with Megan Brown, the Harford County mother who earlier this month spent 40 anxious minutes desperately searching for her 4-year-old son, Luke, after his school bus arrived earlier than usual in front their house in Darlington and the driver left him there unattended.
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By Colin Campbell and Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
A pair of people drunkenly stole an empty Anne Arundel County school bus, crashed it twice, smashed out the windows and tried to torch it before ditching it in the woods in Davidsonville Tuesday morning, police said. The motive? Travis Edward Champagne and Nicole Jo-Ann Adams, charged in the incident, were "looking for change to purchase cigarettes," police said. During a search, the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Aviation Unit spotted the bus badly damaged under power lines near Governor's Bridge and Strawberry Run roads just before 9 a.m., police said.
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August 29, 2014
Like turning a battleship around in the ocean, steering unsafe public behavior in a different direction can seem an agonizingly slow process. When the behavior is intolerable, it is all the more frustrating. This is the case with the frequency of a dangerous traffic violation — drivers blowing past school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off school children. In 2011, the Maryland State Department of Education began an annual survey. On a single school day in spring, the department asked school bus drivers to keep count of each violation he or she observed.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Harford County Fire and EMS Department reported on Thursday morning a vehicle collision with injury involving a school bus and said no children were on the bus at the time. Officials said the incident occurred at Route 40 and Route 7 around 8 a.m. and said there were four injuries. Officials also said there was "severe backup" in the area. Elsewhere in morning traffic, southbound lanes MD 170 in Linthicum are closed from School Lane to Bennett Place due to emergency roadwork at 5:49 a.m, according to the state Department of Transportation.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2011
As Anne Arundel County school bus driver Linda LaMarsh made the third stop on Mountain Road during her late run Wednesday afternoon, she put on her hazard lights, then her yellow lights, then her red lights that warn drivers not to pass while children are getting off. The driver of a dark blue sedan traveling in the opposite direction didn't even pause while blowing through the lights and LaMarsh's extended stop sign — flagrantly committing a...
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2010
Six children on their way Meadowvale Elementary School in Havre de Grace were injured Friday morning as a driver heading the opposite direction crossed the double yellow lines, police said. Harford County Police said Carol Allen, 57, of Havre de Grace, heading west Level Road towards I-95, struck bus # 611 driven by Thomas Knight, 61, also of Havre de Grace around 8:15 a.m. Police said then the school bus then spun into the west bound lane of Level Road striking a1998 Chevy Trailblazer, driven by Edward Folderauer, 55, of Forest Hill.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
A three-vehicle crash that included a city school bus sent five people to the hospital Monday afternoon, according to fire officials. The cause of the crash, which occurred about 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Patapsco Ave. in Southwest Baltimore, was unclear, Chief Kevin Cartwright, a spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department, said Monday night. Cartwright did not know whether any children were injured, though he said the bus "didn't suffer the brunt of the damages. " Dispatches emailed to The Baltimore Sun from the Firefighters Union Local 734 said two people were extricated from vehicles and that a man and a woman, both 22, were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
At least 13 people were injured in a collision involving a school bus and a minivan in the city's Oldtown neighborhood this afternoon, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. The bus, #1622, was transporting the National Academy Foundation #421's high school girls soccer team, which was en route to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute for an afternoon game, said Edie House Foster, a schools spokeswoman. Those injured in the accident, which occurred about 3:10 p.m. at the intersection of Ensor and East Madison streets, included 11 students on the bus and the driver and a passenger in the minivan, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire department spokesman.
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By Liz Bowie | September 11, 2014
Getting their children into the Patapsco High School for the Arts, a magnet school in Baltimore County, was a dream come true, some Randallstown parents said. But then came the reality. From the northwest corner of the county to the school near Dundalk, the journey can take their children as much as two and a half hours one way on public transportation. And that, parents say, is unacceptable. A group of parents went to the school board this week requesting that there be a bus stop somewhere in the northwest area to take the 42 children who live there to the magnet school.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
Like turning a battleship around in the ocean, steering unsafe public behavior in a different direction can seem an agonizingly slow process. When the behavior is intolerable, it is all the more frustrating. This is the case with the frequency of a dangerous traffic violation — drivers blowing past school buses that are stopped to pick up or drop off school children. In 2011, the Maryland State Department of Education began an annual survey. On a single school day in spring, the department asked school bus drivers to keep count of each violation he or she observed.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Harford County Fire and EMS Department reported on Thursday morning a vehicle collision with injury involving a school bus and said no children were on the bus at the time. Officials said the incident occurred at Route 40 and Route 7 around 8 a.m. and said there were four injuries. Officials also said there was "severe backup" in the area. Elsewhere in morning traffic, southbound lanes MD 170 in Linthicum are closed from School Lane to Bennett Place due to emergency roadwork at 5:49 a.m, according to the state Department of Transportation.
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August 25, 2014
This week, youngsters across Maryland will board the "big yellow cheese wagon," as it's sometimes called, and head back to school. And chances are high (aside perhaps from those teary-eyed moms and dads waving good-bye to their kindergartners for the first time), the school bus commute from home to classroom will take place without incident. But the latest survey conducted by the Maryland State Department of Education shows that the students' fate is being tempted on a regular basis by drivers who seem either unaware of the law or unwilling to follow it. Drivers are forbidden to pass a bus in either direction when its stop arm swings out and its lights are flashing, yet that happens all the time.
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BiJoe Burris | August 8, 2014
The Howard County Library will hold events Monday designed to help prepare kindergartners for classes; and middle schoolers for the next step in their education journey. "Kindergarten, Here We Come" is a 45-60 minute event to help acclimate students to the school system, including teaching them little tricks of the trade -- such as boarding a school bus. The event is slated for the East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. 410-313-7700 . Also slated for Monday is "Movin' Up to Middle School," an event that helps rising sixth graders transition from elementary school.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
A group of youths attacked a school bus driver and briefly took the vehicle for a joyride Thursday afternoon in West Baltimore, police confirmed. Three teenagers were taken into custody, and the driver suffered minor injuries, police said. At about 2:35 p.m., police said the bus was parked in the 700 block of W. Lexington St. when a group of youths got onto the bus and assaulted the driver. The driver was the only person on the bus at the time, police said. The driver got off the bus, and the youths drove the bus around the block, returning to the 700 block of W. Lexington St., police said.
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By Colin Campbell and Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
A pair of people drunkenly stole an empty Anne Arundel County school bus, crashed it twice, smashed out the windows and tried to torch it before ditching it in the woods in Davidsonville Tuesday morning, police said. The motive? Travis Edward Champagne and Nicole Jo-Ann Adams, charged in the incident, were "looking for change to purchase cigarettes," police said. During a search, the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Aviation Unit spotted the bus badly damaged under power lines near Governor's Bridge and Strawberry Run roads just before 9 a.m., police said.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2011
When it comes to maneuvering a 35-foot-long school bus, Dave Edwards tries to think in simple terms. "It's a really big minivan," he says jokingly. Edwards, a driver from Mechanicsville, and approximately 100 others from across the country showed off their expertise in parking, cornering and braking on Sunday at the School Bus Driver International Safety Competition in Anne Arundel County. During the all-day competition, drivers simulated parallel parking, backing out of alleys, crossing railroad tracks and picking up students among other activities.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
About a dozen schoolchildren at the Willows Apartments in Glen Burnie queued up curbside as the Anne Arundel County school bus pulled up. Some kids were flanked by parents and toddler siblings who appeared just as excited to see the bus; the moment had all the trappings of the first day of school. But that's a few weeks away. Instead, the bus had come with a mainstay for students in the area: healthy meals. School officials opened the rear of the bus and set up tables with some of the same food offered during the school year, feeding not only the schoolchildren but siblings who won't begin classes for a couple of years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
William P. "Bill" Hidey, a farmer who sold his vegetables and household goods from a converted school bus, died Tuesday of heart failure at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia. He was 91. The son of Page Hamilton Hidey, a builder, and Esther Marie Hidey, a homemaker, William Page Hidey was born and raised in Woodlawn. He was a 1941 graduate of Catonsville High School. Before World War II, Mr. Hidey sold produce from a wagon pulled by a pony. Drafted in 1943, he served in the Pacific Theater with Company H, 2nd Battalion, Headquarters and Service Group as a chauffeur.
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