By Candus Thomson | February 28, 2010
Madeline Lenox of Baltimore County writes: I like to hike, but I hate the hassle of having to put a car at the trailhead and a friend's car at the end to create a shuttle. It takes up valuable outdoors time. I'm also not a fan of out-and-back hikes - too boring. What should I do? Outdoors Girl replies: How about a stroll around the world? Just walk out your front door and keep going until you get back. Seriously, though, the answer is a circuit hike. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club just released the eighth edition of its paperback guide, "Circuit Hikes in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania" (116 pages; $9)
By Chris Kaltenbach and Sarah LaCorte, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
The 16th Maryland Film Festival began this week with cinephiles carefully mapping out their plans and cautiously optimistic that a move from the five-screen Charles Theatre to seven different locations would not crimp their style. "I thought it would, but this was so easy," said Sharon Knox, who came to the festival's Tent Village on North Avenue on Thursday to buy tickets for three films. "Maybe being on North Avenue is a little more convenient than being restricted to that little corner of Charles Street where the Charles is. " Overall ticket sales were up "double-digits" over two years ago, festival head Jed Dietz said, although they were still behind last year's record-setting pace, when a strong crop of films with local connections led to a substantial increase in overall attendance.
May 8, 1992
NASA's gleaming new shuttle, the Endeavour, blasts off on its maiden flight with seven astronauts and races toward the rescue of a stranded communications satellite.Details on Page 8A
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
The Maryland Film Festival, which for the first time this year will not be showing the majority of its films at a single location, will have shuttles transporting moviegoers among its seven venues. Free shuttles will be running about every 10 minutes, festival director Jed Dietz said. The venues include the Maryland Institute College of Art Lazarus Graduate Studio Center, 131 W. North Ave.; the Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave.; University of Baltimore Business Center, 11 W. Mount Royal Ave.; UB Langsdale Auditorium, 1420 Maryland Ave. (entrance off Oliver Street)
April 26, 1991
The U.S. opened a new chapter in its space program yesterday with the ceremonial rollout of Endeavour, the space shuttle built to replace the ill-fated Challenger. NASA officials say that Endeavour will be the best shuttle yet, able to stay in orbit longer and land more safely on returning than any of its three sister ships, Atlantis, Columbia and Discovery.In the aftermath of the Challenger tragedy five years ago, many aerospace experts believed the nation's commitment to space required a massive effort to replace the destroyed shuttle, even at a cost of some $2 billion.
January 11, 2010
The Charm City Circulator, Baltimore's long-awaited and long-delayed free downtown shuttle bus system, will make its debut today. The Baltimore Transportation Department will launch the Circulator by beginning service on its east-west Orange Route between Hollins Market and Harbor East via the Inner Harbor. It plans to start two other routes -- a north-south route between Penn Station and Federal Hill and a route connecting Johns Hopkins Hospital with Harbor East and City Hall -- in the spring.
May 11, 1992
Atronauts on the shuttle Endeavor, dangling in space 230 miles above earth, failed in their first attempt yesterday to snag the stranded Intelstat-6 satellite. They sent the satellite tumbling end over end, anf further efforts were called off until it could be stabilized. Another attempt to capture the craft is expected today. (See article on Page 5A)
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 29, 2006
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With Tropical Storm Ernesto's sluggish but inexorable approach, workers at Kennedy Space Center began preparing to take the space shuttle Atlantis off the launch pad. Shuttle launch director Mike Leinbach said the preference would be to begin moving the shuttle to its hangar this morning: "We'd much rather be back in ... earlier rather than later."
September 12, 2002
THE EXPERIMENTAL Downtown Area Shuttle was a good idea that was badly implemented. Sad to say, DASH, which will go out of business this Friday, never really had a chance. The service was created six months ago as an add-on to a parking shuttle intended for downtown commuters. Since that shuttle, which will continue and is currently used by about 800 daily riders, was the main focus, DASH operated on a strange schedule -- from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. -- so that its buses could be used to carry commuters during rush hours.
By ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 18, 2006
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The only way to really test the safety of the space shuttle's redesigned external fuel tank is to fly, according to Discovery's astronauts, who said yesterday that they were eager for a May liftoff. "We will lose foam on this flight, just like every other," said commander Steven Lindsey, who could lead a crew into space as early as May or as late as July. "The key is to make sure that the foam we do lose is a small enough size so it can't hurt us if it hits the vehicle."
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2013
Shuttle bus drivers at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport sought to draw attention to what they say are unfair working conditions during a protest Thursday during which they drove around the airport's traffic loop "en masse. " In a statement about the protest released by the UFCW Local 1994 union, which is "standing with" the drivers despite their not being members, Patrick Benhene, a driver for 6 years, was paraphrased as saying the protest was about "giving drivers the basic tools to earn a living and do their jobs.
By Larry Perl, | April 4, 2013
Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby said he is trying to set up a community meeting, possibly next week, to discuss the closing of the Roosevelt Park Recreation Center for up to a month to repair a broken water line. The city Department of Recreation and Parks closed the Roosevelt Park center at Falls Road and West 36th Street on March 28 after the kitchen drainage pipe broke, said spokeswoman Kia McLeod. A sign on the front door says, "Center closed until further notice due to mechanical repair emergencies.
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2013
The ad that led to the arrest of a Towson massage parlor owner this month was typical for such businesses, boasting as it did of the availability of "new young girls. " "You have to ask: If they constantly have new girls, where are the other girls going?" Melissa Snow asked. It was a rhetorical question, because as someone who works to stop sex trafficking, Snow has a pretty good idea where they go — to yet another massage parlor that similarly is offering more than rub-downs.
The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2013
Anne Arundel County Fire Department officials say a shuttle bus at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport overturned Sunday morning, injuring three people and temporarily interrupting light rail service in that area. The accident occurred about 6:30 a.m., and the shuttle overturned near the intersection of Route 170 and Terminal Road, fire officials said. Three people were hurt, fire officials said. One refused medical treatment and the other two were taken via ambulance to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor injuries, officials said.
October 13, 2012
The Board of County Commissioners this week approved creation of a shuttle bus service to transport veterans from two locations in Carroll County to Veterans Administration hospitals in Baltimore City and Frederick. The commissioners voted 4-0 on a measure proposed by Board President Doug Howard. In addition to Howard, commissioners Robin Frazer, Haven Shoemaker and David Rous voted in favor. Commissioner Richard Rothschild was absent. The Veterans Shuttle Service will operate three days a week and will begin on Nov. 13. Riders will be able to board the shuttle at either TownMall in Westminster or Carrolltown Center in Eldersburg.
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
Buck Showalter just wanted to know one thing from Ron Johnson and Mike Griffin. How did they steer the Triple-A Norfolk Tides to a winning record when Showalter spent the whole season stealing their players? “My gosh, I never heard a complaint,” Showalter said, gushing over Johnson, the Norfolk manager, and Griffin, the team's pitching coach. “It was just, 'What do you need? What does the club need?'” Johnson and Griffin were unsung heroes of the Orioles' improbable season, handling a dizzying array of call-ups and send-downs as the major league club coped with injuries and the struggles of young pitchers.
July 31, 1991
Observers decrying the end of space shuttle flights, presaged in the Bush administration's announcement that no new orbiters will be ordered, should look at the bigger picture. First, barring an amazing series of catastrophes, today's four-orbiter shuttle fleet will be flying well into the next century. Not bad for a vehicle based on technology already 30 years old. Shuttles will clearly never achieve the flight schedule NASA planners envisioned when the world's first re-usable space plane roared off Cape Canaveral 10 years ago, but shuttles still have an impressive record, including the world's only in-orbit satellite repairs.
August 15, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, traffic was slow on I-695 outer loop near Route 295, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic at Cold Spring Lane and York Road in Baltimore City, Route 222 and Route 275 in Port Deposit, Roxbury Mill Road at Route 97 in Howard County, Brass Mill Road at Compass Point Road in Belcamp and Hawkins Point Road and Chemical Road in Baltimore County. Traffic was slow on I-895 near the Steel Bridge, due to construction activity. The Maryland Transit Administration is advising light rail system patrons that shuttle bus service is in place from North Avenue to Hunt Valley, due to storm-related damage along that portion of the line and repair work underway.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2012
William Bruce Schneck, former manager of space shuttle Columbia's communications network, died June 17 of a massive heart attack at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. The Shady Side resident was 59. The son of a Glenn L. Martin Co. quality control engineer and a Baltimore public school cafeteria manager, Mr. Schneck was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk. He was a 1970 graduate of Patapsco High School, and after attending a Baltimore technical school for a year, went to work in 1972 for Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. Mr. Schneck, a contract employee who worked at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt for more than 35 years, retired in 2005.
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