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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
MARC experienced significant delays arriving and departing Union Station on Friday night due to switch and signal problems, the Maryland Transit Administration said. At least one train — a late-afternoon departure to Washington — was canceled. Passengers were accommodated on later trains, the agency said. Most trains were back on schedule by shortly before 6 p.m., an agency spokesman said.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said. Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p.m., in roughly an hour, Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Amtrak held train traffic from 5:28 p.m. until 6:10 p.m., and restricted trains to lower speeds until just before 7 p.m., to allow firefighters to safely respond, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.
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May 22, 2010
The problem: On rainy days, a railroad signal malfunctions in the Canton Industrial Area. The back story: Patience is a virtue, but it's hard to ask drivers to be understanding when something is broken. Spencer Simpson Jr. of Hamilton noticed that on particularly wet days, the railroad signal on O'Donnell Street near Oldham Street by the Canton Industrial Area will sometimes start flashing, even when there is no train coming. Drivers obey the signal initially, but eventually disregard it when no locomotive approaches.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
Seth Adelsberger is a 34-year-old Baltimore painter and printmaker. He does not have a master's degree from an art school, he is not represented by a gallery, and he has not won a prestigious prize. Nonetheless, on Sunday, a solo show that distills Adelsberger's visual experiments over the past five years opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art . The exhibit is an unusual honor for an unproven painter, signaling to the art world nationwide that museum curators think Adelsberger is a talent worth watching.
NEWS
August 31, 2011
If Hurricane Irene has accomplished anything - aside from causing Gov. Martin O'Malley to spend what seems like his every waking hour touring flood damage and power outages for the TV cameras - it's to demonstrate that a great many Maryland drivers don't know what to do when a traffic signal is out of operation. Perhaps you have had the frustrating experience of getting stuck at a blacked-out intersection where drivers don't seem to understand who should cross the road next.
NEWS
January 11, 2011
What goes around comes around. Sarah Palin is accused of provoking the tragedy in Arizona. Probably not true, but just a minute! President Barack Obama was the focus of criticism for the Gulf oil spill. His opponents made it sound as though the president caused the tragedy. Now the Republicans are in the hot seat because they forgot that they might win an election or two and continued on their merry way throwing political rocks at the Democrats. Their swipes were only meant to wake us up, and awake we are now. It is sad that tragedy has to be the trigger for sanity.
EXPLORE
July 8, 2011
Wasting money on decorative brick crosswalks is not going to solve the traffic/speed problem on Rolling Road ("Rolling Road work may get on a fast track," Catonsville Times, June 22). Baltimore County might as well not do anything and not waste taxpayer money. We don't need fancy, expensive crosswalks on dangerous roads. Instead, we need a traffic light at Newburg Avenue and South Rolling Road. Newburg Avenue is a cut-through street for many neighborhoods. This intersection is highly confusing for motorists, pedestrians, high school students and bikers.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
The State Highway Administration was scheduled to reopen the entire Route 140/Sullivan Road intersection in Westminster on Friday afternoon after installation of a new traffic signal to replace one that was struck last week. The new signal will be activated as of this evening, officials said. Left turns and crossover traffic had been prohibited at the intersection since earlier in the month when a traffic pole was removed due to damage from a vehicle collision. Officials said the new signal being installed today has wooden poles -- it was designed to expedite reopening of the intersection and will be replaced with a more permanent  design at a later date.
NEWS
January 1, 2008
THE PROBLEM -- A flashing yellow light on Greenspring Avenue near Brooklandville seems to work erratically. THE BACKSTORY -- About six months ago, Baltimore County crews installed a flashing yellow light at Greenspring Avenue and Woodvalley Drive, just north of the Baltimore Beltway. Ira Geller was happy. "I thought the signal was there to warn northbound drivers that vehicles were exiting Woodvalley onto Greenspring Avenue," she wrote to Watchdog. "The light would be necessary because the Greenspring Avenue hill blocks oncoming motorists' view of Woodvalley Drive," she wrote.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Sun Staff | August 26, 1996
You can see fall coming as surely as you can see a candle flame snuffed by the wind. At twilight, watch any grass field or woods where this summer's fireflies, nourished by a wet spring, rose in great numbers. Now their dwindling lights tell us autumn is on the way.Think of it as the lightning bugs' parting signal in a brief life of signals.Seven days on the planet between June and mid-August, that's about all the adult lightning bug has in temperate zones. Time for the males to rise from the ground at twilight or night, fly through the darkness flashing, looking for a mate.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
With its York Road building shut down tight after a man smashed his truck through the front door and apparently hid inside, officials at WMAR, Channel 2 scrambled Tuesday afternoon to keep their programming on air. The channel 2 broadcast went dark at approximately 4 p.m., and the signal became available again at about 5:20 p.m. Station personnel used their Twitter feeds and other social media to send out information during the 80 minutes the...
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By Anirban Basu | May 8, 2014
The sale of Thames Street Wharf in Baltimore to California-based KBS Realty Advisors represents a watershed moment for economic development in Baltimore. The sale establishes a record price for commercial realty in Charm City. KBS paid $341 per square foot, easily exceeding the previous Baltimore record established when 100 E. Pratt Street was sold for $316 per square foot in 2005. But the sale represents much more than a one-time milestone. It reveals much about Baltimore's economic future, and the news is shockingly positive.
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By Andrew Conrad, aconrad@tribune.com | March 24, 2014
Imagine a bar with all-you-care-to-taste selections of more than 60 beers, 40 bourbons -- all for one flat cover. It would need to be a pretty big bar, say, the size of the expansive Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium? On March 21 and 22, the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival came back to Baltimore, and the formula still works. "I love the variety of the beer, and the people, and just the fun atmosphere," said AJ Ferguson, a 30-year-old auditor, who came from Ocean View, Del., for the event with her fiance, Jared.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Dolan Co., which owns The Daily Record, plans to file for bankruptcy-law protection next week, the Minneapolis-based company announced Thursday. Dolan, a professional services and business information firm, showed signs of mounting financial distress in recent months. It reported losses, hired a chief restructuring officer and in January saw its stock delisted from the New York Stock Exchange as a result of a consistently low share price. Dolan said it had reached agreement with key secured lenders on a "comprehensive balance sheet restructuring.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
MARC experienced significant delays arriving and departing Union Station on Friday night due to switch and signal problems, the Maryland Transit Administration said. At least one train — a late-afternoon departure to Washington — was canceled. Passengers were accommodated on later trains, the agency said. Most trains were back on schedule by shortly before 6 p.m., an agency spokesman said.
NEWS
January 2, 2014
I have seen the future and it scares me and should alarm readers of The Sun. Our way of life and that of future generations are being undermined by the National Security Agency's reach into citizens' private lives. When this agency plans to spend over $40 million for a wastewater treatment facility to cool its massive computer center at Fort Mead, questions need to be raised as to what these surveillance behemoths are being used for ( "Howard County finds a customer for its wastewater: The NSA," Dec. 31)
NEWS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1997
A new traffic signal at Ten Oaks Road and Route 32 in western Howard County will be activated at 10 a.m. today, according to officials of the State Highway Administration.The signal, which has been on a "flash" mode since last week, was installed last month.After Tricia Ann Rayeski, a 24-year-old special education teacher at Glenelg High School, died April 17 of massive internal injuries when her car was hit by a pickup truck at the intersection -- police said Rayeski failed to yield to approaching traffic -- community members collected almost 400 signatures on a petition asking for a signal there.
NEWS
June 3, 1993
Allied Signal Technical Services Corp. of Columbia has been awarded a $1.5 million contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for mission operations and support services at the Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.The contract, including options, has a potential value of $6 million.Allied Signal will provide flight operations support for five active Pioneer series spacecraft; process and distribute the data to the scientific community; and ensure the operations, maintenance and modifications of the flight operations and data processing facilities.
NEWS
December 16, 2013
Well, so much for the return of reason to the Congressional budget debate. Even before the ink was dry on the bipartisan agreement that is supposed to stabilize the budget debate for the next two years - and before the Senate has even voted on the darn thing - Rep. Paul Ryan was on national television this past weekend speculating on what concessions he expects to extract for raising the debt ceiling. "We don't want nothing out of this debt limit," the House budget chairman warned on Fox News.
NEWS
December 13, 2013
The State Highway Administration was scheduled to reopen the entire Route 140/Sullivan Road intersection in Westminster on Friday afternoon after installation of a new traffic signal to replace one that was struck last week. The new signal will be activated as of this evening, officials said. Left turns and crossover traffic had been prohibited at the intersection since earlier in the month when a traffic pole was removed due to damage from a vehicle collision. Officials said the new signal being installed today has wooden poles -- it was designed to expedite reopening of the intersection and will be replaced with a more permanent  design at a later date.
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