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By John Fritze | December 20, 2007
A proposal to renovate the museum adjacent to the USS Constellation at the Inner Harbor and rebuild two water taxi terminals will receive $2 million in federal transportation money under a grant that was approved by the Baltimore Board of Estimates yesterday. About $1.8 million of the grant, which will be administered by the Maryland State Highway Administration, is intended for the museum, said its executive director, Chris Rowsom. Construction of the redesigned building could begin in 2009 and will cost as much as $3 million, he said.
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NEWS
November 27, 1991
The Montgomery County police have asked the public's help in identifying a man who robbed three taxicab drivers in suburban Maryland and, in the most recent incident, stole the taxi itself. The cab was sighted recently in Laurel and Columbia, police said yesterday.In all three robberies, the man hailed a cab at one of three suburban Washington Metro stations and asked to be driven to a relatively unpopulated location in Maryland, according to police. In the first two robberies, Oct. 4 and 16, the man pulled out a handgun, demanded and received money, and fled.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1996
History buffs, take note: Today's offerings include the first episode of "Taxi," a vintage "Saturday Night Live" with Jodie Foster as host (though you'll need to get up pretty early to see it) and a movie featuring just about every comedian alive in 1964.* "National Geographic: On Assignment" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- "Water Blasters" takes us down inside the New York City water system to see just how all that water gets to all those faucets.* "Sisters" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | June 29, 1994
A captain of an Inner Harbor water taxi was ordered held on $5,000 bail yesterday after being arrested on charges of being drunk while he was at the helm of a 36-foot vessel used to ferry tourists and commuters around city waterways.James Miles Dubel, 41, of the 7300 block of Prince George Road in Baltimore County was charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and operating a vessel while intoxicated. He was being held last night at the Central District lockup.If convicted on both counts, he could face 14 months in jail and $10,500 in fines, authorities said.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | February 22, 2008
Alex Gibney's Oscar-nominated Taxi to the Dark Side sheds welcome, if not comforting, light on the half-truths that have surrounded the United States' treatment of Afghan and Iraqi prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other military installations throughout the world. It is, at once, among the most riveting and hard-to-watch documentaries of recent years. Gibney's 2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room laid bare the festering wound that is corporate greed and hubris in 21st-century America.
NEWS
September 28, 2000
A 26-year-old man was charged yesterday with leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen taxi Tuesday night that began on a Baltimore street, went onto several highways, reached speeds exceeding 100 mph and ended when the vehicle got a flat tire on the Key Bridge. Anthony Donald Heck was charged with numerous traffic violations and possession of a handgun, which police said was thrown on the Baltimore Beltway from the speeding taxi. The pursuit caused one minor accident when a city police car rear-ended a state police cruiser.
NEWS
October 31, 1998
A cab driver died last night after his taxi struck a tree on a Northeast Baltimore street, city police said.The driver, who worked for Sun Cab Co., lost control of his cab about 6 p.m. and hit a tree in the 1800 block of 33rd St. at Hillen Road, police said. The car driver, whose name was not available, was taken to Union Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.Pub Date: 10/31/98
NEWS
By Staff report | February 19, 1991
Taxi cabs and garbage lead the list of topics up for discussion at tonight's County Council meeting.A public hearing will discuss forming a city-county task force that would study cutting Anne Arundel'sgarbage by 50 percent in the next nine years. The resolution to create the task force is proposed by Councilwoman Maureen Lamb, D-Annapolis.And, for the first time in four years, the council will consider restructuring fares and licensing fees for the county's taxi cab companies. Amendments to the county's taxicab ordinance, sponsored by County Executive Robert R. Neall, also would require cab companies to transport animals licensed to assist the handicapped, such as seeing-eye dogs.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Lawsonand Ross Hetrick and Nancy Lawsonand Ross Hetrick,Evening Sun Staff | October 9, 1990
Taxicab passengers may soon be paying the price of the Persian Gulf conflict.The Maryland Public Service Commission is expected tomorrow to review a request by Baltimore County taxi companies for a 10-percent surcharge on every ride. The commission has already approved higher fares in Hagerstown and is considering a request from Cumberland taxi operators complaining about spiraling fuel costs.Baltimore cab companies plan to file a rate increase request with the commission later this week, according to Mark L. Joseph, president of Yellow Transportation Co., one of the largest taxi operations in the city.
NEWS
By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2002
Somehow, the blue sedans in Jimmy's Cab fleet don't stop criminals the way Baltimore County police cars do -- a blessing and a curse that police and the Towson-based taxi company will try to take advantage of in a new partnership. Announced yesterday at county police headquarters in Towson, Jimmy's cabdrivers are participating in "Taxis on Patrol," agreeing to report suspicious activity when they see it. In turn, police will be stopping the cabs periodically for safety checks to ensure both drivers and passengers are safe, officials said.
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