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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
A Pennsylvania man was charged with the armed carjacking of a taxi driver in Ocean City Saturday, police said. Police said Ian Edward Keim, 36, of Neville, Penn., got into a taxi at 49th Street in the beach destination at around 6:15 p.m. He then grabbed the taxi driver by the throat and threatened him with a knife, police said. The taxi driver, who was not identified, stopped the taxi at 91st Street and got out while Keim climbed into the driver's seat and drove away, police said.
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NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2013
A toddler was hit and killed by a taxi on Liberty Parkway Friday and died in the hospital, according to Baltimore County police. Anthony Calius Sering, 4, entered the road around 6 p.m. between two parked cars and was hit by the Silver Cab of Baltimore taxi, which was traveling south near Dunmanway, according to police. The boy, who lived near the site of the incident, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was pronunced dead at 9:43 p.m. Police identified the driver as Jesse James Guy, 43, of the 3400 block of Parklawn Avenue.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
The state Public Utilities Commission will schedule a formal hearing on whether to make Uber Technologies, which lets Baltimore customers hail a town car by smart phone, abide by regulations that govern taxi companies. The app-driven startup company Uber entered the Baltimore market in January, raising the ire of local cab companies that said it was skirting state regulations. Century-old Yellow Cab filed a challenge with the commission, contending that Uber should not be allowed to operate here until it complies with the same safety and insurance regulations as traditional taxi and limo companies.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to introduce legislation Monday that would give the city authority to levy two new taxes. One bill would authorize a tax of about 25 cents per taxi trip. Another would impose a tax on billboard advertisements within the city limits - $15 per square foot for billboards that electronically change images, and $5 per square foot for those that don't. A third measure would keep the tax on parking at its current rate of 20 percent, instead of decreasing it to 19 percent, as had been planned.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
A 64-year-old man was robbed and beaten with his own walking stick after a group of six teenagers and young men attacked him in a parking lot at the Glen Burnie Towne Center late Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The incident was one of two robberies reported in the area within several hours of one another. The man flagged a patrol officer down about 11:15 p.m. to report the incident near the Toys R Us store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway, police said.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Nearly half of Baltimore's municipal employees and retirees have a "critical or chronic" illness - a distinction that contributes to the high cost of providing their health insurance, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday. "We need to improve the wellness of our workforce to reduce costs by promoting fitness and smoking cessation," Rawlings-Blake said as she released a consultants' report about the city's long-term finances. "Our workforce is unhealthy and it's driving up our costs.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
Under the plush leather exterior of Uber Technologies Inc. beats the heart of a rebel. The app-driven startup, which began operations in Baltimore at the end of January, hopes to attract upscale customers who don't mind paying extra - a lot extra - for the luxury of hiring a town car by smartphone to take them where they want to go. "All we're doing is helping people find a classy ride easily," said Rachel Holt, general manager of Uber's local...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
Although the program's suspension was announced in July, AAA Mid-Atlantic would like to remind Marylanders that the free Tipsy?Taxi! service will not run this New Year's Eve, says Public and Government Affairs Manager Ragina C. Averella. The last Tipsy?Taxi! service provided in Maryland was for July 4 of this year. The service was established in 2006, and it gave free taxi rides during popular holidays known for their partying. Averella says one of the main reasons for the suspension was lack of funding.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Janell Sutherland | November 19, 2012
This week on "The Amazing Race," we get a sneak peek of CBS's new slapstick comedy: "Boyfriend Ryan and The Professor. " It's preceded by "Lexi and The Cabbie," which is almost as good. Other stuff happens, too, and there's 95 percent less screaming from the Twins, so it's really all wonderful. Let's catch up on last week: Team Dominate and Team Goat Farmers missed a flight and ended up hours and hours behind the lead pack. They vowed to run the rest of the leg together, and we last saw Dominate watching the Farmers try to perform a synchronized swimming routine, failing over and over because of Brent's fear of water.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
Yellow Cab, which has operated in the Baltimore area since 1909, has been named taxi operator of the year by the industry's trade group, the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association. Behind the wheel is Mark Joseph, a graduate of American University in Washington, who began his career at Yellow Cab in 1976 and was president and CEO for 20 years. When Connex North America acquired Yellow Transportation in 2001, Joseph rose through the executive ranks to become president and chief operating officer of Connex, now Veolia Transportation, and vice chairman and CEO of Veolia.
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