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July 12, 1997
An article in yesterday's editions misidentified the railroad that used the York Road trestle in the mid-1920s; the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad used the tracks.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 7/12/97
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2002
A 48-year-old plumber was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for his role in the 1978 murder of a Towson construction worker who was beaten, thrown from a railroad trestle and drowned in the Gunpowder Falls. John S. Derry of the 3300 block of Beech Ave. in Baltimore told Baltimore County Circuit Judge John G. Turnbull II that he has spent the 24 years since Mark Schwandtner was killed trying to help people and working to support his family. "I have been a changed person," Derry said.
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NEWS
July 20, 1992
An 11-year-old Anne Arundel County boy was killed yesterday after he ran from on oncoming coal train and tumbled off a railroad trestle into the Patapsco River, Baltimore County police said.About 5:30 p.m., William David Griffith of the 1600 block of Bedford Road, Ferndale, was walking with his brother and a friend along the tracks in the 200 block of River Road near Oella when a train approached, said Cpl. Jerry Fitch of the county police.The Griffith boy tried to get out of the way of the train but it "brushed" him, Corporal Fitch said, causing him to fall from the bridge into the river.
NEWS
July 12, 1997
An article in yesterday's editions misidentified the railroad that used the York Road trestle in the mid-1920s; the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad used the tracks.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 7/12/97
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2002
A 48-year-old plumber was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for his role in the 1978 murder of a Towson construction worker who was beaten, thrown from a railroad trestle and drowned in the Gunpowder Falls. John S. Derry of the 3300 block of Beech Ave. in Baltimore told Baltimore County Circuit Judge John G. Turnbull II that he has spent the 24 years since Mark Schwandtner was killed trying to help people and working to support his family. "I have been a changed person," Derry said.
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By Edward L. Heard Jr. and Edward L. Heard Jr.,Staff Writer | July 21, 1992
The 50-foot-high trestle crossing the Patapsco River off the 200 block of River Road near Oella is a popular spot for teens looking to show their courage as they scamper along the railroad tracks. For others, it's a shortcut to swimming and fishing.But railroad officials warn of the danger of walking along the tracks.The warnings apparently go unheeded.William David "Billy" Griffith, 11, fell to his death from the trestle Sunday afternoon while returning from a swimming excursion.Yesterday, children still played along the steel beams that border the railroad tracks.
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By Gilbert Sandler | April 4, 1995
ON JAN. 1, 1950, police found Joe Vinci's cab (reportedly stolen the night before) abandoned on the streetcar tracks at Guilford Avenue and Biddle Street. The car thief, apparently in a celebrating mood, had attempted to drive the cab along the Guilford Avenue streetcar tracks. That might not sound like such an unusual thing to do, except that those tracks were a story-and-a-half off the ground.The 20-foot stretch of track on which Vinci's car sat abandoned was a small section of the eight-block trestle that was used by the Guilford Avenue Elevated or El train from May 1893 to January 1950.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | January 30, 1999
A 55-year-old Randallstown woman was killed Thursday night in the driveway of her home when her 1988 Volvo rolled down an incline, overturned and pinned her underneath, Baltimore County police said.Judy Little, a counselor at Walbrook High School in Baltimore, was discovered about 8: 50 p.m. by officers who were responding to a call about an accident. Little, who lived in the first block of Trestle Wood Court, was pronounced dead at the scene.Police said Little had returned from dinner with a friend.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | April 29, 2007
Fearlessly unpopular but highly principled stands are the stuff of playwright Naomi Wallace's writing - and her life. Making its East Coast premiere at Center Stage, her play Things of Dry Hours focuses on a black Communist Party unit leader, his grown daughter and a white steelworker who shows up at their door, running from the law in 1932 Birmingham, Ala. The father bases his life on two books: the Bible and the Communist Manifesto. THINGS OF DRY HOURS / / Through June 3 at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. $10-$60.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 23, 1993
MOBILE, Ala. -- Investigators focused yesterday on the possibility that an errant barge might have knocked into a bridge here, sending an Amtrak train tumbling into a murky bayou."
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By Edward L. Heard Jr. and Edward L. Heard Jr.,Staff Writer | July 21, 1992
The 50-foot-high trestle crossing the Patapsco River off the 200 block of River Road near Oella is a popular spot for teens looking to show their courage as they scamper along the railroad tracks. For others, it's a shortcut to swimming and fishing.But railroad officials warn of the danger of walking along the tracks.The warnings apparently go unheeded.William David "Billy" Griffith, 11, fell to his death from the trestle Sunday afternoon while returning from a swimming excursion.Yesterday, children still played along the steel beams that border the railroad tracks.
NEWS
July 20, 1992
An 11-year-old Anne Arundel County boy was killed yesterday after he ran from on oncoming coal train and tumbled off a railroad trestle into the Patapsco River, Baltimore County police said.About 5:30 p.m., William David Griffith of the 1600 block of Bedford Road, Ferndale, was walking with his brother and a friend along the tracks in the 200 block of River Road near Oella when a train approached, said Cpl. Jerry Fitch of the county police.The Griffith boy tried to get out of the way of the train but it "brushed" him, Corporal Fitch said, causing him to fall from the bridge into the river.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | June 11, 2013
With 140 miles of shoreline and boating access, not only to the upper Chesapeake Bay but also the 5,000-acre impoundment held back by Conowingo Dam, Harford County has many opportunities for boaters and others who enjoy spending time on the water. Though much of the county's shoreline is off limits to the general public because it is part of restricted areas on Aberdeen Proving Ground, the county still boasts several marinas and boat ramps. MARINAS Bush River Boat Works (Perryman)
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2001
Thomas Crowley Jr. knew that his son liked to go four-wheeling along the railroad tracks in Chesaco Park but never worried too much about it. After all, Crowley said, he used to do the same thing when he was a kid, 20 years ago. But yesterday, he was wondering if he should have said something. On Saturday evening, a southbound Amtrak train struck Justin Crowley, 17, and his cousin, Bobby Pike, 19, from behind as they were riding Pike's all-terrain vehicle along the tracks near Back River, between Essex and Rosedale.
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