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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2001
Maryland officials are coming out with a high-tech, hard-to-duplicate driver's license aimed at thwarting underage drinkers and others with criminal intent. And it comes in colors. Although the state's driver's license was in the news recently because one of the president's daughters got caught with a fake Maryland ID at a Connecticut bar, Motor Vehicle Administration officials say they have been planning a makeover for the past couple of years, bowing to the computer-age technology that has turned document forgery into a cottage industry.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 2002
THREE WEEKS ago, you read in this column that, according to the Maryland Driver's Handbook, single solid white lines mark the "separation of lanes, or of a lane and shoulder, where lane changing is discouraged." Several of you sent e-mail, strenuously objecting. Charles S. Jennings of Clarksville registered his objections most succinctly: "Thank you for your `enlightening' remarks in [your Dec. 10 column]. I learn that drivers are to be `discouraged' from crossing solid white lines. I guess I am no longer entitled to `righteous' indignation in the following all-too-typical case: at a merge, the car behind me changes lanes, across the solid line, while I blithely wait for the dotted line and find myself to be blocked by the driver who should be merely discouraged from being an inconsiderate aggressor," he said.
NEWS
November 12, 1997
The state Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie has expanded operator-assisted hours for customers.The hours of the Customer Service Center are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.The toll-free number for Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington is 1-800-950-1MVA; for Glen Burnie residents, 410-768-7000.Pub Date: 11/12/97
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | March 14, 1993
Jason Pharmaceuticals Inc. grew fat when Oprah got thin, and thin when Oprah got fat again.That much is agreed upon by everyone connected with the Owings Mills-based marketer of the Medifast diet plan. But the agreement ends there.After rising to $51 million in annual sales during the late 1980s, the skyrocket that was Jason Pharmaceuticals landed last month in Baltimore's federal bankruptcy court, asking for protection from creditors while it reorganizes.Members of Jason's founding Vitale family say the company can recover from the slump that hit the liquid-diet industry after television talk show host Oprah Winfrey regained the weight she had lost on a rival plan called Optifast.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | November 25, 2013
Thousands and thousands of motorists will be paying millions and millions of dollars in highway tolls to get to Grandma's house in time for Thanksgiving, but Eric Gregory is no longer one of them. He sold his car a while ago. He's out of the driving-and-toll-paying life. And he's out of the driving-and-toll-paying life because he stopped paying his tolls. I'll explain in a minute, but before I do, a disclosure: I know about Gregory's story only because he contacted me for help.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2003
A 49-year-old convicted robber was indicted yesterday on murder and rape charges in the strangulation death of an 18-year-old woman whose body was found in a Northeast Baltimore stream in 1998, law enforcement officials said. City prosecutors and police said DNA evidence provided critical help in reopening the investigation into the death of Jada Danita Lambert and led to the indictment of Roy S. Davis, who is serving a state prison sentence in Hagerstown for armed robbery. The murder of Lambert was one of about 4,000 city homicide and sexual assault cold cases that include potential DNA evidence that is being methodically tested by private labs.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 21, 2004
Branch offices of the state Motor Vehicle Administration could not complete some transactions for about an hour yesterday morning because a glitch kept them from connecting with the agency's mainframe computer, officials said. The glitch was the result of a software update over the weekend and was discovered when branch offices opened at 8:30 a.m. yesterday. The problem was fixed and the system was back up by 9:35. MVA offices were shut down for a day in August when the agency's computers crashed because of a computer virus.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 16, 1996
County police were investigating last night the fatal shooting of a woman about 9: 15 p.m. at Old Country Buffet at Governor Plaza in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.Northern District investigators said several customers were in the restaurant, near the state Motor Vehicle Administration building, when two men entered the kitchen and one fired at the woman.The woman, whose identity was not released, was an employee of the restaurant, said Helen Saghy, a police spokeswoman.
NEWS
June 4, 1997
The Motor Vehicle Administration and officials of Carroll County and Cranberry Mall will unveil the new Access Maryland self-service kiosk at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the mall in Westminster.The Cranberry Mall ATM-style kiosk will be the third in the state and the only one in Carroll County that allows residents to quickly and easily renew vehicle registrations.Demonstrating the kiosk will be MVA administrator Anne S. Ferro.Information: 410-437-7483 or 410-768-7386.Pub Date: 6/04/97
NEWS
By Brent Jones | July 17, 2008
A state trooper was wounded after an altercation yesterday at the MVA branch in Mondawmin Mall, city police said. The trooper suffered minor injuries during a fight with a man who police said was trying to enter the Motor Vehicle Administration office after hours. City police arrested the man and are investigating the incident, which happened shortly after 5 p.m. Police did not release the trooper's name. A spokeswoman for the state police said the trooper was on a special detail, and that he is based out of the Glen Burnie barracks.
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