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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
Sometimes the best thing a columnist can do is make way for the good sense of others. This is one of those times. In this case, that common sense is provided by an unlikely source — the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Now the MVA does a lot of things wrong. Who of us has not griped about waiting in line at one of its offices? (To be fair, on my last visit, I was in and out with a replacement driver's license in 10 minutes.) But the MVA has a new version of its Maryland Drivers Manual out on the street, and the section on bicycles is clear and well-stated.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,Sun Reporter | July 19, 2007
The First Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church bought a luxurious custom Bentley in 2005, the same year the inner-city church failed to pay a $12,000 water bill that has led to the filing of a foreclosure suit, motor vehicle records show. The congregation that owns the 140-year-old West Baltimore church, destroyed last week by lightning, is fending off multiple foreclosure threats because of the delinquent water bill and an alleged mortgage default on the 9-acre property the church owns in Southwest Baltimore, according to court records.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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 Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2010
A few hours after the dawn's early light Monday, the state Motor Vehicle Administration will begin issuing a new Maryland license plate — replacing the generic black-and-white version with a design commemorating the War of 1812 and the defense of Fort McHenry. The plate, which will become the standard issue for newly registered cars, will be introduced today at the MVA's 100th anniversary celebration at its Glen Burnie headquarters. It depicts the Fort McHenry ramparts and bombs bursting in air during the 1814 struggle that inspired Marylander Francis Scott Key to pen an ode — later set to music — he called the "Star-Spangled Banner."
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2012
Drivers across Maryland had trouble renewing their licenses Monday and Tuesday because of a computer glitch at the Motor Vehicle Administration. Technicians updating the system last weekend to reflect changes in state laws that take effect Oct. 1 noticed that "something didn't quite click" on Monday morning when offices opened for business, said MVA spokeswoman Caryn Coyle. Computer systems at some of the 24 branches that reported "sporadic problems" were taken off line and rebooted, she said.
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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.
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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.
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