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NEWS
July 23, 1991
Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration of the Department of Transportation recently has increased fees.The most significant increasewill be the renewal of a driver's license, which is good for a four-year period.The cost will be $16.
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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.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
When Jim Maguire returned to his Pikesville home recently after a week out of town, he found a reminder from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to renew the registration on his car waiting in the pile of mail. "I was just going to set it aside and look at it in another month," the longtime Marylander said. "I just assumed it didn't apply to me immediately. " Luckily he didn't, because it did. Maguire, 53, was one of thousands of Marylanders who were sent notices to renew their vehicle registrations days before their tags were due to expire.
NEWS
By Jessica Valdez and Jessica Valdez,SUN STAFF | August 21, 2003
Rattling off bids in a singsong chant, auctioneer Tom Henline moved along a line of impounded vehicles yesterday followed by a swarm of bidders, each clutching a small scrap of paper imprinted with a number. "Show me the number! Show me the number!" he said after each successful bid as Pied Piper-like he led the buyers to the next car for sale near the Pulaski Highway impound lot. With Henline, a West Virginian, doing the rapid-fire hawking, Baltimore officials offered a record number of cars, minivans, and trucks, more than 900, in two auctions.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2003
The Motor Vehicle Administration calls it the "skills test" because it gauges many of the skills that drivers need to master before they're allowed to motor off alone in traffic. But many novices lined up nervously in their automobiles at the MVA's Glen Burnie office will tell you that there's only one part of the test that stands between them and a license: parallel parking. It is the most common reason people flunk. And it worried Darlarene Morgan, 26, of Baltimore, who practiced parallel parking 15 times before the state examiner climbed into the passenger seat of her mother's car with his clipboard one recent morning.
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
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2003
One morning in 1962, Lee Bonner and friend Phil Huth sat in the cool basement of a Towson rowhouse and penned a song. There was no particular inspiration, no shadows of Jack Kerouac or Bob Dylan. They were just playing and singing about teen-age love in their local band, the Lafayettes, named after the Baltimore avenue. The group won a battle of the bands contest on the Buddy Deane Show, and their lives suddenly were great fun. The song, "Life's Too Short" became a national hit on the RCA label and turned group members into celebrities.
NEWS
By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1998
Steve Labuda, proud parent of one of the state's newest drivers, spent the time as his daughter snaked through the lines at the Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie yesterday reading posters urging him to slap a foot-long yellow "ROOKIE DRIVER" on the back of his teen driver's car."Yeah, we're going to get her one of those," he said as his daughter, Lindsey, rounded the bend closest to him. "It identifies her as a new driver. Maybe people will notice her and give her a break."Lindsey, 15, rolled her eyes, shifted her weight from her left foot to her right and sighed, "Well, we have a blue car, and I'll have a big yellow sticker on the back, so yeah, Dad, I think they'll spot me."
FEATURES
April 3, 1994
Rosemarie C. Critcher, a 1991 graduate of Towson State University, won the 1992 Graduate Voice Competition, which provides a full-tuition music scholarship for a master's degree in voice pedagogy-computer voice at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. She was also selected by the college to sing in the 40-member Westminster Choir.*Michael Eder of Bel Air, an instructor with the Office of Business and Employee Training at Anne Arundel Community College, received the outstanding instructor award for developing a complete curriculum for personal computer training for the Motor Vehicle Administration.
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.
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