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October 25, 2012
The State Highway Administration is lending reflective vests to children in costume and their chaperones on Halloween, Oct. 31, as part of the the annual Vests for Visibility program. The vests will be available, free of charge, at SHA maintenance facilities Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 29-31, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be returned by Friday, Nov. 9. In Carroll County, the vests are available at the Westminster SHA Shop, 150 Wyndtryst Drive, Westminster (410-876-2061)
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Three people stood in the basement of a Westport home before 4 a.m. Wednesday to film a stunt in which they planned to test a bulletproof vest. Darnell Mitchell put it on, looked into a video camera and proclaimed himself ready to take "deuce deuce in the chest. " But, police said, Mark Ramiro missed the body armor when he pulled the trigger on the .22 caliber handgun, and he now faces murder charges in the 28-year-old's death. The video ends as Ramiro dropped the gun and both friends rushed to Mitchell's aid. They drove from Ramiro's apartment in the 2200 block of Cedley St. to University of Maryland Medical Center, where Mitchell was pronounced dead within minutes, police said.
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NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | December 14, 1994
Baltimore police yanked scores of bulletproof vests from the street after tests found they were defective, and today Maryland's top law enforcement officer will recommend that the supplier be barred from doing business with the state.Only a handful of city officers wore the protective gear for about two weeks in August before the city, prompted by concerns of a local police supply store owner, had the vests tested at a firing range, officials said."Those vests were taken off the street immediately," said Sam Ringgold, a city police spokesman.
HEALTH
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their chest, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But the downside, some say, is that the vests are so uncomfortable some patients don't wear them all the time. A team of undergraduate Johns Hopkins University students, led by an alumnus inventor, set out to build a new prototype defibrillator vest that is more comfortable and works more effectively. The result — a vest that has won competitions and might be headed for approved medical use. "Each aspect of this had to not only function correctly but we had to think of it separately, like, how do we make it convenient and comfortable for the patient?"
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 28, 1996
BALTIMORE -- Trick-or-treaters who want to glow in the dark may borrow orange reflective vests from the State Highway Administration beginning today.The agency's third annual Vests for Visibility program loans the bright vests worn by highway maintenance workers free to parents so children may wear them over their Halloween costumes.The vests are available at SHA maintenance shops today, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.Pub Date: 10/28/96
NEWS
March 13, 2005
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office will replace nine bullet-resistant vests and buy two additional vests using an annual state grant from the body-armor fund, officials said. This year, the sheriff's office is scheduled to receive $2,932 from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, with matching funds from the county, said Col. Robert L. Keefer, chief deputy of sheriff services. "Each year we put in for 50 percent of what we're going to need for the coming year," Keefer said of the long-running state program.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | December 16, 2006
One was off-duty and returning home; another was serving a warrant to a man who had recently been released from prison. And Thursday, yet another was chasing down a suspect after an attempted robbery at a grocery store. But all three police officers were shot and seriously injured in the past two weeks despite wearing bullet-resistant vests. In each case, bullets - presumably by chance - found the vulnerabilities of the vests, which provide only partial coverage of the torso. "For some reason, these bad guys get some of the luckiest shots off in the world," said Paul Blair, the head of the Baltimore police union.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | March 14, 1992
About half of the Baltimore school police force -- 42 officers -- will soon receive bullet-resistant vests, according to Larry Burgan, chief of school police.Mr. Burgan said yesterday that Dr. Patsy Baker Blackshear, the deputy school superintendent, authorized the purchase of the vests two weeks ago.Money for the vests was included in this fiscal year's school budget, but the purchases were put on hold when city agencies were forced to cut back on expenses because of dwindling revenue, Mr. Burgan said.
NEWS
December 20, 2000
Shiloh Middle School sixth-grader Shannon Watt was honored yesterday for her efforts to provide bulletproof vests for police dogs. Maryland State Police Field Operations Bureau Chief Lt. Col. William Arrington, interim school Superintendent Charles I. Ecker and other local officials honored Shannon for her dedication and service to the law enforcement community. Shannon spent 55 hours on the school's community service project to raise money for the vests. She raised enough money to buy four vests at $485 each.
FEATURES
By Joe Surkiewicz | August 20, 1992
Teen fashions this fall are an eclectic mix of styles: street-wise and baggy, updated preppy and western-influenced are just a ** few of this season's cool looks.Here are a few suggestions on how kids can make the grade this school year by dressing up their favorite silhouette.* Multicolored nylon backpacks are teens' replacement for the venerable book bag. But today, in embroidered and brightly colored patchwork styles, the emphasis is more on fashion than function.* Heavy-soled Dr. Martens lace-up shoes are cool and kind of clunky -- and not just for the boys.
FEATURES
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
In the manner of "when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade," when the garden gives Sherrill Cooper problems, she makes art. For the 25 years she and her family have lived at this house, the Finksburg artist has treated every problem as a creative opportunity, and the result is a yard where whimsy masks the spots where nature has refused to cooperate. A sundial hides the septic tank. A border of broken plates keeps a garden in check, and old-fashioned porcelain spigots grow in a window box where nothing else will.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Baltimore police seized three assault rifles and more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition in a drug raid on an East Baltimore house just north of Patterson Park. Francisco G. Milos, 29, reportedly told officers he had the weapons because he was "preparing for the war," according to charging documents. When one of the arresting officers, Sgt. Lennardo Bailey, asked him who was going to be part of the war, Milos did not reply, police say. The search warrant was executed on the home in the 100 block of N. Kenwood Ave. in the Baltimore-Linwood neighborhood at 9 p.m. Wednesday, the result of an investigation that included undercover purchases of marijuana from the location, police said.
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By Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2013
A preliminary report on the deaths of two anglers on the opening day of the Chesapeake Bay rockfish season says all six persons aboard the boat that capsized off Point Lookout had life vests, but not all wore them, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police. David Fletcher, 43, and David Chase, 55, both of Lexington Park in Southern Maryland, died Saturday morning when a friend's fishing boat took on water and capsized. Four persons, including the owner-operator of the boat, were rescued.
FEATURES
By L'Oreal Thompson, Baltimore Sun Media Group | December 21, 2012
Wedding day: Dec. 1, 2012 Her story: Colby Previti, 26, grew up in Bowleys Quarters. She is a makeup artist. Her mom, Kim, is a hair stylist, and her father, Vincent, is retired from the Baltimore City Fire Department. His story: John Celmer, 26, grew up in Dundalk. He is a pharmaceutical sales representative. His mother, Linda, is deceased, and his father, Robert, is retired from Bethlehem Steel. Their story: Colby and John met at The Horse You Came in On Saloon in Fells Point six years ago. John proposed on Christmas morning last year with a 4-carat flower-cut ring from Reeds Jewelers.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 17, 2012
Wedding day: Oct. 20, 2012 Her story: Devin Robinson, 24, grew up in Baltimore. She is an auditor for Ellin & Tucker, a public accounting and business-consulting firm. Her father, Dwayne Robinson, works in sales for Verizon, and her mother, Bobbie Robinson, is an underwriter for Blue Cross & Blue Shield. His story: Joey Rumph Jr., 27, grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is a technical recruiter. His mother, Sherri Coval, is a homemaker and his father, Tony Rumph, is a police officer in Boca Raton, Fla. Their story: Devin and Joey met at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla., when Devin was a freshman and Joey was a junior.
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October 25, 2012
The State Highway Administration is lending reflective vests to children in costume and their chaperones on Halloween, Oct. 31, as part of the the annual Vests for Visibility program. The vests will be available, free of charge, at SHA maintenance facilities Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 29-31, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be returned by Friday, Nov. 9. In Carroll County, the vests are available at the Westminster SHA Shop, 150 Wyndtryst Drive, Westminster (410-876-2061)
NEWS
By Brian Sullam and Brian Sullam,Staff writer | March 15, 1992
If the county commissioners insist on cutting his equipment budget, Sheriff John Brown said, he will not be able to replace the department's bulletproof vests as planned.He will also have to eliminate the cable service the Carroll County Detention Center provides for inmates.Brown had requested $13,500 to be spent on equipment for fiscal 1993, which begins July 1.Of that sum, $10,000 would have been spent on new bulletproof vests.County budget analysts have reduced the sum to $4,000.The Sheriff's Department currently has about 25 vests that are more than a dozen years old.They are designed to stop a .38-caliber bullet, but most police departments now use vests that stop a .45-caliber bullet.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | February 19, 1993
An Annapolis police officer was shot in the abdomen and wounded, and three other officers narrowly escaped injury when a gunman opened fire in an apartment they were raiding for drugs early today.The four members of the Annapolis Special Emergency Team, a tactical squad, were ambushed in the hall of an apartment off Clay Street, a known open-air drug market, city police said. The officers' names were not released because their families had not been notified yet, police said.Three of the officers escaped injury because the bullets struck their helmets and protective vests.
BUSINESS
Gus G. Sentementes | October 10, 2012
Imagine a world where you feel the "likes" of your Facebook friends on your body? It's one vision of a future in wearable computing, in the form of a vest that inflates to squeeze your body with a "hug" each time someone "Likes" your Facebook status update, photo or video. The smarty-pants students at the MIT Media Lab, along with students at Harvard, designed a "wearable social media vest, according to the Boston.com. They call it the "Like-A-Hug" vest, and it was created for a class project.
NEWS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2012
State banking regulators closed two Maryland banks Friday, the first two bank failures in the state since 2010. The Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation shut down the Bank of the Eastern Shore in Cambridge and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver. The FDIC created the Deposit Insurance National Bank of Eastern Shore to allow customers to access their deposits until May 25. The state financial commissioner also closed HarVest Bank of Maryland in Gaithersburg, whose deposits and other assets were acquired by Sonabank in McLean, Va. HarVest's four branches will reopen during normal business hours as Sonabank's branches.
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