March 9, 2012
Windows at several businesses in Bel Air - two banks and one restaurant - have been shot at over the past 10 days, town police say. Windows were shot at on Feb. 29 at NBRS Financial and PNC Bank, both in the 100 block of North Main Street, according to Bel Air police reports. On Sunday, a window at Friendly's in the 300 block of South Main Street was also shot at. The same day in the upper end of town, back in the 100 block of North Main Street, a front door at NBRS, was reported shot.
November 10, 2010
Few police officers carry light meters, so what they do when they spot a window on a car that appears to have been tinted too much? Maryland law is very specific: The amount of light transmitted through the glass cannot be less than 35 percent. But as with many issues, it can come down to a judgment call. And since this one can be quantified, if the officer is wrong, it should be a fairly easy ticket to get thrown out. But Ravens running back Ray Rice didn't get a ticket.
February 25, 1993
WASHINGTON -- In a case that echoes earlier fights over terms like "Light Beer" and "The Pill," the federal government has issued a preliminary decision denying Microsoft Corp. a trademark for the word "Windows" on its hugely successful computer program by that name.If it is upheld, the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which Microsoft will appeal, would be a blow to the software giant. Microsoft dominates the market for programs that provide the basic instructions on IBM-compatible personal computers.
January 25, 1995
Vandals broke windows in nearly 30 vehicles in the Westminster area Friday and Saturday, city police reported. Investigators said the damage amounted to about $2,000.Officers said the vandals apparently drove around the city and randomly shattered windows.In one of the incidents, a resident of Wimert Avenue found a ball bearing inside her auto after a window was broken. She estimated the damage at $100.Seven of the vehicles vandalized over the weekend belonged to the state and were parked at various locations, police said.
February 9, 2006
Over the years, Microsoft has loaded PCs with programs that have nothing to do with Windows' main function as an operating system. Riffle through the Start menu and you'll find a word processor, a painting program, calculator, Web browser, music and video player, movie maker, sound editor and, of course, a solitaire game. Stroll through the software department in any big box retailer and you'll find more programs that Microsoft has spent decades and hundreds of millions of dollars to develop - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Works and even Age of Empires (one of the game industry's great simulation-exploration titles)
January 14, 1997
Vandals smashed the windows of several Anne Arundel County businesses late last week and over the weekend, police said.Managers of at least nine businesses along Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Crain and Ritchie highways in Glen Burnie reported that their windows had been shattered overnight Thursday by vandals who used pellet guns.Friday night, windows of five businesses along Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena were shattered. It appeared the vandals might have used a slingshot or a pellet gun, police said.