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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2010
A company that makes automotive windshield wipers has moved from Baltimore City to Baltimore County's Southwest Enterprise Zone. Executives from Alberee Products/SAVER Automotive on Wednesday marked the opening of the firm's new location, a 101,750-square-foot office and warehouse building in Halethorpe. The company acquired and renovated the previously vacant building with the help of $6 million in industrial revenue bonds authorized by the county. The move brought 73 jobs to Baltimore County, and a representative said the firm hoped to employ up to 150 employees within the next two years.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
It was a dead rat the detective found on his windshield of his Toyota Corolla on a fall morning, the corpse peeking out from under the windshield wiper — a sign, he thought, that his colleagues in the department saw him as a snitch. Detective Joseph Crystal had been in contact with prosecutors who eventually filed charges against his sergeant and another officer in connection with the beating of a drug suspect. The rat appeared a few weeks later. Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for State's Attorney's Gregg L. Bernstein, said that prosecutors and police investigated the incident as an act of witness intimidation but could not determine who was behind it. Attorneys for the two officers — whom a Baltimore jury convicted last week — said their clients had nothing to do with the rat. Sgt. Marinos Gialamas was found guilty of misconduct, while Officer Anthony Williams was convicted of assault and obstruction of justice, after he asked his girlfriend, Nakishia Epps, to lie to internal affairs investigators.
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SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | August 26, 2011
Willis McGahee involuntarily took a seven-figure pay cut when the Ravens released him shortly after the NFL lockout ended. The running back signed a three-year deal with the Broncos reportedly worth $7.5 million, including $3 million guaranteed, and it sounds as if he is hammering out a niche with Kyle Orton and the offense. At Thursday's practice, though, an errant throw from Orton sailed out of the back of the end zone and hit a car in the players' parking lot. It was McGahee's Porsche and the damage done was a shattered windshield.
NEWS
November 4, 2013
Imagine my dismay as I was rushing out the door on my way to a morning class only to spot a $52 parking ticket on the windshield of my car. I looked all around the area where I was parked to check for any possible infractions and then looked at the ticket and was stunned to see it was for parking in a two-hour zone overnight without a proper permit. This would be understandable, except for the fact that I do have a proper permit that is registered to my car, up to date, and clearly displayed on my windshield.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
A flock of geese collided with a double-decker Megabus traveling from White Marsh to New York City on Saturday morning, and passengers are hailing the driver as the "Sully" of ground transportation. The bus driver, Andre Sweeney, who was traveling along the New Jersey turnpike along Interstate 95, kept control of the bus after a goose smashed face-first into the windshield, cracking and destroying it. The bus jolted, but no passengers were injured. Sweeney sustained minor injuries, reporting glass in his eyes.
NEWS
October 11, 1995
Someone threw an object at the windshield of a car Monday night on Edwin Raynor Boulevard, sending a shard of glass into the driver's right eye, county police said yesterday.Police said Joseph Michael Morgan, 17, of the 7900 block of Royal Mint Place in Pasadena was driving a 1992 Ford Explorer just before 7:30 p.m. Monday when something hit the windshield and broke it. Roseanna Morgan, the youth's mother, was riding in the car and told police that she saw a van pass the car as the windshield broke.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
The Orioles have lost four straight after winning four of five to start this three-city road trip. They are now 5-8 in the first 13 games of this crucial 20-game stint against American League East teams to end the season. The Orioles had a legitimate chance to seize a playoff spot when they came to Tampa Bay on Friday just two games behind the Rays in the AL Wild card race. Now they are five back of the Rays with seven to play. They are 4 ½ behind the Cleveland Indians, who hold the second Wild Card spot.
NEWS
March 24, 1995
A Severn woman was injured Monday night when someone threw an object at the windshield of a car, county police said.Marge Dinsmore, 46, of the 200 block of Burns Crossing Road, was a front-seat passenger in a 1989 Ford Bronco driven by Kirk Allen Gerdsmeier, 25, of the 600 block of Cog Court. They were northbound on Veterans Highway approaching Benfield Boulevard shortly after 11 p.m. when an unknown object struck the windshield, police said.Flying glass struck Ms. Dinsmore in the face. She was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released, hospital officials said.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1996
A man threw a rock at the windshield of a taxicab after the driver asked the man and a companion to confirm that they had called him to the 1800 block of Richfield Drive in Severn, county police said yesterday.The rock caused $100 worth of damage, police said. George Miser, a driver for AA Taxi Service in the 300 block of Telegraph Road, was not injured, police said.Police said Mr. Miser got a call to pick up a fare at the Richfield Drive address about 6: 45 p.m. When he got there, two men approached and asked for a ride, police said.
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By WILEY A. HALL | July 26, 1994
The crack in my windshield starts at a point just above the passenger-side wiper, meanders north like a country road for a few inches, then slashes sharply to the east.I can go days without noticing it. But it seems to annoy my passengers."What's that?" asks a friend, moments after seating herself."That's a crack in my windshield," I answer."Oh."(Pause.)"So, are you planning to get it fixed?" she asks."Yeah," I respond, testily. "Sooner or later."Actually, it has been later rather than sooner, which means that I have spent more time than is probably healthy, brooding over this crack in my windshield.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
The Orioles have lost four straight after winning four of five to start this three-city road trip. They are now 5-8 in the first 13 games of this crucial 20-game stint against American League East teams to end the season. The Orioles had a legitimate chance to seize a playoff spot when they came to Tampa Bay on Friday just two games behind the Rays in the AL Wild card race. Now they are five back of the Rays with seven to play. They are 4 ½ behind the Cleveland Indians, who hold the second Wild Card spot.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | August 26, 2011
Willis McGahee involuntarily took a seven-figure pay cut when the Ravens released him shortly after the NFL lockout ended. The running back signed a three-year deal with the Broncos reportedly worth $7.5 million, including $3 million guaranteed, and it sounds as if he is hammering out a niche with Kyle Orton and the offense. At Thursday's practice, though, an errant throw from Orton sailed out of the back of the end zone and hit a car in the players' parking lot. It was McGahee's Porsche and the damage done was a shattered windshield.
NEWS
November 14, 2010
Prince George's County police are investigating what they call one of the largest cases of random vandalism in the county. Police say two people driving around the eastern part of the county in a black Honda Del Sol convertible are shooting up windshields with a BB gun. The pair has been tied to nearly 100 cases in Lanham, Lake Arbor, Springdale and Bowie since mid-September. Officer Evan Baxter says this is the first time the county has experienced a case of this magnitude.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | October 27, 2010
A company that makes automotive windshield wipers has moved from Baltimore City to Baltimore County's Southwest Enterprise Zone. Executives from Alberee Products/SAVER Automotive on Wednesday marked the opening of the firm's new location, a 101,750-square-foot office and warehouse building in Halethorpe. The company acquired and renovated the previously vacant building with the help of $6 million in industrial revenue bonds authorized by the county. The move brought 73 jobs to Baltimore County, and a representative said the firm hoped to employ up to 150 employees within the next two years.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
A flock of geese collided with a double-decker Megabus traveling from White Marsh to New York City on Saturday morning, and passengers are hailing the driver as the "Sully" of ground transportation. The bus driver, Andre Sweeney, who was traveling along the New Jersey turnpike along Interstate 95, kept control of the bus after a goose smashed face-first into the windshield, cracking and destroying it. The bus jolted, but no passengers were injured. Sweeney sustained minor injuries, reporting glass in his eyes.
NEWS
By FRANK ROYLANCE | July 10, 2008
Lynn Alan Snodderly works late and gets home to Dundalk around 1 a.m. For reasons known only to him, that feels like a good time to clean his windshield. "Cleaning is easy," he says, "but I have a very hard time drying the windshield. Why? Is it humidity ... in the early mornings?" Bingo! As the air cools overnight, it's less able to hold moisture. The relative humidity climbs, and evaporation slows. You wipe the glass, but residual water refuses to vanish. Leave it till morning.
FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | October 26, 1994
It wasn't your everyday murder. A 61-year-old man, later described as a solid citizen, fires four rounds from his .357 Magnum into a crowd of kids who have committed the great crime of breaking the windshield of his '83 Chevy.Vernon Holmes, a 13-year-old, takes a bullet in the back and dies.What makes the story unusual -- we live in a time where the violent death of a 13-year-old approaches the commonplace -- is that the shooter, Nathaniel Hurt, attracts so much sympathy. His East Baltimore neighbors are so sympathetic that they helped bail him out.He may not have been right, the neighbors say, but given the circumstances, it's completely reasonable that a man can snap.
NEWS
February 18, 1993
Snow and ice toppled from the roof of a school bus and shattered the windshield of a trailing car, spraying the car's driver with glass about 11 a.m. yesterday.Lois Ann Witty, 38, 1200 block of Guadelupe Drive near Westminster, told Tfc. Richard Wolfe she was behind the bus southbound on Route 27 near Hampstead Mexico Roadwhen the snow and ice flipped into the air and crashed on the windshield and hood of her car.The impact caused the windshield to shatter and pop out of its frame.The Westminster medic unit was dispatched to the accident and treated Ms. Witty for minor cuts on her face and hands, but she refused hospital treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2007
What's the point? -- Certainly, you've seen "WASH ME" or other, less-printable phrases written in the dust on the back of a car or truck. Artist Scott Wade saw the layer of dust on his back windshield as an empty canvas, instead, and this site showcases his works. What to look for --Take a gander at the gallery, which shows a version of Mona Lisa, a portrait of Albert Einstein and more etched into the dirt on Wade's car. Some photos chronicle how the elements (weather, sap, his cat) changed the portraits over time.
NEWS
By NANCY JONES-BONBREST and NANCY JONES-BONBREST,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 31, 2006
Matt Mycka Mobile technician Safelite AutoGlass/White Marsh Salary --$37,000 base with an added commission of about $17,000 Age --32 Years on the job --13 How he got started --Mycka began working for Safelite out of high school. He started sweeping floors, moved up to delivering parts for the company and within a few months became a technician. Typical day --As a mobile technician covering the White Marsh area, Mycka is dispatched to replace car and truck windshields and windows, usually at the home or business of the customer.
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