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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 18, 2003
AFTER SO many rainy days this year, some of Maryland's motoring masses still haven't clued into one of Maryland's most basic -- and most visible -- traffic laws. Bob Brown has noticed his share of clueless motorists, as have a half-dozen other readers. "What is the rule for having your headlights on if your windshield wipers are on? I have a hard time seeing cars in my rearview mirror when it is raining, especially if they don't have their lights on. I thought it was a law that if your windshield wipers were working that you had to have your lights on. Is this true or just another of those `no driving in bare feet' myths?
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By Meekah Hopkins | February 14, 2012
Bayne Joyes, managing director of Gitan Bistro Crú, takes cocktail naming almost as seriously as cocktail making. And he was willing to bet on it. "If you get the reference, the drink's on me," he said. Start doing your homework. You see, Joyes is "kind-of a fan" of obscure trivia. The drink menu at the new Canton restaurant reflects his quirky tastes, in both popular culture and quality liquor. Case in point: the Wiper. And yes, he stumped me. But after a sip, I didn't much mind.
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FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | November 2, 2002
IT WAS NEWS to me, but last weekend was supposed to have been a busy time for guys doing seasonal maintenance. Besides turning our clocks back last weekend, we were supposed to be putting fresh batteries in the smoke alarms and changing the blades in our windshield wipers. I have noticed that more and more duties are being piled onto clock-changing weekend. I am convinced somebody out there thinks that fellas on the home- front need to be nudged into action. They scheme that once they pry us off the sofa to change the clocks, we can be cajoled into completing other seasonal tasks such as taking the air conditioner out of the bedroom window, bringing in the hose and changing the wiper blades.
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 Alec Matthew Klein and Alec Matthew Klein,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1995
QUEENSTOWN -- Five years ago, Robert W. Kearns walked away from $30 million offered by Ford. Last week, he simply shrugged when he won $21 million from Chrysler.What Mr. Kearns wishes he had is the time he's lost.For 32 years, Mr. Kearns has relentlessly pursued automakers worldwide to get proper credit for inventing the intermittent windshield wiper. In the process, he saw his marriage collapse, suffered a nervous breakdown and consumed every waking moment steeped in lawsuits.Some -- even his daughter -- have questioned his sanity.
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2003
Defying police orders to stop putting campaign literature on cars, supporters of mayoral candidate Andrey Bundley slipped fliers under the windshield wipers of cars owned by several city employees yesterday during a rally outside Baltimore police headquarters. Bundley, who is challenging Martin O'Malley in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, was handcuffed and charged with a misdemeanor Sunday night for putting fliers on cars. Such leafleting is illegal, but the law is seldom enforced. At a news conference outside police headquarters yesterday, Bundley said officers had no justification to handcuff him for doing what politicians have done for years.
NEWS
January 29, 1991
Don't look now, but the Maryland General Assembly is mulling over legislation to require motorists to put on their headlights every time they they turn on their windshield wipers.The bill, which would make it illegal to drive through an August sun shower with lights off, was proposed by Sen. William Amoss, who thinks the legislation should be approved because "it's a good bill."There is plenty room for argument on that score -- weighing, for instance, the safety benefits of headlights in the fog to, say, the increased risk posed by drivers fumbling to turn on the lights, flip on the wipers, turn down the radio and the watch the road.
NEWS
October 5, 1997
AMONG LAWS passed by the state legislature last spring that took effect this week, two will have an immediate impact on Maryland drivers: All people in the front seat of a car must wear seat belts and drivers must use their headlights when their windshield wipers are on.Maryland has had a seat-belt law for a decade, but it was ''secondary enforcement.'' That meant police had to cite a driver for another violation before adding a fine for failure to use a seat belt. Now, seat belts are ''primary enforcement,'' so people can be fined $25 for failure to use them.
SPORTS
April 30, 2004
Who's hot Tony La Russa joined Sparky Anderson as the only managers in major league history to win 700 games with two teams. Who's not The Giants lead the majors in hitting into 34 double plays. Line of the day Vladimir Guerrero, Angels RF AB R H RBI HR 5 2 4 2 1 He said it "I'm driving to the park the other day in the bright sunshine and I'm the only car with the windshield wipers on. That's how my day is." Curtis Leskanic, Royals reliever, after blowing three of five save chances On deck Roger Clemens of the Astros looks to go 5-0 as he faces the Reds tonight.
FEATURES
By Dolly Merritt | January 8, 1994
Around the house* Fill up bare corners with plants. Either group three or four smaller plants together or place a large fern on a stand.* When painting the interior of your home, avoid trendy colors that become dated quickly. Remember, dark colors make rooms appear smaller.* Freshen stale odors in your humidifier. Pour 3 or 4 capfuls of bottled lemon juice into the water.* Avoid scraping ice from the windshield of your car. Slip a portion of a paper shopping bag under wipers that are pointing straight up. The next morning, simply remove bag and windshield should be clear.
NEWS
March 9, 2008
The state troopers who drive Martin O'Malley around can be trusted to know where they're going, but not to flip on the windshield wipers when it rains. So it seems from the specs for a new SUV the state is thinking about buying. In a bid solicitation for a 2008 Chevy Suburban 3LT for the governor's office, the state says it can do without the optional OnStar navigation system (which, incidentally, is free for the first year). But bring on the "Rainsense" wipers and heated wiper fluid.
NEWS
By KEVIN COWHERD and KEVIN COWHERD,SUN REPORTER | December 18, 2005
There is something about a new-car smell that is positively intoxicating. There is something about a new car's shiny interior and gleaming upholstery and glowing Boeing 757-like instrument panel that leaves people giddy and weak. And sometimes when that happens, they get stupid, too. How else to explain that people routinely botch what, it can be argued, the most important part of the new car-buying experience: the test drive. "It's fun to get excited about a new car," said Mitch McCullough, editor-in-chief of newcartestdrive.
SPORTS
April 30, 2004
Who's hot Tony La Russa joined Sparky Anderson as the only managers in major league history to win 700 games with two teams. Who's not The Giants lead the majors in hitting into 34 double plays. Line of the day Vladimir Guerrero, Angels RF AB R H RBI HR 5 2 4 2 1 He said it "I'm driving to the park the other day in the bright sunshine and I'm the only car with the windshield wipers on. That's how my day is." Curtis Leskanic, Royals reliever, after blowing three of five save chances On deck Roger Clemens of the Astros looks to go 5-0 as he faces the Reds tonight.
NEWS
By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 2004
BILLY DIXON responded to a column I wrote last month about aggressive driving, in which I recalled an episode in my driving history that involved careless and distracted driving that offended another driver. "I want to correct a myth that has been allowed to become fact," he said. "I have found if you do make eye contact and apologize for the infraction, the other driver will give you the wave off and the peace is kept. I have kept note of this and can tell as fact when I don't apologize things can get ugly fast."
NEWS
By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 18, 2003
AFTER SO many rainy days this year, some of Maryland's motoring masses still haven't clued into one of Maryland's most basic -- and most visible -- traffic laws. Bob Brown has noticed his share of clueless motorists, as have a half-dozen other readers. "What is the rule for having your headlights on if your windshield wipers are on? I have a hard time seeing cars in my rearview mirror when it is raining, especially if they don't have their lights on. I thought it was a law that if your windshield wipers were working that you had to have your lights on. Is this true or just another of those `no driving in bare feet' myths?
NEWS
By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2003
Defying police orders to stop putting campaign literature on cars, supporters of mayoral candidate Andrey Bundley slipped fliers under the windshield wipers of cars owned by several city employees yesterday during a rally outside Baltimore police headquarters. Bundley, who is challenging Martin O'Malley in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, was handcuffed and charged with a misdemeanor Sunday night for putting fliers on cars. Such leafleting is illegal, but the law is seldom enforced. At a news conference outside police headquarters yesterday, Bundley said officers had no justification to handcuff him for doing what politicians have done for years.
FEATURES
By SUN STAFF | June 21, 2003
Finally, summer is here. Today, at 3:10 p.m., the sun reaches its solstice its farthest position north for the year and starts heading south again. So whats hot for this summer? Hey, forget hot. In Baltimore, the key word is wet! Out: goldens tans from long days at the shore. In: pruney fingers from long days bailing out the basement. Heres a quick guide to whats hot and not for this endless (rainy) summer: Out Sunblock Huaraches Os games at the Yard Popping the sunroof Keg on the rooftop MTV Beach House SARS Bug spray Humidity Margaritas In Poncho Galoshes Rainouts Installing new wipers Sump pump in the basement Weather Channel SAD A lot of bug spray Precipitation Prozac
NEWS
March 9, 2008
The state troopers who drive Martin O'Malley around can be trusted to know where they're going, but not to flip on the windshield wipers when it rains. So it seems from the specs for a new SUV the state is thinking about buying. In a bid solicitation for a 2008 Chevy Suburban 3LT for the governor's office, the state says it can do without the optional OnStar navigation system (which, incidentally, is free for the first year). But bring on the "Rainsense" wipers and heated wiper fluid.
FEATURES
By SUN STAFF | June 21, 2003
Finally, summer is here. Today, at 3:10 p.m., the sun reaches its solstice its farthest position north for the year and starts heading south again. So whats hot for this summer? Hey, forget hot. In Baltimore, the key word is wet! Out: goldens tans from long days at the shore. In: pruney fingers from long days bailing out the basement. Heres a quick guide to whats hot and not for this endless (rainy) summer: Out Sunblock Huaraches Os games at the Yard Popping the sunroof Keg on the rooftop MTV Beach House SARS Bug spray Humidity Margaritas In Poncho Galoshes Rainouts Installing new wipers Sump pump in the basement Weather Channel SAD A lot of bug spray Precipitation Prozac
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