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By E.J. Fagan | November 25, 2013
U.S. law enforcement officials have been shutting down giant illegal marketplaces that do business in "bitcoin" and are beginning to lay out plans to regulate such digital currencies - like we do any other kind of money - by requiring that money laundering controls be applied to the transactions. The virtual bitcoin currency is not backed by any central bank or government and can be transferred "peer to peer" between any two people anywhere. It is created through a complex computer mining process that allows people to earn new bitcoins by solving certain mathematical problems.
FEATURES
By Alice Steinbach and Alice Steinbach,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1996
In a minute, we'll get to the new book and the new movie deal but first, let's clear up the matter of where exactly Peter Mayle, the best-selling author of "A Year in Provence" and "Toujours Provence," currently resides.Is it true that the Pied Piper of Provence, the British expatriate whose last five blockbuster books have celebrated the glories of living in the south of France, is now residing in the east of Long Island? That he has abandoned -- after stirring up the desire in millions of us to pick up and move to Provence -- the charming, remote village of Menerbes for the ever-so-chic village of Amagansett in the Hamptons?
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, Jessica Anderson and Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2012
The teens were throwing rocks and ringing doorbells at random houses in their Randallstown neighborhood — mischief so common they borrowed a name long linked to pranksters' shenanigans: "knicker-knocking. " Christopher Brown had expressed disapproval of the vandalism that had residents complaining to police. But a friend said the high school junior and church usher — dubbed "Mr. Congeniality" by his teachers — reluctantly agreed to join the prowl late Wednesday. They approached a house on Susanna Road, according to a friend, who said he accompanied a separate group trailing behind Brown.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2010
Carl O. Snowden, a longtime Annapolis activist and director of the Office of Civil Rights for the attorney general's office, was arrested early Tuesday and charged with alcohol-related driving offenses, according to Anne Arundel police. Snowden, 55, was arrested after a county police officer saw his Acura Integra drifting in and out of his southbound lane on Route 97 near Farm Road in Crownsville, police said. It was Snowden's third DUI arrest since 2002. Shortly before 1:30 a.m., the arresting officer reported that Snowden veered across the center line and straddled the shoulder several times before the officer pulled him over.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington | kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | January 25, 2010
When patients are in the throes of a heart attack, there's no question that stents save lives. But for heart patients with few symptoms and less than severe artery blockage, whether to use a stent is a question with no clear-cut answer, say cardiologists. In fact, these days some heart experts say the mesh metal tubes used to keep narrowed or weakened arteries propped open are overused for blockages that can be treated just as well with medicine, a healthy diet and exercise. A recent internal review of heart patients at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson found 369 patients received the coronary implants unnecessarily.
BUSINESS
By DAN THANH DANG and DAN THANH DANG,dan.thanh.dang@baltsun.com | October 26, 2008
If the needle on a gas gauge points to "F" and no one is around to see it, does it mean the gas tank is full? This is not supposed to be a trick question, and the answer is: maybe. Or so Lauren Klemm discovered recently when she rented a U-Haul cargo van on Falls Road in Baltimore. After filling the van up with almost three gallons of gas for $10.09, Klemm and her dad dropped the van off at the U-Haul store after closing time and left the key in a drop box. Days later, the 25-year-old graduate student checked her bank account to discover that U-Haul charged her $32.25 on top of the $80 she'd already paid.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | March 7, 2010
Nick Markakis' expression and demeanor never changed amid some of the most challenging moments of his young career. But he acknowledged that the weight of being a first-time husband and father, starting a charitable foundation, making Maryland his family's year-round home and trying to justify the six-year, $66.1 million contract he signed with the Orioles last January took its toll. So did the Orioles' continued losing and his own on-field struggles that left the normally unflappable outfielder questioning himself at times last season.
NEWS
Alison Knezevich | January 18, 2012
When Baltimore County Council members introduced a bill last night to ban discrimination against transgender people, much of the testimony focused on public restrooms. Opponents of the legislation said they feared men dressed as women would assault females in the bathroom. Apparently, some who are against the legislation are circulating rumors that Montgomery County has had four such rapes since enacting a transgender anti-discrimination law in 2007. Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger says that is not true.
NEWS
By Rafael Alvarez | May 13, 1992
IT IS ONE of the great oddities of pop culture.The official White House photo of Richard Nixon shaking hands with Elvis Presley in 1970 remains the most requested picture from the archives of the Library of Congress, a postcard from the outer vestibule of weird.It shows the business-suited Nixon, a tight smile wired across his face, gripping palms with a bleary-eyed King of Rock and Roll, the high-collar of Presley's shirt lapping over a black jacket draped across his shoulders, a gold belt buckle above his fabled TC pelvis gleaming like a giant waffle.
FEATURES
By SYLVIA BADGER | June 30, 1995
THE ROLAND PARK Second Presbyterian Church looked absolutely stunning last Saturday for the wedding of Natalia Pia Melanie Sommer and Richard Matthew Dohler. Thousands of wildflowers, miles of lace ribbons and tulle, and window sills decorated with Singapore orchids set the stage for the nuptials of the daughter of pop music star Donna Summer and her first husband, Helmut Sommer,and the son of Dick and Bonna Dohler, he's an Ellicott City builder.The church was filled with the music of German trumpeteer Langston Fitzgerald and selections of Bach, Beethoven and Vivaldi, played by the church's music director Margaret Budd on the organ.
NEWS
By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 2005
How long do the fatigue and "brain fog" last after general anesthesia for surgery? It depends - on your age, the specific drugs used, how long the surgery took and how healthy you were to start with. These days, most general anesthesia is short-acting, which means you wake up quickly and the drugs are mostly out of your system within a few hours, said Dr. Carl Rosow, an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. But tiny amounts can linger for up to seven days - enough so that you may not feel completely normal, especially if you also have a drink or two. Moreover, if you are one of the unlucky 20 percent to 40 percent of patients who have nausea and vomiting after general anesthesia, that can add considerably to your recovery time because of dehydration and weakness from not eating, said Dr. John Ulatowski, director and chair of the department of anesthesia and critical care at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
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 Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2011
When it was time for the 38-year-old woman to address the court about the man convicted of raping her and leaving her for dead, she at first struggled to find the words. She fumbled with her hands and scratched her head. "I can't do nothing but think about him," she slowly told Judge Timothy J. Doory. "I was in therapy, and they said when a person is an abuser, once upon a time maybe they was abused. But he did that. " Her voice rising, she turned to William Vincent Brown, the man convicted in her attack and two others that left a 15-year-old girl and a 25-year-old woman dead.
FEATURES
By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 25, 1996
I have a 6-year-old son in good health who has an interesting problem.For the last year or so, one of his outer ears sometimes becomes very hot to the touch and bright red. This can happen when he is resting, bouncing around or even eating. It doesn't seem to have any pattern, except that it is only one ear at a time. He doesn't have a cold or an ear infection when this happens.Someone said it is blood pressure, so I am concerned. I have asked doctors in the past who brush it off. Please let me know what you think.
FEATURES
By Mike Steere and Mike Steere,UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE | May 12, 1996
Lake Superior never gives up its dead, Gordon Lightfoot sang in "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."The balladeer's line is about the hundreds of bodies from Superior's shipwrecks that have never been recovered, among them the men of the Fitzgerald, an ore carrier that went down with all 29 hands in a 1975 storm.But the words apply just as well to the vessels on the lake's bottom. The largest of the Great Lakes never surrenders its sunken ships to the decay, corrosion and encrustation that, over time, obliterate man-made objects in saltwater.
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