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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | August 25, 1992
Youngsters already can buy a toy replica of virtually any gun made -- including the most popular brands of automatic weapons.They can buy fake blood. And they can buy funny money.Now some stores are selling toy beepers filled with bubble gum.Pretty soon, children will be able to purchase everything they need to play at being a drug dealer.And why not?If we are unwilling to invest the money to educate them, and if we don't want to take the steps necessary to provide them jobs when they grow up, why not encourage the small ones to start thinking about a career as a pusher?
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2011
Maybe it was the graphic-novel clarity of the images, the perfect geometry of the World Trade Center towers against the flat blue sky, the orange fireballs that blossomed from the puncture wounds. Or perhaps it was the cascading of horrors, a plane striking the seemingly impenetrable Pentagon, another one falling out of the sky into a Pennsylvania field. Even as it unfolded in real time, 9/11 felt mythic. It had the feeling of an era-divider, a Berlin Wall, a where-were-you moment, separating everything pre- from everything post-.
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By ROGER SIMON | October 21, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Judge Ito hates me.On the surface it appears that he hates the media in general.He has kicked all reporters out of his courtroom during some jury selection in the O. J. Simpson trial. And he may not allow any cameras in the court during the trial itself.He has forbidden prospective jurors from watching television, listening to radio, reading newspapers, going into bookstores or humming any Broadway show tune written after "Oklahoma."In theory, Judge Ito recognizes that reporters are part of our constitutional system of checks and balances, acting as watchdogs on the apparatus of government.
NEWS
By Elise Armacost | March 16, 1997
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL news that touches the most sensitive nerve these days has nothing to do with instruction. It has to do with rules about Advil, penknives and childish kisses.Every week, it seems, a different child becomes a celebrity because he or she unwittingly stepped into the "zero-tolerance" disciplinary trap. The story is always the same: a nice kid gets punished who either forgot about, didn't understand or ignored a rule against weapons, drugs or inappropriate behavior.Locally, we've had The Pepper Spray Girl (Dundalk High)
BUSINESS
By Leslie Cauley | January 10, 1992
Users of pagers beware: A scam may be headed your way.That's the word from Bell Atlantic Mobile, the paging arm of Bell Atlantic Corp., which plans to start alerting its 95,000 customers next month about a paging scam that has been making the rounds across the country.The scam, which surfaced last spring, works like this: People with pagers are beeped to call back a New York-area telephone number.When people call the number, they are linked to a 900-number operation -- and socked for $55 for the call.
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | September 23, 1993
Westminster High School senior Anthony L. Beacham was grateful to be free yesterday after a Carroll District Court judge convicted him of having a beeper at school."
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1996
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Any day, any hour, the beeper that Chris Hoiles carries could begin peeping and he might have to leave the Orioles.His wife, Dana, is expecting the couple's first child any moment. "It could be any time now," said Hoiles, who will fly back to Baltimore as soon as he hears from Dana. "Family comes first, especially since this is our first one."Hoiles hasn't talked to manager Davey Johnson directly about the situation, but he forewarned coach Andy Etchebarren on Thursday night, and Etchebarren passed on the word to the manager.
NEWS
By William Thompson and William Thompson,Staff Writer | October 6, 1992
Maryland Congressman Tom McMillen stands to lose close to a million dollars in personal investments if a troubled telecommunications business that grew out of the small paging firm he founded does not survive a bankruptcy reorganization attempt.Officers of American Beeper Associates, also known as Page Plus Regional Messaging Network, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy papers on Sept. 18 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria, Va.On the same day in a related case, similar bankruptcy papers were filed for Pager Communications Corp.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 13, 1992
Don is no fool. The question for legislators is no longer whether to raise taxes, but which ones.What if Ukraine was the world's third biggest naval power, ahead of Britain, France and Japan?Russians are learning how to write checks. Plastic cannot be far behind.Everyone is angry about shutting the city schools for a week, except the city school board, which has no opinion on the subject.Scam artists figured out how to fleece beeper wearers, and everyone else is so pleased.
NEWS
March 30, 1993
Youth, 14, takes pistol to schoolA 14-year-old Corkran Middle School student was arrested yesterday after bringing a .22-caliber pistol to school.According to county police, Principal Richard Kubatko had heard rumors throughout the day that a boy had come to school armed. The principal found the pistol in the youth's coat pocket, as well as six .22-caliber bullets and a beeper.The boy was taken to Northern District headquarters and charged as a juvenile with possession of a handgun and beeper on school property.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1996
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Any day, any hour, the beeper that Chris Hoiles carries could begin peeping and he might have to leave the Orioles.His wife, Dana, is expecting the couple's first child any moment. "It could be any time now," said Hoiles, who will fly back to Baltimore as soon as he hears from Dana. "Family comes first, especially since this is our first one."Hoiles hasn't talked to manager Davey Johnson directly about the situation, but he forewarned coach Andy Etchebarren on Thursday night, and Etchebarren passed on the word to the manager.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 16, 1995
How many times now have we seen two television characters interrupted in the throes of passion by one or both of their beepers going off? Think it's happened enough that we can safely call it a cliche for illustrating tension between personal and professional lives?The shopworn beeper scene is right there smack dab in the middle of "Almost Perfect," a new CBS sitcom about two young professionals, which premieres at 8:30 tomorrow night (WJZ, Channel 13). But I found myself smiling anyway at a small, original punch line delivered between the beeps.
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By Judith Gaines and Judith Gaines,The Boston Globe | June 12, 1995
Parents use them like "electronic leashes" to keep tabs on their children and rein them in.Corporate executives rely on them to escape interminable meetings. Some farmers are even using them to call their cows.In this impulsive, seconds-count, can't-wait world, there's a beeper for nearly every cause, as more and more people opt to be on call virtually all the time.According to surveys by the Personal Communications Industry Association, the number of beeper users has been growing by more than 20 percent per year for the past five years.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | October 21, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Judge Ito hates me.On the surface it appears that he hates the media in general.He has kicked all reporters out of his courtroom during some jury selection in the O. J. Simpson trial. And he may not allow any cameras in the court during the trial itself.He has forbidden prospective jurors from watching television, listening to radio, reading newspapers, going into bookstores or humming any Broadway show tune written after "Oklahoma."In theory, Judge Ito recognizes that reporters are part of our constitutional system of checks and balances, acting as watchdogs on the apparatus of government.
NEWS
By Art Buchwald | December 15, 1993
THE reason why some smart investors are putting their money into communications stocks is that they have discovered an unbelievable youth market exists for any device that will keep one teen-ager in touch with another.I was made aware of this when I was in a restaurant the other day and in the next booth were two teen-agers.On the table was a cellular phone, and the girls took turns talking into it while they ate.I wasn't eavesdropping, but they were talking very loud.One of the girls called John and told him where she was and that after her meal she was going over to Gloria's.
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | September 23, 1993
Westminster High School senior Anthony L. Beacham was grateful to be free yesterday after a Carroll District Court judge convicted him of having a beeper at school."
NEWS
By Art Buchwald | December 15, 1993
THE reason why some smart investors are putting their money into communications stocks is that they have discovered an unbelievable youth market exists for any device that will keep one teen-ager in touch with another.I was made aware of this when I was in a restaurant the other day and in the next booth were two teen-agers.On the table was a cellular phone, and the girls took turns talking into it while they ate.I wasn't eavesdropping, but they were talking very loud.One of the girls called John and told him where she was and that after her meal she was going over to Gloria's.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | February 26, 1992
When Corrine Adams learned that her 14-year-old son, Peter, had been arrested after a school police officer was shot Monday at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, she was bewildered and confused."
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | September 22, 1993
They're hip, they're slim, and with them you'll never miss a call.But beepers, as Westminster High School senior Anthony L. Beacham has found out, are also illegal for students to have on public school grounds.Mr. Beacham, 18, is expected to go on trial today in Carroll District Court because he was charged as the owner of a beeper another student was carrying at school May 4.Under state law, Mr. Beacham -- who, his attorney says, has been an exemplary student and has no criminal record -- could be fined $2,500 or sent to the county jail for six months if he is found guilty of the misdemeanor charge.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | August 12, 1993
Members of an East Baltimore citizen patrol group got some weapons yesterday to fight crime in their community -- a portable cellular telephone and a pager.The equipment will allow Citizen Action Now-Drugs Out (CanDo), which patrols the South Clifton Park neighborhood, to call police in emergencies and when suspicious activity is observed. Residents at home who observe suspicious activity will be able to call the patrol."We now have a lifeline. We really needed this," said Officer Deborah Ramsey, a member of the Eastern District community policing unit who coordinates the evening patrols.
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