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May 29, 2014
Regarding that cross in Bladensburg, when talking about the separation of church and state has anyone actually read the First Amendment to the Constitution ( "Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle," May 25)? Why is the phrase "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" never mentioned? Doesn't the First Amendment say that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances?"
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September 11, 2014
While Maryland is going to great lengths to commemorate the Fort McHenry battle from the War of 1812, little effort has gone into acknowledging several Savage residents: Commodore Joshua Barney in the Battle of Bladensburg or his son-in-law, Nathanial F. Williams, in the Battle of North Point. The Williams family developed what we know today as the Savage Mill, a cotton mill that allowed our ship industry to continue when the English ransomed our fledgling country's critical resource.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
A nine-year veteran Bladensburg police officer was killed Saturday after veering his marked vehicle off an Anne Arundel County highway and colliding with a car traveling in the opposite direction, police said. Officer Brian Johnson, 38, who was off duty when the collision occurred about 9 a.m., is believed to have experienced a medical emergency just prior to the collision, Anne Arundel County Police said, though no specifics were immediately available. Police believe Johnson was traveling eastbound on Route 100 near Catherine Avenue in Pasadena when he suddenly crossed the center median.
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By Christina Davidson | September 9, 2014
My father's Ohio hometown was named after a battle in Bladensburg, Md. Aug. 24, 1814, where my 4-times-great grandfather, Samuel Davidson, fought against the invading British. American cultural identity worships valor and victory, and my history teachers always skimmed the War of 1812, so I grew up assuming Bladensburg, Ohio commemorated a glorious triumph. After moving to D.C. in my 20s, I finally learned Bladensburg was a humiliating disaster that scarcely impeded the British march to burn Washington.
SPORTS
By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,Contributing Writer | March 12, 1993
Just getting to the Class 3A state semifinals was an accomplishment for Lansdowne.Playing well against a highly touted team such as Bladensburg was an added bonus.The 20th-ranked Vikings did not play well enough, however, as Bladensburg pulled away in the fourth quarter en route to a 61-46 victory last night at UMBC.Bladensburg (24-1), ranked eighth by The Washington Post, will meet Walt Whitman, which defeated Howard, 38-36, for the championship tomorrow at 8 p.m.Junior guard Jan Jacobs scored a game-high 21 to lead the Mustangs, and Lorac Nix and Kyshia Lewis added 15 and 10 points, respectively.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 6, 2002
The body of a 24-year-old man whose boat capsized in the Chesapeake Bay this week surfaced yesterday near Deale, authorities said. Gregory Whitaker of Bladensburg had been missing since Sunday after he and four others set sail from Fishing Creek in Calvert County in a 16-foot fishing boat. The boat capsized off Chesapeake Beach. Whitaker's 7-year-old stepdaughter, Lauryn Greenhill, remains missing, Maryland Natural Resources Police said yesterday. A 43-year-old Hyattsville man and his 12- and 14-year-old daughters who were also on the boat were rescued after the accident by a passing charter boat.
FEATURES
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,Sun reporter | July 3, 2007
Denise Riccardo was struck first by the Kwik-E-Mart sign out front and the banner beneath it: "Thank you for loitering, please come again," it read. Things were also unusual inside the convenience store: An oversized plastic cutout of beach-ball-bellied Homer Simpson greeted shoppers. Off-color signage, including one warning over the magazine rack that read, "This is not a library!" And the shelves, along with the usual merchandise, were laden with various strange, new products: Buzz Cola.
SPORTS
By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2001
With 6:45 left in the third quarter, top-ranked River Hill led visiting Bladensburg by 15 points in last night's girls Class 3A East region championship. This year would be different. Last season, the Hawks ran into foul trouble, a poor third quarter and missed opportunities in losing the regional final at home to DuVal. This year would be different. It wasn't. Sophomore Candice Howard scored 19 second-half points, three fewer than the entire River Hill team, and the Mustangs rallied before a stunned River Hill crowd for a 64-59 victory and a trip to state tournament at UMBC.
NEWS
August 11, 1991
A 35-year-old Bladensburg liquor store owner who was arrested by Prince George's County police and federal agents in Washington-area burglary operation that dealt in guns and jewelry was released from jail yesterday after posting a $50,000 bond.Susan Marie Kidwell, of the 4200 block of Edmonston Road in Bladensburg, was released at about 10 a.m. from the Prince George's County Detention Center, where she had been held since her arrest Friday morning, officials said.Ms. Kidwell was charged with two felony counts of possession of stolen goods, and police said they expected to bring other charges against her stemming from the investigation.
NEWS
March 2, 2004
On February 20, 2004, OTTO JOHN of College Park, MD; survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Main Beyer and sons, Daniel and John Memorial services will be held at 1 P. M March 5, at The Mausoleum Chapel at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Rd, Brentwood, Md. Arrangements by Fort Lincoln Funeral Home.
NEWS
May 29, 2014
Regarding that cross in Bladensburg, when talking about the separation of church and state has anyone actually read the First Amendment to the Constitution ( "Veterans' cross in Maryland at the center of national battle," May 25)? Why is the phrase "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" never mentioned? Doesn't the First Amendment say that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances?"
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
A nine-year veteran Bladensburg police officer was killed Saturday after veering his marked vehicle off an Anne Arundel County highway and colliding with a car traveling in the opposite direction, police said. Officer Brian Johnson, 38, who was off duty when the collision occurred about 9 a.m., is believed to have experienced a medical emergency just prior to the collision, Anne Arundel County Police said, though no specifics were immediately available. Police believe Johnson was traveling eastbound on Route 100 near Catherine Avenue in Pasadena when he suddenly crossed the center median.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
The Baltimore Police Department is taking steps to begin videotaping interrogations in its most serious criminal investigations - a long-resisted move that is being adopted by an increasing number of Maryland law-enforcement agencies. The department, the eighth-largest in the country, recently began using video as part of a series of reforms of its sex-offense unit. Now officials are exploring equipment options and the policy impact of videotaping homicide and shooting interrogations.
EXPLORE
November 17, 2011
Jennifer and David Fraley , of Ellicott City, announce the birth of their daughter, Tori Danika Fraley , on Oct. 25, 2011, at 5:13 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Her siblings are Taylor, Tyson and Triston. Her grandparents are Jeff and Cathy Burleson, of Bladensburg; and Marc and Sue Fraley, of White Plains.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2010
The Aquille Carr-led Patterson boys basketball team is fast, skilled and simply daring opponents to try to keep up this season. Forest Park was the latest team that proved no match in the championship game of the Bill Miller Christmas Classic at Patterson. With Carr scoring a career-high 57 points, the No. 2 Clippers ran away with the tournament title, coming away with a convincing 103-71 win over the No. 11 Foresters. Patterson improves to 8-0 on the season and, in typical fashion, it was a dominating performance from the 5-foot-8 Carr — a first-team All-Metro sophomore guard — that shined in the most recent win. "To score 57 points is an incredible effort at this level," said Patterson coach Harry Martin.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2010
A theology student whose car was stolen in Bladensburg two years ago was stunned to learn that Antonio Benjamin Martinez, the 21-year-old man charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up a military recruiting office in Catonsville, appears to be the same person accused of taking his Subaru. When told about the connection, Daniel Tobin replied, "Amazing. " Bladensburg police charged Martinez, then 19, with auto theft and two related counts on Feb. 16, 2008, in the theft of Tobin's vehicle.
EXPLORE
November 17, 2011
Jennifer and David Fraley , of Ellicott City, announce the birth of their daughter, Tori Danika Fraley , on Oct. 25, 2011, at 5:13 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Her siblings are Taylor, Tyson and Triston. Her grandparents are Jeff and Cathy Burleson, of Bladensburg; and Marc and Sue Fraley, of White Plains.
NEWS
February 27, 2004
On February 25, 2004, CHARLOTTE GRAGNANI; beloved wife of the late Francis L. Gragnani. Preceded in death by her sister Virginia Seitz and brother Erele Baldwin. She is survived by a host of friends. Private Services and Interment at Ft. Lincoln Funeral Home, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD. In lieu of flowers please send all charitable donations to St. Marks Catholic Church, 7501 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20783
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts | March 7, 2010
T he British are coming! The British are coming!" the lady in the silk dress yells, arms flapping as she careens through the crowd. "This can't be happening! The British are coming!" It's hard to blame Rosalie Stier Calvert for panicking. She'd only fled her war-torn native land for Maryland a few years before, after all, and now enemy troops are massing outside the gates of her new home. It's Aug. 24, 1814, date of the Battle of Bladensburg - or so it seems to 200 or so eighth-graders at Ellicott Mills Middle School.
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