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March 22, 1995
A botched robbery left four people dead and one critically wounded in Montclair, N.J., last evening, police said.Police were searching door-to-door for suspects in the normally quiet suburban town about 15 miles west of New York City.Article on Page 3A
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Three people stood in the basement of a Westport home before 4 a.m. Wednesday to film a stunt in which they planned to test a bulletproof vest. Darnell Mitchell put it on, looked into a video camera and proclaimed himself ready to take "deuce deuce in the chest. " But, police said, Mark Ramiro missed the body armor when he pulled the trigger on the .22 caliber handgun, and he now faces murder charges in the 28-year-old's death. The video ends as Ramiro dropped the gun and both friends rushed to Mitchell's aid. They drove from Ramiro's apartment in the 2200 block of Cedley St. to University of Maryland Medical Center, where Mitchell was pronounced dead within minutes, police said.
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SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun reporter | January 4, 2007
COLLEGE PARK -- Things never really did seem in sync for the Maryland women's basketball team in last night's Atlantic Coast Conference opener, from a botched jump ball to start the game, to 11 second-half turnovers and getting out-rebounded for the first time this season. Yet, as good teams are forced to do to stay good, the top-ranked Terps found a way to get past their own mess, slogging out an 80-61 win over North Carolina State. Michigan State@Maryland Saturday, 2 p.m., chs. 13, 9
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
Maryland State Police today released more details about Sunday's helicopter crash that left two people with minor injuries at Hart-Miller Island near Essex. The helicopter, a Brantley B-2B, experienced a mechanical problem Sunday afternoon, state police said in a news release. The pilot told police that he tried to troubleshoot the problem but could not identify it, and the helicopter made a "hard landing," rolling onto its left side. The pilot and a passenger were uninjured aside from a few "bumps and scratches," according to Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter.
NEWS
August 21, 1991
How incredibly fitting, that in the end, after 70 years of botched rule in Russia, the Old Bolsheviks even botched their final effort to do what they've always done best -- rule by terror. The successors to Stalin, in their dying gasp, became the Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight.At this early stage of the breathtaking events that are unfolding today in the Soviet Union, these observations seem safe:1. Mikhail Gorbachev, if and when he returns to power, will owe not only his position but probably his life as well to the courageous stand of his erstwhile nemesis, Boris Yeltsin.
SPORTS
September 28, 2000
Quote: "Today is definitely sobering. ... The bottom line is we won't get to roll the dice in October, and that meant a lot to us." - Arizona manager Buck Showalter, whose job is said to be in jeopardy after the Diamondbacks were eliminated from contention Tuesday. It's a fact: The 122 RBIs by Pittsburgh's Brian Giles are the most for the Pirates since Willie Stargell's 125 in 1971, when the Pirates beat the Orioles in the World Series, 4-3. Who's hot: Florida's Ryan Dempster is the second Canadian after Ferguson Jenkins to strike out more than 200 batters in a season.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | August 5, 2009
RESHUFFLING THE DEPTH CHART: : When the offense opened the morning's full-team drills with three wide receivers, Derrick Mason, Demetrius Williams and Kelley Washington were on the field. Washington replaced Justin Harper, who stood opposite Mason to begin Monday's practice. Chris Carr lined up at nickel back Tuesday. CATCH OF THE DAY: : During a seven-on-seven passing drill in the red zone, tight end Isaac Smolko leaped into the air to catch a lob from quarterback Joe Flacco and touched both feet in the back left corner of the end zone before falling out of bounds.
NEWS
By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2005
An Ellicott City man once wanted by the FBI for faking his identity as a dentist was being held without bail yesterday at the Howard County Detention Center after turning himself in Saturday, claiming he had killed his ex-wife, Howard County police said. Ghafour "Billy" Asemani, 38, walked into police headquarters about 8 a.m. and told the officer at the front desk that he had killed Samira Salmassi, 38, the mother of his three children, that morning during an argument in which he struck her with a tape recorder and "placed his hands around her neck," according to court records.
BUSINESS
By ELLEN JAMES MARTIN | November 3, 1991
They go under various names: weekend carpenters, weekend warriors, do-it-yourselfers. They're ambitious individuals, sure of their ability to tear out and upgrade walls, ceilings, floors, cabinets, counter tops or bathroom fixtures. They work feverishly -- convinced they're saving thousands over what they'd pay a professional contractor.But what starts out as an attempt to save money can turn into costly folly when the do-it-yourselfer tries to sell his home, real estate experts say. All too often, the work is botched and the house loses rather than gains value when it goes up for sale.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 11, 2002
Qwest Communications International Inc. said yesterday that federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation of the money-losing telephone company, four months after regulators began looking into its accounting. The U.S. attorney's office in Denver didn't disclose details of the inquiry, Qwest said in a statement. In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission began investigating Qwest's accounting for so-called swaps of long-distance network capacity with rivals such as Global Crossing Ltd., also the target of a criminal probe.
NEWS
May 2, 2014
Once again the bleeding hearts of this country are crying over the so-called botched execution of a man who tortured, raped, shot then buried alive a 19-year-old recent high school graduate ("Fresh execution questions," May 1). Why aren't those tears being shed over Stephanie Neiman? She was a young woman just entering into her adulthood and all the possibilities of her future. That future ended when Clayton Lockett took her life. He never gave a thought as to the pain and horror he was inflicting on his victim.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | February 20, 2014
Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler said Wednesday that his office would look into clawing back money from the contractors responsible for problems with Maryland's botched health exchange. "We as the attorney general's office will undoubtedly be looking into trying to recoup some of the money from the contractors in the months to come,” Gansler said, in answer to a question at a newsmakers forum sponsored by The Baltimore Sun. Top exchange and state officials have said they will investigate problems with the exchange, and pursuing claw backs, after the enrollment process is done in March.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood | January 23, 2014
A Glen Burnie man has been found guilty of attempted murder and other charges for a violent armed robbery in 2011 at a grocery store in Annapolis. Darius Dontee Cameron, 28, was found guilty by a jury in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Thursday of two counts of attempted second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault, two counts of attempted armed robbery, use of a handgun during a felony and use of a handgun in a crime of violence, according to the county state's attorney's office.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
The way Saturday's Class 1A state football semifinal started, it appeared Douglass' dream season might come to a screeching halt a game short of the Ducks' goal In a forgettable opening nine minutes against Cambridge-South Dorchester, the Douglass' first three drives stalled on such mistakes as a fourth down sack for a 17-yard loss and a dropped pass that would have gone for a long touchdown. Then, snap over the punter's head set up Cambridge's first touchdown. "We just rallied the guys up after the botched snap," Ducks coach Elwood Townsend said.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | October 24, 2013
In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Barack Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of the House Republicans' demand to defund his health-care insurance law would be recognized as political triumphs. Instead, the president finds himself on the defensive because of the botched rollout of "Obamacare. " Ironically, the earliest indications that enrollment for the insurance was not going smoothly were overshadowed by the dismal and reckless effort of the law's bitter foes to kill it. The tea party-driven decision to hold the executive branch hostage by balking at passing a budget and raising the federal debt limit was a classic case of stepping on one's own most advantageous story - the technological failure of the Obamacare rollout.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2013
As Ravens reserve safety Anthony Levine sprinted down the field, his eyes locked onto Pittsburgh Steelers return man Emmanuel Sanders. At the time, he didn't know about the positioning of the rest of the Ravens' coverage team or what kind of contact kicker Justin Tucker had made with the ball. All he knew was that Sanders had fielded a bouncing ball 7 yards deep in the end zone and had decided to bring it out. "We were running down, and my mind says, 'I'm going to make this tackle so we would get this stop, and let's go win this game,'" Levine said.
SPORTS
By John Eisenberg | December 17, 2000
ORIOLES OWNER Peter Angelos said last week that the Orioles were going to "concentrate on our minor-league system" because of the rising cost of free agency, yet in the past month, the club has tried and failed to sign free agents Kevin Appier, Jose Valentin, Tom Gordon, Jeff Nelson, Turk Wendell and Alex Gonzalez, and contemplated adding David Cone. Any sign of a clearly stated organizational vision in that? Syd Thrift, the Orioles' vice president for baseball operations, said in early November that a big contract for Alex Rodriguez was "not the direction we're going in," but a month later, according to Sports Illustrated, Angelos sought to make an offer.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE and RICK MAESE,rick.maese@baltsun.com | March 8, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -Here are the Terps, heading back to College Park with just a couple of days to lick their wounds and make one last desperate push for the NCAA tournament. They'll roll into Atlanta on Tuesday night for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, tasked with a tall order: "We might have to make something impossible possible," junior Greivis Vasquez says. That's what the season has come to: A team that showed again and again that it struggles with probable must now make the impossible possible.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | September 7, 2013
When you consider the final score, it's hard to make the case that any one play undid the Ravens in Thursday night's ugly NFL opener against the Denver Broncos. But it isn't very difficult to determine the moment when that intangible pendulum called momentum swung back so hard it knocked the defending Super Bowl champions all the way into next week. Maybe Peyton Manning still would have picked the Ravens secondary apart if John Harbaugh had thrown his replay flag and ended Denver's first drive of the second half.
NEWS
By James F. Burdick | June 17, 2013
A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become bogged down, dominated by dozens of contractors profiting from a competition to sell EHR services. But at last this initiative may succeed, which will have more profound benefits for our health care than has generally been appreciated. Information is a cornerstone of medical care.
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