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By Don Russell and Don Russell,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 9, 2002
PHILADELPHIA - Judging from the size of an illegal still discovered in a derelict North Philadelphia garage, Philadelphia has a powerful taste for moonshine. The kind of stuff that provides full-body anesthesia before removing the hair from your chest. One sip is enough for a good jolt. A cup will put you down for the night. Investigators said, the booze factory exploded in a roar recently when one of its boiling kettles overheated. The gaping hole on the third floor of the building, on North Uber Street near Montgomery Avenue, exposed a full-scale distillery with at least six 500- gallon tanks.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,sun reporter | July 11, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon joined the mayors of New York, Washington and other cities yesterday in urging Congress to make federal gun-trace data more readily available to local police departments. "Our cities our bleeding," Dixon said during her visit to Capitol Hill. "Having this kind of data is imperative." The mayors are targeting restrictions on the information that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may share with other law enforcement agencies.
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March 12, 2002
The state fire marshal's office is seeking information in the pipe bombing of a roadside mailbox south of Westminster. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when a homeowner in the 2500 block of Nicodemus Road heard a noise, according to the investigator's report. Minor damage to the door of the large steel mailbox was discovered Sunday morning, with the remains of what appeared to be a pipe bomb inside, authorities said. Recovered was a 6-inch length of galvanized pipe, which was sent to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for analysis.
NEWS
June 14, 2007
Clinton Pettiford Sr., a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent and civil rights advocate, died June 7 of a cerebral hemorrhage at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The longtime Baltimore resident was 82. Mr. Pettiford was born in Harmans, Anne Arundel County, and raised in Baltimore, where he graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served stateside as a marksman until being honorably discharged as a corporal in 1944. In 1947, Mr. Pettiford joined the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Washington, where he worked for 35 years as an agent until retiring in 1982.
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June 14, 2007
Clinton Pettiford Sr., a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent and civil rights advocate, died June 7 of a cerebral hemorrhage at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The longtime Baltimore resident was 82. Mr. Pettiford was born in Harmans, Anne Arundel County, and raised in Baltimore, where he graduated from Frederick Douglass High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served stateside as a marksman until being honorably discharged as a corporal in 1944. In 1947, Mr. Pettiford joined the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Washington, where he worked for 35 years as an agent until retiring in 1982.
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun reporter | March 15, 2007
A 26-year-old soldier from Bowie appeared in federal court in Baltimore yesterday on charges that he smuggled assault rifles out of Iraq that were later used by others in six Washington-area bank robberies. In October 2003, witnesses saw Leonard Stephan Lockley placing the component parts of AK-47-style rifles into a large black metal chest with a false bottom, according to court documents filed by federal prosecutors in Baltimore. At the time, Lockley was deployed near Baghdad. Lockley's standing in the military was unclear yesterday.
NEWS
April 11, 2003
Marilyn McDonald, a homemaker and Bel Air community volunteer, died of pancreatic cancer April 4 at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. The Bel Air resident was 66. Born in Johnstown, Pa., Marilyn Joan Stearn was raised in Flushing, N.Y., and earned a degree in art education from Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa. After teaching in an elementary school in Princeton, N.J., and working as a millinery buyer and fashion coordinator in Newark, N.J.,...
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,sun reporter | July 11, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon joined the mayors of New York, Washington and other cities yesterday in urging Congress to make federal gun-trace data more readily available to local police departments. "Our cities our bleeding," Dixon said during her visit to Capitol Hill. "Having this kind of data is imperative." The mayors are targeting restrictions on the information that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may share with other law enforcement agencies.
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By New York Times News Service | August 31, 1995
WASHINGTON -- In an unusual mass questioning, federal investigators are surveying more than 50,000 law enforcement officers to find out who attended a country picnic in the east Tennessee mountains that may have included racist and anti-Semitic activities.The questioning of virtually all federal law enforcement officers by supervisors from the Treasury and Justice departments has raised protests from civil liberties groups and unions of government employees.They say political and congressional pressure have prompted an investigation that is trampling the officers' constitutional rights of privacy and freedom of association.
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By New York Times News Service | August 31, 1995
WASHINGTON -- In an unusual mass questioning, federal investigators are surveying more than 50,000 law enforcement officers to find out who attended a country picnic in east Tennessee mountains that may have included racist and anti-Semitic activities.The questioning of virtually all federal law enforcement officers by supervisors from the Treasury and Justice departments has raised protests from civil liberties groups and unions of government employees.They say political and congressional pressures have prompted an investigation that is trampling the officers' constitutional rights of privacy and freedom of association.
NEWS
By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun reporter | March 15, 2007
A 26-year-old soldier from Bowie appeared in federal court in Baltimore yesterday on charges that he smuggled assault rifles out of Iraq that were later used by others in six Washington-area bank robberies. In October 2003, witnesses saw Leonard Stephan Lockley placing the component parts of AK-47-style rifles into a large black metal chest with a false bottom, according to court documents filed by federal prosecutors in Baltimore. At the time, Lockley was deployed near Baghdad. Lockley's standing in the military was unclear yesterday.
NEWS
April 11, 2003
Marilyn McDonald, a homemaker and Bel Air community volunteer, died of pancreatic cancer April 4 at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. The Bel Air resident was 66. Born in Johnstown, Pa., Marilyn Joan Stearn was raised in Flushing, N.Y., and earned a degree in art education from Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pa. After teaching in an elementary school in Princeton, N.J., and working as a millinery buyer and fashion coordinator in Newark, N.J.,...
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By Don Russell and Don Russell,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 9, 2002
PHILADELPHIA - Judging from the size of an illegal still discovered in a derelict North Philadelphia garage, Philadelphia has a powerful taste for moonshine. The kind of stuff that provides full-body anesthesia before removing the hair from your chest. One sip is enough for a good jolt. A cup will put you down for the night. Investigators said, the booze factory exploded in a roar recently when one of its boiling kettles overheated. The gaping hole on the third floor of the building, on North Uber Street near Montgomery Avenue, exposed a full-scale distillery with at least six 500- gallon tanks.
NEWS
March 12, 2002
The state fire marshal's office is seeking information in the pipe bombing of a roadside mailbox south of Westminster. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, when a homeowner in the 2500 block of Nicodemus Road heard a noise, according to the investigator's report. Minor damage to the door of the large steel mailbox was discovered Sunday morning, with the remains of what appeared to be a pipe bomb inside, authorities said. Recovered was a 6-inch length of galvanized pipe, which was sent to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for analysis.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2000
Baltimore police have put a bounty on illegal guns. No longer are they just encouraging people to call 410-685-GUNS to report people carrying firearms. Now they are paying $200 for each tip that leads to an arrest and a gun seizure. "People will give up their mother for $200," Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris said. "People should be doing this for nothing, but sometimes a little cash incentive goes a long way." The money comes from a $79,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention and adds muscle to the city's gun tip line, which has existed for years.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | August 31, 1995
WASHINGTON -- In an unusual mass questioning, federal investigators are surveying more than 50,000 law enforcement officers to find out who attended a country picnic in the east Tennessee mountains that may have included racist and anti-Semitic activities.The questioning of virtually all federal law enforcement officers by supervisors from the Treasury and Justice departments has raised protests from civil liberties groups and unions of government employees.They say political and congressional pressure have prompted an investigation that is trampling the officers' constitutional rights of privacy and freedom of association.
NEWS
By DANIEL BERGER | April 29, 1995
For years it has been commonplace to observe that the right has replaced the left in American political discourse for producing creative ideas.The swing to conservatism was fueled with ideas from conservative think tanks that proliferated in the years before the Reagan campaign. Of the policy material that comes to my newspaper desk unsolicited, far more is conservative or reactionary than liberal or radical. It used to be the other way round.More columnists are conservative than liberal these days.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2000
Baltimore police have put a bounty on illegal guns. No longer are they just encouraging people to call 410-685-GUNS to report people carrying firearms. Now they are paying $200 for each tip that leads to an arrest and a gun seizure. "People will give up their mother for $200," Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris said. "People should be doing this for nothing, but sometimes a little cash incentive goes a long way." The money comes from a $79,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention and adds muscle to the city's gun tip line, which has existed for years.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | August 31, 1995
WASHINGTON -- In an unusual mass questioning, federal investigators are surveying more than 50,000 law enforcement officers to find out who attended a country picnic in east Tennessee mountains that may have included racist and anti-Semitic activities.The questioning of virtually all federal law enforcement officers by supervisors from the Treasury and Justice departments has raised protests from civil liberties groups and unions of government employees.They say political and congressional pressures have prompted an investigation that is trampling the officers' constitutional rights of privacy and freedom of association.
NEWS
By DANIEL BERGER | April 29, 1995
For years it has been commonplace to observe that the right has replaced the left in American political discourse for producing creative ideas.The swing to conservatism was fueled with ideas from conservative think tanks that proliferated in the years before the Reagan campaign. Of the policy material that comes to my newspaper desk unsolicited, far more is conservative or reactionary than liberal or radical. It used to be the other way round.More columnists are conservative than liberal these days.
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