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By MICHAEL MARTIN | December 4, 1991
It used to be we had only one type of creature to avoid after atragedy: the peculiar breed of lawyer known as the ''ambulance chaser.'' Now a new animal is emerging -- the ''trauma chaser.''About two years ago, a gunman barged into a kindergarten classroom in Natchez, Mississippi, shot his estranged wife twice (she was not fatally injured), then held the children hostage while he raped two other women in the same room. None of the children were injured.A terrifying scene, to be sure. A scene that most children will never have to witness in their entire lives, much less during the first year of their formal education.
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By David Horsey | September 30, 2014
One chilly winter evening in 1988, I was the lone journalist among a small clump of voters gathered inside an old meeting hall in Manchester, N.H. I was there, mostly out of curiosity, to witness the spectacle of a man desperately clinging to a shattered dream. The dream was the presidency. The man was Gary Hart. Mr. Hart had once been sure it was his destiny to be president of the United States. The previous spring -- perhaps convinced of his own inevitability and invulnerability and only weeks after declaring his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination -- Mr. Hart had taken a ride to Bimini on a yacht called "Monkey Business" accompanied by a young model named Donna Rice.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1996
Joseph S. Student, who was one of the last practitioners in Baltimore of the ancient craft of hand sculpting sterling silver holloware, died May 12 of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 86.As a youngster in West Baltimore, Mr. Student became fascinated with a neighbor who was a hand-chaser at Samuel Kirk & Sons, the famed Baltimore silversmiths.After Mr. Student expressed an interest in learning the esoteric art, the neighbor arranged an apprenticeship at Kirk's plant at Kirk Avenue and 25th Street, and the 14-year-old school dropout began his career in 1924 as all hand-chasers do: by sweeping the shop floor.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | January 5, 2010
Take record snow in December, add a long stretch of below-average temperatures and a weekend of howling north winds and you've got what's beginning to look like a real winter for Maryland this year. High temperatures are expected to lag a full seven degrees or more below normal throughout the week, pushing energy bills higher and making it at least uncomfortable - and possibly dangerous - to spend much time outside. Baltimore's emergency shelters are packed with homeless looking for a respite from the weather.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 5, 2004
Seeyoubychance won yesterday's $40,000 H. Steward Mitchell Stakes, his first added-money victory, in a thrilling stretch drive at Pimlico Race Course. Under Ryan Fogelsonger, the 2-year-old son of American Chance wrested the lead in mid-stretch, battled front-running speedster Late Night Lover and then held off a last-gasp effort by favorite Monster Chaser to win by a neck. Seeyoubychance, who is trained by Dale Capuano, paid $8.80. He covered the six furlongs in 1 minute, 12.70 seconds, topping a $22.40 exacta and $77.60 trifecta.
NEWS
January 11, 1997
TALK IS CHEAP. If Baltimore's state senators are truly ready to take politics out of city liquor board appointments, they should speedily pass legislation that would accomplish that. The senators have been clinging to a 60-year-old patronage system that has in the past allowed them to choose the board members who hire the liquor inspectors who visit the bars whose owners contribute to political campaigns.The senators are finally saying they're tired of a system they insist only appears to be corrupt.
FEATURES
By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1998
It's a May evening in the Texas panhandle, and daylight is running out. To the north, a towering storm cloud sprouts up and over our heads, hung with the little pockets of water vapor called mammatus, the hallmark of a violent storm. But that storm isn't the one we're after. We're after the tornado.We're storm-chasing, and this, although we don't know it, is the best chance we'll have in a two-week tour to see a twister. Brilliant bolts of lightning are hitting nearby as our leaders jabber excitedly over the CBs, trying to figure out which storm to chase.
FEATURES
By SUN STAFF | September 15, 1999
Even as thousands of people were fleeing the southern Atlantic coast as Hurricane Floyd came knocking yesterday, at least one man was headed instead for the best front-row seat he could find, to be there when the monster storm arrived.His name is Richard "The Hurricane Chaser" Horodner, and since he was just 18, he's been "chasing" hurricanes all around the world -- that is, getting as close as he safely can to witness the "power and organization of nature" exemplified by each one. He has filmed every major hurricane since Hurricane Diana in 1984 for home video sales and has sold footage to TV networks, including ABC, CBS and CNN.He's 52 now and has survived dozens of close encounters, some of them right in his own back yard, so to speak, near Miami.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | September 29, 2003
REGULAR VISITORS to this space know there is no end to the things I do for my readers. I have stood in test tunnels and endured hurricane-force winds, ridden in the Goodyear blimp (even though I hate flying), attended cat shows (even though I hate cats), endured mimes and accordion players and fat guys in Speedos at health club pools, all to bring the stories to light, often at great personal risk. Then, the other night, came the ultimate sacrifice. I got loaded for my readers. OK, I didn't really get loaded-loaded, because I am 120 years old and can no longer stand to wake up with a pounding headache and nausea and lie on the couch all day whimpering for someone to shoot me. But I did have a few beers in order to test something called Chaser, which bills itself as "America's No. 1 Hangover Prevention" and is getting lots of publicity in the few months it's been sold here.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
Legal Control battled foot problems and Preakness runner Malibu Moonshine in his most recent efforts and didn't fare well. Both experiences were behind him yesterday and the son of Thunder Gulch returned to front-running form, holding off Monster Chaser and It's Time to Smile to win the $50,000 Deputed Testamony Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. With Luis Garcia replacing regular rider Jozbin Santana, Legal Control needed sound hooves to prevail by a head over Monster Chaser, who was a neck in front of It's Time to Smile.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun reporter | February 16, 2008
Michael A'Hearn is about to find out if there are second acts in American astronomy. The University of Maryland scientist made international news in 2005 when he ran the Deep Impact mission, which slammed an 820-pound projectile into the path of a comet speeding through space at 23,000 mph. The smash-up became one of the most widely watched unmanned projects in NASA history. A'Hearn is now overseeing a $41 million NASA mission that recycles the Deep Impact spacecraft - which fired the projectile into the comet - to search for Earth-like planets in our interstellar neighborhood.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Columnist | July 30, 2007
Along with "Trump Admits Hair Looks Ridiculous" and "Baltimore Rated Safest Place to Live," here is a headline you never expect to see: "Astronauts Flew Drunk, Report Says." Are you kidding me? Getting tanked up before they strap you into the top of a huge rocket and send you roaring into space, where you'll be expected to perform complicated docking maneuvers, meticulous scientific experiments and demanding space walks, among other duties? Do you even want to do this with a hangover, never mind drunk?
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
Legal Control battled foot problems and Preakness runner Malibu Moonshine in his most recent efforts and didn't fare well. Both experiences were behind him yesterday and the son of Thunder Gulch returned to front-running form, holding off Monster Chaser and It's Time to Smile to win the $50,000 Deputed Testamony Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. With Luis Garcia replacing regular rider Jozbin Santana, Legal Control needed sound hooves to prevail by a head over Monster Chaser, who was a neck in front of It's Time to Smile.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 27, 2005
The real Malibu Moonshine showed up yesterday at Laurel Park, driving to a narrow victory in the $50,000 Private Terms Stakes. The chestnut son of Malibu Moon had created a flurry of interest when he won Laurel Park's Miracle Wood in February, but raised doubt when he ran fourth in the Battaglia Memorial March 5 at Kentucky's Turfway Park. Yesterday, the newest star of trainer King Leatherbury's stable reinforced his credentials as one of the leading 3-year-olds in Maryland as he won by a neck in completing the race in 1 minute, 40.04 seconds for a mile.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 1, 2005
Sometimes, the best horse isn't the one from New York. Sometimes, the best horse is stabled right here in Maryland. Yesterday, Prideland traveled south from Belmont Park, seduced the bettors and went off at even money in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship Stakes at Pimlico. Meanwhile, trainer Richard W. "Dickie" Small, a fixture on the Pimlico backstretch, marched Legal Control from his barn to the paddock, and the bettors hardly noticed. Legal Control went off at 7-1. When the horses charged to the wire in the year-end stakes for 2-year-old Maryland-breds, however, Legal Control led the procession, and Prideland settled for third.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | December 19, 2004
When Aggadan pinned his ears, steeled his determination and refused to let the challenger pass, Cynthia McGinnes thought of Horatius. That's how he would have done it. Aggadan's triumph in the $100,000 Jennings Handicap yesterday at Pimlico represented the ninth victory this year by a horse bred by Cynthia and Charles McGinnes at their Thornmar Farm in Chestertown on the Eastern Shore. "This is our career year," said Cynthia, who has bred horses at Thornmar with her husband since 1971.
NEWS
By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1995
State police barracks are warning drivers to reduce speeds, increase use of seat belts and reduce driving while intoxicated.First Sgt. Charles Mays said state police will participate in a national campaign to increase safety on highways, particularly for the rest of 1995.With two other national agencies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police is sponsoring the 1995 Chiefs' Challenge to push safety belt use, improve speed compliance and reduce the number of impaired drivers.Several safety billboards will be in Carroll County, including one in Hampstead at Routes 30 and 88 and another in Finksburg on Route 140. The billboards and smaller posters to be distributed in convenience stores, grocery stores, bars, liquor stores and schools depict troopers from the Westminster barracks promoting an anti-drunken driving slogan.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 1, 2005
Sometimes, the best horse isn't the one from New York. Sometimes, the best horse is stabled right here in Maryland. Yesterday, Prideland traveled south from Belmont Park, seduced the bettors and went off at even money in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship Stakes at Pimlico. Meanwhile, trainer Richard W. "Dickie" Small, a fixture on the Pimlico backstretch, marched Legal Control from his barn to the paddock, and the bettors hardly noticed. Legal Control went off at 7-1. When the horses charged to the wire in the year-end stakes for 2-year-old Maryland-breds, however, Legal Control led the procession, and Prideland settled for third.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 5, 2004
Seeyoubychance won yesterday's $40,000 H. Steward Mitchell Stakes, his first added-money victory, in a thrilling stretch drive at Pimlico Race Course. Under Ryan Fogelsonger, the 2-year-old son of American Chance wrested the lead in mid-stretch, battled front-running speedster Late Night Lover and then held off a last-gasp effort by favorite Monster Chaser to win by a neck. Seeyoubychance, who is trained by Dale Capuano, paid $8.80. He covered the six furlongs in 1 minute, 12.70 seconds, topping a $22.40 exacta and $77.60 trifecta.
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