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By Rob Morse | May 1, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- This is America, and you need a drilling rig to plumb the depths of our culture's bad taste. When the head of the National Rifle Association said President Clinton tolerated a certain level of murder in this country for his political gain, I thought that was the bottom. But no, there were depths of bad taste below that. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York, who excuses shootings of unarmed citizens by his cops, called the federal agents who rescued Elian Gonzalez from his loony relatives "stormtroopers."
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By Justin George and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Darion Marcus Aguilar had no connections to his victims and modeled his attack on the Mall in Columbia after the Columbine High School shooting, Howard County police revealed Wednesday. Police said Aguilar, 19, even waited until 11:14 a.m. on Jan. 25 to launch his attack -- the same time the two Columbine students opened fire in 1999. Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon said Aguilar acted alone during the attack and planning. Aguilar, of College Park, killed Zumiez employees Brianna Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, before killing himself.
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By Michael Hoffman and Michael Hoffman,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2005
Linda Lou Sanders' husband was fatally shot at Columbine High School six years ago. Yesterday, she visited an East Baltimore school as part of a nonprofit group that is trying to prevent future Columbines and provide scholarships. "It's actually good to be back in a high school," Sanders said during her visit to Dunbar High School. Sanders is part of the American Students Fund, a group founded by local philanthropists that is providing scholarships and promoting good citizenship among teenagers.
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By David L. Ulin and David L. Ulin,Los Angeles Times | April 12, 2009
Columbine By Dave Cullen Twelve / 420 pages / $26.99 Forget everything you thought you knew. The girl who professed her faith in God before being gunned down in the library. The Trenchcoat Mafia and the feud between the goths and jocks. The idea that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold - the two Columbine High School seniors who, on April 20, 1999, killed 12 of their fellow students and one teacher in what was, at the time, the worst school shooting in the history of the United States - were disaffected, unpopular and motivated by resentment or revenge.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2004
Five years ago, Carol Jean Young's side yard in Hunt Valley had what you'd expect in a cutting garden in this part of the country: mums and black-eyed Susans. Last week, the first plants springing from the mulch were hardly native: columbines. Their presence is just one small sign of all that has changed in her life since April 20, 1999, the day five years ago that 12 students and one teacher in far-off Littleton, Colo., were gunned down at Columbine Senior High School. Since then, dust has collected on the piano in her home teaching studio.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 26, 2000
The Carson Scholars Fund will begin a fund-raising effort tonightfor an endowment fund in memory of the people killed April at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. The fund -- begun by pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson Sr. and his wife, Candy -- has given more than 200 $1,000 college scholarships to students in Maryland, Delaware and Washingtonsince 1995. The new fund-raiser will try to raise 13 $20,000 endowments in memory of the 12 students and the teacher killed at Columbine April 20. The endowment fund was created by the Jay and Carol Jean Young Foundation.
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By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1999
The 13 crosses of Columbine are coming to Anne Arundel County -- reminders of the students and teacher whose lives were tragically cut short in the massacre in April at the high school in Littleton, Colo.Greg Zanis, a carpenter from Aurora, Ill., set up the crosses on a hill near Columbine High School, and in recent months has taken them on a tour that has reached more than 55 communities nationwide.He is scheduled to set them up Tuesday at Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian Church's farmhouse at 235 Bay Dale Drive in Arnold, where they will remain through Friday.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 31, 1999
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Spurred by the deadly rampage at Columbine High School, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is working with a threat-evaluation company to develop a computer program to help school administrators spot troubled students who might be on the brink of violence.When the national pilot program, known as Mosaic-2000, begins being tested at more than 20 schools in December, its technique of confidentially vetting and rating potentially violent students on a scale of 1 to 10 will come not a moment too soon for Steve Dackin, principal of Reynoldsburg High School.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 1, 1999
LITTLETON, Colo. -- Authorities acknowledged yesterday that they did little to follow up a neighbor's complaint last year that one of the teen-agers responsible for the killings at Columbine High School "talks often of making pipe bombs and using them to kill numerous people."Police also said they told an administrator at Columbine, as well as the police officer assigned to provide security at the school. The officer engaged in "light conversation" with the teen-ager, Eric Harris, and his friends, but did not pick up signs that Harris was engaged in a yearlong plot that ended in a massacre at the school.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | December 16, 2005
A 13-year-old pupil of an Annapolis private school was arrested early yesterday morning and charged with disrupting school activities after city police said he approached several pupils about "re-creating Columbine," the 1999 school shooting spree in Colorado that left 15 people dead. A post-midnight search of the home of the boy's parents did not turn up any weapons, and police don't know what the boy's intentions were, said Officer Kevin Freeman, an Annapolis police spokesman. Police also don't believe that the boy's school, St. Martin's Lutheran School, is under any specific threat.
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November 21, 2007
Nov. 21 1927 Picketing strikers at the Columbine Mine in northern Colorado were fired on by state police; six miners were killed.
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By CLARENCE PAGE | April 20, 2007
WASHINGTON -- He defied our expectations in the worst ways. We have a lot to be afraid of in this era of global terrorism and high school shootings. But the young man who took more than 30 lives as well as his own at Virginia Tech did not appear to fit either profile. Cho Seung-Hui, 23, was born in South Korea but was a legal resident of the United States. He had everything to live for. And yet he killed. And once again, we are afraid. Rural Blacksburg, Va., is the type of place many big-city people considered moving to after the terrorist attacks of Sept.
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By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,Sun reporter | April 17, 2007
With 33 people dead, the shooting rampage on the campus of Virginia Tech in southwest Virginia yesterday became the worst such incident in recent U.S. history. The death toll surpasses the 24 killed at a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, on Oct. 16, 1991, and the shooting deaths of 22 at a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, Calif., on July 18, 1984. But the Virginia Tech killings also join a long list of multiple slayings on school campuses. For decades, the most infamous was the 96-minute rampage of Charles Whitman at the University of Texas in Austin.
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By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and NICHOLAS RICCARDI,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 7, 2006
GOLDEN, Colo. -- Sheriff's officials released yesterday the last batch of documents from their investigation of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, a trove that included one killer's essays about guns in high schools and a diary kept by his father that dismisses complaints against his son from another classmate. With 25,000 pages of Columbine-related documents already in the public domain, yesterday's 946-page coda offered little new information. But it did provide additional details about Eric Harris' and Dylan Klebold's plotting.
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By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | May 25, 2006
Amid rumors that warn of "Columbine-like violence" at a Carroll County high school June 6 -- a date being linked to satanic references because it translates to 666 -- officials are trying to allay growing concerns among parents, students and staff at Liberty High School in Eldersburg. "The rumors have been unsubstantiated," Florence Oliver, principal of the nearly 1,200-student school, said yesterday, adding, however, that "we want to help bring down the stress level and the tension to give students, parents and employees a sense of safety and security."
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | December 16, 2005
A 13-year-old pupil of an Annapolis private school was arrested early yesterday morning and charged with disrupting school activities after city police said he approached several pupils about "re-creating Columbine," the 1999 school shooting spree in Colorado that left 15 people dead. A post-midnight search of the home of the boy's parents did not turn up any weapons, and police don't know what the boy's intentions were, said Officer Kevin Freeman, an Annapolis police spokesman. Police also don't believe that the boy's school, St. Martin's Lutheran School, is under any specific threat.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1997
When two brothers found a wildflower they had never seen before growing in the village of Corbett, nobody suspected they were adding to the body of botanical knowledge.Andrew and Larry Clemens were boys then. Now they are men, with children of their own. It took a long time for the flower they found in a field of columbines to become known in the garden world as the Corbett columbine, native to Maryland."It was very unusual to find something so strikingly different," said Richard Simon, a longtime owner of Bluemount Nurseries in Monkton and a neighbor of the Clemens family in northern Baltimore County.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Sun Staff | November 7, 1999
It's a curious place for a memorial: a roadside bank on a busy street in suburbia, a sanctuary penetrated by the constant rush of cars and trucks. Yet it is here, on Bay Dale Drive in Arnold, that five young soccer players are struggling to place an eight-foot wooden cross into a freshly dug hole."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 3, 2005
Paul Bucher, the district attorney for the Wisconsin county where a man opened fire in a church service last month, killing seven others and himself, has one answer to the deadly mass shootings around the country in recent weeks: more guns. "The problems aren't the guns; it's the guns in the wrong hands," said Bucher, a Republican who recently announced his candidacy for Wisconsin attorney general. "We need to put more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Whether having that would have changed what happened is all speculation, but it would level the playing field.
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