May 14, 1996
The U.S. Naval Academy, beset by a plague of criminal behavior and alleged wrongdoing, will tighten its admissions screening and hold midshipmen to a higher military standard, officials said yesterday.The tighter screening will include more detailed interviews with local admissions boards and teachers -- and a check with local police to see if applicants have a record.Now applicants are asked on an application form if they have ever been arrested."There are problems that are not yet totally solved," said retired Adm. Benjamin Montoya, chairman of the academy's 12-member civilian advisory board of visitors, after a daylong, closed-door session.
September 22, 1991
It was the fall of 1986 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and a booming left hook by Mike Tyson in the second round had sent Trevor Berbick bouncing across the canvas like a flat rock skipping across a pond.There was no need to count. The crowd wildly applauded Tyson, who, at 20, had become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.Veteran trainer Angelo Dundee, after dragging Berbick back to his corner, was asked who or what could keep Tyson from enjoying a long reign as champion.
October 25, 2011
Halloween trick-or-treat in the city will be held Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. City officials called for children to keep themselves safe during trick-or-treat activities, and urged parents to make sure their children's costumes reflect light and are visible in the dark of the early evening hours. Residents should leave their porch lights on to receive trick-or-treaters. To report any suspicious or criminal behavior including unsafe treats received, call Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092.
August 22, 2014
Here's a question: Why do reporters continue to call what is happening in Ferguson, Mo., a demonstration? A demonstration is peaceful, which the daytime actions are. What is happening at night is a riot, with theft, vandalism and arson. That most certainly is not a demonstration. It is criminal behavior and should be called what it is. David Posner - To respond to this letter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name and contact information.
May 11, 2012
A 32-year-old Germantown woman pleaded guilty Friday to using a government credit card for personal use, buying 119 iPads, a mattress set and house cleaning services, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Tamia M. McCoy, a former employee for the National Institutes of Health, faces up to 10 years in prison at her sentencing in Baltimore's U.S. district court, set for July 26. In all, she stole between $70,000 and $120,000 prosecutors said. “McCoy brazenly sought to profit at the behest of tax payer dollars.
May 17, 2012
It is always tempting to ignore the bluster and bombast emanating from the vicinity of Patrick L. McDonough, the Baltimore County delegate and radio talk show host who considers himself a man of the people but mostly is a self-promoting bomb-thrower. His is a career built on angry sound bites and finger-pointing, particularly at minority groups, while his actual legislative accomplishments in Annapolis can be contained in a thimble - with room to spare. But his latest bloviation demands attention - if only because ignoring it might suggest it was excusable (which it was not)