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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 11, 1991
Quantico, Va.--It's no wonder actor Scott Glenn, who portrays the FBI's expert on serial killers in the movie "The Silence of the Lambs," still has nightmares.He and co-star Jodie Foster spent a week at the FBI Academy with John Douglas -- the real-life expert on serial killers and the head of the FBI's National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime -- and got a taste of what Mr. Douglas does for a living.For starters, Mr. Douglas, 45, and far more engaging and jollthan the movie character based on him, played audio and video tapes for Mr. Glenn of killers torturing their victims.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2004
For years, John Douglas was a frequent visitor to the Maryland Penitentiary and the state medical examiner's office downtown. As a criminal personality profiler for the FBI, Douglas found Charm City's gruesome murders and violent psychopaths a rich source of information for his attempts to probe the criminal mind. In the late 1970s, Douglas spent hours with Baltimore-area serial killer Charles W. Davis Jr., who, before his arrest, liked to spend time with rescue squad workers and was said to have accompanied them to the scenes of murders he had committed.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2004
For years, John Douglas was a frequent visitor to the Maryland Penitentiary and the state medical examiner's office downtown. As a criminal personality profiler for the FBI, Douglas found Charm City's gruesome murders and violent psychopaths a rich source of information for his attempts to probe the criminal mind. In the late 1970s, Douglas spent hours with Baltimore-area serial killer Charles W. Davis Jr., who, before his arrest, liked to spend time with rescue squad workers and was said to have accompanied them to the scenes of murders he had committed.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 11, 1991
Quantico, Va.--It's no wonder actor Scott Glenn, who portrays the FBI's expert on serial killers in the movie "The Silence of the Lambs," still has nightmares.He and co-star Jodie Foster spent a week at the FBI Academy with John Douglas -- the real-life expert on serial killers and the head of the FBI's National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime -- and got a taste of what Mr. Douglas does for a living.For starters, Mr. Douglas, 45, and far more engaging and jollthan the movie character based on him, played audio and video tapes for Mr. Glenn of killers torturing their victims.
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August 10, 2002
1846: Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named for James Smithson, whose $500,000 bequest made it possible. 1977: David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., and accused of being "Son of Sam," the gunman responsible for killing six people and wounding seven. 1993: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Associated Press
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July 12, 1991
Graveside services for Nathan Berkowitz, a retired poultry farmer in Jackson, N.J., will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Toms River, N.J., Jewish Community Center Cemetery.A native of Romania who settled in New Jersey in 1919, he lived for the past 20 years in Del Ray Beach, Fla., where he died Wednesday at age 89.His first wife, the former Fannie Ornstein, died in 1957.He is survived by his wife, the former Rose Ettinger; two sons, Dr. Richard Berkowitz of Owings Mills and David Berkowitz of Yardley, Pa.; a sister, Clara Berkowitz of Israel; and four grandchildren.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | July 2, 1999
Maybe it was the talking dog that finally put me over the edge. "Summer of Sam," Spike Lee's ambitious yet addled new film, is so full of non sequiturs, gratuitous sex and emotionally empty characters that for the first hour you simply watch it with mouth disbelievingly agape. Then, in one of the movie's supposedly climactic scenes, where serial killer David Berkowitz battles his interior demons, the black lab that Berkowitz actually blamed for the murders begins to speak to him, Taco Bell-chihuahua style.
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May 8, 2006
May 8 1794: Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during France's Reign of Terror. 1945: President Harry S. Truman announced in a radio address that World War II had ended in Europe. 1978: David R. Berkowitz pleaded guilty to the "Son of Sam" killings.
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June 11, 2012
I was not downtown during the recent disturbances, but I will take Del. Pat McDonough's word that the groups of young thugs were, in fact, black ("Baltimore and bigotry," May 18). Here is the point I want to make: The fact that they were black had nothing to do with their despicable behavior. In recent coverage of the meth lab bust, did anyone refer to the accused as a group of white drug peddlers? How about Oklahoma City bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, or serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, did their "whiteness" have something to do with their behavior?
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By If information hasn't been published about someone in your family who has passed away, please call us at 761-1732 or 332-6211 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6211; fax information to us at 332-6677 | December 11, 1991
Services for Jonathan Arthur Berkowitz, 24, a Holiday Fitness Centertrainer in Towson, will take place at 2 p.m. today at the Witzke Funeral Home, 5555 Twin Knolls Road.Mr. Berkowitz, a 1985 graduate of Centennial High School who lived on Racegate Run in Columbia, died Friday of complications from a bacterial infection at Deaton Hospitaland Medical Center in Baltimore.For 14 months, Mr. Berkowitz had been in a coma as a result of anOct. 7, 1990, car accident. He was the passenger in a westbound car on Caves Road in Baltimore County that left the road and killed the driver.
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December 4, 1999
Gene Rayburn, 81, the jocular host who winked at double entendres during TV's popular "Match Game," died in Gloucester, Mass., on Monday of congestive heart failure. "Match Game" was the top game show during much of the 1970s. Contestants would try to match answers to nonsense questions with a panel of celebrities; the references were often vaguely naughty for daytime TV.Dorothy Allison, 74, a renowned police psychic who helped locate the hideouts of Patty Hearst's kidnappers and later gave an accurate description of "Son of Sam" killer David Berkowitz, died in Newark, N. J., on Wednesday of heart failure.
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December 10, 1991
Jonathan A. Berkowitz, a fitness trainer who was seriously injured in an auto accident about 14 months ago, died Friday at Deaton Hospital and Medical Center in Baltimore. His death, at 24, resulted from head injuries received in the accident in Baltimore Oct. 7, 1990.Mr. Berkowitz had been a patient in four hospitals since the accident and had been at Deaton since July.Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Witzke funeral establishment, 5555 Twin Knolls Road in Columbia.Mr. Berkowitz earned a bachelor's degree in business from Frostburg State University in 1989 and was taking classes in physical fitness and working as a trainer at a Towson spa when the accident occurred.
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