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By Steven Miles | January 2, 1996
MINNEAPOLIS -- There are a million dead Americans lying around with health insurance. They are an untapped resource for a Congress that wants to cut health-care spending, avoid health-care reform and find a politically safe, cheap way to insure a few more Americans.Prepayment is the market miracle by which America insures a million dead people while leaving 45 million without health insurance. Insurers require a month's premium in advance. People who die on the first of the month have 30 days of insurance -- coverage that continues after they are buried.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 31, 2012
A group of 50 to 60 people gathered in downtown Aberdeen Thursday evening to remember two homeless people who died last Friday after they were found unresponsive in a tent at an encampment in the woods on the city's east side. Standing near the corner of Franklin and Parke streets near the library, city hall and festival park, the group included members of the clergy, advocates for the homeless and mental health, families and friends of the two dead people and other homeless people.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer John W. Frece contributed to this article | December 9, 1994
Dead people voted in Maryland's Nov. 8 election, Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey charged yesterday.The defeated candidate for governor, who is in the midst of an intensive investigation of voting records that she hopes will prove the election was stolen from her, made the charge before an audience of conservative legislators in Washington and then repeated it for reporters outside her Cockeysville headquarters."
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2011
The state may have erroneously paid up to $2.5 million on health care through the Medicaid program for more than 300 low-income residents after they died, according to a state legislative audit released Wednesday. The payments were discovered after auditors checked the names of Medicaid recipients from January 2008 through August of this year against Social Security records to capture those who died out of state. The program had relied on state vital statistics to track deaths. Auditors couldn't say how many payments were fraudulent or even illegitimate — some medical bills could have been sent after a patient's death.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2000
Take the talking dead people from "The Sixth Sense," some otherworldly visuals from "The Matrix" and the team mutant concept from "The X-Men," and you get "The Others," a pastiche of supernatural doublespeak that needs to worry less about aura and more about story and character. Tonight's series debut introduces us to reluctant empath Marian Kitt (Julianne Nicholson), a college student who, as a child, managed to convince herself that all those odd dreams and weird feelings she kept having were just due to an overactive imagination.
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By Joe Murray | April 17, 1997
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas -- I hate lawyer jokes. I would never repeat a lawyer joke. Like the one, what do a lawyer and a sperm have in common?For each, the odds are about 1 in 3 million of turning out to be a human being.It's not funny. Stop laughing.There are racists. There are sexists. There are lawyerists. Each is equally offensive. I'm outraged. I hope you are, too. Let's vow, you and me, that from now on we will tell only the truth about lawyers. No more made-up stories, OK?I'll go first.
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By Nigel Duara and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 16, 2010
A tearful former football player told Iowa police that he repeatedly shot his high school coach because he believed him to be a devil who turned students "into dead people," according to an interview with the murder suspect recorded just hours after Ed Thomas' death. The scratchy, muddled audio recording of 24-year-old Mark Becker's confession was played to a packed Butler County courtroom on the second day of his trial for first-degree murder. Becker has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 31, 2012
A group of 50 to 60 people gathered in downtown Aberdeen Thursday evening to remember two homeless people who died last Friday after they were found unresponsive in a tent at an encampment in the woods on the city's east side. Standing near the corner of Franklin and Parke streets near the library, city hall and festival park, the group included members of the clergy, advocates for the homeless and mental health, families and friends of the two dead people and other homeless people.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2011
The state may have erroneously paid up to $2.5 million on health care through the Medicaid program for more than 300 low-income residents after they died, according to a state legislative audit released Wednesday. The payments were discovered after auditors checked the names of Medicaid recipients from January 2008 through August of this year against Social Security records to capture those who died out of state. The program had relied on state vital statistics to track deaths. Auditors couldn't say how many payments were fraudulent or even illegitimate — some medical bills could have been sent after a patient's death.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | July 5, 1997
Leakin Park is a place where a person can go from a crowded urban road to a secluded wooded path in minutes. But what makes the wilderness expanse a sanctuary for city dwellers makes it attractive for killers as well.It has been dubbed "the city's largest unregistered graveyard" -- an urban forest in Dead Run Valley where children discover skeletons and city workers find bullet-riddled corpses draped over guardrails.Established six decades ago on land once owned by a Prussian railroad industrialist, Leakin Park is simply the place to dump a body in Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Nigel Duara and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 16, 2010
A tearful former football player told Iowa police that he repeatedly shot his high school coach because he believed him to be a devil who turned students "into dead people," according to an interview with the murder suspect recorded just hours after Ed Thomas' death. The scratchy, muddled audio recording of 24-year-old Mark Becker's confession was played to a packed Butler County courtroom on the second day of his trial for first-degree murder. Becker has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2000
Take the talking dead people from "The Sixth Sense," some otherworldly visuals from "The Matrix" and the team mutant concept from "The X-Men," and you get "The Others," a pastiche of supernatural doublespeak that needs to worry less about aura and more about story and character. Tonight's series debut introduces us to reluctant empath Marian Kitt (Julianne Nicholson), a college student who, as a child, managed to convince herself that all those odd dreams and weird feelings she kept having were just due to an overactive imagination.
NEWS
By Joe Murray | April 17, 1997
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas -- I hate lawyer jokes. I would never repeat a lawyer joke. Like the one, what do a lawyer and a sperm have in common?For each, the odds are about 1 in 3 million of turning out to be a human being.It's not funny. Stop laughing.There are racists. There are sexists. There are lawyerists. Each is equally offensive. I'm outraged. I hope you are, too. Let's vow, you and me, that from now on we will tell only the truth about lawyers. No more made-up stories, OK?I'll go first.
NEWS
By Steven Miles | January 2, 1996
MINNEAPOLIS -- There are a million dead Americans lying around with health insurance. They are an untapped resource for a Congress that wants to cut health-care spending, avoid health-care reform and find a politically safe, cheap way to insure a few more Americans.Prepayment is the market miracle by which America insures a million dead people while leaving 45 million without health insurance. Insurers require a month's premium in advance. People who die on the first of the month have 30 days of insurance -- coverage that continues after they are buried.
NEWS
By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer John W. Frece contributed to this article | December 9, 1994
Dead people voted in Maryland's Nov. 8 election, Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey charged yesterday.The defeated candidate for governor, who is in the midst of an intensive investigation of voting records that she hopes will prove the election was stolen from her, made the charge before an audience of conservative legislators in Washington and then repeated it for reporters outside her Cockeysville headquarters."
NEWS
June 21, 2011
I remember distinctly the editors/papers view on Ellen R. Sauerbrey objecting to the fact that dead people and prisoners voted when she lost the election ("Robocall indictments: the cost of dirty tricks," June 17). Because she was a Republican, the whole thing was just pooh poohed and people said she was crazy, although very little was done in the way of an investigation of the charges even though some of it was found to be true. C.L. Garfield
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By Gregory Spears and Gregory Spears,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 26, 1991
WASHINGTON -- You may not be able to take it with you, but that doesn't stop the federal government from sending millions of dollars a month to dead Americans, according to recent federal audits.A computerized match-up of death records and benefit paymentsfound that 5,935 dead Americans were sent $4.3 million in one month by the Defense Department, the Labor Department, the Railroad Retirement Board and the Office of Personnel Management.And it's not just the federal government's problem.
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