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By Frank D. Roylance and Sue Miller and Frank D. Roylance and Sue Miller,Evening Sun Staff | October 31, 1991
State officials have summarily suspended the medical license of a Baltimore psychiatrist on charges of improperly prescribing addictive pain killers, tranquilizers and sleeping pills in treating drug addicts.In a separate case, a psychiatrist from Catonsville was placed on three years' probation for prescribing narcotics in a manner "clearly outside the accepted standard of care."The state Board of Physician Quality Assurance found that Dr. Else M. Hillgard, 65, of the 100 block of W. Read St., Baltimore, posed "a grave risk and an imminent danger to the public health, safety and welfare."
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2000
Methadone, the addictive substance used to treat heroin dependency, could become more widely available in Baltimore County after a judge's ruling that the county violated federal anti-discrimination laws for years by blocking for-profit treatment centers. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake has ruled that Baltimore County's zoning laws violate the Americans with Disabilities Act because they treat private methadone clinics more strictly than other treatment facilities, such as weight-loss centers and laser eye-treatment offices.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2000
Noticeably absent from Wednesday night's premiere of the Baltimore-based HBO miniseries, "The Corner," was Mayor Martin O'Malley. Although he sent his chief of staff, O'Malley acknowledged yesterday that he has avoided any relationship to the gripping, six-part movie depicting the desperate world of Baltimore drug addicts. O'Malley yesterday commended David Simon and Edward Burns of Baltimore, who wrote "The Corner," the book upon which the movie is based, but added that he doesn't think promoting the city's drug-addiction problem to the rest of the nation is in its best interest.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
In "The Wire,"Lester Freamon famously said, "You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money, and you don't know where the [bleep] it's gonna take you. " Well, it's apparently taking folks to Martha's Vineyard for a chichi Obama campaign fundraiser. To raise some cheddar for Obama, National Journal reports via the Sunlight Foundation's Party Time blog that his campaign is throwing a little street party, Baltimore-style. Except that it's on the beach, in one of the country's most elite zip codes and at the private home of not junkies or cops or even dock workers -- but socialites.
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By John B. O'Donnell and John B. O'Donnell,Washington Bureau of The Sun | February 4, 1995
WASHINGTON -- A move by House Republicans to make major changes in Social Security's disability program took on a more bipartisan tone this week as Maryland Democrats called for a range of changes in the $65 billion aid plan.Acknowledging that there is "fraud and abuse" in the program, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Baltimore Democrat, asked the Senate Finance Committee to hold hearings on the program while some of her Maryland colleagues in the House -- both Democrats and Republicans -- urged various reforms.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2002
A new public residential drug treatment center opened yesterday in Northwest Baltimore - the first new facility in 30 years - and city officials hope it will create more bed space for addicts wishing to become clean. The facility at 4615 Park Heights Ave. will hold 135 people. It will be run by Gaudenzia Inc., a 34-year-old company that has more than 40 treatment sites throughout Pennsylvania. The facility will offer outpatient and residential programs for substance-abuse treatment, as well as prevention and education.
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February 5, 2013
OK news media, every story has two sides. We have seen what convicted felons, mentally disturbed and drug addicts can do with their guns, which are stolen and unregistered to say the least. Two laws broken right there! Now, let's hear from those hundreds of legal gun owners who are alive and well today because they were armed and ready when violence entered their lives.   Over 60 million people in this country own firearms legally. Positive thinking, intelligent, hard working citizens living within their rights.
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By Ryan Davis and Lynn Anderson and Ryan Davis and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2005
A triple homicide Monday night inside a drug and alcohol recovery facility in Remington has opened a window into a cottage industry in Baltimore - small, unlicensed and unmonitored group homes where recuperating addicts and alcoholics go to live. "This is a totally unregulated, uncatalogued set of services," said Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, Baltimore's health commissioner. "There are many hundreds, if not thousands, in the city." Most are well run, fill a need and are not required to hold government licenses, officials said yesterday, but concerns about the Remington facility have prompted a state inquiry.
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December 7, 1996
THE SURPRISE is not that the violent crime rate in Baltimore has for the first time in 10 years dropped significantly. It's that it has taken this city longer than others to register such a change. Police department numbers for the first nine months of this year indicate a 9.6 percent decrease in violent crime in the city compared to the same period in 1995. All major crime is down 7 percent; aggravated assaults, down 12.6 percent; robberies and burglaries, both down 8 percent.These preliminary figures have city officials optimistically anticipating next year's release of the FBI's uniform crime index.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2013
A tweet linking to an offensive joke came from the Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office early Monday morning, and was taken down with a few hours. "We are investigating it. I don't know if it was a hack, I don't know what it is," said Lt. Col. Rick Tabor, the second in command to Sheriff Ron Bateman. Reb Orrell, who said he works part-time for the sheriff's office, told The Baltimore Sun he accidentally shared the American White History Month photo that contained the statement.
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