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Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2014
One reads it in a diary entry. Another hears it in a song. Yet another feels it in an aging mansion. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a forgotten war. Yet for the descendants of those who witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, the conflict remains vivid. It was two centuries ago this week that British ships descended on Baltimore to deliver a death blow to the young United States. They had seized and burned Washington, and they thought they would score an easy victory here.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating the shootings of two men killed Wednesday night in separate incidents a block apart in Northwest Baltimore. Detectives say Austaniel Brown, 22, who last resided in the 4800 block of Beaufort Ave., was gunned down at a playground near the intersection of Park Heights and West Garrison avenues about 9:30 p.m. Shot in the chest, Brown was transported to a hospital where doctors pronounced him dead about an hour later....
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Three men who were sexually abused by a church youth-ministry leader years ago experienced a measure of justice Wednesday as they confronted their abuser in court, read emotion-charged statements about how his crimes have damaged their lives, and heard a judge sentence him to 16 years in prison. Jediah Tanguay, 33; Benjamin Tanguay, 31; and Roger Robbins, 30, were minors in the 1990s when Raymond Fernandez, then a longtime youth leader at Greater Grace World Outreach Church in East Baltimore, has admitted he molested them.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Pastor Elbert Street noticed a small crack in the wall behind the pulpit at Grace Christian Baptist Church. It widened. Then a branch appeared. A cluster of leaves unfurled. That was when Street realized that something was growing between the walls of his East Baltimore church: an 8-foot-tall tree. The 79-year-old pastor and others took the wall apart, hacked down the tree and hauled away bags of branches and roots. The tree came back. They cut it down again. And then again.
NEWS
September 2, 2014
The decision by the state to eliminate funding for the proposed rail cargo transfer facility in Morrell Park is patently absurd ( "State pulls $30 million from rail facility project in major victory for community activists," Aug. 28). Over the recent past we have seen many businesses consolidate and move their headquarters out of the Baltimore area. One the few assets that Baltimore has that can't be moved is the port. But it seems that the powers that manage the state and city are in the process of diminishing the value of the port to the businesses that utilize it. While it's popular to blame the railroad, the fact is that the railroad must operate, within the law, in a manner to maximize profits for its shareholders.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Atwater's will open a restaurant at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, an 88-acre mixed-use science campus under development in Baltimore's Middle East neighborhood.  Atwater's will take over the space in the Rangos Building that had been Cuban Revolution, which closed late last year. Opened in February 2013, Cuban Revolution was the first new restaurant to open in the emerging district, which is being developed by the Forest City-New East Baltimore Partnership.   The new restaurant will have its formal opening in early October but will be open for business sometime in mid-September, according to a spokesman for the Forest City Enterprises, Inc. This will be the sixth location for Ned Atwater's Catonsville-based group of cafes and markets.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Police have charged two suspects in the killing of a man in East Baltimore last month. Dominic Deschamps, 31, and Che McDowell, 23, were arrested in the Aug. 5 shooting of 46-year-old Bruce Paige, police said. At least one witness told police the two suspects ran up to Paige in the 500 block of N. Monroe St., Deschamps said "kill that [expletive]," and McDowell shot him in the head and torso, according to charging documents. Detectives found blood smears and damage to a black Nissan Sentra parked at the scene, and a trail of blood down the street and a blue baseball cap where Paige had collapsed, the documents said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Newly suspicious of the pen hanging on a lanyard Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wore around his neck, a clinical technician who had worked with him for two years took it one day early last year. What she saw when she got home and plugged the device into her computer set off an investigation that shook thousands of women across the region and led the world-renowned hospital to pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. After she notified Hopkins officials, who viewed the files and confronted Levy, they did not contact city police for a few days.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with City Council members and residents praising his accessibility and moves toward reform. At this time last year, Batts faced questions from city leaders about his leadership amid a surge in shootings as his strategic plan remained in the works. Now, with violent and property crime down and a series of initiatives launched to address community concerns and improve police procedures, council members encouraged Batts to keep moving the department forward.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Dennis J. Healy, a retired bindery and graphics salesman, died Aug. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after open-heart surgery. The Perry Hall resident was 73. Dennis Joseph Healy was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, where he attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church parochial school. He then enrolled at the old Calvert Hall College High School, at Saratoga and Mulberry streets, from which he graduated in 1959. After high school, Mr. Healy went to work as a salesman for Arcrods Co., a steel manufacturing company, and then was drafted into the Army, serving for two years.
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