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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | June 3, 2004
Perry Hall High School officials are recalling about 450 yearbooks that were distributed to seniors before the officials discovered that a racial epithet had been inserted next to the name of a biracial student. The slur appears to have been inserted as a prank, Baltimore County school officials said. Still, officials plan to send the yearbooks back to the publisher, where the offending page will be removed. Seniors will get their copies back, so autographs and personal notes will not be lost.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2004
Two McDaniel College students who were involved in a campus brawl with racial overtones asked a Carroll County Circuit Court judge yesterday for separate trials, with one student saying that the inflammatory nature of the slurs that precipitated the event would reflect unfairly on him. Defense attorney Paul Kemp told Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. that there was no evidence that his client, Thomas E. "Scoots" Crowell, 24, of Brinklow in Montgomery County, uttered...
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2004
Annapolis Fire Department officials tolerated a hostile working environment in which managers regularly used racial epithets and displayed favorable treatment toward white employees, a lawyer and retired Anne Arundel County Fire Department battalion chief said yesterday. David Bruce Hays spoke at a meeting of a task force created by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer to examine why the city's 101-person Fire Department has only nine black employees. City officials quickly cast doubt on Hays' allegations.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2000
A decision to bus elementary pupils from southern Anne Arundel County to Annapolis has brought a racially motivated death threat to the county school superintendent, authorities said yesterday. County police, who learned of the letter Tuesday, said they are providing protection for Superintendent Carol S. Parham and investigating the threat made in a letter to her. "The Anne Arundel County Police Department has taken this threat against Dr. Parham very seriously," county police chief P. Thomas Shanahan said last night.
TOPIC
February 27, 2000
PIEDMONT, Calif. -- Dear Sen. John McCain: I am a gook, even though I was not one of your North Vietnamese captors, who tortured you and other American prisoners of war more than 30 years ago. I am a gook, even though I was not a Viet Cong sympathizer who helped the North Vietnamese army battle Americans and South Vietnamese soldiers. I am a gook, even though I was not allied with the South Vietnamese military who fought alongside American GIs in that unfortunate war in which you and other Navy pilots were shot down.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1999
Signs of change are everywhere for the Baltimore Ravens.The team's logo, which never really became familiar, is coming down, gradually being replaced by a more pedestrian, lawsuit-inspired profile of a bird. (The old winged-shield logo can still be seen about town, though, hanging from a streetlight sign or two, lurking like the team's namesake omnivore.)Coming down, too, are the tacky vinyl signs that went up on the former Ravens stadium after the blockbuster sponsorship deal with PSINet was announced.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1998
Howard County police have arrested a 53-year-old man accused of slashing tires and scratching racial epithets into cars the Columbia Palace 9 movie theater over the weekend.Roger Thomas Nichols of no fixed address is charged with six counts of destruction of property, a hate crime and possession of a concealed deadly weapon, police said.About 4: 30 p.m. Sunday, police said, someone scratched a racial epithet into three cars parked on the theater lot. Police officers responded and took reports, said Sgt. Morris Carroll, a police spokesman.
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By Sheila Hotchkin and Melissa Corley and Sheila Hotchkin and Melissa Corley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 15, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- NAACP officials at the University of Maryland held a rally against racism yesterday in response to a racial slur left on a campus resident's door earlier this month.During the first week of classes, a freshman living in Elkton Hall found racial epithets scrawled on the message boards hanging on her door.Kyle F. Bosket, president of the school's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the episode was the 14th reported act of racial harassment this year.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 28, 1998
JASPER, Texas -- Despite fears of violence, a showdown between white supremacists and black militants remained relatively peaceful here yesterday on Jasper's courthouse square, leaving residents feeling relieved.Name-calling and threats were as bad as it got on a sweltering day in this East Texas town where a 49-year-old black man, James Byrd Jr., was dragged to death behind a pickup truck three weeks ago."It's wrong for either of them to be here," Joyce Edmond, a black woman, said of the two groups.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1998
Baltimore City Councilman Bernard C. "Jack" Young left a public hearing last night disappointed for two reasons.First, his bill to prohibit the use of city money to buy reference books that contain racial slurs drew opposition from the city solicitor, the school board and the city's Office of Community Relations.Second, only one person showed up to talk about it -- and she opposed it.Young's bill would prohibit using city money to purchase reference books and materials for schools and libraries that contain any words "commonly understood to be racial epithets or racial slurs."
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