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By Catherine Cook | December 30, 1990
WITH CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION ON THE DECLINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS ON THE RISE, THERE'S NEVER BEEN A GREATER VARIETY OF FAUX FURS -- FROM FRANKLY FAKE IN BLAZING BRIGHTS TO NATURAL-LOOKING COPIES OF AUTHENTIC PELTS.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Federal prosecutors pursuing a drug money case based in part on a police dog whose certification has been questioned said in court filings this week that the dog might actually have been properly trained. The case stems from the seizure of $122,000 in suspected drug money at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport last fall. An attorney for a woman who claims the money is hers asked a judge to throw out the case, alleging that prosecutors used a faked K-9 training certificate produced by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police to bolster their case.
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By Elinor J. Brecher and Elinor J. Brecher,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 19, 1991
Miami -- If all that glitters is not gold, you can bet that a whole lot of what sparkles isn't diamonds, rubies, sapphires or emeralds, either -- especially in these recessionary times.When it comes to flashy gems, "faux" is no longer "pas." Paste is anything but passe.Just ask Nat Hyman, 28, founder N. Landau Hyman Jewels in Boca Raton, Fla..Four years ago, the former real estate developer and architect from Allentown, Pa., opened his first boutique on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. As fast as the economy slid down the tubes, he says, his sales climbed through the roof.
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By Duncan Hill | June 17, 2014
Like many fans and casual observers around the world, my life has been inundated with soccer (or fútbol) over the past few days. This is not a complaint; I really love watching the World Cup. Generally speaking, I have never been able to get excited about watching soccer, especially American Major League Soccer, because the matches usually consist of about 800 completed passes and 0 goals. However, the World Cup is different; it's that special time every four years that we get to see some of the best athletes from around the globe compete for a gold trophy that they get to borrow until the next cup (and yes, I believe soccer players are some of the best, if not the best, athletes)
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By Lita Solis-Cohen | July 28, 1991
A well-known London dealer has brought a lawsuit against a Buckinghamshire antiques dealer and potter for the return of ZTC 34,000 pounds (about $55,000), paid for pottery he claims are modern fakes.The suit was filed in High Court by Alistair Sampson Antiques Ltd., of Brompton Road, against Guy Davies of Frith Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Mr. Sampson says he bought a salt glaze bear, a redware taper stick and an agateware cat said to be 18th century originals, but claims they were fakes made to reproduce as nearly as possible the appearance of originals.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1996
A robber faked a pizza order from a vacant apartment Sunday and robbed the delivery man when he showed up with the order, Howard County police said.Wali Kahn, 37, a driver from Pizza Time in Laurel, was not injured, police said.Shortly after 7 p.m., someone phoned Pizza Time to have pizza delivered to an apartment in the 9100 block of Tumbleweed Run, an unoccupied residence the robber apparently had broken into earlier, police said.About 7: 30 p.m., when the employee showed up with the order, the robber overpowered him and took his money, police said.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen | June 6, 1993
As in any other field of collecting, there are plenty of fake powder horns. William H. Guthman notes there are more examples with historic maps, scenes and personages than carvers who worked during the period in which the depicted events took place could have made. Some are old horns whose 18th-century dates were carved in the 1820s to 1840s to convince officials their owners were veterans entitled to pensions or land bounties. Others likely were carved at the end of the 19th century to "establish" that ancestors had participated in the Revolutionary War so the family could join newly formed patriotic organizations like the Sons of the American Revolution.
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By Chuck Finder and Chuck Finder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 11, 1997
PITTSBURGH -- On a night of rather offensive football, the offensive play of the night belonged to a wide receiver just trying to please his mom.And she probably made a better move on the play than her son.The Pittsburgh Steelers' Yancey Thigpen, whose 130 yards on a half-dozen catches Sunday night nearly surpassed the Ravens' 136 on 15, registered the only score of a 37-0 Pittsburgh romp that wasn't a 1-yard plunge or a field goal. His nifty contribution was a 52-yard, fake-and-streak pattern down the left sideline in the third quarter.
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By Mike Preston | December 20, 1998
The formation: I-formation, pro right.Action: At the snap, the offensive linemen lock into their pass-protection sets. Fullback Ty Hallock (49) leads through the hole and running back James Allen (20) fakes taking a handoff from quarterback Steve Stenstrom on a play-action fake. Tight end Alonzo Mayes (85) runs a 10-yard pattern and cuts across the middle. Both outside receivers run stutter-step routes to freeze the cornerbacks, then try to jet by them on go routes.Stenstrom can throw to flanker Curtis Conway (80)
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | March 21, 1992
The first time Nick Shevillo saw Tom Marechek play lacrosse, the Syracuse attackman did wondrous things with the stick."Things I had never seen," Shevillo said. "I thought he had thrown the ball three times, but they were just fakes. He still had it."Shevillo, a Johns Hopkins senior defenseman, has played against Marechek three times, but never in the role he will fill today. When the No. 3 Blue Jays take on No. 1 Syracuse at 2 p.m. at Homewood, Shevillo will have the assignment of trying to contain Marechek one-on-one.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
A man was arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday after a loaded hand gun was located inside his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The gun with seven rounds in it, one of them in the chamber, was spotted by a TSA agent in the man's carry-on luggage as it passed through a security X-ray machine, the TSA said. The agent called Maryland Transportation Authority police, who responded about 4:30 p.m., confiscated the gun and arrested the man - identified as Ryan Watson, 36, of Stafford, Va. - on a state weapons charge, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, a MdTA Police spokesman.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
A gala of gore attracted a human figure adorned with sharp plastic claws and accompanied by a little fake blood cocktail sauce. Baltimore's Zombie Gras is that kind of event. The fourth annual celebration of creative decomposition and masterful makeup drew hundreds of aficionados Saturday to Geppi's Entertainment Museum. The blood was all fake, and those who spent hours applying it were more than willing to discuss their approach to graveyard glamour in the setting of classic movie posters and treasures of the golden age of horror, imagination and adventure.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
The Northern Virginia couple throwing down $100 tokens at Maryland Live casino last month may have looked like aspiring high-rollers, but police say they were gambling with fake chips. Maryland State Police have charged a husband and wife from Annandale, Va., with conspiracy and theft after determining that they were using counterfeit chips at the Hanover casino. Authorities are looking for two other suspects in a similar, but unrelated, case. According to police, Rosa A. Nguyen, 36, purchased $150,000 worth of counterfeit casino chips — which had been altered to appear to be Maryland Live chips — over the Internet for $12,000.
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December 19, 2013
Howard County police say they are launching enforcement of a standing state law that can lead to loss of a driver's license for up to a year for anyone caught using a fake ID. Police said the law has been on the books for some time, and they plan to enforce it more vigorously "with many college students home for the holidays, and high school students preparing for winter break. " Howard police say the department seizes some 300 fake IDs every year, mostly from high school-age teens attempting to use them at liquor stores, concerts, bars and restaurants.
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By Kelby Brick | December 17, 2013
Among the distinguished heads of state and dignitaries at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, one man stood out for the wrong reasons. The event featured a fraudster on stage pretending to be a sign language interpreter. Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first deaf woman to be elected to the South African parliament (and one of the few deaf elected politicians in the world) immediately demanded that the man be removed. The impostor deprived deaf South Africans the opportunity to participate with their country in mourning, honoring and celebrating Mr. Mandela and his commitment to civil and human rights - a brazenly oppressive act that drew wide outrage.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
The Baltimore man dubbed the "Dine and Dasher" by police is at it again, authorities and restaurant owners say. Andrew Palmer, 46, notorious for racking up food and drink tabs at area restaurants, then faking seizures to get out of paying the bill, was arrested early Monday after owners said he refused to pay a $50 bill at Viccino Jay's Italian Gourmet on Charles Street. The night before, he went limp at upscale barbecue restaurant Oliver Speck's in Harbor East when it was time to settle up on a $90 tab, according to the owner and a patron.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,Sun Staff Writer | August 22, 1995
Just after 2:30 p.m. yesterday, an investigator from the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office walked in the front door of Paul Wiedorfer's Northeast Baltimore home with a white and red box. Inside sat the Medal of Honor that Mr. Wiedorfer won in World War II but wasn't sure he'd ever see again."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 29, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO -- A year ago Jacqui Rogers, a retiree in southern Oregon who dabbles in vintage costume jewelry, went on eBay and bought 10 butterfly brooches made by Weiss, a well-known maker of high-quality costume jewelry in the 1950s and 1960s. At first, Rogers thought she had snagged a great deal. But when the jewelry arrived from a seller in Rhode Island, her well-trained eye told her that all of the pieces were knockoffs. Although Rogers received a refund after she confronted the seller, eBay refused to remove hundreds of listings for identical "Weiss" pieces.
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By John McCarthy and Tom Manger | October 8, 2013
Earlier this year, the General Assembly passed legislation to deal with the serious problem of an emerging class of drugs known as "synthetic cannabinoids. " The new law, which went into effect Oct. 1, prohibits the sale and possession of drugs intended to mimic the effects of marijuana, commonly sold under brand names such as "K-2," "Spice," "Voodoo Spice" "Scooby Snax," "Mr. Nice Guy" and "Mystery," to name just a few. Particularly troubling is that the packaging of these products often depict cartoon characters or images that are appealing to young people.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2013
A car rental company located near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in Hanover was evacuated for more than four hours on Friday night after employees noticed a suspicious device and alerted police, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The device, which had been made to resemble an explosive, was ultimately deemed a "hoax" after the state's bomb squad responded and approached it in the facility's vehicle return cleaning area with a robot, the fire marshal said. Officials first responded to the Avis Car Rental facility in the 7400 block of New Ridge Road about 8:28 p.m., and quickly evacuated and secured the area, said Deputy State Fire Marshal Caryn McMahon.
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