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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Scott Shane and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Scott Shane,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The FBI arrested one of its own agents yesterday for allegedly spying for Russia and the former Soviet Union for $224,000 over a five-year period ending in 1992.Earl Edwin Pitts, 43, a 13-year bureau veteran who held a "top secret" clearance, was arrested at the end of a 16-month investigation in which his wife cooperated with the bureau. FBI agents posed as Russian spy chiefs during the undercover operation.He is the second FBI agent ever to be accused of espionage, and the second U.S. intelligence officer in a month to be accused of spying for Russia.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 12, 2002
More than 2,000 law enforcement officers are expected in Baltimore this weekend for a four-day training conference at the Marriott Waterfront that will examine how local police can better fight terrorism. The officers, all graduates of the FBI's National Academy in Quantico, Va., will hear first-hand accounts of Sept. 11 from former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who oversaw the department's response at the World Trade Center. Members of the Arlington, Va., force who responded at the Pentagon will also speak.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 1, 2000
QUANTICO, VA. -- Beyond a barbed-wire fence and two guardhouses, inside a building with dark-tinted windows, a handful of FBI agents battle the growing forces of on-line crime. Their work has gone largely unnoticed until recently. Last month, the small group of FBI agents and technicians came under heavy criticism from congressional Republicans and privacy rights advocates upset at a computer system FBI officials say is necessary to track criminals and build cases. The system's name: "Carnivore."
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 1, 2000
QUANTICO, VA. -- Beyond a barbed-wire fence and two guardhouses, inside a building with dark-tinted windows, a handful of FBI agents battle the growing forces of on-line crime. Their work has gone largely unnoticed until recently. Last month, the small group of FBI agents and technicians came under heavy criticism from congressional Republicans and privacy rights advocates upset at a computer system FBI officials say is necessary to track criminals and build cases. The system's name: "Carnivore."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 12, 2002
More than 2,000 law enforcement officers are expected in Baltimore this weekend for a four-day training conference at the Marriott Waterfront that will examine how local police can better fight terrorism. The officers, all graduates of the FBI's National Academy in Quantico, Va., will hear first-hand accounts of Sept. 11 from former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who oversaw the department's response at the World Trade Center. Members of the Arlington, Va., force who responded at the Pentagon will also speak.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 26, 2002
QUANTICO, Va. - Every 20 minutes, something bad happens here in the town of Hogan's Alley. FBI agents swarm the pawnshop, a man from inside the pool hall is arrested and some guy who keeps pulling up in front of the coffee shop is thrown to the ground every time he gets out of his BMW. Except for the fact that the same crimes keep happening over and over - and that the Dimetapp cough syrup boxes and the toothpaste containers have remained on the shelves...
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 11, 1991
Quantico, Va.--It's no wonder actor Scott Glenn, who portrays the FBI's expert on serial killers in the movie "The Silence of the Lambs," still has nightmares.He and co-star Jodie Foster spent a week at the FBI Academy with John Douglas -- the real-life expert on serial killers and the head of the FBI's National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime -- and got a taste of what Mr. Douglas does for a living.For starters, Mr. Douglas, 45, and far more engaging and jollthan the movie character based on him, played audio and video tapes for Mr. Glenn of killers torturing their victims.
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March 20, 1992
A Mass of Christian burial for James P. Stromberg, a retired Baltimore police colonel, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive at Chatham Road, Ellicott City.Colonel Stromberg, who lived in Ellicott City, died Wednesday at theage of 67 at St. Joseph Hospital from complications of cancer.He retired in 1985. He had been chief of the department's Community Service Division for much of the time since 1978. In 1983 and 1984, he commanded the Traffic Division.
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May 9, 2007
On May 6, 2007, KENNETH F.; beloved husband of the late Margaret E. Stewart; dear father of Stephen and his wife Eileen Stewart; grandfather of Tiffany and her husband Robert Galante and Sarah Stewart. Mr. Stewart was Past President of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates and Past President of the Maryland Chief of Police Assoc. Friends may call at the Gonce Funeral Service P.A. 4001 Ritchie Hwy., on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Friday at 11 A.M. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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November 28, 2003
John Richard Wagner, a retired major with the Baltimore City Police Department, died Saturday at home, apparently from a heart attack. The Rosedale resident was 61. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Wagner graduated from Kenwood High School in 1961. He joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam until 1965, when he was discharged with the rank of corporal. In 1967, he began his police career in the city's Northeastern District. He worked in the criminal investigation and tactical divisions, rising through the ranks to second in command in the Northeastern District.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Scott Shane and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Scott Shane,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The FBI arrested one of its own agents yesterday for allegedly spying for Russia and the former Soviet Union for $224,000 over a five-year period ending in 1992.Earl Edwin Pitts, 43, a 13-year bureau veteran who held a "top secret" clearance, was arrested at the end of a 16-month investigation in which his wife cooperated with the bureau. FBI agents posed as Russian spy chiefs during the undercover operation.He is the second FBI agent ever to be accused of espionage, and the second U.S. intelligence officer in a month to be accused of spying for Russia.
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January 9, 2004
The FBI announced yesterday plans to return a historic sword that once belonged to a Civil War captain to the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, where it was housed until it was reported missing in 1931. Bureau officials will be in Annapolis on Monday to return the sword, a gift from the state of New York to Capt. John Lorimer Worden. He commanded the USS Monitor in the 1862 naval battle with the CSS Virginia, a Confederate warship better known as the Merrimack. Worden died in 1897, leaving the Tiffany & Co. sword to his son. He donated it to the museum in 1912.
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October 13, 2011
ELDERSBURG - Madeleine Johnson, 15, an honor roll student at Liberty High School, will compete in the Miss Maryland Teen USA pageant Oct. 29-30 at the Marriott Bethesda Conference Center. Johnson has been a varsity cheerleader for two years, is a member of Liberty's magic and varsity clubs and is a recipient of the President's Academic Achievement Award. She recently contracted to model for the January/February issue of Inside Cheerleading magazine and will travel to Atlanta.
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