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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2005
Federal prosecutors likely will conclude their case early next week against the accused organizer of one of the largest residential arsons in state history, the judge announced yesterday. The trial of Patrick S. Walsh, 21, of Fort Washington started one week ago, and prosecutors plan to finish their presentation to the jury in U.S. District Court in Baltimore by Tuesday. They are expected to call to the witness stand at least one of two men who have admitted their roles in the fires set Dec. 6 in Charles County.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Evette M. Boykin, a retired paralegal and longtime Northwesr Baltimore resident who worked for the federal government, died June 7 of a stroke at Genesis Health Care-Waldorf Center in Waldorf. She was 59. The daughter of Crosky Belle, a construction worker, and Alfreda Belle, a hospital worker, Evette Marcella Belle was born and raised in Baltimore. She was a 1973 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She attended Baltimore City Community College, where she earned a degree in psychology in 1978.
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SPORTS
August 6, 1999
Don Wilson, a 16-year-old from Fort Washington, set a state record for blue catfish when he caught a 39-pound, 4-ouncer Wednesday.The fish was caught on Swan Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, about halfway between the mouth of the creek and Fort Washington Park.The fish was checked in at Garys Market in Marbury. Department of Natural Resources freshwater fisheries biologist Tim Groves met Wilson at Grays, certified the weight and measured its length at 41.63 inches and girth at 25.75 inches.
NEWS
May 20, 2014
As a long-time advocate for equal employment opportunity in the federal workplace, I applaud your recent article, "Report finds 'failure' in Social Security discrimination complaint process" (May 15) by John Fritze, which disclosed the recent audit of the Social Security Administration's employment discrimination complaints process conducted by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Now the EEOC needs to conduct audits of other federal agencies, including those in the legislative branch, because the shortcomings of the SSA's complaints process are not unique to that agency.
SPORTS
By Special to The Sun | March 8, 1992
FORT WASHINGTON -- Rosecroft Raceway equaled its fastest mile of the year in the first race last night, as Precious Beau just caught favored Sanj at the wire. The 1-minute, 55 4/5-second clocking was even more impressive considering that the track was rated only "good" after intermittent rain the past two days.Tom Jackson drove Precious Beau, who set a career mark for owner/trainer Judy Welty of Westminster.
SPORTS
By A Sun Staff Correspondent | November 5, 1990
FORT WASHINGTON -- Die Laughing took control from the start before going on to win the $298,345 Presidential Stakes at Rosecroft Raceway Saturday night.The son of No Nukes paid $2.60 as the heavy favorite in a field of nine 2-year-old pacers.With Dick Silverman driving, the colt turned back challenges from Stormin Jessie and Artsplace. Cambest launched a late surge and finished second, one length back.
SPORTS
By Special to The Sun | November 17, 1990
FORT WASHINGTON -- Starting on Thanksgiving Day, there will be no racing Thursdays at Rosecroft Raceway for the remainder of 1990. All remaining Wednesday cards will have 12 races.The racing schedule will be Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a first-race post at 7:30 p.m. Sunday's first post will be at 6:30 p.m. The 1990 action will conclude Dec. 22.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | November 5, 1993
Nine of the world's top 2-year-old colt pacers will vie tomorrow night in the final of the $179,268 Presidential Pace at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington.Historic, with Doug Brown driving, has been made a slight favorite at 8-5 over Magical Mike, 5-2 with Mike Lachance in the sulky.Post time is about 10:35 p.m.
NEWS
February 6, 2008
On January 19, 2008, TYISHA NORMAN, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Tyisha is survived by her father, Melvyn Norman of Portsmouth, VA; a sister, Tracey Norman of Baltimore, MD; and a host of family members and close friends. A Memorial Service will be held on February 8, 2008 at the Calvin B. Scruggs Chapel, 1412 East Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21213, at 12:00 noon. Cards can sent to 2505 Henson Valley Way, Fort Washington, MD 20744.
SPORTS
By Special to The Sun | February 5, 1994
FORT WASHINGTON -- Cordova horseman Arty Foster scored an unusual double yesterday, winning the first race at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., and the second at Rosecroft Raceway.Foster won on Trick Or Trita in New Jersey, then harnessed Merlin's Legal, who won the $8,000 Beltway Pacing Series Championship at Rosecroft. Merlin's Legal covered five-eighths of a mile in 1 minute, 11 3/5 seconds.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2014
Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story. While most know Fort McHenry's role in the Battle of Baltimore, thanks to Francis Scott Key and "The Star-Spangled Banner," few know or remember what transpired on the hill overlooking the harbor. Buried there could lie remnants of the trenches that helped Baltimore fend off advancing British land forces and end the War of 1812.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2013
Diplomats and businessmen from around the globe. Tourists from across the country. Day-trippers from neighboring states. They flock to the nation's capital for commerce and pleasure and might also try their luck at a planned MGM casino near the National Harbor development, high on a bluff above the Potomac River and just south of Washington. MGM says more than two-thirds of the visitors to the resort are expected to come from outside Maryland. Such an international destination could transform a Maryland gambling industry that until now has mostly focused on creating a regional foothold.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2013
Now that MGM Resorts International won the state license to build a casino in Prince George's County, officials say they have no doubt it will become a world-class destination — and a revenue-generating powerhouse for the state. "I believe this will be the most successful commercial resort outside of Las Vegas," said Jim Murren, MGM's chairman and CEO, shortly after a state commission awarded his company the license on Friday. "I've never seen a site like this. " Analysts agree that the MGM National Harbor casino has major promise — projections are that it could generate hundreds of millions a year in tax revenue — but also that it will compete with Maryland Live at Arundel Mills and the rising Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore.
BUSINESS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
A casino at National Harbor would bring in more revenue and tax dollars than two other sites vying for the state's sole casino in Prince George's County, according to consultants who presented data to state gambling officials in Annapolis on Friday. A group of six consultant firms, hired by the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission to evaluate the casino proposals, said the MGM Resorts International resort and casino proposed for National Harbor would bring in annual gambling revenue of $713 million to $719 million.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
The three players bidding to build a new casino in Prince George's County have shown their hands, and the state will pick a winner by the end of December. The stakes are high as the state prepares to hold a series of meetings beginning this week and culminating Dec. 20 to choose who gets to operate the state's closest casino to Washington. All three pitched casino resorts costing hundreds of millions of dollars to be built near where Interstate 95 crosses into Maryland. The decision will be made by a special casino site-selection body, known as the Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, based on what it deems best for the state.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Carolyn Jacobi's broad-brimmed hat and cape stood out bright red against a gray afternoon recently at Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park in Elkridge, a combined pet and human cemetery, the latest stop in her 18-year national crusade for the buried dead and their loved ones. In a voice ringing with a preacher's passion, she told some three dozen people protesting possible development that she would fight to protect cemeteries "as long as God puts breath in my body, as long as I have a brain.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Peter Hermann and Arthur Hirsch and Peter Hermann,Staff Writers | September 17, 1993
UPPER MARLBORO -- A day after his son was arrested and charged with murder, a dazed Fred Moore stood in a corridor of the Prince George's County Court House. He could make no sense of the charges that his son was in a field with two other teen-agers Tuesday evening when two hunters were gunned down for their shotguns."I cried more than I ever cried. Why, why?" said Mr. Moore, a retired Air Force technical sergeant who works for the District of Columbia government."I told my kids, 'If you see something happen, run the other way.' I say, 'You don't need to take anything; that's why I work.
SPORTS
By Marty McGee | August 9, 1991
FORT WASHINGTON -- Super Thing, unbeaten in eight career starts, heads the second and stronger of two divisions of the Kentucky Standardbred Sales Trot tonight at Rosecroft Raceway.The 2-year-old filly should rule a heavy favorite in the $96,350 eighth race. The $95,100 first division is carded as the sixth race.The races are sponsored by the Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company, which also sponsors similar races for juvenile pacers. Those races, worth an estimated $250,000 combined, will be held on Sept.
BUSINESS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
The three firms vying for a license to operate a casino in Prince George's County passed rigorous background checks, state regulators announced Thursday. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission said it found that the companies were financially sound and that their backers were of high integrity after regulators spent 4,500 hours investigating, researching and conducting interviews as required by state law. The commission will pass along its decision to the state's Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, which will consider the proposals over several days beginning Oct. 21. The location commission is expected to award a license to one of the three companies by the end of the year.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
The University of Maryland Medical System has entered into a management agreement with the 37-bed Fort Washington Medical Center with provisions that would allow it to eventually take ownership of the facility in southern Prince George's County. Under the agreement, the current CEO and chief financial officer of Fort Washington Medical Center, which is owned by Nexus Health, would retain their positions but become employees of UMMS. The boards of both health systems would have to approve any merger or acquisitions.
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