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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2000
When Ray Lewis returns to Maryland from his aborted trial in Atlanta, he'll join more than 97,000 people in the state - including crack addicts, petty thieves and defrauders of the elderly - to be on parole or probation. But he won't be treated the same as the Maryland masses who have done wrong. Lewis' probation obligations amount to 28 long-distance telephone calls over a year to counselors at a private company, informing them whether he has violated the terms by using alcohol or drugs.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
Police investigating a fatal shooting at a megachurch near Atlanta confirmed that their suspect is the man who pleaded guilty in a shooting at a Northwest Baltimore mosque in 2001. Floyd Lester Palmer, 51, entered a chapel at World Changers Church International in College Park, Ga., on Wednesday and shot Greg McDowell, 39, according to Fulton County police. Palmer waived two chances to go before a judge, the Fulton County sheriff's department said, and will have his first hearing next month.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2000
ATLANTA - A medical examiner testified yesterday that two men killed in a post-Super Bowl street fight here died within minutes of being stabbed in the heart, but said the injuries were probably not caused by a knife found at the scene. Fulton County medical examiner and forensic pathologist John Parker, testifying on the day after football star Ray Lewis officially left the case, showed jurors grisly photographs taken during his autopsies. He said Jacinth Baker, 21, and Richard Lollar, 24, both of Decatur, Ga., suffered a number of stabs and cuts in a brawl, which broke out at about 4 a.m. on Jan. 31. Relatives of the victims bolted from the courtroom in tears at one point during Parker's testimony.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
Police in Georgia say they are investigating whether the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Atlanta-area megachurch is the same man convicted of chasing down a man and shooting him outside a Northwest Baltimore mosque in 2001. Floyd Lester Palmer, 51, is listed with the same name and birth date in court records from both incidents, which bear striking parallels. Palmer pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the Maryland shooting - at a mosque where he was a security guard - and was later found not criminally responsible.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writer | July 21, 1994
The 24-year-old son of Rep. Kweisi Mfume has been charged with the rape of an acquaintance at her suburban Atlanta apartment after an early morning breakfast at a nearby restaurant, police confirmed yesterday.Michael Gerard Mfume, a music video producer from Baltimore, was arrested July 14 at the 25-year-old woman's apartment in Dunwoody, Ga., north of Atlanta, and sat in the county jail until Monday evening, when he was released on $35,000 bond, Fulton County police said.He was charged with one count of rape, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment in Georgia, police said.
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By Gregory Kane | June 14, 2000
RAY LEWIS - Baltimore Ravens linebacker to Charm City's television stations, but "former murder suspect" to Atlanta's - stood in front of cameras and microphones Friday afternoon to let the world know he's an angry man. "Yes, I'm angry at [Fulton County] District Attorney Paul Howard," Lewis said at the news conference at the Ravens' Owings Mills training complex. "Because from Day One, I tried to speak to him and tell him that I was an innocent man." Lewis didn't say so explicitly, but he implied that he would have stood a better chance of getting a dead dog to roll over than of getting Howard to see reason.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2001
A Glen Burnie woman whose son disappeared in 1995 has learned through DNA testing that a young man who died in Georgia more than five years ago - and whom she believed to be her missing child - is not her son. Debra Mulligan has been waiting since August for the results of tests that compared Mulligan's DNA with genetic material saved from the autopsy of an unidentified car accident victim in Georgia. The young man lay comatose and anonymous for a year in Atlanta's Grady Hospital before dying in June 1996 from head injuries suffered when he was hit by a car. "I'm numb," said Mulligan, who had become convinced since she submitted a DNA sample taken from her mouth for comparison purposes that the accident victim was her son, Donald Lee Izzett Jr. The physical resemblance between Izzett and the victim was striking, but Mulligan initially had doubts because the accident victim had tattoos.
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December 18, 2007
Two suspects were arrested and will be charged with carjacking Atlanta Hawks forward Shelden Williams at gunpoint. The men have been accused of five armed robberies near Atlanta and are being held at the Douglas County jail, police said yesterday. They are to be charged in Fulton County on Williams' carjacking but first must answer to the charges in Douglas County. The suspects were identified as Bernard Moss and Darius Mathis, each 18 with an Atlanta address. They appeared in court yesterday.
NEWS
February 18, 2001
Ex-planning chief hired by former boss for Ga. county post A former Anne Arundel County planning director has been hired by his former boss as the environment and community development director of Fulton County, Ga. Steven R. Cover, 45, of Arnold is scheduled to begin his new job March 7. Cover was Anne Arundel's director of planning and code enforcement from 1995 to 1999. He was most recently director of planning and branch manager for the Annapolis-based civil engineering firm McCrone Inc. Cover was brought to Fulton County, which encompasses Atlanta, by Thomas C. Andrews, who was land-use and environment officer during former County Executive John G. Gary's administration.
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By Jia-Rui Chong and Jia-Rui Chong,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 31, 2007
A Georgia man infected with a potentially deadly form of drug-resistant tuberculosis told a newspaper that health authorities here never explicitly barred him from leaving on an overseas trip that might have exposed hundreds of people in the U.S., Europe and Canada. The man, who spoke to the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday, said health officials only said that they "preferred" he stay home in the Atlanta area. The man then reportedly left for Europe to get married. Yesterday, officials from the Fulton County Health and Wellness Department and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that they clearly and emphatically told him to stay put. "He was told in no uncertain terms that he had a serious, contagious disease," said Dr. Steven Katkowsky, director of the Fulton County Department of Health.
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December 18, 2007
Two suspects were arrested and will be charged with carjacking Atlanta Hawks forward Shelden Williams at gunpoint. The men have been accused of five armed robberies near Atlanta and are being held at the Douglas County jail, police said yesterday. They are to be charged in Fulton County on Williams' carjacking but first must answer to the charges in Douglas County. The suspects were identified as Bernard Moss and Darius Mathis, each 18 with an Atlanta address. They appeared in court yesterday.
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By Jia-Rui Chong and Jia-Rui Chong,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 31, 2007
A Georgia man infected with a potentially deadly form of drug-resistant tuberculosis told a newspaper that health authorities here never explicitly barred him from leaving on an overseas trip that might have exposed hundreds of people in the U.S., Europe and Canada. The man, who spoke to the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday, said health officials only said that they "preferred" he stay home in the Atlanta area. The man then reportedly left for Europe to get married. Yesterday, officials from the Fulton County Health and Wellness Department and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that they clearly and emphatically told him to stay put. "He was told in no uncertain terms that he had a serious, contagious disease," said Dr. Steven Katkowsky, director of the Fulton County Department of Health.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2001
A Glen Burnie woman whose son disappeared in 1995 has learned through DNA testing that a young man who died in Georgia more than five years ago - and whom she believed to be her missing child - is not her son. Debra Mulligan has been waiting since August for the results of tests that compared Mulligan's DNA with genetic material saved from the autopsy of an unidentified car accident victim in Georgia. The young man lay comatose and anonymous for a year in Atlanta's Grady Hospital before dying in June 1996 from head injuries suffered when he was hit by a car. "I'm numb," said Mulligan, who had become convinced since she submitted a DNA sample taken from her mouth for comparison purposes that the accident victim was her son, Donald Lee Izzett Jr. The physical resemblance between Izzett and the victim was striking, but Mulligan initially had doubts because the accident victim had tattoos.
NEWS
February 18, 2001
Ex-planning chief hired by former boss for Ga. county post A former Anne Arundel County planning director has been hired by his former boss as the environment and community development director of Fulton County, Ga. Steven R. Cover, 45, of Arnold is scheduled to begin his new job March 7. Cover was Anne Arundel's director of planning and code enforcement from 1995 to 1999. He was most recently director of planning and branch manager for the Annapolis-based civil engineering firm McCrone Inc. Cover was brought to Fulton County, which encompasses Atlanta, by Thomas C. Andrews, who was land-use and environment officer during former County Executive John G. Gary's administration.
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By Gregory Kane | June 21, 2000
SOME PEOPLE just can't let things go. In the matter of Ray Lewis, recently cleared of murder charges but guilty of misdemeanor obstruction of justice, some folks just need to move on. Letter writer Alan Paxton is a case in point. Obviously subscribing to the notion that if a crime involves a black guy with a knife, said black guy must be guilty. Paxton dashed off this fiery missive: "Please, how the hell can you call the acquittals of Oakley and Sweeting proof that they acted in self-defense?
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By Gregory Kane | June 14, 2000
RAY LEWIS - Baltimore Ravens linebacker to Charm City's television stations, but "former murder suspect" to Atlanta's - stood in front of cameras and microphones Friday afternoon to let the world know he's an angry man. "Yes, I'm angry at [Fulton County] District Attorney Paul Howard," Lewis said at the news conference at the Ravens' Owings Mills training complex. "Because from Day One, I tried to speak to him and tell him that I was an innocent man." Lewis didn't say so explicitly, but he implied that he would have stood a better chance of getting a dead dog to roll over than of getting Howard to see reason.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
Police investigating a fatal shooting at a megachurch near Atlanta confirmed that their suspect is the man who pleaded guilty in a shooting at a Northwest Baltimore mosque in 2001. Floyd Lester Palmer, 51, entered a chapel at World Changers Church International in College Park, Ga., on Wednesday and shot Greg McDowell, 39, according to Fulton County police. Palmer waived two chances to go before a judge, the Fulton County sheriff's department said, and will have his first hearing next month.
NEWS
By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1999
Anne Arundel County's land-use and environment officer is expected to be offered a job as early as today as county manager in Fulton County, Ga., which includes Atlanta.Fulton County's seven commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to offer the position to Thomas C. Andrews, who was chief administrative officer to former Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary before heading the Department of Public Works and Department of Planning and Code Enforcement as land use officer.The commissioners worked on a job proposal package yesterday, said Josh Kenyon, chief of staff for Mike Kenn, the commissioners' chairman.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2000
ATLANTA - A medical examiner testified yesterday that two men killed in a post-Super Bowl street fight here died within minutes of being stabbed in the heart, but said the injuries were probably not caused by a knife found at the scene. Fulton County medical examiner and forensic pathologist John Parker, testifying on the day after football star Ray Lewis officially left the case, showed jurors grisly photographs taken during his autopsies. He said Jacinth Baker, 21, and Richard Lollar, 24, both of Decatur, Ga., suffered a number of stabs and cuts in a brawl, which broke out at about 4 a.m. on Jan. 31. Relatives of the victims bolted from the courtroom in tears at one point during Parker's testimony.
NEWS
By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2000
When Ray Lewis returns to Maryland from his aborted trial in Atlanta, he'll join more than 97,000 people in the state - including crack addicts, petty thieves and defrauders of the elderly - to be on parole or probation. But he won't be treated the same as the Maryland masses who have done wrong. Lewis' probation obligations amount to 28 long-distance telephone calls over a year to counselors at a private company, informing them whether he has violated the terms by using alcohol or drugs.
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