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December 15, 1992
Retired Circuit Court Judge Albert Sklar, 81, his wife, son an daughter-in-law were robbed Sunday night by two men on a parking lot in the 400 block of S. Charles St., city police said.During the robbery, a gunman threatened to kill the judge's wife when she had trouble removing her fur coat. The woman was not injured.Police said that Judge Sklar and his son, Steven, were escorting their wives to a car on the Arrow parking lot at 9:30 p.m. Sunday when they were accosted by two men, one with a handgun, who ordered them to give up their money and jewelry.
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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| May 24, 2013
My dog loves running in the yard, but I worry in the summer. What signs should I look for that he may be getting overheated, and what should I do if he exhibits them? Early signs of heat stroke include panting, bright pink gums, strong pulses, vomiting, diarrhea or depression. Playing outside in the summer, even in the shade and with access to water, puts dogs at risk for developing heat stroke. Owners must regulate their pups' exposure to heat in the spring (before they have acclimated to the higher temperatures)
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NEWS
September 13, 1994
THOUGHTS for the day:"Inequality exists. So do discrimination and sexism. A true power feminism would urge women to stand their ground and fight against the individuals who commit these offenses. A truly new feminism would recognize an old truth: the man who does not take his female co-worker seriously because of her sex is a jerk, not a part of systematic oppression of women by the 'opposition.' "-- Karina Rollins in The Public Interest, Summer 1994.* * *FILM and TV superstar Mary Tyler Moore is so disgusted by fur that she shipped her sable coat and hat to PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals]
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October 26, 2011
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crime. City of Laurel Ashford Court, 14800 block, Oct. 20. Entry gained through front door. Two males seen inside house by owner who was awoken from sleep. Victim yelled at males, and Dell laptop computer and Coby TV were recovered from them before they fled toward Fenwick Court into woods. Bowie Road, 14900 block, Oct. 20. Firefighter's helmet stolen from locker at Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad.
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October 26, 2011
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crime. City of Laurel Ashford Court, 14800 block, Oct. 20. Entry gained through front door. Two males seen inside house by owner who was awoken from sleep. Victim yelled at males, and Dell laptop computer and Coby TV were recovered from them before they fled toward Fenwick Court into woods. Bowie Road, 14900 block, Oct. 20. Firefighter's helmet stolen from locker at Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad.
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By Laura Vozzella | laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | March 20, 2010
The Persian lamb coat that helped bring Sheila Dixon to political slaughter could keep other public servants from going astray. A University of Maryland lawyer bought the former mayor's fur on eBay this week and plans to use it to teach ethical do's and don'ts. "I just thought a fur coat with an evidence tag on it would be a lovely prop," said Susan Gillette, senior university counsel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Gillette had the winning $1,700 bid for Dixon's Persian lamb jacket, which prosecutors auctioned this week along with a mink and other evidence seized in criminal cases that led to Dixon's resignation.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 31, 2005
Who knew a Monday could be so much fun?! Try kicking off your week with "An Afternoon of Pure Imagination." That was the title of this year's luncheon and fashion show put on Monday by the Baltimore chapter of the Links Inc. to raise money for its college scholarship fund. And what a show it was -- put together by professional fashion show coordinator Joyce Parker. We're talking music, lights, professional models ... a couple of surprise appearances. Links member and federal E.E.O.C. investigator Erica Cryor says WOLB-AM radio morning show co-host Butch "The Coach" McAdams modeled a fur coat.
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By VIDA ROBERTS and VIDA ROBERTS,SUN FASHION EDITOR | July 27, 1997
Correction: In last Sunday's column item on Forget-Me-Not, the company that recycles furs into teddy bears, the contact number was listed incorrectly. The correct number is 800-551-2327.Too cuteIs there a lonely fur coat hanging around in your closet? It can be reincarnated into a teddy, or bunny with personalized accessories. Fur-Get-Me-Not is a California-based company that creates charming bears out of any old fur coat or stole. But not just any bear. Founders Sandy and Dan Kearney conduct in-depth interviews with each of their customers to learn how to personalize each bear.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | December 17, 1992
Two men suspected of committing nearly a robbery a day fo the last month have been arrested by city police.The suspects are believed to have committed at least 27 armed robberies of people and small businesses throughout the city and in parts of Baltimore County, says Sgt. John Baker of the Central District.A District Court hearing is scheduled today for the two suspects, identified as Leroy Frederick Dorsey, 24, of the 400 block of E. 20 1/2 St., and Esceo Byron Webb, 38, of the 900 block of Greenmount Ave. Both are being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | March 12, 1993
Two men, one of whom wore women's clothing, are being sought in the Jan. 30 robbery of a Charles Street furrier that netted them about $450,000 in furs, jewelry and cash, police said."
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella | laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | March 20, 2010
The Persian lamb coat that helped bring Sheila Dixon to political slaughter could keep other public servants from going astray. A University of Maryland lawyer bought the former mayor's fur on eBay this week and plans to use it to teach ethical do's and don'ts. "I just thought a fur coat with an evidence tag on it would be a lovely prop," said Susan Gillette, senior university counsel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Gillette had the winning $1,700 bid for Dixon's Persian lamb jacket, which prosecutors auctioned this week along with a mink and other evidence seized in criminal cases that led to Dixon's resignation.
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By Julie Scharper and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 10, 2010
The coats -- one fashioned from lustrous mink, the other from whorls of sable-colored Persian lamb -- rest on hangers from a high-end furrier. A tag is looped around each fur, marked with the name of the woman who once owned them, and, in bold, black letters: "EVIDENCE." One would not normally expect to find two fur coats hanging in a conference room in the Office of the State Prosecutor. But these furs have a remarkable past: gifts to Baltimore's former mayor, Sheila Dixon, from a developer ex-boyfriend, they were seized by investigators after Dixon failed to disclose them on city ethics forms.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | June 22, 2008
On their radio show last week, Bob and Kendel Ehrlich seemed to be in cheerful agreement with a caller named Dee that if Barack Obama is elected president, a race war will ensue. Or as the Daily Kos summed it up: "Elect Barack, and We Get Civil War." (Sadly, that political blog and PolitickerMD beat me to this one, but I've been busy looking for Sheila Dixon's missing fur coats.) Maryland Democratic Party spokesman David Paulson first posted the transcript on PolitickerMD, but I listened to the audio myself.
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By Doug Donovan and John Fritze and Doug Donovan and John Fritze,SUN REPORTERS | June 20, 2008
State prosecutors are looking for Mayor Sheila Dixon's fur coats and have been seeking information on gifts she received from people doing business with the city, new lines of inquiry in the probe of City Hall contracts involving her friends. On the same day that investigators from the state prosecutor's office raided Dixon's home, they called the owner of a fur coat company in Timonium to ask whether he was storing Dixon's two fur coats this year, as he had in the past. Dixon refused to answer questions about the investigation yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 31, 2005
Who knew a Monday could be so much fun?! Try kicking off your week with "An Afternoon of Pure Imagination." That was the title of this year's luncheon and fashion show put on Monday by the Baltimore chapter of the Links Inc. to raise money for its college scholarship fund. And what a show it was -- put together by professional fashion show coordinator Joyce Parker. We're talking music, lights, professional models ... a couple of surprise appearances. Links member and federal E.E.O.C. investigator Erica Cryor says WOLB-AM radio morning show co-host Butch "The Coach" McAdams modeled a fur coat.
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2005
Bella was not content to spend the morning napping, merely living out her dog's life, when a springlike day had finally arrived. So she whined and she cried until she persuaded her human companion, law student Amy Paulick, to crawl out of her sick bed and take the Boston terrier to the Canton Dog Park. Once there, the outing seemed to work magic for both of them. They found the sunny promise of a new season, 60-degree temperatures that stirred up memories, and the soothing sounds of area work crews -- other people's labor.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | June 22, 2008
On their radio show last week, Bob and Kendel Ehrlich seemed to be in cheerful agreement with a caller named Dee that if Barack Obama is elected president, a race war will ensue. Or as the Daily Kos summed it up: "Elect Barack, and We Get Civil War." (Sadly, that political blog and PolitickerMD beat me to this one, but I've been busy looking for Sheila Dixon's missing fur coats.) Maryland Democratic Party spokesman David Paulson first posted the transcript on PolitickerMD, but I listened to the audio myself.
NEWS
January 19, 1993
For Valentine's Day, why not a fake fur?With year-end sales and the approaching Valentine's Day season, many men are looking at shiny fur coats in store windows as possible gifts.Well, perhaps they should look at the fate of Mano Swartz before they spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on them.After over 100 years, Mano Swartz finally closed its Towson store. It blames the economy, but perhaps people are just more aware today of the cruelty that goes into making a fur coat.That information alone would certainly make a fur coat less appealing.
FEATURES
By VIDA ROBERTS and VIDA ROBERTS,SUN FASHION EDITOR | July 27, 1997
Correction: In last Sunday's column item on Forget-Me-Not, the company that recycles furs into teddy bears, the contact number was listed incorrectly. The correct number is 800-551-2327.Too cuteIs there a lonely fur coat hanging around in your closet? It can be reincarnated into a teddy, or bunny with personalized accessories. Fur-Get-Me-Not is a California-based company that creates charming bears out of any old fur coat or stole. But not just any bear. Founders Sandy and Dan Kearney conduct in-depth interviews with each of their customers to learn how to personalize each bear.
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By Lisbeth Levine and Lisbeth Levine,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 5, 1996
When designer Marc Jacobs announced that he wanted to shear sable, the furriers he works with at Maximilian were aghast. Once the long guard hairs were removed, they told him, a $50,000 sable would look like any $20,000 mink. "Who cares?" Jacobs told them. "Just shear it."Jacobs turned his sheared sable skins into skinny, lightweight coats cut as snugly as a sweater. He made velvety turtleneck sweaters out of black mole and offered shirt jackets in sheared burgundy mink."I abandon rules about fur because you can't treat fur in a young way if you're precious about it," said Jacobs, who is known in the fashion world for taking the expected and turning it inside out. "I have a reverse snobbism approach to fur. There's a high luxe factor to using sable, but to me it's almost more deluxe to not know it's sable than to know it is. You want to break down those images of what a fur coat is. I don't want to think about what becomes a legend most."
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