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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2012
The Germantown clinic featured in today's story, “ Maryland abortion protest target takes fight to protesters ,” has been a focal point of the abortion debate over the past few years. Dr. LeRoy Carhartarrived there in late 2010. That year, Nebraska had banned abortions after 20 weeks. Carhart, who performs both early- and late-term abortions, still lives in Nebraska and travels to Maryland to work at the Germantown clinic. Michael Martelli, director of the Maryland Coalition for Life, said Carhart's arrival in Maryland was a “catalyst for the … rising up and unity” of many groups that oppose abortion.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Since she was 7 years old, Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes has wanted to become a U.S. citizen. On Wednesday, her 100th birthday, her wish came true. Munoz Orantes, a native Nicaraguan who lives with her daughter in Germantown, came to the United States from El Salvador in the 1980s and never left. "It's a wonderful country," Munoz Orantes, who was joined by family and friends at her naturalization ceremony in Baltimore, said during a recent interview at her daughter's home. Because Munoz Orantes speaks only Spanish, her daughter interpreted for her. Munoz Orantes wasn't able to become a citizen until now because she doesn't speak English, a requirement until a resident reaches a certain age and number of years in the country.
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June 17, 2001
GERMANTOWN - A Montgomery County woman and three children were killed yesterday when the Honda Civic they were traveling in hit a guardrail and was then struck by a Dodge Ram pickup truck, police said. Laura Delgado, 29, of the 10600 block of Huntley Place in Silver Spring, and the children were traveling north on Clopper Road, near Waring Station Road, in Germantown, when Delgado lost control of her car on the wet pavement, crossed the median and crashed into a guardrail, police said.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2014
Neighbors lit candles and laid stuffed animals Sunday at a makeshift shrine erected at the Germantown home of two toddlers who police say were killed by their mother and another woman as they tried to exorcise spirits from the children's bodies. "Why would someone do this?" said neighbor Zoe Gill, 62, who walked with her 10-year-old granddaughter Kylie Sunday to take a Mickey Mouse and white votive candles to the Cherry Bend Drive shrine. "I can't think of anything to say to Kylie to help her understand," she said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 1, 2001
A federal grand jury in Baltimore has handed up a 15-count indictment charging the former head of a Frederick clothing manufacturing company with filing false income tax returns, mail fraud and making false statements when he applied for a $1.6 million loan. Benjamin J. Gilbert, 54, of Germantown is accused of defrauding Hartz and Co. by creating false invoices for $200,000 worth of goods and services that he billed to the company and gave to himself, according to the indictment announced yesterday by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | October 9, 1992
U.S. Attorney Richard D. Bennett announced charges yesterday that he described as the first federal carjacking indictment in Maryland since the recent surge in reports of the violent car thefts.Brandon R. Barnes, 21, of Germantown was charged by a federal grand jury with kidnapping and a gun offense for allegedly forcing a Gaithersburg man at gunpoint to drive him to locations in Maryland and Washington to buy crack cocaine.Mr. Barnes was ordered held without bail at a hearing yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore before Chief Magistrate Judge Clarence E. Goetz.
BUSINESS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2002
Acterna Corp., a holding company, will join its Maryland subsidiary - which makes communications testing equipment - in a new Germantown complex that will consolidate office and manufacturing operations. The parent corporation moved its headquarters from Burlington, Mass., to Germantown this week in preparation for the move to the new complex this spring. It had 20 employees at its Massachusetts location, less than half of whom will be coming to Germantown. Acterna Corp. and its 850-employee subsidiary, Acterna, will move into a new six-story building with an adjoining manufacturing facility in the Milestone Business Park around March or April, according to company spokeswoman Alice Ducq.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1997
A Germantown man who was returning home from the Orioles' Opening Day game at Camden Yards was killed on U.S. 29 in Columbia.Howard County police said Donald Morris Crowley Jr., 34, of the 18000 block of Chalet Drive was driving a 1987 Honda Prelude southbound on U.S. 29 north of Route 175 about 8: 23 p.m. Wednesday when he hit another car in the middle lane.Crowley's car swerved across the fast lane onto the grass median before becoming airborne, police said. Crowley, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car after it rolled and landed in the fast lane.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2000
GERMANTOWN -- Parishioners of Mother Seton Roman Catholic Church held an all-night prayer vigil last night to mourn the death of their pastor, who was found fatally beaten in the rectory yesterday after a possible burglary. Expressions of grief poured in from beyond the parish for Monsignor Thomas Wells, 56, who had been pastor there for 18 months. James Cardinal Hickey, Archbishop of Washington, said in a statement that Wells had been "beloved in every parish he served" for nearly 30 years.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun Reporter | April 6, 2008
The lime-green shoots of tulips are beginning to push their way through a patch of rich dirt in front of Germantown Elementary School. Principal Walter Reap parks beside this garden every morning, and sometimes he considers the tulips' slow and perseverant reach for the sun and sky as a symbol of the gradual rebirth he is seeing at his school. Reap is in his first year as head of an Annapolis school that has grappled with drastic demographic shifts during the past decade. A school that once had nearly 600 students evenly split between white and African-American, saw its enrollment drop in 2001 to barely 400, with Hispanic students making up a third of enrollment, as white students dropped to 15 percent.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Montgomery County Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two children at a Germantown residence Friday — and said officers had been at the residence the night before responding to a call about a child left alone in a car. Friday at about 9:30 a.m., officers were called to the 19000 block of Cherry Bend Drive after a resident called 911 when they noticed a vehicle with the door open and a knife laying outside of the vehicle. Police said officers went to a townhouse and found two women and four children — two of the children dead.
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January 15, 2014
The problem with giving poor people the choice to "cash out" of the welfare system is the number of opportunities it affords for even more abuses ( "Escaping the rat maze of the welfare state," Jan. 13). If recipients choose to take the cash, then lose it, they'll go right back on welfare, frustrating the purpose of giving them money in the first place. People could just take the money, spend it on whatever they like, and end up back on welfare. If we decide to not allow them back on welfare, then some people could die as a result of their poor financial planning.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella | September 6, 2013
Wegmanswill open its newest Maryland store on Sept. 15 in Germantown with 600 employees. The supermarket will carry 70,000 products, including 700 produce items, prepared foods, 300 imported and domestic cheeses, sushi and whole fish delivered daily and cut to order. It will feature vegetable and fruit stations and a shellfish steaming station.  The grocery store will be the seventh in Maryland for Wegmans, an 81-store chain with stores in New York, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
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Sports Digest | August 15, 2013
Track and field Centrowitz reaches 1,500-meter semifinal Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck) was one of three Americans to advance to the semifinals of the men's 1,500 meters during qualifying at the IAAF world championships Wednesday at Luzhniki Olympic Stadium in Moscow. Centrowitz finished fifth in the third and final heat, working his way through the field over the final 200 meters to finish in 3 minutes, 38.62 seconds. "It was definitely like a rust-buster," he said. "I felt a little sluggish in it, but I look at the first round as being one of the tougher ones.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
At Germantown Elementary School in Annapolis, students receive physical education once a week. Officially, that is. Unofficially, students are engaging in the same level of activity as their "go-outside-and-play" parents of previous generations. At recess, before classes and after school — and in some cases even during classroom instruction — youngsters are getting workouts by playing traditional games, learning new ones and creating their own spinoff versions. Germantown Elementary is among the first schools in the area to implement a San Diego-based physical education program called SPARK, which stresses to children the importance of physical fitness, then provides grade-level equipment and instruction to back it up. SPARK officials said the program began in 1989 as a result of a study supported by the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and San Diego State University.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2012
The Germantown clinic featured in today's story, “ Maryland abortion protest target takes fight to protesters ,” has been a focal point of the abortion debate over the past few years. Dr. LeRoy Carhartarrived there in late 2010. That year, Nebraska had banned abortions after 20 weeks. Carhart, who performs both early- and late-term abortions, still lives in Nebraska and travels to Maryland to work at the Germantown clinic. Michael Martelli, director of the Maryland Coalition for Life, said Carhart's arrival in Maryland was a “catalyst for the … rising up and unity” of many groups that oppose abortion.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN, JOANNA DAEMMRICH AND GREG BARRETT and MATTHEW HAY BROWN, JOANNA DAEMMRICH AND GREG BARRETT,SUN REPORTERS | January 25, 2006
GERMANTOWN -- A 7-year-old girl was shot in the arm at her before-school day care center yesterday morning by an 8-year-old boy who had brought his father's handgun from home, police said. The girl, whom police would not identify, was in stable condition yesterday with what they described as a serious but not life-threatening wound. The boy, whom police also would not identify, remained in custody on unspecified charges pending a review by the Department of Juvenile Services. The boy's father, 56-year-old John Linwood Hall of Germantown, was charged with leaving a firearm in a location accessible by an unsupervised minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2000
A subsidiary of a Netherlands-based biotechnology company has purchased 18 acres in Montgomery County for a manufacturing and research headquarters which is expected to employ several hundred people. Qiagen NV, a supplier to the gene research industry, said yesterday that it will start building the North American headquarters for its newly formed subsidiary, Qiagen Sciences Inc., this month in Germantown. Qiagen expects to employ more than 200 manufacturing workers and 100 scientists in research and development by early 2002.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will seek more than $370 million in school construction funding in next year's budget, making the pledge at the same Anne Arundel County elementary school where six years ago he promised a massive infusion of state money if elected governor. The figure includes $350 million for the state's main Public School Construction Program and more than $20 million for two other programs to build and repair schools. "We are making the investments we need to make," O'Malley told students.
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By Brent Jones and Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2010
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake that startled Marylanders from their slumbers early Friday morning might have been the strongest measured tremor on record for the state. With its epicenter near Germantown in Montgomery County, the quake was felt by as many as 3 million people in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to the United States Geological Survey. The 5 a.m. earthquake was felt as far away as south-central New Jersey, as well as in Washington, Northern Virginia, southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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