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December 5, 1999
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Bruce Reynolds nearly got away with it — and for a time he did. As the brains behind England's 1963 "Great Train Robbery," Reynolds netted some $7 million in small bills for himself and his confederates. Robbing stagecoaches and, later, trains became a fashionable and lucrative pursuit for such 19th-century outlaws as Jesse James, Bill Miner, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and it once had been part of life in the rugged Old West, where travelers boarding steam cars did so at their own risk.
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May 22, 2006
May 22 1868: The "Great Train Robbery" took place near Marshfield, Ind., as members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000. 1972: The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka. 1992: After a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's Tonight Show for the last time.
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September 22, 2009
Of all the myriad and pressing issues facing Amtrak these days, from replacing generations-old infrastructure to expanding high-speed rail service beyond the Northeast corridor, who knew that the U.S. Senate would decide that the most important matter of all was this - making it easier for Amtrak passengers to take along guns? But that's exactly what happened last week when the U.S. Senate voted 68-30 on an amendment that would require Amtrak to accept firearms at all stations with checked baggage within six months or lose all federal funding.
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By Susan Canfora | September 1, 1991
PICK OF THE WEEK: When the Great Train Robbery comes to Ocean City, the fans line up to see it."We've got a great local following. We can pack the Paddock on a Tuesday night in the winter," said lead guitarist and singer dTC John Giles. "I think it's because of the longevity of the band. We've been around a long time and we've got a good reputation," he said.Formed 15 years ago, the band, which was named after the book "The Great Train Robbery," plays "very much middle-of-the-road rock and roll," Mr. Giles said.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 8, 2001
LONDON - Legend of the Great Train Robbery, media-made folk hero, fugitive and hedonist, Ronnie Biggs was on the run for 35 years, hiding out in sun-splashed places such as Australia and Brazil while living up to a reputation for spending ill-gotten gains on booze and blondes. Yesterday he returned to his homeland of cold weather and warm beer. It was a very British surrender, orchestrated by a mass-circulation tabloid. Biggs, 71, returned broke and ailing after three strokes that have left him nearly speechless.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
It was near 10 yesterday morning, and beer cans already were sailing through the foggy skies. Rock music blared. Women wore bikinis in rainy, overcast weather, while some people huddled under blankets.Two bands -- one named Brian Jack and the other the Great Train Robbery -- were scheduled to play. The leader for Great Train Robbery set the tone when he began playing "Life in the Fast Lane" and later welcomed the crowd to "Budweiser City."*Leroy Clark, 22, a brick mason from Dundalk, wanted to put on his best face forward for the crowd of 50,000 that jammed the Preakness infield.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Bruce Reynolds nearly got away with it — and for a time he did. As the brains behind England's 1963 "Great Train Robbery," Reynolds netted some $7 million in small bills for himself and his confederates. Robbing stagecoaches and, later, trains became a fashionable and lucrative pursuit for such 19th-century outlaws as Jesse James, Bill Miner, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and it once had been part of life in the rugged Old West, where travelers boarding steam cars did so at their own risk.
NEWS
September 22, 2009
Of all the myriad and pressing issues facing Amtrak these days, from replacing generations-old infrastructure to expanding high-speed rail service beyond the Northeast corridor, who knew that the U.S. Senate would decide that the most important matter of all was this - making it easier for Amtrak passengers to take along guns? But that's exactly what happened last week when the U.S. Senate voted 68-30 on an amendment that would require Amtrak to accept firearms at all stations with checked baggage within six months or lose all federal funding.
NEWS
August 17, 2001
The roar of motorcycles will be heard in Harford County Sunday at the 5th annual March of Dimes Ride, which organizers say will attract as many as 3,000 participants. Registration for the ride will begin at 10 a.m., and the ride - covering about 50 miles of Harford countryside under police escort - will run from noon to about 2 p.m., according to an announcement of the event. The ride will start at Jones Junction in the 1500 block of Belair Road (U.S. 1) in Bel Air, and end on the town's Main Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Church Road.
FEATURES
May 22, 2006
May 22 1868: The "Great Train Robbery" took place near Marshfield, Ind., as members of the Reno gang made off with $96,000. 1972: The island nation of Ceylon became the republic of Sri Lanka. 1992: After a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC's Tonight Show for the last time.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 8, 2001
LONDON - Legend of the Great Train Robbery, media-made folk hero, fugitive and hedonist, Ronnie Biggs was on the run for 35 years, hiding out in sun-splashed places such as Australia and Brazil while living up to a reputation for spending ill-gotten gains on booze and blondes. Yesterday he returned to his homeland of cold weather and warm beer. It was a very British surrender, orchestrated by a mass-circulation tabloid. Biggs, 71, returned broke and ailing after three strokes that have left him nearly speechless.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1999
1903: Movie: "Great Train Robbery"1903: W. E. B. DuBois' "The Souls of Black Folk"1905: Nickelodeon movies begin
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
It was near 10 yesterday morning, and beer cans already were sailing through the foggy skies. Rock music blared. Women wore bikinis in rainy, overcast weather, while some people huddled under blankets.Two bands -- one named Brian Jack and the other the Great Train Robbery -- were scheduled to play. The leader for Great Train Robbery set the tone when he began playing "Life in the Fast Lane" and later welcomed the crowd to "Budweiser City."*Leroy Clark, 22, a brick mason from Dundalk, wanted to put on his best face forward for the crowd of 50,000 that jammed the Preakness infield.
NEWS
By Susan Canfora | September 1, 1991
PICK OF THE WEEK: When the Great Train Robbery comes to Ocean City, the fans line up to see it."We've got a great local following. We can pack the Paddock on a Tuesday night in the winter," said lead guitarist and singer dTC John Giles. "I think it's because of the longevity of the band. We've been around a long time and we've got a good reputation," he said.Formed 15 years ago, the band, which was named after the book "The Great Train Robbery," plays "very much middle-of-the-road rock and roll," Mr. Giles said.
NEWS
By From Staff Report | September 16, 1994
HUNT VALLEY -- Sunday in the Park, featuring family activities and band performances, will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Oregon Ridge Park, off Beaver Dam Road. The event is the Baltimore County Police Athletic League's annual fund-raiser.Four stages will be set up for performances by Great Train Robbery, The Fringe, The Heat and Stonehaven Road. The Purple Dinosaur and Black Cherry Puppets will perform for children. Other events include police K-9 demonstrations, a classic car show, a jousting tournament, hot air balloon rides, pony rides and the Maryland Army National Guard Parachute Skydiving Team.
NEWS
November 7, 1999
Tim Dwight is a wide receiver and a kick returner for the Atlanta Falcons. Chosen in the fourth round of the National Football League draft in 1998 out of Iowa, he is only in his second year with the team and is busy getting a "read" on professional football.Here's what he has to say about reading.What kinds of books do you enjoy reading?"Adventure books, biographies and anything by Stephen King."What are you reading now or what book did you read last?" 'The Great Train Robbery' by Michael Crichton.
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