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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 3, 1991
"There's a long double row of trees that creates a path to Parlange Plantation. The ghost of a young girl who died there among the oaks on her wedding day often runs between the rows of trees. . . . The spirit of Julie Vincent de Ternant has never been freed from this earth."The account of how this 18th century Louisiana rich girl became a 20th century pest is among scores of eerie tales in a new ghostly guidebook by those eminent scholars of the supernatural, Joan Bingham and Dolores Riccio.
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By Audrey A. Cockrum and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Every fall, haunted attractions rise from the dead after a year-long rest. And each year, haunted houses, hayrides and trails find a new and creepier way to scare Marylanders. Don't want to spend an arm and a leg? Check out Kim's Krypt in Essex. Looking for a combination of fear-filled attractions and family-friendly amusements? Bring the family to Frightland in Delaware. Want to be so scared you'll be have nightmares until New Year's? Visit Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary.
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By Jacques Kelly | January 9, 2010
S ome of my favorite haunts in old Baltimore occupied me over a recent Sunday afternoon. On the first day of the week, I was in two historic churches, St. Ignatius on North Calvert Street and St. Alphonsus on Saratoga, home of the Latin Mass and a very handsome set of newly restored 19th-century stained-glass windows. There was time for a quick run through the Walters Art Museum's Greek artifact show and the Hippodrome matinee of "Dreamgirls." It was a cool winter day, with the flattering natural lighting from a setting sun. Ancient downtown Baltimore appeared much restored, cleaned and painted, physically in far better shape than some sketchy years in the 1990s.
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September 26, 2014
It's spooky, dear readers! Haunted tours of Havre de Grace run until Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $14. Call 410-939-1811 or email admin@mainstreethdg.com for details. Welcome to autumn! Acquire your fall harvest of pumpkins and mums at Havre de Grace Farmers Market, 450 Pennington Ave., Saturdays through October, 9 a.m. to noon. The Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot meal luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107, to anyone in need who enters.
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By Nancy Pate and Nancy Pate,Orlando Sentinel | March 6, 1994
Good writers know that what they leave out of a story is often as important as what they put in. Some things are best left to the reader's imagination, especially if you're writing horror or psychological suspense. As Henry James once noted, "Make the reader think the evil, make him think it for himself."Joyce Carol Oates does just that in the 16 neo-Gothic tales collected in "Haunted." It's the ambiguity shading the macabre that makes the best of these stories so fascinating and, yes, so horrifying.
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October 19, 2000
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Of ghosts and goblins. Of witches and black cats. Of Frankenstein's monster. Of things that go bump in the night. Halloween is nigh, and all manner of macabre events await the unprepared. So get a clue by reading this roundup of frightful Halloween events. But fear not; we've also included many happenings of a gentler nature, such as trick-or-treating, pumpkin-carving and apple-bobbing for kids of all ages. Anne Arundel County Halloween celebration. Oct. 28, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Historic Annapolis Foundation, William Paca Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 28, 1990
CENTREVILLE -- Last year it thrilled you. Then it chilled you. Now it's back, and it's bigger and badder than ever. It's . . ."Haunted Crack House II: The Horror of Using Drugs Continues."In Queen Anne's County, as in Hollywood, every entertainment success deserves a sequel.Last Halloween hundreds of people stood in line for hours to visit the first Haunted Crack House, a scary look at the dangers of drug abuse held at Centreville's creepy former jail.The brainchild of John L. Lechliter, then the town's police chief, -- the Haunted Crack House was apparently a first.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | October 26, 1992
Ghostly tales and horrors will greet those brave souls who visit the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum this weekend, when it becomes a haunted house filled with cobwebs and chiller-thriller music.Among those who will make things go bump in the night are Julie Simms and her friends, a group of Centennial High School students whose job is to -- well, spook people.Or, as Megan Stewart, 16, puts it, scare them out of their wits "just to make sure everybody enjoys themselves, to make them have fun."
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By Michael Hill | May 6, 1991
Let's have a show of hands. How many of you have misplaced something, looked all over for it in frustration, and then come across it again right under your nose, just where you thought you'd left it?Pretty many? Yeah, thought so.Now, how many of you have blamed that on an evil spirit haunting your house?Not too many hands up now.Well, according to the Spurl family, that was the cause when a hammer disappeared shortly after they moved into their modest duplex in a small Pennsylvania mining town.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 24, 1997
HALLOWEEN is a week from tonight, and that means haunted trails, halls and houses sponsored by local groups.The youth groups of Emmanuel Lutheran Church will hold their annual Forest of Fear from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight in the woods behind the church on Fort Smallwood Road.Costumed guides will lead the way through the forest full of spooky critters, ghosts and goblins. Admission is $2. With a canned good for the food pantry, admission is $1.School's haunted hallsNortheast High School drama and music departments will haunt the halls of the school on Duvall Highway from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and tomorrow.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Jill and Allan Bennett have filled a 22,000-square foot building with a dark and creepy mix of bloody monsters and pitch-black mazes. But soon their popular haunted house, Bennett's Curse, will be homeless, as the property they lease in Jessup is slated for development. The grassy field where their white building holds giant vampire bats, menacing monsters and creepy grim reapers will eventually become part of a mixed-use development of townhouses, shops and offices. So even as they open this weekend for their fall season, the Bennetts are scouting for a new location to set up their fright show for next year.
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By Becky Kaminsky and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Ready for a good scare? The opening night party at Bennett's Curse Haunted Attractions in Jessup will be 7 p.m. Sept. 26, and the party's getting some good national exposure. This year, Bennett's Curse will be featured by the Travel Channel for the sixth time. A Travel Channel spokeswoman confirmed the opening night will be filmed for its special web series “America's Scariest Halloween Attractions.” She says Bennett's was chosen for “its realistic sets, trained actors and having the scariest animatronic monsters in the industry.”  “We are very excited about the filming,” says Jill Bennett, who owns the self-guided haunted houses and often watches the Travel Channel with her husband, Allan.
NEWS
June 15, 2014
No one should be surprised at what's happening in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep toward Baghdad threatens to embroil region," June 13). Saddam Hussein was a Sunni Muslim, the minority sect in Iraq. He was cruel to the majority Shiites and kept a handle on them. When we killed him, it destroyed the balance of power. If former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were smart, they would have realized this. Now we are suffering the consequences.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
Shafon Robinson found comfort in how well her children seemed to be coping this past week. They had been elsewhere in The Mall in Columbia when the shooter killed two store employees and — in a moment that still haunts her — turned and fired at her. He missed, and in the ensuing days, Robinson felt the fallout for her family would be limited — until she received a call from the school about her youngest. "She won't stop screaming," Robinson said she was told. Anxious outbursts, restless nights and troubled dreams have followed home some of the shoppers and workers who were at the mall last Saturday.
NEWS
January 27, 2014
We join with those who mourn the young people who died in the senseless shooting at the Mall in Columbia Saturday morning. And we are grateful to those police and firefighters who fearlessly responded to the scene and extend our sympathies to those injured, both physically and emotionally, as a result of the incident. Monday was a day of healing, a time to return to normalcy at the most quintessential of suburban outposts. We believe Howard County Executive Ken Ulman took exactly the right tack in choosing to have lunch at the mall's food court.
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January 17, 2014
The deadly 2012 attack by militants on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, was preventable according to a recently released report by the Senate Intelligence Committee, and it was the fault of the U.S. State Department for inadequate security precautions. Several months before the attacks on an American diplomatic post and CIA compound in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had issued numerous reports warning that security in eastern Libya was deteriorating and that U.S. personnel and posts there were at risk.
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By Susanne Trowbridge and Susanne Trowbridge,Special to The Sun | June 22, 1994
Is there anything more shamelessly manipulative than a baby-in-peril story? The cover of Mary Higgins Clark's latest novel features an illustration of an infant in a cradle, instantly alerting readers that the author is returning to the familiar ground traversed in such previous best sellers as "Where Are the Children?"The innocent babe in "Remember Me" is 3-month-old Hannah, daughter of children's-book author Menley Nichols and her husband, Adam, an attorney. Hannah is the couple's second child; their firstborn, Bobby, was killed when his mother's car was struck by an oncoming train at a railroad crossing.
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December 13, 2013
The sudden resignation of Gary D. Maynard as secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has huge implications both immediate as well as a few years down the road ( "State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down," Dec. 10). The immediate impact points to the instability of Mr. Maynard's leadership - or lack of it - as state and federal authorities continue their investigation of an alleged takeover of the Baltimore City Detention Center by the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2013
The manner in which the No. 7 Towson football team lost, 32-31, to No. 21 Delaware on Saturday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium may dominate conversation in Football Championship Subdivision circles. But the Tigers have only themselves to blame. With 4:19 left in the third quarter, Towson (8-2, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) had a chance to pad a 28-10 advantage, but senior Drew Evangelista's field-goal attempt from 33 yards banged off the left upright. On the ensuing possession, Tigers middle linebacker Monte Gaddis pressured Blue Hens senior quarterback Trevor Sasek, who forced a deep pass that junior cornerback Tye Smith intercepted at Towson's 26-yard line.
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