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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | August 30, 1993
To see how far the broadcast networks have fallen in quality during the last decade, tune in "Missing Persons," starring Daniel J. Travanti, at 9 tonight on WJZ (Channel 13).Ten years ago, Travanti was an ensemble player in "Hill Street Blues," a big-city police drama with its own distinctive visual style and a superb cast. It was a show cops loved for its realism and depth, and critics loved for its drama, class and intelligence.ABC's "Missing Persons" also stars Travanti as a big city cop. This time he runs a missing persons department for the Chicago Police Department.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
During the school year, Varsity Letters will periodically ask student-athletes from various sports to step in as guest bloggers. They will share their personal thoughts during pivotal stretches of a given season. This week's guest is River Hill senior forward Sheridan Street. The All-Metro first-team selection closed out her high school career with the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Huntingtown last week that gave the No. 2 Hawks (14-4-1) their second straight Class 3A state crown.  She is set to graduate from River Hill in December to enroll early at Syracuse, where she will continue her soccer career.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 14, 1997
Los Angeles -- The guard at the front gate of the 20th Century Fox studio lot here is giving directions to the offices of television producer Steven Bochco, but they also lead straight to the heart of American popular culture."
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By Sloane Brown and Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2010
A s cold, dark and damp as it was outside the Baltimore Museum of Industry, it was warm, bright and cheery inside, as dozens of guests gathered for Fest-of-All: A Celebration of Everything Federal Hill, the annual fundraiser for Federal Hill Main Street. They caught up with friends and neighbors and enjoyed everything Federal Hill. That meant silent and live auctions featuring donations from local residents and businesses, and some two dozen food and drink stations, courtesy of Federal Hill restaurants and bars.
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June 6, 2004
Developers planning subdivisions in eastern Howard County or projects that require conditional-use permission must meet with neighbors before submitting plans to the county. The next meetings are: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Savage Volunteer Fire Department banquet hall, 8925 Lincoln St., Savage, for a proposal to build 80 units on 3.17 acres for the Hill Street Apartments and Retail on Hill Street. 9 a.m. Thursday at 4994 Beaverbrook Road, Columbia, for a conditional-use proposal to expand an assisted-living facility there.
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October 22, 1993
FIRE* Mount Airy: Mount Airy assisted Frederick County at a brush fire on Bottom Road at 2:39 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for 30 minutes.Mount Airy assisted Frederick County at a fire alarm on Hill Street at 9:40 a.m. Thursday. Units were out for 12 minutes.
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By David Zurawik | July 26, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Daniel J. Travanti plays a big-city cop on ABC's "Missing Persons" this fall. But he wants viewers to know it won't be the return of Capt. Furillo, the character he played on "Hill Street Blues." "If they're hoping to see that other guy, they're not going to -- they're going to be disappointed," Travanti says. "One of the things that attracted to me to this script immediately was that he wasn't that other guy. I said to the producers, "I will not play that other fellow.' " The rather tightly wound Travanti repeatedly referred to Furillo as "that other guy" and "that other fellow," never once naming the officer he played for seven years on "Hill Street.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | March 22, 1991
"Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance" is in part about police officers meting out justice vigilante style.To NBC, the docudrama that airs at 9 Sunday on WMAR-TV (Channel 2), is only entertainment.But in light of the disturbing videotape we have all seen of Los Angeles police officers viciously beating an unarmed man, it seems important to ask whether such television shows about cops and violence are ever only "entertainment."A question worth considering when watching movies like "A Cop's Vengeance" might be: Has make-believe television contributed to a real-life belief among many police officers -- and others of us -- that excessive police violence is OK?
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | September 21, 1993
Tonight's the night that viewers finally get to see Steven Bochco's "NYPD Blue," the new cop drama that's been debated in the media for the past five months.There has been a lot of manufactured controversy and hype surrounding tonight's premiere, at 10 on WJZ (Channel 13). But it's also genuinely one of the big events of the TV year. It's a moment of true cultural confrontation that will deter- mine to some extent what's acceptable in terms of harsh language and violence on network TV.Viewers have said over and over in recent polls that there's too much violence on TV. Tonight, ABC gives them a program with an excess of violence in it. The Nielsen ratings for "NYPD Blue" should tell us how committed viewers really are to reducing TV violence.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | October 9, 2003
The annual Federal Hill Street Beat Festival will take place Sunday, and organizers say this year's celebration will be bigger and better than ever. "It is much expanded," said event spokeswoman Bonnie Crockett. Besides a standard array of food, beverage, craft and antiques vendors, the event will include 15 bands on three stages and a new children's area. Now in its third year, the festival was improved and expanded in an effort to attract the attention of families, potential homeowners and local business people.
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August 26, 2007
The River Hill Community Association will sponsor a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15, rain or shine. The association will advertise the event and place signs in the community the day before the sale. Participating streets will be listed in local newspapers. Ribbons will be distributed for the street signs of participating streets. A local charity collection truck will be available at the River Hill Pool from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to dispose of items not sold.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK | January 29, 2006
HILL STREET BLUES: SEASON ONE / / Fox Home Entertainment / $39.98 Outside of Dragnet, the 1952 series starring Jack Webb that gave birth to the genre, there is not another TV cop drama equal in stature to Hill Street Blues. The watershed production that made its debut on NBC in 1981 arrives on DVD Tuesday with all 17 episodes from Season 1 -- and commentary on three of them by co-creator Steven Bochco. This is the series for which the term "gritty cop drama" -- used to describe virtually every urban crime show, from NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street to ABC's NYPD Blue -- was invented.
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June 6, 2004
Developers planning subdivisions in eastern Howard County or projects that require conditional-use permission must meet with neighbors before submitting plans to the county. The next meetings are: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Savage Volunteer Fire Department banquet hall, 8925 Lincoln St., Savage, for a proposal to build 80 units on 3.17 acres for the Hill Street Apartments and Retail on Hill Street. 9 a.m. Thursday at 4994 Beaverbrook Road, Columbia, for a conditional-use proposal to expand an assisted-living facility there.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | October 9, 2003
The annual Federal Hill Street Beat Festival will take place Sunday, and organizers say this year's celebration will be bigger and better than ever. "It is much expanded," said event spokeswoman Bonnie Crockett. Besides a standard array of food, beverage, craft and antiques vendors, the event will include 15 bands on three stages and a new children's area. Now in its third year, the festival was improved and expanded in an effort to attract the attention of families, potential homeowners and local business people.
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February 19, 2003
A neighborhood dispute may have led to a triple shooting in Cherry Hill Monday night that left two men dead and a third wounded, police said. When officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 2800 block of Spelman Road about 11 p.m., they found three men wounded, two fatally. A police spokesman, Agent Donny Moses, said that investigators knew of no suspects in the shooting. Killed were Odell Winkey, 24, of the 2500 block of Oswego Ave. and Quandre Napper, 23, of the 2900 block of Spelman Road, Moses said.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | March 29, 2000
We've hit that point in the television year when midseason tryouts come one after another. If you've been watching the networks' breathless on-air promotion for the premieres of their new series, it's hard to know which "major television event of the year" you can't afford to miss. There are three dramas debuting in coming days, and, while none is a can't-miss event, each is worth a look. In image of `Hill Street' "Wonderland," which premieres tomorrow at 10 p.m. on ABC, is by far the best of the bunch.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1990
THEY'VE SAVED ONE of the best for last. "WIOU" -- which premieres on CBS tonight after being endlessly promoted during the World Series -- is an intelligent, artfully crafted drama that is at once hilarious and touching.Indeed, its opening scene is one of the great moments in black comedy, an area usually avoided in prime time because it's too dangerous and risky and difficult to do well."WIOU," which will be on Channel 11 (WBAL) at 10 o'clock, displays its legacy in its title. The series is set in the news operation of WNDY, which broadcasts over Channel 12 in some unnamed big city.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 14, 1997
Los Angeles -- The guard at the front gate of the 20th Century Fox studio lot here is giving directions to the offices of television producer Steven Bochco, but they also lead straight to the heart of American popular culture."
NEWS
September 25, 1995
HERE'S A quickie: Where in Baltimore does it take a minute and a half and a most circuitous route to literally drive across the street?Give up? In the first block of E. Hughes St. in South Baltimore if you want to drive to the first block of W. Hughes St.Just ask James D. Hettleman. He lives in the 700 block of S. Charles St. and parks on a lot adjacent to the first block of E. Hughes.When he exits the parking lot on East Hughes, he is faced with a sign at Charles Street instructing him to turn right only.
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