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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | November 3, 1994
Charles W. Robinson envisions the day that Baltimore County residents can punch a few buttons on their home computer and have anything from a cat license to a census report spewing out of their printer.But until that day arrives, Mr. Robinson, director of the county library system, will settle for allowing residents to search for library books and cruise the Internet from their home computers.With little fanfare, Mr. Robinson's staff has opened up 14 telephone lines for computer users to sign onto the library's catalog system.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
The Maryland Transportation Authority says it has launched an investigation into its police K-9 unit after the dogs' head trainer alleged problems with the drug-sniffing hounds. The trainer said in a deposition that he had discovered deficiencies in the training of one dog, and that police had tried to pass off fake credentials for the animal in a court case after officers could not find the original records. The allegations have emerged in a battle over $122,000 seized last fall at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1996
Timothy Moore says that when he read magazines, he often felt the stories didn't reflect his life as a young African-American.That's why the Randallstown resident recently started his own magazine, Keep It Real, on the Internet.The monthly magazine offers articles, reviews and personal essays geared toward black readers, said Mr. Moore, 29, who compiles it on his home computer."It's important to have publications like this because there are so few sites for African-Americans on the World Wide Web," he said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
A Baltimore County permits inspector was charged after police said they found more than 5,000 images child porn on his home computer and other electronic devices. David Michael Gaine, 58, who has worked for 11 years as an inspector for the county's department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Detectives also found that Gaine participated in chat rooms with others interested in child pornography. Police do not believe Gaine downloaded or viewed child pornography using county equipment or on county time.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
A longtime deacon at a Fullerton church was charged Friday with possessing "numerous files of child pornography," Baltimore County police said. William Steven Albaugh, 67, a deacon at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Belair Road, was arrested at his Nottingham home at 7:45 a.m. Police had searched Albaugh's Treadway Court home and said they found images of children on his Verizon Online account and on thumb drives. Police do not believe that children at St. Joseph's were victims.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | October 20, 2005
RESTAURANT.COM What's the point? -- Saving money. If you eat out frequently, restaurant.com can help plug the hole in your wallet. What to look for -- Type your ZIP code into the search bar and skim the list of participating restaurants by name or cuisine. You can order gift certificates to some restaurants for a fraction of the price - such as a $25 gift certificate for $5. Some restaurants have parameters such as minimum purchase amounts. You can pay for the certificates with your credit card and print them out on your home computer.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2009
Electronics store Best Buy said Wednesday that it is expanding into the health and fitness market. The retailer is now selling treadmills, ellipticals, pedometers, heart rate watches and other items at 40 stores, including a store in Bel Air in Maryland. Best Buy's Geek Squad will help consumers meld technology with fitness equipment. For instance, they can help add surround sound to a home gym or download workout data to a home computer. - Andrea K. Walker
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
A Baltimore County permits inspector was charged after police said they found more than 5,000 images child porn on his home computer and other electronic devices. David Michael Gaine, 58, who has worked for 11 years as an inspector for the county's department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Detectives also found that Gaine participated in chat rooms with others interested in child pornography. Police do not believe Gaine downloaded or viewed child pornography using county equipment or on county time.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
The Maryland Transportation Authority says it has launched an investigation into its police K-9 unit after the dogs' head trainer alleged problems with the drug-sniffing hounds. The trainer said in a deposition that he had discovered deficiencies in the training of one dog, and that police had tried to pass off fake credentials for the animal in a court case after officers could not find the original records. The allegations have emerged in a battle over $122,000 seized last fall at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
BUSINESS
By Bill Husted and Bill Husted,Cox News Service | September 30, 1990
"Telecommuting" is a little like the flying car.Do you remember the flying automobile? According to the futurists of the 1950s, that's the way you were supposed to get to work this morning. You would have backed it out of the garage, unfolded the wings and -- somewhere between Maple Street and Main -- been airborne, high above the rest of the commuters.Why isn't there a flying car in your garage? Not because of any failing of technology. Prototypes were built and flown. The flying car is missing because of people -- the way they think, live and work.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
A longtime deacon at a Fullerton church was charged Friday with possessing "numerous files of child pornography," Baltimore County police said. William Steven Albaugh, 67, a deacon at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Belair Road, was arrested at his Nottingham home at 7:45 a.m. Police had searched Albaugh's Treadway Court home and said they found images of children on his Verizon Online account and on thumb drives. Police do not believe that children at St. Joseph's were victims.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
A former gas station employee from Glen Burnie was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 15 years in prison for taking naked pictures of three minors, according to a statement from the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Justin M. Bowman, 26, pleaded guilty to taking pictures of three minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and then using a computer at S. Camp Meade Road Exxon in Linthicum, where he worked, to view and download the images last year, according to the plea agreement and statements in court.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2011
A Gambrills man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the distribution of child pornography, police said. Robert J. Hudson 2nd, 24, of the 1000 block of Christmas Lane has been charged with two counts of distributing pornographic images of children, according to a statement by Maryland State Police. On Tuesday, an undercover state trooper was surveilling an online file-sharing network "known for distributing child pornography," the statement said. The trooper engaged in an online chat with another person and they agreed to meet to exchange computer files containing child pornography, police said.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2009
Electronics store Best Buy said Wednesday that it is expanding into the health and fitness market. The retailer is now selling treadmills, ellipticals, pedometers, heart rate watches and other items at 40 stores, including a store in Bel Air in Maryland. Best Buy's Geek Squad will help consumers meld technology with fitness equipment. For instance, they can help add surround sound to a home gym or download workout data to a home computer. - Andrea K. Walker
NEWS
By ROB PEGORARO | January 6, 2009
New home computers should come with the same warning label as many toys: Some assembly required. A fresh-out-of-the-box Windows or Macintosh machine may be able to get you on the Web, play your MP3s and collect your photos, but it can perform those tasks better with a little extra setup. Here's what to do with a new computer running Windows Vista or Mac OS X Leopard, the current versions of each operating system. Secure: On a Vista computer, Windows' built-in firewall defense will already be active, and you should be prompted to enable the preinstalled anti-virus software when you first boot up the PC. Do not ignore that step.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | February 18, 2006
One night this week, I spoke in cyberspace. Positioning a headset with earphones and a microphone on my skull, I looked like a telemarketer. Then I sat in front of our home computer and conversed with our son, who was at his computer in England. There is much about this communication process that I do not comprehend. Take, for instance, the name of this activity. I have heard what I was doing referred to as "voice over Internet protocol" and "net telephony." Apparently, it has been going on for some time in computer-savvy homes in America and the wider world.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1997
Carroll County teachers who have computers at home will be more comfortable using high technology around students: That's the philosophy behind the school system offering a payroll-deduction loan for staff members to buy home computers."
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2012
A former gas station employee from Glen Burnie was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 15 years in prison for taking naked pictures of three minors, according to a statement from the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Justin M. Bowman, 26, pleaded guilty to taking pictures of three minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and then using a computer at S. Camp Meade Road Exxon in Linthicum, where he worked, to view and download the images last year, according to the plea agreement and statements in court.
NEWS
By ELIZABETH HEUBECK and ELIZABETH HEUBECK,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 26, 2005
On most workdays, account executive Jean Gunning's highly orchestrated commuting routine begins at 7:30 a.m. when she leaves her Towson home and arrives about two hours later at her office in Washington. She follows a similar path home, getting in on most nights after dark. "On the days I commute, I can't do anything other than work, eat, and sleep," she says. But once a week, Gunning avoids the commuter shuffle by telecommuting from her home office. "It's great to actually be home in Baltimore at 6 p.m. and make a real dinner that doesn't come out of a box," Gunning says.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | October 20, 2005
RESTAURANT.COM What's the point? -- Saving money. If you eat out frequently, restaurant.com can help plug the hole in your wallet. What to look for -- Type your ZIP code into the search bar and skim the list of participating restaurants by name or cuisine. You can order gift certificates to some restaurants for a fraction of the price - such as a $25 gift certificate for $5. Some restaurants have parameters such as minimum purchase amounts. You can pay for the certificates with your credit card and print them out on your home computer.
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