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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - What if Baltimore County schools absorbed Baltimore City schools, and families in the newly formed district had a wide choice of schools in a carefully crafted plan intended to promote racial diversity? Such a "metropolitan" cure to school segregation has been discussed for years. I have in my hopeless chest a lawsuit drafted by a local lawyer that would have forced a city-county merger three decades ago. It was never filed. What didn't happen in Baltimore, however, did occur 30 years ago in this river city that plays host to the Kentucky Derby.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 28, 2014
This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and most meager circumstances to climb to the pinnacle of prosperity and achievement. It helped save the world in a great global conflagration, fed and rebuilt the devastated nations of Europe, planted the first footprints on another world.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Glenn Small and Sheridan Lyons and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | October 14, 1992
A 41-year-old Wheaton man now charged with four Montgomery County murders and a Catonsville carjacking was convicted of trying to choke his ex-girlfriend and stabbing her companion with two butcher knives after lying in wait under her bed for an hour in 1982.The portrait of Alan Patterson Newman that emerges from the record in Montgomery County Circuit Court is of a disturbed, suicidal and sometimes violent man, whose jealousy erupted into rage 10 years ago, when he tangled with the criminal justice system and received probation and an order to continue seeing a psychiatrist.
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June 12, 2007
Voters in West Virginia produced a split decision over the weekend when it came to authorizing table games at two of the state's racetracks. The result was good news for Maryland racing: Jefferson County voters decided they didn't want blackjack, poker and the like at the horse racing track at Charles Town, a facility already awash with slot machines. But the episode also provided a model of how such decisions ought to be made - only with the approval of the communities where gambling venues would be located, that is. Because while Jefferson County voted its proposal down, voters in Ohio County went the other direction and approved table games for a dog racing track in Wheeling by about a 2-to-1 ratio.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 30, 2001
DENVER - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will conduct an independent investigation into claims that a Denver Police Department SWAT officer accidentally shot and killed a student during the Columbine High School massacre more than two years ago. Accusations raised in a document filed in U.S. District Court allege that Denver Police Sgt. Daniel P. O'Shea fatally shot Columbine student Daniel Rohrbough after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold took over...
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 19, 1999
DENVER -- In the first public sign of discord between the families of the teen-agers responsible for the killings at Columbine High School, the parents of Dylan Klebold are considering a lawsuit against Jefferson County, claiming that the authorities ignored indications that the other shooter, Eric Harris, had violent tendencies.Susan and Thomas Klebold argued in papers filed Friday with the county attorney that the sheriff's office was "reckless, willful and wanton" in failing to respond to complaints last year that Harris had threatened to kill another student.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1996
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- For the second time in two years, residents of Jefferson County hold in their hands the fate of quaint Charles Town racetrack.County voters will decide today whether to allow video-lottery machines at Charles Town Races, the horse track near the Maryland line, 25 miles west of Frederick.If voters approve the machines, Penn National Gaming Inc. pledges to exercise its option to buy the track, renovate it and reopen in the spring as a horse racing and video-lottery center.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2003
In preparation for possible serious flooding in Western Maryland, a 30-member team of water rescue specialists from Kentucky was expected to arrive in Cumberland last night. The Jefferson County team - making its first major deployment outside of the Louisville area - will supplement rescue units of Maryland's local and state agencies to respond to Hurricane Isabel. "Flash flooding with something like this can be widespread," said Travis Bell, a firefighter with the fire department in Middletown, Ky., and the coordinator of the team.
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By Bloomberg Business News | January 29, 1993
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Municipal bond issuers announced yesterday the early redemption of five issues., The issues being called are:* Alabama State Highway Finance Corp., Series 1982, public highway revenue bonds maturing Sept. 1, 1993, through Sept. 1, 1997. All outstanding bonds called at par on March 1, 1993.* Jefferson County Alabama Board of Education, Series 1977, capital outlay school warrants (7-Mill District Tax Series) maturing Feb. 1, 1994. All outstanding bonds called at 101 on Feb. 1, 1993.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Sun Staff Writer | December 5, 1994
Charles Town, W. Va. -- Residents of sedate Jefferson County gambled with the unthinkable: the closing of their largest industry, the Charles Town racetrack. They lost.After 61 years as the county's main attraction, the quaint, country horse track will run its last race Sunday.A thousand track employees will lose their jobs. Several hundred slow-running horses will lose their lives. And this usually placid community will be left with the bitterness engendered this fall by its divisive debate about the track's future.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - What if Baltimore County schools absorbed Baltimore City schools, and families in the newly formed district had a wide choice of schools in a carefully crafted plan intended to promote racial diversity? Such a "metropolitan" cure to school segregation has been discussed for years. I have in my hopeless chest a lawsuit drafted by a local lawyer that would have forced a city-county merger three decades ago. It was never filed. What didn't happen in Baltimore, however, did occur 30 years ago in this river city that plays host to the Kentucky Derby.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
Last week, Navy senior slotback Tony Lane took a pitchout from quarterback Craig Candeto, ran through a would-be tackler, galloped down the left sideline to complete a 32-yard touchdown, flipped the ball to an official and jogged off the field as if practice was in session. Last month, Navy's single-season record-holder for kickoff return yardage found out that a fumbling problem from a year ago had cost him his special teams job. Upon hearing the news, Lane barely showed a reaction. A reporter recently reminded Lane he was on pace to shatter Navy's single-season record for yards per carry average, and the economics major from Wrens, Ga., nodded without changing his expression, then dished out credit to his blockers and the offensive scheme that creates big-play chances he must not waste.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2003
In preparation for possible serious flooding in Western Maryland, a 30-member team of water rescue specialists from Kentucky was expected to arrive in Cumberland last night. The Jefferson County team - making its first major deployment outside of the Louisville area - will supplement rescue units of Maryland's local and state agencies to respond to Hurricane Isabel. "Flash flooding with something like this can be widespread," said Travis Bell, a firefighter with the fire department in Middletown, Ky., and the coordinator of the team.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2002
Joseph H. Foster, After a secretive, nationwide eight-month search, the Anne Arundel County school board is likely to break its silence and name a new superintendent this week. Officials say they have narrowed the field to about five candidates - but they won't reveal any names. The board has rejected the community's call to open the process and appears to be looking beyond local favorite Kenneth P. Lawson, the interim superintendent. The board also won't follow the lead of Howard County, which two years ago introduced the two finalists for schools chief to the public and broadcast interviews over county television.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2002
A top Colorado educator who won praise for her skillful handling of the Columbine High School tragedy has told the Anne Arundel County school system that she is a "viable candidate" for superintendent, her spokesman said yesterday. Jane Hammond, who heads the 88,000-student school system in Jefferson County, Colo., sent word in the past week to the private firm looking for Anne Arundel's new superintendent that she is interested in the job, said her spokesman, Rick Kaufman. "Jane has given permission for the search firm to present her name to the Anne Arundel board as a candidate for the position," Kaufman said yesterday.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2002
A top Colorado educator who won praise for her skillful handling of the Columbine High School tragedy has told the Anne Arundel County school system that she is a "viable candidate" for superintendent, her spokesman said yesterday. Jane Hammond, who heads the 88,000-student school system in Jefferson County, Colo., sent word in the past week to the private firm looking for Anne Arundel's new superintendent that she is interested in the job, said her spokesman, Rick Kaufman. "Jane has given permission for the search firm to present her name to the Anne Arundel board as a candidate for the position," Kaufman said yesterday.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2002
A top Colorado educator who won praise for her skillful handling of the Columbine High School tragedy has told the Anne Arundel County school system that she is a "viable candidate" for superintendent, her spokesman said yesterday. Jane Hammond, who heads the 88,000-student school system in Jefferson County, Colo., sent word in the past week to the private firm looking for Anne Arundel's new superintendent that she is interested in the job, said her spokesman, Rick Kaufman. "Jane has given permission for the search firm to present her name to the Anne Arundel board as a candidate for the position," Kaufman said yesterday.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2002
A top Colorado educator who won praise for her skillful handling of the Columbine High School tragedy has told the Anne Arundel County school system that she is a "viable candidate" for superintendent, her spokesman said yesterday. Jane Hammond, who heads the 88,000-student school system in Jefferson County, Colo., sent word in the past week to the private firm looking for Anne Arundel's new superintendent that she is interested in the job, said her spokesman, Rick Kaufman. "Jane has given permission for the search firm to present her name to the Anne Arundel board as a candidate for the position," Kaufman said yesterday.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 30, 2001
DENVER - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will conduct an independent investigation into claims that a Denver Police Department SWAT officer accidentally shot and killed a student during the Columbine High School massacre more than two years ago. Accusations raised in a document filed in U.S. District Court allege that Denver Police Sgt. Daniel P. O'Shea fatally shot Columbine student Daniel Rohrbough after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold took over...
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2001
Sometimes in life you just need to kick back and have a little fun. Let's have some fun with Scalped Ticket (although James Casey certainly didn't). No, Casey, the Maryland trainer and veterinarian, had no fun with a scalped ticket two years ago at the Kentucky Derby. But Casey may get the last laugh - in court and on the track. If you'll recall the story, which columnist Dan Rodricks chronicled in the news pages of The Sun, Casey was arrested in 1999 at the Derby after offering to sell a scalped ticket to a police officer.
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