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April 22, 1995
American citizens can breathe relief and deep satisfaction that "one of the individuals believed to be responsible" for the Oklahoma City atrocity has been in jail since an hour and a half after the event. Gratitude is owed the Oklahoma lawmen who stopped Timothy McVeigh for traffic reasons, found a gun in his possession and locked him up. They found they had the FBI's "John Doe No. 1" in custody. Hours later Terry Nichols, the second suspect, turned himself in.All Americans will applaud the steely resolve that has been shown in the well-coordinated effort to hunt suspects down.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
One-fourth of the names on Maryland's sex offender registry could be removed after the state's top court expanded Monday on an earlier ruling that adding offenders from before the list was created violated the state constitution. The Court of Appeals declared last year that the state could not require the registration of people who committed their crimes before October 1995, when the database was established. State officials removed the one name in question in that case but maintained that federal law required them to keep older cases in the database.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 28, 2000
With help from a public defender, authorities have identified a man who refused to give police his name nearly two weeks ago after his arrest on assault charges in Taneytown. David Allan Fry, 37, of York, Pa., had been called "John Doe" until Tuesday, when a public defender, Judson K. Larrimore, persuaded the man to cooperate with Carroll County jail officials, authorities said. According to court documents, Fry was arrested and held Sept. 14 on one count of first-degree assault, four counts of second-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, giving a false statement to a police officer, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
During a 7-0 opening stretch, Maryland averaged 13.1 goals per game. Since then, the Terps are 2-2 and have scored 10.5 goals per game - a number that would drop to 7.7 if a 19-6 thumping of Robert Morris on April 2 was left out of the equation. The sudden power outage is eerily similar to last year's progression, as that squad scored at least 10 goals in its first six games before failing to reach the double-digit mark in six of the last eight. But coach John Tillman did not sound alarmed about the offense's inability to find success against No. 7 North Carolina (eight goals in a three-goal loss)
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By New York Times News Service | April 30, 1995
OKEMAH, Okla. -- Imagine looking like John Doe No. 2, the elusive confederate of Timothy McVeigh, the suspect in the Oklahoma bombing.By yesterday, the FBI had received more than 10,000 calls from people offering clues and had interviewed more than a dozen men resembling the sketch of the dark-haired, square-jawed, tattooed man the FBI calls John Doe No. 2.And while agents have not yet found their man, the hunt has sent jolts -- ranging from annoying inconvenience...
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2002
"John Doe" looked like a guy you might see - and barely notice - almost anywhere: in the checkout line at the grocery store, on the way into the bank or waiting for a red light to change. He was young and strong, with a wrestler's build. His jaw was rounded, softening his 5-foot-7-inch, 170-pound frame. But no one has been able to say where his life began or where it ended, just where he was found - wrapped in a sheet and pillowcase, set on fire and tossed in a wooded area off Route 272 in North East, not far from Interstate 95 in Cecil County, five years ago. Everything about him - whom and what he loved, how he spent his Sundays, when he was born, what he dreamed of doing - died with him. Though his body was discovered in August 1997, his identity remains a mystery.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
One-fourth of the names on Maryland's sex offender registry could be removed after the state's top court expanded Monday on an earlier ruling that adding offenders from before the list was created violated the state constitution. The Court of Appeals declared last year that the state could not require the registration of people who committed their crimes before October 1995, when the database was established. State officials removed the one name in question in that case but maintained that federal law required them to keep older cases in the database.
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By DAN BERGER | April 27, 1995
Unabomber demands our attention. He resents the distraction of John Doe No. 2. Humor him (or her, or them).Republicans are rethinking their passion for assault rifles. About time.Big-mouthed, ignorant, bigoted, abusive, rabble-rousing, hate-mongering know-nothings don't bomb public places. Bombers do.A special corner of ballroom dance heaven was reserved just for Ginger Rogers.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff Writer | October 17, 1994
State and local officials have agreed to pay $75,000 to a Frederick County man who was arrested and forced to take a test for the virus that causes AIDS, the man's lawyers said.As part of the settlement being filed today, state public health officials have agreed to issue policy guidelines emphasizing that under Maryland law HIV testing is a voluntary procedure, the lawyers said."Our client is very pleased. He has achieved not just a personal victory by his courage and sacrifice, but he has ensured that others won't suffer the trauma that he did," said Nancy E. Paige, one of the attorneys.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1994
A lawsuit seeking $1.5 million has been filed on behalf of a Frederick County man who claims he was arrested, jailed and forced to take an AIDS test after health officials targeted him as a potential carrier of the virus that causes the deadly disease.Attorneys for the man, identified only as John Doe in the lawsuit, claim that Frederick County sheriffs and health officials overstepped their bounds and put the man through public humiliation because of a heightened fear of AIDS.The man was arrested Aug. 3, 1992, after county officials obtained a search warrant for his blood, claiming he was "actively engaging in sexual activities with other persons in the gay community."
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Police are trying to identify a man found fatally stabbed Wednesday night on Greenmount Avenue.  Officers working in the 2800 block of Greenmount Avenue were flagged down at about 7 p.m. by a citizen who told them a man was lying in the street at East 26th Street and Greenmount Avenue.  The man had been stabbed several times, and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. Police said he has not been identified and...
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March 26, 2013
I wonder why you find it necessary to state the school a person attends when reporting crimes.  Your article (Four teens face charges in attack on taxi driver) is a prime example of this practice.  It gives an appearance that the school has some responsibility in the commission of the crime, that the school is the reason these teenagers are criminals. The crime had nothing to do with Oakland Mills High School, was not committed on that property, and certainly was not caused by their attendance at the school.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
Victims' advocates are concerned that a Maryland Court of Appeals decision this week will allow some sex offenders to have their names removed from the statewide sex offender registry, but it's still unclear exactly how the ruling could affect the database. "I do expect that other sex offenders will petition to have their names removed," said Lisae Jordan, executive director and counsel for the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault. In a ruling that was not unanimous, the appeals court said Monday that a man identified as John Doe should have his name taken off the registry because the requirement to do so violates the state constitution's restrictions on retroactive punishment.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
A man was shot in the leg and another remains in a hospital with serious head lacerations in separate incidents Wednesday that police continue to investigate. Police do not know the name or age of a man found near the Seton Business Park at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The man, found in the 5800 block of Wabash Avenue, suffered severe lacerations and trauma to his head and hasn't been able to be interviewed while he is being treated at an area hospital, Baltimore police Sgt. Anthony Smith said.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | April 1, 2007
Politics, passion and populism ignite the stage in the tuneful musical Meet John Doe, making its world premiere at Ford's Theatre in Washington. MEET JOHN DOE / / Through April 29 / / Ford's Theatre, Washington / / 202-347-4833
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By Steve Chawkins and Steve Chawkins,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 28, 2004
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Prosecutors yesterday cast Michael Jackson as a bizarre schemer who held the family of his alleged molestation victim under virtual house arrest in order to tape a video of the boy proclaiming the pop star's innocence. In the aftermath of a disastrous British documentary, Jackson saw the boy - referred to in court as John Doe - as "the one person who could put out the fire," Santa Barbara prosecutor Gordon Auchincloss contended in a pre-trial hearing. In the documentary, Jackson shredded his own reputation by acknowledging sleepovers with young boys at his palatial Neverland Ranch.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Police are trying to identify a man found fatally stabbed Wednesday night on Greenmount Avenue.  Officers working in the 2800 block of Greenmount Avenue were flagged down at about 7 p.m. by a citizen who told them a man was lying in the street at East 26th Street and Greenmount Avenue.  The man had been stabbed several times, and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. Police said he has not been identified and...
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By Newsday | April 27, 1995
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Federal agents investigating the United States' worst-ever terrorist bombing are vigorously pursuing the possibility that explosives from the U.S. military supply system were involved in the massive blast, Newsday learned yesterday amid indications that the widely sought "John Doe No. 2" had been identified as an Army buddy of jailed suspect Timothy McVeigh.According to senior federal officials, dozens of agents were looking through records and files at Fort Riley, Kan., checking the base's inventory of TNT and plastic explosives as well as blasting caps and other detonators.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2002
"John Doe" looked like a guy you might see - and barely notice - almost anywhere: in the checkout line at the grocery store, on the way into the bank or waiting for a red light to change. He was young and strong, with a wrestler's build. His jaw was rounded, softening his 5-foot-7-inch, 170-pound frame. But no one has been able to say where his life began or where it ended, just where he was found - wrapped in a sheet and pillowcase, set on fire and tossed in a wooded area off Route 272 in North East, not far from Interstate 95 in Cecil County, five years ago. Everything about him - whom and what he loved, how he spent his Sundays, when he was born, what he dreamed of doing - died with him. Though his body was discovered in August 1997, his identity remains a mystery.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 28, 2000
With help from a public defender, authorities have identified a man who refused to give police his name nearly two weeks ago after his arrest on assault charges in Taneytown. David Allan Fry, 37, of York, Pa., had been called "John Doe" until Tuesday, when a public defender, Judson K. Larrimore, persuaded the man to cooperate with Carroll County jail officials, authorities said. According to court documents, Fry was arrested and held Sept. 14 on one count of first-degree assault, four counts of second-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, giving a false statement to a police officer, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
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