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June 24, 2012
As one who has challenged the killer drone research at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, I read with great interest Jeffrey Ian Ross' commentary on the subject ("Drones are different," June 20). While he mentions the recent crash of a drone in Maryland, he provides no insight on its mission or what caused it to fail. He does, however, point out that this monstrosity cost $176 million. As the fiscal battles continue between the mayor and the Baltimore City Council, imagine what Baltimore could do with $176 million.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
About 200 members of Baltimore's Jewish community packed courtroom benches Thursday, lined walls and stood single-file in aisles - some reading religious texts - amid growing concern over the potential release of the man who killed an 11-year-old girl in 1969. Emotions remain high in Northwest Baltimore more than 40 years after the murder of Esther Lebowitz. The latest appeal by Wayne Stephen Young, found guilty in her death and sentenced to life in prison, drew wide protest because a recent appellate court ruling has led prosecutors to release dozens of people convicted decades ago. The state is fighting to keep Young, now 68, locked up. In court Thursday, Assistant State's Attorney Antonio Gioia cited the disturbing nature of the crime - Lebowitz, missing for two days, was found beaten to death with a hammer.
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December 15, 2011
Regarding the celebration in Baltimore for Barry Levinson's movie "Diner," ("Cast members, director celebrate 'Diner's 30 t h ," Dec. 12, I trust we will not be celebrating Mr. Levinson's "Homicide: Life on the Street. " Francis J. Gorman, Baltimore
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Through the first six games, No. 5 Stevenson had won five games but had yet to demonstrate the killer instinct that Paul Cantabene was looking for. On Tuesday night, the coach finally saw what he had been waiting for in the reigning national champion Mustangs' 15-9 upset of No. 3 Tufts at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills. Stevenson (6-1) never trailed against the Jumbos (4-1) as the offense scored the contest's first three goals. On two occasions - once in the first quarter and once in the second - Tufts narrowed the gap to one goal, but the Mustangs regained sizable cushions.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2010
Anne Arundel County police say that on Tuesday, Arthur Tyler Felton used a box cutter to steal a cell phone and an MP3 player from a Sears in the Annapolis Mall, then briefly carjacked a woman in the parking lot in a failed bid to escape. This is the same Arthur Tyler Felton who in 1991 fatally shot 6-year-old Tiffany Smith in the head during a gunfight with a rival in West Baltimore's Walbrook neighborhood. The shooting of the elementary school student shocked a city, sparked a campaign to rebuild streets lined with vacant rowhouses, focused police attention on gangs, guns and drugs, and prompted residents to create a memorial in the girl's honor.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | July 22, 1999
I HAVE JUST returned from nine days on the beach at Ocean City, and have the healthy glow and ruddiness of skin which signals initial-stage melanoma to prove it.Look, tanning is a problem for those of us with that kind of waxy, semi-translucent northern European skin.So before hitting the beach I slather on the sunscreen -- thick, greasy stuff with a Sun Protection Factor so high you wouldn't pink up at ground zero of a nuclear blast.Then I sit on the beach -- oh, yes, that's a sight -- and read my newspapers and books, and within an hour I look like I've been napping inside a blast furnace.
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By Peter Hermann | April 3, 2012
The Sun's Tricia Bishop reports: Dante Parrish, a convicted killer who was freed from prison 20 years early with the help of the Innocence Project, was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday for brutally murdering a 15-year-old Baltimore boy in 2009, less than a year after his premature release. The brutal killing of Jason Mattison Jr., whose troubled life as a gay teenager drove him from house to house, only to take refuge in the very place he'd be killed as his heroin-laden aunt passed out, left the judge with a loss of words.
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By Wiley A. Hall 3rd | November 29, 1990
There are far too many punks in this city.So far this year, there have been 269 murders in this dark, dark city of ours and each murder has been sadder than the last.One of the saddest occurred Sunday night when a man with a gun shot and killed a teen-ager during an attempted robbery in East Baltimore.Police say Charles Feaster, 17, was murdered because he refused to surrender his leather Chicago Bulls team jacket to some crook who had waylaid him in an alley.And if nobody else will say it, I will: The killer is a punk.
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By Arthur Caplan | April 16, 1993
GOT any idea what is the biggest killer of children in the world today? It is not AIDS. Nor is it whooping cough or typhus. Accidents are not the culprit, either.It is a medical problem that is almost never mentioned in polite company -- diarrhea.Sixty thousand kids die every day from this ailment. Five million babies and young children will die this year as a result of dehydration caused by diarrhea.What you and I know about diarrhea is almost entirely a function of the tidal wave of commercials on TV and radio aimed at getting us to buy stuff at the drugstore to treat what the ads often tactfully call "indigestion" or "upset stomach."
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | October 2, 1992
Ohio gas station manager Jo Lynne Gates couldn't get over her shock yesterday after a trusted employee -- a man who had lived with her family, gone bike riding with her teen-age son and played with her 3-year-old daughter -- was identified as an escaped Maryland killer."
NEWS
March 6, 2014
On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone to defend them in court. John Adams agreed to represent them not because he sympathized with their circumstances but because he believed that they had a right to a legal defense. He succeeded, too, as six of the soldiers were acquitted and two convicted only of manslaughter.
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By Robert B. Reich | March 5, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is "bad policy" because it will cause job losses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a minimum wage increase would be a job killer. Republicans and the chamber also say unions are job killers, workplace safety regulations are job killers, environmental regulations are job killers, and the Affordable Care Act is a job killer.The California Chamber of Commerce even publishes an annual list of "job killers," including almost any measures that lift wages or protect workers and the environment.
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Dan Rodricks | January 19, 2014
Two years after someone fired 18 bullets into his body, we finally know the reason Gregory McFadden died such a brutal death at the age of 27 in West Baltimore. He turned his back on a guy. It was disrespect, a malady that inflames the male ego and makes young men do terrible things. Disrespect has been around for centuries, of course, but its consequences have been particularly lethal in the age of the high-powered handgun. Killing someone because he disrespected you is a phenomenon that no amount of police power or community vigilance can seem to stop.
NEWS
September 23, 2013
Your editorial, "Rampage in Washington" (Sept. 18), was both well-written and absolutely right on. Our culture of violence has, indeed, spawned such horrific acts, culminating in the recent shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, and it is impossible to know where to start answering the inevitable questions. You ask, "Would [Aaron] Alexis have been moved to kill had he not been influenced by the violent video games he is said to have been fascinated by?" You also describe "a culture that celebrates violence and allows so many to become disconnected.
NEWS
September 17, 2013
The Sun editorial board's claim that the minimum wage has lost ground to inflation is misleading ("Raises wages - no strings attached," Sept. 9). The minimum wage is actually worth 6 percent more than it was 20 years ago. And if you pegged the minimum wage to inflation from its creation in 1938, rather than cherry-picking a date that provides a better talking point, it would be just over $4 an hour - far below the current $7.25. The fact of the matter is that minimum wage hikes kill jobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2013
Killer Mike is unimpressed with the recent trend of rappers name-dropping painters to signify wealth and status. The 38-year-old Atlanta rapper was an "art student nerd" in high school, so hearing Jean-Michel Basquiat's name turn into a rap cliche grates him a bit. "I'm not mad that people are getting exposed to art," said Killer Mike, who performs with El-P as Run the Jewels at 9:30 Club on Saturday. "But real artists, from Michelangelo to Picasso, hated rich people. They hated their benefactors.
NEWS
October 11, 1994
Health officials in India believe they have brought under control an outbreak of plague that began last month in the western city of Surat. Within days it had spread from one coast to the other.With modern medicines and sanitary methods, India appears to have been able to limit the loss of life. But already scores of people have died and hundreds have contracted the deadly disease.Throughout history plague has been one of the major killers of mankind, attacking in devastating epidemics that brought death and terror to millions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2012
More and more these days, it seems as if the most interesting TV projects are coming from new and different places. "House of Cards,"  which Netflix is making in Baltimore, leads the parade. But DirecTV is getting in the game, too, and this week debuts a six-part mini-series about a transgendered contract killer played by Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love," "Boys Don't Cry"). "Hit & Miss," which premieres at 10 p.m. Wednesday on DirecTV's Audience Channel is a British import created by Paul Abbott, who is usually praised for "Shameless"and "State of Play.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2013
Harry Yuspa had many relatives in the Baltimore area - some have lived at the same addresses for 40 years. Yet prosecutors said they couldn't find any to let them know the man convicted of killing Yuspa would soon be released. That meant none of the relatives were able to object as Zachary McCallister walked out of court last month. McCallister had been serving a sentence of life plus 20 years for the 1974 murder of Yuspa during a robbery of his kosher butcher shop. The Baltimore state's attorney's office has negotiated the release of 20 prisoners after Maryland's highest court ruled that criminal convictions before 1980 may have been compromised by unfair jury instructions.
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