June 8, 1995
In 1986, two Baltimore filmmakers screened a documentary )) on Maryland Public Television, "Beginning With Bong," that eloquently presented the challenges facing a severely disabled young boy. Nine years later, they update the story with a surprisingly upbeat sequel.* "Bong and Donnell" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- The latest documentary from Baltimore independent filmmakers William A. Whiteford and Susan Hadary Cohen won the Best of Fest prize at the Baltimore Film Forum this year.
June 2, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Cobblefield Drive, 8600 block, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. May 26. Entry gained. Video game system and sound system stolen. Good Lion Road, 9400 block, between 4 and 4:55 am. May 26. Entry gained through garage door. Laptop, television and video game system stolen.
July 30, 2006
Anne Arundel: North County Thousands without water after break A break in a 42-inch water line on Marley Neck Road in Glen Burnie left thousands of Anne Arundel County residents without water last night, according to county officials. The break, which was reported about 7 p.m., cut off the water supply to Glen Burnie, parts of Orchard Beach, Riviera Beach and Marley, said Rhonda Wardlaw, a county spokeswoman. Wardlaw said county Department of Public Works crews were at the scene of the break and were attempting to redirect water from other locations.
October 15, 2003
Moves Baseball DEVIL RAYS: Optioned C Javier Valentin and IF Jason Smith to Triple-A Durham. Released P Carlos Reyes. ORIOLES: Announced that P Willis Roberts, 3B Jose Leon, SS Felix Escalona and P Mike Paradis cleared waivers and were assigned outright to Triple-A Ottawa. Announced that C Robert Machado has chosen free agency instead of outright assignment to Ottawa. PHILLIES: Named Mike Schmidt manager of Single-A Clearwater. Exercised 2004 option on P Rheal Cormier. Announced that team did not exercise 2004 options on former Orioles P Jose Mesa and P Mike Williams.
July 11, 1995
The Young Victorian Theater Company started its 25th season Saturday night with a spirited rendition of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado." The production was generally excellent, with committed singing and tons of good-natured over-acting.The principal characters were all strong. Steven Goodman's Ko-Ko was sort of a combination Groucho Marx and Roger Rabbit. Mark McGrath gave Pooh-Bah the perfect level of pomposity. Richard Crawley as Nanki-Poo and Jennifer Davison as Yum-Yum were vocally impressive but a little cold on stage.
November 9, 2005
Baltimore prosecutors will dismiss a handgun charge against the owner of a convenience store who was swept up last month in a terror probe, the man's attorney said yesterday. A spokeswoman for the city state's attorney confirmed that prosecutors plan to drop the charge against Maged M. Hussein at a hearing tomorrow. "I was innocent from the beginning. Everybody knows that," said Hussein, a 41-year-old U.S. citizen from Egypt who owns Koko Market in Southeast Baltimore. "I'm glad somebody else is not making a mistake again."
May 21, 1999
The Howard County Health Department regularly inspects food establishments. Violation of any of eight "critical items" -- those mostly likely to contribute to food-borne illness -- requires immediate correction or closure of the facility.Of 40 facilities inspected from April 6 to April 19, the six facilities listed below were cited for such violations. The numbers after the restaurant names and addresses correspond to descriptions below:Bob Evans Farms, 8325 Benson Drive (5)Friendship Pride, 12800 Frederick Road (7, closed)
October 20, 1995
Ice Cube will make the transition to Christian rock before we see Mandy Patinkin singing Otello or Barbra Streisand screaming Elektra in a Los Angeles Music Center Opera production.But it's not so hard to imagine a couple of Hollywood directors and an actor or two lending a hand with a Mozart comedy or a Gilbert and Sullivan satire. It's been happening for 10 years.The L.A. Opera has often looked to Tinseltown in an effort to juice up the repertoire, tapping Dudley Moore for a production of "The Mikado" (his Ko-Ko was not so bad on the ears)
October 31, 2007
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Baltimore Western Arson -- Police and fire investigators continue to seek whoever threw a Molotov cocktail through the first-floor rear window of a house in the 2100 block of Koko Lane about 5 a.m. Oct. 25. The flame left burn marks on the dwelling before extinguishing itself. Police found a second Molotov cocktail in a rear yard that also burned itself out. There were no injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call the police district at 410-396-2477 or the Fire Department's arson squad at 410-396-5690.
February 25, 1999
Just announced"A J.H.U. Alumni Reunion From the '60s and '70s," featuring Gil Scott-Heron and the Amnesia Express Band with Brian Jackson, and Doc Jones and the Medicine Men, will be held at Johns Hopkins University's Shriver Hall at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $23 general admission and $12 for students with college identification. Call 410-815-0000, 410-516-8317 or 410-830-2244.The Annual Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival, featuring John Lee Hooker, Wilson Pickett, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Son Seals, R.L. Burnside, the Nighthawks, Jonny Lang, Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi and Shemekia Copeland, will be held May 15-16 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.