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By Scott Dance, Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wrote an apology letter to his wife before wrapping a plastic bag around his head Monday and pumping it with helium, killing himself in the basement of his Towson-area home, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation. Along with the letter, he left behind multiple hard drives, computers and servers that police have seized and are scrutinizing, police said. More than 300 of Levy's current and former patients have contacted officers, fearing that they are pictured in images he is accused of secretly capturing, Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 22, 2014
Woodbridge (Va.) coach Karibi Dede played at Auburn with five cornerbacks that went on to be selected in the NFL draft. He also later served as a graduate assistant on Auburn's coaching staff. He has seen firsthand what it takes to be a successful corner at the college level. And to Dede, new Maryland commit Mike Majette has the tools to be productive. “Mike has the tools to progress at the collegiate level and the ability to one day play on Sunday,” Dede said during a telephone interview.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
HERNDON, Va.  -  With a 155-pound barbell resting on her shoulders, Gretchen Kittelberger lifted the weight over her head, held it for a second, then brought it back down. After five repetitions, she leaned against a wall, her body upside down, and did five handstand pushups. Next came three more handstand pushups - on rings hanging roughly 3 inches above the ground. Her pace gradually slowed, and her grunts became louder after every repetition, but in less than 13 minutes, she had completed four sets of each workout.
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Dan Rodricks | July 22, 2014
Humanity faces its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, and Rep. Andy Harris, the Republican congressman from Maryland's 1st District, pledges to do everything in his power to keep a tiny fraction of Central American children out of a shelter in Carroll County. Harris is a doctor, but apparently not a compassionate one. Maybe he should start his own organization as a conservative counterweight to rampant humanitarianism. He could call it Doctors With Borders, Medecins Avec Frontieres.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
Is Ocean City the most dangerous place to live in Maryland? Even more dangerous than Baltimore? The surprising answer is yes, at least according to analysis by Movoto , a California-based real estate brokerage firm known for its data-based research of various trends and market conditions across the nation. The company this week released its list of the safest places to live in Maryland. Movoto said its report looked at places with populations of at least 5,000 and then ranked them based on FBI crime statistics in 2012.
TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2012
Envision escaping to a secluded island destination where even your iPhone doesn't roam. Paradise. Images of idyllic, uninhabited beaches and authentic local fare instantly flood your brain. Then you start thinking about long flights, passports and pricey accommodations, and the idea quickly flees your mind. Wait — come back! Did you know that there are exotic islands just off the coast of Maryland? Yes, really. We've uncovered three remote retreats, all within a three-hour drive from Baltimore, where you can unplug, recharge, and, blessedly, not know a soul.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1997
When movie tough guy Robert Mitchum died July 2, news stories announcing his death listed his birthplace as Bridgeport, Conn.However, according to a 1948 story in The Sun, Mitchum, the son of a railroader, was born in the Cecil County town of Rising Sun:"Hollywood, Sept 1 (AP) -- Robert Mitchum, screen player, and two actresses left jail under $1,000 bond each today after their arrest earlier in a narcotic raid on a Laurel canyon home."Mitchum along with actress Lila Leeds, 20; dancer Vickie Evans, 25, and Robert Ford, a real estate man, were booked on suspicion of violating state and Federal narcotics laws after police said they broke in on a marijuana smoking party in the girls' home.
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Summer's arrival brought Maryland a slight uptick in unemployment despite a larger-than-normal employment bump in June, but it also contributed to significantly more job losses in May than previously thought, state labor officials said Friday. Maryland employers added 7,700 jobs last month, with the strongest gains in tourism-related industries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. But the bureau revised May's losses to 6,800 jobs, substantially worse than preliminary estimates of 1,300 fewer jobs.
NEWS
January 2, 2013
I must disagree with letter writer Neil L. Bergsman's view that high taxes don't drive people out of Maryland ("Tax rates have a negligible effect on people's decision to move out of state," Dec. 29). My wife and I retired from the federal government, and it puzzles us why Maryland is taxing our retirement income when states like Texas and Florida do not tax retirement income or Social Security benefits. Maryland is not a tax-friendly state for retirees, even though Social Security benefits are not taxed here.
SPORTS
By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 18, 2014
Eleanor Roosevelt offensive lineman Isaiah Prince is likely still months away from making any formal decision on where he will play in college. He also remains interested in top schools like Alabama, Auburn and Florida State. But as it stands now, Roosevelt coach Tom Green believes Maryland is the top team on Prince's list. “We haven't had that conversation,” Green said in a phone interview. “But just from his comments and talking to him, I would think he would pick Maryland if he had to make a decision today.” Prince is rated as a four-star prospect by both ESPN and Rivals.com , and he's viewed by Rivals as the best prospect from Maryland for the Class of 2015.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
A 98-year-old North Carolina woman was left alone inside a truck for nearly five hours while her son patronized Maryland Live casino in Hanover on Monday, Anne Arundel County Police said. Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of the 6100 block of Tipping Circle in Raleigh, North Carolina, faces a vulnerable adult neglect charge after police said he left his mother inside the vehicle in a parking garage between approximately 1:42 p.m. and 6:41 p.m. At the time of the report, which was made after a concerned citizen contacted police, the air temperature was 81 degrees.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went into effect at the start of this month as the result of legal negotiations in a discrimination case brought against the state by Sailor Holobaugh, a 31-year-old clinical research assistant in neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.
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By Hal Riedl | July 20, 2014
Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among them was a "new" incarnation of BGF (Black Guerrilla Family) that had taken its name from, but was not otherwise beholden to, the BGF that dated from the 1960s. I got to know Lt. Santiago Morales, an astute gang investigator at Baltimore City Detention Center, and we shared information.
BUSINESS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
The concrete oozed rather than poured out of the mixer truck, almost as if reluctant to cover the ground - partly because it won't, entirely. Laborers shoveled pebbly gobs around to form a new sidewalk at a park-and-ride lot in Waysons Corner, one of two where the State Highway Administration is laying "pervious" concrete this summer as a test of its environmental friendliness. Porous paving surfaces have been around for decades, but they're expensive and often didn't work well.
SPORTS
By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
HERNDON, Va.  -  With a 155-pound barbell resting on her shoulders, Gretchen Kittelberger lifted the weight over her head, held it for a second, then brought it back down. After five repetitions, she leaned against a wall, her body upside down, and did five handstand pushups. Next came three more handstand pushups - on rings hanging roughly 3 inches above the ground. Her pace gradually slowed, and her grunts became louder after every repetition, but in less than 13 minutes, she had completed four sets of each workout.
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By Louis Krauss and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
This time last year, fishing partners Ivan Koretic and Logan Kuhrmann, both of Essex, were preparing for The Bass Federation and Fishing League Worldwide Quad State High School Fishing Championship. This year's version will be significantly different. After being the only team from Maryland last year, Koretic and Kuhrmann, both 16, will be joined by a handful of Maryland teams Saturday in the second annual championship on the Chesapeake Bay. "It's great that there are some more Maryland teams ... this year," Koretic said.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
Well, Comrade Gov. Martin O'Malley has literally deluged Maryland taxpayers with new taxes, fees, licenses and tolls ("Marylanders' wallets run on empty," July 2). The People's Republic of Maryland now taxes the rain that falls on your home. The "in the bag" liberal socialist media, refuses to condemn such action even while this nation is in the midst of a depression, not a recession, but a real depression! It is not only the jobs that will be lost, as more and more businesses and industries "vote with their feet" to leave this socialist Garden of Eden, no, it is more than that.
NEWS
December 16, 2011
The GMAC Insurance National Driver Test continues to rate Maryland a bottom-10 state for "Licensed Drivers Knowledge of Basic Road Rules. " And like Maryland, numerous Northern states, such as Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, were part of the bottom 10. Nearby Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia scored higher, and are not part of the bottom 10. To me, Maryland's problem is a culture of political stubbornness in not weeding out thousands...
SPORTS
By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 18, 2014
Former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin has already antagonized Terrapins coach Randy Edsall this offseason . The new Penn State coach also apparently doesn't have much of a relationship with his former boss at Maryland, Ralph Friedgen. Franklin worked under Friedgen for seven seasons in College Park and called Friedgen a mentor as recently as January. Friedgen was asked whether he maintains a relationship with Franklin during an interview with the Big Ten Network this week.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 18, 2014
Eleanor Roosevelt offensive lineman Isaiah Prince is likely still months away from making any formal decision on where he will play in college. He also remains interested in top schools like Alabama, Auburn and Florida State. But as it stands now, Roosevelt coach Tom Green believes Maryland is the top team on Prince's list. “We haven't had that conversation,” Green said in a phone interview. “But just from his comments and talking to him, I would think he would pick Maryland if he had to make a decision today.” Prince is rated as a four-star prospect by both ESPN and Rivals.com , and he's viewed by Rivals as the best prospect from Maryland for the Class of 2015.
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