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By Linell Smith | October 30, 1992
While "Beauty and the Beast" has turned a lot of youngsters into fantasy figures this Halloween, the election year is bringing out the politicians in the older generation.Rubber masks of George Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot should help provide the final word in political overload. A lot of customers still buy masks of Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, says Harriet Berlin, owner of Artistic Costumes and Dance Fashions in Loch Raven Plaza. "We wanted to offer Dan Quayle, but it was such a popular mask, we never got our order," she says.
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August 1, 2014
Whether the migrant unaccompanied children surging over our southern border are refugees, illegal migrants or whatever, they need to be cared for in a humane manner. However, this situation coupled with the push to legalize millions of folks illegally residing in America is the "perfect storm. " Many who have followed the illegal immigration problem for years have warned that the system was broken. We expressed concern that if the laws continued to be violated, serious problems would take place.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,Sun Art Critic | April 18, 2007
In the art of Africa, the mask is a versatile, multipurpose facade. It may signify identity and the ancestors, politics and medicine or the invisible world of the spirits. And in whatever form a mask appears, color is integral to its meaning. Now color is the subject of the second installment of Meditations on African Art, a three-part series at the Baltimore Museum of Art that explores African art from the point of view of the people who created it. The modestly scaled show presents about 30 traditional African masks from the museum's collection arranged in four groups: red, white, black and the tricolor that incorporates all three hues.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company firefighter Gene Kirchner, who died after searching for victims in a house fire, was not wearing his face mask, gloves or helmet, according to a departmental report released a year after the fatal blaze. Kirchner, 25, a veteran firefighter, died days after a call to Hanover Road in Reisterstown on April 24, 2013. The Baltimore County Fire Department's report said Kirchner was found alone, lying face down in an upstairs bedroom between the door and the bed, without his face piece, hood or helmet.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 25, 2013
Sovereign Bank at 2006 Rock Spring Road in Forest Hill was robbed shortly after noon Wednesday. Harford County Sheriff's deputies responded to the bank at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday after getting a holdup alarm. When they arrived, witnesses told deputies the bank was robbed by two men wearing masks. They said the suspects entered the bank wearing dark clothing and masks that obscured their faces. They each displayed a handgun and demanded money. The bank tellers complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspects, who then fled the bank in an unknown direction.
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November 7, 1996
Two men dressed in military clothing and masks forced employees of a Linthicum fast food restaurant into a walk-in refrigerator Tuesday and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money.April D. Duncan, manager of Wendy's in the 700 block of Nursery Road, told police she was leaving the building with another employee about 1: 30 a.m. when two men, one armed with a 9 mm Glock semiautomatic handgun and both dressed in military clothing and masks, forced them back into the restaurant. Duncan was ordered to open a safe while three other employees were forced into a refrigerator, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 9, 2001
Two men wearing ski masks robbed a High's store on Phelps Luck Drive at gunpoint Wednesday night, taking an undisclosed amount of money, police said. The men walked into the store wearing dark clothes and the masks about 8:45 p.m. One pulled a gun and announced a robbery. One of the clerks opened the register, and both men reached over the counter and grabbed cash, police said. The robbers were last seen running toward Route 108. The two clerks were not injured, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 22, 2000
Two gunmen got away with cash, a loaded coin tray and likely the most-stolen item of any motel - its towels - during the robbery of a Comfort Inn near Annapolis late Friday. Police said the robbers took the towels first - using them as masks when they jumped over the counter and ordered a clerk to turn over the money. They fled the Old Mill Bottom Road motel, apparently on foot, carrying the cash and coins in a motel trash can, police said. The Comfort Inn's general manager, Jim Crouch, said the robbery was the second in the motel's 11 years of operation.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Theater Critic | October 30, 1992
Appropriately enough, when the family plays a game in Splitting Image Theatre Company's production of "Family Masks," the game is charades. It's an ideal choice for this dysfunctional family of six, whose members are often at a loss for the words to express their feelings and are almost always living a charade.It's also a typical example of the impeccable details in this collaborative movement-theater piece, which premiered at Loyola College in 1989 and is now receiving a fresh and partially revamped airing as the first production in the Theatre Project's new program of residencies for local alternative theater companies.
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By KATIE ZEZIMA and KATIE ZEZIMA,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 16, 2006
RICHMOND, Vt. -- Huntington River Gorge may be one of the most beautiful spots in Vermont. It is also one of the deadliest. At least 20 people, most in their 20s or 30s, have died, and hundreds have been injured while swimming in the gorge over the past four decades. Seemingly placid waters mask strong currents that quickly sweep over waterfalls and into whirlpools. Last year, the chief of the state's public safety commission called the gorge the "single most deadly place in the state."
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | April 20, 2014
Social issues are labeled "wedge issues" for a reason. They appeal to emotion. They are easily communicated. They count when ballots are cast. Throw in poll-tested rhetoric and effective manipulation of facts, and there you have it: the capture of an important voting bloc. I do not know the genesis of the term. It may have been hatched in a Nixon-era appeal to southern white conservative Democrats none too happy with court ordered school desegregation and a sharp left-hand turn by a McGovern-ite Democratic Party in 1972.
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January 23, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Elkridge/Jessup Old Waterloo Road, 6400 block, 2:51 a.m. Jan. 21. Employees confronted inside store by two masked men. One threatened employee with handgun and demanded cash. Cash stolen. No one injured. In other news from the Crime Log:  Pirch Way, 6700 block, 1:11 p.m. Jan. 16. Entry gained to residence via rear window.
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December 3, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Twin Circle Way North, unit block, 6:40 a.m. Dec. 1. Two men wearing ski masks, one with a handgun and the other with a large knife, robbed two women of a bag, cash and clothing. Knecht Avenue, 1400 block, 4:10 p.m. Dec. 1. Two men attempted to steal copper wire from Hammer Underground Utilities.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 25, 2013
Although Eileen Williams works in fabric and Deborah Berman works in paper collage, these two artists share a collage-oriented artistic sensibility in their separate exhibits at the Columbia Art Center. Williams calls her show "Celebration of Women Through Faces in Fabric. " Her wall-hanging fabric panels incorporate various materials, designs and cultural references, but they have in common Williams' inclusion of female masks that would be suitable for a costume ball. These masks are prominently featured in some of her panels, but in other panels the masks are nearly submerged beneath all of the other clustered and layered forms.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
(Video provided by Baltimore Police Department) When the gunman in the surgical mask, sunglasses and latex gloves bursts into the Northeast Baltimore barber shop, nobody seems to flinch.  Even when his gun jams when he points it at his unsuspecting victim, the gunman calmly takes time to fix it and carry out the execution.  The chilling video capturing the moments before the murder of David Porter, 41, was released by Baltimore...
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November 13, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Decatur Road,  9300 block, 2:21 p.m. Nov. 7. Three masked suspects broke into basement by smashing glass sliding door. One victim assaulted by suspect. Three other victims held at gunpoint. Money and personal property stolen from one victim. Suspects fled through basement. Injured victim taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 18, 1994
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- The sister of Nicole Brown Simpson issued a nationwide plea yesterday, asking consumers to return Halloween costume items that depict either O.J. Simpson or his alleged victims, including masks, blond wigs and even prosthetic slit throats.Denise Brown called on stores handling such items to halt their sale immediately, saying that they are in "extremely bad taste" and hold "no redeeming value for our society." She was joined by Human Options, a domestic violence support group.
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By Chapin Wright and Chapin Wright,Evening Sun Staff | October 31, 1991
NEW YORK -- The last time judges' robes were a big Halloween seller was in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Sammy Davis Jr. made the phrase "Here Come De Judge" a national inside joke on "Laugh-In.""It was hot then," said Mike Burke, co-owner of Zak's Fun House.Enter Clarence Thomas.When Burke and his partner, Larry Greenberg, watched the extraordinary public airing of sexual harassment charges against Thomas by law professor Anita Faye Hill, one word kept coming to mind: masks."We had played with the idea while the hearings were going on," said Burke.
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By David Horsey | October 28, 2013
President Obama has been busy this week taking calls from European leaders who seem really upset that the United States has been spying on them, perhaps to the point of tapping their cellphones. First Obama heard from French President Francois Hollande. Mr. Hollande complained that documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the ex-NSA contractor who is now holed up in Moscow, showed that American intelligence agencies had gathered more than 70 million pieces of data from phone communications in France in just one 30-day period.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
A Baltimore man who was shot by county police Friday on Pulaski Highway was wanted for robbing a Timonium gold business earlier this month of jewelry and other items after binding two employees' hands with zip ties, authorities said. Police said that on Oct. 2, Derek Alexander Roberts, 44, and another man, Richard Bruzdzinski, 42, entered the American Bullion Center on York Road shortly after 4:30 p.m. and forced two employees to lie on the floor, tied their hands and took jewelry, coins, a phone and a handgun from the store.
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