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March 2, 2010
T he devastation from Saturday's earthquake that killed more than 720 came into sharper focus Monday as survivors were pulled from rubble and relief offers trickled in. Rampant looting continued as arrests for curfew violations rose. Above, a woman and child watch as looters set fire to a supermarket near their home in the coastal city of Constitucion, which was hit by the 8.8-magnitude temblor and the resulting tsunami. Below, people catch merchandise being tossed from a looted market in Concepcion.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
If you are not finding enough gore and mayhem at the movies this summer, you should be able to get your fill from a couple of Baltimore's ambitious, DIY-style theater companies, all served up with considerable gusto. In the process, you'll also get to experience two extraordinary theatrical works that do not come around often. Mobtown Players' 'The Spanish Tragedy' The bloodiest encounter is offered by Mobtown Players, a troupe that was recently flooded out of its home in Woodberry.
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FEATURES
By Mike Littwin | December 11, 1995
IF YOU'RE NOT disgusted with local TV news -- and, unfortunately, you're probably not -- there's a new study that tells you why you should be.It isn't just that local news is bad or stupid, filled to bursting with mayhem and mindless chatter. It's worse than that. Local TV news is downright dangerous.The Rocky Mountain Media Watch -- a watchdog group out of Colorado -- conducted a study of 100 news broadcasts across the nation. One of them was WBAL-TV, channel 11, your new news leader at 11. They're excited at WBAL over their new pre-eminence.
SPORTS
Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
EMMITSBURG - If you like your March Madness stories improbable, this is the team for you. The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers are a rag-tag group of transfers and unsung recruits who, two years ago, watched their previous coach resign midway through an 8-21 season. Their current coach, Jamion Christian, is all of 31 years old with two years experience heading a program. They lost their first five games of the season and stood 3-9 when the calendar turned to 2014. They trailed by eight with less than a minute to go in the opening game of the Northeast Conference tournament.
FEATURES
By Tim Warren | October 31, 1991
State folklorist Charlie Camp has nothing against community-sponsored Halloween parties or haunted houses as an alternative to trick-or-treating. But he also sees something lost: the idea of Halloween as a child's special day."A sense of license granted to kids to walk around the streets is something that I associate with Halloween," says Mr. Camp, folklorist with the Maryland State Arts Council since 1976."Some of the compromises that are done for good reason completely eliminate the whole idea of Halloween.
NEWS
By Aron U. Raskas | November 11, 2003
LIFE IN the suburbs can be difficult. Nice neighborhoods often find themselves abutting busy expressways. Noise pollution and gas fumes disturb day-to-day life. Serene communities become prey to criminal intruders. Fortunately, society finds solutions to these problems. Governments appropriate land to build walls alongside highways to shield nearby homes. Communities put themselves behind gates to stave off criminal elements. In the American Southwest, the government has erected hundreds of miles of fence, patrolled regularly by federal agents, in an effort to prevent infiltrators from committing unlawful acts in this country.
NEWS
By MIKE ROYKO | September 25, 1992
Enough about Murphy Brown and her baby. What about Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the biggest of all Hollywood stars?Here we have a staunch Republican, who was appointed by George Bush as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.At the GOP convention, Republicans were tripping over each other to get their pictures taken with Big Arnold. Proper Republican ladies pleaded to be allowed to touch a dainty finger to his bicep.Ah, but what kind of films does this prominent Republican star make?
NEWS
By Rona Hirsch and Rona Hirsch,Staff writer | October 27, 1991
Only the stout-hearted need read on.For the next week, Howard County will be engulfed by orange. Lots of orange. Not to mention ghosts, ghouls, flying funkins and tooth decay.Halloween is upon us.To celebrate this bone-chilling holiday,farms, forests and even senior centers are offering everything from spine-tingling stories of headless horsemen to hair-raising costume parties.And that's not all.The Haunted Hayride provides what no other 45-minute tractor-drawn hayride can: cameo appearances by celebrity ghouls Freddie Kreuger, Jason and Leatherface.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1999
Diane Ambrose remembers the first thing her neighbors told her when she moved to Southwest Baltimore four years ago."If you hear gunshots, hit the floor," Ambrose said.Ambrose remembered the warning last week when 13-year-old Shenea Counts was shot to death in drug war cross-fire on Bentalou Street around the corner.The killing followed that of a Park Heights pastor, the Rev. Junior Lee Gamble, 73, in a $15 robbery a week earlier. No arrest has been made in either case.The summer mayhem -- down somewhat from last year -- happens in the throes of the city's most competitive mayor's race in 28 years.
NEWS
February 29, 2008
Rocket fire into southern Israel and Israel's retaliatory attacks into the Gaza Strip are escalating into something perilously close to a border war. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is expected in the region next week, has demanded an end to the unprovoked Hamas rocket fire. But unless an effort is made to broker a cease-fire, the violence will overshadow her trip and squelch any reason to talk about a peace deal. The Palestinian architects of this mayhem predictably have scored a tactical win: They have succeeded in intensifying the scope of Israel's military involvement - at the expense of their own people - and underscored the inability of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to do anything about it. And while Israel's strategic airstrikes have resulted in the deaths of at least a dozen militants and destroyed the office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, Palestinian civilians, including children, have been killed as well.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
It has been likened to a mini-Army-Navy game, or sometimes the Hatfields versus the McCoys. From the start, though, City-Poly was about more than just football. More than a century ago, the budding rivalry was so intense that the schools held secret practices and excused players from classes days before the game to work themselves into a frenzy. Through the years, the annual meeting has been marked - and occasionally marred - by pregame hijinks, from mascot thefts and graffiti wars to impromptu rallies by thousands of students that gridlocked Baltimore streets and mushroomed into full-scale donnybrooks.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
Eager to avoid a repeat of the violence last St. Patrick's Day, when youths fought in downtown streets and a tourist was beaten unconscious, Baltimore police are stepping up patrols in nightlife centers starting this weekend. Commanders will add extra patrols at the Inner Harbor and in Fells Point, Canton and Federal Hill in coming weeks as bars and restaurants start celebrations early. Police will also send plainclothes officers to those areas in advance of March 17, a Sunday. "Everybody's getting excited about the holiday, and so are the police," Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
NEWS
January 22, 2013
Has anyone thought about the correlation between today's gun violence today and the decline of moral and religious values since the 1940s, '50s and early '60s? In those decades we allowed God in our schools, courts and businesses. Parents were allowed to discipline children when necessary (and the children survived). We were taught to respect our elders, hold doors for others and allow a vehicle to merge into our lane without a case of road rage. It did not take a village to raise a child.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | September 17, 2012
An incendiary video about the prophet Muhammad, "Innocence of Muslims," was blamed for the mob attacks on our embassies in Libya and Egypt(and later, Yemen). In Libya, Ambassador Christopher Stevensand three other Americans were murdered. The video stirred some passion here in America as well. Over at MSNBC, a riot of consensus broke out when contributors Mike Barnicle and Donny Deutsch as well as University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler all agreed that the people behind the video should be indicted as accessories to murder.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | October 13, 2011
Bayhawks Salisbury grad Hartzell dealt to Ohio Machine The Chesapeake Bayhawks announced that they have traded defenseman Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury) and their second-round selection (13th overall) in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft to the Ohio Machine. In exchange, the Bayhawks will receive the Machine's seventh-round selection (13th overall) in the 2012 expansion draft. The deal came just hours before the league's 12-man rosters were announced.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2011
Before qualifying started for Saturday's American LeMans Series race, points leader Gunnar Jeannette took the time Friday to explain what makes a sportscar race in the series so exciting and why people coming to the track should take the time to watch the race. "The main thing is they're going to see cars that have no business being out here driving down the street," he said. "They're going to see cars with 4, 5, 6, 700 horsepower trying to race between streets and over manhole covers.
NEWS
June 22, 1993
An aura of contrariness has descended on the Manchester Town Council. At its last meeting, Councilman Robert Kolodziejski, who has been absent from several meetings, said he was "disgusted" with the behavior of several of his colleagues during his absence. He correctly called for his fellow council members to behave in a more collegial fashion.Bickering among the members has increased to the level where simple administrative tasks, such as determining the best format for the treasurer's report or who should do the printing of the new ordinances, have become battle royals.
NEWS
By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2010
Devil horns, tattoos and black T-shirts don't begin to describe the scene at this weekend's Maryland DeathFest. Thousands of hard-rock lovers are expected to cram inside Sonar for the annual celebration of eardrum-shredding death metal and hardcore. The lineup is stuffed with nearly 60 bands, performing on multiple stages inside and outside Sonar over the course of three days. Where does Maryland DeathFest rank in terms of metal festivals? "Ask most people, and they'll tell you this is the only one worth going to," said co-founder Ryan Taylor.
NEWS
March 2, 2010
T he devastation from Saturday's earthquake that killed more than 720 came into sharper focus Monday as survivors were pulled from rubble and relief offers trickled in. Rampant looting continued as arrests for curfew violations rose. Above, a woman and child watch as looters set fire to a supermarket near their home in the coastal city of Constitucion, which was hit by the 8.8-magnitude temblor and the resulting tsunami. Below, people catch merchandise being tossed from a looted market in Concepcion.
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