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By Jan Winburn and Jan Winburn,Sun Staff | November 14, 1999
"A Midnight Carol: A Novel of How Charles Dickens Saved Christmas," by Patricia K. Davis. St. Martin's Press. 198 pages. $16.95.'Tis the season for selling.The book trade gets its jollies -- and no small amount of profit -- every year around this time with little books timed for the holidays. Many are no more satisfying than Christmas candy -- a desire is sated but no sustenance gained.Now along comes "A Midnight Carol" by Patricia Davis, a slim novel about Charles Dickens and the circumstances surrounding his writing of "A Christmas Carol."
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
A man was killed and another three wounded in city shootings on Monday, Baltimore Police said. The first incident, in the 2900 block Brighton Street, was the non-fatal shooting of a 38-year-old man at around 12:25 a.m., police said. Homicide detectives are investigating the case because of the severity of the man's injuries, police said. Then about 20 minutes later, in the 600 block of Belair Road, 42-year-old Shante Authur was shot multiple times and died of his wounds, police said.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | November 4, 1994
A statewide sweep by sheriffs' deputies early today resulted in the arrests of more than 450 men and women at their homes on warrants charging them with failing to pay child support and ** related offenses.More than 500 child-support violators were targeted.The sweep was to continue through the day, and was expected to include places of employment.As of 8 a.m., 459 violators, who owe more than $1.18 million in child-support payments, had been arrested in Baltimore and in Carroll, Charles, Montgomery, Howard, Prince George's, Calvert and Harford counties.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen. A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading south, according to Lt. Fred Budnick of Aberdeen Police Department. Freight trains frequently use the Amtrak tracks, he said. The incident happened behind Advance Auto Parts. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Budnick said Sunday.
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By BONITA FORMWALT | July 6, 1994
I found her, swaying, in the frozen food section of Giant. It was almost midnight. She appeared to have dozed off holding a large box of Steak-Umms.With two children in middle school, my friend had recently returned to work full time. The transition was apparently taking its toll.As I pryed her fingers from the pressed meat product, she awoke with a start. "Wait! I have a coupon!"We wandered over to the pharmacy and sat down."Somewhere there may be a woman who can work 40 hours a week, locate the actual floor in the laundry room and still remember the dog's worming schedule," she said glumly.
FEATURES
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | September 9, 2003
At a Philadelphia gathering last weekend for supporters of the magazine Photo Review, a pleasant, middle-aged woman with a New York City accent came up to me, thrust a book in my hands and said: "I just published this. Please look at it." I sat down on a lawn chair, started turning pages, and was instantly transfixed by Midnight, Arlene Gottfried's poignant photographic account of her 20-year friendship with a handsome, charming man who, she later found out, was also tormented by the strange voices, frightening deliriums and savage, self-destructive impulses that chronically afflict victims of the severe mental disorder known as schizophrenia.
FEATURES
April 24, 1992
If you're the type who waits until midnight on April 15 to mail your tax return, maybe we'll see you at the post office tonight as well.Voting on whether you would prefer a depiction of a younger or older Elvis Presley on an upcoming stamp ends today, and ballots will be accepted only if they are postmarked by midnight.While some post offices have run out of ballots, you can vote by merely stating your preference on a postcard or in a letter and mailing it to Elvis Poll, P.O. Box Elvis, Memphis, Tenn.
NEWS
December 12, 1995
ANNAPOLIS MAYOR Alfred Hopkins finally has taken a stand on bar and restaurant closing times downtown in the state capital. Unfortunately, his plan is sure to anger everyone involved in the issue and hamper the city's economy to boot.Until now, the battle has revolved around whether a 2 a.m. closing time enjoyed by some establishments ought to be extended to all. Yes, say bar owners. Over our dead bodies, say members of the Ward One Residents Association. Unfair though it is, the two-tiered system of closings is part of the Ward One Sector Study, a series of agreements between downtown business and residents which the association considers sacred and untouchable.
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By Amanda Urban and Amanda Urban,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2002
Legislation expected to be introduced in the Annapolis city council tonight would allow brewpub owners to apply for an exemption to stay open until 2 a.m. - and could reignite a long-running dispute over bar closing times in downtown Annapolis. Alderman Michael W. Fox, who represents Ward 7, argues that all businesses should "have the same chance at success" and that new businesses would be dissuaded from locating in Annapolis because of the current rule that sets midnight as closing time in downtown.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1998
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Beneath the ancient, moss-draped oaks, Sue Rendeiro leads a dozen visitors to a granite bench that happens to be a tomb.Families still picnic among the dead in Bonaventure Cemetery, she tells the spellbound group, and the poet Conrad Aiken designed his unique gravestone for those who might want to linger with a martini, as he often did.But these men and women are toting cameras, not silver shakers, on their pilgrimage to the once-secluded cemetery....
NEWS
June 9, 2014
If Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to see if the streets are safe, she should "stroll" down Howard Street to the Inner Harbor between midnight and 4 a.m. by herself, not surrounded by city and state police and the media. These photo opportunities are about as silly as can be ( "Mayor strolls to show safe streets," June 5). The streets of this city are running red with blood, and we have to suffer this indignity. C.D. Wilmer, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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Editorial from The Aegis | May 8, 2014
Given modern technology, it shouldn't be terribly difficult to come to some kind of accommodation with regard to the problems with light around car dealerships in Fallston. At this point, the matter is possibly too far along the path of litigation to be quickly or easily resolved. At issue are people who live in close proximity to Jones Junction - a car dealership that has been operating in Fallston for generations - who claim they are the victims of "light trespass. " In other words, bright lights used to illuminate the car dealership, presumably to improve its visibility to potential customers and ward off potential thieves and vandals, spills over into the yards and homes of people living nearby.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
A man was shot to death in West Baltimore and another was found wounded Saturday night, police said. At 11:45 p.m. police officers arrived at the 1300 block of West Lafayette Avenue and found a 23-year-old man shot multiple times. He was taken to a hospital and died. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information may call 410-396-2100. Also Saturday night, at 10:45 p.m. officers arrived at the 1300 block of N. Carey Street, and found a 26-year old man shot in the neck.
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Staff Reports, Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 22, 2014
Baltimore County Police say a 2-year-old boy received "serious injuries to the upper body" from a pit bull attack on Tuesday afternoon. Police said that at about 4:26 p.m., officers and fire personnel were called to a home in the unit block of Barnacle Court in Essex, and arrived to find the boy with the injuries. Police said the boy was in the home when the family pet, a 3-year-old brown pit bull named Midnight, attacked him. During the struggle to get the dog off of the child, family members killed the dog, police said The child was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Nearly 17,000 Broadstripe cable TV subscribers could lose channels such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1 and BET if the Anne Arundel County cable provider and Viacom fail to reach an agreement by Tuesday. The dispute centers on monthly per-subscriber fees the cable company pays to carry Viacom's 23 networks. Such cutoffs typically are short-lived, lasting until the companies reach agreement. Millersville-based Broadstripe, which serves 16,684 customers in northern Anne Arundel County and part of Baltimore, said Viacom wants to substantially boost fees to renew its contract.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
This winter is not over yet, with forecasters now calling for more than five inches of snow in parts of the Baltimore region on Monday. Cold rain will begin turning into snow after midnight Sunday, according to a National Weather Service warning issued Sunday afternoon. The warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. The snow will fall heaviest during the morning commute on Monday, and forecasters warned of slippery conditions and low visibility. It is expected to taper off in the afternoon.  More than five inches are expected in parts of northern Baltimore County, Carroll County, eastern Howard County and Western Maryland.
FEATURES
By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1997
Jennifer Kohn had hoped the best-selling "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" would be a treat, a literary lagniappe for her first free evening. So when the Towson woman finally cracked the book's spine, she felt like a million.Make that a millionth.Kohn had found a prize she didn't know existed inked into the flyleaf of the book. As the owner of the 1 millionth copy of "Midnight," she was entitled to a free trip to its setting, Savannah, Ga., and cocktails with its author, John Berendt, who had inscribed the invitation.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | February 7, 2005
Ringing the tower bells early yesterday was a post-midnight moment of truth for 93 seniors at St. John's College in Annapolis who had just handed in their senior essays. The scene was more sedate than the neighboring Naval Academy's annual spring ritual of climbing the greased Herndon Monument. But then, "Johnnies," as the undergraduate liberal arts students are called, are generally known for their devotion to the life of the mind. This midwinter night, however, was a time to be festive.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 16, 2014
The new $30 million Maryland House Travel Plaza along I-95 near Aberdeen will officially open to the public by midnight Thursday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority and plaza manager Areas USA. Around 6 p.m., last-minute details were being taken care of, such as placing signs and moving construction barrels, Cheryl Sparks of the Maryland Transportation Authority said Thursday evening. The new plaza could open earlier than midnight, depending when those details are finished, she said.
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Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | January 13, 2014
Rob Williams returned to his Rodgers Forge townhouse very early Thursday morning and said it was the last time, at least for that week, that he and neighbor John Falconer would face the midnight chill to distribute blankets and food to the men and women sleeping on Towson's streets. Their nightly missions during the coldest stretch in years were proving successful, but tiring. "We don't want to exhaust ourselves early in the winter," Williams said. Yet coming from a man who says if he doesn't go to bed exhausted then he hasn't given enough of himself in a given day - and whose hastily planned outreach became cause célèbre in his Towson community - it's hard to blame him for not keeping his word.
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