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March 13, 1997
Dana L. Stewart,77, the Ohio National Guard commander who changed rules on firing weapons after National Guard troops killed four students during the Kent State anti-war protest in 1970, died on March 1 of an infection in San Antonio. He adopted Army guidelines allowing soldiers to load ammunition into their weapons only when their lives are at stake and to open fire only when ordered by a commanding officer.Lawrance Washington,97, one of the closest living relatives of George Washington, died Thursday in California.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
An Annapolis teenager who suffered a gunshot wound to the foot in January had previously attempted to shoot his alleged assailant but missed, police said. And despite not hitting his target, he currently faces more serious charges than the other accused gunman. Devonte Simms, 19, was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and weapons offenses, among other counts. He is being held in jail without bond. Craig Ireland, 19, meanwhile, only faces assault and weapons charges.
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By ROB KASPER | January 29, 2005
ON COLD winter weekends like this one, I long to curl up in front of a roaring fire. Theoretically, I would do this to warm up. An open fire, with logs blazing, is after all, a source of considerable heat. The trouble is that much of this heat goes up the chimney. I found this out when I looked into the science behind the romance of the blazing open fire. I wish I hadn't. There are some bedrock beliefs that are best undisturbed. For me, one of them is that burning chunks of wood in an open fire is a good way to heat up the house.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
A man was stabbed in Dundalk Friday and another man was shot in Halethorpe early Saturday, Baltimore County Police said. The shooting happened at DePaola's Pub on Sulphur Spring Road around 2 a.m. after a person was thrown out by a bouncer, according to police. The person pulled out a gun and began shooting at the doorman, who went back inside followed by the shooter, police said. People inside the bar subdued the gunman, according to police. The victim and the suspect, neither of whom has been identified, were taken to the hospital, police said.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2001
Just six days into summer, more Baltimore City fire hydrants have been hacked open this year than last - wasting millions of gallons of water, city officials said. So far this year, people have burst open 401 hydrants to bask in the comfort of a free rush of cooling water, compared with 337 for all of last year, according to the Department of Public Works. "We've had a really hot period, and they're up this year," said Kurt Kocher, department spokesman. City crews are on alert for hydrant breaks, sometimes combing the streets but more often relying on reports from residents.
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By ROB KASPER | March 24, 2004
SPRING INSPIRES RASH behavior. At the first breath of tender weather, we throw on shorts, ride around in convertibles and fire up grills. All these activities make sense in July. But in the faux warmth of spring, they can inflict pain. Like the convertible riders who start off with their tops down but end up with their windows up and their heaters blasting, we backyard grillers have a tendency to push it, to pretend life is sunnier than it really is. This is especially true in March, the trickiest month for the backyard griller.
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By CHRIS YAKAITIS and CHRIS YAKAITIS,SUN REPORTER | June 21, 2006
Tevin Johnson sat in front of an open fire hydrant at East Biddle and Homewood streets yesterday, a spray of pressurized water cascading over his back and down onto the kids around him. Neighborhood children, as young as 2 and as old as 13, bounded through the torrent in flip-flops and bare feet, laughing, splashing and cooling off in the afternoon heat. And defying city officials, who an hour earlier spoke about the dangers of illegally opening hydrants to cool off. Not only could the stream of water topple a small child and push him into traffic, the officials said, opening hydrants can lower water pressure for homes and for firefighters trying to put out a fire.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2011
A daylong Colonial Camp gave fifth-graders at Joppa View Elementary School insights into 18th-century life in America and surprising news about whether they would have been eligible to fight in the revolutionary army. At 10 years old, they would have met the age requirement for enlistment. But before they could be armed with a musket, children also had to master 12 camp calls on fife and drum that were the army's battle commands. And they would have to have demonstrated a strong bite.
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By Victor Godinez and Victor Godinez,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | July 22, 2004
Who knew there were so many video game nerds in the military? The Army recently cranked out its second video game, and the Marines are apparently cooking up their take on virtual urban warfare. The latest title from the Army is Full Spectrum Warrior ($49, for ages 17 and older) for the Xbox. This title was originally developed as a simulation to train troops in the basics of street combat, and publisher THQ has released a more civilian-friendly version of the game. You get to command two three-man teams through a nasty spat in the capital city of the mythical Middle Eastern nation of Zekistan.
NEWS
January 12, 2011
Even in a city where senseless killings are not uncommon, the outburst of gunfire that left two people dead and four others wounded outside a downtown nightclub Sunday was shocking. Police are still piecing together what happened, but it appears that officers responding to a disturbance around closing time at the Select Lounge on North Paca Street fatally shot a fellow officer and an unarmed civilian in the course of dispersing an unruly crowd that had spilled onto to the street in front of the club.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
Officer Gary Gephardt heard a loud pop from the Perry Hall High School cafeteria, which he thought could be firecrackers, an exploding milk carton or a gunshot. As teens spilled out of the cafeteria, he drew his service weapon with one hand and blocked fleeing students with the other as he headed into the room. There he found two staff members restraining the alleged shooter and a student lying wounded on the floor, the officer testified Friday in a Baltimore County court hearing.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2012
A man was found shot early Saturday in the 400 block of N. Collington Ave., near the Butcher's Hill and Patterson Place neighborhoods, police said. Around midnight, an officer on foot near the 2200 block of Jefferson Street approached as an unidentified person was shooting at a 30-year-old man, police said. Pulling his own gun, the officer ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, police said. The suspect instead turned and fired at the officer, who shot back without appearing to hit the suspect, police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
Baltimore City police are investigating an early morning shooting Thursday in Bolton Hill that left two people with minor injuries. Investigators have not released identities of the victims and stress the investigation is in the preliminary stages. A woman, about to enter a residence in the 300 block McMechen Street at 4:30 a.m., was approached by a van. As she spoke to a man in the van, another vehicle pulled up and fired at them. She was struck in the thumb and he was struck in the arm. She jumped into the van and was dropped off at an area hospital for treatment.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
Baltimore Police say a recent shooting in Waverly that injured a 16-year-old girl was gang-related, and detectives have charged a 22-year-old man in the case. Derrod Miller, of the 300 block of E. 33rd St., was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the July 22 shooting. According to police, the teenage victim was walking in the 500 block of E. 35th St. with others at about 11:30 p.m. when she noticed a group of people in the south side of the block who appared to be watching them.  One of the men broke off from the group and began walking toward them, then opened fire "indiscriminately" in her direction.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
Maryland State Police have charged a 24-year-old Westminster man in a double shooting Friday that left one man dead and another injured. Jacob B. Bircher, of the unit block of Wimert Ave., surrendered to police at 7 a.m. Friday on a church parking lot on Route 140 in Westminster. He faces first-degree murder and other charges that are pending, police said. Police, responding to shots fired shortly after midnight, arrived at the Harvest Inn Restaurant in the 2000 block of Liberty Road in Eldersburg.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Three people have been arrested in a May 2011 quadruple shooting in East Baltimore that killed a 12-year-old who was sitting on a porch, watching a basketball game on television. Police said Danyae Robinson, 29; Antwan Mosley, 21; and Derrick E. Brown, 17, have each been charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder after being arrested by the warrant apprehension task force. Charging documents shed little insight into the motive for the shooting or how police solved the case, saying only that phone records were used to corroborate statements from multiple witnesses.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | December 27, 1994
Yes, boys and girls, it's that time of year again. If you haven't already, prepare to have sports reviews of the fast-fading year thrust in your path electronically or in print, soon to be followed by copious predictions about what lies ahead in 1995.Chestnuts roasting on an open fire . . . tra-la.Normally, no matter what scandalous, foolish or inane happenings occur during the preceding 12 months, there's no problem picking out a set of highlights or inspiring moments to dwell on and go all dewy-eyed about.
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By Larry Swindell and Larry Swindell,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | February 23, 1992
Mel TormeWhen: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.Tickets: $16 to $30.Call: (410) 783-8000.The six blind men of Hindustan felt different parts of an elephant and then sought unsuccessfully to define the beast. Perhaps they would know no better grasping at different aspects of Mel Torme.Three of the sightless chaps might agree that Mr. Torme is a musician, and then argue about what kind. One could call him a singer, only to be rebuffed by another's insistence that Mel is a drummer.
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By Peter Hermann and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2011
Police were on an undercover sting targeting a man in a marijuana case in Anne Arundel County when one officer accidentally shot a colleague, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The suspect had already been arrested outside a home in Odenton on Monday afternoon when officers on a multi-jurisdictional task force raided the residence in the 100 block of Pinecove Ave. Police found a female occupant, described as cooperative, and spread out through the house. Authorities said a Baltimore County officer accidentally fired his gun, striking a city officer in the arm. On Tuesday, Anne Arundel County police said for the first time that the city officer returned fire with several shots, but did not hit anyone.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2011
A daylong Colonial Camp gave fifth-graders at Joppa View Elementary School insights into 18th-century life in America and surprising news about whether they would have been eligible to fight in the revolutionary army. At 10 years old, they would have met the age requirement for enlistment. But before they could be armed with a musket, children also had to master 12 camp calls on fife and drum that were the army's battle commands. And they would have to have demonstrated a strong bite.
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