March 31, 2006
In the same basement where Prohibition-era bootleggers once stored casks of whiskey, city officials say two young entrepreneurs opened an illegal nightclub that has residents of the historic Belvedere Hotel's condominiums complaining of thumping rap music and violence. In response to the complaints, city officials and vice police have staged a series of raids at the venerable Mount Vernon landmark, where they say liquor laws are once again being breached. During an early-morning raid this month, police seized alcoholic beverages, cash and a handgun.
March 9, 1995
A Linthicum man was pistol-whipped and his companion kicked in the face early yesterday when two men robbed them at a Linthicum motel, county police said.Sammy Hyun Paik, 21, of the 400 block of Grove Ridge Court and Carlos J. Garcia, 20, of New York had bought ice and soda about 3:30 a.m. from the lobby of the Motel 6 in the 5100 block of Raynor Ave. when two men grabbed them, police said.One of the men pointed a .22-caliber handgun at the victims and ordered them to empty their pockets.
December 4, 2006
Kwanik Kenneth Paik, photojournalist, editor Kwanik Kenneth Paik, an award-winning photojournalist who later became an editor at The Sun and The Evening Sun, and a newspaper columnist, died of acute myelogenous leukemia Nov. 27 in Los Angeles. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Mr. Paik immigrated to the United States in 1963, received a graduate degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and embarked on a career that took him around the world. After working in the photo and graphic departments at newspapers in Kansas and Florida, he became photo director at the Sunpapers in 1983 and later became The Evening Sun's assistant managing editor for news.
September 29, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- Sir Isaac Newton, who wrote the book on physics, can rest easy.Using the most sensitive gravity-measuring device ever built, physicists at the University of Maryland have tested Newton's three-century old theory of gravity and found it remains an uncannily accurate description of the force, even on very small scales.Dr. Ho Jung Paik and seven other researchers conducted their experiment in the physics building's sub-basement over a span of 33 straight nights, measuring changes in the basement's gravitational field generated by a swinging, 3,296-pound ball of lead.
October 28, 2004
When the Los Angeles County Museum of Art acquired Video Flag Z in 1986, the piece by video artist Nam June Paik canonized a culture driven by technology. A 6-foot-high grid of 84 white Quasar monitors flashed a changing mosaic of images that together formed an American flag in pulsating red, white and blue. Today, the screens of Video Flag Z are dark, victims of the modernity to which they paid tribute. The artwork's parts, including the 84 defunct television sets, are packed in the museum's warehouse.
December 12, 1990
Head coach: Chuck Markiewicz (first season).1989-1990 record: First season for the school.Top wrestlers: Seniors, Sam Paik (103), Joe Ross (171), Jim Ray (Hvy); junior, Ji Kim (189); sophomore, David Thomas (125).Coach's outlook: "We had 35 kids come out originally, but now we're two or three short on the junior varsity. But we have a full varsity squad. In our wrestling room, we're wrestling inexperienced guys against each other and right now we're lacking people who can make the others on the team better.