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By John Woestendiek and By John Woestendiek,SUN STAFF | February 10, 2002
It was in ancient Egyptian times -- this being a complete history, we must begin there -- that man first took inky reed to papyrus and, not long thereafter, made his first disposable mistake: a hieroglyphic boo-boo of such embarrassing proportions he felt the need to rip it up in pieces so small nobody could see. While man had always had an irresistible urge to express himself, he had mostly done so, up until the invention of papyrus in 4000 B.C., on...
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | October 18, 2005
A 22-year-old worker lost his right hand yesterday when it became ensnared in a paper shredder he was operating at the Athelas Institute office in Hanover, authorities said. Dan Parks, 22, of Owings Mills was taken by helicopter to Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and was being was being prepared for surgery at the hospital's Curtis Hand Center yesterday afternoon, according to hospital spokeswoman Debra Schindler-Kohlhepp. Parks was in stable condition. A company employee called for help at 11:52 a.m., said Capt.
NEWS
October 23, 2005
Anne Arundel Worker loses hand in paper shredder A 22-year-old worker lost his right hand Monday when it became ensnared in a paper shredder he was operating at the Athelas Institute office in Hanover, authorities said. A company employee called for help at 11:52 a.m., according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Dan Parks, 22, of Owings Mills was taken by helicopter to Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, which has a center that treats hand injuries. According to the company's Web site, Athelas Institute Inc. is based in Columbia and is geared for "individuals with developmental disabilities."
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1998
A Silver Spring man has been sentenced to 87 months in prison for leading a thriving sports betting ring that once took in $355,000 in a single week of wagering, making it one of the biggest gambling schemes in Maryland history.John David Michael, who used the profits from the bookmaking operation to pay for a mansion and other lavish expenditures, ran the ring during the 1992-1995 football and basketball seasons, federal prosecutors said. He was convicted of gambling, tax and money-laundering offenses.
FEATURES
April 28, 2005
In the News Amber and Rob are registered for bridal gifts Not content with their $1 million-plus combined Survivor prize winnings and numerous trips won during The Amazing Race, reality lovebirds Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano have registered for various items essential to marital bliss at Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond. The registries indicate that well-wishers have already snapped up the cutlery, linens, soap dispensers, tortilla warmer, paper shredder and $550 Dyson vacuum cleaner. Rob, 29, and Amber, 26, actually married April 16, but as everyone knows, wedding gifts are still encouraged up to one year after the ceremony.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | October 23, 2001
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Stolen vehicle: A 1995 Subaru with District of Columbia vanity tags FUN IN DC was stolen Sunday in the 100 block of S. Curley St. Robbery: An apparently unarmed man robbed a woman of a cellular phone in the 2200 block of E. Lombard St. about 3 p.m. Sunday. Burglary: A power washer valued at $500 was stolen over the weekend from a house in the 1800 block of E. Pratt St. Burglary: A computer and a paper shredder - all valued at $2,200 - were stolen over the weekend from Michael Anthony Design Center in the 4400 block of O'Donnell St. Western District Stolen vehicle/arrest: Officer Kristin Carpenter was in the 600 block of Cumberland St. about 2 p.m. Sunday when she spotted a 2001 Jaguar with dealer tags that had been reported stolen from Valley Motors in the 9800 block of York Road in Baltimore County.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | March 10, 2008
Charlottesville, Va.-- --There are a couple of ways to handle life on the bubble. Ideally, you spend the waning moments of the regular season tweaking the ol' postseason resume - some grammatical polish here, an exaggerated accomplishment and three-syllable superlatives everywhere else. Which makes what the Maryland men's basketball team has done especially confounding. Essentially, the Terps have taken what was a pretty formidable resume and redacted all the highlights, underscored their weaknesses and then ran the whole thing through a paper shredder.
FEATURES
By Sandra Crockett | May 15, 1994
Students' video all about friendshipBong Delrosario and Donnell Green set out to prove a point. They ended up proving two points and winning an award to boot.The Millford Mill high school students proved they could make a video others would appreciate. That video, "The Mall," won a Golden Apple award from the National Educational Film and Video festival to be held in Oakland, Calif., this month.The 15-minute video took first place in the contest's student competition category, which recognizes educational media.
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | April 20, 2007
When Robert Brown of Glen Burnie pulled up at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Wednesday in his pickup truck with three beat-up lawnmowers, two bags of potting soil, a paper shredder and a 15-foot power boat on a trailer, members of the Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club showed no surprise as they helped him unload. Over 12 years of holding its annual consignment sale, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the fairgrounds in West Friendship, "we've had just about everything you can think of," said Virginia Frank, a club member and sale organizer.
NEWS
By Richard Saccone | November 5, 2007
LATROBE, Pa. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee is to vote tomorrow on the nomination of Michael B. Mukasey to be attorney general, and some senators say they won't confirm him unless he defines waterboarding as torture. Perhaps Mr. Mukasey should have asked the senators to define torture first. Until they clarify the term, it is dangerous to discuss specific techniques used in interrogation. A usable definition has been blurred by those who insist on confusing the terms "coercive interrogation" and "torture."
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