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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 3, 2000
Anne Arundel police seized personal items from a Middle River home yesterday that authorities say were purchased by a county employee using a county-issued credit card. Police executed the search warrant at 7:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of Cutty Sark Court. Police were sorting through and logging the seized items and had no further details about them, a department spokesman said. One source, who asked not to be identified, has said the purchases totaled about $40,000 and included a pinball machine.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2011
Beauty can be found even in the utilitarian. A recently opened exhibit of African art at the Baltimore Museum of Art makes that point powerfully, with a varied array of elaborately handcrafted personal objects from across the continent — from hats, blankets and hairpins to weaving tools and jugs used to carry water and milk. "Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa" shows off more than 80 items from the museum's 2,000-piece collection, many of them never or rarely displayed before.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | July 21, 2000
A top purchasing official in Anne Arundel County government was fired last month for allegedly buying personal items with a county-issued credit card, several sources say. The employee had authority to buy materials that the Department of Public Works and other agencies needed. The employee started working in purchasing last fall, and the personal purchases were discovered in May. The Sun is not identifying the employee because no charges have been filed. County officials declined to discuss the situation yesterday because of confidentiality rules.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,Sun reporter | May 31, 2008
Burt Greenwood Jr.'s business is booming - not in spite of a dismal economy but because of it. His squadron of tow truck drivers can barely keep up with the orders to repossess cars and trucks of people who have fallen behind in their payments. "Our intake of new work is increasing like crazy because of the state of affairs economically," said Greenwood, chief executive officer of Greenwood Recovery, who estimates his volume at 40 percent higher than a year ago. That mirrors what appears to be happening statewide.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | July 27, 2000
Anne Arundel County police confirmed yesterday that they are investigating a warehouse supervisor who was fired last month for allegedly buying personal items with a county-issued credit card. The employee had authority to buy materials for the Department of Public Works and other county agencies. But during a routine audit in May, officials allegedly discovered personal purchases were also made with the "procurement card," or county credit card. One source who asked not to be identified said the purchases totaled about $40,000 and included a pinball machine.
NEWS
June 13, 1997
FireWestminster: Firefighters from New Windsor, Pleasant Valley, Union Bridge and Hampstead assisted Westminster at 6 p.m. Wednesday, responding to a dryer fire in the 1200 block of Fairway Drive. Units were out 37 minutes.PoliceWestminster: A resident of Ewing Drive told police Wednesday that someone entered a vehicle while it was parked at the home and stole personal items. The loss was estimated at $750.Westminster: A resident of Royer Road told police Wednesday that someone entered a vehicle while it was parked near the home and stole personal items.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 30, 1998
A father and two sons hiking near Sulphur Spring Road in Arbutus in Southwestern Baltimore County discovered a decomposed body in a wooded area yesterday evening, authorities reported.Police said the body was so badly decomposed that neither the race nor gender of the person was known last night. A spokesman was unable to say whether the body was clothed, or if any personal items were found at the scene.The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine its identity and the cause of death.
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By GREG GARLAND and GREG GARLAND,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2005
About 130 inmates at a prison in Hagerstown staged a 30-hour protest this week over living conditions, refusing to return food trays and blocking windows of their cell doors so correctional officers could not see inside, prison officials confirmed yesterday. The protest at Roxbury Correctional Institution was over restrictions on personal items prisoners are allowed to keep in their cells, according to Major Priscilla Doggett, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Division of Correction. She said the protest began at 5 a.m. Wednesday when inmates refused to return their trays after breakfast and blocked their door windows.
NEWS
May 30, 1993
$1000 reward offered for info on vandalsThe Harford County Crime Solvers is offering up to $1,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who damaged about 35 vehicles by throwing rocks and beer bottles at them in Joppatowne and Joppa.The vandalism occurred between 2 and 3 a.m. May 15 along Joppa Farm, Hanson and Old Philadelphia roads.Those with information may call the Crime Solvers hot line at (410) 877-STOP.5% Callers need not give their names or appear in court.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MIKE HIMOWITZ | July 15, 2004
If you bought a new PC recently, chances are good that it came with a no-frills mouse - a boring, two-button, scrolling model with a rubber ball underneath. There are a couple of good reasons for this. First, it's a good way for the manufacturer to save a buck or two in a market where margins are razor thin. Second, plenty of customers will be satisfied with it - at least until it wears out. Third, for heavy PC users, mice are very personal items - most people who care about them would rather pick out their own. This explains why retailers have dozens of after-market mice on display in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes.
NEWS
October 17, 2007
State police are investigating after an injured man, found inside a house where he doesn't live, reported that he had been assaulted and went inside the residence for help. Police received a 911 call about 1 p.m. yesterday reporting that a man was having trouble breathing in the 500 block of Deer Hollow Road in Mount Airy, police said. Troopers went to the house, found a shattered sliding door and a man inside who had cuts and bruises on his face, arms and legs. The man, 34, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was hospitalized last night.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | August 3, 2007
Dr. Keiffer J. Mitchell, father of Baltimore mayoral candidate Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr., spent more than $40,000 of his son's campaign funds for personal expenses over several months and resigned yesterday as his campaign treasurer after the errant spending was discovered, according to a statement from the campaign released to The Sun. In one instance, the elder Mitchell spent more than $14,000 to pay for his wife's stay at a Towson hotel as she recovered...
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By Jamie Stiehm | October 5, 2006
A Parkville man charged with leaving a loaded gun in a carry-on bag that went through a security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport last month was denied bail yesterday by a District Court judge in Annapolis. DeJuan L. Hunter, 35, who was arrested Tuesday, had been held on $3.5 million bail at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center. Judge Thomas J. Pryal told Hunter that his conduct - police said he left the scene when the Raven Arms MP25 semiautomatic handgun was detected - made the situation worse.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun reporter | October 4, 2006
Twelve days after a man left a loaded gun in a carry-on bag at a security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, delaying travel for thousands of passengers, the Maryland Transportation Authority Police arrested a Parkville man yesterday and charged him with multiple felonies. DeJuan Laron Hunter, 36, is being held on $3.5 million bail at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center and has a bail review scheduled for today. Cpl. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the transportation authority police, said Hunter was arrested late yesterday morning at his Hunt Valley workplace and charged with attempting to carry a handgun onto an aircraft, interfering with security operations and other firearms violations.
NEWS
By GREG GARLAND and GREG GARLAND,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2005
About 130 inmates at a prison in Hagerstown staged a 30-hour protest this week over living conditions, refusing to return food trays and blocking windows of their cell doors so correctional officers could not see inside, prison officials confirmed yesterday. The protest at Roxbury Correctional Institution was over restrictions on personal items prisoners are allowed to keep in their cells, according to Major Priscilla Doggett, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Division of Correction. She said the protest began at 5 a.m. Wednesday when inmates refused to return their trays after breakfast and blocked their door windows.
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By John Woestendiek and John Woestendiek,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2005
Notes for sale! Get your notes! I got notes on napkins! Notes on matchbooks! Notes in official reporter notebooks! Copious! Illegible! Rain, chili- and coffee-smeared notes! Notes in pencil, notes in pen! I'll even sell my mental notes! Why would I sell my precious notes? How can I let them go at rock-bottom prices like these? Have I lost my mind? Well, Reader - may I call you Reader? - perhaps I have. What pushed me to the edge was news this summer that the notes of Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein went on display at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center - notes that the center paid $5 million for. It's that last part that got me. Allow me to repeat that figure: $5 million.
NEWS
January 20, 1991
Two men wearing sweat suits robbed a 29-year-old Columbia man of some personal items Sunday as he walked near a parking lot, county police said.The incident occurred shortly before 11:40 p.m. as the man walkedalong the unit block of Wincopin Circle. He was approached from behind by two black men who demanded money, police said.One of the men grabbed the victim's arm and the other put a handgun to his head, police said.The victim was carrying no money, but the assailants grabbed some unidentified personal items valued at about $50 from his pockets and fled the area on foot.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2004
Three state agencies paid as much as 28 times more than the best-available prices for janitorial supplies from July 2001 through last November, according to a report by the Department of Legislative Services. The three agencies - the State Highway Administration, Springfield Hospital Center and Morgan State University - purchased goods worth a total of $1.4 million from 17 companies through the period that auditors identified as showing a pattern of paying exorbitant prices, the report said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MIKE HIMOWITZ | July 15, 2004
If you bought a new PC recently, chances are good that it came with a no-frills mouse - a boring, two-button, scrolling model with a rubber ball underneath. There are a couple of good reasons for this. First, it's a good way for the manufacturer to save a buck or two in a market where margins are razor thin. Second, plenty of customers will be satisfied with it - at least until it wears out. Third, for heavy PC users, mice are very personal items - most people who care about them would rather pick out their own. This explains why retailers have dozens of after-market mice on display in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes.
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