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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
In the wake of Howard County Police saying definitively Wednesday that there was no "domestic" motive for the Columbia Mall shooting in January that left three people dead, WBAL apologized for its reporting on the story. Most of that bad reporting came from John Patti, an anchor and reporter at WBAL Radio. His erroneous reports were also carried on WBAL-TV. “Columbia Mall shooting domestic. Former boyfriend of Zumiez clerk shot her and new boyfriend also an employee of store," Patti tweeted on Jan. 25. Patti reported more details of an alleged relationship on WBAL-TV, saying “this is indeed a domestic incident” and that the two victims were “engaged to be married.” But none of it was true, according the report from the Howard County Police today.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
In the wake of Howard County Police saying definitively Wednesday that there was no "domestic" motive for the Columbia Mall shooting in January that left three people dead, WBAL apologized for its reporting on the story. Most of that bad reporting came from John Patti, an anchor and reporter at WBAL Radio. His erroneous reports were also carried on WBAL-TV. “Columbia Mall shooting domestic. Former boyfriend of Zumiez clerk shot her and new boyfriend also an employee of store," Patti tweeted on Jan. 25. Patti reported more details of an alleged relationship on WBAL-TV, saying “this is indeed a domestic incident” and that the two victims were “engaged to be married.” But none of it was true, according the report from the Howard County Police today.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Another shocking crime, another case of media adding confusion rather than clarity to the coverage. That's one of the key story lines so far in terms of coverage of the shooting at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead Saturday. As police continued to say after more than four days of investigation that they could find no relationship between the gunman and the victims, two tweets published Saturday that said without qualification that there was a relationship demand scrutiny, as do statements made on air at WBAL.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
By the middle of last week, just four days after the shooting at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, some in TV news wanted to move on. This was especially true at NBC, which was the first and most powerful voice to say that the killing of two workers at Zumiez and the suicide of the gunman who took their lives were the result of a “domestic situation.” Shortly after noon on Jan. 25, less than an hour after the shooting took...
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2013
After spending 15 hours Friday locked on coverage of the manhunt in Boston, here are my picks for the highs, lows and deeper media stories of this remarkable day and night. The best moment belonged to Diane Sawyer and ABC News for a phone interview Friday night with George Pizzuto, a next-door neighbor to the man who discovered a wounded and bloody Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lying under a tarp in a boat in his backyard and called police. The interview started at 8:02 p.m., and was the first clear explanation of how the police found the 19-year-old bombing suspect in Watertown Friday night.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
By the middle of last week, just four days after the shooting at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, some in TV news wanted to move on. This was especially true at NBC, which was the first and most powerful voice to say that the killing of two workers at Zumiez and the suicide of the gunman who took their lives were the result of a “domestic situation.” Shortly after noon on Jan. 25, less than an hour after the shooting took...
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September 12, 1990
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration threatened yesterday a veto of a $283 billion military spending bill if approved by the House, contending the package would hamper U.S. efforts against Iraq in the Persian Gulf.Pentagon spokesman Pete Williams raised the veto possibility as the House took up the military blueprint for fiscal 1991 in a climate of diminishing concern about the Soviet Union but growing worry about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein."If the House bill is enacted in its present form, then the president's senior advisers and the secretary would recommend that the president veto it," Mr. Williams said.
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November 20, 2001
Burton S. Carter Jr., 50, Value City store manager Burton S. Carter Jr., manager of Value City's Eastpoint Mall store since 1996, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Jennersville Hospital in West Grove, Pa. The Rising Sun resident was 50. A Baltimore native, Mr. Carter was raised in the city's Hamilton section. He graduated from Northern High School and attended the University of Baltimore. He had previously managed the Montgomery Ward store in Golden Ring Mall and Circuit City's Bel Air store.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau | July 1, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Beverly B. Byron of Maryland, a seven-term lawmaker who was defeated in the March primary, is one of several women being considered as a replacement to outgoing Navy Secretary H. Lawrence Garrett III.Mrs. Byron, 59, a conservative Democrat and Armed Services Committee member, is being pushed for the top Navy job by Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, a Baltimore County Republican, according to a senior White House official.The official, who termed Mrs. Byron's chances "possible," said that besides the Frederick Democrat's pro-defense views, her gender is also a plus.
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March 22, 1993
VANITY Fair, Rolling Stone, Life -- move over. "Bubba Magazine," which says it will define the culture President Clinton will foster, has hit the racks. One article highlights notable places along the Little Rock-to-Washington corridor; another profiles first mother Virginia Kelley. Editor Dean King says the 300,000-copy first issue sold out in many bookstores around the country.No word, however, on frequency of publication.* * *WHAT does this tell us about American society? Of the 10 most-watched television programs in broadcast history, eight of them are football games -- the Superbowl contests of 1993, 1991, 1989, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983 and 1982.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Another shocking crime, another case of media adding confusion rather than clarity to the coverage. That's one of the key story lines so far in terms of coverage of the shooting at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead Saturday. As police continued to say after more than four days of investigation that they could find no relationship between the gunman and the victims, two tweets published Saturday that said without qualification that there was a relationship demand scrutiny, as do statements made on air at WBAL.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2013
After spending 15 hours Friday locked on coverage of the manhunt in Boston, here are my picks for the highs, lows and deeper media stories of this remarkable day and night. The best moment belonged to Diane Sawyer and ABC News for a phone interview Friday night with George Pizzuto, a next-door neighbor to the man who discovered a wounded and bloody Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lying under a tarp in a boat in his backyard and called police. The interview started at 8:02 p.m., and was the first clear explanation of how the police found the 19-year-old bombing suspect in Watertown Friday night.
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July 1, 1991
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top executives of 17 news organizations are asking the Pentagon to revise its war coverage policies because restrictions in the Persian Gulf "made it impossible for reporters and photographers to tell the public the full story."Citing a string of roadblocks placed before gulf war correspondents, the news chiefs said the restrictions had little to do with security, serving instead to sanitize the nature of war and the image of the military."Television, print and radio alike start with one sobering realization," the journalists said in their detailed report.
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By Richard H. P. Sia and Richard H. P. Sia,Washington Bureau Staff writer Michael James contributed to this article | July 22, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The latest crash of the experimental V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft -- which killed a Marine Corps test pilot from Baltimore and six other people -- "will significantly complicate" the future of the $30 billion project, the Pentagon declared yesterday."
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