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August 21, 1991
A man pushed his way into an Annapolis phone booth yesterday morningand attacked a woman using the phone, police said.The 25-year-old Galesville woman told police she had been talking on a phone in the200 block of West Street about 4 a.m. when a man entered the booth, insisted she hang up and said he wanted to have sex with her.As the woman struggled to escape, her attacker began slashing at her with a knife and pulled her earring off, police said.Seeing...
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
The giant reindeer perched on the shopping center roof, a phone clutched in his hoof, his red nose glowing against the smudgy December sky. Beneath him, a line of children waited for their turn to step into the red telephone booth marked "North Pole" and list their wishes. It was a new experience for the children - most of whom had never seen a phone booth before - and for many of their parents. But for the grandparents who crowded the Talbottown Shopping Center on a rainy Friday evening, it was a re-creation of some of their most cherished childhood memories.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 4, 2003
Writer Larry Cohen and director Joel Schumacher are moviemaking veterans, but the only question their new movie raises is: How many bad undergraduate ideas can you stuff in a phone booth? In Phone Booth, Colin Farrell plays a New York City publicist who merrily hypes his clients by any means necessary, whether maneuvering slick-mag editors against each other to win a cover or lying to Page Six to plant an item. Before you can say "Tony Curtis in Sweet Smell of Success," a sniper pins him down in the title booth and makes Farrell look as though he's a murderer.
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Tionah Lee and For The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
Nothing says Halloween like a party in a graveyard in one of television's scariest cities. Coming off of the best reveal in "Pretty Little Liars" history during the summer finale, it was time for a special hour dedicated to picking up where the show left off in… Ravenswood! The girls dress up for the Halloween party of their lives, complete with a few scary twins, an eerie warning from the mean Mrs. Grunwald, a house that seems a little more than haunted and a mysterious man (who is Ezra)
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By S. M. Khalid and Lynda Robinson | April 9, 1991
A New York man standing at a phone booth outside a Northwest Baltimore convenience store was killed last night in what police believe was a drug-related shooting.Lewis Evangelista, 24, of the Bronx was shot once in the back with a 9mm semiautomatic gun as he was using the telephone outside the 7-Eleven store on Dolfield Avenue at West Cold Spring Lane about 10 p.m., police said.Mr. Evangelista, who was carrying several hundred dollars at the time, ran across a parking lot, staggered and fell next to a sewer grate, police said.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2000
You want to make a phone call and you don't want the world listening in. You want some privacy. You want a phone booth. But where to find one? Sure, there are phones everywhere. Banks of them are set into the walls of hotel lobbies and bank towers. Three-sided stands with steel bars across the phones to prevent theft are anchored outside liquor stores and drugstores. But there are no real phone booths. They're gone, and with them went a place where you could step outside the world and have a bit of privacy.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1998
There was no shortage of real-life drama for moviegoers attending an evening showing of Mickey Spillane's "I, the Jury," on Sept. 25, 1953, in the Town Theater on West Fayette Street.At the very moment gunfire was erupting on the screen the sound of real gunfire was breaking out in the theater's second floor mezzanine as a gunman opened fire on FBI agents.As John Elgin Johnson, 34, a West Coast bank robber and convict, sat in a phone booth talking on a long-distance line, he heard the sound of feet charging up the stairs.
SPORTS
March 9, 2006
Good morning --Abe Pollin -- We're still getting used to the name Verizon Center. At least we can still call it the Phone Booth.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 15, 2003
Harford County sheriff's deputies were searching yesterday for a Bel Air teen-ager last seen more than two weeks ago, a spokeswoman said. Brittany Nicole Trabucco, 16, of the 200 block of Briarcliff Lane is a white female with fair skin, blue eyes and red shoulder-length hair. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds, said Ginger Rigney, sheriff's office spokeswoman. Trabucco was last seen on Feb. 26 and was last heard from on March 5, when she telephoned a friend, possibly from a phone booth in Baltimore, Rigney said.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
The giant reindeer perched on the shopping center roof, a phone clutched in his hoof, his red nose glowing against the smudgy December sky. Beneath him, a line of children waited for their turn to step into the red telephone booth marked "North Pole" and list their wishes. It was a new experience for the children - most of whom had never seen a phone booth before - and for many of their parents. But for the grandparents who crowded the Talbottown Shopping Center on a rainy Friday evening, it was a re-creation of some of their most cherished childhood memories.
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | September 19, 2012
If you tune in Saturday to watch Maryland play No. 8 West Virginia, do yourself a favor: Keep your eyes on the Mountaineers' Tavon Austin , the Baltimore kid who wears No. 1 and might be the most exciting player in the whole country. It's hard to believe he's a senior already, a slot receiver with the same Smurfs body-type he had during a legendary high school career at Dunbar. The Mountaineers list him at 5-foot-9 and 171 pounds, and that looks generous. But he's still the classic little man in a big man's game.
SPORTS
March 9, 2006
Good morning --Abe Pollin -- We're still getting used to the name Verizon Center. At least we can still call it the Phone Booth.
FEATURES
February 24, 2006
THE QUESTION The phone has been an important part of thrillers and scary movies. Scream, Cellular, Phone Booth, When a Stranger Calls, anyone? When was the last time you nearly jumped out of your skin when a phone rang onscreen? WHAT YOU SAY Absolutely, positively one of the greatest telephone suspense films is Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic Dial M for Murder. Grace Kelly stars as a philandering wife whose tennis-pro husband carries out a plot to murder her. In true Hitchcock fashion, things go horribly awry.
NEWS
June 19, 2005
`HEY, IT'S ME. I'm in the air. Yeah, we took off about an hour ago. ... Huh? ... Can you hear me now? ... I said I'm on the plane. Yeah, you can use your cell phone now. ... What? ... Another three hours. And I'm stuck in a middle seat. There's no movie and everyone's sleeping. ... Huh? ... Can you hear me NOW? ... I said I'm stuck in a middle seat, and everyone's trying to sleep. I wish there were a movie. No, there's NO movie. ... Huh? ... NO movie. Yeah, that's right. SLEEP. ... Huh?
FEATURES
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2004
WASHINGTON - In a dark corner of "East Berlin," a nondescript phone booth stands alongside a cobblestone road. A band of young "spies" loiter in the area, trying hard to be inconspicuous. Some examine a nearby empty black sedan, others gather by cafe tables. Finally, one of them slips into the booth. He emerges moments later, a slight grin on his face, and his shadowy group melts into the night. Chad Arrendell, a tall 15-year-old wearing a dark curly wig for this assignment, had managed to accomplish his mission - a dead drop.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | April 4, 2003
Writer Larry Cohen and director Joel Schumacher are moviemaking veterans, but the only question their new movie raises is: How many bad undergraduate ideas can you stuff in a phone booth? In Phone Booth, Colin Farrell plays a New York City publicist who merrily hypes his clients by any means necessary, whether maneuvering slick-mag editors against each other to win a cover or lying to Page Six to plant an item. Before you can say "Tony Curtis in Sweet Smell of Success," a sniper pins him down in the title booth and makes Farrell look as though he's a murderer.
NEWS
November 15, 1997
THE QUARTER PAY phone call now joins the dime cup of coffee and the full-sized spare tire in the pantheon of mundane things folks once expected would always exist.It should have come as no surprise that the price of a call from a pay phone would rise following deregulation of the telecommunications industry; some people who hadn't used a pay phone in years might have been surprised a call from one was still 25 cents.Nevertheless, when Bell Atlantic followed the lead of smaller competitors and raised the price from 25 to 35 cents in the southern portion of its market, the move made headline news.
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By Noam Neusner | March 11, 1991
In its March 11 editions, The Sun reported incorrectly that the Howard County Board of Appeals had given the South Columbia Baptist Church permission to raze Moundland, a historic house. In fact, the congregation received permission to build a new church. It did not need the board's permission to raze the historic house on its property.The Sun regrets the error.Can a phone booth have historic value?Not usually, but when it was used to coordinate the cover-up of the Watergate scandal, you might expect someone to keep an eye on it. But the phone booth has disappeared from its once-famous perch on Route 355 in Rockville, and no one knows why.With it went a piece of Maryland's ephemeral history, perhaps trivial but noteworthy.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 15, 2003
Harford County sheriff's deputies were searching yesterday for a Bel Air teen-ager last seen more than two weeks ago, a spokeswoman said. Brittany Nicole Trabucco, 16, of the 200 block of Briarcliff Lane is a white female with fair skin, blue eyes and red shoulder-length hair. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds, said Ginger Rigney, sheriff's office spokeswoman. Trabucco was last seen on Feb. 26 and was last heard from on March 5, when she telephoned a friend, possibly from a phone booth in Baltimore, Rigney said.
FEATURES
By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 19, 2003
It's a slow 10 p.m. at a Pasadena, Calif., hotel cocktail lounge, but Colin Farrell and a few companions are giving it a go anyway. "All I need is a bar with beer and some good company," he says. "I don't need a scene." But the scene is needing Farrell. An Irish-born actor with thick black eyebrows and matinee-idol face, Farrell is earning oodles of attention for his colorful lifestyle and his precise acting chops. He is a marquee staple this winter, with three movies out, including last Friday's opening of Daredevil.
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