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By Michael Stroh and By Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2001
Here's a Father's Day tale about a watch. It's a story of young engineers in a small Pennsylvania town helping reinvent timekeeping by developing the first all-digital wristwatch - the Pulsar. Mostly forgotten except by horologists and hard-core collectors, the Pulsar is credited by historians with everything from changing our perception of time to jump-starting the vast industry of electronic gadgets. The watch's story begins in 1967, with a plain-spoken engineer named John Bergey, who was the head of research and development at the Hamilton Watch Co. in Lancaster, Pa. For decades, Hamilton's products were standard issue among railroad conductors, ship captains and others who demanded precision timekeeping.
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By Michael Stroh and By Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2001
Here's a Father's Day tale about a watch. It's a story of young engineers in a small Pennsylvania town helping reinvent timekeeping by developing the first all-digital wristwatch - the Pulsar. Mostly forgotten except by horologists and hard-core collectors, the Pulsar is credited by historians with everything from changing our perception of time to jump-starting the vast industry of electronic gadgets. The watch's story begins in 1967, with a plain-spoken engineer named John Bergey, who was the head of research and development at the Hamilton Watch Co. in Lancaster, Pa. For decades, Hamilton's products were standard issue among railroad conductors, ship captains and others who demanded precision timekeeping.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | January 15, 1994
A former business executive pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to laundering $1.3 million that he stole over afour-year period from two companies, federal prosecutors said.Much of the money taken by Jules H. Goodman, 33, of the 8600 block of Hayshed Lane in Columbia was placed in Maryland bank accounts under fictitious names and later transferred to a Swiss bank, prosecutors said.Goodman, who pleaded guilty to money laundering before U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg, could be sentenced to 10 years (( in prison and fined $250,000.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 8, 1998
Two people were killed and five were seriously injured Sunday night in a three-car accident on Route 222 in Cecil County, state police said. The accident occurred about 8: 30 p.m. when a northbound 1987 Nissan Pulsar crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a southbound 1988 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, they said.Pronounced dead at the scene were Marguerite Ursula Tenly, 72, of Aberdeen and Katherine Quinn, 31, of Port Deposit. They were front-seat passengers in the Blazer and Pulsar, respectively.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 8, 1998
Two people were killed and five were seriously injured Sunday night in a three-car accident on Route 222 in Cecil County, state police said. The accident occurred about 8: 30 p.m. when a northbound 1987 Nissan Pulsar crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a southbound 1988 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, they said.Pronounced dead at the scene were Marguerite Ursula Tenly, 72, of Aberdeen and Katherine Quinn, 31, of Port Deposit. They were front-seat passengers in the Blazer and Pulsar, respectively.
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November 13, 1996
Police logLong Reach: 5900 block of Tamar Drive: Someone stole a blue four-door 1983 Datsun Pulsar Monday night. The Maryland license number is DRK-205.Kings Contrivance: 8800 block of Stonebrook Lane: Someone stole a white four-door 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Saturday night or Sunday morning. The Maryland license number is ADF-362.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | May 29, 1993
A former executive in a Lanham-based microcomputer corporation has been charged by the FBI with stealing at least $90,000 in company checks, some of which reportedly were deposited in a Swiss bank account.The FBI said last night that as much as $750,000 in checks may be unaccounted for, although the exact amount won't be determined until an audit is completed by the company, Pulsar ** Data Systems Inc.Jules H. Goodman, 33, of the 500 block of Green Mountain Circle in Columbia, who resigned May 21 from his job as assistant controller of Pulsar, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. yesterday at a parking garage in the 100 block of E. Pratt St., the FBI said.
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July 21, 1997
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Kings Contrivance: 9600 block of Green Moon Path: Someone kicked in the front door of a home and took a cordless phone from a living room Thursday. The master bedroom was ransacked and jewelry stolen.Long Reach: 8900 block of Footed Ridge: A tan 1987 Nissan Pulsar, Maryland license plate YLR-451, was stolen early Thursday.Harper's Choice: 5900 block of Grand Banks Road: Someone attempted to break a sliding door with a rock, but there was no entry.
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By New York Times News Service | July 25, 1991
Astronomers say they have discovered a planet around a distant star -- a claim that, if confirmed, would mark the first established detection of a planet beyond the solar system.What they have observed appears to be stranger even than its discoverers imagined: A massive object orbiting the remnant of a star that collapsed in a violent explosion.British astronomers, in today's issue of the journal Nature, reported that they had observed fluctuations in radio signals from such a star, a neutron star also known as a pulsar.
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February 11, 1993
POLICE* Kings Contrivance: 9500 block of White Spring Way: Someone entered a garage between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 31, and stole several bicycles.* Long Reach: 5700 block of Yellowrose Court: A stereo, TV and telephone were stolen between Jan. 27 and Sunday.* Owen Brown: 9300 block of Gentle Folk: Someone shattered a rear window on a 1988 Nissan Pulsar between 10 a.m. Monday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and stole a $300 Sony CD player, a $40 radar detector and 12 CDs valued at $180.
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July 21, 1997
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Kings Contrivance: 9600 block of Green Moon Path: Someone kicked in the front door of a home and took a cordless phone from a living room Thursday. The master bedroom was ransacked and jewelry stolen.Long Reach: 8900 block of Footed Ridge: A tan 1987 Nissan Pulsar, Maryland license plate YLR-451, was stolen early Thursday.Harper's Choice: 5900 block of Grand Banks Road: Someone attempted to break a sliding door with a rock, but there was no entry.
NEWS
November 13, 1996
Police logLong Reach: 5900 block of Tamar Drive: Someone stole a blue four-door 1983 Datsun Pulsar Monday night. The Maryland license number is DRK-205.Kings Contrivance: 8800 block of Stonebrook Lane: Someone stole a white four-door 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Saturday night or Sunday morning. The Maryland license number is ADF-362.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | January 15, 1994
A former business executive pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to laundering $1.3 million that he stole over afour-year period from two companies, federal prosecutors said.Much of the money taken by Jules H. Goodman, 33, of the 8600 block of Hayshed Lane in Columbia was placed in Maryland bank accounts under fictitious names and later transferred to a Swiss bank, prosecutors said.Goodman, who pleaded guilty to money laundering before U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg, could be sentenced to 10 years (( in prison and fined $250,000.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | May 29, 1993
A former executive in a Lanham-based microcomputer corporation has been charged by the FBI with stealing at least $90,000 in company checks, some of which reportedly were deposited in a Swiss bank account.The FBI said last night that as much as $750,000 in checks may be unaccounted for, although the exact amount won't be determined until an audit is completed by the company, Pulsar ** Data Systems Inc.Jules H. Goodman, 33, of the 500 block of Green Mountain Circle in Columbia, who resigned May 21 from his job as assistant controller of Pulsar, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. yesterday at a parking garage in the 100 block of E. Pratt St., the FBI said.
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February 11, 1993
POLICE* Kings Contrivance: 9500 block of White Spring Way: Someone entered a garage between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 31, and stole several bicycles.* Long Reach: 5700 block of Yellowrose Court: A stereo, TV and telephone were stolen between Jan. 27 and Sunday.* Owen Brown: 9300 block of Gentle Folk: Someone shattered a rear window on a 1988 Nissan Pulsar between 10 a.m. Monday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and stole a $300 Sony CD player, a $40 radar detector and 12 CDs valued at $180.
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By New York Times News Service | July 25, 1991
Astronomers say they have discovered a planet around a distant star -- a claim that, if confirmed, would mark the first established detection of a planet beyond the solar system.What they have observed appears to be stranger even than its discoverers imagined: A massive object orbiting the remnant of a star that collapsed in a violent explosion.British astronomers, in today's issue of the journal Nature, reported that they had observed fluctuations in radio signals from such a star, a neutron star also known as a pulsar.
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By Larry Carson and Alisa Samuels and Larry Carson and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | June 3, 1991
Baltimore County police were searching today for a rental car stolen from the parking lot of the Towson shopping mall where a 22-year-old sales clerk was found stabbed to death.Police said the stolen car could be connected to the murder of Gina Courtalis, of the 4200 block of Darnall Road. Sgt. Stephen A. Doarnberger said the white, 1989 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan was stolen at about the time on Saturday that Courtalis was to have closed the weight-loss center where she worked.The car, owned by Key Leasing Co., bore Maryland license tags XTZ695, and was stolen between 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday.
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August 11, 1994
POLICE LOG* Elkridge: 7700 block of Blueberry Hill Lane: Two homes were burglarized Friday, with appliances stolen from each. Someone smashed a sliding glass door of one home and pried open the front door of the other, police said.* Ellicott City: 3100 block of Wheaton Way: A 1987 Nissan Pulsar with Maryland tags BAR 527 was stolen Sunday, police said.
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By Larry Carson and Alisa Samuels and Larry Carson and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | June 3, 1991
Baltimore County police were searching today for a rental car stolen from the parking lot of the Towson shopping mall where a 22-year-old sales clerk was found stabbed to death.Police said the stolen car could be connected to the murder of Gina Courtalis, of the 4200 block of Darnall Road. Sgt. Stephen A. Doarnberger said the white, 1989 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan was stolen at about the time on Saturday that Courtalis was to have closed the weight-loss center where she worked.The car, owned by Key Leasing Co., bore Maryland license tags XTZ695, and was stolen between 3 and 4 p.m. Saturday.
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