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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1997
Some are of the Mickey Mouse variety. Others have faces of ducks, rabbits or the Queen of Hearts. There are those that are everyday plain, and plenty more are worn out, beat up, and mighty ugly. Dig a little deeper, though and behold: Is that watch a Rolex?"We don't know if it's a Rolex or a 'Roex,' " says Theresa Segreti of the American Visionary Art Museum. "We haven't looked too closely at it!"Perhaps she'd better hurry up and do so. The could-be Rolex is one of 10,000 timepieces the Visionary is hoping to collect to complement its next major exhibition, ominously titled "The End is Near!
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By JOHN J. CONNOLLY | June 18, 2006
One day, my dad bought himself a new Rolex. He was about 70 and had cancer. His entire life he never wore a watch. "Why would anyone need a watch?" he would ask. "I can always tell the time within five minutes." As kids, we would test him and, more often than not, he was right. "What do you think of my new watch," he asked from the couch. He sat slightly tilted, maybe from the pain, with a blanket over his lap and a dozen pill bottles on the coffee table beside him. Slanting afternoon sunlight filled the room from a row of windows behind him. I was home for a weekend visit during that long last year.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | February 28, 1997
Two men who set up shop directly across from the state police barracks in Jessup are the first to be charged under a new state trademark counterfeiting law.Police said the two men are suspected of selling thousands of dollars in counterfeit designer goods -- Tommy Hilfiger sweat shirts and watches, Rolex watches and Disney T-shirts that came with Warner Brothers cartoon characters -- from their roadside stand y across the street from the Waterloo barracks on...
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | April 20, 2007
Three men were indicted this week on charges that they broke into a house in Owen Brown on Jan. 17, hid in the basement until the owner and his girlfriend returned and threatened to kill them while stealing $50,000 in electronics, jewelry and cash. Deron Maurice Webb, 24, of Elkridge, Tjon M. Johnson, 25, of Columbia and Shamal I. Chapman, 26, of Laurel are each facing 20 charges ranging from armed robbery and assault to burglary and false imprisonment. They are being held in the Howard County Detention Center on bails ranging from $250,000 to $1 million after their arrests in late March.
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By Art Buchwald | December 17, 1992
YOU have probably noticed from the newspape advertisements that the only items available for Christmas this year are watches.There are Swatch watches, sport watches, $25 watches, $15,000 watches, moon watches, deep sea watches. There are Gucci watches, Swiss Army watches and, if you walk down Fifth Avenue, you can see miles of card tables displaying fake Rolex watches.Why all the watches, when presumably most of us already have a watch?Norman Lear, a watch merchant, told me, "People no longer wear a watch to tell the time -- they wear it to make a statement."
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2005
For some sailors, the Miami OCR regatta is a way to get known. For others, it's a way to stay in the international nautical spotlight. The five-day event, which will begin tomorrow, is the first of three regattas that will determine the U.S. sailing team. It is a time to test new boats, cement partnerships and forge new ones. In the case of Kevin Hall of Bowie, it means a fresh start after his disappointing 11th-place finish in the Finn class at the Athens Olympics. "I'm pretty optimistic about next time," said Hall, a cancer survivor who battled International Olympic Committee bureaucracy and personal setbacks during the Summer Games.
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By Joanne E. Morvay and By Joanne E. Morvay,Special to the Sun | August 12, 2001
One recent Monday morning, Randi Place and Robert Wetzel took their horses out for a ride. Ricky Martin and Rolex -- both Tennessee walkers, a breed known for its smooth gait -- carried their riders to the Liberty Reservoir in Carroll County. This was no ordinary ride, however. Randi and Robert were accompanied on horseback by a minister, as well as a good friend who would serve as their best man. A dozen of the couple's family members and friends -- including Randi's father and sisters who flew in at the last minute from California -- waited on foot at the reservoir.
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By Kevin Cowherd | December 7, 1992
There's a certain tradition involved in taking the children t see Santa that should not include, it seems to me, Santa firing up a Winston.It's probably also considered bad form for Santa to be seen talking on the phone with his bookmaker, although that is apparently what we saw the other day.To recap, the whole ugly business began when my wife and I sat down and thought: What can we do to make our lives as hellish as possible in the next couple of hours?Suddenly...
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By Matthew Dolan and Matthew Dolan,Sun Reporter | December 22, 2006
A Timonium man agreed yesterday to give up the dozen Rolex watches he bought with some of the almost $400,000 he bilked from his employer by lying on expense forms. In U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Patrick McDevitt, 38, pleaded guilty yesterday to wire fraud from a scheme to submit $399,537 in false claims to his employer for reimbursement of doctored expenses. His attorney could not be reached for comment late yesterday. According to the plea agreement, McDevitt worked as a communications manager for the battery company SAFT America Inc. out of its Cockeysville office.
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By Nancy Noyes | February 17, 1991
Wednesday's designation of Annapolitan Jim Brady and Courtnay Becker of Rye, N.Y., as the 1990 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the year, gave U.S. Olympic sailing an important boost.Brady is a J/24 and J/22 World Champion and rising star on the World Match Racing circuit. He competes with Texan Doug Kern as part of Maine skipper Kevin Mahaney's No. 1-ranked U.S. Soling team, which also was named 1990's Olympic Yachting Male Athletes of the Year.Becker is the nation's top-ranked competitor in the single-handedwomen's Europe Dinghy class as well as a member of the Women's Lechner Sailboard squad on the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team.
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