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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 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 TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1996
Police arrested two men Wednesday on charges they stole $2,450 worth of jewelry from a Severna Park home where they were cleaning carpets.Walter Horst Tahedl, 41, of the 300 block of McKay St. in Stevensville and Scott Eric Shepherd, 28, of the 1800 block of Poplar Road in Annapolis were charged with felony theft.Katherine K. Link, 33, of the Carrollton Manor neighborhood called police to her home about 5 p.m. after she noticed her jewelry was missing. Link told Officer Thomas Powell that she had hidden a pearl necklace, a pair of pearl earrings, and a pearl and diamond ring in her bedroom night stand about 3 p.m., just before two carpet cleaners arrived.
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By ROCH ERIC KUBATKO and ROCH ERIC KUBATKO,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1995
At Washington College, he is known as a tennis phenom, and no wonder.Junior Damian Polla continues to dominate Division III foes, recently winning five singles matches in straight sets at the South Atlantic Regional Rolex Intercollegiate Championships at Washington and Lee University.No opposing player was able to win more than three games from the native of Argentina.It was business as usual for Polla, the defending NCAA Division III singles champion and Rolex Player of the Year. He advanced to next week's Rolex National Small College tournament in Boca Raton, Fla., with a chance to qualify for the national intercollegiate indoor championships in Dallas.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | December 7, 1994
County police are asking the public to help them find the two men who robbed a Crofton jewelry store Nov. 16 and got away with diamonds valued at $220,000.Investigators released photos yesterday of the thiefs taken by a surveillance camera inside Parisi Jewelers in the 1100 block of Route 3 North.Both are described as black males. One is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He appears to be in his mid-20s, wears eyeglasses and has a rough complexion. The photos and witnesses indicate he was wearing a Dallas Cowboys athletic cap, a black nylon jacket and light-blue jeans, police said.
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By NANCY NOYES | August 12, 1993
Annapolitan Margaret Podlich and her crew are working hard to prepare for the prestigious Rolex Women's International Keelboat Regatta in Newport, R.I., Sept. 10-17.Sailing with Podlich will be Annapolitans Joni Palmer, Jill Sander and Laura Nye, and Kim Couranz of Arlington, Va., and Beth Scheidt of Edgewater.Their boat, Spot, is a J/24 owned by Podlich and her husband, Steve.Podlich, daughter of John Bonds, executive director of U.S. Sailing, has been sailing since she was 3 weeks old and grew up racing with her family.
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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."
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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 Nancy Noyes | September 18, 1991
Since 1985, the biennial Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship, organized by the U.S. Yacht Racing Union with the Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport, R.I., as host, has been a milestone in women's sailing.Contested in J/24s, the regatta typically attracts the top women sailors from across the nation and around the world, and thisyear was no exception.Among the 46 skippers leading this year's teams were former RolexYachtswomen of the Year Betsy Allison, J. J. Isler, Heidi Backus Riddle and Jody Swanson.
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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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