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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 27, 2001
A 17-year-old student was arrested and charged as an adult with handgun violations Friday, accused of bringing a weapon to Meade High School in Fort Meade to scare a classmate, Anne Arundel County police said. Christopher Daniel Masson of the 1400 block of Gesna Drive in Hanover was charged with four misdemeanor counts: possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun on school property, obliterating a serial number on a handgun, and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number.
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By Emily Kline and Andy Rosen | December 3, 2012
Could you really kill someone by hacking his pacemaker? An alarmed researcher in Australia thinks so, and really, isn't that enough cause to dial down your "Homeland" disbelief index? It should be, because -- despite a few head-scratching incongruities -- it would be a shame not to have enjoyed one of the show's most gripping installments yet. In Episode 10 of Season 2, Abu Nazir kidnaps Carrie, Brody abets the apparent murder of Vice President Walden and Saul tips his hand too far in challenging the motivations behind the CIA's strategy on this terror investigation.
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By [SAM SESSA] | September 6, 2007
What's the point? -- Ever stare at a dollar bill and wonder where it's been? This Web site gives you answers. You can plug in the serial number of a bill, the year it was made and the series and you might find at least one other person who's had it in his or her wallet. What to look for --The previous location of the bill. We picked up a $1 bill someone had in Lewisville, Texas. Somehow, in the past year, it made it all the way to Baltimore. The site calculates how many miles the bills travel from point to point.
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August 22, 2012
Bike thefts appear to be increasing in Havre de Grace and police are urging residents to make sure their bikes are secured. Eight to 10 bikes have been stolen in the city in the last two to three months, Ofc. Jeff Gilpin, of the Havre de Grace Police, said Tuesday. "People are leaving their bikes laying in their front yards, they're not putting them away," Gilpin said. The most recent bike stolen was a red Schwinn stolen from the 600 block of Bourbon Street, some time overnight Sunday into Monday.
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By Joseph A. Gallian | July 23, 1992
YOU'VE seen bar coded numbers on everything from milk cartons to rental cars. And long numbers on everything from credit cards to airline tickets. Of course these numbers function as identification numbers just as Social Security numbers and serial numbers on currency do.Because of inexpensive, fast, reliable computers, the identification numbers used by businesses today are more sophisticated than those of earlier years. Modern identification numbers have a built-in "check" to partially insure that the numbers have been correctly entered into a computer or have been correctly scanned by an optical device.
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By From the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | October 15, 1995
75 years agoThe activities of plainclothes patrolmen in rounding up owners of untitled automobiles is causing considerable uneasiness among those who have neglected to comply with the title law, and some of those who have obtained titles are disturbed by the unhappy experiences of others who have confused body and chassis numbers with engine numbers in making out their applications. P.W. Wiedenmeyer, of Baltimore, who was fined $500 in the traffic court Thursday on a charge of giving false information, claims that he is a victim of such confusion and has appealed his case to a higher court.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | July 19, 1992
Buyers of property stolen in a series of Columbia burglaries have until Aug. 1 to return it or face felony charges, county police warn."If someone has purchased electronic equipment within the past four months at an exceptionally good price, they should contact the police department," spokesman Sgt. Gary Gardner said.Police can check the item's serial number against a list of stolen property to see if it came from the recent break-ins, he said. Property without serial numbers should be turned in immediately.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | August 20, 1999
A surge in bicycle thefts from open garages is prompting Howard County businesses and police to begin jointly formalizing bicycle registration.Officials reported increased thefts from garages in west Columbia recently, saying there were 14 bikes stolen from July 12 to Aug. 11. In a typical month, police reports show a handful of bicycle thefts."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Aline McKenzie and Aline McKenzie,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 25, 2002
Some people put identification bands on birds to track their migration. The truly intrepid put radio collars on wolves. Then there are other trackers who like to mark, register and release money, hoping to learn exactly where it goes. If someone finds the marked money and enters the "hit" at the Where's George? Web site (www.wheresgeorge.com), hobbyists get a little thrill. "It's like train spotting," says Tom Walsh, a "Georger" from Georgia. "You either get it or you don't." Players write "See where I've been.
EXPLORE
August 22, 2012
Bike thefts appear to be increasing in Havre de Grace and police are urging residents to make sure their bikes are secured. Eight to 10 bikes have been stolen in the city in the last two to three months, Ofc. Jeff Gilpin, of the Havre de Grace Police, said Tuesday. "People are leaving their bikes laying in their front yards, they're not putting them away," Gilpin said. The most recent bike stolen was a red Schwinn stolen from the 600 block of Bourbon Street, some time overnight Sunday into Monday.
NEWS
June 14, 2012
If suburban lawmakers want to get serious about helping reduce violent crime in Baltimore - aside from making racially charged observations or fueling public fears - they ought to look at the proposal under review this week by lawmakers in Albany. In New York, legislators were scheduled to consider a bill to require new handguns be equipped with "microstamp" or "ballistic imprint" technology that allows police to match bullet casings found at crime scenes with the handgun that fired them.
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By Steven Stanek and Steven Stanek,SUN REPORTER | June 27, 2008
A 33-year-old Pakistani man who was caught in Glen Burnie with $180,000 in cash that he intended to channel into a secretive finance network with links to terrorism has been sentenced to 39 months in federal prison and possible deportation, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced yesterday. Raja Ansar Mohammad, also known as Raja Mehmood, was based in New York and living in the United States illegally as part of an international money laundering scheme known as "hawala," an informal system of hand-to-hand money transfers that crisscrosses the globe and is virtually untraceable, U.S. attorney Rod. J. Rosenstein's office said.
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By [SAM SESSA] | September 6, 2007
What's the point? -- Ever stare at a dollar bill and wonder where it's been? This Web site gives you answers. You can plug in the serial number of a bill, the year it was made and the series and you might find at least one other person who's had it in his or her wallet. What to look for --The previous location of the bill. We picked up a $1 bill someone had in Lewisville, Texas. Somehow, in the past year, it made it all the way to Baltimore. The site calculates how many miles the bills travel from point to point.
NEWS
By FRANK D. ROYLANCE and FRANK D. ROYLANCE,SUN REPORTER | March 17, 2006
For public health authorities planning for the spread of a global flu pandemic, German scientists have this advice: follow the money. The researchers have discovered that the movements of paper currency, as tracked by a popular Internet game site called "Where's George?" can serve as a useful proxy for human travel. And that may give health officials a more realistic model for predicting how deadly pandemics would spread. No one is more surprised and delighted than Hank Eskin, 41, the Boston computer consultant whose idle curiosity launched "Where's George?"
NEWS
By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | May 2, 2004
BEFORE WE GET TO today's column, I have an important announcement regarding outsourcing. "Outsourcing" is a business expression that means, in layperson's terms, "sourcing out." It's a trend that started years ago in manufacturing, which is a business term that means "making things." You youngsters won't believe this, but there was a time when Americans actually made physical things called "products" right here in America. Workers would go to large grimy buildings called "factories," where they would take a raw material such as iron ore and perform industrial acts on it, such as "forging" and "smelting."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Aline McKenzie and Aline McKenzie,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 25, 2002
Some people put identification bands on birds to track their migration. The truly intrepid put radio collars on wolves. Then there are other trackers who like to mark, register and release money, hoping to learn exactly where it goes. If someone finds the marked money and enters the "hit" at the Where's George? Web site (www.wheresgeorge.com), hobbyists get a little thrill. "It's like train spotting," says Tom Walsh, a "Georger" from Georgia. "You either get it or you don't." Players write "See where I've been.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | May 4, 1999
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.Baltimore CityEastern DistrictShooting: A male, 16, was sitting on the front steps of a house in the 1200 block of N. Milton Ave. about 1 p.m. Sunday when a passenger in a black Lexus fired several shots from a .40-caliber handgun, wounding the youth in the left wrist. The youth ran one block to a Fire Department station in the 1200 block of N. Montford Ave., where he was given first aid before being taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 27, 2001
A 17-year-old student was arrested and charged as an adult with handgun violations Friday, accused of bringing a weapon to Meade High School in Fort Meade to scare a classmate, Anne Arundel County police said. Christopher Daniel Masson of the 1400 block of Gesna Drive in Hanover was charged with four misdemeanor counts: possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun on school property, obliterating a serial number on a handgun, and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2000
In the wake of a recent rash of tool thefts, state police are urging Manchester-area contractors who store industrial power tools in company trucks or vans to keep a list of serial numbers for their tools. According to Detective Sgt. Mike Kane, who heads the criminal investigation division at the Maryland State Police barracks in Westminster, 14 vehicles were broken into between March 25 and March 28. Eleven of the thefts occurred within the town limits of Manchester, and all happened between midnight and 3: 30 a.m., Kane said.
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