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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,COX NEWS SERVICE | October 3, 1997
What hath "The Silence of the Lambs" wrought?It was inevitable, when that film swept the 1991 Academy Awards, that a bevy of imitators would begin to clog the production pipeline, the drain screen of which let "Seven" escape onto screens in 1995.As if that particular abomination weren't enough, another has slipped through Hollywood's dubious quality-control system. "Kiss the Girls," an adaptation of the James Patterson novel directed by Gary Fleder, takes sadistic crypto-sexism to new depths (which happen to be attractively appointed with Gothically dripping candles and Craftsman sconces)
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
An internal investigation found that the Johns Hopkins University failed to alert students, faculty and staff to what it called "a sexual assault" at a fraternity house in March 2013, the school's president said Wednesday in a letter to campus. In the letter, which accompanied the release of the university's 2013 annual security report, President Ronald J. Daniels called the failure to report the incident at Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity's house "unacceptable. " "I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm the University's commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of the Johns Hopkins community - a commitment that includes preventing sexual violence, offering support to victims, dealing firmly and fairly with alleged offenders, and keeping students, faculty and staff informed of crimes that represent a threat to our community," he said.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2011
The audience peers in at the world of "Ruined" as if through the chinks of a boarded-up window. Our eyes adjust gradually to the light inside Mama Nadi's brothel in the Belgian Congo. We notice that though the paint is chipped and worn, the furniture still contains traces of once-vibrant reds and peacock blues. (Alexander V. Nichols designed the evocative set.) We notice that a prostitute so brutalized by soldiers that she walks with a limp still dresses in breezy chintzes that drape sinuously over her lovely limbs.
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September 12, 2014
Like thousands of others across Maryland, our staff just celebrated our first Purple Friday of the season. We have a long-running office football pool, and each week a miniature traveling statue of Edgar Allan Poe - clad in a Ravens jersey - rests on the winner's desk as a trophy. Though we haven't converted every employee into a tried-and-true Ravens fan (yet), we all agree we're pleased the Ravens' coaching staff took swift action to terminate Ray Rice's contract following Monday's release of the video showing him assaulting his then-fiancée in February.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2002
The seven female students at the Maryland Institute College of Art could have predicted the reactions when they sought donations for their production of The Vagina Monologues. "What did you just say?" The Vagina Monologues is the 6-year-old Broadway play by Eve Ensler that celebrates female sexuality. It is being rolled out in Baltimore this month and at hundreds of colleges across the country as a fund-raiser to stop sexual violence against women. The title is untoward enough that some banks, restaurants and hotels, while generous, want to record their donation as simply "a benefit at MICA."
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January 7, 2007
Hearing Thursday on county budget A public hearing will be held Thursday to give residents a chance to make comments and funding recommendations for next year's county budget. The session will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Fallston High School, 2301 Carrs Mill Road and will be attended by County Executive David R. Craig and top members of his administration. Those unable to attend are encouraged to send suggestions in writing to Craig, Harford County Government, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air 21014.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 12, 1997
Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has announced $1.2 million in grants from the federal Violence Against Women Act that will fund 43 programs for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Maryland.The grants were announced Tuesday at the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Academy in Dundalk, where Townsend introduced a statewide sexual assault training curriculum to more than 100 law enforcement officers and victims' advocates.Those at the seminar learned the new standards for proper police response to incidents of sexual violence.
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November 4, 2013
SARC, a non-profit in Harford County providing hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, received a proclamation from the Harford County Council recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation was issued by Billy Boniface and the Harford County Council in hopes to increase public awareness about domestic violence. The proclamation states the long-term personal and societal effects of domestic violence, which is a largely under-reported crime.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
An internal investigation found that the Johns Hopkins University failed to alert students, faculty and staff to what it called "a sexual assault" at a fraternity house in March 2013, the school's president said Wednesday in a letter to campus. In the letter, which accompanied the release of the university's 2013 annual security report, President Ronald J. Daniels called the failure to report the incident at Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity's house "unacceptable. " "I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm the University's commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of the Johns Hopkins community - a commitment that includes preventing sexual violence, offering support to victims, dealing firmly and fairly with alleged offenders, and keeping students, faculty and staff informed of crimes that represent a threat to our community," he said.
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December 25, 2005
Anti-abuse center to offer training Sexual Assault/Spouse Resource Center Inc., Harford County's service provider for victims of domestic and sexual violence, will offer a 30-hour volunteer training session beginning Jan. 17. The nonprofit agency provides the sessions for new volunteers and staff, offering training in the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and techniques for crisis response. The training program is conducted over six days: Jan. 17, Jan. 19, Jan. 21, Jan. 24, Jan. 26 and Jan. 28. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday sessions are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center's volunteer needs include help with the agency's telephone support program.
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By Carrie Wells and John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual assaults on their campuses, the White House announced a series of measures Tuesday intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts. The Obama administration wants universities to conduct "campus climate" surveys beginning next year and to clarify sexual assault policies so that victims know where to turn for help. The government is also creating a website, NotAlone.gov, that it says will help victims file federal complaints and access data on federal investigations.
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November 4, 2013
SARC, a non-profit in Harford County providing hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, received a proclamation from the Harford County Council recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation was issued by Billy Boniface and the Harford County Council in hopes to increase public awareness about domestic violence. The proclamation states the long-term personal and societal effects of domestic violence, which is a largely under-reported crime.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 2, 2013
Two small businesses in Harford County developed a creative way to use their resources to support a non-profit in Harford County. As they work together to make Harford County a better place, these women prove that everyone can make a difference. Ewenique Yarns owner Maggie Jackovitz and Kelly's Hair Design owner Kelly Casalena have come up with a "ewenique" way to give back to the community. Jackovitz and Casalena decided to work together to support SARC in its mission to help victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking live a life free from abuse and fear.
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February 11, 2013
There are many lessons parents could learn from the ghastly death of Phylicia Barnes ("Johnson guilty in Barnes case," Feb. 7). Though the media and the justice system were taken to task by the victim's family when she disappeared, the beautiful young woman, it seems, was not under the watchful eye of her parents. Encouraged by her adult, irresponsible and egregious sister, Ms. Barnes was engaging in dangerous sexual activities with a far older man than she. This man ultimately killed her and disposed of her body.
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September 10, 2012
SARC, a non-profit right in the heart of Harford County, feels not only "liked", but loved! SARC was nominated by a local Liberty Mutual personal insurance agent, Lee Tayson, to participate in the "Like My Community" program, where SARC had the chance to win $30,000 based on the number of votes they gathered. On Aug. 20, after two months of online and mobile text voting, SARC came in third place, which qualified them for the $30,000. Since 1978, SARC has provided hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking.
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July 2, 2012
SARC has been selected by Liberty Mutual to participate in the "Like My Community" program, which raises awareness of local charitable organizations and the services they provide. Through Aug. 20, people can vote for an organization they feel worthy of $30,000 in funding from Liberty Mutual. SARC is the only organization in Harford County chosen to participate. Since 1978, SARC has provided hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 2, 2013
Two small businesses in Harford County developed a creative way to use their resources to support a non-profit in Harford County. As they work together to make Harford County a better place, these women prove that everyone can make a difference. Ewenique Yarns owner Maggie Jackovitz and Kelly's Hair Design owner Kelly Casalena have come up with a "ewenique" way to give back to the community. Jackovitz and Casalena decided to work together to support SARC in its mission to help victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking live a life free from abuse and fear.
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By Borzou Daragahi and Ruaa Zarary and Borzou Daragahi and Ruaa Zarary,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 23, 2007
MOSUL, IRAQ -- A second Iraqi woman emerged yesterday leveling charges of rape against Iraqi security forces, further breaking an entrenched taboo here about disclosing sexual violence and further undermining public perceptions about the security forces. The Sunni woman alleged that Shiite soldiers raided her house in the northern city of Tall Afar, interrogated her and raped her repeatedly while videotaping their actions. She said the soldiers also threatened to assault her two teenage daughters before one of them intervened.
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April 3, 2012
Local men will don their finest and highest-heeled shoes Saturday, April 14 and walk down Main Street in a symbolic gesture of support and solidarity as part of SARC's 4th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Registration for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Bel Air Armory at 41 N. Main St., Bel Air. This year's honorary chair is Harford County Council President Billy Boniface. To register to walk and to build your own team, visit SARC's website, http://www.sarc-maryland.org . The walker registration fee is $25 per walker (non-tax-deductible)
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2012
Reports of sexual assaults at the Naval Academy doubled last year, the fourth straight year the number has increased, according to the Defense Department. But do the findings of the Pentagon report on sexual harassment and assaults mean that such incidents are on the rise in Annapolis? Or do they show that midshipmen have grown more aware of sexual assault and are more likely to report it to authorities? Academy officials and critics alike hope it's the latter — but say it is impossible to know for certain.
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