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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2011
Silver Spring is getting a new live music venue this Fall, and Mary J. Blige has been tapped for the opening ceremony. The Fillmore Silver Spring, part of a Live Nation-owned chain of venues that also includes locations in Miami Beach and San Francisco, has been in the works for a while. It's finally scheduled to open to the public in September. Above is a rendering of what it'll look like. With a capacity of 2,000 people, the venue will host, mainly, concerts. And already, one big act has been booked: Black Star is scheduled to perform there September 18. Blige is the second marquee name to be added to the Fillmore's upcoming line-up.
October 3, 2014
The recent letter writer critical of Israeli actions in Gaza ( "Israel committed war crimes during its invasion of Gaza, " Oct. 1) conveniently forgets the origins of the Gaza conflict and the effort that Israel made to reduce civilian casualties. Hamas for the last eight years has been firing rockets into Israel, traumatizing the inhabitants who seek shelter almost hourly. The situation was exacerbated by the murder of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas, admitted to by the spokesman for Hamas and claimed as a great victory.
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2013
A Montgomery County elementary school teacher was charged Thursday in Baltimore County for possession of child pornography, police said. Lawrence Joynes, 54, of Dundalk, teaches music at New Hampshire Estates Elementary school in Silver Spring, according to the school's website. Montgomery police will be investigating whether Joynes committed any offenses in that county. A spokesman from the school system did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday morning.
October 1, 2014
There should be no doubt that President Obama's disgusting and disrespectful salute to the Marines saluting him as he exited Marine One with a cup of coffee in his hand is actually how Mr. Obama really feels in his heart about our men in women in uniform ( "A disrespectful presidential salute," Sept. 27). In my 28 year of active service in two war zones I have never witnessed such a disregard for military custom and tradition, and it's a real shame that this was carried out by our commander-in-chief while our brave warriors serve in harm's way around the globe . Of course, Mr. Obama has not apologized for this, yet he apologizes all the time for our great country to the princes of the Middle east.
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2010
Howard County Police arrested a 30-year-old Silver Spring man Thursday they say is the "Preppy Burglar" who broke into a Highland house earlier this month. Jeremy Matthew Hall of the 1400 block of Silo Way faces burglary, theft and destruction of property charges, police said. Police received a tip from someone who recognized Hall in the footage released to media Wednesday. The video from Sept. 14 shows a man wearing a necktie and button down shirt robbing a house in the 7600 block of Browns Bridge Road, which is west of Fulton and south of Route 216 near the Montgomery County line.
Baltimore Sun reporter | March 16, 2012
Two people are dead after a car collided with a tow truck in Silver Spring, authorities said. Thursday's crash left 26-year-old Olin Dale Soreson and an unidentified 23-year-old woman dead. Soreson was driving a Toyota Corolla and the woman was a passenger, according to Montgomery County Police. The driver of the tow truck, 51-year-old Melesio J. Monterroza Cartagena, was taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said. Police said they are unsure why the car Soreson was driving crossed the center of the roadway and collided with the tow truck, which was headed in the opposite direction.
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
A Baltimore man and a Silver Spring man were killed earlier this week when the catamaran they were on capsized off the coast of Ocean City , U.S. Coast Guard officials said Thursday. The men were William Gogel, 57, of Baltimore, and Fredy Fabricio-Castro, 57, of Silver Spring, according to Petty Officer David Marin, a Coast Guard spokesman. On Monday morning, a boat named the Lori M reported the capsized 28-foot catamaran about 32 miles off the coast of Ocean City , the Coast Guard said.
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2010
A Silver Spring man faces drunken driving charges after his SUV crashed into a Howard County cruiser in Columbia early Monday morning, according to a police spokeswoman. Phillip Vu, 49, of Silver Spring was not injured when he ran a red light on Little Patuxent Parkway just before 2 a.m. and struck the driver's side of a police vehicle driven by Officer Kirk Brown, who was turning left from Columbia Road, said the spokeswoman, Elizabeth Schroen. Brown, who has been a Howard County Police officer for eight years, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated and released, Schroen said.
October 9, 1998
Discovery Communications Inc. said yesterday that it will build a $150 million headquarters in Silver Spring, relocating about 800 jobs from Bethesda.The international multimedia company could receive more than $7.2 million in economic incentives, said James D. Fielder, acting secretary of the state Department of Business and Economic Development.Because the company's four-acre site in downtown Silver Spring will be located in an enterprise zone, it is eligible for about $6.7 million in assistance, he said.
December 20, 1995
Police arrested a man Saturday and charged him with shoplifting clothes from two Annapolis area shopping centers.Gary Dunn, an employee of the Eastern Mountain Sports store in the 2500 block of Solomons Island Road in Annapolis, told police a man took three jackets worth more than $800 and escaped in a burgundy Volvo station wagon about 3:30 p.m.Police radioed a description of the car and the license number, and Officer John E. Brown stopped a car fitting...
September 22, 2014
For six long years we've endured the humiliation of President Barack Obama's disastrous foreign policy failures ( "Risks of war," Sept. 18). The White House's weak and confusing response to the huge terrorist threat posed by the brutal Islamic State is just one example. Another is Russian President Vladimir Putin's land grab in Ukraine and his military threats to the United States. Meanwhile, more terrorist groups, including al-Qaida, continue to thrive across the globe, and Iran continues to enrich uranium while delaying negotiations with the West.
By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
More than 600 Marylanders marched with hundreds of thousands of others in New York City Sunday in support of stronger action to address climate change, according to organizers of the state effort. People boarded 13 chartered buses to join the   People's Climate March   from cities across Maryland, organizers said, including Baltimore, Annapolis, College Park, Greenbelt, Columbia, Frederick and Silver Spring. Seth Bush, coordinator of the Maryland contingent, called the level of support from the state "overwhelming.
September 13, 2014
While ISIS is not invincible, even if temporarily defeated, it will morph into a new terror group similar to the off-shoots of al-Qaida ( "ISIS is not invincible," Sept. 9). Unfortunately, radical Islam is not a one-time or one-nation occurrence, as evidenced by recent developments in the Middle East and Africa. Many nations are experiencing its terrorist actions, such as Nigeria, Somalia, Egypt, Libya, all of the Middle East, India and eastern Asia. With the worldwide presence of radical Islam, we can only expect to contain it and not to defeat it entirely.
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
On Sept. 19, bands and beers from Baltimore and Washington will converge at the Fillmore Silver Spring for the first Local Beers Local Grooves event, presented by On Tap Magazine .  Maryland breweries participating include Rockville's Baying Hound Ales, Frederick's Flying Dog, Westminster's Pub Dog and Baltimore companies the Brewer's Art and Union Craft. Other breweries scheduled to be on hand: DC Brau, Old Dominion, Fordham and Port City. Live music will be provided by Pasadena, Bumpin' Uglies, Billy Lyve, Mr. Mighty I, Knolly Moles, Higher Education and more.  Doors will open at 6 p.m., and tickets (which include admission and a beer sampling wristband, and are currently on sale here )
August 17, 2014
Commentator Caroline Poplin claims that Israel will have to make concessions to Hamas to prevent a resumption of the rockets ( "A costly victory for Israel," Aug. 7). However, anyone knowledgeable about Hamas knows that won't work. Hamas is implacably dedicated to the annihilation of Israel and will continue its attacks despite temporary interruptions. The only way to "prevent resumption of the rockets" is to get rid of Hamas - or at least remove it from power in Gaza and replace it with a government that will live peacefully with Israel.
By Jean Marbella and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
A Laurel boy who was celebrating his 13th birthday drowned at the Oregon Ridge lake Friday, prompting Baltimore County officials to close the beach until further notice. Dennis Kemp, 13, of the 3000 block of Old Channel Road, was on an outing with the Silver Spring-based Camp Sonshine, according to county public safety officials. Fire Department rescuers were called to the park shortly before 12:30 p.m. Witness told them they saw the boy in distress and slipping under the water, officials said.
By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | August 9, 1995
State Treasurer Lucille Maurer entered the intensive care unit of a Silver Spring hospital yesterday after suffering from a bad cold, according to her top aide, Christine Kempf. The treasurer was in stable condition with a mild fever and was expected to recover soon, the aide said."As far as we understand, she's going to be out from work for a few more days," Ms. Kempf said.Mrs. Maurer, 72, caught the cold recently and suffered sneezing fits while at work Monday afternoon, the aide said. During the night, she said, Mrs. Maurer's condition worsened and she apparently developed an upper respiratory infection.
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 27, 1997
MITCHELLVILLE -- Jason Cage, 17, from Silver Spring, fired a 3-under-par 36-33--69 yesterday to win the annual Junior vTC championship of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association at the Country Club at Woodmore.The event, which drew a field of 100 boys and girls ages 10 to 17, was called because of a late-afternoon thunderstorm, with final places in the girls division and boys 10-13 class determined by nine-hole scores.For the first time in tournament history, the girls overall champion came from the 10-13 division.
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Maryland Republicns will get a fundraising boost from Sen. Rand Paul tonight. Paul -- a Kentucky Republican often touted as a potential presidential candidate -- will speak to supporters at a fundraiser in Silver Spring. Individual tickets begin at $40 and sponsor-level tickets run as high as $2,000. Paul appeared earlier this year in Linthicum for a fundraiser organized by the Maryland Liberty Political Action Committee. "If we want to win again, if we want to be a bigger party, we have to go to different people with a message of hope and optimism," he said at the time.
July 14, 2014
Israel has not only the right but the obligation to protect its citizens from Hamas-launched rocket attacks that now have targeted Tel Aviv and Jerusalem ( "A dangerous turning point in Israel," July 7). If Hamas wants to call an end to the now developing war and avoid further casualties, all it needs to do is to stop the rocket attacks and declare that no further ones will ensue - in contrast to the 400 fired in three days. When Hamas, now part of the unity government of the Palestinian Authority, decided to shower all of Israel with long range rockets, it changed the conflict from confrontation to war. To prevent the constant rocket attacks and the hourly interference with normal life, Israel had no option but to respond, and forcibly.
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