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August 2, 2000
Police have released composite sketches of two suspects in an armed robbery of an Eldersburg bank. Witnesses saw the faces of two of four men in the robbery of FCNB Bank in the 6200 block of Sykesville Road at 3:22 p.m. Friday. Two of three men were briefly seen before they pulled large hooded sweat shirts over their heads as they entered the bank. The third man wore a ski mask, and a fourth drove the getaway vehicle, described as a small green sedan. Anyone with information in the case should call 410-386-3000.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91. But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of television and sketch comedy. Caesar deserves some cultural context and honor for the fearless and pioneering figure he was. Live television burned him up within a decade, leaving behind a guy addicted to amphetamines, downers and alcohol.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1996
Howard County police have released sketches of two men they say approached or watched children in Ellicott City in recent weeks -- stalkers whom area schools have been warning their students about for a week.Police are hoping that the drawings and notices sent home with pupils will yield more information, said Cpl. Kevin Costello, a spokesman for the Howard Police Department."It's heightened our awareness," said James Pope, principal of Ellicott City's St. John's Lane Elementary School, which is near where children reportedly were stalked.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Baltimore County police are searching for suspects who robbed Sobo Gold Buyers on Reisterstown Road last month. Police said an employee of Sobo Gold had walked out the back door of the business in the 700 block of Reisterstown Road on Nov.14 when he was approached by a man with a gun who forced him to return to the store. A second suspect was also involved and the two took jewelry and money and fled on foot, police said. The robbery comes as police are dealing on several fronts with crime related to the high price of gold.
NEWS
By Anne Whitehouse | July 5, 1992
THE REAL THING: STORIES AND SKETCHES.Doris Lessing.HarperCollins.214 pages. $20. Since her first novel, "The Grass Is Singing," appeared in 1950, with its devastating portrayal of racial relations under apartheid, Doris Lessing has recorded her acute observations of human character in more than 30 books. In the five novels comprising the sequence "Children of Violence," she proved herself a master of realistic fiction. Her science fiction series "Canopus in Argos" has appealed to many readers who do not usually care for this genre, because it focuses on human beings rather than gadgetry.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | February 1, 1991
One of Charles Street's past pleasures was the selection of Aaron Sopher drawings that so often appeared in the Purnell Art Gallery windows.His quick sketches, as full of wit as they were brimming with humanity, seemed to catch Baltimore right at the home stretch. Sopher was everywhere, looking, laughing, drawing.The artist (1905-1972) has been given a show at the Baltimore Museum of Art to coincide with a new history, "Aaron Sopher, Satirist of the American Condition," by Peter Hastings Falk.
NEWS
January 15, 1998
FLORENCE RIEFLE BAHR captured some striking images in her day. The Baltimore-born artist drew courtroom sketches of the Catonsville Nine, H. Rap Brown and former Gov. Marvin Mandel, and she painted beautiful watercolor scenes of Baltimore rowhouses from generations ago. At 88, she had ceased working every day, says a daughter, but she still turned out paintings and sketches from her wooden house on Old Lawyers Hill in Elkridge.It should have come as no surprise that Mrs. Bahr, who died in a fire Monday, was still going nearly seven decades after graduating with honors from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, 63 years after her first Baltimore Museum of Art exhibit.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1996
After 13 years as the Howard County Police Department's only sketch artist, Lt. Carl Layman says his days are numbered.As a growing number of law enforcement agencies switch to computer technology, skilled hands such as his are being replaced by computers in generating images of crime suspects.That could save time -- but it also could mean the end of an era for artists such as Layman, whose work led to the arrest of a suspect in the recent rape of a 15-year-old outside the Howard County Central Library.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | July 25, 2002
Short Stops, Mobtown Players' entry in this summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival, isn't really a play; it's a 75-minute collection of 11 comedy sketches. The author, Michael Cookson, is a playwright and stand-up comic whose credits include a stint as emcee at Winchester's Comedy Club. In Short Stops, his humor sides with the nerds and outcasts of the world, and against those who take advantage of them. The best example is a running narrative called "Waiting for Stomp," which makes up four of the 11 sketches.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Daily News | April 9, 2007
Thank God You're Here is a show aimed at everyone who misses Whose Line is It, Anyway?, an earlier series that featured improvised comedy and taped long and hard enough until the featured performers came up with material that was actually funny. Here, dispensable host David Alan Grier and unnecessary judge David Foley oversee the proceedings as a series of comic actors are thrown into ridiculous costumes and are plunged, ostensibly unprepared, into comic vignettes with other actors in which the first line of the sketch is, invariably, "Thank God you're here."
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
Herbert Stokes Walesby, former art director of the News American who volunteered aboard the SS John W. Brown, where he sketched his shipmates, died of lung cancer Nov. 14 at Christiana Care in Wilmington, Del. The former Sykesville resident was 85. "He was enthusiastic, positive and very talented," said James Toedtman, who had edited the News American in the 1980s. "He was always a bright light in our newsroom. " "Well, the thing about Stokes that was so good was that you never saw him do anything but smile.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
With 'Drunk History,' Lutherville's Derek Waters has a tipsy hit Five years ago, Lutherville native Derek Waters was a struggling comedian in Los Angeles. Like thousands before him, he had dreams of being cast on "Saturday Night Live" or making it in Hollywood as a funny guy. But Waters wasn't having much luck. "My auditions were like, 'Stoned Guy No. 7' and 'Drunk-looking Guy No. 8,'" Waters, 33, said. "So I could've been bitter about it or write my own stuff, like shorts and sketches.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Baltimore police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they say fatally shot another man in the city's Reservoir Hill neighborhood on July 5. Police say the suspect, of whom they released a composite sketch Thursday, is a black man likely between the ages of 18 and 22. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 140 pounds, with a thin build, police said. Police say he fatally shot Lance Johnson, 40, about 1:25 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Eutaw Place. Police identified Johnson as being transgender, but said there was no indication that the shooting was a hate crime.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. O'Malley dismissed Romney's easy victory in the Maryland primary, saying "Governor Etch A Sketch" was always expected to be the victor in the state.  Appearing on one of the left-leaning network's most aggressively liberal shows -- a program that attracts the type of Democratic activists who could help decide the 2016 presidential nomination race -- the Maryland governor praised President Obama's remarks Tuesday afternoon assailing the Ryan budget and Romney's endorsement of the plan.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2012
The Etch-a-Sketch gaffe by Mitt Romney's aide -- that played out here in Maryland during the candidate's visit Wednesday -- has added some fun and sparkle to a race that needed a good prop. Newt Gingrich waved around one of the classic kids toys during a campaign stop in Louisiana. Time magazine called it "Mitt Romney's Etch-a-Disaster. The oops happened on CNN. Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom said, asked if his candidates positions in the primary might be too far to the right to win in November, replied: “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2012
Salvatore Joseph "Joe" DeMarco, a commercial artist and former manager of art services for AAI Corp. who was also widely known for his detailed drawings of World War I aircraft, died Friday of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The White Marsh resident was 93. The son of a dentist and a homemaker, Mr. DeMarco was born and raised on Lyndhurst Street in West Baltimore. He attended St. Bernadine parochial school and ended his formal education when he was 14. "His father died, and he had to go to work to help support his family.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2003
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Hoping to shed light on what they believe was an insane mind, defense attorneys for sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo presented a judge yesterday with dozens of sketches that the teen-ager scribbled in his jail cell while awaiting trial for last fall's sniper attacks - crimes that Malvo depicted in his art as "jihad" in America. Filled with rambling anti-American messages and hand-drawn images of Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and a mix of characters from The Matrix movie, the drawings offer an eerie glimpse of Malvo and the possible motivation behind the sniper siege that spread terror around the nation's capital.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2000
Charlie Hacker is still gobbling life with a ladle. He's 82, a crumpled back has reduced his once six-foot-plus frame to five feet and change, and he's licked cancer. He can't understand why everyone runs around trying to "squeeze two lifetimes into one" - but he's one to talk. Hacker, himself, can't sit still, or accept that he has the option to relax. "Gosh, there's so much out there to be gleaned," he says, sounding like a regular Natty Bumpo, the early American literary figure agog at the wonders of the New World.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect in an attempted sexual assault Thursday north of the Johns Hopkins University campus. About 6:30 p.m. a woman was sitting with a friend in the 3500 block of University Parkway when a man approached them, attempted to start a conversation and then exposed himself and threatened them, police said. While the woman was trying to leave the area, the man tackled her and attempted to sexually assault her. She escaped without injury.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
Two days before her body was found next to a trash bin in Southeast Baltimore, Annie McCann drank a cappuccino with extra whipped cream at a Little Italy pastry shop. She asked to try a cannoli and got a free sample. A waitress at Vaccaro's recalled seeing the 16-year-old girl, describing her as "friendly and polite," a teenager who "seemed nice. " Annie was with an older woman, and the two sat at table No. 8 for about 40 minutes. This account comes from the notes of Davis W. Morton, a retired homicide detective who interviewed the waitress for two hours on behalf of Annie's parents and drew a sketch of the mysterious woman, hoping she could finally bring the answers the McCanns have sought.
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