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June 12, 1996
LIGHTEN UP! Your May 29 editorial attacking Gov. Parris N. Glendening for providing workers in state agencies at least a minimal voice in their workplaces was a classic case of a sledgehammer aimed at a gnat. And your sledgehammer didn't even hit the gnat.All that the governor has done is set up a labor-management cooperation system in which workers may choose their own representatives.Workers in the private sector, the federal government and many local governments in Maryland have that right.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The FBI announced Thursday that a Maryland man - who is accused killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 - has been added to the bureau's 10 most wanted list. Authorities say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State Department official, beat his wife, Annette, 37, to death with a sledgehammer on March 1, 1976 in Carderock Springs, an upper-class Bethesda neighborhood. Authorities allege he then waited for his mother, Lobelia Bishop, 68, who lived with the family, to return from walking the dog, and then killed her with the same weapon.
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NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1997
A mechanic at a Northwest Baltimore car repair shop was clinging to life yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was beaten in the head with a sledgehammer in a dispute over how to fix a tire, city police said.Manley Maxwell, 36, of Randallstown, who works at Peas and Slider Auto Repair Shop in the 4100 block of W. Belvedere Ave., was in critical condition yesterday.His brother Rueben Maxwell, 34, who owns the shop, said Manley Maxwell repaired a flat tire Monday on a white Honda Civic.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | October 14, 2006
It happened on the night of March 1, 1976, in the gray-shingled split-level on Lilly Stone Drive in Carderock Springs, an upper-class Bethesda neighborhood, where police say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State Department official, beat his wife, Annette, 37, to death with a sledgehammer. Authorities allege he then waited for his mother, Lobelia Bishop, 68, who lived with the family, to return from walking the dog, and then killed her with the same weapon. Police say Bishop then moving onto the bedrooms of his three sleeping sons, William Bradford III, 14, Brenton Germaine, 10, and Geoffrey Cordon, 5, and in one final burst of fury, wielded the sledgehammer three more times, until they lay still in their blood-soaked beds.
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff Writer | August 17, 1994
Los Angeles -- "Hi. Nice to meet you," says Ellen DeGeneres to a reporter visiting her in Los Angeles. "But I've got to leave."She walks out of the public relations office. The stunned reporter did, after all, have to fly 3,000 miles and sit through a Michael J. Fox in-flight movie. All that for no interview, no nothing.Then, Ms. DeGeneres looks back and cracks open a six-pack of a smile. Ellen DeGeneres is not leaving.She has just arrived.Ms. DeGeneres is becoming a household face -- if not name.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jay Goldin and Jay Goldin,Knight Ridder / Tribune | October 29, 2000
"Wildwood Boys, " by James Carlos Blake. William Morrow. 384 pages. $24. James Carlos Blake's new novel is an old-fashioned tale of the frontier during the Civil War. Whether it describes pleasure or horror, the prose here is plain, laconic -- perfectly suited to a world of harsh necessity and little ornament. Only in the descriptions of nature does Blake embellish. Blake drives home his points with a sledgehammer. But, in this case, that may be the best tool, for a sledgehammer delivers great force.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | October 14, 2006
It happened on the night of March 1, 1976, in the gray-shingled split-level on Lilly Stone Drive in Carderock Springs, an upper-class Bethesda neighborhood, where police say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State Department official, beat his wife, Annette, 37, to death with a sledgehammer. Authorities allege he then waited for his mother, Lobelia Bishop, 68, who lived with the family, to return from walking the dog, and then killed her with the same weapon. Police say Bishop then moving onto the bedrooms of his three sleeping sons, William Bradford III, 14, Brenton Germaine, 10, and Geoffrey Cordon, 5, and in one final burst of fury, wielded the sledgehammer three more times, until they lay still in their blood-soaked beds.
NEWS
September 15, 1994
Someone used a sledgehammer to smash open the front door of Corwell's food market in Severna Park Tuesday morning and make off with several cartons of cigarettes, county police said.The theft occurred around 3 a.m. at the store in the 100 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Eastern District Officer Martin Freeman, who answered the call, found the front door smashed open and several packs of cigarettes on the steps. The sledgehammer was left inside the store, police said.The store's owner, Gregory Corwell, 46, told police that several varieties of cigarettes were taken.
NEWS
April 20, 1997
City police were looking yesterday for a 21-year-old Northwest Baltimore man wanted in the sledgehammer beating of a mechanic Wednesday in a dispute over how to fix a tire.Police issued an arrest warrant late Friday for Abdu Mohammad Yahya of the 3600 block of Oakmont Ave., charging him with attempted first-degree murder, assault and use of a deadly weapon.The victim in the beating, Manley Maxwell, 36, of Randallstown has been upgraded from critical to fair condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Detective Lynette D. Nevins of the homicide unit.
NEWS
April 29, 1992
Three men smashed a display case outside a Glen Burnie Mall jewelry store yesterday and stole $9,000 worth of men's rings.The three men used a sledgehammer -- and escaped with about $9,000 worth of jewelry, police reported.The three men were last seen heading north on the Beltway in a 1985 Pontiac 2000 with Pennsylvania license ACR 5598, police reported. One suspect was described as black, 6-foot, 18 to 26 years old, with a slender build and wedge-type haircut, wearing a navy blue sweat suit and red T-shirt.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jay Goldin and Jay Goldin,Knight Ridder / Tribune | October 29, 2000
"Wildwood Boys, " by James Carlos Blake. William Morrow. 384 pages. $24. James Carlos Blake's new novel is an old-fashioned tale of the frontier during the Civil War. Whether it describes pleasure or horror, the prose here is plain, laconic -- perfectly suited to a world of harsh necessity and little ornament. Only in the descriptions of nature does Blake embellish. Blake drives home his points with a sledgehammer. But, in this case, that may be the best tool, for a sledgehammer delivers great force.
NEWS
By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2000
Detective David F. Azur never saw the gun. Azur heard a blast and then found himself on the ground, confused and wondering what had happened. "It felt like I got hit with a sledgehammer," he said. Azur was shot in the chest at point-blank range July 24 on West North Avenue after stopping a car-theft suspect. An inch-thick vest made of synthetic material likely saved his life. "When I ripped off the vest I looked for blood; I didn't find any blood," he said last night at a news conference, the first time he has spoken publicly about the shooting.
NEWS
By Neil A. Grauer and Neil A. Grauer,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 10, 2000
Rod Hingston knows the America's Cup inside out -- literally. Not the strategies of the great yachting competition, but the 27-inch-tall, 16-pound sterling silver America's Cup trophy itself. Without Hingston's extraordinary skills as a silversmith, the sailors who begin battle Feb. 19 for the oldest trophy in international sports would have had no actual cup to compete for. Hingston, 56, a short, shy, one-time amateur boxer, single-handedly saved the America's Cup. He restored it after its near-destruction by a sledgehammer-wielding political protester who battered it repeatedly during an attack in March 1997 at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Clubhouse in Auckland.
NEWS
April 20, 1997
City police were looking yesterday for a 21-year-old Northwest Baltimore man wanted in the sledgehammer beating of a mechanic Wednesday in a dispute over how to fix a tire.Police issued an arrest warrant late Friday for Abdu Mohammad Yahya of the 3600 block of Oakmont Ave., charging him with attempted first-degree murder, assault and use of a deadly weapon.The victim in the beating, Manley Maxwell, 36, of Randallstown has been upgraded from critical to fair condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Detective Lynette D. Nevins of the homicide unit.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | April 18, 1997
A mechanic at a Northwest Baltimore car repair shop was clinging to life yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was beaten in the head with a sledgehammer in a dispute over how to fix a tire, city police said.Manley Maxwell, 36, of Randallstown, who works at Peas and Slider Auto Repair Shop in the 4100 block of W. Belvedere Ave., was in critical condition yesterday.His brother Rueben Maxwell, 34, who owns the shop, said Manley Maxwell repaired a flat tire Monday on a white Honda Civic.
NEWS
June 12, 1996
LIGHTEN UP! Your May 29 editorial attacking Gov. Parris N. Glendening for providing workers in state agencies at least a minimal voice in their workplaces was a classic case of a sledgehammer aimed at a gnat. And your sledgehammer didn't even hit the gnat.All that the governor has done is set up a labor-management cooperation system in which workers may choose their own representatives.Workers in the private sector, the federal government and many local governments in Maryland have that right.
NEWS
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The FBI announced Thursday that a Maryland man - who is accused killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 - has been added to the bureau's 10 most wanted list. Authorities say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State Department official, beat his wife, Annette, 37, to death with a sledgehammer on March 1, 1976 in Carderock Springs, an upper-class Bethesda neighborhood. Authorities allege he then waited for his mother, Lobelia Bishop, 68, who lived with the family, to return from walking the dog, and then killed her with the same weapon.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 3, 1995
PBS has consistently done two things better than anyone else on television: the extravagant costume drama and programs devoted to specific artists and their art. Public television has one of each in coming days that are definitely worth going out of your way to see.The first is a documentary on Richard Wright, author of "Native Son," "Black Boy" and other novels, short stories and essays. Wright was a successful man of letters in the 1940s and '50s, when being a man of letters almost always meant being white.
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