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April 24, 2007
On April 22, 2007, BARBARA L. (nee Hughes), age 70; daughter of the late George and Birdie Hughes; wife of Michael Spinnato; mother of David and Donna Spinnato and daughter-in-law Terry Spinnato; dearest grandmother of Heather, Jamie, Nicole and David, Jr. Spinnato and Joshua Gillespie and Alston Smith. She also leaves behind four loving brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 24 at 8 P.M. Friends and family to be received 6 to 8 P.M. at the Morris Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, TN. Graveside service will be conducted Wednesday April 25 at 11 A.M. at Roselawn Cemetery, Johnson City, TN. Send condolences to 2700 Indian Ridge Road, #10, Johnson City, TN 37604.
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April 24, 2007
On April 22, 2007, BARBARA L. (nee Hughes), age 70; daughter of the late George and Birdie Hughes; wife of Michael Spinnato; mother of David and Donna Spinnato and daughter-in-law Terry Spinnato; dearest grandmother of Heather, Jamie, Nicole and David, Jr. Spinnato and Joshua Gillespie and Alston Smith. She also leaves behind four loving brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 24 at 8 P.M. Friends and family to be received 6 to 8 P.M. at the Morris Baker Funeral Home, Johnson City, TN. Graveside service will be conducted Wednesday April 25 at 11 A.M. at Roselawn Cemetery, Johnson City, TN. Send condolences to 2700 Indian Ridge Road, #10, Johnson City, TN 37604.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1998
Salvatore P. Spinnato, an admitted con man who fled the state last year to avoid abduction charges, was convicted yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court of kidnapping, assault and false imprisonment in an attack on his ex-wife's boyfriend.Judge Barbara Kerr Howe also convicted the 54-year-old Spinnato's accomplice, Homer Paul Shaffer, 31, of the same charges in the July 3, 1996, incident. She found both men not guilty of handgun charges.The judge's ruling came after a two-day trial in which Spinnato testified that he only meant to intimidate the victim the day he lured the man to a vacant house where an accomplice waited with an electrical stun gun.While Spinnato admitted he bought a stun device that gave off electric shocks and brought Lynn R. Hogg, 40, to the Arbutus house, he said, "There was not supposed to be an altercation.
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June 25, 2006
Suddenly on June 23, 2006, GEORGE GILBERT WALTER Jr., beloved husband of Amy V. Masson-Walter, dear son of the late George and Kathleen Walter, loving father of Kathaleen M. Walter and Joseph F. Walter, stepfather of Stephen and Kathaleen Bauer, Timothy and Padi Bauer, devoted grandfather of Kayla Walter, Stephanie and Brandon Bauer. He is also survived by a brother Robert Walter, in-laws, William and Elaine Masson, Susan Spinnato, Sharon Hermani and Frederick and Rosalie Mc Mullen. Family and friends may call at the BRUZDZINSKI FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex at Route 702, (beltway exit 36)
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By DAN RODRICKS | March 24, 1997
I expected this to happen. As soon as I associated myself in print with Salvatore Spinnato, longtime con artist and fugitive from justice (TJI, Mar. 12), the phone started ringing with more stories, most of recent vintage, but some from Sal's earlier swindles. Lots of people have memories of this guy, and none of them fond, though the Rev. Norman Handy, a Baltimore councilman, says he was surprised to hear about Spinnato's criminal background. He thought the guy was earnest.Handy, pastor of Unity United Methodist Church in the Harlem Park section of West Baltimore, recalls that Spinnato approached him last year in the hopes of marketing products commemorating the Million Man March.
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By DAN RODRICKS | March 28, 1997
Salvatore Spinnato keeps popping up -- if not physically, at least in story or court docket. The longtime con man, nowTC fugitive from justice in a kidnapping/torture case in Baltimore County, immersed himself in a handful of diverse business ventures over the past five years; some cost people money (and resulted in civil judgments against Spinnato), some never got off the ground.But one of the strangest stories I've heard about the admitted con artist did not seem to have a money motive -- at least on its surface.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1998
Con man and felon Salvatore Spinnato was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for kidnapping and assaulting his ex-wife's boyfriend in July 1996 at a vacant house in Arbutus where Spinnato and an accomplice beat and threatened to kill the man.In seeking leniency yesterday, Spinnato asked his victim, Lynn R. Hogg, for forgiveness, but told Baltimore County Circuit Judge Barbara Kerr Howe that the kidnapping charges and Hogg's testimony that Spinnato repeatedly...
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | September 10, 1997
Admitted con man and ex-fugitive Salvatore P. Spinnato finally showed up in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday -- eight months late for his trial on charges that he kidnapped, assaulted and falsely imprisoned his ex-wife's boyfriend.Spinnato, arrested two weeks ago in Texas, appeared in jeans, leg chains and tasseled loafers as judges in separate hearings revoked his bail and rescheduled his trial for next month.His original trial -- scheduled for Jan. 21 -- was put off when Spinnato "absconded from the state," said prosecutor Mickey J. Norman.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1997
In the end, Salvatore Pasquale Spinnato -- con artist, convicted felon and man of many aliases -- was caught because he forgot to close the car door.The 54-year-old East Baltimore man, sought for seven months by Baltimore County police and the FBI on charges of kidnapping and flight to avoid prosecution, was arrested early Tuesday at a Days Inn in Lewisville, Texas, by police investigating why the door of a white van stood open in the motel's parking lot.Local...
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1997
A lawyer for admitted con man and ex-fugitive Salvatore P. Spinnato has accused a prosecutor of "misconduct" for talking to the media and asked the Baltimore County Circuit Court to throw out an indictment accusing Spinnato of kidnapping, assaulting and falsely imprisoning his former wife's boyfriend.Spinnato's lawyer, Salvatore E. Anello III, filed a motion this week asking the court to dismiss the charges because of "prosecutorial misconduct" by Assistant State's Attorney Mickey J. Norman for appearing on a television show publicizing the case, and for comments he made to The Sun in August.
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March 4, 2005
On February 28, 2005 JOHN E.; beloved husband of Helen K. Herr; devoted father of Charlene Cobb, Monica Spinnato, Tony Spinnato and his wife Jean; loving grandfather of Anthony Spinnato, Jr., Dawn Wilson, Michael Paris and his wife Allison, Tracey Kraft and her husband Michael, Wendy Jotch and her husband Drake and Kathryn Rose Cobb; dearest great grandfather of Joshua, Jourdan and Brian Kraft and Isabelle Jotch; dear brother of Charles Herr, Henry Herr,...
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | October 17, 2004
BIG CHANGE is in the works for the golf courses at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, a western Ellicott City landmark off U.S. 40 since the late 1950s. If you're a member there, you know that sand traps and cart paths for what management calls the Original and Hialeah golf courses - both of them 18-hole layouts - have been replaced or upgraded this year. But you haven't seen anything yet. In July, the Original course is to be shut down for about 10 months to undergo a comprehensive, tee-to-green renovation carrying a price tag of just under $1 million.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | January 30, 2000
Students starting over in a new school face all sorts of problems -- getting to know new classmates and teachers, adapting to unfamiliar routines. Those hurdles are even more daunting for 1,516 foreign-born students who attend Baltimore County schools and speak little or no English. Helping them adapt are 85 teachers, tutors and counselors in the English for Speakers of Other Languages, or ESOL, program, which has seen enrollment grow by half during the past eight years as U.S. immigration laws have eased.
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By From staff reports | November 12, 1998
Michael P. Stewart was being held without bail yesterday at the Central Booking and Intake Center on assault and robbery charges in two home-invasion incidents in which three elderly citizens were beaten. Police continued to investigate whether he was involved in four similar break-ins, one of which resulted in a death.Stewart, 45, of the 1100 block of Forrest St. was arrested Tuesday morning at his girlfriend's house in East Baltimore after police received a tip from an anonymous caller.
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By Dan Rodricks | March 6, 1998
Salvatore Spinnato, the con man, sat near the pale wall of the courtroom in Towson, his ankles chained together, and, appearing painfully bored with the grim proceedings, stared for the longest time at something above the door.As his lawyer went on and on with an argument for leniency, Spinnato, 55 years old, hair graying and thinning, crossed his arms against his black-and-white sweater, turned toward the wall, and fixed his eyes on the only thing up there - the bright green letters in a brown wooden box: EXIT.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1998
Con man and felon Salvatore Spinnato was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for kidnapping and assaulting his ex-wife's boyfriend in July 1996 at a vacant house in Arbutus where Spinnato and an accomplice beat and threatened to kill the man.In seeking leniency yesterday, Spinnato asked his victim, Lynn R. Hogg, for forgiveness, but told Baltimore County Circuit Judge Barbara Kerr Howe that the kidnapping charges and Hogg's testimony that Spinnato repeatedly...
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By Dan Rodricks | March 6, 1998
Salvatore Spinnato, the con man, sat near the pale wall of the courtroom in Towson, his ankles chained together, and, appearing painfully bored with the grim proceedings, stared for the longest time at something above the door.As his lawyer went on and on with an argument for leniency, Spinnato, 55 years old, hair graying and thinning, crossed his arms against his black-and-white sweater, turned toward the wall, and fixed his eyes on the only thing up there - the bright green letters in a brown wooden box: EXIT.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1997
Salvatore P. Spinnato has been on the run most of his life -- from the law, from the people he swindled, from those he conned into thinking he was a brain surgeon, an FBI agent and even the owner of a Salvadoran shrimp farm."
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1998
Salvatore P. Spinnato, an admitted con man who fled the state last year to avoid abduction charges, was convicted yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court of kidnapping, assault and false imprisonment in an attack on his ex-wife's boyfriend.Judge Barbara Kerr Howe also convicted the 54-year-old Spinnato's accomplice, Homer Paul Shaffer, 31, of the same charges in the July 3, 1996, incident. She found both men not guilty of handgun charges.The judge's ruling came after a two-day trial in which Spinnato testified that he only meant to intimidate the victim the day he lured the man to a vacant house where an accomplice waited with an electrical stun gun.While Spinnato admitted he bought a stun device that gave off electric shocks and brought Lynn R. Hogg, 40, to the Arbutus house, he said, "There was not supposed to be an altercation.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1998
A Baltimore County man told a Circuit Court judge yesterday he felt close to death in July 1996 when his girlfriend's ex-husband kidnapped and beat him and threatened that his body would be wrapped in a carpet and shipped by the Italian Mafia to New York."
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