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By Sheridan Lyons and Dennis O'Brien and Sheridan Lyons and Dennis O'Brien,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | September 6, 1991
A Baltimore County elementary schoolteacher and a school bus driver charged with 17 others as part of an alleged drug ring in the northern Baltimore County will be suspended without pay and face dismissal if convicted, school officials said yesterday.Teacher Diana Lynn Elk Widener, 25, of Stewartstown, Pa., has been charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs and criminal conspiracy. Bus driver Gail Six, 33, of White Hall, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Baltimore County police said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
The National Weather Service has added three short-lived tornadoes in Virginia and Maryland to the two it had already confirmed during storms June 13 in Montgomery and St. Mary's counties. All were rated EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, the weakest category of tornado, and lasted just a few minutes each. One was in the Broomes Island area of Calvert County, uprooting two oak trees 1-2 feet in diameter, destroying the roof of a farm building and ripping off tree limbs. The tornado had maximum wind speeds of 70 mph and was on the ground for about 3 minutes.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2002
A series of Virginia murder mysteries from years ago, including the death of a 25-year-old Johns Hopkins graduate student named Alicia Showalter Reynolds, are on the investigative front burner again, police say. Authorities in South Carolina believe that Richard Evonitz, 38, of Columbia, S.C., was involved in the killings of two Virginia girls because of evidence found in his home. There was also evidence that could link Evonitz to the killing of Reynolds. Evonitz killed himself in Florida with a handgun June 27 after being pursued by police in connection with the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl from Lexington County, S.C., on June 24. When police searched Evonitz' South Carolina home, they discovered handwritten notes that appear to link him to the Virginia killings.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
A tornado touched down in the Largo area of Prince George's County during storms that passed through the region Friday, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday. Meteorologists had previously confirmed another tornado in Northern Virginia. The Largo tornado touched down at 7:26 p.m. in the Marlboro Ridge neighborhood, uprooting trees, blowing out windows and garage doors and walls. The tornado traveled about half a mile, lasting less than a minute, according to the weather service.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2002
A series of Virginia murder mysteries from years ago, including the death of 25-year-old Johns Hopkins graduate student Alicia Showalter Reynolds, are on the investigative front burner again, police say. Authorities in South Carolina believe that Richard Evonitz, 38, of Columbia, S.C., was involved in the killings of two Virginia girls because of evidence found in his home. There was also evidence that could link Evonitz to the Reynolds slaying. Evonitz killed himself in Florida with a handgun June 27 after being pursued by police in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl from Lexington County, S.C., on June 24. When police searched Evonitz's home, they discovered handwritten notes that appear to link him to the Virginia killings.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 26, 2002
CHANCELLORSVILLE, Va. - There are no shops here. No hotels, no restaurants, no malls. Around one of the Civil War's most historically significant battlefields, there is no road to a frappuccino or a Victoria's Secret. But suburbia is banging on this battlefield's door. A national fight over just how much development can bump up against Civil War battlegrounds is erupting here, on the land where Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died, where one of history's most famous surprise attacks occurred, where Robert E. Lee's troops scored a stunning and improbable victory.
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By DAVE BARRY | April 21, 1996
A question that more and more Americans are asking, as they become increasingly fed up with crime, is: What, exactly, are the legal rights of accused snakes?Consider the case of a snake that recently ran afoul of the law in Virginia. According to a story in the Fredericksburg, Va., Free Lance-Star, written by Keith Epps and sent in by alert reader Venetia Sims, this particular snake, a 4-foot Burmese python identified only as "a Spotsylvania County snake," was apprehended by an Alcoholic Beverage Control agent and the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office in connection with a liquor-store robbery.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2002
Virginia law enforcement officials have asked the FBI for help in assessing whether there might be evidence linking Darrell David Rice, the Columbia resident charged last week in the killings of two young women near the Appalachian Trail in Virginia in May 1996, with a handful of unsolved killings committed about the same time in that state. The cases under review include the deaths of three girls who disappeared from their homes in Spotsylvania County, Va., in 1996 and 1997, and the killing of Johns Hopkins University graduate student Alicia Showalter Reynolds in 1996.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
A tornado touched down in the Largo area of Prince George's County during storms that passed through the region Friday, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday. Meteorologists had previously confirmed another tornado in Northern Virginia. The Largo tornado touched down at 7:26 p.m. in the Marlboro Ridge neighborhood, uprooting trees, blowing out windows and garage doors and walls. The tornado traveled about half a mile, lasting less than a minute, according to the weather service.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
The National Weather Service has added three short-lived tornadoes in Virginia and Maryland to the two it had already confirmed during storms June 13 in Montgomery and St. Mary's counties. All were rated EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, the weakest category of tornado, and lasted just a few minutes each. One was in the Broomes Island area of Calvert County, uprooting two oak trees 1-2 feet in diameter, destroying the roof of a farm building and ripping off tree limbs. The tornado had maximum wind speeds of 70 mph and was on the ground for about 3 minutes.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 26, 2002
CHANCELLORSVILLE, Va. - There are no shops here. No hotels, no restaurants, no malls. Around one of the Civil War's most historically significant battlefields, there is no road to a frappuccino or a Victoria's Secret. But suburbia is banging on this battlefield's door. A national fight over just how much development can bump up against Civil War battlegrounds is erupting here, on the land where Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died, where one of history's most famous surprise attacks occurred, where Robert E. Lee's troops scored a stunning and improbable victory.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2002
A series of Virginia murder mysteries from years ago, including the death of a 25-year-old Johns Hopkins graduate student named Alicia Showalter Reynolds, are on the investigative front burner again, police say. Authorities in South Carolina believe that Richard Evonitz, 38, of Columbia, S.C., was involved in the killings of two Virginia girls because of evidence found in his home. There was also evidence that could link Evonitz to the killing of Reynolds. Evonitz killed himself in Florida with a handgun June 27 after being pursued by police in connection with the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl from Lexington County, S.C., on June 24. When police searched Evonitz' South Carolina home, they discovered handwritten notes that appear to link him to the Virginia killings.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2002
A series of Virginia murder mysteries from years ago, including the death of 25-year-old Johns Hopkins graduate student Alicia Showalter Reynolds, are on the investigative front burner again, police say. Authorities in South Carolina believe that Richard Evonitz, 38, of Columbia, S.C., was involved in the killings of two Virginia girls because of evidence found in his home. There was also evidence that could link Evonitz to the Reynolds slaying. Evonitz killed himself in Florida with a handgun June 27 after being pursued by police in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl from Lexington County, S.C., on June 24. When police searched Evonitz's home, they discovered handwritten notes that appear to link him to the Virginia killings.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2002
Virginia law enforcement officials have asked the FBI for help in assessing whether there might be evidence linking Darrell David Rice, the Columbia resident charged last week in the killings of two young women near the Appalachian Trail in Virginia in May 1996, with a handful of unsolved killings committed about the same time in that state. The cases under review include the deaths of three girls who disappeared from their homes in Spotsylvania County, Va., in 1996 and 1997, and the killing of Johns Hopkins University graduate student Alicia Showalter Reynolds in 1996.
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By DAVE BARRY | April 21, 1996
A question that more and more Americans are asking, as they become increasingly fed up with crime, is: What, exactly, are the legal rights of accused snakes?Consider the case of a snake that recently ran afoul of the law in Virginia. According to a story in the Fredericksburg, Va., Free Lance-Star, written by Keith Epps and sent in by alert reader Venetia Sims, this particular snake, a 4-foot Burmese python identified only as "a Spotsylvania County snake," was apprehended by an Alcoholic Beverage Control agent and the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office in connection with a liquor-store robbery.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Dennis O'Brien and Sheridan Lyons and Dennis O'Brien,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | September 6, 1991
A Baltimore County elementary schoolteacher and a school bus driver charged with 17 others as part of an alleged drug ring in the northern Baltimore County will be suspended without pay and face dismissal if convicted, school officials said yesterday.Teacher Diana Lynn Elk Widener, 25, of Stewartstown, Pa., has been charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs and criminal conspiracy. Bus driver Gail Six, 33, of White Hall, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Baltimore County police said.
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July 11, 2002
Thelma G. Springer, a retired Howard County real estate broker, died Monday of heart failure at Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 96 and lived in Ellicott City. Born in Spotsylvania County, Va., Thelma G. Stephens attended schools in Savage after moving to Howard County in 1913. She became a real estate broker in 1952 and helped create the Howard County Real Estate Board, serving as its president. She operated her business, Springer and Associates Realtors, in a converted dairy barn on Montgomery Road.
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July 7, 1998
Suzanne F. Kilmon, 100, homemaker and educatorSuzanne F. Kilmon, a homemaker and former educator, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke at Edenwald. She was 100.Before moving to the Towson retirement community in 1984, she had been one of the early residents of Northwood, where she had lived since the 1930s.She taught English and history in Baltimore and Howard County public schools during the 1930s and left the profession in the 1940s to raise her family.The former Suzanne Foster was born in Spotsylvania County, Va. She earned a bachelor's degree from the State Normal School, now James Madison University, in 1921 and, later, a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the Johns Hopkins University.
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