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By Mary Gail Hare and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 23, 2010
A Severn man has been sentenced to life plus eight years for attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Mark Anthony Jones, 40, tried to kill a former girlfriend in a drive-by shooting last April. A jury convicted Jones last month of attempted murder, stalking, violating a protective order and telephone misuse. Judge Stephen Waldron handed down the sentence Friday.
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July 23, 2013
The George Zimmerman verdict was appalling yet predictable given that the trial centered on the wrong-headed premise that what happened after the confrontation was key, not what led up to it ("Martin's parents speak; still seeking answers," July 19). Mr. Zimmerman had no business following anybody. The self-appointed guardian of the neighborhood trailed an innocent youth for a significant period of time even after he was told not to by a 911 operator. Trayvon Martin had every reason to feel his life and well-being were in danger and to question why this stranger was harassing him. Mr. Martin was the only one who legitimately acted in self-defense and "stood his ground.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | January 30, 1993
"Blind Side" starts out like a credit card commercial but ends like an imitation of "Nightmare on Elm Street," or any other mad-dog killer film whose only point is to pick away at viewers' most morbid fears.But you can add Rutger Hauer to the list of loony killers and take Rebecca De Mornay off, for the actress who played the vengeful baby sitter in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" portrays the innocent victim in "Blind Side."The HBO Pictures film premieres at 9 o'clock tonight on the premium cable service.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 23, 2010
A Severn man has been sentenced to life plus eight years for attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Mark Anthony Jones, 40, tried to kill a former girlfriend in a drive-by shooting last April. A jury convicted Jones last month of attempted murder, stalking, violating a protective order and telephone misuse. Judge Stephen Waldron handed down the sentence Friday.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | May 7, 1993
In the aftermath of the Monica Seles stabbing, officials are tightening security at tennis matches everywhere. And while that's fine, it obscures the main point.The lesson of the Monica Seles attack is that no woman is entirely safe.This is not really about tennis. And it's not even about security. It's about a crazed stalker who was obsessed by one woman tennis player and, in a fit of madness, stabbed that player's chief rival.It's so crazy you can't believe it.It's so crazy it scares you half to death.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | April 16, 1993
A Towson State University student awoke to a woman's nightmare last August when she found a stranger sitting on her, punching her in the face and demanding that she perform a sexual act.The man fled through her third-floor apartment window when the woman's 12-year-old daughter entered and screamed -- but he left fingerprints on two crystal candle-holders he had set on the ,, fire escape when he broke in.Those fingerprints led Baltimore County police to...
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Staff Writer | April 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The daily hour of surrender has arrived in the neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights.Afternoon sunlight, all amber and gold on the blossoms of a fine spring day, drains from the sky. Cries of playing children fade to silence. An elderly woman rises from a front porch rocker and heads indoors, locking the dead bolt behind her. Window shades close.Within a few moments, the capitulation is complete, and for another night the streets of a 30-block area belong to the police, to the foolhardy and to a mysterious man in a small blue car. They call him the Shotgun Stalker, and his random gunfire has crumpled the fragile rules of how to live safely in the enclaves of a violent city.
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By Manohla Dargis and Manohla Dargis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 6, 2002
SUN SCORE * When Adrian Lyne's Fatal Attraction was released in 1987, the nastily enjoyable cautionary tale caused a minor scandal because it looked as fresh as the post-feminist moment. Its shocks and hamfisted morality had been lifted from scads of earlier films. But no matter, audiences everywhere pointed thumbs down at the blonde who would be Michael Douglas' queen. If the psycho-stalker story looks less fresh now, it's in part because real life has a way of making cheap stories look cheaper: There are simply too many sad newspaper stories out in the world to make a stalker thriller the first choice in evening entertainment.
FEATURES
August 31, 2004
Aug. 31 1886: An earthquake rocked Charleston, S.C., killing up to 110 people. 1888: Mary Ann Nicholls was found murdered in London's East End in what is generally regarded as the first slaying committed by Jack the Ripper. 1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act prohibiting the export of U.S. arms to belligerents. 1980: Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day-old strike. 1985: Richard Ramirez, later convicted of California's Night Stalker killings, was captured by residents of an East Los Angeles neighborhood.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - New York native Chris Stalker arrived as Patterson's wrestling coach at the start of this season having heard about the Clippers' "stud," DeShawn Barrett. And Stalker, a 220-pound former high school district champ, was ready to challenge the rangy senior. "I was excited to get him out on the mats, and at first, I could take him down pretty easily," Stalker said. "But by February and March, I couldn't touch him." Last night, Barrett ended an untouchable, 32-0 season in dominant fashion, winning the 215-pound title by default over Bowie's Zak Adomanis (33-3)
NEWS
By Richard Irwin | dick.irwin@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 28, 2010
A man suspected of stalking a patient at Union Memorial Hospital was shot Wednesday night outside the hospital by two members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force, part of a police contingent that staked out the facility after learning the man was in the area, said a police spokesman. Police identified the man as Phillip Holland, 61, of the 3700 block of Roland Ave. in Hampden. He was charged with two counts of assault on police in connection with his encounter outside the hospital, and was served two warrants charging him with attempted second-degree murder and first and second-degree assault in connection with a Jan. 16 domestic incident, a stabbing outside a Royal Farms store in the 1000 block of W. 36th St., police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
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By Richard Irwin | dick.irwin@baltsun.com | January 28, 2010
A man suspected of stalking a patient at Union Memorial Hospital was shot Wednesday night outside the hospital by two members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force, part of a police contingent that staked out the facility after learning the man was in the area, said a police spokesman. The man's name was not released. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said a warrant was issued in mid-January charging the man with attempted murder after a stabbing outside a Royal Farms store in the 1000 block of W. 36th St. in Hampden.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | November 2, 2007
BOSTON -- Pretty soon, we're going to have to amend the favorite mom and dad moniker of the moment. Those much-vaunted "helicopter" parents are turning into black-helicopter parents. The image of parents hovering over their kids is morphing into the darker image of parents spying on their kids. Here is the latest bit of high-tech surveillance equipment being marketed to parents. A company inauspiciously named Bladerunner has begun selling a jacket with a GPS device sewn into the lining.
NEWS
November 23, 2006
A Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman said yesterday that the agency is investigating a recent incident in which a man followed a 16-year-old girl on her way home from work. As the teenager drove away from the Greenbrier Shopping Center on Churchville Road about 11 p.m. Nov. 13, she noticed a dark red pickup truck, a Nissan or Toyota, flashing its lights and following her. The truck trailed her to her Bel Air neighborhood, where the driver sped ahead and stopped directly in front of the girl's car. A man, described by police as in his 60s with facial hair and a potbelly, got out of the truck and attempted to open the teen's locked car door.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2005
COLLEGE PARK - New York native Chris Stalker arrived as Patterson's wrestling coach at the start of this season having heard about the Clippers' "stud," DeShawn Barrett. And Stalker, a 220-pound former high school district champ, was ready to challenge the rangy senior. "I was excited to get him out on the mats, and at first, I could take him down pretty easily," Stalker said. "But by February and March, I couldn't touch him." Last night, Barrett ended an untouchable, 32-0 season in dominant fashion, winning the 215-pound title by default over Bowie's Zak Adomanis (33-3)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Annie Linskey | September 2, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Stevie Diamond, lead singer; Matt Gabbs, lead guitarist; Brian Mattes, bass player; Buck, drums; Shane Wiggins, rhythm guitar. Founded in: Spring 2004 Style: Rock and punk Influenced by: New York Dolls, Dead Boys, Chuck Berry, Iggy Pop and the Stooges Notable: The band got together because they were bored with watching live acts. Quotable: Stevie Diamond on what rich preppies listen to: "I don't think they'd dig us. They probably drop their bank rolls on the ground and listen to the change roll around.
NEWS
January 29, 1994
Esther A. StalkerOffice workerEsther A. Stalker, a former office worker, died Monday of pneumonia at a nursing home in Savannah, Ga. She was 92 and lived in New Jersey and Virginia before moving to Savannah about a year ago.She was born Esther Anderson in New York City and reared in Princeton, N.J. She was a graduate of Rider College in Lawrenceville, N.J.She was a secretary for the Thermoid Corp. in Trenton and a supervisor for the Educational Testing Service in Princeton before retiring about 20 years ago. Her husband, John W. Stalker, died in 1971.
FEATURES
July 3, 1998
Wish you were celebrating the Fourth of July on the high seas? Well, here's the next best thing a 10-hour "The Great Ships" marathon (10 a.m.-8 p.m., History) that provides interesting observations about an array of seaworthy vessels -- from clippers and destroyers to aircraft carriers and ocean liners.At a glance"Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Our favorite sorceress gears up for frustration after buying a talking car from the other realm. Repeat. ABC."
FEATURES
August 31, 2004
Aug. 31 1886: An earthquake rocked Charleston, S.C., killing up to 110 people. 1888: Mary Ann Nicholls was found murdered in London's East End in what is generally regarded as the first slaying committed by Jack the Ripper. 1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act prohibiting the export of U.S. arms to belligerents. 1980: Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day-old strike. 1985: Richard Ramirez, later convicted of California's Night Stalker killings, was captured by residents of an East Los Angeles neighborhood.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | May 20, 2004
WITH GAS prices here surging above two bucks a gallon, this is fast becoming the season of the petro-stalkers. You know what I'm talking about here. The petro-stalkers are those motorists who are driven by an uncontrollable urge to always find the cheapest gas prices. All day long, wherever their driving takes them, their beady little eyes are busy scanning the signboards of every gas station they pass. Over time, they develop an encyclopedic knowledge of gas price fluctuations, and are able to rattle off the current prices for regular, mid-grade and premium fuels at every station within a 20-mile radius.
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