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July 24, 1992
Much ado over nothing -- that's how some people regard the controversy over the Super Soaker water guns that are so popular this summer. The Anne Arundel County state's attorney, however, thinks the issue is serious enough to move ahead with prosecution against two teens who shot a girl in the eye -- not with acid as the girl's mother originally feared -- but with tap water.Some people across the country want the guns removed from stores because they have been misused by some, even filled with bleach by the truly stupid.
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By ANDREW RATNER | November 12, 1994
Children would not resort to violence and the world would be a better place if not for:* Bloody video games.* TV shows like the ''Power Rangers.''* ''Super Soaker'' water guns, like the kind some kids fill with bleach to squirt into people's eyes.* Rock and rap music.* Expensive sneakers.* All that sugar and fat on the school lunch menu.Don't see any options you like? Don't worry, the list of insidious influences that transform peaceful children into angry ones will be sure to grow come the next brutal juvenile crime.
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NEWS
June 27, 1992
EDGEWATER -- A 9-year-old girl whose attack by two water gun-toting teen-agers led to their arrest on assault charges was doused with plain water, not bleach as her mother had feared.V. Richard Molloy, an Anne Arundel County police spokesman, said yesterday that tests showed the Super Soaker water gun contained only water.The announcement came just hours after one of the teen-agers, a 17-year-old Edgewater youth whose name was withheld by police, went to the girl's home to apologize and give her a balloon.
FEATURES
By James Cummings and James Cummings,Cox News Service | July 2, 1993
Last summer, Antonio Kelly's younger brother Sergio regularly ambushed him with a Super Soaker 30, a water gun capable of sending a stream of water across a room.But for his 11th birthday in May, Antonio received a Super Soaker 200. It holds more than twice as much water as the Super Soaker 30.Of course, plenty of water guns on the market can wash the Super Soaker 200 away. So there's plenty of room for the escalation at the Kelly house to continue.Three years after the original Super Soaker flooded the marketplace in 1990, high-powered water guns are easily the summer toy generating the most demand, toy store workers say.Beyond water guns, the hottest toys this summer are dinosaurs -- especially "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs -- and hand-held video games.
FEATURES
By From Staff Reports | July 5, 1991
Everyone's talking about the weather: We're doing something about it. Beat the heat every Friday with "Hot Enough for You?" -- a weekly assortment of summertime stories and tips on surviving the swelter.Water, water everywhereGoing for a TKO with the H20?Take along the Super Soaker.The high-powered water pistol, which holds up to 2 quarts, is being hailed as the next best thing to the garden hose when the neighborhood water battle breaks out.Thanks to an onslaught of advertising and an unseasonably warm spring, all three Super Soaker models (priced between $6.99 and $29.99)
BUSINESS
By Eben Shapiro and Eben Shapiro,New York Times News Service | May 24, 1992
The international arms race may be slowing, but a major weapons buildup is under way in the nation's toy stores this summer.DTC On beaches, in backyards and even in a few executive offices, high-powered water guns are the weapons of choice.A far cry from the little squirt guns of old, the latest water guns are hefty in size and price, around $30 for the most macho ones.Using air pumped into a chamber, most of the guns can blast a forceful, though small, stream of water 50 feet with considerable accuracy.
NEWS
By ANDREW RATNER | November 12, 1994
Children would not resort to violence and the world would be a better place if not for:* Bloody video games.* TV shows like the ''Power Rangers.''* ''Super Soaker'' water guns, like the kind some kids fill with bleach to squirt into people's eyes.* Rock and rap music.* Expensive sneakers.* All that sugar and fat on the school lunch menu.Don't see any options you like? Don't worry, the list of insidious influences that transform peaceful children into angry ones will be sure to grow come the next brutal juvenile crime.
FEATURES
By James Cummings and James Cummings,Cox News Service | July 2, 1993
Last summer, Antonio Kelly's younger brother Sergio regularly ambushed him with a Super Soaker 30, a water gun capable of sending a stream of water across a room.But for his 11th birthday in May, Antonio received a Super Soaker 200. It holds more than twice as much water as the Super Soaker 30.Of course, plenty of water guns on the market can wash the Super Soaker 200 away. So there's plenty of room for the escalation at the Kelly house to continue.Three years after the original Super Soaker flooded the marketplace in 1990, high-powered water guns are easily the summer toy generating the most demand, toy store workers say.Beyond water guns, the hottest toys this summer are dinosaurs -- especially "Jurassic Park" dinosaurs -- and hand-held video games.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | June 26, 1992
In perhaps the first arrest of its kind in the region, Anne Arundel County police have charged an 18-year-old Edgewater man with assault and battery after he allegedly shot a 9-year-old girl in the face with a Super Soaker water gun.The gun may have been loaded with an irritating substance, since the girl's eye seemed to be burned by a chemical, said the victim's mother. Police were testing the gun's contents.Kimberly Cutler, of the 1600 block of Havre de Grace Drive in Edgewater, was recovering at home today from injuries to her her right eye, said her mother, Karen Cutler.
NEWS
By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | June 14, 1992
It's going to be a wet summer.That's not a weather forecast but a statement of fact, thanks to an army of youngsters prowling metropolitan neighborhoods with high-powered Super Soaker water guns."
NEWS
July 24, 1992
Much ado over nothing -- that's how some people regard the controversy over the Super Soaker water guns that are so popular this summer. The Anne Arundel County state's attorney, however, thinks the issue is serious enough to move ahead with prosecution against two teens who shot a girl in the eye -- not with acid as the girl's mother originally feared -- but with tap water.Some people across the country want the guns removed from stores because they have been misused by some, even filled with bleach by the truly stupid.
NEWS
June 27, 1992
EDGEWATER -- A 9-year-old girl whose attack by two water gun-toting teen-agers led to their arrest on assault charges was doused with plain water, not bleach as her mother had feared.V. Richard Molloy, an Anne Arundel County police spokesman, said yesterday that tests showed the Super Soaker water gun contained only water.The announcement came just hours after one of the teen-agers, a 17-year-old Edgewater youth whose name was withheld by police, went to the girl's home to apologize and give her a balloon.
NEWS
By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Staff Writer | June 26, 1992
In perhaps the first arrest of its kind in the region, Anne Arundel County police have charged an 18-year-old Edgewater man with assault and battery after he allegedly shot a 9-year-old girl in the face with a Super Soaker water gun.The gun may have been loaded with an irritating substance, since the girl's eye seemed to be burned by a chemical, said the victim's mother. Police were testing the gun's contents.Kimberly Cutler, of the 1600 block of Havre de Grace Drive in Edgewater, was recovering at home today from injuries to her her right eye, said her mother, Karen Cutler.
BUSINESS
By Eben Shapiro and Eben Shapiro,New York Times News Service | May 24, 1992
The international arms race may be slowing, but a major weapons buildup is under way in the nation's toy stores this summer.DTC On beaches, in backyards and even in a few executive offices, high-powered water guns are the weapons of choice.A far cry from the little squirt guns of old, the latest water guns are hefty in size and price, around $30 for the most macho ones.Using air pumped into a chamber, most of the guns can blast a forceful, though small, stream of water 50 feet with considerable accuracy.
FEATURES
By From Staff Reports | July 5, 1991
Everyone's talking about the weather: We're doing something about it. Beat the heat every Friday with "Hot Enough for You?" -- a weekly assortment of summertime stories and tips on surviving the swelter.Water, water everywhereGoing for a TKO with the H20?Take along the Super Soaker.The high-powered water pistol, which holds up to 2 quarts, is being hailed as the next best thing to the garden hose when the neighborhood water battle breaks out.Thanks to an onslaught of advertising and an unseasonably warm spring, all three Super Soaker models (priced between $6.99 and $29.99)
NEWS
July 18, 1992
MOST OF THE signs waved at the cameras from the delegates' sections of Madison Square Garden were professionally made. But many, as television watchers noticed, were individual and creative and unrelated to the business at hand.But important.For example, before the networks came on Thursday night, Maryland delegates prepared for CNN, C-SPAN and local television coverage Kurt Schmoke's speech. They brandished "The City That Reads" signs. Also "Join Us Ross." But the one that surely addressed an issue more dear to Marylanders' hearts was this hand-scrawled message on a piece of cardboard held aloft and waved by Susan Wood of Aberdeen, for the reaction shots to Schmoke's speech:"Sign Cal Ripken".
SPORTS
July 27, 1993
Jordan could have played for a songSunday at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Michael Jordan's hand-picked team of athletes lost, 7-1, in a charity softball game to Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton and members of his band.Bolton's Bombers easily beat Jordan's Air Force for one simple reason: Bolton's musicians could play softball. They do frequently and successfully when they are on tour.Jordan's team was comprised of Magic Johnson and Stacey King from basketball, hockey's Chris Chelios, boxer Evander Holyfield, ex-football stars Ahmad Rashad and Mark Harmon and entertainers Hammer and Tom Selleck.
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