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By Richard E. Vatz | October 28, 2013
"I gave 'em a sword and they stuck it in and they twisted it with relish, and I guess if I had been in their position, I would have done the same thing. " This great quote from the interviews that Richard Nixon gave to David Frost in 1977 summarizes Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's significant, possibly gubernatorial candidacy-destroying, dilemma. When you are seriously flawed, as virtually every power-seeker is, and you give ammunition to your enemies, which not all power-seekers do in abundance, they (the enemies)
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
First off: Welcome to the club, Maureen Dowd . Now, let's get down to it. HBO's “Game of Thrones” is back (!) for what should be the best season yet. (If the writers stay true to the books, that is. So far, so good.) Season 4 opened with the episode “Two Swords," which made a lot of right moves. The episode invoked Westerosi history; introduced a badass new character, the Red Viper; checked in on all four of the major characters (Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon and Arya)
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By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com | January 28, 2010
City prosecutors ruled Thursday that a Johns Hopkins student who killed an intruder by slicing him with a samurai sword was justified in his actions, according to a letter sent to homicide investigators. State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy said prosecutors determined the student, John Pontolillo, "reasonably believed he was in danger of imminent death or serious bodily injury" and was justified in striking Donald Rice, a 49-year-old repeat offender who is believed to have broken into the student's home earlier in the night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cassidy Sterling and For b | February 18, 2014
When Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill (real names: Tyler and Jill Fleet) aren't tending to their children in their Harpers Ferry, WVa., home, they're engaging in their other passion: sword swallowing. "It's a great conversation to have with the guy sitting next to you on the plane," said Fyre, the 37-year-old ringmaster and sword swallower of the Lucky Daredevil Thrill Show. 'Hi Bob, from Des Moines, nice to meet you and funny you should ask, I'm a sword swallower.' Where the conversation goes from there really tells you more about the other person than it does about me. " Fyre, who also works as a technician who wires computer and telephone networks, rose to fame after his former roommate trained him how to swallow swords for the performance at the Sideshow in Coney Island, eventually roping in Jill to join the fun after meeting her while working.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cassidy Sterling and For b | February 18, 2014
When Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill (real names: Tyler and Jill Fleet) aren't tending to their children in their Harpers Ferry, WVa., home, they're engaging in their other passion: sword swallowing. "It's a great conversation to have with the guy sitting next to you on the plane," said Fyre, the 37-year-old ringmaster and sword swallower of the Lucky Daredevil Thrill Show. 'Hi Bob, from Des Moines, nice to meet you and funny you should ask, I'm a sword swallower.' Where the conversation goes from there really tells you more about the other person than it does about me. " Fyre, who also works as a technician who wires computer and telephone networks, rose to fame after his former roommate trained him how to swallow swords for the performance at the Sideshow in Coney Island, eventually roping in Jill to join the fun after meeting her while working.
NEWS
By Baltimore Sun staff | January 8, 2011
Maryland State Police said they shot and killed a Cecil County man Friday night after he confronted troopers, pulling out a sword and carrying what appeared to be a rifle and a handgun. According to a police news release, Jason E. Honaker, 25, of the 700 block of W. Pulaski Highway in Elkton, was pronounced dead after undergoing surgery at Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Del. State police said the man pulled a short, curved martial arts-type sword while he was less than 10 feet from troopers, and one officer, fearing for his life, shot him with a handgun.
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By Katy O'Donnell and Katy O'Donnell,Sun reporter | December 2, 2007
When Leslie Lewis Sword, daughter of business tycoon Reginald F. Lewis, told her father when she was young that she wanted to be an actor, he gave her advice she still thinks about today: "You don't just have to be an actor. You can be a director. A producer. You can own the theater." This week, Sword - now an actress, writer, producer and businesswoman - will perform 10 roles in Miracle in Rwanda, a one-woman play she created with Edward Vilga. Her performance at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture will kick off a celebration weekend to honor what would have been her father's 65th birthday.
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By ERNEST B. FURGURSON | January 10, 1992
Washington. -- Millions of Americans, especially those who didn't vote for him, sincerely wished good health to the president after the flu floored him in Tokyo. Not the least of their reasons was the vice president.Every time a president has a serious illness, or just looks sick, the nation and the world cannot help but think of what would happen if he did not survive.That was true when Franklin Roosevelt declined so visibly, then when a stroke killed him in the spring of 1945. Harry Truman had been vice president only 82 days, and the country knew very little about him. We were lucky.
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By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com | January 29, 2010
City prosecutors ruled Thursday that a Johns Hopkins student who killed an intruder last fall by using a samurai sword was justified in his actions, according to a letter sent to homicide investigators. State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy said prosecutors determined that the student, John Pontolillo, "reasonably believed he was in danger of imminent death or serious bodily injury" and was justified in striking Donald Rice, a 49-year-old repeat offender who is believed to have broken into the student's home earlier in the night.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
Baltimore County police have charged a 54-year-old Randallstown man with first-degree murder, alleging he stabbed his girlfriend's son to death Sunday night with a "sword-type weapon. " James Thomas Haywood, 54, of the 3800 block of Pikeswood Drive in Randallstown, is accused of killing Andrew Maurice Fisher, 28, of the 7000 block of Windsor Mill Road in Lochearn. Court records show that Haywood was convicted in 1990 of attempted murder and in 2010 of misdemeanor theft. On Sunday, officers responded to the 3800 block of Pikeswood Drive for a report of a stabbing at around 10 p.m., said Baltimore County police spokeswoman Detective Cathy Batton.
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By Richard E. Vatz | October 28, 2013
"I gave 'em a sword and they stuck it in and they twisted it with relish, and I guess if I had been in their position, I would have done the same thing. " This great quote from the interviews that Richard Nixon gave to David Frost in 1977 summarizes Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's significant, possibly gubernatorial candidacy-destroying, dilemma. When you are seriously flawed, as virtually every power-seeker is, and you give ammunition to your enemies, which not all power-seekers do in abundance, they (the enemies)
SPORTS
By Everett Cook and The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2012
After two preseason games and almost three weeks worth of practices, it seems that the Ravens still don't have their starting offensive line solidified. The line in Monday's practice was significantly different than the line in Friday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions, and it will probably be different again next week. On Friday, Michael Oher was at left tackle, Bobbie Williams was at left guard, Matt Birk was at center, Marshal Yanda was at right guard, and Kelechi Osemele was at right tackle.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
A member of Baltimore County's tactical unit was identified Monday as the officer who killed a Reisterstown man last week when police attempted to search his home for suspects in a Howard County shooting. The officer, Carlos Artson, was previously involved in a civil suit after he fatally shot a woman during a 2005 raid in Dundalk. On Thursday night, Artson fatally shot Ronald Cox, who police say attacked officers with a sword, damaging Artson's protective shield. Artson, a 17-year veteran of the police force, remains on administrative duty with pay pending a review by the department.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2012
Sterling Watts, the Reisterstown teen at the center of an attempted murder investigation in which Baltimore County police killed a sword-wielding man Friday, is in stable condition with a bullet lodged in his brain, his father said Saturday. Watts hasn't spoken with police about Friday's incident, his father, Randolph Watts, said. Ronald Melvin Cox, the uncle of one of Sterling Watts' accused attackers, swung a large sword at police executing a search warrant in Reisterstown.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer shot and killed the sword-wielding uncle of an attempted-murder suspect Thursday, authorities said, in a bizarre end to a case that began when a teen was found in a Howard County field last month with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said the man, Ronald Melvin Cox, 48, swung a large sword at tactical officers as they entered an upstairs bedroom in his home in the 400 block of Highmeadow Road in Reisterstown. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dave Gilmore | March 28, 2012
"Ninja Gaiden 3" Developer: Team Ninja Publisher: Tecmo Koei Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Score: 5/10 "Sometimes I forget you're a ninja. " - Mizuki, "Ninja Gaiden 3" The irony of "Ninja Gaiden 3" is that it's supposed to be a story about Ryu Hayabusa's connection to humanity, when in fact the game possesses a glaring lack of soul. The "Ninja Gaiden" series has been stripped down to basics, but not in a way that pays homage to 1988's original.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Sun Staff Writer | February 10, 1994
A 19-year-old Parkville man who nearly decapitated an acquaintance with a samurai sword at a party four months ago has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Baltimore County Circuit Court.Allen Leroy Hilton entered the guilty plea Tuesday afternoon, just before prosecution and defense lawyers were to begin picking a jury. Judge Barbara Kerr Howe immediately gave him the maximum sentence, 30 years in prison.Hilton told Judge Howe the same thing he had told police, that he was too intoxicated to remember what happened at the party Oct. 9.Noel M. Franke, 25, a drywall finisher who lived in the 7900 block of Marfield Place in Parkville, was killed after he tried to calm Hilton, who had become agitated at the party they were attending.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2011
A 44-year-old Edgewater man was arrested early Wednesday after swinging a sword at law enforcement officers during an eight-hour standoff that began when a sheriff's deputy attempted to serve a court order, authorities said. Michael R. Beach, who according to Anne Arundel County Sheriff Ron Bateman was "well-known" to his deputies and police, was being served with a protective order filed by his mother, Martha Beach, who wanted to have her son removed from her home, a spokesman for the sheriff's office said . It was the second time in three years that she had filed a protective order against her son, according to electronic court records.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
Baltimore County police have charged a 54-year-old Randallstown man with first-degree murder, alleging he stabbed his girlfriend's son to death Sunday night with a "sword-type weapon. " James Thomas Haywood, 54, of the 3800 block of Pikeswood Drive in Randallstown, is accused of killing Andrew Maurice Fisher, 28, of the 7000 block of Windsor Mill Road in Lochearn. Court records show that Haywood was convicted in 1990 of attempted murder and in 2010 of misdemeanor theft. On Sunday, officers responded to the 3800 block of Pikeswood Drive for a report of a stabbing at around 10 p.m., said Baltimore County police spokeswoman Detective Cathy Batton.
EXPLORE
December 6, 2011
Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Steven Ryan Dalmida, 47, of the 800 block of Oxford Avenue, was arrested on two bench warrants Thursday in cases he was charged with paraphernalia possession and two counts of marijuana possession. Timothy S. Mauck, 20, of the 100 block of Poplar Hill Road, was charged Thursday with marijuana possession and possession with intent to distribute. Derek Edwin Snidow, 20, of the 1400 block of Old Philadelphia Road, was charged Friday with being a rogue and vagabond.
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