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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2012
A 27-year-old Takoma Park man, who drove women to locations in the Annapolis area for the purposes of prostitution, has been charged with numerous counts of human trafficking and prostitution. Freddy Leguisamon was arrested last month by Annapolis police, after an investigation that combined the efforts of several law enforcement and government agencies. He faces 54 counts of general prostitution, eight counts of receiving compensation from human trafficking, five counts of taking another person to a place for the purpose of human trafficking, and four counts of operating a prostitution business.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
- Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary and Justice Department official, is emerging as a candidate in part because of his extensive legal background but also because he has...
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November 14, 1991
Voters in Takoma Park last week narrowly approved a referendum calling for the extension of municipal voting rights to non-citizens. Sometimes derided as "Berkeley East," Takoma Park has a history of trendy gestures. It has proclaimed itself a nuclear-free zone and a sanctuary for Central American refugees. Now it has declared that aliens, legal or not, shouldn't be discriminated against just for not being American.That sounds noble, and furthermore appears at first sight to rest upon a principle as old as the Republic -- no taxation without representation.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Charlotte Rollenhagen still remembers the first time she saw Dorothy Hutchins at Johns Hopkins Hospital. It was 1940, and the 10-year-old girl had been badly burned when her dress caught fire on the kitchen stove in her family's Highlandtown home. Her entire back was burned, as well as part of her left leg and her left arm, which she flapped in vain to put the flames out. "The picture of this little girl is indelibly placed in my mind," said Rollenhagen, who at the time was a rookie 21-year-old nurse.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 3, 2003
A body found in a large trash can in Clarksville was identified yesterday by Howard County police as that of Rolando Andrade of Takoma Park. The body of Andrade, 29, of the 6800 block of 10th Ave. was found about 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the 7300 block of Guilford Road near Route 32. An autopsy found that he died as a result of a head injury, police said. Police declined to describe the wound but said they are investigating the death as a homicide. Police ask anyone with additional information to call investigators at 410-313-3200.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 7, 1999
TAKOMA PARK -- By a 5-to-1 margin, voters in a mock election called on the City Council to enact a ban on handguns.The petition question on Tuesday's ballot lost its authority when a Montgomery County Circuit judge ruled that state law prohibits local jurisdictions from passing gun control laws in all but a few circumstances.However, at least two City Council members say they will attempt to draft an ordinance that complies with state law but allows Takoma Park to ban handguns within 100 yards of public places.
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By Donald Kaul | January 6, 1992
LODGED between the mean streets of Washington, D.C., and the stuffed shirts of the Washington suburbs, is Takoma Park, Md., a last, lonely outpost of the '60s.Geographically, it is inside the beltway, but spiritually, it is outside; far out.Prade included marchers from "The Nuclear-free Soccer Club," the "Bikes Not Bombs" group and a bunch that identified itself only as "Bowling for Nicaragua."It is also a place where one can buy a Christmas wreath advertised as "organically grown," obtain both "regular and holistic" medical care for one's pet and where not merely the open burning of leaves is prohibited, but their disposal in plasticbags as well.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2000
A 24-year Takoma Park police department veteran admitted yesterday to helping cover up unprovoked attacks, one involving a Prince George's County police dog, on two homeless burglary suspects. Sgt. Dennis Bonn pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to being an accessory after the fact in the 1995 incident. Bonn, who retired from the police force Nov. 1, also agreed to cooperate with related federal civil rights prosecutions. Two Prince George's County officers and a former Takoma Park officer face charges in the case.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1999
TAKOMA PARK -- The most closely watched vote in this city tomorrow might be the one taken on the sidewalk outside the polling place on a simple paper ballot supervised by unofficials.Citizens Against Hand Guns says it will hold a mock election on a referendum to ban pistols and revolvers that was removed from the ballot last week by a Montgomery Circuit Court judge.Almost 2,500 of Takoma Park's 7,411 registered voters signed petitions this summer to put the handgun question on the ballot.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 12, 1996
A part-time disc jockey at Baltimore radio station WWIN-FM and a female friend have been charged in the shooting deaths of a couple whose bodies were found Nov. 23 in a motel room in Takoma Park, police there said yesterday.Lance William Hayes, 40, of the 11000 block of Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring was arrested Tuesday outside his home on warrants charging him with two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of Currie Richardson, 39, and Lameke Ladson, 19, both of New York City, police said.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown took the stage at a Democratic unity event Thursday night and planted a kiss squarely on his former political rival, Del. Heather Mizeur. It was, after all, a “kiss and make up” party to mend the wounds from the long and acrimonious Democratic primary, which ended in Brown's landslide victory Tuesday night. The candidates who had the most making up to do, however, never shared the stage. Mizeur ran zero negative ads and made a point to stay positive throughout the campaign and debates.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Authorities have arrested a second suspect believed to be connected to a series of "bottle bomb" incidents at movie theaters in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas in recent weeks. Michael Sean Hollingsworth, 23, of Takoma Park, was charged Friday with two felony counts of manufacturing and conspiracy to manufacture a destructive device in connection with a May 24th incident at the Magic Johnson Theatres in Largo. He is being held without bail and did not have an attorney listed in court records.
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By Gwendoline Glenn | May 19, 2014
A new Main Street restaurant is the first in Laurel's Historic District to take advantage of the state law change that allows liquor licenses within 500 feet of a church. Olive on Main, which opened April 21 in the former site of Salute Italian Restaurant, is in the 500 block of Main Street and a block away from both First United Methodist Church and St. Philip's Episcopal Church. In 2013, the Maryland General Assembly passed a law amending a state law that denied establishments to serve alcohol within 500 feet of a church.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur has made lowering electricity bills one of her goals if elected governor. In a policy paper released Tuesday, Mizeur called for greater oversight of Maryland utility companies and more investments in the aging electric grid, two moves she said would help curb power failures and lower energy bills. The Democrat from Takoma Park said she would appoint more consumer advocates to the Public Service Commission, which regulates utility companies, and that she would require energy companies to renegotiate their licenses every 10 to 15 years.  Those negotiations, she said, would promote competition and potentially open the door to ending what she called "indefinite, perpetual franchises to several power utilities.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Maryland State Police on Thursday identified the driver who was killed Monday in a late-morning crash on Interstate 95 in the Patapsco River Bridge area, when the vehicle went over a bridge embankment, landed in a park and caught fire. Police CRASH team and officials from the Golden Ring Barrack said that Nathaniel White, 73, of Takoma Park was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel. He was the sole occupant of a Ford truck that was towing a trailer. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that around 11:30 a.m., the truck was traveling southbound on I-95 when it separated from the trailer.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday. An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors to shut down during a snow and ice storm in January, sending natural gas prices soaring as energy providers rushed to make up for the lost electricity production. The commission sent a three-person special inspection team to the plant the following week.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | November 6, 2003
Terry J. Seamens is the unofficial winner of one of Takoma Park's six City Council seats, with results from Tuesday's election showing he won 47 votes to Roland James Dawes' 30. The thing is, Seamens wasn't even running. Seamens, a former councilman who gave up his seat two years ago in an unsuccessful bid for mayor, had planned to run but withdrew his name from the ballot long before Election Day in the Montgomery County municipality. But a group of Seamens' neighbors had other ideas and started a grass-roots campaign.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1999
ROCKVILLE -- A Takoma Park teen-ager was found guilty yesterday on three counts of automobile manslaughter in an accident last July that killed his best friend, a classmate and a father of three. Michael Schoenfeld, 17, showed no emotion as Montgomery District Judge Eric Johnson announced the verdict. Family members and friends of the victims and Schoenfeld filled every seat, stood shoulder to shoulder and sat cross-legged on the floor of the tiny courtroom. As the judge read his opinion, looks of relief spread across the faces of each victim's family, their shoulders sagged as they exhaled, and then they turned and hugged.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Intense snowfall limited visibility and slickened the morning commute before bitter cold and blustery winds blew into the region Wednesday. Snowfall totals around the region included 1.4 inches in northwest Baltimore, 1.8 inches in Ellicott City, 1.1 inches near Eldersburg and 1 inch near Middle River.  Intense bands of snowfall brought white-out conditions around mid-morning. Heavier snow totals were reported to the southwest, with 3.5 inches in Washington, D.C., and 2 inches in Takoma Park, Olney and Gaithersburg.
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February 25, 2014
Joseph Graves's letter ( "Gun control doesn't work," Feb. 21) is very correct. While your editing staff does earn back a little of my respect for publishing Mr. Graves' letter, The Baltimore Sun has a long way to go before they earn back the public's respect on the issue of gun control. What I fail to understand is why this paper can't see that their are two sides to this issue. Propaganda is propaganda. You're part of the solution, or part of the problem. Can't you see that blindly falling in line with any propaganda's message hurts your paper's credibility?
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