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February 6, 2007
Robert Archie Bunn, a retired taxi driver and Air Force veteran, died of lymphoma Sunday at Northwest Hospital Center. The longtime West Baltimore resident was 71. Born and raised on East Biddle Street, Mr. Bunn was a 1953 graduate of Dunbar High School. He lived on Elgin Avenue for 35 years. A trombonist, he played in an Air Force band from 1953 to 1957. After being discharged from the Air Force, he returned to Baltimore and worked as a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier for several years.
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | February 25, 2005
Paul Schrader, the screenwriter of Taxi Driver (1976), once asked Martin Scorsese, its director, "This privilege we have of creating unreal images, things that we make up, that never happened - does this privilege, this freedom, allow you to live vicariously? To what extent does it relieve sexual tension?" Scorsese answered, "None" - and a minute later added, "I was crazier when I finished Taxi Driver than when I began." A new 35mm print of Taxi Driver premieres Monday at 9:10 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring - and this story about a violently alienated Manhattan cabbie is still crazy, and harrowing, after all these years.
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1996
A longtime taxi driver was found shot to death in his cab yesterday morning in Northeast Baltimore. Police knew of no suspects yesterday.David M. Lorusso, 44, of the 3000 block of Eastern Ave. who drove a cab for Overlea Cab Co. for 10 years, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 5500 block of Bowleys Lane near Moravia Road and Sinclair Lane about 2:20 a.m.He had been shot once in the head, said Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a Baltimore police spokesman.It...
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 17, 2003
A BWI Airport Taxi driver was killed last night when a stolen car - taken earlier in the day in a Timonium carjacking - ran a red light and slammed into his Ford Explorer cab at an intersection on the west side of downtown Baltimore, authorities reported. The car, a 1997 Toyota Camry, was stolen about 7:30 a.m. by a knife-wielding man who ordered its 70-year-old driver out of the car in the 200 block of Cinder Road in Timonium after robbing him of cash and credit cards, Baltimore County police said.
By Alex Gordon and Alex Gordon,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 5, 1996
At high noon yesterday, in the middle of downtown traffic, more than 35 Baltimore City taxi drivers conducted a unique horn symphony -- using their cabs for instruments.In a 30-minute "Hail to the Taxis" motorcade that began at Camden Yards and circled around to Harborplace, the taxi drivers blasted in unison the horns of their ticker tape-decorated cabs.Drivers from city cab companies -- including ABC, Arrow, Diamond, Independent, Royal and Yellow -- took part in the first-ever Baltimore City Taxi Appreciation Day declared by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | August 24, 1996
Sued by the woman whose car he hit head-on, taxi driver Roger E. Estes had an unusual defense: He claimed he was being robbed by a passenger at the time.But a Baltimore Circuit Court jury didn't let him off the hook yesterday, levying a judgment of more than $800,000 against Estes and the passenger, Clarence Johnson, for injuries suffered by Angelia Moore of Pikesville.Judge David Ross later reduced Moore's award to $403,875 because of the state's limit on noneconomic damages.Moore, now 30, was driving in the 4700 block of Reisterstown Road on June 20, 1992, when Estes' cab crossed the yellow line and hit her car. She sustained multiple fractures to the lower half of her body, including both legs, and she suffered substantial memory loss, said her lawyer, Howard Needle.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
A 64-year-old man was robbed and beaten with his own walking stick after a group of six teenagers and young men attacked him in a parking lot at the Glen Burnie Towne Center late Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The incident was one of two robberies reported in the area within several hours of one another. The man flagged a patrol officer down about 11:15 p.m. to report the incident near the Toys R Us store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway, police said.
By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2005
A second suspect has been arrested and charged in last month's fatal shooting of an Edgewood taxi driver, who police say was the victim of a planned robbery tied to a local gang. Darrell Levon Miller, 19, said during a police interview Wednesday that he knew of plans to shoot a taxi driver before the killing of Derald Howard Guess, 37, a father of nine, police said yesterday. Miller was arrested without incident Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder at the Harford County sheriff's office in Bel Air. Another suspect, Wayne Lavon Bond Jr., 17, of Edgewood, was charged Dec. 11, three days after Guess died of a gunshot wound to the head.
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | February 6, 2005
In mid-December, Kermit the Frog carried Robert De Niro on Saturday Night Live. When the two sang "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," the plucky green amphibian did everything he could to make the duet work. Focusing his golf-ball eyes on the lethargic superstar's barely open ones, opening his mouth wide to put over each lyric while the big mug next to him mumbled through the words, Kermit kept De Niro in the scene. At one point, he even placed his long green hand on the actor's forearm just to steady him. When Kermit wasn't around, De Niro sank without a trace.
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Charges against Navy junior midfielder Gabe Voumard related to a confrontation with a taxi driver last month have been dropped, coach Rick Sowell said Friday morning. “All those charges were dropped - every last one of them,” Sowell said. “Obviously, things came out, but we knew the story was crazy. We're excited, and he's going to be a big part of our offense next year in his senior year. We're expecting big things out of him, and we're happy for him and his family, that all of this is behind him and that he can move on with his life and becoming the best lacrosse player he can be. He's looking forward to graduating this time next year and being commissioned.” Anne Arundel County police had said they arrested Voumard, 22, for threatening a taxi driver with a butter knife April 20. Police had charged Voumard with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
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