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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
The Towson "toilet bomb" case came to an end Thursday when a jury found Duane Gerald Davis Sr. not guilty of leaving a phony destructive device in front of a courthouse. Police charged Davis in February after he left a porcelain toilet decorated with newspaper clippings, an electronic transmitter and a cellphone outside the historic Baltimore County Courthouse about 8 a.m. The toilet triggered a police reaction that included a bomb-sniffing dog and a small robot. Workers from nearby businesses streamed out to watch as police closed nearby streets, including the 400 block of Washington Avenue, near the intersection with Pennsylvania Avenue.
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By Liz Bowie and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
It began with a bathroom renovation and ended with a toilet race Saturday at Hampdenfest. Lisa Harbin and Bob Atkinson redid a bathroom in their Baltimore house this year, and what else could they do with their old toilet but mount it on a board between two bikes and roll it down Chestnut Street with crowds cheering and the toilet paper rolls on their bike swirling. With perfect late September weather and crowds that filled The Avenue for blocks, Hampdenfest went on a week later than usual but with fun, food and everything quintessentially Hampden.
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September 10, 2013
As an Army brat, Katy Clark describes herself as "from everywhere and nowhere in particular. " However, Clark, a 41-year-old IT systems engineer, graphic designer and artist, has managed to create a sense of home in Hampden. Two years ago, Clark's neighbor, Steve Baker, the manager of Hampdenfest's toilet bowl race, asked Clark to participate. She recruited some fellow retired Charm City Roller Girl teammates and is now a regular toilet bowl racing veteran. "It's a gravity-powered, single elimination race on a human defecation device," said Clark.
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September 10, 2013
As an Army brat, Katy Clark describes herself as "from everywhere and nowhere in particular. " However, Clark, a 41-year-old IT systems engineer, graphic designer and artist, has managed to create a sense of home in Hampden. Two years ago, Clark's neighbor, Steve Baker, the manager of Hampdenfest's toilet bowl race, asked Clark to participate. She recruited some fellow retired Charm City Roller Girl teammates and is now a regular toilet bowl racing veteran. "It's a gravity-powered, single elimination race on a human defecation device," said Clark.
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By JEFF JACOBY | June 4, 1996
BOSTON -- Further proof that this is a great country: If you stuff an American flag in a toilet and invite people to look at it, Uncle Sam will send you money. Do we have an enlightened government, or what?Well, maybe Uncle Sam won't send you money. But the National Endowment for the Arts just granted another $35,000 to the Phoenix Art Museum, up from $15,000 last year. That's quite a vote of confidence, considering that Congress has sliced the NEA's budget by 40 percent and is thinking of defunding it altogether.
FEATURES
By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | February 19, 1994
Of course you can have the plumbing of your dreams. You can have a new whirlpool tub, and you can move the toilet over to accommodate it. You can drop a new porcelain sink into an antique dresser. You can trade a battered tub for a sleek new shower stall. You can switch the places of sink and toilet for better use of space, and you can add a bath in a former closet. You can have a new sink and dishwasher -- new faucets with a sprayer that works, a refrigerator with an icemaker.You can have just about any plumbing you want, no problem.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
A Cockeysville woman was charged in her mother's January death after authorities found the 91-year-old woman on a toilet, where she had been left for two days. A Baltimore County grand jury on Aug. 15 indicted Sharon Caslow, 65, for manslaughter for leaving her mother in a bathroom in their home in the 1000 block of Hidden Moss Drive. Medics were called to the home Jan. 17, where they found Audrey Caslow seated on a toilet and determined that she had been there for two days, police said.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2011
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday granted a trial postponement to a man charged with leaving a device that police said appeared to be a bomb — a toilet equipped with electric gadgets — outside an administration building in February. Duane G. Davis, 51, whose trial was to have begun Tuesday, dismissed his lawyer and asked for the postponement so that he would have time to prepare for trial with another attorney or, failing that, to represent himself. A new trial was set for Sept.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2011
Part of central Towson came to a standstill Monday morning — for a toilet. The porcelain toilet — festooned with newspaper clippings, an electronic transmitter and a cell phone — was left outside the historic Baltimore County courthouse about 8 a.m., triggering a police reaction that included a bomb-sniffing dog and a small robot. Workers from nearby businesses streamed out to watch as police closed nearby streets, including the 400 block of Washington Ave., near the intersection with Pennsylvania Avenue.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2011
A man with a history of railing at political figures of all ideological stripes has been charged with leaving a fake "destructive device" — a toilet equipped with electric gadgets that police feared was a bomb — outside a former courthouse in Towson. Duane G. Davis, 51, was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in court March 4. The discovery of the toilet Monday morning outside the former courthouse — which houses the County Council chambers and administrative offices — prompted a shutdown of surrounding streets and the attentions of a bomb disposal squad.
NEWS
July 11, 2013
Rep. Donna Edwards wants to put a park on the moon ("Md. congresswoman proposes Apollo national park on the moon," July 10). Is this a joke? I say when donkeys fly we will put a park on the moon. This is why our country is going in the toilet. Our taxpayers cannot make ends meet with all the waste in Washington. Wake up, Washington, and stop wasting our money. This why I never vote for people running our country. Gerald A. Yamin, Pikesville
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By Benn Ray, benn@atomicbooks.com | August 25, 2012
Summer is all but officially over. Fall is all but officially here. That means stuff is happening. Let's get right to it, shall we? There's nothing bigger happening than Hampdenfest 2012, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on The Avenue (West 36th Street). I just realized this is my 12th year attending and my 10th year as one of the organizers of the festival. Ten years. Wow. This year, there will be three stages of music and a tent. The Crazy Viking Stage will be located at Elm Avenue and 36th Street and will feature the bands Chelsea Graveyard and the Screams at Midnight, Bet The Devil, South Carey, Old Lines, War On Women, Slow Bull, The Pilgrim, Ryan Shelkett, and Northernmost.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
A Cockeysville woman was charged in her mother's January death after authorities found the 91-year-old woman on a toilet, where she had been left for two days. A Baltimore County grand jury on Aug. 15 indicted Sharon Caslow, 65, for manslaughter for leaving her mother in a bathroom in their home in the 1000 block of Hidden Moss Drive. Medics were called to the home Jan. 17, where they found Audrey Caslow seated on a toilet and determined that she had been there for two days, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2012
An image of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's face on a roll of toilet paper recently circulated on the Internet has sparked turmoil within the local firefighters union whose members created it. The image, and another of Fire Chief James Clack's face in a toilet bowl, were determined to have been created and distributed online last month by two members of the Baltimore Firefighters Local 734 union who are now being disciplined, president Rick...
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2012
Inside one of the nicer portable toilets in the Preakness Infield, Christine Johnson cleaned up and attended to the ladies using the restroom Saturday. The 50-year-old Baltimore resident said she lucked out in getting assigned to one of the three restroom facilities at the turfside terrace, where patrons pay a premium for a gourmet luncheon, beer and wine. Her facility featured air conditioning as well as five stalls and a granite-textured, three-sink basin. Johnson described it as the Cadillac of portable toilets, usually known as a one-person station without any amenities, let alone ventilation.
SPORTS
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2012
Maryland-based jockey Mario Pino says he once heard that the great race rider Laffit Pincay would wear his underwear inside out. For luck. Ramon Dominguez, Eclipse Award-winning jockey the last two years, likes to have Perrier water and animal crackers in his jockey room stall. And he puts his left boot on first. Always. They call horse racing the fastest two minutes in sports, but a jockey's preparation begins the night before and continues until the moment the starting gates clang open.
FEATURES
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon | June 5, 2008
I asked my pharmacist what to do with outdated prescription medicines and was shocked when he said "flush." I didn't, of course. Instead, I put them in a container of water to dissolve, out of reach of my cat. Then, I spread out several sheets of newspaper and "painted" the resulting sludge all over them. After they dried, I tore them up and put them in the trash. Was this a safe way to dispose of them? Your pharmacist was misguided when he suggested flushing pills down the toilet. There is growing concern about pharmaceutical contamination of the water supply.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
The Towson "toilet bomb" case came to an end Thursday when a jury found Duane Gerald Davis Sr. not guilty of leaving a phony destructive device in front of a courthouse. Police charged Davis in February after he left a porcelain toilet decorated with newspaper clippings, an electronic transmitter and a cellphone outside the historic Baltimore County Courthouse about 8 a.m. The toilet triggered a police reaction that included a bomb-sniffing dog and a small robot. Workers from nearby businesses streamed out to watch as police closed nearby streets, including the 400 block of Washington Avenue, near the intersection with Pennsylvania Avenue.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2011
Jason Savedoff may not have just stolen notable documents from the Maryland Historical Society, as police have charged, but prosecutors say he may have flushed at least one down a toilet as police closed in. Assistant State's Attorney Tracy Varda told a judge Tuesday that the document could not be recovered and it is not clear what it was. The new twist came during the first of separate Baltimore Circuit Court bail hearings for Savedoff and...
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