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By Stephen Wigler | April 26, 1991
'Toy Soldiers'Starring: Sean Astin, Andrew Divoff, Denholm Elliott and LouisGossett, Jr.Directed by: Daniel Petrie Jr.Released by: Tri-Star Movies.Rated: R.1/2 star Two defenestrations in its opening two minutes do not prevent "Toy Soldiers" from becoming as boring as any action movie in recent years. At a recent screening even the shouts of approval from the teen-aged boys at the finale's obligatory bloody shootings were half-hearted.In the numbingly hackneyed plot, a company of commandos led by the son of a captured South American drug lord (Andrew Divoff)
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Four Maryland employees made about $255,000 in improper purchases - including guitars, plane tickets and toy soldiers - with state credit cards intended for business spending, a state audit of the program found. The audit concluded that agencies could prevent workers from abusing the 17-year-old, $260 million credit card program by using more comprehensive data to better monitor the purchases. Rather than viewing only where purchases were made, like a bank statement, state officials should regularly monitor data that shows exactly what was bought, said Thomas Barnickel, the legislative auditor.
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By Lou Cedrone and Lou Cedrone,Evening Sun Staff | April 26, 1991
Terrorists can be tiresome, particularly on the screen. They're always doing or saying the same things, like, ''We want $50 million and a plane that will take us to Belize.''When things get tough, terrorists dawdle and the lead terrorist says, over and over, that if his demands are not met in 10 minutes, the shooting will begin.It's not a nice situation in real life, and it's not that much fun on the screen. Nevertheless, we keep seeing movie and television dramas in which groups take over stores, banks, city halls, etc., and make demands.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Howard "Bud" Ritter Jr., a retired Towson High School principal who had a second career as an antique toy and train dealer, died of dementia Monday at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland. The longtime Towson resident was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised in Rodgers Forge and in Stoneleigh, he was a 1946 graduate of Towson High School, where he played basketball and tennis. As a young man, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel Co. and as a Senator Theatre usher. Mr. Ritter enrolled at Towson State Teachers College.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | December 24, 1990
When Annapolis merchant Dick Sossi unveiled T-shirts bearing an unfavorable caricature of Gov. William Donald Schaefer earlier this month, he said the governor has a tendency to remember people who don't see eye to eye with him.Schaefer apparently didn't wait long to test that theory.On Dec. 13, three days after the silk-screened shirts appeared, toy soldiers Sossi had on display in the State House were returned to his Maryland Avenue store, the Ship and Soldier Shop."How better to disprove a T-shirt that says you're petty and vindictive than to be petty and vindictive?"
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | July 12, 1993
The rooms full of hand-painted, miniature soldiers from wars as long ago as the Middle Ages and as recent as last year brought Edward "Ted" Gallagher back to 1926, when his fascination with the hobby began.The 81-year-old Annapolis resident was a teen-ager then, and he remembers buying his first set of toy soldiers -- molded out of ground sawdust and glue -- for a few dollars from a newsstand on Long Island.Saturday afternoon, Mr. Gallagher reached deeper into his wallet, paying more than $200 for five figurines that represent soldiers from 19th-century India -- complete with turbans, horses and weapons.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2010
Dr. Robert R. Holthaus, a retired pediatrician who cared for thousands of Baltimore-area children during his nearly 30-year career and a noted autograph collector, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Glen Arm resident was 71. The son of a Baltimore police officer and a homemaker, Dr. Holthaus was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1957 graduate of Patterson High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1961.
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By LYN DEAN | July 6, 1993
Magic exists in the imagination, and for generations the world of toy soldiers has been a magical arena. Historical battles are re-created, or rewritten, and fictional battles are planned and executed, with sound effects and enthusiasm that can bring even the smell and the grit of personal warfare to seeming reality.The art of creating toy soldiers, in sometimes exquisite detail, will be celebrated at the sixth annual Summer Toy Soldier Show at Loews Annapolis Hotel Saturday. The show will feature more than 125 tables of new and old toy soldiers, models of military vehicles and other military miniatures.
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By Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel,COWLES SYNDICATE | April 7, 1996
I saved my Britains Polish Infantry set of tin soldiers in its original box. I got it around 1940. What's it worth?Toy soldiers in their original box are worth much more. The Britains set No. 1856 that you describe would sell for $500 to $600 in mint condition.A business friend just gave me a bronze figure about 17 inches high. It's an Indian on a horse. It's signed `Earle Heikka.`Earle Erik Heikka was born in Montana in 1910 and died in 1941. He modeled figures in wood, leather, cloth, plaster and metal.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2000
It is the early 15th century and a ragged army of skeleton soldiers is charging the "Empire's" fort to burn down the town of Kroneburg. The troops charge at the Empire knights, who put up a valiant fight and manage to take out some of the enemy soldiers. Both sides retreat, and the fort is safe for the moment. Considering the fallen soldiers were inch-high, hand-painted pewter miniatures duking it out on a landscape made of insulation foam, the battle wasn't literally hard-fought, but Scott Perry watched the military maneuvers with pride nonetheless.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2010
Dr. Robert R. Holthaus, a retired pediatrician who cared for thousands of Baltimore-area children during his nearly 30-year career and a noted autograph collector, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Glen Arm resident was 71. The son of a Baltimore police officer and a homemaker, Dr. Holthaus was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1957 graduate of Patterson High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1961.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2003
As the holidays wind down, a seasonal glow remains at the Symphony of Lights display in Columbia. From its opening Nov. 25 through Monday, 16,000 cars, truck and buses drove past the 70 stationary and animated lighted figures. By the time the exhibit closes Sunday night, organizers hope to have reached 20,000 vehicles. In Symphony of Lights' ninth year, "we are tracking really closely to the last few years," in attendance, said Rachel Miller, associate director of the Howard Hospital Foundation, which sponsors the event.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2003
As the holidays wind down, a seasonal glow remains at the Symphony of Lights display in Columbia. From its opening Nov. 25 through Monday, 16,000 cars, truck and buses drove past the 70 stationary and animated lighted figures. By the time the exhibit closes Sunday night, organizers hope to have reached 20,000 vehicles. In Symphony of Lights' ninth year, "we are tracking really closely to the last few years," in attendance, said Rachel Miller, associate director of the Howard Hospital Foundation, which sponsors the event.
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By Rob Kasper | December 12, 2001
KNOWING THAT a good wassail is hard to find, I jumped at the invitation to join merrymakers last week for the Festive Flavors of Federal Hill Restaurant-Gallery-Pub Crawl. The event provides a quick, spirited tour of the eating, drinking and cultural opportunities offered in the South Baltimore neighborhood on a December evening. Now in its sixth year, the so-called "Christmas crawl" has become a pretty big deal in the social scene. "We sell most of the tickets right away," said John Marshall, who has lived in Federal Hill for seven years and is one of the organizers of the early-December event.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2000
It is the early 15th century and a ragged army of skeleton soldiers is charging the "Empire's" fort to burn down the town of Kroneburg. The troops charge at the Empire knights, who put up a valiant fight and manage to take out some of the enemy soldiers. Both sides retreat, and the fort is safe for the moment. Considering the fallen soldiers were inch-high, hand-painted pewter miniatures duking it out on a landscape made of insulation foam, the battle wasn't literally hard-fought, but Scott Perry watched the military maneuvers with pride nonetheless.
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By Jonathon Shacat and Jonathon Shacat,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 6, 1997
For Larry Riggles, collecting miniature soldiers is no longer a childhood pastime turned into an adult hobby.It's a business venture.Riggles, a 47-year-old resident of Libertytown in Frederick County, is publisher and editor of Toy Soldiers and Collectibles, a magazine dedicated to -- what else? -- collecting plastic toy soldiers.The quarterly -- in its third issue -- features stories about toy figurines. The most recent edition, for example, spotlights the Marx Wagon Train Playset, a re-creation of figures from the westward migration.
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By Jonathon Shacat and Jonathon Shacat,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 6, 1997
For Larry Riggles, collecting miniature soldiers is no longer a childhood pastime turned into an adult hobby.It's a business venture.Riggles, a 47-year-old resident of Libertytown in Frederick County, is publisher and editor of Toy Soldiers and Collectibles, a magazine dedicated to -- what else? -- collecting plastic toy soldiers.The quarterly -- in its third issue -- features stories about toy figurines. The most recent edition, for example, spotlights the Marx Wagon Train Playset, a re-creation of figures from the westward migration.
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By Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel,COWLES SYNDICATE | April 7, 1996
I saved my Britains Polish Infantry set of tin soldiers in its original box. I got it around 1940. What's it worth?Toy soldiers in their original box are worth much more. The Britains set No. 1856 that you describe would sell for $500 to $600 in mint condition.A business friend just gave me a bronze figure about 17 inches high. It's an Indian on a horse. It's signed `Earle Heikka.`Earle Erik Heikka was born in Montana in 1910 and died in 1941. He modeled figures in wood, leather, cloth, plaster and metal.
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