November 27, 1991
* Elmer Kelsey, 74, of Ellicott City, retired:No. You're dealingwith my generation. No. I think it's unnatural. I don't think it's amedical matter. It's a criminal matter. It's a matter of intent. It's a matter of motive.
March 4, 2010
Question: Can I use the ash from wood stove pellets on my plants? My friends say the glue that holds the pellets together is unnatural and unsafe to use. Answer: If the pellet particles are bound together by lignin, a natural component of wood, as is commonly done, then they should be safe to use. Check the label on the pellet bag. If the label does not answer your question about pellet composition, then contact the manufacturer to...
October 8, 2000
Dear Mr. Azrael: My neighbor several years ago filled in a low area on their property, changing the contour so that rainwater now drains onto my property. Much of the fill was being pushed past the property line. I dug a drainage ditch along my side of the property line to divert water back where it formerly drained. I did this to stop erosion of the bank between us, which was created 60 years ago by a previous owner, and was not a problem until [my neighbor] filled the low areas of their property.
May 9, 1999
A former Glenwood Middle School teacher accused of paying a 15-year-old boy to perform sex acts in March was indicted Thursday by a Howard County grand jury.Klaude Krannebitter, 35, of Baltimore was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and engaging in an unnatural and perverted sex act.He was released in March on a $10,000 bond, officials said.Pub Date: 5/09/99
January 26, 2012
"We need to understand what circumstances led to this incident," said an archdiocese spokesman ("Archdiocese investigating priest: He's suspended indefinitely after arrest on charges of indecent exposure," Jan. 24). Celibacy, that unnatural restriction, is forced on clergymen by the male-dominated Vatican. That's what led to these circumstances. Until the Catholic Church understands that it must change, these circumstances will lead other clergy to expose the church to embarrassment as a result of their natural desires.
February 6, 1994
A 25-year-old Westminster man was detained on $25,000 bond Thursday after he was charged in an indictment with child sex abuse involving his girlfriend's son. David Olin Stinson was charged with three counts each of second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offense and unnatural or perverted practice, and with one count of assault, Westminster police said. Mr. Stinson was arrested after the Carroll grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday. Investigators allege that the sex acts occurred over the past two to three years, beginning when the boy was 12 years old.
February 6, 1998
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of a Maryland law that criminalizes sexual relations between people of the same gender.The suit, filed on behalf of five Maryland residents, targets the state's "unnatural or perverted sexual practices" statute.The law, passed in 1916, makes it a felony for lesbians and gay men to engage in oral sex and attaches penalties of up to $1,000 or 10 years in prison.
May 8, 1998
A Frederick AIDS activist infected with the human immunodeficiency virus has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl, authorities said yesterday.Lloyd Eugene Biggus, 39, was indicted by a Frederick County grand jury on charges including sodomy, unnatural and perverted practices and first-degree assault, Assistant State's Attorney Lindell Angel said.Biggus recently resigned from the People With AIDS Committee of Maryland, a Frederick-based organization he co-founded, according to acting President Stephanie Schwartzbeck.
October 31, 2013
The case of a Jarrettsville woman, who was a behavioral specialist with Harford County Public Schools and who was accused of bestiality, has been dismissed after the Harford County State's Attorney's Office decided not to prosecute her. Stephanie Mikles, 46, had been charged with "unnatural or perverted practice" from a 2008 investigation in which she was investigated for alleged child pornography and sexual abuse of a minor. On Oct. 21, the Harford County State's Attorney's office declined to prosecute the case, according to online records.
March 4, 2012
Well, they can't all be winners. Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead" on AMC took a step back from last week's installment, when ten zombies were iced and many more had face time. This week, we spent about 55 minutes (including commercial breaks) hemming, hawing, pleading, pussyfooting, wavering, flip-flopping and beating around the bush. Basically, Carl turns into Goofus and sasses his elders, taunts the dead, steals firearms and cheers for executioners.