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By Joseph R. Cowen | May 17, 1995
(For Tony Alexander McKoy, 29, a West Baltimore basketball referee who was murdered May 8 for trying to stop a fight.)Each night at the 11th hourThe TV camera surveysThe yellow taped crime sceneThe yellow chalked outlineOf the bodyNow in the body bagOn the stretcherTrundling to the ambulanceTo haul the corpse awayThe camera revolvesPast prancing giggling childrenClamoring for their moment on TVTo focus onThe grief stunnedThe gawking curiousThe on scene reporterMicrophone...
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July 8, 2014
Senseless and tragic. Alan Trimakas was a brilliant, compassionate medical student ( "In the light of judicial scrutiny, a dark memory," July 5). He would have been a great physician. When we had him while doing his psychiatry rotation as a junior medical student at the Phipps Clinic at Johns Hopkins University, we could see he had a very bright future. Problem was that he simply was trying to save some money by parking a distance from Hopkins and was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | September 2, 2009
Reginald Davis could smell the barbecue as he stepped off the bus near the corner of North Avenue and Gay Street. His bosses at the Allen Family Appliance store, where he was a longtime service technician, had closed early for a private party, and Davis let his nose lead him toward their grill, a reward for spending the day on jury duty downtown. Foot traffic was heavy. The methadone clinic across the way was open and serving, and some of the neighborhood's daytime workers had begun to make their ways home.
NEWS
January 30, 2014
Both the International Olympic Committee and Russian President Vladimir Putin erred in placing the Winter Olympics in Russia and specifically in Sochi, for the IOC granting the games to Russia and for Putin choosing Sochi, so close to the regions where terrorist attacks have occurred ("Terrorists threaten to crash Putin's party," Jan. 28). While the ideals of the Olympics have been international cooperation and brotherhood linked with tolerance, the heads of the IOC have not represented these lofty principles.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2000
As police investigated the stabbing deaths of two men and tried to account for bullet holes in a limousine that carried Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis, a judge ordered yesterday that the linebacker be held without bail for at least three weeks in the slayings. Lewis had been in Atlanta since Wednesday for what was supposed to have been Super Bowl-sized revelry through the week and then a personal send-off Monday to Honolulu for his third straight Pro Bowl. Instead, he stood silently before Judge Elaine L. Carlisle in Atlanta Municipal Court yesterday morning wearing a red prison uniform, his hands cuffed and resting in front of him, two murder charges hanging over his head.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | August 10, 1992
Soyina Nicole Thompson apparently got in with the wrong crowd, and the former Morgan State University student was just in the wrong place at the wrong time when she was killed in an apparent drug-related shooting, police say."We understand she was a good student at Morgan," Homicide Detective Earl Kratsch said, "but her exposure to the drug crowd forced her recently to quit school."Ms. Thompson, 19, was sitting in the passenger seat of her 1983 Toyota Supra last Tuesday when a gunman fired shots at the driver, police say.Ms.
SPORTS
By Scott Fowler and Scott Fowler,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 9, 1993
MIAMI -- The Bobby Humphrey merry-go-round spun wildly again yesterday, leaving the Miami Dolphins running back with a bullet wound in his leg and a bunch of explaining to do.Humphrey was shot in the right thigh yesterday morning by Mark Steven Petties, a close friend and former football teammate of Humphrey's, as the two rode through Alabaster, Ala., in Humphrey's red Lexus.Humphrey wasn't badly hurt and was discharged from the hospital in the afternoon. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound Petties told U.S. Marshal Chris Harding at the shooting scene, 30 miles south of Birmingham: "Bobby was driving fast and crazy.
NEWS
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and David L. Greene and Julie Hirschfeld Davis and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 1, 2004
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Sen. John Kerry sharply criticized President Bush last night for what he called the president's "colossal error in judgment" in handling Iraq, even as the senator vigorously defended himself against Bush's accusations that his positions have shifted with the political winds. In a 90-minute debate on foreign policy and homeland security, the first of four campaign duels, Kerry acknowledged having made verbal missteps in discussing Iraq. But he said his stumbles paled by comparison with the president's failures in managing the war in Iraq and its growing bloodshed.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | June 3, 1998
Everything you tell your attorney is in confidence unless you are (a) dead, (b) president or (c) Ken is still working on that.Kim Dae Jung is coming to the wrong place to urge ending sanctions on North Korea. Congress never lifts sanctions.It wasn't only Switzerland but also Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Argentina, just like the old movies said.Barry was the real thing. Ronnie just played one on TV.Pub Date: 6/03/98
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1997
A 19-year-old Morgan State University sophomore and honor student died yesterday after being shot in a Govans alley.Police said Marshan Saint Patrick Nelson of the 2300 block of E. Madison St. was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was shot about 10 p.m. Friday behind the 700 block of McCabe Ave."He was driving to a friend's house with two other friends and apparently drove past the house," said Officer Angelique Cook-Hayes, a city police spokeswoman. "As he pulled into an alley to back up his vehicle, a teen-age male walked up to the vehicle and started shooting."
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2012
Some 700 mourners filled the pews Friday for a funeral Mass for 19-year-old Elizabeth Conway Nass, who died after being "at the wrong place at the wrong time," Monsignor John A. Dietzenbach said, referring to this week's tragic train derailment in Ellicott City. Ms. Nass, who died along with her friend, Rose Louese Mayr, was remembered at the Church of the Resurrection as a fun-loving, spirited woman who was studying at James Madison University in Virginia to be a special-education teacher.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2012
"Breaking Bad" could have mined the familiar territory of rapidly deteriorating relationships all the way to the finish line, but that would have felt too easy and lopsided. Last week, after Skyler channeled Virginia Woolf and made a slow walk into a swimming pool her most obvious cry for help, it was time for "Breaking Bad" to get back to its increasingly complicated drug business.  When Walt "defeated" Gus, he believed he had conquered the biggest hurdle to controlling the Southwest meth trade.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
The Della Rose's Tavern at Canton Crossing has closed. Its last night was last Friday. The closing announcement was made on the tavern's Facebook page. Written by Tony DellaRose, it's one of the best closing notices I've seen, absent of self-pity, just honest. And funny. DellaRose told me that he wrote the notice the same night he broke the news to his staff. "It was from the heart," he said. The Della Rose's on The Avenue in White Marsh remains open. "I'm looking at things from this day forward, DellaRose said.
NEWS
January 20, 2012
Maybe the 106 year-old carousel that Richard Knight struggles to keep in place in the Inner Harbor ("City orders historic carousel removed from the Inner Harbor," Jan. 19) is just in the wrong place. Yet again, the city - hand-in-glove as usual with Baltimore Development Corporation and big business - has proved unimaginative and insensitive. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blakeis just coming off the failure of her own "merry-go-round" - the costly, wasteful, poorly-run, appallingly destructive Baltimore Grand Prix - and now her minions can't find a way to assist and promote a beautiful antique carousel?
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts | October 13, 2011
So last week, Chris Christie said no. This should not have been a surprise. The New Jersey governor has said "no" repeatedly when urged by Republican movers, shakers and donors to consider running for president. Last week's last and final "no" theoretically puts the question to bed for good. But it also raises other questions. The fact that it is still cajoling potential candidates at this late date suggests a restiveness in the Grand Old Party. The Republicans are looking for someone to love.
NEWS
October 4, 2011
The gripping article on Stephen Pitcairn was a very insightful testimony on how the senseless murder of a brilliant person with infinite potential can devastate a supportive family ("For Pitcairn's family, a journey from happiness to grief," Oct. 1). The lesson to be learned is twofold: First, we should all be constantly appreciative and thankful of family members as precious life can be so fleeting; second, there are street level drug-addled opportunists in our cities in who will not think twice about snuffing out another's life for something so menial and insignificant as a cell phone and perhaps a smattering pocket change.
NEWS
February 19, 1992
Now and then, a tragedy reveals a systems breakdown. That is now clear in the wake of a deadly crime spree in Baltimore that included a murder and three kidnappings. Repeatedly during that spree of violence, elemental law enforcement and Motor Vehicle Administration procedures were circumvented. As a result, what started with the kidnapping of a Johns Hopkins physician escalated into the cold-bloodied bludgeon murder of 37-year-old Vitalis Pilius, a Hewlett-Packard engineer who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
SPORTS
February 22, 1998
Beautiful people, ugly litte town. These were Olympic Winter Games that put out their heart in the right place, but in the wrong place in the country.Apart from the grace of its inhabitants, Nagano has proved to be the industrial equivalent of Pittsburgh. A truck stop the size of Springfield, Mo.Ramshackle huts called homes. Soulless concrete and stucco buildings with an occasional exotic Buddhist temple coming as more of a shock than a pleasant surprise.Nagano, even with the perpetual smile on the face of its residents, seemed like Welcome to My Warehouse.
EXPLORE
By EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | July 20, 2011
New Year's Eve is Amateur Night in the lexicon of some folks. That's the night, according to those folks, when the serious drunks stay off the roads and only amateur drinkers venture out. Some police believe there are more people drinking and driving on any nice summer afternoon than on any Dec. 31. Maybe so, maybe not, but we do know is that summer after summer people in Harford County and elsewhere get in trouble, get in accidents, get...
NEWS
July 21, 2010
So the First Lady was at Camden Yards, in partnership with Major League Baseball, to fight childhood obesity. Who thought that one up? There are controversies: about whether obesity per se should be the focus, or health and healthy living; about how much the war on obesity is really a war on the obese, reflecting all kinds of cultural bias, prejudice, and oppressions; about how - once there is consensus on what the problems and solutions actually...
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