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  • Man stabbed to death, child shot in Inner Harbor after fireworks (Child was 4-Baltimore)

    07/05/2011 12:44:08 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 13 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 5, 2011 | By Tricia Bishop
    Violence erupted in separate locations of the Inner Harbor Monday night despite a heavy police presence for the holiday, with a child shot in the leg and a man fatally stabbed shortly after the fireworks ended. Earlier in the day, a man in his 20s was shot twice inside a parking garage around 2 a.m. after a long-running feud was reignited. He survived the attack. Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III held a news conference Monday evening to quell fears that the downtown area was dangerous, telling reporters that arrests were imminent in the morning incident and that he believed...
  • Pelosi Attended U2 Concert During Obama's Speech

    06/24/2011 6:18:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23, 2011
    Obama or Bono? While Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night to lay out plans for troop reductions in Afghanistan, it appears that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi rocked it out at a U2 concert in Baltimore... Pelosi reportedly was watching the famed Irish band sing “Beautiful Day”
  • The 1971 World Series was played in a different world

    06/22/2011 8:52:36 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 18 replies
    Pittsburgh Gazette ^ | June 19, 2011 | Gene Collier
    The Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles played six World Series games in broad daylight that fall, though daylight in the World Series was later deemed unconstitutional, at least effectively. The '71 Pirates were loud progressives in that area as a team could be in that era. The whites accepted the blacks, who accepted the Latins, who accepted the whites, all of which you knew because they all teased the snot out of each other. Ellis called Robertson Archie Bunker.
  • Baltimore Opens City Curfew Center

    06/15/2011 9:49:40 AM PDT · by StonyMan451 · 16 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 14, 2011 | CBS Baltimore
    ... Police spent hours trying to control a mob of teenagers at the Inner Harbor....
  • Gone Bad In O.C.

    10/12/2006 6:59:45 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 32 replies · 1,058+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 Oct 2006 | Staff
    Terrorism: Adam Gadahn grew up in la-la land, knowing he could be anything he wanted. Of all he might've chosen from his banquet of opportunity, he picked al-Qaida. Now he's charged with treason. It's high time. Like John Walker Lindh of hot-tubbing Marin County, Calif., Gadahn grew up in sybaritic Orange and Riverside counties, a garden setting with vast opportunities most people in the world can only dream of. His self-absorbed hippie parents reared him permissively and now have no clue what went wrong. Amid fast-food joints, CDs, flush toilets and lots of pricey toys, Gadahn, a one-time death-metal rock...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • MTA Officers Detain Man For Taking Pictures (Lie to him/detain him)

    06/02/2011 8:48:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Baltimore (WJEZ.com) ^ | 01 JUN 11 | Pat Warren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Transit Administration says more training may be called for after three MTA officers detained a man for taking pictures at a light rail station. Pat Warren has more on the incident. According to the ACLU, this isn’t the first time MTA Police have overstepped their bounds. In a YouTube posting, Christopher Fussell left the camera rolling when he was confronted by three MTA officers for taking pictures at the Baltimore Cultural Light Rail Station. “It is my understanding that I am free to take pictures as long as it’s not for commercial purposes but for...
  • Cops Release Mug Shot Of 18-Year-Old Charged In Brutal McDonald's Assault

    04/25/2011 10:16:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 255 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 25, 2011 | The Smoking Gun
    UPDATE: Brown was busted for assault last year at same McDonald’s Meet Teonna Monae Brown. The 18-year-old is facing assault charges for allegedly beating a woman in a Maryland McDonald’s (video of the brutal attack went viral late last week). Brown, who lives several blocks away from the Baltimore-area eatery, was arrested Friday on three assault counts in connection with the April 18 assault of Chrissy Lee Polis, 22. A second alleged assailant, who is 14, has been charged as a juvenile. Brown is pictured above in a mug shot released this morning by the Baltimore County Police Department. A...
  • McDonald's Attack Victim Speaks Out (Video Interview)

    04/23/2011 6:45:13 PM PDT · by kristinn · 131 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Saturday, April 23, 2011 | Jill Rosen
    A transgender woman brutally beaten at a Baltimore County McDonald's spoke out on Saturday, saying that the attack was "definitely a hate crime" and that she's been afraid to leave the house ever since. "They said, 'That's a dude, that's a dude and she's in the female bathroom,'" said Chrissy Lee Polis, who's 22 and said she stopped at the Rosedale restaurant to use the restroom. "They spit in my face." SNIP Polis suffered cuts to her mouth and face, and said she had a seizure. She also admitted she was intoxicated at the time of the assault. SNIP Polis,...
  • Chrissy Lee Polis, transgender woman attacked at Baltimore McDonald's, calls assault a 'hate crime'

    04/24/2011 7:08:07 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 117 replies · 5+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, April 24th 2011, 11:54 AM | Michael Sheridan
    The transgender victim of a brutal beat-down at a Maryland McDonald's broke her silence to call the attack a "hate crime," and says it's not the first time she's been assaulted. Chrissy Lee Polis told the Baltimore Sun on Saturday the incident, which was captured on video and posted online, has left her "afraid to go outside." "I want to cry, but I need to hold my head up," she said, adding that she's been beaten and sexually assaulted in the past because of her sexual identity.
  • Rally Planned to Condemn McDonald's Beating of Transgener (sic) Woman

    04/24/2011 1:38:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 91 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Jamie Smith Hopkins
    The transgender community is organizing a rally outside a Baltimore County McDonald's Monday night to condemn the severe beating of a transgender woman at the fast-food restaurant. The rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the McDonald's, located at 6315 Kenwood Ave. in Rosedale. SNIP Sandy Rawls, founding director of Trans-United, a Baltimore-based organization that works to decrease discrimination against transgender people, said nearly 100 people have indicated on a Facebook page that they will attend the rally. She said the event is intended to raise awareness of hate crimes against transgender people.
  • McDonald's Employee Fired After Taping Video of Fight (Victim Speaks to Baltimore Sun)

    04/23/2011 3:47:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 192 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Saturday, April 23, 2011 | Jill Rosen and Jstin Fenton
    A Baltimore County McDonald's owner announced on Saturday afternoon that an employee who taped the violent beating of a customer — a video that went viral Friday — had been fired. "My first and foremost concern is with the victim," franchise owner Mitchell McPherson said in a statement, adding that action might be taken against other restaurant workers as well. "I'm as shocked and disturbed by this assault as anyone would be. The behavior displayed in the video is unfathomable and reprehensible." The video of a beating the Rosedale restaurant went viral Friday, garnering hundreds of thousands of views on...
  • Beating at Baltimore Co. McDonald's: Read the police report (redacted)

    04/22/2011 3:41:31 PM PDT · by Qbert · 113 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/22/2011 | Baltimore Sun
    Beating at Baltimore Co. McDonald's: Read the police report (redacted): http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/acrobat/2011-04/61087659.pdf
  • McDonald's Employee Took Credit For Filming Brutal Beating In Baltimore Fast Food Joint

    04/22/2011 1:40:43 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 841 replies · 2+ views
    As seen above, in a Facebook posting, Hackett has contended that the woman seen getting beaten in the video was actually a male cross-dresser who got into a confrontation with female patrons when he refused to leave the women’s bathroom at the Baltimore eatery. Hackett claimed that the victim faked a seizure and, when cops arrived at the restaurant, “he got right up.”
  • Beat Your Ploughshares into Swords!

    04/21/2011 7:47:21 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Cilil War Daily Gazzette ^ | April 21, 2011 | Eric
    Sunday, April 21, 1861 The rumor that Federal militia troops would again march through Baltimore, was once more the talk of the town. 3,400 Federal militiamen had just arrived in Cockeysville (17 miles north of Baltimore) via rail from Philadelphia. They were given ammunition and were now waiting for a couple of Regular US Army regiments to accompany them through the city. Almost immediately, as church bells rang out the news, 4,000 men from every class joined the Baltimore militia. Before dismissing his congregation, a Universalist minister urged his flock to “beat your ploughshares into swords!” The city’s new militiamen...
  • VIDEO REPORT: Baltimore remembers first bloodshed of the Civil War

    04/16/2011 7:17:05 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 11 replies
    The Narthex at The Catholic Review ^ | April 16, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Last Thursday’s issue of The Catholic Review reported on the 150th anniversary of the Pratt Street Riot in Baltimore, a bitter conflict that resulted in the first blood spilled in the Civil War. The city officially commemorated that event with a procession along Pratt Street this morning. Check out this video report: http://www.catholicreview.org/matysekblog
  • Journalist from Baltimore is missing in Libya

    04/04/2011 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 13 replies
    The Balitmore Sun ^ | April 3, 2011 | Peter Hermann
    Matthew VanDyke didn't go into Libya to be in the middle of a war. The 31-year-old freelance journalist from Baltimore thought Moammar Gadhafi would be ousted from power by the time he arrived in early March. He would report on the changes sweeping the country and help friends he had met on previous visits build a new country. But VanDyke hasn't been heard from since mid-March, when he called his mother and girlfriend on a cellphone with a scratchy connection while on a truck headed from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi to the town of Brega. (snip) The journalist decided...
  • Cardinal Keeler and the Psychic Reader

    03/03/2011 1:06:15 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 1 replies
    The Narthex at The Catholic Review ^ | March 3, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    During a March 2 testimonial at a special celebration of Cardinal William H. Keeler’s upcoming 80th birthday, Richard Berndt told a story that demonstrated why friends know the retired archbishop as a master of the one-liner. Speaking at the Center Club in Baltimore, Berndt recalled how he and the cardinal were walking back to the Catholic Center after a meeting with The Baltimore Sun in the late 1990s. Berndt, who was an attorney for the archdiocese, was discussing some difficult personnel matters with the cardinal as the two strolled by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of...
  • 31 Baltimore officers suspended in extortion scheme

    02/24/2011 2:11:28 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/24/2011 | AP News
    Thirty-one Baltimore police officers have been suspended after authorities uncovered a towing extortion scheme, and 17 of them are facing federal charges. The department is starting suspension hearings Thursday for the officers, many of whom were assigned to the northeastern district. It is also filling a staffing gap in that district with a 20-officer community stabilization unit.
  • 17 Baltimore Police Officers Charged In Extortion Scheme

    02/23/2011 8:58:06 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/23/2011 | CBS
    ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ)—An elaborate extortion scheme generating thousands of dollars. Wednesday night, investigators say it was Baltimore City police officers and the owners of a local business who were behind it all. Kelly McPherson explains how investigators say the operation worked. In a more than two yearlong investigation, federal authorities claim 17 officers took kickbacks for illegally steering car accident victims to a Rosedale auto body shop.
  • Lesson 27: On The Sacramentals (Baltimore Catechism) (Catholic Caucus)

    02/16/2011 2:19:08 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies
    Baltimore Catechism #4 ^ | 19th century | n/a
    292. Q. What is a sacramental?A. A sacramental is anything set apart or blessed by the Church to excite good thoughts and to increase devotion, and through these movements of the heart to remit venial sin.It is not the sacramental itself that gives grace, but the devotion, the love of God, or sorrow for sin that it inspires. For example, a person comes into the church and goes around the Stations of the Cross. The stations are a sacramental. In looking at one station he sees Our Lord on trial before Pilate; in another he sees Him crowned with thorns;...
  • Baltimore archbishop remembers his mentor (Cardinal O'Connor)

    02/13/2011 3:32:48 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 2 replies
    The Narthex at The Catholic Review ^ | Feb. 12, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    “The priest I am today is largely due to his example.” That’s how Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien remembered the late New York Cardinal John J. O’Connor during a panel discussion at the 12th annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life Jan. 23. Archbishop O’Brien paid tribute to his mentor’s courage in speaking out for truth and the cardinal’s pastoral sensitivity in serving priests and laity alike. “To accompany him to the bedside of a priest in the hospital who was dying was a retreat for me,” said Archbishop O’Brien, a former New York clergyman who served as Cardinal O’Connor’s first...
  • Vlad brings big faith with his big bat

    02/06/2011 7:12:31 AM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 7 replies
    The Narthex at The Catholic Review ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    With the much-anticipated signing of Vladimir Guerrero, the Baltimore Orioles are getting a proven slugger with a reputation for some amazingly freewheeling swings. (Two years ago in Baltimore, the Dominican superstar famously smacked a bloop single against the O’s by connecting on a pitch that bounced in front of the plate). Yet, there’s something else the long-suffering birds might be getting with their latest signing: a man of deep Christian faith who says he takes his Bible with him everywhere he goes.
  • Federal Judge strikes down Baltimore law on pregnancy center signs

    01/29/2011 3:43:25 AM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 10 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Jan. 28, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    U.S. District Court Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled Jan. 28 in Baltimore that it is unconstitutional to require pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs with language mandated by the government. The ruling was a major victory for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, which had challenged a Baltimore City law passed in 2009 requiring the posting of signs at pro-life pregnancy centers stating that they do not provide abortion and birth control. The archdiocese argued that such signs were a violation of First Amendment rights and that the law unfairly targeted pro-life pregnancy centers while no such signs were required of pro-choice...
  • VIDEO REPORT: Mount de Sales stands up for life

    01/27/2011 6:47:58 AM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 2 replies
    The Narthex at The Catholic Review ^ | Jan. 27, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    There are many parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore that strongly support the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville is one of the most passionate. For the 25th year, students from the all-girls school have participated in the march – traveling to the capital in six buses Jan. 24. Check out the following video report ...
  • Maryland Economics: Tax Beverages and Their Producers into Oblivion

    01/12/2011 11:59:32 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 01/12/11 | Daniel
    I have always felt that liberal urban politicians would make the best teachers of economics.  They know how to illustrate economic principles through practical applications like nobody else.  Last year, the hoodlums on the Baltimore City Council passed a 2-cent beverage tax on all bottled beverages sold in the city.  Only a few months later, Pepsi plans to shut down their production of soda in Baltimore.  The Baltimore Sun reports: "The Pepsi plant in Baltimore will no longer make soda, and the company plans to lay off 77 people as officials have decided to stop manufacturing operations — a decision...
  • Baltimore’s Pepsi Plant Will Stop Making Soda

    01/11/2011 6:43:59 AM PST · by JustSurrounded · 29 replies
    CBS Baltimore (WJZ) ^ | January 10, 2011 | CBSBaltimore
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Pepsi is packing up production after deciding to stop making soda in Baltimore City, and they’re blaming the new city beverage tax. Kelly McPherson explains the decision also puts dozens of people out of work. Pepsi will continue to transport products in and out of Hampden but no longer will carbonated beverages be made here. Seventy-five workers have lost their jobs. Pepsi says it’s the economic climate—and something else. “In the case of Baltimore, as you may know, there was a beverage tax that was passed here and in this case, it did not help in the...
  • Teen Accused of Setting Fire to Pit Bull Charged Again

    01/10/2011 12:35:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 9, 2011 | Tricia Bishop
    Arraignment scheduled a week after animal cruelty trialSeven months after Baltimore prosecutors dropped gun and drug charges against teenage twins accused of setting fire to a pit bull puppy, one of the young men was arrested again — this time on attempted murder charges. Travers Johnson, 18, is slated for arraignment Jan. 27 on charges of attempted murder, assault and handgun violations — roughly a week after he and his brother, Tremayne Johnson, are scheduled for trial in Baltimore City Circuit Court on animal cruelty and mutilation charges. The teenagers are accused of dousing a pit bull in gasoline, then...
  • Bomb squad at building near State House after mailroom employee injured - Maryland

    01/06/2011 11:24:39 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies
    Baltimore SUn ^ | January 6, 2010 | Nicole Fuller
    Maryland State House mailroom employee was injured Thursday afternoon while handling a package, and the incident was being investigated by bomb squad officials, according to Annapolis city officials. The Annapolis Fire Department's bomb squad was investigating the incident and the state's bomb squad and FBI officials were on their way to the Jeffrey Building on Francis Street, where the incident took place, as of 12:51 p.m., according to Phillip McGowan, a spokesman for Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen. There were also media reports that six people were injured in an explosion at the Maryland Department of Transportation offices at 7201...
  • FBI raids 2 homes of Pakistanis

    11/13/2001 10:21:59 PM PST · by kattracks · 104 replies · 706+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/01 | Jerry Seper and Steve Miller
    <p>FBI agents armed with search warrants raided two houses in a southwestern suburb of Philadelphia yesterday, backed by members of a hazardous-materials squad wearing full protective gear.</p> <p>Located less than two blocks apart in Chester, Pa., some 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, the houses are owned by Dr. Irshad Shaikh, a Pakistani physician and specialist in epidemic diseases who is Chester's city health commissioner, and by Asif Kazi, the Chester city accountant, who also is a Pakistani native.</p>
  • VIDEO REPORT: John Harbaugh on his Catholic faith

    12/20/2010 5:28:42 AM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Narthex at The Catholic Review ^ | Dec. 19, 2010 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh talks about his Catholic faith on a video report posted on this blog. Great stuff! He's a dedicated Christian man.
  • Arrest In Bombing Plot In County [Muhammed Hussain]

    12/08/2010 8:58:52 AM PST · by mathprof · 57 replies · 1+ views
    wbal ^ | 12/8/10 | staff
    Authorities say a person has been arrested in the Baltimore area for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. Marcia Murphy, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, tells The Associated Press the person will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. An FBI spokesman also confirmed the arrest. They did not provide any more details. An official who was briefed on the arrest told AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information that the person was given a phony bomb and was arrested after trying to detonate it. The official says...
  • Muslim convert arrested over 'plot to blow up military recruitment centre'

    12/08/2010 2:54:00 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Dec. 8, 2010 | Staff
    A man was arrested yesterday for allegedly plotting to blow up a military recruitment center, authorities said. Antonio Martinez, a Muslim convert of Nicaraguan descent went by the name Muhammed Hussain. He was caught in a sting operation in the Baltimore area
  • Baltimore's drunk-and-armed police rule questioned

    12/06/2010 10:41:32 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/06/2010 | AP News
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Off-duty police officer Gahiji A. Tshamba was enjoying a summer evening in a historic neighborhood known for its nightlife when he encountered trouble around closing time. He was carrying his department-issued, semiautomatic Glock handgun - unfortunately, as it turned out. After he left the Red Maple nightclub around 1:30 a.m., Tshamba saw a man groping a woman and confronted him, starting a heated argument. The officer eventually drew his gun and emptied the clip, firing 13 shots - 12 of which struck and killed Tyrone Brown, an unarmed Iraq war veteran. The June 5 shooting resulted in...
  • Baltimore Crime Update: White Patrols Are Racist and Must be Disbanded

    12/06/2010 5:57:25 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 17 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 12/06/10 | Daniel
    Anyone who is familiar with the sociological orientation of Baltimore City knows that there is a a very troubling cycle of violent crime throughout every corner of the city.  Due to the Soviet style one-party rule for so many years, Baltimore has become one of the most criminally oriented cities in the country.  The laws that were passed by the legislature over many decades make it extremely difficult to lock up repeat offenders so they cannot hurt others.  The juvenile laws are non existent.  There are thousands of outstanding warrants in the city that are not pursued by the state's...
  • Marxists Meet, Part I: (Union) UFCW Rep. Calls for Seizing Private Property & World Socialism

    11/29/2010 7:43:56 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 45 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/27/2010
    n this video, you will see Sharon Black, from Baltimore. She is a leader of the Baltimore All People’s Congress, as well as a representative of the United Food & Commercial Workers. During her nearly eight minute speech, you will hear a lot, as she advocates: 1. The occupation of factories and workplaces [at 0:25] 2. A challenge to capitalist property relations [at 0:40] 3. The formation of People’s Assemblies that can become “parallel organizations to the bankrupt capitalist governmental structures” as they have begun in the Bronx, NY and in Baltimore [at 1:20] 4. A nationwide strike and march...
  • Baltimore Hands Out First Trans Fat Citation

    10/27/2010 5:23:09 AM PDT · by Abathar · 66 replies
    WBALTV.com ^ | October 26, 2010 | staff
    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore City Health Department issued its first environmental citation for repeat violations of the city's trans fat ban. The Health Department issued Healthy Choice, a food facility in the 400 block of Lexington Street, a $100 fine on Thursday. "It was the second time they were found with a high trans fat level in their ingredients," said Health Department agent Juan Gutierrez. Officials said that during inspections in July and this month, the facility was found to be using a margarine product with trans fat levels in excess of what the law allows. The law banning food...
  • Singapore Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist...

    10/19/2010 12:09:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Singapore Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization Aided Tamil Tiger Terrorists in the Attempted Purchase of Grenade Launchers, Sniper Rifles, Machine Guns and other State of the Art Firearms BALTIMORE—A federal jury today convicted Balraj Naidu, 48, a citizen of the Republic of Singapore, of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Justice Department announced. According to evidence presented at his five day trial, beginning in February 2006, Naidu and his co-conspirators attempted to purchase state of the art weaponry from China,...
  • Baltimore priest who served in Iraq ready to become a bishop

    09/01/2010 10:56:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    (Baltimore) Catholic Review ^ | 8/31/2010 | George P. Matysek Jr
    Bishop-designate F. Richard Spencer visits Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore August 17. Bishop-designate Spencer will be installed an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese for U.S. Military Services Sept. 8 during a 2 p.m. liturgy at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. On one of the bloodiest days of the Iraq War – April 9, 2004 – Father F. Richard Spencer became the link between this world and the next for many of the mortally wounded. Insurgents had attacked a large convoy of gas trucks that Good Friday, firing...
  • Faith sustains Merzbacher abuse survivor

    08/19/2010 8:24:01 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 1 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Aug. 19, 2010 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    When Elizabeth Ann Murphy was growing up in South Baltimore, she loved sneaking into the choir loft at St. Mary, Star of the Sea. Hiding away in the quiet church, the youngster would sit still and stare at the tabernacle. “I always really had a strong sense of the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist,” remembered Murphy, one of nine children whose family home was directly across the street from the parish. “I loved the Church and I loved God.” John A. Merzbacher nearly shattered that deep-held faith. Soon after Murphy began middle school at the Catholic Community School in...
  • A Brutal Killing in Baltimore, and the Blame Game Is On

    07/29/2010 11:49:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 4+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 29, 2010 | Ron Smith
    If there was any doubt that Baltimore's legal system is a miserable failure, it should have been put to rest with what we've learned about the murder of Stephen Pitcairn. Late Sunday evening, a day away from his 24th birthday and just back from a visit to his sister in New York, he was walking up St. Paul Street from the train station to his Charles Village apartment. As he walked, he talked on the phone with his mother, Gwen, of Jupiter, Fla., who heard him being accosted, heard a male voice say, "Shut up," and listened as her son...
  • Letters unlock doors for priest with Alzheimer's

    07/30/2010 4:23:03 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | July 29, 2010 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    After attempting suicide several years ago at a Cumberland penitentiary, a prisoner spent his days lying alone on the floor of his tiny cell. Staring at the ceiling and speaking few words, the man seemed lost. Father Milton A. Hipsley, then the pastor of St. Mary in Cumberland and a chaplain for the area’s prisons, was moved by the man’s despair. Wearing his black clerics and white collar, the priest entered the cell and lay down beside the motionless figure. He became a channel of God’s mercy. “Inmates are good people,” Father Hipsley remembered. “They are lonely and they’re frustrated....
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Local Marine shot dead

    07/03/2010 9:50:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | July 03, 2010 | Leslie Williams
    A Marine who graduated from West Jefferson High School was killed Friday in Baltimore while celebrating his deployment to Afghanistan. Chase Love, 26, was on the dance floor of the Queen's Hookah Lounge and Club when he was fatally shot, according to The Associated Press. No gun was recovered, and police had no suspects, said Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the city's police department. Love is the third active-duty service member to be slain in Baltimore since December. Last month, an off-duty city police officer was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a former Marine outside a...
  • Jack Abramoff working at Baltimore kosher pizzeria

    06/22/2010 4:57:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    ap.org ^ | 6/22/10 | BEN NUCKOLS
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has landed a job at a kosher pizzeria in Baltimore soon after his release from prison. The owner of Tov Pizza, Ron Rosenbluth, said Abramoff began working there Monday. He is learning about the business and will eventually help with marketing. Abramoff is an orthodox Jew. He was released this month from a minimum-security prison camp in western Maryland after serving about 3 1/2 years for fraud, corruption and conspiracy. The former Washington power broker's activities led to the conviction of a congressman.
  • Pam to Rush Limbaugh - Your Full of BS!!

    06/04/2010 11:16:05 AM PDT · by Ragnar1337 · 21 replies · 1,440+ views
    YouTube ^ | Jesse Smith
    A stupid democRAT named Pam calls the Rush Limbaugh show and tries to destroy him!! Instead Rush destroies her!!If you were Rush, how would you of responded to this liberal freak??!!
  • DNA Could Solve Doggie-Doo Caper (Baltimore condo may use DNA tests to identify guilty pooch)

    05/18/2010 2:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 478+ views
    NBC Washington ^ | Tue, May 18, 2010 | KELVIN ROBINSON
    Baltimore condo may use DNA tests to identify guilty poochA swanky Baltimore condominium is considering using technology -- usually reserved for cold case murders and revealing paternity -- in a case of whodunit. The culprit is furry, friendly and likely has no idea he's done anything wrong. The crime? Pooping all over the Scarlett Place condominiums. All dogs in the building would be swabbed for DNA testing, under a proposal by the condo board, according to The Baltimore Sun. Dog owners would pay $50 per pup, covering the costs of tests and supplies, and an additional $10 per month for...
  • Still Golden: Brooks Robinson buoyed by faith, family, friends

    05/05/2010 3:45:06 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 20 replies · 485+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | May 5, 2010 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    When Lee May cracked a two-bouncer inside the third-base line in game one of the 1970 World Series, Brooks Robinson’s response was nothing short of legendary. Wheeling three paces to his right, Baltimore’s third baseman fielded the ball in foul territory, took two more steps and threw against his momentum. The throw bounced once on its way to first baseman Boog Powell and beat May. It was one of many in a spectacular defensive performance by Robinson that helped the Orioles defeat the Cincinnati Reds in five games, as the World Series MVP lived up to his nickname of the...
  • Record number confirmed in Baltimore, despite recent media attacks on Church

    04/06/2010 7:29:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 330+ views
    cna ^ | April 6, 2010
    Baltimore, Md., Apr 6, 2010 / 07:02 am (CNA).- Despite the recent media attacks on the Church and Holy Father regarding clergy sex abuse scandals, one U.S. archdiocese set a record for confirming the most individuals in its history to the Catholic faith.On Saturday, the Archdiocese of Baltimore confirmed a record 1,090 adults to the faith at the Easter Vigil Mass in parishes throughout the area, breaking the archdiocesan record for a second year in a row,  reported the Baltimore Sun on April 4.“We're on a roll, I guess,” said Archbishop Edwin O'Brien to the Baltimore Sun. Although the bishop...
  • Orioles pitching great Mike Cuellar dies at 72

    04/02/2010 6:51:46 PM PDT · by PallMal · 51 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/2/2010 | PallMal
    Orioles pitching great Mike Cuellar dies at 72...