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Al Capone

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  • Rosenstein: Federal prosecutors did the right thing in crack cases

    The U.S. Attorney's Office approves reduced sentences for criminals who deserve them, but with the caveat that some crack cocaine dealers seeking early release from federal prison are violent. The Sun obscures the issue by claiming that federal crack...
  • For Union Memorial, Al Capone's tree keeps on giving

    For Union Memorial, Al Capone's tree keeps on giving
    Who says Al Capone was a bad guy? Well, lots of people do. But he did at least one nice thing in his life. He donated two Japanese weeping cherry trees to Union Memorial Hospital in 1939. Now, the hospital is selling carvings from a broken limb of one of...
  • The roaring '20s are back at Havre de Grace's Graw Days Festival

    During an era of sophisticated fun, The Graw drew locals and travelers alike to the racetrack in Havre de Grace to watch the eleganthorses run and, most likely, bet a dollar or two. Celebrating these golden years of the town's historic racetrack, Havre...
  • Harford County has fun-filled Halloween adventures for the entire family

    Harford County has fun-filled Halloween adventures for the entire family
    When most people think of Halloween, images of pumpkins, witches and ghosts usually come to mind. Whether you like to be scared senseless in a haunted house, learn more about true ghost stories or prefer a simple hayride on the farm to pick out pumpkins,...
  • As snow comes down, so do the trees

    As snow comes down, so do the trees
    Local arborists have been swamped with calls to deal with damage to historic cherry trees, common oaks and towering evergreens loaded down by the overwhelming snowfall. "We can't even begin to get a handle on it," said Frank Fogle, arborist for...
  • An eerie prison unlocks its famous history

    It was once the most famous prison in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville praised it; Charles Dickens hated it. Al Capone sat out a gang war there, partying with prison guards in a cell decorated with oil paintings and oriental rugs. Brad Pitt even went...
  • Terence Winter and the 'Boardwalk Empire' Team on the Mob Men's Last Call

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When it debuted, "Boardwalk Empire" looked like the answer to HBO's prayers. Another mob series with a glittering pedigree, including Martin Scorsese, who practically defined post-"The Godfather" crime movies; and "The...
  • New York City is a Key Plank for 'Boardwalk Empire's' Attention to Detail

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Bronx County Courthouse, with its neoclassical majesty, needs no dressing up to double for 1930s Chicago. On a muggy August afternoon, the "Boardwalk Empire" team makes the most of the granite-and-limestone steps leading...
  • Terence Winter Touts a Homefield Advantage for 'Boardwalk Empire'

    Terence Winter came of age in New York City during the bad old days of the 1970s and early 1980s. The "Boardwalk Empire" creator/showrunner remembers a time when areas of Manhattan such as the Upper East Side and Meatpacking District were a "no-man's...
  • Outfit enforcer gets 15 years in prison for gun conviction

    Outfit enforcer gets 15 years in prison for gun conviction
    As a feared Outfit enforcer three decades ago, Mario Rainone was skilled in the art of extorting mob victims. He was convicted of collecting juice loans from deadbeat borrowers with brutal force, threatening to kill restaurant owners who refused to...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Revisits Variety's 1931 Interview with Al Capone

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Variety had a guest shot in Sunday's episode of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" in a storyline involving our famous 1931 interview with Al Capone. The June 30, 1931, edition of Variety featured the banner story "Capone Kids Gang...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky goes on offense in mob war

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky goes on offense in mob war
    After barely escaping a mob hit in Cuba, bootlegger Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi) figures out who ordered the attack — and retaliates — on “The Good Listener,” Episode 50 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire....