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When the U.S. Navy began its great sell-off of surplus ships in 1991, Richard Jaross was among the first to see an opportunity.He began dismantling Navy ships at a California scrapyard, where workers were exposed to lead and asbestos. He came to Baltimore...
Tags: Fraud, Television Industry, Defense, Marketing, Bethlehem Steel
Sun Foreign StaffBAGHDAD, Iraq - It was the first of several attempts by the U.S. military to tell Iraqi journalists about the courts-martial scheduled to begin today, but the seminar did not go well. Two of the six Iraqis who showed up for the session walked out when...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - When senior FBI officials announced plans in 2002 to participate with the CIA in terrorism-related interrogations abroad, some counterterrorism officials in the bureau balked, arguing vehemently against the idea. To interrogate terrorism...
Sun StaffVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - It's the hottest ticket in town right now, a seat in the tiny courtroom where Washington-area sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad is fighting for his life. And it will take luck - not money - to snag one. Courtroom 10 stretches back...
Sun StaffVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury ... " In two Virginia courtrooms this morning, lawyers will speak directly to jurors as the trial of one sniper suspect begins and another ends. Opening statements will be presented today in the...
Sun StaffIn a move cheered by labor advocates, a state Senate panel unanimously voted down a bill yesterday that would have restricted the number of injured workers eligible for workers' compensation benefits. The move likely ends debate for the year, although...
FAIRFAX CITY, Va. - The lawyer steps up to a bouquet of microphones, runs his fingers through his hair, surveys the cameras and looks exasperated. A few weeks earlier, he had taken on a nationally renowned case in which his client was accused not only of...
THE uncovering of the world's most famous anonymous source, Deep Throat, sends me into old files I haven't looked at in 30 years. There's Frank Pelz and there's Paul Chester, and there's Turk Scott, too. They were not Richard Nixon, and I would not...
Sun StaffSAN FRANCISCO - Inside City Hall, in the Rotunda where thousands of gay couples have been married in joyous celebrations over the past three weeks, the mayor is referred to with reverence as "St. Gavin." Cards are slipped under his door, and thousands...
IT'S A LITTLE after 12:30 on a sunny February afternoon when the first game begins in the worn gym at the Bykota Senior Center in Towson. Outside, an unseasonable warm spell has pushed the temperature to 65 degrees, and lovers walk hand-in-hand up Bosley...
YESTERDAY, IN what used to be the basement of a department store, a prosecutor named Patricia Deros called 106 minor criminal cases - drug possession, trespassing, theft, perverted practices, rolling dice for money - in Early Disposition Court, the one...
Tags: Theft, People, Prostitution, Trials, Senior Citizens
Sun StaffNEW YORK - Forget reading by 9. How about reading by 18? That's what Harvard University Professor Catherine E. Snow is saying these days. Three years ago, Snow was chairwoman of a National Research Council panel whose report, "Preventing Reading...
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