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Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
Tags: Theft, Prozac (drug), Trials, Central Park, Lawyers
The Baltimore SunA rather subdued day yesterday at Casa McIntyre: The Son and Heir spent most of the day in his room with some sort of gastric distress that he generously shared wth me, and She Who Must Be returned ill from a conference. Today's main excitement will be...
Enraged at a Sun article that he thought misrepresented him, a gentleman named Rudolph Handel marched up and down Calvert Street for years in the 1970s and 1980s bearing signs that read "SUN LIES" and "SUN ERRS." We admit to the latter, but not the...
If Barack Obama is a cool combination of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., andJohn F. Kennedy, it is because he is extremely intelligent and well read. Whereas Republican candidates haven't read the Bible they pound. While President Obama seems...
Thanks to a quirk in this year's income tax filing deadline, many Americans are getting a lesson in Civil War history today. The IRS pushed back the filing deadline because April 15 landed on Sunday and today is Emancipation Day, which marks the...
The morning of Aug. 28, 1963, was filled with apprehension for Alfred Whittaker as he traveled to the nation's capital for the Civil Rights March on Washington. Not sure of what lay ahead, his worries about his safety and the fear of violence gave the...
Americans will get to see their 16th president in an entirely new light when the 3D movie, "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" is released this summer. It's based on Seth Grahame-Smith's novel, one of the popular remixes that brought together classic...
A collector charged with conspiring to steal valuable historic documents taken from museums in Maryland and several other states is alleging that he was illegally arrested in Baltimore by city officers who lacked enough evidence to place him in custody....
Tags: Theft, Lawyers, John Hancock, FBI, Prosecution
Fast cars zipped around downtown Baltimore streets and, it turns out, the race promoters' financial messes. A robocall that urged voters to relax and stay home led jurors to a vote of their own: guilty of election fraud. We bade farewell to an iconic...
The illuminated duck will drop over Havre de Grace, Saturday, Dec. 31, with fireworks on the Havre de Grace Middle School grounds on Lewis Lane. Thank you Susquehanna Hose Company volunteers for continuing this tradition in Havre de Grace. Happy New Year...
Hershey, Pa. The Spa at the Hotel Hershey Enjoy a spa day at the "sweetest place on Earth." Throughout January, the Spa at the Hotel Hershey will be offering its guests the "Champagne Celebration." The two-hour treatment includes citrus oils and a blend...
When an African-American was accused of raping a white woman and another of murdering a white locomotive engineer, Springfield, Ill., exploded into a race riot on the evening of Aug. 14, 1908. The mob grew furious when they learned that the two men had...
Tags: Lawyers, Activism, Springfield, Riots, Elections
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