As we close in on the finish, things are heating up on "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson." The penultimate episode, titled "Manna From Heaven," details the admission of the Fuhrman tapes into the case. It is a no-nonsense episode filled with real tension.
I still remember that early day of summer vacation in June 1994, the image of that white Bronco being slowly chased down a California highway on my parents' wood-panel television in the basement. I'd spent most of the day outside in the pool with my friends, just a few days removed from my last days of middle school.
For all its gossipy, even-silly, TMZ-like tone at times, "The People v. O.J. Simpson" will engage millions of viewers in events that contextualize today's emotionally charged national conversations about police-community relations and race.
Last Thursday, there was a courtroom drama that outdid any episode of Perry Mason or Matlock, and drew a bigger audience than any trial since the first O.J. Simpson trial. There were seven prosecutors and five defense attorneys. The sole witness, the accused, a woman 67 years of age, was under examination for 11 1/2 hours with one break for lunch and another break for other reasons. Her calm demeanor was broken only twice, once when the character of Admiral Michael Glenn "Mike" Mullen was
Gerald J. Gross, a noted American publisher and editor whose stable of authors included former Nazi official Albert Speer, Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren, Barbara W. Tuchman, and e.e. cummings, died Thursday of complications of cancer at his Brightwood retirement community home in Lutherville. He was 94.
Not Kunz. He's an attorney, all 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds of him, just three years out of law school and determined to make this career as estimable as his first. A Colt from 1975 through 1980, he anchored the offensive line and helped Baltimore win three straight AFC East championships.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether collecting DNA from individuals arrested, but not yet convicted, to link them to unsolved crimes violates the Fourth Amendment, in a case centered on a 2003 rape of a Salisbury woman.
Alice C. Steinbach, an award-winning Baltimore Sun feature writer and columnist who won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for her account of a 10-year-old boy, died Tuesday evening of cancer at her Roland Park Place home. She was 78.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Autographed memorabilia that once belonged to legendary athletes, actors and musicians now fill the hallways, giving Howard prosecutors a set of conversation pieces that help "break the ice" in interviews.
Marianne Banister, one-half of the longest running anchor team in Baltimore television, is leaving WBAL-TV after more than 15 years as co-anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts at the top-ranked station. Her last day at the station will be Wednesday, WBAL General Manager Dan Joerres said.