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December 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
Federal prosecutors filed seven charges of murder by arson against a man Wednesday for a blaze that police say was set in retaliation against a mother fighting neighborhood drug dealers. The charges against Darrell Brooks, 21, carry the death penalty, although prosecutors said they have not decided whether to pursue it. "If you firebomb a house and you kill seven people -- if that's not a federal case, what is?" asked U.S. Atty. Thomas DiBiagio. "Seven people were burned alive in their home."
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NATIONAL
December 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
A security guard at an upscale housing development was arrested Thursday on arson charges in a series of fires that did $10 million in damage to homes being built at the subdivision, prosecutors said. Aaron L. Speed, 21, will appear today in federal court, the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement. The motive was not immediately known, and a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office said she did not know how many arson charges Speed faced.
NATIONAL
December 6, 2003 | Vicki Kemper and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
Jonathan P. Luna rose from the tough streets of the Bronx to become a successful lawyer who worked for a major Washington law firm, the Federal Trade Commission and the Brooklyn district attorney's office before becoming an assistant U.S. attorney in Baltimore. Friends and colleagues up and down the East Coast called it the ultimate injustice that the 38-year-old federal prosecutor died a violent death.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
Jonathan P. Luna's puzzling, roundabout last journey started with a late-night call at his suburban home. The assistant U.S. attorney quickly left and headed to his office at the federal court building in Baltimore, 10 miles away, his father said. Officials will not say who called the 38-year-old prosecutor the night of Dec. 4, just hours before he was found stabbed 36 times and drowned in a creek in Pennsylvania, 70 miles away.
TRAVEL
December 28, 2003
Thank you for getting the word out about identity theft ["With Identity Theft on the Rise, Protect Yourself on the Road," Nov. 30]. Each year we write several reports on Social Security number misuse and have testified several times before Congress on the importance of protecting individuals' identity and homeland security. Our website is www.ssa.gov/oig. Paul Wood Assistant Inspector General for Communications Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration Baltimore, Md.
SPORTS
July 13, 1991
A team of former Orange County high school soccer standouts will play for its second consecutive U.S. Soccer Federation men's 30-and-over national championship today at Orange Coast College. The Newport Beach Dirty Dozen, featuring former standouts from Newport Harbor, Edison and Irvine High, will play the Baltimore (Md.) La Dolce Vita at noon. The match is open to the public. Admission is free.
HEALTH
April 27, 1998 | THE WASHINGTON POST
The Vegetarian Resource Group surveyed more than 70 fast-food and family restaurant chains to find out which items they served were truly vegetarian. For the 24-page summary, send $4 to: Guide to Fast Food, the Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Call (410) 366-VEGE. An excerpt of the guide can also be found at the group's Web site, http://www.vrg.org.
HEALTH
August 20, 2001
For more information on pain management at the end of life and for referrals to specialists in your area, contact: * American Academy of Pain Medicine: 4700 W. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 375-4731 or http://www.painmed.org. * American Pain Society: 4700 W. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025, (847) 375-4715 or http://www.ampainsoc.org * American Pain Foundation: 111 S. Calvert St., Suite 2700, Baltimore, MD 21202, (888) 615-7246 or http://www.painfoundation.org. * Last Acts: 1620 Eye St., N.
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