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June 2, 2006 | Andrea F. Siegel, Baltimore Sun
Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to six consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole Thursday. "You, Mr. Muhammad, have no hope. You have no future. You will spend every day for the rest of your life locked in a cage," Judge James L. Ryan said. "You chose the wrong county to stain with your acts of violence." Muhammad, 45, looked grim as the sentence was read, and some in the audience applauded.
June 30, 2003 | From Associated Press
FBI agents have finished searching a pond for clues in the 2001 anthrax attacks, finding no additional evidence to immediately suggest any links to the case, a report said Sunday. The FBI this month drained the 4- to 5-foot-deep pond in Frederick Municipal Forest, where authorities believed the attacker may have filled the envelopes with deadly spores underwater for his own protection.
October 26, 2004 | Emma Schwartz, Times Staff Writer
Just around daybreak, David Ciekot staked out a spot here in the western woods near a town called Friendsville, climbed a white oak tree and waited under a heavy sky the color of gun metal. For all the months of protests and legal wrestling that had led to this moment -- the opening of a planned six-day bear-hunting season in a state that had banned the practice for 51 years -- it only took half an hour for Ciekot to get what he came for. At 7 a.m.
June 24, 1987
Brian Tribble, who was acquitted of supplying the cocaine that killed University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias, pleaded guilty to charges of speeding and fleeing a police officer in an unrelated incident in Maryland and was sentenced to one year's probation on both charges and 12 hours' of community service.
March 28, 2003 | Peter Carlson, Washington Post
SWANTON, Md. -- The experts say you're not supposed to anthropomorphize anymore, but you can't help wondering what Bear No. 391 thought about the whole weird event. There she is, hibernating in the brush pile behind Bill Dean's summer house on Deep Creek Lake, nestling with her four nursing cubs, snoozing peacefully, when suddenly Harry Spiker shows up with eight colleagues and a tranquilizer dart gun.
June 21, 1988
Guy F. Atkinson Co. of California has received a $52.5-million contract to construct tunnels and structures of the Greenbelt Route in Maryland for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The contract, awarded to Atkinson's operating unit Guy F. Atkinson Construction Co., includes construction of twin earth tunnels totaling 2.2 miles and other work in Price George's County, Maryland. The work is scheduled for completion in April, 1991.
September 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
Nearly every week, Kirk Bloodsworth brought fellow inmate Kimberly Shay Ruffner his library books. And the two men regularly worked out together in the prison weight yard. But now, prosecutors say the two had a connection never revealed while they were behind bars. On Friday, Ruffner was charged with the 1984 murder of a 9-year-old girl -- the very crime for which a wrongly convicted Bloodsworth served nine years.
September 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has granted a delay for the trial of John Allen Muhammad in the six Maryland deaths linked to the 2002 Washington-area sniper spree. Defendants are usually entitled to a trial within 180 days of arrest in Maryland or within 120 days of transfer to the state, but attorneys can ask for delays in complicated cases. After fighting extradition from Virginia, Muhammad arrived in Maryland on Aug. 22, and his trial had been set for May 1.
June 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other retailers challenged Maryland's new law that requires Wal-Mart to spend more on employee healthcare, arguing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore that only the federal government may dictate health spending by private firms. Maryland's law requiring large employers to spend at least 8% of payroll on healthcare or pay the difference in taxes is worded so that only Wal-Mart would be affected. The Retail Industry Leaders Assn.
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