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Author Archives: Jon Sham

A year of Maryland Newsmakers

Sixteen important figures in Maryland came to The Daily Record's offices to talk with reporters and editors this year: We called them Maryland's Newsmakers. From Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, to Cordish Cos. President David Cordish, to former Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon, each answered questions about their careers and influence in the state.

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Attorney retells case of accused violin teacher’s mistaken identity

When Yakov Shapiro was mistaken by Baltimore police for a Rabbi accused of inappropriately touching two young boys, the Russian refugee's life was changed forever. Shapiro's lawyer, Steven Kupferberg, retells the story of how his client came to be arrested and the lawsuit that followed.

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Top 5: ‘It’s another step in getting this horrific experience behind us’

The Daily Record’s top stories this week were led by our legal affairs reporters, and included several cases. One article told the story of a school aide who contracted the HIV virus after being bitten by a student; another dealt ...

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ATF: Human involvement was factor in fire on ‘The Block’

Human involvement was a factor in the Dec. 6 five-alarm fire that engulfed part of Baltimore’s adult entertainment district, federal investigators said Wednesday. But the finding of an “incendiary” cause to the blaze does not mean it was intentionally set, ...

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