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African American groups rip on brutality report

Each week The Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives.

April 5, 1985

Two groups representing black policemen this week blasted Rockville’s official account of last summer’s fracas between two city officers and three Lincoln Park residents.

The Montgomery County NAACP asked the National Black Police Association (NBPA) and the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to review a report of the incident written by Rockville Police Chief Jared Stout.

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Air bags are hard to find in Montgomery County

Each week The Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives.

March 13, 1986

A Maryland woman driving a Mercedes-Benz recently hit a tree and “just tore the car up.” But, instead of being hurled into her windshield, the woman was protected by her car’s air bag, which inflated upon impact.

“The air bag definitely saved her from going into the windshield,” said Jim Gordon, of Her Gordon Satsun, Silver Spring, the dealer who sold the car.

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Moonlight Madness

Each week The Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives.

 

July 26, 1979

Putt-Putt keeps some folks up all night

 

When Rockville Putt-Putt manager Chip Linville dreamed up Moonlight Madness six years ago, he must have had Mike O’Hara in mind.

Surrounded by the darkness and eerie silence that pervades the rest of the city, it takes someone with a flair for the different and the exotic to hit red, green blue and yellow golf balls over a carpet littered by bumps, barriers water and other red, green, blue and yellow golf balls from midnight to 5 a.m.

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National poll seeks to answer some questions on family life

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July 9, 1987

 

Residents of Maryland are among 13,000 people in 100 communities and regions across America who are being asked to participant in the first national survey ever devoted exclusively to understanding U.S. families and households, according to Temple University.

Included in the study by the Philadelphia school are people from Baltimore area counties and residents of Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick counties.

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