September 28, 2013 |
The way Richard "Mike" Ridgell died said volumes about the way he lived. As Vice Admiral William Hilarides recalled it at Ridgell's funeral Saturday, the police chief at the Washington Navy Yard showed up at Building 197 on Sept. 16 as panicked people were streaming outside to escape a gunman roaming from floor to floor. Although Ridgell was a security guard at the building, he was a former Maryland State Trooper, and the chief regarded him as part of the police force. According to...
July 26, 2013 |
Shira Toeplitz is a politics editor for Roll Call. Follow her on Twitter: @shiratoeplitz . As we boarded our flight in Tel Aviv, carry-on baggage in hand, I turned to my little sister, Ilana. "Should we stow Dad in the overhead compartment?" I asked. "Beats checking him in our luggage," she replied. "What if the airlines lost him?" We hoisted the box containing our father's ashes into the overhead bin, next to crumpled jackets and wheeled suitcases. His entire six-foot-tall, 300-pound personality now fit...
January 7, 2010 |
The elderly white supremacist charged with killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in June died Wednesday afternoon at a North Carolina hospital, authorities said. James W. von Brunn, 89, who was wounded in the head during the assault, had been undergoing mental health evaluations at a federal prison in Butner, N.C., in recent months. He died at a hospital near the prison shortly before 1 p.m., a federal prison spokeswoman said. Von Brunn's quiet death contrasts sharply with the...
August 15, 2008
In this horror movie, Kiefer Sutherland plays a security guard (a former cop with guilt issues) who notices that one store's mirrors seem to bring out the worst in people. This film did not screen for review. R, 110 minutes. Contains strong violence, language and brief nudity. Area theaters.
August 2, 2012 |
The crowds brush by the Magna Carta — there's too much Britain on television, anyway — and instead wait quietly for their 20-minute romp with Washington's most-prized Americana. A flock of 50 patriots —children, retirees, a lone government bureaucrat on a long lunch break — gather at the base of the Rotunda in the National Archives , waiting for their signal to approach the Charters of Freedom. A security guard walks to the center of the steps. He begins an address using the...
August 18, 2008 |
A 66-year-old security guard whose lawsuit overturned the District's handgun ban is now officially authorized to keep a revolver in his Capitol Hill home. Dick A. Heller, a security guard whose lawsuit resulted in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling favoring gun-ownership rights, was given his handgun registration certificate at D.C. police headquarters this morning. He applied for it last month, a few weeks after the June 26 court ruling, and had been waiting for police to complete a background check.