Newspaper Suffers Deadly Attack, Publishes the Next Day
Employees at a small newspaper in Maryland published their paper on Friday, the day after a gunman killed five of their co-workers. At least two others were injured in the attack.
The front page of the Capital Gazette read "5 Shot Dead at The Capital" with photos of the five workers. The paper is based in Annapolis, the capital of the state of Maryland.
Reporters from the paper covered the story. Some told about their personal experiences during the shooting.
Phil Davis, the paper's crime reporter, hid under his desk while the shootings took place. He tweeted, "there is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload."
The opinion page of the paper, however, did not comment about the incident. It said "today we are speechless," but promised to return the next day. The paper's publisher said, "We will honor our colleagues' memories by continuing our mission."
Officials called the violence a "targeted attack."
Those killed included Rob Hiaasen, a writer and editor, Wendi Winters, a correspondent and Gerald Fischman, an editor. Others killed included John McNamara, a sports writer, and Rebecca Smith, a sales assistant.
Hiaasen was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun for more than 20 years. He was known as a thoughtful writer of unusual stories.
Winters was a reporter on community issues at the paper since 2002. A former editor for the Capital Gazette told AP, she was "the best part of the newspaper in that she cared so much about the city."
McNamara had reported on Maryland sports for more than 20 years and wrote two books on sports.
The gunman was identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos. He has been described as not cooperating with police after his capture.
Ramos had a dispute of many years with the paper over a story it had written about a criminal case against him. He brought a legal case against the paper for harming his reputation which was thrown out in 2012. Ramos is said to have sent threatening tweets to some of the staff members years earlier.
Witnesses said the gunman shot through a glass door and then began shooting at employees in the newsroom using a long shotgun.
Police in Annapolis say Ramos also carried smoke bombs. The shootings were one of the deadliest attacks on reporters in U.S. history.
The Capital Gazette is one of the oldest papers in America. In 1767, its publisher Anne Catherine Green led opposition to the stamp tax in the years leading up to the American Revolution.
On Thursday, as the newspaper's office became a crime scene, employees gathered under a nearby parking garage to report and edit stories and photos for Friday's papers.
Photographer Josh McKerrow told the Associated Press, "It's what our colleagues would have done."
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1.At least 至少
This jury is expected to be sequestered for at least two months.
2.crime scene 犯罪现场
Someone has processed this crime scene.
3.parking garage 停车场（室内）
That car was stolen from my parking garage.
4.smoke bombs 烟雾弹
Several protesters were arrested for throwing smoke bombs at the police.
5.In 1767, its publisher Anne Catherine Green led opposition to the stamp tax in the years leading up to the American Revolution.
leading up to 在..之前；导致
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6.He brought a legal case against the paper for harming his reputation which was thrown out in 2012.
thrown out 扔掉；否决
The defense wants the district Judge to throw out the case.
I wanted to kill him, but instead I just threw him out of the house.
《首府新闻报》（Capital Gazette）的头版写着“《首府新闻报》5名员工遭枪杀”，并附上5名遇难员工的照片。该报社总部位于马里兰州首府安纳波利斯 。
该报的犯罪案记者菲尔·戴维斯（Phil Davis）在事发时躲在桌子底下。他发表推文称，“没什么比在桌子下听到很多人中枪以及枪手装填子弹更恐怖的了 。”
然而，该报的评论版并未对此事发表评论。该报称“今日我们唯有默哀，”不够我们第二天将恢复正常 。该报社的出版商表示：“我们将继续履行我们的使命，以此缅怀遇难的同事 。”
遇难人员包括专栏作家兼编辑罗伯·海森（Rob Hiaasen），记者文迪·温特斯（Wendi Winters）和编辑杰拉尔德·费其曼（Gerald Fischman）。其他还包括体育运动专栏作家约翰·麦克纳马拉（John McNamara）以及销售助理丽贝卡·史密斯（Rebecca Smith） 。
经确认，枪手为38岁的杰罗德·拉莫斯（Jarrod Ramos）。据称，他被捕后不配合警方调查 。
多年来，拉莫斯与该报的一篇针对其刑事案件的报道一直存在纠纷。2012年，他曾以名誉受损对该报社提起诉讼，之后该诉讼被否决 。据说，几年前拉莫斯曾向该报的工作人员发送过威胁推文 。
《首府新闻报》是美国最古老的报纸之一。 1767年，其出版商Anne Catherine Green带头反对印花税引爆了美国革命 。