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By Gilbert Sandler | July 18, 1995
WHEN IT comes to news reporting, the old city-room edict is always: first, get the story; and second, get it right. When the writer gets it wrong, it's a mess. It gets the reader who knows better all upset, confuses history and puts an error in the record books. I know; I've had my share of errors.Recently, the New York Times, which is known for its excellence, included what some of us around Baltimore consider a glaring error. On Sunday, July 9, the Times published an article about Baltimore in its travel section, called "What's Doing in Baltimore," by writer Melinda Henneberger.
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By Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Baltimore was among dozens of disappointed cities when Google announced it had picked Kansas City, Mo., for a high-speed fiber-optic data network in 2011, but officials vowed to continue fighting for fiber nonetheless. Nearly four years later, some are disappointed by the lack of progress— and want to show that some of the fervor that wooed Google remains, waiting for new, affordable options for fast Internet service. A community group based in North Baltimore has attracted more than 900 people and nearly $17,000 in donations to a crowdsourced campaign, the Baltimore Broadband Coalition.
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FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,sun reporter | March 20, 2007
Hearing that Mayor Sheila Dixon hopes to spit-shine Baltimore's streets with a snappy new campaign to reform even the worst litterers, Sun readers jumped to help. Eager to share their wisdom, to save the city money and, most of all, to see how the city would look clean, Baltimoreans submitted to us dozens of anti-litter slogan suggestions -- many of which are even printable. Some people revealed their inner poet: "Stash it, Don't Trash it." "Litter -- It makes the City and Planet Bitter."
NEWS
October 13, 2014
Laurie Schwartz's recent letter cheering the Inner Harbor 2.0 Plan after the Star-Spangled Spectacular and the Orioles' victory in the division is a positive note of which Baltimore can be proud ( "Baltimore's winning streak," Sept. 18). Ms. Schwartz has done a marvelous job over the years bringing out the best in Baltimore as president of the Waterfront Partnership. Cloning her would be to our advantage, but her optimism about the Inner Harbor 2.0 Plan needs to be tempered with a concern for how to accomplish it successfully.
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By David Simon and David Simon,Staff Writer | March 16, 1992
"You don't look so good," says the cop, smiling. "You look like death."Possum nods, the gaunt face bobbing. The Virus hangs on him, hangs on everything in the rented room. Three decades of firing heroin and thieving and turning over criminals to police at $50 to $100 a head, but it isn't a penitentiary or a bullet or a lethal dose that claims him."Yeah, I been sick, you know," says Possum in a mumble, his stick-leg stretched over a table. "I been sick but I'm back now."Possum, showing some life, talking about working.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2002
Every two weeks, like clockwork, Casimir Potyraj eases into his silver Saturn station wagon and drives to the Hair Harvest barbershop in Parkville. There, he orders the usual - a trim around the ears and a little off the top. With each visit, he rekindles his past by gabbing with his barber, Terry Scordo, and the shop's owner, Jerry Sadler. They recount stories, pretty amazing ones actually, of life in the 1960s along Belair Road in Northeast Baltimore. "Terry and Jerry are two of my boys who made it off the road, who did OK with their lives," says Potyraj.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
Looks like the French may not be flocking to Charm City anytime soon. Seems Baltimore's not really a safe destination, at least as far as the French foreign ministry is concerned. Just as our state department warns about Americans traveling to certain places (it suggests avoiding North Korea, for example), the French are urged to exercise caution in certain U.S. locales. And what do the French say about Baltimore? "Considered a dangerous city except Downtown. " But don't feel too bad; few American cities fared that much better.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2004
Maria Cristina Gutierrez, a criminal defense lawyer known in Maryland's legal community for her passionate and pugnacious style, died of a heart attack yesterday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The 52-year-old woman's ailment was exacerbated by multiple sclerosis. Throughout the 1990s, Ms. Gutierrez argued cases with a tenacity that earned the respect of her peers. Upon graduating from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1980, she began her career as an assistant public defender in Baltimore.
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By Linell Smith and Fred Rasmussen and Linell Smith and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writer Jacques Kelly and librarian Doris Carberry contributed to this article | November 20, 1994
In the early years of this century, when Cab Calloway was growing up in West Baltimore's Sugar Hill, the neighborhood his family called home was considered the political, cultural and business hub of black society.He was the son of middle-class professionals. His mother, Martha Eulalia Reed, was a Morgan State College graduate who taught school. His father, Cabell Calloway, graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and worked as a lawyer.Young Cab Calloway even had his own car in high school -- a used 1923 Oldsmobile he'd bought with $275 he'd earned working -- a rarity in that era, particularly for a black man."
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Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Overnight closures of the ramp carrying southbound Interstate 95 onto northbound Interstate 395 into downtown Baltimore will begin on Tuesday as part of a $13 million bridge repair project, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Starting Tuesday night through Sunday, Nov. 2, the ramp will be closed nightly Monday through Saturday from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., the MdTA said. Crews will be repairing, cleaning and painting steel support beams. The project targets bridges on I-95 and I-395 south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
In the age of smartphones and tablets, delivering restaurant food can be more than just taking calls, making the stuff, bagging it and sending a guy out in a rundown Toyota. On the fourth floor of a refurbished broom factory in Canton, a room full of young men in T-shirts, polo shirts and Orioles caps work at a long table laden with computers on OrderUp, a food service with a technology twist. They're busy with the further development of the technology that their company combined with logistical calculation to create a formula that's delivering in 36 markets from Maryland to California.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
A man who was shot in a Northwest Baltimore robbery in 1993 died last week, upgrading his case to a homicide, Baltimore police said Monday. The robbery took place on Aug. 2, 1993, when Baltimore police say Kevin Lamar Coley shot Donald Gillums in the torso during a robbery in the 3000 block of N. Hilton Street in Forest Park. Gillums survived and lived 21 years until he died Aug. 24 at the age of 57. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Oct. 7 that his death came as a result of complications from his gunshot wound.
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Jacques Kelly and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Patricia B. "Pat" Tatar, a former Bank of Baltimore official, died of complications from pneumonia Sept. 24 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 83. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Max Pechersky and the former Catherine Shiffman. She was a graduate of Forest Park High School and initially worked at the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. In the early 1970s, she moved to Maple Shade, N.J., and was a regional Hallmark card, toy, puzzle and Christmas ornament representative.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Baltimore pastor Jamal H. Bryant was among protesters arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, as he and other clergy demonstrated against police brutality and misconduct. Bryant was on the front lines of a crowd of hundreds of protesters and faith leaders marching from a church to the Police Department in Ferguson, the town where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police two months ago. In a tweet posted Monday afternoon, Bryant said he had been released. "Just released from St Louis county!"
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
The Maryland Transit Administration police are investigating a recent fight between three people on a Baltimore Metro train, in which a young male appears to try to throw a man he is fighting from the train while it is in motion, a spokesman confirmed. Video of the incident between the man and two younger males was posted on Facebook last week and had been shared more than 5,000 times as of Monday evening. Paul Shepard, a MTA spokesman, said police have the video, but little additional information.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | April 2, 1994
Bess Cohen, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died Wednesday of a stroke at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass. The former Baltimore area resident lived in Sun Valley, Calif. She was 78.She retired in 1989 as assistant manager of Social Security's Canoga Park, Calif., office. She started working for the agency in 1969 and held positions in Baltimore, San Francisco and Santa Ana, Calif.She was the mother of Ellen Naomi Cohen, who grew up in Baltimore and became Mama Cass Elliot, who sang during the 1960s with the Mamas and the Papas and who died in 1974.
NEWS
September 7, 2011
The Baltimore Grand Prix appeared to be a great success. We decided at the last minute on Friday to see what was happening. After taking the light rail, we found ourselves in a prime spot along the fence on Pratt Street and the fun began. It was loud and exciting seeing Indy cars zoom by. There was a great energy in the city and the race was accessible for paying and non-paying fans. It was just fun. Yay, Baltimore Lissa Abrams, Baltimore
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Colin Campbell, Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Angela Agnew brushed aside cigarette butts with her hand as she placed candles on the sidewalk, part of a memorial in front of her parents' Northwest Baltimore home Sunday afternoon. The litter might be unremarkable any other day, but lying right where Loressa "Ressy" Little and Leroy Agnew had tossed them every day from the porch, they served as yet another heartbreaking reminder of a couple gone too soon. Police said the two were gunned down inside their home in the 5200 block of Denmore Ave., in the Arlington neighborhood near Pimlico Racecourse, at about 1:27 a.m. Tuesday.
SPORTS
Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon and women's basketball coach Brenda Frese were in Baltimore on Monday, having breakfast with boosters and talking about their teams' upcoming first season in the Big Ten. Frese will be back when her Terps play at Coppin State on Dec. 21, marking the seventh straight year and eighth time in the past nine seasons that Maryland's women play a team from the Baltimore area away from College Park....
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