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August 8, 1992
Marie D. Longley, a Baltimore native who lived in Abingdon, died Monday of cancer while visiting the Vaughn, Wash., home of a son.A memorial service for Mrs. Longley, who was 76, will be at 1 p.m. today at the Mountain Christian Church in Joppa.The former Marie D. Schier was educated at the Mount Royal School. Her husband Bernard S. Longley, died in 1991.Survivors include two sons, Thomas B. Longley of Vaughn and William R. Longley of White Marsh; a daughter, Marian J. Longley of Abingdon; a sister, Clara S. Holzinger of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The pent-up frustration in Baltimore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with the center founded decades ago to serve their needs was on full display Tuesday night, when several local activists grilled a candidate for the center's open executive director position. Joel Tinsley-Hall, 39, a black Baltimore native and Army veteran with a husband and children, an active church life and a history working with mentally ill adults and youth, at times found himself on the defensive during the more than one-hour interview session on the second floor of the Waxter Center in Mount Vernon, where the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore, or GLCCB, is located.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun Reporter | April 15, 2008
Denver Nuggets star and Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony was arrested early yesterday morning and charged with driving under the influence, according to Denver police. The arrest came just hours after the Nuggets moved to the brink of making the NBA playoffs with a win over the Houston Rockets. Anthony, 23, is the team's second-leading scorer. Police said Anthony, who was stopped at about 4 a.m. on Interstate 25, failed to keep his silver Mercedes in a single lane or to dim his lights.
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Dan Rodricks | September 4, 2014
Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled "Arab Spring Freedom Fighter" from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants. VanDyke met James Foley and Steven Sotloff during his travels in Libya, and it was Foley to whom he first confided what we all later came to learn - that VanDyke was neither a journalist nor a filmmaker when he was captured and held in a Libyan prison for six months in 2011. Instead, he had gone there to fight with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | March 1, 2009
For most American Idol contestants, the first audition is the end of the line. Not so for Baltimore native Ju'Not Joyner. Joyner has auditioned twice in the past two years for the hit reality TV show and made it to the Hollywood round each time. Last year, a soulful rendition of Elton John's "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" wasn't enough to keep him from being cut. Ever persistent, Joyner practiced harder and auditioned for the show again. He sang a down-beat take on the hit single "Hey There Delilah," impressing the judges.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | July 16, 2004
Baltimore native Bernard Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the men's 200 meters at the 2004 Olympic trials at Sacramento State University Friday night. Williams, a Carver grad and former University of Florida star, finished in 20.26 seconds to claim second place in his qualifying heat, the third of the evening. Shawn Crawford won the heat in 19.88. The 200-meter quarterfinals will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. PST, with the semifinals to follow at 2:17 p.m. The final is slated for 5:38 p.m. Sunday July 16, 2004, 9:32 PM EDT
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By Sam Borden and Sam Borden,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2000
WILMINGTON, Del. - Baltimore native Tina Barrett now calls Phoenix home, and for the most part she's quite happy living in Arizona with her husband of seven years, Dan Friedman. The downside, she admits, is that the chances of finding steamed crabs in the desert are about as likely as finding a cactus in Baltimore. "I have brothers and sisters in Baltimore, so I get up there sometimes," said the 1988 Maryland State Amateur champion, who is planning a visit to the city between this week's McDonald's LPGA Championship and next week's tournament in Atlantic City, N.J. "I still love the Orioles and follow them, and I still love those crabs!"
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | March 23, 2000
Courtney B. Wilson, a Baltimore native and an expert on trains, has been named executive director of the B&O Railroad Museum, museum officials said yesterday. After a national search that considered more than 50 candidates, the museum's board of directors chose a known quantity. Wilson was the museum's interim director while the six-month search took place, and before that he had been the museum's chief curator since 1997. "The institution knows who I am," Wilson said yesterday. Museum spokeswoman Christine Broda-Bahm said one reason for choosing Wilson was his commitment to making the railroad complex more family-friendly.
NEWS
April 8, 1992
Rev. R. M. CoolahanChaplain, teacherThe Rev. Richard M. Coolahan, S. J., who had been a hospital chaplain, teacher and Jesuit official, died Saturday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 80.Father Coolahan had lived in retirement at the Jesuit Provincial residence in Roland Park since 1990.A Mass of Christian burial for Father Coolahan was offered at 11 a.m. yesterday at St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Roman Catholic Church, 10800 Old Court Road, Woodstock.For seven years before his retirement, he was chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
NEWS
June 28, 1998
Elizabeth V. Blackwell, 80, homemaker, Baltimore nativeElizabeth V. Blackwell, a homemaker and Baltimore native, died Tuesday of heart failure at Lorien Frankford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was 80.A resident of West Baltimore for most of her life, the former Elizabeth Finney was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She married James Blackwell in 1936.She enjoyed reading and card playing.Services are scheduled for 6: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.
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By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
NEW YORK CITY - Kevin Liles is riding high. On a bright August afternoon, the Baltimore-born entertainment mogul is ensconced 35 stories above midtown Manhattan, enjoying lunch at one of the city's most exclusive hotels, the Mandarin Oriental. The restaurant is a favorite spot for the music impresario, who is dining with his mother and two of his three children. "There's so much I want to do," says the 46-year-old entrepreneur and former Warner Music Group executive.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday. Jordan Low, a 19-year-old sharpshooter in Israel's Golani Brigade, was one of 15 soldiers investigating what they believed was a Hamas weapons cache in northern Gaza on Sunday when two rockets struck the building, according to Jeffrey Low of Pikesville. Jordan Low suffered injuries consistent with smoke inhalation, his father said. He was recovering Monday in the intensive care unit at Rabin Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2014
Baltimore native Joey Odoms, who returned this summer from duty in Afghanistan as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, will be the next national anthem singer for the Ravens. He was selected from among eight finalists who sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a jury last week at M&T Bank Stadium. "I'm pretty excited," said Odoms, 25, a songwriter and former 911 operator who grew up in Reservoir Hill and did some acting on HBO's "The Wire. " Meg Sippey, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's artistic planning manager, was among the judges.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Tariq Abu Khdeir, the 15-year-old Baltimore native who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police in East Jerusalem this month, has returned home. Abu Khdeir, who now lives in Florida, arrived at Tampa International Airport late Wednesday to cheers from family and friends. He told reporters he felt good; the bruises on his face that led the State Department to express shock and Israeli authorities to launch an investigation had faded significantly. Abu Khdeir, who lived his first dozen years in Baltimore and still has many relatives in Maryland, called the incident "the scariest thing that has happened to me. " He told reporters he believes his story attracted attention only because he is a U.S. citizen.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
From a home base in Houston, federal authorities say, a Remington native has been directing a cross-country drug operation that shipped large quantities of heroin to Baltimore, New York, New Orleans and elsewhere. Fred Douglas Brooks III, 46, had already served two federal prison terms for drug trafficking when he allegedly launched a new venture despite having betrayed a crew of Mexican suppliers by testifying against them in 2005. The latest business - a "high-level, interstate narcotics-trafficking and money-laundering operation," according to federal prosecutors in Louisiana - flourished until his arrest June 30 in Houston, authorities say. At least 16 people, including Brooks, have been charged in connection with the case; seven are charged in U.S. District Court in Maryland.
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By James Abraham | July 2, 2014
I returned to my old community of West Baltimore, under the shadow of Bon Secours Hospital near the intersection of West Fayette and North Payson streets, to visit a native I had not seen for three decades. David Brown, who lived across the alley from me in the old neighborhood, had years ago opened a small store directly across from the sprawling hospital. The New Fayette Street Market & Deli is like a small fortress, with a Plexiglas bastion from which he can sell sundries and essentials in blackest night or brightest day. In one corner of his store is a small desk with two computers, which provide neighborhood kids with a window to a world far removed from the blasted buildings and broken streets of the community.
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By Jean Marbella | May 25, 1991
Her autobiography says she was born in Baltimore. A friend recalls her pointing out a place in Baltimore and saying that's where she was born. Her obituary called her a Baltimore native.So an upcoming book claiming that Billie Holiday actually was born in Philadelphia has been met with more than a little skepticism in Baltimore."That's news to me," said Earl Arnett, a writer, teacher and judge of the Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition that Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke began last year as a "living memorial" to the nearly legendary local daughter.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 1, 2007
The American Basketball Association announced yesterday that it would return to the city of Baltimore in the fall under the leadership of businesswoman Kia Feaster. "We've always felt that Baltimore could be, should be, a premier city for the ABA with the right ownership," ABA chief executive officer Joe Newman said in a news release. "Kia attended the ABA league meeting in April, and we have no doubt about her ability and commitment." Baltimore native Kirk Mitchell will be director of operations and head coach.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Kevin Liles, a West Baltimore native who became the president of Def Jam records, is slated to receive a national award Wednesday evening for his philanthropic work. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is to present the Congressional Award Foundation's Horizon Award to Liles at a ceremony at Washington's Hyatt Regency, according to Cummings' office. The entertainment mogul's local foundation, Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore, hosts an annual back-to-school fair. He also sponsors summer sessions on college campuses for disadvantaged teenagers through his Make It Happen Foundation.
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