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By SUN STAFF | August 24, 1999
Let's get this moving again.Lawrence A. Bell III -- LAB, as he's known on his own campaign schedule -- is working Northeast Market on a Saturday morning, shaking hands and repeating, almost mantra-like, "Need your help. Sure need your help. Tell your friends. I'd appreciate your help."His supporters swarm around him, easily identified by the white "Team Bell" T-shirts and, for a lucky few, the white Bell polo shirts. When Bell takes too much time with a voter, or gets bogged down in a constituent's conversation, one of the white-shirted people will prod him along, or become a literal handler, grabbing him under his arm and pushing him forward.
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By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | July 18, 2006
For a long time after Baltimore's 1999 mayoral race ended, people wondered what happened to Lawrence A. Bell III. The former City Council president entered the campaign as a frontrunner, then lost the Democratic primary to Martin O'Malley after a series of high-profile missteps. Shortly after his defeat, Bell seemingly disappeared. Rumors placed him in Atlanta, maybe hosting a radio show, but they were never confirmed. Now Bell is plotting his political comeback. He's running for the West Baltimore state Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic incumbent Sen. Ralph M. Hughes.
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July 13, 1995
Another article Tuesday should have stated that an incident in which bottles and batteries were thrown at Councilmen Lawrence A. Bell III and Martin O'Malley occurred at the intersection of Park Heights and Belvedere avenues.The Sun regrets the error.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | March 5, 2006
Lawrence Bell III has kept a low profile in Baltimore since 1999, when the mayoral front-runner saw his campaign collapse in a swirl of overdue condo fees, a campaign-sponsored Saks spending spree, and fake white supremacist literature. So low, in fact, that he took "Best Disappearing Act" in City Paper's Best of Baltimore 2000 issue. The paper tried to run down rumors that he was in Atlanta, College Park and elsewhere, but only ran into dead ends. Well, the search is over. Bell is back in Baltimore (assuming he ever left)
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November 11, 2005
On November 9, 2005, JUDITH LEE BELL, beloved wife of the late Wiley Lee Bell III; loving daughter of the late John S. and Lillian M. Twigg; dear sister of Shirley Martin, Betty Ruby and Barbara Raschka; also survived by many nieces, nephews and caring friends. Friends may call at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc., 7922 Wise Ave. on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mrs. Bell will lie in state in the First Lutheran Church of Gray Manor, 210 Oakwood Rd, Dundalk, on Friday from 10:30 to 11 A.M. Service will be held at 11 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
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August 13, 2002
Drummond C. Bell Sr., a Baltimore native who was retired chairman and chief executive officer of National Distillers Chemical Corp., died of respiratory failure Friday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida. He was 87, and lived in Fairfield, Conn. Raised on Linwood Avenue in East Baltimore, Mr. Bell was a 1934 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and attended the Johns Hopkins University and Loyola College. He began his career as a stock clerk at the old Montgomery Ward & Co. catalog warehouse on Monroe Street in Southwest Baltimore.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1995
Another article Wednesday should have stated that an incident in which bottles and batteries were thrown at Councilmen Lawrence A. Bell III and Martin O'Malley occurred at the intersection of Park Heights and Belvedere avenues.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore City Councilmen Lawrence A. Bell III and Martin O'Malley made a late-night tour of Park Heights Avenue yesterday in an effort to document the need for a curfew.They got a graphic demonstration of the kind of thing that convinces them one is needed when a group of youths threw batteries and soda bottles at them.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1995
Another article Wednesday should have stated that an incident in which bottles and batteries were thrown at Councilmen Lawrence A. Bell III and Martin O'Malley occurred at the intersection of Park Heights and Belvedere avenues.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore City Councilmen Lawrence A. Bell III and Martin O'Malley made a late-night tour of Park Heights Avenue yesterday in an effort to document the need for a curfew.They got a graphic demonstration of the kind of thing that convinces them one is needed when a group of youths threw batteries and soda bottles at them.
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September 27, 1997
RAISED VOICES, bared fists, name-calling -- just another meeting of the Baltimore City Council. Such storminess has happened often enough in recent years for Council President Lawrence A. Bell III to issue a code of conduct for members. Good for him.Perhaps the council will be more passive since its meetings apparently will no longer be televised on cable TV, that city department having succumbed to the budget ax. But Mr. Bell is taking no chances. Among other things, he is ordering these elected officials to refrain from impugning the character of other members, refer to one another only as ''council person'' or ''colleague,'' and to sit down and be quiet when the president is trying to speak.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1995
Lawrence A. Bell III, the Democratic nominee for president of the Baltimore City Council, is being fined $20 a day until he files his latest campaign finance report, a state election official said yesterday.Mr. Bell is the only one among three Republican and three Democratic candidates for citywide offices of mayor, council president and comptroller who failed to meet Friday's filing deadline."It'll be in [today,]" Mr. Bell, a 4th District councilman, said after being questioned about the missing document.
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November 11, 2005
On November 9, 2005, JUDITH LEE BELL, beloved wife of the late Wiley Lee Bell III; loving daughter of the late John S. and Lillian M. Twigg; dear sister of Shirley Martin, Betty Ruby and Barbara Raschka; also survived by many nieces, nephews and caring friends. Friends may call at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc., 7922 Wise Ave. on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mrs. Bell will lie in state in the First Lutheran Church of Gray Manor, 210 Oakwood Rd, Dundalk, on Friday from 10:30 to 11 A.M. Service will be held at 11 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
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August 13, 2002
Drummond C. Bell Sr., a Baltimore native who was retired chairman and chief executive officer of National Distillers Chemical Corp., died of respiratory failure Friday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida. He was 87, and lived in Fairfield, Conn. Raised on Linwood Avenue in East Baltimore, Mr. Bell was a 1934 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and attended the Johns Hopkins University and Loyola College. He began his career as a stock clerk at the old Montgomery Ward & Co. catalog warehouse on Monroe Street in Southwest Baltimore.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | September 2, 1999
Browsing the brie torte and sundried tomato capellini at the deli counter of Eddie's of Roland Park, the shoppers of North Baltimore were talking about the mayor's race and revealing their political tastes.As the customers pondered how they would vote on primary election day, many found themselves thinking more about the character of the candidates than their promises -- reasoning that promises can be broken.They seemed to see the virtues of the candidates and the challenges faced by the city as relevant to one another.
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By SUN STAFF | August 24, 1999
Let's get this moving again.Lawrence A. Bell III -- LAB, as he's known on his own campaign schedule -- is working Northeast Market on a Saturday morning, shaking hands and repeating, almost mantra-like, "Need your help. Sure need your help. Tell your friends. I'd appreciate your help."His supporters swarm around him, easily identified by the white "Team Bell" T-shirts and, for a lucky few, the white Bell polo shirts. When Bell takes too much time with a voter, or gets bogged down in a constituent's conversation, one of the white-shirted people will prod him along, or become a literal handler, grabbing him under his arm and pushing him forward.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1999
City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III made the first foray into television advertising by a mayoral candidate yesterday with a commercial on his crime-fighting efforts in the city.In the 30-second campaign spot, Bell is seen walking and talking with city police officers and residents, mostly on Baltimore streets. Only the voice of Gary McLhinney, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, is heard as he lists Bell's accomplishments in office. The union has endorsed Bell's mayoral bid."
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1999
The disruption of mayoral hopeful Martin O'Malley's endorsement ceremony Thursday by supporters of his opponent, City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III, drew criticism yesterday from veteran politicians, including one of Bell's aides."
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By Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields and Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1999
POLITICAL consultant Julius Henson, who is known for his tough, abrasive style, is claiming that he's a target of a political assault.Henson, who is facing charges of failing to properly maintain one of his rental properties, said he has become a target of political strategist Larry S. Gibson in the fight for work from mayoral hopeful Lawrence A. Bell III's campaign.Bell hired Henson as a general consultant for his campaign in February. Henson said Gibson, who ran Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's campaigns, also has been a consultant for Bell, which the candidate has regularly denied.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
U.S. Rep. Kweisi Mfume, one of Baltimore's best-known political figures, threw his support to Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke yesterday, promising to work hard for his re-election in the final days of the hard-fought mayoral race.Four days after asserting his independence in the close primary contest between Mr. Schmoke and City Council President Mary Pat Clarke, Mr. Mfume came out squarely for the mayor at a rally in West Baltimore."I ain't here by default, I'm here by design," the 7th District Democrat told nearly 200 cheering Schmoke supporters.
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By Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields and Ivan Penn and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1999
POLITICAL consultant Julius Henson, who is known for his tough, abrasive style, is claiming that he's a target of a political assault.Henson, who is facing charges of failing to properly maintain one of his rental properties, said he has become a target of political strategist Larry S. Gibson in the fight for work from mayoral hopeful Lawrence A. Bell III's campaign.Bell hired Henson as a general consultant for his campaign in February. Henson said Gibson, who ran Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's campaigns, also has been a consultant for Bell, which the candidate has regularly denied.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1999
Six years ago, City Councilmen Lawrence A. Bell III and Martin O'Malley shackled their political futures together, bonding as tag-team rebels against the Schmoke administration.Whether challenging pugnacious city Housing Commissioner Daniel P. Henson III or Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier, the two young politicians rose to the forefront of their 19-member council class.They earned the nickname "Batman and Robin" for urging the city to adopt tougher crime-fighting strategies and galvanized their defiant council dominance by working together four years ago to ensure an upset victory for Bell in the race for council president.
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