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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | October 28, 2008
Frederick L. "Speed" Shelton, a retired Social Security Administration worker and president of the Cloverdale Baltimore Basketball Association, died of a heart attack Oct. 21 at St. Agnes Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 74. Mr. Shelton was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1953 from Douglass High School, where he was on the school's basketball team. Mr. Shelton worked as a claims clerk for SSA until retiring in 2004. In 1955, Mr. Shelton and his brother, Milton "Tea" Shelton, founded the Baltimore Rams Organization, a semipro football team that operated in the 1950s and 1960s.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | October 28, 2008
Frederick L. "Speed" Shelton, a retired Social Security Administration worker and president of the Cloverdale Baltimore Basketball Association, died of a heart attack Oct. 21 at St. Agnes Hospital. The West Baltimore resident was 74. Mr. Shelton was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1953 from Douglass High School, where he was on the school's basketball team. Mr. Shelton worked as a claims clerk for SSA until retiring in 2004. In 1955, Mr. Shelton and his brother, Milton "Tea" Shelton, founded the Baltimore Rams Organization, a semipro football team that operated in the 1950s and 1960s.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 5, 1998
CLOVERDALE, Calif. -- A teen-ager whose Sonoma County, Calif., home was raided by FBI agents last week still has secret access to at least 100 government and private sites and claims his cyber pals will start hacking them in retaliation for his treatment by the government and media reports, according to interviews he gave to an online security expert.One of those sites -- a Santa Rosa, Calif., Internet service provider whose owner had publicly criticized the youth and his alleged accomplice, known as TooShort -- was hacked Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
By JULIE BELL and JULIE BELL,SUN REPORTER | July 2, 2006
Hundreds turned out at West Baltimore's sun-splashed Cloverdale Courts yesterday as NBA star Carmelo Anthony returned to host a youth tournament and family day in the park where he played growing up. The Denver Nuggets forward cheered participants in his three-on-three basketball tournament from a folding chair under the backboard and cut up with old friends after arriving on a tour bus. Later, he softly answered questions from the dozen or so local and...
NEWS
By JULIE BELL and JULIE BELL,SUN REPORTER | July 2, 2006
Hundreds turned out at West Baltimore's sun-splashed Cloverdale Courts yesterday as NBA star Carmelo Anthony returned to host a youth tournament and family day in the park where he played growing up. The Denver Nuggets forward cheered participants in his three-on-three basketball tournament from a folding chair under the backboard and cut up with old friends after arriving on a tour bus. Later, he softly answered questions from the dozen or so local and...
FEATURES
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2005
The way people flock to Lorenzo Plater with $1 bills in hand each day at Cloverdale Playground, you would think he owned an ice cream truck. Instead, in return for the cash, the Cloverdale/Baltimore Basketball Association commissioner doles out brightly colored rental jerseys. Players of all ages scoop them up and go away eager to contribute to the flavor of the playground's summer basketball league. You can catch a pickup game year-round at the playground just across from Druid Hill Park in Reservoir Hill, a venue known for drawing top local basketball talent.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | December 7, 1993
PETALUMA, Calif. -- The man accused of kidnapping Polly Klaas reportedly has told police that she was alive and hidden nearby when Sonoma County sheriff's deputies questioned him about 90 minutes after the 12-year-old girl's abduction.But Petaluma police Sgt. Mike Kerns was quick to say yesterday that police have no way of knowing if what twice-convicted kidnapper Richard Allen Davis said is true, labeling such reports "pure speculation."Sources familiar with the investigation said the suspect told officers that he made a second trip to the Pythian Road scene where deputies, unaware of Polly's kidnapping, initially searched his car and helped pull his '79 Pinto from a ditch in the early hours of Oct. 2.Mr.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 30, 2004
ON THE front page of the morning newspaper, the salaries of Gary Williams and Ralph Friedgen were posted like a war bulletin. Mike Plater stood there in the sunlight of the Cloverdale Playground, at McCulloh and Cloverdale just off Druid Hill Park, and said he didn't want to talk about it. He watched a bunch of guys shooting baskets on three courts. Even their sweetest athletic dreams don't connect with the world of Williams and Friedgen, the high-end capitalist coaches at the University of Maryland.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1998
Randy Devers' admirers still marvel at the game about five years ago in which he scored 60 points in a rec league at the Cloverdale basketball courts. He hit every shot that night during his team's 65-61 victory."He had all of the points, but he didn't have any -- not one -- assist. That never was part of his game," joked Carl Dubois of Baltimore, a longtime friend and basketball partner. "Every time he got his hands on the ball," he made a shot.Mr. Devers, 47, a local legend in Baltimore playground basketball for more than three decades, died Saturday of heart failure at his West Baltimore home.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SARAH MARSTON | June 29, 2006
FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL Take a trip to the National Mall in Washington tomorrow or throughout the coming week to experience the Smithsonian's annual Folklife Festival. The festival celebrates folk culture with music, dance, traditional foods, performances, crafts, cooking demonstrations, storytelling and illustrations. Scholars and Smithsonian curators will lead discussions of cultural issues. Tomorrow night at 6, the Latin band El Grupo Ansiedad performs on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SARAH MARSTON | June 29, 2006
FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL Take a trip to the National Mall in Washington tomorrow or throughout the coming week to experience the Smithsonian's annual Folklife Festival. The festival celebrates folk culture with music, dance, traditional foods, performances, crafts, cooking demonstrations, storytelling and illustrations. Scholars and Smithsonian curators will lead discussions of cultural issues. Tomorrow night at 6, the Latin band El Grupo Ansiedad performs on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.
SPORTS
By David Steele | September 3, 2005
CARMELO Anthony comes back to Baltimore this summer with a purpose, ready and eager to put it into action. "I'm really trying to be the man in this city," he said. Anthony is much more so now, as he returns to his hometown for a major kickoff event for his charitable foundation, than he was last year, when he came back from a bad experience and soon found himself in an even worse one. By last fall, he was "the man" in a way he'd never expected: the notorious Stop Snitching underground DVD in which he'd had an unwitting cameo had become known, in some quarters, as "the Carmelo video."
FEATURES
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2005
The way people flock to Lorenzo Plater with $1 bills in hand each day at Cloverdale Playground, you would think he owned an ice cream truck. Instead, in return for the cash, the Cloverdale/Baltimore Basketball Association commissioner doles out brightly colored rental jerseys. Players of all ages scoop them up and go away eager to contribute to the flavor of the playground's summer basketball league. You can catch a pickup game year-round at the playground just across from Druid Hill Park in Reservoir Hill, a venue known for drawing top local basketball talent.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | April 30, 2004
ON THE front page of the morning newspaper, the salaries of Gary Williams and Ralph Friedgen were posted like a war bulletin. Mike Plater stood there in the sunlight of the Cloverdale Playground, at McCulloh and Cloverdale just off Druid Hill Park, and said he didn't want to talk about it. He watched a bunch of guys shooting baskets on three courts. Even their sweetest athletic dreams don't connect with the world of Williams and Friedgen, the high-end capitalist coaches at the University of Maryland.
NEWS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 5, 1998
CLOVERDALE, Calif. -- A teen-ager whose Sonoma County, Calif., home was raided by FBI agents last week still has secret access to at least 100 government and private sites and claims his cyber pals will start hacking them in retaliation for his treatment by the government and media reports, according to interviews he gave to an online security expert.One of those sites -- a Santa Rosa, Calif., Internet service provider whose owner had publicly criticized the youth and his alleged accomplice, known as TooShort -- was hacked Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1998
Randy Devers' admirers still marvel at the game about five years ago in which he scored 60 points in a rec league at the Cloverdale basketball courts. He hit every shot that night during his team's 65-61 victory."He had all of the points, but he didn't have any -- not one -- assist. That never was part of his game," joked Carl Dubois of Baltimore, a longtime friend and basketball partner. "Every time he got his hands on the ball," he made a shot.Mr. Devers, 47, a local legend in Baltimore playground basketball for more than three decades, died Saturday of heart failure at his West Baltimore home.
SPORTS
By David Steele | September 3, 2005
CARMELO Anthony comes back to Baltimore this summer with a purpose, ready and eager to put it into action. "I'm really trying to be the man in this city," he said. Anthony is much more so now, as he returns to his hometown for a major kickoff event for his charitable foundation, than he was last year, when he came back from a bad experience and soon found himself in an even worse one. By last fall, he was "the man" in a way he'd never expected: the notorious Stop Snitching underground DVD in which he'd had an unwitting cameo had become known, in some quarters, as "the Carmelo video."
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | July 26, 1992
It's Sunday, sports fans, and that means it's "smorgasbrowse" time. For those of you new to this game, what I do is run a whole bunch of "Q's and A's," plus some notes, and wait for your response.You may add, delete, criticize, praise, ask or answer anything you read here. To communicate, just dial up the 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499, any time.Let's start with a big surprise question:* How about the Gunning's Crabhouse/Winner Distributing Co.-sponsored 50-and-over men's basketball team winning lastweekend's Baltimore City Hoops Tournament for the benefit of Cystic Fibrosis on the Oriole Park at Camden Yards parking lot?
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | December 7, 1993
PETALUMA, Calif. -- The man accused of kidnapping Polly Klaas reportedly has told police that she was alive and hidden nearby when Sonoma County sheriff's deputies questioned him about 90 minutes after the 12-year-old girl's abduction.But Petaluma police Sgt. Mike Kerns was quick to say yesterday that police have no way of knowing if what twice-convicted kidnapper Richard Allen Davis said is true, labeling such reports "pure speculation."Sources familiar with the investigation said the suspect told officers that he made a second trip to the Pythian Road scene where deputies, unaware of Polly's kidnapping, initially searched his car and helped pull his '79 Pinto from a ditch in the early hours of Oct. 2.Mr.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | July 26, 1992
It's Sunday, sports fans, and that means it's "smorgasbrowse" time. For those of you new to this game, what I do is run a whole bunch of "Q's and A's," plus some notes, and wait for your response.You may add, delete, criticize, praise, ask or answer anything you read here. To communicate, just dial up the 24-hour Sportsline, 647-2499, any time.Let's start with a big surprise question:* How about the Gunning's Crabhouse/Winner Distributing Co.-sponsored 50-and-over men's basketball team winning lastweekend's Baltimore City Hoops Tournament for the benefit of Cystic Fibrosis on the Oriole Park at Camden Yards parking lot?
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