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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 30, 2011
Howard "Moe" Bartholow, the retired president of the Diamond Cab Co., who worked in the transportation industry for nearly 60 years, died of cancer Aug. 25 at his Timonium home. He was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised on Savage Street near the Bayview section, he attended the John Ruhrah School and was a 1950 graduate of Patterson Park High School. His stepfather, Al Weinstein, was an official of the Diamond Cab Co., and they worked together for many years. Mr. Bartholow began working at the cab business in the 1940s, when it was located on Greenmount Avenue on the site of the Waverly Towers Shopping Center.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 30, 2011
Howard "Moe" Bartholow, the retired president of the Diamond Cab Co., who worked in the transportation industry for nearly 60 years, died of cancer Aug. 25 at his Timonium home. He was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised on Savage Street near the Bayview section, he attended the John Ruhrah School and was a 1950 graduate of Patterson Park High School. His stepfather, Al Weinstein, was an official of the Diamond Cab Co., and they worked together for many years. Mr. Bartholow began working at the cab business in the 1940s, when it was located on Greenmount Avenue on the site of the Waverly Towers Shopping Center.
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November 9, 1990
Services for Samuel A. Hartman, a taxicab owner and former president of the Diamond Cab Co., will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Loring Byers funeral establishment, 8728 Liberty Road.Mr. Hartman, who was 87 and lived on Chesterfield Avenue, died Wednesday at the Meridian Nursing Center/Multi-Medical of complications after surgery.He began driving a cab in the mid-1920s and soon became a charter member of the Association of Independent Taxi Operators, which became the Diamond Cab Co.Mr. Hartman was president of the company in the 1930s and 1940s and managed the Diamond Cab baseball team that won the Maryland Amateur Baseball League's 1937 championship.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun reporter | April 4, 2008
Drivers from Baltimore City Cab, Diamond Cab and other companies clogged up a taxi stand yesterday on the side of Penn Station usually reserved for Yellow Cab taxis, protesting that company's exclusive rights contracts to pick up passengers at many downtown hotels, hospitals and other places in the city. About 20 drivers took part in the protest, which was organized in response to what many of them say is the newest exclusive deal awarded Yellow Cab at the downtown Renaissance Hotel. Protesters said the hotel had allowed all taxi companies to pick up passengers before March 24, the day an exclusive-rights contract Renaissance officials signed with Yellow Cab went into effect.
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November 9, 1990
Samuel A. Hartman, a taxicab owner and former president of the Diamond Cab Co., died Wednesday at the Meridian Nursing Center/Multi-Medical of complications after surgery. He was 87 and lived on Chesterfield Avenue.Services for Mr. Hartman were being held today at the Loring Byers funeral establishment, 8728 Liberty Road.He began driving a cab in the mid-1920s and soon became a charter member of the Association of Independent Taxi Operators, which became the Diamond Cab Co.Mr. Hartman was president of the company in the 1930s and 1940s and managed the Diamond Cab baseball team that won the Maryland Amateur Baseball League's 1937 championship.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Evening Sun Staff Bruce Reid and William B. Talbott contributed to this story | October 8, 1990
Police have no suspects or motive in the shooting of a Diamond Cab driver, who was shot in the head yesterday when his cab was fired on by four men in a passing vehicle.The cabbie, Wilbur Glascoe, 62, of the 5000 block of Durham Road in Columbia, was listed in critical condition today at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.Glascoe was shot about 12:45 a.m. at Biddle Street and Maryland Avenue, police said. A passenger suffered minor injuries during the incident but the other passenger was unharmed.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff | September 25, 1990
A 66-year-old Diamond Cab driver was found fatally shot last night in his cab in Cherry Hill, where he had gone to pick up a fare, city police said.It was the third slaying of a cabbie this year and the second involving a driver for Diamond.Police, responding to a report of shots being fired about 9:30 p.m., found the body of James Armstead Lewis behind the wheel of his cab on Swale Road, a one-block street off Southland Road.Lewis, of the 2800 block of Clifton Ave., was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, said homicide Detective Michael Crutchfield.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Richard Irwin contributed to this article | June 18, 1997
Something about the radio call caused Baltimore County police Chief Terrence Sheridan's ears to perk up as he drove back to his office after lunch yesterday.Minutes later, the former state trooper was eyeing a bank robbery suspect in a Diamond Cab on York Road near Towson State University.Sheridan radioed for help, followed the cab and assisted in the arrest, helping to halt traffic in the 6400 block of York Road about 1: 05 p.m."It's just a day's work," Sheridan, 53, said nonchalantly as he recounted the first arrest with which he has been involved since taking command of 1,600 sworn police officers last year.
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By Ginger Thompson | October 8, 1990
A 62-year-old Baltimore cab driver was at Johns Hopkins Hospital yesterday fighting for his life after being shot in the head by a group of men who drove alongside his taxi and opened fire.It was the fourth time this year that a taxi driver has been gunned down in the city.Police said they had no motive for yesterday's violence, in which Wilbur Glascoe, a Diamond Cab Company driver from Columbia, suffered one gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Glascoe was in critical condition last night at Johns Hopkins.
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October 29, 1996
Moss L. Wagner Compton, 81, member of historic boardsMoss L. Wagner Compton, who served on the boards of several historic homes, died Oct. 17 of respiratory failure at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 81.She was formerly president and board member of the historic Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis and the Hampton House Dulaney Valley.She was a member of the Junior League, the Federated Garden Clubs of America and the Society of Colonial Dames and a board member of the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1997
Donald McMillian: In Sunday's editions of The Sun, a photograph used with the obituary for Donald McMillian was incorrect. The Sun regrets the error.Donald McMillian, a former schoolteacher and city cabdriver who often gave the homeless free rides to shelters in inclement weather, died Wednesday of heart failure while visiting relatives in Atlantic City, N.J.Mr. McMillian, who was 60 and lived in East Baltimore, also would load food and old clothing in his cab to give to homeless people he saw on the streets, friends and relatives said.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1997
Morton Brotman didn't run out of interests, just the time to pursue them.In his adventuresome life, he had been a bootlegger, artist, radio repairman, shoe salesman, antiques dealer, construction worker, laboratory technician, electrician, newspaper columnist, cab company owner, inventor and psychic researcher.Mr. Brotman died of heart failure Sunday at Sinai Hospital. The Owings Mills resident was 89.Known as Morty, he had boundless energy and resilience -- he survived five heart attacks -- that drove his quest for knowledge.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Richard Irwin contributed to this article | June 18, 1997
Something about the radio call caused Baltimore County police Chief Terrence Sheridan's ears to perk up as he drove back to his office after lunch yesterday.Minutes later, the former state trooper was eyeing a bank robbery suspect in a Diamond Cab on York Road near Towson State University.Sheridan radioed for help, followed the cab and assisted in the arrest, helping to halt traffic in the 6400 block of York Road about 1: 05 p.m."It's just a day's work," Sheridan, 53, said nonchalantly as he recounted the first arrest with which he has been involved since taking command of 1,600 sworn police officers last year.
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October 29, 1996
Moss L. Wagner Compton, 81, member of historic boardsMoss L. Wagner Compton, who served on the boards of several historic homes, died Oct. 17 of respiratory failure at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 81.She was formerly president and board member of the historic Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis and the Hampton House Dulaney Valley.She was a member of the Junior League, the Federated Garden Clubs of America and the Society of Colonial Dames and a board member of the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | November 11, 1993
The Baltimore homicide unit's "Cold Case Squad" arrested a suspect yesterday in the murder of a 62-year-old cabdriver shot to death three years ago when gunmen riddled his taxi with bullets, trying to kill two of his passengers.Dontai Turner, 24, a former Coast Guardsman, was arrested at his home in the 300 block of N. Schroeder St. in West Baltimore and charged with first-degree murder and a felony handgun violation, said Detective Kevin Davis of the Cold Case Squad.Mr. Turner is charged with killing Wilbur S. Glascoe, a Diamond Cab driver from Columbia who was shot in the head Oct. 7, 1990.
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By Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbott and Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbott,Staff Writers | April 24, 1992
A Baltimore taxi driver was robbed early today by two men who forced him into the trunk of his cab while the attackers drove around Baltimore and possibly robbed two drug dealers, city police said.Police said they are looking at the possibility that today's robbery may be related to the abduction Sunday of an unlicensed cabbie, who was not injured.The victim in today's incident, Jeffrey Brink, 30, was released about 7:20 a.m. from the cab's trunk by a passer-by in the 1400 block of Ten Pin Alley, a half-block north of East Baltimore Street.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun reporter | April 4, 2008
Drivers from Baltimore City Cab, Diamond Cab and other companies clogged up a taxi stand yesterday on the side of Penn Station usually reserved for Yellow Cab taxis, protesting that company's exclusive rights contracts to pick up passengers at many downtown hotels, hospitals and other places in the city. About 20 drivers took part in the protest, which was organized in response to what many of them say is the newest exclusive deal awarded Yellow Cab at the downtown Renaissance Hotel. Protesters said the hotel had allowed all taxi companies to pick up passengers before March 24, the day an exclusive-rights contract Renaissance officials signed with Yellow Cab went into effect.
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November 9, 1990
Samuel A. Hartman, a taxicab owner and former president of the Diamond Cab Co., died Wednesday at the Meridian Nursing Center/Multi-Medical of complications after surgery. He was 87 and lived on Chesterfield Avenue.Services for Mr. Hartman were being held today at the Loring Byers funeral establishment, 8728 Liberty Road.He began driving a cab in the mid-1920s and soon became a charter member of the Association of Independent Taxi Operators, which became the Diamond Cab Co.Mr. Hartman was president of the company in the 1930s and 1940s and managed the Diamond Cab baseball team that won the Maryland Amateur Baseball League's 1937 championship.
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