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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
A bronze statue of Baltimore's first African-American mayor can join a statue of former Mayor William Donald Schaefer on the west shore of the Inner Harbor, a municipal panel ruled Wednesday. Baltimore's Public Art Commission voted 6-0 to allow a city-owned parcel near the Maryland Science Center to become the permanent setting for an 8-foot-tall statue of the late Clarence H. Du Burns. The one-time high school locker room attendant rose through the ranks of city government and was mayor for 11 months in 1987.
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Sports Digest | June 14, 2014
Boxing Nelson to fight Woods in WIBA bout June 28 at Du Burns Arena Undefeated multidivision world champion Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson of Ashburn, Va., will defend her Women's International Boxing Association welterweight belt against Nicole Woods of Atlanta on June 28 in the main event of a Ponytail Promotions card at Du Burns Arena. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds. Baltimore's Willie "For Real" Williams (13-7-2, four knockouts) will battle Frankie "Freight Train" Filippone 15-4-1, two KOs)
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2012
Three years after an Inner Harbor statue of William Donald Schaefer was unveiled, admirers of the city's first African-American mayor want to erect a statue of him nearby. A nonprofit foundation created to honor the late Clarence "Du" Burns, who succeeded Schaefer, is asking the city for permission to place an 8-foot-tall statue on the Inner Harbor's west shore, 800 feet south of the Schaefer statue. "What we want to do is tell Du's story, not just that he was the first African-American mayor of Baltimore but the role he played in the creation of the Inner Harbor" and other economic development initiatives, said Sean D. Burns, a local attorney who heads the Clarence "Du" Burns Memorial Fund Inc. "It's been a long time coming.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
For more than a decade, First Thursdays, the popular free concert series organized by Towson University's public radio station WTMD, has regularly filled West Mount Vernon Park with thousands of music fans during the summer.  The soundtrack will be similar this year, but the location will not, as WTMD is in the process of moving First Thursdays from Mount Vernon to Canton, according to the station's general manager Stephen Yasko.  The deal...
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | June 30, 1991
In the cool of an air-conditioned room, Clarence "Du" Burns leans back and calmly reaches for an anecdote."They told me," he says, " 'Don't go to Hampden.' "Immediately, the premise of the story is beautiful: Black man, white neighborhood, dawn of Du's long political career. He's running for City Council back then, so nobody in Hampden knows who he is yet."They told me," he says, " 'If you don't go into Hampden, nobody'll know you're black. They'll just see your name on the ballot, and they'll think you're Irish, and they'll vote for you.' "Everybody around Du Burns laughs.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2004
In his professional debut nearly three months ago at Du Burns Arena, Mike Paschall won fans with an array of moves, including the bolo punch. The middleweight also won the judges, who awarded him a unanimous decision over Mike Guttrick on May 14. But thanks to a deep gash over his right eye from the accidental head butt he suffered during the fight, Paschall looked like anything but the winner. "They closed it with six stitches, but I took them out myself after a week," said Paschall, 24, who did not spar for 30 days after the fight.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | July 31, 1993
The Baltimore Bays are going indoors.After finishing 5-11 in the U.S. Interregional Soccer League's outdoor season and missing the playoffs, the Bays are planning for an indoor season that will run from mid-November through February.With what coach Kevin Healey calls "pretty much the same team we had this summer," the Bays will play "about 16 games" against a division of USISL teams yet to be determined.Outdoor Atlantic Division opponents Greensboro (N.C.), Charleston (S.C.) and Delaware are possibilities.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 14, 2003
CLARENCE H. Du Burns was the city of Baltimore's road not taken. He was one of those black people scuffling through the generations in shabby housing and jobs beneath their abilities, and he refused to let racism defeat or embitter him. And then, when he finally asked to be elected mayor on his own terms, he was rejected as a symbol of a discarded past. He deserved better all his life. He died Sunday night, at 84, having spent his final years worrying that he had become a forgotten political footnote instead of a force of history.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2001
World heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman of Baltimore announced yesterday the tentative details of a promotional tour for his title rematch with Lennox Lewis, including an appearance by both boxers at the Aug. 31 Ravens-Giants preseason game at noon and a fight card that night at Du Burns Arena. The five-day tour will begin Tuesday in New York, followed by daily stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Baltimore before finishing in London - Lewis' hometown - on Sept. 1. Rahman (35-2, 29 knockouts)
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 30, 2002
Having amassed a 33-game winning streak in five tournaments since December, an amateur soccer team representing Baltimore's Du Burns Arena is in South Korea, competing for the United States in the Hyundai Cup world five-on-five outdoor championships. Team Du Burns earned the right to play in the outdoor tournament sponsored by the carmaker by winning a 16-team national tournament April 29 in San Jose, Calif. The seven-member team, which plays most of its games indoors at Baltimore's Du Burns Arena in Canton, is made up of former semipro and college players who have known each a long time and who play often.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
A weekend festival in Canton that promised classes on bondage, role play and other sexual techniques has been canceled after the new operators of the Clarence H. Du Burns Arena idecided the erotic exposition was not appropriate at a facility also used for children's sports practices. The organizers of the Touch of Flavor event sued the arena's managers this week, saying that their contract was breached. They also made an unsuccessful bid for a restraining order that would have let the festival go on. The two-day event was to have featured classes on the use of hot wax, sex-dungeon safety and "Rope Bondage You Can Actually Use. " "We feel like there's been a great interest due to books and things that have come out," said Cassie Fuller, one of the organizers.
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By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2013
The Baltimore Bombers scored the final five goals Sunday to win their first-ever home game, 12-8 over the Rhode Island Kingfish at Du Burns Arena. With the Bombers trailing 8-7, captain Dan Marohl (St. Mary's, UMBC) started the run by scoring off a feed from former Stevenson men's assistant coach Jordan Kenney with 6:52 left. Devan Spilker put the Bombers in front 48 seconds later with an unassisted tally on a spectacular diving shot across the front of the goal crease. Kenney, a forward, capped the scoring on a pick-and-roll play with former Baltimore Bayhawk Matt Alrich (Calvert Hall)
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By Jon Fogg, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2013
Andrew Wasik scored 3:17 into overtime on a two-man advantage to give the Baltimore Bombers a 17-16 win in their North American Lacrosse League franchise debut against the Boston Rockhoppers before about 1,300 fans at New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass., on Saturday night. The Bombers came back from a 14-12 deficit heading into the fourth quarter to take a 16-14 lead in the final period of regulation before the Rockhoppers (1-1) tied it at 16 on a goal by Tim Fallon with 2:47 left, sending the contest to a 15-minute, sudden-death extra session.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
A bronze statue of Baltimore's first African-American mayor can join a statue of former Mayor William Donald Schaefer on the west shore of the Inner Harbor, a municipal panel ruled Wednesday. Baltimore's Public Art Commission voted 6-0 to allow a city-owned parcel near the Maryland Science Center to become the permanent setting for an 8-foot-tall statue of the late Clarence H. Du Burns. The one-time high school locker room attendant rose through the ranks of city government and was mayor for 11 months in 1987.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2012
Three years after an Inner Harbor statue of William Donald Schaefer was unveiled, admirers of the city's first African-American mayor want to erect a statue of him nearby. A nonprofit foundation created to honor the late Clarence "Du" Burns, who succeeded Schaefer, is asking the city for permission to place an 8-foot-tall statue on the Inner Harbor's west shore, 800 feet south of the Schaefer statue. "What we want to do is tell Du's story, not just that he was the first African-American mayor of Baltimore but the role he played in the creation of the Inner Harbor" and other economic development initiatives, said Sean D. Burns, a local attorney who heads the Clarence "Du" Burns Memorial Fund Inc. "It's been a long time coming.
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Sports Digest | October 18, 2012
Boxing Perry Hall students are VIPs for anti-bullying card Jake Smith 's Baltimore Boxing Promotions announced that it has donated a first-row VIP table to Perry Hall High School students for Saturday's "Bully Beatdown" fight card at Du Burns Arena. A shooting on the first day of school there Aug. 27 critically injured student Daniel Borowy ; a Baltimore County grand jury has indicted 15-year-old Robert W. Gladden Jr. on 29 counts in the incident. All the guests from Perry Hall will be seated ringside for a special evening of Olympic-style boxing and anti-bullying awareness.
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By Steven Kivinski | September 3, 1994
The Baltimore Bays will take on the Greensboro Dynamo in their United States Interregional Indoor Soccer League home opener on Nov. 12 at Clarence Du Burns Arena in Canton, the team announced yesterday.The Bays, who went 13-1 last season and finished third in the nation after losing to the Chattanooga Express, 8-6, in the first round of the playoffs, will play 10 home games as a member of the league's realigned Northern Division.Among some of the other teams visiting Du Burns Arena this year are the Boston Storm, Long Island Roughriders, New York Fever, Washington Mustangs and the three-time defending indoor champion Atlanta Magic.
NEWS
January 14, 2003
Baltimore's third annual parade in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place Monday, with "Keeping the Faith" as its theme, Mayor Martin O'Malley announced yesterday. The parade will begin at noon - regardless of the weather - and proceed along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Eutaw to Baltimore streets, lasting about two hours, organizers said. The reviewing stand will be at Franklin Street. The parade will feature a tribute to Clarence H. Du Burns, the first black mayor of Baltimore, who died Sunday.
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Sports Digest | October 8, 2012
College soccer Navy women extend streak to 15 with OT win Freshman Kaylie Davidson scored in overtime to send host Navy past Lehigh, 1-0, on Sunday as the Midshipmen (15-1, 3-0 Patriot League) won their 15th straight game, the longest active women's soccer winning streak in the nation. Junior midfielder Brittany Fruin sent a corner kick into the box in the closing minutes of the first overtime, and sophomore defender Jade Seabrook headed the ball to Davidson, who struck the ball on the volley into the right side of the net at 98:30.
SPORTS
By Brian Waters and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
After a seven-month hiatus, Real Championship Wrestling makes its return to the Du Burns Arena with RCW Reloaded on Saturday. RCW, an independent wrestling promotion based in Baltimore, was formed in June 2009 by Brad Vance and several wrestling talents, including Ruckus, Derek Frazier and others from Maryland. The company hosted its first show - “The Takeover” - June 14, 2009. Since then, RCW has become a tour de force in Maryland and in East Coast independent wrestling, with names such as The Briscoe Brothers, The Osirian Portal, Shiima Zion (TNA's Zima Ion)
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