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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,SUN STAFF | May 8, 2005
Everyone called him Coach. And over the course of three decades, hundreds of Dunbar High School students and athletes heard Richard "Dickie" Jerome Brown repeat his favorite quote: "A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits." Mr. Brown died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at the Keswick Multi-Care Center in Baltimore. He was 85. Born in South Baltimore, Mr. Brown was a 1937 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. He attended Coppin State Teachers College but left after two years.
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By Tim Schwartz, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
Baltimore native Lydell Henry, 36, has been around wrestling his whole life. But everywhere he went, wrestling was disappearing. A 1995 graduate of Dunbar High, Henry placed second in the Maryland Scholastic Association tournament his junior year. He went on to wrestle at Morgan State, but in 1996, the school dropped the program. In 2002, Dunbar also eliminated wrestling. To restore Baltimore as a place where wrestlers can thrive, he and Hermondoz Thompson, also a 1995 Dunbar graduate, co-founded Beat the Streets - Baltimore in 2011.
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NEWS
January 26, 2000
KIDS lose when schools become political playgrounds, when political self-interests take precedence over the three Rs. That's the bottom line in the current spat at Baltimore's Dunbar High School, where state Del. Hattie N. Harrison is asking schools chief Robert Booker to oust new principal Joyce Jennings. Dr. Booker, the school board and Mayor Martin O'Malley need to remind Delegate Harrison that the 1997 state school reform law was intended to excise petty politics from city schools, not to have every official with a few votes and an opinion running them.
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By Erica L. Green and Alexander Pyles, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Baltimore school officials are investigating hazing allegations involving the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School football program, and parents are protesting the possibility that the school's celebrated coach might be removed. School officials declined to give details about the allegations or the investigation's status, saying the inquiry is continuing. "As the CEO, my job is to come to the aid of children," interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards said in an interview. "If a child is hurt, disrespected, harmed in any form or fashion, it's my job to find out. " Edwards declined to elaborate.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,Sun Staff Writer | November 19, 1994
The story of Reginald F. Lewis, the Baltimore-born entrepreneur who made his mark on Wall Street as head of the nation's largest black-owned company, continues to inspire almost two years after his death.Family and friends of the multimillionaire shared his story with students at his high school alma mater yesterday, in a ceremony inducting Mr. Lewis into Paul Laurence Dunbar Community High School's Hall of Fame."This is where his dreams began, and Dunbar was part of that preparation," said Loida Nicolas Lewis, his widow and chief executive of TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc."
NEWS
February 3, 2000
Dunbar's principal: a victim of politicized public education? As a former Baltimore public school principal who had the good fortune of having Joyce Jennings as a classroom teacher, I was so disheartened to read The Sun's article reporting that a state delegate is seeking to have Ms. Jennings ousted after only five months as principal of Dunbar High School ("State delegate pushes to remove Dunbar principal," Jan. 25). I remember Ms. Jennings as a smart, articulate, reliable, no-nonsense teacher who provided an excellent classroom program resulting in student achievement.
SPORTS
By Special to The Sun | November 22, 1990
COLLEGE PARK -- The University of Maryland basketball team has signed a second player, Wayne Bristol of High Point High School in Beltsville, to a letter of intent.Bristol, a 6-foot-2 guard, joins Geno Soto on the list of recruits to sign with the Terrapins. Johnnie Rhodes, a 6-5 forward from Washington who orally committed to Maryland, has yet to sign.The early signing period ended yesterday.According to The Montgomery Journal, the admissions department at Maryland has yet to approve a scholarship for Rhodes since his grade-point average at Dunbar High School in Washington is under the required 2.0.
NEWS
March 17, 2006
Emanuel Montgomery, a retired Baltimore County public schools educator and principal, died of cancer March 9 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 57. Mr. Montgomery was born in Baltimore and raised on Bond Street. He was a 1966 graduate of Dunbar High School and earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1970 from what is now Morgan State University. He began teaching in 1970 at Catonsville High School and later at Lansdowne High School, where he taught and was principal of its night school.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | April 17, 1997
African dancingFeel the beat of Africa and other cultures this weekend. Dancer and storyteller Maria Broom performs a one-woman show of song and dance in the multicultural program "The Gypsy Dance Bringer" at Enoch Pratt Free Library Saturday.On Sunday, Broom plays the role of hostess as young dance talent graces the stage of Dunbar High School. The Eubie Blake Cultural Center sponsors the third annual African-American Dance Festival, with student dance groups from all over the city offering their finest routines.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | October 8, 1994
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Many times during the 1990-91 basketball season at Southwest Baptist University, coach Jerry Kirksey would leave his office well after midnight. And many times he'd find himself drawn to the barely lit gymnasium, where he'd find Ernest Hall, nearly exhausted, dribbling from one end of the court to the other."It would be 1 a.m., 2 a.m. and [Hall] would be up and down the court, baseline to baseline," Kirksey recalled. "I'd like to have a dollar for every night I found him there.
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case | May 1, 2013
There is no set criterion for a great dive bar. A dingy bar can have character. An unassuming exterior could hide a spectacular interior. Sometimes, the right jukebox is all it takes. But all great dives are unified by one factor: They possess an instantly comfortable atmosphere. That can come from a warm bartender, cheap drinks or an overall lack of pretension. The really good ones have it all. Coach's Rendezvous (which was called Rendezvous Lounge before new owner Ray Harcum took over)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Paul E. Smith, former head basketball coach at Dunbar High School and McDonogh School who later coached in Baltimore County public schools, died Monday of kidney failure at Maryland General Hospital. The Randallstown resident was 71. "Paul coached for the love of basketball and working with young people," said Ronald Belinko, who had been director of athletics for Baltimore County for 46 years until retiring earlier this year. "He knew how to work with kids and coached for all the right reasons and without any ego. " Paul Everett Smith was born in Baltimore and raised in the 2500 block of McCulloh St. He graduated in 1959 from Frederick Douglass High School, where he had been captain of the basketball and baseball teams his senior year.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
Band teacher Charles Funn's voice thundered in a classroom at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, shouting the names of familiar Southern foods as a way to help the students to find their rhythm. You can feel both, he explained, in your soul. "Fried chicken, greens, hot sauce, potato salad," Funn instructed above the small assembly of squealing trumpets and booming bass drums that clumsily converged as students struggled to raise their instruments and legs at the same time. "Grease!"
NEWS
By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | September 19, 2009
Five football players at Baltimore's Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and the mother of one student were arrested in the stabbings and beatings of a 14-year-old boy and three of his friends last weekend, Baltimore County police said Friday. Authorities were seeking two others in the Sept. 12 incident, which police believe was retaliation for an alleged attack a week earlier against the younger brother of one of the accused. The other two suspects are not on Dunbar High's football team, police said.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wright and Aaron Wright,aaron.wright@baltsun.com | June 10, 2009
Tommy Polley has played in his share of big games at the highest level before millions of viewers, but he was admittedly nervous when he entered the Dunbar High School gymnasium Tuesday before an audience of about 200 current and former students and faculty. This time, Polley, who played six seasons in the NFL, including one with the Ravens, was playing the role of storyteller instead of playmaker. The former football and basketball star at Dunbar in the mid-1990s was on hand for a screening of Poet Pride, a documentary that he co-produced with fellow alums Rob Foster and David Manigault about the school's storied basketball program, which was a national powerhouse in the '80s and '90s.
NEWS
July 16, 2008
Construction worker dies in fall on job For the second time in three weeks, a construction worker has died in an industrial accident in Harford County, authorities said yesterday. A man fell about 40 feet from a roof to the concrete floor yesterday at a warehouse under construction in Perryman, authorities said. Police and emergency workers responded to the 2:40 p.m. accident at the building site at 511 Chelsea Road, an area where there are several large warehouses. The worker, who was wearing safety gear, was moving sheet metal on the roof when he fell.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Lem Satterfield and Jerry Bembry and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writers Derek Toney contributed to this article | August 12, 1993
Dunbar High coach Pete Pompey, who a little more than a year ago led the basketball team to a mythical national championship, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation alleging misuse of athletic department funds.According to a Baltimore schools spokesman, details concerning the charges -- believed to be related to theoperation of a concession stand at Oriole Park -- have been turned over to the state's attorney office, which could pursue criminal charges.
NEWS
By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,brent.jones@baltsun.com | September 19, 2009
Five football players at Baltimore's Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and the mother of one student were arrested in the stabbings and beatings of a 14-year-old boy and three of his friends last weekend, Baltimore County police said Friday. Authorities were seeking two others in the Sept. 12 incident, which police believe was retaliation for an alleged attack a week earlier against the younger brother of one of the accused. The other two suspects are not on Dunbar High's football team, police said.
SPORTS
By PAUL MCMULLEN AND MIKE KLINGAMAN and PAUL MCMULLEN AND MIKE KLINGAMAN,SUN REPORTERS | June 4, 2006
In June 1967, the Orioles wore shiny new World Series rings. Baltimore still had pro teams in basketball and ice hockey. And kids listened to pop music on transistor radios tuned to WCAO-AM. That month, The Evening Sun corralled 18 male "Prep Stars of the Week" at a restaurant atop the downtown Holiday Inn and named its first High School Athlete of the Year. Times change. On Tuesday at M&T Bank Stadium, that event will be held for the 40th time. A male and female Athlete of the Year will be selected from among The Sun's 76 weekly winners named during the school year.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2006
Julia Roberta March, a retired funeral director who with her husband founded what became one of the state's largest independent funeral businesses, died of cancer Tuesday at her daughter's Owings Mills home. She was 82 and lived in Towson. She and her husband, William C. March, began their enterprise in 1957. Mr. March drove a hearse and was an embalmer. Mrs. March, as a hostess, greeted families in what had been a living room of the East North Avenue rowhouse where they lived on upper floors.
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