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April 25, 2003
On April 22, 2003, ROSE B., wife of the late Woodrow Dykes; she is survived by three children, L. Jeanne Bowman, W. Scott Dykes, Robert G. Dykes and his wife, Melinda, and the late Carole A. Morse; blessed with her beloved ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was an active volunteer in her church and community. A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution with genealogy filed on the McAlister, McNair, Magers, Bohne, Dykes and Long Families.
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Dan Rodricks | September 4, 2014
Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled "Arab Spring Freedom Fighter" from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants. VanDyke met James Foley and Steven Sotloff during his travels in Libya, and it was Foley to whom he first confided what we all later came to learn - that VanDyke was neither a journalist nor a filmmaker when he was captured and held in a Libyan prison for six months in 2011. Instead, he had gone there to fight with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
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April 24, 2003
Rose Beatrice Dykes, who was active in local charities and political causes, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure and diabetes at the Gilchrest Center for Hospice Care. The Freeland resident was 82. Born Rose Dawson in Baltimore, she was raised on the city's west side and in the Reisterstown area, attending Reisterstown High School. In 1939, she married Woodrow Dykes. The couple raised four children, living from the 1940s to 1975 in Cockeysville and then moving to a farm in Hereford, where they grew corn and alfalfa, among other crops.
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By Matthew Hay Brown | August 30, 2012
Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who was captured in Libya last year while fighting with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi, says he is now raising money to travel to Syria and film a documentary about the uprising there. “I stand with the rebels,” VanDyke, 33, told the Canadian network CTV in an interview this week. “I'm going to make a film in support of the Syrian rebels with the idea of improving their international image and increasing the flow money and weapons to them.” Syrian President Bashar Assad responded to mostly peaceful protests last year with military force, turning the Arab Spring uprising into a civil war. The regime has used aircraft and tanks to pound rebels and civilians.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 17, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- If it were up to Navy coach Pete Herrmann, he would prefer not to see George Mason forward Robert Dykes any time soon.The 6-foot-7, 225-pound senior was an inside force, missing justwo field goals during a 28-point, nine-rebound performance that helped the Patriots to an 85-79 victory over Navy before 1,156 at Halsey Field House yesterday.The loss for Navy (6-19, 2-11) was its seventh in a row and fiftstraight in the Colonial Athletic Association. George Mason (12-13, 8-4) won its fifth straight -- the team's longest winning streak of the season.
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By Sandy Alexander and By Sandy Alexander,Sun Staff | February 24, 2002
Kate McGregor and Jeremy Dykes knew each other growing up, because Jeremy was a friend of Kate's brother. It wasn't until they were reunited last spring that they saw each other in a new light. In fact, they made such an impression on each other that three months later, they were engaged. "We weren't together all that long," says Jeremy, "but we knew it was going to work." Both attended the former Rock Church Academy in Towson until Kate moved with her parents, former Orioles pitcher Scott McGregor and Cara McGregor, and her two brothers, to Delaware before she entered the eighth grade.
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December 1, 2005
On November 29, 2005, LOIS A. KAPP HUNTER, beloved mother of Deborah A. Agee, Tracey K. Pollanck, David L. Hunter and Douglas L. Hunter; dear grandmother of Alexander E. Dykes, Brittany L. Dykes and Stephanie A. Agee; sister of Carol S. Centeno. A Memorial Service will be held at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave, SW, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 on Friday, December 2 at 7 P.M.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1997
A 20-year-old Southgate man was shot three times yesterday when he threatened police officers with a knife, a county police spokesman said.Christopher Neil Bernard of the 200 block of Mac Kintosh Drive was shot in the chest, groin and shoulder and was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.According to police spokesman Officer Vaughn Dykes, Bernard's parents came home Saturday night and found him holding his 15-year-old girlfriend at knifepoint in his bedroom.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF Columnist Tom Horton contributed to this article | December 24, 1995
Two rival groups of men opened fire with small arms in a crowded corridor of a Salisbury shopping center last night, killing at least one man and wounding at least two more.Terrified Christmas shoppers fled The Centre at Salisbury in panic, and one witness called it "miraculous" that more people weren't shot.The two groups of about three men each met about 7:45 p.m. on a footbridge over the main fountain in the mall, said Salisbury police Chief Coulbourn Dykes.The gunfire erupted soon afterward.
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February 13, 1997
County police arrested a Severn man wanted on drug charges during a basketball game Tuesday night at Meade High School after an off-duty officer recognized the man.James Cornelius Glover, 29, of the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive was charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana on school property. He also was served with a warrant from New Jersey.Police spokesman Vaughn Dykes was working as a security guard at the school Tuesday night.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2011
The Baltimore man who traveled to Libya in February at the start of a political uprising there said he was never in the country as a journalist but as a supporter of the revolutionaries. "I was supporting the revolution when I got captured. My mother didn't know, my girlfriend didn't know [the real reason for going]," Matthew VanDyke said Saturday night on his return to Baltimore. "I wasn't going to sit back and let this happen to people I care about. " Dressed in fatigues, VanDyke, 32, arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport around 9 p.m. He was greeted by his mother, Sharon VanDyke, a retired principal of Federal Hill Preparatory School who lives in South Baltimore, as well as members of his church and friends.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2011
Matthew VanDyke — the Baltimore writer and filmmaker who was jailed in Libya for nearly six months and then remained to aid rebels seeking to overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi — is scheduled to return home Saturday. VanDyke, 32, is set to arrive about 7 p.m. at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, said his mother, Sharon VanDyke. He will leave Cairo on Saturday morning and fly to John F. Kennedy International Airport before coming to Baltimore, she said.
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By Steve Kilar and Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2011
Matthew VanDyke - the 32-year-old Baltimorean who was jailed in Libya for nearly six months and then stayed on to join the rebels seeking to overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi - plans to come home "in a couple of weeks," said his mother, Sharon VanDyke, who lives in South Baltimore. She said that she spoke with her son for a few minutes around 9:45 a.m. Sunday, which was 3:45 in the afternoon in Tripoli, the Libyan capital. "They were having a big celebration today in Martyrs' Square," she said.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2011
Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who went missing in Libya more than five months ago, re-emerged in Tripoli on Wednesday and told his family that he had been held captive by Moammar Gadhafi's government in one of the country's most notorious prisons. The 32-year-old VanDyke, who traveled to Libya in March to witness the then-fledging revolution for a book he is writing about the region, borrowed a cellphone and called his mother Wednesday afternoon. It was Sharon VanDyke's first contact with her son since he sent GPS coordinates March 13 that placed him near Brega.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2011
Sharon VanDyke's phone rang Monday afternoon, but after quickly dispensing with the call, she said, sadly, "Well, it wasn't Matthew. " The wait continues for the retired principal, who has searched for the past five months for her son, a 32-year-old writer and photographer who went to Libya to chronicle the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi but is believed to have been imprisoned with rebel forces. Now, with those insurgents on the brink of toppling Gadhafi, VanDyke is bracing for whatever that means for her son. "I've been more worried in the last 24 to 48 hours than ever," she said Monday, after a mostly sleepless several days of monitoring the events in Libya from her South Baltimore rowhouse.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
The mother of a Maryland man missing in Libya since March said Thursday that he is being held in a prison in Tripoli. Sharon VanDyke said she could not divulge details of how she learned the whereabouts of her son Matthew VanDyke, who was in Libya to work on a book, but she has been told he is in good health. "I am trying to get more information, but I will do nothing to jeopardize Matthew," she said. "The most important part of this information is that he is in good health. He is tall and thin and didn't have 20 pounds he could lose.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | March 17, 1997
An Anne Arundel County man and a Washington state man were arrested Friday in Seattle and charged with conspiracy to commit murder, a spokesman for Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.Officer Vaughn Dykes said Todd Anthony Rogers, 26, of the 300 block of Burwood Ave., Glen Burnie, and Aaron Lee Lord, 26, of Washington, were arrested Friday night at Sea-Tac International Airport shortly after Rogers arrived on a flight from Baltimore-Washington International Airport.They were charged with conspiracy to murder a Washington state resident, Andre Anthony, 28, who reportedly stole a large sum of money from Lord, Dykes said.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1996
Parking lot and street-corner holdups rose dramatically in the first nine months of this year, part of an overall increase in violent crime that has alarmed county police.Robberies were up 9.3 percent, from 375 incidents through September last year to 410 this year. Officer Vaughn Dykes, police spokesman, attributed the increase to street muggings, since every other category of robbery decreased."We're trying to address that with our new tactical patrol units and through directed patrols to those area where our crime analysis unit has told us there are frequent robberies," Dykes said.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2011
Days after four journalists were released from captivity in Libya, a retired schoolteacher in South Baltimore waits anxiously for any word about her son, who went missing in the war-torn country in March. Sharon VanDyke and other family members enlisted the help of Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on Monday to raise the profile of 31-year-old Matthew VanDyke's case — and demand that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi allow him to return home. "This is a major priority when you have an American being held captive, especially based on the situation occurring in Libya," Ruppersberger said during a news conference held in the VanDyke home.
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