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August 16, 2002
Jim De Graci, a newspaper reporter and editor who worked for The Evening Sun in the early 1970s, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in North Lauderdale, Fla. He was 54. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. De Graci moved to Baltimore after high school with his mother, a seamstress, in the 1960s. They lived a few blocks from Memorial Stadium, and Mr. De Graci became a dedicated Orioles fan, said his wife of 18 years, the former Judith Rader. Years later, after moving to Florida, he continued to follow the team, attending Orioles spring training in Fort Lauderdale as recently as this year with his mother.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | March 16, 2006
John Edward "Red" Sears, former Evening Sun executive sports editor and music fan, died of a stroke Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The longtime Lauraville resident was 70. Mr. Sears was born and raised in Springfield, Mass., where his father was a detective sergeant with the Police Department. He was a 1954 graduate of Cathedral High School and began his newspaper career the next year working in the circulation department of The Springfield Daily News. "He was always hanging around the sports department and then a reporter died and another got sick, and they told Red they needed somebody and would show him how to write," said his wife of 45 years, the former Jeanne M. Connelly, who was working in public relations in Springfield for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., when she became acquainted with her future husband.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Fred Rasmussen and Ernest F. Imhoff and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 24, 1998
John Thomas Ward, a retired Evening Sun financial editor whose coverage of the railroads made him one of the pre-eminent reporters of the industry at a key time in its history, died Friday from complications of a stroke at a nursing home in Portland, Ore. He was 99.Mr. Ward, formerly of Baltimore, had moved to Portland in 1993 to be near his sister, Katharine Ascherfeld, who survives him.He spent nearly six decades in the newsroom of The Evening Sun, serving as a war correspondent and then as financial editor for 28 years.
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By Bruce Reid | December 31, 1991
Frederick A. Judd, a longtime Evening Sun copy editor who had a love affair with submarines since his days as a sailor on the USS Bowfin during World War II, died Dec. 13 of lung cancer in Florida.Before his death, Mr. Judd, who was 67, began making arrangements to have his cremated remains buried at sea by being shot through the torpedo tube of a submarine."He can join his brothers at the bottom of the ocean. That's what he always said," noted his son, Fred Judd Jr. of Littlestown, Pa.Petty Officer Demonica Porter-Musch, a spokeswoman for the Atlantic submarine force at the Norfolk (Va.)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2001
Mary Helen "Bebe" Cadwalader, a former Evening Sun and Life magazine journalist who, after her professional career, became a prolific free-lancer and wrote on a variety of subjects, died Thursday of a heart attack at her Harford County home. She was 85. Since 1963, Miss Cadwalader had lived at The Mound, her 140-acre farm in Joppa near the Gunpowder River, which dates from the 18th century. She grew grains, managed a herd of Hereford beef cattle, boarded horses, hunted foxes and, in her spare moments, relaxed with the typewriter.
NEWS
May 26, 1995
Dear Readers,Yesterday, I announced that The Baltimore Sun will launch a completely redesigned morning paper on September 18,1995, featuring expanded and in-depth news coverage better organized for our readers. I also announced that we would cease publication of The Evening Sun on September 15,1995, so that we could reinvest our efforts and resources in the expanded morning paper.I'm sure you've heard this news through the Baltimore media, but as CEO and Publisher of The Baltimore Sun I wanted to also share my thoughts with you directly.
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By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1998
William B. "Bill" Talbott, a legendary, bow-tied police reporter for The Evening Sun who was often waiting at crime scenes when police showed up, died of a heart attack Friday night while working at his farm in Upperco. He was 70.Mr. Talbott was found in a barn by his wife, the former Diane E. Denis, whom he married in 1986. He was pronounced dead at Carroll County General Hospital.Mr. Talbott worked at The Evening Sun from 1947 until it closed in September 1995. He then worked at The Sun until he retired in early 1996.
NEWS
September 28, 1992
Today marks a milestone for this newspaper. In Howard, Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, The Evening Sun is increasing its scope of coverage and presenting it in a way to serve these communities better. The changes are dramatic and somewhat self-evident in the pages that follow.On this page, we also hope to offer the residents of Howard County something that is informative and unlike anything we have offered before. Monday through Friday, this space will be reserved for commentary on topics important to Howard County.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1998
Alfred Franklin Mason, a retired Evening Sun copy editor who was also an essayist, novelist and book collector, was found dead Tuesday of apparent heart failure at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 84.Mr. Mason began his newspaper career in 1949 as assistant librarian for The Baltimore Sun. In 1955, he was promoted to the financial desk as a copy editor for the afternoon paper.He also wrote "Some Business," a whimsical column that examined offbeat business news. He retired in 1978.A tall, scholarly-looking man with a slightly ruddy complexion, Mr. Mason favored horn-rimmed glasses and dressed in tweed sport coats, colorful shirts, knit ties and tweed caps.
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