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March 16, 2004
Julia M. Jackson, a former exotic dancer known as Kitty Dean, died of cancer Thursday at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 72. She was born Julia Magnolia Savage in Baltimore and raised in the Mount Winans neighborhood. She spent most of her childhood there and attended Baltimore public schools. Mrs. Jackson began dancing in the 1940s and retired in the 1960s. In her entertainer persona as Kitty Dean, her photograph ran in The Sun in 1992 with comedian Redd Foxx at the Sphinx Club.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2012
A 45-year-old Atlanta woman admitted Wednesday that she used a downtown Baltimore hotel room to inject exotic dancers with commercial-grade silicone, commonly used in furniture polish, to enlarge their buttocks, according to federal prosecutors. As part of her guilty plea in Baltimore's U.S. District Court, Kimberly D. Smedley conceded that she earned more than $200,000 giving silicone shots to women for eight years in cities around the country, using glue and cotton balls to prevent leakage.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff | December 4, 1990
Baltimore County police believe a 19-year-old exotic dancer, whose body was found last night in her Essex-area apartment, may have been strangled. An an autopsy, scheduled today, was expected to reveal the exact cause of death.The woman, whose name was being withheld pending notification of her parents, who reside out of state, lived in a third-floor apartment in the 1400 block of Coldstream Road in the Hartland Run Apartments, where she was discovered about 6 p.m. by her roommate, also an exotic dancer.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2011
Some women who want rounder, fuller buttocks are turning to a dangerous cosmetic procedure: illegal injections of silicone offered by people who lack medical training and may buy their supplies in home improvement stores. The trend — which has already sent one exotic dancer from Baltimore's Block to the hospital with silicone in her lungs — has alarmed public health officials and plastic surgeons, who say the injections can maim or kill recipients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other agencies have been investigating the incident in Baltimore and others across the country.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff | December 5, 1990
Baltimore County police have identified the 19-year-old exotic dancer whose body was found in her Essex-area apartment Monday evening. No arrest has been made in her killing.Police said the victim, Joie Lynne Wisdom, originally from California, lived in the Hartland Run Apartments in the 1400 block of Clearstream Road. She was strangled sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday, when she was last seen alive in her apartment by a female friend, and 6 p.m. Monday when her roommate found her body.Wisdom was lying on her bedroom floor dressed in a nightgown.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | September 26, 1992
Charged with first-degree murder and facing a possible death sentence if convicted, Michael Anthony Cutlip yesterday told a Baltimore County Circuit Court jury that he did not strangle an exotic dancer from Essex -- the woman died accidentally while they were having sex.Mr. Cutlip, 24, described the last moments of Joie Lynn Wisdom's life in a quiet, emotionless monotone. He said he went to Miss Wisdom's apartment on the night of Dec. 2, 1990, to retrieve a leather jacket he'd lent to his girlfriend, who was Miss Wisdom's roommate.
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By Harriette Cole | April 6, 2008
Dear Harriette -- I am a 21-year-old college student without steady employment. I currently live with my family. My grandmother has been retired a year now, and relies on Social Security. My mother, a school-bus driver, has an income level fluctuating between poverty and middle class. This doesn't leave much money to help me, so I decided to become an exotic dancer to provide for myself (until I find another day job). They aren't too thrilled about what I do, but it's my life. My mother recently gave me an ultimatum: Stop or get out. I enjoy what I do, and I don't believe it will hinder my education or keep me from finding a "regular" job. Besides, it's not as if I won't have a place to stay.
SPORTS
December 6, 2007
The Department of Justice will not investigate former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong for his handling of the case, a spokesman for the federal agency said yesterday. The department decided the case was better resolved inside the state, spokesman Peter Carr said in a prepared statement. Jim Hardin, who stepped in as an interim Durham district attorney after Nifong resigned from the office, requested that the State Bureau of Investigation determine whether any person involved in the case should be prosecuted.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
A Baltimore County prosecutor said yesterday that he would prove Michael Cutlip, against whom the state is seeking the death penalty, used electric cords from a blow-dryer and a potpourri incense burner to strangle a 19-year-old exotic dancer.The defendant's attorney, Steven D. Wyman, told the Circuit Court jury that the victim, Joie Lynne Wisdom, died accidentally during a session of sadomasochistic sex with Mr. Cutlip. Mr. Wyman promised the jury that the defense would delve into Miss Wisdom's sexual habits to prove that her death was an accident and not first-degree murder.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | December 16, 2004
`Rent' returns Rent - Jonathan Larson's rock-music retelling of La Boheme - returns to Baltimore Monday for a one-week run at the Hippodrome Theatre. Winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award, the musical became the 10th longest-running show in Broadway history earlier this year. Larson's libretto moves the opera's story to New York's East Village, substitutes AIDS for tuberculosis and peoples the cast with a rock musician, video artist, street drummer, performance artist, etc. The touring production stars Tallia Brinson as Mimi, an exotic dancer; Dan Rosenbaum plays her love interest, Roger, a songwriter; and Andy Meeks is his roommate, Mark, a filmmaker.
NEWS
By Harriette Cole | April 6, 2008
Dear Harriette -- I am a 21-year-old college student without steady employment. I currently live with my family. My grandmother has been retired a year now, and relies on Social Security. My mother, a school-bus driver, has an income level fluctuating between poverty and middle class. This doesn't leave much money to help me, so I decided to become an exotic dancer to provide for myself (until I find another day job). They aren't too thrilled about what I do, but it's my life. My mother recently gave me an ultimatum: Stop or get out. I enjoy what I do, and I don't believe it will hinder my education or keep me from finding a "regular" job. Besides, it's not as if I won't have a place to stay.
SPORTS
December 6, 2007
The Department of Justice will not investigate former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong for his handling of the case, a spokesman for the federal agency said yesterday. The department decided the case was better resolved inside the state, spokesman Peter Carr said in a prepared statement. Jim Hardin, who stepped in as an interim Durham district attorney after Nifong resigned from the office, requested that the State Bureau of Investigation determine whether any person involved in the case should be prosecuted.
NEWS
January 3, 2006
Candy Barr, 70, a well-known exotic dancer from the 1950s who settled into a quiet, small-town life in Texas, died of pneumonia Friday at an Abilene hospital, the Abilene Reporter-News reported.Ms. Barr rose to prominence as an exotic dancer in Dallas in the late 1950s and was associated with nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who killed Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Ms. Barr also performed in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, at one point earning $2,000 a week. At 16, Ms. Barr starred in the stag movie Smart Alec.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | December 16, 2004
`Rent' returns Rent - Jonathan Larson's rock-music retelling of La Boheme - returns to Baltimore Monday for a one-week run at the Hippodrome Theatre. Winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award, the musical became the 10th longest-running show in Broadway history earlier this year. Larson's libretto moves the opera's story to New York's East Village, substitutes AIDS for tuberculosis and peoples the cast with a rock musician, video artist, street drummer, performance artist, etc. The touring production stars Tallia Brinson as Mimi, an exotic dancer; Dan Rosenbaum plays her love interest, Roger, a songwriter; and Andy Meeks is his roommate, Mark, a filmmaker.
NEWS
March 16, 2004
Julia M. Jackson, a former exotic dancer known as Kitty Dean, died of cancer Thursday at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 72. She was born Julia Magnolia Savage in Baltimore and raised in the Mount Winans neighborhood. She spent most of her childhood there and attended Baltimore public schools. Mrs. Jackson began dancing in the 1940s and retired in the 1960s. In her entertainer persona as Kitty Dean, her photograph ran in The Sun in 1992 with comedian Redd Foxx at the Sphinx Club.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2002
Jack L. Schanze, a former Baltimore Sun Co. advertising salesman who later was advertising production coordinator for many years, died Wednesday of heart failure at Sanatoga Center Nursing Home in Pottstown, Pa. He was 77. Mr. Schanze, a former longtime Northwood resident, had lived in Pottstown since 1998. He began his career as an advertising salesman with the now-defunct Baltimore News-Post in the late 1940s. He joined The Sun's advertising department in 1950. When he retired in 1988, he was the newspaper's advertising production coordinator.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2002
Jack L. Schanze, a former Baltimore Sun Co. advertising salesman who later was advertising production coordinator for many years, died Wednesday of heart failure at Sanatoga Center Nursing Home in Pottstown, Pa. He was 77. Mr. Schanze, a former longtime Northwood resident, had lived in Pottstown since 1998. He began his career as an advertising salesman with the now-defunct Baltimore News-Post in the late 1940s. He joined The Sun's advertising department in 1950. When he retired in 1988, he was the newspaper's advertising production coordinator.
NEWS
January 3, 2006
Candy Barr, 70, a well-known exotic dancer from the 1950s who settled into a quiet, small-town life in Texas, died of pneumonia Friday at an Abilene hospital, the Abilene Reporter-News reported.Ms. Barr rose to prominence as an exotic dancer in Dallas in the late 1950s and was associated with nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who killed Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Ms. Barr also performed in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, at one point earning $2,000 a week. At 16, Ms. Barr starred in the stag movie Smart Alec.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | September 27, 1998
Philadelphia -- When "Rent" premiered at off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop in 1996, it was essentially an unknown musical by an unknown writer, starring unknown actors.And that was perfectly appropriate because, loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme," "Rent" is a rock opera about aspiring artists - the marginal members of a struggling slice of 1990s bohemia in New York's East Village."Rent," however, catapulted its author, Jonathan Larson, from obscurity to fame - though he never knew the extent of that fame.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1997
Two Pulaski Highway clubs featuring exotic dancers were shut down a week and fined a total of $750 yesterday by the Baltimore County liquor board for inappropriate conduct, administrative violations and allowing dancers to hustle customers for drinks.Similar charges against a third club in Rosedale were postponed after its attorney, Republican state Sen. F. Vernon Boozer, asked the board for more time to prepare a defense. Boozer was "escorting Bill Clinton in Annapolis," said Chairman Philip R. Leyhe Jr.The rulings did not please leaders of about 200 residents and clergy who packed a Towson hearing room to protest the clubs called Boomerang, Shakers and Backsides.
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