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By Dan Rodricks | August 13, 1990
I come not to steal from George Frazier, but to praise him. To render tribute by picking up where he left off, to grope around in the dark for "duende," to find it and to bring it back into the sun. As a concept for a column, duende is irresistible, even if the late great Frazier, and not I, discovered it.Frazier, who wrote for the Boston Globe and Esquire until his death in 1974, first began trying to define duende in 1963. It turned out to be such a good vehicle for his stylish views of the world that Frazier kept on writing of duende, trying to give it a modern context and to help Americans understand it.The orthodox Spanish definition of duende is "hobgoblin" or "ghost."
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Some would call George Frazier crazy, but most would applaud his resourcefulness and all would have to agree that, with very little experience, he successfully undertook one of the most daunting home rehab projects that Fells Point's narrow, alley-like Dallas Street has ever seen. "There was little left of the house when I bought it," he said. "At 140 years old, its last 10 years were occupied by rats, water intrusion and termites. Only a dream would serve to save it. " But Frazier, 62, was not afraid to dream.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Some would call George Frazier crazy, but most would applaud his resourcefulness and all would have to agree that, with very little experience, he successfully undertook one of the most daunting home rehab projects that Fells Point's narrow, alley-like Dallas Street has ever seen. "There was little left of the house when I bought it," he said. "At 140 years old, its last 10 years were occupied by rats, water intrusion and termites. Only a dream would serve to save it. " But Frazier, 62, was not afraid to dream.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | September 18, 1991
Linda Frazier and sister-in-law Shirley Singleton have suffered their share of family tragedies.Frazier, 38, lost a 2-year-old brother in a house fire before she was born. Singleton's husband, Bill, suffered brain damage in a car accident 12 years ago and is confined to a wheelchair.They say that their new houses, built side by side on Allen Way in the Chazadale North subdivision near Westminster, were equipped with defective chimneys -- a situation they fear could produce another tragedy.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | September 18, 1991
Linda Frazier and sister-in-law Shirley Singleton have suffered their share of family tragedies.Frazier, 38, lost a 2-year-old brother in a house fire before she was born. Singleton's husband, Bill, suffered brain damage in a car accident 12 years ago and is confined to a wheelchair.They say that their new houses, built side by side on Allen Way in the Chazadale North subdivision near Westminster, were equipped with defective chimneys -- a situation they fear could produce another tragedy.
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July 18, 2003
Suddenly, on Wednesday, July 16, 2003, GENEVIEVE ANN, of Taneytown, beloved wife of William L. Kennedy, III; loving daughter of Genevieve A. Shaffer Frazier and the late George Maynard Frazier; devoted mother of William L. Kennedy, IV and Amy Elizabeth Baxter and her husband William; dear grandmother of Jacob Baxter; sister of Shirley Singleton and her husband William and George Frazier and his wife Linda. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the SKILES FUNERAL HOME, 136 East Baltimore street, Taneytown.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is asking for its fourth rate increase in as many years, one that would raise distribution charges to residents getting both gas and electric service by nearly $15 a month on average. The utility filed the $185 million request Wednesday with Maryland regulators, who have reduced past requests significantly. BGE said it's in the middle of a multiyear effort to upgrade infrastructure in order to improve service, and it needs to cover its costs. The company wants permission to raise distribution rates - the charge for moving energy to customers - by $6.57 a month on the average residential electric bill and $8.53 a month on the average residential gas bill.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1998
Two men allegedly fleeing police were severely injured yesterday when their car slammed into trees near Manchester, authorities said.Brian W. Wood, 20, of Westminster and another man not yet identified were wanted by Pennsylvania State Police in connection with several burglaries, according to state police in Westminster.Wood was in serious condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said last night.The other man was critical but stable, she said.Manchester Officer Joe Lettau and Tfc. George Frazier were stationed on Route 30 near Michelle Road when the suspects drove by about 12: 30 p.m.When the officers tried to stop the car, the driver sped away, traveling on back roads toward Pennsylvania before crashing on Schalk Road No. 1, investigators said.
NEWS
November 27, 2011
I share the outrage of Mary Pat Clarke at her fellow council members for voting down the property tax credit allowance to those who are investing the kind of energy this and every urban center needs to survive the challenge of attracting new taxpayers to the city ("City council committee nixes tax breaks for urban farmers," Nov. 23). Marta H. Mossburg wrote recently about human nature being risk-averse in trying to explain how city voters might choose to reelect officials who follow a familiar path toward failure.
NEWS
December 2, 2011
Two recent letters to the editor got my juices flowing again. In the first letter, J. Rodney Little, director of the Maryland Historic Trust, heaps praise on his primary benefactor and funding source, Gov. Martin O'Malley, for distributing my tax dollars to his organization so the trust can re-distribute my wealth to private developers (and no doubt pay his salary). Immediately below Mr. Little's drivel was a whine from George Frazier, in which he bemoans the City Council's rejection of a tax break for urban farmers.
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By Dan Rodricks | August 13, 1990
I come not to steal from George Frazier, but to praise him. To render tribute by picking up where he left off, to grope around in the dark for "duende," to find it and to bring it back into the sun. As a concept for a column, duende is irresistible, even if the late great Frazier, and not I, discovered it.Frazier, who wrote for the Boston Globe and Esquire until his death in 1974, first began trying to define duende in 1963. It turned out to be such a good vehicle for his stylish views of the world that Frazier kept on writing of duende, trying to give it a modern context and to help Americans understand it.The orthodox Spanish definition of duende is "hobgoblin" or "ghost."
NEWS
January 25, 1996
A Westminster man was arrested on drug charges yesterday after four city police officers subdued him in a Sullivan Avenue apartment.Harold Lee Brightful Sr., 32, of Charles Street was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and two counts of battery.Mr. Brightful was being questioned yesterday evening by Westminster police.According to police, four Westminster detectives were looking for drugs in a Sullivan Avenue apartment about 3:15 p.m. when a 300-pound man attacked the officers and tried to get away.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1999
State police are looking for the driver of a red Pontiac Grand Am who sped away after striking a 15-year-old girl Saturday as she walked with friends outside a homecoming dance at Westminster High School.Michelle Rowan, a ninth-grader, was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where she was treated for knee and foot injuries, she said yesterday from her Westminster home."We all saw the car slowing, as if it were going to stop, or I never would have stepped off the curb," she said. "But the car never stopped."
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