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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2001
George Murphy can stand amid broken, moss-covered tombstones in a forgotten cemetery and see history, art and a mystery he can solve. Cemetery restoration has become a passion for Murphy, a teaching assistant at Liberty High School, environmental activist and sometime political candidate. The 52-year-old Eldersburg resident is about to take on Laurel Cemetery, a 3-acre graveyard in southern Carroll County with as many as 400 markers in disrepair. "Laurel is a Victorian garden trapped inside a forest," he said.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | September 24, 2008
Clarke Murphy Jr., a retired lawyer and an adventurer, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Ruxton resident was 87. Mr. Murphy was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. He was a 1938 graduate of Loyola High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1942. In 1951, he joined the law firm of White, Page and Lentz as a partner. He established a Towson law practice in 1956, which specialized in wills and estate planning.
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May 5, 1992
George Murphy, 89, a Hollywood song-and-dance man who appeared in 55 films and became a U.S. senator from California, died Sunday of leukemia at his home in Palm Beach, Calif. His movies included "This is the Army," with Ronald Reagan and Irving Berlin. He began as a dancer in nightclubs, reached Broadway in 1927 with Julie Johnson, his partner and later wife, and established himself in movies by the mid-1930s. The former Democrat registered as a Republican in 1939 and became active in politics.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2001
George Murphy can stand amid broken, moss-covered tombstones in a forgotten cemetery and see history, art and a mystery he can solve. Cemetery restoration has become a passion for Murphy, a teaching assistant at Liberty High School, environmental activist and sometime political candidate. The 52-year-old Eldersburg resident is about to take on Laurel Cemetery, a 3-acre graveyard in southern Carroll County with as many as 400 markers in disrepair. "Laurel is a Victorian garden trapped inside a forest," he said.
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August 22, 1999
THE KIND offer of Warren Beatty to consider serving his nation as president should not go unappreciated.Confiding to a reporter that he might run for the Democratic nomination to compensate for others' inadequacies, Mr. Beatty comes from the proud tradition of Hollywood film stars who sacrifice career for public service. Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee comes to mind, as well as Representatives Sonny Bono and Helen Gahagan Douglas and Sen. George Murphy -- all of California -- and, of course, President Ronald Reagan.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | September 24, 2008
Clarke Murphy Jr., a retired lawyer and an adventurer, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Ruxton resident was 87. Mr. Murphy was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. He was a 1938 graduate of Loyola High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1942. In 1951, he joined the law firm of White, Page and Lentz as a partner. He established a Towson law practice in 1956, which specialized in wills and estate planning.
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June 19, 1991
George Joseph Murphy, retired chief inspector of the city police force, a lifelong Baltimore resident, died after a stroke Sunday at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 88.Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Robert C. Altenburg funeral establishment, 6009 Harford Road.He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute for a year before starting to work for the railroad. Mr. Murphy joined the police force as a patrolman in 1930 and rose through the ranks to the second-highest job on the force.
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By Gary Cohn and Gary Cohn,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1996
George P. Murphy, the mayor of Easton for the past 17 years and a tireless advocate of affordable housing for the elderly, collapsed and died Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack while preparing to plant flowers in his yard. He was 75.Mr. Murphy, a native of the Eastern Shore, was active in politics in Easton for nearly three decades. He was elected to the Town Council in 1969 and later served as its president. He was elected mayor in 1979 and re-elected four times, most recently in 1995.
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By Tom Pelton and Amy Oakes and Tom Pelton and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1999
As Baltimore moves to be the first city in the nation to demolish all its high-rise public housing, it is exploding an idea for sheltering the poor born of utopian theories and segregation.City officials plan to use 375 pounds of dynamite at 10 a.m. Saturday to demolish the 14-story George B. Murphy Homes on the west side. The buildings will be the third of four high-rise projects to be torn down in the city by July next year.Following a national trend that will see some 100,000 public housing high-rise units leveled in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis and a dozen other cities by 2003, Baltimore plans to replace the towers with townhouses.
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August 19, 1998
A remark by County Commissioner candidate George William Murphy III, a Sykesville Republican, was inadvertently left out of an article in the Carroll County edition of The Sun yesterday. At a political forum sponsored by the Carroll Chamber of Commerce, Murphy said, "The hidden cost in the [county] property tax is that it is paid by the working poor living in apartments and by senior citizens on fixed incomes."The Sun regrets the omission.Pub Date: 8/19/98
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August 22, 1999
THE KIND offer of Warren Beatty to consider serving his nation as president should not go unappreciated.Confiding to a reporter that he might run for the Democratic nomination to compensate for others' inadequacies, Mr. Beatty comes from the proud tradition of Hollywood film stars who sacrifice career for public service. Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee comes to mind, as well as Representatives Sonny Bono and Helen Gahagan Douglas and Sen. George Murphy -- all of California -- and, of course, President Ronald Reagan.
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By Gary Cohn and Gary Cohn,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1996
George P. Murphy, the mayor of Easton for the past 17 years and a tireless advocate of affordable housing for the elderly, collapsed and died Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack while preparing to plant flowers in his yard. He was 75.Mr. Murphy, a native of the Eastern Shore, was active in politics in Easton for nearly three decades. He was elected to the Town Council in 1969 and later served as its president. He was elected mayor in 1979 and re-elected four times, most recently in 1995.
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May 5, 1992
George Murphy, 89, a Hollywood song-and-dance man who appeared in 55 films and became a U.S. senator from California, died Sunday of leukemia at his home in Palm Beach, Calif. His movies included "This is the Army," with Ronald Reagan and Irving Berlin. He began as a dancer in nightclubs, reached Broadway in 1927 with Julie Johnson, his partner and later wife, and established himself in movies by the mid-1930s. The former Democrat registered as a Republican in 1939 and became active in politics.
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June 19, 1991
George Joseph Murphy, retired chief inspector of the city police force, a lifelong Baltimore resident, died after a stroke Sunday at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 88.Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Robert C. Altenburg funeral establishment, 6009 Harford Road.He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute for a year before starting to work for the railroad. Mr. Murphy joined the police force as a patrolman in 1930 and rose through the ranks to the second-highest job on the force.
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September 8, 2005
On September 5, 2005, MARY E. MURPHY, beloved wife of the late George J. Murphy, devoted mother of Anne M. Wilson of St. Augustine, FL, and the late Marie M. Smith, sister of Vivian Elam of Richmond, VA, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Graveside Service 11 A.M. Saturday at Parkwood Cemetery. Evans Chapel of Memories is in charge of arrangements.
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By Ginger Thompson | November 7, 1991
In an article yesterday in The Sun, reasons that many students are truant in Baltimore schools were incorrectly attributed to a school system official. In fact, the information was provided by officials at the city Housing Authority.The Sun regrets the error.Baltimore school system officials yesterday announced the start of an effort to combat its escalating truancy rate, already the highest in the state.The $256,000 program, funded by federal housing dollars, will target students who live in six of the city's public housing developments, where more than 30 percent of 10,500 school-age children are chronically truant -- meaning they miss more than 36 days of classes a year.
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