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By Sloane Brown | August 15, 1999
The memory of James Baldwin burned brightly at a Guilford home for "The Fire This Time," an evening of readings from the celebrated writer's works. Some 60 fans of the late author, whose books include "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and "The Fire Next Time," gathered to inaugurate the Baltimore chapter of the National James Baldwin Literary Society. They toasted Baldwin's 75th birthday, enjoyed coffee and dessert, and savored selections read aloud by the chapter's founding members. Among those in the mix: Kevin Brown, party host and chapter founder; Carolyn Marcus, William Maughlin Jr., Martha Saunders, Jean Cooper and Sissy Bryant, founding members; Carla Hayden, director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library; the Rev. Lorenzo Handy, associate minister of Union Baptist Church; Camay Murphy, Baltimore City school commissioner; and Miles Whitenburg, co-owner of Imagine National Creations.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The three-story brick townhouse at 115 W. Lee St. is one of the largest in Baltimore's Otterbein neighborhood. A former rectory for the long-since-gone St. Joseph Catholic Church, this end-of-group home has been meticulously restored by its current owners and is for sale for just under $1.3 million. "This house is on one of the most beautiful streets downtown," said listing agent James Baldwin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. "Lee Street is classic, tree-lined and broader than most [in the area.]
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
"I don't know, sister, what I'm saying, nor do no man, if he don't be praying. I know that love is the only answer and the tight-rope lover the only dancer. … - From the poem " Some Days (for Paula)" by James Baldwin The tightrope lover was 40 years old in 1983 when Baldwin published a book containing this prescient verse. The author hoped that "Some Days" would help his younger sister steady her nerves and find her footing as she inched along the thin path to safety.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
"I don't know, sister, what I'm saying, nor do no man, if he don't be praying. I know that love is the only answer and the tight-rope lover the only dancer. … - From the poem " Some Days (for Paula)" by James Baldwin The tightrope lover was 40 years old in 1983 when Baldwin published a book containing this prescient verse. The author hoped that "Some Days" would help his younger sister steady her nerves and find her footing as she inched along the thin path to safety.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1999
The professor begs off any questions about a favorite subject. One question only leads to a another and another, then a conversation. Who knows where it would end?"
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By Annie Linskey | February 24, 2005
Where: Mansion House, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Druid Hill Park When: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Why: Listen to jazz, munch on yummies and show off your knowledge of 20th-century American literature at "James Baldwin Over Cocktails." Call 443-939-0368 or visit the National James Baldwin Literary Society's evening of merriment. Expect dramatic readings, jazz karaoke and, for the super intelligent, a Baldwin pop quiz. Admission: Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door Information: www.jamesbald win.org.
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August 4, 1998
HittingChuck Knoblauch, Yankees: 3-for-5, 5 RBIs. Ray Durham, White Sox: 3-for-5, HR.Pitching Orlando Hernandez, Yankees: 9 innings, 1 run, 3 hits, 8 strikeouts, second complete game.James Baldwin, White Sox: 8 2/3 innings, 1 run, 8 hits, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk.Ken Cloude, Mariners: 8 innings, 1 run, 5 hits.Pub Date: 8/04/98
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May 20, 2000
Quote: " It's tough watching on television, sitting there. I talked to the TV a lot. I didn't throw anything, just did a lot of cussing." - Indians manager Charlie Manuel, who missed 13 games after colon surgery It's a fact: The umpires for the Yankees-Indians game came out wearing Cleveland windbreakers and caps because their equipment was delayed. Who's hot: The Red Sox's Jeff Fassero has walked three batters in his past four starts after walking 12 in his first three. Who's not: The Tigers are 5-17 on the road.
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By George Grella and George Grella,Special to The Sun | June 3, 1994
Like a lot of contemporary authors, James Baldwin underwent a sort of double death -- when he died in 1987, his works seemed to die with him. Although he was very much a celebrated public figure as well as an honored author of novels, plays and essays, his books almost immediately disappeared from the display shelves. As with other writers, the biographical and critical studies that appear after the passage of time will surely resurrect his reputation, recall his memory and revive interest in his work for a new generation of readers.
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By Rock Kubatko and Rock Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2005
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Tabbed as the starter yesterday after Sidney Ponson was scratched because of a visa-related issue, nonroster pitcher James Baldwin tossed four scoreless innings to lead the Orioles past the Florida Marlins, 5-0. Baldwin allowed three hits, walked one and struck out one. No other Orioles starter had gone more than three innings before yesterday. Midre Cummings and Sal Fasano, both nonroster players, hit back-to-back homers in the eighth off Marlins reliever Todd Jones.
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November 12, 2008
Following several months of declining health JAMES "SONNY" BALDWIN HAMILTON passed away peacefully Monday, November 3, 2008. Shortly after graduating from high school he served in the U.S. Army's Segregated 784th Tank Battalion from 1943-1945 including action in the European Theater. Returning home from the war, he began what became a 30 year career with the federal government. For 40 years he was a devoted husband to the late Vera Mae Reid. He is survived by their daughter Lynne, son-in-law Ray; granddaughter Morgan, grandson Marcus; his cousin Dimples; his friend Julia, numerous nephews and nieces from the Reid family and the surviving members of the U.S. Army's 784th Tank Battalion.
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By Catherine Sudue | March 16, 2008
Baltimore City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake studied political science at Oberlin College and attained her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1995. She ran for office her first summer after graduating from law school. "My campaign kickoff was during my graduation party," said Rawlings-Blake. "I came into the council very idealistic and determined to improve the city but not exactly sure how. The time I have spent on the council has helped me form partnerships and relationships to create change."
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February 10, 2008
Carla D. Hayden has been executive director of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library since 1993. She has been credited with leading an effort to rebuild the city's library system since then. She served as president of the American Library Association for a one-year term beginning in 2003 and won praise for taking a tough stance against the Patriot Act of 2001, a federal law that forced public libraries to comply with FBI requests about patrons' records. "Although I have read and loved many books during my life, there are a few that still stand out for a variety of reasons," she says: "Bright April" / by Marguerite De Angeli / Doubleday / 88 pages / $15.99 As a young child of color I did not realize that this lovely children's book by a noted illustrator was actually groundbreaking in its sympathetic portrayal of a Black family; I only saw and loved the beautiful pictures of a Brownie with pigtails who (I thought)
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By KRISTIN GRAY | September 28, 2006
MORE COWBELL! Children of the '70s will relive their heyday at the third annual Rockville Music Festival as the heavy metal rock group Blue Oyster Cult (below) takes center stage. The festival also features the 26th annual Hard Times Cafe International Chili Society Maryland State Chili Cook-Off competition, which awards as many as 75 chefs nearly $10,000 in prize money. Children can enjoy moon bounces and arts and crafts and learn the latest safety practices from the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2005
CINCINNATI - Center fielder Luis Matos will join Double-A Bowie today as part of an injury rehabilitation assignment that might last only a few days before he returns to the Orioles' lineup. Matos will meet the Baysox in Trenton, N.J., where he's expected to be the designated hitter for at least one game. Out since May 10 with a broken right ring finger, Matos has proven to be as fast a healer as he is a base runner. He's ahead of schedule, but the Orioles need him to test his arm in the outfield before he's activated from the disabled list.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2005
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - One year after seething over his assignment to the Orioles' bullpen, pitcher Rodrigo Lopez learned he has been named the Opening Day starter. Manager Lee Mazzilli made the announcement, which was expected, before yesterday's 5-5 tie with the Boston Red Sox. Lopez led the Orioles with 14 wins last year despite splitting his season between relieving and starting. He ended the season in the rotation after being removed from it twice. His first start didn't come until May 20. Sidney Ponson pitched last year's opener, but he endorsed Lopez this spring.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2005
Rodrigo Lopez gave up three runs in the first inning, two of them coming on Andres Galarraga's homer, and the New York Mets yesterday defeated the Orioles, 5-1. Lopez picked off two runners or the inning might have been worse. The Mets collected five hits. Doug Mientkiewicz and Luis Garcia doubled. Making his fourth spring start, Lopez allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out five. The Mets loaded the bases with none out in the fourth but were held to one run. Matt Ginter held the Orioles to one hit and an unearned run over four innings.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2005
Rodrigo Lopez gave up three runs in the first inning, two of them coming on Andres Galarraga's homer, and the New York Mets yesterday defeated the Orioles, 5-1. Lopez picked off two runners or the inning might have been worse. The Mets collected five hits. Doug Mientkiewicz and Luis Garcia doubled. Making his fourth spring start, Lopez allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out five. The Mets loaded the bases with none out in the fourth but were held to one run. Matt Ginter held the Orioles to one hit and an unearned run over four innings.
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By Rock Kubatko and Rock Kubatko,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2005
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Tabbed as the starter yesterday after Sidney Ponson was scratched because of a visa-related issue, nonroster pitcher James Baldwin tossed four scoreless innings to lead the Orioles past the Florida Marlins, 5-0. Baldwin allowed three hits, walked one and struck out one. No other Orioles starter had gone more than three innings before yesterday. Midre Cummings and Sal Fasano, both nonroster players, hit back-to-back homers in the eighth off Marlins reliever Todd Jones.
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