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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1998
David James Smith, a former game warden and wildlife filmmaker, died Sunday of kidney failure in his 18th-century Harford Furnace home, which he spent 40 years restoring. He was 81.In the mid-1940s, while working as a district warden for the old state Game and Inland Fish Commission, Mr. Smith discovered the overgrown ruins of Harford Furnace, a once-bustling iron foundry alongside James Run in Harford County that dated to 1754.At its peak in the 19th century, the foundry, whose actual name was the Bush River Iron Works, grew to 48 buildings, including homes, churches and stores for the iron workers who lived there.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
Milton Chaffee, a chief deputy administrator and 12-year employee at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, has been named the agency's new top official. The MVA manages more than 10 million driver and vehicle records, maintains vehicle inspection stations, and controls licensing and registration in the state. James Smith, the state's transportation secretary, made the announcement Monday. He also named Christine Nizer, an 8-year employee with the MVA, as Chaffee's successor as chief deputy administrator.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1996
James Smith, an auto and truck mechanic who claimed he could fix any vehicle that "rolled, rumbled or rumba-ed" his way, died Monday of heart failure at his West Baltimore home. He was 64.Mr. Smith prided himself on being one of the few mechanics who made house calls, often trudging out in the middle of the night to help a stranded motorist. He didn't advertise, and he received customers by word of mouth."It was a business for him, but it was a major service to a lot of people because he not only came to where they were but fixed their car and often without not having to get it towed," said Leon Hadler, a longtime friend.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
The Maryland Transportation Authority has named Bruce W. Gartner its executive secretary, effective Dec. 11, following seven months of his acting in the role. Gartner, 48, temporarily filled the agency's top position in June for former executive Harold Bartlett, upon Bartlett's retirement. The MdTA is an independent state agency that owns and operates the state's toll roads, bridges and tunnels. The agency has 1,700 employees, including its own police force, an annual operating budget of $270 million and a six-year capital program of $2.2 billion.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday. The office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death was suicide by hanging, said an office spokesman, Bruce Goldfarb. Smith was found unresponsive by a corrections officer making routine rounds early Monday. He was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 1:34 a.m. despite several efforts to resuscitate him, correctional officials said.
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By By Mary Gail Hare | The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2010
Peter O'Malley, chief of staff to Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr., is resigning to work on the re-election campaign of his brother, Gov. Martin O'Malley, Smith announced Friday. Peter O'Malley plans to leave the post April 13, two days before Smith is to deliver his 2011 budget proposal to the County Council and detail how he will close a $144 million gap in this year's budget. Smith, who has eight months left in his second term, does not plan to replace O'Malley, a spokesman said.
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September 30, 2004
On September 28, 2004, JAMES SMITH; beloved husband of the late Eleandra Smith; devoted father of James, Robert Ronald, Richard, Gerald, and Randolph Smith. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grave side services will be held today at 2:30 P.M. in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Garrison Forest . Arrangements by the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A.
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February 25, 2009
On February 19, 2009, JAMES SMITH, loving husband of Thelma Smith. He is also survived by his loving children Kelley Packwood, Rendy and Steven Smith; father Eugene Beard two brothers Darswell Sparks and Harrison Smith; three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit the family owned March Funeral Home West, 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Thursday after 9 where family will receive friends on Friday at 11, followed by funeral services at 11:30.
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December 27, 2005
On December 22, 2005 MADELINE V. SMITH; devoted mother of Lee Pittman, James Smith Sr. and Deborah Smith-Wilkenson. She is also survived by four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 4 sisters; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Services for Mrs. Smith will be held on Wednesday at 2 P.M., at the Gary P. March Funeral Home, 270 Fred Hilton Pass.
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August 10, 2005
On August 8, 2005, JOSEPH M. PAOLINO, survived by his wife Jennie M. Paolino; three daughters, Regina Powell, Linda Smith and Sandra Morgan; eight grandchildren, David Huber, Joshua Duckworth, Todd Smith, Tara Smith, Tatum Smith, James Smith, Danielle Eckelt and Dustin Eckelt and also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosedale Baptist Church, 9202 Philadelphia Rd., Baltimore, MD 21237.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday. The office of the chief medical examiner said the cause and manner of death was suicide by hanging, said an office spokesman, Bruce Goldfarb. Smith was found unresponsive by a corrections officer making routine rounds early Monday. He was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 1:34 a.m. despite several efforts to resuscitate him, correctional officials said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
A Baltimore police officer awaiting trial for murder in the death of his fiancee died early Monday in an apparent suicide in jail, state prison officials said. James Walton Smith, 49, was being held in protective custody in the state's high-rise jail complex at Madison Street and Greenmount Avenue, officials said. The death brings more scrutiny to the embattled state corrections system, which pledged reforms after the April indictment of an inmate federal prosecutors say conspired with 13 corrections officers in the Baltimore City Detention Center to smuggle in drugs and cellphones.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
Sworn in earlier this month, James T. Smith Jr. is Maryland's 13th transportation secretary. At an age when many people have begun or are contemplating retirement, Smith, 71, is taking the helm of a 10,000-employee agency that oversees highways, bridges, tunnels, BWI Marshall Airport, the port of Baltimore, the Motor Vehicle Administration and mass transit. He said he took the job because of an infusion of $4.4 billion tied to passage this year of a comprehensive transportation revenue bill and because he has long known and admired many of the professionals who now work for him. It seems like Baltimore's Red Line light rail project is on the cusp of becoming shovel-ready.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
Baltimore police officer Robert W. Mitchell faces a second-degree assault charge after police and prosecutors accused him of overstepping his powers and beating a young man more than a year ago. The Baltimore state's attorney's office also charged Mitchell on Friday with two counts of misconduct in office. Prosecutors allege that Mitchell beat Baltimore resident Tiyon Williams in the 1000 block of N. Mount St. on May 19, 2012. "The allegations against Mr. Mitchell are reprehensible," Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said in a statement, "and I promise we will continue to aggressively target those who sacrilege the good men and women of this department and the sacred privilege of serving our community.
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By Justin George and Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Two Baltimore police officers arrived at a fellow officer's home to investigate a reported domestic assault. They heard a woman inside calling for help, and when nobody answered the door, they kicked the door in and brought Kendra Diggs out. James Smith, 49, ran upstairs as an officer implored him to come and talk. The other officer stood on the sidewalk next to Diggs, her face bleeding from a small wound. A shot rang out from a second-story window, authorities say. Diggs, shot in the head, hit the ground, and Smith and his fellow officers commenced a six-hour standoff.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | May 1, 2011
Who would have thought as the Ravens hunkered down for the 2011 NFL draft Thursday night that the long weekend at The Castle in Owings Mills would feature more interpersonal subplots and political intrigue than the Royal Wedding? It's not often that the highly choreographed first round devolves into a mini-feud between two teams over telephone etiquette, and it's certainly not often that Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti gets so worked up about something that he dials up a Baltimore Sun reporter in the wee hours to publicly vent his frustration over the way the Chicago Bears accidentally reneged on a deal that would have given the Ravens one more draft choice.
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By Dan Rodricks | March 11, 2002
UNTIL JANUARY, Kenya Davis managed to dance around death. Someone tried to kill him on the front steps of his girlfriend's West Baltimore rowhouse Sept. 25, 2000, the day Davis finished one of his numerous stints in jail. Despite five shots being fired, Davis escaped without a scratch. His girlfriend, however, was wounded in her right foot. Apparently, her other boyfriend opposed the idea of Davis being back on the street and tried to express this with a gun. Davis dodged death at least one other time - on Jan. 2, 1997, inside a barbershop.
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By Jamison Hensley and Ken Murray, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2011
It didn't take long during Saturday's introductory news conference to see that the Ravens' top two draft picks in 2011 share more of a connection than both having the birth name James Smith. After Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith answered two questions about character issues, Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith stepped in unprompted to defend the Ravens' first-round pick. "I've had the opportunity to get know Jimmy myself over the process," said Torrey, a second-round pick who shares the same agent [Drew Rosenhaus]
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2011
James Grieve Smith, a retired Harford County educator and coach who was also a highly decorated World War II veteran, died Jan. 1 at Citizens Care Center in Havre de Grace. The longtime Churchville resident was 85. Mr. Smith, the son of English and Scottish immigrant parents who were estate caretakers, was born in Camden, N.J., and raised in Rosemont, Pa. After graduating from Radnor High School in Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Army. He served in Europe with the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
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