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By LEONARD PITTS JR | July 28, 2008
This is how John Davis became a slave: He was walking one evening from the train depot in Goodwater, Ala., when a white man appeared in the road. "Nigger," he demanded, "have you got any money?" The white man, Robert Franklin, was a constable. He claimed Mr. Davis owed him. This was news to Mr. Davis. "I don't owe you anything," he said. But what Mr. Davis said did not matter. He was arrested that night and summarily convicted. A wealthy landowner, John Pace, paid the alleged $40 debt and a $35 fine in exchange for Mr. Davis' mark - Mr. Davis was illiterate - on a contract binding him to work 10 months at any task Mr. Pace demanded.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Many people know Towson's senior trio of forwards Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Damas and guard Mike Burwell. John Davis, Marquis Marshall and Walter Foster may not be as familiar, but they could be nearly as important. The three are part of a freshman class the Tigers (10-6, 1-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association) are leaning on to contribute off the bench. Davis, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound forward, has scored at least six points in three straight games and has nearly as many offensive rebounds (16)
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NEWS
October 12, 2003
On October 10, 2003 DORIS GILLIAND (nee Davis), beloved wife of the late Elmer "Bud" Gilliand, loving mother of Wanda Rhode, Brenda "BJ" Biscoe and the late Jim Gilliand, dear sister of John Davis. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall), on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Entombment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
HEALTH
By Kevin Rector and Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
When John Davis' kidney began failing in January, his girlfriend's mother decided to donate one of her kidneys to help save his life. That the two weren't actually a "match" - meaning Davis' body would never accept her kidney - didn't matter. In a groundbreaking program at Johns Hopkins Hospital that is as much about nationwide networking as it is medical innovation, kidney transplants are being arranged not through isolated pairings of patient and donor, but through longer and longer chains of individuals who don't even know each other.
NEWS
July 3, 2004
On July 1, 2004, WARD DENTON; loving father of Amber Davis; loving son of John E. and Martha Davis, Sr.; dear brother of John Davis, Jr., Barry Davis, Cynthia Parsram and her husband Khusial and Myra Molica. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and a dear friend Margaret Addair. Friends may call at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, at Route 702 (Beltway exit 36), on Saturday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services on Monday, 11 A.M. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
NEWS
November 14, 2004
On November 12, 2004, HELEN APPEL (nee Davis); beloved wife of the late John F. Appel; devoted mother of Jeri Adams, Judy Wallace and Nancy Rennie; dear sister of Bertha Budacz, Dolores Reuter, Albert and John Davis and the late Margaret Bauer, Agnes Haile and the late Marie Glaeser; loving grandmother of Vernon and Steven; great-grandmother of Patrick and Andrew. Visitation Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Cvach/Rosedale Funeral Home, 1211 Chesaco Avenue. Prayer Service 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 A.M. Church of the Annunciation.
FEATURES
By SYLVIA BADGER | October 23, 1994
Stars twinkled inside and outside at Maryland Public Television's (MPT) 25th birthday celebration. Stars made out of candles lighted the driveway to the studios, where stars of past and present shows broadcast on MPT -- John Davis, Alex Trebek, Pierre Franey, Justin Wilson, Jean Worthley, Margaret Warner, Marcia Adams and Mitch Miller -- waited to have dinner and their photos taken with guests.Bidding on silent-auction items and nibbling delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by Charles Levine Caterers took up the cocktail hour.
HEALTH
By Kevin Rector and Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
When John Davis' kidney began failing in January, his girlfriend's mother decided to donate one of her kidneys to help save his life. That the two weren't actually a "match" - meaning Davis' body would never accept her kidney - didn't matter. In a groundbreaking program at Johns Hopkins Hospital that is as much about nationwide networking as it is medical innovation, kidney transplants are being arranged not through isolated pairings of patient and donor, but through longer and longer chains of individuals who don't even know each other.
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1995
Maryland Public Television uncovers a pair of marathons in hopes of reaping a big pot of pledges in the final weekend of its August membership push. The Canadian Football League Stallions are also in action in -- Tennessee?* "Chrome Dreams: A Motorweek Special Presented by John Davis" (2:30 p.m.-7 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Once considered merely a noisy nuisance that scared horses -- the real working machines -- the automobile went on to transform our culture. The host of the weekly automotive show produced at MPT offers a history of the horseless carriage.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2001
The 61-year-old owner of a Northwest Baltimore auto repair business was shot and killed at his establishment late Monday in an apparent robbery, police said. John Davis Jr. was shot in the head about 7 p.m. in the 4200 block of Reisterstown Road while two men tried to rob several people at Davis Auto Repair, which is located inside the Finkelstein Used Cars Inc. building, police and witnesses said. Davis - recalled by family and friends yesterday as a giving man who would always help a friend - was killed shortly after two robbers entered the mechanics' bay at the repair shop, said Sgt. Kevin Daniels, a police spokesman.
NEWS
By LEONARD PITTS JR | July 28, 2008
This is how John Davis became a slave: He was walking one evening from the train depot in Goodwater, Ala., when a white man appeared in the road. "Nigger," he demanded, "have you got any money?" The white man, Robert Franklin, was a constable. He claimed Mr. Davis owed him. This was news to Mr. Davis. "I don't owe you anything," he said. But what Mr. Davis said did not matter. He was arrested that night and summarily convicted. A wealthy landowner, John Pace, paid the alleged $40 debt and a $35 fine in exchange for Mr. Davis' mark - Mr. Davis was illiterate - on a contract binding him to work 10 months at any task Mr. Pace demanded.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | February 19, 2008
John Streett "Jack" Davis, founder and developer of Harford County's first public golf course, died of cancer Feb. 11 at his home in Street. He was 81. Mr. Davis was born and lived his entire life at Geneva Farm, his family's Harford County dairy and later truck farm. He was a descendant of Col. John Streett, who led the Harford Militia against the British at the Battle of North Point during the War of 1812. "He never lived anywhere else," said his daughter, Kelly Louise Davis of Street.
NEWS
October 7, 2006
Capt. John L. Davis, a retired Chesapeake Bay pilot and model builder, died of pneumonia Sunday at his home in Murrells Inlet, S.C. The former Bel Air resident was 89. Captain Davis was born and raised in Elgin, Ill., and after leaving high school joined the Coast Guard during the 1930s and later was in the merchant marine. He served as third mate on the maiden voyage of the Patrick Henry, the first Liberty ship to be constructed in the nation and launched in 1941 at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyard in Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elaine Dutka and Elaine Dutka,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 7, 2005
HOLLYWOOD - When the Walt Disney Co. released The Return of Jafar in 1994, the lowly direct-to-video category was associated with erotic thrillers, cheap comedies and material that had been targeted for theaters but wasn't good enough. That movie, based on characters from the studio's animated hit Aladdin, sold 15 million units, taking in nearly $300 million worldwide. Along with Universal's The Land Before Time II, another straight-to-video success that year, it became a social climber, distancing the category from its lackluster past.
NEWS
November 14, 2004
On November 12, 2004, HELEN APPEL (nee Davis); beloved wife of the late John F. Appel; devoted mother of Jeri Adams, Judy Wallace and Nancy Rennie; dear sister of Bertha Budacz, Dolores Reuter, Albert and John Davis and the late Margaret Bauer, Agnes Haile and the late Marie Glaeser; loving grandmother of Vernon and Steven; great-grandmother of Patrick and Andrew. Visitation Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Cvach/Rosedale Funeral Home, 1211 Chesaco Avenue. Prayer Service 7:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10 A.M. Church of the Annunciation.
NEWS
July 3, 2004
On July 1, 2004, WARD DENTON; loving father of Amber Davis; loving son of John E. and Martha Davis, Sr.; dear brother of John Davis, Jr., Barry Davis, Cynthia Parsram and her husband Khusial and Myra Molica. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and a dear friend Margaret Addair. Friends may call at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, at Route 702 (Beltway exit 36), on Saturday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services on Monday, 11 A.M. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Elaine Dutka and Elaine Dutka,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 7, 2005
HOLLYWOOD - When the Walt Disney Co. released The Return of Jafar in 1994, the lowly direct-to-video category was associated with erotic thrillers, cheap comedies and material that had been targeted for theaters but wasn't good enough. That movie, based on characters from the studio's animated hit Aladdin, sold 15 million units, taking in nearly $300 million worldwide. Along with Universal's The Land Before Time II, another straight-to-video success that year, it became a social climber, distancing the category from its lackluster past.
NEWS
October 14, 2003
On October 10, 2003 DORIS GILLILAND (nee Davis), beloved wife of the late Elmer "Bud" Gilliland, loving mother of Wanda Rhode, Brenda "BJ" Biscoe and the late Jim Gilliland, dear sister of John Davis. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall), on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Entombment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
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