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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Sun Staff Writer | September 15, 1995
It surprises few who worked for The Evening Sun the past few decades that John W. Ward outlived his paper, due to see its last sunset today.The paper was his as much as anyone's for almost six decades. He may well now be the Sunpapers' oldest living alumnus, observing life and Mount Baker at 97 from a retirement home in Portland, Ore., near his niece, Ellen Nesbitt, and his sister, Katharine.Mr. Ward was born the year of the Spanish-American War, 1898, and grew up in Jarrettsville, Harford County.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
The mother of one of the boys who accidentally shot 13-year-old Monae Turnage helped drag the girl's body into an alley behind the home and then hid the gun in a police officer's car, authorities alleged in court papers filed Friday. The new accusations against Veronica Alford, 49, place an adult squarely in the middle of what had been portrayed as a horrific but youthful mistake. The March shooting prompted outrage from community members and city officials, as well as an investigation into the actions of a city police officer.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2001
The last time Yvonne Azeff was at Pimlico, she stood on a balcony of a barn on the backstretch and watched Secretariat win the Preakness. The year was 1973. Azeff was 12. She stood with her mother, who worked with horses at Bowie and had introduced Yvonne to the racetrack. Now 40, Azeff is back at Pimlico as assistant trainer to John Ward Jr. A week and a half ago, the Ward team celebrated at Churchill Downs when Monarchos won the Kentucky Derby. That team has reassembled at Pimlico for Monarchos' assault Saturday upon the Preakness.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2011
People were yelling at him to slow down, but Buck John Benny apparently didn't listen. The 16-year-old was driving home Wednesday night from swimming at Patapsco Valley State Park, behind the wheel of an old Plymouth Acclaim packed with friends and relatives, including a teenager crammed in the back seat holding her 3-year-old nephew on her lap. John Ward, a passenger, said the car was racing south on Ridge Road near the Elkridge Furnace Inn....
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February 25, 2003
On February 23, 2003, MARY E. (nee Fravel), beloved wife of the late John Ward; loving mother of Eugene Ward and his fiancee, Lucy Magruder, John Ward, Jr., and Colleen Coner. She is also survived by one granddaughter. Interment was held at Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Arrangements by the Leonard J. Ruck Inc. Funeral Home.
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November 8, 2007
On November 5, 2007, MRS. WILLIE (BILLY) WARD; loving wife of John Ward. She is also survived by a daughter, Hope Ward; brother , Roman Davis, five grandchildren, a host of great-grands and other relatives and friends. Friends may call the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Friday after 9. Family will receive friends on Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., at 11 followed by funeral service at 11:30.
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By Tom Keyser | March 8, 2001
HALLANDALE, Fla. - On the first definitive weekend leading to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the trainer holding the full house is not Bob Baffert or D. Wayne Lukas. With major races for 3-year-olds in Florida and Louisiana, the trainer with significant horses in each - and a third on the sidelines - is John Ward Jr. A 55-year-old native of Lexington, Ky., Ward is a horseman to the bone. But he is not a familiar figure on the Triple Crown trail. That may change. Thin and silver-haired, a gentleman of the turf, Ward has saddled horses in only one Triple Crown race in three decades of training.
SPORTS
May 19, 2001
Journalist, Affiliation............................. First...................... Second.............Third Tom Keyser, The Sun......................... Monarchos..........Dollar Bill.........Congaree Keyser's comment: I never believed in Fusaichi Pegasus and picked against him last year in the Preakness. I believe in Monarchos. John Ward Jr. has trained him with the Triple Crown in mind. The colt is primed for another winning performance. Congaree has run two gut-wrenching races in a row. Another in the Preakness may be too much to expect, no matter who's riding him. Dollar Bill, who again looks terrific, merely needs a clean trip to display his ability.
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By Tom Keyser and Kent Baker and Tom Keyser and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2001
You could call it a near-breeze. John Ward Jr., the trainer of Monarchos, stuck to his plan of not breezing the Kentucky Derby winner before the Preakness. Instead, Ward sent Monarchos on a strong gallop yesterday at Pimlico, a gallop so strong it was, well, nearly a breeze. A breeze is a workout at a set distance at near-racing speed. Trainers use them to get horses in condition for a race. Ward, who describes himself as an old-fashioned trainer, said after the Derby that Monarchos was fit and needed only jogs and gallops before the Preakness.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2011
People were yelling at him to slow down, but Buck John Benny apparently didn't listen. The 16-year-old was driving home Wednesday night from swimming at Patapsco Valley State Park, behind the wheel of an old Plymouth Acclaim packed with friends and relatives, including a teenager crammed in the back seat holding her 3-year-old nephew on her lap. John Ward, a passenger, said the car was racing south on Ridge Road near the Elkridge Furnace Inn....
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November 8, 2007
On November 5, 2007, MRS. WILLIE (BILLY) WARD; loving wife of John Ward. She is also survived by a daughter, Hope Ward; brother , Roman Davis, five grandchildren, a host of great-grands and other relatives and friends. Friends may call the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Friday after 9. Family will receive friends on Saturday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., at 11 followed by funeral service at 11:30.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2003
ARCADIA, Calif. - As soon as Silver Wagon captured the Hopeful and Birdstone won the Champagne - two prestigious stakes for 2-year-olds - their owners and trainers announced that the horses would skip the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. They said they believed a push to win the Juvenile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park would jeopardize their horses' chance of winning the Kentucky Derby next spring. As Nick Zito, trainer of Birdstone, said to reporters in the Champagne winner's circle: "I want those phone calls in the spring.
NEWS
February 25, 2003
On February 23, 2003, MARY E. (nee Fravel), beloved wife of the late John Ward; loving mother of Eugene Ward and his fiancee, Lucy Magruder, John Ward, Jr., and Colleen Coner. She is also survived by one granddaughter. Interment was held at Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Arrangements by the Leonard J. Ruck Inc. Funeral Home.
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May 19, 2001
Journalist, Affiliation............................. First...................... Second.............Third Tom Keyser, The Sun......................... Monarchos..........Dollar Bill.........Congaree Keyser's comment: I never believed in Fusaichi Pegasus and picked against him last year in the Preakness. I believe in Monarchos. John Ward Jr. has trained him with the Triple Crown in mind. The colt is primed for another winning performance. Congaree has run two gut-wrenching races in a row. Another in the Preakness may be too much to expect, no matter who's riding him. Dollar Bill, who again looks terrific, merely needs a clean trip to display his ability.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 19, 2001
After watching Monarchos blow away the field in the Florida Derby, John Ward Jr., the colt's trainer, concluded that he had a potential Triple Crown winner on his hands. The challenge, then, was managing a maturing Monarchos from March 10, the date of the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, to June 9, the date of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Ward devised a strategy that, so far, Monarchos has executed perfectly. Today, in the 126th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, Monarchos will try to take the next step in Ward's plan to capture the Triple Crown.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2001
The last time Yvonne Azeff was at Pimlico, she stood on a balcony of a barn on the backstretch and watched Secretariat win the Preakness. The year was 1973. Azeff was 12. She stood with her mother, who worked with horses at Bowie and had introduced Yvonne to the racetrack. Now 40, Azeff is back at Pimlico as assistant trainer to John Ward Jr. A week and a half ago, the Ward team celebrated at Churchill Downs when Monarchos won the Kentucky Derby. That team has reassembled at Pimlico for Monarchos' assault Saturday upon the Preakness.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Sun Staff Writer | December 23, 1994
The African-American holiday of Kwanzaa, which begins Monday and lasts for seven days, provides an antidote to the commercialization and consumer excesses of Christmas.Lavish gifts aren't the focus of Kwanzaa. Created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at Cal State-Long Beach, Kwanzaa is based upon different African customs.It celebrates the Nguzo Saba, which is Swahili for seven principles: Umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility)
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
The mother of one of the boys who accidentally shot 13-year-old Monae Turnage helped drag the girl's body into an alley behind the home and then hid the gun in a police officer's car, authorities alleged in court papers filed Friday. The new accusations against Veronica Alford, 49, place an adult squarely in the middle of what had been portrayed as a horrific but youthful mistake. The March shooting prompted outrage from community members and city officials, as well as an investigation into the actions of a city police officer.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Kent Baker and Tom Keyser and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2001
You could call it a near-breeze. John Ward Jr., the trainer of Monarchos, stuck to his plan of not breezing the Kentucky Derby winner before the Preakness. Instead, Ward sent Monarchos on a strong gallop yesterday at Pimlico, a gallop so strong it was, well, nearly a breeze. A breeze is a workout at a set distance at near-racing speed. Trainers use them to get horses in condition for a race. Ward, who describes himself as an old-fashioned trainer, said after the Derby that Monarchos was fit and needed only jogs and gallops before the Preakness.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2001
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - John Ward Jr. isn't sold on Point Given. In fact, the veteran trainer says, he believes that Congaree is the better horse. The Bob Baffert-trained duo of Point Given and Congaree will likely be the bettors' first and second choice today in the Kentucky Derby. But Ward, an astute horseman making his first serious assault upon the Derby, says he's more than content with his entrant, a sleek, gray colt with a shockingly quick turn of foot. Monarchos exhibited that quickness March 10 in the Florida Derby.
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