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November 28, 1996
An article in Sunday's Howard County edition of The Sun gave inaccurate information about a Thanksgiving unity service. The pastor organizing the service is the Rev. John Wright of the First Baptist Church of Guilford. A trip to Korea mentioned in the article was organized by the Council of Korean Churches in Maryland.In the same article, lay pastor David Han's name was misspelled. A quote attributed to Han about a town meeting in Baltimore should have read, "It was an effort toward working together positively.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 3, 2010
John Louis Wright, longtime pastor of the First Baptist Church of Guilford in Howard County who was an outspoken civil rights activist and former president of the state NAACP, died Thursday of complications from melanoma at St. Agnes Hospital. The Ten Hills resident, who earlier had lived in Randallstown, was 73. "I will fight against the double standard in this country and in this state, where there is still bigotry, racism and Jim Crowism. It still exists," Dr. Wright said when he was elected president in 1986 of the Maryland Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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NEWS
July 4, 2006
On Friday, June 30, 2006, HARRY F. WRIGHT, JR.; beloved husband of Lorraine C. Wright; father of Harry, III (Linda Imhof), Greg and Douglas Wright and Lonni (Philip) Pitis; brother of John Wright and Rosa Miles. Also survived by six grandchildren. Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A., 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 P.M. and on Thursday, July 6, from 10 A.M. until funeral service begins at 11 A.M. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
NEWS
July 4, 2006
On Friday, June 30, 2006, HARRY F. WRIGHT, JR.; beloved husband of Lorraine C. Wright; father of Harry, III (Linda Imhof), Greg and Douglas Wright and Lonni (Philip) Pitis; brother of John Wright and Rosa Miles. Also survived by six grandchildren. Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A., 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 P.M. and on Thursday, July 6, from 10 A.M. until funeral service begins at 11 A.M. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Special to The Sun | November 2, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- America's Cup veteran John Wright of Gulph Mills, Pa., a newcomer to big-fleet J/24 racing despite a long list of impressive yachting achievements, topped a tough fleet of 79 boats from across the United States and several foreign countries in yesterday's single opening-day race in the J/24 East Coast Championships."
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Special to The Sun | November 3, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- More favorable wind greeted the fleet of 79 competing in the annual J/24 East Coast Championships out of Severn Sailing Association yesterday, the second day of the three-day event.After the Race Committee was forced to abandon the day's first race when a major wind shift during the first beat skewed the course unacceptably, the breeze settled in at 6 to 11 knots from the west-northwest and held fairly steady for the rest of the day, allowing two more windward-leeward races to be completed, and bringing the total to three, which will make the regatta aqualifier for next October's World Championships in Annapolis.
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By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | October 10, 1991
Since opening night on May 28, 1954, customers of the Edmondson Drive-In Theatre have driven down a lane off U.S. 40 into a cement glen with a big screen at the bottom and enough thrills to keep them returning for generations.That first night, 435 people paid 60 cents each to see "Riding Shotgun" and "Fearless Fagan." On recent nights, even more have been paying the going rate of $3 to see what may turn out to be one of the last picture shows at the Edmondson.Since word got around recently that a deal was in the works to turn the Catonsville drive-in site into a Home Depot home and garden center, the crowds have increased and many customers have begun to lament its presumed passing.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 3, 2010
John Louis Wright, longtime pastor of the First Baptist Church of Guilford in Howard County who was an outspoken civil rights activist and former president of the state NAACP, died Thursday of complications from melanoma at St. Agnes Hospital. The Ten Hills resident, who earlier had lived in Randallstown, was 73. "I will fight against the double standard in this country and in this state, where there is still bigotry, racism and Jim Crowism. It still exists," Dr. Wright said when he was elected president in 1986 of the Maryland Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2000
John Oliver Wright, who played fullback for the first Baltimore Colts team of 1947 before becoming an Eastern Shore beer distributor, died May 30 of Parkinson's disease at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 79 and had lived in Salisbury since 1959. Known as Reds Wright, he signed with the Colts in the inaugural 1947 season in the All-America Football Conference and played one season before injuring his knee. He left the game and took a job as a sales manager with the old National Brewing Company.
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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 8, 2002
For 30 years, the Rev. John L. Wright has been preaching the Word at Columbia's First Baptist Church of Guilford. But this month, Wright is just listening. This Sunday marks Wright's 30th anniversary at First Baptist, and the church will honor him with guest speakers and celebrations. "He has been an outstanding pastor ... a father to some of the people, a brother to some of them and a son to some of the people," said Leola Dorsey, a 14-year member of the board of trustees of Howard Community College and a member of First Baptist for 62 years.
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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 8, 2002
For 30 years, the Rev. John L. Wright has been preaching the Word at Columbia's First Baptist Church of Guilford. But this month, Wright is just listening. This Sunday marks Wright's 30th anniversary at First Baptist, and the church will honor him with guest speakers and celebrations. "He has been an outstanding pastor ... a father to some of the people, a brother to some of them and a son to some of the people," said Leola Dorsey, a 14-year member of the board of trustees of Howard Community College and a member of First Baptist for 62 years.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2000
John Oliver Wright, who played fullback for the first Baltimore Colts team of 1947 before becoming an Eastern Shore beer distributor, died May 30 of Parkinson's disease at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 79 and had lived in Salisbury since 1959. Known as Reds Wright, he signed with the Colts in the inaugural 1947 season in the All-America Football Conference and played one season before injuring his knee. He left the game and took a job as a sales manager with the old National Brewing Company.
NEWS
November 28, 1996
An article in Sunday's Howard County edition of The Sun gave inaccurate information about a Thanksgiving unity service. The pastor organizing the service is the Rev. John Wright of the First Baptist Church of Guilford. A trip to Korea mentioned in the article was organized by the Council of Korean Churches in Maryland.In the same article, lay pastor David Han's name was misspelled. A quote attributed to Han about a town meeting in Baltimore should have read, "It was an effort toward working together positively.
SPORTS
By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Special to The Sun | November 3, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- More favorable wind greeted the fleet of 79 competing in the annual J/24 East Coast Championships out of Severn Sailing Association yesterday, the second day of the three-day event.After the Race Committee was forced to abandon the day's first race when a major wind shift during the first beat skewed the course unacceptably, the breeze settled in at 6 to 11 knots from the west-northwest and held fairly steady for the rest of the day, allowing two more windward-leeward races to be completed, and bringing the total to three, which will make the regatta aqualifier for next October's World Championships in Annapolis.
SPORTS
By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Special to The Sun | November 2, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- America's Cup veteran John Wright of Gulph Mills, Pa., a newcomer to big-fleet J/24 racing despite a long list of impressive yachting achievements, topped a tough fleet of 79 boats from across the United States and several foreign countries in yesterday's single opening-day race in the J/24 East Coast Championships."
NEWS
By Jay Merwin and Jay Merwin,Evening Sun Staff | October 10, 1991
Since opening night on May 28, 1954, customers of the Edmondson Drive-In Theatre have driven down a lane off U.S. 40 into a cement glen with a big screen at the bottom and enough thrills to keep them returning for generations.That first night, 435 people paid 60 cents each to see "Riding Shotgun" and "Fearless Fagan." On recent nights, even more have been paying the going rate of $3 to see what may turn out to be one of the last picture shows at the Edmondson.Since word got around recently that a deal was in the works to turn the Catonsville drive-in site into a Home Depot home and garden center, the crowds have increased and many customers have begun to lament its presumed passing.
NEWS
By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1998
A controversial plan to rededicate a Confederate monument in Ellicott City received another blow yesterday as Maryland's secretary of state refused to issue a proclamation he considered inflammatory.John T. Willis declined to approve a request by Sons of Confederate Veterans to proclaim tomorrow "Howard County Confederate Heritage Day," saying it would be "inappropriate" to issue a government proclamation that "unnecessarily inflames emotions and might divide rather than unify the citizens of Maryland."
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