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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Evening Sun Staff | January 15, 1991
The question asked the little girl is simple enough: Do you know what today is? But the answer 11-year-old Loretta Murray gives sounds harshly mature."
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 27, 2011
John Thomas Chambers Jr., Annapolis' first black mayor, died Friday morning of a heart attack. His death came five days before his 83rd birthday. "He loved helping others," said Hannah Scott Chambers, his wife of 57 years. "He loved all sports, and he loved church, children and people. He was an unusual individual. I kept expecting him to change. Thank God he never did. " The second oldest of four children, Mr. Chambers was born and raised in the Parole community of Annapolis. His father, the Rev. John T. Chambers Sr., owned the popular Chambers Barber Shop, and was one of the founders of the Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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By Luke Tracy and Luke Tracy,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2003
Anne Arundel County residents will mark the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with two events in the next week, including a dinner Monday at which a daughter of the slain civil rights leader will speak. Ayinde Jean-Baptiste, who gained notice at age 12 for a speech he gave at the Million Man March in 1995, will be the keynote speaker at today's 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner in Linthicum. Today is King's birthday. On Monday, the federal holiday marking King's birthday, Yolanda King will address the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast at Anne Arundel County Community College in Arnold.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,SUN REPORTER | January 21, 2008
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life." The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Pasted to Ralph E. Moore Jr.'s door at St. Frances Academy Community Center is a poignant quote from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It's not about having a dream, and it says nothing about the content of one's character.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2004
Speaking at a memorial tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Maryland's Republican leaders pointed to policies of their administration that they suggested would have won the approval of the slain civil rights leader - including support of family values and their endorsement of faith-based initiatives. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele alternated speaking during a 14-minute address to more than 1,000 people attending Anne Arundel County's annual King awards dinner - held on what would have been the leader's 75th birthday.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 22, 1998
Grass-roots activists doing community service on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. may apply for grants to promote community activism and social awareness.The 3-year-old program run by the Washington-based nonprofit Corporation for National and Community Service sets aside up to $500,000 nationwide for such projects as tutoring, senior citizen activities and environmental cleanup on Jan. 18, King's birthday.Last year in Maryland, students at Frostburg State and Loyola College won grants.
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By Brian Sullam and Brian Sullam,Staff writer | April 12, 1992
Councilwoman Rebecca Orenstein believes Westminster should join the many jurisdictions in the state and designate Martin Luther King's birthday a city holiday."
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,SUN REPORTER | January 21, 2008
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life." The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Pasted to Ralph E. Moore Jr.'s door at St. Frances Academy Community Center is a poignant quote from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It's not about having a dream, and it says nothing about the content of one's character.
NEWS
January 12, 1997
Seven sins of casinos in state's future?The Gambino and Genovese "families" are looking at Maryland with bug eyes and drooling lips. The casino-cracy they impose after the 1998 election will have seven slimy effects:1) House Speaker Cas Taylor will get his Allegany County resort casino as an amendment to Senate President Mike Miller's slots-at-tracks bill. And slots will make horse-racing a sideshow as it has become at Delaware tracks.2) The resort casino will justify local option. We'll have casinos at Kent Island for its proximity, at Cambridge and Baltimore for their poverty, at Ocean City for its beach.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2003
Lethal Weapon movie actor Danny Glover spoke out against a possible war in Iraq yesterday, telling a Baltimore crowd gathered to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that the slain civil rights leader's dreams for peace are "being dismantled as we speak." Speaking to about 500 people at the Johns Hopkins medical campus, Glover was one of three speakers who used King's birthday as a chance to criticize the state of domestic and foreign affairs. "King's teachings and words resonate today like never before," Glover said after a spirited keynote address at Turner Auditorium to hospital staff, faculty and students, some clad in scrubs on their lunch hour.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2004
Speaking at a memorial tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Maryland's Republican leaders pointed to policies of their administration that they suggested would have won the approval of the slain civil rights leader - including support of family values and their endorsement of faith-based initiatives. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele alternated speaking during a 14-minute address to more than 1,000 people attending Anne Arundel County's annual King awards dinner - held on what would have been the leader's 75th birthday.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2004
Speaking at a memorial tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Maryland's Republican leaders pointed to policies of their administration that they suggested would have won the approval of the slain civil rights leader - including support of family values and their endorsement of faith-based initiatives. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele alternated speaking during a 14-minute address to more than 1,000 people attending Anne Arundel County's annual King awards dinner - held on what would have been the leader's 75th birthday.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2004
Celebrate the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at area events this weekend and Monday. While Dr. King's birthday is today and the national holiday is Monday, various happenings will be taking place Saturday through Monday. Below are some of the events honoring King's legacy: The fourth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Parade is Monday. The parade steps off from (of course) Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street at noon, proceeds south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street.
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By Luke Tracy and Luke Tracy,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2003
Anne Arundel County residents will mark the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday with two events in the next week, including a dinner Monday at which a daughter of the slain civil rights leader will speak. Ayinde Jean-Baptiste, who gained notice at age 12 for a speech he gave at the Million Man March in 1995, will be the keynote speaker at today's 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner in Linthicum. Today is King's birthday. On Monday, the federal holiday marking King's birthday, Yolanda King will address the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast at Anne Arundel County Community College in Arnold.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2003
Lethal Weapon movie actor Danny Glover spoke out against a possible war in Iraq yesterday, telling a Baltimore crowd gathered to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that the slain civil rights leader's dreams for peace are "being dismantled as we speak." Speaking to about 500 people at the Johns Hopkins medical campus, Glover was one of three speakers who used King's birthday as a chance to criticize the state of domestic and foreign affairs. "King's teachings and words resonate today like never before," Glover said after a spirited keynote address at Turner Auditorium to hospital staff, faculty and students, some clad in scrubs on their lunch hour.
NEWS
December 18, 2002
IT WAS EASY for Republicans to curse Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott when his only apparent sin was praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 segregationist run for the White House. The Party of Lincoln has become quite good at distancing itself from the kind of outright bigotry and race-baiting that Republicans used to win Southern hearts and minds during the contentious struggle for civil rights in the 1960s. But the more the focus of Mr. Lott's trouble moves away from his apparently nostalgic comments and toward his record as a reflection of Republican ideals, the more he becomes a difficult figure for his party to confront.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | January 9, 1992
Kenneth L. Webster was the new kid on the block in 1970, an eager young politician, still wet behind the ears. In the shadow of the StateHouse, he ran into two locals on a mission.The Rev. Leroy Bowmanand Carl O. Snowden, civil rights activists in Maryland's capital city, cornered him with a request. They wanted the new Democratic representative from Baltimore to sponsor a bill making the Rev. Martin Luther King's birthday a state holiday."I agreed right away," Webster recalled yesterday.
NEWS
January 7, 2001
Events celebrate the struggle for civil rights On Jan. 13 and Jan. 15, two events - an annual dinner and a breakfast - will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Held in our county for 13 and 20 years, respectively, these events highlight the progress the nation has made since Dr. King's 1968 assassination. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have lived while Dr. King walked this earth know America lost a voice that will not soon be replaced. I have two sons who were born after Dr. King died.
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