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October 28, 1994
Halloween is coming early to Annapolis this year.The Ku Klux Klan, those perpetual tricksters, will be dressing in their white sheets and camouflage fatigues for a rally tomorrow at Lawyer's Mall in the shadow of the State House.The Klan is becoming a tiresome visitor to Anne Arundel County. Klansmen staged a rally in the West River area last October and have reappeared during the past few months handing out leaflets in Laurel, Woodland Beach and other communities. Roger L. Kelly, the Maryland imperial wizard who lives in Frederick, said the rally this weekend is expected to bring 60 to 80 Klansmen, which would be the largest Klan gathering in Annapolis since the 1960s.
By Jackie MacMullan and Jackie MacMullan,Boston Globe | March 31, 1991
It was never a matter of memorizing dead spots on the parquet or the way the lip of the south rim bent ever so slightly. The lighting? Nothing out of the ordinary, Andrew Toney reports. In fact, said the former Philadelphia 76ers guard, the only thing special about the creaky court on 150 Causeway Street was that it served as the stage for his most famous role: the Boston Strangler."My first step out of the locker room, I was in range," Toney says. "It was easy. I have no explanation for it. It was just easy for me to score at Boston Garden."
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 3, 1999
County Executive Janet S. Owens will receive the President's Award at the Anne Arundel County NAACP's annual freedom fund banquet Nov. 12 for her efforts in appointing African-American members to her Cabinet and for fighting the Ku Klux Klan's attempt to join the Adopt-A-Road program.Owens is the first elected official in Anne Arundel County to receive the award.Chapter President Gerald G. Stansbury also noted her support of the Alex Haley statue at the City Dock in Annapolis and the renovation of Wiley H. Bates High School.
By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | October 12, 1997
75 years agoWilliam S. Gordy Jr., comptroller, announced the quarterly distribution of funds for the public schools. Anne Arundel County will receive $384.47. -- The Sun, Oct. 3, 1922.The Navy Athletic Association has placed its allotment of 10,000 tickets for the Navy-Penn State football game, to be played in Washington, on sale at $3 apiece, regardless of the seating sections. -- The Sun, Oct. 10, 1922.Two thousand members of the Ku Klux Klan from Maryland and Delaware marched through Annapolis in full regalia behind a huge emblazoned cross.
March 19, 2003
Robert M. Shelton, 73, longtime head of a Ku Klux Klan faction that once claimed 40,000 members, died Monday at a hospital in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was once imperial wizard of United Klans of America Inc., considered the largest Klan faction in its heyday. He traveled the South in cars and planes speaking to white supremacist groups. He briefly went to federal prison in 1969 for refusing to release Klan membership rolls to the House Committee on Un-American Activities. In 1979, 20 members of his United Klans were indicted in connection with racial violence in east Alabama, resulting in 13 convictions, according to a history of the organization compiled by the Anti-Defamation League.
By SUN STAFF | April 27, 2004
Tomorrow's entry in the Baltimore Movie Museum's silent film series is an oddity from 1922: Clifford S. Elfelt's little-seen Big Stakes, about a Texas man who goes on a failed romantic quest in Mexico, then returns to find the Ku Klux Klan accusing his supposedly all-American blond gal of racial impurity. The Boston group Devil Music Ensemble will perform its original country/western score live. The program begins with a vintage short at 8 p.m. at Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave)
By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | September 14, 1997
75 years agoThe U. S. Geological Survey has announced that the location of the geographical center of Maryland is three miles east of Collington, across the Patuxent in Anne Arundel County's second district. -- The Sun, Sept. 8, 1922.Anne Arundel County superintendent of education George Fox forecasts a banner year when schools open on the 13th. Annapolis High School is expecting an enrollment of 400. -- The Sun, Sept. 11, 1922.A second Ku Klux Klan initiation in Anne Arundel County was held last night at Mayo with 15 new members inducted.
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | June 24, 1992
A former volunteer for the Perot presidential campaign filed suit yesterday against the state Perot coordinator, claiming she slandered him by calling him a "woman-hater, bigot and high member of the Ku Klux Klan."Lawrence Way, a former Republican mayor of Burkittsville who led the Draft Perot movement in Frederick County until May 1, is asking for $5 million in punitive damages from Joan Vinson of Annapolis, Mr. Perot's Maryland coordinator. Also named as defendants in the suit filed in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court are Ross Perot himself, volunteer Hal Kass of Annapolis and the Perot campaign.
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
Baltimore-based Civil Justice, a nonprofit heavily involved in efforts to get homeowners better legal protections and representation, has a new executive director. Leigh Maddox, a retired Maryland State Police captain who teaches at the University of Maryland School of Law, starts Thursday. Maddox has been working with student attorneys at the school since 2008, after a career with the state police that included infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan. She earned her law degree from the University of Maryland in 2004.
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 16, 1999
Two of the three children who said a man dressed in Ku Klux Klan garb scared them Sunday at a Savage basketball court have recanted their story, Howard County police said yesterday.Officials are re-interviewing the third child, a girl, said Sgt. Morris Carroll, a police spokesman.The two boys "said that's what they heard from the girl," Carroll said. Yesterday, "they said they didn't actually see the man."The three black children told police they were playing in the 8800 block of Lincoln St. about 7: 20 p.m. Sunday when a man wearing a white robe and a pointed hat came out of a wooded area and told the children to leave.
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