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By Sloane Brown | November 14, 1999
Rebekah Johnson, the young star of "Liberty Heights," munched brownies brought to her from the dessert table by a local doctor. "He said he'd heard actresses don't eat much, and he wanted to make sure I did!" Johnson was heard telling co-star Ben Foster, just before the two were swept up in a sea of new fans at the movie's premiere party.The buzz in the tent behind the Senator Theatre was "bravo!" for Baltimore-born director Barry Levinson's fourth B'more-based film. Its premiere here raised $80,000 for the Osler Scholar Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Baltimore police charged and arrested a man for a murder that took place in January. Juliun Jones-Joyner, 21, was charged with murder, assault and handgun charges for shooting and killing Jonathan Terry, 28, on January 6 in the 3600 block of Liberty Heights. Prior to his arrest, Jones-Joyner had been wanted for the shooting and homicide investigators worked with community members to identify him as responsible for the shooting, according to police. Jones-Joyner is currently being held at the Baltimore City Central Booking and Intake Facility.
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November 18, 1999
DIRECTOR BARRY Levinson's movie "Liberty Heights" opens nationwide tomorrow, giving the world a slice of Baltimore, circa 1954. The movie looks at race, class and religion through the eyes of a Jewish family.Mr. Levinson incorporated stories from across Northwest Baltimore for this nostalgic look at his hometown during a time of rapid social change.We asked some people who used to live there and some who live there now to reflect on life along the Liberty Heights Avenue corridor.Linda Becker Michel, lived at 2534 White Chapel Road in Ashburton.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
As of 8:55 a.m., Baltimore City police activity was continuing in the 3700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue related to a reported shooting there. Elsewhere around Baltimore, a fairly light rush hour was wrapping up with no major incidents. There was still some utility issue at Wilkens Avenue and the Beltway outer loop affecting the far right shoulder, but it's not involving the travel lanes, according to MDOT. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail delays, with buses and MARC trains on time..
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | July 2, 1993
A Northwest Baltimore man was charged yesterday with bludgeoning a husband and wife to death, possibly while in a rage triggered by his recent termination from a landscaping business where he worked with the husband, police said.Sean Xavier Griffin, 25, who lived in the basement of the slain couple's rowhouse in the 3400 block of Liberty Heights Ave., is charged in a warrant with two counts of first-degree murder, police said. He remained on the run last night.The bodies of Emmanuel "Peter" Burrus, 37, and his wife, Dawn (( Burrus, 29, were found by Mr. Burrus' sister about 10 p.m. Wednesday.
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By DAN RODRICKS | June 24, 1998
Barry Levinson, bless him, is expected to make another semi-autobiographical movie in Baltimore. Production could start later this summer or in the early fall on "Liberty Heights," set here in 1954 and 1955, the fourth installment in Levinson's wonderful series of Baltimore films ("Diner," "Tin Men" and "Avalon"). This will be the first collaboration after the merger of Levinson's Baltimore Pictures and Spring Creek Productions, led by Paula Weinstein. Levinson told Variety this week that "Liberty Heights" picks up a story line from the middle of "Avalon" (in my humble opinion, the best of the Baltimore films)
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By Mary Gail Hare | October 11, 2009
A 37-year-old city resident was shot several times Saturday morning as he was working on renovations to a home he owned in the 1900 block of Oakhill Avenue in Liberty Heights. Damon Jackson died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said Jackson, who lived in another home on the same street, was shot several times by a man who followed him into the rehabbed building and opened fire. Police have neither a suspect nor a motive for the shooting.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff | November 21, 1999
Orlando Jones walked onto the set knowing he was blazing something of a trail. Until he was cast as would-be numbers magnate Little Melvin in "Liberty Heights," the roster of African-American actors in Barry Levinson's Baltimore films was thin to the point of being practically nonexistent.Jones was glad to change all that."I very much entered into this film knowing that was the case," the 31-year-old actor says over a vegetarian lunch back in Charm City, where he's just finished filming "The Replacements," his second shoot here in just over a year.
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By Laurie Willis and Del Quentin Wilber and Laurie Willis and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2002
A South Baltimore motorcycle gang and a Jessup business were being investigated yesterday in connection with the city's largest seizure of the drug PCP - a stash police valued at $50 million to $100 million. Baltimore police said the gang is responsible for distributing phencyclidine, a hallucinogenic drug known as PCP, throughout the city. The amount of chemicals seized late Wednesday at the home on the 3700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore amazed city and federal law enforcement officials who participated in the raid.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | December 3, 1999
The Royal Theatre, the historic Pennsylvania Avenue auditorium that played host to countless musical acts in the 1940s and 1950s, is one of the stars of Barry Levinson's most recent film, "Liberty Heights." Levinson reconstructed the theater to stage a 1954 James Brown concert, one of the movie's most stirring scenes, and certainly one that brought back sweet memories of seeing Brown, Cab Calloway and other legends when Pennsylvania Avenue was at its cultural height.On Dec. 12, Levinson, Warner Bros.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Abraham "Al" Ackerman, who rose from selling eggs door to door to owning and operating a wholesale egg company, died Sept. 6 from complications of bladder cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 89. The son of Russian immigrants, Abraham Ackerman was born in Baltimore and raised on Hill Street. He was a graduate of Southern High School. During World War II, he served with an anti-aircraft unit and participated in the Normandy invasion. In the early 1950s, Mr. Ackerman started selling eggs door to door.
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May 26, 2013
Joy Charlene Naden, a longtime educator and executive on several Democratic political campaigns and chair of the Board of Review for the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Saturdayat her Cross Keys home of acute myologic leukemia. She was 79. Born Joy Rosenberg and raised in Liberty Heights, Ms. Naden attended Forest Park High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maryland in 1955, then received a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2011
City police and the Baltimore field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering up to a $5,000 reward for tips in a series of recent attacks in which makeshift firebombs have been thrown against homes causing minor damage but raising concerns. Since Sept. 13, there have been 13 incidents in which Molotov cocktails have been thrown at homes, largely in the area of Liberty Heights and Wabash avenues in Northwest Baltimore. The most recent occurred Nov. 16, and police believe the attacks are random but connected.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2011
A faded sign above the former Howard Park Super Pride store was gently lifted off the dilapidated vacant building with a crane Saturday, marking the start of construction of a new, long-awaited supermarket in the city. The Howard Park neighborhood, which is just south of Northern Parkway and borders Baltimore County to the west and the Forest Park Golf Course to the south, has been without a local grocery store for 12 years since the Super Pride was boarded up. Community leaders have worked with the city to bring back another grocer, but they've faced an uphill battle attracting developers, especially in poor economic times, while adjusting to several changes in political leadership.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2011
Two people were taken to area hospitals – one with critical injuries – after a stabbing at a Northwest Baltimore gas station, city police said. The stabbing was reported at about 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of Liberty Heights and Gwynn Oak, in the Howard Park neighborhood, said Detective Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman. He said two men got into an argument with another man, who produced an undetermined sharp object and stabbed them. At the scene, a trail of blood was visible from a gas pump to in front of the gas station.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2010
Afternoon temperatures in Maryland eased back into the mid-90s on Thursday, but not before a week of extreme weather claimed the cooling system at another Baltimore nursing home. Seventy-four residents were moved out of the Liberty Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center in Northwest Baltimore late Wednesday and early Thursday morning after the air conditioning faltered. It was the second time this week that patients were moved from a Baltimore nursing facility because of air conditioning problems.
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August 25, 1997
DRUID HILL AVENUE used to be one of the finest addresses in Baltimore for African-American professionals. Today, many of its substantial rowhouses are vandalized or boarded up. The same goes for the leafy streets surrounding Lafayette Square. As black families have moved to the suburbs, that area, too, has been abandoned by the middle class.The city is now trying an intriguing program to prevent the same kind of deterioration in three Liberty Heights Avenue neighborhoods that are among Baltimore's most stable residential areas.
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By Mary Gail Hare | October 11, 2009
A 37-year-old city resident was shot several times Saturday morning as he was working on renovations to a home he owned in the 1900 block of Oakhill Avenue in Liberty Heights. Damon Jackson died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said Jackson, who lived in another home on the same street, was shot several times by a man who followed him into the rehabbed building and opened fire. Police have neither a suspect nor a motive for the shooting.
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July 26, 2009
On July 23, 2009, ELIZABETH HINTON. Friends may call at the family owned and operated Howell Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 29th, from 3 to 7 P.M. at 4600 Liberty Heights Avenue. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 30th, at New Miracle Christian Community Church, 4802 Liberty Heights Avenue. Wake 10 A.M. Funeral service beginning at 10:30. Interment, Crownsville Veteran Cemetery.
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