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By DAN RODRICKS | October 26, 1998
Readers of This Just In continue to fill in the blank - "You know you're from Baltimore if ..." - with one-liners that, laid end to end, form the perimeter of life within the Greater Patapsco Drainage Basin. (That's a mouthful, ain't it?)Barbara McCourt: "You know you're from Baltimore if a tourist in Fells Point asks you where Thames Street is, pronouncing it, 'Tems,' and you reply: 'In London, hon.'"Bob Kraft: "You know you're from Baltimore if you think the real reason the Orioles had such a lousy season was that Rick 'That Yankee' Cerone was in the broadcast booth."
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By Milton Kent, For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
On its face, "History come to life" isn't the most memorable of corporate sayings, like "Good to the last drop" or "It keeps going and going …" Yet it would be hard to argue that Thomas Saunders and his company, Renaissance Productions & Tours, don't deliver on the promise. For 20 years, Saunders, who has done a little of everything from operating a disco to quashing rumors for Baltimore City government, has been leading groups on tours around the area to sites that have significance in African-American history.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2000
Jacob Glushakow, a Baltimore artist who painted the everyday life of the city he loved, died Thursday of a respiratory ailment at Sinai Hospital. He was 86 and lived in Mount Washington, where he painted in a rustic barn-studio. For more than 60 years, he sketched from life - outdoor market stalls, crates of chickens, broken doorways and tailors' shops in crumbling neighborhoods. Many of his paintings shared a theme: the loss of the old that goes on in a changing city. "He was a Baltimore original who captured the essence of the city," said artist and writer Bennard B. Perlman.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
I was happy to see the benefits of intermodal transportation for city residents so clearly described in a recent Sun commentary ("Put people ahead of cars," June 5). I've begun to see a transformation over the last decade in Baltimore, and I am encouraged that we may yet see more improvement in the future. As a daily commuter from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., intermodal transportation is a way of life for me. Each morning I set out from my Lauraville neighborhood to Penn Station by bicycle and catch the MARC train to Union Station.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | March 7, 2008
Clarence J. "Sonny" Morsberger, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. inspector who enjoyed telling stories about life in Baltimore, died Saturday of prostate cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The longtime Morrell Park resident was 81. Mr. Morsberger was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, the son of a Prohibition-era bootlegger. "Dad spoke about big cars with secret compartments to transport liquor and gangs coming down from New York and federal agents," said his daughter, Susanne K. Morsberger, a Harbor Hospital pharmacist.
NEWS
April 28, 2004
VIRGINIA "Ginger" Mc QUADE, 86, passed away April 23, in Phoenix, AZ. Born in Dayton, OH. She lived most of her life in Baltimore, MD. She is survived by one daughter, two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21230 or Phoenix Hospice of the Valley, 13620 N. 55th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304. Memorial services in Baltimore are pending.
NEWS
August 6, 2004
On Wednesday, August 4, 2004,KATHRYN S. HILL, 92, of Uniontown, PA, formerly of Baltimore, MD. survived by an aunt,Kathryn Geyer of Scottdale, PA, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Hill in 1980. Live the majority of her life in Baltimore. Was retired from Western Electric and was a member of the Eastern Star and Dundalk United Methodist Church.Memorial service to be held on Friday, August 6, 2004 at 11:30 A.M in the chapel of Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville, PA. Arrangements under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., Connellsville, PA, (724-628-1430)
NEWS
July 7, 1993
Charles Abbott Jr.Painter, City alumnusCharles Winfield Abbott Jr., a self-employed painter, died June 16 at his home in Monkton after a long illness. He was 48.Born at the Presidio in San Francisco, an Army installation, he spent most of his life in Baltimore, moving in 1990 to Monkton. He graduated from Baltimore City College in 1964.Mr. Abbott is survived by a brother, Hunter Abbott of Greencastle, Pa.; and a stepfather, Malcolm Steele, and a stepsister, Sandra Heck, both of Santa Cruz, Calif.
NEWS
October 30, 1997
AS A JOURNALIST and spokesman for the National Urban League and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, James D. Williams Jr. had no peer. For more than four decades, his was the authoritative voice to whom many of us in newspapers turned for answers and guidance.Mr. Williams, who died Friday at the age of 70, was not only a journalist of the highest quality but a soft-spoken gentleman and scholar of the civil rights movement and African American life in Baltimore and beyond.
BUSINESS
September 25, 1991
The Greater Baltimore Committee yesterday presented civic achievement awards to 15 Baltimore-area businesses for improving the quality of life in Baltimore.For the past 17 years, the mayor of Baltimore has joined GBC in honoring the recipients of the awards, which are called the Mayor's Business Recognition Awards.Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke congratulated the winners at a luncheon in their honor yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The recipients are:Acme Paper & Supply Inc.Baines Stop, Shop & SaveBaltimore Gas & ElectricThe Baltimore SunChase Bank of MarylandCOUNT ProgramFirst National Bank of MarylandIBM Corp.
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By Jacqueline M. Carrera and Erik M. Dihle | May 28, 2013
The recent passage and signing of landmark forest legislation will help protect the health and well-being of all Marylanders for generations to come. Maryland has made a commitment to "no net loss" of our state's forests - both urban and rural - starting right now. With this safeguard in place, we can be confident that Maryland's air will be cleaner, our native wildlife habitats will be richer, and the Chesapeake Bay will be healthier and more productive than they possibly could have been if we had failed to act. For those of us working every day to make Baltimore an even better city in which to live, work, learn and play, much credit goes to our policymakers for recognizing that the state's forests do not end at the city limits.
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By Chris Korman | September 10, 2012
For now, Michael Phelps is doing what any 27-year-old who has won more medals than any Olympian ever - and earned millions along the way - would probably do. Vacation a little bit. (You've probably seen pictures of him in Las Vegas and the Maldives .) Golf. (Of course, his golf game is the subject of a reality television show.) Date a model. ( You've read all about Megan Rossee by now.) And, because he's from Baltimore, eat crabs. “Pretty much I'm just living the retirement life,” Phelps said Monday after a ceremony/pep rally at Under Armour headquarters.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
During the recent hoopla over the auction of the late A. Aubrey Bodine's photographs from The Baltimore Sun's archives, John W. McGrain, a Towson historian and photographer, quietly issued a book this fall of his Baltimore photographs that date to the late 1940s. McGrain, 80, who retired in 2006 as Baltimore County historian and had been secretary of the county Landmarks Preservation Commission, has been a generous source and friend through the years. No request went unanswered and no question went unsolved.
NEWS
October 10, 2011
Forbes magazine got it wrong again when it listed Charm City as one of the most stressful cities to live in. I lived in Hampden for almost six years during the 1980s. As a proud son of the County of Kings (otherwise known as Brooklyn, N.Y.), New York City remains the center of mishigas and its related cousins, annoyance and unnecessary mess. My wife and I hope to return to her native Baltimore as soon as she is done with her medical residency in the city. Gene Roman, New York
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2011
When the bad news arrived by email on April 12 — as so much of it does these days in the 21st-century equivalent of the dreaded Western Union telegram — this time it seemed almost unbelievable. Painfully unbelievable. Vincent Peter Ruehl was a popular, wisecracking newsroom colleague who had been a reporter for The Sunday Sun and The Evening Sun during the 1970s and 1980s, before moving to Australia in the late 1980s, where he went on to become a national celebrity in his adopted country through his humor columns and books.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 30, 2011
Suzanne Ruth Sherwood, the first woman appointed to the Maryland Tax Court, died Thursday at Roland Park Place. She was 85. "In her understated way, my aunt was an early feminist before that word came into existence," said Mrs. Sherwood's niece, Laure Ruth. "She enjoyed being a lawyer, but neither she nor her husband chose the traditional route of joining a law firm, becoming partner and making a lot of money," Ms. Ruth said. "Much of what she did was pro bono. She dedicated her life to public service and charitable works and helping others.
NEWS
October 8, 1990
Clare Augusta Scott, who lived much of her life in Baltimore, died Thursday of pneumonia at Keswick at the age of 103.The former Clare Augusta Lurman was born in Baltimore and educated at the Girls' Latin School and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.She lived for many years in a family home in Northwest Baltimore, and she also lived in New York and in Ocean Grove, N.J.Her husband, Charles F. Scott, who died in 1965, founded a consulting firm, Executive Engineers, in New York.Mrs. Scott is survived by two sons, Donald B. Scott of Baltimore and Charles L. Scott of Elkton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2010
A house fire claimed a life in East Baltimore early Saturday, not far from where six members of a family died in a blaze days earlier, and just hours before firefighters were due to go door-to-door in the area to check if homes had working smoke alarms. The city fire union reacted to the fire deaths by criticizing city budget cuts, which have led to a system of rotating fire company closures. Fire officials asserted that the closures did not contribute to the deaths but announced Saturday night that only two fire companies would be closed each day, down from three.
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