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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 30, 2003
A man found dead in a house in the Morgan Park section of Northeast Baltimore on Tuesday evening was a homicide victim, city police said yesterday. About 5:30 p.m., police responding to a possible burglary in the 2700 block of Halcyon Ave. found the front door of a two-story apartment house ajar. Inside, they found the victim, who had been fatally shot. Police declined to release details of the slaying and did not disclose the man's name, pending positive identification. Anyone with information was urged to call Detectives Jason Callaghan or Kenneth Welsh at 410-396-2100.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | November 22, 2007
Frances Louise Murphy II was raised in the newspaper business. The granddaughter of the founder of The Afro-American Newspapers chain, she learned the trade in classrooms and newsrooms, working as a reporter, editor and eventually publisher as she pushed to improve quality. "Mrs. Murphy helped tell the story of the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th century," Mayor Sheila Dixon said yesterday. "No matter the difficulty or danger, The Afro-American pursued news that others overlooked or ignored."
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By James H. Bready and James H. Bready,Special to the Sun | November 12, 2000
Kenneth S. Jones was introduced to fame on June 6, 1938, via a Life Magazine special on youth that featured Marylanders. He was, in one photo, a jazz-band drummer. Since then, Ken Jones and the spotlight have had many a dance together -- in insurance, the Army, public relations, broadcasting, divinity school and, for half a century, the Methodist ministry. He was a missionary to the Congo, before and after independence. He has known the White House, the State House and, for six years, the pulpit of Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church; he knew Garry Moore, Spiro Agnew, Wendell Willkie; he photographed Churchill, Kennedy, Johnson; in the Depression, he was a Sunpapers stringer.
NEWS
July 8, 2006
Carlita M. Jones, a retired educator and former Baltimore resident, died of cancer Tuesday at her daughter's home in Germantown, Montgomery County. She was 85. Carlita Murphy was born in Baltimore and raised in Morgan Park. She was a 1938 graduate of Douglass High School and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1942. During the 1940s, Mrs. Jones worked as a copy editor on the family-owned Afro-American newspapers that had been founded by her grandfather, John H. Murphy Sr., in 1892.
NEWS
June 20, 2002
Mary Alice Rusk, the retired director of libraries for the city school system, died June 13 from complications of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 86 and lived in Morgan Park. She retired in 1975 as director of library sciences and coordinator of media and technology. She also had taught in city schools. "She had a reputation for high expectations and exacting standards," said her son, Osborne B. Dixon Jr., who lives in Baltimore. Born in Baltimore and raised on McCulloh Street, Mary Alice Chambers was a 1931 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.
NEWS
July 8, 2006
Carlita M. Jones, a retired educator and former Baltimore resident, died of cancer Tuesday at her daughter's home in Germantown, Montgomery County. She was 85. Carlita Murphy was born in Baltimore and raised in Morgan Park. She was a 1938 graduate of Douglass High School and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1942. During the 1940s, Mrs. Jones worked as a copy editor on the family-owned Afro-American newspapers that had been founded by her grandfather, John H. Murphy Sr., in 1892.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2000
A well-dressed young woman, Vanessa Francis, jumps in her bright red car to go to her job on a recent summery afternoon. The political science major at Morgan State University has lived in nearby Morgan Park for 10 of her 20 years. What she doesn't know about her neighborhood could fill a book. And now the book exists. Historian Roland C. McConnell, 90, took documents he saved over decades to write "The History of Morgan Park," covering the area's birth in 1917 to 1999. His book, released this month, adds up to much more than a neighborhood memoir.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2004
Ruth Baxter Sparks, a political activist and campaign manager, died Wednesday of colon cancer at her twin sister's home in Ednor Gardens. The Morgan Park resident was 64. Ruth Baxter was born in the town of North, S.C. She was a freshman at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., when she met Ralph W. Sparks, an upperclassman. The two married in 1958. After Mr. Sparks graduated from South Carolina State College Law School, they moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. Mrs. Sparks left school and worked briefly at a nursing home planning social activities.
NEWS
March 13, 1994
Daniel R. Lyle Jr.Ran schools programDaniel R. Lyle Jr., retired coordinator of the adult basic education program in the Baltimore City school system, died Monday of cancer at his home in the Morgan Park area. He was 66.He retired in 1983 after 30 years in the city school system. He started as a science teacher at Booker T. Washington and Cherry Hill junior high schools and joined the adult education program in 1970.He began his teaching career in 1950 in the Prince George's County school system.
NEWS
April 16, 1996
Courtney H. C. Valentine, 81, schoolteacherCourtney Hughes Carter Valentine, a retired special education teacher, died of cancer Sunday at Sinai Hospital. She was 81 and a longtime resident of Morgan Park.She joined the Baltimore school system in the late 1930s as a teacher of children with hearing and speech impairments. She retired in 1979."She was an understanding and very patient teacher," said Emma Bright, a friend of 66 years and a retired city school principal.The former Courtney H. Carter was a Baltimore native and a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.
NEWS
By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | February 11, 2006
The life of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the civil rights leader, scholar and one of the five founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, came to an end only hours before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd of 241,000 marchers who had gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on a warm August afternoon in 1963. Before King spoke, Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the NAACP, addressed the marchers who had earlier observed a moment of silence in Du Bois' memory at the Washington Monument.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2004
Ruth Baxter Sparks, a political activist and campaign manager, died Wednesday of colon cancer at her twin sister's home in Ednor Gardens. The Morgan Park resident was 64. Ruth Baxter was born in the town of North, S.C. She was a freshman at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., when she met Ralph W. Sparks, an upperclassman. The two married in 1958. After Mr. Sparks graduated from South Carolina State College Law School, they moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. Mrs. Sparks left school and worked briefly at a nursing home planning social activities.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2004
Two Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association state championship finals will have new addresses this spring. Ned Sparks, the executive director of the MPSSAA, said the outdoor track and field championships are being moved from UMBC to Morgan State, and that all but an official agreement is in place to move the state softball finals from Randazzo Park in Severn to the University of Maryland in College Park. Sparks said the MPSSAA decided to move the track and field championship meets to take advantage of Morgan State's vaunted track facilities.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 30, 2003
A man found dead in a house in the Morgan Park section of Northeast Baltimore on Tuesday evening was a homicide victim, city police said yesterday. About 5:30 p.m., police responding to a possible burglary in the 2700 block of Halcyon Ave. found the front door of a two-story apartment house ajar. Inside, they found the victim, who had been fatally shot. Police declined to release details of the slaying and did not disclose the man's name, pending positive identification. Anyone with information was urged to call Detectives Jason Callaghan or Kenneth Welsh at 410-396-2100.
NEWS
June 20, 2002
Mary Alice Rusk, the retired director of libraries for the city school system, died June 13 from complications of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 86 and lived in Morgan Park. She retired in 1975 as director of library sciences and coordinator of media and technology. She also had taught in city schools. "She had a reputation for high expectations and exacting standards," said her son, Osborne B. Dixon Jr., who lives in Baltimore. Born in Baltimore and raised on McCulloh Street, Mary Alice Chambers was a 1931 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James H. Bready and James H. Bready,Special to the Sun | November 12, 2000
Kenneth S. Jones was introduced to fame on June 6, 1938, via a Life Magazine special on youth that featured Marylanders. He was, in one photo, a jazz-band drummer. Since then, Ken Jones and the spotlight have had many a dance together -- in insurance, the Army, public relations, broadcasting, divinity school and, for half a century, the Methodist ministry. He was a missionary to the Congo, before and after independence. He has known the White House, the State House and, for six years, the pulpit of Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church; he knew Garry Moore, Spiro Agnew, Wendell Willkie; he photographed Churchill, Kennedy, Johnson; in the Depression, he was a Sunpapers stringer.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | November 22, 2007
Frances Louise Murphy II was raised in the newspaper business. The granddaughter of the founder of The Afro-American Newspapers chain, she learned the trade in classrooms and newsrooms, working as a reporter, editor and eventually publisher as she pushed to improve quality. "Mrs. Murphy helped tell the story of the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th century," Mayor Sheila Dixon said yesterday. "No matter the difficulty or danger, The Afro-American pursued news that others overlooked or ignored."
NEWS
By Marie V. Forbes | January 9, 1991
Although Morgan Run Park, a 1,336-acre natural environmental area bordering Morgan Run Stream, is one of Carroll County's unique assets, the state has closed the park for the next six months in an attempt to cut expenses.This is bad news for the thousands of hikers and nature-lovers who enjoy the park each year.As recently as last July, then-state Sen. Sharon Hornberger urgednewcomers to familiarize themselves with the park and its facilities. "This is what you came to Carroll County for," she said.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2000
A well-dressed young woman, Vanessa Francis, jumps in her bright red car to go to her job on a recent summery afternoon. The political science major at Morgan State University has lived in nearby Morgan Park for 10 of her 20 years. What she doesn't know about her neighborhood could fill a book. And now the book exists. Historian Roland C. McConnell, 90, took documents he saved over decades to write "The History of Morgan Park," covering the area's birth in 1917 to 1999. His book, released this month, adds up to much more than a neighborhood memoir.
NEWS
April 16, 1996
Courtney H. C. Valentine, 81, schoolteacherCourtney Hughes Carter Valentine, a retired special education teacher, died of cancer Sunday at Sinai Hospital. She was 81 and a longtime resident of Morgan Park.She joined the Baltimore school system in the late 1930s as a teacher of children with hearing and speech impairments. She retired in 1979."She was an understanding and very patient teacher," said Emma Bright, a friend of 66 years and a retired city school principal.The former Courtney H. Carter was a Baltimore native and a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.
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