January 25, 2014
City senior guard Omari George said the Knights' No. 1 priority going into the season was improving on their ability to close out games, citing last year's playoff loss to Milford Mill as the biggest reason why. In the highly-anticipated rematch against the Millers in Saturday's finale of the 18th Annual Basketball Academy at Morgan State, the Knights didn't have to concern themselves with a strong finish. In a showdown between the No. 1 and 2 teams in the area, it was top-ranked City that started fast and maintained a safe lead throughout to come away with a 65-53 win over the No. 2 Milford Mill.
January 24, 2014
The Edmondson and New Town boys basketball teams were making it hard on each other to score baskets in a game at Friday's 18th Annual Basketball Academy, with tough defense having the bigger say. Titans guard Danny Shand was able to find his offense at just the right time. The senior captain scored all of his game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, helping No. 14 New Town rally for a 49-44 upset win over No. 4 Edmondson at Morgan State. New Town didn't make its first field goal until there was 5:06 left to play in the first half, and the team had scored only 22 points going into the fourth quarter.
January 9, 2014
Alvin L. Jordan, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and sports fan, died Jan. 1 of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. He was 76. Alvin Leroy Jordan was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point, where he graduated in 1955 from Sollers Point High School. He attended what are now Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he excelled in football, baseball and track, family members said. While in college, he was drafted into the Army and served two years in Korea.
December 19, 2013
Clifton J. Cox, a retired WBAL-TV supervisor who was active in his East Baltimore church, died Saturday of multiple myeloma at his Ellicott City home. He was 65. The son of Clifton L. Cox, a Bethlehem Steel Co. steelworker, and Lucille Edges Cox, a registered nurse, Clifton Jerome Cox was born in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore. He graduated in 1966 from Dunbar High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1993 in sociology from Morgan State University. Mr. Cox began working at WBAL-TV in 1967 and at the time of his retirement in 2002 was supervisor of the station's floor department, which gave direction to those appearing on the air. "He was the first African-American supervisor of a floor department for a major TV station," said a daughter, Valerie Marks of Lutherville.
December 18, 2013
Shirley Kane didn't think she could take it any more. Her 87-year-old mother, diagnosed with terminal cancer, was bedridden at home. Kane was the only person feeding her, sorting out her medications, keeping her clean. The job was so overwhelming that she abandoned her own activities, forsook her own health needs and sank into depression. "They say the caregiver goes first," Kane says. "I almost felt like I didn't want to live anymore. " Then the 64-year-old did something studies show is exceptional among her fellow African-Americans.
December 11, 2013
The Morgan State University Choir, one of Baltimore's most acclaimed cultural organizations, will participate in the memorial service for Nelson Mandela Wednesday morning at Washington National Cathedral. The service will be streamed online free (you just need to register in advance) . During a Prelude that starts at 10 a.m., the choir, directed by Eric Conway, will perform such works as "If I Can Help Somebody" (in an arrangement by the ensemble's late founder, Nathan Carter)