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November 26, 1997
Raeford Butler, 68, motor pool supervisorRaeford Butler, a supervisor in the motor pool of a local bakery and former auto body shop owner, died of complications of a stroke Saturday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 68 and lived in Rosedale.Mr. Butler, who was known as Bill, worked at H & S Bakery Inc. in Fells Point, where he was in charge of company cars and delivery trucks.Earlier, he owned an auto body repair shop on Eastern Avenue and worked in the body and fender department of a Buick dealership.
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November 26, 1997
Raeford Butler, 68, motor pool supervisorRaeford Butler, a supervisor in the motor pool of a local bakery and former auto body shop owner, died of complications of a stroke Saturday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 68 and lived in Rosedale.Mr. Butler, who was known as Bill, worked at H & S Bakery Inc. in Fells Point, where he was in charge of company cars and delivery trucks.Earlier, he owned an auto body repair shop on Eastern Avenue and worked in the body and fender department of a Buick dealership.
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By Michael D. Nauton | April 15, 1997
RECENTLY I TOLD a social-worker friend about the time an army buddy ran me over with a tank. I was all smiles and giggles, but her face showed deep concern. ''And did you go into therapy after that?'' she asked. ''No,'' I said. ''He was just having fun.''My socially conscious friend, so concerned about everyone's self-esteem, failed to see the humor in having a 13-ton tank push me around, and I think her lack of a sense of humor shows what's wrong in America.On the day in question, Corporal Walstrom, my squad leader, and I had to transport a newly repaired M113 from Ft. Irwin's central motor pool to our battalion's motor pool.
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By Michael D. Nauton | April 15, 1997
RECENTLY I TOLD a social-worker friend about the time an army buddy ran me over with a tank. I was all smiles and giggles, but her face showed deep concern. ''And did you go into therapy after that?'' she asked. ''No,'' I said. ''He was just having fun.''My socially conscious friend, so concerned about everyone's self-esteem, failed to see the humor in having a 13-ton tank push me around, and I think her lack of a sense of humor shows what's wrong in America.On the day in question, Corporal Walstrom, my squad leader, and I had to transport a newly repaired M113 from Ft. Irwin's central motor pool to our battalion's motor pool.
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1994
The old white Chevy looks as if it was hit by a falling piano. The roof is bashed in, all of the windows are gone, and the doors are popped off their hinges. Nearby, a new Ford squats on flat tires with its grille stuffed full of mud and grass."That one has obviously been someplace it shouldn't have been," says Ben Franklin as he walks through the wreckage in the Baltimore Police Department's motor pool.The city's chief mechanic points out dozens of other broken-down squad cars. A blown transmission here.
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October 7, 2007
ALBERT ARMENDARIZ SR., 88 Latino civil rights leader Judge Albert Armendariz Sr., a leader of the Latino civil rights movement who helped found the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, died of natural causes Thursday at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas. He worked as an immigration judge from 1976 to 1985, and later was appointed to the Texas Court of Appeals. In the late 1960s, he and other attorneys helped found MALDEF to address education and civil rights issues. He was chairman of the group's board of trustees from 1968 to 1971.
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October 19, 2002
James E. Smith, 71, firefighter for city James Edward Smith, a retired Baltimore firefighter and model railroader, died of cancer Oct. 12 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 71. Mr. Smith was born in Strasburg, Va., raised in Hampden and graduated from Thomas Edison Vocational Senior High School on Howard Street. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1949 and was assigned as a driver in the motor pool at Camp Pendleton in California. He was discharged as a sergeant in 1952. Mr. Smith joined the Baltimore City Fire Department in 1957 and was assigned to Truck Co. 5 at Central and North avenues.
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July 18, 2003
George J. Vakoutis, the retired owner of a truck rental business, died of cancer Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Parkville resident was 84. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, Mr. Vakoutis dropped out of city public schools to help run his family's restaurant. At age 16, he began working on oil and coal barges in the Baltimore harbor. He enlisted in the Army in 1939 and worked in the motor pool. After World War II, he continued working on barges and tugs, then became a driver for Branch Motor Freight and, later, Wooleyhan Trucking.
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By Martin C. Evans | June 14, 1991
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's decision to sell a Lincoln Town Car for $10,000 less than what the city paid 2 1/2 years ago had nothing to do with campaign-season accusations that he is a big spender, his spokesman said yesterday.Rather, Mayor Schmoke, who plans to officially announce his candidacy for mayor at a campaign fund-raiser nine days from now, ordered the sale of one of the two chauffeur-driven, city-owned Lincolns assigned to him because he thought it was one way he could help to balance the city's $1.79 billion operating budget, according to spokesman Clinton R. Coleman Jr.The mayor's car, a 1989 dark blue Lincoln Town Car that the mayor's office paid $21,936 for in November 1989, was put up for auction last week, with a minimum bid of $12,000.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Baltimore County Bureau of the Sun | November 1, 1991
To cut costs, Baltimore County officials have reduced the number of county cars going home with employees each day by 119 and have said that 90 more cars will be cut.But department heads will continue to take home cars because they are on call 24 hours a day, county officials say.Some 61 cars were cut from the fire department in January, 44 from the police department in July, seven from Central Services in April and seven from the Circuit Court's Child Support...
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1994
The old white Chevy looks as if it was hit by a falling piano. The roof is bashed in, all of the windows are gone, and the doors are popped off their hinges. Nearby, a new Ford squats on flat tires with its grille stuffed full of mud and grass."That one has obviously been someplace it shouldn't have been," says Ben Franklin as he walks through the wreckage in the Baltimore Police Department's motor pool.The city's chief mechanic points out dozens of other broken-down squad cars. A blown transmission here.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | May 3, 1999
John L. Webster Sr., who delivered fresh milk and bread door to door in many Baltimore neighborhoods, died Thursday of heart failure at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 72 and lived in Chase.Mr. Webster was a map collector and loved mapping trips for friends and family members.After serving in Europe during World War II, he returned to Baltimore and began working as a deliveryman, delivering dry cleaning door to door.Beginning in the 1950s, he was a deliveryman for dairies and bakeries, including Berg's, a defunct Perry Hall dairy.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 27, 1999
The state Board of Public Works is expected to approve $81,175 next week to clean up a minor gasoline spill at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville.The spill involved soil only and has had no adverse effect on any water supply, state officials said yesterday."The contamination is basically around the site," said Quentin Banks, spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment. "There is no threat to private wells."Frequent monitoring and ground-water sampling have shown no contamination to water sources for the hospital or to private wells for the past four years, Banks said.
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