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February 18, 2007
Edward Gasque, a retired Bethlehem Steel tractor operator and a trustee at Mount Winans First Baptist Church, died Wednesday of complications from pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 84. As a young man, he left his hometown of Dillon, S.C., to join an older brother in Baltimore and work for Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point. He and his wife, the former Alice Shaw, moved to the Mount Winans neighborhood in Baltimore. Later, they settled in Irvington, where they raised four children.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
Two dogs died and a third had serious burn injuries from a fire in a home in South Baltimore Wednesday evening, according to the fire department. A firefighter also suffered minor injuries from a fall while fighting the blaze in the 2500 block of Huron St. in Mount Winans around 5 p.m. He was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment. The family got out of the home without injuries, and a fourth dog was uninjured. After neutralizing the fire, firefighters went inside, where they found the pets in their crates, department spokesman Ian Brennan said.
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NEWS
May 8, 1996
Detectives are investigating the slayings of two men whose bodies were found in separate sections of Baltimore -- one shot, the other apparently beaten.Sunday morning, the body of Roland O. Washington, 37, of the 1500 block of Pentridge Road was found in an alley behind the 600 block of Cator Ave. He died from severe head injuries, police said.About 7 p.m. Monday, Ross N. Ford, 30, of the 5800 block of Pimlico Road was found dead in woods near the 2300 block of Atlantic Ave. in Mount Winans.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | April 3, 2007
Gladys D. Greene, a retired president of an aircraft electrical workers union who once said the "best social program is a job and the best job is an aerospace job," died of septic shock Saturday at Harbor Hospital. The Mount Winans resident was 82. Born Gladys Delores Boone on a farm that was later developed into the Cherry Hill neighborhood, she attended segregated, four-room Mount Winans Elementary School, which she called "the cheesebox." She completed Harvey Johnson Junior High School.
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November 27, 2001
Fred Wright, 88, president of manufacturing company Fred Wright, former president of a company that manufactures picture frames and architectural moldings, died of a heart attack Saturday while vacationing in Sarasota, Fla. The Timonium resident was 88. Mr. Wright joined Milton W. Bosley Co. in 1946. The Glen Burnie business had been founded in 1913 by his father-in-law. Mr. Wright later became its president and retired in 1977. Born and raised in Irvington, Mr. Wright was a 1932 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1998
An array of local Democrats gathered at the new Pleasant View Gardens public housing complex on Asquith Street in Baltimore yesterday morning to announce a $7.3 million federal grant aimed at eradicating drug abuse and drug-related crime in subsidized housing around the state.The money -- most of which is earmarked for neighborhoods in Baltimore -- will be used for a variety of programs, from treatment for substance abuse to increased community policing.Other recipients include housing authorities in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Cumberland, Frederick, Hagerstown, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Rockville and St. Michaels.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
The drug war is so ferocious in Westport Homes/Mount Winans that police have twice tried to put a rowhouse-turned-police-substation in the public-housing complex. And twice - in 1995 and 1998 - dealers firebombed the station days before it was set to open. This week, police are trying for a third time in the same rowhouse on Norfolk Street. They hope to curtail a cocaine and heroin trade in the Westport Homes/Mount Winans housing project that police estimate at about $100,000 a month.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | July 29, 1995
Leon Day moved to Baltimore when his father got a job at a Westport glass factory. Day was 6 months old when he arrived with his family at Camden Station.The station is now a ballpark, and the nearby section of Camden Street is now Leon Day Way -- in honor of the induction tomorrow of the late Negro Leagues star into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.Day, 78, died of heart and kidney ailments on March 13, six days after learning of his election. A pitcher, second baseman and outfielder with the Newark Eagles, he grew up in the Mount Winans section of southwest Baltimore and was the 12th Negro Leagues star selected for the Hall.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | April 3, 2007
Gladys D. Greene, a retired president of an aircraft electrical workers union who once said the "best social program is a job and the best job is an aerospace job," died of septic shock Saturday at Harbor Hospital. The Mount Winans resident was 82. Born Gladys Delores Boone on a farm that was later developed into the Cherry Hill neighborhood, she attended segregated, four-room Mount Winans Elementary School, which she called "the cheesebox." She completed Harvey Johnson Junior High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2001
Mark Augustus Powell, an energetic and philanthropic centenarian who retired at 91, died Friday in his sleep at Baltimore Service Care in Forest Park. He was 103. Until he was injured in a December fire that damaged his home in Ashburton, Mr. Powell led a vigorous and independent lifestyle. He gave up driving at 94. "He was spunky and seldom used a cane. No one had to bathe him or get him dressed, and he still enjoyed doing some cooking," said his wife of 63 years, the former Blanche Redmond, a retired Baltimore public school principal.
NEWS
February 18, 2007
Edward Gasque, a retired Bethlehem Steel tractor operator and a trustee at Mount Winans First Baptist Church, died Wednesday of complications from pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 84. As a young man, he left his hometown of Dillon, S.C., to join an older brother in Baltimore and work for Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point. He and his wife, the former Alice Shaw, moved to the Mount Winans neighborhood in Baltimore. Later, they settled in Irvington, where they raised four children.
NEWS
November 27, 2001
Fred Wright, 88, president of manufacturing company Fred Wright, former president of a company that manufactures picture frames and architectural moldings, died of a heart attack Saturday while vacationing in Sarasota, Fla. The Timonium resident was 88. Mr. Wright joined Milton W. Bosley Co. in 1946. The Glen Burnie business had been founded in 1913 by his father-in-law. Mr. Wright later became its president and retired in 1977. Born and raised in Irvington, Mr. Wright was a 1932 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2001
Mark Augustus Powell, an energetic and philanthropic centenarian who retired at 91, died Friday in his sleep at Baltimore Service Care in Forest Park. He was 103. Until he was injured in a December fire that damaged his home in Ashburton, Mr. Powell led a vigorous and independent lifestyle. He gave up driving at 94. "He was spunky and seldom used a cane. No one had to bathe him or get him dressed, and he still enjoyed doing some cooking," said his wife of 63 years, the former Blanche Redmond, a retired Baltimore public school principal.
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By James Giza and James Giza,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2001
In a neighborhood accustomed to seeing strangers as young as 10 selling drugs and teen-agers throwing rocks at houses, residents of the Westport-Mount Winans public housing development witnessed yesterday what they say is a rare sight: help. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City organized a two-day cleanup that will end this afternoon, but residents in this struggling Southwest Baltimore community say the aid doesn't make up for the neglect the neighborhood has endured. "This is public housing," said Nichole Floyd, 25, who has lived in the development all her life.
NEWS
February 23, 2001
Sister Mary Nathaniel, 78, teacher in parochial schools Sister Mary Nathaniel, a retired teacher, died of heart failure Monday at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent's health care unit. She was 78. A member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, she taught at St. Pius V, St. Peter Claver, St. Cecilia and St. Ambrose parochial schools in Baltimore, and also had assignments in Wilson, N.C., Washington, Orangeburg, S.C., Detroit, New Orleans and Charlotte, N.C. She retired as a teacher in 1991 and worked in the infirmary at Mount Providence.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
The drug war is so ferocious in Westport Homes/Mount Winans that police have twice tried to put a rowhouse-turned-police-substation in the public-housing complex. And twice - in 1995 and 1998 - dealers firebombed the station days before it was set to open. This week, police are trying for a third time in the same rowhouse on Norfolk Street. They hope to curtail a cocaine and heroin trade in the Westport Homes/Mount Winans housing project that police estimate at about $100,000 a month.
NEWS
February 23, 2001
Sister Mary Nathaniel, 78, teacher in parochial schools Sister Mary Nathaniel, a retired teacher, died of heart failure Monday at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent's health care unit. She was 78. A member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, she taught at St. Pius V, St. Peter Claver, St. Cecilia and St. Ambrose parochial schools in Baltimore, and also had assignments in Wilson, N.C., Washington, Orangeburg, S.C., Detroit, New Orleans and Charlotte, N.C. She retired as a teacher in 1991 and worked in the infirmary at Mount Providence.
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By From staff reports | November 30, 1998
Freedom proved short-lived for accused killer Emmanuel Clark, who staged a rare escape Friday from the maximum-security Baltimore City Detention Center, authorities said.Clark, 21, who had been jailed since June 1997 and was awaiting trial in the fatal stabbing of a bakery employee in East Baltimore, was captured late Saturday by city police and U.S. marshals in the 8000 block of Wallace Road in Baltimore County's North Point area after authorities received a tip by telephone.Clark had escaped by crawling through a vent from his second-floor cell and making his way to a wall where he used a bedsheet rope to lower himself to the ground.
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By From staff reports | November 30, 1998
Freedom proved short-lived for accused killer Emmanuel Clark, who staged a rare escape Friday from the maximum-security Baltimore City Detention Center, authorities said.Clark, 21, who had been jailed since June 1997 and was awaiting trial in the fatal stabbing of a bakery employee in East Baltimore, was captured late Saturday by city police and U.S. marshals in the 8000 block of Wallace Road in Baltimore County's North Point area after authorities received a tip by telephone.Clark had escaped by crawling through a vent from his second-floor cell and making his way to a wall where he used a bedsheet rope to lower himself to the ground.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1998
An array of local Democrats gathered at the new Pleasant View Gardens public housing complex on Asquith Street in Baltimore yesterday morning to announce a $7.3 million federal grant aimed at eradicating drug abuse and drug-related crime in subsidized housing around the state.The money -- most of which is earmarked for neighborhoods in Baltimore -- will be used for a variety of programs, from treatment for substance abuse to increased community policing.Other recipients include housing authorities in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Cumberland, Frederick, Hagerstown, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Rockville and St. Michaels.
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