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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
A 58-year-old man was found dead Saturday morning in the Park Circle neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore, police said. He was found at about 10 a.m. The death is being investigated by homicide detectives and no other information, including the victim's name, was being made publicly available by 9 p.m. steve.kilar@baltsun.com twitter.com/stevekilar
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2014
Two people were fatally shot Sunday night in Northwest Baltimore as homicides continue to surge, with 16 to start the year. The shootings occurred about 75 minutes and a half-mile apart late Sunday. The first was just before 10 p.m. in the 3600 block of Reisterstown Road in the Park Circle neighborhood. A man was shot in the head and died at a hospital a short time later, police said. At 11:15 p.m., police were dispatched to a shooting in the 3900 block of Edgewood Road in the East Arlington neighborhood.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | February 22, 1995
Leslie Legum, chairman of the board of the Park Circle Motor Co., developer and philanthropist, died Monday of heart failure at Boca Raton Community Hospital in Florida, where he had a vacation home. The Pikesville resident was 83."He really had three different careers," said a son, Jeffrey A. Legum, president of Park Circle. "He had one in auto sales, truck and car leasing, and land development."The Park Circle Motor Co., which sells General Motors automobiles, was founded by Leslie Legum's father, A. M. Legum, in 1921.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
Police are investigating a triple shooting that happened in northwest Baltimore early Saturday morning, and another incident that took place Friday evening. At 3:35 a.m. officers responded to a shooting in the 3400 block of Reisterstown Road and found three men suffering gun shot wounds, police said. One of them, who has not yet been identified, died from his injuries, according to police. The two other men are being treated at area hospitals. A 26-year-old man was also fatally shot at Fayette and Bentalou Streets, police said, but no other details were immediately available.
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By Liz Kay and Liz Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | October 5, 2008
The problem: An abandoned Ford Explorer has sat on a Park Circle median for at least two months. The backstory: Parking is tight along the 3400 block of Hilldale Place just north of Druid Hill Park, but resident Lillian Moore knew the red Ford Explorer had to go. Hilldale and Cotwood Place form a circle around a grassy median where two months ago Moore noticed the SUV - with its front fender wrapped around a tree. Since then, someone either pushed or pulled the Explorer to the top of the hilly median, but there it has sat with its dented fender but without license plates or other identifying information.
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By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | May 5, 1993
President Clinton's ears perked up yesterday when he heard that Raymond V. Haysbert Sr., chairman of the Parks Sausage Co., was in the room with Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke."
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By Jacques Kelly | April 12, 1991
It happened every spring. A small ad appeared in the newspapers: "Gwynn Oak Park opens today. Maryland's finest family playground."The amusement mecca, which opened in the 1890s and died a slow death in the mid-1970s, began as a picnic grove on Gwynns Falls, between Howard Park in the city and Woodlawn in Baltimore County. Today, minus the Wild Mouse, the Big Dipper and the Dixie Ballroom, it's a plain public park in the county.Some 20 years ago, Gwynn Oak was at the end of its life. Baltimore photographer Ron Solomon realized his childhood playland was going the way of the streetcars that once carried throngs there.
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By Jacques Kelly | November 11, 2006
Royal Parker has finally retired. The man who practically invented local television now lives on Park Heights Avenue with his wife, Phyllis. This past January, he stepped down from his duties as a Baltimore liquor board inspector. Parker, who was born Royal Pollokoff, joined the staff of the old WAAM television station in 1951 and invented a children's television character, Mister Poplolly. When Westinghouse bought the station and started calling it WJZ, he became Big Pud and wore a Popeye-like sailor's hat. He occasionally filled into for teen dance legend Buddy Deane.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
Burton Monroe remembers back a dozen years, back to when there were assaults, sometimes shootings, in Northwest Baltimore's Park Circle Industrial Park. Coming to work there was "like walking into the Wild West."No more. Today, the desolate buildings that attracted muggers have been reborn as a thriving business center.Ten years ago, Maryland designated the Park Circle Industrial Park a state enterprise zone. Since then, businesses have been claiming tax breaks for moving and building there.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
Burton Monroe remembers back a dozen years, back to when there were assaults, sometimes shootings, in Northwest Baltimore's Park Circle Industrial Park. Coming to work there was "like walking into the Wild West."No more. Today, the desolate buildings that attracted muggers have been reborn as a thriving business center.Ten years ago, Maryland designated the Park Circle Industrial Park a state enterprise zone. Since then, businesses have been claiming tax breaks for moving and building there.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
Seven decades later, retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Thomas Ward still remembers the details of his Baltimore Sun paper route, calling the Windsor Hills terrain "horrible. " For $2.40 a week, 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, he walked. His final paper of the morning went to a house far distant from the street, deep within Gwynns Falls Park. "I was hoping they would stop taking the paper, but it never happened," says Ward, now 85. Early-morning darkness shrouds most paperboys and girls, granting a little anonymity.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
A 58-year-old man was found dead Saturday morning in the Park Circle neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore, police said. He was found at about 10 a.m. The death is being investigated by homicide detectives and no other information, including the victim's name, was being made publicly available by 9 p.m. steve.kilar@baltsun.com twitter.com/stevekilar
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2010
Police are investigating two unrelated Thursday night shootings in Northwest Baltimore. The first occurred on the 2900 block of Violet Avenue in the Park Circle neighborhood. An officer responded just before 7 p.m. to an area hospital for a report of a shooting victim, and found a 43-year-old man being treated by hospital staff for a gunshot wound to the right upper thigh. At 7:30 last night, an officer responded to the 2200 block of Lynbrook Avenue, in the Parkview/Woodbrook neighborhood between Reisterstown Road and Druid Hill Avenue, and found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the right side of his head.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,michael.dresser@balltsun.com | May 24, 2009
Change may be coming to Baltimore - in a roundabout sort of way. The Dixon administration is asking Congress to help pay for five new traffic circles to replace conventional intersections in some of the city's most heavily traveled corridors - a plan that would bring Baltimore in line with the state and surrounding counties. The $22.8 million roundabout request is part of $294.8 million in earmarks the city is seeking in the multiyear federal transportation spending bill up for renewal this fall.
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December 3, 2008
Man dies at Shock Trauma after Park Circle shooting A man was shot and killed last night in the Park Circle neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore, police said. No arrest had been made and police knew of no motive. The name of the victim was being withheld pending notification of family members, police said. Northwestern District officers responding to a report of a man shot in the 3400 block of Park Heights Ave. just north of Park Circle shortly before 7:30 p.m. found the victim lying on the ground and bleeding from a bullet wound in the face and another in the back, police said.
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By Liz Kay and Liz Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | October 5, 2008
The problem: An abandoned Ford Explorer has sat on a Park Circle median for at least two months. The backstory: Parking is tight along the 3400 block of Hilldale Place just north of Druid Hill Park, but resident Lillian Moore knew the red Ford Explorer had to go. Hilldale and Cotwood Place form a circle around a grassy median where two months ago Moore noticed the SUV - with its front fender wrapped around a tree. Since then, someone either pushed or pulled the Explorer to the top of the hilly median, but there it has sat with its dented fender but without license plates or other identifying information.
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By Sandy Banisky and Sandy Banisky,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
While elected officials in Washington talk theory, Steve Wasserman knows reality.For 10 years, Mr. Wasserman has been running his business -- Cindarn Plastics, with annual sales of $6 million -- in Baltimore's first enterprise zone. And he believes enterprise zones, though not a salvation, would be a good foundation in a federal program."Unless the federal government steps in to break the cycle, the cities will be abandoned," he says.Now 40, Mr. Wasserman, was a good candidate for moving into an enterprise zone.
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December 3, 2008
Man dies at Shock Trauma after Park Circle shooting A man was shot and killed last night in the Park Circle neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore, police said. No arrest had been made and police knew of no motive. The name of the victim was being withheld pending notification of family members, police said. Northwestern District officers responding to a report of a man shot in the 3400 block of Park Heights Ave. just north of Park Circle shortly before 7:30 p.m. found the victim lying on the ground and bleeding from a bullet wound in the face and another in the back, police said.
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By Jacques Kelly | November 11, 2006
Royal Parker has finally retired. The man who practically invented local television now lives on Park Heights Avenue with his wife, Phyllis. This past January, he stepped down from his duties as a Baltimore liquor board inspector. Parker, who was born Royal Pollokoff, joined the staff of the old WAAM television station in 1951 and invented a children's television character, Mister Poplolly. When Westinghouse bought the station and started calling it WJZ, he became Big Pud and wore a Popeye-like sailor's hat. He occasionally filled into for teen dance legend Buddy Deane.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2005
William A. Peck, an advertising agency creative director who wrote many well-known commercial slogans as well as eight unpublished mystery novels, died of a cerebral aneurysm Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Homeland resident was 68. Born in Grafton, Pa., Mr. Peck was raised in San Antonio, where he began working as program director for an AM radio station, KTSA. In the early 1960s, he moved to Chicago to become program director at WYNR, then the city's sole African-American broadcasting station, and managed it during the civil rights movement of the mid-1960s.
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