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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2005
West Virginia's double-overtime win over Wake Forest three days ago drew great interest at the Engine 4 firehouse in northeast Baltimore. Mountaineers coach John Beilein was the senior captain of Wheeling Jesuit College in 1974-75, when his on-court role was diminished by a newcomer named Dickie Kelly. A Dunbar High star in the mid-1960s, Kelly didn't play college ball until he entered short-lived Bay College, a junior college in Baltimore. From there, he went to Wheeling and became an NAIA All-American.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2013
Paul M. Baker, a highly respected Baltimore basketball coach who was inducted into three athletic halls of fame, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Genesis Health Care — The Pines in Easton. He was 78. "He was quite a figure in basketball, and for years in town he was called 'Mr. Basketball.' I always called him 'The Guru,'" said Bill Tanton, longtime sports editor of The Evening Sun. "Basketball was his life. He was a fiery little short guy and a hell of a talker.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1996
One look at the couple dozen autograph- seeking youngsters lined up at the top of the stairs waiting for Paterson (N.J.) Catholic's Tim Thomas and Thomas Johnson's Terrance Morris to emerge from the locker rooms at Towson State told the story last night.This was more than a high school basketball game in the CharCity Classic.This was an event featuring two incredibly-skilled athletes whwill probably play at the highest level of basketball some day, barring unforseen circumstances.It was the powerful 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior Thomas againsthe extremely quick 6-8, 210-pound junior Morris.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 21, 2011
Paul Thomas Baker, a retired FBI special agent who later became a private investigator, died Jan. 1 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 85. Mr. Baker, the son of a letter carrier and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington. After graduating from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served in the Pacific as a pharmacist technician and later as personal secretary to Rear Adm. Charles M. Oman of the Navy Medical Corps.
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By Bill Tanton | January 31, 1991
Orioles general manager Roland Hemond told the audience a the Washington Touchdown Club yesterday that the team is "considering" taking a look at Jim Palmer.If that's the case, the Orioles are behind several other clubs in checking out the comeback-minded Hall of Famer who lives in their own town."Quite a few teams are interested in Jim," said Michael Maas of Shapiro and Robinson, which represents Palmer. "Several have sent scouts to Florida to look at him but they've asked us not to say anything yet."
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By RAY FRAGER | May 1, 1991
ABC celebrated 30 years of "Wide World of Sports" on Sunday, and there was only one major fault with the anniversary program -- it was on during the afternoon instead of prime time.The show deserved a wider audience. For one thing, the marriage of music to pictures was among the best in recent memory. Take the opening, for example: a quick run through 30 years accompanied by matching songs -- a young Muhammad Ali celebrating to the sound of "Respect," the Harlem Globetrotters going through a routine while "Don't Worry, Be Happy" played and Connecticut Little Leaguers twisting and shouting to "Glory Days."
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By Bill Tanton | February 12, 1991
Tracy Bergan is becoming such a drawing card for the Loyola College basketball team that some people admit they go to Reitz Arena specifically to see him.The 6-foot, 165-pound sophomore put on another great show last night as Loyola came from behind once again to beat Manhattan, 81-72. Bergan had 29 points.Bergan has been the driving force as the Greyhounds have won four straight, six of seven, and improved their overall record to 12-11. They're now 5-7 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2013
Paul M. Baker, a highly respected Baltimore basketball coach who was inducted into three athletic halls of fame, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Genesis Health Care — The Pines in Easton. He was 78. "He was quite a figure in basketball, and for years in town he was called 'Mr. Basketball.' I always called him 'The Guru,'" said Bill Tanton, longtime sports editor of The Evening Sun. "Basketball was his life. He was a fiery little short guy and a hell of a talker.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2011
Paul Thomas Baker, a retired FBI special agent who later became a private investigator, died Jan. 1 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 85. Mr. Baker, the son of a letter carrier and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Irvington. After graduating from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served in the Pacific as a pharmacist technician and later as personal secretary to Rear Adm. Charles M. Oman of the Navy Medical Corps.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | January 15, 1995
Paul N. Baker, who worked 28 years as a railroad ticket agent and moonlighted as a cashier at Maryland's horse racing tracks, died Wednesday of a stroke at the Bon Secours Extended Care Facility in Ellicott City. He was 85.Mr. Baker joined Pennsylvania Railroad in 1943 and retired in 1974 from Amtrak, which took over inter-city rail passenger service in 1971."He had two jobs," said his son, Paul M. Baker of Cockeysville. "He'd work the night shift at the [train] station and by day was a cashier at the $100 window at Maryland's race tracks, where in three decades of work he never saw or bet on a horse race.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2005
West Virginia's double-overtime win over Wake Forest three days ago drew great interest at the Engine 4 firehouse in northeast Baltimore. Mountaineers coach John Beilein was the senior captain of Wheeling Jesuit College in 1974-75, when his on-court role was diminished by a newcomer named Dickie Kelly. A Dunbar High star in the mid-1960s, Kelly didn't play college ball until he entered short-lived Bay College, a junior college in Baltimore. From there, he went to Wheeling and became an NAIA All-American.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1996
One look at the couple dozen autograph- seeking youngsters lined up at the top of the stairs waiting for Paterson (N.J.) Catholic's Tim Thomas and Thomas Johnson's Terrance Morris to emerge from the locker rooms at Towson State told the story last night.This was more than a high school basketball game in the CharCity Classic.This was an event featuring two incredibly-skilled athletes whwill probably play at the highest level of basketball some day, barring unforseen circumstances.It was the powerful 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior Thomas againsthe extremely quick 6-8, 210-pound junior Morris.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | January 15, 1995
Paul N. Baker, who worked 28 years as a railroad ticket agent and moonlighted as a cashier at Maryland's horse racing tracks, died Wednesday of a stroke at the Bon Secours Extended Care Facility in Ellicott City. He was 85.Mr. Baker joined Pennsylvania Railroad in 1943 and retired in 1974 from Amtrak, which took over inter-city rail passenger service in 1971."He had two jobs," said his son, Paul M. Baker of Cockeysville. "He'd work the night shift at the [train] station and by day was a cashier at the $100 window at Maryland's race tracks, where in three decades of work he never saw or bet on a horse race.
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By RAY FRAGER | May 1, 1991
ABC celebrated 30 years of "Wide World of Sports" on Sunday, and there was only one major fault with the anniversary program -- it was on during the afternoon instead of prime time.The show deserved a wider audience. For one thing, the marriage of music to pictures was among the best in recent memory. Take the opening, for example: a quick run through 30 years accompanied by matching songs -- a young Muhammad Ali celebrating to the sound of "Respect," the Harlem Globetrotters going through a routine while "Don't Worry, Be Happy" played and Connecticut Little Leaguers twisting and shouting to "Glory Days."
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By Bill Tanton | February 12, 1991
Tracy Bergan is becoming such a drawing card for the Loyola College basketball team that some people admit they go to Reitz Arena specifically to see him.The 6-foot, 165-pound sophomore put on another great show last night as Loyola came from behind once again to beat Manhattan, 81-72. Bergan had 29 points.Bergan has been the driving force as the Greyhounds have won four straight, six of seven, and improved their overall record to 12-11. They're now 5-7 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
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By Bill Tanton | January 31, 1991
Orioles general manager Roland Hemond told the audience a the Washington Touchdown Club yesterday that the team is "considering" taking a look at Jim Palmer.If that's the case, the Orioles are behind several other clubs in checking out the comeback-minded Hall of Famer who lives in their own town."Quite a few teams are interested in Jim," said Michael Maas of Shapiro and Robinson, which represents Palmer. "Several have sent scouts to Florida to look at him but they've asked us not to say anything yet."
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By Ray Frager | February 5, 1992
Stan "The Fan" Charles' radio talk show has a new address -- and he's not just renting space for the baseball season.Starting on March 16, "Stan The Fan's Sports Exchange" will air Mondays through Saturdays on WCBM (680 AM) at 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Charles said yesterday.Last year, Charles' baseball talk show ran weeknights during the major-league season on WCAO (600 AM). His Monday night "Hoops" program, which began in November, also has been on WCAO, but will air on that station for the last time March 9.Charles, who sought another station because he didn't fit into WCAO's new gospel music format, said "Sports Exchange" won't disappear after the baseball season.
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