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November 8, 2011
I am not sure where to start, or end, with this, since I deeply resent Leonard Pitts Jr.'s racist commentary that appears weekly in The Sun. As a center-right member of GOP, I think the answer to many of our problems is for people to get an education ( I am 64 and taking a class to better myself ) and work hard and smart (not dream of entitlements and taking other people's money as President Barack Obama and Mr. Nanny, Gov. Martin O'Malley, do ). But in his recent column ("Why conservatives shouldn't talk about race: Exhibit A," Nov. 6)
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 14, 2014
If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night announcement that this country is returning to war, albeit with air strikes only, in a place we just left behind in 2011 after spending almost nine years, over a trillion dollars and 4,425 lives. If. As in, if President Bush had concentrated on toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan, which harbored the authors of the terrorist strike we suffered 13 years ago last week, if he had not rushed to judgment, convincing himself Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was behind the attack, if his administration had not used suspect intelligence to claim Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, if we had not bought into the fantasy that we could impose a Jeffersonian democracy on another nation and have them thank us for it, if we had not destabilized the region, if we had never kicked this hornet's nest, would we now find ourselves obliged to confront the criminal gang that calls itself the Islamic State?
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NEWS
March 19, 2003
On Friday, March 14, 2003, DAVID A. PITTS, son of Clarence Pitts; brother of Eva Austin, Sheila Jones, Hattie Turner, and Tyrone S. Pitts. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law, two nieces, six nephews, four great-nieces, two great-nephews, one aunt, Ruby Bryant, and other relatives and friends. Mr. Pitts will lie in state at Warner Baptist Church, 3613 Lacy Boulevard, Baileys Crossroads, VA, on Thursday, March 20, from 10 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11 A.M. Rev. Matthew Pearson officiating.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | August 3, 2014
A few words about the "poor door. " Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on Colbert or heard on NPR how a developer qualified for tax benefits under New York City's Inclusionary Housing Program by agreeing to add to its new luxury building on the Upper West Side set a number of "affordable" apartments. How the company won permission to build that building with two entrances, one in front for the exclusive use of upper-income residents, another, reportedly in the alley, for residents of more modest means.
NEWS
September 19, 2004
On September 15, 2004; EVELYN PITTS. On Monday friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICE, 4101 Edmondson Avenue, from 3 to 8 P.M. On Tuesday, Mrs. Pitts will lie instate at St. John AME Church, 810 N. Carrollton Avenue where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 AM. with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-945-2700.
NEWS
September 11, 2007
On September 5, 2007, JOSEPHINE PITTS. On Tuesday, September 11, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Baltimore national Pike from 4-8 P.M. On Wednesday, Mrs. Pitts will lie in state at City temple Baptist Church, 317 Dolphin Street, where the family will receive friends from 10:30-11 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-233-2400.
NEWS
April 15, 2009
On April 11, 2009, PORTIA PITTS. On Thursday, friends may call Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services (East), 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 4:30 to 8 P.M. On Friday, Mrs. Pitts will lie in state at Trinity A.M.E. Church, 2140 E. Hoffman Street, where family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M with Homegoing Celebration to follow. Inquiries to (410) 433-7500.
NEWS
February 23, 2006
On February 19, 2006, CHARLES; beloved husband Laura Pitts; devoted father of Charles W. and Jackie Pitts. Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the CHATMAN-HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, 5240 Reisterstown Road on Friday, after 12 noon to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends at the above chapel, Saturday at 1 P.M. Funeral services will begin 1:30 P.M. Interment Garrison Forrest Veterans Cemetery, Wednesday 10 A.M.
NEWS
January 11, 2006
On January 8, 2006 RUSSELL PITTS, beloved husband of Clementine, loving father of Gloria, Floyd, Raymond, Archie, Franklin and Rosalind. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, other relatives and friends. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Ave. on Thursday 5 to 8 pm. The family will receive friends at Grace Baptist Church, 3201 The Alameda, on Friday at 11 am. Funeralat 11:30 am.
NEWS
December 13, 2003
On December 9, 2003 MARY CLAIRE CONLEY PITTS, beloved wife of Clinton P. Pitts; devoted mother of Clinton P. Pitts Jr., Lloyd P. Deford, Henry C. Pitts ad Jeffrey L. Pitts. She is also survived by six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Monkton on Tuesday December 16 at 2:30 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, c/o Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dept of Pathology, 558 Ross, 720 Rutland Ave, 21205.
NEWS
By Mary McCauley and Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
When the report of a shooting came in over the radio last September at the Navy Yard in Washington, Master at Arms Charles Pitt initially assumed it was a drill. "These things don't really happen here," said the Annapolis-area resident. Pitt got into a vehicle with his 5-year-old black German shepherd, Olli, and headed to the site of the call, discovering it was all too real. Gunman Aaron Alexis, a computer technician for a private Navy contractor, was on a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead, including himself, and injured three others.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Richard A. Pitts Sr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. instructor and Air Force veteran, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70. The son of David Augustus Pitts, a supervisor in the city Department of Public Works Bridge Division, and Portia Bertina Pitts, a homemaker, Richard Armstead Pitts was born in Baltimore and raised in the Somerset housing complex. After graduating in 1962 from Dunbar High School, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a cook at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware until his discharge in 1967.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 12, 2014
How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden. " Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan and the 2008 acid attack on Shamsia Husseini in Afghanistan, this latest outrage cements an impression that Islamic extremists are petrified of girls and what they might become with a little education.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 1, 2014
Oh, my Lord, where to begin? You already know what this column is about. You know even though we are barely three sentences in. You knew before you saw the headline. There are days in the opinion business when one story makes itself inevitable and unavoidable, one story sucks up all the air in the room. This is one of those times. One story. Well ... two, actually: the misadventures of Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling. Mr. Bundy, of course, is the Nevada rancher whose refusal to pay fees to allow his cattle to graze on public land made him a cause celebre on the political right.
SPORTS
By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | February 7, 2014
The second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule began in overpowering fashion for the 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team, which began punishing Pittsburgh from the tip-off Thursday night and, except for the rare lull, kept pouring it on during a 94-46 victory in front of an announced 3,758 at Comcast Center. In winning by their largest margin for an ACC game this season, the Terps placed three players in double figures, including a game-high 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting from senior forward Alyssa Thomas.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | February 2, 2014
Dear Tom Perkins: I'm writing to apologize. I do this on behalf of the 99 percent of us who are not multimillionaires. You, of course, are, having made a pile as a venture capitalist and co-founder of the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. I admit, I'd have thought a guy like you had little to complain about. But that was before you wrote that tear-jerking Jan. 24 letter to The Wall Street Journal revealing the pain, the oppression, the abject sense of vulnerability and fear that go with having a net worth equal to the GNP of some developing nations.
NEWS
November 27, 2006
On November 22, 2006 CLINTON PAINE PITTS; beloved husband of the late Mary Claire Conley Pitts; devoted father of Clinton P. Pitts, Jr., Lloyd P. DeFord, Henry C. Pitts and Jeffrey L. Pitts. Also survived by six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church Monkton on Friday, December 1 at 3:30 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to The American Heart Association, Inc., 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 or to The Masters of The Fox Hound Association Educational Foundation.
SPORTS
By Matt Michael, The Sports Xchange | January 18, 2014
SYRACUSE , N.Y. -- It was just like old times Saturday for Syracuse and Pittsburgh. But instead of fighting for supremacy in their old league, the Big East Conference, the Orange and Panthers were battling for bragging rights in their new league, the Atlantic Coast Conference. In a game reminiscent of the rough-and-tumble Big East but with first place in the ACC on the line, the No. 2 Orange rallied to defeat the No. 22 Panthers 59-54 before 30,046 fans at the Carrier Dome . Both teams entered the game with 4-0 records in the ACC. Pitt had won 14 of its previous 19 games against Syracuse , and five of its previous six at the Carrier Dome . Trailing 52-49, the Orange pulled within one on Jerami Grant 's two free throws.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 16, 2014
Perhaps you've heard of the Fourth Amendment. That's the one that guarantees freedom from unfettered government snooping, the one that says government needs probable cause and a warrant before it can search or seize your things. That guarantee would seem to be ironclad, but we've been learning lately that it's not. Indeed, maybe we've reached the point where the Fourth ought to be marked with an asterisk and followed by disclaimers in the manner of the announcer who spends 30 seconds extolling the miracle drug and the next 30 speed-reading its dire side effects: To wit: "Fourth Amendment not available to black and Hispanic men walking in New York, who may be stopped and frisked for no discernible reason.
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