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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1997
It's arts and crafts day at the Fort Worthington Police Athletic League center, and, as usual, the small room is bustling with creative minds trying to turn thoughts into reality.Willie Chance, 15, is trying to win a citywide drawing contest sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Tavon White, 7, is creating a perfectly wrapped Christmas box to decorate the hallway.Six-year-old Latisha Potts just wants a chance to be creative. At home, she says matter-of-factly, "we don't have crayons."
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Sports Digest | October 9, 2014
Boxing Crews wins Police Athletic League middleweight title Franchon Crews of Baltimore captured the National Police Athletic League middleweight championship Saturday in Oxnard, Calif., winning by technical knockout in the second round against former Baltimorean Danielle Mitchell , now of North Hollywood, Calif. In the 165-pound semifinals, Crews won by TKO over Kira De Morales of San Pedro, Calif. Next, Crews will help her husband and training partner, Glenn Dezurn of Baltimore, prepare for his fifth professional fight, set for Oct. 24 in Somerset, N.J. Colleges Cirovski suspended for violating Big Ten sportsmanship policy Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski was suspended one game Wednesday by the Big Ten Conference for violations of the conference's sportsmanship policy after the team's 3-2 overtime loss to Northwestern on Sunday.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 7, 1998
With 57 years of living behind him, a home, family and two friendly dogs in Baltimore, investment adviser Dan Dent should have been home by the fire with his feet up in January.Instead, his breath frozen on his face, he was alone in the wilderness, mushing teams of huskies across 600 miles of icy rivers and snowy forests in Alaska.He returned to Baltimore qualified to compete in the 1999 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, at 1,150 miles the longest and most grueling in Alaska.But he also came back with an idea that he hopes will give inner-city youths a taste of the adventure and romance he's found among Alaska's hardy dogs and frigid beauty.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Peter.hermann@baltsun.com | July 1, 2009
Today, Baltimore's Police Athletic League centers will shut down and, in most cases, will be reborn. The police will leave, though they'll stay for one or two more weeks to ease the transition as 16 of 18 centers become one with the city's Department of Recreation and Parks. City officials announced the end back on March 18, but residents fought back at budget hearings and in gyms where city leaders let them speak but timed them using red, yellow and green traffic signals. Residents pleaded over and over again that officers made all the difference, as protectors and role models, when they shed uniforms and donned sweats and mentored kids and organized field trips and helped with homework and coached soccer and kept vulnerable youths off the street and out of trouble.
NEWS
April 17, 1998
A photograph on the front of yesterday's Maryland section misidentified pool player Duan Moore, a participant in Baltimore's Police Athletic League.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 4/17/98
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 24, 1998
Members of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., will donate hundreds of books today to the Lillian Jones Police Athletic League Center in West Baltimore, a police spokesman said.Robert W. Weinhold Jr. said the books will arrive about 4 p.m. at the center at 1310 N. Stricker St."The generosity of the church's membership cannot be overstated. The donated books will be used to further promote reading programs at the PAL center as we continue to stress the importance of education to Baltimore's young people," said Col. Alvin Winkler, head of the Police Department's Youth Bureau.
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May 15, 1998
The Baltimore Police Department is seeking adult volunteers to help in a variety of jobs, from working with children to analyzing crime-scene photographs.Lt. Mary E. Eilerman said the department needs help in areas including public affairs and the crime lab, where a NASA employee uses computers to enhance surveillance photographs taken during bank robberies.The greatest need is in the 27 Police Athletic League Centers, where police officers work with youths every day from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.Information: 410-396-2372.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 10, 1998
Baltimore police announced several promotions yesterday that include a new district commander and a restructuring of the bureau that operates youth programs, including the Police Athletic League.One major, six lieutenants and 24 sergeants will be named by Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier at a ceremony today.Lt. George Klein has been promoted to major and is the new Southeastern District commander.The former commander of the Southeastern, Maj. Timothy Longo, has been named Frazier's chief of staff, a newly created job. "I have to keep the commissioner's projects on track," Longo said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 21, 1998
The Baltimore Police Department kicked off its spring soccer league yesterday afternoon at a municipal park that was once a haven for drug dealers.More than 500 children packed Frank C. Bocek Park, on East Madison Street at the edge of some of East Baltimore's most dangerous neighborhoods. Provident Bank of Maryland donated $25,000 to pay for referees and uniforms."I came to have fun," said Shatel Veazy, 10, a fifth-grader at Frederick Elementary School. "I have no experience with soccer, but I like to kick things."
NEWS
April 9, 2003
Charles F. Siford, a retired Baltimore police sergeant, died of heart failure Saturday at Atria Assisted Living in Salisbury. The former Northwood resident was 94. Born in Sparrows Point and raised on an eastern Baltimore County farm, he attended public schools. He had been a route salesman for a laundry company before joining the Police Department in 1945. His first assignment was walking an Eastern District beat in Highlandtown. He won numerous commendations before being promoted to sergeant in 1956.
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July 12, 2007
County school board selects new officers The Baltimore County school board has named new officers for the coming year. The panel selected board member JoAnn C. Murphy to serve as president and member H. Edward Parker Jr. to be vice president. Murphy, who joined the board in 2005, is a former county teacher and administrator. During a 30-year career with the system, she supervised programs in community relations, public information and human resources. As president, Murphy replaces Donald L. Arnold, whose term on the board ended last month.
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April 9, 2003
Charles F. Siford, a retired Baltimore police sergeant, died of heart failure Saturday at Atria Assisted Living in Salisbury. The former Northwood resident was 94. Born in Sparrows Point and raised on an eastern Baltimore County farm, he attended public schools. He had been a route salesman for a laundry company before joining the Police Department in 1945. His first assignment was walking an Eastern District beat in Highlandtown. He won numerous commendations before being promoted to sergeant in 1956.
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By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2000
Mayor Martin O'Malley unveiled yesterday the city's plans for the Police Athletic League, an after-school program that has become tangled in the debate over how Baltimore should combat the scourge of street crime. Police officers will remain at 18 of the 26 PAL centers citywide. At the other eight locations, PAL and its police representatives will be replaced by private community-service organizations after the school year ends in June. "Recreation should not be the exclusive [domain]
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 7, 2000
The Baltimore Police Department's Police Athletic League will hold its championship basketball games for players ages 13 and 14 at 4: 30 p.m. today at the Baltimore Arena, 210 W. Baltimore St. Trophies will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams, said a police spokeswoman. In addition, PAL members of all ages who have participated in other sports will receive awards.
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By Peter Hermann and Gerard Shields and Peter Hermann and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2000
Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley unveiled yesterday a much-anticipated blueprint for fighting crime that concludes past policing strategies contributed to violence and public hostility and suspicion. "The persistence of high crime has undermined the public's confidence in the Baltimore Police Department," the 152-page report by a team of consultants concludes. "And there is justification for this lost faith." The report was released as city government sources said O'Malley is getting closer to naming Edward T. Norris, a former New York police commander hired as deputy chief in January, as his choice for commissioner.
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By Mara H. Gottfried and Mara H. Gottfried,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | February 7, 2000
Eight-year-old Lasondra Calvert led the other members of the Baltimore Police Athletic League Youth Choir into the fountain area of Mondawmin Mall. A freckle-faced girl with round cheeks, she tugged on the sleeve of Officer Roderick O. Dotson to get his attention. Dotson "discovered" Lasondra, a Catonsville resident who's a big fan of pop singer Britney Spears, after he heard her sing at a New Year's party. "My mother's here," she said, and beamed at him. Dotson, 44, has led the choir since it began five years ago, helping about 200 children who have passed through the program.
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By From staff reports | April 22, 1998
TOWSON -- County school officials announced yesterday they will postpone a redistricting proposal in the southeastern area of the county until the 1999-2000 school year.The proposal would have combined Deep Creek and Mars Estates elementaries, making one a primary school and the other an intermediate school. Consideration will be postponed in part because the teachers who would have had to switch schools next fall were not adequately informed, Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione said.School board members also decided that their countywide redistricting hearing will be held June 2, two weeks after the board receives school officials' final boundary-line change recommendations.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1999
Baltimore mayoral candidate Carl Stokes is calling for a $1-per-ticket tax on Camden Yards sporting events to help pay for city recreation centers. Standing outside the Tuerk House rehabilitation center in West Baltimore, the former city councilman offered the idea as part of his crime-fighting plan. Stokes noted that during the past two years, the city has closed 18 recreation centers, choosing instead to turn over many of the duties to the Police Athletic League. Baltimore has slashed $15 million from the city parks and recreation budget in the past three years, services that can help prevent crime, Stokes said.
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By Mara H. Gottfried and Mara H. Gottfried,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | February 7, 2000
Eight-year-old Lasondra Calvert led the other members of the Baltimore Police Athletic League Youth Choir into the fountain area of Mondawmin Mall. A freckle-faced girl with round cheeks, she tugged on the sleeve of Officer Roderick O. Dotson to get his attention. Dotson "discovered" Lasondra, a Catonsville resident who's a big fan of pop singer Britney Spears, after he heard her sing at a New Year's party. "My mother's here," she said, and beamed at him. Dotson, 44, has led the choir since it began five years ago, helping about 200 children who have passed through the program.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1999
Baltimore mayoral candidate Carl Stokes is calling for a $1-per-ticket tax on Camden Yards sporting events to help pay for city recreation centers. Standing outside the Tuerk House rehabilitation center in West Baltimore, the former city councilman offered the idea as part of his crime-fighting plan. Stokes noted that during the past two years, the city has closed 18 recreation centers, choosing instead to turn over many of the duties to the Police Athletic League. Baltimore has slashed $15 million from the city parks and recreation budget in the past three years, services that can help prevent crime, Stokes said.
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