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July 11, 2003
On July 9, 2003, ESTELLA C. POLLEY (nee Buettner), beloved wife of the late C. Howard Polley; loving mother of Cecelia Chrusniak, Elaine Miller, Regina Bauer, Jane Jarzynski, Bernard and James Polley; sister of Kathleen McKevitt and Genevieve Cichelli; she is also survived by twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. A Vigil Service will be held at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Rd (at Echodale) on Friday at 3 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation on Saturday at 10 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
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By Aaron Wright and Aaron Wright,aaron.wright@baltsun.com | June 10, 2009
Tommy Polley has played in his share of big games at the highest level before millions of viewers, but he was admittedly nervous when he entered the Dunbar High School gymnasium Tuesday before an audience of about 200 current and former students and faculty. This time, Polley, who played six seasons in the NFL, including one with the Ravens, was playing the role of storyteller instead of playmaker. The former football and basketball star at Dunbar in the mid-1990s was on hand for a screening of Poet Pride, a documentary that he co-produced with fellow alums Rob Foster and David Manigault about the school's storied basketball program, which was a national powerhouse in the '80s and '90s.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | May 17, 1995
Charles Howard Polley, a grocer in Northeast Baltimore for many years, died Saturday of complications of Alzheimer's disease. The Overlea resident was 82.Mr. Polley entered the grocery business in 1929 when he left parochial school at the age of 16 to help support his family. He retired in 1978, when he closed Polley's Foodstore on Asbury Avenue in Gardenville.He opened his first store during the 1930s on Belair Road, which he sold when he joined the Army during World War II.After being discharged with the rank of corporal, he opened a store at Madison and Milton avenues, which he operated until 1956 when he opened the Asbury Avenue store.
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By Stefen Lovelace and Stefen Lovelace,SUN REPORTER | April 24, 2008
Longtime followers of Dunbar boys basketball still carry the memories of some of the storied program's greatest moments. There was the 1982-83 team that won a mythical national championship and is one of the best high school teams to play in Baltimore, if not the country. Some Poets fans go all the way back to the 1973 Dunbar-DeMatha game at the Baltimore Civic Center that demonstrated just how good basketball was in the city. Three players who went through Dunbar, including former Raven Tommy Polley, believe those memories should be preserved and presented to an audience beyond Baltimore.
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By Mike Preston | January 30, 2002
NEW ORLEANS - As the national media shoved cameras and microphones into the face of St. Louis Rams linebacker Tommy Polley, his mind shot back to his Baltimore roots. Those days of playing Pop Warner football at Northwood. And two-a-day practices at Dunbar High, where he also played basketball in the shadows of Sam Cassell, Muggsy Bogues and Reggie Lewis. Those were the good times. There were bad ones, too, especially growing up on McElderry Street in East Baltimore. "Tough neighborhood," said Polley.
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November 17, 2000
This is the last of 11 weekly reports from former Dunbar star Tommy Polley, a senior linebacker for the defending national-champion Florida State Seminoles. Highlights: Polley had 12 tackles and one pass break-up as Florida State defeated Wake Forest, 35-6. The defense held its opponent without a touchdown for the third time this season. "We won," Polley said. "There weren't too many other highlights besides winning the game." Lowlights: "A good friend of mine, tailback Jeff Chaney, tore his ACL and MCL," Polley said.
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November 3, 2000
This is the ninth of at least 11 weekly reports from former Dunbar star Tommy Polley, a senior linebacker for the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. Highlights: Holding N.C. State to one offensive touchdown, recording six tackles and breaking up one pass as Florida State improved to 8-1 with a 58-14 victory. "We earned the big victory, but the biggest highlight for me was seeing my roommate [Tay Cody] get a pick and take it to the house. That was something he had been waiting for his whole career," Polley said.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | September 20, 1994
Since childhood, Tommy Polley has had a tough time deciding which sport he favors, football or basketball."I remember when he was 7 and he won a punt, pass and kick competition," said Amy Polley, Tommy's mother. "It was around that time that he also told me he was someday going to be in the NBA. And now he's just 16, and it's like he's a celebrity."Polley enters his junior season as a linebacker for No. 5 Dunbar with 174 career tackles and 25 career sacks. Among his goals is to play football in college, possibly as a free safety or defensive end.But Polley's 6-foot-5, 190-pound frame is built more for basketball, for which he is considered among the nation's best.
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September 8, 2000
This is the first of at least 11 weekly reports from former Dunbar star Tommy Polley, a senior linebacker for the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. He will be talking with Sun reporter Bill Free regularly during the 2001 season. Highlights: Polley got off to a great start. On Aug. 26, he stunned the Florida State coaching staff by playing 40 snaps in a nationally televised 29-3 victory over Brigham Young in the Pigskin Classic played at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. Bobby Bowden and his staff did not expect Polley to play in the opener after his off-season knee surgery.
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October 20, 2000
This is the seventh in at least 11 weekly reports from former Dunbar star Tommy Polley, a senior linebacker for the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. Highlights: Florida State got back on the winning track in a big way with its 63-14 victory over Duke. "We came back from our loss to Miami and had a good showing against Duke," Polley said. "The best thing was we didn't show any signs of lackadaisical play or not being prepared going into the game. We are still focused on our goal of winning a national championship."
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN REPORTER | November 18, 2007
Elaine Guice's third-graders at Cockeysville Elementary School loved her class so much that they kept her as a teacher in the fourth and fifth grades, too. That was nearly 70 years ago, and the students never forgot her. In recent years, about two dozen of them and their spouses continued to meet her for lunch every month for reunions. They were supposed to have one such reunion yesterday, but Guice died at age 87 last month after suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for nearly 20 years.
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By NICK MADIGAN | September 9, 2007
FACE/OFF Special Collector's Edition DVD AWAY FROM HER Lionsgate -- $27.98 It is rare to see the luminous Julie Christie on the screen. She has never been enamored with the movie business and turns down far more roles than she accepts. But young director Sarah Polley was persistent, and Christie gave in. In this deeply moving tale, she plays a woman married for 50 years to a man (Gordon Pinsent), upon whom it dawns that his wife is slowly losing her mind to Alzheimer's disease. Co-starring Michael Murphy and Olympia Dukakis.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | June 1, 2007
Walk into a bookstore and you're likely to find Away From Her on the "New in Paperback" shelf, complete with a luminous portrait of the film adaptation's stars, Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent. Read writer-director Sarah Polley's ardent preface, or skip to the actual piece of fiction, and you'll realize that Away From Her is not a novel, but Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain," put onto 73 pages of large print and reissued for a whopping nine bucks. Stroll into the fiction racks, and you can find Munro's complete short-story collection, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage, including "The Bear Came Over the Mountain," for a mere $6 more.
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By Liz Smith and Liz Smith,Tribune Media Services | May 9, 2007
HOW DO I look?" "As you always do ... direct and vague, sweet and ironic." That is an exchange in the new film Away From Her. It happens between Julie Christie, as a woman succumbing to Alzheimer's, and Gordon Pinsent as her husband. It is an apt and heartbreaking observation, coming as her character prepares to be committed to a long-term care facility. And though it is a line from Alice Munro's 1999 short story The Bear Came Over the Mountain, upon which this movie is based, it is impossible to believe that description was written with anyone else but Miss Christie in mind.
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By MIKE PRESTON | November 28, 2005
Quarterback D Kyle Boller should play better in the coming weeks with Houston, Green Bay and Cleveland on the schedule, but he's not the answer. Are we clear on that? He isn't mechanically sound and doesn't have a strong enough arm to overcome that problem the way Brett Favre can. Running back B Jamal Lewis proved his point. He got more than 20 carries and ran for more than 100 yards. The only problem is that it came against the Bengals. If that happens vs. Pittsburgh or Chicago, then we might be on to something.
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By MIKE PRESTON | November 2, 2005
Before Monday night's game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh, injured Ravens Ray Lewis and Ed Reed were dancing on the field during pre-game warm-ups. At least some Ravens were feeling good, but this was a team in search of leadership with the two Pro Bowl players on the sideline. But despite the Ravens' 20-19 loss at Heinz Field, the Ravens' had cause to celebrate. If the two stars had played, along with injured defensive end Tony Weaver, the Ravens might have been able to hold on for a victory.
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October 27, 2000
This is the eighth of at least 11 weekly reports from former Dunbar star Tommy Polley, a senior linebacker for the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. Highlights: Forcing a fumble and sacking the quarterback in Florida State's 37-3 victory over Virginia. The Polley-led defense held the Cavaliers to 199 total offensive yards and limited running back Antoine Womack to 63 yards on 24 carries. "We won and held a great back to under 100 yards. That is something we went into the game trying to do," said Polley.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Special to The Sun | March 4, 1995
CENTREVILLE -- Second-ranked Dunbar made the 90-minute trek to Queen Anne's last night to finish off its annual pilgrimage to the Eastern Shore -- commonly known as the Class 2A East Region playoffs.Forwards Marvis Thornton and Tommy Polley made sure the top-seeded Poets didn't come back empty-handed.Thornton had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Polley added 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Dunbar to an 82-60 win over second-seeded Cambridge-South Dorchester (21-3) before an estimated 1,200, moving the East Baltimore power one step closer to its third consecutive state title.
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By BRENT JONES and BRENT JONES,SUN REPORTER | November 1, 2005
PITTSBURGH -- With questions surrounding his desire and production, Ravens running back Jamal Lewis tried his best to answer the former, but that helped little with the latter. Lewis ran hard and well, but finished with just 61 yards on 17 carries in last night's 20-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. At times, he barreled through would-be tacklers and stiff-armed defensive backs like the player that rushed for 2,000 yards two years ago, a nonexistent sight through the first six games.
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By BRENT JONES and BRENT JONES,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2005
For a refresher course on the nuances of how to play in the middle, Tommy Polley need to look no further than his own game film in the 2003 season. It was back then when Polley flip-flopped between the middle and the weak-side linebacker spots in starting 14 games for the St. Louis Rams, experience that should be useful when Polley replaces Ray Lewis on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Polley, who played at Dunbar, has started six games this season on the weak side for the Ravens.
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