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By Knight-Ridder | December 10, 1991
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The veil of secrecy that shrouds the initiation rites of Shriners has been lifted as the result of a Lexington man's lawsuit against Oleika Shrine Temple.The opening of the trial was shown live yesterday by local cable television, enabling people to sit home and learn all about what Shriners call their "hot sands session."Michael G. Vaughan, 44, a brick mason and would-be Shriner, told jurors of being blindfolded and having a jolt of electricity applied to his bare buttocks as part of the initiation rites in June 1989 at the temple.
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September 18, 2005
On Wednesday, September 7, 2005, BERNARD R. WOEHLKE Sr., beloved husband of Mary E. (nee Evans) Woehlke, loving father of Sharron, Dorothy and Bernard Jr., and his wife Corbi, dearest grandfather of Scott and his wife Dawn, Amanda and Zackary, and great-grandfather of Colin and Lauren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Boumi Temple, POB 9695, Baltimore, MD, 21237.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1998
For a final time, they dressed in black tie, danced to live music, nibbled appetizers, wore their fezes, raised their glasses and bid farewell to their distinguished 38-year-old honoree.It was a fitting tribute from members of the Shriners to the veritable rock (and stone and concrete and cinder block) of their organization: the Boumi Temple at 4900 N. Charles St."It's hard to replace a building like this," said Boumi member John Genoa of Catonsville, one of 1,200 people at last night's gala.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2005
The vehicles rolling down Pratt Street yesterday were much tinier than usual. For about four hours yesterday, the Inner Harbor was transformed by a colorful parade of all things great and small about the Shriners, from the Mason group's trademark miniature cars and motorcycles to a larger-than-life walking, waving velvet fez that hugged children in the crowd of about 25,000 lining the street. "Everybody loves a parade," said Raoul L. Frevel Sr., Imperial Potentate (head of all heads) of the Shriners.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1996
Loyola College last night reached an agreement with the Boumi Temple to purchase the Shriners' building and 21 acres of land on Charles Street to expand its North Baltimore campus.Under the terms of the agreement, which was sealed after the temple's 6,300 members voted last night to approve the sale, the Shriners will continue using the building in the 4900 block of N. Charles St. for two more years while they seek new quarters.Boumi Temple officials said last night that they have not yet decided where they will relocate.
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By Joe Mathews and Peter Hermann and Joe Mathews and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1996
Confirming a long-rumored effort to expand its North Baltimore campus, Loyola College has offered to buy the Boumi Temple on North Charles Street and is waiting for a confirmation vote from the 6,300 Shriners.College officials made the offer Friday night at a meeting with temple leaders, who have 21 days to present the bid to the Shriners.Neither Potentate Ralph Mason, the temple's elected leader, nor the Rev. Harold Ridley Jr., the president of Loyola, would disclose the asking price.But college officials said temple leaders invited them to make an offer for the building, north of the college's Evergreen campus at Cold Spring Lane and North Charles Street.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1997
A year after acquiring the nearby Boumi Temple Shrine property on the 4900 block of N. Charles St., Loyola College is finalizing plans to take down the temple and use the 20-acre site for a recreational center, college officials said.The Rev. Harold Ridley, S.J., Loyola's president, said yesterday that the building project would begin next year when the college takes full possession of the property, purchased for $7.5 million from the Baltimore chapter of the fraternal Masonic organization, which endows more than 20 children's hospitals in North America.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2005
The vehicles rolling down Pratt Street yesterday were much tinier than usual. For about four hours yesterday, the Inner Harbor was transformed by a colorful parade of all things great and small about the Shriners, from the Mason group's trademark miniature cars and motorcycles to a larger-than-life walking, waving velvet fez that hugged children in the crowd of about 25,000 lining the street. "Everybody loves a parade," said Raoul L. Frevel Sr., Imperial Potentate (head of all heads) of the Shriners.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1996
FOR MORE than 35 years, Baltimore's Boumi Temple has provided a distinctive buffer between the stretch of college campuses along North Charles Street and the expensive houses to the north and west.As of this week, the stark, pharaoh-esque building has a new owner. On Monday, Loyola College took title to it and 21 surrounding acres at Charles Street and Wyndhurst Avenue.The sale followed months of negotiations between the college and the Shriners, a nonprofit group that has owned the property since 1958.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2005
The men streaming toward yesterday's Orioles game sported red hats. Not because they are Cleveland Indians fans, but because "it's what we wear," said Jack Van Veen, a member of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, otherwise known as Shriners. "It will be fun to look out in the stands and see a sea of fezzes," said Van Veen, from Whitby, Ontario. The arrival of more than 20,000 Shriners, best known for their trademark red fezzes with gold tassels, has transformed downtown Baltimore.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2005
The men streaming toward yesterday's Orioles game sported red hats. Not because they are Cleveland Indians fans, but because "it's what we wear," said Jack Van Veen, a member of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, otherwise known as Shriners. "It will be fun to look out in the stands and see a sea of fezzes," said Van Veen, from Whitby, Ontario. The arrival of more than 20,000 Shriners, best known for their trademark red fezzes with gold tassels, has transformed downtown Baltimore.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,SUN STAFF | June 30, 2005
They are men. Their average age is about 65. And their signature trademarks are a fez -- a red hat with a tassel -- and the tiny cars they drive in parades. More than 20,000 members of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Masons better known as the Shriners, are converging on Baltimore for their first national convention here since 1939. At least 18 hotels from Timonium to Baltimore-Washington International Airport are booked for the weeklong event that opens with a public ceremony Sunday and could bring the city up to $24 million in revenue.
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February 18, 2005
ELMER W. HIGH, 83, of Baltimore, died Monday, February 14, 2005, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born February 19, 1921, in Baltimore, he was the beloved husband of the late A. Eileen High (nee Taylor). He was a WWII Veteran, and a University of Baltimore graduate. He was a member of the Shriners, the Boumi Temple, and the VFW. He attended Overlea United Methodist Church and St. Matthew By-The-Sea, UMC. He enjoyed spending time in Ocean City with his family and friends.
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October 6, 2004
On October 4, 2004 WILLIAM C. JR. beloved husband of the late Ella V. (nee Bowers); devoted father of Shirley A. Neilson and Eileen J. Reiswig. Also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and his sister Betty K. Mooney. A Funeral Service will be held at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road on Thursday at 1 P.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Shriners Childrens Hospital, Childrens Burn Unit, Philadelphia, PA.
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January 29, 2004
On January 26, 2004, FRANK NEAL SIBLEY, beloved husband of Marian Halverson Sibley, devoted father of Donald and Arlene Sibley. Also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday 10 A.M. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o of Boumi Temple, 5050 King Avenue, Balto., MD 21237. Arrangements by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home Inc.
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December 4, 2003
On December 2, 2003, PIERCE E., III, beloved husband of Deane C. (nee Creswell), devoted father of Cheryl V. Schleigh and Kenneth P. Cody, loving grandfather of Matthew and Jeffrey Schleigh, Michelle and Julie Cody, dear brother of Wilma Heinze. Visiting at the Lassahn Funeral Home (Overlea) 7401 Belair Rd. Thursday and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Friends will gather at Hiss United Methodist Church Saturday 10:00 AM at which time services will begin. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1997
After 100 years in Baltimore, the Boumi Temple has selected a 34-acre site in White Marsh for the Shriners' new meeting hall.The land, owned by John J. and James W. Bartenfelter, is bordered by Interstate 95, King Avenue, Babikow Road and a housing development. Although the Shriners wouldn't reveal the price of the property, land records show the Bartenfelters purchased the land, which includes a house and outbuildings, in 1992 for $194,000.Clifford Stevens, the Shriners' recorder, said a number of obstacles remain before settlement, including the need for Baltimore County to grant a special exception for the construction of a meeting hall on the residentially zoned land.
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February 28, 1991
Frederick Evans, a retired W. R. Grace Co. employee who was active in the Shriners, died of cancer Feb. 1 at South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Fla. He was 80.Mr. Evans, a resident of Plant City, retired 18 years ago after working 50 years for the W. R. Grace Co. He had been in charge of pollution control for the company in Bartow, Fla.A Baltimore native, he moved from Severna Park to the Tampa Bay area in 1970.He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 213 in Baltimore. For 13 years, he served on the Shriners hospital committee in Florida, sponsoring hundreds of burned and crippled children.
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May 5, 2003
On May 2, 2003 SHIRLEYSHRINER-DICKERSON of Severna Park, MD., beloved wife of James Dickerson, loving mother of Ron Shriner and Thomas C. Shriner, dear sister of Mildred Rund, devoted grandmother of eight grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to BARRANCO & SONS P.A. SEVERNA PARK FUNERAL HOME, Ritchie Hwy., at Robinson Rd., on Tuesday 6 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 A.M., Wednesday, at St. Andrew By The Bay Catholic Church. Interment Glen Haven Cemetery, Glen Burnie.
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By DAN RODRICKS | August 2, 2000
ABOUT JUDGE Ed Angeletti's decision to finally reverse his own rulings and recuse himself from that asbestos trial involving Peter Angelos : What did the judge need to see the problem here, stick figures? ... Just a few weeks before the trial, Angelos made a "very substantial" offer to have Angeletti join his law firm. Must have included a no-trade clause. In other news: The Shriners are bringing 30,000 conventioneers to Baltimore in the summer of 2005. Remind me to get my fez out of the cleaners before then.
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