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August 5, 2007
On July 31, 2007 MS. SIMMONS . Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue on Monday, 2-8pm. The family will receive friends in the chapel on Tuesday at 10:30am. Funeral at 11am.
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March 27, 2014
Baltimore County officials, former Negro League Baseball players and fans enjoyed "opening day" a few days early Thursday as the county formally unveiled the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball in the Owings Mills branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. At the ceremony, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored the late Hubert "Bert" Simmons, who played for the Baltimore Elite Giants in the 1950s and for whom the museum is named. Audrey Simmons, his widow, and Ray Banks, a lifelong friend of Simmons, thanked the county for facilitating the museum in the community - five years after "Bert" Simmons' death and 73 years after he began playing baseball in the Negro Baseball Leagues.
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NEWS
July 25, 2007
On July 22, 2007, TROY LYDELL SIMMONS; beloved son of John and Sarietta Simmons. On Thursday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Baltimore National Pike from 3-8 P.M. On Friday, Mr. Simmons will lie in state at Vaughn C. Greene West Chapel where the family will receive friends from 10:30-11 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to (410)233-2400.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling. Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base, trying to get the attention of Orioles rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop. Simmons was hoping to mess with the kid, distract him, make him laugh. But Schoop, who had spent several minutes before the game chatting with Simmons, wanted no parts of the potential frivolity.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
A former Baltimore firefighter was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for running a brothel and bringing women - including a 16-year-old girl - from around the country to Baltimore so he could hire them out as prostitutes. Jamar Simmons, 31, ran a brothel with Franklin Coit, 35, and preyed on poor, homeless or otherwise vulnerable women, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Simmons pleaded guilty in September to a federal sex trafficking charge; Coit had pleaded guilty to the same charge a month earlier.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2013
A former Baltimore firefighter pleaded guilty Friday to a federal sex trafficking charge for his part in running a brothel that pimped out a 16-year-old girl and other women. Jamar Simmons and Franklin Coit ran brothels at two locations in Baltimore between 2009 and 2012 - the first in Reservoir Hill and later at a warehouse in Carrollton Ridge - and advertised for women to come to work for them as escorts or exotic dancers. Coit pleaded guilty to the same charge in August. "Many of the women recruited by Simmons and Coit were in financial distress, had no place to live, or were otherwise unusually vulnerable," Simmons' plea agreement said.
FEATURES
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
Media mogul Russell Simmons might have apologized for posting a controversial parody video on his YouTube channel that's become known as "The Harriet Tubman Sex Tapes. " But, the famed abolitionist's great-great-great grandniece isn't even close to forgiving him. In a two-paged open letter to Simmons that was emailed to a reporter at The Baltimore Sun, the artist Tina Martin Wyatt verges on accusing the entertainer of being a race traitor. "Your parody of Aunt Harriet is not unlike parodies of African Americans by racist individuals in this country and others abroad," Wyatt writes.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2013
Richard A. "Dick" Simmons, a retired Baltimore police officer who was a founder and first president of the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, died Tuesday of complications from an aneurysm at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 84. Mr. Simmons was born and raised in Chicago, where he graduated from high school. "Because of the Depression, his parents couldn't afford to keep him, and when he was 4 years old they placed him in Lawrence Hall, a home for boys that was run by an Episcopal priest," said his daughter, Janet Embleton of Franklin, W.Va.
SPORTS
By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Alex Len sat down with ESPN's Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons for a mock job interview as part of Grantland's The Full NBA Job Interview series. The 11-minute interview covered numerous topics , from Len's roots in gymnastics, his transition to America from Ukraine, Ukrainian women and his first potential purchase with an NBA contract The trio also analyzed some game film of the former Maryland star. Simmons likened Len to Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert in terms of ability when he came out of Georgetown.  Len says he's done his research on Hibbert.
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By John-John Williams IV and The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2013
Kiss rocker Gene Simmons and actress/model wife Shannon Tweed caused quite a stir at Preakness 2013 when the two stopped by the Christine A. Moore Millinery tent in the corporate village of Pimlico Race Track. Dozens of onlookers watched and snapped photos as the two combed through Moore's collection of colorful creations. After Tweed tried on a number of hats from the New York-based designer, she settled on the Thrill hat, a wide-brim sheer pink hat topped with a long feather. The hat cost a pretty penny: $900.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Federal prosecutors have taken on the case of a Baltimore City firefighter accused of running a prostitution ring, alleging that he lured women to the city to work for him from as far away as Texas and South Dakota. Prosecutors say Jamar Simmons, 30, and his partner, Franklin Roosevelt Coit, 34, had been bringing women into Maryland since 2009. In March 2012, Simmons found a woman online, identified in the indictment only as C.F., and with Coit arranged for her to be brought from South Dakota to work as a prostitute, prosecutors allege.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
A broken water main that had the potential to affect 2,600 homes and business in eastern Baltimore County has been repaired and water pressure was restored Wednesday morning, a city public works spokesman said. Crews discovered the break in the 12-inch water main on Simmons Avenue, along a water main leading to the Colgate Water Tank in the county, about 3 p.m. Tuesday, said Kurt Kocher, a public works spokesman. The affected homes were along Eastern Avenue in the Eastwood and Colgate areas.
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