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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 17, 1997
BOSTON -- Kevin Cunningham, 17, was buried last month, four days after he hanged himself from the porch of his family's house, leaving no note.He was the sixth young man from fiercely proud, mostly white, mostly Irish South Boston to commit suicide since the end of December.His name was added to the roll call that echoes from the rows of tidy three-decker houses to the low-rise brick housing projects, from the saloons to the street corners, where groups of sad teen-agers remember their lost friends: Duane Liotti, 21; Kevin Geary, 17; Jonathan Curtis, 16; Tommy Mullen, 15; Tommy Deckert, 15. They all died the same way, by hanging.
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February 18, 2007
MR. ACREE, a native of Baltimore, MD, departed this life on February 1, 2007 at Duke University Hospital. Mr. Acree was a resident of Nathalie, VA for 25 years. Funeral services were provided by Jeffress Funeral Home of South Boston, VA (434-572-2046).
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May 11, 2005
On May 8, 2005, HENRIETTA C., devoted wife of the late George Harris. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. until 7 P.M. Funeral Services will be held in South Boston, Virginia.
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May 11, 2005
On May 8, 2005, HENRIETTA C., devoted wife of the late George Harris. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. until 7 P.M. Funeral Services will be held in South Boston, Virginia.
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February 18, 2007
MR. ACREE, a native of Baltimore, MD, departed this life on February 1, 2007 at Duke University Hospital. Mr. Acree was a resident of Nathalie, VA for 25 years. Funeral services were provided by Jeffress Funeral Home of South Boston, VA (434-572-2046).
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,Sun Staff | October 3, 2004
BOSTON -- At first, the two aging gangsters don't recognize Rick Marinick as he glides through the old neighborhood. He's usually behind the wheel of a junker with chipped paint, not his wife's shiny import, so it takes a beat before scowls turn to schoolboy grins and the men shout out greetings. Marinick waves back. The old South Boston Irish mobsters might as well be family, and these one-way streets are home: taverns where he and local boys planned bank heists, parking lots where federal agents eavesdropped, hoping to catch stray shop talk among members of the notorious Winter Hill gang, the lonely stretch of Sugar Bowl beach where enforcers kept bookies and gamblers in line.
BUSINESS
By BOSTON GLOBE | August 17, 1998
BOSTON -- Over the next year, Gillette Co. looks to make a lot of noise as it spends $300 million to market its new Mach3 razor to the world -- the ad campaign for the triple-bladed razor that has just kicked into high gear in the United States and Canada.But since 1995, the company has quietly spent even more money to overhaul its manufacturing facility in South Boston.When Hollywood spent $200 million on "Titanic," movie audiences paid attention. When the New England Patriots proposed a $200 million football stadium in South Boston, the neighborhood howled in protest.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1994
BOSTON -- They hold court in bars.John "Wacko" Hurley, 63, father of seven, transit worker, parade organizer, true-blue Southie, sits in a corner of the American Legion Post 368 in the heart of South Boston, nursing a beer and blowing giant rings of cigar smoke.The phone rings. Lawyers want him. Television networks want him. A woman interrupts him in mid-sentence to hand him a thank-you note."Don't let 'em rain on our parade," she says.Mr. Hurley is trying to explain the unfathomable.They will have a St. Patrick's Day in South Boston today.
NEWS
May 12, 1998
MIDDLE RIVER Racing Association, the group that wants to build an auto racetrack in Anne Arundel County, has gotten itself in hot water again -- for no good reason.Last month, MRRA announced that a Busch Grand National NASCAR race would be held at its proposed Marley Neck speedway in the year 2000. NASCAR now says it never sanctioned the event.MRRA's announcement was timed to coincide with a County Council vote on whether to allow racing as a conditional use in a heavy industrial area under the Anne Arundel zoning code.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
It wasn't just baseball that Elizabeth Stovall loved. She had a passion for Orioles baseball.Each season for the past four decades, she would sit in front of her television and cheer for Jim Gentile, Paul Blair, Jim Palmer and Eddie Murray, giving up sleep to catch late games from the West Coast and sitting restlessly during rain delays.Other sports held no interest for her, and she never made it to the ballpark to see a game. "There's no way to explain it, she just loved to watch the Orioles on television," said her daughter, Ouida McCormick of Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,Sun Staff | October 3, 2004
BOSTON -- At first, the two aging gangsters don't recognize Rick Marinick as he glides through the old neighborhood. He's usually behind the wheel of a junker with chipped paint, not his wife's shiny import, so it takes a beat before scowls turn to schoolboy grins and the men shout out greetings. Marinick waves back. The old South Boston Irish mobsters might as well be family, and these one-way streets are home: taverns where he and local boys planned bank heists, parking lots where federal agents eavesdropped, hoping to catch stray shop talk among members of the notorious Winter Hill gang, the lonely stretch of Sugar Bowl beach where enforcers kept bookies and gamblers in line.
NEWS
June 27, 2000
Jane L. Schaener, 50, journalist, ran foster home Jane L. Schaener, a Baltimore native who had been a journalist and operated a foster care home, died of cancer June 19 at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was 50. She attended Morrell Park Elementary School, where she learned to play the violin and was awarded a scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She spent a year there before transferring to Western High School, where she graduated with honors. In 1968, she moved with some family members to South Boston, Va., where she wrote for small community newspapers.
BUSINESS
By BOSTON GLOBE | August 17, 1998
BOSTON -- Over the next year, Gillette Co. looks to make a lot of noise as it spends $300 million to market its new Mach3 razor to the world -- the ad campaign for the triple-bladed razor that has just kicked into high gear in the United States and Canada.But since 1995, the company has quietly spent even more money to overhaul its manufacturing facility in South Boston.When Hollywood spent $200 million on "Titanic," movie audiences paid attention. When the New England Patriots proposed a $200 million football stadium in South Boston, the neighborhood howled in protest.
NEWS
May 12, 1998
MIDDLE RIVER Racing Association, the group that wants to build an auto racetrack in Anne Arundel County, has gotten itself in hot water again -- for no good reason.Last month, MRRA announced that a Busch Grand National NASCAR race would be held at its proposed Marley Neck speedway in the year 2000. NASCAR now says it never sanctioned the event.MRRA's announcement was timed to coincide with a County Council vote on whether to allow racing as a conditional use in a heavy industrial area under the Anne Arundel zoning code.
NEWS
By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1998
NASCAR has no intention of bringing Busch Grand National auto racing to this area and was surprised by a recent announcement by the Middle River Racing Association, which is trying to build a racetrack in Anne Arundel County, that it had landed the series.The Timonium-based track developers announced last month at a news conference that the small South Boston Speedway in Virginia was "excited about the opportunity" to give its Busch events to the MRRA starting in 2000 -- the year developers hope to have their $100 million track built.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 17, 1997
BOSTON -- Kevin Cunningham, 17, was buried last month, four days after he hanged himself from the porch of his family's house, leaving no note.He was the sixth young man from fiercely proud, mostly white, mostly Irish South Boston to commit suicide since the end of December.His name was added to the roll call that echoes from the rows of tidy three-decker houses to the low-rise brick housing projects, from the saloons to the street corners, where groups of sad teen-agers remember their lost friends: Duane Liotti, 21; Kevin Geary, 17; Jonathan Curtis, 16; Tommy Mullen, 15; Tommy Deckert, 15. They all died the same way, by hanging.
NEWS
By Boston Globe | March 17, 1994
NEW ORLEANS -- The Decatur Street St. Patrick's Day parade -- the first of this month's many Irish festivities in New Orleans -- took place last Friday, and the celebration continues with only one distant, discordant note: "I don't go along with this holier-than-thou stuff," said parade organizer Jim Monaghan. "Sexual orientation doesn't matter to us."After watching on TV this week as John "Whacko" Hurley, president of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, defended a decision to cancel the St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston rather than let a gay group march, Mr. Monaghan said, "I think it's sad Mr. Hurley doesn't realize these people are somebody's children."
NEWS
By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1998
NASCAR has no intention of bringing Busch Grand National auto racing to this area and was surprised by a recent announcement by the Middle River Racing Association, which is trying to build a racetrack in Anne Arundel County, that it had landed the series.The Timonium-based track developers announced last month at a news conference that the small South Boston Speedway in Virginia was "excited about the opportunity" to give its Busch events to the MRRA starting in 2000 -- the year developers hope to have their $100 million track built.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | September 5, 1996
It wasn't just baseball that Elizabeth Stovall loved. She had a passion for Orioles baseball.Each season for the past four decades, she would sit in front of her television and cheer for Jim Gentile, Paul Blair, Jim Palmer and Eddie Murray, giving up sleep to catch late games from the West Coast and sitting restlessly during rain delays.Other sports held no interest for her, and she never made it to the ballpark to see a game. "There's no way to explain it, she just loved to watch the Orioles on television," said her daughter, Ouida McCormick of Baltimore.
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