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July 27, 2003
On Thursday, July 24, ROLAND JAMES SPINKS of Pasadena, beloved brother of Charles E. Spinks of Glen Burnie, Ella Harris of Brooklyn Park, Norma Jean Anderson of Bensalem, PA, Shirley Lynn Knowles of Ocean City, MD. Also survived by half sister Helen Bixter of FL, and his dear friends Shirl and Lee Jacobs and family. Preceded in death by his children Jo Ella and Roland James Jr., his parents Eno and Dorothy Spinks. Friends may call on Sunday and Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, at the Daugherty Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center, P.A., 2601 Mountain Road, in Pasadena, where services will be held Tuesday, at 1 P.M. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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November 1, 2007
Suddenly on October 28, 2007, THELMA R. CHARRON; beloved wife of Leroy A. Tolson, Sr.; loving mother of James R. Bowlin and his wife Glennette, Barbara L. and her husband Donald Meadows, Mary A. Tolson, Nancy and her husband Gil McKee; cherished "Grandmom" of nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; dear sister of Florence Woods, Mary Jones, Betty Spinks, Edward Charron and Jack Charron. A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. For further inquiries please call AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME, INC. at 410-242-2211.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | October 22, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Save for the new chin whiskers and more scar tissue around the eyes, the face of Leon Spinks, former heavyweight champion of the world, was unmistakable as he sat restlessly in a hotel lobby, two days before today's scheduled 10-round bout with journeyman John Carlo at the D.C. Convention Center.It was this tragicomic face with the gap-toothed grin that inspired talk show hosts to use Spinks as their favorite punching bag in the late 1970s after he managed to win and lose the title to Muhammad Ali in a matter of three months.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2005
Behind an emotionless face and dark glasses, Cory Spinks ignored Ricardo Mayorga's reference to his late mother and slain brother during a news conference before their December 2003 matchup for the undisputed welterweight crown. "I will reunite you with your family upstairs," Mayorga told Spinks, who was born five days after his father, Leon, shocked the boxing world by defeating Muhammad Ali. But Spinks had heard similar talk before, having grown up in a St. Louis neighborhood where "it was basically about survival - killing here and killing there."
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By From Staff Reports | January 23, 1994
BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Joe Spinks, playing with a sprained ankle, scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, leading Campbell past Towson State, 76-55, in a Big South Conference game yesterday.Spinks, who sustained the injury in a 79-67 loss to first-place Radford, was 10-for-14 from the field and had five assists. Scott Neely had 17 points for the Camels (10-4, 5-1).Ralph Blalock scored 13 points to lead the Tigers (8-7, 3-2), who lost for the second straight year at Campbell.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2005
Behind an emotionless face and dark glasses, Cory Spinks ignored Ricardo Mayorga's reference to his late mother and slain brother during a news conference before their December 2003 matchup for the undisputed welterweight crown. "I will reunite you with your family upstairs," Mayorga told Spinks, who was born five days after his father, Leon, shocked the boxing world by defeating Muhammad Ali. But Spinks had heard similar talk before, having grown up in a St. Louis neighborhood where "it was basically about survival - killing here and killing there."
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2003
By his very nature, Ricardo Mayorga is boxing's oxymoron. The Nicaraguan fighter has been known to sip hard liquor between rounds when sparring and smoke a pack of cigarettes daily, yet be able to fight with endless stamina and ferocity. He is nicknamed "El Matador," but it's Mayorga who is the bull in his bouts, often charging ahead with reckless abandon. On Saturday, Mayorga faces Cory Spinks in a welterweight world title bout, one of five pay-per-view fights from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Mayorga holds the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association crowns, and Spinks, son of former heavyweight Leon Spinks, possesses the International Boxing Federation's 147-pound title.
NEWS
April 9, 2003
On March 30, 2003, LILLIAN VANZANDT, age 83, of Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of Linthicum Heights, MD and Berkeley Springs, WV., died at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD. Born September 2, 1919, in Coburn, VA.; beloved daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Meade Spinks; surviving are two daughters, Pauline G. Pumphrey Swaim of Hollywood, MD., and Virginia Lee "Ginny" Pumphrey Householder of Berkeley Springs, WV.;...
NEWS
August 17, 1993
Man accused of speeding on creek was wanted by policeA Baltimore man whose personal watercraft sped out from under him as he allegedly tried to escape law officers was arrested in Rock Creek Sunday, Maryland Natural Resources Police reported.Two NRP officers were responding to complaints of a man speeding on Rock Creek, where the speed limit is 6 knots, about 7 mph.After twice giving the officers false names, the man identified himself as Roland J. Spinks of the 4000 block of Annapolis Road.
NEWS
June 11, 2003
On Monday, June 9, 2003 GENEVIEVE "Jenny" Elizabeth Barr, 75, of Salisbury, died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Cawell, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Vecie W. Spinks. Mrs. Barr worked at Catalyst Research for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Salisbury Baptist Temple, and was involved in Super Seniors, and a former member of Gideon's International. She loved her pets, cooking and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Robert Barr of Salisbury, to whom she was married December 1 1984; two daughters and their husbands: Ann and Joe Balcer of Hebron and Rose and Butch Baker of Salisbury; step-son and his wife, Robert and Gwen Barr of Baltimore; two sisters: Evidene Swauger, and Peggy Anthony both of Virginia; four brothers: Melvin Spinks of Pennsylvania, Jim Spinks of West Virginia, Bobby Spinks of Baltimore, and Kenneth Spinks of West Virginia; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
NEWS
January 20, 2005
On Tuesday, January 18, 2005 WALTER E. SPINK JR.; beloved husband of Gladys R. (nee Pillsbury); devoted father of Walter David Spink and his wife Barbara of Shrewsbury, PA, formerly of Overlea-Fullerton; loving grandfather of Laura K. Tauzin and David A. and Jonathan J. Spink; dear great-grandfather of Kylie A. Tauzin. Friends may call at the Miller-Dippel Funeral Home Inc., 6415 Belair Road, on Thursday and Friday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 11 A.M. at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, (Overlea)
SPORTS
April 28, 2004
Who's hot Brandon Inge of the Tigers hit his second grand slam in less than a week. It was his third homer of the season. Who's not The Cardinals are 3-8 at home and have been outscored 67-33 in the losses. Line of the day Omar Vizquel, Indians SS AB R H RBI HR 4 1 4 2 0 He said it "Nah. I'm stronger than the president." Cory Spinks, welterweight champ, when asked if he needed a warm-up before his first pitch in St. Louis, unlike the president on Opening Day On deck Kenny Rogers of the Rangers goes for his fourth victory to day, facing the Royals.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2003
By his very nature, Ricardo Mayorga is boxing's oxymoron. The Nicaraguan fighter has been known to sip hard liquor between rounds when sparring and smoke a pack of cigarettes daily, yet be able to fight with endless stamina and ferocity. He is nicknamed "El Matador," but it's Mayorga who is the bull in his bouts, often charging ahead with reckless abandon. On Saturday, Mayorga faces Cory Spinks in a welterweight world title bout, one of five pay-per-view fights from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Mayorga holds the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association crowns, and Spinks, son of former heavyweight Leon Spinks, possesses the International Boxing Federation's 147-pound title.
NEWS
July 27, 2003
On Thursday, July 24, ROLAND JAMES SPINKS of Pasadena, beloved brother of Charles E. Spinks of Glen Burnie, Ella Harris of Brooklyn Park, Norma Jean Anderson of Bensalem, PA, Shirley Lynn Knowles of Ocean City, MD. Also survived by half sister Helen Bixter of FL, and his dear friends Shirl and Lee Jacobs and family. Preceded in death by his children Jo Ella and Roland James Jr., his parents Eno and Dorothy Spinks. Friends may call on Sunday and Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, at the Daugherty Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center, P.A., 2601 Mountain Road, in Pasadena, where services will be held Tuesday, at 1 P.M. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
NEWS
June 11, 2003
On Monday, June 9, 2003 GENEVIEVE "Jenny" Elizabeth Barr, 75, of Salisbury, died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Cawell, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Vecie W. Spinks. Mrs. Barr worked at Catalyst Research for 23 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Salisbury Baptist Temple, and was involved in Super Seniors, and a former member of Gideon's International. She loved her pets, cooking and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Robert Barr of Salisbury, to whom she was married December 1 1984; two daughters and their husbands: Ann and Joe Balcer of Hebron and Rose and Butch Baker of Salisbury; step-son and his wife, Robert and Gwen Barr of Baltimore; two sisters: Evidene Swauger, and Peggy Anthony both of Virginia; four brothers: Melvin Spinks of Pennsylvania, Jim Spinks of West Virginia, Bobby Spinks of Baltimore, and Kenneth Spinks of West Virginia; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
NEWS
April 9, 2003
On March 30, 2003, LILLIAN VANZANDT, age 83, of Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD, formerly of Linthicum Heights, MD and Berkeley Springs, WV., died at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD. Born September 2, 1919, in Coburn, VA.; beloved daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Meade Spinks; surviving are two daughters, Pauline G. Pumphrey Swaim of Hollywood, MD., and Virginia Lee "Ginny" Pumphrey Householder of Berkeley Springs, WV.;...
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By From Staff Reports | January 31, 1993
BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Joe Spinks scored 18 points to lead Campbell University (6-10, 4-2) to a 70-65 Big South Conference victory over UMBC last night at Carter Gym.Skip Saunders led UMBC (6-10, 3-4) with 22 points, shooting 4-for-7 from three-point range.Point guard Dana Harris had six assists to give him 425 for his career, breaking the UMBC mark of 421 setJeff Brooks (1981-85).
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By New York Times News Service | December 29, 1991
MILWAUKEE -- For the first time in years, Robert Johns, a detective in the Milwaukee County sheriff's office, spent the day after Christmas evicting people.In his time in the department, he has evicted thousands of tenants for non-payment of rent, but until last week, evictions in the two weeks around Christmas were almost unheard of here.County judges called the informal policy, which one judge said dated back at least 30 years, a "Christmastime moratorium."Detective Johns, who has been cursed at, spat upon and hit in the face with a brick during his seven years with the eviction unit, called it a "cease-fire."
NEWS
By Gregory Kane | December 22, 2001
SITTING IN one of the Muvico complex's 24 theaters late Thursday, I waited for the story of my life to begin. Director Michael Mann's Ali, a biopic of three-time heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, opens Christmas Day. A preview was held at Muvico, the theaters with the Egyptian theme, in Arundel Mills Mall (also known as Mall Gargantua). I sat in a row reserved for the media and pondered just how Will Smith, a good but not great actor, would pull off duplicating Ali's charisma. (He gave a better-than-expected performance)
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | October 24, 1994
Maybe Leon Spinks was absent from practice that day, the day they discussed what boxing is all about. Here's the situation:The ex-heavyweight and Olympic champion, the gent who beat up on the legendary Muhammad Ali (perhaps a tad under-trained) in only his eighth pro fight, was placed atop a fight card at the Washington Convention Center the other night. Name recognition, that's what the promoters were hoping would put a good-sized gathering in the seats.Leon showed up all right, but it's certainly in order to ask: For what?
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