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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2002
It was his big break. A former congressman gave Michael S. Steele, then a law student, a free ticket to the 1988 Prince George's County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner. Steele, who had just moved from Washington to Largo, wanted to plunge into local partisan politics. "I got to the event, and I was all psyched to be there," said Steele, who was already a low-level volunteer for the national Republican Party. "I was thinking, `Wow. Maryland, they've got a state party, they have a county party.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Russell R. Jones, former general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, died Wednesday of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 90. The son of restaurant owners Russell Wehr Jones and Noelie Delores Richard Jones, Russell Richard Jones was born and raised in Lehighton, Pa., where he graduated in 1941 from high school. His college studies at Lehigh University were interrupted when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he was trained as a bomber pilot and later trained B-29 pilots.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2010
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele spoke briefly at a state party fundraiser Thursday evening and repeatedly urged audience members to work hard for a victory in November. "My friends, don't screw this up," Steele told a roomful of about 700 at the BWI Airport Marriott. "We've got work to do. Don't take a good night for granted. This is going to be work. Hard work. We've done it before." The night saw the closest public interaction between Steele and Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in recent months.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Harry E. Klages, a World War II pilot who owned Cathell Bros. & Co. Inc. and was a longtime volunteer with the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, died Monday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center of complications from a fall. He was 93. The son of Harry E. Klages, a Chesapeake Bay pilot, and Lillian Seth Klages, a homemaker, Harry Ernest Klages was born in Baltimore. When he was 8 months old, his mother died, and his father turned him over to an uncle and aunt who raised him in the city's Mayfield neighborhood and also at another home on the Magothy River.
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July 4, 2004
On July 1, 2004, DONALD STEELE; beloved husband of the late Carol Steele; loving father of Susan, Kenny and the late Brian; dear grandfather of Domenic, III, Andrew, Brandon, Vincent, Zachary, Miah and Tyler; dear brother of Allene, Ronald, Jean, Ivagail and Linda; dear son of Cordia Steele. Friends may call at the CONNELLLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK, P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Road, Monday 1 to 5 P.M. Funeral Service Tuesday 11 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Del. Steve Schuh has picked up the endorsement of former lieutenant governor and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele in his bid to become Anne Arundel County executive next year. Schuh, a two-term Republican delegate from Gibson Island, is trying to unseat GOP County Executive Laura Neuman. She was appointed in February after John R. Leopold resigned following his conviction of misconduct in office. Schuh's campaign released a statement from Steele praising Schuh as a leader who can help grow the Republican Party in Anne Arundel County.
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By Paul West | paul.west@baltsun.com | December 3, 2009
In his first comments on an effort to impose a conservative purity test on Republican candidates in the 2010 election, Republican National Chairman Michael S. Steele stressed the counterproductive nature of litmus tests. At the same time, Steele attempted to play down the controversy, which has focused media attention on a topic guaranteed to produce negative publicity: another rift between moderate and conservative Republicans. "Litmus tests as a rule are not good, and I think everybody in the party appreciates that," Steele said in an interview.
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By Michael A. Memoli and Paul West, Tribune Washington Bureau | January 14, 2011
Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus was elected chair of the Republican National Committee on Friday, defeating four other candidates — including incumbent Michael S. Steele — in seven rounds of voting. Priebus never trailed in the voting, slowly building on his tally until he surpassed a majority of the 168 voting members. Steele, the gaffe-prone former lieutenant governor of Maryland who was elected as chairman in January 2009, dropped out of contention after the fourth round of balloting.
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By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2010
Republican National Chairman Michael Steele is calling Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to account for her comments in support of Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice on the nation's highest court. Steele's statement is attracting plenty of attention from liberal bloggers, who never miss a chance to whack the Republican Party's first black chairman. Minutes after Obama announced his nomination, Steele said that Senate Republicans would raise "serious and tough questions" about Kagan's legal philosophy.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2010
— It wasn't just the wind whipping up the crowd of about 200 outside Calvert County Republican headquarters Friday afternoon. "In Maryland of all places, we know we can win because we have done it before," former Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele told GOP supporters. Now chairman of the Republican National Committee, Steele has spent the past six weeks on a 48-state "Fire Pelosi" tour, promoting Republican congressional candidates to turn out the Democratic House speaker. The odyssey arrives in Severna Park today for a rally with Andy Harris, the Republican state lawmaker attempting to unseat freshman Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil in the 1st Congressional District.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Left-handed pitcher Travis Seabrooke, the Orioles' fifth round pick last year out of a Canadian high school, tore the ACL in his right knee and had season-ending surgery Monday. Initially targeted for the Short-A Aberdeen rotation, Seabrooke will not pitch this season, but he should be back within the next year. "It is quite a lengthy recovery with those injuries, but hopefully next year at this time he'll be 100 percent healthy and ready to go,” Orioles player development director Brian Graham said.  Seabrooke, 18, signed last summer for a $291,800 bonus and pitched in three games, two starts, for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles in 2013.
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By Jessica Anderson and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Nine workers were hospitalized Monday after the roof gave way on a building at the former steel mill in Sparrows Point, disrupting work on the lengthy dismantling of the Baltimore County industrial complex. Four of those hurt suffered serious to critical injuries, authorities said, and state regulators were on the scene investigating what went wrong. All 13 workers in the building that once housed the cold mill at the time of the accident were able to get out, demolition contractor MCM Management Corp.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
If walls could talk, Capt. John Steele, along with two others, would have a tale to tell about the home he built circa 1788 in the Fells Point neighborhood. In Baltimore Heritage's "Baltimore Building of the Week" series, John Breihan wrote about this shipbuilder's residence, citing its design "with the dormer windows and high-relief moldings characteristic of English Georgian architecture. It was lovingly restored and adapted for modern living by the Hepner family. " In 1967, the home's tale became that of Jean Hepner's transformation of a condemned and crumbling structure to a magnificent restoration.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2014
Oliver L. Hoffman Jr., a retired steel company executive who enjoyed watersports, died April 11 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Arnold home. He was 87. The son of Oliver Lee Hoffman, a coal company executive, and Mayme Manges Hoffman, a homemaker, Oliver Lee Hoffman Jr. was born and raised in Windber, Pa., where he graduated from Windber High School in 1944. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the Army Air Corps at Gettysburg College. After leaving the service, he attended Carnegie Tech, which is now Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied civil engineering on the GI Bill.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent Snodgrass — he never used his first name while living in Baltimore — was the son of a Marion County, W.Va., deputy sheriff and a homemaker. After graduating in 1946 from Fairmont High School, he enrolled at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va., where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1948, graduating in two years.
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By Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun and By Mike Preston, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
For four seasons, Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala had to find a way to defend Virginia attackman Steele Stanwick . On Saturday, the roles will be reversed because No. 8 Virginia has to find a way to stop his brother Wells, an attackman for the No. 10 Blue Jays. A lot has changed for Hopkins and Virginia in recent years. Hopkins' offense is no longer centered on midfielders, but quarterbacked by Stanwick, a junior from Boys' Latin who has a team-high 20 assists as well as nine goals.
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February 24, 2005
Suddenly, on February 22, 2005, JOSHUA MICHAEL STEELE; beloved son of James M. and Cynthia L. Steele; devoted brother of Brittany B. Steele; dear grandson of Elizabeth C. Steele and the late Kyle M. Steele and Linwood and Bernice Parlett; also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visiting at the E. F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., 11750 Belair Road (Kingsville) on Thursday, 2 to 9 P. M and Friday, 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 1:00 P.M. Interment Bel Air Memorial Gardens.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Arthur V. D'Orazio, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and musician, died Sunday of a heart attack at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 93. The son of Alessandro D'Orazio, a garment worker, and Elizabeth Grue D'Orazio, a homemaker, Arthur Vincent D'Orazio was born in Baltimore and raised near North Avenue and Fayette Street. He was a 1938 graduate of the old Thomas A. Edison Vocational High School at Howard and Centre streets. During World War II, he served with the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment and fought in the New Guinea and Corregidor campaigns.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Joseph C. Watkins Sr., a retired millwright who enjoyed riding the railroad, collecting model trains and playing Santa Claus, died Jan. 6 of complications after surgery at York Hospital in York, Pa. He was 81. The son of Carlton H. Watkins, a steelworker, and Rose Selig Watkins, a homemaker, Joseph Carlton Watkins Sr. was born and raised in Sparrows Point, where he attended public schools. After serving in the Air Force, where he earned his General Educational Development certificate, Mr. Watkins went to work at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.
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