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September 14, 2004
On September 11, 2004, EDWARD "Steeple" SAMPSON. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, 4300 Wabash Avenue on Wednesday after 8:30 A.M. where the family will receive friends on Thursday at 9 A.M., followed by Funeral Services at 9:30 A.M. See www.marchfh.com
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By J. Howard Kucher | April 8, 2014
The "state of the city" is a hot topic right now. In this paper and many social media sites, there's a lot of talk about Baltimore - Are we OK? Should we move? Should we dig in? The discussion eventually comes back to concern about crime and murder rates in our fair city. Reading all of this, one question kept coming to me: Where is the church? For the record, I'm aware that there are many churches doing great things in this town. And the church has always been a leader in providing charitable support for the less fortunate.
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SPORTS
By Kent Baker | December 17, 1993
Towson State running back Tony Vinson and Morgan State defensive tackle Matt Steeple were selected to The Associated Press Division I-AA All-America football team yesterday.For Vinson, who led the division in rushing (2,016 yards), all-purpose yards (2,073) and scoring (144 points), the selection adds to his collection of postseason honors. Earlier, he was chosen for the Kodak Division I-AA All-America team and was selected to play in the Senior Bowl.A 6-foot-2, 227-pound senior from Newport News, Va., he leaves Towson with 15 school records and 11 Division I-AA records.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2013
Some people looking at the Northeast Baltimore church destroyed in a four-alarm fire Friday might see empty windows, blackened bricks, a sawed-off steeple and ceiling open to the sky. The Rev. Cecil Conteen Gray sees a miracle. "It should have fallen. It should have toppled," Gray said Sunday of the Northwood-Appold United Methodist Church's wooden steeple, which towered over the Cold Spring Lane and Loch Raven Boulevard corner for more than 60 years. The steeple, which withstood the flames Friday, was eventually taken down Saturday, its metal cross saved for a new building.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun Staff Writer | April 23, 1994
Tony Vinson and Matt Steeple had drastically different experiences on the football field last fall. This weekend, they will be nervously anticipating the same phone call.The NFL conducts its annual draft tomorrow and Monday. Vinson and Steeple, the area's outstanding seniors last year, stand solid chances of being picked Monday during the final five rounds of the two-day, seven-round draft."It's been a long week already, and it's going to be a very long two days," said Vinson, a running back at Towson State.
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By John W. Stewart | November 8, 1990
Matthew Steeple is making Morgan State assistant coach Bubba Green revise some of his recruiting guidelines."In the past, I liked my inside linemen to have wrestled," says Green. "It provides another dimension for their development, and they are usually quicker, more agile than the others. Now, with Matt, I'm going to have look for linemen who have wrestled and played lacrosse."Those were Steeple's athletic outlets at Northern High School, where he made the Maryland Scholastic Association All-Star team as a football lineman, and the All-MSA C Conference team as a lacrosse attackman.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | September 26, 1992
The first time Morgan State coach Ricky Diggs and his assistants spotted Matt Steeple, they saw a young man who obviously enjoyed his mother's cooking.That was 18 months ago, during Diggs' first days on the job. In Steeple, he saw a 6-foot-3, 290-pound defensive tackle. Diggs wants his linemen to blitz, meaning Steeple had to get trimmer and quicker."Watching him in his stance on film from the year before," said assistant head coach L. C. Cole, "Steeple was so heavy he was leaning. That made him vulnerable to getting trapped."
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | September 6, 1991
Matt Steeple thought his freshman season of college football had been a good one. Five months past his 18th birthday and three months removed from Northern High, Steeple moved into the Morgan State lineup as a defensive tackle and was that unit's second-most effective lineman.Twenty-four tackles -- including four sacks -- and 28 assists weren't too shabby for a kid who in normal circumstances would have been easing his way into college. He was doubly effective in last Saturday's season-opening 26-7 loss to North Carolina A&T, getting nine tackles.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | November 27, 2001
From downtown, you can see the grand old steeple of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church jut above Lombard and Wolfe streets in East Baltimore. More than a century ago, its copper shone in the sun. Then, oxidation and time took their toll. Now, efforts are under way to return the steeple to its former glory. A crew of steeplejacks is at work, tearing out old wood and faded copper and putting on 5,000 square feet of new copper that by January will have the steeple gleaming as it did in the 1850s.
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By JACQUES KELLY | November 25, 1992
The soaring steeple on a landmark Lutheran church in South Baltimore is being restored, thanks to a man who never sat in its pews.Workmen discovered during an inspection earlier this year that the 1884 slate-clad spire atop SS. Stephen and James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover and Hamburg streets, was in sorry shape. Steeplejacks strung massive ropes to a cross at the top of the 160-foot-high tower, hoisted themselves skyward and videotaped the damage caused by years of punishing wind and rain.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
The stone marker in Catonsville Presbyterian Church's steeple tower is dated 1921, dedicated "to the Glory of God. " Next to it is a black ladder with caution signs tied to its rungs, warning of radio frequency fields in the narrow space above. In the steeple overlooking Frederick Road, three cell phone companies have placed antennas, serving a growing demand for smartphones, iPads and other gadgets. Such leasing arrangements help Catonsville Presbyterian and other Baltimore-area churches raise revenue, while companies get access to neighborhoods where it is difficult to build free-standing cell towers.
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By Mike Giuliano | July 21, 2011
Let painters loose in historic Ellicott City, and they'll quickly create enough pretty pictures to fill an art gallery. The pictorial proof is hanging on the walls of the Howard County Arts Council, which is located just a short drive away from the depicted scenes. "Paint It! Ellicott City" contains work by 25 painters who participated in an en-plein-air paint-out that was juried by artist Terry Shovlin, who teaches at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, in Towson.
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By Olivia Bobrowsky and Olivia Bobrowsky,olivia.bobrowsky@baltsun.com | July 3, 2009
The congregation of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Druid Hill Avenue will hold Sunday services at Pier Six Pavilion at the Inner Harbor this weekend after a two-alarm fire damaged the church's steeple Wednesday night. The fire, which officials are blaming on a lightning strike, didn't spread beyond the steeple and bell tower, Fire Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said, but the church's interior was damaged by water. The church was vacant at the time, and no one was injured.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | July 12, 2007
The firefighters aboard the first engines to arrive on West Saratoga Street saw flames shooting from the church's steeple. Five lugged hoses through the front door and climbed up the tower. But the fire was getting too big, the commander recalled yesterday. Worried that the steeple would collapse, fellow commanders quickly decided the men had to get out. Calls went out over the radio. One man left, but four others remained inside. "They weren't coming out," recalled firefighter Richard A. Altieri II, who had helped set up the hose line.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | July 11, 2007
Lightning struck the steeple of a 140-year-old West Baltimore church during an unexpectedly violent thunderstorm yesterday, igniting a five-alarm fire that left the sanctuary in ruins. The bolt struck the steeple of the First Mount Olive Free Will Baptist Church about 3 p.m., officials said. The spire soon toppled onto the adjoining roof, setting fire to the building and devastating its 3,000-member congregation. "The building will be a total loss," said fire Chief William J. Goodwin, as 150 firefighters with 42 pieces of equipment battled the blaze in the 800 block of W. Saratoga St. Elsewhere, the sudden storm toppled trees, started other fires and cut power to tens of thousands of utility customers as it slashed across the Baltimore region.
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September 14, 2004
On September 11, 2004, EDWARD "Steeple" SAMPSON. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, 4300 Wabash Avenue on Wednesday after 8:30 A.M. where the family will receive friends on Thursday at 9 A.M., followed by Funeral Services at 9:30 A.M. See www.marchfh.com
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By Olivia Bobrowsky and Olivia Bobrowsky,olivia.bobrowsky@baltsun.com | July 3, 2009
The congregation of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Druid Hill Avenue will hold Sunday services at Pier Six Pavilion at the Inner Harbor this weekend after a two-alarm fire damaged the church's steeple Wednesday night. The fire, which officials are blaming on a lightning strike, didn't spread beyond the steeple and bell tower, Fire Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said, but the church's interior was damaged by water. The church was vacant at the time, and no one was injured.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | July 12, 2007
The firefighters aboard the first engines to arrive on West Saratoga Street saw flames shooting from the church's steeple. Five lugged hoses through the front door and climbed up the tower. But the fire was getting too big, the commander recalled yesterday. Worried that the steeple would collapse, fellow commanders quickly decided the men had to get out. Calls went out over the radio. One man left, but four others remained inside. "They weren't coming out," recalled firefighter Richard A. Altieri II, who had helped set up the hose line.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 30, 2003
The steeple of a Harford County church was struck by lightning and caught fire during a thunderstorm yesterday. The fire, reported about 6 p.m. at St. Mary's of the Assumption on Mountain Road in Joppa, was contained to the steeple and small portion of the roof, said a spokesman for the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. The church was occupied, but no one was injured. Damage estimates were not available.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2002
A church that was home to several congregations in the Arlington section of Northwest Baltimore during its nearly 105-year history was destroyed last night in a four-alarm blaze. No injuries were reported in the fire at St. Timothy's Christian Baptist Church in the 4000 block of Groveland Ave. The blaze threatened an adjacent education facility that was under construction. The fire was reported at 5:29 p.m. and brought under control at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Carl R. Washington Sr., spiritual leader of St. Timothy's, said he left the church about 2 p.m. and that it was empty when he departed.
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