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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
The two men, wearing slacks and ties, are standing on an East Baltimore street corner in front of a vacant lot. Raymond Staubs, 29, squats down and flips on a guitar amp. In one hand is a Bible, in the other a microphone. "It's time to repent - commit to God!" Staubs shouts. "Keep the Ten Commandments - thou shall not kill! Holler it from the rooftops! Put away the guns, put away the dope. Hallelujah!" It's the middle of the afternoon, and Staubs' words are mere background noise as city police investigate another fatal shooting.
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Dan Rodricks | September 28, 2013
Given what he said recently about solving Baltimore's crime problem, one imagines Martin O'Malley charging into the dressing room of a police district station, flipping the poker table upside down and yelling, "Get off your butts, you guys, and go arrest everybody!" Except, instead of "butts," he'd probably use that other word he used in 2001 when, as the cocky first-term mayor of Charm City, O'Malley famously trash-talked Pat Jessamy for not prosecuting a case our then-state's attorney considered a loser.
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NEWS
September 26, 1990
City police continued to search today for a killer who gunned down a 27-year-old man on an East Baltimore street corner.Homicide Detective Scott Keller said Deno Leon Taylor, 27, was found in 1700 block of Barnes St. shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday by officers responding to a report of a shooting.Keller said Taylor, of the 1000 block of N. Caroline St., died of multiple gunshot wounds.Anyone with information about the slaying should call the homicide squad at 396-2100.
NEWS
September 17, 2013
If you were in Baltimore anywhere near a school on the Wednesday afternoon when schools let out early because of heat, you saw yet another example of an ineffective and incompetent segment of city government. School age children were let out on city streets to behave rudely and inappropriately because they simply have not been taught any better. On the transit bus, as woman asked a child if he was going home to do homework. He responded, "We not goin' home. " In downtown, a street corner in South Baltimore was inundated with students of the Digital Harbor High School who were so wild that the Circulator driver refused to pick them up. These out-of-control youths flooded into local stores, yelling obscenities and disturbing customers.
NEWS
By John Rivera and Peter Hermann and John Rivera and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writers | August 8, 1995
A series of fist fights that broke out after a teen-ager stole pocket money from a child erupted in gunfire last night in Northwest Baltimore, leaving at least nine people wounded, police said today.The injured included a 14-year-old and several 15-year-olds. Police said there were no fatalities, though at least one of the wounded had a life-threatening injury.At least nine people were hit by gunfire about 9:30 p.m. at Pall Mall Road and Quantico Avenue, but the exact number of victims remained unclear today because many went on their own to hospitals.
NEWS
By Dan Rodricks | June 23, 1999
Martin O'Malley, the charismatic politician, says that at midnight Monday, the eve of the announcement of his candidacy for mayor, a young man offered to sell him drugs at the corner of Harford Road and the Alameda, by statute a drug-free zone in the city of Baltimore. Too good to be true? Symbolism beyond the dreams of the most creative speechwriter?He and his brother, Peter, were scouting the location of his Tuesday morning announcement, O'Malley said. They wanted to make sure there was enough room on the sidewalk for reporters and supporters.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein took to the streets Tuesday to announce a recent murder conviction. A jury last week convicted Phillip Herrell, 32, of first-degree murder in the 2007 shooting of Melvin Jordan, 32, outside a bar just a block up the street from where Bernstein spoke at the edge of the Oliver neighborhood. Prosecutors said Herrell was a member of the Crips gang and attacked Jordan because he was wearing a red shirt, a color associated with the rival Bloods gang.
NEWS
December 28, 2007
A man was found dead yesterday morning on a street corner in Baltimore County, police said. The man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was found at Twin Lakes Court and Vosges Road between Randallstown and Pikesville and had a gunshot wound to the head, a county police spokesman said.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 9, 2000
A man was fatally shot last night on a street corner in Waverly in North Baltimore. Police said the man, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was in the 3700 block of Old York Road at Parkwyrth Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. when an assailant shot him several times with a gun of unknow caliber, got into a car and drove from the scene. Police declined to describe the vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead shortly before 9 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.
NEWS
March 24, 2002
East-side man fatally shot standing at street corner A 32-year-old man who was standing on a corner near his home in East Baltimore talking with a friend died Saturday afternoon when a man with a handgun ran up and shot him, police said. Willie L. Brown of the 1100 block of Montford Ave. was pronounced dead at nearby Johns Hopkins Hospital shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 4 p.m. at the corner of Montford and Biddle Street police said. Detectives were interviewing witnesses last night.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein took to the streets Tuesday to announce a recent murder conviction. A jury last week convicted Phillip Herrell, 32, of first-degree murder in the 2007 shooting of Melvin Jordan, 32, outside a bar just a block up the street from where Bernstein spoke at the edge of the Oliver neighborhood. Prosecutors said Herrell was a member of the Crips gang and attacked Jordan because he was wearing a red shirt, a color associated with the rival Bloods gang.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2013
Edna Rudell, who began selling homemade chocolate bunnies outside the Northeast Market and went on to co-own Fallston's Log Cabin Chocolates, died of congestive heart failure March 6 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Jacksonville resident was 90. Born Edna Rose Himler, she was the daughter of John Himler, a city police officer, and Sara McCleester, who died when Mrs. Rudell was very young. She was placed in an orphanage at age 2 and remained there until her father remarried. "My mother was a survivor," said her daughter, Annette Armstrong.
FEATURES
By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2012
Not so long ago, a dilapidated house stood on the corner of Jenifer Avenue and 30th Street in Baltimore's Montebello community, a magnet for drug users and dealers. But now the house has been torn down, and a mural is planned that will fill the space "with color and joy," said Natalya Brusilovsky, the healthy neighborhoods coordinator for the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Community Corp., a nonprofit community association. The mural is the brainchild of Gabrielle Elkaim, a 29-year-old Mount Vernon resident who works for the federal government and is taking a seminar through a program called Landmark Education that requires her to "create a project that inspires," she said.
NEWS
October 19, 2012
Once again, I have to agree with Susan Reimer - presidential debates are truly painful to watch ("No debate," Oct. 18). I watched the first 15 minutes of the first debate, 3-4 minutes of the vice presidential debates but chose not to watch the most recent debate. So-called reality TV is pretty pathetic, and the debates certainly come pretty close to being simply another reality TV program. I would however, extend my criticism to the whole campaign process, which seems to be endless.
EXPLORE
July 9, 2012
This past week has been very hard on a lot of people. We are so used to flipping a switch and the lights go on. Press a button and air conditioning clicks on to cool our homes. This past week has shown a lot of people how dependent they have become on these luxuries that we all take for granted. I, too, find that, when I am without AC, I become very grouchy and am not nice to be around. I like being able to turn on TV on a hot night and enjoy the cool air blowing on me while I indulge in watching.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2012
The two men, wearing slacks and ties, are standing on an East Baltimore street corner in front of a vacant lot. Raymond Staubs, 29, squats down and flips on a guitar amp. In one hand is a Bible, in the other a microphone. "It's time to repent - commit to God!" Staubs shouts. "Keep the Ten Commandments - thou shall not kill! Holler it from the rooftops! Put away the guns, put away the dope. Hallelujah!" It's the middle of the afternoon, and Staubs' words are mere background noise as city police investigate another fatal shooting.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,sun reporter | November 14, 2006
Just after dusk yesterday, Shawn Tiller's mother arrived at an East Baltimore street corner with bundles of colorful balloons and teddy bears for her boy. Friends embraced her and passed out candles. In hushed tones, they asked if it would be appropriate to sing "Happy Birthday." Tiller would have turned 17 yesterday. Instead of celebrating, his parents and about 50 of his friends stood on the cracked pavement where he was gunned down over the weekend for a candlelight vigil. They tied the balloons and toys to a signpost.
EXPLORE
July 9, 2012
This past week has been very hard on a lot of people. We are so used to flipping a switch and the lights go on. Press a button and air conditioning clicks on to cool our homes. This past week has shown a lot of people how dependent they have become on these luxuries that we all take for granted. I, too, find that, when I am without AC, I become very grouchy and am not nice to be around. I like being able to turn on TV on a hot night and enjoy the cool air blowing on me while I indulge in watching.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2011
Nearly 3,000 miles from the red-bricked neighborhoods on the banks of the Patapsco, a Baltimore native is on a sugary mission to introduce Californians to the joy that is a little cup of flavored ice on a hot summer day. She's a one-woman Baltimore snowball outreach campaign. "I felt that the West Coast was missing out," says Katie Baum, a Maryland transplant in the Bay Area who a few months ago launched Skylite Snowballs, a mobile dispensary where she sells an upscale version of the treats with a free topping of Baltimore nostalgia.
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | November 17, 2010
Mack Lewis wanted to save them all. All those kids with hard eyes who grew up poor and fatherless and heard the call of the street corner and easy money — those were the ones he thought boxing could save. They'd come around the old gym at the corner of Eager and Broadway, a converted dance hall with all the charm of a spit bucket. Inside, they'd see "Mr. Mack" up there in the ring, working with yet another fighter, shouting at him to stick the jab, throw the uppercut, move in and out, and what they'd sense in the hot, sticky air was hope and redemption and maybe a way out. That's what folks will remember most when they hold a public viewing Thursday for the legendary trainer and manager, who died Friday at the age of 92. "His duty was to take the guys in the neighborhood and make them better people," Lewis' nephew, Elmer Johnson, said.
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