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By PAT O'MALLEY and PAT O'MALLEY,SUN STAFF | February 14, 1999
The pitcher they call "Z-man," Old Mill's Mike Ziegler, is off to a great start at Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College.Ziegler, a 6-foot-3, 227-pound right-hander who was All-Metro in his senior year (1997), is 2-0 with 28 strikeouts and has given up 12 hits in 20 innings for the 5-3 Eagles.Alabama's Junior College Player of the Year and an All-American at Muscle Shoals (Ala.) Community College last spring, Ziegler transferred to Tallahassee after Shoals coach Mark Lee resigned. He was 12-2 with three saves last spring.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Two years ago, Maryland traveled to Florida State and endured a 25-point defeat, punctuated by the sight of starting quarterback C.J. Brown leaving the game dazed after a head-high tackle. As the sun began to set over Doak Campbell Stadium - and on Maryland's 2011 season - coach Randy Edsall made a blunt statement about the disparity between the Terps and the Atlantic Coast Conference's elite teams: "We just don't match up with the speed and athleticism of Clemson and Florida State," the coach said.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2000
When Florida's General Assembly opens Tuesday, NAACP officials will march in Tallahassee to protest Gov. Jeb Bush's efforts to end affirmative action in the state. Kweisi Mfume, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Florida lawmakers are expected to attend the rally against Bush's plan, which eliminates race and gender as consideration for state contracts and college admissions at Florida's 10 public universities. Turnout is questionable, since the protest is being held on Super Tuesday, as well as the 35th anniversary of the March on Selma, but NAACP Director of Communications John C. White said leaders chose Tuesday because it is the opening day of the Florida legislative session.
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June 17, 2008
GREY FERRIS, 62 Mississippi lawmaker Grey Ferris, a two-term Mississippi state senator who devoted his energy to improving the state's public schools and strengthening race relations, died of cancer Friday, said his wife, Jann Ferris. Mr. Ferris, a Democrat, served in the Mississippi Senate from 1992 to 2000. He ran for lieutenant governor in 1999, losing in the Democratic primary. As chairman of the state Senate Education Committee, he worked to reform education in rural and underfunded areas of the state.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 15, 2000
TALLAHASSEE - Two words summed up the day in Florida's capital yesterday: Never mind. All the bluster, the maneuvering, the warning shots of the past month screeched to a halt with Vice President Al Gore's conciliatory concession speech and George W. Bush's call for bipartisan unity. The GOP-dominated state Senate, reconvening a special session that had been organized to intervene in the election dispute and name a slate of electors, adjourned in 15 minutes without acting on the measure.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 28, 2000
TALLAHASSEE - What a grand exercise in role reversal. Democrats are arguing local control - a traditionally Republican mantra. Republicans are learning how to protest from the AFL-CIO. GOP masses are boarding buses, hollering for the cameras and storming public buildings. "Republicans don't behave like this," said Alex Helwig, 30, who traveled eight hours in a minivan from Baton Rouge, La., to stand outside the state Capitol here all weekend yelling and waving signs. "We're a new breed," said Patty Birkett, 49, a librarian who joined him. Maybe it started with President Clinton, who declared himself a New Democrat and got behind welfare reform.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 27, 1999
All-Metro basketball Player of the Year Marcus Hatten of Mervo, a high-scoring combination guard, signed yesterday to attend Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College.A two-time All-Baltimore City/County and All-Metro pick, Hatten had attracted such programs as American, Stanford, Xavier, Tennessee State, Richmond, Temple and Virginia Commonwealth."Those schools wanted me to come and sit out a year [due to Proposition 16 academic standards], but I felt I wanted to get my grades straight," said Hatten, 6 feet 2, who averaged 25.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 12.5 assists over 23 games last winter.
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April 3, 2003
On Sunday, March 30, 2003 NAOMI MAY "PEGGY" KELLEY of Tallahassee, FL, formerly of Baltimore and El Paso. She is survived by a daughter Jacqueline "Jackie" Pittman of Tallahassee; two sons, Kevin W. Mapp of Baltimore and Blair Mapp of Connecticut; a sister Iris G. Andersen of New Mexico; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 539 Silver Slipper Lane, Suite 4, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
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December 16, 2007
WILLIAM BOZEL, JR., born September 22, 1926 in Balitmore, MD, died suddenly November 27, 2007 in Cairo, GA. He was a proud career United States Marine. Private interment was held in Tallahassee, Florida on December 1, 2007.
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | June 22, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A guard opened fire at a federal prison yesterday as federal agents tried to arrest him and five others in a sex-with-inmates scandal, sparking a gunfight that left him and an Orlando agent dead. Agents shot and killed Ralph Hill, 43, a guard for about 12 years at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee. William 'Buddy' Sentner, 44, a special agent with the Justice Department's inspector general office who worked in Coleman, died in the exchange of bullets.
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December 16, 2007
WILLIAM BOZEL, JR., born September 22, 1926 in Balitmore, MD, died suddenly November 27, 2007 in Cairo, GA. He was a proud career United States Marine. Private interment was held in Tallahassee, Florida on December 1, 2007.
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By PAT O'MALLEY | April 18, 2007
Asecond-team All-Metro first baseman last season as a junior, Arundel's Shawn Pleffner had six homers, six triples, eight doubles, 37 RBIs and a .406 batting average for the Class 4A state champion Wildcats. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound left-handed hitter also pitched and won a few games in the playoffs after hurting his shoulder early in the season. Pleffner, who has a 3.70 grade point average and is headed to Tallahassee Community College in Florida on a baseball scholarship, already holds school career records for homers (12)
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | June 22, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A guard opened fire at a federal prison yesterday as federal agents tried to arrest him and five others in a sex-with-inmates scandal, sparking a gunfight that left him and an Orlando agent dead. Agents shot and killed Ralph Hill, 43, a guard for about 12 years at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee. William 'Buddy' Sentner, 44, a special agent with the Justice Department's inspector general office who worked in Coleman, died in the exchange of bullets.
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February 6, 2006
Rebecca Anne Hopkins, a secretary who later worked at her husband's charter boat business in Maryland and Florida, died of Parkinson's disease Tuesday at Centre Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in Tallahassee, Fla. She was 84. As her husband's charter business moved from Ocean City to Florida in the 1970s, she worked at his side, often traveling with him. Born in Baltimore, she attended city public schools, graduating in 1939 from Eastern High...
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By PAULA CROUCH THRASHER and PAULA CROUCH THRASHER,COX NEWS SERVICE | February 5, 2006
Diminutive in height, Napoleon Bonaparte -- the man who proclaimed himself Emperor of France -- looms large in history and legend. But it's the small things that help to tell his story in the exhibit Napoleon: An Intimate Portrait, which will be at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee tomorrow through April 30. More than 250 rare personal possessions will be on display, from Napoleon's cocked hat to a lock of wife Josephine's hair, as well as...
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | January 28, 2005
The attorney for Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller told a Tallahassee, Fla., jury that the football player's status as a local celebrity is the reason why gambling and firearms charges were brought against his client, calling the charges bogus. The Florida state's attorney's office has brought numerous charges against Florida State University players over the years, but has failed to get a conviction. Fuller, who was a star at the school in the early 1990s, was arrested nine months ago after police entered his Tallahassee home and broke up a poker game with pots of thousands of dollars.
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January 21, 2004
On Sunday, January 11, 2004, HILDEGARDE F. FLANAGAN, 95. Born in Hinton, WV, she was raised in the Winchester, VA area. She attended Virginia Intermont School and graduated from the University of Maryland. She taught in the Baltimore County School System for 27 years. She made Tallahassee her home in 1972. She moved to Brighton Gardens in Danvers, MA, in February of 2002. Survivors include son, Carl P. Flanagan, Jr.; daughter, Sally F. Flickinger; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
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May 29, 2002
Genichi Kawakami, 90, a former president of Yamaha Corp. who was nicknamed the "Emperor" after he built his father's company into a major manufacturer of musical instruments, electronic goods and motorcycles, died Saturday in Tokyo. Mr. Kawakami aggressively expanded Yamaha's operations to become the world's largest piano maker. He also led the company into new fields, and in 1955 set up Yamaha Motor Co., now a major motorcycle manufacturer. The Rev. R.N. Gooden 74, a longtime civil rights activist and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Florida, died in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sunday of prostate cancer.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2004
A prosecutor in Florida has filed more charges against Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller, adding felony firearm and misdemeanor gambling charges, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Fuller already had been charged with operating a gambling house, a third-degree felony that carries a possible five-year prison sentence and $5,000 fine, after a raid of his Tallahassee, Fla., home last month. Assistant State Attorney Matt Smith said he decided on additional charges after talking with law enforcement officers, according to the paper.
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April 8, 2004
WILLIAM ALONZO MARTIN, III was born in New Rochelle, NY, July 14, 1917, and died in Tallahassee, FL, April 4, 2004. He was educated at Dartmouth and Northwestern as a sociologist. He lived and worked primarily in Baltimore, MD, in the field of social services and also as a teacher. He possessed a fine intellect and was a lifelong scholar of philosophy, sociology and poetry. He wrote beautifully. Two of his poems are included in the upcoming edition of Apalachee Review. He loved books and music, especially opera; sang well, played the organ and banjo, and liked to fish.
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