May 15, 2005
Helen Jackson Wilkins Claytor, 98, a pivotal figure in the racial desegregation of the YWCA and its first African-American president, died Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mrs. Claytor, a longtime civil rights leader in Grand Rapids, served two terms, from 1967 to 1976, as national president of the Young Women's Christian Association. As a board member and a national organizer since the 1940s, she had been a strong force in the racial integration of the organization at all levels. She went to work for what was then the separate "Negro" branch of the segregated YWCA in Kansas City, Mo., and later joined the newly established race relations office of the national YWCA in New York.
March 15, 2006
On March 7, 2006, RUBY B. (nee Baker). Beloved wife of the late Clair H. Dowling; devoted mother of Sherwood Dowling of Frederick, MD; devoted grandmother of Charles Dowling of Chicago, IL, Talmadge Dowling of Arlington, VA. Friends may call at the Oak Crest Village Chapel on Friday, March 17, 2006 from 10 until 11am at which time Funeral Services will be held. Interment St. Michael Lutheran Church Cemetery. At her request, family and friends at a distance may make donations to their church or favorite charity in her name in lieu of flowers and travel expenses.
February 3, 2006
April 28, 1917 to January 7, 2006KARL TALMADGE WILSON; was a former College Professor at Coppin State College in Baltimore, Md. He died on January 7, 2006 at the VA Hospital, after a short-term illness. He was 88 years old. He was a member of the United States Army. He attended Tuskegee A & M University and earned a Master's Degree from Loyola College. He was an active member of his community and was a member of the Madison Park Association. He was survived by a son, James Wilson; daughter, Patricia Cutchember and a granddaughter Tatiana Cutchember.
March 3, 1996
CobrasHow about this ideal name for our new football team -- Baltimore Cobras.Our stadium would be nicknamed "The House of Venom." Just as Cleveland had its "Dawg Pound," our end zone would be the "Snake Pit." The uniform colors would be purple and gold, and a snake emblem could run up the side of each leg with a cobra head joined at the hip. The helmet would have a snake head with venomous fangs.Baltimore needs something different.%Kelly and Keith McLaughlinArbutusColtsWant to get Jimmy Irsay's attention?
April 14, 2002
A headline in The Sun on Tuesday -- "The right to say whatever the @%#&! you want" -- recalled for me two encounters with vulgarity back in the decade that the dirty speech movement began. In the summer of 1963, I was the Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Constitution. Washington was girding itself for the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." That event was meant to pressure the federal government to pass civil rights legislation. It was where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech.
October 24, 1996
Wars begin with large differences between large groups of people. But peace can begin with an understanding between just two men."The Gate of Heaven" at Ford's Theatre in Washington is about two such men. Victor Talmadge plays Jewish concentration camp survivor Leon Ehrlich, who is saved by Sgt. Kiyoshi Yamamoto (Lane Nishikawa, who co-wrote the play with Talmadge) when the Japanese-American 442nd Regiment liberates Dachau at the end of World War II.The U.S. Army's 442nd Regiment was the most highly decorated in American history, but its existence has become a little-known fact a half century later.
June 4, 2003
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. raised $600,000 for a likely re-election bid during a reception last night at a Baltimore hotel that attracted a healthy contingent of Democrats. The event at the Hyatt Regency drew a crowd of 500 and brought Ehrlich's fund-raising tally for the past week to $1.4 million. A breakfast reception May 27 featuring former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani took in $800,000. "This was to give us money to put in the bank," said Ehrlich finance chairman John C. Reith, explaining the appeal of the big-ticket fund-raisers compared with the smaller parties Ehrlich relied on during his campaign.
November 15, 2009
Roland Talmadge Talton Jr., former owner of a Baltimore engineering firm, died Nov. 6 of cardiac and respiratory failure at Upper Chesapeake Bay Medical Center. The longtime Bel Air resident was 89. Born and raised in Pocomoke City, the son of a B&O railroader and a homemaker, Mr. Talton was a 1937 graduate of Pocomoke High School. During World War II, he joined the Army Air Forces and served as an instructor with the 88th Bomb Group. Mr. Talton attended the University of Virginia and Georgetown University.
March 14, 2004
On March 12, 2004, CHARLENE O'DELLA; loving mother of Norita Talmadge and David Strong. Also survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex, at route 702 (beltway exit 36), on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Service on Monday 11 A.M. Interment Ebenezer Church Cemetery.
March 30, 2005
On March 13, 2005, Harvey Barnsley Kershaw, Jr; beloved husband of Lois Mae (nee Ruby); devoted father of Robert Barnsley Kershaw and John Harvey Kershaw. Also survived by two granddaughters, Leah Radcliffe Kershaw and Julia Talmadge Kershaw. A memorial service will be held Saturday, 11:00 A.M., on Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Emmanuel Church, Baltimore at Cathedral Streets and Read Streets. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Mc Donogh School, Mc Donogh, Maryland 21208 or Johns Hopkins Hospital, 660 Wolfe Street, Baltimore, Maryland.