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April 7, 2009
On April 1, 2009, TAVON WATERS. Devoted father of Tavon T. Waters, Jr.. Loving son of James Waters and Denise Reid. Also survived by three brothers, William, Justin and James Jr.; two sisters, Destiney Waters and Jaazaniah Hagler; and a host of other family and friends. Family will receive friends at the family owned WYLIE FUNERAL HOME of BALTIMORE COUNTY, www.wyliefuneralhome.com
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Mervo senior Tyreke Rudolph has been a big part of the Mustangs' quick start on the gridiron this fall. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound tailback has run for 316 yards on 28 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to wins over Patterson (27-0) and Dunbar (14-8). He also has nine tackles at cornerback. A three-sport standout, Rudolph has won two Baltimore City wrestling championships at 152 pounds and was a Class 4A-3A North region finalist last season. He is also city champ in the 300-meter hurdles and finished second in the regional meet.
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NEWS
September 15, 2009
On September 11, 2009, TAVON ROMEO JOHNSON. On Wednesday friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RA
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By Matt Vensel | October 8, 2013
During a decorated college career at West Virginia, Baltimore's Tavon Austin was tough to grab in the open field. Austin had 3,413 receiving yards in four years in Morgantown, W.Va., and much of the damage he did as a receiver came after the catch when the Mountaineers quickly got him the ball in space. Five games into his NFL career, though, the Dunbar graduate hasn't found that space as easily. The Rams, who traded up to select Austin eighth overall in April's NFL draft, have made an effort to get their top pick involved.
NEWS
February 7, 2005
On February 2, 2005 TAVON ANTONIO LAWSON. On Tuesday friends may call at THE NEW VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN) 8728 Liberty Rd., from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. On Wednesday, Mr. Lawson will lie instate at the Gospel Tabernacle Baptist CHurch, 3800 Walbrook Ave., the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:00 A.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 655-0015.
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July 20, 2005
On July 18, 2005, TAVON DOMONIC FREEMAN. Beloved son of Brenda Forney and Dennis Freeman, Sr.; loving brother of Dennis Freeman, Jr. and Donta Freeman; dear grandson of Barbara Freeman and the late John Forney, Mary Fox and George Freeman; adored uncle of Denasha Freeman. Also survived by many other loving cousins, friends, aunts and uncles. Friends may call at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, on Wednesday from 6 to 9 and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at St. Benedicts Catholic Church, 2612 Wilkens Avenue at a time to be announced.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | September 12, 1995
A year ago Tavon Johnson, 19, was living in a homeless shelter with his half-brother, his dreams of a college education having little chance of ever coming true.But that was before the Meade High School senior, who has custody of his half-brother, Gajuan, 13, taped a segment of the "Montel Williams Show" and Mr. Williams offered to pay for the educations of both young men."It's exciting," Tavon said after taping the show to air Monday on WMAR-TV Channel 2. "I never thought this much would happen to me after being in the newspaper.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | November 13, 1994
For the soft-spoken teen-ager from the projects of West Baltimore, the past two weeks have been like winning the lottery.Not many people knew of Tavon Johnson, the Anne Arundel County high school junior who won legal custody of his younger half-brother last summer. But since his tale appeared in The Sun on Oct. 31, his phone hasn't stopped ringing."Everyone kept asking me what I needed, but I couldn't think of anything right away," the Meade High School student said.About 100 calls from people offering money, advice, food and other help came into The Sun newsroom.
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By GREGORY KANE | February 19, 2000
Duran McCormick, the tough 119-pounder for the Carver Vocational-Technical High School wrestling Bears, is totally fearless on the mat. He wades into an opponent. If he can't grab a leg, he'll just wrestle his opponent around the arms and shoulders, completely ignoring the fact that the guy might be stronger than he is. So there he was a couple of Tuesdays ago, a 5-feet, 5-inch bundle of energy and enthusiasm, ready to take on a city champion: Tavon Williams of the Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School Mustangs.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2000
Statistics show life should hold little promise for Tavon Brown. His mother gave birth to him when she was 17. Until recently, he lived in the Flag House public housing site near Little Italy. And his parents earn less than $30,000 annually for a family of six. Yet Tavon, 10, is among the brightest fifth-graders in his City Springs Elementary School class. He consistently makes good grades, rarely misses school and has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
When Geno Smith and Tavon Austin departed West Virginia for the NFL after last season, they left their names in the school's record books and their legacies firmly planted in Morgantown, W.Va. Filling their cleats isn't easy, but redshirt freshman quarterback Ford Childress and true freshman slot receiver Daikiel Shorts are doing their best to create their own history with the Mountaineers, who play Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday. "Geno left some huge shoes to fill," Childress said in a telephone interview Tuesday.
NEWS
July 18, 2013
Investigators looking into alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center appear to have made a major breakthrough this week when Black Guerrilla Family prison gang leader Tavon White, the inmate accused of masterminding a drug- and contraband-smuggling ring inside the jail, agreed to name additional staffers who participated in the scheme beyond the 13 female guards already charged. Now that Mr. White is talking to prosecutors, we can hope that more indictments will follow and give a much more complete picture of the wrongdoing at the facility.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
Tavon White, the alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family at the Baltimore City Detention Center, will await trial in federal custody out of state, his attorney said Friday. A federal judge ordered him moved from state custody Friday after a hearing on the conditions of White's detention. His lawyer Gary E. Proctor complained earlier this week about the conditions he faced at a Maryland prison in Cumberland. In a court order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan K. Gauvey cited the "allegations of corruption among the Division of Correction's staff in at least one of its correctional institutions.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Months before a federal indictment detailed allegations of corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, the smuggling and sexual improprieties at the core of that case had already been outlined in an inmate's lawsuit. Calvin Hemphill, in a handwritten civil complaint filed in federal court in July, alleged that fellow inmate Tavon White was a gang leader who held a startling degree of jailhouse power. Cellphones - illegal in the jail - were readily available to White, he held control over the jail's "working man" program, and he was able to come and go from his cell as he pleased, according to the court papers.
SPORTS
April 26, 2013
  Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. Is the Atlantic Coast Conference being vindictive with Maryland regarding its basketball schedule for its final season? Don Markus: After seeing that the Terps have to go play at Duke and North Carolina, without a return game from either the Blue Devils or Tar Heels, my reaction was it was a, uh, going-away gift for leaving for the Big Ten in 2014.
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By Matt Vensel | April 26, 2013
Representing Dunbar High with a maroon suit and maroon tie, Tavon Austin strolled into Radio City Music Hall around 7 p.m. Thursday night to see his lifelong dream fulfilled. At 7:34 p.m., he and 22 other top prospects were introduced to the crowd. Each towered over him. Austin then retreated to the green room, downed a bag of potato chips and watched the draft unfold, his legs shaking the whole time, with a group of family and friends, including his mother, Cathy Green, and grandmother, Louann Green.
NEWS
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | October 31, 1994
More than anything else, Tavon Johnson wants a mother, a father, sisters and brothers. But for now, the 18-year-old junior at Meade High School will have to settle for a makeshift family in which he plays most of the roles.Tavon, who works part time at Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie, won custody of his 12-year-old half-brother, Gajuan Adams, last summer in an effort to bring some stability to their lives. Last week, they moved into a subsidized one-bedroom apartment operated by Sarah's House, a homeless shelter in Anne Arundel County.
NEWS
November 15, 1994
With the recent lamentations about all that is wrong with our nation's society, it would have been easy to overlook an item of good news that appeared recently in The Sun about a remarkable 18-year-old Glen Burnie youth who is raising his 12-year-old brother.Tavon Johnson could have been just another statistic -- one more black male murdered or imprisoned. His mother was a drug addict who left him to fend for himself. His father is in prison for drug violations. No one would have been surprised if Tavon had mirrored his parents' behavior.
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff | April 26, 2013
Here's a look at what national media are saying about the St. Louis Rams drafting former Dunbar star Tavon Austin with the No. 8 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. ** SI.com's Don Banks says the Rams gave up a lot to get Austin, but the West Virginia wide receiver could very well be worth it . St. Louis shipped its 16th overall pick to Buffalo to get to No. 8 for Austin, also throwing the Bills a second-rounder (No. 46), a third-rounder (No. 78) and a seventh-rounder (No. 222)
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
One of my favorite assignments in the past year or so was the feature I did this week on former Dunbar and West Virginia star Tavon Austin, who for weeks has had talent evaluators in NFL organizations and in the media salivating about what he might do in the pros. One quote from my story really summed Austin up nicely. “I think the teams that view him conventionally as a slot receiver are being short-sighted,” Greg Cosell of NFL Films, whose opinion I respect, told me two weeks ago. “The teams that see him as the ultimate chess piece that can be moved all around and aligned everywhere on the formation are the teams that will get it right.” Now that we know that Tavon is heading to St. Louis, let's take a look at how he will fit with the Rams.
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