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February 25, 2009
Dr. Barbara Jean Upton In lieu of flowers, condolences may be sent to the Family of Dr. Barbara Upton, 1298 Whirlaway Court, Gambrills, MD 21054. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, One Charles Center, 100 North Charles Street, Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201.
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SPORTS
By Chicago Tribune | October 7, 2008
CHICAGO - For a franchise that had just won its first postseason series, the Tampa Bay Rays showed they certainly know how to celebrate. The champagne-soaked visitors' locker room at U.S. Cellular Field resembled a frat party after the 6-2 victory yesterday over the White Sox had clinched the American League Division Series, three games to one. "To do this in my hometown ... my family was all here," Rays outfielder Cliff Floyd said. "We look forward to the next round." The Rays parlayed the pitching of starter Andy Sonnanstine and the hitting of B.J. Upton, who homered twice, and Carlos Pena, who went 3-for-4, to dispatch the Sox. "I just tried to keep an even keel and work to my strengths," said Sonnanstine, who went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | September 28, 2008
A cold drizzle fell on Ernest Richardson as he stood in line yesterday on a West Baltimore sidewalk. The 58-year-old disabled Vietnam veteran did not seem to mind. Good things in life require sacrifice, he said, and he was waiting for some very good things: free food, blankets and toiletries at the Masjid Ul-Haqq mosque in the Upton neighborhood. "We're having a rough time financially at the moment," he said, referring to himself and his wife, Elaine, also disabled. "This is a blessing."
NEWS
By Andrew Kipkemboi and Andrew Kipkemboi,Sun reporter | June 19, 2008
A new city commission has been given the task of devising a plan to renovate and reuse P.S. 103, a historic West Baltimore elementary school attended by Thurgood Marshall and other African-Americans during the days of segregation. Built in 1877, P.S. 103 sits at 1315 Division St. and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Marshall attended P.S. 103 from 1914 to 1920, and it is there he first experienced the inequities of school segregation. From P.S. 103 he rose to become a legendary civil rights lawyer, acclaimed for his role in Brown v. Board of Education, the legal case that outlawed school segregation.
NEWS
By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | April 1, 2008
A Baltimore historian who was killed Sunday when an Upton rowhouse collapsed was renovating the site into a neighborhood cultural center and had the city's permission to do so, officials confirmed yesterday. Alvin Brunson, 49, won approval to take ownership of the home at 562 Wilson St. last year and turn it into an extension of the nonprofit Center for Cultural Education, which he directed, according to Board of Estimates records. Brunson, named "Best Community Historian" by the Baltimore City Paper in 2005, had spent years working on the site as an attraction for young people and tourists to learn the history of the neighborhood, friends said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER MCMENAMIN | October 12, 2007
A 31-year-old man was shot in the buttock about 11 p.m. Wednesday in West Baltimore's Upton neighborhood, city police reported. The victim was walking in the 400 block of W. Mosher St. when another man passed him. The shooter looked at the victim and then, unprovoked, fired several rounds, police said. The victim ran home, near the shooting scene, and called 911. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police did not identify the victim because his family had not been notified.
SPORTS
By Compiled from interviews and other newspapers' reports | May 6, 2007
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays just wouldn't allow themselves to give up on B.J. Upton, even though he struggled in the infield, couldn't crack a crowded outfield and batted only .251 in two limited big league stints. Good thing for the Rays. Upton, the second overall pick in the 2002 draft, was leading the American League with a .381 average heading into Friday. Just 22, he also was among the league leaders in on-base percentage and slugging and led the Rays in RBIs and was tied for the lead in homers.
NEWS
By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,SUN REPORTER | April 15, 2007
A West Baltimore community garden - suffering from years of neglect after contractors used it to dump building materials - turned into a political stump yesterday as some of the city's top officials vowed aggressive prosecution of illegal dumping and announced a renewed focus on preserving gardens to help quell crime and revitalize neighborhoods. Mayor Sheila Dixon, City Councilman and mayoral candidate Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. and City Council hopeful Adam S. Meister, who is campaigning to replace Mitchell in the 11th District, gathered in Upton to mark a rebirth of the decrepit garden near the 1200 block of Shields Place.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | March 31, 2007
Rows of plump red tomatoes and crisp green beans have sprouted for more than a decade from the grounds of a West Baltimore alleyway that was once a haven for drug dealers, providing fresh organic produce to some of the city's less fortunate residents and instilling a sense of pride in a community where boarded-up rowhouses abound. But as a stretch of homes in the area has been touched by revitalization - selling now for more than $300,000 - the community garden in its midst has once again become a dumping ground.
NEWS
February 17, 2007
Some of Baltimore's best amateur boxers will compete tonight against their counterparts from Washington, New Jersey and Philadelphia at the Upton Boxing Center, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., in what has been dubbed "Baltimore's Boxing Bash." The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will feature Upton's 2006 Boxer of the Year, Angelo Ward. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children under 12. Information: 410-396-7900. Baltimore: Education Forums are set in CEO search The Baltimore school board will hold four community forums next week to gather public input as it conducts a search for a permanent chief executive officer.
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