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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Police named a suspect in the death of Fells Point waitress Claudia Parodi this week and are searching for the man in Texas. Baltimore Police Department spokesman Det. Ruganzu Howard confirmed Saturday that police suspect Juan Morales, 29, in the killing of Parodi, 40, who was found stabbed to death Monday at her Fells Point apartment in the 700 block of S. Bond St. Baltimore investigators told television stations in San Antonio, Texas, they...
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Police named a suspect in the death of Fells Point waitress Claudia Parodi this week and are searching for the man in Texas. Baltimore Police Department spokesman Det. Ruganzu Howard confirmed Saturday that police suspect Juan Morales, 29, in the killing of Parodi, 40, who was found stabbed to death Monday at her Fells Point apartment in the 700 block of S. Bond St. Baltimore investigators told television stations in San Antonio, Texas, they...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2011
Nicole McAllister, a longtime Johns Hopkins Club waitress whose grit and determination to see that her daughter received a college education paid off earlier this year when she had the pleasure of seeing her daughter receive her bachelor's degree, died Dec. 16 of a stroke at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 44. The daughter of a construction worker and a teacher's aide, Nicole McAllister was born in Baltimore and raised on Newton Avenue. After graduating from Walbrook High School in 1985, Ms. McAllister worked as a teller for almost a decade at the old Union Trust Co., later Signet Bank, until she was laid off from her job In 1994, she took a job as a waitress at the Johns Hopkins Club, which is on the university's Homewood campus, where she quickly built a loyal and dedicated following.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The woman found stabbed to death this week in Fells Point was a popular and longtime waitress at an upscale Italian restaurant. Baltimore police released the identities of three homicide victims including Claudia Parodi, 40, who officers found Monday night with multiple stab wounds to her chest and arms. She was killed in her home in the 700 block of S. Bond St., about two blocks from the Fells Point waterfront. Police had been called by a co-worker who hadn't heard from Parodi for several days.
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June 16, 1991
Graveside services for Loretha Dillon, a retired waitress at a Pikesville restaurant, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluefield, W.Va.Mrs. Dillon, who was 71, died Wednesday of cancer at her home on Bedford Road in the Sudbrook Park area.She retired more than a year ago after nearly 20 years at the Steak and Egg Kitchen.The former Loretha Wells was a native of Corbin, Ky., and before moving to the Baltimore area, had worked as a clerk in a department store in Bluefield.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | September 27, 2009
Lois E. Pannell, a longtime waitress and animal lover, died Monday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 71. Mrs. Pannell retired earlier this year from Sheraton Four Points at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where she had worked for the last 15 years. Earlier, she had worked at the now-defunct Black Pearl in Harborplace, and Westview Lounge & Supper Club in Catonsville. Lois Ellen Schwartz was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
Hallie Day, a 24-year-old waitress at the the Cheesecake Factory in Towson, made it into the semi-finals on "American Idol" and will compete in a live telecast Wednesday. Day, who lives in Nottingham, says she hasn't sung much professionally, and her appearance Wednesday  will be her first with an audience that size. "I performed with the Jazz Caravan, a jazz band, one time," she said. "And then, I led worship at Second Presbyterian Church in Towson. Other than that, I haven't really performed a lot. So, a lot of this is very new to me. " Day, who says her favorite genre is "soul" music, says she started singing in church at age 5. "I loved the little solos that I would get, and I think that's maybe when the diva started to come out," she said with a laugh.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 20, 2010
Ethel A. Smith, a retired waitress and Highlandtown poet, died March 11 in her sleep at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic home in Hunt Valley. She was 101. Ethel Adel Swanner, the daughter of farmers, was born in Rutledge, Harford County. In 1918, she moved with her family to a rowhouse on Lombard Street in Highlandtown. She attended city public schools through the sixth grade, when she dropped out to help raise a brother after her mother became ill. In 1926, she married Robert Keller, a baker who later became a tavern owner.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
An African-American woman is alleging she was fired from the Baltimore Inner Harbor Hooters' restaurant for having an "unnatural" hair color, according to a complaint filed with Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. Farryn Johnson, 25, claims her supervisors said her blond highlights violated the appearance policy for "Hooters Girls," according to her attorney, Jessica P. Weber of Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP. When Johnson pointed out that other waitresses had obviously dyed hair -- an Asian-American woman had bright red hair and a white woman had black hair with platinum highlights -- her supervisors said her hair was "not natural" because she was African-American, according to the complaint.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
Two days before her body was found next to a trash bin in Southeast Baltimore, Annie McCann drank a cappuccino with extra whipped cream at a Little Italy pastry shop. She asked to try a cannoli and got a free sample. A waitress at Vaccaro's recalled seeing the 16-year-old girl, describing her as "friendly and polite," a teenager who "seemed nice. " Annie was with an older woman, and the two sat at table No. 8 for about 40 minutes. This account comes from the notes of Davis W. Morton, a retired homicide detective who interviewed the waitress for two hours on behalf of Annie's parents and drew a sketch of the mysterious woman, hoping she could finally bring the answers the McCanns have sought.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Mount Vernon's Tabor Ethiopian Restaurant, with its cheery staff and great food, would be a fun place to be a regular. Judging by our recent experience, a lot of people have already adopted Tabor as their dining home away from home. However, walking into a restaurant full of regulars is sometimes intimidating. During our dinner at Tabor, we occasionally felt like rookies in a room of experts, unsure of what to ask or order. Despite some moments feeling off-kilter, the staff was friendly and the food was good.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2014
Dyane Fancey, a prominent poet in Baltimore's arts community who also worked in the city school system and at a popular Mount Vernon restaurant, died April 13 of heart failure. The Hampden resident was 63. Born Diane Margaret Fancey in Washington, D.C., Ms. Fancey was the daughter of active labor union workers, and developed a feisty and rebellious attitude at an early age, replacing the "i" in her name with a "y" in order to distinguish herself from the other girls in her high school who shared her name and dotted the "i" in their names with hearts.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
To see 2-year-old James Paglio of Fort Meade playing on the floor, his cherry-red cheeks glowing as he tows a toy truck behind a sofa, you'd never know that he suffers from kidney disease so severe he often needs up to 15 medications a day and has been on dialysis since October. His warm, crinkling eyes belie how he once feared strangers - all too many have come to perform painful medical procedures. To see 19-year-old Taylor Chappell of Glen Burnie, you'd never know that doctors have deemed her an ideal donor match for James, though the two are not related.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Emma Schkloven, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
On his latest album, July's “Last of the Great Pretenders,” singer Matt Nathanson opens with the lyric, “I'd kill anyone who'd treat you as bad as I do.” With it, the 40-year-old artist announces his eighth full-length record is clearly different than the others. With songs that take place chronologically from mid-summer to New Year's Eve, “Pretenders” feels like a page from Nathanson's personal journal. Through complex lyrics, the album engages emotionally and brings to light Nathanson's grittier, deeper side.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
An African-American woman is alleging she was fired from the Baltimore Inner Harbor Hooters' restaurant for having an "unnatural" hair color, according to a complaint filed with Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. Farryn Johnson, 25, claims her supervisors said her blond highlights violated the appearance policy for "Hooters Girls," according to her attorney, Jessica P. Weber of Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP. When Johnson pointed out that other waitresses had obviously dyed hair -- an Asian-American woman had bright red hair and a white woman had black hair with platinum highlights -- her supervisors said her hair was "not natural" because she was African-American, according to the complaint.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Cedar Cafe tries to be a lot of things at once: convenience store, carry-out, restaurant. Normally, when restaurants stretch themselves that thin, it's a turnoff. But Cedar Cafe does so well at the most important part - the food - that we feel OK overlooking its multiple personalities. The restaurant, tucked in an intersection of two residential streets in East Towson, has been open for years. However, in 2012, current owner Buthaina Mansour (or "Mama Buthaina" as she calls herself)
NEWS
May 31, 2002
Dolores Ruth, a homemaker and former waitress, died of heart failure May 24 at St. Agnes HealthCare. She was 89. A former resident of the Westowne section of Catonsville, she moved to the Charlestown Retirement Community nine years ago. Born in Baltimore and raised on Marshall Street, Dolores Elizabeth Kroedel attended Holy Cross Parochial School. At 14, she took a job as a waitress at New Lexington Confectionery on Liberty Street, where she worked until her 1930 marriage to Joseph A. Ruth, a plumber she met when he came to her father's Irvington home on a routine repair call.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | May 1, 2009
Annie L. "Jennie" Hinton, a retired waitress and longtime active church member, died of respiratory failure April 22 at Envoy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sudbrook Park where she had lived since 2002. She was 91. Annie Lucinda Meachman was born and spent her early years in Palmer Springs, Va. In the early 1930s, she moved to Baltimore, where she attended city public schools. In the late 1930s, she worked as a housekeeper, and with the outbreak of World War II, worked in a Curtis Bay munitions plant.
FEATURES
February 16, 2013
Michael Phelps' latest love interest is 22-year-old Sarah Herndon, according to an interview with the waitress/model from California (the same description as his previous flame, Megan Rossee, whom he dumped just after Christmas). He and Herndon met in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, just before Christmas; fished for lobster in the Bahamas after the holidays and had an evening of sushi and "Zero Dark Thirty" back in Baltimore. Here's a report. By Hugo Daniel For Coleman-Rayner Michael Phelps charmed his latest love interest on a romantic lobster fishing trip - jumping into the water and joking, "This is my home, too, you know.” Sarah Herndon was whisked to the Bahamas by the Oympic champion for a romantic five-day break of fishing, snorkeling and tropical sunsets.
FEATURES
December 31, 2012
Baltimore native and superstar Olympian Michael Phelps has dumped model-waitress Megan Rossee, according to TMZ . The gossip site cited anonymous sources who said that Phelps "felt the relationship wasn't going anywhere, so he decided to end it so he could pursue other options. " The two first appeared in public as a couple during the London Olympics. Phelps played (consolation?) beer pong Saturday evening with Stacy Keibler in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to Keibler's Instagram feed.
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