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By Wes Moore, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2012
Many articles in The Baltimore Sun 's 175-year history have entertained me, enlarged my view of the world and forced me to reconsider my instincts or feelings. But one article struck me more than any other. It was about Wes Moore. And it had nothing to do with me. I first heard about the murder of Sgt. Bruce Prothero in February, 2000. I was in South Africa, and my mother called. She began to tell me about wanted posters in my neighborhood and about a series of Sun articles about a man - Wes Moore - on the run for the murder of a police officer.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
If you want to feel good again about what's possible for public television, don't miss “Coming Back with Wes Moore,” which airs Tuesday night on Maryland Public Television. At a time in American life when we are seeing reports of veterans dying while waiting months and even years for basic care at Veterans Affairs hospitals, this documentary about soldiers returning to civilian life after combat in Iraq and Afghanistan is timely and deeply touching. The best-selling Baltimore author, who served as a combat officer in Afghanistan, sets out to chronicle the stories of veterans who have survived the battlefield, in some cases only to face even deadlier challenges at home.
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By Dave Rosenthal | December 12, 2012
I'd love to see "The Other Wes Moore," developed into a movie, as Oprah Winfrey is planning. The book, by a former Johns Hopkins student named Wes Moore, focuses on the factors that can affect whether a child grows into a meaningful life or is dragged down into depair. It's a cautious tale for American cities such as Baltimore, where dangers of crime and addiction derail many lives each year. Moore contrasts his own upbringing with that of another Wes Moore, one who was involved in a notorious crime in Baltimore County.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Few of the officers assigned to Baltimore County's Woodlawn Precinct ever met Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, but they all know his story. Every day, they pass pictures of the officer and his family as they walk through the station's halls. One image shows his daughter, Holly, wearing his cap and seated at his desk the day his wife came to clean it out for the last time. Prothero died 13 years ago, shot three times responding to a jewelry store robbery while working a second job as a security guard.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2013
What's next for Wes Moore? In recent months, the best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and TV show host has been attending political events, volunteering in Baltimore's schools, writing op-ed pieces on public policy and talking about government affairs on "Meet The Press. " Moore's activities - which include two recent visits to the White House - have led some to believe he's contemplating a run for political office. "He's doing things that people who are interested in running for office normally do," said Lester Spence, a Johns Hopkins University associate professor of political science.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rebecca Messner, For The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
"The Other Wes Moore," a book written by Baltimore native Wes Moore, is currently being developed into a feature film, with Oprah Winfrey attached as executive producer, and a script penned by John Ridley (writer of "Three Kings" and "Red Tails"), according to Moore. Although Moore won't be heavily involved in the film's production, he has one request — that the film be shot in Baltimore. "They could easily do this in another country," he said, "in a place where film production is cheap, like Toronto.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
Johns Hopkins University alum and best-selling author Wes Moore will replace Dr. Ben Carson as speaker at the university's School of Education commencement, officials said Wednesday, after the world-renowned neurosurgeon came under fire for his political views on same-sex marriage. Carson stepped down this month as the commencement speaker for Hopkins' School of Education and School of Medicine, saying he did not want his recent controversies to become a distraction. The famed Hopkins surgeon - who has expressed an interest in politics when he retires in June - was criticized by students and faculty for comments he made on a conservative news show.
NEWS
By Wes Moore | October 16, 2012
Since my family and I made the decision to leave New York and come back home to Baltimore, I have been fascinated by the reaction of so many of my friends and family who still call Charm City home. For them, the response can be summed up in one word: "Why?" Many, not sure why I would leave New York to come back to Baltimore, have asked me if everything was all right. The wonder doesn't stop at my immediate circle; even the underwriters for my mortgage asked me to write a letter of explanation.
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By Rebecca Messner, For The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor. It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore to break up the concrete of old row house foundations in preparation for a park. The project is called Operation Oliver, and it's orchestrated and executed by the 6th Branch, a group of military veterans who are hoping to make change at home.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
They're not exactly sure who's asking the questions, but some Baltimore residents in recent weeks say they've been queried by a polling group seeking their opinions about a list of people some have speculated could be interested in running for mayor in 2016. Stephen J. Gewirtz, a Charles Village resident, said he was polled by telephone last month and asked for his opinion about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former Mayor Sheila Dixon, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and author Wes Moore, among others.  Gewirtz said the polling firm asked him questions about numerous Rawlings-Blake policies and then for his opinion of people rumored to be considering runs against her. "They asked me, 'What do I think of different people?
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
They're not exactly sure who's asking the questions, but some Baltimore residents in recent weeks say they've been queried by a polling group seeking their opinions about a list of people some have speculated could be interested in running for mayor in 2016. Stephen J. Gewirtz, a Charles Village resident, said he was polled by telephone last month and asked for his opinion about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former Mayor Sheila Dixon, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and author Wes Moore, among others.  Gewirtz said the polling firm asked him questions about numerous Rawlings-Blake policies and then for his opinion of people rumored to be considering runs against her. "They asked me, 'What do I think of different people?
NEWS
By Scott Calvert | June 18, 2013
Baltimore resident Wes Moore has a standout resume. He's a best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and TV show host, and his rising public profile is fueling speculation he may be eyeing a run for political office . But like many of his fellow city residents, Moore, 34, has been receiving homestead property tax credits he wasn't entitled to. He now owes back taxes to the City of Baltimore. In 2011, an investigation by The Baltimore Sun documented how hundreds of city homeowners were improperly receiving the credits on second homes or rentals.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2013
What's next for Wes Moore? In recent months, the best-selling author, Rhodes scholar and TV show host has been attending political events, volunteering in Baltimore's schools, writing op-ed pieces on public policy and talking about government affairs on "Meet The Press. " Moore's activities - which include two recent visits to the White House - have led some to believe he's contemplating a run for political office. "He's doing things that people who are interested in running for office normally do," said Lester Spence, a Johns Hopkins University associate professor of political science.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
More than 100 student athletes from 73 Baltimore-area  high schools will be honored Monday night at the 73 rd Annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Award Banquet at the Hunt Valley Inn. One football player and one girls basketball player will be awarded the Charles Perry McCormick scholarships, valued at $36,000 over four years of college. They keynote speaker will be best-selling author Wes Moore, whose book 'The Other Wes Moore" is set to be made into a movie. An paratrooper with the Army in Afghanistan, Moore played football at Johns Hopkins, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2001.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | April 24, 2013
John Hopkins professor Jon Lorsch will replace neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson as commencement speaker at the institution's School of Medicine. Lorsch will become director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences this summer. He has spent the last 12 years studying how cells make proteins, a process that can help look at why people get cancer. Carson voluntarily stepped down this month as commencement speaker for Hopkins School of Medicine and School of Education after making controversial comments about same-sex marriage.
FEATURES
By Dave Rosenthal | December 12, 2012
I'd love to see "The Other Wes Moore," developed into a movie, as Oprah Winfrey is planning. The book, by a former Johns Hopkins student named Wes Moore, focuses on the factors that can affect whether a child grows into a meaningful life or is dragged down into depair. It's a cautious tale for American cities such as Baltimore, where dangers of crime and addiction derail many lives each year. Moore contrasts his own upbringing with that of another Wes Moore, one who was involved in a notorious crime in Baltimore County.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
More than 100 student athletes from 73 Baltimore-area  high schools will be honored Monday night at the 73 rd Annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Award Banquet at the Hunt Valley Inn. One football player and one girls basketball player will be awarded the Charles Perry McCormick scholarships, valued at $36,000 over four years of college. They keynote speaker will be best-selling author Wes Moore, whose book 'The Other Wes Moore" is set to be made into a movie. An paratrooper with the Army in Afghanistan, Moore played football at Johns Hopkins, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2001.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rebecca Messner, For The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor. It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore to break up the concrete of old row house foundations in preparation for a park. The project is called Operation Oliver, and it's orchestrated and executed by the 6th Branch, a group of military veterans who are hoping to make change at home.
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