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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Helen Cruse, a retired nurse, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Jan. 31 at the Summit Park Nursing Home. The Gwynn Oak resident was 88. Born Helen Mariano in Baltimore, she was raised on Stricker Street and attended Baltimore City public schools. She later lived with family in New York City, where she became a nurse and worked for the Veterans Administration. She then returned to Baltimore and nursed at the old Provident Hospital and at Liberty Medical Center. She also worked at the Augsburg Lutheran Nursing Home.
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July 16, 2007
J. DONALD BRANDT, 78 Delaware journalist J. Donald Brandt, a veteran Delaware journalist and former editor of The News Journal of Wilmington, died Thursday in the West Indies after being hospitalized on Montserrat with a collapsed lung, said his daughter, Robin L. Brandt. In 1961, Mr. Brandt joined The Morning News, which later merged with The Evening Journal into The News Journal, as a copy editor. He went on to serve as garden columnist, assistant city editor, editorial writer, editorial editor, public editor and managing editor.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
- On a chilly morning when other watermen on the Patuxent River dredged for oysters, Jimmy Trossbach sought more slippery quarry - American eels. "I don't know what we'll find here," Trossbach said as he guided his 45-foot workboat, Prospector, to a pair of empty plastic jugs bobbing on the water. His helper, Jake Walker, hooked the makeshift buoy and reeled in the eel pots or traps they'd set in the river two days before. The first cylindrical mesh cage they hauled aboard pulsed with a writhing tangle of olive green.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Phyllis Evelyn Ally, a retired medical office manager and hospital dietitian, died of heart failure Sunday at Saint Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 74. Born Phyllis Evelyn in Barbados, West Indies, she was the daughter Malcolm Evelyn and Lorraine Evelyn. As a young woman, she taught home economics. She also sang with her sisters in a religious organization. She came to the U.S. in 1963 to attend Howard University, where she studied nutrition. While a student, she met her future husband, Dr. Rayman Ally, who was then preparing to become a medical student.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff | November 2, 1997
Fashion and furniture were the words du jour at the recent International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C.At a time when the furniture industry in general has been in a slump, the home collections of fashion designers like Alexander Julian and Ralph Lauren have been hugely successful. They offer the comfort of name recognition, while most furniture companies are largely unknown to consumers.This market Bill Blass introduced his first line of furniture and accessories for Pennsylvania House.
NEWS
February 22, 1998
Gentlemen, I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented.
NEWS
January 13, 2010
Local faith leaders call for immigration reform Several Baltimore-area faith leaders speaking at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday called for immigration reform, a month after Congress introduced legislation addressing the topic. The Rev. Joe Muth of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church on Loch Raven Boulevard said he opened an immigration center at his church 10 years ago. He said the center guides people through the legalization procedure and would like to see the federal government adopt a model that would expedite the naturalization process.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 24, 2010
Harriett M. Little, who had been assistant secretary to four chairmen of the old United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co, died Dec. 18 of cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. Mrs. Little died one day after her 88th birthday. Harriett Michelmann, the daughter of a Baltimore architect and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Pinehurst Road. She was a 1940 graduate of Towson High School and attended the old Maryland College for Women in Lutherville.
NEWS
October 24, 1992
"Yet do I marvel at this curious thing," the American poet Countee Cullen wrote in the 1920s, "to make a poet black and bid him sing!" For West Indian poet Derek Walcott, there was cause to rejoice this month when the Swedish academy awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.Mr. Walcott, who teaches writing and literature at Boston University, has been compared to the Greek poets of antiquity for his luminous language and majestic narratives. His poems both celebrate the rich cultural diversity of his native West Indies and evoke the darkness of colonialism, slavery and exile.
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