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July 13, 2003
On July 10, 2003, JANNIE M. WHETSTONE beloved wife of James A. Whetstone. On Sunday friends may call at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Service, 5151 Baltimore National Pike (Route 40) from 4 to 8 P.M. On Monday, Mrs. Whetstone will lie in state at the Charity Baptist Church, 3208 Frederick Avenue where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7 P. M with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-233-2400.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2012
The quickly constructed, earthen star-shaped Fort Whetstone, built in 1776, was the first fortification to occupy the site where Fort McHenry now stands. The city's vulnerability to a waterborne attack was exposed in the spring of 1776 when the British sloop Otter sailed unchallenged up the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimoreans quickly sprang into action, and the Maryland Council of Safety began to supervise construction of the fort on Whetstone Point, which was to include an 18-gun battery.
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By Richard Gorelick and Richard Gorelick,Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2009
Hull Street Blues turns 25 this year, and for a generation of Baltimoreans, Kathryn and Daniel Macatee's cozy rowhouse restaurant was the first place they had ever sat down for dinner in Locust Point. Always, its admirers are quick to credit the Macatees with keeping Hull Street Blues both ship-shape and completely unpretentious, even as the menu has expanded and the neighborhood around it has grown. Now, the Macatees have opened a casual eating spot just across the street and down the block, naming it the Whetstone Grill after the neighborhood's original name, Whetstone Point, which you can see on old lithographs and engravings (and new townhouse developments)
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By Richard Gorelick and Richard Gorelick,Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2009
Hull Street Blues turns 25 this year, and for a generation of Baltimoreans, Kathryn and Daniel Macatee's cozy rowhouse restaurant was the first place they had ever sat down for dinner in Locust Point. Always, its admirers are quick to credit the Macatees with keeping Hull Street Blues both ship-shape and completely unpretentious, even as the menu has expanded and the neighborhood around it has grown. Now, the Macatees have opened a casual eating spot just across the street and down the block, naming it the Whetstone Grill after the neighborhood's original name, Whetstone Point, which you can see on old lithographs and engravings (and new townhouse developments)
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | December 26, 2000
Locust Point, the southern Baltimore enclave where no new houses have been constructed for at least 50 years, soon will have 36 new townhouses. Groundbreaking for the three-story brick development - Whetstone Point - is expected soon, with the project scheduled to be completed by August, said Ted Rouse, who is heading the project for Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse. Whetstone Point is the latest sign that Locust Point, known for rowhouses passed down from generation to generation, is now part of the harbor renaissance.
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September 17, 2000
William Whetstone Sr., 61, public bus driver William Whetstone Sr., who drove public buses in the Baltimore area for more than three decades, died Thursday of cancer at his Yale Heights home. He was 61. Until he retired earlier this year because of failing health, Mr. Whetstone was based in the Mass Transit Administration's Washington Boulevard car barn, steering buses of the 64, 31, 11 and 2 lines through city streets. He began his career as a driver for the old Baltimore Transit Co. in the late 1960s and was a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2004
A 20-year-old Baltimore man was convicted yesterday in city Circuit Court of killing a teenage witness who was to testify in a murder case in Baltimore County. Jurors deliberated for 4 1/2 hours before finding Tayvon Whetstone guilty of six counts, including first-degree murder, kidnapping and handgun charges. Prosecutors say Whetstone and an accomplice coaxed 17-year-old Rickey Wallace Prince into a car, drove him to a secluded area and shot him in the back of the head. Prince's body was found in a ravine behind a strip club in the Curtis Bay neighborhood April 23 of last year.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 22, 2004
A Baltimore man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for the murder of a teenage witness who was to testify in a Baltimore County murder trial. Tayvon Whetstone, 20, of the 1000 block of N. Fulton Ave. was also sentenced to 20 years in prison for using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and 30 years for kidnapping, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office. In sentencing Whetstone, Judge Paul E. Alpert said he had committed a "cold, calculated murder." Alpert said the judicial system "cannot tolerate interference with witnesses or potential witnesses."
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By Matt Whittaker and Matt Whittaker,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2004
A 19-year-old Baltimore man killed a witness set to testify against him and dumped the body in a ditch behind a strip club, prosecutors said yesterday as his trial began. But the lawyer for Tayvon Whetstone said during opening statements that police arrested the wrong person and that Whetstone was tricked during an interview with detectives. Prosecutors allege that in April last year, Whetstone, of the 1000 block of N. Fulton Ave., and an accomplice coaxed 17-year-old Rickey Prince into a car, drove him to a secluded area and shot him in the back of the head.
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October 13, 1999
The Rev. Harold Whetstone, 79, pastor, missionaryThe Rev. Harold Vink Whetstone, a retired Lutheran pastor and missionary, died of a stroke Friday at Augsburg Lutheran Home in Lochearn. He was 79.In June, he stepped down as vice pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Hollins Ferry Road, a post he had held since 1975.He moved to Baltimore in 1960 as pastor of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Hillendale and served there 14 years.From 1974 to 1991, he was chaplain at John Deaton Medical Center in the Inner Harbor.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,Sun reporter | February 14, 2007
The federal government is attempting to oust the management agency of Bywater Mutual Homes Inc., saying it has neglected the Annapolis public housing community. Residents and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials have agreed to upgrade and repair the 35-year-old townhouse complex - on HUD's condition that the Whetstone Co. step aside as the manager. Whetstone, which is fighting the terms of the agreement, is scheduled to meet with the two sides Friday at HUD headquarters in Washington.
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September 23, 2004
On September 18, 2004, CLARENCE C., beloved father of three sons, Christopher C. and Clayton C., both of Baltimore and Swanson Campbell of SC, and two daughters, Olivia Whetstone of Baltimore and Mary Crockett of SC; also survived by four brothers, Stanley and James, both of SC, Robert of NY and John of NC, and two sisters, Kathy Rainer of SC and Gloria Mitchell-Patton of Baltimore. Friends may call at the Wylie Funeral Home, P.A., 638 N. Gilmor Street, on Thursday from 5 to 8 P.M. Family will receive friends on Friday, 10:30 A.M. Funeral at 11 A.M. at Good Tidings Baptist Church, 1401 Edison Hwy. Interment following; Inquiries atwww.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 22, 2004
A Baltimore man was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for the murder of a teenage witness who was to testify in a Baltimore County murder trial. Tayvon Whetstone, 20, of the 1000 block of N. Fulton Ave. was also sentenced to 20 years in prison for using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and 30 years for kidnapping, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office. In sentencing Whetstone, Judge Paul E. Alpert said he had committed a "cold, calculated murder." Alpert said the judicial system "cannot tolerate interference with witnesses or potential witnesses."
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | August 13, 2004
A 21-year-old man was convicted late yesterday afternoon in city Circuit Court of felony murder and other charges in the death of a 17-year-old witness in a Baltimore County case. Christopher Mann was also convicted of kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap Rickey Prince, who witnessed a murder in the county. Mann's accomplice, Tayvon Whetstone, was convicted last week of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and other charges. Police said they believe Mann was the gunman and Whetstone drove the getaway car. On April 22 last year, Mann and Whetstone met Prince at a McDonald's restaurant in Baltimore County and forced him into their car, according to prosecutors.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2004
A 20-year-old Baltimore man was convicted yesterday in city Circuit Court of killing a teenage witness who was to testify in a murder case in Baltimore County. Jurors deliberated for 4 1/2 hours before finding Tayvon Whetstone guilty of six counts, including first-degree murder, kidnapping and handgun charges. Prosecutors say Whetstone and an accomplice coaxed 17-year-old Rickey Wallace Prince into a car, drove him to a secluded area and shot him in the back of the head. Prince's body was found in a ravine behind a strip club in the Curtis Bay neighborhood April 23 of last year.
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By Matt Whittaker and Matt Whittaker,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2004
A 19-year-old Baltimore man killed a witness set to testify against him and dumped the body in a ditch behind a strip club, prosecutors said yesterday as his trial began. But the lawyer for Tayvon Whetstone said during opening statements that police arrested the wrong person and that Whetstone was tricked during an interview with detectives. Prosecutors allege that in April last year, Whetstone, of the 1000 block of N. Fulton Ave., and an accomplice coaxed 17-year-old Rickey Prince into a car, drove him to a secluded area and shot him in the back of the head.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,Sun reporter | February 14, 2007
The federal government is attempting to oust the management agency of Bywater Mutual Homes Inc., saying it has neglected the Annapolis public housing community. Residents and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials have agreed to upgrade and repair the 35-year-old townhouse complex - on HUD's condition that the Whetstone Co. step aside as the manager. Whetstone, which is fighting the terms of the agreement, is scheduled to meet with the two sides Friday at HUD headquarters in Washington.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2002
Surrounded by water on three sides, accessible from most of the city by a single road, Locust Point for years was a close-knit, working-class community where families toiled and lived in happy isolation from the rest of Baltimore. As the site of Fort McHenry, a disembarkation point for thousands of immigrants, the home of two marine terminals and several storied industrial plants, the community boasted a rich history but was often overlooked or ignored by those who lived outside its mostly narrow streets of brick-and-Formstone rowhomes.
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