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  • William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, prominent venture capitalist

    William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, prominent venture capitalist
    William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams, who went from being a numbers runner on the streets of Baltimore to the city's first prominent African-American venture capitalist, bankrolling numerous black-owned businesses such as Parks Sausage and Super Pride...
  • I met Joe Louis at Little Willie Adams' house

    I was sorry to hear that William Lloyd "Little Willie" Adams had passed away. Years ago, my friend Elliott Klupt, who lived next door to Mr. Adams, and I were invited over to meet Joe Louis, who was staying at his home before a fight. We were about 12...
  • A reunion to remember

    A reunion to remember
    It took 62 years to happen but the Class of 1949 of Havre de Grace Colored High School finally had an official reunion earlier this month. The reunion brought eight of the surviving members together at Bulle Rock's Red Room on Aug. 7. Pat Cole, whose...
  • Inez Alice Chappell, manicurist

    Inez Alice Chappell, manicurist
    Inez Alice Chappell, a former Pennsylvania Avenue manicurist and thoroughbred racing fan, died Nov. 2 of heart failure at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 86. The daughter of an a-rab and a homemaker,...
  • Boxer made his mark — awkwardly

    OAK VIEW, Calif. — Ray "Windmill" White, a veteran of 60 professional fights, pulls a paperback from a shelf in his office, opens "The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists" and thumbs through it. Finally spotting his name, he looks up and smiles. "So,"...
  • Ravens' Grubbs knows what it means to give back

    Ravens' Grubbs knows what it means to give back
    The world has been pretty chaotic lately. The financial markets are in turmoil, 401(k)'s have evaporated, the Obamas and the Clintons are suddenly best of friends, teenage vampire literature is all the rage, the auto industry is on the verge of...
  • ‘Man of Steel’ at Comic-Con: Can Superman still soar?

     
    It seems strange to ask — rude even — given Superman’s long history as a bulletproof champion of American pop ......
  • Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond

    Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond
    As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk. Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
  • Local junior golfers to play Pebble Beach

    Local junior golfers to play Pebble Beach
    Two local teens will play Pebble Beach in an official Champions Tour tournament July 6-8. Megan Board, age 16, attends Cave Spring High School and has been playing golf for three years. She has a USGA handicap of 5.8 and has been an active member of...
  • Our Picks: Six Great Shows Happening This Week Near Hartford

    Our Picks: Six Great Shows Happening This Week Near Hartford
    1) Dopapod & Jimkata: $10-$15. Thurs. 10 p.m. Arch Street Tavern, Hartford. 2) Iron and Wine: $25-$35. Fri. 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre and Performing Arts Center, Northampton. 3) Joe Louis Walker w/ special guest Clarence Bucaro: $20-$30. Fri. 8 p.m....
  • Changes Await as Red Wings Clean Out Lockers

    Changes Await as Red Wings Clean Out Lockers
    Another year when the lockers were being cleaned out too early. The Detroit Red Wings took their team photo and cleaned out their lockers at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday after being knocked out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by Nashville. Now, the Red...
  • Fight Night Returns to Yankee Stadium

    Fight Night Returns to Yankee Stadium
    Daniel Flores handed a digital camera to a friend and grabbed a place next to Babe Ruth's monument in the famous park beyond the center-field wall at Yankee Stadium. This was a no-brainer for the 29-year-old Army officer and Miguel Cotto backer. "I'm...