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  • Akin rape comments 'offensive and wrong,' Bartlett says

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.” Akin, the GOP nominee...
  • Youman Fullard Sr., Yellow Bowl Restaurant owner

    Youman Fullard Sr., Yellow Bowl Restaurant owner
    Youman Fullard Sr., who fulfilled a lifelong dream when he and his wife took over ownership of the Yellow Bowl Restaurant and turned it into one of the city's most sought-after soul food destinations, died Sunday of complications from Alzheimer's...
  • Signs that U.S. gun violence on rise don't bear out in Baltimore

    Signs that U.S. gun violence on rise don't bear out in Baltimore
    The Wall Street Journal over the weekend used Baltimore and the world-renowned Maryland Shock Trauma Center as the setting for a story saying hospital statistics show gun violence nationwide was “soaring,” and that a continuing national...
  • Ellicott City woman wins raves as college dance team captain

    Ellicott City woman wins raves as college dance team captain
    Christine Jenkins, whose family moved to Ellicott City from Woodlawn when she was in third grade, was a standout basketball player as a young girl, playing on several travel teams. But she injured her knee during a game while in eighth grade, had...
  • Osborne A. Payne

    Osborne A. Payne
    Osborne A. Payne, a former educator who became a trailblazing Baltimore businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia. He was 87. "He was one of Baltimore's great unsung heroes,...
  • Doris J. Spriggs, aide to six mayors

    Doris J. Spriggs, aide to six mayors
    Doris J. Spriggs, a former Social Security Administration specialist who later became an aide to six Baltimore mayors, died Tuesday of heart failure at Mercy Medical Center. The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 79. "Doris was really one of the...
  • Weekend Wrap: Notes on Deon Long, Derwin Gray, Roddy Peters and more

    Weekend Wrap: Notes on Deon Long, Derwin Gray, Roddy Peters and more
    Maryland wide receiver commitment Deon Long has ended his junior college career as a national champion. The D.C. native and former New Mexico standout played a major role in Iowa Western Community College's 27-7 win over Butler (Kan.) C.C. for the NJCAA...
  • Ellicott City: Alpha Kappa Alpha's local chapter celebrating its 40th year

    Happy 40th anniversary to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's Iota Lambda Omega Chapter. To mark this important occasion, the AKA Sorority is inviting the public to a celebration, the chapter's 40 Years of Timeless Service Luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to...
  • Isaiah 'Ike' Dixon, state delegate from Baltimore

    Isaiah 'Ike' Dixon, state delegate from Baltimore
    Isaiah Dixon Jr., a jazz fan, world traveler and four-term state delegate from Baltimore City whose accomplishments included introducing a bill that made cross burnings a felony in Maryland, died of heart failure April 26 at Stella Maris Hospice in...
  • Ruth M. Land, educator

    Ruth M. Land, a retired Baltimore public schools guidance counselor, died April 26 of complications from dementia at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 93. The daughter of farmers, Ruth Margaret Williams was born and raised in Ocala, Fla. After...
  • Jackie Robinson movie spurs memories of integrated American Legion baseball team [Commentary]

    Over the years I sometimes think of Tony Carter and wonder what happened to him. Carter was a left-handed hitting second baseman who had some pop — baseball lingo for power. I also remember he ran on the tip of his toes and had a large Afro. I...
  • Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge

    Larry S. Gibson's book on Thurgood Marshall examines the forces in Baltimore that shaped young judge
    Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls — floor to ceiling — of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of...