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  • Robocall incident should spur changes

    In the weeks leading up to the Maryland gubernatorial election in 2006, the campaign of then-Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.commissioned and distributed "voter guides" which were, in fact, filled with misinformation. The leaflets falsely implied that Mr....
  • Lewis Museum's 'Growing Up Afro' takes viewers from paper routes to picket lines

    Lewis Museum's 'Growing Up Afro' takes viewers from paper routes to picket lines
    Beulah Hinson beams as she holds up a copy of the Afro-American newspaper, the young girl's expression a sharp contrast to the headlines from this particular edition — "205 Die in Dance Hall Fire," "Hubby Made Store Love Nest." The message behind...
  • Afro-American newspaper honors paperboys and girls in anniversary celebration

    Afro-American newspaper honors paperboys and girls in anniversary celebration
    For Marian Anderson Bell, selling copies of the Afro-American newspaper on Baltimore streets as a 12-year-old papergirl in 1945 felt like freedom. Now 79 years old, Bell reminisced Saturday about stashing away the pennies she earned to buy school...
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter deserving of Baltimore Sun Marylander of the Year honor

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter deserving of Baltimore Sun Marylander of the Year honor
    It was the Orioles’ final regular-season series in Tampa Bay -- three October games that preceded the team’s first trip to the playoffs in 15 years -- and I was sitting in Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s office in the visiting clubhouse...
  • For former members, life after Congress

    For former members, life after Congress
    Connie Morella served as an ambassador in Paris. Helen Bentley became a consultant to the port of Baltimore. Wayne Gilchrest opened an environmental education center on the Eastern Shore. Former members of Congress from Maryland, they rebounded from...
  • Morgan board reverses decision, extends Wilson's contract

    Morgan board reverses decision, extends Wilson's contract
    Morgan State University's Board of Regents voted to extend the contract of the university's president for an additional year during a lengthy meeting Friday — reversing a contentious decision to seek a new president at the close of the academic...
  • Morgan State board votes against renewing president's contract

    Morgan State board votes against renewing president's contract
    In a heated, narrowly divided closed-door meeting, Morgan State University's board of regents voted last week not to renew President David Wilson's contract, sources close to the board said Monday. The ouster comes amid a string of recent incidents...
  • Patricia Cook-Ferguson, teacher and Balto. Co. NAACP president

    Patricia Cook-Ferguson, teacher and Balto. Co. NAACP president
    Patricia Cook-Ferguson, a longtime Baltimore teacher and president of the Baltimore County NAACP known for wearing multiple hats in advocating for youth education and civil rights advancements, died Wednesday of complications from lung cancer. She was 56....
  • Marylander of the Year

    Marylander of the Year
    In 1987, The Sun's editorial board decided to bestow upon the Johns Hopkins University's then-president, Steven Muller, a newly created award: Marylander of the Year. The distinction was meant to honor the person who "contributed the most to Baltimore and...
  • An audience with Angelos

    An audience with Angelos
    In case you're wondering, Peter Angelos' involvement in this year's mayoral race didn't begin or end with last week's surprising letter to the editor. A bunch of declared challengers trooped into Angelos' office about two weeks ago. They came in...
  • Mike Schaefer, no relation to William Donald, makes claim to estate

    Mike Schaefer, no relation to William Donald, makes claim to estate
    A guy by the name of Mike Schaefer has filed a claim stating that he should get $28,000 from William Donald Schaefer’s estate. Mike Schaefer, a Baltimore landlord, is no relation to the late mayor, governor and comptroller, though he openly...
  • Schaefer was well-known at Old St. Paul's

    Schaefer was well-known at Old St. Paul's
    As a mayor tormented by the issues of office, William Donald Schaefer sought the silence and solace of the church in downtown Baltimore where his funeral will be held Wednesday. Alone, Schaefer turned to the traditional act of kneeling in prayer to...