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William Donald Schaefer

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  • Gun referendum? Go ahead and make our day

    Gun referendum? Go ahead and make our day
    With Gov. Martin O'Malley's landmark gun control bill given final approval by the Senate on Friday and waiting only the governor's signature to be enacted into law, Democrats in Annapolis are likely hoping that the next step will be talk of the "R" word....
  • In defeat, a victory for Baltimore pension reform

    In defeat, a victory for Baltimore pension reform
    Baltimore's Fraternal Order of Police is celebrating what is, at most, a Pyrrhic victory in its effort to reverse the pension reforms Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the City Council enacted two years ago. Federal Judge Marvin J. Garbis' ruling that...
  • Vision of fishable Inner Harbor by 2020 is murky

    Vision of fishable Inner Harbor by 2020 is murky
    Tony Tochterman, who along with his wife, Dee, owns Tochterman's Fishing Tackle, the city's oldest bait and tackle store, remembers it well. Tony and Bob Wall, division chief of Baltimore's Recreation and Parks Department, helped introduce area...
  • Tables fit for a king

    At Tark's Grill, diners arrive early for a shot at Table 601, with views of the patio scene and the goings-on at the bar. At Hampden's hot new Food Market, regulars have started zeroing in on the two quiet tables by the front window. And at Kali's Court,...
  • Benjamin C. Whitten, city educator

    Benjamin C. Whitten, city educator
    Benjamin C. Whitten, a prominent Baltimore educator and community activist who served as president of the Baltimore Urban League, died Sept. 21 of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Morgan Park resident was 89. "Ben was a true giant in the...
  • Judge Robert Bell: Timeline

    July 6, 1943 Robert Mack Bell born in Rocky Mount, N.C.; family moves to Baltimore about 11/2 years later. June 17, 1960 Bell and 11 students try to get seated at Hooper's Restaurant at Charles and Fayette streets in Baltimore. A hostess says the...
  • Children learn to fish at City Catch event

    Children learn to fish at City Catch event
    Desteny Monahunt, one of about 100 inner city children who went fishing for the first time April 13, was philosophical about the experience. "Nature is where you came from, where you get born at," said the Cherry Hill girl, who fished for rainbow...
  • City wants $20 million upgrade at Lexington Market

    City wants $20 million upgrade at Lexington Market
    Charles Kelley stands in Baltimore's historic Lexington Market, chowing down on a Faidley's overstuffed crab cake sandwich. It doesn't bother the 37-year-old North Carolina man that the market doesn't have gourmet coffee, wine or cheese shops. He's OK...
  • Mildred Otenasek, 98, professor, mentor

    Mildred Otenasek, 98, professor, mentor
    Mildred Otenasek, a pioneering force for women in Maryland Democratic politics and a much-loved professor and mentor at her alma mater, Notre Dame of Maryland University, died Nov. 19 at her home in Roland Park. She was 98. A diminutive, soft-spoken...
  • Inner Harbor site approved for Du Burns statue

    Inner Harbor site approved for Du Burns statue
    A bronze statue of Baltimore's first African-American mayor can join a statue of former Mayor William Donald Schaefer on the west shore of the Inner Harbor, a municipal panel ruled Wednesday. Baltimore's Public Art Commission voted 6-0 to allow a city-...
  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close

    Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's career in Congress comes to a close
    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett began his unsuccessful campaign for another term with an unusual meeting: a one-on-one chat over dinner with his Democratic rival. Bartlett and his challenger, John Delaney, met alone for two hours in a Frederick restaurant...
  • Saul Genendlis, city schools educator

    Saul Genendlis, city schools educator
    Saul Genendlis, an advocate for special education and a retired Baltimore City schools principal and administrator, died of heart disease Sept. 25 at his Hampstead home. He was 84. Known by his students as Mr. G., he was once the city's acting...