A characteristic of The Evening Sun has been the friendly practice of newsroom and editorial staffers and alumni to keep in touch and see one another over the years.
A 75th anniversary party drew 700 employees, alumni and guests to Hunt Valley Inn in 1985. Almost 300 alumni and staffers attended a farewell party last Saturday at Center Stage.
To give a flavor of current alumni pursuits, here is a somewhat random list of alumni now in other jobs. Our regrets to those not named.
Ernie Accorsi: assistant general manager, New York Giants.
Jon Acton: assistant attorney general; legal counsel to Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
Lucy Acton: managing editor, Maryland Horse Magazine and Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Magazine.
Nancy Ancrum: editorial writer, Miami Herald.
Mark Arax: reporter, Los Angeles Times.
Lee Baylin: Baltimore attorney.
Kenneth T. Berents: media analyst and director of research, Wheat First Butcher and Singer.
Richard L. Berke: overall political reporter, New York Times.
Eunetta Boone: television sitcom writer.
Bill Burton: free-lance writer, outdoor columnist.
Tom Callahan: writer, former Time magazine columnist.
David Culhane: former CBS correspondent, soon to be Paris-based broadcaster.
Michael Davis: editor, the Baltimore Jewish Times, and executive editor, Palm Beach (Fla.) Jewish Times.
Frank Deford: sports writer, author, commentator.
James Degraci: associate editor for research and training, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Sun Sentinel.
Sharon Dickman: deputy editor, editorial page, Rochester (N.Y.) Times-Union.
William Douglas: reporter, Washington bureau, Newsday.
Wanda Draper: public affairs, WBAL Baltimore.
Scott Duncan: music critic, Orange County (Calif.) Register.
Thomas Edsall: political reporter, Washington Post.
Charles Eisendrath: executive director, School of Communications, University of Michigan.
Philip Evans: author of history of Annapolis to be published next year; former editor at Philadelphia Bulletin, Washington Star, Annapolis Capital.
Richard Frank: editor of the National Journal.
Ernest Freda: Washington editor in Atlanta at Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
Arthur W. Geiselman: reporter, Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal.
Jim Hawkins: sports collectibles dealer.
William E.N. Hawkins: vice president and executive editor of the Herald Sun, Durham, N.C.
Phil Hersh: Olympics writer, Chicago Tribune.
Mickey Hirten: managing editor, Burlington (Vt.) Free Press.
Ron Howell: reporter, Newsday.
Brit Hume: correspondent, ABC TV.
Gwen Ifill: NBC News TV political correspondent and former Washington-based reporter for the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Mike Janofsky: reporter, New York Times.
Clark Judge: football writer, San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News.
Robert Keller: associated with an executive headhunter firm in Detroit; former executive director of the Greater Baltimore Committee.
Rick Kenney: journalism professor, journalist in Florida.
Tom Kenworthy: reporter, Washington Post.
Peter Kumpa: Maryland Senate historian.
Jack Lemmon: president of New Century Press, publishers of five weeklies and several shoppers in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota.
David Lightman: Washington bureau chief, Hartford (Conn.) Courant.
Alan Lupo: columnist and reporter, Boston Globe.
William Manchester: author of biographies of H.L. Mencken, John F. Kennedy, the Rockefellers, MacArthur and Churchill; three novels; and "Goodbye, Darkness," an account of World War II service as a combat Marine. Retired professor, Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Peter Marudas: aide, Sen. Paul Sarbanes; former aide, Mayor Kurt Schmoke.
Jonathan Massie: graphics director, Cincinnati Enquirer.
Robert McGiffert: professor, University of Montana School of Journalism.
James McManus (Jim McKay): anchor, ABC's "Wide World of Sports;" winner of nine Emmy awards for sports reporting.
Margaret Dempsey McManus: writer, author of children's books.
James Miller: executive vice president, New Orleans Saints football team.
Dean Mills: dean, University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Kay Mills: author; former editorial writer, Los Angeles Times.
Paul Moore: journalism professor, Towson State.
Mike Naver: director, office of editorial policy, Social Security Administration.
Monica Norton: assignments editor, Westchester Rockland Newspapers, Inc.
Larry Olmstead: assistant vice president, human resources and diversity, Knight Ridder.
Lou Panos: Baltimore area newspaper columnist.
Jeff Peters: St. Paul team leader, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Tony Pipitone: TV investigative reporter, Orlando, Fla.
Terry Pluto: book author; Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal columnist.
Louis R. Rukeyser: host of Maryland Public Broadcasting's "Wall Street Week."
Ray Sanchez: Mexico City correspondent, Newsday.
Diana Jean Schemo (formerly Diana Henry): Brazil correspondent for the New York Times.
John Schulian: co-executive producer of Hercules TV show and book author.
Dan Shaughnessy: sports columnist, Boston Globe.
Michelle Singletary: financial reporter, Washington Post.
James Smallwood: graphics artist, Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
Bill Thompson: Eastern Shore writer.
Kay Thompson: former columnist, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Eleanor Johnson Tracy: former member of board of editors of Fortune magazine.
Jeff Valentine: vice president, Greater Baltimore Committee.
Leslie Walker: Maryland editor, Washington Post.
Michael Wentzel: reporter, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle.
Michael Wheatley: assistant business editor, Washington Times.
David Williams: owner, Telecom International.
Peter Young: editor, Archaeology magazine.