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.

John Anderson: graphics director, business section, Washington Post.

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.

Jon Franklin: winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for The Evening Sun; author of "Shock-Trauma," other books; professor of journalism and creative writing, University of Oregon.

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.

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