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Two Prominent Black Churches Maryland Political Icon William
to Premiere New Locations Donald Schaefer Dies at 89
By Shernay Williams After over a century of worshipping first Former Governor, State Comptroller, Baltimore Mayor
AFRO Staff Writer in meeting house, then at an old German
Lutheran Church on what is now Saratoga and Baltimore City Council President
Two influential Black churches – one Street, Bethel A.M.E. purchased the site at
young and the other seasoned – will unveil 1300 Druid Hill Avenue in 1910 for $19,000. By AFRO Staff
additional worship branches on Easter News outlets called the property purchase
Sunday, continuing a trend for Black one of the “largest real estate transactions by Longtime Maryland and
churches to expand. coloreds.” Baltimore politician and
The 225-year-old Bethel A.M.E Church Rev. Reid said he is contemplating a move character William Donald
will premiere a companion location in to East Baltimore or an Eastern County next Schaefer died April 18 at his
Owings Mills Sunday at 11:30 a.m., and year to ensure Bethel is “accessible from all home outside Baltimore. He
the fresh-faced, 11-year-old Empowerment areas.” was 89.
Temple will debut a second site on Braddish “If we are going to be a strong influence Schaefer served on the
Avenue at 1:30 p.m. in Maryland, churches Baltimore City Council for
Bethel A.M.E. has must expand,” he said. 16 years before being elected
owned 250 acres of land “If we are going to be
He affirms that the to his first of four terms as
mayor of Baltimore in 1971.
in Baltimore County same leadership will
since 1999, but its a strong influence in
preside in both branches. In his first inaugural address,
according to a story in the
grand opening has been
throttled after 10 years
Maryland, churches
“We are now one church
in two locations. That is Dec. 7, 1971 edition of the
of litigation with nearby must expand.”
the key. ... We’ll never AFRO, he told the crowd, “I
have worked 16 long, hard
residents, who contested leave the city.”
the congregation moving -Rev. Dr. Frank Reid Beginning Sunday, years to be able to stand here
to their neighborhood, service will begin at 9:30 today—I can lead this city.
said the Rev. Dr. Frank Reid, senior pastor at a.m. at the Druid Hill location and at 11:30 And lead it, I shall.”
Bethel A.M.E. a.m. at the new place of worship on Red He led Baltimore through
Legal battles aside, Rev. Reid said the Run Boulevard. Within a few months, Rev. four terms, as the AFRO
church is ready to extend its outreach to the Reid expects to stream services live from the endorsement of Schaefer in
county corridor. They’ll hold services in suite Owings Mills site. Druid Hill services are the Sept. 8, 1979 Baltimore
219 of an office complex at 10989 Red Run already available online through “Bethel TV.” Afro-American noted: “He has
Blvd. While it is important for Rev. Reid to shown qualities approaching
Fifty-five percent of Bethel’s 12,000 propel his congregation to Baltimore County genius at marshaling often
William Donald Schaefer, a Maryland
members already live in Baltimore County, residents, the Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant diverse and warring elements
political icon, died April 18 in his
he noted. of Empowerment Temple said he has “made of this city into a collective
home. He served as Baltimore
“Baltimore is as much a region as it a commitment ... to remain and grow around machinery that is causing
City Council president, mayor of
is a city. A lot of African Americans have the city.” the very face and soul of
Baltimore, and comptroller and
left Baltimore City but they have not left It is as crucial as ever for churches to be Baltimore to be radically
governor of Maryland.
Maryland; they went to the county. And we visual and vocal in crime-ridden, unemployed transformed. ... Baltimoreans
see ourselves as a regional church,” he said. Continued on A4 AFRO Archives Photo Continued on A3

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Fire Department Vows to County Residents’ Input
Join Host Sean Yoes Recruit More Minorities Sought on Redistricting
 Sunday @ 8 p.m. on By Shernay Williams with the NAACP, and other minority By Linda Dorsey Walker written plan by Sept. 1.  The
88.9 WEAA FM, the AFRO Staff Writer leaders, for a second time to adjust Special to the AFRO Baltimore County Council will hold
recruitment techniques and energize   only one public hearing, expected to
Voice of the Community.
In the wake of an investigation that minorities to sign up. Fire officials Maryland established local occur sometime in August 2011.
uncovered a lack of diversity in the first called on the organization in redistricting commissions nearly 10 Unlike the census of 2000, which
Baltimore City Fire Department, the 2004 after the unit came under fire for years ago, after citizens complained revealed a significant increase in the
they were not given sufficient Baltimore County population, the
opportunity for input into the 2010 census showed a more modest
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Baltimore Fire Chief Jim process. The five-member Baltimore increase of about 50,740 people.  The
Clack said he wants to boost County Redistricting Commission, law mandates that county council
department diversity by which includes one African American, districts be substantially equivalent in
adding 60 percent more met for the first time in late March. It size. This means the current County
minorities. will hold three public meetings
to discuss the redrawing of
county council district lines in
Baltimore County; the first two
“By 2021, if trends continue
have already taken place.  relative to the growth of
The Redistricting
Commission’s third public minorities, the possibility of
meeting will take place 7 p.m.
April 28 in the auditorium at
a second predominantly
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Patapsco High School, 8100 minority Baltimore County
Wise Ave., Dundalk, Md. 
unit’s chief announced it will revive
its partnership with the NAACP – and
graduating an all White class.
Clack said that partnership was Persons wishing to speak or ask Council district may exist.”
this time make it “continuous.” simply to ensure the subsequent questions should plan to arrive - Dunbar Brooks
“What my goal is, is to make class was more diverse, but was not between 6 - 6:45 p.m. for sign-
sure this job is available to as many incorporated into the department’s up. 
Baltimoreans as possible,” Fire Chief routine recruitment efforts. The newly Groups and individuals are population of just over 805,000, which
Jim Clack said at a recent press announced partnership will be more welcome to make suggestions or had been apportioned into seven
briefing. long-term, he said. offer proposals. County residents are districts of nearly 108,000 in 2001,
He wants 60 percent more “This will not be just one time. free to attend and participate in any must be apportioned into districts of
minorities to join the unit. The service Every time we recruit, we want to public forum, regardless of their home approximately 115, 000 in 2011. So a
is currently 87 percent male with 34 involve the NAACP,” he told the district. shift in some precinct lines is likely.
percent racial minorities. Of those AFRO. The Redistricting Commission, The greatest portion of the
minorities, 94 percent are Black and NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston which is advisory in nature, must County’s population growth occurred
120 are Black women. A little over 1 said she will lead a taskforce – which prepare a formal recommendation in the northwest communities of
percent are Latino. In the newest class will include members from the Urban for the Baltimore County Council by Randallstown and Owings Mills.  The
– which graduates next month – all 45 League, the Black fire firefighter union July 1.  The Council will then assess population of Owings Mills, for the
cadets are White men except five who and the fire department – to implement the 2010 population data, deliberate first time, is more than half African
are Black and three who are women. on the Redistricting Committee’s American at 61 percent, and that
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A2 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011

AFRO National Briefs Armstrong’s eldest child, La’Shaun, 10, managed to roll
down a window and escape the submerged vehicle. According
to TIME magazine, the boy climbed out of the water and waved
Hip Hop Caucus Releases ‘350 For Earth Day’ List down help from a woman who took him to a nearby fire station
Your History • Your Community • Your News WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Hip Hop Caucus’ “One Planet. to alert rescuers.
The Afro-American Newspapers One Voice.” campaign is celebrating Earth Day, April 22, by It took fire crews an hour to recover the van, which was
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters honoring 350 African-American pacemakers who, through their submerged in 10 feet of water roughly 25 yards offshore,
2519 N. Charles Street professions, passions and service, are making the planet a better according to TIME.
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 place to live. Armstrong and three children, Landon Pierre, 5, Lance Pierre,
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 As part of an effort to reshape the brand of 2, and Lainaina Pierre, 11 months, were all found dead inside.
www.afro.com environmentalism, the “350 For Earth Day” list highlights Read more at afro.com
leaders in media, entertainment, sports, law, politics, education,
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 and business. Some notable honorees include Kanye West, Ire Over ‘Racist’ Email
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II Soledad O’Brien, Ambassador Susan Rice, AME Bishop Vashti
McKenzie and environmental activist Van Jones. Continues to Build
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. By Hazel Trice Edney
“Communities of color are often overlooked by traditional
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222
environmental campaigns, yet the studies show that we are (TriceEdneyWire.
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200 amongst the most adversely affected by pollution and climate com) — The California
change,” said the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and State NAACP, this week,
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales
CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, in a statement. “This Earth Day lambasted a California
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289
susangould@afro.com we are standing up as good stewards of the earth because this is Republican’s emailing of a
Courtesy Photo
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 about the health of our families and future generations.” cartoon depicting President
An e-mail allegedly sent by
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 From the “350 For Earth Day” site Hip Hop Caucus Barack Obama as being from
Republican Party official
Advertising Account Executive supporters and the public will be able to organize and promote a family of apes.
Marilyn Davenport shows
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274
education and awareness events nationwide. These activities NAACP President
an image of President
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 will comprise the largest Earth Day mobilization within the Alice Huffman has issued
Barack Obama alongside
African-American community in the 41-year history of this a statement describing
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 chimpanzees.
international day. the email sent by Marilyn
Director, Community & Public Relations
The “350 For Earth Day” honoree gallery is available on a Davenport, an Orange County Republican Central Committee
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 member, as racist, outrageous, and disrespectful. The email
mini-site at www.hiphopcaucus.org/earthday.
Editorial shows President Obama’s head on the body of a chimpanzee
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu with two chimp parents alongside him.
E-mail: editor@afro.com Confrontation, Facebook Message Preceded According to reports, the caption that ran with the photo
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 Hudson River Tragedy says: “Now you know why no birth certificate.” This is a direct
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 Hours before a New York woman drove her vehicle off a
E-mail: dceditor@afro.com reference to the so-called “Birthers” movement, which seeks
boat dock into the Hudson River on April 12, drowning herself to broaden the belief that Obama was not born in Kenya rather
Global Markets and three of her four children, she posted a Facebook message than the U. S.; therefore not qualified to be president.
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 apologizing for the murder-suicide. The email resurrects historic Jim-crow-like racist and White
bphillips@afro.com “I’m sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna supremacist views of Black people being less than human and
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager do…This is it!!!” Lashandra Armstrong, 25, wrote. being akin to apes.
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 According to the New York Daily News, the distressed
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager “There are no ifs, ands, or buts about this cartoon, it is
mother and Jean Pierre, the father of Armstrong’s three absolutely and positively racist in nature. There is no way
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266
youngest children, had an angry confrontation at her Newburgh, that depicting the president of the United States as less than
Production Department - 410-554-8288 N.Y., home before the murder-suicide. human can be considered anything but a racist act,” Huffman
A neighbor told the Daily News, “[Pierre] was banging on says in her statement. “History has shown that Blacks have
Washington Office the door real loud. He called to her, ‘Open the f------ door!’ He been depicted in this fashion in the past to degrade African
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 was there about a half an hour; he was on the phone as well.” Americans as not human. Anyone who does not know this
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 According to reports, Pierre was served with an order of history is either ignorant, had their head buried in the sand; or
General Manager protection earlier in the day stemming from an incident in as we at the NAACP believe – Simply Racist. We have viewed
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 February when his 2-year-old son was left at home alone. The this cartoon repeatedly and believe yet again that racism is
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 barefoot toddler was found wandering the streets, which were alive and blatantly in our midst. It appears to the NAACP that
covered with snow. the election of an African-American president has brought
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips said no charges to the forefront outright racists who believe their philosophy
410-554-8234 will be filed after police questioned the father of the deceased degrading the worth of African Americans once again will be
Customer Service@afro.com children. The man reportedly had a dispute with Armstrong at her accepted in general. Why else would this cartoon be so easily
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 house in Newburgh, N.Y. just before she piled the children into and without conscience distributed so widely.”
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April
23,2,2011
2011- April
- April29,
8, 2011 The Afro-American
By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his employment, especially in these uncertain law that dated back to the Prohibition
Sunday, Jennifer Hudson era. And
asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago economic times. Maryland wineries, for the public’s help in kept
which – quiet as it’s finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot “It also sends a message to employers – are among someher of the finestIninher
nephew. theMySpace
country,
multiple times in the back seat that you shouldn’t be using a credit report now can ship theirblog, product she out of state.
thanked fansItand
wassup-
of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- to determine someone’s character. There are a long time coming. porters for their prayers and
tered to Hudson’s murdered other ways of doing that.” And there was offerednews ona $100,000
the Minority reward to
brother, was towed with the Pugh, a West Baltimore Democrat was Business Enterprise front who
anyone this session.
returned the boy
boy’s body inside and is being busy as usual during the session, but now it’s Lawmakers passedalive. a bill renewing Maryland’s
processed by evidence techni- a pretty safe bet she is going to get even busier commitment to the MBE Sinceprogram, which was
the investigation,
cians and workers. The body as she has all but made it official that she will set to expire July 1. The newwho
Hudson – bill gained
keeps the 25
stardom
was later removed and taken to challenge Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to percent participation afterofappearing
minority and women-
on “American

Notes on a Somewhat Sleepy Session the Cook County Medical


Examiner’s office.
Hudson and other family
be the next mayor of Baltimore.
This session the legislature finally decided
owned businessesIdol,” and then procurement
in Maryland’s
process. Legislators vow to producefora her
Academy Award
won an

the movie Dreamgirls – has


long-role in
The 2011 version of the Maryland General Truth is aftermembers
the bill made it through the to tackle the monstrous $36 billion pension term plan for MBE during the 2012 session.
arrived at the Medical stayed out of the public eye.
Assembly seemed to have a little bit of Senate, opponents of gay marriage – many deficit in earnest. They voted to increase the Critics of the state’s MBE program argue most
Examiner’s office mid-after- The Chicago Tribune report-
something for just about everybody – unless of whom are in noon the Black community
to identify the body. – retirement
Julian age Jennnifer
King, to 65, increased the vesting
Hudson’s nephew. state contracts didn’t reach
ed that the 25 of
a parade percent
cars moved
you supported gay marriage in Maryland. But, got mobilized. They Givenstarted calling
the choice their look-
between time to 10 years and employees will have minority participation goal over the
slowly past her family’s last fivehome
the debate and political machinations over the representatives and those who
ing directly were
at the bodyon or to pay a little more
A spokesman for into their pension
the office plans. but is
the murders years.
being held in Monday morning, past the
controversial measure seemed to usurp most the fence jumped off of itit quickly.
viewing I think
on a wall-mounted Of course
told the reforms
the newspaper thatare uncomfortable
Hudson for violation
jail for parole Bottomafterline is,news
despite thereporters
vans, victories,and there
curi-
of the passion and volatility from the rest of sometimes people forget Maryland is a some, but the system as it stood was simply was a lot of unfinished business left
ous for the
onlookers.
the session.
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Southern unsustainable. House and the Senate to perhapsNeighbors pick up stood
Jennifer Hudson and her mom, Darnell Donerson whostate with many Southern mores and
“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
“This has Much to the consternation of many in 2012, including the looming long-term
was killed, as been
well the as most collegial session
her brother, Jason. similar measures have not gained traction in quietly and
between the two houses and the governor,” the South. Still, the bill was just a few votes restaurant, bar and liquor store owners in structural budget deficit. reflected on the
video screen, the family chose “remained
Maryland, strong
the for hertaxfami-
alcohol passed. being convicted of attempted
Beginning But for those who find
violence. themselves feeling
said House Speaker Michael Busch during last short, so we’ll see what happens when it ly”
theweek’s
body ofbill hersigning
7-year-oldceremony. There plate were
X584859 707 wascomes found backon nextthe latter. According to the
year. Julyand wasalcohol
1, the clearly tax
its leader.
will increase murder
from 6and to vehicular hijack-in wake ofInthe
unfulfilled 2011
front of session,
the Hudson’s you
“She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
nephew Monday, just hours
bills passed, but gay marriage in Maryland
Chicago’s West Side after Tribune, Hudson
Sen. Catherine Pugh sponsored – and the
said, “Yes, 9 percent. The 50 percent increase is going to won’t have to wait until 2012. A special
ly,” the spokesman said. “It that he pleaded guilty to both
be a significant blow to many retailers across
obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. session He wasisalso scheduled
after his body was found in a police received a 7 a.m. call that’s him.” andfor September,
hooded during
sweatshirts came to
wasn’t one of them. legislature passed – SB 132, which limits was
Advocates for the bill – organized and employers’ access to the credit reports of the state, as well as consumers. convicted in 1998 which lawmakers will attempt to tackle the bar-
kiss the twin white crosses

ACORN Fights Back


moment.” for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
relentless – won a stunning victory early on in potential employees. “It keeps companies Staying
The boy –with
the the
sonalcohol
of Juliatangent, sionI’m often precarious
of a stolen motor vehicle. adventure of redistricting
certain my friend Rita Roane-Blackwell, Jason.
the Senate, where most believed the real battle from checking credit reports to determine Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released based on thein
from prison 2010 Census figures. Now, that
“Everybody is sick of going
would be. But, although it made it out of the employment except in the case of positions owner
been of Wine
missing Express,
since Friday, which provides,
2006 after should
serving seven provide
years plenty of passion and volatility.
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff like this,” Artisha
Judiciary Committee, the House never took that require fiduciary responsibilities,” “private
when tastingsfound
a relative of uncommon
Julian’s wine,” for the is attempted murder and
West, a former resident of the
a vote on the measure, because ultimately, Pugh told the Sun.“I think it’s a real victory thrilled Marylanders
grandmother, Darnell can now have wine
car hijacking charges. Sean Yoes is a area former toldstaff
the reporter
Tribune. and “We all
ByBusch
Alan knew
King he didn’t have the votes. and Dallas Cowboysfor players No wonder
those who are out there looking forObama’s campaign is shipped
Donerson, directly
57, andto them,
his uncle,repealing anThearchaic
boy contributing
remained missing writer to the AFRO.
have to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff Writer Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, trying to distance him from the Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death through a long weekend in young children are dying, and
among the names submitted to group, saying, “Barack Obama in his grandmother’s home in which police and volunteers for what?”

William Donald Schaefer Dies at 89


Presidential candidate John election officials. Never Organized with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale Schaefer’s greatest strength and he leaves a legacy of
McCain’s attack on ACORN – Hurd said those workers, who But Obama’s ties to ACORN run Avenue. was that he was a Baltimorean strong, visionary leadership
Associated Community were doing those things without long and deep. He taught classes An Amber Alert – a desig- to the core of his being. He that transformed a city and a
Organization for Reform Now – ACORN’s knowledge or permis- for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing exemplified the determination state.”
Continued from A1
confirms the success of the sion, were fired. him for President. children – was issued Friday and the pride in hard work Schaefer, despite being
are beginningthe
organization, tohead
like of the “The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered well done that is at the heart of a good politician and public
group says.
Baltimore.” faced so far shows they faked Reporter: There are at least missing after the murders. our character as a community. servant, was best known
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they 11 investigations across the
Since the news of his Police arrested William “Even on those occasions for his brazen nature and
we’ve done and success we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step- when we disagreed on policy,
death, tributes have been boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN outrageous comments.
had,” Maude Hurd, president of father and estranged husband
pouring in from across
ACORN, said in an interview the victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. I never doubted that he had Gov. Martin O’Malley, on
of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
state.
with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter the public’s well-being at April 19 ordered state flags
Southside apartment several
“William Donald Schaefer
“When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. the forefront of his mind. flown at half-staff and said
lifted us up as a City
had just announced that we had and bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has With Donald Schaefer’s Schaefer will lie in state at the
restored our pride from
registered 1.3 million new vot- the selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had passing, an era has ended in Maryland State House and at
neighborhoods
ers,” she said. “That’s up.  I just
wasto say agrees. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings. our community. He will be Baltimore’s City Hall.
president
that someone’sof therunning
Greater scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson missed.” “Governor Schaefer’s
Homewood
because of ACORN’sCommunity success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., life was spent in service to
Corporation
McCain, who in 1972, whenfor
is running been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment. said in a statement, “Don the communities he loved,
he launched
president theRepublican
on the Mayor’s tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for Schaefer was an indomitable and his unrelenting drive to
Station
et, lashed program
out at ACORNin our in the votes.” America. force who dedicated his life ‘do it now’ was a constant
final debate against
community, bringing Barack
us and The problem came about pri- to the people of Maryland. … pursuit of a better Maryland
Obama,
other contending theagroup
neighborhoods direct“is
marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments, There was no problem thatHIGH for the people he served,”
SQUARE
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been
link with City Hall without was too small for his attention said Governor O’Malley.
ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and
leaving home,” said Baltimore ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail. and his forceful ‘do-it-now- “And so it is fitting that as we
voter history in this country,
City Councilwoman
maybe destroying the fabric of Mary ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential AFRO Archives Photos style’ focused attention on mourn the loss of Maryland’s
Pat Clarke,
democracy.” in a statement. William
The idea wasDonald
to helpSchaefer
both thosereceived debate, anvandals
honorary brokedegree
into thefrom Morgan State University in finding solutions and getting indomitable statesman, the
“With Mayor Schaefer, we
Factcheck.org, a non-partisan 1983. being registered
He is shown, and thoseleft,doing organization’s
with Black Enterprise Boston and Seattle
founder Dr. Earl Graves, right, on the day results.  Personally, it was a people of Maryland can
were all family, and,
Web site, found those claims to for all the registration.
the degree was conferred. offices and stole computers. privilege to have known him celebrate his legacy properly.”
the occasional disagreements,
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
family
dence ofalways
any such came first.  As
democracy- out
zerofor Indianapolis.
tolerance policy for But, he
deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
he wished,fraud.”
destroying we will remember nevertheless
ate falsificationhad of more than
registration.” sent to the local office saying she
bestHurd
that,believes
‘He cared.’”the McCain his Most
sharenewsof critics
account forneglect
how his to “is going to have her life ended.”
To Baltimore
charges were politicallyhe brought
motivat- advancements
point out that ACORN for Baltimore
is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
the
ed. Inner Harbor project requiredseem
didn’t by law to turninto
to reach in allallreg- received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
andShe officiated the opening
said, “Because it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work
neighborhoods.
andthe
of moderate-income
aquarium and other people, to note that it was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
Such criticism, however,
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a
projects to create a better didn’t
McCain campaign thinks those broughtslow his political
the phony registrations message on the answering
Baltimore. He was also at the career in the state, as he
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
table when the Colts
Democratic, which is not neces- pulled was The McCain campterms
elected to two as
apparently calling to let you know that
sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get
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Two New Orleans Police Officers Found Guilty in Beating Death


By Trice Edney they suspected Robair had Prosecutors said the defense. DeSalvo said Baden remanded them into custody. to be tried. In December, a
Special to the AFRO ingested drugs. officers are to blame for the concluded that none of Their sentencing is set for July jury convicted three former
 But the jury heard delay in treating Robair’s Robair’s injuries could have 14. NOPD officers in the death
(TriceEdneyWire.com) — testimony during the trial from ruptured spleen because they been caused by a police baton. Williams faces a possible of 31-year-old Henry Glover,
After more than 14 hours of Tremé residents who said they lied to the doctors and nurses Hessler said the doctors who maximum sentence of life in who was shot by a police
deliberation over the course of saw Williams beat Robair. at Charity Hospital. treated Robair didn’t find any prison. Moore could receive officer outside a strip mall in
three days, a federal jury has “Williams believed he had the “If the defendants hadn’t external injuries on him. up to a 25-year sentence. Katrina’s aftermath before
found two NOPD officers power to beat a man in broad done anything wrong, they “You get hit with this, “Today’s verdict is another officer burned
guilty of fatally beating a man daylight, in front of multiple would have told the doctors it’s going to leave a mark,” evidence that we, and our his body inside a car on a
in Faubourg Tremé nearly six witnesses and get away exactly what happened,” said Hessler said, showing a baton partners in the Department of Mississippi River levee.
years ago and attempting to with it,” Justice Department Justice Department attorney to the jury. Justice Civil Rights Division A trial is scheduled
cover up the incident. The defense lawyers and FBI, are absolutely to begin in June for five
The jury of seven men argued that residents who committed to bring those who current or former officers
and five women began “Whoever you are, you’re not above the law.” testified for the government have violated the sacred rights charged in deadly shootings
deliberating Monday, April – U.S. Attorney Jim Letten gave inconsistent accounts of our citizens to justice, in the on the Danziger Bridge in
11  in the trial for a New of the alleged beating. hope that our pursuit will give eastern New Orleans after
Orleans police officer charged attorney Forrest Christian Jared Fishman.Moore’s Fishman said those “minor the people of New Orleans Hurricane Katrina and an
with beating a 48-year-old told jurors during closing lawyer, Eric Hessler, said the inconsistencies” are inevitable confidence in the protection of alleged conspiracy to make
handyman to death and arguments Monday. “You officers responded properly with the passage of time. honest and professional law the shootings appear justified.
another officer charged with know that Melvin Williams is and told the truth about their “They’re just enforcement,” U.S. Attorney Another trial is slated to be
helping his partner cover up not above the law.” encounter with Robair. neighborhood people who told Jim Letten said Wednesday. held in August for two NOPD
the deadly encounter. The officers’ lawyers tried “They did their best with you like they remember it,” “Whoever you are, you’re officers charged with lying
Prosecutors said Officer to attribute Robair’s death what they knew,” he said. he said. not above the law,” Letten under oath about the fatal
Melvin Williams broke four to the hospital doctors who Dr. Michael Baden, a Williams and Moore were added. “You do not have the shooting of a man outside the
of Raymond Robair’s ribs treated him for a heart attack nationally known forensic found guilty on all charges. right to harm our citizens.” Ernest N. Morial Convention
and crushed his spleen when for about 90 minutes before pathologist, testified as Judge Eldon Fallon revoked The Raymond Robair Center shortly after Hurricane
he kicked and beat him with they discovered his spleen had an expert witness for the both officers’ bond and murder case is the second Katrina.
a baton after he and Officer ruptured.
Matthew Dean Moore
approached the man while
patrolling Faubourg Tremé
Williams’ attorney,
Frank DeSalvo, said before
Wednesday’s verdict was
Churches to Premiere New Locations
Continued from A1
nearly six years ago. Robair read that he agrees with
died of massive internal prosecutors that residents or underemployed cities, he
bleeding after the officers have a right to be free from contended. “The trend with
drove him to a hospital, unjustified use of force by mega churches is for most to
according to prosecutors. police officers. move their ministries to the
The officers deny beating “By the same token, county,” he said. “But we
Robair and claim he slipped every man – rich or poor, want to revitalize the city.”
and fell on a curb as they drug addict or not – deserves Empowerment Temple’s
approached him on July 30, to have the same medical new location at 851 Braddish
2005, less than a month before treatment that you or I would Ave. is also the site of the
Hurricane Katrina struck the get in a time of need, and pre-k through eighth grade
city. The officers also said (Robair) didn’t get it,” he said. charter school the church has
managed for seven years.

Input Sought Rev. Bryant said the


surrounding community
will continue to thrive
Continued from A1
with influence from a faith
growth trend is expected to when the next redistricting institution because a “great
continue in both northwest takes place. By 2021, if number of young adults
Photos by Bill Tabron

areas through the next decade.  trends continue relative to Bethel AME Church is launching an expansion site on Easter Sunday, holding the
there have traditionally been
Presently African Americans the growth of minorities, inaugural service at the Owings Mills location at 11:30 a.m.
unchurched.”
comprise 38.3 percent of the the possibility of a second “Easter marks new
County’s population. While predominantly minority beginnings and a new life ...
the White population declined Baltimore County Council and we are branching a new
by 41,000, County African district may exist,” said life in Baltimore,” he said.
Americans increased by long-time Baltimore County A former youth operations
more than 58,000, Hispanics political observer and activist director for the NAACP, Rev.
increased by 20,000, and Dunbar Brooks.  Bryant began hosting Bible
Asians increased by 16,000. Redistricting of studies in his living room in
”The significance of the congressional districts will 1999 with just 17 supporters.
2011 redistricting effort is take place this summer.  By the time he opened the
that it lays the groundwork State legislative restricting, doors of Empowerment
for continued opportunity for however, will not occur until Temple on Easter Sunday
African Americans in 2021 2012. in 2000, he had 300
parishioners.
After stints at Walbrook
Senior High School, Coppin
State University and other The Empowerment Temple is expanding the services it provides in Baltimore City, and is
sites, the church settled at planning to hold the first church services at their satellite location on Braddish Avenue
its current location at 1417 with a 1:30 p.m. service on Easter Sunday.
Primrose Ave. The ballooning
congregation even has a sister a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 brewing for Black churches closed their Washington, D.C.
church in Liberia. a.m. – and a 1:30 service will to expand, but some have buildings to move to Prince
On Sundays, three services commence at the new branch shuttered their city locations George’s county, contributing
will be held at the main site on Braddish Avenue. to open county sites. Several to a demographic shift in
on Primrose Avenue – 7:30 A national movement is Black congregations have the district, Rev. Reid said.
“Chocolate City is quickly
becoming vanilla,” he said.
“As wise people, we have to
learn from our mistakes.”
Harold McDougall,
Howard University law
professor and author of Black
Baltimore: A New Theory of
Community, which included
a section about Baltimore’s
Black churches, said faith
organizations can serve
“cross-class, inter-class
integration” roles if they have
multiple branches with roots
in cities.
“The Black church is
one of the few remaining
grass-roots organizations in
the Black community, so the
more locations they have,
the better, provided that they
have an organic connection
with each community in
which they locate,” he said in
a statement to the AFRO.
 Said Rev. Reid, “At the
end of the day, what people
are learning is that the church
is no longer a building. That’s
what these expansions and
new locations are saying. It’s
not about a building; this is
about having sites where the
people are and where their
needs are met.”
A4 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 23, 2011 April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011 The Afro-American A5

Fire Department Westboro Relishes Legal Fight as Md. Lawmakers


Continued from A1
an aggressive recruitment Jr., father of former
Push Picketing Restrictions
By Andy Marso dissenting. The majority ruled that buffer so large that it would be impossible
strategy in city schools. House Speaker Nancy
Capital News Service Westboro’s speech is protected under the for anyone to even notice that there was
They plan to visit middle Pelosi, demanded the fire
First Amendment because it is of public any type of speech going on,” Percival
and high schools to promote department’s board of
WASHINGTON —Maryland concern and the picketers, who were said. “But it seems to me that a 500-foot
firefighting as a career and commissioners integrate the
lawmakers introduced three state and about 1,000 feet away, did not disrupt the restriction would not have any problem
train interested candidates for BCFD.
federal bills in the past five weeks to funeral. constitutionally at all.”
the aptitude test. Hill-Aston The city’s police
strengthen restrictions on picketing Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion The Maryland bill applies to all
said they’ll also tap faith- department had accepted
funerals. made it clear the justices were only funerals. Ruppersberger and Cardin have
based organizations, including Blacks 15 years earlier,
The measures are meant to protect ruling on the merits of the suit, not on introduced federal bills specific to military
the New Fellowship Christian but the all-White panel of
families from the distress that led Albert the constitutionality of laws that restrict funerals. Cardin’s bill would increase
Church, to help identify fire officials argued that Snyder to file a lawsuit against the anti- funeral picketing. “To the extent these the quiet time before and after a military
potential applicants and conditions were much too gay Westboro Baptist Church after it laws are content neutral, they raise very funeral from 60 minutes to 120 minutes,
implement a fire preparatory intimate among fire fighters picketed his son’s March 2006 military different questions from the tort verdict and increase “buffer zones” around the
program via a $15,000 grant who lived and ate together, funeral in Westminster. at issue in this case,” Roberts wrote. funeral from 150 feet to 300 feet and
they expect to receive. said Burris. The bill passed by the Maryland “Maryland’s law, however, was not in around the funeral procession from 300
She said minorities After at least two years General Assembly and those introduced effect at the time of the events at issue feet to 500 feet.
might not be applying to the of pushback, 10 Blacks by U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, here, so we have no occasion to consider Cardin said the bill had been “carefully
department because of fear or were allowed to join the D-Baltimore, and Sen. Ben Cardin, how it might apply to facts such as those drafted” to comply with the Supreme
a lack of physical endurance fire department’s training D-Md., would increase the “quiet time” before us, or whether it or other similar Court. “The issue here is the families that
necessary to pass the fire academy in October 1953. before and after funerals and increase the regulations are constitutional.” are entitled to have the dignity and the
drills. Black participation swelled to distance between picketers and funeral Robert Percival, who teaches privacy of a funeral,” Cardin said. “...
Clack told WBAL TV, 20 during one class in 1954, events. constitutional law at the University of It has nothing to do with the individual
which first launched an but Blacks still combated Westboro attorney Margie Phelps, who Maryland, said Phelps would have an group, or the publicity they’re seeking or
investigation into the unit’s discrimination, including defended the church against Snyder’s uphill battle. “The (Supreme) Court’s been what publicity they’ll get from these bills
diversity issues, that the segregated beds and toilets. lawsuit in the Supreme Court, said she’s fairly clear ... that reasonable time, place being filed.”
department recently enforced Many weren’t allowed looking forward to challenging the laws. and manner restrictions on speech are Ruppersberger’s bill would increase
a new, more rigorous agility to use the same utensils, “It makes us absolutely thrilled that all constitutional,” Percival said. “It’s just that military funeral quiet time to five hours
test, required before entering cups or even read the same these legislative bodies are going right you cannot hold someone liable for the and push the buffer zone to 2,500 feet.
the academy, after a Black newspapers as their White off the chain with overreaching laws,” speech itself.” “Wow,” Percival said when told of the
woman died during a training colleagues. Phelps said. “Because it brings, again, The Maryland law Roberts referred to bill’s parameters. “I think that might have
exercise in 2007. The woman, They also were banned the attention of the whole world to our required picketers to stay at least 100 feet more problems. ... The court has to draw a
29-year-old Rachel Wilson, from joining the union until message.” away from a funeral or funeral procession. line someplace. Whether that would go too
had failed two physical a group of Black firefighters Westboro is a small church in Topeka, The Maryland legislature unanimously far would be up to the courts to sort out.”
endurance checks but was still challenged and eventually Kan., that pickets military funerals passed a bill on April 11 to increase the Phelps, who is already challenging
allowed to continue training. won the right to integrate because its members say soldiers’ deaths distance to 500 feet. Shaun Adamec, anti-picketing laws in Missouri and
“There were some it in circuit court in 1971. are God’s vengeance for the United States’ spokesman for Gov. Martin O’Malley, said Nebraska, said she will definitely
accommodations made In a separate case, Black tolerance of homosexuality. O’Malley will sign it into law. challenge Ruppersberger’s bill if it
to ensure the cadets were Baltimore firefighters filed a Snyder’s lawsuit against them was Percival said it will probably still stand becomes law. “My reaction is, ‘Bring it
diverse, but that led us to discrimination suit, the first denied 8-1, with Justice Samuel Alito up in court. “They couldn’t make the on,’” Ruppersberger said.
a tragedy where physical case of its kind won against a
endurance and strength was U.S. fire service.
secondary or even third place The Vulcan Blazers was
behind other considerations,” established just prior to the
he told WBAL. victory.
Henry Burris, president of According to Burris,
the Vulcan Blazers Black Fire inequity prevails in the
Fighters Union, said, although fire department, as he says
he works closely with the Black firefighters are often
fire unit, he does not believe disciplined more severely
they actively seek diversity in than Whites and are less
their ranks. “There is a lack likely to receive promotions.
of recruitment nationwide, “I would hope that everyone
and there is evidence of that is coming to the table
institutional racism,” he (for this collaboration) will
told the AFRO. “The fire prevent this from just being a
departments were not hiring photo opportunity,” he said.
Blacks until many of them “Instead, it should become a
were forced to under court meaningful partnership for
rulings.” those who were present and
After pressure from those who will join in the
the Urban League and the future to bring about diversity
NAACP in the early 1950s, in the fire department that
then Baltimore Mayor in some way reflects the
Thomas J. D’Alesandro demographics of the city.”

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April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011, The Afro-American A7

Our View
Opinion
William Donald Schaefer (1921-2011)
With the passage of William Donald Schaefer on April 18, Schaefer’s ability to transform Baltimore’s harbor and
an epoch of the last half of Maryland’s 20th century political downtown business areas was, however, matched by his
world has come to a close. No other person during that time political acumen. Schaefer was a master political engineer
span dominated the political environments of Baltimore and as and he used that ability to cement much of his Black support
completely as Schaefer. during his terms as Baltimore’s mayor. He reflected the old
With his initial election as Baltimore’s mayor in 1971, school approach of creating political alliances that generated
Schaefer enjoyed a complex relationship with the city’s Black mutual benefits for his supporters.
community during his four terms as mayor. His defeat of the In the Black community, such was most visible through
then-City Solicitor George L. Russell – who was Black – in his partnership with Clarence du Burns, Baltimore’s first
the 1971 Baltimore mayoral race was a bitter pill for the Black City Council president and, later, first Black mayor.
Black community to digest, but it reflected Schaefer’s ability It was Schaefer’s well-crafted support that enabled Burns
to attract enough Black votes to leverage his Black East
to secure the citywide victory.
This ability to “split” the Black
“Schaefer was a master political engineer Baltimore political coalition
to defeat Mary Pat Clark in
Services. Indeed, Schaefer clearly was not hesitant to open
government’s doors of opportunity to allow Blacks to achieve
vote was a feat he repeated and he used that ability to cement much of the tumultuous 1983 citywide never before levels of authority.
throughout his four terms as election for City Council
Baltimore’s mayor. his Black support during his terms as president. In that same
Therein lies Schaefer’s ambiguity. During his terms as the
Maryland state comptroller, Schaefer too often let his mouth
While it is clear that many
Black folks loved Schaefer,
Baltimore’s mayor.” election Schaefer once again
demonstrated his own ability
slip, using terms or offering opinions that offended a variety of
people, such as women, AIDS patients, immigrants, Hispanics
there were many others who to capture the Black vote in and Koreans. Given the duration of his service, the magnitude
found his tenure to be an immense frustration, stemming from securing his fourth and final term as Baltimore’s mayor by out- of his accomplishments, and the enormity of the change he
his perceived failure to focus on issues endemic to Black polling the young, mesmerizing “Billy” Murphy to capture an created for his electorate, many were inclined to overlook
neighborhoods. Such frustration was amplified when the absolute majority (51.8 percent) of the Black vote. these momentary lip slips. Many, however, could not—which
numerous highly visible municipal projects that transformed Burns was not the only Black to benefit from the Schaefer may be one of the reasons why he finally tasted defeat in his
Baltimore were compared to the looming social problems largesse. Benjamin L. Brown, a prominent Black lawyer, 2006 campaign to continue as Maryland’s comptroller.
that began to germinate and eventually consume many of was Schaefer’s chief legal counsel for 13 years as Baltimore’s Regardless of how Schaefer the man is judged, it is his
Baltimore’s inner-city Black neighborhoods in the 1970s city solicitor. Bishop Robinson was selected by Schaefer to contribution to making Baltimore and Maryland far better for
and ‘80s. Thus, many in the Black community perceived be Baltimore’s first Black police commissioner and followed us all that deserves to be honored; as we do at his passing.
Baltimore as consisting of two distinctly different cities during Schaefer to Annapolis in 1987 to become his secretary of
this period. the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional
R.I.P., William Donald Schaefer.

What about the Workers?


(TriceEdneyWire.com) - party people seem committed to ideas and ideals, but there is a whom have not worked for more than half a year. They are
President Barack Obama is race component to the ways that they approach this president. struggling, scrapings, trying their best to survive. And they
adept at walking a tightrope. When people say they want to take our country back, I wonder aren’t paying taxes or anything else. Why not put them to
That’s what he did last what they want to take it back to, especially when there is this work, make an investment in their survival and then, indirectly,
week when he talked about celebration of the Civil War that I, frankly, cannot understand? in the survival of our nation? Because if we don’t put people
the budget, chastising both Why are we celebrating renegade states that chose to leave our to work now, there will be nowhere to work later. We are being
Democrats and Republicans. union because they felt that strongly about slavery? Is there no battered by the rest of the world, and we refuse to make the
He spoke to the need for sensitivity to those who are descendents of slaves? same investment in the future that they have made. We are like
government to stand in the Back to the budget. Back to the funding cuts. Back to the greedy farmers eating our seed corn today instead of investing
gap for the needy even as he exaggerations about the many ways we are on a “spending in tomorrow. And our young people will resent our decisions
understood the ramifications spree.” If we tell the truth and shame the devil, former as we move into the future.
of the Ryan budget. President Bill Clinton racked up a surplus that President Bush We spend more on the elderly than we do on youth. I am
Congressman Paul Ryan spent profligately. And now, in the middle of an economic at the age when I look forward to the possibility of social
(R-Wis.), chair of the House crisis, when spending is necessary to stimulate the economy, security, but I do not look forward to the possibility that the
Budget Committee, is bound the same Republicans who encouraged the Bush spending are young person who tends to me in a nursing home will drop me
Julianne Malveaux and determined to reduce the now crying foul. out of the pique she feels that I was part of a generation that
size of government. He will Those Republicans who are toeing the line on spending did not invest in her future.
do it on the backs of the poor and the needy, and he will, if correctly note that we are borrowing about 43 cents for every Respecting our president, as I do, I understand that he
he has his way, eviscerate the role that government plays in dollar we spend. Yet they don’t note that this amount ebbs offers, in Cornel West’s words, “hope on a tightrope.” Still,
providing a safety net for those at the bottom. and flows with the business cycle. Further, programs like the what about our nation’s workers? What about our students?
President Obama has to negotiate all of this. He is in Senior Community Service Employment Program, which What about the young people who have been kicked to the
charge, but then he isn’t. His bosses, the folks that he has to hires poor seniors to work and earn, will be cut by nearly half, curb by a series of budget choices? What about the elderly
run stuff by, are not in his corner. He can’t appoint a cabinet putting at least 50,000 poor old people out of work. Is this poor? Why has defense (which could be called an offense)
member without getting approval from people who have compassionate? Does it reflect our national values? Should it been taken off the table when we speak of budget cuts?
openly said they are not in his corner. He has veto power, but actually occur?
there are but so many vetoes he can manage. He is in charge; Indeed, if we are really concerned about our budget Julianne Malveaux is President of Bennett College for
he is not in charge. shouldn’t we be creating jobs, not eliminating them? There Women and author of “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in
Let’s add, or let’s not add, the matter of race. These tea are 14 million officially unemployed Americans, half of Black Economic History” (www.lastwordprod.com).

Donald Trump’s Baseless Challenge to Obama’s U.S. Citizenship


Donald Trump, who put it in.  It’s a very simple explanation.” on file, issued to Obama June 7, 2007 as he was preparing to
is again flirting with the It may be a simple explanation, but it is a wrong one. run for president.  Furthermore, the serial number (actually a
possibility of running for The Honolulu Advertiser noted, “In November 2008, “certificate” number) shows quite clearly in our photos.  The
president on the Republican the Advertiser reported that the first mention of the future number is 151 1961-010641, for whatever that’s worth.”
ticket, has garnered president appeared in a Sunday Advertiser birth announcement It added, “Trump is also mistaken about what legally
widespread publicity by that ran on Aug. 13, 1961: qualifies as a “birth certificate,” which is actually a broad
repeating thoroughly ‘Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama, 6085 Kalanianaole Hgy., generic term with no specific legal meaning.  The U.S.
discredited claims that son, Aug.4.’ Department of State uses the term “certified birth certificate”
President Barack Obama was “The identical announcement ran the following day in the to refer to exactly what Obama produced, which Hawaii calls
not born in the United States Honolulu Star-Bulletin. a “Certification of Live Birth.” The State Department accepts a
and therefore is ineligible to “Birthers” wave off those birth announcements, saying that state-certified photocopy of a hospital-generated document, as
be president of the United Obama family members 48 years ago could have phoned in was commonly used in the past.  But Hawaii, like many states,
States.  He has hired private false information to both newspapers. now uses computer-printed documents instead, and Hawaii’s
investigators to look into “Such vital statistics, however, were not sent to the form also meets State Department standards for establishing
whether Obama was born in newspaper by the general public but by the Health Department, citizenship.”
George E. Curry Hawaii. which received the information directly from hospitals, Ironically, when pressed for a copy of his birth certificate,
Trump should save his [Health Department spokeswoman Janice] Okubo said.” Trump also produced a “Certificate of Birth.”
money.  There is no doubt that Trump was also wrong about relatives on the father’s side. It shows that Donald John Trump was born at 10:54 a.m. on
Obama was born in the United States.  The only people who He asserted in his letter to the New York Times, “His June 14, 1947 at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, N.Y.
refuse to accept this truth are ignorant, brain dead or decline grandmother from Kenya stated on tape, that he was born in In an interview on “Good Morning America,” Trump
to let facts get in way of their right-wing politics.  In this case, Kenya and she was there to watch the birth.  His family is claimed, “He [Obama] grew up and nobody knew
Donald Trump might fit all three categories. fighting over which hospital in Hawaii he was born in they just him.…Nobody ever comes forward.  Nobody knows who he is
In a letter to the New York Times, Trump wrote, “There don’t know.” until later in life. It’s very strange.  The whole thing is very
is a very large segment of our society who believe [sic] that Not true, according to FactCheck.org, a project of strange.”
Barack Obama, indeed, was not born in the United States.” the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of What is strange is that Trump never saw the many
For the record, Barack Hussein Obama was born at 7:24 Pennsylvania whose goal is to “reduce the level of deception television programs and newspaper articles about Obama’s
p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu. His parents were Stanley and confusion in U.S. politics.”  It noted, “He [Trump] early years in Hawaii.
Ann Dunham and Barack Hussein Obama Sr. claims the president’s grandmother says Obama was born in For example, the Maui News published a story Jan.
What is the source of this information? Obama’s official Kenya.  In fact, the recording to which he refers shows Sarah 21, 2009 in which it quoted Aimee Yatsushiro, who was
birth certificate that was issued by Hawaii’s Department Obama repeatedly saying through a translator: “He was born in a student teacher in Obama’s kindergarten class. She
of Health.  The birth was registered Aug. 8, 1961 and the America.”  The site further confirmed that the future president remembered 5-year-old Obama as a “cute, likable, heavy
“Certification of Live Birth” notes that Obama’s mother was was born in Honolulu’s Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological build child.”  Katherine Nakamoto, who retired as a teacher
Caucasian and his father was African. Hospital. at Noelani Elementary School, said, “We called him
In addition to the official birth document, Obama’s entrance In an April 7 interview on “The Today Show,” Trump Barack.…He was very well mannered, respectful, confident and
into the world was recorded in both local newspapers, the charged, He [Obama] doesn’t have a birth certificate or he independent.”
Aug. 13 Honolulu Advertiser and the Aug. 14 Honolulu Star- hasn’t shown it.  He has what’s called a certificate of live Trump struck out at every turn.
Bulletin. birth.  That’s something easy to get…A certificate of live birth FactCheck.org stated, “If Donald worked for us, we’d have
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump said on April 7: Well, is not even signed by anybody.  I saw his.  I read it very to say: ‘Donald, you’re fired – for incompetence.’”
guess what?  His grandparents probably put in a thing because carefully.  It doesn’t have a serial number, doesn’t have a
everybody wanted to become a Unites States citizen, more signature.” George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of “Emerge”
so than today to be honest with you, because they were more Again, any apprentice should have known better. magazine and the NNPA News Service, is a keynote speaker,
proud in those days.  But for purposes of hospitalization and FactCheck.org stated, “Had Trump looked at our 2008 moderator, and media coach. He can be reached through his
welfare, you want to become an American citizen.  So, the article, he would see the signature stamp of Alvin Onaka, website, www.georgecurry.com You can also follow him at
grandparents living in Honolulu, living in Hawaii, probably certifying the document is a true copy or abstract of the record www.twitter.com/currygeorge.
A8 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011

Community
Alpha Kappa Alpha Charters New Chapter at Baltimore County School
On April 3, at the Sheraton Baltimore Hotel in Towson, its goals of cultural awareness, scholastic achievement and
over 200 people gathered to welcome the newest Alpha Kappa service to the community.
Alpha Sorority undergraduate chapter and the first African- Constance R. Pizarro, the North Atlantic regional director
American sorority organized on Stevenson University’s of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority served as the guest speaker
campus. “Cultivating New Pearls to Continue the Legacy” for the event. “To much is given, much is expected,” Pizarro
was the theme chosen to highlight this new beginning in the said as she spoke to the new sorority members. She went on to
sorority’s history. challenge the young women to continue the great legacy of the
Stevenson University, formerly Villa Julie College, is a sorority by upholding high educational standards and giving a
private liberal arts university located in Baltimore County. lifetime of service to their community.
Thirteen undergraduate young women became members of the Orrester Shaw, representing Baltimore County Executive
oldest African-American sorority in the United States. Initiated Kevin Kamenetz (D), presented a citation to the Upsilon
in the Tau Theta Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Epsilon Omega chapter for providing leadership to the Tau
were Corde Battle, Stephanie Bryant, Melanie Briscoe, Kristen Theta chapter chartered at Stevenson University. A citation
Carter, Stephnie Davis, Arielle Holliday, Jasmine Jarrett, was also presented from Sen. Delores Kelley’s, Dist-.10,
Oyinade Koyi, Tamara Lovelist, Jennifer Robinson, Krystal (Courtesy Photo) office. Claire Moore, the vice president of student affairs at
Sharp, Megan Smith and Shaniqua Warfield. New members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at Stevenson University, congratulated and welcomed the Alpha
Leslie Lyles-Smith, president, and members of the Upsilon Stevenson University. Kappa Alpha Sorority undergraduate chapter to Stevenson’s
Epsilon Omega graduate chapter of Baltimore County advised campus. Dr. Tamara Lewis, immediate past president of the
and guided the undergraduate chapter throughout their process, In her greetings, Lyles-Smith said Alpha Kappa Alpha Upsilon Epsilon Omega chapter, serves as the graduate advisor
which culminated with the chartering luncheon. Sorority is set apart from other women’s organizations by to the Stevenson University undergraduate chapter.

‘Cinderella’ School Rosemont Elementary/Middle Wins Coveted Award


to the Maryland Charter School Network’s (MCSN) 2011 “The leadership at Coppin State University believed that
“School of the Year.” School principal Dwayne T. Wheeler, lifting up the west side of Baltimore also meant lifting up its
who has led Rosemont for two years, accepted the award schools,” said Tiffany Jones, associate director of office and
during a ceremony held at the Tremont Hotel downtown. project management at CSU.
“While many of our charter schools are closing this As time passed, Rosemont continued to reach higher,
achievement gap, (Rosemont) stands out among them by phasing in the middle school in the fall of 2005. Within the
eliminating this gap in grades 3-7 in both math and reading,” first year of their inclusion, nearly 80 percent of the sixth-
said Judy Grusso, MCSN fundraising and marketing graders passed the Maryland School Assessment (MSA)
consultant, in an issued statement. “African American students reading and math tests, which was the third highest rate
scored better than the State’s white students … (in these grade in Baltimore City. By fall 2007, the school was a fully
levels).” functioning elementary/middle school. During this time,
However, the successful turnaround did not come without Rosemont Elementary/Middle School also converted from
struggle. Located on the 2000 block of Presstman St. in West public school to charter with the collective approval of the
Baltimore, less than 10 percent of Rosemont’s students passed Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.
(Courtesy Photo) at any grade level and only one in 30 were able to read above Rosemont Elementary/Middle School’s academic
In this 2010 photo, Rosemont Elementary/Middle School a third-grade level in 1998. The school desperately needed achievement can be attributed to its smaller class sizes,
students participate in a live video conference with reform, but began a slow turnaround that same year when lunchtime tutoring and an afterschool program. With
students from Pretoria, South Africa. Coppin State University (CSU) assumed management. dedication and cooperation, the school earned a distinguished
CSU immediately went to work, initiating a complete Great School rating of eight out of 10 and students in grades
By Courtney A. Bonaparte
revamp of the school’s staff with development classes, faculty three through seven have topped the state average scores for
Special to the AFRO
mentoring, and free university courses modified to meet the the MSA in reading, math and science.
needs of Rosemont employees. With the help of dedicated Rosemont students also excel in extra curricular activities,
Rosemont Elementary/Middle School’s evolution is truly
staff and CSU leadership, Rosemont was removed from the as the school boasts an indoor habitat, international club, and
a Cinderella story. Over the past 14 years, it has transformed
state’s “takeover” list by 2003. the newly established robotics program.
from the lowest performing elementary school in Maryland

‘AFRO’ Honors Community Legends and Pioneers


As part of the AFRO’s annual By Marc Tyler twenty years, I have been her Drama Critique, Black Scholar, parliamentarian.
Legends and Pioneers awards Special to the AFRO dean. In all of the capacities in Studies in Philology, The CLA In addition, Sheffey is the
program, standout community which I have been privileged Journal, and The Langston recipient of numerous awards
leaders in various fields are Dr. Ruthe Sheffey isn’t just to know and to work with her, Hughes Review. She is also the for her work over the years. The
honored for their commitment any professor at Morgan State she has been my beacon, my founder and president of the Ruthe T. Sheffey Award was
to bettering Baltimore. The 2011 University. She’s a well- known role model and my inspiration,” Zora Neale Hurston Society. established in 1998 and she was
honorees, the Rev. Marion C. writer, editor and scholar with a Hollis told the school’s She is a former president of the also the first recipient in 2000.
Bascom (religion), Dr. Ruthe host of accolades and awards. newspaper in an interview. Langston Hughes Society and is She received the Alma Mater
T. Sheffey (education), Ethel Dr. Sheffey has been Aside from teaching, Sheffey a member of the Alpha Kappa Iva G. Jones Medallion mantle
Ennis (music), Dorothy E. associated with MSU for more has been published in numerous Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Omega for two consecutive years (1993,
Brunson (business), Chief Judge than 60 years. She received scholarly journals, including, chapter, serving as the current ‘95).
Robert M. Bell (law), Dr. Levi her bachelor’s from the East
Watkins Jr. (medicine) and
Kurt L. Schmoke (leadership),
were feted at a recent ceremony
Baltimore school in 1947 with
a major in English and minor
Spanish. She later went on to
Miss Black D.C. Pageant Welcomes
held at the Reginald F. Lewis
Museum of Maryland African
receive a master’s degree at
Howard University and in 1959, Photo by Mark Mehlinger
Dr. Ruthe Sheffey
Newest Winner Katori Brown
American History and Culture. a doctorate from the University
Each week, the AFRO will of Pennsylvania. By Blake Bryson DMV area about pursuing their
including Dr. Bernie Hollis, dean Special to the AFRO goals and aspirations?
continue to recognize these As a longtime MSU of the College of Liberal Arts. KB: Persistence is the key.
community revolutionaries. professor, Sheffey helped “Dr. Sheffey was my teacher, The Miss Black District of If you keep persistence, you will
Dr. Ruthe Sheffey educate many of the English she was my departmental Columbia Pageant competition yield results.
department’s current professors, chairperson, and, for the last has concluded, and the Afro: What do you intend
victorious contestant was to do now that you have won
Georgia native Katori Brown. the award? Do you intend to
MSU Names Business School Boardroom in The Alabama State alum
has lived in the District since
give back to any charities or
communities in anyway or form?
Honor of Raymond Haysbert Sr. 2008 and recently received a
master’s in mass communication
KB: Service is something
that is so important to me. It’s
and media studies from Howard my goal to live a lifestyle of
In honor of one of
University. She works at the love. So I’m always searching
Baltimore’s venerable
Middle Eastern Broadcast for ways to volunteer my
business icons, the late Network and is a dedicated Courtesy Photo time or serve the community.
Raymond V. Haysbert Sr., volunteer at her church. Katori Brown My platform is Alzheimer’s
Morgan State University The AFRO spoke with awareness and research. The
hosted a naming ceremony AFRO: In preparation for
Brown about being named Miss Alzheimer’s Association
becoming Miss Black D.C., what
of the boardroom in the Black District of Columbia, her is something that is really
processes did you go through?
Earl G. Graves School of future plans and a cause that
KB: Since there is no state-
near to my heart because my
Business and Management motivates her pageant win. grandmother passed away from
level pageant—Miss Black
beginning on April 20. Alzheimer’s disease in 2000. So
DC USA is selected through
Haysbert has been AFRO: With you hailing personally, I’ve fundraised for
interview. I always try to keep
from Georgia and getting your the Alzheimer’s Association in
widely recognized in myself informed on current
undergraduate degree from the past and I’m so excited to
business and political affairs and current trends. I also
Alabama State, did it take you fundraise for the Alzheimer’s
circles as a tremendously try to make wise decisions when
(Courtesy Photo) some time to get acclimated Association as Miss Black DC
successful entrepreneur, it comes to eating and exercise.
Morgan State University President Dr. David Wilson to D.C. and its culture (or USA 2011.
investor, activist, educator It’s really just a lifestyle that I
speaks at the naming ceremony of the Raymond V. weather)? Afro: Now that you have
and mentor. A staunch chose for myself as opposed to
Katori Brown: I actually accomplished obtaining your
Haysbert Boardroom. preparation for a pageant. I think
advocate of the university, interned at the Voice of America master's degree and have won
pageants are about becoming
Haysbert received numerous during the summer of 2007, and
the best you [that] you can be,
Ms. Black D.C., do you intend
awards including Baltimore Magazine’s Executive of the Year, Dow Jones Entrepreneur of the absolutely fell in love with D.C. on staying here in the DMV for
and that’s what I’ve done as
Year, the Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award and the Reginald F. Lewis Achievement Award. and its diversity and culture. It a while or is it on to conquering
Miss Black D.C. USA, and
Special guests included Joseph Haskins, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of The Harbor was then, that I decided it would another city or state?
will continue to do as I prepare
be a great place for a new start KB: I love the District of
Bank of Maryland, Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, D-Dist.40 and Brian Haysbert. Dr. David Wilson, for Miss Black USA in August
after graduating from college. Columbia, and I can honestly
president of Morgan State and Dr. Otis A. Thomas, dean of the Earl G. Graves School of 2011.
So, I was well prepared for the say that my season here is
Business Management, presented remarks, which were followed by a reception. change when I moved to D.C.
AFRO: What advice would
definitely not nearing an end.
you give to young women in the
and excited about it.
April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011, The Afro-American B1

Dr. Ben
Carson
speaks
to the
audience.

Carson Carson Scholars Brandon Green, Khalil Chambers and Harrison Curnette
Scholar
Zoe Geh
and her
parents

Photos by Bill Tabron


Martin’s West was abuzz on April 10 as students and volunteers scurried from place to place in preparation for the ceremony. There
were medals to pick up and photos to take, all in advance of the big moment when the more than 500 new, repeating and endowed
Carson Scholars would make their grand entrance. Dr. Ben
The big moment was the Ben Carson Scholars Fund’s 15th Annual Awards Banquet. The event was a celebration of the students that Carson
earned the coveted scholarships this year.
The Carson Scholar Fund was established to provide recognition to students that exhibit exemplary scholarship and display signs a
humanitarian qualities through community service above and beyond what is required. According to the program literature, the book for
program was started to inspire achievement in American students and to appreciate and reward those student that rose to the a young
challenge. scholar
As well as giving students a $1,000 scholarship and an opportunity to be showcased, the luncheon event provided
a variety of inspirational words from some special award recipients. Along with the students, Jim Sinegal, co-founder
and CEO of Costco Wholesale, received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Roland Betts, founder and chairman of
Chelsea Piers LP, received the Leadership Award; Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of
Health, received the Trailblazer Award and John Harbaugh, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, received the Power
of Excellence Award.
While each of the honorees made a different contribution through their work, their comments to the students
and families in the audience were very similar. Each talked about being of service, calling on the students to use
their talents to improve the world and make things better. Dr. Collins called on the students to take
his work on the Genome Project to the next level, using it to find cures to diseases or
unlock other mysteries of the human body. Coach Harbaugh told student to find
ways to impact others today, by looking around for a student that is struggling
and offer to help – to be a friend, to make their load a little easier.
Master of ceremonies for the afternoon, Sam Donaldson, Dr. Ben Carson
Darryl Estep, Jaquanta and his wife, Candy, read the names of each
Duncan and Asia Goode scholar in the room as their photo was
displayed. The event ended with
Master of confetti and balloons falling
ceremonies from the ceiling.
Sam
Carson Scholar
Donaldson
Lillian Hope
Anne Aschert,
Danielle Sykes,
Elise Light and
Rebecca Sachs
Craig and
Claudia
Sports Partridge
commentator
James Brown

Carson Scholar Zakiya Chikwendu poses with her


Tanaisha mom, AFRO Executive Editor Talibah Chikwendu, Dr. Marilyn
Harrison left; Dr. Ben Carson and Maryland Superintendent of Carson, wife of
Schools Dr. Nancy Grasmick Ben Carson’s
brother, with
Former Ben Carson Scholars Joy Hunt,
her mother-
Chuck Prahl and Alexandra Caroll
in-law, Sonya
Carson

Jason Yoder
plays the
marimba.

Dr. Ben and Candy Carson, award recipient James Sinegal, cofounder/CEO of
Costco and the Costco Carson Scholars
B2 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011

Ford Motors Targets Urban Market with Latest Campaign


By Stephen D. Riley radio, TV and print ads using popular Black forums such as the “Tom
AFRO Staff Writer Joyner Morning Show,” the “Steve Harvey Morning Show”, BET, TV
One and magazines Essence, Upscale, Vibe, Sister 2 Sister Magazine,
With gas prices steadily climbing toward the $5 mark, the Juicy and Rolling Out.
Ford Motor Co. is going full speed ahead with its efforts to pepper Ford’s newest campaign titled the “Inner Child,” was put together
consumers with fuel efficient vehicles. But Ford is also looking to by the UniWorld Group, Ford’s African-American advertising agency.
tap into a broader arena that generally goes unnoticed—the urban With more motorists electing to purchase vehicles that are easier on
market. Starting this spring, Ford will push its new Ford Focus with gas, the marketing style and decision to broadcast along the urban
market for the “Inner Child”
comes at an opportune time for

Join us at the family table. the leading car company.


“The principle behind it is
really us trying to find a unique
way that connected the vehicle
to the targeted consumer with
emotions and nostalgias,” said
Ford’s Multicultural Public
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‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ Depicts Black Life During


Revered Harlem Renaissance
Recent production marks African Continuum Theatre Company’s
15th Anniversary
By Gregory Dale veteran Walter Dallas.
AFRO Staff Writer Set in 1930s Harlem, the play explores the lives of five
creative residents and their grappling with African-American
From the illustrious masterpieces of jazz artist Duke issues of the time. With some of the characters obeing southern
Ellington, to the landmark collections of writer Langston natives, Blues takes a look at their encounters as they reside on
Hughes, the Harlem Renaissance undoubtedly spawned a Harlem’s famous 125th Street. While the play not only focuses
multitude of African-American poets, musicians and artists. on the characters’ relationships with each other, it also shows
Now, a play capturing the momentous period in Black how the evolving times impact their daily lives.
history has made its way to the District and is being presented The play’s writer, Pearl Cleage, said that she initially aimed Courtesy Photo
by the African Continuum Theatre Company (ACTCo). Blues to craft a story dead-set in the Harlem Renaissance period, but Sky Sasha Lighbourne as Della; Maryam Fatima Foye as
For an Alabama Sky made its debut at the Atlas Performing she later realized that she wanted to base it slightly after, so that Angel and Joshua David Robinson as Guy in the African
Arts Center on April 14 and arrives as ACTCo celebrates its she could also tie in the Great Depression. Continuum Theatre Company’s production of Blues for an
15th anniversary. The production was directed by Black theater “I wanted to write about right after the renaissance when the Alabama Sky.
Great Depression started, because it had a great impact on those
Reader’s Corner artists who had been making a living with their artistic work
during the Renaissance, “ Cleage told the AFRO during a recent
‘Pass It Down Cookbook’ previous tomes, such as culinary professor Jessica B. Harris’
interview.
By Kam Williams High on the Hog, and Janet Jackson’s memoir True You, only
The production also explores many then-provocative and
Special to the AFRO had a modest number of recipes, while this one prominently
heavy subjects like Planned Parenthood clinics, political
features in excess of 130. Nonetheless, in this reporter’s
activism, poverty and homophobia. Cleage said even though
humble opinion, the sudden attention to the Black diet is
The “Pass It Down Cookbook” is filled with recipes the play is set nearly a century ago, many of its topics are still
indicative of a trend worth noting.
that reflect the generations-long need to document and relevant today.
The Pass It Down Cookbook is the latest in Tavis Smiley’s
share our history and culture… The recipes in this book “I think that people are always confronting the same
“America I Am” series celebrating 400 years of African-
are accompanied by personal stories that provide us with a problems,” she said. “So, I think what they will see in this play
American cultural contributions in a variety of fields.
unique opportunity to preserve our cooking heritage… are situations and challenges that they are looking at in their
Augmenting the assorted texts is a touring museum exhibition
Filled with poignant memories of the past, and the present lives every day.”
highlighting the undeniable Black imprint upon the nation.
triumphs of both the acclaimed and unknown Black Americans And ultimately, she hopes audiences will empathize with
Edited by Jeff Henderson, executive chef at the Bellagio
who impacted the way the whole nation eats, this book gives the characters and hold on to their lessons long after the play is
Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Pass It Down is pretty evenly
voice to everyday people and their triumphs in the kitchen… over.
divided between mouth-watering menus and informative
[It] also explores how African-Americans have impacted the “I would like for people to really care what happens to these
history lessons. In terms of the latter,
economy, the iconography, the preparation, and people,” Cleage said. “That’s the best thing that a playwright
I found former Clinton aide Adrian
the very spirit of American foods… can do is to create characters to make you feel like they really
Miller’s chapter on presidential chefs
Our goal was to create a collection are alive somewhere. So, I hope people will actually believe
quite enlightening. From George
that is both a cookbook and community that they spent a couple of hours with these characters and
Washington’s slave Hercules, who
memoir filled with great food and even carry them out of the theater.”
broke Martha’s heart when he ran away,
better stories… We hope, as you read Blues marks ACTCo’s 15th production and Cleage
to FDR’s head chef Ida Allen, who
this book, it will become a way to learn explained that she felt honored that The District-based
prepared his boss’ favorite dish, pigs’
about and share the bounty that is the organization chose her work to be performed. Since its
feet, with a Southern flair for guest of
African-American contribution, not just inception, the resident theatre company has been committed
honor, Winston Churchill, each entry
to food, but to the very identity of this to producing a full season of work that celebrates the African
proved to be fairly fascinating.
nation.” theatre legacy and nurtures new pieces created by Black artists.
As for the recipes revealed here,
— Excerpted from the Preface (pgs. “The Continuum Theatre does very high quality work by
they include not only traditional soul
xii-xiv) African-American playwrights and I think that all American
food like barbecued ribs and fried
theater-goers enjoy the productions that they do,” Cleage said.
chicken, but also some heavenly haute
“They do one production a year which really keeps the tradition
Last year, love advice books were all cuisine such as Blackened salmon
of Black theater alive in Washington in a really good way. I
the rage in publishing, at least in terms of and saporous strawberry cheesecake.
just appreciate the fact that for their one production a year, they
the African-American demographic. But Overall, Pass It Down stands as an
chose a play of mine.”
judging from the early offerings of 2011, overdue testament to the legacy of
it looks like the how-to focus has shifted legions of underappreciated culinary
“Blues for an Alabama Sky” debuted at the Atlas
from the bedroom to the kitchen. After all, it’s only March, greats henceforth apt to inspire the next generation of African-
Performing Arts Center on April 14 and runs until May 8.
and the Pass It Down Cookbook already represents the fourth American chefs endeavoring to stand on the shoulders of
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.
opus I’ve reviewed with a heavy focus on food. Granted, the giants.
africancontinuumtheatre.com.

Hello, hello my dear Also on Friday, April


friends! Everything is By Rosa 29 and Saturday, April 30
wonderful on this end. I hope Pryor the Maryland Association
everything on your end is the of Ministers’ Wives and
same. As you know, I just Ministers’ Widows invites
recently got back from my you to join them for their
cruise to the Caribbean with Monroe Street, the one and Annual Session 2011 at
many of my fans of Rambling Rose, family and friends and we only James “Biddy” Wood is Enon Baptist Church, 601 N. Schroeder St. in
had a ball. celebrating his 86th birthday Baltimore, where Rev. Arnold and lady Ava
My lands of mercy! There’s a lot going on this week and in fine style. The celebration Howard is the hyost and hostess. The program
next week on the home front I got to tell you about. I received
features Phill Butts and his starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 410-
a lot of excited calls and e-mails about my column being in band with special guests, 462-6960.
the AFRO for two weeks straight and you might have thought Carlos Johnson and Tiny In closing, I want to remind of the
maybe I was back in every week, but no such luck…maybe Tim Harris and lots of other Sugarloaf Craft Festival will be at the
soon. We don’t know how or why that happened, but my musicians and singers. All of Maryland State Fairgrounds
column is still biweekly. you are invited to give this in Timonium, on April 29, 30
special guy his due. The party and May 1 with cool crafts of
Not wasting any more space, let’s talk about the events starts 5 p.m. jazzy jewelry, hot handbags,
coming up. On Sunday, April 24, at Maceo’s Lounge on I am truly excited about creative clothes, gourmet
the Maryland Charlie Thomas’ Drifters goodies and a lot of family
Public Television with their signature songs, fun.
“The Best of Doo “There Goes My Baby” and FYI: The casino at
Wop IV” that is on “Save the Last Dance for Arundel Mills has posted their
Saturday, April 30, Me,” will be performing on job openings; there are a lot of
for two concerts, Saturday, April 30 when them. If you know of anyone
3:30 and 7:30 Maryland Public Television who may be out of work or
p.m. Honey Child! brings the “Best of Doo looking for a new opportunity,
This is going to Wop IV” to Baltimore at the please go to the link: http://
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James “Biddy” Wood
The Chiffons, The Coasters and Speedo and the perry@mergebds.com.
will celebrate his 86th
Cadillacs. With performers such as these, fans are birthday on Sunday, April
sure to have an unforgettable experience reliving the Well my friends, it is
24, at Maceo’s Lounge on
consonant vocal harmonies and smooth melodies about that time. If you need
Monroe Street. Lots of
that infused some of the most influential and popular me, call me at 410-833-9474
live entertainment, food
music of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. All of this is on or e-mail me at rosapryor@
and fun are on the menu.
Herb Reed’s Platters with their signature song, “My Prayer,” is stage, live, at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT
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B4 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011

Prominent Baltimore Educator Paul F. Scott Sr. Dies


Paul Freedman Scott Sr., a celebrated educator and man educators, including as president of the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals.
of faith, was born July 22, 1916, in Washington, D.C., to the After an exceptional career as an educator, he taught Sunday School during the K-12 years
Rev. James Scott and Corlena “Momma Lena.” After suffering of his children’s lives (more than 25 years), and as lay leader chaired the board of stewards
from a progressively worsening condition, he died of natural (chairman emeritus) at the Douglas Memorial Community Church for 37 years.
causes related to an unexpected and unrelated acute illness He served as president of the International Council of Community Churches for multiple
on April, 17 at 4:55 p.m. He was surrounded by family in terms, was a representative at the World Council of Churches in Australia and was a board
prayer at LifeBridge Northwest Hospital with the aid of clergy member of the National Council of Churches in Christ. Paul served as president of the Bowie
before, during and after his transition. State Alumni Association and received honorary life membership in the Maryland Congress of
As a child, Paul grew up within a large extended family Parents and Teachers and the Association of Elementary School Administrators of Baltimore
and learning community in Sandy Spring, Md. Paul came County.
of age during the Great Depression and attended Rockville Maryland Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick remembered Scott as a dedicated
Colored High School where he played baseball. He educator.
barnstormed around central Maryland with Negro Leagues “My memories of Paul Scott are extensive. During my tenure in the Baltimore County
greats and future hall-of-famers, and also caddied for golfers Public Schools, he was a principal’s principal who was absolutely dedicated to the children
at country clubs. Courtesy Photo within his school,” she said in a statement. “He nurtured teachers, he invited parents to be part
After being offered a Quaker Scholarship to Bowie Paul F. Scott of his school community, and he served as a model for many, many other principals. His kind
Normal School from 1934-1937, in the midst of the Great approach to excellent instruction was admired by everyone. He set a standard that galvanized
Depression, he became the first in his family to graduate from college, earning an advanced the entire community to be part of his school. As a result he was absolutely revered.”
teaching certificate. He played football “both ways” as safety and a starting quarterback–where Similarly, former deputy superintendent and Morgan State University professor Skip Sanders
he often humorously recounted being knocked unconscious during a game with his roommate recognized Scott’s perseverance and “zest.”
and team manager Elias Wilson (Reginald F. Lewis’ uncle). He also boxed; played baseball and “Paul Scott throughout his life was a monumental human being, an outstanding husband and
basketball, and ran at the Penn Relays in the same heat as Olympic Gold medal winner Jesse father, and a servant leader with deep faith. His energy, zest for life, and sharp mind grabbed
Owens. and captured you. He was the youngest nonagenarian I shall ever meet,” Sanders said in a
After school, and before returning to Bowie State to earn his bachelor’s in education in statement.
1950, Paul worked at Western Electric and at several hotels and country clubs. That same His immediate family includes wife, Roberta “Bobbie;” daughter, Sandra Scott Days (John);
year he was hired by the Baltimore County School System as a fifth-grade teacher at Fleming and sons, Dr. Paul F. Jr. “Speedy” (Anne Randall), Michael P.(Lina Maressa) and Jonathan J.;
Elementary School in the Turner’s Station community of Southeast Baltimore County, where nine grandchildren, Michael Alexander Caceres Scott “MACS,” John Wesley Days, Paul F.
he ran a relatively well-resourced program, that was, essentially, a pilot of the first Head Start “Scotty” Scott III, Garland Days (Anne Tiger Days), Peter Scott, Patrick Scott (Beverly Brooks
program in the nation. Scott), Patrice Scott Williams (Rick Williams), Portia Scott, and Loren Days; seven great-
Paul, along with his wife, Effie Liggans, a 1938 graduate of Bowie Normal School, traveled grandchildren, Mackenzie and Elijah, Mateus, Miles, and Anada, DandaLuna, and Rafael; a
to New York on the weekends and during the summer to graduate school and he earned a brother-in law Michael Woodlon (Phyllis Jones) and many beloved first and second cousins,
master’s of arts in supervision and administrations from New York University in 1957. This nephews, nieces, and great-nephews and great-nieces.
sacred union ended in tragedy, as Effie passed away at a young age in 1964. But, the couple first
was blessed with a daughter, Sandra (Sandy), and a son, Paul F. Scott Jr. (Speedy). Funeral arrangements:
In December 1966 he married the former Roberta Pemberton Woodlon, of Cherry Hill, a • April 24, 3-5 p.m., viewing at March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave., Baltimore,
1957 graduate of the Coppin State Teacher College. From that sacred union he was blessed with 410-542-2400
Michael Pemberton and Jonathan James. • April 25, 10 a.m. (family hour), 11 a.m. service, funeral at Douglas Memorial Church,
In 1968, Paul was promoted to principal of the Timber Grove Elementary School in Owings 1325 Madison Ave., Baltimore.
Mills, and he, along with lifelong friend Helen Whitaker, were the first to integrate Baltimore
• April 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (family hour,) at Sharp Street United Methodist Church, 1310
County Schools as administrators.
Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring, Md., 301-774-7047. Internment follows at Mutual
He retired in 1980 from this first career after serving on a number of statewide boards for
Memorial Cemetery, 18291 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, Md.

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Richard Smallwood and Vision will be in concert, 7:30 p.m., at The Church of the Redeemed call 310-322-2052. The Rev. PJ Edmund is pastor of the church.
of the Lord, 4321 Old York Road. For more information, visit crlministries.com or call 410-
433-0426. Elder Steven Ford is the director of music and performing arts. The Rev. Dr. Jerome May 1
Stokes Sr. is pastor of the church.
Mayday at First Sundays features Stellar Award winner Isaiah Thomas and Elements
Evangelist Marissa Farrow is hosting “Seven Preachers, Seven Minutes and One Power of Praise, Chris Holmes, James Daniels, CandT Connection and the First Sundays House
Packed Hour,” which will begin 11:59 p.m. (Doors open at 10 p.m.) at Mt. Calvary Freewill Band. The monthly event, comprised of live gospel and a soul food buffet, presented by
Baptist Church, 1607 E. Oliver St. Preachers are Ministers Alexis Meneses, Donald Wright, ChristianHangSuite.com, is hosted by Dion “Baby Bishop” Davis, 4 to 7 p.m., at Half Note
Kevin Jennings, Michael Parker, Devin Jeffers, Justin Bilson. For more information, visit Lounge, 4881 Glenn Dale Road in Bowie.
marissafarrowministries.com or call 410-342-3334. Bishop Robert E. Farrow is pastor of the
church. The Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund proudly presents The Pauline Wells Lewis Legacy
Mass Choir in concert 3 p.m., at Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, 1529 N. Carey St.
April 24
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Original cost $4500. Sell
for $895. Can deliver.
PROPERTIES
the property in the City
of Baltimore, sold by the
the foreclosure of all
rights of redemption in
the property in the City
WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN-NEWSPAPER
Collector of Taxes for the
Call Tom 240-482-8721 City of Baltimore and the of Baltimore, sold by the
Spectacular Water- Collector of Taxes for the
State of Maryland to the
front Properties: Once Plaintiff in this proceed- City of Baltimore and the Legal Advertising Rates
LEATHER LIVING in a lifetime opportunity ing: State of Maryland to the
AUCTIONS ROOM SET. In origi-
awaits at 2 of the finest
2828 Harlem Avenue,
Baltimore, Maryland,
Plaintiff in this proceed-
ing:
Effective October 1, 2006
nal plastic, never used. 1120 Bonaparte Avenue,
waterfrontcommunities Ward 16, Section 07,
Orig price $3000, Sac- Block 2377A, Lot 044 Baltimore, Maryland
70+/-Acres (5 Tracts).
rifice $975. Can deliver. on Virginia’s Eastern Lot Size 14x70
Ward 09, Section 14,
Block 40101, Lot 011
PROBATE DIVISION
Shenandoah County,
Call Bill 301-841-7565 Shore. Now under new The Complaint states, Lot Size 16x78-3
(Estates)
Maurertown, VA. ownership, you can find among other things, that The Complaint states,
Adjoins George Wash- the amount necessary among other things, that
the vacation property of for redemption has not the amount necessary 202-879-9460/61
ington National Forest. HELP WANTED your dreams at Corbin been paid. for redemption has not
Equestrian Estate, Vine- It is thereupon this 18th been paid.
yard, or Hunting Re- Hall or Olde Mill Pointe. day of March, 2011 by It is thereupon this 7th
treat! AUCTION: April
Drivers- No Experi- Choose from a stunning the Circuit Court of Bal- day of April, 2011 by the PROBATE NOTICES
ence ~ No Problem. timore City, Circuit Court of Bal-
30. www.countsauction. variety of home sites ORDERED, that notice timore City,
100% a. Order Nisi
com. (434) 525-2991 from water frontage be given by the insertion ORDERED, that notice $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
Paid CDL Training. Im- of a coy of this order in be given by the insertion b. Small Estates (single publication)
(VAAF93) with magnificent views $ 50 per insertion
mediate Benefits. THE AFRO AMERICAN, of a coy of this order in
20/10 progam. Trainers to serene pond settings, a newspaper of general THE AFRO AMERICAN, c. Notice to Creditors
circulation in the City of a newspaper of general
AUTOMOBILE Earn up to 49¢ per from lush forest to roll- Baltimore once a week
1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
circulation in the City of
mile! CRST VAN ing meadow land. for three (3) successive Baltimore once a week 2. Foreign $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
DONATION weeks, warning all per-
EXPEDITED 800-326- Spend time sailing, for three (3) successive d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
sons interested in the weeks, warning all per-
2778 swimming, fishing, property to appear in this sons interested in the e. Standard Probates $ 125.00
DONATE VEHICLE:
www.JoinCRST.com exploring or just relax- Court by the 18th day of property to appear in this
Receive $1000 GRO- May, 2011 and redeem Court by the 6th day of
CERY COUPONS, ing at the community the subject property and June, 2011 and redeem IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL NOTICES
Your Choice, NOAH’S HELP WANTED- center pool. Properties answer the Complaint or the subject property and COURT FOR
thereafter a final judg- answer the Complaint or BALTIMORE CITY
ARC, NO KILL Animal are 1 to 3 acres, and $ 80.00
DRIVERS ment will be entered thereafter a final judg- a. Name
Case No.: Changes 202-879-1133
Shelters. Advanced offer ocean access, foreclosing all rights of ment will be entered b.24D11000744
Real Property $ 200.00
redemption in the prop- foreclosing all rights of
Veterinary Treatments. mild climate, spectacu- erty, and vesting in the
IN THE MATTER OF
TRUCK DRIVERS redemption in the prop- GRACE MAYOKUN
Free Towing, IRS lar natural views and Plaintiff title to the prop- erty, and vesting in the
WANTED! DEMEHIN
TAX DEDUCTION.
2011 PAY RAISE! unique site amenities. erty, free and clear of all
encumbrances.
Plaintiff leasehold title to
FOR CHANGE OF FAMILY COURT
Non-runners 1-866-912- the property, free and
UP TO $.52 PER MILE! Lots available at 1/3 Frank M.Conaway, Clerk clear of all encum- NAME TO 202-879-1212
GIVE the original price. NEW TRUE COPY TEST MAYOKUN GRACE
HOME WEEKENDS! brances.
Vinetta A. Brown Frank M.Conaway, Clerk DEMEHIN
DONATE YOUR
EXCELLENT BEN- STARTING PRICES: JUDGE, CIRCUIT TRUE COPY TEST ORDER FOR DOMESTIC RELATIONS
EFITS! Waterfront $75,000, COURT FOR Sylvester B. Cox NOTICE BY
VEHICLE RECEIVE
NEW EQUIPMENT! BALTIMORE CITY JUDGE, CIRCUIT PUBLICATION 202-879-0157
FREE VACATION Interior $30,000. Call 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 COURT FOR
HEARTLAND EX- The object of this suit
VOUCHER. UNITED (757) 824-0808, email BALTIMORE CITY is toa. Absent
officially Defendant
change $ 150.00
PRESS ebowden@grandbay- 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 theb.name of theDivorce
peti-
BREAST CANCER IN THE CIRCUIT Absolute $ 150.00
1-800-441-4953 www. COURT FOR tioner from
FOUNDATION Free properties.com, or web c. Custody Divorce $ 150.00
heartlandexpress.com BALTIMORE CITY IN THE CIRCUIT Grace Mayokun
Mammograms, Breast visitcorbinhall.com, Case Number Demehin
COURT FOR
Cancer Info www.ubcf. visitOMP.com 24C11000684/FR
BALTIMORE CITY to
$3,000 BONUS, new PIKESWOOD, LLC
info FREE Towing, Case No.: Mayokun Grace To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
truck and $.70/mile c/o Allen C
Demehin
Tax Deductible, Non- Tochterman, Esquire 24D11001024 Public Notices $50.00 & up depending on size
starting pay for first 5 LEGAL NOTICES IN THE MATTER OF It is this 23rd day of
Runners Accepted, 11411 Cedar Lane
March, 2011 by the Baltimore Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch.
teams with explosives Kingsville, Maryland MARIE ROSE
1-888-468-5964 IN THE CIRCUIT Circuit Court for Bal- There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
experience. O/OP teams COURT FOR
21087 CIRCEY TREVANT
Plaintiff FOR CHANGE OF timore City, For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
welcome starting at BALTIMORE CITY
v. ORDERED, that pub-
$1.60/mile. 1-800-835- Case Number NAME TO
BUSINESS 24C11001497/FR
MARGO L. BAILEY
CIRCEY TREVANT lication
LEGAL be NOTICES
given one LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES
9471 PIKESWOOD, LLC
CHASE MANHATTAN
LEGAL
time NOTICESof
in a newspaper LEGAL NOTICES
OPPORTUNITY c/o Allen C
MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION
ORDER FOR
general circulation in
Tochterman, Esquire NOTICE BY
11411 Cedar Lane
DONNA M. HUGHES,
PUBLICATION Baltimore City on or
TRUSTEE Baltimore City Public Schools
ALL CASH VENDING MISC. Kingsville, Maryland Tenants of the Subject The object of this suit before the 23rd day of
ROUTE! Be Your Own 21087 Property is to officially change April, 2011, which
Plaintiff The Mayor and City Coun- shall warn all REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
Boss! 25 Machines + v. cil of Baltimore, Maryland, the name of the peti-
interested persons to RFP-11094
AIRLINE MECHAN- tioner from
Candy All for $9995.
JOHNNIE MOORE, III And all Persons having or
IC – Train for high SHERRY N. MOORE claiming to have Marie Rose Circey file an affidavit in op- Title I Educational Services for
877-915-8222 All Major FIRST FINANCIAL OF
An interest in the property position to the relief Non-Public High School Students
paying MARYLAND Trevant
requested on or be- in Grades 9 -12
Credit Cards Accepted! FEDERAL CREDIT listed below;
to
Aviation Maintenance UNION Their respective heirs, de-
fore the 4th day of
Career. FAA approved
Tenants of the Subject visees, executors, admin- Circey Trevant
SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Property istrators, grantees, as- May, 2011. The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
With One phone call, It is this 12th day of Frank M. Conaway
program. Financial The Mayor and City Coun- signs, or successors in
April, 2011 by the Cir- sioners invites interested companies to sub-
one bill, one ad place- cil of Baltimore, Maryland, right title and interest Clerk mit proposals to: provide educational ser-
aid if qualified - Job and all Persons having or
ORDER OF cuit Court for Bal-
ment - Reach 4.1 mil- claiming to have 4/22 vices to approximately 50 - 100 eligible
placement assistance. An interest in the property PUBLICATION timore City, students in grades 9-12 only who are en-
lion readers in 83 daily listed below; The object of this ORDERED, that pub-
CALL Aviation Institute Their respective heirs, de- IN THE CIRCUIT rolled in non-public/private, or religious
and weekly newspapers proceeding is to secure lication be given one
of Maintenance (866) visees, executors, admin-
the foreclosure of all COURT FOR schools.
for just $1450.00 per istrators, grantees, as- time in a newspaper of
823-6729. signs, or successors in rights of redemption in
general circulation in BALTIMORE CITY
ad. Get regional and lo- right title and interest
the property in the City Case No.: In order to participate, interested vendors
ORDER OF Baltimore City on or
cal exposure at one time PUBLICATION of Baltimore, sold by the
before the 12th day of 24D11-000914 need to register with eMaryland Marketplace
in Maryland, Delaware MISC. / The object of this Collector of Taxes for the
City of Baltimore and the May, 2011, which shall IN THE MATTER OF by visiting their website at https://
and DC. Call today!
proceeding is to secure
MENACHEM ebidmarketplace.com and clicking the Reg-
TRAINING the foreclosure of all State of Maryland to the warn all interested istration button.
Get results with regional rights of redemption in Plaintiff in this proceed- persons to file an af- MENDEL
the property in the City ing: fidavit in opposition to GOTTDIENER
and local exposure. Call of Baltimore, sold by the 2624 East Biddle Street, Solicitation RFP-11094 will be available for
MASSAGE THERA- the relief requested on FOR CHANGE OF
410-721-4000x19. For Collector of Taxes for the Baltimore, Maryland, review commencing Monday, April 11, 2011.
PY – Learn fast, earn City of Baltimore and the Ward 08, Section 15, Block or before the 22nd day NAME TO
just $17.47 per newspa- State of Maryland to the 1539, Lot 021 of May, 2011. ANDREW MAX
fast. Financial aid if The Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held on
per get the advertising Plaintiff in this proceed- Lot Size 14 x 70
Frank M. Conaway GOTTDIENER
qualified. A new career ing: The Complaint states,
Clerk
Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:30 am. Local
results you are looking 2402 McElderry Street, among other things, that ORDER FOR time 200 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD
is at your fingertips. Call 4/22
for! Visit our website- Baltimore, Maryland, the amount necessary NOTICE BY 21202, Room 301.
Centura College Ward 07, Section 15, for redemption has not
www.mddcpress.com. Block 1640 Lot 058, IN THE CIRCUIT PUBLICATION
877-206-3353 been paid.
The object of this suit The Proposal Due Date is Thursday, May
Place your ad today Lot Size 14-4 x 67
It is thereupon this 8th COURT FOR
The Complaint states,
day of April, 2011 by the BALTIMORE CITY is to officially change 5, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. local time. No pro-
MOUNTAIN among other things, that
Circuit Court of Bal- Case No.: the name of the peti- posals will be accepted after that time. Any
CAMP- PROPERTY
the amount necessary
for redemption has not timore City, 24D11000744 tioner from questions related to this solicitation should
GROUNDS been paid. ORDERED, that notice IN THE MATTER OF Menachem Mendel be directed to the Buyer, Dorothy Hale at
It is thereupon this 15th be given by the insertion dhale@bcps.k12.md.us
day of March, 2011 by of a coy of this order in GRACE MAYOKUN Gottdiener
Lake Somerset Camp RECREATIONAL the Circuit Court of Bal- DEMEHIN to
THE AFRO AMERICAN,
timore City, FOR CHANGE OF
Ground, Maryland MTN ACREAGE.
ORDERED, that notice a newspaper of general Andrew Max
Eastern Shore. Leave 139 AC only $139,900 be given by the insertion circulation in the City of NAME TO Gottdiener City of Baltimore
Own two mtn tops w/ of a coy of this order in Baltimore once a week MAYOKUN GRACE It is this 6th day of Department of Finance
your RV on site all year. for three (3) successive DEMEHIN
$1500 includes water, breathtaking 360‹views!
THE AFRO AMERICAN,
a newspaper of general weeks, warning all per- April, 2011 by the Cir- Bureau of Purchases
ORDER FOR cuit Court for Bal-
electric & sewage. 3 End of the rd, trails circulation in the City of sons interested in the NOTICE BY
throughout. Great for
Baltimore once a week property to appear in this timore City, Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of
trailers on site for sale. for three (3) successive PUBLICATION Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until,
Court by the 7th day of ORDERED, that pub-
Call 410-957-1866 or ATVing. Enjoy your weeks, warning all per-
June, 2011 and redeem The object of this suit
lication be given one but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on
sons interested in the is to officially change
email lakesomerset@ own private getaway!! property to appear in this the subject property and
time in a newspaper of the following date(s) for the stated
Excellent financing. Court by the 14th day of answer the Complaint or the name of the peti-
earthlink.net. Visit our May, 2011 and redeem thereafter a final judg- tioner from general circulation in requirements:
website www.lakesom- Call now 877-526-3764 the subject property and ment will be entered Grace Mayokun Baltimore City on or
erset.com. wvtimberland.com answer the Complaint or foreclosing all rights of Demehin before the 6th day of MAY 4, 2011
thereafter a final judg- redemption in the prop-
ment will be entered to May, 2011, which shall AERIAL LIFT TRUCKS B50001920
erty, and vesting in the
SERVICES/ foreclosing all rights of Plaintiff fee simple title to Mayokun Grace warn all interested
DONATIONS redemption in the prop-
the property, free and Demehin persons to file an af- TANDEM WHEEL DUMP TRUCKS
MISC. erty, and vesting in the
Plaintiff title to the prop- clear of all encum- It is this 23rd day of fidavit in opposition to B50001939
erty, free and clear of all brances. March, 2011 by the the relief requested on
AAAA** Donation 2.8 Million Eyes would
encumbrances. Frank M.Conaway, Clerk Circuit Court for Bal- or before the 6th day THE ENTIRE SOLICITATION DOCUMENT
Frank M.Conaway, Clerk TRUE COPY TEST timore City,
DONATE YOUR read your ad - 5 days TRUE COPY TEST Sylvester B. Cox
of June, 2011. CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWN LOADED BY
W. Michel Pierson ORDERED, that pub- Frank M. Conaway VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE:
CAR, per week - Monday JUDGE, CIRCUIT
JUDGE, CIRCUIT lication be given one Clerk
Free Pick-up/Tow, thru Friday in the COURT FOR
COURT FOR
time in a newspaper of
BALTIMORE CITY 4/22 www.baltimorecitibuy.org
Any Model or Condi- DAILY CLASSIFIED
BALTIMORE CITY
4/15, 4/22, 4/29 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 general circulation in
Baltimore City on or
before the 23rd day of
April, 2011, which
shall warn all
interested persons to
B6 The Afro-American, April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011

LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES

File No. BCI-10#49 NOTICE OF HEARING


Baltimore City Public Schools. BOARD OF ESTIMATES Baltimore City Public Schools
Maxwell C. Cohen, Esq. MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE, INC.
The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC INVITATION FOR BIDS: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B BCS-11093 Notice is hereby given that the City of Baltimore intends to increase the charge for water RFP-11059
service by approximately 9% and increase the charge for sanitary wastewater service by
Baltimore, Maryland 21208 Provide HVAC System approximately 9%. The City of Baltimore also intends to increase the charge for miscella- SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR Renovation Services neous water fees. These proposed rates and miscellaneous water fees will become effective
BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND at Roland Park May 19, 2011. The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
Civil Action No. 24-C-11-001882 TAX SALE Elementary/Middle School #233 sioners invites interested companies to sub-
Rates for metered water for Baltimore City consumers will change as follows: mit proposals to supply school bus
ORDER OF PUBLICATION
REV PS, LLC, Assignee The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- transportation.
QUARTERLY USE CURRENT RATE PROPOSED RATE
Plaintiff sioners is inviting interested companies to First 50 Units $2.691 per Unit $2.993 per Unit
vs. submit bids to: BCS-11093. Next 450 Units 1.655 per Unit 1.804 per Unit In order to participate, interested bidders
FAREED NASSOR HAYAT AND/OR UNKNOWN Over 500 Units 1.137 per Unit 1.239 per Unit need to register with eMaryland Marketplace
TENANTS/OWNERS OF 509 Wildwood Pkwy., In order to participate, interested bidders Rates for sanitary wastewater (sewer rates) for Baltimore City consumers will change as
by visiting their website at https://
PNC BANK, NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE need to visit eMaryland Marketplace website follows: ebidmarketplace.com and clicking the Reg-
AND/OR NATIONAL BANKING ASSOCIATION, at https://ebidmarketplace.com istration button.
BANK OF AMERICA, and MAYOR AND CITY QUARTERLY USE CURRENT RATE PROPOSED RATE
COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE CITY and All Un- Solicitation BCS-11093 will be available for All Units $3.618 per Unit $3.944 per Unit
known Owners of the Property described be- Solicitation RFP-11059 will be available for
low; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, personal
review commencing Friday, April 15, 2011. Eligible senior citizen consumers age 65 and older in Baltimore City who apply and whose review commencing Tuesday April 12, 2011.
representatives, and executors, administra- annual household income does not exceed $25,000.00 will receive a 30% discount on water A pre-proposal meeting will be held on
tors, grantees, assigns or successors in right, The Bid Due Date is Thursday, May 12, and sewer rates. Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:00 am in room
title, interest, and any and all persons having 2011 at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will In addition to the above, the rates for water service provided to consumers in Anne Arundel. 301 at 200 East North Avenue.
Howard and Carroll Counties on and after May 19, 2011 will change as follows:
or claiming to have any interest in the prop- be accepted after that time. Any questions
erty and premises situate in the City of Bal- related to this solicitation should be directed ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY - The Proposal Due Date is Thursday, April
timore, known as Tax Account No. to the Buyer. QUARTERLY USE CURRENT RATE PROPOSED RATE 28, 2011 at 11:00 am. No proposals will be
20-03-2295-036; situate in the City of Bal- First 50 Units $2.834 per Unit $3.089 per Unit accepted after that time. Any questions re-
timore, known as 509 Wildwood Pkwy. de- Next 450 Units 1.655 per Unit 1.804 per Unit
lated to this solicitation should be directed to
scribed as Lot Size 20x75. Ward 20, Section Over 500 Units 1.137 per Unit 1.239 per Unit
03, Block 2295, Lot 036. the Buyer, John Egerton at jegerton@bcps.
Defendants Baltimore City Public Schools HOWARD COUNTY - k12.md.us
The object of this proceeding is to secure the INVITATION FOR BIDS: CURRENT RATE PROPOSED RATE
Wholesale Service $1.160 per Unit $1.264 per Unit
foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the BCS-11076
herein above described property sold, either di- Janitorial Services CARROLL COUNTY -
rectly or via assignment, by the Collector of Taxes CURRENT RATE PROPOSED RATE
for the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- Raw Water $.409 per Unit $ .446 per Unit
the Plaintiff in the proceeding. The Complaint sioners invites interested companies to sub- Increased costs for water and sanitary wastewater services will be passed on to Baltimore
states, among other things, that the amounts mit bids to provide effective and efficient County per the distribution formula in the City-County Agreements.The proposed new rates
necessary for redemption of the subject property janitorial services to City Schools. will be put into effect as to metered water accounts for water used and sanitary wastewater
has not been paid, although more than six (6) services rendered on and after May 19, 2011 and bills rendered after this date shall be
months from the date of the sale have expired, prorated to reflect the rate increases.
and more than two (2) months from the date that
In order to participate, interested bidders The City of Baltimore intends to increase miscellaneous water fees as follows:
the first of two (2) separate pre-suit Notices of need to register with eMaryland Marktplace
CURRENTCURRENT FEE PROPOSED FEEFEE
the tax sale was sent to each required interested by visiting their website at https:// FEE
Abandonment of Water
PROPOSED
party have expired. ebidmarketplace.com and clicking the Reg- Supply Service of Water
Abandonment
It is thereupon this 29th day of March, 2011, by istration button. Supply Service
the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, 3/4” Water Service $280 $305
ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion Solicitation BCS-11076 will be available for 1” Water
3/4∫ Water Service
Service $280 $280 $305
$305
1 1/2”
1∫ Water
Water Service
Service $280 $475 $520
$305
of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having review commencing Friday, April 15, 2011. 12”1/2∫
WaterWater Serive
Service $475 $475 $520
$520
a general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland 2∫ Water Service $475 $520
Reduce 3/4” meter to 5/8” meter $130 $140
once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on A pre-bid conference will be held on Reduce
Reduce 1”3/4∫ meter
meter to 3/4”tometer
5/8∫ meter $130 $175 $140
$190
or before the 28th day of April, 2011 warning all Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:30 a. m. Reduce
Reduce 1”1∫meter
meter to 3/4
to 5/8” meter
meter $175 $175 $190
$190
persons interested in the Property referenced Reduce
Reduce 2”1metermeter
to 1to1/2”
5/8∫meter
meter $175 $830 $190
$905
above to appear in this Court by the 28th day of Reduce
Testing of2∫ meter tometer
City-owned 1 1/2∫(at meter
owner’s $830 $905
May, 2011 and redeem the Property referenced The Bid Due Date is Thursday, May 12, Testing of City-owned
request) 7/8”, 3/4, 1” meter $ 75 $ 80
herein or to answer the Complaint or thereafter 2011 at 11:00 a.m. local time, room 401. No (at owner's
Private request)Fee
Fire Protection 5/8∫, 3/4, 1∫ $75 $110/YR. $80$120/Yr.
Private Fire Protection Fee $110/Yr $120
a Final Decree will be entered foreclosing all bids will be accepted after that time. Any Turn-off/Turn-on Chrages
Turn-off/Turn-on Charges
rights of redemption in the property, and vesting questions related to this solicitation should 5/7” - 1” meters
5/8∫ - 1∫ meters $70
$ 70 $ 75
$75
in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all be directed to the Buyer, Dorothy Hale at 11 1/2”
1/2∫ - -Up
Up $110 $110 $120
$120
Official Vacancy Fee $205 $225
encumbrances. DHale@bcps.k12.md.us. Official
Fire Flow
Vacancy Fee $205 $225
The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest Fire FlowTest
Test $550 $550 $600
$600
Fire Hydrant
Fire HydrantPermit
Permit $130 $130 $140
$40
date to file a written Answer or Petition to
Redeem the property mentioned in the Complain A special Hearing will be held at 9:00 a.m. on May 18, 2011 in Room 215, City
described above, and that failure to file a re- HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY Hall, Baltimore, Maryland for the purpose of considering and adopting the rate
sponse on or before the date specified may result REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS increases for water services provided to consumers in Baltimore City, Anne
in a Default Judgment foreclosing all rights of ENERGY AUDIT Arundel, Howard and Carroll Counties and sanitary wastewater services
redemption in and as to the Property being provided to consumers in Baltimore City on or after May 19, 2011and the
rendered by this Court against them. RFP NUMBER: B-1659-11 miscellaneous water fees. Such members of the City Council of Baltimore and
John A. Howard The Housing Authority of Baltimore City the public who wish to do so shall be afforded the opportunity to make
JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court (“HABC”)
(∫HABC∫) is requesting proposals from recommendations on these proposed.
4/8, 4/15, 4/22 interested and qualified certified energy audi-
tors to provide energy auditing services, CITY OF BALTIMORE
analysis and reporting in accordance with DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Department of Housing and Urban Develop- NOTICE OF LETTING
Baltimore City Public Schools. ment (∫HUD∫)
(“HUD”) requirements for public hous-
ing authorities (“PHA”)
(∫PHA∫) to complete this Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of
INVITATION FOR BIDS: assessment for PHA owned properties. Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for
BCS-11091 TR11300 RESURFACING HIGHWAYS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Provide HVAC System PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than NORTHEAST SECTOR I will be received at the Office of the Comptroller,
Renovation Services 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, June Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. MAY 11, 2011.
at Mary A. Winterling 6, 2011. Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit
Elementary/Middle School #150 Counter just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45
A non-mandatory pre-proposals conference A.M. to 11:00 A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids
The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the
sioners is inviting interested companies to at 10:00 a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract
submit bids to: BCS-11091. 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of
Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman
In order to participate, interested bidders HABC has established a minimum goal of Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
need to visit eMaryland Marketplace website as of APRIL 15, 2011 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable
twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar cost of $50.00. A certified check of the bidder or a bank cashier¬s check
at https://ebidmarketplace.com amount of the proposed contract for Minority or a bank treasurer¬s check drawn on a solvent clearing house bank
Business Enterprise (“MBE”)
(∫MBE∫) utilization, ap- made payable to the Director of Finance or a bid bond executed on the
Solicitation BCS-11091 will be available for plicable to all minority and non-minority form as provided in the Bid or Proposal for an amount which is not less
review commencing Friday, April 15, 2011. businesses proposing to provide the re- than that determined by multiplying the total bid submitted by two percent
quested services as the prime contractor. No (2%) will be required with each bid over $100,000.00. If the bid less
The Bid Due Date is Thursday, May 12, goal has been established for participation of than or equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond is required.
2011 at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will Women-owned businesses (“WBEs”),
(∫WBEs), how- Bidders interested in utilizing the City’s
City¬s Self-Insurance Program for
be accepted after that time. Any questions ever, HABC strongly encourages and affir- payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding
related to this solicitation should be directed matively promotes the use of WBEs in all $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program
to the Buyer. HABC contracts. Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board
of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive
Responders shall also comply with all ap- technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City
File No. BCI-10#83 plicable requirements of Section 3 of the Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this
Housing and Urban Development Act of Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors
1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u. Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410)396-6883 or
Maxwell C. Cohen, Esq. contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 E.
The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a
17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B The RFP may be obtained on or after Mon-
day, May 2, 2011, at the following location: joint venture (“JV”),
(∫JV∫), then in that event, the document that estab-
Baltimore, Maryland 21208 lished the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR purposes.
BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND Housing Authority of Baltimore City
Division of Fiscal Operations, The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is
Civil Action No. 24-C-11-001985 TAX SALE A02602 (Bituminous Concrete Paving), and D02620 (Curbs, Gutters
ORDER OF PUBLICATION Purchasing Department
417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 & Sidewalks).
REV PS, LLC, Assignee
Plaintiff Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Attention: John Airey, NOTE: On all Federal-Aid funded contracts, the Administration is
vs. requiring that Contractors have an active Dun and Bradstreet Data
PEGGY A. MILES, MARJORIE M. JONES, Chief of Contracting Services Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and be registered in the
MARGARET E. RANDALL, UNKNOWN Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586 Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to AWARD of
TENANTS/OWNERS OF 3616 GWYNN OAK
contract.
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TION MANAGEMENT, INC., PERFORMANCE
CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, AND/OR MAYOR HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $1,000,000.00 to
AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE CITY and REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS $5,000,000.00.
All Unknown Owners of the Property de- NETWORK MONITORING A “Pre-Bidding Information∫ session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on
∫Pre-Bidding Information”
scribed below; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, APRIL 22, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street 10th Floor Room 1006.
personal representatives, and executors, RFP NUMBER: B-1660-11 NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE
administrators, grantees, assigns or succes- EVALUATON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
sors in right, title, interest, and any and all The Housing Authority of Baltimore City
persons having or claiming to have any inter- (∫HABC∫) is requesting proposals from qual-
(“HABC”) The DBE goal is 30%
est in the property and premises situate in APPROVED:
the City of Baltimore, known as Tax Account
ified and interested individuals or firms to
provide network management, network Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk
No. 28-02-8253-025; situate in the City of Board of Estimates
Baltimore, known as 3616 Gwynn Oak Ave. monitoring, server monitoring, and IP Teleph- APPROVED:
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described as Lot Size 50x172-6; Ward 28, ony management services. Khalil Zaied, Director
Section 02, Block 8253, Lot 025. Department of Transportation
Defendants PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than
The object of this proceeding is to secure the 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday,
foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the
herein above described property sold, either di- May 25, 2011.
rectly or via assignment, by the Collector of Taxes
for the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to A non-mandatory pre-proposals conference
the Plaintiff in the proceeding. The Complaint will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011, at
states, among other things, that the amounts 10:00 a.m., at 417 E. Fayette Street, Room
necessary for redemption of the subject property 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.
has not been paid, although more than six (6)
months from the date of the sale have expired,
and more than two (2) months from the date that HABC has established a minimum goal of
the first of two (2) separate pre-suit Notices of twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar
the tax sale was sent to each required interested amount of the proposed contract for Minority
party have expired. Business Enterprise (“MBE”)
(∫MBE∫) utilization, ap-
It is thereupon this 30th day of March, 2011, by plicable to all minority and non-minority

To Advertise in
the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, businesses proposing to provide the re-
ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion
of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having
quested services as the prime contractor. No
a general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland goal has been established for participation of
once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on Women-owned businesses (“WBEs”),
(∫WBEs∫), how-

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or before the 29th day of April, 2011 warning all ever, HABC strongly encourages and affir-
persons interested in the Property referenced matively promotes the use of WBEs in all
above to appear in this Court by the 29th day of HABC contracts.
May, 2011 and redeem the Property referenced
herein or to answer the Complaint or thereafter
Responders shall also comply with all ap-

call
a Final Decree will be entered foreclosing all
rights of redemption in the property, and vesting plicable requirements of Section 3 of the
in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all Housing and Urban Development Act of
encumbrances. 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u.
The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest

410-554-8200
date to file a written Answer or Petition to The RFP may be obtained on or after Mon-
Redeem the property mentioned in the Complain day, May 2, 2011, at the following location:
described above, and that failure to file a re-
sponse on or before the date specified may result
in a Default Judgment foreclosing all rights of Housing Authority of Baltimore City
redemption in and as to the Property being Division of Fiscal Operations,
rendered by this Court against them. Purchasing Department
Evelyn Omega Cannon 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414
JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court Baltimore, Maryland 21202
4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Attention: John Airey,
Chief of Contracting Services
APT. FOR RENT Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586
Northwood - Located 5800 Loch Raven Blvd Questions regarding the RFP should be di-
4 bedroom single family home
Renting for $1200.00 rected in writing to the address and individual
Ready for Immediate occupancy. indicated above, and must include the refer-
Contact BJR Associates 410-542-8118 ence: HABC RFP Number B-1660-11.
April 23, 2011 - April 29, 2011, The Afro-American B7
LEGAL NOTICES
CITY OF BALTIMORE
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NOTICE OF LETTING

Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of


Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for
TR11301 RESURFACING HIGHWAYS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS
NORTHWEST SECTOR II will be received at the Office of the Comptrol-
ler, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. MAY 11,
2011.
Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit
Counter just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45
A.M. to 11:00 A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ENGINEER
will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER V- ENERGY MANAGER
Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Detention Officer MARYLAND AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (MAA)
Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Engineer III (Fire Protection) SALARY $63,409 - $78,173
Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Open until filled
Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
as of APRIL 15, 2011 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable Visit our website at www.aacounty.org for additional in-
cost of $50.00. A certified check of the bidder or a bank cashier¬s check formation and to apply on-line. You may use the Internet The position is a team leader and expert in the field of
or a bank treasurer¬s check drawn on a solvent clearing house bank at any Anne Arundel County library, or visit our office at Energy Management, Energy Analysis and Modeling of
made payable to the Director of Finance or a bid bond executed on the 2660 Riva Road in Annapolis. Deadline to apply: Monday, Energy-related projects for all systems and buildings. The
form as provided in the Bid or Proposal for an amount which is not less May 9, 2011. position will manage the Energy Performance Contract (>
than that determined by multiplying the total bid submitted by two percent
(2%) will be required with each bid over $100,000.00. If the bid less $20,000,000) for the MAA at Baltimore/Washington Inter-
than or equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond is required. AEO/DF/SFE national Thurgood Marshall and Martin State Airports; will
Bidders interested in utilizing the City’s
City¬s Self-Insurance Program for be involved with all new construction projects, rehabilita-
payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding tion, and maintenance of all facilities, including but not
$100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program Education -
limited to the mechanical systems, HVAC and control
Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID systems, electrical and airfield-related lighting controls. The

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of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive
technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City
CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
has a full-time, 12 month position avail-
position will also be responsible for commissioning of all
Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this able as a Director of Financial Aid. Ad- energy-related projects. Additionally, the position will pre-
Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors ditional information may be obtained at pare and manage the Utilities Division budget. Energy
Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 www.carrollcc.edu Manager Certification (CEM) is preferred. Requires a
or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 EOE/M/F
E. Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a bachelor’s
bachelor¬s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
joint venture (∫JV∫),
(“JV”), then in that event, the document that estab- from an accredited college or university w/ Five (5) years
lished the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification experience in the Energy Management Field. To receive a
complete job bulletin and an application, call Maryland
To Advertise Call
purposes.
The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is Aviation Administration at 410-859-7618 or visit the
A02602 (Bituminous Concrete Paving), and D02620 (Curbs, Gutters MDOT’s
MDOT¬s website at https://jobs.mdot.state.md.us Please
& Sidewalks).
send the application materials to Ken Acker Recruitment/
NOTE: On all Federal-Aid funded contracts, the Administration is
requiring that Contractors have an active Dun and Bradstreet Data
Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and be registered in the
410-554-8200 Examinations and Employment, P.O. Box 8766, BWI Air-
port MD 21240.
MAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to AWARD of
contract.

Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $1,000,000.00 to


$5,000,000.00.
A
A ∫Pre-Bidding Information∫ session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on
“Pre-Bidding Information”
APRIL 22, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street 10th Floor Room 1006.
NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE
EVALUATON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

The DBE goal is 16%


APPROVED:
Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk
Board of Estimates
APPROVED:
Khalil Zaied, Director
Department of Transportation
BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND
INVITATION FOR BIDS
CONTRACT NO. 11057 GX0
ROLAND RUN AT KELLOGG COURT STREAM RESTORATION
THORNLEIGH - DISTRICT 8 c 2
CONTRACT COST GROUP “B
∫B ($100,000 to $500,000)”
($100,000 to $500,000)
WORK CLASSIFICATION: B, C and K-5

BID DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011 AT 10:45 A.M. LOCAL TIME

On or after MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011 the above contract documents


(See Note *) may be inspected and purchased from the Division of
Construction Contracts Administration, Department of Public
Works, Room 300B, County Office Building (COB), 111 W.
Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, upon receipt of payment
of $20.00 (TWENTY DOLLARS) per contract. All checks should be made
payable to BALTIMORE COUNTY MD. NO REFUNDS will be made to
anyone. Direct any questions to 410-887-3531. Bidders obtaining
documents from another source other than Baltimore County WILL NOT
be allowed to submit proposals to Baltimore County.

*Note: Contract Documents will consist of One (1) Paper Copy


Proposal Book and One (1) Compact Disk (CD) with all of the
required drawings. The CD will be in PDF format. Contractors and
Sub-Contractors can purchase paper copies of the drawings from
Baltimore County - OIT - Central Printing located in the Basement
of the COB, RM G-9 for $1.50 a copy.

The proposed work consists of:

(LS) Maintenance of Stream Flow


336 (LF) Stone Toe Protection
12 (EA) Step Pool Structure
A pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:00
a.m. in Room 215 of the County Office Building located at 111 West
Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204.

THE PROJECT IS SUBJECT TO A MINORITY BUSINESS ENTER-


PRISE UTILIZATION GOAL AND FEMALE CONTRACTORS UTILIZA-
TION GOALS. THESE GOAL REQUIREMENTS ARE MORE FULLY
EXPLAINED IN THE SPECIFICATIONS. THE MBE/WBE FORMS IN
THE PROPOSAL BOOKLET MUST BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED
AT THE TIME OF BID OPENING.
Sealed proposals (the entire book) addressed to Baltimore County,
Maryland for this contract will be received in the Baltimore County
Purchasing Division, Room 148, Old Courthouse, 400 Washington
Avenue, Towson, MD 21204, until the time specified on the contract at
which time they will be publicly opened and read.

ONLY CONTRACTORS WHO HAVE BEEN PREQUALIFIED BY BAL-


TIMORE COUNTY AT LEAST TEN (10) DAYS PRIOR TO THE OPEN-
ING OF BIDS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS.
All proposals must be accompanied by a Bid Bond, on the approved
form provided, in the amount as set forth in the “Information
∫Information for Bidders”.
Bidders∫.
No other form of proposal guaranty is acceptable.

The Purchasing Agent reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
or bids or parts of bids and to waive technicalities as may be deemed
best for the interest of the County.
Keith Dorsey, Director
Office of Budget & Finance

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Bowie State’s Greg Goings Named President of National Association


By AFRO Staff SID for Clarion University. “I look forward to working with the we’ve come as an organization
NCAA, the D-II Athletic Directors Association and our Conference and where we need to go in the
Bowie State University Sports Information Director Gregory Commissioners.” future. I wish him all the best and
Goings runs everything sports media-related on the HBCU campus With more than 280 members, the Division II SIDA was will support his presidency any
in Bowie, Md. Now he’ll be responsible for a national agenda, created to serve as a liaison that assists in strengthening way I can.”
too, as he was recently named president of the Division II Sports communication between sports information directors and other Bowie State Athletic Director
Information Directors Association (SIDA). administrators of college sports communications. Goings will Anton Goff said the university
Goings, Bowie State’s SID for the past eight years, will take be the third president to lead SIDA; before Herman, Kentucky is very excited about Goings’
office at the end of June during the College Sports Information Wesleyan College SID Roy Pickerill served as the first president, new title. “This announcement
Directors Association (CoSIDA) Workshop in Marco Island, Fla. holding the only Division II SIDA officer position for several is truly exciting for Mr. Goings,
He will serve a two-year term, with responsibility for overseeing years. Pickerill left the position in 2009 and SIDA has used an the Athletic Department, and
the board of directors and maintaining bonds with the Conference officer rotation since. the university,” Goff said. “The
Commissioners Association and the Athletic Directors Association. Goings is qualified for the position, serving more than 20 years appointment to president of a
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Goings will transition from his current position as first vice in the field of collegiate sports communications. The Washington, national organization, such as
Gregory Goings
president during the NCAA Community Engagement Workshop at D.C. native graduated from McKinley Tech High School in 1977 SIDA is just a testament to the
NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis on June 1-3, according to the and earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Virginia State level of talent and dedication Mr.
BSU announcement. University, where he served as SID 12 years before joining BSU. Goings has displayed his entire
“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve “I believe Greg Goings will be a great president for D-II career. It says a lot when your peer members vote you into this
as president of the Division II Sports Information Directors SIDA,” Herman said. “Greg has the experience, knowledge and type of position. This is yet another example of how Bowie State
Association and thank my colleagues throughout the country dedication to represent Division II in a first class manner. He University faculty and staff are leading the way in a number of
for their support,” said Goings, who will replace Rich Herman, has also been part of the board for five years and knows how far different fields.”

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Who Wins NBA West: The Los Angeles Lakers or Oklahoma City Thunder?
By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley conference this spring that may be ready to force a changing of Spurs got the memo. Fifteen-year head coach Gregg Popovich has
AFRO Sports Writers the guard. Can young talents like the Oklahoma City Thunder or the Spurs playing their best ball in five years, and they finished this
Denver Nuggets knock off the elites of the West? AFRO sports season with a conference-best 61-21 record. San Antonio’s roster is
The NBA Playoffs tipped off this weekend, starting with the writers Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley sort it out: perhaps the most solid starting lineup in the league, featuring Tony
NBA-best Chicago Bulls taking on the No. 8 seed Indiana Pacers Parker, clutch-shooter Manu Ginobli and future Hall of Famer Tim
in an Eastern Conference first-round opener on April 16. The Stephen D. Riley (SDR): The Los Angeles Lakers have made Duncan. The trio will make sure the Spurs are a tough opponent
Eastern Conference is heavy in talent this postseason, with the the NBA Finals the past three years in a row, and you can bank on for any team this postseason, including Kobe and the Lakers. But
likes of MVP-caliber stars LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Dwyane them representing the West again. Yes, they’ve won this season if you can find one team capable of beating both L.A. and San
Wade and Carmelo Anthony all battling for a shot at the Finals. in a cocky, drama-filled fashion, but they wouldn’t be the Lakers Antonio, you’ll have to go younger and faster. You’ll have to go to
But there’s a reason the NBA champions in eight of the last without those traits. Los Angeles still has the most talent, the most Oklahoma City.
10 years have come out of the West. The two-time defending size, the best player and the best coach, what else do you need? The Lakers are the defending champs, but we shouldn’t forget
champions Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs are easy L.A. held its breath when center Andrew Bynum went down with how Washington, D.C. native Kevin Durant and the Thunder
fan favorites to reach the Western Conference Finals, as they’ve a hyper-extended knee against the San Antonio Spurs on April 12, took them six games deep in the first round of the 2010 playoffs.
done throughout most of the last decade. but he’s fine and so are the Lakers’ championship chances. Like Durant, the league’s scoring champion, and starting point guard
Still, there are younger and perhaps hungrier teams among the Boston, this is probably the Lakers’ last shot at a title run, and I Russell Westbrook gave Los Angeles serious problems last
believe they’ll be primed and summer and would have led OKC to an upset had they the size to
poised to make their fourth match L.A. in the post. Now, the Thunder is back with notorious
consecutive NBA Finals tough-guy Kendrick Perkins down low at center. Perkins has
appearance. a history of success against L.A.’s big men and should be the
X-factor needed to book the Thunder’s trip the Finals this season.
Perry Green (PG): If the
Lakers are the best in the West,
I don’t believe the San Antonio Read more of the AFRO Sports Faceoff on afro.com.

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