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Mayor’s Budget Heads Baltimore City Response to the

to City Council Assassination of Osama bin Laden
Tyner Bethea, 37, interior designer,
By Shernay Williams
AFRO Staff Writer Northwest Baltimore
“Initially I would say it gave me a sense of
The Board of Estimates peace or retribution, but then, there were the
approved Mayor Stephanie after thoughts of what kind of retaliation is there
Rawlings-Blake’s $2.7 billion going to be because for such an organization,
budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 I can’t imagine that there won’t be. So, I guess
last week. The plan now heads to it’s just a wait and see kind of thing.
the City Council for review. As far as how they handled it, I’m a firm
Council members haven’t seen a believer that we never really know what goes on
detailed spreadsheet of the proposal, within the government…So the story that was
but a general budget overview on the news today about how they made sure no
is scheduled for May 11 in City civilians were harmed and so forth, I question
Council chambers, according to an that because it’s no secret about the tactics of
electronic budget process schedule. the U.S. government.”
A succession of four half-
hour hearings will follow to Alphonso Willingham, 24, Fed Ex
hammer out the budget for the employee, Central Baltimore
“I think it’s going to make it worse, actually,
Photo by Bill Tabron
fire, finance and public works Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-
departments and the Office of now that he has people under him that are
Blake $2.7 billion budget was
Cable and Communications. The going to actually step up. You know the Muslim
approved by the Board of
police department and the state’s Brotherhood is kind of crazy, so I guess it’s
Estimates and is headed to the
attorney’s office will have separate going to make it a little worse. It might make it
City Council.
hearings May 17, followed by better… we just have to wait and hear what they
other city agencies on May 18, 19 say about it. I don’t think too much of it. I wish
and 25. The Council’s Budget and Rawlings-Blake’s budget the war was over.”
Appropriations Committee will host sketch plugs a $60 million gap
a taxpayer’s night to accept public by cutting 10 percent of the city’s Linda Hollin, 60, state office worker,
comment on the budget and the administration costs, restructuring A TIME magazine cover -- like many news outlets around
Central Baltimore
proposed constant yield tax rate, 6 city employee health benefit plans,
“You had two generations, father and son, the world -- declares the death of longtime Public enemy
p.m. May 18 at the War Memorial freezing pay for city managers
who started this mess with the oil and it’s No. 1 Osama bin Laden.
Building. and reducing various city services,
been 10 years and they didn’t have an inkling
Councilwoman Belinda including the 311 call center and Roy Moore, 71, retired army sergeant,
where he was. It took a Black man to find him and
Conaway, chair of the Budget and animal services hours. Northeast Baltimore
that’s because Obama is not only book smart, he’s
Appropriations Committee, said the Conaway is most concerned “It doesn’t mean anything to me because it’s not
street smart…But I would have never shot him in the
Council will vote on the financial about the cuts to employee health going to bring back the people that died …. I agree with
head and killed him. If it was me, I would have taken
plan in late June before it takes benefits and the in-limbo status of the father that lost his son in that building on 9-11. He
him to some secret place…and he would have told me
effect July 1. something. I would have had him like Aretha Franklin, said that he can’t bring back his son and that bin Laden
Continued on A4
he would have been singing for respect.” Continued on A10

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Trial for Jewish Citizen Newspapers Worldwide Report
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Patrollers Postponed on the Death of Osama Bin Laden
 Sunday @ 8 p.m. on By Shernay Williams juvenile—walked through By AFRO Staff
AFRO Staff Writer predominately-Jewish Upper
88.9 WEAA FM, the Park Heights Nov. 19, Newspapers from around
Voice of the Community. A jury trial for two Jewish Eliyahu, 23, Avi, 20, and at the world shared the same
citizen patrolmen accused of least one other man allegedly story on May 3 and that
assaulting a Black teenager forced him to the ground and was the death of Osama Bin
last November has been struck him with a radio. The Laden at the hands of the
postponed for two months. teen sustained lacerations, United States.
Your History • Your Community • Your News

Former Shomrim patroller bruises and a broken wrist. In the United Kingdom,
Eliyahu Werdesheim and his During the assault, Eliyahu the Sun had a headline of
brother Avi were scheduled reportedly told the teen he “Obama ‘Watched him Die’”
to stand trial May 2 in the “didn’t belong here.” with a slightly altered photo
racially charged case that But the Werdesheims of President Barack Obama,
led several Black leaders contend they were acting in Vice President Joe Biden,
to accuse Baltimore State’s self-defense after the boy Secretary of State Hillary
Attorney Greg Bernstein of grabbed a nail-embedded Clinton and various other
giving preferential treatment plank of wood. government and military
to the Jewish officials watching the
The brothers
“I think they want people operation in progress on a
and their separate to get impatient, and they The Sun’s article, heavy
attorneys were with graphics, detailed the
granted a continuance are counting on us to be events leading up to the
by Circuit Court
Judge Charles Peters
forgetful.” capture of bin Laden. “Mr.
Obama could not hide his
April 21. – Rev. CD Witherspoon relief when he realized the
“All I can deadly reign of Bin Laden
say is that we asked for a Several Blacks in – codenamed Geronimo by
postponement for further the community decried US officials – was finally
preparation,” said Andrew Bernstein’s decision to drop over,” the article said. “The
I. Alperstein, attorney for a felony first-degree assault breakthrough in the hunt house on the Kakul road some 150 km from
Eliyahu. charge against Eliyahu in for the evil warlord came after detainees at Islamabad for quite some time,” the story said.
A spokeswoman for January. Guantanamo Bay prison camp were tortured, it “His hideout was not as many believed, some
Bernstein said their office had The teen’s attorney, J. was revealed last night.” where in the tribal regions but in Abbottabad,
opposed the delay. Wyndal Gordon, told the Asian Age in New Delhi, India, perhaps an hour’s drive from the Pakistani capital,
The new trial is set for AFRO in a previous interview influenced by strained relations between India Islamabad.”
July 12. that Bernstein was “being and Pakistan released a headline of “U.S. On the flip side, the Express Tribune in
According to court soft” on Werdesheim because Kills Bin Laden in (You Knew It) Pakistan.” Karachi, Pakistan says the country is still
records, while a 15-year-old he is Jewish. Accompanying the headline was a photo of dealing with the after effects of Bin Laden
Northwestern High School “There is no other reason the $1 million compound where bin Laden had with the headline of “Even in death, Osama
Join the AFRO on student—who has not been been residing. “The Al Qaeda chief had been haunts Pakistan.” The paper indicated what
Twitter and Facebook identified because he is a Continued on A10 living in the heavily fortified three-storied Continued on A10

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AFRO National Briefs

Nation on Watch After bin Laden’s Death
Nearly 10 years after former President George Bush vowed to
capture Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, the terrorist was
ambushed and killed under President Barack Obama’s watch.
Your History • Your Community • Your News Gas-Saving Tips for Cash-Strapped Drivers In an unexpected, late night speech on April 30, Obama shared
The Afro-American Newspapers The Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Trade news of bin Laden’s death with the world.
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters Commission have released several tips for consumers to save “Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted
2519 N. Charles Street money at the pump. operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 According to the two agencies, consumers should drive more team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297 efficiently. Drivers should avoid aggressive driving and excessive courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took
idling, observe the speed limit, remove excess weight from their care to avoid civilian casualties,” Obama said. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.”
vehicle, and use cruise control and overdrive gears.
“Weaving in and out of traffic, not using the highest gear, In the days following bin Laden’s capture, the FBI and
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement warning
jumping on and off the throttle, and generally not keeping a
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II law enforcement groups that his death may spark extremist attacks
steady-state speed are also shortcuts to the nearest gas station,”
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. MotorWeek’s John Davis said. in the U.S. and worldwide. Meanwhile, transportation hubs like
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 Drivers should also keep their vehicles in shape. Engines Boston’s Logan Airport tightened security for fear of a retaliatory
should be properly tuned, tires should be properly inflated and the attack from al Qaeda and bin Laden supporters.
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200
recommended grade of motor oil should be applied. “The death of Osama bin Laden is an important success not
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales According to the DOE, fixing a serious maintenance problem only for the United States, but the entire world. Our efforts to
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289 can improve gas mileage by up to 40 percent, properly inflating a combat terrorism, however, do not fixate on one individual, and we vehicle’s tires can improve mileage by up to 3.3 percent and using remain completely focused on protecting our nation against violent
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246 the proper motor oil can improve mileage by up to 2 percent. extremism of all kinds,” said Janet Napolitano, secretary of the
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 Drivers should also plan their trips carefully. Carpooling or Department of Homeland Security, in a statement.
Advertising Account Executive altering work hours to avoid peak rush hours can prevent more
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 frequent trips to the pump due to gas wasted in rush hour traffic. Comcast Pledges Funds to Benefit Minorites
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242 Multiple errands should also be combined into a single trip. As Comcast moves forward with its merger with NBC
Universal, the media giant has pledged $20 million towards
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 building minority owned digital businesses.
Proposed Merger of Southern University with White
Director, Community & Public Relations Institution Faces Stiff Opposition In a letter last July to Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Comcast
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243
Debate is heating up in New Orleans, as Louisiana’s governor said it would, at the helm of the merged company, provide
Editorial seeks to merge the city’s sole historically Black state-funded training, internships and mentoring to minority students as well as
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu university with a mostly White, nearby institution in an effort he distribution and funding to business owners. The company is now
E-mail: said will improve both schools’ educational conditions. in the verge of making good on that promise, company officials
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 According to The Associated Press, Gov. Bobby Jindal, a said recently.
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 Republican, is pushing a bill that would merge predominately- Comcast will also provide free video and high-speed internet
E-mail: Black Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) with the service to schools and libraries in underserved and low-income
University of New Orleans. areas, as well as low-cost internet service to 2.5 million low-
Global Markets
Campuses of both higher education facilities, which are income households.
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220
in close proximity to each other, were severely damaged by “Comcast is committed to providing opportunities for diverse
Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the storm’s aftermath, enrollment businesses to expand and grow,” David Jensen, vice president of
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager
and graduation rates at both schools plummeted, particularly Content Acquisition for Comcast, said in a statement. “We look
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager at Southern University, whose graduation rate has significantly forward to considering a number of fresh and viable programming
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266 dropped. proposals from Hispanic and African American programmers to
According to 2011 U.S. Department of Education figures, create new channels that will complement the robust lineup of
Production Department - 410-554-8288 programming choices we already offer our customers.”
SUNO’s rate of graduation for students attending over a six-year
period, rose to eight percent from the post-Katrina low of five Leaders of several civil rights organizations praised Comcast’s
Washington Office percent, the lowest in the state and among the lowest for a public initiatives, saying they will provide more diversity on and off the
historically Black college or university (HBCU) in the country. air.
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723
The six-year graduation rate at the University of New Orleans “This agreement represents a positive step in the right direction
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297
(UNO) is 21 percent. “It makes no sense to have colleges blocks for the principle of diversity, inclusion and economic opportunity,”
General Manager
apart, neither one of them with graduation rates we can accept,” Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League,
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116
Jindal said at a weekly legislative news conference in Baton said in a statement. “We applaud Comcast and NBC Universal for
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112
Rouge, La., according to the AP. its willingness to enter into written commitments toward the goal
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: Meanwhile, more than 200 Southern University supporters of building a first-class communications concern. We thank them
410-554-8234 gathered to protest the proposal, which they believe would cause for their insight and commitment.”
Customer the school to lose its legacy as an HBCU. “It will be the death of Comcast plans on starting eight new networks that will be
Billing Inquiries: 410-554-8226 SUNO,” student government vice president Ellis Brent Jr. told the independently owned by Hispanic or African Americans. Two
AP. African-American owned networks are expected to launch by Jan.
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Gen. Kip Ward, 1st Commander of U.S.

Africa Command, Retires
By AFRO Staff College. He holds a master’s degree in Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement
political science from Pennsylvania State Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the
Secretary of the Army John McHugh University and a bachelor’s in political Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Combat
hosted a retirement ceremony April 26 in science from Morgan State University. Infantryman’s Badge and the Master
honor of the former commander of U.S. Ward’s awards and badges include: Parachutist Badge.
Africa Command (AFRICOM), Gen. the Defense Distinguished Service Ward retires from military after
William E. “Kip” Ward at Summerall Field, Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the serving the nation for 39 years. He was Photos by Rob Roberts
Fort Myer, Va. Gen. Distinguished Service Medal, the joined by his wife, Joyce and other Gen. Kip Ward and his wife, Joyce, give honors during the
Ward served in Stuttgart, Germany, as Defense Superior Service Medal (with family and friends at the ceremony. playing of the National Anthem.
the first commander of AFRICOM from two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Legion of Special guests included Gen. Martin
Oct. 1, 2007 to March 9, 2011. He was Merit (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), E. Dempsey, chief of staff, U.S. Army;
commissioned into the infantry in June the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Gen. (Ret) George Casey, 36th chief of
1971. His military education includes the Meritorious Service Medal (with six staff of the U.S. Army and Gen. Lloyd
the infantry officer basic and advanced Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Austin, commanding general, all U.S.
courses, US Army Command and Commendation Medal, the Army -forces in Iraq, he is the last active duty
General Staff College and US Army War Commendation Medal (with three Oak African-American four-star general.

Gen. Kip
Ward gives

Gen. Ward, Secretary of the Army John

McHugh and chaplin Maj. Gen. Matthew
A. Zimmerman Jr. (Ret.)
Gen. William “Kip” Ward and his wife Joyce
with Gen. Lloyd Austin and his wife, Charlene


and other

came out to IN THEATERS MAY 13
honor Gen.
Gen. Ward greets mother and
wishes her, “Happy birthday.”
A4 The
The Afro-American,
Afro-American, May
May 7,
7, 2011
2011 -- May
May 13,
7, 2011

One Year Later, Clarke Fights for Living Wage

By Shernay Williams city workers and contractors earn at an exemption from the federal Hilton officials would still have roadblock last year, Clarke refutes
AFRO Staff Writer least $10.59 an hour. government that would allow its to agree to apply for the federal that the bill is “dead.”
This week, Clarke proposed an workers to trade overtime benefits exemption, and Clarke says the “It’s not dead; it is in
It’s been one year since amendment to that law that would for gratuity. employees are working with their committee,” she said. “I still needed
Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, put City Council support behind “They (the hotel employees) labor union to negotiate with the one vote and I’m still looking for
D-14, first introduced a bill that banquet workers in Baltimore’s say that in their case, the gratuities hotel leaders. it. That bill is alive and resting
would have required major retailers only city-owned hotel, the Hilton, bring them more income than the She contends that her “minor” peacefully until the last Council
to pay employees a living wage. as they negotiate a change in their overtime, especially since they are amendment would ensure that meeting of this term of office in
The galvanizing ordinance agreement that would allow them to not being given any overtime,” workers are fulfilling the city code December. I’m one vote away and
– filed May 3, 2010 – thrilled receive a percentage of the hotel’s Clarke explained. “If they can if the hotel receives an exemption. I’m hoping that during the election
many city residents, who saw the gratuities. campaign, since the majority of
possibility to earn more money in Under their current people in the city favor the bill,
a tough economy, and horrified contract, the food “[The living wage bill] is alive and resting peacefully until some candidates might be inspired
business leaders, who said
companies could not afford the
service workers don’t
receive a portion of
the last Council meeting of this term of office in December.” to reconsider their no-vote.”
The bill, which applies to
higher wages and might consider the tips that the Hilton – Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke companies that gross over $10
leaving Baltimore. requires of customers million a year, could be resurrected
At City Hall, Jeff Zellmer of the during banquet events, and they negotiate a share of gratuities and Her goal was to “come up with if at least eight of the 15 City
Maryland Retailers Association said work irregular hours with no if that pay that they then receive a way for this to happen without in Council members petition for a full
the proposal would be “a holocaust opportunities for overtime. meets or exceeds what they would any way watering down the living body vote.
for the retail industry.” According to the living wage earn under living wage then the city wage requirement of the law,” she If enacted, the Board of
Polarization over the bill law, workers under city contracts code would comply with a federal added. Estimates, as it does for city
translated into the City Council, must receive overtime pay that is waiver on overtime pay.” So far, the ordinance has contract workers, would determine
whose labor subcommittee tabled equivalent to the living wage fee She says amending the city received support from Councilman the living wage rate each year
the legislation after a split vote. plus one-and-a-half that amount per living wage law to allow “certain Carl Stokes, D-12, who has also based on the federal poverty level
The bill would have extended hour. workers” to receive federal worked with the hotel employees or the amount of money needed
Baltimore’s existing living wage The employees don’t benefit exemption from overtime in and the labor union. for a family of four to cover basic
law – championed by Clarke when from the stipulation since they exchange for receiving tips— Although her proposal to expenses. This year’s rate is $10.59
she was president of the City aren’t given overtime, but Clarke called “commissions in the bill mandate that retailers pay workers per hour compared to the minimum
Council in 1994 – which requires says the Hilton could receive summary—would make it possible. a living wage encountered a wage rate of $7.25 per hour.

Mayor’s Budget Heads to City Council

approximately $100,000 – to the mayor to restore funding
fully staff the centers. to the library at current
As for health benefits, she levels and set aside $600,000
Continued from A1 says, “The ones that actually in additional support for
do the work don’t have the YouthWorks.
the city’s recreation centers, recreation hubs to save $1.5 to operate the remaining submitted applications to salaries. The least we can The funds will aid 5,000
she said. million. Rawlings-Blake centers. donate time or programming do is compensate them with young people – the same
The budget halves city plans to solicit non-profits and But while many of to the centers, few have benefits. I don’t want to see amount as last year -- as they
support for Baltimore’s 55 Baltimore City Public Schools Conaway’s constituents have the funds needed — their health benefits reduced land temporary employment
in any way.” this summer. The program’s
Rawlings-Blake’s budget aspect had looked bleak after
charts an overhauled health federal stimulus dollars ran
benefits package for city staff out last year.
and retirees by encouraging Additional state funding
workers to buy generic also allows Rawlings-Blake
prescription drugs through to use $4.1 million to reduce

“If you believe the rec centers and pools

should be open, you have to come out and
say it.”
–Councilwoman Belinda Conaway
higher co-pays for brand employee furlough days.
names and lower co-pays for According to city leaders,
generics. employees will be furloughed
Conway is also uneasy between two and five days
about the possible elimination based on salary, compared to
or charge for bulk trash four to 11 days during fiscal
pickup, noting that trash is year 2011.
already sprawled around her The remaining $312,000
district and the new rules will be directed to the Vacants
might exacerbate the issue. to Value Program, which
She urged passionate overhauls the city’s property
residents to attend the sales process and proffers
taxpayer’s night and demand incentives for residents to
the services they want. purchase abandoned homes in
“People need to come out,” an effort to expedite the sale
she said. “If you believe the of vacant properties.
rec centers and pools should Rawlings-Blake’s financial
be open, you have to come plan increases the operating

Want a free out and say it.”

preliminary proposal chopped
library hours and allocated
budget by $26 million and
decreases the capital plan by
40 percent over last year.
The Board of Estimates

checking account? minimal funding to the city’s

YouthWorks Summer Jobs
program, but city officials
took roughly one month to
approve the budget, meeting
with various city agencies and

Raise the green flag.

say a $6 million jump in hosting a taxpayers’ night for
estimated state aid allowed public input.

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May 6
First Fridays: C-Man and
Reginald F. Lewis
Museum, 830 E. Pratt

St., Baltimore. 7:30-
10:30 p.m. Experience an
evening of gospel-infused
jazz with musician Carl
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A6 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011

New CRL Consumer Survey: one quarter of overdrafts. And, some banks pump up
the number of fees they can charge by manipulating the
order in which they subtract charges during the daily
High Pressure Tactics, Confusion Lead balance.
While banks push a questionable product on their

to Customers Choosing Overdraft marketing manipulations and

customers, they fail to clearly convey the free and low-
cost options to overdraft such as linking checking and
By Charlene Crowell savings accounts or low-cost lines of credit. Neither
NNPA Columnist aggressive sales tactics that do banks consistently make clear to customers that
together that are pressuring overdraft fees are assessed for each transaction under
In August 2010, the Federal Reserve Board directed banks bank customers to accept these programs.
to seek customer approval before enrolling them in high-cost overdraft. Sadly for many customers, it is only when they
overdraft coverage. Now nearly a year later, a new survey CRL’s new survey review a bank statement that they realize how many
by the Center for Responsible Lending finds there are still findings may suggest that overdraft fees have been charged within a billing cycle.
lingering consumer misperceptions as to what consumers given the banks’ ability to Multiple fees totaling several hundred dollars in a given
believe they were actually signing up for. Among consumers manipulate current disclosure month particularly affect consumers with low bank
who opted in to overdraft, 64 percent thought they were getting requirements, perhaps balances and those who live paycheck-to-paycheck.
coverage to avoid bounced checks even though overdraft only disclosure alone is not enough. If public monies could be used to rescue banks
affects debit card and ATM transactions. For other survey A new or enhanced role Stock Image in financial crisis, it seems reasonable for banks to
respondents, overdraft enrollment was chosen as a means to for regulators might be the change their own operations in ways that won’t cause
stop a barrage of solicitations in varying forms. appropriate remedy. consumers unnecessary financial crises.
Comparing the difference between the numbers of bank Unfair overdraft fees, at an average of $34 per usage, are a
customers choosing overdraft (33 percent) with those who boon for the banks totaling $24 billion each year. Debit card Charlene Crowell is the Center for Responsible Lending’s
declined it (67 percent), strongly suggests there is little transactions are the most common trigger for overdrafts. By communications manager for state policy and outreach. She
customer interest in the product itself. Rather it is the contrast, paper checks account each year for approximately can be reached at:

Mitzi Miller Named New Editor-in-

Chief of ‘JET’ Magazine
Trice Edney News Wire - “We continue to
Johnson Publishing Company implement our corporate
CEO Desiree Rogers today strategy of placing industry
named award-winning veterans in key management
journalist, editorial consultant roles at Johnson Publishing,”
and bestselling author Mitzi said Rogers. “Mitzi brings an
Miller as editor-in-chief of JET impressive journalistic record
magazine. Miller will assume to her role and will begin the
the post effective May 9. process of assessing the future

Mary “C.” White Courtesy Photo

July 23, 1933 to May 4, 2005
Mitzi Miller
Heaven 600 & V103 -
of JET as she takes on the
Afro American Newspapers leadership of the magazine.”
JET is celebrating 60 years
It’s Been Six Years of being the nation’s only
Since You Left Us. nationally-distributed news
weekly publication. It claims
We Love and a readership of more than 8
Miss You. million.
Miller brings to JET
Loving Husband her expertise as an editorial
Frank & Family consultant for Juicy and SET
magazines and her writing
skills as a contributor to
Essence, VIBE, Uptown
Regina or “Jeanna” as she was fondly called by family Magazine, among others. She
and friends, received her primary and secondary education in
Baltimore, Maryland. Regina worked for the United States was the entertainment editor at
Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. She also worked HONEY magazine where she
for the Baltimore City Police Department as a Crossing
Guard. After fourteen years of service, she retired from the wrote the popular “girl-around-
Police Department. She commenced a second career as a town” column. Miller was also
teacher for Headstart for the next eleven years. During this
time she also pursued her education at New York University a TV and culture critic for VH1
in 1969 and Essex Community College. and the Food Network.
After retiring from two careers and raising her family,
Regina became very involved in various civic activities “I am honored to join the
and volunteer work. She received numerous proclamations, Johnson Publishing family and
certificates and awards for her dedicated and invaluable
services. Regina Nutter was a volunteer for the Maryland look forward to re-energizing
J.C.’s, Seton Manor Nursing Home, the American Red the JET brand,” said Miller.
Cross Needs Survey for the elderly, Maryland Senior Action
Council; commissioner for the Mass Transit Task Force for “For 60 years JET has
the Commission on Aging; commissioner for the Commission consistently delivered news
on Aging and Retirement Education; Christian personhood
coordinator for Southwestern District United Methodist about Black America. It is my
Women’s Conference; president of Wildwood Parkway priority to meet the evolving
United Methodist Woman; lay speaker for Wildwood Parkway United Methodist Church;
instructed Bible class at church and at the Forest Park Senior Center. Regina was a media needs of our loyal base
member of the Rognel Heights community organization the Forest Park Senior Center of readers in exciting and
board of directors; and the Church stewardship committee. Regina Nutter was the first
women trustee appointed in the Church, and she organized the senior co-ed group and entertaining ways.”
helped in operating the food pantry and clothing give-a-way. Regina was well known for Miller’s first book, The
her arts and crafts projects and interior decorating. She did all the beautiful banners and
decorations you see around you in the Church; and her love for flowers was evident in Angry Black Woman’s Guide
her home and garden. to Life was released in 2004
We invite you to gather at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 700 Wildwood
Parkway for worship on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. as a memorial to her 100th to rave reviews in the New
birthday. York Times, Boston Globe
and Newsweek magazine.
Her second book, The Vow,
Let Your Smile Bloom was recently optioned for
Dr. Maxine V. Clark has been making production by Lifetime
Maryland smiles beautiful for over 25 years! Television Network. Most
recently, her teen series,
“Hotlanta” received multiple
awards from the American
Library Association and was
(Valid through 4-30-11. Full orthodontic treatment only.) optioned for production by
The CW Television Network.
Miller is a board member
of the non-profit, Hip-Hop 4
Life. She is a skilled public
speaker who has appeared at
various forums and seminars
nationwide including the
2010 Young Women’s
Empowerment Summit at
Long Island University; The
Freshman Honors Reception
at Florida A&M University;
and Essence Magazine’s
Image of Black Women in
Media Panel. Miller is a
graduate of Florida A&M
University with a bachelor’s
in English. She will be based
in Chicago.
May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011, The Afro-American A7

Benjamin E. Smith, 64 Marcia P. Brown, 67
Federal Government Employee Educator
Benjamin E. Smith and master’s degrees in Marcia Parks Brown She collected giraffes and
(affectionately known as business administration. was born Dec. 29, 1943, in African masks as a hobby.
Ben) was born on March 8, Benjamin held several Newport News, Va., to the Completing jigsaw puzzles,
1947, in Richmond, Va., to professional positions and late Norma A. Parks and gardening, reading, and
the late Herman and Amelia was influential in obtaining Clinton R. Parks Jr. shopping were all pastimes in
Smith. His older brother, employment for his nieces Marcia was raised and which Marcia took pleasure.
Alfred W. Smith, preceded and nephews. He had a
educated in Hampton, Va. Marcia was one-of-a kind.
him in death in 1996. successful career with the
Benjamin was raised in federal government and, in After graduating from She had a way of making
the heart of Baltimore City 2007, retired after 30 years of George P. Phenix High everyone feel comfortable in
in the 600 block of North service. School, where she was an her presence. Her candidness
Carrolton Ave. During his Benjamin’s life was an honor student and member and humor made her the
childhood, he made many inspiration and a light to many of the tennis team, she “life of the party” at family
of friends who have lasted a people. His wisdom and matriculated to Hampton gatherings. She always
lifetime. intelligence were unmatched. Institute where she was stayed in good spirits,
Benjamin was educated Benjamin could speak on initiated into Alpha Kappa thought positively, and never
in the Baltimore City Public any topic and had a breath Alpha Sorority. She majored in history and complained, even throughout the duration of
School System. After BENJAMIN E. SMITH of knowledge that was graduated with honors. Upon graduation, her illness. Marcia did not hesitate to put the
graduating from Edmondson unsurpassed. He made an
Marcia moved to Baltimore to begin her needs of her family members above her own.
High School in 1965, he entered the United everlasting impression on the lives of many.
States Air Force during the Vietnam War and On May 8, one month exactly to the day teaching career. It was in Baltimore where she This was evident when she donated a kidney
became a jet engine mechanic. After being after his 64th birthday, Benjamin made his met and married Arnett James Brown Jr. who to her brother, the late Charles Parks. What
honorably discharged from the military, he transition. He was preceded in death by the preceded her in death in 1990. brought her the most joy in her later years
attended what was then known as Morgan love of his life, Linda Diane Gresham. Marcia worked as a teacher and facilitator was being “Gram” to her granddaughter,
State College, where he received bachelor’s in the Baltimore City Public Schools System Sydney. A special bond existed between the
for 42 years. In 1996, she was elected two. “Pepe,” “Aunt Myt,” “Meme,” “Momma

Roberta Beatrice-Bouldin, 84 president of the Baltimore Teachers Union,

where she worked for the benefit of city
Marcia,” “Gram,” “Mom”—all terms of
endearment which embody the affection of
educators. In 1998, Marcia relinquished her those who loved her.
Roberta Beatrice She worked many part-time position when former school superintendent, Marcia leaves to cherish her memory:
Bryson, daughter of the jobs during this time, but Dr. Robert Schiller, presented Marcia with devoted children, Arnett, III and Lauren
late Avery G. Bryson and was best known for her love the opportunity to spearhead the development Marcia; granddaughter, Sydney Ariel; sister,
Rebecca H.E. Jones, was of bowling and gardening. of an innovative teacher evaluation system Norma Ragland; brother, Clinton R. Parks
born on July 19, 1926, She is also remembered as a for the city’s public schools. She worked Jr.; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Brown Page,
in Davidson County, loving mother of 13 children diligently in facilitating the development of Doris Parks, Beblon Parks; brother-in-law
the Performance-Based Evaluation System and friend, Hugh Page Sr.; two stepdaughters,
Lexington, N.C. She who never went hungry “not
until her retirement from the school system in Dawn Elaina and Arnetta Virginia; special
departed the life on April one day.” She was a lifelong
2006. grandchildren, Tia, David, Mikelle, D’Aira;
29, after a lengthy illness. member of Central Baptist Marcia enjoyed interior decorating and and a host of loving family and friends.
At 19, she married Church and shared prayer had a distinct sense of style and creativity.
Baxter V. Hargrave in with many of her daughters.
High Point, N.C., and later
departed North Carolina.
In 1968 Mrs. Hargrave
married Mr. Walter Engene Thomasina N. Holliday, 73
She resided on the Eastern Boulding, and out of the
Shore and then became a union devoted herself as a Quietly, on April 24, she served in the Prison
Baltimore City resident. wife and a mother. Thomasina entered her Ministry with the late Elder
BOULDIN home of eternal rest. James and Evangelist Lena
Thomasina Nance Banks and different auxiliaries
Noah W. Pope, 73 Holliday was born on May
8, 1937, in Lake View,
including Senior Missionary
Department, the Flower Circle
Tractor Trailer Driver S.C. She was one of four, and the Mother’s Board.
the only daughter, born to It brought her great joy to
Noah Westley Pope, Noah worked for over
the late Ed Turner “Tone” serve with the Progressive
the oldest child of Charles 25 years as a cross-country
Nance Sr. and Dora Nance. Free Will Baptist Conference
Pope and Elizabeth Pope tractor trailer driver. His
She received her Missionary Convention when
Sampson was born on Nov. travels took him to many
education in the public they made monthly visits to
2, 1937, in Winnsboro, S.C. states where he took up
school system of Lake the nursing homes. She looked
He departed this life April 2 residence before returning to
View, S.C. and graduated forward to those visits every
after a lengthy illness. Baltimore in 2000.
from Columbus High month.
Noah, who was also On June 17, 2006, Noah
School. THOMASINA N. She retired in 1992 after
known to his family as married Bernice E. McNair.
After relocating to N.Y., 30 years of employment
“Boy,” received education Noah enjoyed shooting HOLLIDAY
she met Louis Holliday. with the State of Maryland
in Winnsboro. He was pool with his son and brother-
They were united in holy Department of Mental
raised in a Christian home. in-law. He leaves to cherish
matrimony on Jan. 25, 1965. They had a Health and Hygiene, 25 of which was spent at
For many years he attended his life memories: his devoted
loving relationship. Louis was supportive of Henryton Hospital Center.
the Church of God in Christ wife, four children, six
and dedicated to his “Nancy.” Tom was rather “crafty.” She decorated
and in April 2010, he joined grandchildren, four sisters and
“Tom,” as she was lovingly called, hats and her home. Traveling was a favorite
Mt. Ararat Baptist until his NOAH W. POPE a host of other relatives and
accepted Christ at an early age, while pastime for Tom but her greatest love was
health began to fail. friends.
attending Little Mt. Zion Baptist Church in for her flowers. If she was not spending time
Lake View, S.C. After relocating to Baltimore, with her family, attending worship services or
Thelma C. Wyatt, 83 she became a member of Sweet Hope Free
Will Baptist Church under the leadership of
traveling around the world, you could find her
tending to her garden.
Educator Bishop John T. Crummedy. Over the years

Thelma Consula Wyatt beloved hymn was, “If I Can

was born to Charles and Help Somebody.” Thelma
Mary Mertina Brown on wore many hats in the house
April 12, 1927. In 1949, of the Lord. She served as the
Thelma married William church secretary, youth and
Willie Wyatt. Thelma was senior leader in Sunday and
an active 83 years young, Bible School. Thelma helped
a blessed mother of three the communion steward
daughters and one son, board on Saturdays to prepare

Free Service
a grandmother, great- covers for Sunday service.
grandmother, educator, She traveled with the deacons
church and community to visit the sick and shut-in
leader who will truly be weekly, ministering to the
Thelma was educated
Thelma kept all records Obituaries are printed for free by
in the Baltimore City Public School System and provided any and everything any saint or
and was a graduate of Carver Vocational High
School. Thelma was employed as a children’s
community member needed. She also loved
keys. She unlocked and locked the church for
the AFRO-American Newspapers
aide liaison worker at Fannie L. Barbour
Elementary School, an active participant in
various activities and she may have a key to
your house.
the last week of each month. Send
the P.T.A. and often engaged in extra projects
to provide for the many needy children.
An avid volunteer, during political
campaigns she volunteered her service in
funeral program and picture to:
Over the years, she developed a great
fondness for all children, spending a great
voters registration. Her other activities
included, den mother for Girls and Cub Scout
deal of her time working with them after
school, on weekends and during summer
troops, ministering to the elderly citizens in
hospitals and the Community Action Agency.
Baltimore AFRO-American
vacations. She tutored ill children and took
children on cultural trips. She then retired in
She received a large number of awards,
including those from the state of Maryland, Newspaper, 2519 N. Charles Street,
the 1980s.
Thelma accepted Jesus Christ and joined
the U.S. Senate and the mayor. She was also
affiliated with the American Red Cross, Baltimore, MD 21218
Emmanuel C.C. Church at a young age under Goodwill Industries, Blue Point Nursing
the leadership of the late Rev. Wilbert H. Home and the NAACP.
Walters. A dedicated saint for over 60 years, For 20 years, residing at the N.M. Carroll
she continued to serve the Lord with her all. Manor, Thelma worked the front desk and
Thelma sang with the No. 2 choir, Chancellor helped organize the Friday Sing Along. She
Choir and Early Morning Choir, and also the was a writer, organizer, sending out cards
Golden Age Circle. and decorating the bulletin boards for all
She loved to sing God’s praises. Her most occasions.
A8 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011

Community Chief Judge

Robert Bell
‘Charm City Talent’ Youth As part of the ‘AFRO’s’ annual Legends and Pioneers
awards program, standout community leaders in various fields
received a bachelor’s degree in 1966, and then he went on to
Harvard University Law School, where he received his J.D. in
Competition Scheduled for are honored for their commitment to bettering Baltimore. The 1969. He then began his journey.
May 2011 honorees, the Rev. Marion C. Bascom (religion), Dr.
Ruthe T. Sheffey (education), Ethel Ennis (music), Dorothy
Bell worked as an attorney at Piper and Marbury, and
then worked 25 years on the Maryland bench. In 1975 Judge
By AFRO Staff E. Brunson (business), Chief Judge Robert M. Bell (law), Dr. Bell became the judge of the District Court of Maryland for
Levi Watkins Jr. (medicine) and Kurt L. Schmoke (leadership), Baltimore City. Next he served as a judge for the Circuit Court
On April 21, City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” were feted at a recent ceremony held at the Reginald F. Lewis of Baltimore City for four years (1980-1984). Appointed to the
Young and representatives from the Citizens Planning and Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Court of Appeals of Maryland in 1991, Bell was moving up in
Housing Association (CPHA) announced a citywide talent Each week, the ‘AFRO’ will continue to recognize these the ranks quickly.
competition for youths in the community, set to kick off in community revolutionaries. With the designation of Gov. Parris Glendening to chief
May. judge of the Court of Appeals, Bell became the only active
Charm City Talent will present Baltimore’s emerging Judge Robert M. Bell is a very inspiring person. He was judge in the state to have served at least four years on all four
singers, rappers and musicians. The contestants, which will born on July 6, 1943, in Rocky Mount, N.C., but was raised in levels of Maryland’s judiciary. He is the first African American
include 5- to 17-year-olds, will be judged by a panel akin to Baltimore. to be named the state’s chief jurist. Judge Bell now manages
“American Idol.” The judges will be comprised of local radio While attending Dunbar High school, Bell was arrested more than 4,000 employees and determines the annual budget.
personalities and performing arts experts. with 12 other students for trespassing in an all-White He lectures frequently at schools and community centers,
Seven finalists will be chosen to compete for the crown downtown Baltimore restaurant. Bell didn’t take this lightly. trying to give back and enlighten others.
during the competition’s finale on July 14. The winner He appealed his case and made history in the state of Bell also serves as the chair of the Technology Oversight
will receive an artist development package, which will Maryland. Bell v. Maryland, argued before the US Supreme Board and the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution
include a professional photo shoot, a recorded demo CD, Court, brought an end to the de facto racial segregation in Office (MACRO), or formerly the Alternative Dispute
the opportunity to perform in a concert with the Baltimore Maryland. Resolution (ADR) Commission. He also chairs the Committee
Symphony Orchestra, and a gift card courtesy of local Bell attended Morgan State College (University), where he on Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Justice System.
fashion retailer DTLR.
“Providing safe and engaging recreational opportunities although she plays for fun and
for our city’s youth is one of my primary goals,” City Council
President Jack Young said in a statement. “By partnering
At 105, Baltimore’s Mary Allen Stays Strong doesn’t bet any money on it,
the game helps keep her spirits
with CPHA I was able to bring my vision of a citywide talent By Blake Bryson alive.
competition to reality. Historically Baltimore has contributed Special to the AFRO You can find her in a fierce card game at almost anytime of
a great deal to the world of performing arts, and I am excited the day,” Wallace stated.
to witness the current generation of young people step up and Any birthday is a special event. Whether the person is Allen is a longtime Baltimore resident and came to Charm
perform.” turning 10, 21, or 50, his or her special day is often filled with City to attend college. Born in 1906 on Maryland‘s Eastern
merrymaking and well-wishes from friends and family. But Shore, she never married and has no children. The centenarian
Charm City Talent will kick off on May 9 and will Emerald Estates Senior Living Community resident Mary said she rarely gets upset and believes life’s circumstances are
conclude on July 14. For more information, visit: www. Allen turned 105 on April 9, and attributes her longevity to part of God’s plan. healthy living and a close relationship with God. “She has such a sharp mind and such a good attitude,” said
During her youth, Allen spent a large amount of time longtime friend Beulah Wallace. “She has shown that because
Charles Village Restaurant Terra playing the card game bridge, which kept her away from
distractions such as alcohol or drugs. Even to this day, she
she is so active in life and in the church, it has done her well.
She has given financial contributions to people in need, and
Café Vies for Outside Seating and is known as a fearless player who takes no prisoners. And karma has paid her back well.”

Live Entertainment at 101 East 25th St. in

Baltimore’s Charles Village
feature outside seating, they
told him that he must first
The CVCA then issued
their letter of support,
a lot of riff raff. [The live
entertainment] kind of takes
neighborhood was once a obtain an entertainment complete with a list of the restaurant to the next
By Gregory Dale are objecting to the request,
venue that boasted food license. In the meantime, the conditions set for the level. People like food and
AFRO Staff Writer saying that the establishment
and live entertainment acts restaurant’s highly-attended restaurant to abide by in entertainment-they go hand-
is a haven for noise
including musicians, poets live entertainment events were support of the Astor Court in-hand. So, to take that away
A local Black-owned disturbances and criminal
and spoken word artists. But forced to cease. residents. Dickson explained from them is an impediment.”
eatery is fighting for its activity. Frequenters of the
in early April, when owner Shortly thereafter, Dickson that the letter was given to Now, the restaurant’s
allowance to feature live restaurant say the claims are
Terrance Dickson attempted sought to receive the license him well after the date it was entertainment license waits in
entertainment and outside absurd and are speaking up
to receive permission from and had to first obtain a letter promised leaving him with no limbo as the city decides on its
seating, but officials of a and voicing their support.
the city’s Board of Municipal showing the support from time to evaluate it. final decision. Dickson says
nearby apartment complex Terra Café, located
& Zoning of Appeals to the neighborhood’s Charles “I had no chance to let my the restaurant is vital to the
Village Civic Association attorney see the [letter] and city, and its atmosphere, food
(CVCA). But little to his review it and rebut anything,” and visitors of assorted races
surmise, Mercedes Salvania, Dickson told the AFRO in a and cultures are unique.
the manager of nearby Astor recent interview. Kristy Smith, a resident of
Court Apartments, sent a Amid the apartment Hanover, Md. and frequent
letter to the BMZA opposing complex’s claims, Regular restaurant visitor, echoed
Dickson’s appeal. attendees argue that the Dickson’s claims.
In the letter, Salvania voiced establishment is a good, “I think the restaurant
concerns from a resident of family oriented environment. plays a big role in this
the apartment community, “The food is good and the community,” Smith said.
saying that when the restaurant environment is very holistic,” “You not only get to feed
“THE BEST ONE YET – A HARD-DRIVING, featured live entertainment,
it was a disturbance.
Kendrick Smith, a regular at
the café told the AFRO. “They
your body, but you get to feed
your soul. And, after you’ve


Moreover, she suggested
that the establishment is a
cover up for crime in the area
don’t bring any chaos to the
neighborhood. They don’t
have panhandlers out front.
had a hard day at work, you
can come here and [relieve
stress]. You have like-minded
including public drunkenness, It’s just a good wholesome people coming together and
panhandling, drug use and place for people to gather networking-it’s just a positive
prostitution. and not have to worry about atmosphere.”





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Show Me Your Passbook
(NNPA) – I am glad that have achieved positions of power and
President Barack Obama has influence. In their minds, African
a sense of humor about the Americans are not “real” Americans,
birthers. I don’t, and I am those who have immigrated here
disgusted that Donald Trump, are not “real” Americans, and
lacking in both sense and (gasp!) those of different religions
scruples, was able to push are not “real” Americans. Thanks,
the president to releasing his President Obama, for skewering
“long form” birth certificate. them with humor and with a bit
Now that the birth certificate of an edge during your speech at
has been released, perhaps, the White House Correspondents’
we can get back to some of Dinner. Masterful, to suggest that
the business of government, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann
except for the fact that those is Canadian. But, Canadians are
Julianne Malveaux who want to embrace their White, and they’d never be asked, as
racism and believe that Latinos often are in Arizona, to show
President Obama was not born here, did not star at Harvard their passbooks. They can pass.
(despite his position on the competitive Law Review) and did If the birthers want to see the
not “deserve” his election (which did not depend on hanging passports of those who have come
chads”) will continue to promulgate their nonsense. to this country from the African
Meanwhile, President Obama was maneuvered into continent, they might try looking at
analogously showing his passbook, the very same passbook that the footprints of our nation’s capital,
Black South Africans had to show before the end of apartheid the same capital that enslaved people
to prove their citizenship. They could be forced to show the built, the capital from which they spew their distortions. If That Mr. Trump could not manage to crack a smile speaks
passbook at any time by any White person who questioned their birthers want to see passports, they might want to go to volumes for his nature, and that he would take credit for
right to be somewhere. While I never quite saw Mr. Trump as the Underground Railroad Museum to look at the chains pushing the president into releasing his birth certificate shouts
one of the arrogant Afrikaners who perpetrated the apartheid slaveholders used to contain others. In showing the chains, we out his shallowness.
system, his use of birther logic was similar to the logic that show the passports. Now, that passbooks have been shown, it is time to get
White South Africans used to maintain their supremacy. These birthers have a lot of nerve. They attack immigration, back to the salt mines. Debt ceiling, anyone? Budget cuts?
The birther demands remind me of the grandfather clauses but they, too, are the descendants of immigrants. Just because Back in the day Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Today,
of the post-Civil War era, when people of African descent were they rode on the top of the boat (not in the hold, as cargo), does candidate Trump talks trash and incites invective while the real
only allowed to vote if their grandfathers could. Since most of not mean they can claim superiority to those who have become issues around the future of our nation are neglected. Now that
our grandfathers were enslaved and lacked birth certificates, immigrants just because they changed borders (remember, the long form birth certificate has trumped Trump, are there
the grandfather clauses were an effective way to limit, if not Texas and Arizona used to be Mexico). In demanding that legislators who will deal with education, employment, health
completely exclude, the Black vote. The Trump cry to “show President Obama show his birth certificate/his passbook, care, and human services?
me your birth certificate” is reminiscent of the grandfather they are challenging the roots of our nation’s already flawed
clauses that impeded equal rights. immigrant history. Julianne Malveaux is president of Bennett College
The birthers who wanted to see President Obama’s passbook President Obama is a better American than I am. He put for Women in Greensboro, N.C. Her most recent book is
are not only challenging his legitimacy, but the legitimacy of Trump and his birthers in their place with an incisive and biting “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Days in Black Economic
many of African descent who live in these United States and humor while I have been hammering them with a silent rage. History.”

When Donald Trump citizenship challenged, their religious faith challenged, or their To no one’s surprise, the media is more interested in Trump
began to make public educational achievement challenged? the entertainer, not Trump the candidate. The media has yet to
overtures about his possible I will leave to your own imagination the one thing that challenge Trump on some of the idiotic things he has said about
interest in running for separates Obama from any other president we have had. Obama. Why has the media not asked to see Trumps college
president of the U.S., I thought Success is not how far you have come, but rather, the transcripts, financial statements, etc.?
he could be a substantive wild distance travelled from where you started. By this standard, Trump doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming
card in the race. I thought Obama is much more successful than Trump will ever be. president. I hope he is not intoxicated enough to believe the
Trump could be a viable Remember, Trump inherited his wealth from his father’s very polls that show him No. 1 or 2 in the Republican primary.
candidate because he does successful real estate company – Trump increased revenues, but These polls mean absolutely nothing – it is way too early to
have a successful track record he began his journey with extreme wealth. look at polls.
as a businessman. During next Obama, on the other hand, started in dire poverty and Trump is in the process of destroying the one thing that is
year’s presidential campaign, ended up being president of the U.S. Now, tell me who is more almost impossible to regain once lost – his brand. Donald may
the economy will be the No. 1 successful? have trumped Obama by forcing his hand in regards to his
issue – this would have played So, on April 27 I was totally astonished when Obama birth certificate. But, the more Trump talks about crazy issues
Raynard Jackson right into Trump’s strength. publically disclosed the long version of his birth certificate. like birth certificates, college records, or whether Obama is a
But, Trump has allowed He had refused to do so for the past three years and out of Muslim, the more he looks like a joker.
himself to be hijacked by his own ego. He has allowed some Our country is facing too
Republican political operative to convince him that talking “...the more Trump talks about crazy issues like birth certifi- many serious issues to allow this
about whether Obama is a U.S. “citizen” or not is a way to help type of foolishness to continue.
him with Republican primary voters. cates, college records, or whether Obama is a Muslim, the more If we, as voters, allow Donald
Now Trump is questioning how Obama got into Columbia to trump the seriousness of the
and Harvard universities. He has accused Obama of being an
he looks like a joker.” issues we are facing with the
“affirmative action” case – in other words, Obama didn’t earn tomfoolery Trump has exhibited,
his admission to these schools, but rather, was admitted only nowhere, he releases it. Obama was trumped by Donald into then we have no one to blame if our country falls like a house
because he was Black. releasing this personal data. Obama has once again given his of cards. It will be too late to then say to Trump, “You’re fired!”
What a sad commentary when the media allows someone enemies the impression he is weak and is afraid to deal with
to make baseless charges, without being challenged. What confrontation. Raynard Jackson is president and CEO of Raynard Jackson
proof does Trump have of this, since Obama’s records are The more Trump talks, the less credible he becomes as a & Associates LLC., a D.C.-public relations/government affairs
private? Am I the only one who finds it quite amazing that none possible presidential candidate. He has yet to give an interview firm. He is also a contributing editor for ExcellStyle Magazine
of the previous 43 presidents of the U.S. have ever had their were he offered a serious discussion on the issues of the day. & U.S. Africa Magazine.

To Be Equal#18
Housing Counseling Budget Cut – An Assault on the Middle Class
“Every American lives in For the past several years, the National Urban League modified. According to J. Michael Collins, one of the study
safe, decent, affordable, and and others on the front lines of this crisis have offered free researchers, “To the extent education or counseling supports
energy efficient housing on counseling assistance that has helped countless first time buyers stable homeownership, the public has an interest in expanding
fair terms.” negotiate fair terms, and thousands of others, modify their these programs to prevent the negative impacts of unsuccessful
—National Urban League loans, avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. Housing homeownership.”
I AM EMPOWERED pledge counselors have also helped hundreds of thousands of seniors, Foreclosures are not just a financial crisis for families who
many of whom are required to receive counseling before taking experience them – they can lead to blighted communities, an
If there was any doubt that out a reverse-mortgage. Without funding support from HUD, increase in crime, family instability; and a weaker housing
middle- and working-class many of these housing counseling programs will be forced to market means fewer jobs in construction and many other
Americans are paying more close up shop, cut back services or charge for previously free housing-related areas.
than their fair share in the services. And, without the support of HUD-certified housing In a recent Chicago Tribune article, Geoff Smith, senior vice
deficit reduction battles, the counselors, many more Americans will find themselves at president of Woodstock Institute, a Chicago-based research and
budget cuts recently enacted the mercy of complex mortgage schemes, unscrupulous advocacy firm is quoted as saying, “One of the things that’s
to prevent a government come out of this (housing) crisis
Marc H. Morial shutdown make it absolutely is the importance of counselors,
clear. Everything from Pell “…without the support of HUD-certified housing counselors, the importance of working with
grants for college tuition to heating assistance for low income someone to help you understand
citizens suffered serious cuts. One of the most egregious and many more Americans will find themselves at the mercy of com- the true cost of homeownership.”
unconscionable cuts was the elimination of total 2011 funding It is clear: The loss of housing
– $88 million – for the Department of Housing and Urban
plex mortgage schemes, unscrupulous mortgage negotiators or counseling will lead to more
Development (HUD) housing counseling initiative. This cut fraudulent mortgage loan scam artists.” foreclosures and fewer jobs. It
comes in the midst of a housing foreclosure crisis that has hit is unconscionable that funds for
communities of color especially hard. housing counseling would be
The current foreclosure crisis will likely result in mortgage negotiators or fraudulent mortgage loan scam artists. eliminated in the midst of the current housing crisis. We urge
the greatest loss of wealth for African Americans since A new study by the Mortgage Bankers Association shows the Congress to reverse this assault on the middle class and
Reconstruction. According to the nonpartisan Center for that potential homeowners who participate in pre-purchase restore HUD’s housing counseling funds in the 2012 budget.
Responsible Lending, close to 20 percent of African Americans education and counseling programs may be more likely
and Latinos may lose their homes by the time this crisis to pay their mortgages on time; and those who participate Marc Morial is the president and CEO of the National
bottoms out. in default counseling are more likely to have their loans Urban League.
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News Analysis
Obama got Osama – But Gets Little Credit for Doing It
By George E. Curry of his body.” “I know that the unity that about where Obama was born Jubilant, flag-waving President Barack we felt on 9/11 has frayed a were put to rest.
Americans gathered in front Obama delivers a little bit over the years, and Although former
If Pakistan cannot or will of the White House and at statement in the I have no illusions about the President Bush applauded
not take out these high-level Ground Zero in New York East Room of the difficulties of the debates the capture and killing of
terrorists targets and we to celebrate. The New York White House on that we’ll have to be engaged Osama bin Laden, other
have actionable intelligence Daily News carried a photo of the mission against in, in the weeks ahead and conservatives are belittling
about where they are, then I bin Laden the next day with Osama bin Laden, months to come,” he said. Obama’s accomplishment.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

would take action to protect the headline, “Rot in Hell.” May 1, 2011. “But I also know there have Brett Decker, editorial page
the American people. I firmly For some families, the been several moments like editor of the conservative
believe that if we know the death of Osama bin Laden, this during the course of Washington Times, wrote
whereabouts of bin Laden nearly 10 years after the this year that have brought in a column that Obama
and his deputies and we have murder of their loved ones, us together as an American made too many references
exhausted all other options, may put them on the road to family, whether it was the to himself when he made
we must take them out. closure. For others, however, tragedy in Tucson or, most the announcement about
Sen. Barack Obama it merely re-opened old recently, our unified response bin Laden’s death. “Not
Op-Ed in the Globe Gazette wounds, wounds that may to the terrible storms that only is this consistent with
Mason City, Iowa never fully heal. have taken place in the South. his view that everything is
Aug. 12, 2007 It was George W. Bush Last night was one of those about him, it also reflected
who boldly declared shortly suffering any U.S. casualties. there were no leaks to the moments. And so tonight, it is the reality that this president
On Sunday night, after a plane crashed in Obama was apprised media in the nation’s gossip- my fervent hope that we can is weak and perceived by
President Barack Obama Pennsylvania and the Twin that bin Laden’s hideaway crazed capital. harness some of that unity the world to be a lackluster
made good on that promise, Towers at the World Trade inside of Pakistan had been Instead of being boastful, and some of that pride to leader who has undermined
announcing that a team of Center in New York and the pinpointed by CIA operatives Obama struck a somber confront the many challenges American power,” Decker
elite Navy SEALs had taken Pentagon went up in flames, last September. Over the tone, praising those who had that we still face.” wrote. “He needs to grab
out Osama bin Laden for “I want justice. And there’s next few months, additional carried out the mission, both If Obama had entertained any opportunity he can to
good with two bullets, one an old poster out West. I intelligence information was Democrats and Republicans any illusions about make himself believable as a
to the chest and one to the recall, that said, ‘Wanted developed and on March 13, and declaring, “Justice duplicating the short-lived commander in chief. Crowds
head. The surprise attack on Dead or Alive.’” President Obama held the has been done.” In order post 9/11 unity, they would flocked to the White House
Public Enemy No. 1 took In 2003, Bush stood on first of five National Security to minimize the inevitable have quickly dissolved. gates to celebrate bin Laden’s
place shortly before 2 a.m. in the flight deck of the USS Council meetings. pushback from some Muslims Tuesday’s Los Angeles Times demise, giving this unpopular
Pakistan, ending one of the Lincoln and declared, “ ... When presented with in Arab countries, the carried the headline, “Bin president a rare glimpse of
longest and most frustrating Major combat operations in the option of bombing the administration noted that they Laden’s sea burial fuels public support that won’t last
worldwide manhunts in Iraq have ended.” Mounted compound, Obama rejected had observed the Muslim conspiracy theories.” long.”
history. on the ship was a huge banner it and instead favored a practice of washing bin The story observed, Judging by his critics,
Speaking to reporters at that proclaimed, “Mission riskier plan to airlift Navy Laden’s body and wrapping “Conspiracy theorists on Obama won’t have support
the White House, a subdued Accomplished.” SEALS by helicopter, having it in a white garb before both the left and the right even when he accomplished
President Obama said, Of course, the mission in them storm the compound dumping it in the Arabian Sea were quick to insist that something George W. Bush
“Today, at my direction, the Iraq was not accomplished – and conduct a room-by- within 24 hours of his death. [bin] Laden was either still couldn’t. They have already
United States launched a and still isn’t – and bin Laden room search for the terrorist On Monday, at a alive or had been dead for resumed their attacks on
targeted operation against that was never found dead or alive mastermind. Before leaving previously scheduled White years, pouncing on the Obama’s handling of the
compound in Abbottabad, on Bush’s watch. to inspect tornado damage House dinner of political government’s decision to economy. Laura Ingraham,
Pakistan. A small team of It was a patient, skilled in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the leaders and their mates, slide the body of the world’s spoofing Obama’s comment
Americans carried out the and underrated Barack president gave the green President Obama tried most wanted man off a board that Americans can do
operation with extraordinary Obama who proved to be the light to launch the attack. to rekindle the national into the Arabian Sea.” whatever we set our mind
courage and capability. No real “decider” in the White On Sunday, the operation unity that was on display The new conspiracy to, tweeted, “Like spending
Americans were harmed. House. By all accounts, was carried out in secrecy as immediately following the theories about bin Laden according to my budget and
They took care to avoid he was directly engaged in Obama and his close circle of Sept. 11 attack. emerged before the old ones raise the debt ceiling!”
civilian casualties. After a all aspects of the carefully security advisers watched on

Response World Newspapers

firefight, they killed Osama planned operation that ended a secure hookup. Amazingly,
bin Laden and took custody bin Laden’s life without

Continued from A1 Continued from A1

did what he thought was Asian Age was alluding to; bin Laden had help in hiding out in
right; even though it was an Pakistan.
evil thing, but he thought it “John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s top counter-
was right. And there are a terrorism adviser said during a White House briefing on
lot of bad things that happen Monday that it was ‘inconceivable that bin Laden did not have
in this world and I’m not a support system in the country to allow him to stay there for an
one to judge or jump up for extended period of time,” the Tribune reported.
bin Laden or jump up for The United Arab Emirates’ Gulf News headline was in
jubilation based on what concert with the positive relationship the country has shared
he’s done. I think it’s tragic. with the West as “End of a Terrorist” adorned the front page of
the paper. It was accompanied by a large photo of bin Laden
Shanika Monroe, and smaller photos of his compound, a map of the area where
29, city worker, West he was hiding and the Times Square celebration in the early
morning hours of May 2.

We’re not
“I don’t really care. I “In a statement, Dr. Tareq Al Haidan, foreign minister’s
feel like the media is adding assistant for political affairs, said: “Terrorism had a negative
fuel to the fire. Granted he impact on the reputation and image of Islam and Muslims,
is gone [but] he had people apart from the killing of thousands of innocent people,” the

just in your
that were following him, paper reported.
so who’s to say they won’t The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia lead with
try do to the same thing he “Vengeance at Last” and a large photo of bin Laden with
did?” facts from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11. “2976
innocent lives were lost on September 11, 2001. In Iraq and

Reporting by Shernay Afghanistan 7000 coalition troops and some 100,000 civilians
Williams, AFRO staff writer. have since died. The wars combined have cost America $1.2
trillion and counting,” the Morning Herald said.

Trial for Patrollers Postponed

We’re in Continued from A1

your corner.
why the charges would be the Werdesheims’ critics. placards that read “Safety Is
dropped,” he said. “This “I think they want people Our Right” and “We Love U
young child was assaulted to get impatient, and they Eli & Avi” at the brothers’
because he was African are counting on us to be arraignment last February.
American in a Jewish forgetful,” he said. “But that Barbershop owner Jacob
community.” is not the case at all. We Lurman closed his Pikesville
Several community are going to continue to be store that day to protest in
leaders say they have filed committed to this issue.” support of the brothers. He
a complaint with the U.S. Although many reports called their encounter with
Justice Department and are reference three men, the teen “unfortunate” but
urging the federal agency the juvenile reported said he didn’t think it was a
review the case as a hate that four had assaulted hate crime.
crime. him, Witherspoon said, In a January statement,
“This juvenile was which means two alleged the State’s Attorney’s Office
waiting to be picked up by his perpetrators have yet to be said Eli’s charges were
mother and he was attacked charged. dropped “based on a careful
by four adult men and he For Witherspoon, this and thorough investigation of
was bashed in the back of his case is just as much about the facts and analysis of the
head,” recounted community classism and government applicable law.”
activist the Rev. CD accountability as it is about Both brothers face three
Witherspoon. He was one of race. misdemeanor charges of false
several local leaders who had Yet, the Werdesheims imprisonment, second-degree
planned a mass demonstration have the support of many assault and possession of a
for the day of the trial. He in their neighborhood and deadly weapon and could
believes attorneys requested the Orthodox community. receive up to 10 years in
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A mother holds a special place in her

Ruth Pullen and her children’s hearts. With today’s blended
daughter Cynthia Jones families, a mother’s role is not defined by
natural birth, but a woman who has taken
on the role of mentor, provider and nur-
turer. This often includes grandmothers,
aunts, cousins and foster moms.
The AFRO set out to ask children what Irvin Solomon,
they love about their moms in honor of
Denise Dixon,
Mother’s Day.
Sharon Eaton,
Wanda Reed and
Amelia Tabron
Katila, Delores
and Malik Gales
“ My mother is compassionate, with a heart of gold.
She’s always there as a constant force in my life. She’s “To know and love a woman of her stature is awesome.
the matriarch of our family and we treat her like the What a blessing to have her as a mother. She’ll give you
queen she is.” something she can’t live without – her heart.”

Aliyah Schools,
Tiffany Davis-
Schools and Sean
Malik loves his mom because she feeds him
Fruity Pebbles cereal and milk. Katila loves
her mom because “mommy loves” her.

Jordan Eversley, Kyesha Huff

and Justin Eversley
Erin and Pat Grier
Justin Eversley stated that his mother means everything to him. He
loves his mother because she is a great mother. She cooks for him and
helps him with his homework. Jordan agrees with his little brother,
Justin, that he likes mommy’s cooking. But, Jordan finds his love for his Aliyah, 8, shared that her mom means a lot to her. She
mommy because she lets him and his brother sleep with her. loves her mom because she is supportive and protective.
Sean, 5, loves relaxing in bed with his mom.

“She’s nice.
She gives me
lots of things
and she’s
Wordchard and Marie Faustin
Wilbert Reid and
Denise Williams
“ She’s the best mom I could have.
What do I need to describe?”
“She’s always
been on top of
me and kept me
Connie Tolbert
and Florence Bennett

Photos by
“I love and admire my mom for her Danita Delaney
strength, her ability to rise to the and Bill Tabron
occasion of any challenge and her warm
loving nature. She is my rock and always
Shirley Johnson encourages me to be my best. People tell
and Rosalyn Stewart me that I am a fun-loving, happy person. “She spoils me. When I ask her
I can only attribute these traits to the
for something, she says, ‘No.’
woman who taught me tolerance and the
“My mom’s generosity and her soul Then she turns around and gets
importance to live my truth no matter Veronica McDonald
food Sundays... helps keep our family what obstacles you encounter in life. Mom it for me anyway.”
connected.” is a mother of seven children, all raised in
and Hydeaia Hale
love and we all love her unconditionally.”

Johnnee, age, 8, stated

that her mommy is loving Taya, age, 6,
and caring. She loves “She’s a professor likes her mom’s
her mommy because she and she’s fun.” beautiful
is beautiful and nice. clothes and
Johnnee wishes everyone loves when she
a Happy Mother’s Day. assists her with
brushing her

Porche R. Elliott and

Johnnee Thersa Peters Imani and Laura Dorsey-Elson Tashe and Taya Spencer
B2 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011

Just Wanna Testify Book Review on

Stephanie Mills Rekindles ‘the Fire’ With Tour and New Album
By Gregory Dale thereafter, the Brooklyn native album, her tour and life as a formative years. title that [I made] it the title
AFRO Staff Writer exploded into the R&B scene performer and mother. of my album. I’m staying true AFRO: You’ve already
and scored her first hit with AFRO: What can fans to who I am, but just with an had an amazing career. But
Her string of memorable “What Cha Gonna Do With AFRO: You’ve been in expect at your show at Ram’s updated version of music. is there something that you’d
hits have been embedded My Lovin’?” in 1979. The the music industry for quite Head? I’m staying very true to my like to do that you haven’t
in R&B fans’ hearts for single marked Mills’ coming a long time. How does it feel SM: We just revamped the R&B roots and what people already?
of age and her collection to have had such a lengthy show that we performed in are used to me sounding SM: I want to release a
of subsequent hits quickly career? Vegas. It’s upbeat. I wanted like−just with a 2011 sound. I children’s book. I also want to
ushered her into R&B hall Stephanie Mills: I feel to do a show that I enjoyed have Josiah Martin producing continue touring and do a lot
of fame status. blessed and I feel fortunate. and knew that my audiences tracks. Donald Lawrence is of shows because I absolutely
After nearly three Will Downing and I [recently] would enjoy. I’m going to sing overseeing the project for love that. I’d like to have a
decades in played in Las Vegas and all of my songs−Something in me. He’s connecting me with perfume line and a clothing
the music we had great show. It was the Way, Feel the Fire, I Feel some R&B that have wanted line made for petite women.
industry, just wonderful to not have Good, Home, Never Knew to work with him for a very It seems like everything is
Mills slowed something new out, and to Love…I’m singing a lot of the long time. So, it’s coming made for tall women and I’m
down in have people still come. The older songs. together very nicely. small−that’s something that I
the house was almost full. I just want to do.
early felt appreciated. AFRO: Let’s talk about AFRO: When will it be
‘Breathless.’ Explain the released? Stephanie Mills comes to
AFRO: So, what’s been creation of this album and SM: We don’t have an Rams Head On Stage on May
your proudest moment? what listeners can anticipate. exact date because we went 19. For more information and
SM: Having my son. He’s SM: Well, I wrote a song back and redid some tracks. to purchase tickets, visit www.
10 years called “Breathless” and I just But there will be a single out and
old now… thought it was such a nice probably by the end of June.
Stephanie Mills that was my
comes to the moment.
By Rosa
Rams Head On
Stage in Annapolis Your career
on May 19 must be
A special hello to all the mothers! This is your weekend.
decades, and now, soul singer 2000s following the demanding.
Not just Sunday, but this whole weekend. Enjoy it to the fullest,
Stephanie Mills is setting out birth of her son. Now, the How do you manage it all and
believe me, you earned it.
to rekindle this magic once singer is celebrating her return taking care of your son?
Now, to the children who still have
more. and anticipating the release of SM: Well, I took some
their mothers, if you haven’t told your
Mills first captured her album Breathless. She’s time off to take care of him.
mother that you appreciate her, you love
audiences’ attention when she currently touring across the I haven’t been working a lot.
her or gave her something special to put
was just a youth, appearing country and will come to Now, I’m getting back into it
a smile on her face, then I suggest that
in many Broadway hits Rams Head in Annapolis, Md., because he’s 10. But I wanted
you stop what you are doing and do it
including the classic musical on May 19. The AFRO spoke to be home when he came Barbara Nicholson
now. Tomorrow is not promised. Unlike
The Wiz in 1975. Shortly with Mills about her upcoming home from school and those Board Member & Hospitality
me and so many of my readers, who no
longer have our mothers and have to go to
a gravesite to place flowers on her grave is

a terrible situation. So, my friends; cherish her, give her flowers while she
“ still can smell them.
Depending on your mother’s taste of pleasure, here are a few places Claudia Dock
you can take her:

Hospitality Committee
Just Us Social Club presents a Pre- Co-Chair
Mother’s Day Celebration featuring
Mike Sampson, JOBLO
Baltimore’s own First Class, on Friday, May 6, 8 p.m. until 12
midnight at 400 E. Lexington St. For more information, call Dana at
“ONE OF THE MOST SATISFYING There is the Historic Frederick Douglass High School Alumni
Association benefit concert on Saturday,
ROMANTIC COMEDIES TO COME May 7, 2-5 p.m. in the Mary West Miller
Auditorium at Frederick Douglass High
School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway in
Baltimore, featuring Harold Adams, Eric
Byrd, Amy Shook, Robert Shahid and Dr.
“BRIDESMAIDS REACHES LEVELS OF John Lamkin and also the Douglass High
School Jazz Band with David Burton,
director. For ticket information, call 410-
Take your mother to the ‘70s Soul Jam’ Concert featuring the
Stylistics, Chilites, The Dramatics, New Birth and Main Ingredient
featuring Cuba Gooding Sr. on Saturday, May 7 at the Hippodrome
Camay Murphy
This is something very special. One of the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship
Fund 2010 recipients, Raven S. McMillon, will be performing with the
Baltimore City College Choir for their Annual
Knight of Music Gala Concert, which will be
Saturday, May 7, 6 p.m. at Goucher College’s
Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley
Road. For tickets and information, call 1-877-
493-7464. Miss McMillon is an honor roll
student at Baltimore City College and a recipient
Betty Eggleston of a National Math Award. Her dream is to
Asst. Director of perform in Broadway musical.
Children’s Committee How about taking your mother to breakfast?
The Leading ladies of K.F.C. present a
“Mother’s Day Chicken and Waffles Prayer
Breakfast” on Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. at 503 Evergreen St.,
Baltimore. For ticket information, contact Lady V at ladyv1@ June Smith
Does your mom like to dance? The hand dancing queen, Shirley Board Member, sponsor and
Duncan invites you to join her at the contributor
Lux Lounge, 10 South Calvert St.
between Redwood and Baltimore
streets every Saturday from 6-10
p.m. to do oldie, hand dancing, line
dance and ballroom style. Food is
after five. For more information, call
ANNIE MUMOLO 410-523-0575.

This is it this week, my friends.

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me at UNTIL
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checks will be subject to a qualified. A new career Tenants of the Subject
Tenants of the Subject
is at your fingertips. Call The Mayor and City Coun- The Mayor and City Coun-
$25.00 processing fee and may Centura College cil of Baltimore, Maryland,
and all Persons having or
cil of Baltimore, Maryland,
And all Persons having or
16 17 18 19 20
result in the suspension of any 877-206-3353 claiming to have claiming to have
An interest in the property An interest in the property
future advertising at our dis- MOUNTAIN listed below; listed below;
Their respective heirs, de- Their respective heirs, de-
cretion. PROPERTY visees, executors, admin- visees, executors, admin-
ROSSBROOKE REFLECTION istrators, grantees, as-
signs, or successors in
istrators, grantees, as-
signs, or successors in ADDRESS
Townhomes KNOLL MTN..BARGAIN! right title and interest right title and interest
in Cockeysville LEGAL in
Apartments NOTICES
The object of this The object of this
2 BR Start at $830 1 BR Start at $742 Beautiful blend of roll-
ing fields & gorgeous
proceeding is to secure
the foreclosure of all
proceeding is to secure (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
the foreclosure of all
410-667-6656 410-666-1711 hardwoods with lots of rights of redemption in rights of redemption in wildlife! Hiking & ATV the property in the City the property in the City
Open Daily 7 Days! Open Daily 7 Days! trails throughout. Long of Baltimore, sold by the of Baltimore, sold by the

TYPESET: Wed May 04 14:38:43 EDT 2011

frontage on mtn stream
for a relaxing sound that
Collector of Taxes for the
City of Baltimore and the
Collector of Taxes for the
State of Maryland to the State of Maryland to the
HOUSE FOR RENT onlynature can provide! Plaintiff in this proceed- Plaintiff in this proceed-
Easy access. Excellent ing: ing:
Legal Advertising Rates
Northwood - Located 5800 Loch Raven Blvd owner financing. Call 2402 McElderry Street, 2624 East Biddle Street,
4 bedroom single family home Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland,
Renting for $1200.00
now 877-526-3764
Ward 07, Section 15, Ward 08, Section 15, Block
1539, Lot 021
Effective October 1, 2006
Ready for Immediate occupancy. Block 1640 Lot 058, Lot Size 14 x 70
Contact BJR Associates 410-542-8118 Lot Size 14-4 x 67
SERVICES/ The Complaint states,
The Complaint states,
among other things, that PROBATE DIVISION
MISC. among other things, that the amount necessary
the amount necessary
for redemption has not
for redemption has not (Estates)
2.8 Million Eyes would been paid.
been paid.
Ad Network Classifieds are boxes. English Dovetail. read your ad - 5 days It is thereupon this 15th
It is thereupon this 8th
day of April, 2011 by the
Original cost $4500. Sell
published in 65 newspapers.
per week - Monday day of March, 2011 by Circuit Court of Bal-
25 words $175 (For more for $895. Can deliver. thru Friday in the
the Circuit Court of Bal- timore City,
timore City,
than 25 words there is an Call Tom 240-482-8721 DAILY CLASSIFIED ORDERED, that notice
additional charge of $7 per be given by the insertion
word.) CONNECTION for be given by the insertion of a coy of this order in
LEATHER LIVING of a coy of this order in
just $199 per day. Join THE AFRO AMERICAN,
THE AFRO AMERICAN, a. Order Nisi $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
Call (410) 554-8200 ROOM SET. In origi- the exclusive members
a newspaper of general
a newspaper of general circulation in the City of b. Small Estates (single publication)
nal plastic, never used. $ 50 per insertion
All ads must of this network today! circulation in the City of Baltimore once a week c. Notice to Creditors
be prepaid Orig price $3000, Sac- Place your ad in 14 MA-
Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive
rifice $975. Can deliver. for three (3) successive weeks, warning all per- 1. Domestic
JOR DAILY NEWS- weeks, warning all per-
$ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
Call Bill 301-841-7565 PAPERS in Maryland, sons interested in the
sons interested in the 2. Foreign $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
property to appear in this
AUTOMOBILE Delaware and DC. Call
property to appear in this Court by the 7th day of d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
Court by the 14th day of
DONATION HEALTH CARE 410-721-4000x19 or May, 2011 and redeem
June, 2011 and redeem
the subject property and
e. Standard Probates $ 125.00
visit our website: www. the subject property and answer the Complaint or
answer the Complaint or
DONATE VEHICLE: thereafter a final judg-
thereafter a final judg-
HIP OR KNEE ment will be entered
Receive $1000 GRO- ment will be entered
REPLACEMENT VACATION foreclosing all rights of
foreclosing all rights of
redemption in the prop- a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
Your Choice, NOAH’S RENTALS redemption in the prop- erty, and vesting in the
hip or knee replacement erty, and vesting in the Plaintiff fee simple title to b. Real Property $ 200.00
ARC, NO KILL Animal surgery between 2005
OCEAN CITY, Plaintiff title to the prop- the property, free and
MARYLAND. Best erty, free and clear of all
Shelters. Advanced -present and suffered encumbrances.
clear of all encum-
selection of affordable brances.
Veterinary Treatments. problems requiring a Frank M.Conaway, Clerk Frank M.Conaway, Clerk FAMILY COURT
Free Towing, IRS second revision surgery rentals. Full/ partial TRUE COPY TEST TRUE COPY TEST
weeks. Call for FREE W. Michel Pierson 202-879-1212
TAX DEDUCTION. you may be entitled to JUDGE, CIRCUIT
Sylvester B. Cox
Non-runners 1-866-912- brochure. Open daily. JUDGE, CIRCUIT
compensation. COURT FOR
GIVE Holiday Real Estate. BALTIMORE CITY
4/29, 5/6, 5/13
1-800-638-2102. Online 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 202-879-0157
IN THE CIRCUIT IN THE CIRCUIT a. Absent Defendant $ 150.00
FREE VACATION Drivers- No Experi- Wterfront Estate, BALTIMORE CITY BALTIMORE CITY b. Absolute Divorce $ 150.00
VOUCHER. UNITED ence ~ No Problem. Case Number Case Number c. Custody Divorce $ 150.00
24C11001613/FR 24C11000539/FR
FOUNDATION Free Paid CDL Training. Im- HOMES c/o Allen C c/o Allen C
Mammograms, Breast Tochterman, Esquire Tochterman, Esquire To place your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
mediate Benefits. 20/10 11411 Cedar Lane 11411 Cedar Lane
Cancer Info www.ubcf. progam. Trainers Earn Kingsville, Maryland Public Notices $50.00 & up depending on size
Pocomoke Sound, 1 Kingsville, Maryland
info FREE Towing, up to 49¢ per mile! 21087 21087 Baltimore Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch.
mile to Chesapeake. 20 Plaintiff Plaintiff
Tax Deductible, Non- CRST EXPEDITED There is no flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
acres, 10 yr. old 5 BR v. v.
Runners Accepted, 800-326-2778 TERRI MARTIN JACQUELINE T. ELLIOTT For Proof of Publication, please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
house, Dock, Riprap. NATIONAL CITY MORT-
sacrifice for $595,000. Tenants of the Subject MID - ATLANTIC MORT-
BUSINESS Drivers - CDL-A Property GAGE
Cooper Realty 302-644- The Mayor and City LAWYERS TITLE REALTY

OPPORTUNITY 2266 www.cooperealty. Council of Baltimore,

COURT FOR Baltimore City Public Schools
OTR, Regional & Dedi- Maryland,
cated Runs And all Persons having Tenants of the Subject
Case No.:
or claiming to have Property BCS-11096
ALL CASH VENDING Up to 50¢ per mile Class The Mayor and City Coun- 24D11000419 SYMANTEC SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE
ROUTE! Be Your Own A CDL & Hazmat Req’d WATERFRONT An interest in the prop-
erty listed below;
cil of Baltimore, Maryland, IN THE MATTER OF
And all Persons having or
Boss! 25 Machines + 800-942-2104 Ext. 238 PROPERTIES Their respective heirs, CHRISTOPHER
claiming to have
JOSEPH The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
Candy All for $9995. or 243
devisees, executors, An interest in the property
sioners invites interested companies to sub-
877-915-8222 All Major Spectacular Water-
administrators, gran- listed below; GOLOSEWSKI tees, assigns, or Their respective heirs, de-
FOR CHANGE OF mit bids to supply Symantec Software Main-
Credit Cards Accepted! front Properties: Once successors in right ti- visees, executors, admin-
istrators, grantees, NAME TO tenance.
in a lifetime opportunity tle and interest assigns, or successors in CHRISTOPHER In order to participate, interested bidders
With One phone call, HELP WANTED- awaits at 2 of the finest
right title and interest
ORDER OF JOSEPH need to register with eMaryland Marketplace
one bill, one ad place- DRIVERS waterfrontcommunities The object of this PUBLICATION BROWN by visiting their website at https://
ment - Reach 4.1 mil- proceeding is to secure The object of this ORDER FOR and clicking the Reg-
on Virginia’s Eastern the foreclosure of all proceeding is to secure NOTICE BY
lion readers in 83 daily TRUCK DRIVERS Shore. Now under new rights of redemption in the foreclosure of all PUBLICATION istration button.
and weekly newspapers WANTED! ownership, you can find the property in the City rights of redemption in The object of this suit Solicitation BCS-11096 will be available for
for just $1450.00 per of Baltimore, sold by the the property in the City
is to officially change review commencing Wednesday April 27,
2011 PAY RAISE! UP the vacation property of Collector of Taxes for the of Baltimore, sold by the
ad. Get regional and lo- the name of the peti- 2011.
TO $.52 PER MILE! your dreams at Corbin City of Baltimore and the Collector of Taxes for the
tioner from The Bid Due Date is Thursday, May 12,
cal exposure at one time HOME WEEKENDS! Hall or Olde Mill Pointe.
State of Maryland to the City of Baltimore and the
in Maryland, Delaware Plaintiff in this proceed- State of Maryland to the Christopher 2011 at 11:00am. No bids will be accepted
EXCELLENT BEN- Choose from a stunning ing: Plaintiff in this proceed- Joseph Golosewski after that time. Any questions related to this
and DC. Call today! EFITS! 2828 Harlem Avenue, ing: to solicitation should be directed to the Buyer,
variety of home sites 1120 Bonaparte Avenue,
Get results with regional NEW EQUIPMENT!
Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland Christopher John Egerton at
from water frontage Ward 16, Section 07, Joseph Brown
and local exposure. Call HEARTLAND EX- Block 2377A, Lot 044
Ward 09, Section 14,
with magnificent views Block 4010I, Lot 011 It is this 23rd day of
410-721-4000x19. For PRESS 1-800-441-4953 Lot Size 14x70 Lot Size 16x78-3
to serene pond settings, The Complaint states, April, 2011 by the Cir-
just $17.47 per newspa- www.heartlandexpress.
The Complaint states,
cuit Court for Bal-
per get the advertising from lush forest to roll- among other things, that among other things, that
com the amount necessary the amount necessary timore City,
results you are looking ing meadow land. Spend for redemption has not for redemption has not ORDERED, that pub-
for! Visit our website- time sailing, swimming, been paid. been paid. lication be given one
$3,000 BONUS, new It is thereupon this 18th It is thereupon this 7th time in a newspaper of fishing, exploring or just
truck and $.70/mile day of March, 2011 by day of April, 2011 by the
general circulation in
Place your ad today relaxing at the commu- the Circuit Court of Bal- Circuit Court of Bal-
starting pay for first 5 timore City, Baltimore City on or
teams with explosives nity center pool. Proper- timore City,
ORDERED, that notice before the 23rd day of
CAMP- experience. O/OP teams ties are 1 to 3 acres,
ORDERED, that notice
be given by the insertion be given by the insertion May, 2011, which shall
GROUNDS and offer ocean access, of a coy of this order in of a coy of this order in warn all interested
welcome starting at THE AFRO AMERICAN, THE AFRO AMERICAN, persons to file an af-
$1.60/mile. 1-800-835- mild climate, spectacu- a newspaper of general a newspaper of general
fidavit in opposition to
Lake Somerset Camp 9471 lar natural views and circulation in the City of circulation in the City of
the relief requested on
Baltimore once a week
Ground, Maryland unique site amenities. Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive or before the 3rd day
for three (3) successive
Eastern Shore. Leave Driver: CDL-A Lots available at 1/3 weeks, warning all per-
weeks, warning all per- of June, 2011.
your RV on site all year. sons interested in the Frank M. Conaway
Regional Van and the original price. NEW sons interested in the
• Your History
property to appear in this Clerk
$1500 includes water, Flatbed Drivers. Home STARTING PRICES:
property to appear in this Court by the 6th day of 5/6
Court by the 18th day of
electric & sewage. 3 Weekends, Great Pay Waterfront $75,000, May, 2011 and redeem
June, 2011 and redeem

• Your Community
the subject property and
trailers on site for sale. and Benefits. Part-time Interior $30,000. Call the subject property and answer the Complaint or

Call 410-957-1866 or answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judg-

Drivers Needed Too! (757) 824-0808, email thereafter a final judg-

• Your News
ment will be entered
email lakesomerset@ Call 800-609-0033 or rbowden@grandbay- ment will be entered foreclosing all rights of Visit our foreclosing all rights of

Apply online at: joind-, or web redemption in the prop-

website www.lakesom- redemption in the prop- erty, and vesting in the, erty, and vesting in the Plaintiff leasehold title to Plaintiff title to the prop- erty, free and clear of all
the property, free and
clear of all encum-
MISC. encumbrances. brances.
FURNITURE Frank M.Conaway, Clerk Frank M.Conaway, Clerk
Vinetta A. Brown Sylvester B. Cox
Cherry Bedroom Set. IC – Train for high ADVERTISERS COURT FOR COURT FOR
Solid Wood, never used, paying BALTIMORE CITY BALTIMORE CITY
brand new in factory 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
Aviation Maintenance
B4 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011



Baltimore City Public Schools WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD

CONSULTING SERVICES One Year Plan Modification
The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- The Mayor¬s Office of Employment Develop-
sioners invites interested companies to sub- ment (MOED), on behalf of the Baltimore
mit proposals to supply Information Technol- Workforce Investment Board (BWIB), is
ogy Consulting Services. preparing and will be submitting a one year The MTA gives notice of a public hearing
In order to participate, interested bidders plan modification to the Department of Labor concerning proposed service modifications to the
need to register with eMaryland Marketplace Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) State Plan
by visiting their website at https:// Linthicum Light Rail Station that may become effective on or about June 26, 2011, as follows:
for program year 2011. As required by federal and clicking the Reg- regulations, the plan will be submitted to
istration button. DLLR and will outline policies, procedures Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Solicitation RFP-11083 will be available for and local activities conducted by the MOED
review commencing Thursday April 28, 2011. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
using Federal Workforce Investment Act
A pre-proposal meeting will be held on (WIA) funds.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11:00am in room North County High School
301 at 200 East North Avenue. 10 E. 1st Avenue
This revised plan is being announced to all
The Proposal Due Date is Thursday, May interested parties via this Public Notice. The Glen Burnie, MD 21061
12, 2011 at 11:00am. No proposals will be plan will be available for review on MOED¬s
accepted after that time. Any questions re- website: on May 1, 2011,
lated to this solicitation should be directed to The full text of the proposed service adjustment is available for public review in the lobby of the Wm. Donald
or a copy may be obtained by contacting Schaefer Building at 6 St. Paul Street, 21202 and at
the Buyer, John Egerton at jegerton@bcps. Veobia Akilo at (410)396-1910 or by email to Interested persons are invited to attend and express their views. Written statements may be submitted until
Comments can be submitted during the pe- 5:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2011 to MTA, Office of Customer Information, 6 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD
Baltimore City Public Schools riod May 23 through June 24, 2011 via e-mail 21202. Alternatively, you may email your comments to with “Light
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS to Rail Hearing Comments” as the subject heading. Your name and postal address must be included with your
RFP-11092 comments to become part of the public hearing record.
SYSTEM FOR SCHOOL BUSES Hearing location is accessible for people with disabilities. Anyone who requires special assistance or
NOTICE OF DATE EXTENSION: NEW DUE DATE IS FRIDAY, MAY 13. additional accommodations, or who requires printed material in an alternate format should contact MTA
The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- INVITATION TO BIDDERS: PARK HEIGHTS KIDSCAPE EDUCATIONAL GARDEN Office of Customer Information one week in advance at 410-767-3999 or TTY 410-539-3497.
sioners invites interested companies to sub-
mit proposals to supply a Global Positioning at 4329 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD
System for School Buses. PARK HEIGHTS RENAISSANCE INC. (PHR) IS INVITING YOU TO BID.* For more information please visit the MTA website at; or call
In order to participate, interested bidders MTA Transit Representatives, Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to
need to register with eMaryland Marketplace PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING: 11:00 PM at 410-539-5000, 1-866-RIDE-MTA (1-866-743-3682), or TTY 410-539-3497.
by visiting their website at https:// and clicking the Reg- • A complete lump sum bid price for all work shown within the
istration button. construction document, BPP-1, BPP-2, LAP-1, and LAP-2 dated
Solicitation RFP-11092 will be available for March 3, 2011.
review commencing Thursday April 28, 2011. Call our office for the bid drawings at (410) 664-4890.
A pre-proposal meeting will be held on CITY OF BALTIMORE
Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11:00am in room • Separate your bid price by line items for the basic trades. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
301 at 200 East North Avenue. • An estimated amount of working days for completion of project. NOTICE OF LETTING
The Proposal Due Date is Thursday, May • A separate line item price for the logo for the fencing.
26, 2011 at 11:00am. No proposals will be Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of
accepted after that time. Any questions re- • Liability Insurance Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for
lated to this solicitation should be directed to • MD State Contractors License STP-3(193)E; AX1615125; TR10310, PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING IN BAL-
the Buyer, John Egerton at jegerton@bcps. • Workers Compensation Certificate TIMORE CITY BALTIMORE CITY IN HUNTING RIDGE, TEN HILLS AND FRANKLINTOWN COMMUNITIES will be received at the Office of
For general questions contact: For technical questions contact: the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00
A.M. JUNE 22, 2011.
Cheo Hurley Dawn Clamp Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit
Baltimore City Public Schools Vice President, PHR Project Engineer, CMR
REQUEST FOR SERVICES Counter just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45
PQS -2011-7 (410) 664-4890 (410) 653-3838 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids
Multiple Academic Services will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the
All bids are due on May 13th at 4pm to: Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract
City Schools invites interested companies to PARK HEIGHTS RENAISSANCE INC. Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of
submit applications to provide professional Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman
4151 Park Heights Avenue, Suite 207, Baltimore, MD 21215 Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
development and/or technical expertise in the
development of Central office and/or school as of APRIL 29, 2011, and copies may be purchased for a non-
* Must have landscaping experience refundable cost of $60.00. A certified check of the bidder or a bank
leaders and/or teachers and/or school-based
staff within City Schools. cashier¬s check or a bank treasurer¬s check drawn on a solvent clearing house bank, made payable to the Director of Finance or a bid bond
The PQS documents are available on the executed on the form as provided in the Bid or Proposal for an amount
CITY OF BALTIMORE which is not less than that determined by multiplying the total bid
following link: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION submitted by two percent (2%) will be required with each bid over
NOTICE OF LETTING $100,000.00. If the bid less than or equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond
is required.
Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Bidders interested in utilizing the City¬s Self-Insurance Program for
A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding
Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:30 am in room TR10001R, REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE BC 6521- GEORGE¬S $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program
301 at 200 East North Avenue. CREEK ROAD OVER GEORGE¬S RUN will be received at the Office Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board
of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive
All applications are due Thursday, May 12, A.M. MAY 18, 2011.
2011 at 11:00 am. Any questions should be technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City
Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this
directed to the Buyer, Dorothy Hale at Counter just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45 Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors A.M. to 11:00 A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410)396-6883 or
will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. 417 E.
Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint
File No. BCI-10#84 Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of venture (∫JV∫), then in that event, the document that established
Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes.
Maxwell C. Cohen, Esq. Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 The Prequalification Category
The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC as of APRIL 29, 2011, and copies may be purchased for a non- Required for bidding on this project is: G90025 Street Lighting and
17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B refundable cost of $100.00. A certified check of the bidder or a bank Power Lines and D02620 Curbs, Gutters and Sidewalks).
Baltimore, Maryland 21208 cashier¬s check or a bank treasurer¬s check drawn on a solvent clearing Principal Items of work for this project are:
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR house bank, made payable to the Director of Finance or a bid bond
BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND executed on the form as provided in the Bid or Proposal for an amount 3∫ PVC Conduit DB 120 Concrete Encased Trenched 1600 LF
Civil Action No. C-11-002567 TAX SALE which is not less than that determined by multiplying the total bid Electrical Wire and Photocell 174 EA
ORDER OF PUBLICATION submitted by two percent (2%) will be required with each bid over Furnish and Install Precast Handboxes 116 EA
REV PS, LLC, Assignee $100,000.00. If the bid less than or equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond
Plaintiff is required.
Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $1,000,000.00 to
Bidders interested in utilizing the City¬s Self-Insurance Program for $1,500,000.00.
payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding A ∫Pre-Bidding Information∫ session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on
ERS, ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program MAY 13, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore,
COMPANY OF MARYLAND, Inc. Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board Maryland 21202.
CITIMORTGAGE, Inc., and MAYOR AND CITY of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE
COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE CITY and All Un- technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City EVALUATON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
known Owners of the Property described be- Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this The DBE goal is 19%
low; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, personal Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors APPROVED:
representatives, and executors, administra- Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410)396-6883 or Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk
tors, grantees, assigns or successors in right, contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. 417 E. Board of Estimates
title, interest, and any and all persons having Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint APPROVED:
or claiming to have any interest in the prop- venture (∫JV∫), then in that event, the document that established
erty and premises situate in the City of Bal- Khalil Zaied, Director
timore, known as Tax Account No. the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. Department of Transportation
20-03-2295-036; situate in the City of Bal- The Prequalification Category
timore, known as 2336 Barclay Street de- Required for bidding on this project is: C03300 (Concrete
scribed as Lot Size 13x90 and known as Ward Construction).

12 Section 14 Block 3823 Lot 032 on the Tax Principal Items of work for this project are:
Roll of the Director of Finance.
Defendants Maintenance of Stream Flow LUMP SUM
The object of this proceeding is to secure the Removal of Existing Bridge LUMP SUM
foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the PCC for Sub Foundation Concrete LUMP SUM
herein above described property sold, either di-
rectly or via assignment, by the Collector of Taxes
for the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $1,000,000.00 to
the Plaintiff in the proceeding. The Complaint $2,000,000.00.
states, among other things, that the amounts A ∫Pre-Bidding Information∫ session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on
necessary for redemption of the subject property MAY 3, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, Maryland
has not been paid, although more than six (6) 21202.
months from the date of the sale have expired, NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE
and more than two (2) months from the date that EVALUATON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
the first of two (2) separate pre-suit Notices of The MBE goal is 25% The WBE goal 3%
the tax sale was sent to each required interested APPROVED:
party have expired. Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk
It is thereupon this 19th day of April, 2011, by
the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland,
Board of Estimates
ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion APPROVED:
of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having Khalil Zaied, Director
a general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland Department of Transportation
once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on
or before the 19th day of May, 2011 warning all
persons interested in the Property referenced
above to appear in this Court by the 19th day of
June, 2011 and redeem the Property referenced
herein or to answer the Complaint or thereafter
a Final Decree will be entered foreclosing all
rights of redemption in the property, and vesting
in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all
The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest
date to file a written Answer or Petition to
Redeem the property mentioned in the Complain
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
redemption in and as to the Property being
rendered by this Court against them.
Martin P. Welch
JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court
4/29, 5/6, 5/13

May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011, The Afro-American B5
B6 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011
May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011, The Afro-American B7
B8 The Afro-American, May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011
May 7, 2011 - May 13, 2011, The Afro-American B9




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Annual Salary Range: $56,496 - $82,514

# CTR 132-11- Education Program Specialist I - (Research & Evaluation Specialist)

Annual Salary Range: $56,496 - $82,514
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MSDE develops & administers education, library & rehab programs, is on the fore-
front of standards-based reform of public education, & is committed to promoting &
maintaining a diverse workforce.

QUALS: Ed Prog Spec I: Master’s or eqv 36 credit hrs post-bacc course work in Ed,
Ed Admin/Supervision, Mental Hlth, Counseling, School Psych or Behv Sci. (4) yrs
of prof teaching, admin, accountability or clinical exp in or affiliated w/ed or mental
hlth prog. Exp w/ coordinating or managing student support services program in Pupil
Personnel Worker or School Psych role is desirable. 2 addtl yrs exp may subst for

Ed Prog Spec I: Master’s or eqv 36 post baccalaureate credit hrs of course work in
Ed, Ed Admin/Supervision, Psych, Research or rel field. (4) yrs prof exp in research
or data Mgt. using prof journals, abstracts & informational databases. Coordinating or
managing research protocols pref. including (2) yrs of exp in coordinating or adminis-
tering school improv prog or service rel to the position is desirable. 2 addtl yrs exp rel
may subst for Master’s.

To Apply: Reference positions CTR # 130 & 131-11 and/or # CTR 132-11 & Send/
FAX (410-333-8950) resume to Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street,

2x4 Balto. MD 21201. Applications/resumes should be received by May 13, 2011.





Education nationally -awarded the Race to the Top (RTTT) Grant, seeking highly
qualified motivated individuals for the following contractual positions:



Annual Salary Range: To $ 82, 514 (Based on State & RTTT Program Salary Guidelines)

Responsible for providing professional development in Mathematics focused on the

planning and delivery of effective instruction for staff in low-achieving schools.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s or eqv 36 credit hrs of post baccalaureate course work

in Ed, Ed Admin/Supervision or rel field & 4 yrs of prof admin, accountability or teach-
ing exp w/ ed program & exp coordinating or administering ed program or service rel
to professional development desirable.

For more info. visit our website at

MSDE develops & administers education, library & rehabilitation programs, & is on
the forefront of standards-based reform of public education & is committed to promot-
ing & maintaining a diverse workforce.

To Apply: Reference Position- RTTT/DARI-Math & FAX (410-333-8950) or mail

your MSDE application, resume and RTTT Addendum to Office of Human
Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Balto. MD. 21201. Applications/resumes should
be received by May 13, 2011.

MIS Director
Health Care for the Homeless has an immediate opening
for a Full-time MIS Director who is responsible for design-
ing, developing, implementing, maintaining and supporting
the complex local and wide area network and its users at
Health Care for the Homeless.
*BA/BS degree in computer science or a related field
*Three to five years system administration experience in a
Windows environment
*Three to five years of IS management experience
*Strong knowledge of databases and networks
*Comfortable working with homeless and/or low income
*Good problem solving skills
*Ability to work effectively in a team environment
*Strong verbal and written communication skills
*Ability to teach/train
*Experience with health care terminology and managed
care knowledge/experience preferred
Send resumes to Ms. Chiton Berry, HCH, 421 Fallsway,
Baltimore, MD 21202 by May 17, 2011. E-mail:, Fax: 410-837-8020. No phone
calls. EOE

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