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Eight Counts against Currie

Dismissed State Sen.
Ulysses Currie
By George Barnette is still fighting off
AFRO Staff Writer corruption
Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie, D-Dist.
25, had eight of the 18 charges levied
against by the federal government dropped
as he continues to fight corruption charges.
In the motion to dismiss, U.S. attorney
Rod Rosenstein wrote he is dismissing the
charges in order to “streamline the case”
as trial approaches, claiming these charges

Courtesy Photo/
Courtesy image would be “duplicative” of other charges in
MTA is using a variety of mechanisms to get and keep the community involved with this the indictment.
project, including a website and community meetings. Currie’s lawyer, James Wyda consented
to the move by the U.S. attorney, but in its

MTA Holds Red Line Open House

response said Currie “does not accept the
government’s explanation contained in its
motion as to the rationale for such dismissal
By Shernay Williams value of her home. Edmonson-Westside High or the impact of that dismissal on count
AFRO Staff Writer Will it direct more foot School May 7 to inform West one.”
traffic through her quiet Baltimore residents like Davis Currie was indicted on bribery charges
Kelberman said. “He assisted Shoppers
Sheila Davis, a 34- neighborhood as pedestrians about the 14-mile rail route in September when he was accused of
with significant community relations issues,
year resident of Hunting and drivers attempt to avoid and relay how neighborhoods conspiring with high ranking members
among other things, all of which are well
Ridge—the serene, isolated the rail, she mused? And could be affected. It was of Shoppers Food Warehouse to use his
community bound by what about the curious the first of a handful of open position to advance the company’s interests.
Currie’s trouble even came up in the
Edmonson Village and schoolchildren who may houses local transit leaders In total, it was alleged that Currie accepted
corruption indictment of former Prince
Leakin Park—came to an be tempted to hide or will hold in key communities over $245,000 in bribes.
George’s County Executive Jack Johnson.
MTA-hosted open house haphazardly run across “the that would transform under When the indictment was handed down,
According to the indictment on Johnson,
for the proposed Red Line portal” at Edmonson Avenue the proposed system. Currie’s former lawyer, Dale Kelberman
he was heard through a wiretap having a
last weekend with a gamut and Brookwood Road where MTA Spokesman Terry refuted those allegations when he told the
conversation about Currie to a man currently
of questions. She’s worried the train ascends from an Owens said the agency AFRO Currie received no money under
identified as Public Official A.
that the new transit system, underground tunnel? “didn’t just want to inform the table and he was legally working for
“You heard they indicted Uly Currie
an above and underground “Light rails bring the good the public.” “We wanted to Shoppers as a consultant. “To the contrary,
tonight right?” Johnson asked.
train route that promises and bad,” she said. have the community actively Senator Currie performed legitimate and
“Yeah, sixteen counts,” Public Official A
to connect East and West MTA officials and engaged,” he said. highly visible work for Shoppers, and
Baltimore by rail, will raise community volunteers stood Like Davis, several his work for Shoppers was disclosed to
“Yup, damn, they really ... that’s why I
her car insurance premium or next to poster boards and residents who attended the members of the legislature as well as those
in the business and civic community,” Continued on A4
negatively alter the property maps in the cafeteria of Continued on A4

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Donald Trump Obliviously Young Fights for More
Join Host Sean Yoes Continues to Irritate Locals on City Projects
 Sunday @ 8 p.m. on
88.9 WEAA FM, the
‘The’ Blacks and Others By Shernay Williams Young asserted. “I’m tired of seeing
AFRO Staff Writer men on the corners (in Baltimore
Voice of the Community. By AFRO Staff City)…I want them working instead of
City Council President Bernard ‘trapping’ and I went them helping to
The first week of May was a C. “Jack” Young says a local hiring pay for services in the city.”
rough one for “The Donald.” preference program could help According to an introductory
Faced with plummeting poll reduce Baltimore City’s sizeable version of the bill, local hiring
numbers, an advocacy group’s
Your History • Your Community • Your News

unemployment rate, which looms at agreements could also diversify

campaign to persuade the Black 9.9 percent. the city workforce base, as many
cast of his reality show to censure At the May 9 City Council unemployed residents in urban centers
him and CNN commentator Roland meeting, he proposed a resolution that are people of color.
Martin’s assertions that he is a liar would charge members across five Since 2007, a Baltimore City
that “loves the sound of his own city agencies — the Mayor’s Office of executive order has encouraged
voice,” real estate tycoon Donald Employment Development, Baltimore companies to hire locally, and last
Trump, who once boasted of a great Development Corporation, City year, Councilman Bill Henry, D-4,
relationship with “the Blacks,” Finance Department, Law Department proposed a resolution that would have
has seen his presidential ambitions and Office of Sustainability—to made the order legally binding. It
bruised. explore the feasibility of a city Continued on A8
His journey on a bumpy public mandate that would require contractors
road started May 1, when the final Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Donald Trump’s popularity with to hire a percentage of city workers for
moments of the last episode of his
voters is slipping. projects.
“Celebrity Apprentice” reality show The resolution was assigned
were abruptly clipped, as President
advocacy group ColorOfChange to the Judiciary and Legislative
Obama announced that Osama bin
launched a Twitter-based movement Investigations Committee, and
Laden had been killed. Many East
to convince lawyer and television if enacted, the interdepartmental
Coast viewers didn’t learn who had
personality Star Jones and rapper workgroup would deliver their
been eliminated from the show until
Lil Jon, two Black cast members on findings at a public investigative
the following morning.
“Celebrity Apprentice,” to denounce hearing.
Then, the Indianapolis Motor
Trump for his “race-baiting” attacks Young says a preference program
Speedway announced that Trump
against Obama. would steer more jobs to unemployed
would no longer drive the pace car
Trump generated widespread city residents, while simultaneously
in the Indy 500, presumably thanks
media attention recently for aligning enhancing Baltimore City’s tax base,
to pressure from the businessman’s
with the “birther movement,” ensuring dollars allocated to Baltimore
critics including the more than
questioning if Obama was born projects flow back into the city. He
18,000 Facebook users who joined
in the U.S. He has raised question pointed to a $40.5 million construction Courtesy Photo
the group “We Don’t Want Donald
about the president’s qualifications project to renovate the city’s aging Baltimore City Council President
Trump to Drive the Indy 500 Pace
to attend Harvard University. sewage infrastructure. It is contracted Bernard “Jack” Young wants
Car.” He has been replaced by four-
ColorOfChange Executive to a New York- based firm. several city agencies to evaluate
time Indy winner A.J. Foyt, several
Director Rashad Robinson told Many out-of-state contractors the feasibility of requiring
news outlets have reported.
Join the AFRO on bring their own workers, “and the contractors to hire a percentage of
On May 5, Black political Continued on A8
Twitter and Facebook tax benefits go back to that state,” city workers for projects.

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porn industry, according to
Amély-James Koh Bela, a
Cameroonian activist who
monitors the porn industry.
Your History • Your Community • Your News New Jersey Girl, 15, Heads African actresses are wanted
The Afro-American Newspapers to Harvard for pornography in Europe,
Baltimore Office • Corporate Headquarters Saheela Ibraheem, she said. Koh Bela said
2519 N. Charles Street a 15-year-old senior at that companies have added
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4602 Wardlaw-Hartridge School “special Black” pornography
in Edison, N.J., is outpacing as a new niche to adult film
410-554-8200 • Fax: 1-877-570-9297
other students her age as categories that already flood she prepares to attend the the Internet.
esteemed Harvard University. Money is what attracts the
Founded by John Henry Murphy Sr., August 13, 1892 At Harvard, Ibraheem will performers, Koh Bela said.
Washington Publisher Emerita - Frances L. Murphy II major in either neurobiology The cities of Doula, Yaoundé
Chairman of the Board/Publisher - John J. Oliver, Jr. or neuroscience. She and Kribi in Cameroon are
Executive Assistant - Takiea Hinton - 410-554-8222 was also accepted to the emerging as African porn
Receptionist - Wanda Pearson - 410-554-8200
California Institute of production centers, where
Technology, Princeton, (Courtesy Photo)
actors and actresses brag
Director of Advertising/Sponsorship Development & Sales Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Saheela Ibraheem, 15
Susan Gould - 410-554-8289
about their jobs, Koh Bela
Columbia and a host of other position came after several New York Times, Liguori said.
distinguished schools. meetings with members of said he plans to increase One Cameroonian man,
Advertising Manager - Robert Blount - 410-554-8246
Sr. Advertising Account Executive - Annie Russ - 410-554-8235 According to a the OWN board of directors the entertainment value who has since dropped
Advertising Account Executive report, and Winfrey, who touted of programs on OWN out of performing in the
Marquise Goodwin - 410-554-8274 Ibraheem cites her Norman as a passionate, hard while keeping in line with industry, told
parents, who are Nigerian worker. Winfrey’s wholesome brand. that he was paid $2,100 for
Director of Finance - Jack Leister - 410-554-8242
immigrants, as key factors in “I want to thank two adult films made by
Archivist - John Gartrell - 410-554-8265 her scholastic success. She Christina for her important Young Africans Turn to a French producer. Palesa
Director, Community & Public Relations has maintained a grade point accomplishments, incredible Porn to Escape Poverty Mbau, a 23-year-old South
Diane W. Hocker - 410-554-8243 average between 96 and 97 passion and many sacrifices African woman, has a
Editorial and received a 2,340 SAT in helping to launch the website catering to adult
Executive Editor - Talibah Chikwendu score. network,” said Winfrey in a film enthusiasts from which
E-mail: According to the Star press statement. “With the she sells photos and films of
Managing Editor - Kristin Gray - 410-554-8277 Ledger, Ibraheem is also final taping of ‘The Oprah herself for $75 to $100.
Washington Bureau Chief - Zenitha Prince - 202-332-0080, ext. 119 a “three-sport athlete” Winfrey Show’ only a few
E-mail: But there are dangers in
and participates in her weeks away, I will soon the industry and HIV/AIDS
Global Markets school’s softball, soccer and be able to devote my full exposure may be the worst
Director - Benjamin M. Phillips IV - 410-554-8220 swimming teams. energies to OWN. This is a risk, according to journalist natural point of transition, Habibou Bangré. Condoms
Washington Circulation/Distribution Manager Oprah Fires African- and I am confident that are rarely used during shoots
Edgar Brookins - 202-332-0080, ext. 116 Peter, as an integral part of
Baltimore Circulation/Distribution Manager
American Female CEO of and HIV testing is not always
New Network the launch of OWN, will available.
Sammy Graham - 410-554-8266
After disappointing be a terrific partner for me (Courtesy Photo)
According to the Joint
Production Department - 410-554-8288 ratings in its first four months going forward. He is one of Palesa Mbau
United Nations Program on
of existence, Oprah Winfrey the smartest, most creative Young Africans are HIV/AIDS global report,
Washington Office dismissed OWN network executives in media, and I entering an emerging 22.5 million people in
1917 Benning Road, N.E. • Washington, D.C. 20002-4723 CEO Christina Norman look forward to his leadership pornography market in Africa sub-Saharan countries are
202-332-0080 Fax: 1-877-570-9297 and replaced her with Peter as we build our development as a way of coping with low currently infected. Human
General Manager Liguori, chief operating slate and work toward the wages and poverty, according trafficking mainly affects
Edgar Brookins - ext. 116 officer for Discovery launch of ‘Oprah’s Next to human trafficking analysts West African communities,
Office Administrator - Mia Hayes-Hawkins - ext. 112 Communications. Liguori Chapter.’ Over the remainder and adult film industry according to the June 2010
will lead OWN until the end of the year, Peter and I will monitors. Foreign demand is Globalization of Crime
Customer Service, Home Delivery and Subscriptions: of the year. work together to recruit a part of the reason for a surge
410-554-8234 Report, but those in the
According to the New permanent CEO for OWN’s in the production of sex films pornography industry are still
Customer York Times, the decision to next phase of growth.” featuring Africans in the
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Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain NephewA3 May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011, The Afro-American

By Alan King sport-utility vehicle sought in from a neighbor about a suspi- posted fliers bearing his photo-
AFRO Staff Writer connection with the murder of cious vehicle. The man noticed graph around the city. On
Hudson’s mother and brother. the vehicle while walking his Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked
Jennifer Hudson and other The white, 1994 Chevrolet dog. According to the Chicago for the public’s help in finding
relatives positively identified Suburban with Illinois license Tribune, the boy had been shot her nephew. In her MySpace
multiple times in the back seat blog, she thanked fans and sup-

Trending Therapy Procedure Eliminates Surgery for Foot and

of the vehicle. The SUV, regis- porters for their prayers and
tered to Hudson’s murdered offered a $100,000 reward to
brother, was towed with the anyone who returned the boy

Ankle Patients
boy’s body inside and is being alive.
processed by evidence techni- Since the investigation,
cians and workers. The body Hudson – who gained stardom
was later removed and taken to after appearing on “American
By Stephen D. Riley the Cook County Medical help most patients, but it’s unpredictable,” Idol,” andGrambart
then won ancautions.
AFRO Staff Writer Examiner’s office. “Just because it works on one patient doesn’t
Academy necessarily
Award mean
for her role in
Hudson and other family it’s going to work on the other, fortheseveral moviefactors.”
Dreamgirls – has
members arrived at the Medical Continued research to expand stayed the useout
of of thetherapy
PRP public eye.
to all
The recovery time from foot and ankle surgery can
Examiner’s office mid-after- The Chicago Tribune report-
be extensive for most patients. Going under the knife for patients
Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. is the next step in the advanced treatment. Although
noon to identify the body. ed that a parade of cars moved
Achilles tendon injuries, bone fractures, arthritis and other the first form of PRP was reportedly used 20 years in dentist
Given the choice between look- slowly past her family’s home
related feet and ankle issues isn’t guaranteed to correct the ing directly at the body or A spokesman for the office operations,
the murders Grambart
but is beingsees heldtheintrending
Monday procedure
step in body treatment
told the newspaper that Hudson jail for parole violation after and recovery. “I think we are just
pain but is definitely assured of leaving patients subdued for viewing it on a wall-mounted news vans, reporters and curi-
seeing the tip of the iceberg with how PRP affects ous the different
a credible amount of a time. However, a trending therapy onlookers.
Courtesy Photos
tissues within the body and how it can be used Neighbors to advancestood
process isHudson
Jennifer revving and
up theherrecovery
mom, timeDarnellwithout the painwho
Donerson or “She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.” healing.” quietly and
was killed,ofassurgery.
well asPlatelet-rich
her brother, plasma
Jason. (PRP) therapy
reflected on the
is the latest technique under the new health sector known video screen, the family chose “remained strong for her fami- being
Forconvicted of attempted
more information on PRPviolence.
therapy visit www.
as body
the Orthobiologics, which is being
of her 7-year-old usedX584859
plate by foot was
and ankle
found on the latter. According to the ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijack- In front of the Hudson’s
nephew and picks
Monday, just up where medication,
hours Chicago’sphysical
West Sidetherapy
after and Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, “She held hands
(Courtesy with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets
Foot him.”
and ankle patients are quickly ly,” thediscovering
spokesman said.Platelet-
“It that he pleaded guilty to both
after hispast
body healing methods
was found in a are leaving off.
police received a 7 a.m. call that’s and hooded sweatshirts came to
rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, a new wasform of treatment
obviously that
a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also
Using PRP, a growth factor found in blood platelets that kiss the twin white crosses bar-

ACORN Fights Back

uses the body’s own natural ability moment.”to heal itself instead convicted in 1998 for posses- ing the names of Donerson and
promotes the healing of bones, cartilage, blood vessels,
of surgical operations. The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. Jason.
tendons and tissue, surgeons are getting patients back up and Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Everybody is sick of going
running faster than ever before. The procedure incorporates After PRP therapy, a patient wears a protective
sinceboot for
been missing Friday, 2006 after serving seven years
Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’
through stuff like this,” Artisha
a small vial of the patient’s blood which is then spun in a four to seven days before they can starta to
when advance
relative in their
found Julian’s for the attempted murder and West, a former resident of the

centrifuge to separate out the PRP, which then is injected grandmother,
activities. Grambart, who has been using the procedure for Darnell car hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. “We all
By Alan King and Dallas Cowboys players No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing
directly to injured site. The process Tonyis Romo
simple, andeliminates major four years, has referred
him fromto theit for patients that suffer fromto death through a long weekend in have to stick together. All these
AFRO Staff Writer Terrell Owens, trying to distance Jason Hudson, 29, shot
surgery and attacks the healing procedure better than
among the names submitted to any Achilles
group, tendon
saying, pain,Obama
“Barack nonunions in (bones that fail to heal)
his grandmother’s homeandin which police and volunteers
young children are dying, and
previous formcandidate
of surgery for what?”
Presidential Johncould. election officials. acute Organized
Never ligament injuries in athletes.
with ACORN.” theWith
7000the increased
block of SouthuseYale
“The attack
McCain’s technology
on ACORNhas kind
– of always Hurdbeen there,”
said those says who
workers, PRP
But therapy,ties
Obama’s Grambart
to ACORN believes
run that “realistically, there’s a
Dr. Sean T.
Associated Grambart, an Illinoiswere
Community footdoing
and ankle
those surgeon
things without variety of ways you can use it and it’s one
long and deep. He taught classes An Amber of those
Alertthings that
– a desig-
who presented for Reform
– American
at the knowledge
College of Foot or permis-
and for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing
seems to work on all kinds of tissue.”
confirms the success of the sion, were fired. him for President. children – was issued Friday
Ankle Surgeons’ (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference However, although PRP has been widely effective, the
organization, the head of the “The evidence that has sur- But now ACORN is in trouble. after Julian was discovered MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
in Fort
group Lauderdale last March. “We’ve
says. faced soalways
far showsknown that
they faked varying pathologies
Reporter: There arewithin
at leastdifferent bodyafter
blood structures
missing murders. Oakmont Green Golf Course | Hampstead, MD
platelets contain factors that stimulate healing but it was hard
“This is testimony to the work forms to get paid for work they eliminate
11 the procedure
investigations across thefrom being full arrested
Police proof. “It seems to
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to initially execute it.

we’ve done and success we’ve But surgeons have
didn’t do, devised
not to [some
stuff new
ballot country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s step-
had,” and it’s
Maude Hurd, taken of
president off from there.”
boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the potentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband
ACORN, said in an interview victim of fraud, not the perpetra- forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s
with the AFRO. tor of it. Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several
“When this attack started, we Hurd said the only things fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders.
had just announced that we had bogus are the charges them- paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has
registered 1.3 million new vot- selves. And factcheck. org ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had
ers,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. efforts. nothing to do with the slayings.
that someone’s running scared It concluded, “Neither Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson
because of ACORN’s success.” ACORN nor its employees have loans. Nationwide voter fraud.
McCain, who is running for been found guilty of, or even Barack Obama. Bad judgment.
president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent Blind ambition. Too risky for
et, lashed out at ACORN in the votes.” America.
final debate against Barack The problem came about pri-
Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way Since McCain’s comments, SQUARE HIGH
on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than ACORN’s 87 offices have been
ing one of the greatest frauds in rely on volunteers, it pays peo- bombarded with threats and
voter history in this country, ple, many of them poor or unem- racist mail.
maybe destroying the fabric of ployed, to sign up new voters. The day after the presidential
democracy.” The idea was to help both those debate, vandals broke into the, a non-partisan being registered and those doing organization’s Boston and Seattle
Web site, found those claims to the registration. offices and stole computers.
be “exaggerated,” with “no evi- Maud explained, “We have a After a Cleveland representative BREAD NOT ON THE LIST
dence of any such democracy- zero tolerance policy for deliber- appeared on TV, an e-mail was
destroying fraud.” ate falsification of registration.” sent to the local office saying she
Hurd believes the McCain Most news account neglect to “is going to have her life ended.”
charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is A worker in Providence, R.I.,
ed. required by law to turn in all reg- received a threatening call say- LEFT RIGHT
She said, “Because it’s low- istration forms. And they also fail ing, “We know you get off work
and moderate-income people, to note that it was the organiza- at 9” and uttered racial epithets.
and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first A caller to one office left a
McCain campaign thinks those brought the phony registrations message on the answering
voters are going to vote to the attention of authorities. machine, saying: “Hi, I was just
Democratic, which is not neces- The McCain camp apparently calling to let you know that
sarily true.” isn’t interested in those fine Barack Obama needs to get

Want a free
ACORN is no stranger to points, preferring to air mislead- hung. He’s a (expletive deleted)
controversy. ing ads that seek to link Obama nigger, and he’s a piece of
For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting (expletive deleted). You guys are
organization has fought for social his political support. fraudulent, and you need to go to

checking account?
and economic justice for low- McCain: I’m John McCain hell. All the niggers on oak trees.
and moderate-income and I approve this message. They’re gonna get all hung hon-
Americans. With 400,000 mem- Announcer: Who is Barack eys, they’re going to get assassi-
ber families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political nated, they’re gonna get killed.”

Raise the green flag.

than 1,200 neighborhood chap- baptism performed at warp Another message said, “You
ters in 110 cities nationwide, speed.” Vast ambition. After col- liberal idiots. Dumb (expletive
ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. deleted). Welfare bums. You
its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. guys just (expletive deleted)
cating for affordable housing, There, Obama met Madeleine come to our country, consume
living wages, healthcare for the Talbot, part of the Chicago every natural resource there is,
underserved— and while organ- branch of ACORN. He was so and make a lot of babies. That’s
Today, everyone is looking for ways to save
izing voter registration drives. impressive that he was asked to all you guys do. And then suck
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A4 The
The Afro-American,
Afro-American, May
May 14,
14, 2011
2011 -- May
May 20,
14, 2011

What a Party
MULBA’s Urban Beverage Expo honors community leaders,
donates funds to worthy causes
Special to the AFRO Beverage Association’s Chapman, Melva Cole-Fleet,
(MULBA) annual Urban Marie Felder-Lane, Clinton
The lines for entry Beverage Expo at the Howard, Grant Calvin
wrapped around the building. Patapsco Arena. Howard, Sr., Novelette
The gaming tables were Since 1960, MULBA has Jackson, Lloyd Henry Jones,
crowded with players feeling been the premier licensee Patricia Ellen Cummings
lucky. The vendors displayed beverage association and on Jones, Jermaine Miller, The
gorgeous handmade jewelry May 6, celebrated 51 years Nu Psi Chapter of Omega
while the sweet aroma of of heritage achievement Psi Phi Fraternity, Henrietta Photo by Bill Tabron
original body oils and lotions through education and rights Ott, Willie Richard, D.D.S; MULBA honored Carlos Manning, Barbara Peterson, Biddy Wood and Richard Street
filled the air. Folks were handed down from ancestors Arno West, Leno Grant, (not pictured) at the recent Urban Expo Trade Show.
laughing and joking as they to past, present, and future Robert L. Burkett, Kendrick
went from table to table generations. This year, the Tilghman, Barbara D. to STOP the Drunk Driving, Distributing Co., Diageo, Spirits, Pepsi Co., Licensed
taking pictures, greeting event acknowledged such Peterson, Deborah J. Brown, Underage Drinking and Skyy Spirits, Maryland Beverage Distributors
friends, tasting wines and achievement by honoring Robert Haynes-In Memoriam Smoking Campaign. Lottery, Verizon, O-Go-Sales, of Maryland, Maryland
lots of other beverages. Of 25 people in and around and Sen. John Jeffries. The Sponsors and contributors Las Vegas Style, The Patron Unified Licensees Beverage
course, food for the soul was our community who have Dr. Louise Jones Johnson to this year’s expo include: Spirits Co., MOET Hennessy Association, Maryland
provided by Butler’s Bar- been the radar of positive Lifetime Achievement Award Reliable Churchill LLLP, USA, Heaven Hill Distillers, Beverage Association,
b-que and sweet potato pie awareness and served as a was given to Richard Street, Republic National, Bond Bacardi, USA, Sidney Frank MD. De, DC, Beverage
was provided by Aunt Polly’s guide for people in the course former lead singer of the Distributing Co., Miller- Importing Co., Brown- Association, The Wine
Pies. As the deejay played , of their lives. The honorees famed Temptations. Coors, Heineken, USA, Forman Spirits Americas, Group, Pernod Ricard USA,
everyone danced. It was the were: Richard Street, A portion of the proceeds Remy Cointreau, Frederick ALTRIA Client Services, The Trinchero, Constellation,
Maryland United Licensees James Brown, Eugene A. for the event were donated P. Winner, The Winner Coca Cola Co., Beam Global Sazerac, and Kobrand.

MTA Holds Red Line Open House

Continued from A1
gathering sought answers, Road to Forest Park and because Red Line construction medians surrounded by green
but most welcomed the new they are not going to be able plans demolish her apartment space and shrubbery.
transit system, as long as to drive shortly,” he said. complex on the corner of Construction is expected
it proves beneficial to their “They will need some public Edmonson Avenue and Cooks to begin in 2016 and end
communities. transportation.” Lane, forcing her to relocate. by 2020. MTA officials are
The Rev. Dr. Martin James Johnson, an But Diggs says the Red awaiting federal funding to
Jacobs Jr., pastor at Christ Edmonson Village resident Line project won’t displace match the state’s 50 percent
We never run low on irony in Baltimore. Or restaurants that serve local Deliverance Church, said and volunteer for MTA, said any residents, and will only share of the billion-dollar
grass-fed beef, merchants that carry housemade pickles and pâté, or he attended the information he wants construction for the chop up some city-owned lots project and approval from the
markets that sell goods from local farms. It’s foodie heaven around here. session because he didn’t innovative rail line to include and yards to create sidewalks Federal Transit Administration
know enough about the Red a revitalization plan for the or reconstruct steps. to commence preliminary
The next time you wander under I-83 with a cup of Zeke’s Line which will loop in front neighborhoods affected by the “That’s why it’s important engineering plans in
and a bag of kale, do it as a homeowner. City home prices are
historically low and interest rates are, too. At Live Baltimore, we’ll of his Cooks Lane apartment train. to have these open houses preparation for construction.
match you with homebuying incentives, renovation information, before heading down “We want beauty, we just and give people accurate A second red line open
neighborhoods, and more. Edmonson Avenue. don’t want to put a Red Line information,” she said. house was held May 11, and
So if you’ve ever told yourself, “I am 100 percent for running through here,” he Besides the fact that two others will take place
“Someday I’ll own my own place,” get in touch. it because we have a lot said, gesturing toward a map displacement is illegal, MTA May 14 at Hampstead Hill
of seniors coming from of the train route. consultant Klaus Philipsen Academy on Linwood Avenue downtown all the way up to He added that MTA adds that it goes against the and May 17 at the University
Cooks Lane and Stanford officials should look to
impacted communities when
hiring maintenance workers
“I don’t want it to be like the subway
and conductors for the Red downtown… We want to make sure that
“I don’t want it to be like this train they are going to have supplies
the subway downtown,” he
said. “When I went down
jobs for us.”
there the other day I saw two –James Johnson
Blacks working there. How
is that when the subway is in fundamental principles of of Maryland Baltimore on
Family-friendly the city?
“We want to make sure
the project, which include
increasing housing diversity,
Lombard Street.
Meanwhile, Davis said
that this train they are going to reducing vacancies and she’ll continue to offer up
and dog-friendly event have supplies jobs for us, and preserving the character suggestions that smooth out
that young people get benefits of the housing stock while inconvenient components of
featuring music, from this opportunity.”
The $1.8 billion train
maintaining affordability.
“Washington is not going
the rail line.
“I know the city needs to
refreshments and more. would connect Woodlawn,
Edmonson Village, West
to give 50 percent funding for
this project if we did not have
move people around, and, this
might be selfish, but I want it
Baltimore, downtown, Inner community support and if we to have the least impact on me
Harbor East, Fells Point, can’t prove that Baltimore and my home,” she said.
410-494-8545 Canton and the Johns Hopkins will be better after this,” Bayview Medical Center in
East Baltimore.
It has faced critics, who
Philipsen said. “Our goal is to
leverage the city’s investment
in transit to create better
Continued from A1
call the train divisive and a communities,” in corridors
was saying man, you know
ANNAPOLIS WALK traffic congestion nightmare
that would be heightened
such as West Baltimore, which
are plagued by abandoned and
we in these jobs, we got
to take ... be careful man,”
during the five-year deteriorating structures and an
Johnson responded. “You
Sunday, June
Sunday, 5th
May 1st
construction phase. MTA has
also battled misinformation,
overall disinvestment in the
know what I’m saying. Be
careful boy, be careful.”
Registration: 9:00
Registration: 8:00 AM AM
according to Danielle Diggs, a
mayoral-appointed city liaison
At the open house, video
simulations illustrated the rail
Since then, Currie has
had to deal with other
TheQuiet Waters Park
for the Red Line. as a narrow, compact vessel
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Rev. Jacobs said his gliding through underground
controversies as well. Olivia
Harris, 65, Currie’s longtime
neighbor was distraught tunnels and above ground
treasurer was sentenced to
PRESENTING SPONSOR: one year in jail last month
after she pleaded guilty to
stealing over $166,000 in
campaign contributions.
“I’d like to apologize and
C O R P O R AT E S P O N S O R S : say how sorry I am,” she said
at her sentencing according
to the Baltimore Sun. “I have,
for all of my life, been an
upstanding citizen. ... I’m
remorseful for what I did.”
Currie was unaware of
that scheme, but it has done
nothing to take the heat off of
his current predicament.
M E D I A PA R T N E R S : The trial is expected to
begin in September. Since the
indictment was handed down,
Currie has changed attorneys
and is now being represented
by federal public defenders.
Currie was re-elected to
a fifth term by close to 99
percent majority.
May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011, The Afro-American A5

City of Baltimore
Annual Water Quality Report
Baltimore City Department of Public Works ALFRED H. FOXX

Reporting Period: January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010


In the year 2010, the City performed approximately 150,000 water quality analyses as part of a continuous effort to assure the water you drink meets or exceeds
regulatory standards. The water is analyzed for over 90 different drinking water contaminants. A summary of the finished water quality results is provided below. The
data represents the most recent testing done in accordance with the requirements of EPA’s Water Testing Regulations and were the only regulated substances found
in your drinking water. Baltimore City’s excellent drinking water meets or exceeds all these standards.

TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS — What They Mean in Plain English

Term / Abbreviation Definition What it Means

PPM Parts per million 1 ppm is the same as one drop in 10 gallons of water.

PPB Parts per billion 1 ppb is the same as one drop in 10,000 gallons of water.

HLD Highest Level Detected Same as defined.

MCL Maximum Contaminant Level The highest level of a contaminant allowed by health regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

MCLG Maximum Contaminant Level Goal Health related goals. The MCL is set as close to this “goal” as possible but with consideration to achievability and cost.

NTU Nephelometric Units of measurement used to report the level of turbidity or “cloudiness” in the water.
Turbidity Units

AL Action Level If the “Action Level” for a particular contaminant is exceeded, a response that may include additional treatment steps and/or public education may have to be initiated by the water system.

TT Treatment Technique A “Treatment Technique” is a required process that is intended to reduce the amount of a specific contaminant in drinking water.

pCi/L picoCuries per Liter A measure of the level of radioactivity in the water.

TURBIDITY Relates to a condition where suspended Turbidity measurements are a way to describe the level of “cloudiness” of the water.
particles are present in the water.

TOTAL/FECAL COLIFORMS Indicator Bacteria Type of bacteriological tests routinely used to determine if contamination has occurred in a drinking water system.

MRDL Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Disinfectant level beyond which some people may experience irritating effects. Based on running annual average of monthly averages of distribution system samples computed quarterly.


TOTAL COLIFORMS 0 The presence of coliform Highest monthly percentage of Highest monthly percentage of positive Naturally present in the environment.
bacteria in more than 5% positive samples: samples:
of monthly samples will 0% 0%
exceed the MCL.

FECAL COLIFORMS and 0 A routine sample and a Highest monthly percentage of Highest monthly percentage of positive Human and animal fecal waste.
E. COLI repeat sample are total positive samples: samples:
coliform positive, and one 0% 0%
is also fecal coliform or E.
Coli positive.


TURBIDITY1 None Treatment HLD LOWEST % HLD LOWEST % Soil run-off.

Technique (TT)

Filtration 0.07 NTU 100 0.26 NTU 100

1. Turbidity cannot exceed 1 NTU and must be less than or equal to 0.3 NTU in at least 95% of measurements taken each month. Lowest % is the lowest percentage of monthly filtered water turbidity samples less than 0.3 NTU.


ARSENIC 0.010 ppm <0.002 ppm <0.002ppm Erosion of natural deposits.


Lead and copper testing was last required by regulatory standards in 2009. During that year, the testing involved 53 “tier 1” or high risks homes. To determine compliance, the 53 test results were arranged from the lowest value to the highest. The 90th percentile
value is identified by: 53 x 0.9 = 47.7. Therefore, the 48th value, arranged from lowest to highest, must be below the “action level” for lead and copper. Our system met this compliance standard. Testing will be required again in 2012.



LEAD 15 ppb 7.6 ppb 2

COPPER 1,300 ppb 357 ppb 0

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home
plumbing. The City of Baltimore is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize
the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your drinking water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information
on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or at”



BARIUM 2 ppm 2 ppm 0.02 ppm 0.02 ppm 0.07 ppm 0.03 - 0.07 ppm Discharge of drilling wastes & metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits.

NITRATE 10 ppm 10 ppm 2.40 ppm 1.61-2.40 ppm 3.00 ppm 1.02-3.00 ppm Run-off from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks; erosion of natural
(AS NITROGEN) deposits.


FLUORIDE 4 ppm 4 ppm 0.97 ppm 0.88 - 0.97 ppm 0.92 ppm 1.31 ppm 0.37 - 1.33 ppm 0.96 ppm Water additive that promotes strong teeth.


CHLORINE 4 ppm 4 ppm 0.50 ppm (Based on 4,668 distribution system samples collected in 2010) Water treatment additive to disinfect supply.

BETA PHOTON EMITTERS 0 mrem/yr 50 pCi/L* <1.5 pCi/L 3+/-2 pCi/L Erosion of natural deposits.

ALPHA EMITTERS 0 pCi/L 15 pCi/L <1 pCi/L 1+/-1 pCi/L Erosion of natural deposits.

*The MCL for Beta Photon Emitters is 4 millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body). The EPA considers 50 pCi/l to be a level of concern for this contaminant.




TOTAL THM’S N/A1 80 ppb 63 ppb 19 - 63 ppb 38 ppb 78 ppb 20-78 ppb 40 ppb By-product of drinking water chlorination.

HAA(5) N/A 1
60 ppb 67 ppb 5-67 ppb 37 ppb 89 ppb 22-89 ppb 44 ppb By-product of drinking water chlorination.

1. Not applicable because there are individual MCLG’s for individual THM’s and HAA(5)’s. *The averages listed are running annual averages. Compliance is based on these values.

Cryptosporidium (crip-toe-spor-ID-ee-um) is a protozoan, a single-celled parasite that can invade and reside in the intestines of animals and people. This organism is found in some surface water (lakes, reservoirs, rivers, etc.) And also groundwater under the influence of surface
water. Infection of healthy individuals by this organism can cause a gastrointestinal illness referred to as cryptosporidiosis (crip-toe-spor-id-ee-o-sis), which may produce symptoms including diarrhea, headache, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and low-grade fever. The
symptoms usually last one to two weeks.
For immunocompromised people, however, the infection can continue and last for several months. Because there are no effective medical treatments, prolonged infection can be fatal for severely immunocompromised individuals. Human transmission routes include ingestion of
contaminated food or drinking water or through direct contact with fecal matter.
The City monitors its raw water sources for the presence of Cryptosporidium using the services of environmental laboratories employing the latest available and approved analytical methods.


Liberty: <0.1 - .1 Oocyst/Liter Microscopic view of
Loch Raven: <0.1 - .1 Oocyst/Liter Cryptosporidium oocysts
Susquehanna River: <0.1 - .3 Oocyst/Liter

Sodium levels in the water supply are often of concern to consumers who contact our facilities. Sodium naturally occurs in raw waters but the concentration can be increased due to the influence of run-off from road surfaces treated with rock salt during snow and
ice removal efforts. During the year 2010, the average sodium concentrations measured in the finished water from the Ashburton and Montebello Water Treatment Plants were 15.5 ppm and 16.1 ppm respectively and are considered low.
A6 The Afro-American, May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011

Community Calendar
May 13 May 14 The Professional Black business women of color Charles St., Baltimore. Chapel Fellowship Hall, 3317
Floetic Fridays The Winston Jazz Band Woman Meeting to network, develop strong 12-5 p.m. Celebrate spring St. Luke’s Lane, Baltimore.
The Reginald F. Lewis 4499 Loch Raven Blvd., 300 E. Lombard St., business relationships, and and sample diverse, award- 4-9 p.m. Enjoy dinner,
Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. 6-11 p.m. The Baltimore. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The to be educated on the latest winning cuisine from local dancing and entertainment
Baltimore. 7 p.m. Join youth Northwood-Appold United Professional Black Woman professional business trends. restaurants on Charles Street. presented by Epworth’s
volunteers, The Travelers for Methodist Church will present Association has launched a For more information: For more information: www. Fellowship Ministry. $15. For
an evening of music, spoken this concert featuring the new chapter in Baltimore. more information: 410-944-
word and the works of young Winston Jazz Band. Light This national program has a 1070.
emerging artists. $6-$8. For refreshments will be served. primary mission of providing Let’s Eat Charles Street Epworth Chapel: An
more information: 443-263- For more information: 410- a positive interactive platform 2011 Evening with the Stars Precious Pearls Cotillion
1875. 323-6712. for professional career and 300 block of North Epworth United Methodist Ball
Sheraton Baltimore North,
903 Dulaney Valley Road,
Towson, Md. 6-10 p.m. The
2011 Debutantes will be
presented to the Baltimore
County community upon their
A WEEKEND completion of the nine-month
Precious Pearls Cotillion
EVENT NOT Program. $65. For more
information: 443-379-0510.

In Gratitude: A Tribute to
Earth Wind & Fire
Latin Palace, 509
Broadway St., Baltimore, Md.
6 p.m. Come to this wonderful
tribute of popular funk group
Earth, Wind & Fire. $25.
For more information: www.


The Flywire’s White Tie

Affair 2011
Frederick Douglass Isaac
Myers Maritime Museum,
PREVIEW DAY TODAY! 1417 Thames St., Fells
Point, Baltimore, Md. 5 p.m.
This award-winning event
features live music, bottle
service, a free buffet, a cash
bar and more. $40. For more

TAKE AN information: www.missiontix.


EXTRA 15% † May 18

Baltimore’s Homeless
Youth Networking &
Resource Day
when you use your 2324 East Madison St.,
Baltimore. 4-8 p.m. Enjoy a
Macy’s card or day of music, food, fun and
an opportunity to recognize
savings pass! and raise awareness about
youth homelessness. For more
†EXCLUSIONS APPLY, SEE PASS. information: 410-948-8898.

May 19-May 21
Ray’s Summer Days 2011
Various locations in
Baltimore. Baltimore Ravens
Linebacker Ray Lewis will
host a weekend of events
WOW! PASS to benefit the Ray Lewis
Foundation’s work with
EXTRA SAVINGS ON ALL at-risk youth. Events will
SALE & CLEARANCE APPAREL include a kickoff party,
(EXCEPT SPECIALS & SUPER BUYS) a bowling tournament, a


paintball tournament and
more. Free and paid events.
For more information: 305-
Malcolm X Birthday
Excludes: specials, super buys, watches, furniture, mattresses, floor coverings, rugs,
electrics/electronics, cosmetics/fragrances, gift cards, jewelry trunk shows, previous Celebration
purchases, special orders, selected licensed depts., special purchases, services,
Cannot be combined with any savings pass/coupon, extra discount or credit offer except
Forest Park Golf Course
opening a new Macy’s account. EXTRA SAVINGS % APPLIED TO REDUCED PRICES. and Rawlings-Fulton
Clubhouse, 2900 Hillsdale
Road, Baltimore. 7-11 a.m.
Enjoy delectable dishes from
VALID 5/13-5/14/2011
the area’s best chefs. $35-$50.
For more information: 443-

DTC Teen Summit 2011

Jesus House Baltimore,
FREE SHIPPING AT MACYS.COM 7710 Windsor Mill Road,
with $99 online purchase Baltimore. 3-7 p.m. The DTC
($8 flat-fee shipping with purchases under $99). Teen Summit will provide an
No promo code needed; exclusions apply. opportunity for teens to learn,
share, connect and grow in
church. The organization is
presented by the Sovereign
Army Teenage Ministry and
operates under the leadership
of Jesus House Baltimore.
The event will include music,
prizes and food. For more
information: 410-521-4783.

Old School Soul Jam

The Hippodrome at
France-Merrick Performing
Arts Center, Baltimore. 8 p.m.
Hear classic sounds from old
school legends including the
Stylistics, the Chilites, the
FIND MACY'S EVERYWHERE! Shop, share and connect anytime. Main Ingredient, New Birth
SUPER SATURDAY SALE PRICES IN EFFECT 5/135/15/2011. and the Dramatics. $45-$73.
OPEN A MACY’S ACCOUNT FOR EXTRA 20% SAVINGS THE FIRST 2 DAYS WITH MORE REWARDS TO COME. Macy’s credit card is available subject to credit approval; new account savings valid the day your account For more information: 410-
is opened and the next day; excludes services, select licensed departments, gift cards, restaurants, gourmet food and wine. On furniture, mattresses and rugs/floor coverings, the new account savings is limited to $100;
application must qualify for immediate approval to receive extra savings; employees not eligible.

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May 14,14, 2011
2011 - May
- May 20,20, 2011,
2011, TheThe
Afro-American A7

Character Education Essay Winners 2011 Keisha chose a path that worked with her
Meaghan Dingwall
and her talents. She was doing something
Kingsview Middle – Montgomery County she loved. Keisha was not going to settle Start Planning
Teacher: Mr. Godfroy
Principal: Elizabeth Thomas
for less. She worked hard in school,
achieved good grades and worked hard
in her classes when she was majoring in
My mother ha
s been a source
Liaison: Dr. Gregory Bell life. She is a str
ong-willed, hard
of great inspirati
on to me throug
marketing. Keisha had a plan and a goal. grated from Tr working, intell hout my
Sponsor: BGE inidad to the Un igent woman wh
American Drea ited States in th o emi-
She achieved her goal because she worked pushed me to
m and build a
successful life
e late 1960s to
pursue the
Professional: Keisha Clarke-English do m
grades, being ac y best and always stressed th
for herself and
hard. So, if working hard is what I have tive in sports, an
her family. She
e importance of
ticipating in vo d giving back to good
to do to achieve my goals, then so be lunteer activiti
es. the community
by par-
Sometimes in life when you read a good it! Keisha really opened my eyes as she In my early teen
s, after watching
character was a movie in which
book, watch a good game, or are even talked about her job and how she got a hig
work in that ind h- powered advertising exec
the main black
utive, I knew I
told a story by someone else, it will affect there. Working hard is sometimes scary
ustry. I began to wanted
showcase my pa pursue a path
ssion for desig that would enab
you. It will make you want to become a and long, but when you have a goal, it college, I knew n, ar
I wanted to majo t and marketing. Even before
r in marketing
le me to
that my career. – fully intent on started
better person—a person that you’re proud makes things that much easier. I would making
to be. You can’t become this amazing never know that if it wasn’t for Keisha I began my care
and began to wo
er in the adverti
sing industry as
person on your own, though, it takes hard Clarke-English. tising campaign
rk on a variety
s from concept
of projects, inc
an account supe
luding managing isor
work, intelligence and most of all courage. Do you know what intelligence experience and
drawing from th
to production.
Building on my
advance my ca e
Keisha Clarke-English is a woman that has really means? It doesn’t mean getting reer to a broade skills I learned early in life, I
ing role when r corporate com was able to
I joined BGE as munications an
demonstrated all of this. This amazing person an “A” on a test or being best in your traditional busin a mar
ess environmen keting associate. Once I mov
d market-
inspired me. She made me want to be a class. Intelligence means an ability to ed into a more
campaigns, bu t I was able to
t to also learn not only manag
experience has the operational e advertising
better person in my community, in school and think and understand things clearly base and skills
been transform
ational in term
bu sin ess side of mar
keting. This
at home. Keisha Clarke-English is a truly and logically. Keisha had the best
. s of expanding
my knowledge
inspirational person, and in her article she of both worlds. She was intelligent
Today I am tru
Looking back,
ly enjoying a ca
reer that is a gr is h
explains that things won’t always come easily, when it came to decision-making myself to achie
I credit much of
my success to
eat fit for my ta
lent and interes Associate, Marketin
ve outstanding working hard in
school, pushing
B g
but as long as you push yourself you can and in school. She worked hard,
models. results, and su
rrounding mys altimore Gas & Elec
tric Co.
elf with positive
ro le
achieve any dream. And that is something that so obviously she was very book I urge students
to think about
where they wa
from now and
really touched me. smart, but Keisha did things in her making plans fo
start working to
ward those go
nt to be five, 10
– even 20 year
r your future, an als. It’s never to
You won’t always know what you want, community that were intelligent. and passions –
then, each day,
d you can begin
by focusing on
o early to begin

but the point is that you will need to figure it Keisha was involved in sports and bring you close make the small your strengths
r to realizing th choices that yo
ose dreams. u think will
out. And once you figure it out, you’ll have to was participating in volunteer
work hard to achieve that newly-found dream. activities in her community. This smart when it came to her studies, it really strong, stable woman. I want to be like her—
Hard work and effort can sometimes be most likely kept her away from made me think that anything is possible. intelligent and making good decisions. This
overwhelming and scary, but Keisha Clarke- things like drugs that would affect her
4 Characte
r Ed Keisha
ucation/was intelligent
Black History and thought things made her the person she is today, and I see all
English worked so hard and is now living her path on going to college and majoring in through. She knew what would benefit her February 5, her success. After reading what she had to say,
dream. I hope that someday I will have the marketing. When I read that Keisha was in the long run. I don’t always think like I want the same success and
Afro-A merwill start making
ican Newspa
amazing hard-working attitude that she does. involved in so many things, and was still very that, but when I look at Keisha I see a very decisions that will benefit me in the long run.

Raven Blount isn’t “cool,” but if they were true friends

Cradlerock School – Howard County they wouldn’t make fun of you for being
successful. Yes, it’s very hard to ignore
rt a b le in Yo u r O w n S k in
Being Comfo
Teacher: Estelle O’Connor
Principal: Jennifer Peduzzi what others think, but that’s where being
comfortable in my own skin is most r own skin means to love
your individuality, up-
Liaison: Vera Wilkens/Howard County Being comfortable in you know when to seek
important. hold good morals, make
your own cho ices , but also
Sponsor: Legg Mason I have a diversified group of friends guidance from others.
at different times and
Professional: Cassandra Stevenson that are all very different. However, As a child, I had a lot of
great friends that I met
e in my neig hborhood where I grew
that I mad
I know that my true friends are very places. I had friendships
e in my honors clas ses at school, as well as
up, friendships that I mad ating in other af-
The essay that inspires me the most is supportive of me being successful and friendships that I made
playing sports and par ticip
essa rily consider myself as the
making the right choices for my future.
“Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin” Wh ile I did not
ter- school activities. dless follower with-
my friends, I was not a min
In this article, Cassandra says that leader or “boss” of all of
written by Cassandra C. Stevenson. In her out an opinion. I had a
mind of my own and the cou rage to voice my
there were times
essay, she explains how important it is to stay because of her self-confidence, hard work opu lar. Of cou rse,
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ing the righ
true to yourself, which is an issue I can relate and the choices she made, she received when I struggled with mak
takes along the way . Fort una tely, I had two
definitely made a few mis vided guidance which help
to. I truly value my self-confidence and the opportunity to attend Morgan State loving parents that insti lled valu es and pro
som e of my friends were doin
ability to believe in myself in all situations of University on a full scholarship and r pre ssur e whe n
me stand up against pee e wro ng.
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my life. graduated with honors. I also plan to things that I knew in my
being “cool” that they
nds got so caught up in
She talks about how some of her friends attend college and pursue a career in the Some of my childho od frie
When it was “uncoo to l” get good grades
never finished high school.
got caught up in being “cool” and they never medical field and specialize in pediatrics. or take school seriously,
I did not wor ry abo ut wha t some of my friends
was important to
finished high school. This is the life story Reading about Cassandra’s success knew doing well in school
might say. My real friends wha t I valu ed. I was not ashamed
for who I was and
of every teenager. We’re faced with nothing encourages me that success is possible for me and they accepted me
Cassandra C.
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rent because I had the
or embarrassed to be diffe
but choices, and in the end, it’s up to us to me by making the right choices; it inspires defend the things that wer
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decide what’s right and what’s wrong. For me to work so much harder in everything
ortunity for me to attend
fidence provided an opp
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a full academic scholarship
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and integrity are two cha
racteristics that
have different
I feel will put me in a bad place. Whenever am today. We all have different qualities, helped me develop into
the person I am tod ay. We all
different and special. The
values and beliefs that make us different and
e us
anyone is in a position where they don’t beli efs tha t mak
qualities, values, and the con fide nce to be yourself.
and hav e
special. The key is to recognize them and key is to recognize them
feel comfortable, they should always seek
guidance so that they can make sure they’re have the confidence to be yourself.” This
staying on the best path for their future. quote from Cassandra will always stay with know there are many opportunities out there my tomorrow. I have learned to/Bla always try
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Trump Trump and not call him out

for his actions.”
In a lengthy opinion
“We have afforded him
the kind of respect normally
of extravagance that would
make a Saudi oil titan blush,
has demanded he be referred
lie, he pretends it is absolute
truth,” Martin said.
A national Quinnipiac
reported that 75 percent of
New Yorkers polled don’t
want him to run for president.
Continued from A1 article for CNN’s Web site, reserved for people who have to as Mr. Trump.” University poll released Those results crossed party
Reuters that Trump’s co-stars news correspondent Roland truly made a major difference “What has been revealed May 4 found that 58 percent lines, with 82 percent of
“can’t have a relationship Martin apologized to viewers in this world,” Martin wrote. is a man so obsessed with the of those surveyed “would Democrats and 66 percent
with the Black community for the media’s “pathetic and “Instead, the builder of gaudy sound of his own voice that never vote” for Trump, while of Republicans hoping that
and have a relationship with morbidly obese” coverage of buildings replete with the kind even when he is caught in a a Marist College survey Mr. Trump won’t pursue the
nation’s top office.
That came a day after
the May 3 premier of a
documentary film titled,
“You’ve Been Trumped” at
Toronto’s Hot Docs filmfest.
The movie details the
impact of Trump’s $2 billion
golf course development
in Scotland which
environmentalists claim has
adversely affected the area’s
ecosystem, Politico reported.
One resident claims in the
film “I haven’t had water for
a week.”

Continued from A1
stalled in committee.
Henry noted similarities
between his old resolution
and Young’s. The councilman
said when he proposed an
interdepartmental work group
to mull over ideas for a hiring
preference program last year,
it fell through the cracks
because his colleagues figured
the resolution was tied to an
unpopular proposal he had
presented earlier—called the
community partnership bill
— that would have required
contractors to hire Baltimore
residents through local union
“At the end of the day,
the important thing is getting
Baltimoreans back to work,”
Henry said. “If we are
spending money on work,
we should be benefiting
Baltimoreans as much as we
legally can, especially with
big contracts.”
Henry and at least 12 other
Council members have signed
on to Young’s resolution.
Several cities around the
country have turned to local
hiring preference programs,
including Portland, Ore.,
which employs a work
agreement that strives for an
80 percent local workforce.
But some municipalities have
experienced pushback in
federal court.
In Milwaukee, Wis.,
residential preference hiring
is required for contracts with
the Department of Public
Works, and unemployed or
underemployed city residents
must make up 40 percent
of the agency’s workers.
Opponents challenged the
law, alleging it provides a
disincentive for out-of-state
contractors and results in less
And in 2004, a federal
appeals court upheld
the Federal Highway
Administration’s decision to
withhold $700,000 from a
Cleveland, Ohio, road project
because of the city’s local
hiring rules.
Eileen R. Youens, a
government professor at
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, who specializes
in public contract law,
says the most successful
constitutional challenges of
local preferences stem from
the Privileges and Immunities
Clause, which rules it
unlawful to discriminate
against citizens simply
because they are residents of
another state.
Still, Youens says localities
can elude the clause through
carefully worded policies
that reflect how the hiring
preference would legitimately
benefit the city beyond what
the courts call the “purely
protectionist reason.”
“And that means not just
having the preference to make
it harder for people from other
states to work there and easier
for residents,” she said.

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May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011, The Afro-American B1

H undreds gathered at Sojourner-

Douglass College’s Annapolis
campus to honor the life and legacy of
Attendees gather around
civil rights activist Coretta Scott King
the Coretta Scott King
with the official opening of a memorial
Memorial Garden
Although rain threatened to damper
the festive occasion, hundreds lined
a multipurpose room for a program
that included remarks from Bernice
A. King, daughter Scott King and late
civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.;
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Event organizer Carl O.
Gansler and Imam Talib Shareef. Also Snowden, civil rights director
in attendance was a delegation from for Maryland’s attorney
general’s office, and Bernice
Ghana. A. King, daughter of Martin
Scott King died Dr. Charles W. Simmons, Luther King Jr. and Coretta
in 2006 at age 84. president Sojourner- Scott King and former
Douglass College Southern Christian Leadership
Conference president

Imam Talib
Shareef of Masjid
Muhammad gives
the invocation.
Congressman Chris Dr. Charlestine R.
Dr. Charles W. Simmons, Dr. Charlestine R. Fairley, Carl Snowden, Van Hollen, D-Md. Fairley, dean of The Rev. Ruby
Dr. Bernice A. King and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Sojourner-Douglass Moone, president,
College’s Annapolis Maryland SCLC
campus, gives
the statement of
Photos by Rob Roberts

Despite the threat of rain, a large crowd Evelyn C. Mason and her daughter,
Jessica C. Henderson, sing “Oh, How The Annapolis Drum
attended the ceremony. and Bugle Corps
I Love Jesus.”

Vernon and Linda

Simms (seated)
and Carol Syphax-
Ridgely and
Norma Hall
and Marvin

Barbara and
Tres and
Minnie Smoot and Dr.
Gretta Burnette

Cheryl Simpson
Parker and
Norman P. Parker

Alice Richmond
Pinderhughes and Lorna
and Yvonne Manigault
Gregory and Julie Ramsey Lansey

and Tywana

The place to be was at Linwood’s Restaurant in Owings Mills It was a enjoyable celebration with warmth and friendliness as
where the congenial hostesses, the Baltimore Northeasterners, laughter and chatter permeated throughout the room.
were on hand to greet their friends who were invited to attend The development of close friendships, service to others, and
the 60th Anniversary Champagne Brunch. individual achievement have been the major focal points for this
The Sunday brunch consisted of hot waffles, bagels, assorted sisterhood for the past 60 years.
cheeses, bacon, sausages and fresh seasonal fruits. However, the Pamela Beckham is the Northeasterners’ current president and
biggest hit on the menu was the omelet stuffed with crabmeat. Ivy Gates-Smith chaired the celebration. Darrell
Judge Sylvester Cox, his wife and Donna
Photos by A. Lois De Laine, Ed.D. Judy and daughter Lindsay Peterson
B2 The Afro-American, May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011

competent care for patients. At her retirement, the hospital with that agency as a probation officer. Mann worked as a
created an award in her honor with the inscription, “One Person senior consultant with the Child Welfare League of America,
Can Make a Difference.” Washington, D.C., where she conducted cultural diversity
Previously, Mann held executive-level appointments in the training and consultation for League agencies across the country.
administrations of Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer Mann’s colleagues in the NASW Maryland chapter chose her
Local Woman Earns Lifetime and Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes. Prior to the political
appointments, she served as deputy regional director with the
as the recipient of their state Lifetime Achievement Award in
2010. The national association chose her from among the other
Achievement Award from Social Maryland Juvenile Justice Administration, having begun work state winners to receive the top honor.

Workers Group
Baltimore, MD –
May 5, 2011. The National
Association of Social Workers
(NASW) selected Jean Tucker
Mann, ACSW, LCSW-C, of As part of the ‘AFRO’s’ annual Legends and Pioneers Ennis as her favorite.
Baltimore, to receive its 2010 awards program, standout community leaders in various fields Though some criticized her
National Lifetime Achievement are honored for their commitment to bettering Baltimore. The for not sacrificing enough to
Award April 28 at the Annual 2011 honorees, the Rev. Marion C. Bascom (religion), Dr. achieve full-blown stardom,
Leadership Meeting at the Hyatt Ruthe T. Sheffey (education), Ethel Ennis (music), Dorothy she was determined to advance
Regency Hotel in Washington, E. Brunson (business), Chief Judge Robert M. Bell (law), Dr. at her own pace. Since the Courtesy Photo
D.C. Now in private practice, Levi Watkins Jr. (medicine) and Kurt L. Schmoke (leadership), beginning of her career, she Ethel Ennis
Courtesy Photo Mann previously worked for were feted at a recent ceremony held at the Reginald F. Lewis has appeared at major music
Jean Tucker Mann the University of Maryland Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. festivals, concert and club venues in every decade. In the
Medical Center and the Child Each week, the ‘AFRO’ will continue to recognize these mid-1980s, she launched an internationally known music club
Welfare League of America and served in the administrations of community revolutionaries. in Baltimore deemed Ethel’s Place. The venue drew many
Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer and Maryland Gov. With her bodies of work that span back to over a half notable jazz performers and broadcasted live concerts to
Harry Hughes. century, vocalist, pianist and song writer Ethel Ennis is an national audiences on PBS.
Mann currently teaches in continuing education at the undeniable legend in jazz music. Serving as her hometown’s cultural ambassador, she has
University of Maryland School of Social Work. She has worked Breaking out in the mid 1950s, the Baltimore native has traveled to a list of foreign countries to perform, including
for 35 years in the public and nonprofit sectors, most recently performed with a list of renowned musicians including the Baltimore’s sister city Xiamen, China. Additionally, she’s
as director of social work and human services at University of all-star Benny Goodman Band, Louis Armstrong and Duke hosted concerts in Turkey, Rotterdam and Germany.
Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). She retired in 2005 after Ellington, among many others. Throughout her career, her Today, Ennis continues to be recognized as a major figure
leading a multidisciplinary effort that established the Palliative eminent style of jazz music also drew praise from other in jazz music, as her 12 major albums-spanning 56 years-
Care Program for patients with life-altering or terminal illness. musicians, including the late Ella Fitzgerald who deemed continue to be reissued around the globe.In May 2008, Johns
The program provides medical, psychosocial and spiritual Hopkins University recognized her for her achievement and
support for patients and their families. presented her an honorary doctor of humane letters at its
Mann also co-founded UMMC’s Diversity Council to commencement ceremony.
promote mutual respect in the workplace and culturally
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Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates
of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for TR11302
SECTOR Iii will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City
Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. JULY 13, 2011.
Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit Counter
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A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids will be received
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Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined,
without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located
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bidder or a bank cashier´s check or a bank treasurer´s check drawn on a
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Bidders interested in utilizing the City´s Self-Insurance Program for pay-
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The DBE goal is 16%
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DirectorDepartment 2011


The Land Use and Transportation Committee of the Baltimore City Council will
meet on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 4th
floor, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street to conduct a public hearing on City Council
Bill No. 11-0658.

CC 11-0658- Traffic Mitigation - Establishing Traffic-Mitigation Zones - FOR

the purpose of modifying the requirements for certain development projects to
mitigate their impacts on City traffic; requiring the Department of Transportation to
review certain development projects; defining certain terms; designating certain
areas to be Traffic-Mitigation Zones; providing for payments in lieu of Traffic-
Mitigation studies; establishing how these payments are to be calculated; creating
certain exceptions; authorizing certain traffic-mitigation projects; and generally
relating to the requirements and procedures for building and zoning code permits
and authorizations.BY authority of
Article II - General Powers
Section(s) (40) and (47)
Baltimore City Charter
(1996 Edition)

BY repealing and reordaining, with amendments

Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes
Section(s) 2-103 (IBC §§ 105.3(4), 105.3.1, 105.3.3, and 105.3.4)
Baltimore City Revised Code
(Edition 2000)

BY adding
Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes
Section(s) 2-103 (IBC Chapter 38)
Baltimore City Revised Code
(Edition 2000)

BY transferring, with amendments

Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes
Section(s) 2-103 (IBC § 105.3.2)
Section(s) 2-103 (IBC § and Chapter 38)
Baltimore City Revised Code
(Edition 2000)

BY repealing and reordaining, with amendments

Article - Zoning Section(s) 2-305, 2-403(c), 13-704(b), 14-201(d) and (e), and
Baltimore City Revised Code
(Edition 2000)

BY repealing and reordaining, with amendments

Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Section(s) 40-14(e)(5a)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

NOTE: This bill is subject to amendment by the Baltimore City Council.


Classifieds continued on B6
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Reader’s Corner – ‘Eating Well to Stay Well’ on

Popular Radio Personality Turned Filmmaker Dishes on New Movie ’35 & Ticking’
By Gregory Dale comedy with an all star cast The entertainment story to light? the chemistry you and the
AFRO Staff Writer including Nicole Ari Parker, industry is very RP: I watched so cast members had with each
Kevin Hart, Meagan Goode, competitive and can many of my friends other?
He’s conquered the Wendy Raquel Robinson and cost you a lot of hit “that age.” It’s not RP: Incredible. A lot of
airwaves and he’s tackled many more. money and I didn’t just women —but them signed on because they
book writing, but now radio The AFRO spoke to Parr have that. But I guys [also say], “I liked the script. I have just
personality Russ Parr can add about his breakout in the movie always had a love for haven’t found the right one rule and it is no one is
filmmaker to his sprawling industry and the efforts it took writing and in fact, I [person]” and “I don’t allowed to yell at anybody
résumé. After breaking out to put this new film together. wrote my first script have any kids.” And on the set. We shot 35 &
on to radio in the late 1980s, about 15 years ago. It women want to start Ticking in 15 days, so we
Parr later went on to host his AFRO: Starting off, just sat in my drawer having kids before had to move. You can’t have
own show on the District’s you’ve already had an for about 10 years they reach that magical conflict and people going
WKYS. Now, the nationally amazing career in radio. before I decided to age of 40. I’ve watched at it. So, everybody pretty
syndicated Russ Parr Morning Explain your crossover into do something with it. a lot of friends of much followed the rule.
Show reaches 3.2 million becoming a filmmaker. That’s pretty much mine just say, “I’m Everybody liked each other
listeners in 45 cities across the Russ Parr: I’ve always how I got started. getting married no and we had fun. [You have]
country. dabbled in the TV and You don’t want to put matter what…the to give actors a little room to
Parr is currently gearing film side. I actually have a all your eggs in one clock is ticking.” I’m bring personalities to their
up for his new movie 35 & degree in radio television basket. dealing with real Black characters. It really worked
Ticking. The independent and film from California AFRO: Explain relationships in a fun out.
film, which marks his fourth State University, Northridge. the creation of “35 and dramatic way. Read more of the AFRO’s
work that he’s written and Radio provided me with an & Ticking.” Why did interview with Russ Parr at
directed, is a hip romantic opportunity to feed my kids. you want to bring this Russ Parr Courtesy Photo AFRO: How was

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, Fields of African American Tourism Council of
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, Maryland on receiving the 2011 Maryland Small
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of Business Champion of the Year award.
incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season Congratulations to artist and former baker Ernest
of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter M. Kromah of Kromah Gallery, the Afro -American
of despair.” - Excerpts from A Tale of Two Cities Newspapers and Creative Alliance. They were
recipients of Muse 360 Brick by Brick award at
I love “pomp and circumstance,” so on Tuesday “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s their annual benefit at The Frederick Douglass/Isaac Meyers
under a beautiful, cloudless blue sky, we arrived at Fort what defines your career.” - Carlton Fisk Maritime Museum. The event showcased the Rayn Fall Dance
Myer, Va., to celebrate and witness the retirement of Gen. Ensemble. Sharayna Christmas Rose is the director of Muse
William “Kip” Ward from the United States Army after 40 “All aboard.” Family and friends caught the morning train 360.
years of distinguished service. The parade of colors and the to Philadelphia to attend the retirement celebration of Leonard “Heaven Bound.” “The greatest thing that’s happened
military personnel in direct precision with each other— each Wilmore after 40 years with the United States Postal Service. to me is being able to walk along streets and people say, ‘Hi,
individually yet stepping collectively as one parading in front The 30th Street station in Philadelphia reminds me of Union Mayor, Hi, Don, Hi Schaefer. They don’t think I’m anything
of Gen. Ward for final — inspection was flawless. The sounds Station in Washington, bustling with commuters mingling in at all, except one of them.” Rest in peace William Donald
of the cannon saluting a faithful soldier for a job well done the many shops and eateries, full of energy and anticipation, Schaefer.
filled the air. The reception in the officers club was a reunion travelling to their destination. Baltimoreans enjoying the
of past and present military personnel that had served with Kip retirement luncheon at Popi’s in South Philly were Thelma “I’ll be seeing you” - Valerie & the Friday Night Bunch
throughout his career. Guests arrived from London, Germany Russell, Barbara Byrd, Joan
and Hawaii to celebrate the legacy of Gen. Ward. Stevenson, James and Pat

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Waddy, Norman Smith,
“Smoke gets in your eyes.” Our eyes were “misty” during
the emotional tribute Kip gave to his bride Joyce of 40 years.
Dorothy Johnson and Jackie

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her service as a military wife. They married after graduating
from Morgan State, with Kip promising Joyce that he would
only serve the military for four years. The day was especially
significant for Kip’s mom Phyllis, who was celebrating her
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Tim Lacy’s Another Viewpoint on

UMES First to Win Two National Bowling Titles in Same Season

By Perry Green Championship and the United history before. She became University can be very proud team at the USBC event. throw the honorary pitch to
AFRO Sports Editor States Bowling Congress the first African American and of.” Rodriguez received another start the baseball game.
(USBC) Intercollegiate Team woman to coach and lead a Brummell credits her honor just days later when “It is great that the
The University of Championships in the same bowling team to the National team as one of the best units the Delmarva Shorebirds, Shorebirds honored us like
Maryland Eastern Shore season. They beat Vanderbilt Title in 2008. But she felt this she’s coached since the ’08 the only professional sports this,” said Brummell. “We
recently shut down its for the NCAA title on April year’s accomplishments are championship year, featuring team on the Eastern Shore are privileged that we can go
campus for a special pep 16, then moved on to finish that much more special than top bowlers like senior right- (minor league baseball team), out and be recognized by a
rally in honor of the women’s off Lindenwood on April 23 in ‘08 because no school— hander Maria Rodriguez, invited the Lady Hawks out wonderful organization like
bowling team. UMES for the USBC ITC title. Historically Black college/ who was just the second to watch a live game against the Delmarva Shorebirds. The
students, fans and alumni had “I’m still trying to feel Universities or traditional player in UMES history to be the Savannah Sand Gnats. support from the community
a lot of celebrating to do after if this is real or not,” said White institutions — had ever named to the All-Tournament Rodriguez was chosen to and fans has been awesome.”
watching the Lady Hawks UMES head coach Sharon won two national titles in the
make one-of-a-kind history Brummell. “Knowing that same year. Former Howard SID Honored with CoSIDA Rising Star Award
this spring. our team is the champions in “This will probably never By Perry Green
UMES recently became both events, there’s no doubt happen again in college AFRO Sports Editor
the first school in the history anymore that we are the best bowling,” Brummell said.
of college bowling to win team in the nation.” “it is such a rare feat and Former Howard University Assistant Sports Information Director Chevonne Mansfield will
both the NCAA Bowling Coach Brummell has made something our team and be honored this summer as the 2011 CoSIDA Rising Star Award recipient for the University
Division (Division I organizations), according to reports.
According to, the Rising Star Award is presented to sports information personnel
with a maximum of 10 years or less serving at their college or university. The “rising star” must
exude “dedication, energy and enthusiasm to the profession make that individual a ‘rising star’
in the collegiate communications field,” stated Ed Hill, the longtime senior sports information
director for Howard and current at-large board of director for CoSIDA.
“I am truly honored to be a part of CoSIDA and to receive this award,” said Mansfield, who will
be honored in June at the CoSIDA National Convention in Marcos Island, Fla. “It truly means a
great deal to me and I’m very proud to be honored with so many distinguished professionals.”
Mansfield left Howard in 2010 to take her position as the assistant director of
communications/sports liaison for the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
But before she joined the SWAC, Mansfield served at Howard University for three years,
managing the medial relations for all women athletics and administering the school’s athletic
website. According to Hill, Mansfield was responsible for reporting to four different conferences
on a regular basis, including the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), the Atlantic
Soccer Conference (ASC), Great West Conference (GWC) and Coastal Collegiate Swimming
Association (CCSA).
Prior to Howard, Mansfield served fulltime as a sports information assistant for the University
of Maryland-Eastern Shore while completing her graduate studies. There, she was named Hawk
of the Year, an annual honor awarded to a top-performing UMES employee in athletics.
“Chevonne has always worked hard,” said G. Stan Bradley, sports information director at
the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. “She has done a tremendous job of setting goals for
herself and then achieving them. It’s no surprise that she has moved up the ladder of success in
this profession. She is very worthy of this prestigious honor.”
Mansfield, 28, carries a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s (2004) and a master’s degree from
UMES (2007).

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Faith Pulse
the book, I discovered my
“voice” in prayer and, by
the grace of God was able to
connect with God through my
personal experience.
Discovering God’s Presence in Difficult Places AFRO: Was the process
Local pastor releases first book what you expected?
Jones: No. It is more
By Rev. Dorothy Boulware education at the College of AFRO: Tell me about the Alzheimer’s disease.
than I could ever have
Special to the AFRO Notre Dame. book. expected. The process of
Jones: It’s a book of AFRO: Who’s it written
writing and the experience
The Rev. Michelle AFRO: The title is prayer and meditations that for?
of encountering God in the
Addison Jones is a new intriguing. What is its origin? highlights the struggles and Jones: Well, Alzheimer’s Courtesy Photo
The Rev. Michelle Addison midst of tribulation have
author and a local minister at Jones: It’s from the Old triumphs a person encounters is not an isolated disease.
Jones has been inducted freed my soul and now I am
New Shiloh Baptist Church Testament, Psalms 42:1, “As when face to face with the It is a slow and debilitating
into the National Honors learning to soar as an eagle.
in west Baltimore, as well the deer pants for water, so inevitable. In this instance, disease that shuts down and
Society for Religious and The end is truly the beginning
as founder of Universal my soul longs for thee.” It’s the death of a loved one. or attacks the neurological
Theological Studies. of a brand new and exciting
system. People from every
Ministries. She has a King David’s expression of life for me in ministry.
creed, culture, social and encountered any type of loss,
reputation as a prayer warrior his thirst for God’s presence. AFRO: And how did the
economical status have been will find hope and comfort
so her book of prayer, As the book evolve? “As the Deer Pants
impacted by Alzheimer’s. through the pages of this
Deer Pants for Streams of AFRO: And what was its Jones: It’s a collection for Streams of Waters”
So, this particular book book.
Water, is no surprise to those draw to you? of prayers I wrote for other can be purchased online
will touch the hearts of all
who know her. She currently Jones: I discovered that I people while my father at,
people everywhere. But even AFRO: What was the
teaches new members at New was in a similar situation. suffered and subsequently
those not touched by this or
died from complications of writing process like?
Shiloh and is continuing her particular disease, that have
Jones: While writing
B6 The Afro-American, May 14, 2011 - May 20, 2011 August 1, 2009 - August 7, 2009, The Washington Afro-American B7
la 410-554-8200

Buy it • Sell it
Swap it
it •• Lease
Lease itit
Rent it •• Hire
it Hire itit
rr ee ss uu ll tt ss
APTS FOR RENT TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:39:03 EDT 2011
Payment Policy for legal

AFRO Classified minimum ad rate is $26.74 per col. inch
Se Habla Espanol fishing, exploring or just IN THE CIRCUIT 1 Col. (an inch consists of up to 20 words). Mail in your ad on
notice advertisements info@thecardinallaw- relaxing at the commu- COURT FOR
BALTIMORE CITY Inch form below along with CHECK or MONEY ORDER to: nity center pool. Proper-
Case Number WASHINGTON AFRO-AMERICAN CO., 1917 Benning
www.thecardinallaw- ties are 1 to 3 acres, 24C11000539/FR Up to
Effective immediately, WELLINGTON The and offer ocean access, PIKESWOOD, LLC Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4723, Attn: Clsf. Adv.
REFLECTION GATE mild climate, spectacu- c/o Allen C 20 Words Dept.
AfroKNOLL American Apartments
Newspapers lar natural views and
Tochterman, Esquire
in Loch Raven
LOTS & 11411 Cedar Lane
will require
Apartments in Timonium prepayment for
2400 Block Northern Pkwy.
unique site amenities. Kingsville, Maryland
1 Bedroom $645 ACREAGES Lots available at 1/3 21087
publication of all legal
1 BR Start at $740 2 Bedroom notices.
PUBLIC NOTICE • the original price. NEW
Plaintiff 1 2 3 4 5
410-444-4411 v.
59+ AC -$58,777 UN- Waterfront $75,000, 6 7 8 9 10
the form of check,H credit
Open Daily 7 Days Open Daily
card EBB INC.

DER $1,000/AC Timber Interior $30,000. Call

or money order. Any returned Co liquidating mtn (757) 824-0808, email
GAGE 11 12 13 14 15
checks will be AD NETWORK
subject to a acreage, beautiful spring rbowden@grandbay- LAWYERS TITLE REALTY
with stream, numer-, or web
Ad Network Classi- FOREMEN
$25.00 processing fee and may to lead INCORPORATED,
fieds are published in utility field crews. ous bldg sites at end of, TRUSTEE 16 17 18 19 20
Tenants of the Subject
road for lots of privacy.
result in the suspension
65 newspapers. Outdoor physicalof anywork,
Hiking trails throughout.
The Mayor and City Council
future advertising manyat positions,
our paid
dis- TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:37:17 EDT 2011
of Baltimore, Maryland,
Excellent financing LEGAL NOTICES And all Persons having or NAME
25 words $175 (For training, $17/hr. plus
avail. Call now 877-526- claiming to have
more than 25 words weekly performance
An interest in the property
there is an additional bonuses after promotion, IN THE CIRCUIT listed below;
Their respective heirs, de-
charge of $7 per living allowance when COURT FOR visees, executors, admin- PHONE NO.
word.) traveling, company MISC. Case No.: assigns, or successors in CLASSIFICATION
truck and benefits. Must 24D11000378 right title and interest
Call have strong leadership IN THE MATTER OF ORDER OF (Room, Apt, House, etc.) INSERTION DATE:
PUBLICATION TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:40:01 EDT 2011
(410) 554-8200 skills, good driving his- AIRLINE ME- ROYSHEENA ASIA The object of this
All ads must be tory, and able to travel CHANIC – Train for HENRY proceeding is to secure
high paying Aviation FOR CHANGE OF the foreclosure of all IN THE CIRCUIT
prepaid in MD, DE and nearby
States. Email resume Maintenance Career.
rights of redemption in
the property in the City of
to Recruiter4@osmose. FAA approved program. WOODLEY Baltimore, sold by the Case Number
Financial aid if qualified ORDER FOR Collector of Taxes for the 24C11000684/FR
com or apply online at
www.OsmoseUtilities. - Job placement as- NOTICE BY City of Baltimore and the
State of Maryland to the
Legal Advertising Rates
c/o Allen C
com. EOE M/F/D/V sistance. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance
The object of this suit is Plaintiff in this proceed-
Effective October 1, 2006
Tochterman, Esquire
11411 Cedar Lane
to officially change the 1120 Bonaparte Avenue, Kingsville, Maryland
(866) 823-6729. name of the petitioner
Baltimore, Maryland
Ward 09, Section 14,
Roysheena Asia Block 4010I, Lot 011
struction Equipment & v.
Warbirds Over the Lot Size 16x78-3
Trucks, May 20, 9 AM, Henry The Complaint states,
Cherry Bedroom Set. Beach Airshow - May to CHASE MANHATTAN
Richmond, VA. Excava- Solid Wood, never used,
among other things, that
22 and 23 at the Virginia Rasheena Asia the amount necessary for TION
tors, Dozers, Dumps & brand new in factory Woodley
Beach Airport, hosted redemption has not been DONNA M. HUGHES,
More. Accepting Items boxes. English Dovetail. It is this 18th day of paid. TRUSTEE
by the Military Aviation April, 2011 by the Cir- Tenants of the Subject
Daily. Motley’s Auc- Original cost $4500. Sell
It is thereupon this 7th
tion & Realty Group, Museum. For more cuit Court for Baltimore day of April, 2011 by the PROBATE NOTICES
The Mayor and City Council
for $895. Can deliver. information visit www. City, Circuit Court of Baltimore of Baltimore, Maryland,
804-232-3300, www. Call Tom 240-482-8721 ORDERED, that pub- City, And all Persons having or, VAAL call ORDERED, that notice a. Order Nisi claiming to have $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks
lication be given one
#16. (757) 721-PROP (7767) time in a newspaper of be given by the insertion b. Small Estates (single An interest in the property
publication) $ 50 per insertion
LEATHER LIVING of a coy of this order in listed below;
ROOM SET. In origi- general circulation in THE AFRO AMERICAN, c. Notice to CreditorsTheir respective heirs, de-
Baltimore City on or visees, executors, admin-
a newspaper of general
nal plastic, never used. MISC. FOR before the 18th day of 1. Domestic istrators, grantees, as-$ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
AUTOMOBILE Orig price $3000, Sac-
circulation in the City of signs, or successors in
SALE May, 2011, which shall Baltimore once a week 2. Foreign right title and interest $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks
DONATION rifice $975. Can deliver. warn all interested per- for three (3) successive d. Escheated Estates ORDER OF $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks
Call Bill 301-841-7565 sons to file an affidavit weeks, warning all per- PUBLICATION
DONATE VEHICLE: HOMEOWNERS in opposition to the re- sons interested in the e. Standard Probates The object of this $ 125.00
lief requested on or be- property to appear in this proceeding is to secure
Receive $1000 GRO- WANTED! Kayak Court by the 6th day of
CERY COUPONS, HEALTH/ Pools looking for Demo
fore the 28th day of
June, 2011 and redeem
the foreclosure of all
rights of redemption in
May, 2011.
Your Choice, NOAH’S FITNESS/ homesites to display Frank M. Conaway
the subject property and the property in the City of
answer the Complaint or Baltimore, sold by the
ARC, NO KILL Animal BEAUTY new Clerk11 a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 $ 80.00
TYPESET: Wed May 11:38:33
thereafterEDT 2011judg-
a final Collector of Taxes for the
Shelters. Advanced maintenance-free Kayak 5/13 ment will be entered fore- City of Baltimore and the $ 200.00
b. Real Property
Veterinary Treatments. Taking Viagra? Save pools. Save thousands of closing all rights of re- State of Maryland to the
demption in the property, Plaintiff in this proceed-
Free Towing, IRS over $500! 40x (100mg) $$. Unique opportunity! IN THE CIRCUIT
and vesting in the Plaintiff ing:
TAX DEDUCTION. Pills for Only $99.00. 100% financing avail- BALTIMORE CITY leasehold title to the FAMILY COURT
2624 East Biddle Street,
Non-runners 1-866-912- Call now 1-888-782- able. 1-877-377-7665. Case Number property, free and clear of Baltimore, Maryland,

GIVE 24C11001613/FR all encumbrances. Ward 08, Section 15, 202-879-1212

5120. No Prescription website: info@kayak- PIKESWOOD, LLC Frank M.Conaway, Clerk 1539, Lot 021
Lot Size 14 x 70
Needed!!! Other Meds TRUE COPY TEST
DONATE YOUR Available Credit or
c/o Allen C
Tochterman, Esquire Sylvester B. Cox DOMESTIC RELATIONS
The Complaint states,
among other things, that
VEHICLE RECEIVE Debit Required. www. 11411 Cedar Lane
the amount necessary 202-879-0157
FREE VACATION Kingsville, Maryland redemption has not been Sat- MISC. TRAINING 21087 BALTIMORE
TYPESET:4/29, Wed5/6, CITY
May 11 11:39:32 EDT Defendant
2011 paid.
VOUCHER. UNITED isfaction Guaranteed.!!! Plaintiff 5/13 a. Absent It is thereupon this 8th
$ 150.00
BREAST CANCER v. b. Absolute Divorceday of April, 2011 by the $ 150.00
FOUNDATION Free MASSAGE THERA- TERRI MARTIN IN THE CIRCUIT c. Custody Divorce Circuit Court of Baltimore $ 150.00
Mammograms, Breast HELP WANTED PY – Learn fast, earn HOUSEHOLD COURT FOR City,
Cancer Info www.ubcf. fast. Financial aid if Tenants of the Subject Case Number be given by the insertion
info FREE Towing, qualified. A new career Property 24C11001497/FR Toofplace
a coy your
of thisad,order in 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262
Drivers - CDL-A The Mayor and City
Tax Deductible, Non- is at your fingertips. Call PIKESWOOD, LLC THE AFRO AMERICAN,
Public Notices
DRIVERS NEEDED! Council of Baltimore, c/o Allen C a newspaper of $50.00
general & up depending on size
Runners Accepted, Centura College 877-
OTR, Regional & Dedi- Maryland, Tochterman, Esquire Baltimore
circulation in Legal Notices
the City of are $24.15 per inch.
1-888-468-5964 cated Runs 206-3353 And all Persons having 11411 Cedar Lane Baltimore
There is once
no a week
flat rate — 1-800 (AFRO) 892
or claiming to have Kingsville, Maryland for three (3) successive
Up to 50¢ per mile Class An interest in the prop- 21087 For Proofweeks,
of Publication,
warning all please
per- call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244
DONATE AUTOS, A CDL & Hazmat Req’d SERVICES/ erty listed below; Plaintiff sons interested in the
TRUCKS, RV’S. Their respective heirs, v. TYPESET: Wed May 11 property
in this TYPESET:
LEGAL NOTICESWed May 11 11:35:06
800-942-2104 Ext. 238 MISC. devisees, executors, JOHNNIE MOORE, III LEGAL NOTICES
Court by theNOTICES
LUTHERAN MISSION or 243 administrators, gran-
June, 2011 and redeem
SOCIETY. Your dona- 2.8 Million Eyes will tees, assigns, or
MARYLAND IN THE CIRCUIT the subject property and
tion helps local families read your ad - 5 days successors in right title FEDERAL CREDIT COURT FOR answer the Complaint or Baltimore City Public Schools.
with food, clothing, and interest UNION BALTIMORE CITY thereafter a final judg-
per week - Monday ORDER OF Tenants of the Subject INVITATION FOR BIDS:
ment will be entered fore-
shelter. Tax deduct- HELP WANTED- thru Friday in the PUBLICATION Property Case Number
24C11000684/FR closing all rights of re-
The Mayor and City Council Provide Elevators, Lifts & Dumbwaiters Repair
ible. MVA licensed. DRIVERS DAILY CLASSIFIED The object of this of Baltimore, Maryland, PIKESWOOD, LLC demption in the property, and Maintenance Services at Various Baltimore
LutheranMissionSoci- CONNECTION for proceeding is to secure and all Persons having or c/o Allen C and vesting in the Plaintiff City Public Schools (City Schools).
the foreclosure of all claiming to have Tochterman, Esquire fee simple title to the 410-636-0123 TRUCK DRIVERS just $199 per day. Join rights of redemption in An interest in the property
11411 Cedar Lane property, free and clear of The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
or toll-free 1-877-737- WANTED! the exclusive members the property in the City of listed below;
Their respective heirs, de- Kingsville, Maryland all encumbrances.
sioners is inviting interested companies to
8567. of this network today! Baltimore, sold by the 21087 Frank M.Conaway, Clerk
2011 PAY RAISE! UP Collector of Taxes for the
visees, executors, admin-
TRUE COPY TEST submit bids to: BCS-11098.
istrators, grantees, as- Plaintiff
TO $.52 PER MILE! Place your ad in 14 MA- City of Baltimore and the signs, or successors in v. Sylvester B. Cox
HOME WEEKENDS! JOR DAILY NEWS- State of Maryland to the right title and interest MARGO L. BAILEY JUDGE, CIRCUIT In order to participate, interested bidders need
Plaintiff in this proceed- ORDER OF to visit eMaryland Marketplace website at
CITY11 11:49:00
EFITS! Delaware and DC. Call TYPESET: Wed May EDT 2011
OPPORTUNITY 2828 Harlem Avenue, The object of this TION
4/29, 5/6, 5/13
NEW EQUIPMENT! 410-721-4000x19 or Baltimore, Maryland, proceeding is to secure DONNA M. HUGHES,
Solicitation BCS-11098 will be available for
the foreclosure of all TRUSTEE
HEARTLAND EX- visit our website: www. Ward 16, Section 07,
rights of redemption in Tenants of the Subject review commencing Friday, May 13, 2011.
Block 2377A, Lot 044 IN THE CIRCUIT
With One phone call, PRESS 1-800-441-4953 the property in the City of Property COURT FOR
Lot Size 14x70 The Mayor and City Council
one bill, one ad place- www.heartlandexpress. The Complaint states,
Baltimore, sold by the of Baltimore, Maryland,
BALTIMORE CITY The Bid Due Date is Thursday, June 16,
Collector of Taxes for the And all Persons having or
ment - Reach 4.1 mil- com VACATION among other things, that City of Baltimore and the claiming to have Case No.: 2011,at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be
lion readers in 83 daily the amount necessary for 24D11001283 acceptedafter that time. Any questions related
RENTALS redemption has not been
State of Maryland to the An interest in the property
Plaintiff in this proceed- listed below; IN THE MATTER OF to this solicitation should be directed to the
and weekly newspapers HOMES FOR paid. ing: Their respective heirs, de- LENORA RENEE’ Buyer.
TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:35:37 EDT 2011
for just $1450.00 per OCEAN CITY, It is thereupon this 18th visees, executors, admin-
SALE day of March, 2011 by the
2402 McElderry Street,
istrators, grantees, as- LEWIS
ad. Get regional and lo- MARYLAND. Best Baltimore, Maryland, signs, or successors in FOR CHANGE OF
Circuit Court of Baltimore Ward 07, Section 15,
cal exposure at one time Active Adult Commu- selection of affordable City, Block 1640 Lot 058,
right title and interest NAME TO
in Maryland, Delaware rentals. Full/ partial ORDERED, that notice ORDER OF LYNORA RENEE’ Baltimore City Public Schools.
nity (55 Plus) in Beauti- Lot Size 14-4 x 67
and DC. Call today! weeks. Call for FREE be given by the insertion The Complaint states, INVITATION FOR BIDS:
ful, Historic Smyrna, of a coy of this order in among other things, that T h e o b j e c t o f t h i s ORDER FOR BCS-11097
Get results with regional Delaware. New Single brochure. Open daily. THE AFRO AMERICAN, the amount necessary for proceeding is to secure NOTICE BY Provide Sound & Intercom Systems
and local exposure. Call Home Development Holiday Real Estate. a newspaper of general redemption has not been the foreclosure of all PUBLICATION Repair and Installation Services at
rights of redemption in The object of this suit is to
410-721-4000x19. For near beaches & bay 1-800-638-2102. Online circulation in the City of paid.
Various Baltimore City
Baltimore once a week It is thereupon this 15th the property in the City of officially change the name of
just $17.47 per newspa- areas. Purchase prices reservations: www. for three (3) successive day of March, 2011 by the Baltimore, sold by the the petitioner from Public Schools (City Schools).
per get the advertising from $99,900. CALL weeks, warning all per- Circuit Court of Baltimore Collector of Taxes for the Lenora Renee’ Lewis
City of Baltimore and the to
results you are looking 302-659-5800. Visit
sons interested in the City, Lynora Renee’ The Baltimore City Board of School Commis-
property to appear in this ORDERED, that notice State of Maryland to the sioners is inviting interested companies to
for! Visit our website- www.bonayrehomes. WATERFRONT Court by the 18th day of
be given by the insertion Plaintiff in this proceed- It is this 2nd day of May, 2011 of a coy of this order in ing:
submit bids to: BCS-11097.
com PROPERTIES May, 2011 and redeem by the Circuit Court for Bal-
Place your ad today the subject property and THE AFRO AMERICAN, 2624 East Biddle Street, timore City,
answer the Complaint or a newspaper of general Baltimore, Maryland, ORDERED, that publication In order to participate, interested bidders need
LEGAL Spectacular Water- thereafter a final judg- circulation in the City of Ward 08, Section 15, Block be given one time in a news-
1539, Lot 021 to visit eMaryland Marketplace website at
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Lake Somerset Camp waterfrontcommunities property to appear in this redemption has not been affidavit in opposition to the review commencing Friday, May 6, 2011.
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SELECTION OF HEALTH CARE Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates MAY 2011 TO AUGUST 2011
of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for Sanitary
RFP NUMBER: B-1661-11 Contract No. 845-Nitrification Filters and Related Work for the En- Pursuant to 23 CFR 635.110, Subpart A (regarding the timeliness of advertisement for federal-aid construction
hanced Nutrient Removal Facilities at the Patapsco Wastewater
Treatment Plant will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room projects relative to the City’s contractor prequalification process), the City’s Department of Transportation, hereby
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City notifies interested parties of the following projects which may be advertised for construction during the period from
(”HABC”) will accept proposals from 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June
interested an qualified individuals or firms to 29, 2011. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be May 2011 to August 2011.
aid HABC in the selection of health, publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon.
prescription, dental, vision care, life insurance, The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Depart- Prime Contractors, interested in bidding on any of the projects below, must be prequalified by the Baltimore City
short term disability and long term disability ment of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel
Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland Office of Boards and Commission in order to submit a Bid. Subcontractors must be prequalified prior to beginning
plans and providers. The project shall include work on the Project. Potential bidders are advised that the prequalification process may take up to 90 days to
an analysis and evaluation of HABC´s health, 21202 as of Friday, May 13, 2011 and copies may be purchased for a
prescription, dental, vision care, life insurance, non-refundable cost of $800.00. Half sized copies may be purchased complete. For further information, please contact the Commission at 410-396-6883 or
short term disability and long term disability for a non-refundable cost of $500.00.
plans, development of a Request for Propos- Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. PROJECT PREQUALIFICATION CATEGORIES COST RANGE
als (”RFP”) to obtain proposals for the 2012 All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City
and 2013 plan years (with three (3) one year of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties Reconstruction of Central Avenue C03300 – Concrete Construction $30,000,000 - $40,000,000
renewable options) and the analysis and should call 410-396-6883 or contact the Committee at 751 Eastern Avenue,
Baltimore, Maryland 21202. If a bid is submitted by a joint venture from Eastern Avenue to Madison Street
selection of qualified and cost effective provid-
ers of health, prescription, dental, vision care, (”JV”), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall
life insurance, short term disability and long be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Street Resurfacing – Various Sectors A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving $3,000,000 - $4,000,000
term disability services for 2012 and 2013 Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is E13003- D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
(with three (3) one year renewable options). Water and/or Sewer Treatment Plants and Pumping Stations
Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $125,000,000.00 to
$150,000,000.00 Reconstruction of Frederick Avenue C03300 – Concrete Construction $15,000,000 - $20,000,000
PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than Bridge over Gwynns Falls Trail & CSX D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, June 10, A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at Patapsco
2011. Wastewater Treatment Plant Administration Building Conference
Room on June 7, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Water Taxi Dock Improvements C02300 – Pile Driving $500,000 - $1,000,000
A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference will Principal Items of work for this project are: C03420 – Precast Concrete Construction
be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:00 o Construction of a new Tertiary Pumping Station
a.m. in the Charles L. Benton Building, 417 E. o Construction of a new Biological Aerated Filter Building
o Construction of a new ENR Operations Building Reconstruction of Sinclair Lane Bridge C03300 – Concrete Construction $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
Fayette Street, Room 416, Baltimore,
Maryland, 21202. o Modifications to the Chlorine Contact Chambers over CSX
o Modifications to the Administration Building for Spare Parts Storage
HABC has established a minimum threshold of o Construction of the Plant-Wide Process Control System Reconstruction of Fort Avenue Bridge C03300 – Concrete Construction $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount o Construction of Site Improvements and Utility Work
The MBE goal is 17% over CSX
of the proposed contract for Minority Business
Enterprise (”MBE”) utilization, applicable to all The WBE goal is 6%
minority and non-minority businesses propos- SANITARY CONTRACT 845 Reconstruction of Charles Street from A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving $20,000,000 - $30,000,000
ing to provide the requested services as the 25th Street to University Parkway D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
prime contractor. No threshold has been APPROVED:
established for participation of Women-owned Bernice H. Taylor
Clerk, Board of Estimates Southeast Corridor Intersection A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving $3,000,000 - $4,000,000
businesses (”WBEs”), however, HABC Improvements D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
strongly encourages and affirmatively pro- APPROVED:
motes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts. Alfred H. Foxx
Director Wed May
of Public 11 11:31:57 EDT 2011
Works Center for Aquatic Life Landscaping and C02300 – Pile Driving $1,000,000- $2,000,000
Bidders shall also comply with all applicable Pier Construction C03300 – Concrete Construction
requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and CITY OF BALTIMORE
Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Reisterstown Road Streetscape A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving $5,000,000- $10,000,000
Section 1701u. NOTICE OF LETTING Northern Parkway to City Line D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
The RFP and all supporting documents may Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates
be obtained on or after Monday, May 16, 2011, of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for TR03333 Dundalk Avenue Streetscape A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving $10,000,000 - $15,000,000
from the following location: SINCLAIR LANE BRIDGE REHABILITATION OVER CSXT RAILROAD Eastern Avenue to City Line D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall,
Housing Authority of Baltimore City Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. JULY 13, 2011.
Division of Fiscal Operations, York Road rehabilitation A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving $4,000,000 - $5,000,000
Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit Counter
Procurement Department just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45 A.M. to 11:00 43rd Street to Glenwood Avenue D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
417 E. Fayette Street, A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids will be received
Room 414 after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Reconstruction of Broening Highway - A02601 – Portland Cement Concrete Paving $15,000,000 - $20,000,000
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, Holabird Avenue to Colgate Creek A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving
Attention: John Airey, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located
Chief of Contracting Services D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday
Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586 Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of MAY 20, 2011 and copies may be
purchased for a non-refundable cost of $200.00. A certified check of the Construction of Inner Harbor Promenade C02300 – Pile Driving $5,000,000 - $10,000,000
Questions regarding the RFP should be di- bidder or a bank cashier´s check or a bank treasurer´s check drawn on a at Harbor East C02934 – Bulkheads and Jetties
rected in writing to the address and individual solvent clearing house bank, made payable to the Director of Finance or a C03300 – Concrete Construction
indicated above,
TYPESET: Wed May and11must include
11:36:05 the 2011
EDT refer- bid bond executed on the form as provided in the Bid or Proposal for an
ence: HABC RFP B-1661-11. amount which is not less than that determined by multiplying the total bid
submitted by two percent (2%) will be required with each bid over Reconstruction and Landscaping in West D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks $1,000,000 - $2,000,000
$100,000.00. If the bid less than or equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond is Baltimore
Baltimore City Public Schools required.
Bidders interested in utilizing the City´s Self-Insurance Program for pay- Various Trail and Sidewalk Projects (to D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks $2,000,000 -$3,000,000
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ment and performance security for contracts not exceeding $100,000.00 be advertised separately, various limits of
RFP-11100 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program Administrator, for
SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board of Estimates re- approximately ½ mile)
serves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive technical defects,
The Baltimore City Board of School Commis- if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Reconstruction of Maisel Street C03300 – Concrete Construction $1,000,000 - $2,000,000
sioners invites interested companies to submit may so require. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be Pedestrian Bridge
proposals to supply school bus transportation. prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee.
Interested parties should call (410)396-6883 or contact the Committee at
In order to participate, interested bidders need Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, Key Highway Shared Use Trail and D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks $1,000,000 - $2,000,000
to register with eMaryland Marketplace by Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in Landscaping Project from I-95 to
visiting their website at https:// that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted Lawrence Street. and clicking the Reg- with the bid for verification purposes.
istration button. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is C03300
(Concrete Construction).
Solicitation RFP-11100 will be available for re- NOTE: On all Federal-Aid funded contracts, the Administration is
view commencing Wednesday May 4, 2011. A requiring that Contractors have an active Dun and Bradstreet Data
pre-proposal meeting will be held on Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and be registered in the Central
Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:00am in room Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to AWARD of contract.
301 at 200 East North Avenue. Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $5,000,000.00 to
The Proposal Due Date is Thursday, May 19, A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on
2011 at 11:00am. No proposals will be
accepted after that time. Any questions related
JUNE 3, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street 10th Floor Room 1006.
to this solicitation should be directed to the
Buyer, John Egerton at jegerton@bcps.k12.
TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:36:37 EDT 2011 APPROVED:
Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk
Board of Estimates
City of Baltimore APPROVED:
Department of Finance Khalil Zaied, Director
Bureau of Purchases TYPESET: Wed
Department May 11 11:33:22 EDT 2011
of Transportation
TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:32:48 EDT 2011
Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of

Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, CITY OF BALTIMORE CITY OF BALTIMORE
but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
following date(s) for the stated requirements: NOTICE OF LETTING NOTICE OF LETTING
Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates

JUNE 1, 2011 of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for TR11303 Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the
CLAIM SERVICE B50001962 SECTOR IV will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City AVENUE BIKE BOULEVARD will be received at the Office of the Comptrol-
Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. JUNE 8, 2011. ler,Room204CityHall,Baltimore,Marylandat11:00A.M.JUNE15,2011. TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:41:02 EDT 2011
JUNE 8, 2011 Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit Counter Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit Counter
THERMOPLASTIC BLOCKS B50001955 just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45 A.M. to 11:00 just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45 A.M. to 11:00
A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids will be received A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids will be received
after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Maryland Motor Vehicle
CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWN LOADED BY Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, Administration
VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE: Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined,
without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located MVA Section
on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Manager Supervisor on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of MAY 13, 2011 and copies may be
TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:40:24 EDT 2011
Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of MAY 5, 2011 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $50.00. A certified check of the Location: Glen Burnie, MD
purchased for a non-refundable cost of $50.00. A certified check of the bidder or a bank cashier´s check or a bank treasurer´s check drawn on a (MVA HQ)
File No. BCI-10#84 bidder or a bank 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 Closing Date:
Maxwell C. Cohen, Esq. solvent clearing house bank, made payable to the Director of Finance or a bid bond executed on the form as provided in the Bid or Proposal for an May 23, 2011
The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC
17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B
bid bond executed on the form as provided in the Bid or Proposal for an amount which is not less than that determined by multiplying the total bid
Baltimore, Maryland 21208 amount which is not less than that determined by multiplying the total bid submitted by two percent (2%) will be required with each bid over
BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND submitted by two percent (2%) will be required with each bid over $100,000.00. If the bid less than or equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond is
Civil Action No. C-11-002567 TAX SALE
$100,000.00. If the bid less than or equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond is required.
REV PS, LLC, Assignee required. Bidders interested in utilizing the City´s Self-Insurance Program for pay-
vs. Bidders interested in utilizing the City´s Self-Insurance Program for pay- ment and performance security for contracts not exceeding $100,000.00
JAMES C. PRICE, OZELIA C. PRICE, UN- ment and performance security for contracts not exceeding $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program Administrator, for
ERS, ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES may contact the Department of Finance, the Program Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board of Estimates re-
CITIMORTGAGE, Inc., and MAYOR AND CITY eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board of Estimates re- serves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive technical defects,
serves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
known Owners of the Property described be-
may so require. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be
low; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, personal
representatives, and executors, administra-
if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore prerequalifiedbytheCityofBaltimoreContractorsQualificationCommittee.
tors, grantees, assigns or successors in right,
title, interest, and any and all persons having or
may so require. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 or contact the Committee at
claiming to have any interest in the property prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore,
and premises situate in the City of Baltimore,
known as Tax Account No. 20-03-2295-036; Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 or contact the Committee at Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in
situate in the City of Baltimore, known as 2336
Barclay Street described as Lot Size 13x90 and Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted
known as Ward 12 Section 14 Block 3823 Lot
032 on the Tax Roll of the Director of Finance.
Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in with the bid for verification purposes.
Defendants that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is A02601
The object of this proceeding is to secure the
foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the herein with the bid for verification purposes. (Bituminous Paving), G90027 (Highway Signing & Lighting) and
above described property sold, either directly or via
assignment, by the Collector of Taxes for the State The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is A02602 G90029 ( All Types of Pavement Markings).
of Maryland and Baltimore City to the Plaintiff in the
proceeding. The Complaint states, among other
(Bituminous Concrete Paving), and D02620 (Curbs, Gutters & Principal Items of work for this project are:
things, that the amounts necessary for redemption Sidewalks). Reflective Thermoplastic Pavement Marking - Various Types 17,580
of the subject property has not been paid, although
more than six (6) months from the date of the sale NOTE: On all Federal-Aid funded contracts, the Administration is L.F.
have expired, and more than two (2) months from
the date that the first of two (2) separate pre-suit requiring that Contractors have an active Dun and Bradstreet Data Permanent Preformed Pavement Marking - Various Types 121 EA
Notices of the tax sale was sent to each required Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and be registered in the Central Cast-In-Place Concrete Curb 255 L.F.
interested party have expired.
It is thereupon this 19th day of April, 2011, by the Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to AWARD of contract. Concrete Sidewalk 180 S.F.
Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland,
ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $1,000,000.00 to Sign Panel 765 S.F.
a copy of this Order in some newspaper having a
general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland $5,000,000.00. A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on
once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on or
before the 19th day of May, 2011 warning all per- A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on MAY 31, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street, 10th Floor Room 1006, Baltimore,
sons interested in the Property referenced above
to appear in this Court by the 19th day of June,
MAY 20, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street 10th Floor Room 1006. Maryland 21202.
or to answer the Complaint or thereafter a Final
demption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff
a title, free and clear of all encumbrances. The DBE goal is 14% The MBE goal is 24%
The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest
date to file a written Answer or Petition to Redeem
APPROVED: The WBE goal 10%
the property mentioned in the Complain described Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk APPROVED:
above, and that failure to file a response on or
before the date specified may result in a Default Board of Estimates Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk
Judgment foreclosing all rights of redemption in
and as to the Property being rendered by this Court APPROVED: Board of Estimates
against them. Khalil Zaied, Director APPROVED:
Martin P. Welch
JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court Department of Transportation Khalil Zaied, Director
4/29, 5/6, 5/13 Department of Transportation
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