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Eight Counts against Currie Dismissed
By George Barnette AFRO Staff Writer 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 would be “duplicative” of other charges in the indictment. Currie’s lawyer, James Wyda consented to the move by the U.S. attorney, but in its response said Currie “does not accept the government’s explanation contained in its motion as to the rationale for such dismissal or the impact of that dismissal on count one.” Currie was indicted on bribery charges in September when he was accused of conspiring with high ranking members of Shoppers Food Warehouse to use his position to advance the company’s interests. In total, it was alleged that Currie accepted over $245,000 in bribes. When the indictment was handed down, Currie’s former lawyer, Dale Kelberman refuted those allegations when he told the AFRO Currie received no money under the table and he was legally working for Shoppers as a consultant. “To the contrary, Senator Currie performed legitimate and highly visible work for Shoppers, and his work for Shoppers was disclosed to members of the legislature as well as those in the business and civic community,” State Sen. Ulysses Currie is still fighting off corruption charges.

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MTA Holds Red Line Open House
By Shernay Williams AFRO Staff Writer Sheila Davis, a 34year resident of Hunting Ridge—the serene, isolated community bound by Edmonson Village and Leakin Park—came to an MTA-hosted open house for the proposed Red Line last weekend with a gamut of questions. She’s worried that the new transit system, an above and underground train route that promises to connect East and West Baltimore by rail, will raise her car insurance premium or negatively alter the property value of her home. Will it direct more foot traffic through her quiet neighborhood as pedestrians and drivers attempt to avoid the rail, she mused? And what about the curious schoolchildren who may be tempted to hide or haphazardly run across “the portal” at Edmonson Avenue and Brookwood Road where the train ascends from an underground tunnel? “Light rails bring the good and bad,” she said. MTA officials and community volunteers stood next to poster boards and maps in the cafeteria of

Edmonson-Westside High School May 7 to inform West Baltimore residents like Davis about the 14-mile rail route and relay how neighborhoods could be affected. It was the first of a handful of open houses local transit leaders will hold in key communities that would transform under the proposed system. MTA Spokesman Terry Owens said the agency “didn’t just want to inform the public.” “We wanted to have the community actively engaged,” he said. Like Davis, several residents who attended the Continued on A4

Kelberman said. “He assisted Shoppers with significant community relations issues, among other things, all of which are well documented.” Currie’s trouble even came up in the corruption indictment of former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson. According to the indictment on Johnson, he was heard through a wiretap having a conversation about Currie to a man currently identified as Public Official A. “You heard they indicted Uly Currie tonight right?” Johnson asked. “Yeah, sixteen counts,” Public Official A responded. “Yup, damn, they really ... that’s why I Continued on A4

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By AFRO Staff The first week of May was a rough one for “The Donald.” Faced with plummeting poll numbers, an advocacy group’s campaign to persuade the Black cast of his reality show to censure him and CNN commentator Roland Martin’s assertions that he is a liar that “loves the sound of his own voice,” real estate tycoon Donald Trump, who once boasted of a great relationship with “the Blacks,” has seen his presidential ambitions bruised. His journey on a bumpy public road started May 1, when the final moments of the last episode of his “Celebrity Apprentice” reality show were abruptly clipped, as President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed. Many East Coast viewers didn’t learn who had been eliminated from the show until the following morning. Then, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that Trump would no longer drive the pace car in the Indy 500, presumably thanks to pressure from the businessman’s critics including the more than 18,000 Facebook users who joined the group “We Don’t Want Donald Trump to Drive the Indy 500 Pace Car.” He has been replaced by fourtime Indy winner A.J. Foyt, several news outlets have reported. On May 5, Black political By Shernay Williams AFRO Staff Writer City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young says a local hiring preference program could help reduce Baltimore City’s sizeable unemployment rate, which looms at 9.9 percent. At the May 9 City Council meeting, he proposed a resolution that would charge members across five city agencies — the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore Development Corporation, City Finance Department, Law Department and Office of Sustainability—to explore the feasibility of a city mandate that would require contractors to hire a percentage of city workers for projects. The resolution was assigned to the Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee, and if enacted, the interdepartmental workgroup would deliver their findings at a public investigative hearing. Young says a preference program would steer more jobs to unemployed city residents, while simultaneously enhancing Baltimore City’s tax base, ensuring dollars allocated to Baltimore projects flow back into the city. He pointed to a $40.5 million construction project to renovate the city’s aging sewage infrastructure. It is contracted to a New York- based firm. Many out-of-state contractors bring their own workers, “and the tax benefits go back to that state,”

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Young asserted. “I’m tired of seeing men on the corners (in Baltimore City)…I want them working instead of ‘trapping’ and I went them helping to pay for services in the city.” According to an introductory version of the bill, local hiring agreements could also diversify the city workforce base, as many unemployed residents in urban centers are people of color. Since 2007, a Baltimore City executive order has encouraged companies to hire locally, and last year, Councilman Bill Henry, D-4, proposed a resolution that would have made the order legally binding. It Continued on A8

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Donald Trump’s popularity with voters is slipping. advocacy group ColorOfChange launched a Twitter-based movement to convince lawyer and television personality Star Jones and rapper Lil Jon, two Black cast members on “Celebrity Apprentice,” to denounce Trump for his “race-baiting” attacks against Obama. Trump generated widespread media attention recently for aligning with the “birther movement,” questioning if Obama was born in the U.S. He has raised question about the president’s qualifications to attend Harvard University. ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson told

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New Jersey Girl, 15, Heads to Harvard Saheela Ibraheem, a 15-year-old senior at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, N.J., is outpacing other students her age as she prepares to attend the esteemed Harvard University. At Harvard, Ibraheem will major in either neurobiology or neuroscience. She was also accepted to the California Institute of Technology, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Columbia and a host of other distinguished schools. According to a blackvoices.com report, Ibraheem cites her parents, who are Nigerian immigrants, as key factors in her scholastic success. She has maintained a grade point average between 96 and 97 and received a 2,340 SAT score. According to the Star Ledger, Ibraheem is also a “three-sport athlete” and participates in her school’s softball, soccer and swimming teams. Oprah Fires AfricanAmerican Female CEO of New Network After disappointing ratings in its first four months of existence, Oprah Winfrey dismissed OWN network CEO Christina Norman and replaced her with Peter Liguori, chief operating officer for Discovery Communications. Liguori will lead OWN until the end of the year. According to the New York Times, the decision to remove Norman from the

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Saheela Ibraheem, 15 position came after several meetings with members of the OWN board of directors and Winfrey, who touted Norman as a passionate, hard worker. “I want to thank Christina for her important accomplishments, incredible passion and many sacrifices in helping to launch the network,” said Winfrey in a press statement. “With the final taping of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ only a few weeks away, I will soon be able to devote my full energies to OWN. This is a natural point of transition, and I am confident that Peter, as an integral part of the launch of OWN, will be a terrific partner for me going forward. He is one of the smartest, most creative executives in media, and I look forward to his leadership as we build our development slate and work toward the launch of ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter.’ Over the remainder of the year, Peter and I will work together to recruit a permanent CEO for OWN’s next phase of growth.” In an interview with the New York Times, Liguori said he plans to increase the entertainment value of programs on OWN while keeping in line with Winfrey’s wholesome brand. Young Africans Turn to Porn to Escape Poverty

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A3 Jennifer Hudson and Relatives Identify Body of Her Slain Nephew
sport-utility vehicle sought in connection with the murder of Hudson’s mother and brother. The white, 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license posted fliers bearing his photograph around the city. On Sunday, Jennifer Hudson asked for the public’s help in finding her nephew. In her MySpace blog, she thanked fans and supporters for their prayers and offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who returned the boy alive. Since the investigation, Hudson – who gained stardom after appearing on “American Idol,” and then won cautions. help most patients, but it’s unpredictable,” Grambart an Academy Award for her mean “Just because it works on one patient doesn’t necessarily role in the movie Dreamgirls – has it’s going to work on the other, for several factors.” Continued research to expand stayed out of thetherapyeye. the use of PRP public to all The Chicago Tribune reportpatients is the Julian King, Jennnifer Hudson’s nephew. next step in the advanced treatment. Although ed that a parade of cars moved the first form of PRP was reportedly used 20 years in dentist slowly past her family’s home operations, but is being held in Monday morning, past next A spokesman for the office the murders Grambart sees the trending procedure as thethe step in body violation and told the newspaper that Hudson jail for paroletreatment afterrecovery. “Ivans, reportersjust curinews think we are and seeing the tip of the iceberg with how PRP affects the different ous onlookers. tissues within the body and how it can be used Neighbors stood to advance healing.” quietly and reflected on the “remained strong for her famibeing convicted of attempted PRPviolence. visit www. For more information on therapy video screen, the family chose ly” and was clearly its leader. murder and vehicular hijackthe latter. According to the In front of the Hudson’s foothealthfacts.org (Courtesy Photo/MorgueFile.com) “She held hands with her fami- ing. Cook County records show home, men in heavy jackets Tribune, Hudson said, “Yes, Foot and ly,” the spokesman Plateletthat he pleaded guilty to both that’s him.”ankle patients are quickly discoveringsaid. “It and hooded sweatshirts came to was obviously a very emotional charges in 1999. He was also rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, a new form of treatment that kiss the twin white crosses barmoment.” convicted in 1998 for possesuses the body’s own natural ability to heal itself instead ing the names of Donerson and The boy – the son of Julia sion of a stolen motor vehicle. of surgical operations. Jason. Hudson, Jennifer’s sister – had He was released from prison in “Everybody is sick of going been a protective Friday, 2006 after serving seven years After PRP therapy, a patient wears missing sinceboot for through stuff like this,” Artisha when a relative found Julian’s for the attempted murder and four to seven days before they can start to advance in their West, a former resident of the grandmother,procedure for Darnell car hijacking charges. area told the Tribune. “We all activities. Grambart, who has been using the No wonder Obama’s campaign is Donerson, 57, and his uncle, The boy remained missing have to stick together. All these four to distance him from the tryingyears, has referred to it for patients that suffer shot to death through a long weekend in Jason Hudson, 29, from young children are dying, and Achilles tendon pain, nonunions in his grandmother’s home in (bones that fail to heal) and group, saying, “Barack Obama which police and volunteers for what?” Never Organized injuries in athletes. With the increased use of acute ligament with ACORN.” the 7000 block of South Yale But Obama’s ties to ACORN run that “realistically, there’s a PRP therapy, Grambart believes Avenue. long and of ways you can use it and it’s one of those things that An Amber Alert – a desigvariety deep. He taught classes for ACORN. They even endorsed nation for high-risk missing seems to work on all kinds of tissue.” him for President. children – was issued Friday However, although PRP effective, the But now ACORN is in trouble. has been widely was discovered after Julian MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011 varying pathologies within different body andthe murders. Reporter: There are at least Oakmont Green Golf Course | Hampstead, MD missing after blood structures coppin.edu/golfclassic For More Info, Please Call (410) 951-3737 eliminate the procedure 11 investigations across thefrom being full arrested“It seems to Police proof. William country involving thousands of Balfour, the missing boy’s steppotentially fraudulent ACORN father and estranged husband forms. of Julia, at his girlfriend’s Announcer: Massive voter Southside apartment several fraud. And the Obama campaign hours after the murders. paid more than $800,000 to an Balfour’s mother, Michele, has ACORN front for get out the vote told reporters that her son had efforts. nothing to do with the slayings. Pressuring banks to issue risky Balfour remains a suspect in Jason Hudson loans. Nationwide voter fraud. Barack Obama. Bad judgment. Blind ambition. Too risky for America. from a neighbor about a suspicious vehicle. The man noticed the vehicle while walking his dog. According to the Chicago Tribune, the boy had been shot multiple times in the back seat of the vehicle. The SUV, registered to Hudson’s murdered brother, was towed with the boy’s body inside and is being processed by evidence technicians and workers. The body was later removed and taken to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Hudson and other family members arrived at the Medical Examiner’s office mid-afternoon to identify the body. Given the choice between looking directly at the body or viewing it on a wall-mounted

Trending Therapy Procedure Eliminates Surgery for Foot and Ankle Patients

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Leader Calls Voter Registration Fraud Charges ‘Bogus’

The recovery time from foot and ankle surgery can be extensive for most patients. Going under the knife for Achilles tendon injuries, bone fractures, arthritis and other related feet and ankle issues isn’t guaranteed to correct the pain but is definitely assured of leaving patients subdued for a credible amount of a time. However, a trending therapy Photos Courtesy process Hudson up the recovery Darnell Donerson or Jenniferis revving and her mom, time without the painwho was killed,of surgery. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy procedure as well as her brother, Jason. is the latest technique under the new health sector known as Orthobiologics, which plate X584859 and found the body of her 7-year-old is being used by foot was ankle on surgeons and picks hours Chicago’s West Side after nephew Monday, just up where medication, physical therapy and police off. after his body was found in a are leaving received a 7 a.m. call other past healing methods Using PRP, a growth factor found in blood platelets that promotes the healing of bones, cartilage, blood vessels, tendons and tissue, surgeons are getting patients back up and running faster than ever before. The procedure incorporates a small vial of the patient’s blood which is then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the PRP, which then is injected and Dallas Cowboys players By Alan King directly to injured site. The process is Romo and Terrell Owens, Tony simple, eliminates major AFRO Staff Writer surgery and attacks the healing procedure better than any to among the names submitted previous form of surgery could. election officials. Presidential candidate John Hurd said there,” says McCain’s attack on ACORN – of always been those workers, who “The technology has kind Associated T. Grambart, an Illinoiswere doingankle surgeon Dr. Sean Community foot and those things without Organization for Reform Now – American College of Footpermiswho presented on PRP at the ACORN’s knowledge or and sion, were fired. confirms the success of the Ankle Surgeons’ (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference “The evidence that has surorganization, the head of the in Fort Lauderdale last March. “We’ve always known faked faced so far shows they that group says. platelets contain factors that stimulate to get paid for work they “This is testimony to the work forms healing but it was hard to initiallyand success we’ve didn’t do, not to stuff ballot we’ve done execute it. But surgeons have devised [some new had,” Maude Hurd,it’s taken of from there.” president off boxes.” ACORN, she said, is the techniques] and victim of fraud, not the perpetraACORN, said in an interview tor of it. with the AFRO. Hurd said the only things “When this attack started, we bogus are the charges themhad just announced that we had selves. And factcheck. org registered 1.3 million new voters,” she said. “That’s just to say agrees. It concluded, “Neither that someone’s running scared ACORN nor its employees have because of ACORN’s success.” been found guilty of, or even McCain, who is running for president on the Republican tick- charged with, casting fraudulent votes.” et, lashed out at ACORN in the The problem came about prifinal debate against Barack Obama, contending the group “is marily because of the way on the verge of maybe perpetrat- ACORN operates. Rather than rely on volunteers, it pays peoing one of the greatest frauds in ple, many of them poor or unemvoter history in this country, ployed, to sign up new voters. maybe destroying the fabric of The idea was to help both those democracy.” Factcheck.org, a non-partisan being registered and those doing the registration. Web site, found those claims to Maud explained, “We have a be “exaggerated,” with “no evizero tolerance policy for deliberdence of any such democracyate falsification of registration.” destroying fraud.” Most news account neglect to Hurd believes the McCain charges were politically motivat- point out that ACORN is required by law to turn in all reged. istration forms. And they also fail She said, “Because it’s lowto note that it was the organizaand moderate-income people, and people of color, I believe the tion, in many instances, that first brought the phony registrations McCain campaign thinks those to the attention of authorities. voters are going to vote The McCain camp apparently Democratic, which is not necesisn’t interested in those fine sarily true.” points, preferring to air misleadACORN is no stranger to ing ads that seek to link Obama controversy. For 38 years, the non-partisan to ACORN, thereby undercutting organization has fought for social his political support. McCain: I’m John McCain and economic justice for lowand I approve this message. and moderate-income Announcer: Who is Barack Americans. With 400,000 member families organized into more Obama? A man with “a political baptism performed at warp than 1,200 neighborhood chapspeed.” Vast ambition. After colters in 110 cities nationwide, ACORN has over the years seen lege, he moved to Chicago. its share of criticism while advo- Became a community organizer. There, Obama met Madeleine cating for affordable housing, Talbot, part of the Chicago living wages, healthcare for the branch of ACORN. He was so underserved— and while organimpressive that he was asked to izing voter registration drives. train the ACORN staff. But none has been as withering What did ACORN in Chicago and baseless as this one. engage in? Bullying banks. With the presidential election Intimidation tactics. Disruption less than two weeks away, of business. ACORN forced ACORN’s detractors allege the organization has engaged in mas- banks to issue risky home loans. sive voter registration fraud after The same types of loans that caused the financial crisis we’re the reported discovery of bogus in today. names, such as Mickey Mouse

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Special to the AFRO The lines for entry wrapped around the building. The gaming tables were crowded with players feeling lucky. The vendors displayed gorgeous handmade jewelry while the sweet aroma of original body oils and lotions filled the air. Folks were laughing and joking as they went from table to table taking pictures, greeting friends, tasting wines and lots of other beverages. Of course, food for the soul was provided by Butler’s Barb-que and sweet potato pie was provided by Aunt Polly’s Pies. As the deejay played , everyone danced. It was the Maryland United Licensees

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Beverage Association’s (MULBA) annual Urban Beverage Expo at the Patapsco Arena. Since 1960, MULBA has been the premier licensee beverage association and on May 6, celebrated 51 years of heritage achievement through education and rights handed down from ancestors to past, present, and future generations. This year, the event acknowledged such achievement by honoring 25 people in and around our community who have been the radar of positive awareness and served as a guide for people in the course of their lives. The honorees were: Richard Street, James Brown, Eugene A. Chapman, Melva Cole-Fleet, Marie Felder-Lane, Clinton Howard, Grant Calvin Howard, Sr., Novelette Jackson, Lloyd Henry Jones, Patricia Ellen Cummings Jones, Jermaine Miller, The Nu Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Henrietta Ott, Willie Richard, D.D.S; Arno West, Leno Grant, Robert L. Burkett, Kendrick Tilghman, Barbara D. Peterson, Deborah J. Brown, Robert Haynes-In Memoriam and Sen. John Jeffries. The Dr. Louise Jones Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Richard Street, former lead singer of the famed Temptations. A portion of the proceeds for the event were donated

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MULBA honored Carlos Manning, Barbara Peterson, Biddy Wood and Richard Street (not pictured) at the recent Urban Expo Trade Show. to STOP the Drunk Driving, Underage Drinking and Smoking Campaign. Sponsors and contributors to this year’s expo include: Reliable Churchill LLLP, Republic National, Bond Distributing Co., MillerCoors, Heineken, USA, Remy Cointreau, Frederick P. Winner, The Winner Distributing Co., Diageo, Skyy Spirits, Maryland Lottery, Verizon, O-Go-Sales, Las Vegas Style, The Patron Spirits Co., MOET Hennessy USA, Heaven Hill Distillers, Bacardi, USA, Sidney Frank Importing Co., BrownForman Spirits Americas, ALTRIA Client Services, The Coca Cola Co., Beam Global Spirits, Pepsi Co., Licensed Beverage Distributors of Maryland, Maryland Unified Licensees Beverage Association, Maryland Beverage Association, MD. De, DC, Beverage Association, The Wine Group, Pernod Ricard USA, Trinchero, Constellation, Sazerac, and Kobrand.

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MTA Holds Red Line Open House
Road to Forest Park and they are not going to be able to drive shortly,” he said. “They will need some public transportation.” James Johnson, an Edmonson Village resident and volunteer for MTA, said he wants construction for the innovative rail line to include a revitalization plan for the neighborhoods affected by the train. “We want beauty, we just don’t want to put a Red Line running through here,” he said, gesturing toward a map of the train route. He added that MTA officials should look to impacted communities when hiring maintenance workers and conductors for the Red Line. “I don’t want it to be like the subway downtown,” he said. “When I went down there the other day I saw two Blacks working there. How is that when the subway is in the city? “We want to make sure that this train they are going to have supplies jobs for us, and that young people get benefits from this opportunity.” The $1.8 billion train would connect Woodlawn, Edmonson Village, West Baltimore, downtown, Inner Harbor East, Fells Point, Canton and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore. It has faced critics, who call the train divisive and a traffic congestion nightmare that would be heightened during the five-year construction phase. MTA has also battled misinformation, according to Danielle Diggs, a mayoral-appointed city liaison for the Red Line. Rev. Jacobs said his neighbor was distraught because Red Line construction plans demolish her apartment complex on the corner of Edmonson Avenue and Cooks Lane, forcing her to relocate. But Diggs says the Red Line project won’t displace any residents, and will only chop up some city-owned lots and yards to create sidewalks or reconstruct steps. “That’s why it’s important to have these open houses and give people accurate information,” she said. Besides the fact that displacement is illegal, MTA consultant Klaus Philipsen adds that it goes against the medians surrounded by green space and shrubbery. Construction is expected to begin in 2016 and end by 2020. MTA officials are awaiting federal funding to match the state’s 50 percent share of the billion-dollar project and approval from the Federal Transit Administration to commence preliminary engineering plans in preparation for construction. A second red line open house was held May 11, and two others will take place May 14 at Hampstead Hill Academy on Linwood Avenue and May 17 at the University

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gathering sought answers, but most welcomed the new transit system, as long as it proves beneficial to their communities. The Rev. Dr. Martin Jacobs Jr., pastor at Christ Deliverance Church, said he attended the information session because he didn’t know enough about the Red Line which will loop in front of his Cooks Lane apartment before heading down Edmonson Avenue. “I am 100 percent for it because we have a lot of seniors coming from downtown all the way up to Cooks Lane and Stanford

“I don’t want it to be like the subway downtown… We want to make sure that this train they are going to have supplies jobs for us.”
–James Johnson
fundamental principles of the project, which include increasing housing diversity, reducing vacancies and preserving the character of the housing stock while maintaining affordability. “Washington is not going to give 50 percent funding for this project if we did not have community support and if we can’t prove that Baltimore will be better after this,” Philipsen said. “Our goal is to leverage the city’s investment in transit to create better communities,” in corridors such as West Baltimore, which are plagued by abandoned and deteriorating structures and an overall disinvestment in the area. At the open house, video simulations illustrated the rail as a narrow, compact vessel gliding through underground tunnels and above ground of Maryland Baltimore on Lombard Street. Meanwhile, Davis said she’ll continue to offer up suggestions that smooth out inconvenient components of the rail line. “I know the city needs to move people around, and, this might be selfish, but I want it to have the least impact on me and my home,” she said.

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was saying man, you know we in these jobs, we got to take ... be careful man,” Johnson responded. “You know what I’m saying. Be careful boy, be careful.” Since then, Currie has had to deal with other controversies as well. Olivia Harris, 65, Currie’s longtime treasurer was sentenced to one year in jail last month after she pleaded guilty to stealing over $166,000 in campaign contributions. “I’d like to apologize and 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. 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.

City of Baltimore Annual Water Quality Report
Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Reporting Period: January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010

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ALFRED H. FOXX
DIRECTOR

BALTIMORE CITY WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR 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
PPM

Definition
Parts per million

What it Means
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 MCL

Highest Level Detected Maximum Contaminant Level

Same as defined. The highest level of a contaminant allowed by health regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

MCLG NTU

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal Nephelometric Turbidity Units Action Level Treatment Technique picoCuries per Liter Relates to a condition where suspended particles are present in the water. Indicator Bacteria Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level

Health related goals. The MCL is set as close to this “goal” as possible but with consideration to achievability and cost. Units of measurement used to report the level of turbidity or “cloudiness” in the water.

AL TT pCi/L TURBIDITY TOTAL/FECAL COLIFORMS MRDL

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. A “Treatment Technique” is a required process that is intended to reduce the amount of a specific contaminant in drinking water. A measure of the level of radioactivity in the water. Turbidity measurements are a way to describe the level of “cloudiness” of the water. Type of bacteriological tests routinely used to determine if contamination has occurred in a drinking water system. Disinfectant level beyond which some people may experience irritating effects. Based on running annual average of monthly averages of distribution system samples computed quarterly.

MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINANTS
SUBSTANCE TOTAL COLIFORMS MCLG 0 MCL The presence of coliform bacteria in more than 5% of monthly samples will exceed the MCL. A routine sample and a repeat sample are total coliform positive, and one is also fecal coliform or E. Coli positive. ASHBURTON PLANT Highest monthly percentage of positive samples: 0% Highest monthly percentage of positive samples: 0% MONTEBELLO PLANTS Highest monthly percentage of positive Naturally present in the environment. samples: 0% Highest monthly percentage of positive Human and animal fecal waste. samples: 0% MAJOR SOURCES

FECAL COLIFORMS and E. COLI

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TURBIDITY
SUBSTANCE TURBIDITY1 MCLG None MCL Treatment Technique (TT) Filtration ASHBURTON PLANT HLD 0.07 NTU LOWEST % 100 MONTEBELLO PLANTS HLD 0.26 NTU LOWEST % 100 MAJOR SOURCES
Soil run-off.

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 RESULTS
SUBSTANCE ARSENIC MCL 0.010 ppm ASHBURTON PLANT <0.002 ppm MONTEBELLO PLANTS <0.002ppm MAJOR SOURCES Erosion of natural deposits.

LEAD AND COPPER TESTING
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 AND COPPER TESTING RESULTS (2009)
SUBSTANCE LEAD COPPER ACTION LEVEL 15 ppb 1,300 ppb 90TH PERCENTILE 7.6 ppb 357 ppb SAMPLE RESULTS GREATER THAN ACTION LEVEL 2 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 http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.”

INORGANIC CONTAMINANTS
SUBSTANCE MCLG MCL HLD BARIUM NITRATE (AS NITROGEN) 2 ppm 10 ppm 2 ppm 10 ppm 0.02 ppm 2.40 ppm ASHBURTON PLANT RANGE 0.02 ppm 1.61-2.40 ppm HLD 0.07 ppm 3.00 ppm MONTEBELLO PLANTS RANGE 0.03 - 0.07 ppm 1.02-3.00 ppm
Discharge of drilling wastes & metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits.

MAJOR SOURCES

Run-off from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks; erosion of natural deposits.

FLUORIDE
SUBSTANCE MCLG MCL HLD FLUORIDE 4 ppm 4 ppm 0.97 ppm RANGE 0.88 - 0.97 ppm ASHBURTON PLANT AVERAGE 0.92 ppm HLD 1.31 ppm MONTEBELLO PLANTS RANGE 0.37 - 1.33 ppm AVERAGE 0.96 ppm
Water additive that promotes strong teeth.

MAJOR SOURCES

CHLORINE
SUBSTANCE CHLORINE MRDLG 4 ppm MRDL 4 ppm RUNNING ANNUAL AVG. OF MONTHLY SAMPLES COMPUTED QUARTERLY 0.50 ppm (Based on 4,668 distribution system samples collected in 2010) MAJOR SOURCE
Water treatment additive to disinfect supply.

RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS
SUBSTANCE BETA PHOTON EMITTERS ALPHA EMITTERS MCLG 0 mrem/yr 0 pCi/L MCL 50 pCi/L* 15 pCi/L ASHBURTON PLANT <1.5 pCi/L <1 pCi/L MONTEBELLO PLANTS 3+/-2 pCi/L 1+/-1 pCi/L
Erosion of natural deposits. Erosion of natural deposits.

MAJOR SOURCES

*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.

VOLATILE ORGANIC CHEMICALS
SUBSTANCE MCLG MCL HLD TOTAL THM’S HAA(5) N/A1 N/A
1

ASHBURTON PLANT RANGE 19 - 63 ppb 5-67 ppb *AVERAGE 38 ppb 37 ppb HLD 78 ppb 89 ppb

MONTEBELLO PLANTS RANGE 20-78 ppb 22-89 ppb *AVERAGE 40 ppb 44 ppb

MAJOR SOURCES

80 ppb 60 ppb

63 ppb 67 ppb

By-product of drinking water chlorination. 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.

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

SECONDARY CONTAMINANTS
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.

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Community Calendar
May 13 Floetic Fridays The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. 7 p.m. Join youth volunteers, The Travelers for an evening of music, spoken word and the works of young emerging artists. $6-$8. For more information: 443-2631875. May 14 The Winston Jazz Band 4499 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore. 6-11 p.m. The Northwood-Appold United Methodist Church will present this concert featuring the Winston Jazz Band. Light refreshments will be served. For more information: 410323-6712. The Professional Black Woman Meeting 300 E. Lombard St., Baltimore. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Professional Black Woman Association has launched a new chapter in Baltimore. This national program has a primary mission of providing a positive interactive platform for professional career and business women of color to network, develop strong business relationships, and to be educated on the latest professional business trends. For more information: pbwbaltimore.eventbrite.com. Let’s Eat Charles Street 2011 300 block of North Charles St., Baltimore. 12-5 p.m. Celebrate spring and sample diverse, awardwinning cuisine from local restaurants on Charles Street. For more information: www. charlesstreet.net. Epworth Chapel: An Evening with the Stars Epworth United Methodist Chapel Fellowship Hall, 3317 St. Luke’s Lane, Baltimore. 4-9 p.m. Enjoy dinner, dancing and entertainment presented by Epworth’s Fellowship Ministry. $15. For more information: 410-9441070. Precious Pearls Cotillion 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 completion of the nine-month Precious Pearls Cotillion Program. $65. For more information: 443-379-0510. May 15 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. charmcityjazz.com. The Flywire’s White Tie Affair 2011 Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Museum, 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 information: www.missiontix. com. May 18 Baltimore’s Homeless Youth Networking & Resource Day 2324 East Madison St., Baltimore. 4-8 p.m. Enjoy a day of music, food, fun and an opportunity to recognize and raise awareness about youth homelessness. For more 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 to benefit the Ray Lewis Foundation’s work with at-risk youth. Events will include a kickoff party, a bowling tournament, a paintball tournament and more. Free and paid events. For more information: 305535-3500. May 19 Malcolm X Birthday Celebration Forest Park Golf Course and Rawlings-Fulton Clubhouse, 2900 Hillsdale Road, Baltimore. 7-11 a.m. Enjoy delectable dishes from the area’s best chefs. $35-$50. For more information: 443413-3448. DTC Teen Summit 2011 Jesus House Baltimore, 7710 Windsor Mill Road, Baltimore. 3-7 p.m. The DTC Teen Summit will provide an 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 Main Ingredient, New Birth and the Dramatics. $45-$73. For more information: 410547-7328.

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Kingsview Middle – Montgomery County Teacher: Mr. Godfroy Principal: Elizabeth Thomas Liaison: Dr. Gregory Bell Sponsor: BGE Professional: Keisha Clarke-English Sometimes in life when you read a good book, watch a good game, or are even told a story by someone else, it will affect you. It will make you want to become a better person—a person that you’re proud to be. You can’t become this amazing person on your own, though, it takes hard work, intelligence and most of all courage. Keisha Clarke-English is a woman that has demonstrated all of this. This amazing person inspired me. She made me want to be a better person in my community, in school and at home. Keisha Clarke-English is a truly inspirational person, and in her article she explains that things won’t always come easily, but as long as you push yourself you can achieve any dream. And that is something that really touched me. You won’t always know what you want, but the point is that you will need to figure it out. And once you figure it out, you’ll have to work hard to achieve that newly-found dream. Hard work and effort can sometimes be overwhelming and scary, but Keisha ClarkeEnglish worked so hard and is now living her dream. I hope that someday I will have the amazing hard-working attitude that she does.

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What is true success? Lynette Carter, Verizon’s sourcing process leader in Silver Spring, Md., says that success is measured by character, not status. So what is character? Character is your personality and the way you look at situations and react to them. By learning from Lynette, I truly believe that success is a quest to achieve your goals and focus on your character. Of all the character traits that can lead to success, I want to write about intelligence and [being] hard-working. The connection I feel I can make to Ms. Carter is that I live my life the way I need to achieve my goals. If I give into peer pressure and follow the path that other people want me to follow, I may not be able to reach my goals. These traits, intelligence and [being] hardtion/Black Hi story Mont working, h very important to follow in hopes are February 12, 20 is of achieving your goals. Intelligence11 very important throughout your life. By using intelligence you are able to think through the situation and how you will solve the problem.

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Trump and not call him out for his actions.” In a lengthy opinion article for CNN’s Web site, news correspondent Roland Martin apologized to viewers for the media’s “pathetic and morbidly obese” coverage of Trump. “We have afforded him the kind of respect normally reserved for people who have truly made a major difference in this world,” Martin wrote. “Instead, the builder of gaudy buildings replete with the kind

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of extravagance that would make a Saudi oil titan blush, has demanded he be referred to as Mr. Trump.” “What has been revealed is a man so obsessed with the sound of his own voice that even when he is caught in a lie, he pretends it is absolute truth,” Martin said. A national Quinnipiac University poll released May 4 found that 58 percent of those surveyed “would never vote” for Trump, while a Marist College survey

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reported that 75 percent of New Yorkers polled don’t want him to run for president. Those results crossed party lines, with 82 percent of Democrats and 66 percent of Republicans hoping that 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.”

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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 halls. “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 competition. 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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undreds gathered at SojournerDouglass College’s Annapolis campus to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist Coretta Scott King with the official opening of a 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. Gansler and Imam Talib Shareef. Also in attendance was a delegation from Ghana. Scott King died in 2006 at age 84.

Attendees gather around the Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden

Dr. Charles W. Simmons, president SojournerDouglass College

Event organizer Carl O. Snowden, civil rights director for Maryland’s attorney general’s office, and Bernice A. King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King and former Southern Christian Leadership Conference president

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

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Despite the threat of rain, a large crowd attended the ceremony.

Evelyn C. Mason and her daughter, Jessica C. Henderson, sing “Oh, How I Love Jesus.”

The Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps

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Rocky Ridgely and Norma Hall Mariebel and Marvin Davis

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Barbara and Dr.Samuel Owings Minnie Smoot and Dr. Gretta Burnette

Cheryl Simpson Parker and Norman P. Parker

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Alice Pinderhughes and Yvonne Lansey

Richmond and Lorna Manigault

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

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

Baltimore, MD – May 5, 2011. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) selected Jean Tucker Mann, ACSW, LCSW-C, of Baltimore, to receive its 2010 National Lifetime Achievement Award April 28 at the Annual Leadership Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C. Now in private practice, Courtesy Photo Mann previously worked for Jean Tucker Mann the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Child Welfare League of America and served in the administrations of Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer and Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes. Mann currently teaches in continuing education at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She has worked for 35 years in the public and nonprofit sectors, most recently as director of social work and human services at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). She retired in 2005 after leading a multidisciplinary effort that established the Palliative Care Program for patients with life-altering or terminal illness. The program provides medical, psychosocial and spiritual support for patients and their families. Mann also co-founded UMMC’s Diversity Council to promote mutual respect in the workplace and culturally

Local Woman Earns Lifetime Achievement Award from Social Workers Group

As part of the ‘AFRO’s’ annual Legends and Pioneers awards program, standout community leaders in various fields are honored for their commitment to bettering Baltimore. The 2011 honorees, the Rev. Marion C. Bascom (religion), Dr. Ruthe T. Sheffey (education), Ethel Ennis (music), Dorothy E. Brunson (business), Chief Judge Robert M. Bell (law), Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. (medicine) and Kurt L. Schmoke (leadership), were feted at a recent ceremony held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Each week, the ‘AFRO’ will continue to recognize these community revolutionaries. With her bodies of work that span back to over a half century, vocalist, pianist and song writer Ethel Ennis is an undeniable legend in jazz music. Breaking out in the mid 1950s, the Baltimore native has performed with a list of renowned musicians including the all-star Benny Goodman Band, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, among many others. Throughout her career, her eminent style of jazz music also drew praise from other musicians, including the late Ella Fitzgerald who deemed

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Ennis as her favorite. Though some criticized her for not sacrificing enough to achieve full-blown stardom, she was determined to advance Courtesy Photo at her own pace. Since the Ethel Ennis beginning of her career, she has appeared at major music festivals, concert and club venues in every decade. In the mid-1980s, she launched an internationally known music club in Baltimore deemed Ethel’s Place. The venue drew many notable jazz performers and broadcasted live concerts to national audiences on PBS. Serving as her hometown’s cultural ambassador, she has traveled to a list of foreign countries to perform, including Baltimore’s sister city Xiamen, China. Additionally, she’s hosted concerts in Turkey, Rotterdam and Germany. Today, Ennis continues to be recognized as a major figure in jazz music, as her 12 major albums-spanning 56 yearscontinue to be reissued around the globe.In May 2008, Johns Hopkins University recognized her for her achievement and presented her an honorary doctor of humane letters at its commencement ceremony.

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CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for TR11302 RESURFACING HIGHWAYS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS SOUTHWEST 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 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 after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday 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 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 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 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 required. Bidders interested in utilizing the City´s Self-Insurance Program for payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410)396-6883 or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is A02602 (Bituminous Concrete Paving), and D02620 (Curbs, Gutters & Sidewalks). NOTE: On all Federal-Aid funded contracts, the Administration is requiring that Contractors have an active Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to AWARD of contract. Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $1,000,000.00 to $5,000,000.00. A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on MAY 20, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street 10th Floor Room 1006. NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE EVALUATON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. The DBE goal is 16% APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk Board of Estimates APPROVED: Khalil Zaied,Wed May 11 11:34:18 EDT 2011 TYPESET: DirectorDepartment of Transportation

BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING ON BILL NO. 11-0658
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 TrafficMitigation 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) to Section(s) 2-103 (IBC § 105.3.1.2 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 16-301(b) 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. EDWARD REISINGER Chair

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

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” - Excerpts from A Tale of Two Cities I love “pomp and circumstance,” so on Tuesday under a beautiful, cloudless blue sky, we arrived at Fort Myer, Va., to celebrate and witness the retirement of Gen. William “Kip” Ward from the United States Army after 40 years of distinguished service. The parade of colors and the military personnel in direct precision with each other— each individually yet stepping collectively as one parading in front of Gen. Ward for final — inspection was flawless. The sounds of the cannon saluting a faithful soldier for a job well done filled the air. The reception in the officers club was a reunion of past and present military personnel that had served with Kip throughout his career. Guests arrived from London, Germany and Hawaii to celebrate the legacy of Gen. Ward. “Smoke gets in your eyes.” Our eyes were “misty” during the emotional tribute Kip gave to his bride Joyce of 40 years. The crowd filled the air with laughter when he thanked her for 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 birthday. “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” - Carlton Fisk “All aboard.” Family and friends caught the morning train to Philadelphia to attend the retirement celebration of Leonard Wilmore after 40 years with the United States Postal Service. The 30th Street station in Philadelphia reminds me of Union Station in Washington, bustling with commuters mingling in the many shops and eateries, full of energy and anticipation, travelling to their destination. Baltimoreans enjoying the retirement luncheon at Popi’s in South Philly were Thelma Russell, Barbara Byrd, Joan Stevenson, James and Pat Waddy, Norman Smith, Dorothy Johnson and Jackie Robinson.

Fields of African American Tourism Council of Maryland on receiving the 2011 Maryland Small Business Champion of the Year award. Congratulations to artist and former baker Ernest M. Kromah of Kromah Gallery, the Afro -American Newspapers and Creative Alliance. They were recipients of Muse 360 Brick by Brick award at their annual benefit at The Frederick Douglass/Isaac Meyers Maritime Museum. The event showcased the Rayn Fall Dance Ensemble. Sharayna Christmas Rose is the director of Muse 360. “Heaven Bound.” “The greatest thing that’s happened to me is being able to walk along streets and people say, ‘Hi, Mayor, Hi, Don, Hi Schaefer. They don’t think I’m anything at all, except one of them.” Rest in peace William Donald Schaefer. “I’ll be seeing you” - Valerie & the Friday Night Bunch

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Congratulations to Louis “I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.” - Douglas Max Rosenhaus, WJLB-FM MacArthur

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UMES First to Win Two National Bowling Titles in Same Season
By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor The University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently shut down its campus for a special pep rally in honor of the women’s bowling team. UMES students, fans and alumni had a lot of celebrating to do after watching the Lady Hawks make one-of-a-kind history this spring. UMES recently became the first school in the history of college bowling to win both the NCAA Bowling Championship and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Championships in the same season. They beat Vanderbilt for the NCAA title on April 16, then moved on to finish off Lindenwood on April 23 for the USBC ITC title. “I’m still trying to feel if this is real or not,” said UMES head coach Sharon Brummell. “Knowing that our team is the champions in both events, there’s no doubt anymore that we are the best team in the nation.” Coach Brummell has made history before. She became the first African American and woman to coach and lead a bowling team to the National Title in 2008. But she felt this year’s accomplishments are that much more special than in ‘08 because no school— Historically Black college/ Universities or traditional White institutions — had ever won two national titles in the same year. “This will probably never happen again in college bowling,” Brummell said. “it is such a rare feat and something our team and University can be very proud of.” Brummell credits her team as one of the best units she’s coached since the ’08 championship year, featuring top bowlers like senior righthander Maria Rodriguez, who was just the second player in UMES history to be named to the All-Tournament By Perry Green AFRO Sports Editor team at the USBC event. Rodriguez received another honor just days later when the Delmarva Shorebirds, the only professional sports team on the Eastern Shore (minor league baseball team), invited the Lady Hawks out to watch a live game against the Savannah Sand Gnats. Rodriguez was chosen to

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throw the honorary pitch to start the baseball game. “It is great that the Shorebirds honored us like this,” said Brummell. “We are privileged that we can go out and be recognized by a wonderful organization like the Delmarva Shorebirds. The support from the community and fans has been awesome.”

Former Howard SID Honored with CoSIDA Rising Star Award
Former Howard University Assistant Sports Information Director Chevonne Mansfield will be honored this summer as the 2011 CoSIDA Rising Star Award recipient for the University Division (Division I organizations), according to reports. According to CoSida.com, 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
Local pastor releases first book
By Rev. Dorothy Boulware Special to the AFRO The Rev. Michelle Addison Jones is a new author and a local minister at New Shiloh Baptist Church in west Baltimore, as well as founder of Universal Ministries. She has a reputation as a prayer warrior so her book of prayer, As the Deer Pants for Streams of Water, is no surprise to those who know her. She currently teaches new members at New Shiloh and is continuing her

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education at the College of Notre Dame. AFRO: The title is intriguing. What is its origin? Jones: It’s from the Old Testament, Psalms 42:1, “As the deer pants for water, so my soul longs for thee.” It’s King David’s expression of his thirst for God’s presence. AFRO: And what was its draw to you? Jones: I discovered that I was in a similar situation. AFRO: Tell me about the book. Jones: It’s a book of prayer and meditations that highlights the struggles and triumphs a person encounters when face to face with the inevitable. In this instance, the death of a loved one. AFRO: And how did the book evolve? Jones: It’s a collection of prayers I wrote for other people while my father suffered and subsequently died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. AFRO: Who’s it written for? Jones: Well, Alzheimer’s is not an isolated disease. It is a slow and debilitating disease that shuts down and or attacks the neurological system. People from every creed, culture, social and economical status have been impacted by Alzheimer’s. So, this particular book will touch the hearts of all people everywhere. But even those not touched by this particular disease, that have
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the book, I discovered my “voice” in prayer and, by the grace of God was able to connect with God through my personal experience. AFRO: Was the process what you expected? Jones: No. It is more than I could ever have expected. The process of writing and the experience of encountering God in the midst of tribulation have freed my soul and now I am learning to soar as an eagle. The end is truly the beginning of a brand new and exciting life for me in ministry. “As the Deer Pants for Streams of Waters” can be purchased online at asthedeerpants.com, barnesandnobles.com or amazon.com.

The Rev. Michelle Addison Jones has been inducted into the National Honors Society for Religious and Theological Studies. encountered any type of loss, will find hope and comfort through the pages of this book. AFRO: What was the writing process like? Jones: While writing

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The Complaint states, among other things, that the amount necessary for DONNA M. HUGHES, redemption has not been TRUSTEE paid. Tenants of the Subject It is thereupon this 7th Property day of April, 2011 by the The Mayor and City Council Circuit Court of Baltimore of Baltimore, Maryland, City, And all Persons having or a. Order Nisi claiming to have ORDERED, that notice $ 60 per insertion $180.00 per 3 weeks An interest in the property be given by the insertion b. Small Estates (single publication) $ 50 per insertion listed below; of a coy of this order in Their c. Notice to Creditors respective heirs, deTHE AFRO AMERICAN, visees, executors, admina newspaper of general istrators, grantees, as1. Domestic $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks circulation in the City of signs, or successors in 2. Foreign Baltimore once a week $ 60 per insertion $ 180.00 per 3 weeks right title and interest for three (3) successive ORDER OF d. Escheated Estates $ 60 per insertion $ 360.00 per 6 weeks weeks, warning all perPUBLICATION e. Standard Probatesh e o b j e c t o f t h i s sons interested in the T $ 125.00 property to appear in this proceeding is to secure Court by the 6th day of the foreclosure of all June, 2011 and redeem rights of redemption in the subject property and the property in the City of answer the Complaint or Baltimore, sold by the $ 80.00 a. Name Changes 202-879-1133 for the thereafter a 2011 Collector of Taxes 11:38:33 EDTfinal judgment will be entered foreCity of Baltimore and the $ 200.00 b. Real Property closing all rights of reState of Maryland to the demption in the property, Plaintiff in this proceedand vesting in the Plaintiff ing: 2624 East Biddle Street, leasehold title to the Baltimore, Maryland, property, free and clear of Ward 08, Section 15, Block 202-879-1212 all encumbrances. 1539, Lot 021 Frank M.Conaway, Clerk Lot Size 14 x 70 TRUE COPY TEST The Complaint states, Sylvester B. Cox among other things, that JUDGE, CIRCUIT the amount necessary for 202-879-0157 COURT FOR redemption has not been BALTIMORE CITY 11:39:32 EDT 2011 paid. TYPESET: Wed May 11 a. Absent Defendant is thereupon this 8th $ 150.00 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 It b. Absolute Divorceday of April, 2011 by the $ 150.00 IN THE CIRCUIT c. Custody Divorce Circuit Court of Baltimore $ 150.00 City, COURT FOR ORDERED, that notice BALTIMORE CITY be given by the insertion Case Number 24C11001497/FR Toof a coy your ad, call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 262 place of this order in PIKESWOOD, LLC THE PublicAFRO AMERICAN, & up depending on size Notices general c/o Allen C a newspaper of $50.00 Tochterman, Esquire Baltimore in the City of circulation Legal Notices are $24.15 per inch. 11411 Cedar Lane Baltimore once flatweek — 1-800 (AFRO) 892 There is no a rate Kingsville, Maryland for three (3) successive For Proofweeks, warning all please call 1-800-237-6892, ext. 244 of Publication, per21087 Plaintiff sons interested in the v. TYPESET:NOTICES 11 property to EDT 2011 11:40:01 appear in this TYPESET:NOTICES 11 11:35:06 EDT 2011 LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL Wed May LEGAL Wed May LEGAL JOHNNIE MOORE, III LEGAL NOTICES Court by the 7th day of LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES NOTICES SHERRY N. MOORE June, 2011 and redeem FIRST FINANCIAL OF the subject property and MARYLAND IN THE CIRCUIT Baltimore City Public Schools. FEDERAL CREDIT answer the Complaint or COURT FOR UNION thereafter a final judgBALTIMORE CITY INVITATION FOR BIDS: Tenants of the Subject ment will be entered foreCase Number Property BCS-11098 closing all rights of re24C11000684/FR The Mayor and City Council Provide Elevators, Lifts & Dumbwaiters Repair demption in the property, of Baltimore, Maryland, PIKESWOOD, LLC and Maintenance Services at Various Baltimore and all Persons having or and vesting in the Plaintiff c/o Allen C City Public Schools (City Schools). claiming to have fee simple title to the Tochterman, Esquire An interest in the property property, free and clear of 11411 Cedar Lane The Baltimore City Board of School Commislisted below; all encumbrances. Kingsville, Maryland Their respective heirs, desioners is inviting interested companies to Frank M.Conaway, Clerk 21087 visees, executors, adminsubmit bids to: BCS-11098. TRUE COPY TEST istrators, grantees, asPlaintiff signs, or successors in Sylvester B. Cox v. right title and interest In order to participate, interested bidders need MARGO L. BAILEY JUDGE, CIRCUIT ORDER OF CHASE MANHATTAN to visit eMaryland Marketplace website at COURT FOR PUBLICATION MORTGAGE CORPORABALTIMORE CITY https://ebidmarketplace.com TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:49:00 EDT 2011 The object of this TION 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 proceeding is to secure DONNA M. HUGHES, Solicitation BCS-11098 will be available for the foreclosure of all TRUSTEE rights of redemption in Tenants of the Subject review commencing Friday, May 13, 2011. IN THE CIRCUIT the property in the City of Property and City Council COURT FOR The Mayor Baltimore, sold by the of Baltimore, Maryland, The Bid Due Date is Thursday, June 16, BALTIMORE CITY Collector of Taxes for the And all Persons having or 2011,at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be Case No.: City of Baltimore and the claiming to have acceptedafter that time. Any questions related 24D11001283 State of Maryland to the An interest in the property to this solicitation should be directed to the IN THE MATTER OF Plaintiff in this proceed- listed below; Their respective heirs, de- LENORA RENEE’ ing: Buyer. TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:35:37 EDT 2011 visees, executors, admin2402 McElderry Street, LEWIS istrators, grantees, asBaltimore, Maryland, signs, or successors in FOR CHANGE OF Ward 07, Section 15, NAME TO right title and interest Block 1640 Lot 058, ORDER OF LYNORA RENEE’ Baltimore City Public Schools. Lot Size 14-4 x 67 PUBLICATION LAWLESS INVITATION FOR BIDS: The Complaint states, ORDER FOR among other things, that T h e o b j e c t o f t h i s BCS-11097 NOTICE BY the amount necessary for proceeding is to secure Provide Sound & Intercom Systems 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 paid. Various Baltimore City It is thereupon this 15th the property in the City of officially change the name of Public Schools (City Schools). day of March, 2011 by the Baltimore, sold by the the petitioner from Lenora Renee’ Lewis Circuit Court of Baltimore Collector of Taxes for the to City of Baltimore and the City, The Baltimore City Board of School CommisLynora Renee’ State of Maryland to the ORDERED, that notice sioners is inviting interested companies to Lawless be given by the insertion Plaintiff in this proceed- It is this 2nd day of May, 2011 submit bids to: BCS-11097. of a coy of this order in ing: by the Circuit Court for BalTHE AFRO AMERICAN, 2624 East Biddle Street, timore City, In order to participate, interested bidders need ORDERED, that publication a newspaper of general Baltimore, Maryland, 08, circulation in the City of Ward Lot Section 15, Block be given one time in a newsto visit eMaryland Marketplace website at 1539, 021 paper of general circulation in Baltimore once a week Lot Size 14 x 70 https://ebidmarketplace.com for three (3) successive The Complaint states, Baltimore City on or before the 2nd day of June, 2011, weeks, warning all per- among other things, that w h i c h s h a l l w a r n a l l Solicitation BCS-11097 will be available for sons interested in the the amount necessary for interested persons to file an review commencing Friday, May 6, 2011. property to appear in this redemption has not been affidavit in opposition to the Court by the 14th day of relief requested on or before paid. the 12 day of June, 2011. May, 2011 and redeem The Bid Due Date is Thursday, June 9, It is thereupon this 8th Judge Yolanda Tanner the subject property and 2011,at 11:00 a.m. local time. No bids will be answer the Complaint or day of April, 2011 by the The Judge’s signature acceptedafter that time. Any questions related thereafter a final judg- Circuit Court of Baltimore appears on the original document. to this solicitation should be directed to the ment will be entered fore- City, Frank M. Conaway Buyer. closing all rights of re- ORDERED, that notice Clerk demption in the property, be given by the insertion 5/13 and vesting in the Plaintiff of a coy of this order in title to the property, free THE AFRO AMERICAN, and clear of all encum- a newspaper of general circulation in the City of brances. Frank M.Conaway, Clerk Baltimore once a week for three (3) successive TRUE COPY TEST W. Michel Pierson weeks, warning all perJUDGE, CIRCUIT sons interested in the COURT FOR property to appear in this BALTIMORE CITY Court by the 7th day of 4/29, 5/6, 5/13 June, 2011 and redeem the subject property and answer the Complaint or thereafter a final judgment will be entered foreclosing all rights of re-

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CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS BUREAU OF WATER AND WASTEWATER NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for Sanitary Contract No. 845-Nitrification Filters and Related Work for the Enhanced Nutrient Removal Facilities at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 as of Friday, May 13, 2011 and copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $800.00. Half sized copies may be purchased for a non-refundable cost of $500.00. Conditions and requirements of the Bid are found in the bid package. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties 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 (”JV”), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is E13003Water 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 A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant Administration Building Conference Room on June 7, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Principal Items of work for this project are: o Construction of a new Tertiary Pumping Station o Construction of a new Biological Aerated Filter Building o Construction of a new ENR Operations Building o Modifications to the Chlorine Contact Chambers o Modifications to the Administration Building for Spare Parts Storage o Construction of the Plant-Wide Process Control System o Construction of Site Improvements and Utility Work The MBE goal is 17% The WBE goal is 6% SANITARY CONTRACT 845 APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor Clerk, Board of Estimates APPROVED: Alfred H. Foxx TYPESET: Wed Works Director of PublicMay 11 11:31:57 EDT 2011 CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for TR03333 SINCLAIR LANE BRIDGE REHABILITATION OVER CSXT RAILROAD 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 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 after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday 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 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 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 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 required. Bidders interested in utilizing the City´s Self-Insurance Program for payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410)396-6883 or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is C03300 (Concrete Construction). NOTE: On all Federal-Aid funded contracts, the Administration is requiring that Contractors have an active Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to AWARD of contract. Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $5,000,000.00 to $10,000,000.00. A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on JUNE 3, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street 10th Floor Room 1006. NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE EVALUATON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. The DBE goal is 30% APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk Board of Estimates APPROVED: Khalil Zaied, Director TYPESET: of Transportation DepartmentWed May 11 11:33:22 EDT 2011

RFP NUMBER: B-1661-11 The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (”HABC”) will accept proposals from interested an qualified individuals or firms to aid HABC in the selection of health, prescription, dental, vision care, life insurance, short term disability and long term disability plans and providers. The project shall include an analysis and evaluation of HABC´s health, prescription, dental, vision care, life insurance, short term disability and long term disability plans, development of a Request for Proposals (”RFP”) to obtain proposals for the 2012 and 2013 plan years (with three (3) one year renewable options) and the analysis and selection of qualified and cost effective providers of health, prescription, dental, vision care, life insurance, short term disability and long term disability services for 2012 and 2013 (with three (3) one year renewable options). PROPOSALS WILL BE DUE no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, June 10, 2011. A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Charles L. Benton Building, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 416, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. HABC has established a minimum threshold of twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount of the proposed contract for Minority Business Enterprise (”MBE”) utilization, applicable to all minority and non-minority businesses proposing to provide the requested services as the prime contractor. No threshold has been established for participation of Women-owned businesses (”WBEs”), however, HABC strongly encourages and affirmatively promotes the use of WBEs in all HABC contracts. Bidders shall also comply with all applicable requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, 12 U.S.C. Section 1701u. The RFP and all supporting documents may be obtained on or after Monday, May 16, 2011, from the following location: Housing Authority of Baltimore City Division of Fiscal Operations, Procurement Department 417 E. Fayette Street, Room 414 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Attention: John Airey, Chief of Contracting Services Tel: (410)396-3261 Fax: (410)962-1586 Questions regarding the RFP should be directed in writing to the address and individual indicated Wed May must include the referTYPESET: above, and11 11:36:05 EDT 2011 ence: HABC RFP B-1661-11. Baltimore City Public Schools REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFP-11100 SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners invites interested companies to submit proposals to supply school bus transportation. In order to participate, interested bidders need to register with eMaryland Marketplace by visiting their website at https:// ebidmarketplace.com and clicking the Registration button. Solicitation RFP-11100 will be available for review commencing Wednesday May 4, 2011. A pre-proposal meeting will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:00am in room 301 at 200 East North Avenue. The Proposal Due Date is Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 11:00am. No proposals will be accepted after that time. Any questions related to this solicitation should be directed to the Buyer, John Egerton at jegerton@bcps.k12. TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:36:37 EDT 2011 md.us City of Baltimore Department of Finance Bureau of Purchases Sealed proposals addressed to the Board of Estimates of Baltimore, will be received until, but not later than 11:00 a.m. local time on the following date(s) for the stated requirements: JUNE 1, 2011 SCHOOL BUS AND GENERAL LIABILITY CLAIM SERVICE B50001962 JUNE 8, 2011 THERMOPLASTIC BLOCKS B50001955 THE ENTIRE SOLICITATION DOCUMENT CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWN LOADED BY VISITING THE CITYS WEB SITE:
TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:40:24 EDT 2011 File No. BCI-10#84 Maxwell C. Cohen, Esq. The Law Offices of Maxwell C. Cohen, LLC 17 Warren Road, Suite 14-B Baltimore, Maryland 21208 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND Civil Action No. C-11-002567 TAX SALE ORDER OF PUBLICATION

Pursuant to 23 CFR 635.110, Subpart A (regarding the timeliness of advertisement for federal-aid construction projects relative to the City’s contractor prequalification process), the City’s Department of Transportation, hereby notifies interested parties of the following projects which may be advertised for construction during the period from May 2011 to August 2011. Prime Contractors, interested in bidding on any of the projects below, must be prequalified by the Baltimore City Office of Boards and Commission in order to submit a Bid. Subcontractors must be prequalified prior to beginning work on the Project. Potential bidders are advised that the prequalification process may take up to 90 days to complete. For further information, please contact the Commission at 410-396-6883 or mari.ross@baltilmorecity.gov. PROJECT Reconstruction of Central Avenue from Eastern Avenue to Madison Street Street Resurfacing – Various Sectors Reconstruction of Frederick Avenue Bridge over Gwynns Falls Trail & CSX Water Taxi Dock Improvements Reconstruction of Sinclair Lane Bridge over CSX Reconstruction of Fort Avenue Bridge over CSX Reconstruction of Charles Street from 25th Street to University Parkway Southeast Corridor Intersection Improvements PREQUALIFICATION CATEGORIES C03300 – Concrete Construction A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks C03300 – Concrete Construction D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks C02300 – Pile Driving C03420 – Precast Concrete Construction C03300 – Concrete Construction C03300 – Concrete Construction A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks COST RANGE $30,000,000 - $40,000,000 $3,000,000 - $4,000,000 $15,000,000 - $20,000,000 $500,000 - $1,000,000 $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 $20,000,000 - $30,000,000 $3,000,000 - $4,000,000 $1,000,000- $2,000,000 $5,000,000- $10,000,000 $10,000,000 - $15,000,000 $4,000,000 - $5,000,000 $15,000,000 - $20,000,000

Center for Aquatic Life Landscaping and C02300 – Pile Driving C03300 – Concrete Construction Pier Construction Reisterstown Road Streetscape Northern Parkway to City Line Dundalk Avenue Streetscape Eastern Avenue to City Line York Road rehabilitation 43rd Street to Glenwood Avenue Reconstruction of Broening Highway Holabird Avenue to Colgate Creek A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks A02601 – Portland Cement Concrete Paving A02602 – Bituminous Concrete Paving D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks

Construction of Inner Harbor Promenade C02300 – Pile Driving C02934 – Bulkheads and Jetties at Harbor East C03300 – Concrete Construction Reconstruction and Landscaping in West D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks Baltimore Various Trail and Sidewalk Projects (to D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks be advertised separately, various limits of approximately ½ mile) Reconstruction of Maisel Street Pedestrian Bridge Key Highway Shared Use Trail and Landscaping Project from I-95 to Lawrence Street. C03300 – Concrete Construction D02620 – Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks

$5,000,000 - $10,000,000

$1,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 -$3,000,000

$1,000,000 - $2,000,000 $1,000,000 - $2,000,000

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TYPESET: Wed May 11 11:32:48 EDT 2011 CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF LETTING Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for TR11009 GUILFORD AVENUE BIKE BOULEVARD will be received at the Office of the Comptroller,Room204CityHall,Baltimore,Marylandat11:00A.M.JUNE15,2011. Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit Counter just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located 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 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 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 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 $100,000.00. If the bid less than or equal to $100,000.00 no Bid Bond is required. Bidders interested in utilizing the City´s Self-Insurance Program for payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prerequalifiedbytheCityofBaltimoreContractorsQualificationCommittee. Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is A02601 (Bituminous Paving), G90027 (Highway Signing & Lighting) and G90029 ( All Types of Pavement Markings). Principal Items of work for this project are: Reflective Thermoplastic Pavement Marking - Various Types 17,580 L.F. Permanent Preformed Pavement Marking - Various Types 121 EA Cast-In-Place Concrete Curb 255 L.F. Concrete Sidewalk 180 S.F. Sign Panel 765 S.F. CostQualificationRangeforthisworkshallbe$100,000.00to$500,000.00. 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, Maryland 21202. NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE EVALUATON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. The MBE goal is 24% The WBE goal 10% APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk Board of Estimates APPROVED: Khalil Zaied, Director Department of Transportation

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REV PS, LLC, Assignee Plaintiff vs. JAMES C. PRICE, OZELIA C. PRICE, UNKNOWN TENANTS AND/OR UNKNOWN OWNERS, ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY OF MARYLAND, Inc. CITIMORTGAGE, Inc., and MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE CITY and All Unknown Owners of the Property described below; all Persons, all heirs, devisees, personal representatives, and executors, administrators, grantees, assigns or successors in right, title, interest, and any and all persons having or claiming to have any interest in the property and premises situate in the City of Baltimore, known as Tax Account No. 20-03-2295-036; situate in the City of Baltimore, known as 2336 Barclay Street described as Lot Size 13x90 and known as Ward 12 Section 14 Block 3823 Lot 032 on the Tax Roll of the Director of Finance. Defendants The object of this proceeding is to secure the foreclosure of all rights of redemption in the herein above described property sold, either directly or via assignment, by the Collector of Taxes for the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to the Plaintiff in the proceeding. The Complaint states, among other things, that the amounts necessary for redemption of the subject property has not been paid, although more than six (6) months from the date of the sale have expired, and more than two (2) months from the date that the first of two (2) separate pre-suit Notices of the tax sale was sent to each required interested party have expired. It is thereupon this 19th day of April, 2011, by the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland, ORDERED, that notice be given by the insertion of a copy of this Order in some newspaper having a general circulation in Baltimore City, Maryland once a week for three (3) successive weeks, on or before the 19th day of May, 2011 warning all persons interested in the Property referenced above to appear in this Court by the 19th day of June, 2011 and redeem the Property referenced herein or to answer the Complaint or thereafter a Final Decree will be entered foreclosing all rights of redemption in the property, and vesting in the Plaintiff a title, free and clear of all encumbrances. The Defendants are hereby informed of the latest date to file a written Answer or Petition to Redeem the property mentioned in the Complain described above, and that failure to file a response on or before the date specified may result in a Default Judgment foreclosing all rights of redemption in and as to the Property being rendered by this Court against them. Martin P Welch . JUDGE- Baltimore City Circuit Court 4/29, 5/6, 5/13

CITY OF BALTIMORE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF LETTING Sealed Bids or Proposals, in duplicate addressed to the Board of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and marked for TR11303 RESURFACING HIGHWAYS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS SOUTHEAST SECTOR IV will be received at the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland until 11:00 A.M. JUNE 8, 2011. Board of Estimates employees will be stationed at the Security Unit Counter just inside the Holliday Street entrance to City Hall from 10:45 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. every Wednesday to receive Bids. Positively no bids will be received after 11:00 A.M. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Estimates in Room 215, City Hall at Noon. The Contract Documents may be examined, without charge, at the Department of Public Works Service Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 N. Holliday 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 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 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 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 required. Bidders interested in utilizing the City´s Self-Insurance Program for payment and performance security for contracts not exceeding $100,000.00 may contact the Department of Finance, the Program Administrator, for eligibility requirements and premium costs. The Board of Estimates reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and/or to waive technical defects, if in its judgment, the interest of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore may so require. All contractors bidding on this Contract must first be prerequalified by the City of Baltimore Contractors Qualification Committee. Interested parties should call (410) 396-6883 or contact the Committee at Room 634, Charles L. Benton Bldg. , 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202 . If a bid is submitted by a joint venture (”JV”), then in that event, the document that established the JV shall be submitted with the bid for verification purposes. The Prequalification Category required for bidding on this project is A02602 (Bituminous Concrete Paving), and D02620 (Curbs, Gutters & Sidewalks). NOTE: On all Federal-Aid funded contracts, the Administration is requiring that Contractors have an active Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to AWARD of contract. Cost Qualification Range for this work shall be $1,000,000.00 to $5,000,000.00. A ”Pre-Bidding Information” session will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on MAY 20, 2011 at 7 East Redwood Street 10th Floor Room 1006. NOTE: THIS CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO A PERFORMANCE EVALUATON BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. The DBE goal is 14% APPROVED: Bernice H. Taylor, Clerk Board of Estimates APPROVED: Khalil Zaied, Director Department of Transportation

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