February 15, 1994
Before she became a member of the City Council, The Sun recognized Baltimore's self-designated advocate and helper for the homeless, poor and infirm, Bea Gaddy, as Marylander of the Year. "Miss Bea is the kind of person she helps. She has been homeless in New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal, jobless and hopeless in Baltimore, rooting in garbage cans to feed five children. The help she desperately wanted then, she provide4s today. Others preach the Golden Rule; Bea Gaddy lives it."