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  • Charles Adam Fecher

    Charles Adam Fecher
    Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Govans and Rodgers...
  • Landmark Waverly shoe repair shop closes its doors after 90 years

    Landmark Waverly shoe repair shop closes its doors after 90 years
    After 90 years of repairing shoes and other leather goods, Hack's Shoe Repair, a fixture in Waverly since 1922, will close its doors for good this week. Its owner, Frank Booker, a veteran cobbler who has owned and operated the business in the 3400...
  • Two shot in city Sunday morning

    Two shot in city Sunday morning
    Police detectives are investigating two separate shootings in North and Northeast Baltimore that occurred Sunday morning, the latest shortly before 8:30 a.m., according to a department spokesman. That latest incident occurred in the 2800 block of...
  • Pages from the Past: Typhoid fever cases increase and concern grows in 1912

    An article in the Feb. 3, 1912 edition of The Argus reported health officials are investigating the source of a typhoid fever that has stricken more in the area. With two more cases of typhoid reported, bringing the total up to 10, Health Officer West is...
  • Bernard "Bernie" Harper, city police major

    Bernard "Bernie" Harper, city police major
    Bernard "Bernie" Harper, a retired decorated Baltimore Police Department major who had commanded the Northwestern District, died Saturday of cancer at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 73. "I always considered Bernie as one of my outstanding...
  • 1908 Illinois race riot was impetus behind founding of the NAACP

    When an African-American was accused of raping a white woman and another of murdering a white locomotive engineer, Springfield, Ill., exploded into a race riot on the evening of Aug. 14, 1908. The mob grew furious when they learned that the two men had...
  • Man dies in Woodlawn after assault, Baltimore Co. police say

    Baltimore County police are investigating the stabbing death of a 23-year-old city man Wednesday night in Woodlawn. Police responded to a report of a fight at about 11:30 p.m. to the 2600 block of Purnell Drive, near Gwynns Falls Boulevard. They found...
  • Christmas on the bus in Baltimore

    Christmas on the bus in Baltimore
    As the bus rumbled through the streets of East Baltimore, Dana Seibert proudly displayed his handcrafted creation of bright green and orange paper. It read: "My homemade Christmas card to a very special mom." Seibert, a downtown resident who was taking...
  • Sister Mary Martha Geipe, educator

    Sister Mary Martha Geipe, educator
    Sister Mary Martha Geipe, a teacher, principal and pastoral minister, died of a stroke Dec. 20 at her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 88. Born Nancy Marie Geipe in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Anna...
  • Agnes E. May, homemaker

    Agnes E. May, homemaker
    Agnes E. May, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 88. A daughter of a Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. grocery store manager and a homemaker, Agnes Edith Ripple was born in...
  • Rev. Theodora J. "Dora" McLean, associate pastor and registered nurse, dies

    Rev. Theodora J. "Dora" McLean, associate pastor and registered nurse, dies
    The Rev. Theodora J. "Dora" McLean, a registered nurse who was a founder and associate pastor of Christian Unity Temple Christian Community Church, died July 22 at Sinai Hospital of complications from a stroke. The Halethorpe resident was 82. The...