Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies

As one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences, in the early 1960s, Gregory rose from an impoverished childhood in St. Louis to win a college track scholarship and become a celebrated satirist who deftly commented upon racial divisions at the dawn of the civil rights movement.

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National Sailing Hall of Fame quashes rumor of move

The National Sailing Hall of Fame sought to quell a rumor about a move to Newport, Rhode Island, on Friday.

There was a report on a Newport website, Newport Buzz, claiming the hall of fame was set to move to a Rhode Island sailing center.

That report is erroneous, said Gary Jobson, president of…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-digest-sailing-hall-20170820-story.html
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Anne Arundel County has only two Confederate monuments left

As the furor and emotion surrounding monuments to Confederate heroes or those associated with their cause, like the statue of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney removed from the State House grounds Friday, it is curious to find but two monuments in Anne Arundel County dedicated to the…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/ac-cn-waddell-owens-20170820-story.html
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Hogan announces new statewide development plan at Maryland Association of Counties conference

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new effort Saturday for a statewide plan to guide growth and development across Maryland.

The plan, Hogan said, will “finally put local planning authority back in the hands of local government, where it belongs.”

Speaking at the close of the Maryland Association of…

from Anne Arundel County – Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-hogan-maco-speech-20170819-story.html
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