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Baltimore lauds Schaefer with moment of silence

The city he loved more than anything is remembering the late Gov. William Donald Schaefer with a moment of silence.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declared a moment of silence across Baltimore at 9 a.m. Tuesday. She is urging residents, visitors and friends of the city to participate in remembering the two-term governor and four-term mayor.

Schaefer died Monday evening at age 89 after being hospitalized earlier this month with pneumonia.

Schaefer is credited with the revitalization of Baltimore, both at the harbor and in its historic neighborhoods.

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  1. I had the distinct pleasure of working with the Great Donald Schaefer in Annapolis, and, as a resident, watching him show his love for the city of Baltimore as Mayor. He was the type of Mayor who was in touch with the people. He knew every neighborhood, and thought it nothing to get out of his car and sit on the steps with you to get your views of how he was doing as Mayor. What impressed me the most was that he was not one go along with the flow, what he said, he meant, and what he meant, he said, take it, or leave it. What a great loss.

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