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Apr 25, 2011

Baltimore may honor Schaefer with day of service

The president of Baltimore’s City Council is calling for an annual day of service in honor of former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer, who died last week. City Council President Bernard C. Young is planning to introduce a resolution calling for Schaefer’s birthday, November 2, to become a citywide day of service. Young says the […]

Apr 25, 2011

Residents honor former Gov. Schaefer in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland residents are honoring the memory of former Gov. William Donald Schaefer in Annapolis. Schaefer’s casket was carried into the State House on Monday morning for a public viewing. He will lie in repose from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jackie Scruggs, of Annapolis, was one of the first people in line. The […]

Apr 24, 2011

William Donald Schaefer rites likely to snarl downtown traffic this week

Downtown traffic patterns will be complex this week as the cortege of former Gov. William Donald Schaefer passes through city neighborhoods for a final tipping of the wings Monday followed by Schaefer’s funeral on Wednesday. The city’s Department of Transportation said the following streets will be closed on Monday: -Saratoga Street between Gay and Holliday […]

Apr 22, 2011

The Daily Record News Quiz – Week of April 18-22

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this new interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

Apr 21, 2011

Schaefer funeral, Baltimore tour plans finalized

ANNAPOLIS — William Donald Schaefer will take one last tour of Baltimore next week. The former Mayor of Baltimore and Maryland governor, who died Monday, will be shuttled in a motorcade from his boyhood home in West Baltimore to another dozen Baltimore landmarks before lying in repose at Baltimore’s City Hall Monday night and Tuesday, […]

Apr 21, 2011

Week in review: 4/22/11

Baltimore, state mourn Schaefer William Donald Schaefer, Baltimore’s former mayor and Maryland’s former governor and comptroller, died Monday at 89. He will lie in repose Monday at the State House in Annapolis and Tuesday at Baltimore City Hall. His funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, with […]

Apr 21, 2011

C. Fraser Smith: Winnie and Willy Don

Everything William Donald Schaefer learned about being mayor he learned from Winston Churchill. Well, not everything. Schaefer learned much of what he knew about City Hall from his predecessors: Thomas A. D’Alesandro — Old Tommy — and Old Tommy’s son, Young Tommy. And Theodore R. McKeldin. And Schaefer learned what it took to be mayor […]

Apr 21, 2011

Editorial: The legacy of William Donald Schaefer

The adjectives have flowed freely following the death of William Donald Schaefer: mercurial, demanding, indomitable, irascible, autocratic, quirky, impatient, impossible, insufferable, inspiring, extraordinary. Each is accurate and yet each is incomplete because each shows only one facet of an extraordinarily complex person. Even all of the adjectives combined don’t paint a complete picture of t[...]

Apr 20, 2011

Jody Landers officially announces run for Baltimore mayor

Saying he wants to reduce property taxes, fight crime and eliminate vacant dwellings in Baltimore, Joseph T. “Jody” Landers III threw his hat into the ring for mayor on Wednesday before nearly 75 supporters in Lauraville. Landers, a Democrat who last week resigned as executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, said […]

Apr 20, 2011

Mikulski, Mfume, aides to eulogize Schaefer

ANNAPOLIS — Political bigwigs and close personal friends plan to eulogize William Donald Schaefer at his funeral next week. U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and long-time aide Lainy Lebow-Sachs — who held Schaefer’s hand as he died — are scheduled to eulogize the former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor at his […]

Apr 20, 2011

Remembering William Donald Schaefer

Much has been written about William Donald Schaefer since his death Monday. Here are some stories and blog posts on Baltimore’s former mayor and Maryland’s former governor and comptroller that, if you haven’t already seen, would be worth your time. Esquire Magazine has posted Richard Ben Cramer’s classic profile of then Mayor Schaefer, published in […]

Apr 19, 2011

William Donald Schaefer saluted at his landmarks

Baltimoreans and tourists alike paid tribute to William Donald Schaefer on Tuesday as they visited city landmarks that reflected his influence. The former city councilman, mayor, comptroller and governor died Monday at the age of 89. Those who remembered his impact recalled Schaefer and his legacy, including the Inner Harbor and promenade, as well as […]

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