- The Washington Times - Monday, January 15, 2007

BALTIMORE (AP) — Harlow Fullwood Jr., a Baltimore businessman and philanthropist, died Jan. 13 on the same day of an annual breakfast benefiting the foundation he founded. He was 66.

Mr. Fullwood died from advanced stages of diabetes at the Manor Care nursing home in Baltimore County.

A native of Asheville, N.C., Mr. Fullwood attended the Community College of Baltimore and then was a standout football player at Virginia Union University, graduating in 1977. He was inducted in 1990 into the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame. After a brief career in the National Football League with the Baltimore Colts, he joined the Baltimore Police Department and served for 23 years.

The president of Fullwood Foods, he owned a successful Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise.

He founded the Harlow Fullwood Foundation, which helped more than 500 students attend college over its 19-year history. The Fullwood Annual Recognition and Benefit Breakfast has become the largest fundraising event of its kind in Maryland.

Mr. Fullwood is survived by his wife, Elnora; a daughter, Paquita Fullwood-Stokes; and a son, Harlow.

Dora McDonald, 81, King’s secretary

ATLANTA (AP) — Dora McDonald, secretary for Martin Luther King, died Jan. 13 of complications from cancer at Emory Crawford Long Hospital, hospital spokesman Lance Skelly said. She was 81.

King entrusted his family to Miss McDonald’s care when he was in jail or traveling, and it was Miss McDonald who told Coretta Scott King that her husband had been assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.

Miss McDonald started working for the civil rights leader in 1960.

In a 1989 interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she described her role as King’s secretary at Ebenezer Baptist Church and later at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as “a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week job.”

“But there was never a time — and I can say this in all truthfulness, from the time I went to work for him until his death — that I regretted what I was doing or where I was at that moment,” she said.

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