MARYLAND: Harold Be Humble

Clutching his robust, rosy-faced companion by a lapel last week, Baltimore's lame-duck Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. grunted a political watchword through the haze and hubbub of an election-night hotel room. Said Tommy: "Be humble, Harold, be as humble as you can when you say it." Nodding politely, J. (for Joseph) Harold Grady, 42, retrieved his lapel, rushed off to deliver his televised victory statement. Grady had small reason to be humble. Two months earlier, in only his second campaign, he had knocked off wily Three-Termer D'Alesandro for mayor in the Democratic primary. Last week, Grady mowed down equally seasoned...

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