April 1, 2011
A man whose car killed two people in 2009 on a section of highway known for drag racing was found guilty Friday of two counts of manslaughter. Donneil Raeburn, 27, who was injured in the crash of his Chevrolet Impala in the early hours of June 21, 2009, when it rammed into the two pedestrians and another car as it raced west on Interstate 70, could receive a maximum of 20 years in prison at sentencing. Baltimore County Circuit Judge Patrick Cavanaugh, who presided over Raeburn's bench trial, did not schedule a sentencing date pending arrangements for a pre-sentence investigation of the defendant, who remains in custody with no bail set. The judge also found Raeburn guilty of several lesser charges, including reckless driving, failure to control his speed and driving under the influence of alcohol.
October 23, 2005
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Monticello, Mount Vernon, Hyde Park, east Bakersfield. That last one might be short on pillars and porticoes, but it's good for twice as many presidents as each of the others. For about three months in 1949, an oil-field equipment salesman named George Bush lived on a quiet street in east Bakersfield with his pregnant wife, Barbara, and their 3-year-old son, also named George. Last month, Kern County officials approved the transformation of the family's modest rental - a two-bedroom white frame house in a neighborhood now heavily Latino - into a museum.
February 13, 2006
No specific precautions against the bird flu virus are being taken at the Winter Olympics after a strain of the virus was detected in the south of Italy. Games organizers said yesterday they would follow the lead of regional health authorities in Piedmont, where the Games are being held. "It's up to them to decide if any precautionary measures must be put in place," said Giuseppe Gattino, spokesman for the Torino Organizing Committee. "They will let us know if they want us to give specific information to the athletes.
April 17, 1995
THIS DATE IN HISTORY: APRIL 17In 1790, American statesman, author and inventor Benjamin Franklin died in Philadelphia at 84.In 1961, about 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro.In 1964, Ford Motor Co. unveiled its Mustang model.In 1969, a jury in Los Angeles convicted Sirhan Sirhan of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (Sirhan's death sentence was reduced to life in prison after California's death penalty was overturned.
April 3, 2003
Moves Baseball COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE: Suspended Phillies manager Larry Bowa one game and fined him for inciting benches to clear during spring training game; Bowa has appealed and will have a hearing Tuesday. ANGELS: Claimed P Elio Serrano off waivers from Rockies. Designated P Mark Lukasiewicz for assignment. BREWERS: Named Sarah Harris VP and general counsel. DEVIL RAYS: Signed 2B Damion Easley. Optioned 2B Brent Abernathy to Triple-A Durham. Sent OF George Lombard outright to Durham and P Hans Smith outright to Double-A Orlando.
August 3, 2008
Congratulations to our readers who identified the people in last issue's photo correctly. In the photo, Coretta Scott King (fifth from right) leads a "March on Memphis" on April 9, 1968, five days after the assassination of her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Her daughter Yolanda and sons, Martin III and Dexter, are to the left of her. To her immediate right are Ralph Abernathy, King's successor in the civil rights movement, and former Atlanta Mayor...
January 5, 2003
Three of five Honda vehicles reported stolen from within a two-mile radius of Long Reach on Dec. 23 were recovered by Friday, Howard County police said. Honda Accords were taken from the 5500 block of Phelps Luck Drive, the 6000 block of Majors Lane and the 8900 block of Tamar Drive. A Honda Civic was taken from the 8600 block of Hayshed Lane. Another Honda was taken from the 8500 block of Black Star Circle. Sherry Llewellyn, a police spokeswoman, said the auto-theft division is investigating.
October 28, 2003
On October 26, 2003 SAMUEL REDING, beloved husband of Rose Reding (nee Shocket); beloved father of Sharon and Brock Abernathy, Sherri and Rob Marder, Robin and Bill Hall and Andrea and Fred Weiss; beloved brother of Belle Nelson and the late Morris, Ben, Nathan, Eva, Gershon, Henry and Raymond Reding; loving grandfather of Stacy and Dan Wentland, Darren Hess, Don and Ruthanne Scott and Lauren Hardy; loving great-grandfather of Chris Hardy. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC., 8900 Reisterstown Rd at Mt. Wilson Ln, on Tuesday October 28 at 11 a.m. Interment Hebrew Young Men, 5800 Windsor Mill Rd. In lieu of flowers, contributions to American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St, (21201)
April 1, 2004
BETTY MEYERS Mc CUNE, 79, of St. Albans, WV, passed away at home on Friday, March 5, 2004. She is survived by three daughters, Brenda S. Griffon of Sardis, OH, Beverly A. "Bunny" Vance and husband Gary of St. Albans, WV, Barbara J. Abernathy and husband Dennis of Charleston, WV. She has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are niece Anna Bond and two nephews Freddy Bertolini and Albert Bertolini. In accordance with Betty's wishes, her body was donated to the Human Gift Registry at WVU. Memorial Service will be 11 A.M. Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, Hurricane, WV with Pastor Jerry Kliner officiating.