September 19, 2006
Lawyers for death row inmate Vernon L. Evans Jr. expect to bring into federal court this week the men and women who have participated in Maryland's previous executions to ask them what they did and how they were trained and to inquire about any past problems with the lethal injection procedures that the convicted killer is challenging. The attorneys argue that Maryland's execution protocol violates the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment, and that decades of intravenous drug use by Evans - including as recently as four years ago when he was incarcerated in a federal prison in Atlanta - have so ravaged his veins that he is at a particular risk of excruciating pain.
August 23, 2006
People on the Move Advertising Planit announced the appointments of Joe Fino as interactive director, Mark Failla to vice president of business development and Dennis Cashen as media director for the Baltimore-based marketing communications agency. Barb Clapp Advertising named Ashley Reeder to the Lutherville agency's staff as a junior account executive. DPR Group Inc., based in Germantown, said Christine Randle joined the agency as an account executive. Banking-finance The Columbia Bank named John R. Wood II group vice president, commercial banking, at the Howard County-based bank.
May 3, 2006
Advertising Creative Direct Response announced that Joanna De La Cruz, staff accountant, Toby Gohn, account executive, Marni Grimm, production manager, and Mikaela King, account executive, have joined the advertising firm's marketing department. Mission Media has chosen Jay McCutcheon as vice president of business development for the Baltimore-based advertising agency. He was formerly vice president of marketing for the Downtown Partnership. Carton Donofrio Partners Inc., the Canton-based marketing and communications firm, appointed Christopher Scharpf to senior copywriter, Christian Childs as an associate interactive designer, Sarah Slattery as project manager, and Nancy Grossman and Courtney Brody as account leaders.
June 12, 2005
Everitt Burns Smith, a retired account executive and World War II veteran, died of cancer Wednesday at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 79. Mr. Smith was born in New York City and raised in Peekskill, N.Y. He enlisted in the Army when he was 17 and studied engineering for a year. Later trained as a diesel mechanic, he was sent in 1944 to France, where he repaired and maintained trucks for Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s Red Ball Express, which supplied troops in France and at the Battle of the Bulge.
November 20, 2003
Louis A. Judges, a retired accounting executive, died Monday of stroke complications at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Towson resident was 90. Born in Salt Lake City, he earned an English degree from the University of Utah and diplomas in accounting from Strayer College of Accountancy in Washington. During World War II, he was corporate assistant secretary of the Browning Gun division of Savage Arms Corp. in Utica, N.Y. He moved to Baltimore about 55 years ago and was chairman and president of Stegman & Co., a downtown accounting firm, until his retirement in 1982.
June 28, 2003
Mildred Rosado is fed up with telephone sales callers. They call her during dinner, when she's trying to spend time with her family and even when she's getting ready for work. "Telemarketers are driving me crazy," said Rosado, a health information specialist at Mercy Medical Center. So, when she heard about a new federal registry that promises to spare her from most pesky sales calls, she went right to the computer to sign up. But an army of other frustrated Americans had the same idea and, after three attempts yesterday, Rosado still hadn't made it to the Web site.