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January 25, 2004
On January 13, 2004 WILLIAM A. GRACIE M.D., AGE 78, of Ann Arbor. Beloved husband of 54 years to Phyllis Anne, dear father of William H. Gracie, Julie (Tim) Mosely, Anne Gracie Harloff, loving grandfather of Morgan Harloff, Mason Harloff, MaLcolm Moseley and Chase Gracie, dear brother of Betty Lee Wilson. Also survived by his niece Amanda Ruthenberg. Dr. Gracie graduated from Gilman School for Boys in Baltimore, MD and Princeton University in 1947. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. After Princeton Dr. Gracie served in the Army during WWII as a member of the 53rd Regiment.
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March 7, 2014
Why would The Sun wish to keep safety lower than could be the case with artificially-low posted limits on the safest types of roads, the interstates and equivalent freeways, when the number of fatalities on those roads averages one per year ( "Sixty-five (still) saves lives," March 4)? The Sun must be in the financial pocket of the groups that make money from speed traps on safe roads where the posted limits are set far below the 85th percentile speeds of free-flowing traffic under good conditions.
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March 7, 2007
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan women's basketball coach Cheryl Burnett retired yesterday, ending a lackluster stint with the Wolverines after helping Southwest Missouri State become a power. Burnett was 35-83 overall and 10-54 in the Big Ten over four seasons at Michigan. The Wolverines were 10-20 overall and 3-13 in the conference last season, finishing 10th. Michigan's best year under Burnett was its first, when the team was 14-17 during the 2003-04 season. She was 319-136 and coached in 10 NCAA tournaments before she was hired at Michigan.
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By Katherine Dunn | February 21, 2014
When Michigan's women's lacrosse team takes the field for its first game Saturday at Villanova, coach Jenny Ulehla will have prepared for the moment for 900 days. That's how long it will have been since the former Maryland All-American was hired to build a Division I women's program in Ann Arbor. “Obviously, from the very first day I got this job, this was the moment that I was waiting for,” Ulehla said. “I'm incredibly excited and just really happy to be able to see these kids put on the Michigan jersey.” Michigan is one of three programs to add Division I women's lacrosse this season along with Colorado and Elon and it is the latest in a growing list of universities with major athletics programs to commit to the sport, following such examples as Northwestern, Florida and Southern California.
NEWS
May 13, 2005
On May 11, 2005, ELAINE ALICE WALKER WOODRUFF, age 96, died at Glenside Nursing Home in Westfield, NJ following pneumonia. Elaine was born February 4, 1909, in Greenville, MI to Craig and Mildred Walker. She graduated from Greenville High School in 1927. She attended Johns Hopkins University's Summer Program after high school women were prohibited during the school year. She continued with her education at Central Michigan State College until her father died suddenly and her studies were cut short by the Depression.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | August 2, 1993
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Clutching a baby doll named Brie and a new suitcase containing her favorite "Winnie the Pooh" tape, 2-year-old Jessica DeBoer was scheduled to say goodbye today to the little house in Ann Arbor and leave behind Jan and Roberta DeBoer, who have raised her since she was days old.Today, a court-appointed intermediary was to surrender Jessica to her biological parents, Dan and Cara Schmidt of Blairstown, Iowa. The Schmidts have battled to get her back since she was weeks old.Jessica had been told she is going to Iowa, but she didn't learn until yesterday that she would leave today, said Suellyn Scarnecchia, the DeBoers' attorney.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2001
Michael Phelps and nearly 800 other swimmers will compete this weekend in the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Long Course Invitational, his final competition before next month's world championships in Fukuoka, Japan. The NBAC meet, at the Meadowbrook Swim Club, will run tomorrow through Monday. It will be Phelps' final meet as a 15-year-old. The youngest U.S. male Olympian since 1932, he set a world record in the 200-meter butterfly in March, and last week became the first sophomore to win The Sun's Athlete of the Year high school award.
NEWS
December 17, 1990
Graveside services for Henry Clay Linstid Jr., a retired Bendix Corp. manager, will be at noon today at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.Mr. Linstid, who was 69, died Friday at his home in New Market, Va., after a long illness. He had retired in 1986 as corporate manager of the Bendix data center in Ann Arbor, Mich.Born in Baltimore, Mr. Linstid went to work for Bendix after his 1939 graduation from City College. He later attended night classes and graduated from the Baltimore College of Commerce.
NEWS
December 17, 1990
Henry Clay Linstid Jr., 69, a retired Bendix Corp. manager, died Friday at his home in New Market, Va., after a long illness.Graveside services were being held today today at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.Mr. Linstid retired in 1986 as corporate manager of the Bendix data center in Ann Arbor, Mich.Born in Baltimore, he went to work for Bendix after his 1939 graduation from City College. He later attended night classes and graduated from the Baltimore College of Commerce.
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By Steve Kornacki and Steve Kornacki,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 5, 1995
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The official statement said that Gary Moeller resigned yesterday as football coach at the University of Michigan.4 But he actually had little choice in the matter.There was no way school president James Duderstadt and athletic director Joe Roberson were going to allow him to return after his widely publicized arrest last Friday in Southfield, Mich.When Roberson was asked how he and Duderstadt reached the conclusion that Moeller was through, he said, "We didn't; I did."Moeller had been in Ohio since Big Ten meetings ended Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., and drove north Wednesday to meet with Roberson at an Ann Arbor hotel.
NEWS
February 12, 2014
Your editorial on a recent report by the National Registry of Exonerations was interesting and informative ( "Guilty until proven innocent," Feb. 5). I write, however, to correct one error. You describe the record number of exonerations reported by the registry in 2013 and add that "the term [exoneration] is used loosely. Overturned convictions may have little to do with the establishment of actual innocence and more to do with the discovery of mistakes or misdeeds in the legal proceedings.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
Evan Smotrycz spent Thanksgiving Day with Maryland teammate Nick Faust and his family in Harford County. What stood out for Smotrycz was not the traditional food Lisa Faust served, but the "special" chocolate cake she sent back with him him to College Park. "It was like triple chocolate - it had chocolate frosting, chocolate chips and chocolate ice cream,” Smotrycz said Friday after the Terps dispatched Morgan State, 89-62, at Comcast Center. "I'm going to have some tonight.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
The long wait for Maryland junior forward Evan Smotrycz ended with mixed emotions. Smotrycz, who played in his first game since transferring from Michigan two summers ago, was disappointed in the way the Terps came out against No. 18 Connecticut Friday at the Barclays Center, but pleased by the manner in which they fought back from a 17-point deficit and gave themselves a chance to win. Though a 78-77 defeat took away any personal satisfaction Smotrycz...
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Johns Hopkins has released its schedule for the 2014 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Blue Jays, who went 9-5 last year and failed to qualify for their 42nd straight NCAA tournament. 10: The 10-goal benchmark was critical for Johns Hopkins in 2012. When scoring 10 goals or more, the team was 7-1. When held to fewer than 10 goals, the Jays went 2-4. 9: The program has captured nine NCAA championships, but the Blue Jays have not brought home a title since 2007.
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By Jon Fogg, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team will open the season with a pair of home games, hosting Ohio State in its only pre-noon start of the season Feb. 9 before Towson comes to Homewood Field on Feb. 15. The Blue Jays are coming off a season in which the program failed to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1971, the year the event debuted as an eight-team tourney. Hopkins will play five other teams that made the tournament last season, including four in a five-game stretch with home contests against national runner-up Syracuse (March 15)
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
For most of Mark Turgeon's first two seasons at Maryland, the focus has been on the lack of a true point guard and the problems he and the Terps have encountered as a result. As the third-year coach gets his team ready for the start of the 2013-14 season in a little less than a month, the focus has changed. It has gone from the perimeter to the paint, from point guard to center. Despite the departure of Alex Len to the NBA after his sophomore year, Turgeon said Tuesday that he is leaning toward again using a traditional back-to-the-basket big man rather than being part of a trend to, as they say, go small.
NEWS
By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau | July 31, 1993
WASHINGTON -- With two justices voicing deep anguish over a dispute that touches "raw nerves," the Supreme Court refused yesterday to get involved in two couples' emotional wrangle over who gets to raise a little girl.By a vote of 6-2, the court allowed Michigan courts to send 2-year-old Jessica DeBoer to Iowa to live -- for the first time since birth -- with her natural parents. The child must be in Blairstown, Iowa, by Monday.An Ann Arbor couple who got the child as a newborn infant after the mother gave her up have been caring for Jessica since.
NEWS
December 12, 2000
James Hamilton Owens Jr., 86, aeronautical engineer James Hamilton Owens Jr., a retired aeronautical engineer who worked on the design of Memorial Stadium, died of a stroke Sunday at Heartland Health Care Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was 86 and had lived in Ann Arbor since 1962. He retired about 15 years ago from Bendix Aerospace in Ann Arbor, where he was a structures engineer. He had worked for Glenn L. Martin Co., aircraft manufacturer in Middle River. He was the son of Hamilton Owens, editor in chief of The Sun and The Evening Sun, who died in 1967.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 4, 2013
Ceramic artist Brian Beckenheimer admits that after owning As the Wheel Turns, a store in Harborplace for 27 years, and doing art shows for 34 years, "I was totally burned out. " He sold his house in Owings Mills last year and took the year off, moving to Arizona to be with his grown daughter, a hairstylist, and doing no pottery. Eight months later, he reconsidered. "I just got so bored with doing nothing," said Beckenheimer, 57, who now lives in Mount Washington and rents studio space with several kilns in a Woodberry-area warehouse that also houses several cabinetmakers and an architectural model maker.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
Joe Datsko was an admitted workaholic for the first 25 years of a 47-year career as a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Michigan. Datsko likes to say that until he was in his early 50s "most of my exercise was writing on a blackboard. " That changed in the early 1970s when the younger of Datsko's two sons - he also has three daughters - was invited to the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials in cycling. Robert Datsko, who was in high school at the time, failed to secure one of the 12 spots, finishing in the top third of the 66-person field.
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