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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | August 25, 2006
David S. Babylon, a retired accountant who had served for many years on the Westminster Common Council and was known for his detailed knowledge of the city, died of emphysema Tuesday at his home. He was 82. With Carroll County family roots dating back for generations, Mr. Babylon was born in Westminster. He remained in his boyhood home on Willis Street until the end of his life. He was a 1941 graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, and interrupted his studies at Gettysburg College to enlist in the Army during World War II. He attained the rank of captain.
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July 21, 2012
Caroline Babylon was the recipient of the 2012 Clara Barton Award, the localAmericanRed Cross' highest volunteer honor. The award was presented last month during the 107th annual meeting of the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region. A 25-year veteran volunteer, Babylon has worked as part of the Red Cross Disaster Action Team to provide emergency shelter, food, clothing, emotional support and other aid to victims of regional disasters. Babylon has also participated in numerous national disaster responses including flooding in West Virginia, an earthquake in Los Angeles, flooding in Missouri and Illinois and was part of the response team for Hurricane Andrew.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Former Westminster city councilman and president David S. Babylon Jr. remembers going in a tuxedo to finalize a sewer project."We were doing a sewer line and were having trouble getting the right of way from this party, so the man called up one day and said we (the committee) could meet him at 5:30 or 6 in the evening," Babylon said."We all had a formal ball to go to that night, but we all met him in our tuxedos and he signed the contract right then and there. That's when he could meet us, so that's when we went."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 14, 2009
Guy Graham Babylon, a Grammy Award-winning musician and former New Windsor resident, who was a keyboardist with Elton John's band for more than 20 years, died of arrhythmia Sept. 2 at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 52. Mr. Babylon, who had been a member of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club when in high school and still enjoyed competitive swimming, was stricken while swimming and was pronounced dead later at the nearby hospital. Elton John, who was unable to attend Mr. Babylon's funeral that was held Sept.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 14, 2009
Guy Graham Babylon, a Grammy Award-winning musician and former New Windsor resident, who was a keyboardist with Elton John's band for more than 20 years, died of arrhythmia Sept. 2 at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 52. Mr. Babylon, who had been a member of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club when in high school and still enjoyed competitive swimming, was stricken while swimming and was pronounced dead later at the nearby hospital. Elton John, who was unable to attend Mr. Babylon's funeral that was held Sept.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2003
When Alexander the Great stood at the gates of Babylon in 323 B.C., the story goes, a flight of ravens fell dead at his feet. It was a bad omen, according to the soothsayers. Within two weeks the conqueror of an empire that stretched from Greece to India was dead, at age 32, of a mysterious illness. Doctors and historians have speculated for centuries about the cause of this battle-hardened warrior's death. In 1998 two University of Maryland Medical Center physicians said he probably died of typhoid, which can cause the chills, fever, abdominal pain and delirium that Alexander suffered.
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July 16, 1993
Cyclist, 13, critical after collision with carA 13-year-old Taneytown boy remained in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with injuries suffered Wednesday when his dirt bike collided with an automobile near his home.The youth, Christopher Ryan Dutterer, of the 5100 block of Babylon Road, was riding a 1984 Honda off-road dirt bike north on Babylon Road when he crashed into the side of a car at the intersection of Blacks Schoolhouse Road, state police said.
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July 5, 1994
POLICE* New Windsor: A resident of the 1200 block of Western Chapel Road told state police someone broke a rear sliding glass door and damaged the front door of her home in an apparent attempt to gain entry Thursday. The damage is estimated at $350.* Taneytown: A resident of the 5200 block of Babylon Road reported to state police someone cut a lock on his gasoline pump and stole about 62 gallons of gas.NTC
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June 5, 1996
PoliceWestminster: Valley Cab Inc. of Pikesville told police that a passenger left without paying a $20.50 fare at 7: 53 p.m. Thursday.FireWestminster: Firefighters responded at 10: 23 a.m. Monday to burning electrical wires in the first block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Units were out 14 minutes.Pleasant Valley: Firefighters responded at 8: 18 p.m. Monday to an illegal burning at Babylon Road and Zeiglers Outlet Road. Units were out one hour and 16 minutes.Pub Date: 6/05/96
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July 1, 1998
PoliceWestminster: A resident of Stacey Lee Drive reported Saturday that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and removed a cordless phone. The loss is estimated at $130.Westminster: An employee of Lone Star Steak House reported Sunday that someone removed cash from the restaurant. The loss is estimated at $178.44.Westminster: A resident of Shamrock Circle reported Monday the theft of his gold Honda Civic from the rear of Crossroads Shopping Center. The loss is estimated at $3,000.Westminster: A resident of Babylon Court reported Monday that a German shepherd puppy was taken from a pen in the back yard between 10: 30 p.m. and 11: 30 p.m. Saturday.
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By Todd Karpovich and Todd Karpovich,Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2008
Catonsville's Shamika Williams is as adept at heaving a full-court pass to a teammate who has gotten behind the opponent's defense as she is at driving through a crowded lane for a layup. Williams' versatility was the difference in the ninth-ranked Comets' 53-28 victory over Dunbar yesterday in the 22nd annual Holly & Hoops Holiday Tournament at Mount de Sales. Williams scored a game-high 15 points with 10 rebounds and five steals to help the surging Comets improve to 6-0. "We stepped it up and calmed down a little bit," said Williams, who has committed to UMBC.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | August 25, 2006
David S. Babylon, a retired accountant who had served for many years on the Westminster Common Council and was known for his detailed knowledge of the city, died of emphysema Tuesday at his home. He was 82. With Carroll County family roots dating back for generations, Mr. Babylon was born in Westminster. He remained in his boyhood home on Willis Street until the end of his life. He was a 1941 graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, and interrupted his studies at Gettysburg College to enlist in the Army during World War II. He attained the rank of captain.
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By VICTORIA A. BROWNWORTH and VICTORIA A. BROWNWORTH,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 6, 2006
Babylon and Other Stories Alix Ohlin Knopf / 288 pages / $23.00 Many writers, stalwarts like F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Cheever and Joyce Carol Oates among them, know the secret Alix Ohlin divines in her deft new collection, Babylon and Other Stories: The short story is tailor-made for the theme of alienation. Cheever, for example, defined the suburbs and their sometimes comic, mostly painful alienation; there may never be as perfect a short story about suburban life as The Country Husband.
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July 30, 2006
The Women's Club of Westminster recently presented the Carroll County Agriculture Center with two Welch Allyn brand Automated External Defibrillators (AED). The AEDs are used to resuscitate victims who experience a cardiac arrest or other heart problems. The AEDs provide voice commands to the rescuer on the proper use of the machine. The Women's Club raised $3,000 from a basket bingo in April and received several donations to pay for the AEDs, which were given in time for this week's fair, said Etta Ray Griffin, a club member.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | April 21, 2005
Thy sons that thou shalt beget, they shall be taken away and be eunuchs in the palace of the King of Babylon. Howl, ye, therefore." Howl, indeed. With opening lines like these, you can't help but be hooked on Belshazzar's Feast, a mighty work for baritone, chorus and orchestra by Sir William Walton that will be performed tomorrow at the Peabody Conservatory. It is one of two extraordinary choral works on tap this weekend. The other is Rossini's delectable Petite Messe Solennelle. Both will be conducted by Edward Polochick, who has quite a track record for igniting hot performances in our area.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2003
When Alexander the Great stood at the gates of Babylon in 323 B.C., the story goes, a flight of ravens fell dead at his feet. It was a bad omen, according to the soothsayers. Within two weeks the conqueror of an empire that stretched from Greece to India was dead, at age 32, of a mysterious illness. Doctors and historians have speculated for centuries about the cause of this battle-hardened warrior's death. In 1998 two University of Maryland Medical Center physicians said he probably died of typhoid, which can cause the chills, fever, abdominal pain and delirium that Alexander suffered.
NEWS
July 30, 2006
The Women's Club of Westminster recently presented the Carroll County Agriculture Center with two Welch Allyn brand Automated External Defibrillators (AED). The AEDs are used to resuscitate victims who experience a cardiac arrest or other heart problems. The AEDs provide voice commands to the rescuer on the proper use of the machine. The Women's Club raised $3,000 from a basket bingo in April and received several donations to pay for the AEDs, which were given in time for this week's fair, said Etta Ray Griffin, a club member.
NEWS
August 31, 1999
PoliceWestminster: A Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center employee told police Friday that someone used a shovel to dig holes in the greens. Damage was estimated at more than $5,000.Westminster: A resident of Carroll Street told police Friday that property was stolen from his vehicle. The loss was estimated at $718.FiresWestminster: Firefighters from Westminster, Pleasant Valley, Reese and Union Bridge responded at 6: 16 p.m. Sunday to a kitchen fire in the 400 block of Babylon Court.
NEWS
August 26, 2002
HER CRIME was adultery. Her punishment: death by stoning. Amina Lawal asserted her innocence: The man who fathered the 8-month-old daughter in her arms seduced her with a promise of marriage. But the high court was unmoved. The judgment would stand; the execution would take place once the mother had weaned her child. Under Hammurabi's Code of Laws (circa 1780 B.C.), Amina Lawal could not escape a death sentence. But the court that upheld this barbaric punishment didn't rule in ancient Babylon.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
The Carroll commissioners authorized a $1 million short-term loan yesterday that will allow construction to begin as soon as possible on the $4.5 million Agriculture Center in Westminster. The 60,658-square-foot facility could be ready in time for the 4-H Fair next summer if the timetable is met, officials told the commissioners yesterday. The county has approved a public works agreement for the building and is reviewing the site plan. The project will be ready to go out to bid in the next few weeks.
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