June 1, 2013
Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter, a retired Baltimore dentist and World War II veteran, died Monday at his Timonium home from complications of a fall. He was 87. Vernon Francis Ottenritter was born in Baltimore and raised on Springfield Avenue in the city's Pen Lucy neighborhood. After graduating from City College in 1943, he enlisted in the Air Force. The flight officer was discharged in 1945. His decorations included the American Theater Ribbon, Victory Ribbon, World War II and the Good Conduct Medal.
June 3, 2005
George W. Goschen, a Catonsville insurance executive and home restorer, died of colon cancer May 26 at his Arbutus home. He was 77. Mr. Goschen was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1945 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington and, after serving in the Army for 18 months, enrolled at the Baltimore College of Commerce, where he earned a business degree in 1951. After working briefly as an accountant, he went to work in the insurance industry. In 1954, he founded Baltimore County Insurance Agency Inc. in Catonsville, which he ran until his death.
June 12, 1991
Carroll County Sun bowling columnist Don Vitek has been chosen by the Maryland Bowling Writers Association as Writer of the Year, an award sponsored by the Maryland State Women's Bowling Association.Vitek also won first- and second-place honors in both the senior and column categories. The column award was sponsored by the Frederick Women's 600 Club and the Senior awards category was sponsored by Greater Baltimore Bowling Association.All awards were announced at the Maryland Bowling Writers Association's annual meeting June 9.
October 5, 2003
The 24th annual Butchers Hill house tour is scheduled next week, with the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood association opening 12 historic homes to the public. The Baltimore neighborhood is north of Fells Point and Canton. The event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $15 the day of the tour and $12 in advance. For more information, log on to www.butchershill.org or call Anne Belcher at 410-675-2795 or Sue Noonan at 410-522-6773.
December 13, 1991
Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, was named "Port Leader of the Year" by the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce for her efforts to improve the Port of Baltimore.Bentley received the award in ceremonies in Baltimore yesterday. She previously had won the award in 1974 when she was chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission.Noting the progress the port has seen this year, including the addition of several new shipping lines, the congresswoman said she believed 1992 would offer opportunities to strengthen the port's position in the Middle Atlantic and strengthen a sagging economy.
June 1, 1998
The Maryland Association of Private Career Schools has awarded Russell Warehime, a Francis Scott Key High School senior, a $1,000 scholarship from the TESST Technology Institute in Baltimore.The association's Scholarship Program Awards offer scholarships to students wishing to attend a career school.Warehime plans to study design and drafting technology.Recipients are chosen on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership qualities and recommendations from school personnel.
December 20, 1992
Sapna Patel, a student at the American University in Washington, has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $24,000. She has also been chosen to participate in the School of Public Affairs' Leadership Program.*The University of Baltimore Alumni Association honored Bailey A. Thomas, McCormick Company president and chief executive officer; Adrian Teel, Maryland Port Administration executive director, and Ali Asghar Alemi, the U.S. EPA and Maryland Overseas Visitors Coordinator, as its Alumni of the Year.
April 11, 1999
Baltimore County's ZIP code 21244 stretches from the bustling Beltway to rolling hills and farms along the Patapsco River and Brice Run, but its population is clustered in the older neighborhoods that flank Interstate 695.Something else is clustered in those west-side neighborhoods: group homes serving a statewide population of troubled teens and disabled adults. ZIP code 21244 includes 63 state-licensed group homes, the highest concentration of such facilities in the state.More than a quarter of Maryland's 1,300 group homes are in Baltimore County, according to state licensing records.
April 7, 2000
Members of the city's Board of Estimates chastised Baltimore Development Corp. over an agreement to pay a downtown real estate developer more than double the standard real estate commission for selling a city property. The five-member estimates board agreed Wednesday to pay Otis Warren/Svatos Real Estate Resources $46,063 for its work in selling 7 acres at Seton Business Park to the Baltimore Association of Retarded Citizens (BARC). City Solicitor Thurman Zollicoffer challenged the payment because BDC agreed to pay the commission on the asking price of the property rather than on the sale price.
July 2, 1995
From The Sun July 2-8, 1845* July 5: It was indeed a glorious Fourth of July! What a lovely morning greeted the anxious gaze of tens of thousands in our own fair city.* July 8: Yesterday afternoon two women wearing sun bonnets visited the store of Mr. David E. Smith, North Gay Street. After they were gone three items were missing, which it is supposed were taken by them.From The Sun July 2-8, 1895* July 3: Denton, Md., July 2 -- Tonight at 11 o'clock Marshall E. Price, the condemned murderer of Sallie Dean, was taken from the Denton jail by a number of masked men and hanged to a tree.