June 11, 2012
When President Barack Obama comes to Baltimore for a large fundraiser Tuesday at an Inner Harbor hotel, he'll first stop at the home of an Owings Mills developer who has kept a remarkably low profile despite having poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Democratic campaigns over the past decade. Josh E. Fidler and his wife, Genine, will host Obama for a lunch that will cost guests up to $50,000. That's more than VIPs paid to dine with the president at George Clooney's home in Los Angeles last month.
June 8, 1997
Charlotte A. Danaher, 90, bridge player, secretaryCharlotte A. Danaher, an avid bridge player and former secretary, died of cancer Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson. She was 90.Born Charlotte Zinkand in Baltimore, she graduated from high school in 1923 and was a secretary for Standard Oil Co. until her marriage four years later to Jere J. Danaher, an Air Force major who died in 1991.During World War II, she lived in Rome, N.Y., where her husband was stationed. There, she learned to play bridge and joined several card groups.
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.
February 28, 2008
Dr. Joseph McKechnie, a retired Baltimore dentist, died of cancer Monday at his Towson home. He was 84. Born and raised in Cumberland, he earned a degree at what was then Potomac College in Herndon, Va., and served during World War II in the Army, where he received training as a dental technician. After the war, he graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School, where he later taught restorative prosthodonthic dentistry. In 1952, he opened a practice in the Marylander Apartments on St. Paul Street and later had a practice in Columbia.
August 18, 1993
The bills have been paid. The refrigerator stocked. Everyone's wardrobe is in passable shape. Now, the money left over is yours, all yours to spend as you darn well please.Was that the sound of a groan? You say there is no money left after taking care of basic necessities?According to a recent article in American Demographics magazine, most Americans actually have more bucks to spend on frills than they think. The problem is managing money to make the most of it.We want to see if they're right.
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.