December 3, 2009
A prosecutor and a Towson lawyer, both veterans at their jobs, will be sworn in as Baltimore County Circuit judges before the end of the year. S. Ann Brobst, an assistant state's attorney for the county since 1979, and John J. Nagle III, a longtime partner in a Towson law firm, will replace two retiring judges on the bench, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office announced Wednesday. "Ann Brobst has been an outstanding prosecutor, helping to protect her neighbors in Baltimore County," O'Malley said in a statement issued by his office.
March 6, 2009
He helped the Independent Counsel investigate President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky affair and, as a federal prosecutor, headed a team looking into a multimillion-dollar international bank fraud scheme. As a defense attorney, he successfully represented a professional basketball player accused of fraud, an FBI agent who shot an unarmed man, a corporate executive accused of bilking his company out of $1 million, and a state campaign treasurer charged with theft and violations of election laws.
February 6, 2009
John Charles Schmidt, a retired writer and editor who had worked for The Sunday Sun and Baltimore Magazine, died Saturday of pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 80. Born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton, Mr. Schmidt was a 1946 graduate of City College. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1950. In 1974, he earned a master's degree in library science from Hopkins. He began working for WMAR-TV before joining the Army in 1950. After attending the Army's intelligence and information schools, he was assigned to Seoul, South Korea, where he was a radio announcer and writer for Armed Forces Radio.
October 5, 2008
Advertising * Fastspot announced the appointments of Kim Koenig as project manager and Zach Waugh as a programmer and developer for the Baltimore-based interactive design agency. * Imre Communications named Jay Selway and Lisa Mendelow to the staff of the local advertising agency as associate art directors. They are responsible for managing design efforts, brands and campaign strategy execution. * Carton Donofrio Partners Inc. appointed Casey Boccia a senior copywriter and Jennifer Grow as a marketing program coordinator at the Baltimore-based marketing communications agency.
August 3, 2008
Makeda Crane Makeda Crane is a native New Yorker who has made Baltimore her home for the past 10 years. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Crane is also a published spoken-word artist and writer who works in The Sun's editorial department. For this issue of UniSun, she updates us on Devon Brown, a student of the Boys of Baraka school in Kenya. See Page 14. Harold T. Fisher A former anchor for WBFF-TV's Fox 45 Morning News, Harold T. Fisher is a freelance reporter for WHUR-FM in Washington.
April 24, 2008
Tyeisha C. Jones is the new director of Autism & Related Services for the League for People with Disabilities. Jones will coordinate therapeutic integration, individual support, family support and respite services for the league's autism services. She has worked for more than eight years in case management for Baltimore-area service agencies, including for ARC of Baltimore and Service Coordination Inc. Jones has her master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and bachelor's degree in applied psychology from Coppin State University.