August 18, 2004
On August 16, 2004, BEN. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. where the family will receive friends on Friday at 11:30 A.M. Services will follow at 12 noon. See www.marchfh.com
April 7, 2013
Pimlico Race Course Ben's Cat wins Mister Diz for 4th year in row Make that four years in a row for Ben's Cat in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes. The Jim Stable star from the King Leatherbury barn carried Julian Pimentel to an easy 13/4-length victory over the firm turf at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. "Four years in a row, that's quite rare," said Leatherbury, who owns, trains and bred Ben's Cat. "He is amazing. " Sent to post at odds of 2-5, Ben's Cat broke with the leaders, patiently sat off a two-horse duel, moved up and swept by without urging and spurted away.
August 6, 2000
"Ben in the World," by Doris Lessing. HarperCollins. 178 pages. $23. 'Ben in the World" is a sequel to "The Fifth Child," published in 1988. Neither the years nor the copiousness of the intervening books by the same author have loosened the linkage between these two brief novels. But it is not their protagonist, Ben Lovatt, nor any idiosyncratic authorial style that binds these works. "The Fifth Child" is a somewhat old-fashioned realistic novel, while "Ben in the World" is a fantastic, picaresque parable.
December 28, 2001
JERUSALEM - Israel's hawkish defense minister, former army Gen. Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, took over leadership of the Labor Party yesterday, giving the fractured left-of-center group a decidedly conservative tilt. The 65-year-old Ben-Eliezer, who was born in Iraq and smuggled into Israel at age 13, spent three decades in the military and is the first person born in the Arab world to hold the top position of the Labor Party, historically dominated by leaders of European origin. He takes over a party seriously weakened by Labor Prime Minister Ehud Barak's election defeat last year by Likud leader Ariel Sharon, and by internal disputes over Labor's platform and direction.
February 16, 2004
"Can you take me back?" Florence Oliver is belted tight in the back seat of the car, studying her husband's head, wondering why he can't drive facing her. The cocoon of Leisure World, the senior-citizens community where the couple lives, disappears in the rearview mirror. Florence squirms. She hates these rides. She fiddles with her seatbelt. Weeks ago, Ben Oliver predicted the hardest part of this trip would be the hour's drive from Leisure World in Silver Spring to the port in Baltimore, where they'll board a cruise ship for an 11-day voyage.
November 4, 2004
River Hill quarterback Ben Hostetler, who has broken several records while leading his team to a 9-0 season and a share of its second straight Howard County football championship, grinned sheepishly when asked about his remarkably athletic family. One of four children who have three aunts and four uncles on their father's side, he knows that being born into such a family was something he had no control over, and he seems almost embarrassed by his good fortune. Ben's older brother, Matt, played quarterback for River Hill and now plays for Brown.