February 16, 2013
Much of Friday's political-media online chatter was focused on Fox news hiring failed presidential candidate and pizza executive Herman Cain as a political analyst. But the big story that seemed to mostly sail under the radar was the embattled channel's hour-long, full-right-wing, all-out, let's-give-a-big-big-hug coronation later in the evening of Dr. Benjamin Carson, the famous neurosurgeon at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital, who made headlines for what he had to say Feb. 7 at the National Prayer Breakfast.
January 5, 2013
Carol Benjamin didn't like having the bull's-eye on her back. Competing in the seventh Maccabiah Games in 1965, she despised the pressure that came with being one of the most highly regarded athletes in fencing. And she didn't like the idea that if she didn't come away with a gold medal, she had failed to meet expectations. It was an unpleasant feeling for the then-19-year-old New York native, but it didn't stop her from finishing first and continuing her success in the sport by winning the NCAA championship in 1966.
November 24, 2012
Wedding day: Oct. 27, 2012 Her story: Marielle Alexis Newman, 27, grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y. She is a color specialist for Under Armour. Her dad, Howell Newman, works for IBM and her mother, Leona Newman, works for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. His story: Benjamin Allen Schiffman, 26, grew up in East Petersburg, Pa. He is a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Office. His dad, Jeffrey Schiffman, is the sports director at WSBA, a radio station in York, Pa. His mother, Lynne Morrison, is the executive director of Hands-on House, a children's museum in Lancaster, Pa. Their story: The couple met at University of Delaware, when Benjamin was a freshman and Marielle was a sophomore.
November 13, 2012
Friends and descendants of Benjamin Banneker gathered Nov. 10 to mark the 281st birthday of the famed African-American astronomer and mathematician who is also known for his work surveying the land that eventually became Washington, D.C. But this time the focus of the annual celebration at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella wasn't on the colonial-era African-American scientist and farmer. The honoree at Saturday's celebration was his grandmother, Molly Bannaky.
October 24, 2012
Dr. Benjamin H. Cassutto, a veterinarian and Army veteran, died Thursday of cancer at Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford, Del. The Millsboro, Del., resident was 52. The son of a minister and a Carroll County educator, Benjamin Henricus Cassutto was born in Passaic, N.J., and was raised in the Villa Nova neighborhood of Baltimore County. He was a 1978 graduate of Milford Mill High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1981 from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cassutto earned a degree from Old Dominion University in 1983 and his veterinary degree in 1989 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. He enlisted in the Army and served from 1995 to 1999 as chief of the Veterinary Resources Section, Clinical Research Laboratory.
October 3, 2012
The Boniface family of Bonita Farm in Darlington has been through a lot this year. Benjamin Boniface, 20, died when he lost control of his pickup truck on the private farm lane early one morning in June after "he failed to negotiate a curve," according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. And Deputed Testamony, their home-bred who was the oldest living Triple Crown race winner and the last Maryland-bred horse to win the Preakness, passed away at age 32 in September. But the Boniface family, like their horses, is made of hardy stock.