May 22, 2008
Brad Ruzicka, playing the biggest game of his high school lacrosse career, hadn't registered a point. No. 7 Dulaney's senior midfielder was kept under wraps for the first 46 minutes of last night's game against Urbana for the 4A-3A championship. But Ruzicka knew it was his final high school game and how high the stakes were; he also knew that when his number was called, he would respond. "It's my last high school game, and it's a state championship. I don't know if you could ask for anything bigger than that," Ruzicka said.
February 13, 1992
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The Baltimore Skipjacks' 7-4 loss to the Binghamton Rangers last night fits an ugly pattern.A bad bounce, a debatable call and the Skipjacks are now winless in eight games (0-7-1)."I've seen strange games all year long," Baltimore coach Rob Laird said. "I can't tell you how excruciating it has been. I've had more of these games this year than in my entire [coaching] career."Down two goals in the second period, the Rangers scored five third-period goals to rally for the win.Joe Paterson scored on a two-on-one break for a 4-3 Binghamton lead at 5 minutes, 42 seconds of the third.
January 13, 2000
Bernice Petkere, 98, the "Queen of Tin Pan Alley" and composer of songs that include the Bing Crosby classic "Starlight," died Friday, a spokeswoman at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles said yesterday. Mary Lahey "Betty" Duffie, 79, who led efforts to improve treatment for mentally disabled South Carolinians, died in Columbia, S. C., on Saturday from complications of pneumonia.
September 27, 2007
On September 22, 2007, BARBARA BENNETT; devoted wife of John W. Patterson and beloved sister of Melvyn Bennett. Also survived by seven aunts; Stella Bing, Iris Jones, Teareatha Orr, Gerusha Hamlett, Viola Bing, Lauretta Laurel and Gloria Youmans; one uncle, Isaiah Orr; four stepchildren, Christopher, David, Ronald and Susan with granddaughter Maya; adopted daughter Marshell with grandson Maxwell; devoted friends; Charlotte Allen, Wanda and Charlie Cromer...
January 4, 1991
Let's try to be kind. "Sons and Daughters," the new CBS family drama that debuts at 10 tonight on WBAL-TV (Channel 11), is, well, awful.It is hard to say which is worse -- the acting or the writing.There is one real actor on-screen, Don Murray. He plays Bing Hammersmith, the patriarch of the Hammersmith family, which is at the center of this weekly drama. But Murray's work is lost in a sea of performances that register at the level of bad dinner-theater acting. The ensemble of mumbles and stumbles is led by Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
December 7, 2003
Ellen Drew, 89, who went from working in a Hollywood Boulevard ice cream parlor to appearing in movies opposite some of the biggest stars of the 1940s, died Wednesday in Palm Desert, Calif. Hired at $50 a week by Paramount Studios, Ms. Drew had small parts until her breakthrough in 1938 opposite Bing Crosby in Sing You Sinners. Her film credits included Christmas in July opposite Dick Powell, Buck Benny Rides Again with Jack Benny, If I Were King and Reaching for the Sun. She also appeared on early television shows.