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By Joe Nawrozki and C. Fraser Smith and Joe Nawrozki and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2001
Jeanne Blackistone Mandel, whose love affair with former Gov. Marvin Mandel sparked one of the most dramatic chapters in Maryland political history, died Saturday from heart failure at her Annapolis home. She was 64. Known her entire life as a strong-willed woman, she waged in the final years of her life a battle against Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal neuromuscular disorder. "She fought the entire time that she was ill," said son Philip H. Dorsey III of Leonardtown. "Her doctors were amazed with the way she fought."
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June 13, 2007
MARIE BLACKISTON, long term volunteer at Mercy Hospital, died on Friday, June 8, 2007. She was a member of the Legion, of Mary, Catholic Daughters of America, The Blessed Virgin Sodality and the Knights of St. John at St. Puis V Church. Also a member of the Choir. Marie will be buried from St. Peter Claver Chruch at 9 A.M. on Thursday, June 14. Marie lived at Basiclia Place for years. She was employed by the Good Shepard Sisters,m who are her survivors.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 17, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Mick Blackistone, executive director of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland, has been laid off as a full-time lobbyist in yet another sign of the boating industry's foundering economic fortunes.Under an agreement with the association's executive board, the 44-year-old Annapolis resident will continue on a part-time basis and will retain the title of executive director, however.John Burgreen, owner of Annapolis Yacht Sales and the board's chairman, said that the association was simply unable to pay Mr. Blackistone's salary because of the economic downturn.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
Luther G. Blackiston Jr., an attorney whose career at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau spanned 34 years, was found dead of an apparent heart attack Jan. 18 at his Fallston home. He was 58. Born in Crumpton on the Eastern Shore, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's College in Annapolis and started work at the Legal Aid Bureau before his graduation from the University of Maryland School of Law. He was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1972. Part of the senior management team for Legal Aid, he served as its director of law and technology and was considered an expert in elder law. Colleagues said he used technology to help deliver legal services to the needy.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | November 5, 1990
There was a time, not long ago, when the creatures of the Chesapeake Bay decided they'd had it. They were fed up with the pollution, the chemicals, the runoff, the poison. And so, one night, they picked up and left.Eventually, the fish came back in "The Day They Left The Bay," the award-winning children's tale written by Annapolis maritime advocate Mick Blackistone.But when schoolchildren ask the author, "Will the fish come back?" he tells it like he sees it. It depends, he says, on them.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | October 16, 1990
Sunny weather and a love of the water drew thousands to the Annapolis boat shows over the last two weekends.And to the surprise of some in the marine industry, many visitors did more than just look.Dealers and suppliers left the shows with either solid leads on sales or actual sales. Exhibitors at the 21st annual U.S. Sailboat Show the weekend of Oct. 5 appeared to have fared better than powerboat exhibitors last weekend.Many in the industry had predicted less fruitful shows at a time when consumers are holding on to their recreational dollars.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | July 26, 1991
Fourteen years ago, Mick Blackistone and other boating enthusiasts set out to stop an avalanche of new regulations and taxes they feared would bury marine businesses.Rounding up support from boat dealers, sailmakers and marina operators, they revived the dormant Marine Trades Association of Maryland. Since then, the Annapolis-based group has increased its budget from $2,000 to about $150,000, peaked at 500members in the mid-1980s, pushed through 13 new laws to protect the industry and worked to stop others deemed harmful to boating business.
NEWS
June 3, 1991
Boating enthusiasts who hope to repeal a federal luxury tax on new boats have formed a non-affiliated political action committee, the first for the struggling industry.Mick Blackistone, director of the Annapolis-based Marine Trades Association of Maryland, has enlisted 30 state marine trades associations and boat manufacturers and dealersto help overturn a 10 percent tax on new boats costing more than $100,000.The tax, part of a five-year federal deficit-reduction package, already has cost the state jobs, businesses and income generated by sales and income tax, said Blackistone, the Save Jobs in Boating PAC's volunteer chairman.
NEWS
June 11, 1991
Tax law is not a rifle; it's a shotgun and a rather crude one at that. One of the latest examples is the 10 percent "luxury tax" the federal government has imposed on the price over $100,000 for boats and yachts. This was supposed to make the tax code more progressive -- to soak the rich and give a break to Middle America. Instead, it has been another body blow to an industry reeling from recession, and the major sufferers have been boat builders, boat distributors and their workers.Mick Blackistone, executive director of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland, estimates that boat sales are off 60 percent in this state and employment is down 40 percent.
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | January 30, 1995
A city police officer whose arm bumped into a vehicle he had pulled over accidentally shot a robbery suspect Saturday night, a police spokesman said yesterday.The bullet fired by Officer Chris Blackistone, 24, grazed the back of the head of James White, 26, of the 1700 block of E. 28th St.Mr. White was taken to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was treated for a superficial wound and released into police custody, police spokesman Sam Ringgold said.Two other men in the vehicle also were arrested: Dewayne Goodwin, 22, of the 1800 block of Whitmore Ave. and Terrance Johnson, 28, of the 4800 block of Carmine Ave.Officers said they stopped the 1990 Nissan Pathfinder because its description matched that given for the getaway vehicle in an armed robbery at Lombard and Monroe streets.
NEWS
July 9, 2004
On June 24, 2004, PAUL K. BLACKISTON, JR.; beloved husband of Coralyn Debelius Blackiston; devoted father of Paul K. Blackiston, 3rd; devoted father-in-law of Bonnie Blackiston; devoted grandfather of Christoher and Paul Alkire; devoted brother of Charlotte Myllo and Doris Lee. A Memorial Service will be held at Govan Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, July 10 at 11 A.M. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to Govans Presbyterian Church or the American Heart Association. Arrangements by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.
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By Joe Nawrozki and C. Fraser Smith and Joe Nawrozki and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2001
Jeanne Blackistone Mandel, whose love affair with former Gov. Marvin Mandel sparked one of the most dramatic chapters in Maryland political history, died Saturday from heart failure at her Annapolis home. She was 64. Known her entire life as a strong-willed woman, she waged in the final years of her life a battle against Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal neuromuscular disorder. "She fought the entire time that she was ill," said son Philip H. Dorsey III of Leonardtown. "Her doctors were amazed with the way she fought."
NEWS
By From Staff Reports | January 30, 1995
A city police officer whose arm bumped into a vehicle he had pulled over accidentally shot a robbery suspect Saturday night, a police spokesman said yesterday.The bullet fired by Officer Chris Blackistone, 24, grazed the back of the head of James White, 26, of the 1700 block of E. 28th St.Mr. White was taken to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was treated for a superficial wound and released into police custody, police spokesman Sam Ringgold said.Two other men in the vehicle also were arrested: Dewayne Goodwin, 22, of the 1800 block of Whitmore Ave. and Terrance Johnson, 28, of the 4800 block of Carmine Ave.Officers said they stopped the 1990 Nissan Pathfinder because its description matched that given for the getaway vehicle in an armed robbery at Lombard and Monroe streets.
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | December 9, 1991
An Annapolis-based marine trades group is preparing to fend off whatthe group views as further blows to a depressed industry during a tough upcoming legislative session.The Marine Trades Association ofMaryland has spent the past few months reorganizing to shore up declining membership and to rehire its former executive director and chief lobbyist.The group has retained Mick Blackistone, an Annapolis boating advocate who helped revive the association 14 years ago and who then became a driving force behind the group's lobbying efforts.
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | July 26, 1991
Fourteen years ago, Mick Blackistone and other boating enthusiasts set out to stop an avalanche of new regulations and taxes they feared would bury marine businesses.Rounding up support from boat dealers, sailmakers and marina operators, they revived the dormant Marine Trades Association of Maryland. Since then, the Annapolis-based group has increased its budget from $2,000 to about $150,000, peaked at 500members in the mid-1980s, pushed through 13 new laws to protect the industry and worked to stop others deemed harmful to boating business.
BUSINESS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 17, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Mick Blackistone, executive director of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland, has been laid off as a full-time lobbyist in yet another sign of the boating industry's foundering economic fortunes.Under an agreement with the association's executive board, the 44-year-old Annapolis resident will continue on a part-time basis and will retain the title of executive director, however.John Burgreen, owner of Annapolis Yacht Sales and the board's chairman, said that the association was simply unable to pay Mr. Blackistone's salary because of the economic downturn.
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | December 9, 1991
An Annapolis-based marine trades group is preparing to fend off whatthe group views as further blows to a depressed industry during a tough upcoming legislative session.The Marine Trades Association ofMaryland has spent the past few months reorganizing to shore up declining membership and to rehire its former executive director and chief lobbyist.The group has retained Mick Blackistone, an Annapolis boating advocate who helped revive the association 14 years ago and who then became a driving force behind the group's lobbying efforts.
NEWS
By Stacey Evers and Stacey Evers,States News Service | May 28, 1991
WASHINGTON -- To combat what they say was an attack by Congress on a defenseless industry, boat users, manufacturers and dealers are forming a federal political action committee to fight back."
NEWS
June 11, 1991
Tax law is not a rifle; it's a shotgun and a rather crude one at that. One of the latest examples is the 10 percent "luxury tax" the federal government has imposed on the price over $100,000 for boats and yachts. This was supposed to make the tax code more progressive -- to soak the rich and give a break to Middle America. Instead, it has been another body blow to an industry reeling from recession, and the major sufferers have been boat builders, boat distributors and their workers.Mick Blackistone, executive director of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland, estimates that boat sales are off 60 percent in this state and employment is down 40 percent.
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