October 7, 2008
On October 4, 2008, BRENDA EVELYN, beloved daughter of Charles Blalock, Sr. and the late Mary Clark, dear mother of Patricia and Jesse Dryden, loving sister of Charles, Oscar, Debra and Lillian Blalock. Funeral Service at the W. Dabrowski-Chojacki Funeral Homes, P.A., 1005 Dundalk Ave., Wednesday, 10 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 4 to 8 P.M.
November 14, 2007
Ellen G. Lally, a former reporter who later became an Eastern Shore caterer, died of cancer Sunday at The Pines, an Easton hospice. She was 73. She was born Ellen Gordon Needles in Baltimore and spent her early years in Buckingham Manor, a Charles Street apartment house. During World War II, she moved with her family to Albany, Ga., where her father was serving in the Army. After returning to Baltimore in 1947, she attended Garrison Forest School, and graduated in 1951 from the Emma Willard School, a Troy, N.Y., boarding school.
April 28, 2007
When it comes to the Ravens, drafting in the bottom of the first round has been worth the wait. From Ray Lewis to Todd Heap to Ed Reed, the Ravens have watched future Pro Bowl players repeatedly slide down to them. With the 29th overall pick today, the Ravens expect another top prospect to drop - but they just have to be careful where this one lands. All of the Ravens' presumed targets are 300-pound offensive linemen: Southern California center Ryan Kalil, Texas guard-tackle Justin Blalock and Central Michigan offensive tackle Joe Staley.
February 16, 2007
Felecia Diggs says her mother had to leave school after the third grade to help support her family but has over the years nursed people on their deathbeds and served as a midwife. "It was just something she naturally did," Diggs said. "If she had the money and didn't have to work for her family, she would've been a fantastic nurse." Her 83-year-old mother's determination is one reason Diggs finds inspiration in the story of Vivien Thomas, a surgical assistant who overcame racism, poverty and a lack of education to play crucial roles in several breakthroughs in heart surgery at Johns Hopkins, beginning in the 1940s.
August 5, 2006
On August 2, 2006 BERNARD "BERNIE" J. RANDALL, SR. beloved husband of Diana M. Randall (nee Smith); devoted father of B.J. Randall, Jr., Rachel Abdelmoumni and Sarah Joyner and her husband Matt, dear grandfather of Mahdy Abdelmoumni. A Funeral Service will be held in the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26a) on Monday at 11:00 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Sat. 6-8 P.M. and Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Johns Hopkins Hospital c/o V.A.D.
August 22, 2005
BATTING LINE OF THE DAY Wily Mo Pena, Reds LF AB R H RBI HR 3 2 2 6 2 PITCHING LINE OF THE DAY Jason Vargas, Marlins IP H R BB SO 9 6 1 1 7 WHO'S HOT The Devil Rays are 5-1 on their current homestand and 13-3 at Tropicana Field since the All-Star break. WHO'S NOT Hank Blalock of the Rangers went 0-for-4 and has six hits in his past 41 at-bats. He has not driven in a run in 10 consecutive games.