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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | August 20, 1994
Give Damon Wayans credit: Whatever his sins, vanity is not one of them. Achieving star status in "The Last Boy Scout," he didn't use it to spotlight himself as the world's coolest dude. Instead, as in "Mo' Money" and now in "Blankman," he's chosen to play nerds."Blankman" is, in fact, a kind of "Revenge of the Nerds V: The Superhero Who Couldn't Fly -- or Even Catch the Bus." It follows as a hopelessly uncool, unhip, unsuave young man manages to triumph over all -- in his underwear, it is true, but a triumph none the less.
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August 5, 2006
On Thursday, August 3, 2006, ALBERT SALTZMAN, beloved husband of Esther Saltzman (nee Blankman) loving father of Dr. Marlene Rogers and the late Judith Josiah, loving father-in-law of Timothy Josiah, devoted brother of Benjamin Saltzman. Beloved grandfather of Wendy and Bryan Dillon and Jennifer and Josh Ruden, loving great-grandfather of Lindsey Dillon and Judith Ruden Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC, 8900 Reisterstown Rd. at Mt. Wilson La. on Friday, August 4 at 12 noon. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, Berrymans La. Please omit flowers.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1998
Should a mother who murdered her baby six years ago be allowed to regain custody of another child born to her since then?That emotionally charged question -- which has drawn comments from advocacy groups around the country -- will be argued today before Maryland's highest court.Two single women -- the mother and foster mother -- are battling over Cornilous, who will be 3 next month.One is his biological parent, Latrena D. Pixley, 24, a Washington woman convicted of the 1992 murder of her 6-week-old daughter, but given a light sentence when a District of Columbia judge agreed that she was suffering from postpartum depression.
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February 13, 2005
On Wednesday, February 9, 2005, MIRIAM BLANKMAN (nee Baider); beloved wife of the late Henry Blankman; loving mother of the late Fred and Ilene Blankman; devoted sister of Estelle Resnick and the late Minerva Reicher; loving grandmother of Sharon and Greg Brawngard; loving great grandmother of Robbie and Jason Cathers; devoted aunt of Carole Becker, Merle Fiorilli and Margy Feigelson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Sunday, Februay 13 at 11 A.M. Interment Arlington-Chizuk Amuno-Congregation Cemetery, 4300 N. Rogers Avenue.
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August 5, 2006
On Thursday, August 3, 2006, ALBERT SALTZMAN, beloved husband of Esther Saltzman (nee Blankman) loving father of Dr. Marlene Rogers and the late Judith Josiah, loving father-in-law of Timothy Josiah, devoted brother of Benjamin Saltzman. Beloved grandfather of Wendy and Bryan Dillon and Jennifer and Josh Ruden, loving great-grandfather of Lindsey Dillon and Judith Ruden Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS INC, 8900 Reisterstown Rd. at Mt. Wilson La. on Friday, August 4 at 12 noon. Interment Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, Berrymans La. Please omit flowers.
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By Luaine Lee and Luaine Lee,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | August 23, 1994
Fox's impudent comedy show "In Living Color" may have joined the dead poets' society, but its influence lingers on.Not only is Jim Carrey -- the white face in the crowd -- a smash hit in "The Mask," Damon Wayans is now starring in his own feature as the homemade superhero "Blankman.""In Living Color" was produced by Damon's older brother, Keenan. And at first everybody at Fox thought of Damon as a tag-along shadow of his handsome sibling."They never believed in me," says Damon Wayans, who at 34 is two years younger than Keenan.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1998
The Court of Special Appeals upheld yesterday a Montgomery County judge's decision to return a toddler to his mother, even though she killed her baby daughter in 1992. The court also denied the adoption request of the woman who is still taking care of the boy.The ruling in the emotionally charged case -- if not appealed to the state's highest court -- clears the way for Latrena Pixley to have her 2-year-old son, Cornilous, returned to her at the end of summer.The case has created a storm of controversy over when -- and if -- a parent who is convicted of killing an infant can be considered rehabilitated and trustworthy with another child, and whether state laws favor biological parents too heavily.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 8, 1998
Judges of the state's highest court grilled the lawyer for a woman who killed her infant daughter, asking yesterday why that slaying should not override the presumption that the mother, Latrena D. Pixley, is the best person to care for the son she bore after the killing.The boy's foster mother, who wants permanent custody of Cornilous, is asking the Court of Appeals to overturn a Montgomery County circuit judge's ruling that would return the child to his mother.Four of the seven judges asked Jennifer Evans, Pixley's lawyer, why infanticide should not be considered an extraordinary circumstance that could negate the presumption in Maryland law that a child is better off with a biological parent or why state law should not be read to deny custody to someone who has abused another child.
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February 13, 2005
On Wednesday, February 9, 2005, MIRIAM BLANKMAN (nee Baider); beloved wife of the late Henry Blankman; loving mother of the late Fred and Ilene Blankman; devoted sister of Estelle Resnick and the late Minerva Reicher; loving grandmother of Sharon and Greg Brawngard; loving great grandmother of Robbie and Jason Cathers; devoted aunt of Carole Becker, Merle Fiorilli and Margy Feigelson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Sunday, Februay 13 at 11 A.M. Interment Arlington-Chizuk Amuno-Congregation Cemetery, 4300 N. Rogers Avenue.
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July 13, 2005
On Tuesday, July 12, 2005, HILDA FINE (nee Nitzberg), beloved wife of the late Albert Fine, loving mother of the late Rosalind Blankman and Steven Neil Fine, devoted sister of Doris Hausman, and the late Sylvan and Ben Nitzberg, loving grandmother of Sharon Cathers and Gregory Braungart, loving great-grandmother of Jason and Robert Cathers. Services and interment will be held at Bnai Israel Congregation Cemetery - Southern Avenue. Please omit flowers. In mourning at 216 Hobbitts Lane, Westminster, MD (21158)
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 8, 1998
Judges of the state's highest court grilled the lawyer for a woman who killed her infant daughter, asking yesterday why that slaying should not override the presumption that the mother, Latrena D. Pixley, is the best person to care for the son she bore after the killing.The boy's foster mother, who wants permanent custody of Cornilous, is asking the Court of Appeals to overturn a Montgomery County circuit judge's ruling that would return the child to his mother.Four of the seven judges asked Jennifer Evans, Pixley's lawyer, why infanticide should not be considered an extraordinary circumstance that could negate the presumption in Maryland law that a child is better off with a biological parent or why state law should not be read to deny custody to someone who has abused another child.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1998
Should a mother who murdered her baby six years ago be allowed to regain custody of another child born to her since then?That emotionally charged question -- which has drawn comments from advocacy groups around the country -- will be argued today before Maryland's highest court.Two single women -- the mother and foster mother -- are battling over Cornilous, who will be 3 next month.One is his biological parent, Latrena D. Pixley, 24, a Washington woman convicted of the 1992 murder of her 6-week-old daughter, but given a light sentence when a District of Columbia judge agreed that she was suffering from postpartum depression.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1998
The Court of Special Appeals upheld yesterday a Montgomery County judge's decision to return a toddler to his mother, even though she killed her baby daughter in 1992. The court also denied the adoption request of the woman who is still taking care of the boy.The ruling in the emotionally charged case -- if not appealed to the state's highest court -- clears the way for Latrena Pixley to have her 2-year-old son, Cornilous, returned to her at the end of summer.The case has created a storm of controversy over when -- and if -- a parent who is convicted of killing an infant can be considered rehabilitated and trustworthy with another child, and whether state laws favor biological parents too heavily.
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By Luaine Lee and Luaine Lee,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service | August 23, 1994
Fox's impudent comedy show "In Living Color" may have joined the dead poets' society, but its influence lingers on.Not only is Jim Carrey -- the white face in the crowd -- a smash hit in "The Mask," Damon Wayans is now starring in his own feature as the homemade superhero "Blankman.""In Living Color" was produced by Damon's older brother, Keenan. And at first everybody at Fox thought of Damon as a tag-along shadow of his handsome sibling."They never believed in me," says Damon Wayans, who at 34 is two years younger than Keenan.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | August 20, 1994
Give Damon Wayans credit: Whatever his sins, vanity is not one of them. Achieving star status in "The Last Boy Scout," he didn't use it to spotlight himself as the world's coolest dude. Instead, as in "Mo' Money" and now in "Blankman," he's chosen to play nerds."Blankman" is, in fact, a kind of "Revenge of the Nerds V: The Superhero Who Couldn't Fly -- or Even Catch the Bus." It follows as a hopelessly uncool, unhip, unsuave young man manages to triumph over all -- in his underwear, it is true, but a triumph none the less.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | February 18, 1999
The state's highest court, ruling in a high-profile adoption case, said yesterday that a mother who murdered her daughter cannot regain custody of her son without proving to a judge she will not abuse him, too.The unanimous opinion overturned a Montgomery County Circuit Court ruling that returned the boy to his mother, who admitted smothering her infant daughter in 1992.The court sent the case back to Montgomery County to decide whether Cornilous, now 3, is in danger if returned to Latrena Pixley, 25, his mother.
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