March 25, 1997
Wilde Lake's recent domination of Howard is over -- but just barely.The Lions, who had lost three straight games to the Wildecats dating back two seasons ago, scored two runs with two outs in the sixth and one in the seventh for a 3-2 victory yesterday at Howard.Both 10th-ranked Howard (2-0) and Wilde Lake (0-2) got excellent outings from sophomore pitchers.Howard's Kelly O'Neill made her first varsity start, giving up six hits and striking out 11. She also had a key hit in the Lions' two-run rally that tied the game.
June 11, 2002
One of the two Republican candidates for Howard County Council's District 2 seat has withdrawn, leaving convicted felon Raymond J. Bly the lone GOP candidate in a district held by Democrats for the past 20 years. Ananta Hejeebu, 36, of Montgomery Meadows, withdrew his candidacy Friday because of a worsening rare genetic medical condition affecting his 2-year-old son. "I was really disappointed, but there wasn't much of a choice," the novice candidate said about his withdrawal. He needs to spend time now helping his son, he said, though he learned a lot about local politics and the working of the County Council during the several months since he declared his candidacy.
November 30, 2005
"Not only should Bly apologize, but the team, if it had any guts, should fine him. With his comments, Bly has divided the locker room. In sports, that's the biggest no-no." Mitch Albom Detroit Free Press columnist, on Lions cornerback Dre' Bly blaming quarterback Joey Harrington for the firing of coach Steve Mariucci "Some people look at life and just see the sky. I see the heavens, the stratospheres, the Milky Way. It's a gift. I just look for the juice. Football is like a raindrop in the river of life.
April 12, 1994
When speaking of the nation's journalism history, journalists usually make references to such legendary reporters as Edward R. Murrow or Walter Lippmann.Rarely are women mentioned.Partly with this in mind, Brooke Kroeger, a former foreign and national reporter, decided to write the first extensively researched biography of Nellie Bly.Bly had been the subject of several thin volumes, mainly children's books. But after reading this treasure -- which is carefully documented with personal letters, court records, newspaper articles, photographs and other material -- I find it rather bewildering that no major biography had been written before about this journalism and corporate- boardroom pioneer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
August 12, 1999
Brianne Bly, 19, says the drought has made it difficult to raise animals for this year's Howard County Fair. She should know.For 10 years, she has been raising steers, sheep and pigs to sell at the fair's 4-H livestock auction. Many of the animals were born on her family's farm.Last night's auction was the last for Bly because membership in 4-H is for those ages 8 to 19.Bly brought three steers, two sheep and two pigs to the auction, and one of each -- Zander the steer, Jacob the sheep and Eve the pig -- were sold for slaughter.
March 17, 1992
THE men's movement, symbolized by Robert Bly's best-selling book, "Iron John," may not be such a good thing for women, argued Jill Johnston in a recent issue of the New York Times Book Review:"Bly, like Jung before him, is caught up in the 'archetypes' of the masculine and the feminine. Men and women are defined by a given nature, fixed and unalterable, cast as opposites . . . in a system reflecting the political status quo . . . . Bly never grasped, it seems, the core concept of feminism, that the attributes of masculinity and feminity are cultural fabrications, rooted in a caste system in which one sex serves the other.