September 4, 2011
If there was one complaint about the Baltimore Grand Prix from IndyCar drivers Sunday, it was that the course could have used one more area where it was feasible to pass. The course was set up so that drivers had to be patient, and most of them were. But the one time a driver tried to press the issue, the result was chaos. On Lap 37, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Ryan Briscoe were coming around the tightest turn on the course — No. 3, which asked drivers to make a 180-degree change of direction on Light Street — when Briscoe tried to slip inside Hunter-Reay's car. Briscoe's front left tire clipped Hunter-Reay's right side, and both cars spun out, blocking nearly the entire track.
December 16, 2009
On December 8, 2009, BRISCOE MASON, III. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. where the family will receive friends on Friday at 11:30 A.M. followed by funeral service 12 noon.
July 25, 2009
Santina D. Briscoe, a retired bartender and waitress who was known for her colorful personality and the jewelry she wore, died in her sleep July 16 at her Mount Pleasant Avenue home in Highlandtown. She was 74. Santina Margarita DiMartino was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, where she attended Our Lady of Pompei School. Mrs. Briscoe worked for years as a bartender and waitress, and had been a stalwart of Towson's Peppermill Restaurant. Earlier, she had worked at the Red Rooster and the Copa, family members said.
June 3, 2009
On May 21, 2009 NORMA STAFFORD BRISCOE, beloved wife of the late Hammond J. Briscoe, Jr.; loving mother of Joyce Briscoe Neale, Jacqueline Briscoe, Norma Wright and Hammond Jerome Briscoe, III. She is survived by a host of relatives and friends. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Friday, where the family will receive friends at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 (800)
February 19, 2009
On February 15, 2009, ISAMORE HENDERSON WALKER. Survived by son, William Campbell, nephews, Brent S. Booker (Carmela) of VA., Ed L. Briscoe (Marie) of MA., godchildren, Regina and Rudolph Dillard, granddaughters, Erica Darby and Elizabeth Booker, and a host of other family and friends. Family will receive friends at the family owned WYLIE FUNERAL HOME of BALTIMORE COUNTY, 9200 Liberty Road Thursday from 6-8 P.M. Services will be held Friday in the above mentioned Chapel 10:30A.M. wake 11:00A.
June 7, 2008
The Maryland Correctional Training Center "has a lot of under-25s," Mark Vernarelli e-mailed me this week, "and they historically are more prone to violence, gang association, etc." Vernarelli is the director of public information for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. He wrote to tell me about a mentoring program at MCTC called "Friends of a Friend," which had its first graduation ceremony Wednesday night. But Vernarelli didn't tell me how many make up "a lot."