August 23, 2008
You give your rambunctious toddler a nice soapy bath, and what's the first thing he does? He goes out and stomps in the mud, of course. It was no different this week for Samson, the 5-month-old African elephant at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. No sooner had keeper Marsha Zabarkes scrubbed him down with suds and a stiff brush and hosed him off than the busy 590-pound infant scampered off and immediately stepped in his mother's dung. Nice.
June 14, 2008
Maryland Zoo officials say they're still puzzled by the death of a 23-year-old chimpanzee during an examination Thursday. "This was quite sudden and not something we were expecting," Rebecca Gullott, the zoo's mammal collection and conservation manager, said yesterday. "This was a very sad occasion for us because we develop strong bonds to the animals we care for." Since Sunday, Rustie, the largest of 11 chimps in the zoo's troop, had been lethargic and reluctant to eat, zookeepers said.
June 4, 2008
On May 31, 2008 ERNEST D. Beloved husband of the late Olga Bronson. Dear father of William, Richard and Daniel Bronson. Also survived byeight grandchildren and one great grandaughter. Friends may call at the Family owned GONCE FUNERAL SERVICE P.A., 4001 Ritchie Hwy on Thursday from 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Friday at 1:00 P.M. Interment in Glen Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lansdowne Assembly of God Church, 132 5th Ave. Halethorpe, Md. 21227
August 31, 2007
Apart from one urban cliffhanger set in a parking garage - it should have an afterlife as an action sequence long after the rest of this sorry celluloid has turned to soup - the grandiose, grimly silly revenge thriller Death Sentence will mostly benefit free-form players of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." Bacon can now readily be linked to nonpareil macho movie star Charles Bronson, because Death Sentence is based on novelist Brian Garfield's 1975 sequel to Death Wish, which Bronson and director Michael Winner turned into a hit vigilante film in 1974.
May 16, 2006
So we've about reached the quarter post of the fantasy baseball season. It's still too early to say that struggling stars will be busts or that the surprises of April and May are breakout stars. But it's not too early to take stock of your team and see where you're weak. Doing so is pretty simple. For each category (even the ones in which you're thriving), find the players on your team who are performing significantly above or below expectations. Then figure out where you would be in that category if they had performed at projected levels.
May 5, 2006
On May 3, 2006, BERNARD F.; beloved husband of Nancy (nee Bronson); devoted father of Mark A. Bronson; dear brother of Frank Custodero; loving grandfather of Caitlynn M. and Charles S. Bronson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends. A Vigil Service will be held at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale) on Friday at 3:30 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church on Saturday 9 A.M. Interment Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.