November 3, 2005
On November 2, 2005 NANCY L.; beloved wife of Bales (Bud) Elza; dear mother of Brian Elza and Teri Parks; sister of John W., Jr., David, Ronald, Timothy and Bruce Smith, Darlene Harris and Susan Schmincke and the late Peggy M. Smith; grandmother of Justin Elza and survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family owned Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway, on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Saturday and 10 A.M. Interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
January 23, 1992
MINNEAPOLIS -- Bruce Smith, the Buffalo Bills' All-Pro defensive end, issued a revised version of the trade demand he made this week. Although it made front-page sports news -- which focused on the racial hate mail he has received from time to time -- Smith said the whole thing was overblown."
May 20, 1997
State police are looking for three men who kidnapped two Hampstead residents early Saturday and forced them to go to a nearby bank machine to remove money.Police said George Yezulinas, 34, and Jeffrey Sellis, 21, of Gross Mill Road, suffered minor injuries.Yezulinas was treated at the scene for a head injury after being struck with an unknown object, police said. Sellis, who was struck with a golf club, did not require treatment.Police said the men entered the home through an unlocked door at 3 a.m. and forced the residents to leave with them.
September 5, 2002
1. The Redskins need to settle on the interior offensive line positions and have them produce, both in the running game and pass protection. 2. They must get some consistency and big plays at quarterback, whether it's Shane Matthews or Danny Wuerffel throwing the ball. 3. Their young wide receivers must come through and be in sync with the quarterback. Rod Gardner is the No. 1 receiver and he's only in his second season. 4. Running back Stephen Davis needs to be used in the passing game and given enough carries to represent a running threat.
April 21, 1998
A state prison inmate was in fair condition at a Baltimore hospital yesterday after being stabbed at the Central Laundry Facility at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, state police said.Charles A. Royster, 29, was found with two knife wounds about 8: 15 a.m. in a bathroom, police said. He was taken by state police MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was evaluated and transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital, a spokeswoman at the trauma center said.Royster's condition was stable, a hospital spokeswoman said yesterday evening.
September 24, 1996
A Sykesville couple face drug-possession charges after state police from Westminster reported seizing nine mature marijuana plants and packaged marijuana on a search-and-seizure warrant, police said.The barracks' Carroll County Drug Unit raided the home in the 1600 block of Andylin Way in Sykesville, accompanied by an investigator from the local state's attorney's office. The plants -- ranging in height from 8 to 12 feet -- were seized with about 3 pounds of suspected marijuana.Linda Blackwell and Herbert Wayne Blackwell III, both of Andylin Way, were released without bail on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute it, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.