August 4, 2003
Three years ago, John Miller bought a Cadillac franchise to take advantage of the bold advances and sharper image he saw the General Motors company creating for the long-held brand. Now Miller is hoping that investment will pay off in one of the most affluent areas in the state. Miller Brothers Automotive Family recently opened a new Ellicott City showroom for Cadillac, expanding the franchise with the aim of attracting luxury car buyers in Howard County, which has relatively few luxury choices.
July 13, 2003
Police are looking for a white Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon in Northwest Baltimore. An unidentified man was shot several times at the Cross Country Manor Apartments in the 3300 block of Clarks Lane, police said. He was dead upon arrival at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The shooting occurred about noon. Police are asking anyone with information to call 410-396-2100.
May 18, 2003
Gloria Mayfield Banks didn't wear makeup, but went to a Mary Kay skin care seminar anyway to support the host, her best friend. She didn't intend to buy anything that night 14 years ago but walked out with a pink, signature Mary Kay bag filled to the brim with toner, lotion, cleanser and a face mask. She decided to sell the cosmetics to help pay for a messy divorce - a turn in her life that eventually made her a millionaire. Mary Kay was an unlikely choice for Mayfield Banks, who has an M.B.A.
March 10, 2003
BOWIE - A 20-year-old Bowie man died early yesterday after he crashed in a car he had allegedly carjacked moments earlier, police said. The man, identified yesterday afternoon as Michael Graham, was one of two people who approached a 40-year-old newspaper deliveryman near Norwegian Court and Nomad Drive about 3:40 a.m. and asked for a newspaper, Prince George's County police said. As the deliveryman got a paper from his burgundy Toyota Corolla, one of the men claimed to have a weapon and ordered him away from the car, police said.
February 6, 2003
The day Robert L. Wilkins was pulled over by a Maryland state trooper and the car he was riding in searched, he was 29 years old and a newly minted lawyer about to learn how slow the wheels of justice turn. It was May 8, 1992, and he was on his way home to Washington from Chicago, where he'd attended the funeral of his grandfather. A light rain fell as the rented Cadillac his cousin drove entered the state's western mountains. This was only days after a Los Angeles jury acquitted white police officers of beating a black motorist named Rodney King.
November 15, 2002
A 64-year-old Crofton man was killed Wednesday afternoon when a concrete truck smashed into the driver's side of his 1993 Cadillac Allante at Route 3 and Crawford Boulevard, Anne Arundel County police said. Blair P. Overton III of Dryden Way in Crofton was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident, which occurred at 1:20 p.m., brought traffic on Route 3 to a standstill, police said. The truck driver, Lawrence E. Thompson of Dunkirk, was not injured, police said. He tried to stop but could not avoid the Cadillac, which had pulled into the intersection, police said.
October 8, 2002
YORK, Pa. - It was "the most wrong decision I've ever made in my life," said Ronald E. Zeager. While on police duty, he said, he moved the barricade that blocked the way onto North Newberry Street, allowing Lillie Belle Allen and her family to drive into the hostile white neighborhood where Allen was killed on a July evening in 1969 as young white gang members opened fire. "This was a mistake at the barricades, not murder," William C. Costopoulos, the defense lawyer for former Mayor Charlie Robertson, said in an interview yesterday - the fifth day of testimony in the murder trial of Robertson and two other white men charged in Allen's death.
October 2, 2002
YORK, Pa. - Prosecutors describe it as an ambush - a deliberate attack by more than 100 frenzied white young men who riddled a white Cadillac with bullets simply because its occupants were black. To defense attorneys, it was a tragic and bizarre coincidence that Lillie Belle Allen and her family drove up North Newberry Street at the very moment that residents were anticipating the return of armed black men who had driven to the neighborhood in a white Cadillac three times in three days and shot at or threatened residents.
July 21, 2002
WASHINGTON -- Was it a victory circle or an oasis? Butch Leitzinger had just won the Trans Am race in the Cadillac Grand Prix, but he seemed more interested in pressing a wet cloth to his face than holding up a trophy. The two men who joined him on the podium, second-place finisher Paul Gentilozzi and third-place driver Boris Said, looked as if they'd just emerged from a fortnight in the Sahara. "It's not so bad when you're racing," said Leitzinger, setting down a gallon jug of Gatorade.
July 18, 2002
Fans of race-car-driving: Get your wheels in motion and head to the Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington, D.C. The massive auto racing event will take at RFK Stadium tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. There'll be nearly round-the-clock racing, including the BF Goodrich Trans-Am Race and the American Le Mans Series Race. Also featured will be the Cadillac Grand Prix Celebrity Pro-Am Race, in which professional drivers are paired with celebrities and drive one lap each, competing for the fastest time against other pairs.