November 7, 2003
On Wednesday, November 5, 2003; EDNA RUSSELL TAYLOR; devoted wife of Charles Taylor; loving mother of Charles A. Taylor, Jr. and Charlene Dilworth; sister of Katherine Terry; grandmother of six and great-grandmother of one. Services will be held at E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, Kingsville, MD on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 1:30 PM. Interment in Belair Memorial Garden, Bel Air, MD. Visitation on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Arrangements by Fleegle &...
July 6, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The accusation was sensational:Charles Taylor, the powerful Liberian warlord whose soldiers have been accused of cannibalism, had a controlling interest in a Maryland tree business that supposedly has earned a fortune doing work for Baltimore.The source seemed credible: William H. Twaddell, the top U.S. official in Liberia from 1992 to 1995 and now the acting assistant secretary of state for African affairs."Charles Taylor either owns or controls a tree-service company of that name in Maryland, a legitimate business that reportedly won a contract to provide all landscaping services to the city of Baltimore, thereby generating $2 million monthly to the business," Twaddell told a House subcommittee at a hearing last week.
July 24, 1997
CHARLES Taylor's little Libya-trained force started Liberia's civil war in 1990 to overthrow the dictator Samuel Doe, who was duly murdered by a rival warlord. Mr. Taylor is more responsible than any other individual for the anarchy, brutality, population displacements, societal breakdown and massive misery that descended on his country, which was founded by freed American slaves and modeled on U.S. institutions.Now an election has been held. Mr. Taylor appears to have won three-fourths of the vote for president in a field of 12. Admittedly, many demoralized and dislocated Liberians did not vote, but among those who did, Mr. Taylor is the overwhelming choice, perhaps because he threatened more war if he did not win. Jimmy Carter, the world's chief inspector of elections, said this one was better run than those he observed in Bosnia, Croatia and Haiti.
March 29, 2006
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian authorities said yesterday that former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who was indicted on war crimes charges by a United Nations tribunal in Sierra Leone, had disappeared from his oceanfront retreat in Nigeria, in what analysts saw as a blow to justice and Liberia's hopes of recovering from its devastating civil war. With Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo scheduled to meet with President Bush today in Washington,...
November 6, 1992
Much as Americans deplore the catastrophe of social breakdown in Somalia, something similar is happening closer to home in Liberia, where American associations are greater. In a civil war with no winners, the whole Liberian people are losers. Some 20,000 have been killed since 1990 and twice as many starved to death.The American nuns, Sisters Barbara Ann Mutra, Mary Joel Kolmer, Shirley Kolmer, Kathleen McGuire and Agnes Mueller, all in their 50s and 60s, nurses and teachers, spent years in Liberia, helping its development and sharing the lot of its people.
May 30, 1993
Millard Francis Taylor, a retired Fort Meade engineer and Army veteran, died of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital on Thursday. He was 84 and had heart and kidney problems.The Severn native, whose nickname was "Mook," retired in 1972 after 32 years as a post engineer at Fort Meade, where he helped maintain water and sewer lines.Mr. Taylor served in England as an Army private first class during World War II.He was a member of the Severn United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 209 in Odenton.