April 24, 2005
THE QUESTION: WHO WILL DELIVER THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS FOR THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY ON MAY 27? President George W. Bush. By tradition, the president rotates his commencement speeches among the four service academies each year: the Naval Academy, West Point, the Air Force Academy and the Coast Guard Academy. Also rotating as graduation speakers at the academies are the vice president, the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. There is no fixed pattern to the rotation, however, which is occasionally broken by other speakers.
June 5, 2000
Capt. Patrick Michael Jacobsen, who was superintendent of the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at home in Severna Park. He was 69. Captain Jacobsen spent 27 years in the Coast Guard and retired in 1979. In 1986, he went to work as a systems analyst for the Maryland legislature for eight years. In 1977, he attended the National War College in McLean, Va., studying military strategies in the Middle East. Born and raised in Manistee, Mich., he graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
November 30, 2009
One of Sandy Stosz's favorite childhood memories is of the trips her family took each summer from Ellicott City to her grandparents' home near Cape Cod, and the little rowboat that she and her three brothers were allowed to take out on the Great Bay when they were deemed old enough. "She always loved the water," Stosz's mother, Joy, recalled recently. "Those humble beginnings," as Stosz jokingly called them, led to her pursuing a career in the U.S. Coast Guard and her recent promotion to rear admiral lower half.
July 7, 2000
Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual carnival Monday to July 15 on the carnival grounds next to the firehouse at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road. Dinner platters will be served in the air-conditioned hall from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Rides, games and food booths will open at 7 p.m. Discounted ride nights will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; coupons, which are required, are available at the firehouse. The Miss Winfield fire prevention queen contest will be held Monday night.
October 26, 2011
Every year, it is my privilege to nominate some of the brightest, most dedicated students in Maryland to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy No nominations are necessary for admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Coast Guard Academy offers appointments solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. Each applicant for a nomination must meet certain eligibility requirements. To receive a service academy nomination for the class entering in July 2012, you must be a U.S. citizen of good moral character, at least 17 years of age, not have reached your 23rd birthday by July 1, 2012, in good physical condition, unmarried and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
September 27, 1991
It's no coincidence that the two most successful seasons in Frostburg State's football history followed the arrival of Rory McTigue, a guy the Bobcats had as much trouble getting into a uniform as opponents have had keeping out of the end zone.McTigue is a 6-foot, 195-pound fullback who will end up as the Bobcats' all-time leading rusher if he can maintain his current pace of 135 yards per game. He will be one of the headliners tomorrow (1:30 p.m.), when Frostburg State (2-1) travels to Salisbury State (1-1)