May 31, 2004
PARIS - Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian, Juan Ignacio Chela, Gaston Gaudio. There was adequate warning before the first ball was struck a week ago that the time had come for the Grand Slam-starved Argentines to overtake the Spanish at the French Open. It's now close to happening and, though there are still a few matches to reach the final four, it's possible there could be an all-Argentine semifinal with Nalbandian vs. Gaudio in the upper half of the draw and Coria playing Chela in the lower half.
March 23, 2003
On March 17, 2003, IDA A., widow of the late Clifton L. Conquest. She is survived by one son Franklin Lassiter, Jr., five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a devoted niece Henryette A. Neal, two other nieces, four nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Lifetime member of St. John A.M.E. Church and Life Member of Annie S. Banks Chapter of the Eastern Star, PHA. Friends may call at Nutter Funeral Home, Inc., 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway on Sunday from 12 noon to 5 P.M. Family will receive friends on Monday at St. John A.M.E.
January 11, 2003
Boeing Co. said yesterday that it would acquire Conquest Inc., an intelligence-gathering company in Annapolis Junction, as it works to better integrate the diverse functions of its business. Boeing did not disclose financial details of the deal, but said it expects the transaction to be completed by the end of this quarter. Under the agreement, Conquest will become a part of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems. Conquest will be renamed Boeing Advanced Information Systems -Maryland Operations.
March 10, 2002
"What is a stylus?" asked the store clerk at Best Buy in Timonium. The words cut like a diamond. But he knew no better and meant no harm. To his credit, though, the young clerk did direct me to a lonely shelf, where my betrothed did wait for me. Turntables don't rate a whole aisle. It's just a shelf, stocked with two boxes of Sony turntables. I bought me one. Pathetic, perfect. In 2002, this is what happens when you buy a turntable: Clerks don't help you carry it out, and they don't even want to chitchat about it. They seem robbed of any sense of a conquest -- as if buying a turntable doesn't really count as a sale.
December 4, 2000
WASHINGTON - Maryland had a tenuous six-point lead with just under seven minutes left, when Byron Mouton reminded everyone that basketball is just a game. After he made a steal in front of the George Washington bench, Mouton's momentum took him atop the scorer's table, where he took an impromptu stroll. "I would have been surprised if anyone else had done that," Terps coach Gary Williams said. "Instead, you say `that's just Byron.' " When Mouton left Tulane and transferred to Maryland in the summer of 1999, Williams knew that the Terps were getting a creative, athletic slasher.
October 31, 1999
"Reflections of a Ravaged Century," by Robert Conquest. W.W. Norton. 317 pages. $26.95.In his latest book, eminent British historian Robert Conquest, the current Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, presents a 342-page editorial that maps out conservative positions on literally dozens of contemporary issues. While provocative and always readable, he only occasionally bothers to cite sources or engage in serious historical analysis.Conquest's central point is that modern history has been plagued by totalistic ideologies, starting with the French Revolution, and achieving their most hideous form in 20th century National Socialism, to which he briefly alludes, and communism, with which he is preoccupied.