December 28, 2009
Relatives of an 11-year-old girl who died after police say she was abducted by a registered sex offender will not have to pay for her funeral or burial. John Holloway of Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury told WBOC-TV that local donors have paid for the funeral of Sarah Haley Foxwell. Holloway says the donors want to remain anonymous. No date has been set for the memorial service. Sarah was abducted from her home Tuesday night. Her body was found on Christmas Day after a search that included more than 3,000 volunteers.
October 23, 2012
The article entitled "Outside money cements place on Capitol Hill" (Oct. 21) really disgusted me. I realize that the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for corporations supporting candidates and that is a separate issue, but the net concept is the same. Why would corporations and individuals blow so much money on campaigns if they truly got nothing in return? In an economy where thousands are barely surviving and corporations have cut jobs, why is dumping millions of dollars to support a candidate a good idea?
January 16, 1992
Sixty-three percent of SUNDIAL respondents, representing 195 of 308 callers, say they do not donate blood, while 113 callers, or 36 percent, say they do.Of 190 non-donors who explained their position, 26 (13.6 percent) said they fear "contracting AIDS, etc." Twenty callers (10.5 percent) said they do not feel a compelling reason to give blood. Seven callers (3.6 percent) said they object on religious grounds, and 137 callers (72.1 percent) said they have other reasons."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
February 29, 2012
Why don't you tell your readers the truth for a change? According to The Sun, evil GOP candidates are using super PACs to "raise and spend unlimited amounts of cash on their behalf" ("In the presidential campaign, money talks," Feb. 23). Why don't you inform your readers as to how our Dear Leader raised hundreds of millions for his re-election campaign? Did this money come from the poverty-stricken and the middle class - or from "a handful of wealthy donors"? I didn't notice any coverage by The Sun about George Kaiser for example.
January 28, 1993
Carroll County General Hospital Foundation plans to honor donors who contributed to its 1989 capital campaign at a dedication ceremony today.A hospital wing that serves heart patients will be designated the Naganna Wing to recognize cardiologist Dr. Chitrachedu Naganna and his wife, family practitioner Dr. Vimala Naganna, who were major donors in the 1989 campaign.The couple declined to make public the amount they gave, hospital spokeswoman Gill Chamblin said. The wing to be named for the Nagannas includes an eight-bed critical care unit and a 32-bed bed progressive care unit for heart attack patients.
August 14, 2010
The freshman class at Loyola Blakefield is trying to carry out the school motto, "men for others," as students rally around classmate Joe Gorman. The 14-year-old, who has attended the private school since sixth grade, is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare genetic form of the blood disease. He needs a bone marrow transplant, but no family member is a suitable match. Gorman's classmates, who are too young to be marrow donors themselves, are raising money with carwashes, raffles and other events.