April 15, 1997
Michael Dorris,52, an adoptive parent of children with fetal alcohol syndrome and author of a prize-winning book on the subject, died Thursday or Friday in Concord, N.H., a family friend said.The Concord Monitor reported that Mr. Dorris was found Friday in a Concord motel room. Police said the death appeared to have been a suicide. The newspaper said he apparently suffocated himself using a plastic bag.Mr. Dorris won a National Book Critics Circle award in 1989 in the nonfiction category for "The Broken Cord," a first-person account of how fetal alcohol syndrome affected his eldest son, Abel, who died.
July 17, 2012
The trend of rising high sophomore sophomores making oral college commitments continues, highlighted by a pair of players who have chosen to join Maryland, the national runner-up the past two seasons. Attackman Louis Dubick of Winston Churchill totaled 50 goals and 47 assists last season, helping his team to the state semifinals and becoming the first freshman to be named first-team All-Montgomery County. A co-captain of the Baltimore Crabs, he also has played in Jake Reed's Blue Chip camp and the Maryland Freestate Game.
July 12, 2006
The rich and famous islanders of Martha's Vineyard should lower their voices the next time they stop by Sunporch Books in Oak Bluffs. Little do they know that proprietor Holly Nadler has been collecting every dollop of gossip she has overheard. Among the tales Nadler shares in her new book, Vineyard Confidential: Bruce Willis reputedly hit on 137 waitresses during his Vineyard visits over the years. According to Nadler, he scored with precisely zero. Woody Allen once faxed a list of requirements to a real estate agent who was supposed to show him properties.
May 20, 1996
New positionsGoucher appoints Nuss dean, vice presidentGoucher College announced that Elizabeth M. Nuss will become vice president and dean of students July 1, succeeding Julie Collier, who will retire later this spring. Nuss formerly was executive director of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish secondary education from the State University of New York-Albany, a master's in education from Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate from the University of Maryland College Park.
January 6, 2000
ONE wonders what the snootiest of the Hamptons people think about the recent shooting that took place at Club New York when Sean "Puffy" Combs' entourage scraped up against some other knuckleheads, and three bystanders were wounded. Society has changed. Wealthy people spent many years trying to keep minorities at a distance. Now they fret over whether they'll be invited to Mr. Combs' East Hampton summer party. During Prohibition, such people used to invite immigrant gangsters up to their Park Avenue parties.
March 16, 2003
For 20 years after his military service in Vietnam ended in 1968, Morgan Monceaux roamed the country working odd jobs -- short-order cook, gas-station attendant, janitor. When he got bored, he'd pick up and move to the next place. He wandered from Washing-ton state to Florida and to points in between. He hitched rides and slept wherever he could lay his head. He dug meals out of dumpsters; for a while he was homeless. Then in 1990, when he was 43, he began to paint. He was living in an abandoned building in the South Bronx in New York City.
December 14, 2003
Longtime educator slain in apparent murder-suicide Earl Jacob Lightcap, 75, a longtime principal of Edgewood High School and former assistant superintendent of Harford County schools, was found slain at his home in Long Bar Harbor on Tuesday, police said. Police suspect that David Allen Johnston, 22, was the killer, said Harford sheriff's spokesman Edward Hopkins. Johnston was found dead in the Bush River on Wednesday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. A rifle -- thought to be one missing from Lightcap's house -- was found in the river off Long Bar Harbor, Hopkins said.
May 2, 1991
Maryland's Assateague Island has made a University of Maryland geologist's list of the top 10 beaches in the Northeastern United States -- but just barely.Thanks mainly to its clean water and wild isolation, the Assateague Island National Seashore ranked 10th on the list compiled by Stephen Leatherman, director of UM's Laboratory for Coastal Research and an internationally recognized expert on coastal erosion and geology.Assateague was outclassed by beaches at East Hampton (first) and Westhampton Beach (second)
August 6, 2000
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - To take the temperature of excess in the Hamptons this summer, join Jay Lieberman in the shower of the new 12,000-square-foot house that he hopes to sell for $8 million, preferably to someone who will pay cash. Lieberman, a builder, has taken a seat in the glassed-in shower stall of the "his" bathroom in the master bedroom. He proudly points to a shower head that is 10 inches in diameter and is capable of caressing the human body with 22 gallons of water per minute (about nine times the maximum flow allowed in New York state, but unlikely to result in any legal woes)
March 15, 2002
East Regional at MCI Center No. 7 North Carolina State (22-10) vs. No. 10 Michigan State (19-11) Time: 12:15 p.m. Conferences: North Carolina State, Atlantic Coast; Michigan State, Big Ten. Outlook: Of these teams, Michigan State has the greater momentum after winning five of its past six games, a run that has made the difference between playing today and playing in the National Invitation Tournament. N.C. State shot better than 60 percent in ACC tournament wins over Virginia and Maryland before getting blasted by Duke in the final.