February 20, 2005
On February 11, 2005, ROMAN EDWARD MAGERA of Cockeysville, MD, beloved husband of the late Anne D'Arcy Magera (nee Bryan), devoted father of Juliette L. Magera, loving brother of Emilia Nowak, cherished uncle of Stephanie and Elizabeth Nowak. A memorial service to be held at later date. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society. Please direct inquiries to LOUDON PARK FUNERAL HOME, 410-644-1900.
July 3, 2004
On June 23, 2004, EMILIA SURDYKA RYNARZEWSKI, wife of the late Bernard Joseph Rynarzewski; mother of Emilia Koterwas, Robert Rynarzewski, Carolyn Rynarzewski Brunnett, and Bernard Ronald Rynarzewski; Babush to Christopher Koterwas, Lisa Koterwas, Jennifer Koterwas, Heather Rynarzewski, Meghan Rynarzewski, Robbie Rynarzewski, Robin Rynarzewski, Jamie Lynn Rynarzewski, Alicyn Courtney Brunnett, and John C. Brunnett. Emilia was employed by Goetze's and the Board of Education of Baltimore County.
February 15, 2004
From time to time, all too rarely, there comes a novel that so exceeds my expectations of mere excellence that I am tossed into the experience of magic. There is simply no way to explain, in terms of anything I know of conventional criticism, the power of the piece. Such was the impact of reading The Singing Fire, by Lilian Nattel (Scribner, 336 pages, $25). It is the tale of two women, both born in the late 19th century to eastern European Jewish families. They live far apart, geographically and in social status.
March 13, 2002
A panel of three Howard County Circuit Court judges has rejected a Baltimore County woman's request for a reduction in the life-without-parole sentence she received for her role in the 1998 death of her Elkridge daughter-in-law. In a brief written opinion issued Monday, Judges Raymond J. Kane Jr., Diane O. Leasure and Lenore R. Gelfman said the arguments offered by Emilia D. Raras and her lawyers - that all levels of the judicial process involved in her case "got it wrong" - "are not within the scope of our review."
June 1, 2001
Maryland's intermediate appellate court has upheld the murder conviction of a Parkville woman in a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the death of her daughter-in-law in the younger woman's Elkridge home. In an opinion released yesterday, the Court of Special Appeals rejected defense arguments that a pretrial statement Emilia Raras made to police should have been suppressed and that the trial judge, Howard County Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney, should have better answered a jury question about what constitutes first-degree murder.