February 28, 2010
A t the Hunt Valley Antiques Show preview party, event committee members Kara Davis and Crickett Woloson sat at a table with their husbands. The baby lamb chops and asparagus spears on their plates were the evening's only hint of spring. A week's worth of snowstorms left huge mounds of snow in the Crowne Plaza Hotel parking lot. Traffic snarls meant longer drive times for many of the evening's guests. But that didn't dampen their enthusiasm once they arrived at the party.
August 4, 2009
Anthony and Iris Thorpe adopted their first child nearly 16 years ago, a 6-week-old girl whose mother had been given a diagnosis of HIV-positive. With two other children of their own, the couple figured that the infant made their family circle complete. Since then, the circle has ballooned, with 48 foster children, five adoptions and one foster child whose adoption is in the works. The Thorpes, of Port Deposit, have opened their arms to infants and toddlers from Baltimore who make up some of city's most disheartening child statistics: the offspring of drug-afflicted, HIV-infected parents.
April 19, 2009
Salary: $40,000 Age: 27 Time on the job: Three months How she got started: Although Katie Cashman wanted to work with children after graduating from Towson University with a degree in psychology, she couldn't find the right job, so she went to work as a program manager at an adult day care. She quickly found her niche working with seniors and moved on to become the manager of an assisted-living facility in Frederick. She then worked as the resident services and admissions coordinator at Fairhaven, a continuing-care retirement facility in Sykesville.
February 9, 2009
Reasonable to limit gun rights of abusers We have no problem with hunters having access to guns, or people owning legal firearms, properly stored, for self-defense. However, all reasonable people surely must agree that there are circumstances that justify the termination of that right ("Added protection," editorial, Feb. 3). And a gun owner with a history of violence against his or her partner falls into this category, even if he or she is not a convicted criminal. Those of us who work with the victims of domestic violence know that the time between the issuing of a temporary and a final protective order is when a victim is at the highest risk of attack by her partner.
November 24, 2008
On November 21, 2008, Henry V. Rieger Sr Services and interment private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions are made to either Coastal Hospice of Salisbury, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, 4623 Falls Rd., Balt., MD 21209. Arrangements by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc.
June 21, 2008
James C. Holman, an attorney who represented corporate and banking clients and had been board chairman of a children's charity, died of congestive heart failure Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 61. Born in Springfield, Mo., he earned a bachelor's degree in history from Drury University, a law degree at Vanderbilt University in 1971 and a master's degree in law from George Washington University. After law school, Mr. Holman served in the Army at Fort Holabird.