November 17, 1991
When the Robbie family in Miami celebrates Thanksgiving next week, it won't be a Norman Rockwell setting.Instead of carving up the turkey, they could be carving up each other.A bitter family feud among the nine children of Joe and Elizabeth Robbie has threatened the family's control of the Miami Dolphins and could lead to the club's being sold.It started when Joe Robbie died Jan. 7, 1990. His will left control of the team to three trustees -- his sons, Tim and Dan, and daughter, Janet.They infuriated their mother, Elizabeth, and their other six siblings by firing a brother, Mike, from the team's front office and selling half of Joe Robbie Stadium and 15 percent of the team to video magnate H. Wayne Huizenga, who got the expansion baseball team for Miami.
July 2, 2000
THE SCHEDULE read "Dorsey's Search at Phelps Luck." But coaches and many swimmers on both teams knew this was more than your usual meet. The Columbia Neighborhood Swim League dual meet was a Schnaar family feud - the friendly sort, of course, mother's team facing daughter's team for the first time. "It was kind of strange," said Cindy Schnaar, a River Hill High School social studies teacher who has coached Dorsey's Search for seven summers and remembers it wasn't all that long ago when daughter Melissa was one of her swimmers on a small Long Reach squad.
February 13, 2007
Editor's note: Every Tuesday through the end of tax season, The Sun will run an edited transcript of Baltimoresun.com's weekly tax-advice column featuring three experts from the Hunt Valley accounting firm SC&H Group. My husband and I reside in Texas. I have a daughter that attended a university in Virginia after graduating from high school in 2006 and resided in the dorm. She worked a [part-time] job (two, to be exact) for a short while in Virginia during the year 2006. My husband and I are unsure if we can claim her as a dependent since she lived in the dorm.
August 7, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- It wasn't exactly a demonstration of brotherly love. But Geoff and Brett Bodine sure did liven up the Brickyard 400. They've probably also set the stage for one heck of a family reunion next week in Watkins Glen, N.Y.On the 99th lap, the two Bodines were racing one and two when Geoff tapped the rear bumper of Brett's car, and drove low on the race track to take the lead.Moments later, Brett stepped on the gas and drove square into Geoff's back bumper, knocking him -- and Dale Jarrett, who got caught up in the crash as drivers scrambled to miss Geoff's spinning car -- out of the race.
December 13, 1992
TCThe host of the TV game show "Family Feud" asked Kevin P. Fitzgerald if he were married."Yes," replied the 29-year-old Columbia resident.Providing color commentary on the taped broadcast with a gathering of friends back home in Columbia Thursday night, Marylynn Fitzgerald playfully admonished her amused husband. "That's when you're supposed to say you have a beautiful wife at home."Mr. Fitzgerald was about to provide the family's five-member contingent with a clean sweep -- five out of five possible answers -- on this question: "Name something a mistress might demand."
September 16, 1991
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* The proliferation of morning talk shows was noted in this space last week, but the cable-connected have a juicy alternative that began today: back-to-back screenings of those prime-time soap operas "Dallas," and "Knot's Landing.""Dallas," which ended its 13-season run on CBS last spring, can be seen at 10 a.m. and "Knot's Landing," still airing on CBS, follows at 11, both on the TNT basic service.And in connection with the scheduling, TNT did a cute promotion with viewers: a contest to write lyrics for the instrumental theme song.