April 30, 2007
Each Saturday, Ted Sophocleus visits the grave of his middle daughter in Woodlawn, catching her up on the news of the past week, tidying up and leaving flowers for her. The ritual brings scant comfort to Sophocleus, a state delegate from Linthicum still mourning the loss of Dina Sophocleus Furrow, who died in July 2005 when she was pitched head-first from her husband's motorcycle into a guardrail on her 38th birthday. A short drive away, Stanley R. Furrow, 41, is in a cell, sentenced April 20 to a year in the Anne Arundel County jail after being convicted of manslaughter and driving his Harley- Davidson while drunk.
January 2, 2007
The lights are always on at Campbell and Co.'s offices in Towson. Across time zones in a dozen countries, its traders are betting on the world's financial markets, millions of dollars at a time. Those transactions have made Keith Campbell a rich man. Now they are helping to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1998, when he started the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, the 64-year-old investment manager has given away more than $20 million - much of it to fund the bay cleanup.
October 21, 2006
The resignation Tuesday of Maryland Historical Society Executive Director W. Eric Emerson - less than four months after taking the job - caught staff and board members off guard, though his indecision had been evident, museum officials said. Emerson and board members say he resigned for family reasons. In a statement, board President Henry Stansbury said Emerson, who headed the South Carolina Historical Society before being appointed July 1 to the Maryland position, realized that "it is really in his family's best interest to remain in Charleston" because he had two young children in school there.
April 29, 2004
With impeccable timing, PBS tonight presents a Frontline documentary that explores the roots of George W. Bush's religious beliefs and how those beliefs have influenced his policies, particularly his decision to wage war in Iraq. Called The Jesus Factor, the program is an incisive report, solidly grounded in the expertise of religious leaders even as it serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of using God to justify the political policies of man. Produced by Raney Aronson, the film is structured as a journey - the spiritual journey of Bush, from his alcoholic early adulthood to his life as an openly religious world leader.
July 20, 1999
This is an edited excerpt of the last extensive interview conducted with John F. Kennedy Jr. It was published in the March issue of Brill's Content magazine.BRILL: In the current issue [of George magazine] you've got [former] President Reagan on the cover. Is that something where you said, "Let's do that?"KENNEDY: What really happens is, we have meetings with the senior staff and in a kind of Socratic method, we vet the ideas. And the ones that stand up under that scrutiny, and the ones [for]
August 18, 1998
SINCE HIS election in 1981, Republican Sen. F. Vernon Boozer has been a voice of reason, a leader and a conscientious representative of the 9th Legislative District -- a largely rural area of central Baltimore County. Unfortunately, his moderation has made him the target of Republican ideologues who often influence primary elections.They have an aggressive, intelligent candidate in Andrew P. Harris, a Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist running on a hard-right, social issues platform. Dr. Harris charges that the senator is too liberal, but Mr. Boozer has supported many conservative causes, such as stiff penalties for child pornography and registration of convicted child molesters upon release.
November 30, 1997
Family issues: Helping employees balance the demands of work and family is a bigger concern for small-business owners than it is for top executives of the nation's largest companies, reports KeyCorp, the banking company. In a recent survey, 58 percent of small business owners said work-family issues were a major part of the culture in their companies. That compares with 28 percent of executives at Fortune 1000 firms in 1995 who said these issues were a major part of their business culture.
September 21, 1997
Selective execs:Quality of life has become a key issue in job negotiations with executives, reports A. T. Kearney Executive Search.The search firm reports that executives more frequently are asking in job negotiations these days about taking their families on business trips with them, being more selective about the communities into which they will move and seeking more freedom to take three- and four-day weekends.And, Kearney says, 25 percent of executive job candidates decline placement at a corporation because of lack of attention to family issues.
May 12, 1996
The human side: While companies are making great strides when it comes to financially compensating employees who are relocated, they aren't giving enough consideration to the transferees' personal needs, according to Ken Groh of William M. Mercer Inc. in Chicago. Groh says family issues and not money are the biggest problems facing relocating employees. Among them: finding a new job for the worker's spouse, overcoming resistance from the worker's children, moving elderly parents and baby-sitting for younger children.
April 6, 1995
Family CourtThank you for your March 25 editorial in support of a family court for Maryland.I chaired the subcommittee of the Governor's Task Force on Family Law investigating the need for such a court.I, together with other members of the task force, traveled throughout the state listening to citizens' concerns regarding family law and the process available to them for resolving their issues.We heard repeatedly, and without solicitation, their unhappiness with our present system.The only opposition we heard then, and have ever heard since, has been from judges.