May 20, 2013
A committee building a new memorial in Annapolis has extended the deadline for names of those who took part in the August 1963 March on Washington, where the Rev. Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The committee had initially set a deadline of May 19, but has extended it to May 31. The memorial is scheduled to be unveiled in Whitmore Park in Annapolis, where a bus departed for the march, on Aug. 28 - the 50 t h anniversary of the march. It is being paid for by donations to the committee.
March 10, 2008
If you head down Sunrise Boulevard and make a right on Florida's scenic oceanfront Highway A1A, you'll soon happen upon the future home of swimming superstar Michael Phelps. No, he's not building some beachfront estate. I'm referring to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The ISHOF Museum features swimming memorabilia from the all-time greats of the sport and also famous people who also were talented competitive swimmers, divers, water polo players or synchronized swimmers. Did you know Ronald Reagan was captain of his college swim team and John F. Kennedy was on the first Harvard team to defeat Yale?
October 9, 2012
Five years ago, Lutherville native Derek Waters was a struggling comedian in Los Angeles. Like thousands before him, he had dreams of being cast on "Saturday Night Live" or making it in Hollywood as a funny guy. But Waters wasn't having much luck. "My auditions were like, 'Stoned Guy No. 7' and 'Drunk-looking Guy No. 8,'" Waters, 33, said. "So I could've been bitter about it or write my own stuff, like shorts and sketches. " Trusting his "dark" sense of humor, which Waters says he inherited from his grandfather, he followed the latter path.
October 13, 1996
Tin toys have been popular since the middle of the 19th century. Early tin toys were painted by hand, but by the 1890s lithography made it possible to print designs on the metal.Tin toys were made in the United States as well as Germany and other European countries by 1915, and by the 1930s Japanese firms were making the toys as well.After World War II, the U.S. zone of occupation in Germany included an area near Nuremberg where the toy factories had operated. The factories were encouraged to make new toys, marked "U.S.
November 15, 2000
It's a simple mistake made over and over again when reporters descend on Palm Beach County. Palm Beach. West Palm Beach. Same thing, right? Not since the 1991 rape trial of William Kennedy Smith have so many reporters confused West Palm Beach with Palm Beach. Both are in Palm Beach County. But it's like confusing Beverly Hills with Arbutus. West Palm Beach is not, in the words of out-of-town reporters, "a sleepy resort town." West Palm Beach is not "where all the rich people live."
January 3, 2001
Louis L. Kaplan - heralded as "the father of creative Jewish learning in Baltimore" and nearly synonymous with Baltimore Hebrew University - died in his sleep yesterday at North Oaks retirement community in Owings Mills. He was 98. A major player in the local Jewish community for nearly 70 years, Dr. Kaplan was a highly respected educator who served Baltimore Hebrew for four decades and also chaired the University of Maryland Board of Regents during the 1970s. He wrote widely on Judaism and helped establish Beth Am Synagogue on Eutaw Place in West Baltimore.
April 11, 2006
Good morning --Phil Mickelson-- Seven more majors to go and you'll catch Tiger. THEY SAID IT "Disbelief." Stuart Sternberg New Tampa Bay Devil Rays owner, on what his reaction would be to a 15-game winning streak "I saw [where my locker was this season] and I just said, `Oh my God.' But hey, it's good. I like to be close to famous people." Armando Benitez San Francisco Giants reliever, on having the locker closest to Barry Bonds' [ From wire and Web reports] QUESTION OF THE DAY Do you feel cheated that you're not able to see Washington Nationals games on TV?
February 12, 2006
Vernon M. Price, a retired Baltimore newspaper photographer whose career spanned more than four decades, died of heart failure Wednesday at his Towson home. He was 87. Mr. Price was born in Baltimore and raised on Woodstock Avenue. He was a 1935 graduate of City College and went to work for the old News Post and Sunday Baltimore American as a copy boy in 1937. During World War II, he served with the Army Signal Corps in Europe, where he attained the rank of corporal. When he returned to the newspaper after the war, he was promoted to photographer.
April 13, 1997
From condominiums to townhouses to luxury homes, Towson homeowners are preparing to open up their homes to potential buyers.Next weekend the Towson Partnership will hold the Towson Neighborhood Open House, which is geared to show the benefits of owning and living in one of Towson's many neighborhoods.On Saturday, the event will be held on the first level of the Towson Town Center, where Realtors will have brochures available on homes for sale in the area, according to Nancy Horst of the Towson Partnership.
January 26, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph A. Marsiglia Jr., a partner in United Automotive Electrical Inc., will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral and Mulberry streets.Mr. Marsiglia, who was 83, died Tuesday after a heart attack at his home in Baldwin.Known as Mr. Joe, he and a son started United Automotive Electrical in 1975. He was a partner in the General Automotive Electrical Co. from 1959, when it started, until 1975. Earlier, he and his father operated a confectionery store at Howard and Madison streets.