By Robert A. Erlandson and Joe Nawrozki and Robert A. Erlandson and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writers | August 3, 1994
It was a painful moment for a man of his calling."I was in shock," the Rev. A. Joseph Maskell declared. "I never had sex with a kid."That was in May, and Father Maskell, pastor of St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in Elkridge, was describing his reaction to the first in a series of allegations that he had sexually abused students while he was a chaplain and counselor at Archbishop Keough High School more than two decades ago."It is absolutely untrue," he repeated over and over again in an interview with The Sun in his sparsely furnished rectory office.
By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Dr. Roy H. Brown, the father of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, died in hospice care in Huntington, N.Y. Thursday. He was 89. Dr. Brown, who battled cancer over the past four months, was surrounded by his wife, Lilly, his children and his family. Lt. Gov. Brown issued a statement Thursday evening, saying: "My father was a man who led by example. He rose out of poverty in Kingston, Jamaica and overcame incredible odds to become a doctor. As a loving husband and father, he worked tirelessly to provide every opportunity for his children.
By Corey Kilgannon and Corey Kilgannon,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 20, 2002
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. - For his first day at John P. McKenna Junior High School, Al DeMeo showed up in a suit. He wore his blond hair slicked back. He was quiet and serious for a seventh-grader. Before the final bell, some eighth-grader hazed Al, knocking his books from his hand. Al pushed the upperclassman against the lockers and pummeled his face until he dropped limp to the floor. Al continued on to class without a word. No one picked on Al DeMeo again. Most of his classmates knew there was already a perfectly compelling reason not to pick on Al: His father was in the Mafia.
By DAVID STEELE | March 31, 2007
ATLANTA -- Georgetown, its coach, John Thompson III, told reporters yesterday, is "the son-of team." He quickly added, "And look, Florida might be the son-of team also." Ohio State might also fit that description, except only one of its players is a "son of." Poor UCLA, then. The Bruins are the only participants in the Final Four without a player whose father's name is instantly recognizable - as an athlete, and most likely as a basketball player. How'd they crash the family picnic? The better question is: How did the other three teams manage this, to get so much from the sons of highly accomplished fathers?
By CLARENCE PAGE | June 17, 1994
Washington -- Fatherhood is full of surprises, big and small. There is the special thrill that comes on one's way to the bathroom in the dark of the night after one's bare foot has stepped on a tiny little ''power sword'' held aloft by a tiny little plastic Power Ranger action figure.There is the singular amazement one experiences after discovering how many chocolate-flavored Cocoa Puffs tiny hands have stuffed into the floppy disk drive of one's home computer.But nothing surprises a dad more than the strange out-of-body experience that comes when you hear yourself saying to your son something from your own lips that you swore you would never say, as your own father said the very same thing years ago.Now that the future Nobel Prize-winner Grady Jonathan Page has turned 5 (my, how time flies)
By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1994
Invoking the slaying last week of her father, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ruthann Aron called for tougher sentences for criminals and took shots at one of her chief rivals for the nomination during a televised forum last night.The one-hour session aired live on WBFF-TV (Channel 45) was the first head-to-head meeting of the leading four contenders for the job now held by three-term Democratic Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, who faces token opposition in the Sept. 13 primary.The participants included the political target of Ms. Aron's jabs, former Tennessee Sen. Bill Brock, as well as first-term state Del. C. Ronald Franks and perennial candidate Ross Z. Pierpont.
Joseph Stein Jr.'s apprenticeship began on a dark street corner in 1968 when he slammed an ax into an alarm box. The box hung like a wasp's nest from an exterior wall of a drugstore in southwest Baltimore. When Joe hit it, the box started wailing loudly and fell to the pavement, where Joe's father calmly collected it and dropped it into a bucket of water brought just for this purpose. The clangor stopped. Joe was now ready to commence his first burglary. He was 13. All these years later, Joe Stein still lacks the vocabulary to adequately characterize his upbringing.
By ALICE STEINBACH | June 21, 1992
Occasionally, when I'm walking down the street, I'll spot a man and think: He looks like my father.I'm never quite sure what it is in these men that reminds me of my father. A tilt of the head, perhaps. Or a slightly amused expression around the eyes. Someone, perhaps, who telegraphs sense of pleasure about the state of being alive.One reason for my uncertainty about identifying the similarities between such men and my father is that I don't have a clear memory of what my father looked like.
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | February 17, 1993
A 39-year-old Carroll County man received probation before judgment yesterday when he agreed to the state's version of the facts in a child abuse case involving his son.Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. gave the defendant five years of probation, with one year supervised, on a charge of battery.The defendant, whose name is being withheld to protect the privacy of the victim, pleaded guilty to that charge but will have a clean criminal record because of the judge's probation-before-judgment ruling.
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 8, 1997
An article in Monday's editions of The Sun erroneously referred to the marital status of Phillip Weaver Jr., the father of a 3 1/2 -year-old White Marsh girl who wounded herself while playing with his handgun. Weaver is not married.The Sun regrets the error.A 3 1/2 -year-old White Marsh girl was seriously wounded last night while playing with her father's handgun, a Baltimore County police spokesman said.William Toohey, the spokesman, said Asia Antoinette Weaver of the 9200 block of Oswald Way at Canterbury Apartments was in her father's bedroom about 6: 45 p.m. when she took his .45-caliber handgun from under his bed and shot herself in the midsection while playing with the weapon.
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