June 1, 1997
Dr. Jenny R. Bramley, 87, believed to be the first woman to receive a doctorate in physics in the United States, died Monday in Lancaster, Pa.Born in Moscow, she earned a bachelor's degree at age 16 at the University of Paris. She received a doctorate at New York University at 19. She was a physicist for the Army Signal Corps Engineering Laboratory in Belmar, N.J., and for the Navy designing cathode ray tubes. She held patents for color-television tubes and the tubes used in early computer terminals.
December 7, 2013
The author Madison Smartt Bell's 16th work of fiction, a book of short stories called "Zig Zag Wanderer" is guaranteed to make the author absolutely no money whatsoever. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Not one blessed penny. And he wouldn't have it any other way. Bell's previous 13 novels and two short story collections have been released by mainstream publishers and have been finalists for such prizes as the PEN/Faulkner and National Book awards. He is best known for his trilogy about the Haitian slave uprising of 1791.
September 26, 1991
AT AGE 5, Selma Levi was reading ''The Cat In The Hat.'' And reading it and reading it and reading it. So often, she says, that her 3-year-old brother memorized it and amazed his family by seeming to read the book himself.''I loved 'The Cat In The Hat' so much,'' says Levi, remembering her early affection for Dr. Seuss, who died late Tuesday at 87, leaving more than 50 books and millions of memories as his legacy.Levi, a children's librarian, also has a special fondness for ''AnTo Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street,'' Dr. Seuss' first children's book, published in 1937.
January 20, 2005
Muff Singer, 62, who wrote or co-wrote more than 35 books for toddlers and preschoolers, died of ovarian cancer Sunday at her Los Angeles home. A former political activist and the wife of former City Comptroller Rick Tuttle, Ms. Singer published her first book in 1981 and turned to children's books in the 1980s after the birth of her daughter, Sarah. Many of her board-page books, including What Does Kitty See and Little Duck's Friends, came with a stuffed or squeaking toy of the story's main character.
October 27, 2011
Joseph Maher has joined the family law firm of Weinberg and Schwartz LLC, in Columbia, as an associate. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a 2005 graduate of Kalamazoo College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology. Maher previously served as the law clerk for the Hon. Louis A. Baker for the Circuit Court for Howard County. Thiagarajan and Kamala Sethurama , of Ellicott City, have purchased the Fresh Healthy Vending franchise and are in the process of selecting locations where each machine will be placed.
February 17, 2002
Area literacy groups invited to apply for grants BALTIMORE - First Book, a national nonprofit group that provides new books to low-income families, is seeking grant applications from literacy groups in Baltimore and Baltimore County interested in distributing books throughout their communities. Applicants must be tutoring, mentoring or family literacy group programs that work with low-income children in those jurisdictions. Applications are available by contacting Baltimore First Book at ndt5spring@aol.
March 12, 2012
I face a tough choice this week: Start filling out my NCAA tournament bracket or continue with the Hunger Games trilogy. I finished the first book in Suzanne Collins' series over the weekend, just in time to clear the slate for a week of college hoops. Mid-March is generally the time that my reading goes on hiatus -- back-to-back-to-back-to-back basketball games will do that. And this year there's a special reason to watch: To see if my home-state team, the University of Connecticut Huskies, can defend its national championship.
December 18, 2001
John Guedel, 88, who produced three of radio and television's most enduring programs - Art Linkletter's People Are Funny and House Party, and Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life - died of heart failure Saturday at a hospital in West Hollywood, Calif. Mr. Guedel was originator of what might have been the first radio stunt game show with People are Funny, which moved from radio to television in 1954, and the first singing commercial on radio. Mr. Guedel created You Bet Your Life for Mr. Marx in 1947, including having a duck drop down and deliver a $100 bill whenever a contestant uttered the "secret word."
July 31, 2005
Harford County Executive David R. Craig has released his first book, "Greetings from Havre de Grace," which he describes as a pictorial "history of the city through postcards." Craig, who co-wrote the book with local antiques dealer Mary L. Martin, wrote captions for the postcards, which feature Concord Point lighthouse, Tide water Marina and other land marks. "You can you see how the city has changed," Craig said. The 128-page book, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., was released this month and sells for $24.95.
November 10, 1993
There sat Daryl Bernstein after school at a table in a buzzing McDonald's in Scottsdale, Ariz. Fairly normal stuff for a high school senior -- except that, instead of girls or sports, the 17-year-old was discussing publication of his second book.That's often how it is with Daryl: The setting's normal, as if you're talking to an everyday teen-ager, but it doesn't take long to realize you've got a successful author and businessman on your hands as well.The subject at hand is "Kids Can Succeed!