March 15, 2008
Acquisitions Phillips Edison & Co., a Baltimore-based owner and manager of community shopping centers, purchased the 83,438-square-foot Orchard Plaza in Altoona, Pa. Financial terms were not disclosed. Williams Scotsman acquired 330 mobile units from Fort Worth, Texas-based General Modular Corp. The newly acquired units will be added to the Baltimore firm's Dallas/Fort Worth branch operation. Awards Blind Industries and Services of Maryland received an Employment Retention/Growth/Upward Mobility Award from the National Industries for the Blind.
November 14, 2007
Prosecutors drop 2 remaining abuse cases against teacher Nearly three months after a Baltimore private school teacher was acquitted of sexually abusing a student, city prosecutors dropped the remaining two cases against him yesterday. But prosecutors say they plan to use the evidence from those abandoned cases to try to keep Charles Carroll, 30, behind bars. A convicted murderer, Carroll could be sentenced to 15 years if found guilty of violating his parole. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.
October 7, 2007
I needed a hug. This was two years ago, outside the village of Tykocin, Poland. I was on assignment, traveling with a Holocaust memorial group, most of whom were Jewish. After days spent touring murder camps, viewing the artifacts of the dead, grappling with the incomprehensible, our group found itself in a forest clearing. There, in 1941, we were told, 1,400 Jews - all the Jews of Tykocin - were made to dig three mass graves. And then they were shot. I swear you could feel their presence, see them ambling the path down which we had come, hear mothers soothing anxious children with soft lies.
August 5, 2007
HAROLD E. WILLIAMS, 74, a retired construction worker, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at a Fort Worth nursing center. Harold was born November 1, 1932, in Fort Worth. Survivors include son Darnell H. Williams, brothers Joe Williams Jr. and Vonda Lee Lewis (Margarite); sisters, Katherine Bowens and Estherlene Newton; five nephews, three nieces and a host of other relatives. Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2007 at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
July 3, 2007
Here, water is everything - the heart of the city's revival, the point of its main tourist attraction, the flavor of the hometown dish. There, the wettest things are the decorative fountains outside the convention center. It's dust, it's prairie, it's cows - it's Texas. Despite having nothing visibly in common, Baltimore and Fort Worth have become the nation's newest clique - business partners and instant mutual admiration society. Tourism boosters in each city are reaching across the country to join hands, hoping that together they can grab visitors' dollars that traditionally end up in other cities.
February 25, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- --The seven-letter word keeps resurfacing in the life and baseball times of Aubrey Huff. Without. Huff, the Orioles' new middle-of-the-lineup slugger, graduated from a Texas high school without being drafted and without getting any serious looks from Division I colleges. In his first seven seasons in the majors, Huff hit 141 homers without fanfare because he played primarily in the obscurity of Tampa Bay, a place without baseball tradition, without a consistent fan base.