July 10, 2005
WHAT VICE can't be practiced in Maryland's prisons? That's the question you'd have to ask yourself after reading Sun reporter Greg Garland's account of contraband seized from the state's nine largest prisons. Drugs (heroin, crack and marijuana), tobacco (loose and rolled), alcohol (store-bought and prison-brewed), pornography (DVDs and tapes), condoms and cell phones represent most of the stash seized over a recent 10-month stretch. That doesn't include the shanks and knives inmates craft on their own. The extent of the goods recovered might suggest that prison officials are on top of the smuggling, but their inability to efficiently quantify the results of surprise cell searches and prison sweeps complicates their efforts.
June 29, 2005
On June 27, 2005, GARLAND ALBERT. Friends may visit the JAMES A. MORTON & SONS FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 311 Main Street, Thursday 2 to 7 P.M. On Friday Mr. Johnson will lie in state at Friendship Baptist Church, 307 N. Avondale Road. The family will receive friends 10:30 to 11 A.M., followed by services.
June 28, 2005
On June 26, 2005, WILMA (nee Garland). Beloved wife of Thomas Robert Watts; mother of Linda Watts, Thomas Watts, Jr. and Vicki Hait; sister of Claude Garland and Ione Saylor. Also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A., route 30 and Charmil Drive, Manchester, on Thursday at 11 A.M. Interment Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. If desired, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1850 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093.
May 13, 2005
CHICAGO - Unable to travel for health reasons, Sammy Sosa never made it to the Windy City last night. The hype was blown away, swirling over the stands like hot dog wrappers, useless as trash. Needing a place to land, the attention fell upon a pitcher who refuses to lose and a 22-year-old outfielder who never expected to face him. Jon Garland went eight innings to stay unbeaten, surviving a late rally and leading the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory at U.S. Cellular Field that included a rousing major league debut by Orioles prospect Jeff Fiorentino.
April 6, 2005
With just days to go in the legislative session, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is taking his case to the public with a series of TV-friendly photo opportunities designed to pressure lawmakers to pass several of his key initiatives. Yesterday, Ehrlich stood before a library-full of children in an after-school program at Mills-Parole Elementary School in Annapolis to make his point that the Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) should not be eliminated. The day before, he brought veterans to the State House to lobby for his military retiree tax credit bill, which is stuck in the Senate.
March 17, 2005
NOW OR NEVER Usually visitors head to the World Trade Center's Top of the World Observation Level for its views of the city. But through April 2, sculpture by Aaron Quinn Brophy is also on display. His sculptures combine such materials as bronze, wood, clay, fiberlglass, plastic and cement. The Top of the World Observation Level of the Baltimore World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St., is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission is $3-$5. For more information, call 410-837-VIEW.
March 11, 2005
On March 10, 2005, MADELYN R. LUTMAN (nee Beil), beloved wife of the late William David Lutman, devoted mother of Patricia A. Supik, Deborah L. Lutman and Susan C. Garland, dear sister of Richard Robert Beil and the late Charles Beil, Charlotte L. Pirrera and Mary June Beil, loving grandmother of David T. Garland and Paul T. Garland. Friends may call at THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Blvd (Beltway Exit 29B) on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass in the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at 10:30 A.M. Saturday.
February 13, 2005
On Wednesday, February 9, 2005, CRAIG MICHAEL, the beloved son of Carroll E. and Branda A. Garland, brother of Carl E. and Christopher C. Garland, April Blouin and Linda Nichols, uncle of Chloe and Cassandra Garland, Christopher Blouin, Jennifer Combs and Amy Wright, former husband of Caroline Wall. Friends may call at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, MD, on Monday, February 14, from 12 noon until service time at 1 P.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
December 29, 2004
Jane Gray Muskie, 77, whose husband Edmund Muskie's 1972 presidential campaign collapsed after he defended her honor with what appeared to be tears in his eyes, died Saturday at her home in Bethesda. She had Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Muskie accompanied her husband during his rise in Democratic politics from the Maine Legislature to the governor's house, the U.S. Senate and President Jimmy Carter's Cabinet as secretary of state. Edmund Muskie died of a heart attack in 1996 at age 81. "When you're married to someone who is in political life, you're as much a politician as your spouse," said Edmund Muskie Jr., one of their five children.