September 18, 1991
Linda Frazier and sister-in-law Shirley Singleton have suffered their share of family tragedies.Frazier, 38, lost a 2-year-old brother in a house fire before she was born. Singleton's husband, Bill, suffered brain damage in a car accident 12 years ago and is confined to a wheelchair.They say that their new houses, built side by side on Allen Way in the Chazadale North subdivision near Westminster, were equipped with defective chimneys -- a situation they fear could produce another tragedy.
July 18, 2003
Suddenly, on Wednesday, July 16, 2003, GENEVIEVE ANN, of Taneytown, beloved wife of William L. Kennedy, III; loving daughter of Genevieve A. Shaffer Frazier and the late George Maynard Frazier; devoted mother of William L. Kennedy, IV and Amy Elizabeth Baxter and her husband William; dear grandmother of Jacob Baxter; sister of Shirley Singleton and her husband William and George Frazier and his wife Linda. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the SKILES FUNERAL HOME, 136 East Baltimore street, Taneytown.
November 27, 2011
I share the outrage of Mary Pat Clarke at her fellow council members for voting down the property tax credit allowance to those who are investing the kind of energy this and every urban center needs to survive the challenge of attracting new taxpayers to the city ("City council committee nixes tax breaks for urban farmers," Nov. 23). Marta H. Mossburg wrote recently about human nature being risk-averse in trying to explain how city voters might choose to reelect officials who follow a familiar path toward failure.
December 2, 2011
Two recent letters to the editor got my juices flowing again. In the first letter, J. Rodney Little, director of the Maryland Historic Trust, heaps praise on his primary benefactor and funding source, Gov. Martin O'Malley, for distributing my tax dollars to his organization so the trust can re-distribute my wealth to private developers (and no doubt pay his salary). Immediately below Mr. Little's drivel was a whine from George Frazier, in which he bemoans the City Council's rejection of a tax break for urban farmers.
February 13, 1998
Two men allegedly fleeing police were severely injured yesterday when their car slammed into trees near Manchester, authorities said.Brian W. Wood, 20, of Westminster and another man not yet identified were wanted by Pennsylvania State Police in connection with several burglaries, according to state police in Westminster.Wood was in serious condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said last night.The other man was critical but stable, she said.Manchester Officer Joe Lettau and Tfc. George Frazier were stationed on Route 30 near Michelle Road when the suspects drove by about 12: 30 p.m.When the officers tried to stop the car, the driver sped away, traveling on back roads toward Pennsylvania before crashing on Schalk Road No. 1, investigators said.
January 25, 1996
A Westminster man was arrested on drug charges yesterday after four city police officers subdued him in a Sullivan Avenue apartment.Harold Lee Brightful Sr., 32, of Charles Street was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and two counts of battery.Mr. Brightful was being questioned yesterday evening by Westminster police.According to police, four Westminster detectives were looking for drugs in a Sullivan Avenue apartment about 3:15 p.m. when a 300-pound man attacked the officers and tried to get away.