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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 28, 2000
A car belonging to a Washington Post copy editor who has been missing from her Bethesda home since Tuesday was found abandoned Friday in Glen Echo near the C&O Canal. Montgomery County police said Alison Thresher's 1997 Volvo station wagon was discovered near the intersection of Broad Street and Ridge Road. Thresher, 45, was reported missing on Thursday after she failed to show up for her job as a copy editor on the Post's national desk. Montgomery County police said family members last saw Thresher on Tuesday evening.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2010
He arrives early one steamy morning, an hour or so before opening his domain to the public, and kicks open two big doors to start ventilating the place. Max Hurley wears a name tag that reads "Carousel Technician." A silver-haired Washingtonian, he figures he's the only man in the region with that job title, and as he ramps up his daily routine — the same one he has practiced since 1978 — you don't doubt it. Who else possesses his oddball blend of skills? Hurley, 63, runs the Dentzel Carousel at Bethesda's Glen Echo Park, the historic, 15-ton merry-go-round with 52 hand-carved riding animals that turns 90 years old this summer.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 19, 1999
WASHINGTON -- In the witching hours on Capitol Hill this week, as grand compromises were being reached on major bills, lawmakers -- including Marylanders -- eagerly slipped in big-dollar provisions, ranging from millions of dollars for farmers with parched land to $100,000 for a handicapped-accessible golf course in Prince George's County.The compromise legislation setting spending for much of the government required a section several inches thick just to list the earmarked projects. There were so many projects that many lawmakers did not have a chance to read the full legislation they were voting on."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2009
SUNDAY Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival: Enjoy performances by such groups as the Lower Case Blues, J and B Blues Project, the New Volcanoes, Lafayette Gilchrist and more 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday in Federal Hill. The free event also features food and children's activities and takes place at East Cross and South Charles streets. For more information, go to historicfederalhill.org. 311 and Ziggy Marley: This concert, taking place at Nissan Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, features the musical stylings of 311, which fuses such genres as reggae, rap and rock, and Ziggy Marley, the Grammy-winning son of Bob Marley.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SUN STAFF | April 10, 2003
Want to get out to the great outdoors in the D.C. area? Here are some great parks to try in and around the nation's capital. Most are day use only (no camping), but offer great spots for picnicking and hiking and a variety of recreational uses. Here are some details gleaned from the parks' Web sites. Rock Creek Park (5001 Military Road N.W., Washington, 202-895-6070): D.C.'s 1,750-acre counterpart to New York's Central Park was founded in 1890. It holds picnic areas and tennis courts, an equestrian center, an inexpensive public golf course and a paved bike trail.
NEWS
August 6, 1991
Services for Helene A. Fisher, a fabric artist and teacher, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the chapel at Gawler's Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Ave., Washington.Mrs. Fisher, 64, died Aug. 4 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore from injuries resulting from a July 4 automobile accident.Born in New York City, she was reared in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maryland at College Park and later trained as a tutor for learning-impaired children at the Kingsbury Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2009
SUNDAY Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival: Enjoy performances by such groups as the Lower Case Blues, J and B Blues Project, the New Volcanoes, Lafayette Gilchrist and more 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday in Federal Hill. The free event also features food and children's activities and takes place at East Cross and South Charles streets. For more information, go to historicfederalhill.org. 311 and Ziggy Marley: This concert, taking place at Nissan Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, features the musical stylings of 311, which fuses such genres as reggae, rap and rock, and Ziggy Marley, the Grammy-winning son of Bob Marley.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | May 12, 2002
GLEN ECHO - Rep. Constance A. Morella, one of Maryland's most popular Republicans, launched her campaign yesterday for a ninth term representing a district that Democrats have made a prime target in their quest to retake the House. The Montgomery County congresswoman struck a defiant tone as she formally announced that she will seek re-election to the 8th District seat despite Democratic efforts to make the redrawn district virtually Republican-proof. "I suspect there might be a few political partisans in Annapolis who hoped this day would never come," said Morella, charging that Democratic leaders tried to "gerrymander me into retirement."
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | January 13, 2008
Prince George's County senator and civil rights activist Gwendolyn T. Britt died early yesterday, shortly after being taken to Doctor's Community Hospital in Lanham, according to a spokeswoman for Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. She was 66. She had not been feeling well and was absent from the General Assembly's session Friday, the spokeswoman said. The cause of death was not available. The five-year Democratic state senator was expected to introduce legislation this year that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland - and by agreeing to do so, she had become a "hero" to that community, wrote Dan Furmansky, executive director of Equality Maryland.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 25, 1998
GLEN ECHO - Courtney, 67, a widowed mother of six, is already well in her cups when she barges into the annual family reunion and demands a scotch. She carps on her nephew and harangues her youngest daughter. Within minutes, she discovers this year, five of her children have refused to come.The ingrates, she seethes. All the more reason for another drink. "You've had enough," her sister Margaret tries to soothe her."My kids have left me, my husband's dead and I've had a 15-year ongoing headache from all the rest," Courtney snaps.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,Sun reporter | January 13, 2008
Prince George's County senator and civil rights activist Gwendolyn T. Britt died early yesterday, shortly after being taken to Doctor's Community Hospital in Lanham, according to a spokeswoman for Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. She was 66. She had not been feeling well and was absent from the General Assembly's session Friday, the spokeswoman said. The cause of death was not available. The five-year Democratic state senator was expected to introduce legislation this year that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland - and by agreeing to do so, she had become a "hero" to that community, wrote Dan Furmansky, executive director of Equality Maryland.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2003
At Maryland's Glen Echo Park yesterday, every arch in the breathtaking Spanish Ballroom stood ready to receive guests -- hundreds of them-- who spilled in to waltz, contra dance in large circles and even jitterbug when they got warmed up. Noon is usually no time to dance, but many out on the gleaming maple floor said they had long awaited the moment to celebrate the reopening of the park by the Potomac River in Montgomery County. "It harkens back to a simpler time, a more innocent time," said Del. Brian J. Feldman, a Democrat, who represents the area.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SUN STAFF | April 10, 2003
Want to get out to the great outdoors in the D.C. area? Here are some great parks to try in and around the nation's capital. Most are day use only (no camping), but offer great spots for picnicking and hiking and a variety of recreational uses. Here are some details gleaned from the parks' Web sites. Rock Creek Park (5001 Military Road N.W., Washington, 202-895-6070): D.C.'s 1,750-acre counterpart to New York's Central Park was founded in 1890. It holds picnic areas and tennis courts, an equestrian center, an inexpensive public golf course and a paved bike trail.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | May 12, 2002
GLEN ECHO - Rep. Constance A. Morella, one of Maryland's most popular Republicans, launched her campaign yesterday for a ninth term representing a district that Democrats have made a prime target in their quest to retake the House. The Montgomery County congresswoman struck a defiant tone as she formally announced that she will seek re-election to the 8th District seat despite Democratic efforts to make the redrawn district virtually Republican-proof. "I suspect there might be a few political partisans in Annapolis who hoped this day would never come," said Morella, charging that Democratic leaders tried to "gerrymander me into retirement."
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 28, 2000
A car belonging to a Washington Post copy editor who has been missing from her Bethesda home since Tuesday was found abandoned Friday in Glen Echo near the C&O Canal. Montgomery County police said Alison Thresher's 1997 Volvo station wagon was discovered near the intersection of Broad Street and Ridge Road. Thresher, 45, was reported missing on Thursday after she failed to show up for her job as a copy editor on the Post's national desk. Montgomery County police said family members last saw Thresher on Tuesday evening.
NEWS
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 19, 1999
WASHINGTON -- In the witching hours on Capitol Hill this week, as grand compromises were being reached on major bills, lawmakers -- including Marylanders -- eagerly slipped in big-dollar provisions, ranging from millions of dollars for farmers with parched land to $100,000 for a handicapped-accessible golf course in Prince George's County.The compromise legislation setting spending for much of the government required a section several inches thick just to list the earmarked projects. There were so many projects that many lawmakers did not have a chance to read the full legislation they were voting on."
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2003
At Maryland's Glen Echo Park yesterday, every arch in the breathtaking Spanish Ballroom stood ready to receive guests -- hundreds of them-- who spilled in to waltz, contra dance in large circles and even jitterbug when they got warmed up. Noon is usually no time to dance, but many out on the gleaming maple floor said they had long awaited the moment to celebrate the reopening of the park by the Potomac River in Montgomery County. "It harkens back to a simpler time, a more innocent time," said Del. Brian J. Feldman, a Democrat, who represents the area.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1998
You can tell Glen Echo Park is alive in the glint of the carousel lion's eye, the shrieking laughter of children at a puppet show, the whirling gracefulness of couples waltzing in the ballroom.But the peeling paint, rotting wooden pillars and boarded-up windows remind you that the century-old park on the Potomac River Palisades in Montgomery County is dying, too.And that's the quandary for the owner, the National Park Service: too expensive to save, too beloved to bulldoze.Glen Echo Park is part of the social fabric of the Washington suburbs and beyond.
NEWS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1998
You can tell Glen Echo Park is alive in the glint of the carousel lion's eye, the shrieking laughter of children at a puppet show, the whirling gracefulness of couples waltzing in the ballroom.But the peeling paint, rotting wooden pillars and boarded-up windows remind you that the century-old park on the Potomac River Palisades in Montgomery County is dying, too.And that's the quandary for the owner, the National Park Service: too expensive to save, too beloved to bulldoze.Glen Echo Park is part of the social fabric of the Washington suburbs and beyond.
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