May 20, 2011
To Michael Matz, Barbaro's legacy includes a recurring image. It is of the horse with all four feet off the ground. It is as if Barbaro is flying. It has been five years since Barbaro shattered a hind leg at the Preakness, beginning a poignant struggle to save the life of the runaway 2006 Kentucky Derby winner. He eventually suffered from laminitis and was euthanized the following January. At Churchill Downs, where the horse's ashes are buried, there is a bronze statue of Barbaro suspended by a rail so the horse is off the ground — just the way Matz sees him in full sprint in his mind's eye. But the trainer and others believe Barbaro's legacy is more extensive — and more complicated — than the 1,500-pound statue celebrating his breathtaking speed.
April 18, 2006
She was like a great athlete in the zone when she was posing. She was the great model of her time, and she was proud of that. And she never played at being sexy. It was instinctual." - GRETCHEN MOL, actress, on 1950s pinup girl Bettie Page, whom she portrayed in a recent film [KRT]
September 15, 2011
Alexis and Daniel Sassi , of Columbia, announce the birth of their son, Domonic Daniel Sassi , on Aug. 18, 2011, at 3:45 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. His sister is Annabel. His grandparents are Richard and Patricia Marchesiello, of Ocean Pines; and Douglas and Gretchen Sassi, of Still Pond.
August 2, 2003
On July 31, 2003, HARRIETT VANE KRATZER, of Chestertown; beloved mother of Harriett K. Kelly, Trudy K. Anderson, Gretchen K. Starling and Philip V. Kratzer. A Memorial Service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Chestertown, MD, at 1:30 P.M., on Monday, August 4, 2003.
October 13, 1991
* Marine Pfc. Jamie M. Jolles, son of Jeffery M. and Gretchen P. Jolles of Union Bridge, recently completed recruit training.During the training cycle at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.,recruits are taught the basics of battlefield survival and introduced to typical military daily routine and personal and professional standards.Jolles is a 1991 graduate of Linganore High School, Frederick County.
April 23, 2013
The episode jumps right into Vicki inviting Alexis to be her date for Tamra's party. Alexis has second thoughts about this and is surprised that Tamra even agreed to let her to attend. Alexis finally agrees to be Vicki's date and thinks it would be a splendid idea to invite her “Christian on steroids” friend Lydia to join the group at the dinner party as well. Let's see how many people we can fill the room with at Tamra's party that she either can't stand or doesn't even know.
September 7, 1994
Two teen-age girls were killed and two others were critically injured yesterday when their car crashed into a concrete median, spun across the road and crashed into a tree. The force of the impact split the car in half.The driver, Elizabeth Clark, 16, had obtained her provisional driver's license just three weeks ago, Montgomery County police said. It required her to be off the road at midnight, an hour before the 1 a.m. accident.Miss Clark and her front-seat passenger, Katherine Zirkle, 16, were declared dead at the scene, police said.
May 3, 2005
EASTON - Retirees Meredith and Gretchen Smith have gobbled 4 pounds of cow parts, scaled castles and survived head wounds on the current season of The Amazing Race - surprising fans and competitors alike by remaining in the game with just two more episodes to go. But they have not surprised their neighbors in this Eastern Shore town, where the Smiths are known as two tough cookies. Neighbor Judy Hines likes to tell about the time she was golfing with Gretchen, who is 66, and their cart got stuck in the mud. "Gretchen pushed us out all by herself," Hines says.
January 28, 2012
Alex Brown knows just where he was in 1977, when he learned of Elvis' demise. And in 1997, when he heard that Princess Diana had died. And on Jan. 29, 2007 — five years ago Sunday — when he got the news that, after a game fight for life, a champion racehorse named Barbaro had passed away. "You never forget, when an icon goes. The enormity of the occasion is seared in your memory," said Brown, author of the book, Greatness & Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy . In hindsight, he said, perhaps no other thoroughbred so captured the country's heart as the undefeated 3-year-old who shattered his leg in 20 places during the 2006 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, and spent the next seven months battling for survival at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.
March 14, 2010
Volunteers are needed to raise puppies as potential guide dogs and prepare them for formal training. The volunteers, who can be as young as 13 with parental supervision, take the puppies into their homes for 14 to 18 months and teach them manners and social skills. Information: 410-960-7427, volunteer.guidingeyes.org, or e-mail Gretchen Pierce, firstname.lastname@example.org.