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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
His first goal was prettier, but the one Severna Park's Nick Groseclose scored in overtime was a thing of beauty to Falcons coach Don Gregg.Groseclose took a Kelley Harris pass and grounded a shot under North County keeper Ryan Seggerty just 1:42 into the extra period to lead No. 7 Severna Park over the 10th-ranked Knights, 5-4, yesterday."
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2001
For 150 years or so, at what is now Falls and Shawan roads in Baltimore County, a mighty maple tree stood. Cattle on the hoof toward market in Baltimore passed the imposing tree with leaves that showed a silvery underside when turned by the wind. The maple was a splendid shade tree for visiting farmers or kids with fishing poles, and autumn would briefly blush it orange or red. Then came Monday, when the maple tangled with a tractor-trailer and lost. Yesterday morning, a work crew with chainsaws was busy slicing up the 50-foot-tall maple, and property owner Laura Groseclose and her family found themselves with an unexpected surplus of firewood.
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January 13, 1991
A memorial service for J. Donald Groseclose Sr., former owner of a waste removal company, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Owings Mills.Mr. Groseclose, who was 54 and lived on McDonogh Road, died Wednesday of complications from cancer.He formed J. S. & G. Inc. in Capitol Heights in the 1960s and sold the business to Browning-Ferris Industries in 1971. He continued to manage that operation until 1979, when he became medically disabled.Before starting his waste removal company, he worked for C. M. Kemp Manufacturing Co. and Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1995
Annapolis Alderman M. Theresa DeGraff, whose complaints led city officials to hire a private company to collect garbage at 4,000 homes Christmas weekend, is the wife of a manager at the firm that got the job.John Patmore, city public works director, said Friday that he hired Browning-Ferris Industries Inc. without getting estimates from other companies after Ms. DeGraff called to complain that trash had not been picked up at half the homes in the city.He...
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | October 13, 1993
A 35-year-old electrician was sentenced to 18 months in jail yesterday for torching his Odenton house last December, but was set free on $50,000 bond pending his appeal.Robert J. Groseclose maintained his innocence before Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr., cited his steady employment record and asked for leniency on behalf of his three small children, who fidgeted in the laps of his wife and mother a few rows behind him."I need to be a parent to my children," he said.Groseclose's attorney, Assistant Public Defender James McCarthy, said the appeals could take between six and 18 months.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | April 20, 1993
Mary Jane McGill feels as if she has had salt poured into an open wound. Bud Longstreth, between coughs, says both he and his wife have suffered recurring illnesses.The three Odenton residents are dealing with the aftermath of a house fire in which neighbor Robert J. Groseclose has been charged with arson and the charred remains of his house have sent an odor through the community."We sit and smell this mess everyday," Mrs. McGill said. "I'm a couple of doors away, so it's not too bad for us when the weather's not bad. But all of us [in the neighborhood]
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July 28, 1993
Cleanup ordered of burned houseA Circuit Court judge granted a court order yesterday allowing county crews to bulldoze the charred remains of an Odenton house burned in December that health officials say is a safety hazard.Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth granted county attorneys an injunction to allow for the demolition and cleanup of remains of the home of Robert J. Groseclose at 1218 Brietwert Ave. A health official testified that the remains are hazardous and that Mr. Groseclose has ignored cleanup orders.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2001
For 150 years or so, at what is now Falls and Shawan roads in Baltimore County, a mighty maple tree stood. Cattle on the hoof toward market in Baltimore passed the imposing tree with leaves that showed a silvery underside when turned by the wind. The maple was a splendid shade tree for visiting farmers or kids with fishing poles, and autumn would briefly blush it orange or red. Then came Monday, when the maple tangled with a tractor-trailer and lost. Yesterday morning, a work crew with chainsaws was busy slicing up the 50-foot-tall maple, and property owner Laura Groseclose and her family found themselves with an unexpected surplus of firewood.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
A Circuit Court jury convicted a 35-year-old electrician yesterday of torching his Odenton house in December, leaving it burn as he took his children Christmas shopping.Robert J. Groseclose jerked his head down on the defense table in front of him as the verdict was announced, then sat up quickly and stared at jurors for about 10 seconds, a stunned look on his face.Neither he nor his attorney, deputy public defender James McCarthy, would comment afterward.The jury of seven women and five men listened to two days of testimony and deliberated two hours before convicting Groseclose of arson and reckless endangerment.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | August 18, 1993
A 35-year-old electrician was having trouble paying for his Odenton home last winter, so he burned it down for the insurance money, a prosecutor told a Circuit Court jury yesterday.Robert J. Groseclose is charged with arson in the Dec. 23 fire that swept through the two-story home on the 1200 block of Breitwert Ave. that he shared with his mother and two children.In his opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney William C. Mulford II said fire investigators first suspected arson because they smelled gasoline at the fire scene and because of the speed with which the fire ravaged the wood-frame structure.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer | November 15, 1994
It was two days before Christmas, 1992, and all that remained of the Odenton family's home was a pile of charred rubble, the remains of a two-story wood frame house that had collapsed into the basement.While the community rallied around the burned-out family with donations of Christmas gifts, money and shelter, Lt. C. Scott Sudduth, a county fire inspector, began following a trail of clues that led him to the unpopular conclusion that the family's father, Robert J. Groseclose, had set the fire himself.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | October 13, 1993
A 35-year-old electrician was sentenced to 18 months in jail yesterday for torching his Odenton house last December, but was set free on $50,000 bond pending his appeal.Robert J. Groseclose maintained his innocence before Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr., cited his steady employment record and asked for leniency on behalf of his three small children, who fidgeted in the laps of his wife and mother a few rows behind him."I need to be a parent to my children," he said.Groseclose's attorney, Assistant Public Defender James McCarthy, said the appeals could take between six and 18 months.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
A Circuit Court jury convicted a 35-year-old electrician yesterday of torching his Odenton house in December, leaving it burn as he took his children Christmas shopping.Robert J. Groseclose jerked his head down on the defense table in front of him as the verdict was announced, then sat up quickly and stared at jurors for about 10 seconds, a stunned look on his face.Neither he nor his attorney, deputy public defender James McCarthy, would comment afterward.The jury of seven women and five men listened to two days of testimony and deliberated two hours before convicting Groseclose of arson and reckless endangerment.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | August 18, 1993
A 35-year-old electrician was having trouble paying for his Odenton home last winter, so he burned it down for the insurance money, a prosecutor told a Circuit Court jury yesterday.Robert J. Groseclose is charged with arson in the Dec. 23 fire that swept through the two-story home on the 1200 block of Breitwert Ave. that he shared with his mother and two children.In his opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney William C. Mulford II said fire investigators first suspected arson because they smelled gasoline at the fire scene and because of the speed with which the fire ravaged the wood-frame structure.
NEWS
July 28, 1993
Cleanup ordered of burned houseA Circuit Court judge granted a court order yesterday allowing county crews to bulldoze the charred remains of an Odenton house burned in December that health officials say is a safety hazard.Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth granted county attorneys an injunction to allow for the demolition and cleanup of remains of the home of Robert J. Groseclose at 1218 Brietwert Ave. A health official testified that the remains are hazardous and that Mr. Groseclose has ignored cleanup orders.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | April 20, 1993
Mary Jane McGill feels as if she has had salt poured into an open wound. Bud Longstreth, between coughs, says both he and his wife have suffered recurring illnesses.The three Odenton residents are dealing with the aftermath of a house fire in which neighbor Robert J. Groseclose has been charged with arson and the charred remains of his house have sent an odor through the community."We sit and smell this mess everyday," Mrs. McGill said. "I'm a couple of doors away, so it's not too bad for us when the weather's not bad. But all of us [in the neighborhood]
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | March 27, 1992
They're shivering in a hammock, swinging back and forth on a cold March night to pose for an engagement photo, and giggling at each other.She's the bubbly politician, a two-term member of the Annapolis City Council who has been known to make tough decisions. He's the more reserved businessman, a golfer who considers himself shy and likes to sing along with commercials.Alderwoman Theresa DeGraff met Don Groseclose for a business lunch in October 1988 and thought he was quite --ing. Now, after 3 1/2 years of dating, they're engaged.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer | November 15, 1994
It was two days before Christmas, 1992, and all that remained of the Odenton family's home was a pile of charred rubble, the remains of a two-story wood frame house that had collapsed into the basement.While the community rallied around the burned-out family with donations of Christmas gifts, money and shelter, Lt. C. Scott Sudduth, a county fire inspector, began following a trail of clues that led him to the unpopular conclusion that the family's father, Robert J. Groseclose, had set the fire himself.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
His first goal was prettier, but the one Severna Park's Nick Groseclose scored in overtime was a thing of beauty to Falcons coach Don Gregg.Groseclose took a Kelley Harris pass and grounded a shot under North County keeper Ryan Seggerty just 1:42 into the extra period to lead No. 7 Severna Park over the 10th-ranked Knights, 5-4, yesterday."
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | March 27, 1992
They're shivering in a hammock, swinging back and forth on a cold March night to pose for an engagement photo, and giggling at each other.She's the bubbly politician, a two-term member of the Annapolis City Council who has been known to make tough decisions. He's the more reserved businessman, a golfer who considers himself shy and likes to sing along with commercials.Alderwoman Theresa DeGraff met Don Groseclose for a business lunch in October 1988 and thought he was quite --ing. Now, after 3 1/2 years of dating, they're engaged.
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