January 9, 2001
The Reeves Agency Inc., a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations business that was started in 1978, has declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy, reporting more than $700,000 owed to more than 120 creditors and assets of less than $230,000. A trustee will sort through the company's finances. Neither Rebecca Reeves, president of the Reeves Agency, nor her attorney, Irving E. Walker, returned telephone calls yesterday. In a recent interview, Walker said, "For this corporation it would be a permanent closure.
December 15, 1996
150 years ago in The SunDec. 15: We learn that a man, named Benjamin Van Horn, was found dead in his bed, on Saturday morning, at Chestertown. It is supposed that his death was caused by hard drinking.Dec. 16: THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC RAILROAD -- Mr. Whitney, the projector of a plan for the construction of a continuous railroad from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean, is now in this city, on business connected with the project. Dec. 20: We noticed a few days since that the second Lutheran Church of Baltimore had been the first to take action in reference to raising a fund in Baltimore for the relief of the suffering poor of Ireland.
July 2, 1996
As the show begins, 9-year-old Amanda Bory's small hands are folded in prayer. Suddenly, hymnlike piano and voice give way to rockin' R&B, and those hands are sweeping and circling and jabbing.Her hands are singing. Her hands are signing.She's part of Children Around the World, a group of Baltimore-area children who perform to recorded music, signing the lyrics with hand signals that speak to the deaf.Their act has played on Broadway and at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., to the hearing and to the hearing-impaired.
December 1, 1995
Charlotte Shervington, 87, city mathematics teacherCharlotte Watson Shervington, who taught at two Baltimore junior high schools during a 29-year career as a math teacher, died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital of multiple ailments. She was 87.Mrs. Shervington taught at Garrison and Clifton Park junior high schools before illness forced her to retire in 1958. She also led classes offered in city elementary schools for adults on how to be parents.Born in Catonsville in 1908, Mrs. Shervington moved with her family to Boston at an early age. She returned after a few years, eventually graduating from what is now Morgan State University in 1929.
November 5, 1995
March 29, 1984: The Colts leave Baltimore for Indianapolis.1987: St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill comes to Baltimore but decides instead to move his team to Phoenix.March 1992: Baltimore is one of five finalist cities for two expansion teams along with Charlotte, N.C., Jacksonville, Fla., Memphis, Tenn., and St. Louis.Oct. 21, 1992: The NFL decides to postpone expansion for at least a year.Oct. 26, 1993: The NFL awards an expansion franchise to Charlotte but delays choosing a second city until Nov. 30.Nov.
February 17, 1995
Preferred Health Network Inc., a health maintenance organization, announced yesterday that it has returned to its roots by selling a majority stake in itself to a group of Baltimore and Washington area hospitals.The deal, which raised about $8 million for the Baltimore-based company that was founded by a group of hospitals, has allowed it to repay the debt owed to its former parent company. It also expands the network of hospitals available to its 44,500 members."We know, as we've talked to regional employers, that it's very important to be able to offer a plan that can cover employees wherever they live," said L. David Taylor, PHN's president and chief executive officer.