November 6, 2005
On October 31, 2005, EUGENE J. SOMERVILLE, SR., beloved husband of Sharon Somerville (nee Crue); devoted father of Mary, Elizabeth, Agnes, Eugene, Jr. and Bryan Somerville, and Barbara Frantum, Janet Hackney and Elisha Decker. Also survived by 15 grandchildren. Preceded in death by former wife, Louise Hartung and one grandson. Friends may call on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the family owned BRADLEY-ASHTON FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2134 Willow Spring Road, at the corner of Dundalk Avenue, where services will be held on Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
February 13, 2003
On February 12, 2003, MARCELLA MARY BENNETT COBURN, beloved wife of the late Lawrence R. Coburn; devoted mother of Lynn Hackney and Jean Garrison; loving grandmother of Michelle Shifflett, Bryan Barton, Marcella Jones, Donna Grazuties, Larry and Eric Garrison and eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Evans Chapel of Memories-Parkville on Friday 7 to 9pm. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday 10 A.M. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment will be private.
February 7, 2013
Everyone who drives is required to have a driver's license, so why shouldn't a similar law apply to those who sell guns ("A voice of reason," Feb. 4)? Can you imagine what the roads would be like if only 60 percent of drivers were licensed? That is what is now happening with guns - and these horrible gun disasters are the consequence. Anne Hackney, Parkton Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
January 11, 2006
On January 8, 2006 Dr. Charles H. Doeller, Jr., beloved husband of the late Bertha E. Doeller (nee Scarborough) Devoted father of Duke Doeller and his wife Dale, and Sherry Hurlock and her husband King. Loving grandfather of Chip Doeller, Paige Hackney, Bronwyn Carmel, Heather Kurtz and Holly Matthews. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family-owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Rd., (beltway exit 26A) on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 AM. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
July 1, 1993
SHELDON HACKNEY, the president of the University of Pennsylvania, is being opposed for chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities for the wrong reason.His critics cite his conduct in the case of the black students at Penn who confiscated the student newspaper because they objected to a conservative columnist's views. Hackney tut-tutted this Nazi-like behavior as just a case of two equally important values -- "diversity and freedom of expression" -- being in conflict.That is obviously a vile and craven attitude for a university president.
December 14, 2011
Thank you for another wonderful article concerning the problems with drilling ("Gas firms don't disclose all drilling risks, group reports," Dec. 12). Just three hours north of Baltimore in Sullivan County, Pa. is a quiet community called Eagles Mere - also known as The Town that Time Forgot. It has been a summer retreat over a hundred years and also has great hiking, fishing, kayaking and lovely forests. It, too, has recently been facing the many problems created by fracking so it is good to have those problems brought to the public's attention.
May 1, 2013
I disagree with the University of Maryland's Animal Science Department's decision to expand its horse-breeding program. There is a glut of unwanted horses and ponies across the country. Horse Rescue Farms are over-crowded and are turning away the no longer wanted animals for lack of space, feed, medication and shelter. Due to the economy and cost of keeping horses, owners are desperately trying to find homes for their no longer wanted horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys. Many are beloved pets or used for pleasure or racing or work or have outlived their purpose.
September 19, 1993
25 Years Ago* More than 1,000 people attended the dedication of the Stansbury-Kriel Memorial wing of the Carroll County General Hospital. Dr. Theo. Woodward, head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland and a former native of Westminster, gave a brief history of the advancement of medicine during the past centuries. Following a concert by the Westminster Municipal Band, F. Kale Mathias, master of ceremonies, opened the dedication with the invocation by the Rev. Edwin G. Reter, pastor of the Howard Park M.C. and invocator for the original hospital seven years ago. Robert L. Lakin, president of J.B. Ferguson Co., handed over the keys to Charles O. Fisher, president.
February 6, 1994
Tee Tillman can tell right off when it's going to be a bad day at the settlement table.Buyers who discovered a leaky faucet during a final walk-through of a house just hours earlier can't close until they get repair estimates. Sellers divorcing each other choose settlement as the time to haggle over splitting the proceeds. Or, too frequently, says the senior vice president of Fountainhead Title Group in Columbia, buyers and sellers come in on time and loan TTC documents never show up.Settlement officers have seen it all -- those snags threatening the biggest investment most people will ever make.
July 5, 2011
Lauren Frenz , of Mount Airy, traveled to Honduras as part of a service learning program at Malone University, in Anton, Ohio. She is a senior majoring innursing. Afton Vechery , of Woodbine, earned a Bachelor of Science in business enterprise management, with a dual concentration in new science development and new business development, and a double minor in neuroscience and entrepreneurship and social enterprise, from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C. She also received the Spirit of Wayne Calloway Award, the Hobbs Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement and was named to the dean's list for the spring 2010 semester.