November 17, 1998
HARBIN, China -- During the era of Mao Tse-tung, the Communist Party earned widespread praise for practically shutting down China's flourishing prostitution industry. But with today's freer economy, the sex trade's back, and some Chinese officials would rather tax it than fight it.Since last year, at least 14 cities have begun taxing China's "san pei girls," young women who earn large sums for accompanying men in nightclubs and karaoke bars. For a higher fee, many of the women will sleep with their customers.
October 2, 1994
Richard C. WebsterPlastic, cosmetic surgeonDr. Richard C. Webster, a renowned Baltimore County-born plastic and cosmetic surgeon, died Sept. 18 of Hodgkin's disease at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. The former Baltimorean was 76.Dr. Webster founded and operated the Webster Clinic in Brookline, Mass., a training center for plastic surgeons throughout New England until the clinic closed in the late 1960s, and was on the staff of 50 hospitals. He retired in 1987.He was born and reared in Lutherville.
December 13, 2000
Magellan Health Services Inc. reported a loss yesterday for its fiscal fourth quarter and for the year, but posted a profit from continuing operations, which it said was a sign of improved fortunes. The net loss was $27.9 million in the quarter, which ended Sept. 30, compared with a $24.9 million loss in the fourth quarter last year. However, this year's figure included losses from some business lines that the Columbiacompany is exiting, and one-time charges associated with those exits.
December 18, 1999
Columbia-based Magellan Health Services Inc. said yesterday that it has agreed to buy its largest competitor, Atlanta-based Vivra Inc., for $10.25 million in cash, making it the largest independent manager of specialty care in the nation.Magellan will pay $5 million in cash at closing, which is expected early next year, and $5.25 million six months after closing, the company said. The deal also could include an additional $10 million if Vivra meets earnings targets. The payment would be made in the first quarter of fiscal 2002.
April 16, 2008
To commemorate National Victims' Rights Week (April 13-19), a public memorial ceremony in remembrance of Howard County crime victims will be held at 7 p.m. today at the county government's office complex in Ellicott City. The ceremony will be held in the Banneker Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, followed by a candlelight vigil at the Omar J. Jones Jr. Plaza adjoining the Carroll Building and the George Howard buildings. Light refreshments will be served. During National Victims' Rights Week, criminal justice agencies and organizations dedicated to assisting victims of crime join together to promote greater public awareness of the rights and needs of crime victims.
April 9, 2008
To commemorate National Victims' Rights Week (April 13-19), a public memorial ceremony in remembrance of Howard County crime victims will be held at 7 p.m. on April 16 at the county government's office complex in Ellicott City. The ceremony will be held in the Banneker Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, followed by a candlelight vigil at the Omar J. Jones, Jr. Plaza adjoining the Carroll Building and the George Howard buildings. Light refreshments will be served.
August 13, 1995
A roundup of new products and servicesKeen screensLawrence Harbin, owner of Galerie 500, a Capitol Hill art gallery, has created a computer screen saver that displays paintings by African-American artists. Art in the Dark is available in Windows, DOS and Macintosh versions at COMPUSA for $29.95. For more information, call (800) 666-4476. Local computer programmer Nancy L. Hunter has created a fashion statement for the on-line age. She has designed 30 different T-shirts featuring net lingo and smileys, which are used to express emotion on the Internet and other on-line services.
December 15, 2006
On December 13, 2006, EDWARD G. VOELKER, of Glyndon, beloved husband of the late Ruth E. Voelker.M-BM- Father of Mary C. Simmons, Edward C. Voelker, Susan C. Harbin and Nancy E. Voelker. Also survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.M-BM- Friend of the late Dorothy Virgilio. Friends may call at the ELINE FUNERAL HOME, 11824 Reisterstown Road (at Franklin Boulevard) Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.M-BM- Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Glyndon on Saturday at 10:00 A.M. Prayer Vigil on Friday 4 P.M., at the funeral home.
December 27, 1991
William H. Ruth died of cancer Wednesday at a nursing home in Edenton, N.C. He was 74.A memorial mass for Mr. Ruth will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.He was born in West Baltimore and joined the Navy at age 17. He retired from the Navy as a first class boatswain mate after 30 years, then worked for the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Baltimore for five years.He was a charter life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, North Carolina Chapter, and a past master of the Warren Lodge, Masonic Order, No. 51, in Baltimore.
March 5, 2006
On March 2, 2006, ANITA MARGUERITE NELSON (nee Ross) beloved wife of Edmund A. Nelson, devoted mother of Shelley Nelson Dyer and Patrick Edmund Nelson, dear grandmother of Wilfred M. Dyer IV, Amanda Nelson Harbin, Katherine Sprinkle, Nelson Dyer, Corbett Nelson and Emily Nelson, great-grandmother of Ava Sprinkle. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Road, (beltway exit 26A) on Saturday and Sunday 4 to 7 P.M. A memorial service will be held in Towson United Methodist Church on Monday at 11 A.M. Inurnment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.