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By HELEN CHAPPELL | September 21, 1991
Oysterback, Maryland.--I guess because I, Desiree Grinch, proprietor of the Blue Crab Tavern, dragged her there, Helga Wallop and I went into Salisbury to the new mall to see the Jimmy Velvet Traveling Elvis Museum and Mike El, the Elvis Impersonator that my friend Delores up in Havre de Grace saw at the Conowingo Inn. Helga likes Elvis all right, but she's not a hard-core fan, so she said I had to write it all up for the Bugeye because she couldn't begin...
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2014
Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84. Ms. Pennewell was born to Alfred and Elsa Dallmann in Muhlhausen, Thuringia, Germany, on April 1, 1929. As a teenager, she qualified for Germany's Olympic swim team but never competed because the 1944 Games were canceled because of World War II. Ms. Pennewell attended Staatliche Oberschuk, a college in her hometown, where she earned the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in design and dressmaking.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Athima Chansanchai and Sheridan Lyons and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2002
Her name was Helga Nicholls. But to listeners of Baltimore talk radio, she was simply "Helga from Westminster." Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, she was on the air again, this time calling WCBM's Tom Marr to vent her distrust of the Saudi government. They covered that ground for about three minutes before giving way to the network news. Less than an hour later Nicholls was dead, stabbed in her kitchen with a butcher knife as she cared for two grandchildren. Her son-in-law was charged in the slaying.
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By SLOANE BROWN | October 14, 2007
FLASHBACK TO THE 1940S AT THE SCOTTISH Rite, courtesy the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The theme for this, the 15th annual Harbor Gala, was "Swanky Club Soiree." When guests entered the building, they were greeted with a glass of champagne and tunes from a trio of would-be Andrews Sisters. And when it was time for supper, they made their way downstairs to the ballroom, which was decked out in glamorous white linens and ostrich-feather centerpieces. But, what made those nightclubs -- like the Coconut Grove, Copacabana and Latin Quarter -- the "in" places in their day was the chi-chi crowd who went there.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1996
She stakes out her positions in no uncertain terms, beating up on liberals in general and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in particular. But she also lambastes conservatives who displease her, including House Speaker Newt Gingrich.She's highly opinionated but also informed and articulate, and persistent enough to be a distinctive presence in the cut-and-thrust world of Baltimore talk radio.If you tune in, you know her name -- or as much of it as she's willing to reveal: "Helga from Westminster."
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2000
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. - Bathed in circles of golden light, the congregants join their voices with that of their new rabbi in an incantation to God. "Help us to order our lives by your counsel and lead us in the paths of righteousness," they recite. "Be a shield about us, protecting us from hate and war, from pestilence and sorrow." They have intoned this prayer in countless services, but never with this elderly rabbi, who sways on the bimah before them, a gentle smile on her lips. Her very presence tonight in this sanctuary is an insistence that they consider anew these familiar words.
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May 10, 2005
On May 2, 2005, JAMES E. HARDING, beloved husband of Helga M. Harding (nee Zingler), devoted father of Susan Scalion, Nancy Parks and her husband, Bill, brother of Harold Ray Harding, dear grandfather of Alex and Ryan Scalion, Robert and Richard Parks. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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August 2, 2007
On July 28, 2007, REIMUND K., after a long illness, survied by his wife Susan Webster-Page; sister Helga Lathe and several nephews and friends. Memorial Mass on Friday, August 3, at 10 A.M., St. Alphonsus Church, 114 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org
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May 13, 2004
A Carroll County man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the stabbing death of his former mother-in-law, who was a fixture on local talk radio known as "Helga from Westminster." Leon A. Costley Jr., 39, showed little emotion as Carroll County Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway imposed the sentence. On the other side of the courtroom, the victim's husband, Robert V. Nicholls Sr., and their daughter, Kristina Costley, wrapped their arms around each other and cried.
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By Blair Holley and Blair Holley,Special to The Sun | June 19, 1994
Gary and Helga Bancroft of Lutherville in Baltimore County were down the shore enjoying a stay at a friend's house and enjoying the golf in our area. Gary is a 10 handicap and Helga carries a 31 and they are serious golfers.The first day in the area, still in transit, they stopped in Easton to play the fabulous Hog's Neck Golf Course, rated as one of the best public courses in the country. The Bancrofts pronounced it a great course with its wide-open front nine and tightly wooded back nine.
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August 13, 2007
WALTER OPPENHEIMER, 92 Art collector, philanthropist Walter Oppenheimer, an art collector and philanthropist who co-founded Helga, a line of women's special-occasion clothing, died Aug. 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center In Los Angeles of complications from a heart condition. With his wife as the designer of suits, dresses and evening clothes sold in specialty stores, Mr. Oppenheimer launched Helga Inc. in 1947. He managed the business until the couple sold it in 1986. The Oppenheimers collected art by Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and other modern European artists during frequent business trips to Europe to buy fabric.
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August 2, 2007
On July 28, 2007, REIMUND K., after a long illness, survied by his wife Susan Webster-Page; sister Helga Lathe and several nephews and friends. Memorial Mass on Friday, August 3, at 10 A.M., St. Alphonsus Church, 114 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org
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May 10, 2005
On May 2, 2005, JAMES E. HARDING, beloved husband of Helga M. Harding (nee Zingler), devoted father of Susan Scalion, Nancy Parks and her husband, Bill, brother of Harold Ray Harding, dear grandfather of Alex and Ryan Scalion, Robert and Richard Parks. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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May 13, 2004
A Carroll County man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the stabbing death of his former mother-in-law, who was a fixture on local talk radio known as "Helga from Westminster." Leon A. Costley Jr., 39, showed little emotion as Carroll County Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway imposed the sentence. On the other side of the courtroom, the victim's husband, Robert V. Nicholls Sr., and their daughter, Kristina Costley, wrapped their arms around each other and cried.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2004
A Carroll County man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the stabbing death of his former mother-in-law, who was a fixture on local talk radio known as "Helga from Westminster." Leon A. Costley Jr., 39, showed little emotion as Carroll County Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway imposed the sentence. On the other side of the courtroom, the victim's husband, Robert V. Nicholls Sr., and their daughter, Kristina Costley, wrapped their arms around each other and cried.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2004
A Carroll County man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the stabbing death of his former mother-in-law, who was a fixture on local talk radio known as "Helga from Westminster." Leon A. Costley Jr., 39, showed little emotion as Carroll County Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway imposed the sentence. On the other side of the courtroom, the victim's husband, Robert V. Nicholls Sr., and their daughter, Kristina Costley, wrapped their arms around each other and cried.
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By Arthur Caplan | June 5, 1991
THE LEGAL battle over the fate of Helga Wanglie, the 87-year-old woman who has lain in a permanent coma in a bed in the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for 17 months, finally has begun.Despite media reports that the court proceedings will determine whether Helga Wanglie lives or dies, the hearing that ended last week in Hennepin County District Judge Patricia Belois' courtroom will do nothing of the sort.The only question Belois must decide in the next two or three months is whether Wanglie's husband, Oliver, should be appointed her legal guardian, or whether that job should go to an independent professional conservator, Terrance J. Larpenteur.
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By Kevin Cowherd | October 23, 1992
I went to the dentist's office the other day to have my teeth cleaned and to receive my regular brow-beating from Helga, the hygienist.Even before I settled into the chair, Helga came goose-stepping into the room."
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November 18, 2003
A Frederick man died Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle crashed into a car near the Englars Mill subdivision in Carroll County, state police said. Robert Vernon Nicholls Jr., 32, of the 5600 block of Crestwood St. in Frederick was riding his 1999 Suzuki GSXR 750 west on Route 31 when he ran into the driver's side door of a car attempting to make a U-turn, authorities said. According to the police report, Gordon Maurice Piscacek, 62, said he did not see Nicholls when he pulled his 2002 Honda Accord over to the shoulder and began the U-turn near Sams Creek Road.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | October 9, 2003
Closing arguments are expected today in the murder trial of a man accused of stabbing to death his former mother-in-law, after Carroll County prosecutors rested their case yesterday and the defense attorney said he did not plan to call any witnesses. The Carroll County Circuit Court jury of five women and seven men could begin deciding the fate of Leon A. Costley Jr. by this afternoon. Costley, 38, is charged with first-degree murder in the death Aug. 14, 2002, of Helga Nicholls, a Westminster woman who was known as a frequent caller to Baltimore talk-radio programs.
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