October 10, 2010
It's safe to say Delonte "Smoke" Williams has settled into his new role with the Bears. Morgan's new quarterback ran three touchdowns and scored on a two-point conversion, leading his team to a conference win over the Aggies in front of a homecoming crowd of 21,500 at Aggies Stadium. The three-touchdown mark by Williams was the most for Morgan State (3-3, 2-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) since former standout Chad Simpson ran for three touchdowns against Savannah State in 2007.
December 11, 2009
W hen the Detroit Lions were looking for a head coach, they wanted someone who was highly analytical. They wanted someone who could develop a philosophy, devise strategies and bridge a gap between the players, coaches and administration. On Jan. 16, the Lions hired Jim Schwartz, 43. Back over at Schwartz's old high school in Baltimore, Mount St. Joseph, Schwartz's former algebra teacher, Dave Norton, thought Detroit had hired the right guy. "No, I didn't know if he would become a head football coach back then," said Norton, an assistant principal and baseball coach at the school for 35 years.
July 20, 1993
Earlier this year, the Anne Arundel County Council offended the county's Jewish community by scheduling a hearing about a controversial anti-smoking bill on the first day of Passover.The U.S. Naval Academy obviously has made a similar mistake, scheduling homecoming -- its biggest alumni weekend -- on Yom Kippur.Yom Kippur is the holiest Jewish holiday of the year, marked by fasting and prayers of repentance. Clearly, the occasion precludes most Jewish alumni from attending cocktail parties, parades, dances and a football game.
September 10, 1995
The crowd cheered, the band played a patriotic tune, and passengers waved to those waiting below as the S.S. John W. Brown pulled into port in Baltimore yesterday, bringing home nearly 400 men who fought in World War II.Of course, it was 50 years after the war ended.But to many of those taking part, this re-enactment of a wartime homecoming was an emotional experience as real as the day they returned in 1945."It gives me goose bumps," said Doris Cornes, of Kingsville, as her husband Edward waved from the restored Liberty ship as a couple tugboats nudged it into dock near the Harborview condominiums off Key Highway.
October 24, 1991
More than 5,000 alumni and their families are expected at the U.S. Naval Academy's Homecoming weekend, tomorrow through Sunday. Activities scheduled include a parade, class reunions and a football game between Navy and the University of Delaware.The public is invited to attend the dress parade at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow on Worden Field. Retired Admiral L. J. Long, president of the Naval Academy Alumni Association, will review the parade.Presidents or representatives from the classes of 1926, 1931, 1936, 1941, 1947, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1971, 1976, 1981 and 1991 will join Long in reviewing the parade.
January 29, 2011
During a skit in "The Second City Does Baltimore," the hit show at Center Stage , cast member Megan Wilkins pops out sporting a thick New York accent and a thicker wig to announce the pending premiere of "The Wire: The Musical. " Hometown audiences quickly recognize the target of the impersonation — Irene Lewis, whose colorful, if not universally admired, tenure as Center Stage artistic director is drawing to a close after 20 years. Not surprisingly, Lewis has an opinion about the portrayal.