March 3, 1991
* The United States lost 27 airplanes and five helicopters in combat during Operation Desert Storm.Non-combat causes, including mechanical problems, damaged or destroyed eight airplanes and 14 helicopters.* At least 33 crew members died in these incidents.The nine confirmed U.S. prisoners taken by Iraq were downed pilots or aircraft crew members.Most aircraft lost in combat were designed for close support of ground troops or for challenging tanks.Several reconnaissance and observation airplanes and helicopters also were lost.
August 25, 2002
Krebs insulted Carroll's teachers I was appalled by the comments made by Susan Krebs in the recent "Krebs says plan is fair" article (Aug. 15). I too become agitated on occasion during my career as do many other hard working Carroll Countians, but we are typically able to control our feelings and remain professional. Krebs truly crossed the line, however, when she compared our teachers to "a spoiled kid" and went as far as to suggest they "go [teach] somewhere else" if they are unhappy.
March 14, 2003
Suddenly, on March 12, 2003, LOWNDES PACA, devoted husband of Dorothea K. Linthicum (nee Komanos); loving father of Paul G. Linthicum, Jennifer M. Minke, Priscilla L. Graven, Mary Louise Kramer and Ellen L. Aguero; beloved grandfather of Heather and Quentin Huey, Michael and Nicholas Rawlins, and Janet Kramer. As he wished, his earthly remains will be a gift to the Anatomy Board of MD. Buriel to be announced at a later date. IN lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216 Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216 or the charity of your choice.
August 4, 2005
"Grab your Walkman, and make sure you bring extra duct tape. You'll need it to make sure that gigantic weight hanging off your side doesn't fall and crash to the ground, and blast the Huey Lewis." "Go for some Fruit Roll-Ups. Make sure to separate the cellophane from the equally toxic candied sheet. The cellophane's probably healthier to eat." "Cool off. Take a dip with some Snorks at your local pool. Snork it up, seriously." "Guys, put on your rainbow-striped Mork suspenders, and make sure the lady in your life wears shoulder pads.
March 31, 2006
On March 28, 2006, after a brief illness, WILLIAM "Bill" HUEY FORD, SR., husband of Marie A. Ford (nee Di Rocco); father of William "Bill" H. Ford, Jr. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY, INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road), Timonium-Cockeysville, on Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, Texas, on Saturday, April 1 at 11:30 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Bill's name to the Washington Fund, c/o Chrissy Smith, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620.
June 19, 1999
Emma Lowery Massey,who may have been the oldest person in the world, died Monday in Lubbock, Texas. Although she never had the records to prove her age, friends said they believed she was 118. The nursing home where she lived since 1990 recorded her birth date as Jan. 15, 1881.Dolores Jimenez Alcantara,90, one of flamenco's leading singers, suffered a brain hemorrhage during a performance last weekend and died Monday in Malaga, Spain.Cecil Morgan,100, a leader of the group of state legislators who impeached Gov. Huey P. Long in 1929, died Monday in New Orleans.
June 9, 1991
When Bob and Kay Swartz were found stabbed to death at their Cape St. Claire home -- victims of a murder that would later become the subject of a best-selling book -- all eyes turned toward the couple's adopted son, Michael.After all, Michael, then an incorrigible teen-ager so gangly and wild-haired his relatives said he looked like he came from another planet, had casually described his fantasy of sticking a knife into his father's back.He'd once beaten a reform school roommate bloody with a slab of wood, and less than a month before the killings, he'd been commited toa mental hospital after allegedly holding a knife to a counselor's neck at a shelter for runaways.
May 11, 1997
By the time Seattle Slew arrived at Pimlico for the 102nd Preakness on May 21, 1977, the fairy tale was one-third told.A modest $17,500 purchase as a yearling, Seattle Slew had starred in the rags-to-riches story of winning the Kentucky Derby. His owners -- two fun-loving couples in their 30s dubbed the "Slew Crew" -- were the darlings of American racing.The nation's sports fans watched eagerly as Seattle Slew -- this dark-brown blaze of speed so awkward as a baby that his handlers called him "Baby Huey" after the clumsy comic-strip character -- tried to do what no horse had ever done: win the Triple Crown without having lost a race.
November 3, 2009
Johns Charles Macgill Jr., a decorated World War II bomber pilot who flew 30 combat missions and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, died of heart failure Oct. 22 at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va. He was 88. The son and grandson of physicians, Mr. Macgill was born in Baltimore and raised at "Eureka," the old Macgill family home on Frederick Road in Catonsville. Mr. Macgill was interested in flying since he was a child. "Coming from a long line of doctors, it became embedded into Charlie's mind what his future would be. However, at the age of 9, he saw an airplane, and as happened so often in the early days of flight, he became enamored with flight," wrote Robin Smith, historian for the 486th Bomb Group Association, in a profile.