June 23, 2008
George Morgan He wrote the following obituary before he died. "Obit for a Slient Key" "George has been seduced by his Blue Water Siren to embark on a voyage into eternity. Rather than morn his passing, pause to remember an Iconoclast who decried the machinations of windbags making false claims and offering empty promises. His free spirit joins his siren without accepting the specious myth of Heaven's Glory nor fear of Tophet's Flare. AR=-SK"
April 20, 2006
Lecture Mencken bio Tonight at 7:30, author Marion Rodgers will discuss her biography Mencken: The American Iconoclast. The program is at Haebler Memorial Chapel at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. Admission is free. Call 410-337-6000 for more information.
March 23, 2006
Tom and Kate Chappell left corporate jobs in Philadelphia in 1968 to move to the woods of Kennebunk, Maine, where they made their own soap and other natural care products. Their enterprise evolved into Tom's of Maine, a natural products company the couple started in 1970 that grew into, among other things, the nation's largest producer of natural toothpaste. The company reveled in thumbing its nose at much larger competitors that used additives in their toothpaste. But this week, Tom's crossed enemy lines, so to speak, when it announced its sale to toothpaste giant Colgate-Palmolive Co. for $100 million.
November 27, 2005
For those who love newspapers - to read them, write them and rail at them - these are somber times. Metropolitan dailies face rising costs, falling share prices and declining circulation - 2.6 percent in the last six months alone. American papers have shed more than 1,900 jobs since the beginning of the year, industry publication Editor & Publisher reports. The mammoth Knight Ridder Corp., which owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and 31 other newspapers, is on the auction block, and there might be no bidders.
September 29, 2004
CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush might be leading in the national polls, but yesterday he awoke at his ranch in conservative central Texas to find the hometown newspaper had endorsed his Democratic challenger, John Kerry. Never mind that a huge sign on the five grain silos that loom over the center of town declares this "Bush Country," or that it is Bush-Cheney signs that adorn the Yellow Rose gift shop. Ignore the fact that the same paper endorsing Kerry also proclaims in blue and red: "Crawford, Texas ... Hometown of the President of the United States!"
January 29, 2004
Wendy Wasserstein has been described as one of the voices of her generation, so it's not surprising that, in middle age, this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is creating protagonists who are bright, accomplished, middle-aged women - the type of characters other writers often relegate to supporting-role status. It is surprising, however, not to mention impressive, that a small professional Washington theater, Theater J, has landed the world premiere of a pair of Wasserstein one-acts: Welcome to My Rash, which received developmental readings at two major Washington theaters (Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center)