April 2, 1997
X-rays tell the story of her life: healed fractures across her arms, legs, ribs and neck, fractures so numerous that the question "How many?" seems cruel and absurd.At 9 months, Jasmine Pass might not have a major bone that hasn't broken at least once.Look at Jasmine and you see eager, intelligent eyes -- eyes that follow everything that moves.Look again and you see a child spending life in a molded shell, a child who can break at any moment, a child who is handled like china."She'll have fractures her whole life," said her 38-year-old grandmother, Ellen Paylor, who cares for her in a narrow Baltimore rowhouse on North Lakewood Avenue.
January 30, 2002
In commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday last week, we asked how many years of peaceful protest passed before segregation ended in the South? Raven Holly of Woodmoor Elementary gave us the correct answer: 10 years. Thanks! And to our question about where Dish and Spoon were finally found, we commend Jasmine Ward and her second-grade classmates in Ms. Holsey's class at Collington Square Elementary School for telling us that cow, cat and dog found their friends at the beanstalk.
September 6, 2007
THE COUNT Homicides since Jan. 1: 213 THE VICTIMS Two people found dead in a house in the 6100 block of MacBeth Drive in Northeast Baltimore were victims of homicide, city police said yesterday. They were identified as Pauline Borum, 60, and her granddaughter, Jasmine Borum, 17. Police said both victims showed signs of trauma to the upper body. Results of autopsies were being awaited, they said. LAST YEAR: Baltimore had recorded 183 homicides as of Sept. 5, 2006. ONLINE: Details and locations of this year's city homicides at baltimoresun.
April 3, 2007
On March 29, 2007, JOHN D. McMULLEN, JR., loving father of Jasmine McMullen, caring brother of Jeraldine Williams and Evelyn Stephens. On Tuesday, Mr. McMullen will lie in state at VAUGHN C. GREENE WEST CHAPEL, 5151 Baltimore National Pike, where the family will receive friends from 6-6:30 P.M., with services to follow. Immediately following the interment at Garrison Forest on Wednesday, April 4, 10:45 A.M., the family will receive friends at 5110 Baltimore National Pike. Inquiries to (410)
August 25, 2004
On August 23, 2004, WILLIAM "Bill" GEORGE De VOE, beloved father of Christina Marie De Voe, devoted grandfather of Jasmine Nicole Turnock, his best friend in the world, Dolores Ann Bradds and loving brother of Robert, Richard, Ralph, Arthur and Joan. Friends may call at the CVACH/ROSEDALE FUNERAL HOME, 1211 Chesaco Avenue, on Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be held Friday 11 A.M. from the Funeral Home. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
December 9, 2005
The state's highest court threw out yesterday the conviction of a man in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter, ruling that the trial judge erred by allowing into evidence a statement by an 18-month-old child who did not take the witness stand. The Court of Appeals found that the child's "utterance" recounted in court by her mother was hearsay and that the unintended implications of the statement could have swayed the jury in its decision. With few exceptions, witnesses cannot testify as to statements made by another person.
April 29, 1993
POLICE LOGJessup:8100 block of Route 1: A police officer responded to a sounding alarm about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Route 1 Liquors, and found a broken window. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from the store.*North Laurel: 10100 block of Stansfield Road: Someone slit a front and rear window screen between 7:25 p.m. and 8:25 p.m. Thursday.9300 block of Jasmine Court: A resident heard a noise and saw a stranger on the deck about 10:30 p.m. Monday.9700 block of Mountain Laurel Way: A stranger was seen on a patio about 10 p.m. Sunday.
December 21, 1997
BaseballCardinals: Re-signed P Lance Painter, P Mark Petkovsek, C Tom Lampkin and C Danny Sheaffer.Indians: Named Gary Kuby pitching coach and Dave Keller coach at Triple-A Buffalo.Mets: Agreed to terms with C Todd Pratt and IF Luis Lopez.Rangers: Agreed to terms with C Bill Haselman, who had been acquired from Red Sox in November.CollegeAlabama: Named Jackie Shipp defensive line coach.Fort Hays: Named Jeff Leiker football coach.Loyola, Ill.: Women's basketball coach Keir Rogers resigned.
September 21, 2005
On September 17, 2005 JOHN A., JR.; beloved husband of Mary Kassakatis (nee Rodenberg); devoted father of Tena Rose Baskette and Jason John Kassakatis; loving grandfather of Jordan J. and Bryanne E. Baskette, Jessica L. and Jasmine Kassakatis; dear brother of Ruth Varveri, Ida Fields, Janice Atwell, Gerald, William and Donald Kassakatis and the late Paul and Fred Kassakatis. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Rd., on Tuesday 7 to 9 P.M. and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 752 215th St., Pasadena, MD 21122.
April 22, 2008
On April 20, 2008,ALBERT RITCHIE of Edgewater, MD. Beloved husband of the late Helen Toft. Loving father of Stephen R., and Michael J. Toft. Dear brother of Vernon Toft, Jessie Hughes, Cutesy Flegal and Millie Grason. Also survived by two grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Jasmine Herndon Toft. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, from 5-7 P.M., at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A., 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis, MD. Funeral services will begin at 7 P.M. Interment private.