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By Stephanie D. Fletcher and Stephanie D. Fletcher,Special to the Sun | June 13, 1999
Sherwood Forest, the Virginia plantation that once belonged to President John Tyler, is owned by his grandson and wife. It is an unusual place. As visitors walk to the house from the parking lot, along a short path through a wooded area, they must first pass a leaf-littered pet cemetery. Two more or less equal rows of little wooden crosses inscribed with names like Wink, Changa, KitKat and Beau mark small graves, some of which possess the added embellishment of concrete lawn ornaments -- a sleeping kitten here, a duck there, a dog holding a basket in his mouth at the end of one row. At the small memorial garden for beloved animals, members of the public turn right and continue along the path through a wide expanse of lawn shaded with large trees.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Superstorm Sandy barely laid a glove on Smith Island last fall, to hear residents tell it. Though storm-driven flooding damaged hundreds of homes in Crisfield and the rest of Somerset County, only a couple islanders got any water in their homes from the surging Chesapeake Bay. Yet with the island slowly shrinking and sinking into the bay, the state is considering using $2 million of the federal storm recovery aid it's received so far to buy out...
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By Theo Lippman Jr | November 14, 1995
LAST TUESDAY'S election returns in Virginia and last Wednesday's announcement by the state's best known and most popular resident that he will not seek political office in 1996 will prolong once more the barrenness of the state that calls itself ''the Mother of Presidents.''It has now been 175 years since a Virginian was elected president. That would be James Monroe, who was re-elected to a second term in 1820. (He followed Virginians George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison into the office.
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By Sarah Clayton and Sarah Clayton,Special to the Sun | June 16, 2002
Thursday, Sept. 16, 1619, was cold and blustery in London when the Margaret sailed for Virginia with 39 men from the area around Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire. After a rough, 2 1/2 -month crossing, they sailed up the James River, the major highway west in those days, and disembarked on the land they'd been granted by the Virginia Company. They called it Berkeley. So began the story of one of the numerous early plantations that still line the James River in a 20-mile strip between Richmond and Williamsburg.
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By Sam Davis | February 5, 1991
Mervo's basketball team has grabbed a lot of attention this winter, overshadowing the rejuvenation of the wrestling team, which is off to its best start (6-1) since it won back-to-back titles in 1985 and 1986.The wrestlers have been led by junior Bobby Giles (171), who lost his first match and has won 12 straight, including two tournament titles; junior Troy Graves (135), who is 13-1; and senior Jeff Young (145), who is 9-2 with one tournament title.Mervo will wrestle Dunbar tomorrow. Also tomorrow, Southwestern will meet St. Mary's in a battle between the Maryland Scholastic Association B Conferences' only unbeaten teams.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 8, 2000
Cramming 41 biographies into 10 hours of TV would be a mistake. Thankfully, PBS's "The American President" doesn't even try, opting instead to provide thumbnail sketches of the political philosophies and presidential accomplishments of the 41 men who have occupied the highest office in the land. Sure, the segments only skim the surface, and history buffs will probably hear little they don't already know. And while some segments seem distressingly brief -- with an average of only 15 minutes per president, how can you possibly sum up Washington, Lincoln or FDR?
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By Sarah Clayton and Sarah Clayton,Special to the Sun | June 16, 2002
Thursday, Sept. 16, 1619, was cold and blustery in London when the Margaret sailed for Virginia with 39 men from the area around Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire. After a rough, 2 1/2 -month crossing, they sailed up the James River, the major highway west in those days, and disembarked on the land they'd been granted by the Virginia Company. They called it Berkeley. So began the story of one of the numerous early plantations that still line the James River in a 20-mile strip between Richmond and Williamsburg.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
Superstorm Sandy barely laid a glove on Smith Island last fall, to hear residents tell it. Though storm-driven flooding damaged hundreds of homes in Crisfield and the rest of Somerset County, only a couple islanders got any water in their homes from the surging Chesapeake Bay. Yet with the island slowly shrinking and sinking into the bay, the state is considering using $2 million of the federal storm recovery aid it's received so far to buy out...
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February 11, 2007
On February 8, 2007, JOHN E. TYLER, JR., of Glen Burnie, beloved husband on Cynthia (nee Duker) Tyler; devoted father of Todd and Lisa Tyler, Blake and Annika Tyler; loving son of Catherine "Billie" and the late John Tyler, Sr.; dear brother of Catherine and her husband Doug Lewis; grandfather of Joonas, Sebastian, Summer, and Casey. A Memorial Service will be held at the family owned Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, P.A., 421 Crain Highway, S.E., Glen Burnie, MD on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. Interment is private.
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By Chuck Myers of Knight-Ridder Newspapers | June 16, 1996
Q: How many presidents served as a U.S. senator before they were elected as the country's chief executive?A: Fifteen presidents served as a U.S. senator before they were elected to office. They are: John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, Warren Harding, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.One president, James A. Garfield, was actually elected simultaneously as president of the United States and a senator from Ohio in 1880.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 8, 2000
Cramming 41 biographies into 10 hours of TV would be a mistake. Thankfully, PBS's "The American President" doesn't even try, opting instead to provide thumbnail sketches of the political philosophies and presidential accomplishments of the 41 men who have occupied the highest office in the land. Sure, the segments only skim the surface, and history buffs will probably hear little they don't already know. And while some segments seem distressingly brief -- with an average of only 15 minutes per president, how can you possibly sum up Washington, Lincoln or FDR?
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By Stephanie D. Fletcher and Stephanie D. Fletcher,Special to the Sun | June 13, 1999
Sherwood Forest, the Virginia plantation that once belonged to President John Tyler, is owned by his grandson and wife. It is an unusual place. As visitors walk to the house from the parking lot, along a short path through a wooded area, they must first pass a leaf-littered pet cemetery. Two more or less equal rows of little wooden crosses inscribed with names like Wink, Changa, KitKat and Beau mark small graves, some of which possess the added embellishment of concrete lawn ornaments -- a sleeping kitten here, a duck there, a dog holding a basket in his mouth at the end of one row. At the small memorial garden for beloved animals, members of the public turn right and continue along the path through a wide expanse of lawn shaded with large trees.
NEWS
By Theo Lippman Jr | November 14, 1995
LAST TUESDAY'S election returns in Virginia and last Wednesday's announcement by the state's best known and most popular resident that he will not seek political office in 1996 will prolong once more the barrenness of the state that calls itself ''the Mother of Presidents.''It has now been 175 years since a Virginian was elected president. That would be James Monroe, who was re-elected to a second term in 1820. (He followed Virginians George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison into the office.
SPORTS
By Sam Davis | February 5, 1991
Mervo's basketball team has grabbed a lot of attention this winter, overshadowing the rejuvenation of the wrestling team, which is off to its best start (6-1) since it won back-to-back titles in 1985 and 1986.The wrestlers have been led by junior Bobby Giles (171), who lost his first match and has won 12 straight, including two tournament titles; junior Troy Graves (135), who is 13-1; and senior Jeff Young (145), who is 9-2 with one tournament title.Mervo will wrestle Dunbar tomorrow. Also tomorrow, Southwestern will meet St. Mary's in a battle between the Maryland Scholastic Association B Conferences' only unbeaten teams.
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December 10, 2003
On December 7, 2003 ANNA BAGDONAS (nee Smetana) beloved wife of the late John Bagdonas, Sr.; dear mother of Phyllis Monaghan and the late John Bagdonas, Jr.; dear grandmother of Deborah Reis, Karen Burtnick and Lynda Bagdonas; great-grandmother of Sandra, John, Jessica, Tyler, Colby and Casey. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, December 13 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1532 E. Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230. Family suggest memorial donations be directed to Sister Catherine Cress's Ministry, c/o Good Counsel Church.
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By Theo Lippman Jr | September 11, 1992
This is the 52nd presidential election.The 15th was held in 1844. The Whigs dumped President John Tyler, who had succeeded President Harrison a month into his term, for Henry Clay. Clay had led the congressional fight against Tyler for four years.The Whig nomination was deemed a real prize after the Democrats nominated James K. Polk, a former governor of Tennessee and former speaker of the House. Polk was lowly regarded. But in the election that gave the American political language the phrase ''dark horse,'' Polk won. The deciding issue was the annexation of Texas.
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