November 9, 2005
Freshman goalkeeper Julie Kafka is described by her Lehigh coach as "5-6 on a tall day." However, the former McDonogh standout towered over many keepers around the country this season as she recorded a school-record 12 shutouts and had Division I's second-best goals-against average (0.25) and save percentage (.955) entering postseason play last weekend. Kafka also was chosen the Co-Goalkeeper and Co-Rookie of the Year in the Patriot League as she helped lead the Mountain Hawks to their most successful regular season in school history (14-2-1 and a final 14-3-1 overall record)
June 12, 1995
Connoisseurs of the surreal, the grotesque and the absurd are hereby urged to repair to the Orpheum in Fells Point for a tangy repast of unimaginable delight. Others are advised to steer clear; this dish is for the cognoscenti.The movie is "Faust," by the Czech surrealist animator Jan Svankmajer, as much out of Kafka as out of Goethe and Marlowe. It reiterates the classic story of the necromancer who makes a deal with His Satanic Majesty in order to enjoy sublime power and sensation on Earth but who must, in the end, give the devil his due.However, this "Faust" is a mad mixture of mediums, yielding images largely unseen anywhere outside the most recondite animation emporiums.
June 29, 2006
Two local summer theater festivals kicked off their silver anniversary seasons last weekend with shows that could not be more different. One is frothy, the other fraught with levels of meaning. Laura Ridgeway's Turn Your Head and Kafka -- a complex examination of love, oppression, injustice, absurdity and Franz Kafka -- got the 25th annual Baltimore Playwrights Festival off to an impressive start. Interweaving excerpts from the Czech writer's unfinished novel, The Trial, with text from his correspondence with journalist Milena Jesenska, Ridgeway has created a layered script in which fact and fiction comment on each other.
April 6, 2005
On April 4, 2005 FRANCES JACQUELINE "JACKIE" NASH (nee Friedel) beloved wife of Robert W. Nash; dear mother of Barbara L. Kafka; dear grandmother of Charles S. "Chip" and Matthew R. Kafka; devoted sister of Patricia Lyons, Donald Friedel and the late Douglas and Thomas Friedel. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Cockeysville.
March 19, 1993
Polock Johnny's, the Polish sausage chain that taught Baltimore to love heartburn, has apparently sold its last "un-Burger."Politically incorrect to the last, the restaurant chain and sausage-making operation named for John C. "Polock Johnny" Kafka filed for Chapter 7 liquidation in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore last Friday.The filing brings to an end a colorful 49-year history that began in 1944 when the original "Polock Johnny," now retired and in his 90s, set up a hot dog stand in an arcade on The Block.
December 24, 2003
On December 22, 2003, DOROTHY Y., of Upper Marlboro, MD; beloved wife of the late Col. Paul John Basile; mother of Darlene R. Brown; sister of Mary Douglas Ross, and John C. Dyke Jr.; grandmother of Sgt. Paul John Kafka, (Jenny); great-grandmother of Sierra, Josh, Jacob and Sammy. Relatives and friends may call at the BEALL FUNERAL HOME, 6512 N.W. Crain Highway (route 3 south), Bowie, MD on Friday, December 26, 2003, from 10 A.M. to 12 noon, where Funeral Service will begin at 12 noon. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery, January 2, 2004.