August 26, 2001
Kathy Wheatley has some important advice for anyone thinking of doing remodeling work. "Hire a contractor you really, really like," she said. Then with a big, glowing smile, she added, "I liked my contractor a lot." Well, she should like him. The man who gave Kathy Wheatley her dream kitchen in her Monkton home is her husband and business partner, Gary Wheatley. Together, the couple own and operate Wheatley Contracting. "We've been married 21 years and have been in business 21 years," she said.
September 20, 1991
Even in South Florida, where years of mayhem and madness had many residents believing they could no longer be shocked, the Willets sex scandal trial is off the charts.Kathy and Jeff are no ordinary couple.On the one hand, if they are convicted, there may be nothing unusual about a hard-working hooker and her protective pimp trying to make a few bucks off the local citizenry. So they got caught. Another day, another routine arrest, from a region where the summer blockbuster criminal news is about a Kennedy family member accused of rape and a former Panamanian dictator awaiting trial in a cushy jail.
November 6, 1992
Sandra Grant waited nearly three years, hoping someone would be charged with beating her 15-year-old daughter to death and leaving the girl's nude body in the woods off an Anne Arundel County back road.Yesterday, police told Mrs. Grant and her husband they had charged Mark John Loetz, 32, of the 900 block of Burnett Ave. in Arnold, with first-degree murder in the death of Mary Kathleen Grant.In the morning, a District Court Commissioner in Glen Burnie ordered Mr. Loetz held without bond in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.
February 3, 1991
On a winter evening, Chrissy Grant watched her twin, Kathy, disappear into the shadows down Furnace Branch Road on her way to a friend's house a few miles away.Her parting advice to her sister was brief: "Be careful and accept no rides."That was Jan. 9, 1989, and Kathy, 15, never arrived at her friend's apartment on Americana Circle near Marley Station Mall.Twenty days later, she was found bludgeoned to death in a wooded area off West Pasadena Road. Investigators believe Kathy, who had been sexually assaulted, knew her killers.
January 19, 2006
Kathy Mattea With millions of album sales and two Grammys under her belt, Kathy Mattea will perform at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts tonight at 7. Mattea's career took off in 1986 with her third and breakthrough album, Walk the Way the Wind Blows. Since then, she's recorded 12 full-lengths, including her newest compilation, Right Out of Nowhere, released in September. Maryland Hall is at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets cost $38; $35 for members. For more information, call 410-263-5544 or go to marylandhall.
May 17, 1992
Glenn and Kathy Helme, a retired West Baltimore couple, recently returned from a year spent emptying bed pans and giving sponge baths to strangers in the end stages of AIDS and cancer. These deeds took place at a Roman Catholic hospice called Comfort House in McAllen, Texas. Of the 30 residents who entered the hospice while the Helmes were there, 29 died.They volunteered for the mission through the Church of the Brethren's volunteer service, based in Elgin, Ill.The Helmes, who have been married for 35 years, are quick to say that there's nothing extraordinary about them or their volunteer effort.