November 7, 2012
Lawyers for the state defended Maryland's new General Assembly districts Wednesday, telling Maryland's highest judges that while the map may not please everyone, it's legal and proper. "Somebody can always draw a better map. That's not the issue," Assistant Attorney General Dan Friedman told the Court of Appeals, as he argued against three challenges to the redistricting map. "The issue is whether this map is constitutional. " Among those challenging the plan are two Democratic state senators from Baltimore County, who asked the judges to throw out the plan created by Gov. Martin O'Malley and General Assembly leaders and tell them to try again.
October 26, 2012
St. Mary of the Mills' Christmas bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 114 St. Mary's Place. Shop at Granny's Attic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include Kelley's Jellies and home-baked goods table. Enter a raffle or auction or participate in children's activities. Start off at the Christmas Cafe for a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage and more, and take a break for lunch with chicken wings, salad, nuggets, hot dogs and other foods. For information, call 301-725-3080.
May 2, 2012
Two Baltimore County senators, unhappy with their new districts under the governor's General Assembly redistricting plan, have sued to have the map overturned, contending that it gives Baltimore City extra representation at the expense of the county. Sens. Delores Kelley and James Brochin, both Democrats, asked the Maryland Court of Appeals to invalidate the redistricting plan, which automatically took effect this year when the legislature did not move to replace Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan with one of its own. The plan is especially disadvantageous for Brochin, whose district would become heavily Republican under the plan devised by O'Malley and legislative leaders.
December 20, 2010
•Coached by his father at Harrison (N.Y.) High when Maryland recruited him in mid-1960s. As quarterback, Friedgen led 1964 team to undefeated season. •Member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity •Serves on University of Maryland's Board of Visitors •Wife, Gloria, serves as coordinator of alumni affairs and outreach for Maryland's School of Public Health. •Named Father of the Year in June 2007 by the Washington D.C. Father's Day Council •Has three daughters: Kelley (33)
April 14, 2010
Charm City gets plenty of face time in Kitty Kelley's "Oprah," the unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey. In fact, "Baltimore" is the seventh word in Kelley's book, appearing well before "Hollywood," "talk show," "book club" or even "successful" (but after "Chicago," Winfrey's base of operations for the past 26 years). Released in bookstores today, "Oprah" follows Winfrey from her hardscrabble beginnings in Mississippi (while quoting relatives who insist her youth wasn't nearly as impoverished as she's made it sound)
October 7, 2009
Each Wednesday we'll bring you a Q&A with a Ravens player to help you learn a little more about the team. Today's guest is wide receiver Kelley Washington, who ranks second on the team in catches (16) and receiving yards (198). Washington discusses his feelings regarding Sunday's opponent, his link with Dennis Rodman and his days as a baseball player. Question: Can you describe your emotions about playing against your former teammates, the Cincinnati Bengals, on Sunday? Answer: They'll be pretty high just because anytime you play against a former team - just like it was with the Patriots [on Sunday]