February 7, 2000
Doris Kenner-Jackson, 58, of the pop-rock group the Shirelles, whose harmonies on "Soldier Boy" and a number of other songs brought huge success in the early 1960s, died of breast cancer Friday in Sacramento, Calif. The Shirelles, consisting of Mrs. Jackson, Shirley Alston Reeves, Beverly Lee and Addie "Micki" Harris, began their career at a high school talent show in Passaic, N.J., in 1957, singing their composition, "I Met Him on Sunday."
October 23, 1990
Kevin Kenner, a 27-year-old graduate of the Peabody Institute, was denied first prize in the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw last weekend. But that doesn't diminish the fact that his second prize was the top honor given this year -- an achievement that puts him in distinguished company. The last American to come out on top in the Chopin trials was Garrick Ohlsson in 1970. The second prize that year went to Mitsuko Uchida, the Japanese pianist whose career has since surpassed Ohlsson's, in large part on the strength of her exquisite Mozart performances and recordings.
December 13, 1990
The Evening Sun Player of the Year last season, Bright earned Most Valuable Player honors in the James Kenner Tip-Off Tournament. In victories over Coolidge and nationally ranked Dunbar-D.C., he scored 43 points and had 21 rebounds in leading the Poets to the tourney championship.In three games, the 5-foot-7 guard shot 52 percent from the floor, scoring 35 points and adding 19 assists, 13 rebounds and 12 steals. She also converted 80 percent of her free throws and, factoring in points and assists, actually was involved in 43 percent of her team's offensive production.
February 8, 2004
On Tuesday, February 3, 2004, CHRISTINA MOULTRIE, mother of Timothy Clarit and Kiera Ford, daughter of Doris Cooper and the late Ronald Riley, loving and devoted spouse of Annette Moultrie, stepmother of Uneka and Brittany White and Tevin and Kevin Moultrie, sister of Kimily Kenner, and aunt of Syerra Hill and a host of other family and friends.Viewing Tuesday, February 10, 9 A.M. until Service time 11 A.M. at Thornton Funeral Home, Route 227, Pomonkey, MD. Interment St. Catherine's Church Cemetery, McConchie, MD.
October 27, 2004
ROBERT F. BOB WHITESTONE, at his residence in the presence of his family, on Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 9:50 A.M. Beloved husband of Doris Daniels Whitestone. Father of Cliff Whitestone and Lisa Dunn. Son of the late Dollie Boyd and Albert Whitestone. Brother of Elizabeth Holland, Albert Whitestone, Nancy Warns, Ruth Brown, and the late Dollie Williams. Grandfather of Stephen Dunn, Jr., Hunter Dunn, and Aidan Whitestone. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Aged 76 years, a native of Baltimore, MD and a resident of Kenner, LA for the past 27 yrs. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to gather to celebrate Bob's life at the Kenner Funeral Home of L.A. Muhleisen and Son, 2607 Williams Blvd.
May 14, 2002
Bill Peet, 87, a legendary Disney artist and writer who drew indelible characters including Dumbo, wrote the screenplay for 101 Dalmatians and went on to create 35 children's books with curiosity-tweaking titles ranging from Capyboppy to Whingdingdilly, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. "Bill Peet was Walt Disney's greatest story man and considered to be on a par with Walt himself in terms of telling strong stories with vibrant characters," said animation historian John Canemaker, author of the recently published Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and animation director for the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
January 24, 2011
Dozens of volunteers and law enforcement officers resumed combing the banks and waters of the Mississippi River near Kenner, La., Monday morning, searching for the body of Brian Reed, brother of Ravens safety Ed Reed. Beginning about 6:15 a.m. Monday, divers searched while patrols scanned the surface. Using sonar, Texas Equusearch, a volunteer organization that helps families search for missing relatives, located a body Sunday afternoon believed to be Brian Reed's. The body, surrounded by debris, was dislodged as divers tried to recover it, said Tim Miller, the founder and director of Texas Equusearch.