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February 20, 2005
On February 13, 2005, KEVIN THOMAS SMOTHERS, JR. On Monday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (EAST), 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 P.M. On Tuesday, Mr. Smothers will lie instate at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Chapel, 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2010
Hundreds of people gathered in Federal Hill on Monday night to remember three young people killed late Sunday when police say they were struck by a stolen vehicle. Holding candles and wearing shirts adorned with the victims' pictures, there were attempts to give testimonials and sing "Amazing Grace," but the group — representing generations from the Morrell Park neighborhood — was at a collective loss of words. Most just needed a shoulder to cry on. "They were just kids," said neighbor Tony Beckner, 40. "You have three kids doing nothing wrong, and you're gonna take them from us?"
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NEWS
March 21, 1996
SOMETIMES, stories of courage are very close to home. Such was the case with Kevin Thomas, who died yesterday at age 39 after a lengthy illness. Kevin had worked at the Baltimore Sun for the past dozen years. Most of that time, he was a reporter on The Evening Sun, covering business, schools and suburban news. Three years ago, The Sun made him its first editorial writer based exclusively in Howard County. He became, in a sense, our institutional voice in that vibrant suburb.Not long after he became an editorialist, his health worsened.
NEWS
March 16, 2007
On March 13, 2007, JANE KENNEDY COMBER; beloved wife of Thomas F. Comber, 3rd; devoted mother of James E. Comber, Laura Adele George, Kathleen Marie Comber and Robert T. Comber; sister of Edward L. Kennedy; dear grandmother of Brian, Kevin, Sean, Logan, Gavin and Colin Comber, Michael and Kevin Thomas. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook), on Thursday and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be offered Saturday 10 A.M. at St. Pius X Church.
NEWS
March 16, 2007
On March 13, 2007, JANE KENNEDY COMBER; beloved wife of Thomas F. Comber, 3rd; devoted mother of James E. Comber, Laura Adele George, Kathleen Marie Comber and Robert T. Comber; sister of Edward L. Kennedy; dear grandmother of Brian, Kevin, Sean, Logan, Gavin and Colin Comber, Michael and Kevin Thomas. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook), on Thursday and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be offered Saturday 10 A.M. at St. Pius X Church.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1995
Poly is Baltimore City's two-time wrestling tournament champ, and Mervo the two-time dual-meet champion, but an improved Southwestern squad could rise to meet the challenge.Poly appears an overwhelming favorite in Division II with Dunbar, Walbrook, Edmondson, Forest Park and Douglass. But the Mustangs should have their hands full in tough Division I with Southwestern, Northern, Lake Clifton, Patterson, Carver and City.Mervo has two of the city's best bets to win state crowns in city and regional champ Garfield Thompson (119, a 23-8 record last season)
NEWS
October 16, 1994
After reading Kevin Thomas' column in The Sun for Howard County on Sept. 25 concerning his nightmare that Ellen Sauerbrey becomes governor of Maryland, I could not sleep until I had an opportunity to respond.Let me begin by stating that an Ellen Sauerbrey administration would certainly not be a nightmare, but rather a breath of fresh air for Maryland. In Ellen Sauerbrey, we finally have a candidate who has the integrity and strength of character needed to bring accountability and responsibility back to state government.
NEWS
January 10, 1993
Despite The Sun, Columbia Council Is No CircusI am writing on behalf of the Columbia Council to register a formal complaint with The Sun regarding the recent series of editorials about the Columbia Council. We are public people and, therefore, expect our share of criticism and, one would hope kudos from the press. However, the most recent editorial, entitled "The Columbia Council Circus," which appeared on Dec. 16, cannot be ignored. The writer goes far beyond responsible journalism with his distortion of fact, spurious logic and outrageous rhetoric.
NEWS
January 3, 1993
Unsubstantiated Opinions About PendergrassRegarding Kevin Thomas' column about the election of council member Shane Pendergrass to council chairperson (Dec. it seems that some men around the county government have fed him unsubstantiated opinions about how council chairperson Pendergrass would operate as chair.Some men still do not like to share power with women, do they Kevin? By the way, Shane Pendergrass has served as chair before -- twice -- did you know that? Did you know, for example, that as chair, she shared her authority and responsibility by delegating assignments to other council members in areas where she thought they might be particularly interested?
NEWS
March 7, 1993
Columns You HateIn response to Kevin Thomas' column ("Meet Man Behind Columns You Hate," Feb. 14): "Once a week the full editorial board, up to 17 people, gathers in Baltimore for a mass meeting during which topics of the day are discussed."Mr. Thomas resides in Columbia. Where do the other 16 people live? In Annapolis, York, Towson, Dundalk, Pasadena, or where? They are not paying 1 cent of our tax. They . . . publish policy they feel is right although they have never tilled the soil here and have little knowledge of our history or how we value life.
NEWS
February 20, 2005
On February 13, 2005, KEVIN THOMAS SMOTHERS, JR. On Monday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (EAST), 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 P.M. On Tuesday, Mr. Smothers will lie instate at Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Chapel, 4905 York Road, where the family will receive friends from 11 to 11:30 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to 410-433-7500.
NEWS
April 21, 1996
Library rape raised question: Is nowhere safe?On March 20, two young sisters were kidnapped from a bench outside a library in Howard County. The older girl was raped while the younger girl was forced to watch. A week later, the police arrested a suspect in the case, Timothy Chase, and charged him with first-degree rape, robbery, theft, assault, kidnapping and false imprisonment. He is currently being held at the Howard County Detention Center pending his trial.This event signals a tragic realization of the crime in Howard County.
NEWS
March 21, 1996
SOMETIMES, stories of courage are very close to home. Such was the case with Kevin Thomas, who died yesterday at age 39 after a lengthy illness. Kevin had worked at the Baltimore Sun for the past dozen years. Most of that time, he was a reporter on The Evening Sun, covering business, schools and suburban news. Three years ago, The Sun made him its first editorial writer based exclusively in Howard County. He became, in a sense, our institutional voice in that vibrant suburb.Not long after he became an editorialist, his health worsened.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 7, 1995
Poly is Baltimore City's two-time wrestling tournament champ, and Mervo the two-time dual-meet champion, but an improved Southwestern squad could rise to meet the challenge.Poly appears an overwhelming favorite in Division II with Dunbar, Walbrook, Edmondson, Forest Park and Douglass. But the Mustangs should have their hands full in tough Division I with Southwestern, Northern, Lake Clifton, Patterson, Carver and City.Mervo has two of the city's best bets to win state crowns in city and regional champ Garfield Thompson (119, a 23-8 record last season)
NEWS
October 30, 1994
Why Ecker merits a second termShortly we'll be marching into our polling places to choose officials we feel will best govern us over the next four years. We, who followed our daily papers (for me, The Sun), had a steady stream of positive press these past four years on Dr. Charles I. Ecker as our county executive. There simply was to be no contest -- we all must have felt Howard County had a gold mine in Chuck Ecker.What troubles me is at the last minute an opponent appears on the scene with a "single" issue of "stop growth."
NEWS
October 16, 1994
After reading Kevin Thomas' column in The Sun for Howard County on Sept. 25 concerning his nightmare that Ellen Sauerbrey becomes governor of Maryland, I could not sleep until I had an opportunity to respond.Let me begin by stating that an Ellen Sauerbrey administration would certainly not be a nightmare, but rather a breath of fresh air for Maryland. In Ellen Sauerbrey, we finally have a candidate who has the integrity and strength of character needed to bring accountability and responsibility back to state government.
NEWS
August 14, 1994
Coming to the Defense of Crab Shanty ManagerAfter reading the commentary by Kevin Thomas regarding the Crab Shanty (July 10), and more specifically, Cliff Hughes, I feel compelled to comment.Cliff Hughes worked for me for 13 years, until 1986. He was a competent, caring manager who fulfilled his responsibilities with great skill. I can honestly say I never heard or saw Cliff treat any customer in a discourteous manner.As a restaurant owner, I know this type of incident is inexcusable. It is most difficult for me to understand why Cliff would respond to Mr. Thomas in such a hostile manner, when he has never in all my years of association with him treated any customer in the way purported by Mr. Thomas.
NEWS
October 30, 1994
Why Ecker merits a second termShortly we'll be marching into our polling places to choose officials we feel will best govern us over the next four years. We, who followed our daily papers (for me, The Sun), had a steady stream of positive press these past four years on Dr. Charles I. Ecker as our county executive. There simply was to be no contest -- we all must have felt Howard County had a gold mine in Chuck Ecker.What troubles me is at the last minute an opponent appears on the scene with a "single" issue of "stop growth."
NEWS
August 14, 1994
Coming to the Defense of Crab Shanty ManagerAfter reading the commentary by Kevin Thomas regarding the Crab Shanty (July 10), and more specifically, Cliff Hughes, I feel compelled to comment.Cliff Hughes worked for me for 13 years, until 1986. He was a competent, caring manager who fulfilled his responsibilities with great skill. I can honestly say I never heard or saw Cliff treat any customer in a discourteous manner.As a restaurant owner, I know this type of incident is inexcusable. It is most difficult for me to understand why Cliff would respond to Mr. Thomas in such a hostile manner, when he has never in all my years of association with him treated any customer in the way purported by Mr. Thomas.
NEWS
March 7, 1993
Columns You HateIn response to Kevin Thomas' column ("Meet Man Behind Columns You Hate," Feb. 14): "Once a week the full editorial board, up to 17 people, gathers in Baltimore for a mass meeting during which topics of the day are discussed."Mr. Thomas resides in Columbia. Where do the other 16 people live? In Annapolis, York, Towson, Dundalk, Pasadena, or where? They are not paying 1 cent of our tax. They . . . publish policy they feel is right although they have never tilled the soil here and have little knowledge of our history or how we value life.
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