February 14, 2013
What's more embarrassing than to have to take down a commemorative statue? Accomplished individuals may encounter situations over a lifetime that overshadow the acts that brought them recognition. William Donald Schaefer's statue was dedicated at a point in time when he was unlikely to tarnish his legacy. With Joe Paterno, the timing was not so fortuitous. Johnny Unitas ' statue was a safe bet. The Oriole players' statues are probably going to stand the test of time. At 80, we can confidently reflect on the life achievements of Lenny Moore and declare him worthy of a commemorative statue.
February 11, 2013
They've been married just over two years, but Andy and Seanne Herbick have already exchanged vows three times, most recently Sunday morning at their alma mater, Loyola University Maryland, with about 160 other steadfast lovebirds. Standing in the same stone chapel where they married the first time and listening to the same priest, the Hampden couple reiterated that, yes, they were still in it for good, bad, sickness, health and till death do they part. Since married life has quickly tried them on all of that — including, on the good front, the birth of their son P.J., who's now 13 months old — the words, if anything, ring truer.
January 26, 2013
The older brother has always blended easily with people. He built his career over a quarter century, meticulous step by meticulous step. He'll probably smile at you, even if he doesn't like your question. The younger brother's talent burned hotter and to this day, so does his demeanor, which sometimes scorches those who dare get in his way. He reached his current position in great, precocious leaps. If he thinks you're an idiot, he'll treat you like one. Yet somehow - in a story too good for anyone to have made it up - John and Jim Harbaugh will face off as peers next Sunday in the Super Bowl, the grandest stage in the game to which they've devoted their lives.
January 21, 2013
Some came with their kids, not wanting to miss the opportunity to impart a message of political leadership in a live civics classroom hundreds of thousands of people strong. Others arrived with their own place in history in mind, considering President Barack Obama's second inauguration a second shot to celebrate the significance of the nation's first black president and be a part of it themselves. Whatever the reason, Maryland residents joined people from all across the country on Monday who braved the cold weather and long security lines to be on the National Mall for Obama's ceremonial swearing in. 'A piece of history' Matt Jacobson, 30, and friends Chris Franzoni, 31, and Stan Kimmel, 32, were on the mall early after celebrating the Ravens' win the night before at a D.C. bar, where they'd put a Ray Lewis jersey on an Obama cut-out.
December 20, 2012
Low gray clouds of a late autumn day appear to envelop a two-story cedar cottage and its attached one-story log cabin. Sitting on three acres in Howard County and accessed through a wrought-iron arch down a narrow lane, the property has been the home of 63-year-old Priscilla Griffith for most of her adult life. A roughly landscaped front garden contains the print of a fenced-in vegetable patch, harvested months ago. The path to the cottage is a dirt one; a brick walkway from its side entrance leads to the main house.
October 22, 2012
Realtor Carole Bowen, of the Long & Foster Realtors, Bel Air Central Office, received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Harford County Association of Realtors at its annual meeting and awards luncheon Sept. 26. "The Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed, only once in a lifetime, upon the Realtor member in the local association who exemplifies the model member through real estate service to the community, and the local, state and national associations during the many years of their career.