June 23, 2003
On June 22, 2003, JAMES JOSEPH MAJOR, beloved husband of Dorothy Margaret (nee Kroeber) Major. Loving father of Robert Spencer and Diedre Isabel Major. Cherished grandfather of twins Kaylee Lynda and Brayden Craig Major, dear brother of Peter Major and his wife Peggy and Margaret Delaney and her husband Walter. Friends may call at the family owned and operated Slack Funeral Home P.A., Ellicott City on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9;30 A.M. at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul St. Ellicott City.
November 27, 1990
LONDON -- Chancellor of the Exchequer John Major was assured today of becoming Britain's next prime minister after both rivals in a Conservative Party leadership election conceded victory to him.Major won 185 votes, two less than the simple majority required for election. Former Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine had 131 votes; Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd had 56 votes.Hurd said that the party rules required a third ballot, even though he and Heseltine had conceded that Major would be the winner.
March 26, 2004
On March 23, 2004, DONALD W. MAJOR, beloved husband of the late Ethel V. Major (nee Hartman), devoted significant other of Camilla Trahan, dear step-father of Joyce Bjork, brother of Charles, Joseph, the late John and Bernard Major Service will be held at family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26A) on Saturday, March 27 at 11 A.M. Entombment Private. Friends may call on Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bishop Cummins Memorial Church, 2001 Frederick Rd., Balto.
June 25, 1995
Prime Minister John Major, every British caricaturist's model of a wimp in politics, knocked his party's back-stabbers on their behinds by resigning as party leader. His stock immediately soared. He will win re-election as leader by Conservative Members of Parliament, or lose the prime ministry.There are two basic objections to Mr. Major by some Tories. The first is that the unpopular governing party seems destined to lose the election that must be held by summer 1997 to a revived Labor Party.
April 12, 1995
The Orioles sold 25,000 tickets the day after the baseball strike ended. Now for an opposing view.In Sunday's editions of The Sun, readers were asked whether they have lost interest in major-league baseball and plan to attend fewer Orioles games because of the 7 1/2 -month strike. The vote was 294-96 against the majors.Joe Lamm of Owings Mills spoke for many callers."I used to go to 50 to 60 games at Camden Yards, but I've decided to cut back drastically," he said. "I might go to two or three games this year and maybe five or so next year, but I'm going to start going to minor-league games and exploring other options for my entertainment dollar."
January 10, 1996
LONDON -- This is how the first question time of 1996 began in the House of Commons yesterday.A Labor politician named Paul Flynn got up, stared across the aisle at Prime Minister John Major, challenged the "legitimacy" of the ruling Conservative government and then, over the roar of the Commons, shouted: "Isn't it degrading of you to deny the country an election -- to deny the country the choice between an exhausted Tory government and an invigorated Labor...