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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1998
Eight years after losing a bitter custody battle in Circuit Court and fleeing the state with her 5-year-old son, a former Finksburg mother was back in Carroll County last night to face kidnap charges.Sharon Elaine Wimperis, 50, was arrested Aug. 5 on a federal warrant at her apartment near Detroit by FBI agents. She was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution for parental kidnapping.Federal marshals escorted her yesterday to Maryland, where she was turned over to state police and taken to Westminster to appear before District Court Commissioner Emmett V. Jones last night.
By Kathleen Megan and Kathleen Megan,THE HARTFORD COURANT | May 15, 2005
Kevin Hughes and his mother, Terry, have always been close. As a boy, he loved to sit and chat with his mother and her girlfriends when they came over for coffee. When he was teased by other kids, his mother was there for him, shoring him up, complaining to school officials. When it appeared that sports would not be his thing, she got him involved in what became his love: theater. Today, though he's in New York City and she's in a Detroit suburb, they get together whenever they can. "We shop together; we dine together; we talk about boys and sex together," said Hughes, who is gay. "My mother has said on a number of occasions that it's like having the perfect son and the perfect daughter all wrapped up into one person -- not only a son, but a daughter."
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | October 13, 1993
By yesterday afternoon, state medical examiners concluded what Baltimore County police already suspected: Ruhama Jane Murphy, 44, and her son, Larry Bruce Price, 22, committed suicide in a Washington Boulevard motel room.But no one seemed to know why."We don't know," said Mary Lou Fisher, Mrs. Murphy's mother. "We just don't know . . . and I'll probably never know why."Police found Mrs. Murphy and her son about 6:15 p.m. Monday in the bathroom of a locked motel room. The pair checked into the room Sunday night, said E. Jay Miller, county police spokesman.
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
Upset that his mother would not pay off his debt to drug dealers, Genesis Collins Jr. set himself on fire and embraced her, leaving Audrey Collins with burns that ultimately killed her, prosecutors said. On Wednesday, a Baltimore jury convicted Collins, 42, of manslaughter and other charges in connection with the attack. He faces as much as 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in March. Jeremy Reed, Genesis Collins' nephew and Audrey Collins' grandson, said the family felt some relief that he had been convicted but that there was no real feeling of closure.
By Los Angeles Daily News | September 2, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- For almost 30 years, Sherry Cowa searched for her son, not knowing what had become of the red-haired toddler she last saw when he was just a year old.Then three weeks ago, the phone rang and the suburban Mission Hills woman learned her son was alive -- and looking for her."I still can't believe it, even though he's right here," said Ms. Cowan, 48, of David Dills, 30, of North Augusta, S.C., after a friend helped reunite the mother and son Friday as a surprise for Mr. Dills.
November 25, 2001
Dear Mr. Azrael, I have a friend who is a senior citizen and she has her son on the deed of her home as a joint tenant. She lives in the house, pays the mortgage, the taxes, the insurance, the repairs, etc., and he contributes absolutely nothing toward the property. He denies her access to buildings on the property, and he has destroyed and vandalized the property. He wanted his mother to sell the house, but she refused; he has filed in court to force a sale of the house. She put $67,000 down on the property and has made all the payments.
By GARRY WILLS | January 11, 1994
The death of Virginia Kelley, President Bill Clinton's mother, is especially stunning because she was such a survivor. It is a shame to observe that this lively woman did not live to see her son complete his first year in office.She married five times, twice to the same man (Mr. Clinton's stepfather). Three of her husbands died, one in a car accident, one of alcoholism, one of diabetes. One son went to jail for drug possession. These are heavy blows for anyone to bear.It is common to hear that she bore up because she's a strong woman.
By Aria White and Aria White,Sun reporter | July 5, 2007
In a time of war, an American woman named Rosie worries about her son, a guard overseas, while a Middle Eastern woman named Zaira worries about her son, a taxicab driver who has gone missing. In the play The Blessed Mothers of War, the two mothers are miles apart but their stories are similar because of their worry and fear for their sons. "I think my play will evoke a great deal of emotion from audiences," said Ty DeMartino, the author of the play, which is one of nine included in this year's Baltimore Playwrights Festival.
By Ellen Goodman | November 22, 2004
BOSTON - I'm not supposed to like Desperate Housewives. It's either post-feminist or pre-feminist. It's too racy or too retro. It's either an example of the backlash or a product of the cultural collapse. The show's steaminess has the American Family Association railing against its sex in the suburbs. Its locker room promo on Monday Night Football has the FCC in wardrobe malfunction mode. So sue me. This show had me from hello. It wasn't the mystery or the lingerie. It was Lynette. In the very first episode, the woman who left her high-powered job to be overwhelmed by four kids ran into a coiffed and manicured former co-worker who asked how she likes her new life.
By Ann Egerton and Ann Egerton,Special to The Sun | June 29, 1994
Family therapist Olga Silverstein and journalist Beth Rashbaum declare that it takes courage to raise good men because raising sons to be independent and good providers, as well as emotionally open, is so very hard.It has largely been, and still is, the job of mother; indeed, since an estimated 25 percent of the children in the United States -- an unprecedented amount -- have little or no contact with their fathers, it appears that rearing sons (and daughters) is solely the mother's job even more than before.
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