March 24, 2013
Ed Reed doesn't want to say goodbye, but he does want to say thanks. The former Ravens safety took out a full page ad in the Sports section of today's Baltimore Sun to deliver a message to the fans who have cheered him for more than a decade. The ad reads: Ravens Nation, My eleven seasons in Baltimore were more than I would have ever imagined, which is why I have such deep love for you all. I will forever cherish my time with the Ravens and the chills that ran down my spine when I finally kissed the Lombardi Trophy.
March 8, 2013
I was frankly "flabbergasted" (and I haven't used that word in a long time!) when I viewed the opinion pages of the March 7 Columbia Flier. I counted nine letters in support of Ms. Maria Santo's extremely anti-abortion letter which appeared in the Feb. 28 edition of the Flier. And how many letters taking the opposing pro-choice view appeared in the opinion pages of the March 7 Flier? None! Zilch! Nada! Imagine that! I'm left to assume that either 1) the editors at the Flier are "cherry-picking" the letters to the editor to push a particular bias or agenda on the abortion issue; 2)
March 6, 2013
An article in the March 8, 1913, edition of The Argus noted that area woman's actions not to bother other patients worsened her own condition at an area hospital. Miss Elizabeth West , sister of Thos. West , of Bloomingdale avenue, is confined to her bed with a badly swollen limb and blood poisoning may develop. Miss West, who has been an invalid since birth, with only one limb, managed to get about with the use of crutches. Several months ago, she was taken to Spring Grove State Hospital, where she abandoned her crutches to avoid disturbing the other patients, and it is said resorted to crawling about, and it was while so doing that the splinter from the floor entered her limb several days ago. The limb began to swell and show symptoms of blood poisoning and she was removed to the infirmary.
February 26, 2013
An article in the March 1, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on the dreams of young runaways. James Rubin , 12 years old, Lakewood avenue; Louis Susosky , 11 years old, Hudson street, and John Noroacki , 15 years old, Hudson street, Baltimore, were locked up Saturday night at the Catonsville Police Station charged with being runaways. The boys were picked up by Patrolman Dennis Cavey near Ellicott City, where they were to board a freight train for Western Maryland. They had been reading dime novels and said they were going to the mountains for adventure.
February 20, 2013
An article in the Feb. 22, 1913, edition of The Argus the return of an unwanted visitor. The dog poisoner who has been causing considerable alarm among the owners of valuable canines in Catonsville for some time is again at work. The pretty collie dog of Patrolman August Peters , living on Mellor avenue, was found Thursday morning the victim of poison in her master's yard. The dog was considered the prettiest of its kind in this part of Baltimore county. ***** After keeping their wedding a secret for eight months, Miss Ethel Dykes , of Oella, daughter of James Dykes, and Benjamin Peters , eldest son of Patrolman August Peters , announced to their friends several days ago their wedding which took place in Wilmington, Del., on June 19 last.
February 13, 2013
An article in the Feb. 15, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on the culmination of a long-distance romance sparked by a meeting during a tour of Canadian gold mines. Three thousand miles across the continent to Tacoma, Wash., Miss Ethel Patterson, of Ingleside avenue, will travel to wed Donald McCallun, of Keremeos, B.C., and the Patterson home is now in the throes of preparation for her westward trip. Miss Patterson will leave Baltimore next Thursday, and will be accompanied on her long trip by her brother, Frederick V. Patterson , who will act as best man at the wedding.
January 23, 2013
An article in the Jan. 24, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported the heroics of a school custodian in rescuing a student. Fourteen-year-old Norman G. Gaither , an eighth grade student at Our Lady of Victory Catholic school on Wilkins avenue, was rushed to St. Agnes hospital in the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department ambulance on Jan. 16 after a cinder block wall collapsed in the school room, knocking him into a chair, injuring his chest and fracturing ribs.
January 21, 2013
With serious fiscal issues facing the nation and a governor who is contemplating repealing the death penalty, among other things, it's remarkable that The Sun chose to devote a third of its front page to a story about a video of an enthusiastic Ravens fan that went viral on YouTube ("Bel Air resident's freakout over the Ravens is a hit on YouTube," Jan. 16). Perhaps this would have been an appropriate fit in the sports or entertainment sections, but on the front page? No wonder we have such a proliferation of low-information voters.
January 21, 2013
Anna Burns Welker, wife of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker , posted some not-so-nice things about Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis on her Facebook page after last night's AFC championship game, according to a post on TheBigLead.com today . On her Facebook page Sunday night, Burns Welker said: "Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player!
January 18, 2013
Wednesday must have been a terribly slow news day. Just above the front-page fold in The Sun was an article about a rabid (deranged) Ravens fan who loses all bodily control when the Ravens go to the playoffs ("Crazed & viral," Jan. 16). How despicably juvenile. I am all in for being a devout Ravens fan, but I surely didn't find this to be humorous. His wife threatened to videotape him and make the tantrum viral. She followed through on her threat. Why would I want to watch a video of a man acting like an six-year-old?