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By Jane Tinsley Swope | May 18, 1993
The bed is empty, Stripped to the plastic mattress. On it, a trash bag filled to the brim with personal effects: A dressing gown, a comb and brush with gray hair still in them, A jar, a picture. But she is gone.Yesterday, as she sat in her wheelchair, we chatted Of this and that, admired each other's clothes, Talked about shopping. She said she'd really like to be at home, but daughter worked. She didn't want to be a burden.How much luckier she was than the ones who lost their minds, Babbled nonsense, didn't tidy up, Spilled ice cream on their fronts Or lay incontinent for weeks, Shadows of their former selves Turned side to side by indifferent aides,Now she is gone, And there's an empty place in my heart, too.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
"Jersey Boys," the durable jukebox musical about the Four Seasons, has worked its way back to Baltimore, hanging on to what it's got - a whole bunch of popular songs interspersed with tales of triumph, tribulation and more triumph. For those who caught the show's visit to the Hippodrome Theatre only two years ago, there is a new cast to check out. For those who have managed to miss it (in addition to the national touring production, it has been on Broadway since 2005), this visit will make a worthy introduction.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2004
Army Spc. Yamil Santiago, Delicately, reverently, Army Spc. Yamil Santiago inventories the vestiges of lives lost at war. He is a 92M, or "ninety-two-mike" in military speak, a mortuary affairs specialist. And he is one of the 65 soldiers and Marines at the Joint Personal Effects Depot who process the belongings of Americans killed in Iraq, Afghanistan or other trouble spots. They then ship the possessions to grieving next of kin - carrying out their duties in two nondescript warehouse buildings at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
FEATURES
By Douglas Nivens II, For The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
Like tens of thousands of other viewers, I was sitting at my job, watching the live posts on SCOTUSblog to hear how the Supreme Court would rule on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the California Prop 8 cases. Then, low and behold, we get the news: The Court struck down Section 3 of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and later, effectively allowed California to begin marriages for same-sex couples. I didn't expect a sweeping ruling that would allow marriage for same-sex couples nationwide.
FEATURES
By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | January 20, 1992
Mike Royko is on vacation. In his absence, we are reprinting some of his favorite columns. This column was originally published in 1976.A RETIRED DETECTIVE remembers going to the County Morgue late one night, after a well-known gangster had been killed."
NEWS
By Matthew Brown and Matthew Brown,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 14, 2002
HACKENSACK, N.J. - The Japanese soldier's postcard, a World War II souvenir, had been buried in a dresser drawer in Clifton, N.J., for almost 50 years. It had been found on the body of an American GI killed on Okinawa, and sent home to his family with other personal effects. For the GI's brother who found the postcard, scrawled in a barely decipherable hand, it might have been just a sad memento. Feeding an obsession Instead, it fed an obsession. Employing investigative skills honed during nine years of mining details on his dead brother's life, Frank Niader tracked down its author - still alive - and in the process filled in yet another piece of a long-ago world.
NEWS
March 2, 1991
Why Do We Pick on the Defenseless?Editor: I was appalled to read that the Baltimore City administration to save funds would cut to 10 days from 30 days the storage period for an evicted person's personal effects.I recently heard a homeless woman's testimony of how she was evicted by an unscrupulous landlord who told her she complained too much (the last complaint being when her child was almost hit by a sink that fell off the wall). Obviously she lived in sub-standard housing and did not know her legal rights.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
"Jersey Boys," the durable jukebox musical about the Four Seasons, has worked its way back to Baltimore, hanging on to what it's got - a whole bunch of popular songs interspersed with tales of triumph, tribulation and more triumph. For those who caught the show's visit to the Hippodrome Theatre only two years ago, there is a new cast to check out. For those who have managed to miss it (in addition to the national touring production, it has been on Broadway since 2005), this visit will make a worthy introduction.
NEWS
By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff Writer | June 23, 1992
The parents of Sgt. Ronald Randazzo, killed in the Persian Gulf war, say that the U.S. Army took not only their son but the financial security he thought he'd left behind.Sergeant Randazzo, a Glen Burnie native, died Feb. 20, 1991, in a skirmish near the Saudi Arabian border. He was 24. Now his family is trying to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy he applied for shortly before he left for the gulf.The Army refuses to pay.Sergeant Randazzo's written authorization for a payroll deduction for life insurance was found with his personal effects.
FEATURES
By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub and Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub,SUN-SENTINEL, SOUTH FLORIDA | July 26, 1998
It's finally over. All the belongings from my father's estate and my brother-in-law's estate have been disposed of in one way or another - given away, thrown away, sold or mingled with our own possessions.You can't really understand the meaning of "breaking up a home" until you have to sort through the material things that represent someone else's life. My mother saved every card anyone sent her for the past 25 years. My dad folded dollar bills exactly the same way before he put them into a ceramic bank.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2004
Army Spc. Yamil Santiago, Delicately, reverently, Army Spc. Yamil Santiago inventories the vestiges of lives lost at war. He is a 92M, or "ninety-two-mike" in military speak, a mortuary affairs specialist. And he is one of the 65 soldiers and Marines at the Joint Personal Effects Depot who process the belongings of Americans killed in Iraq, Afghanistan or other trouble spots. They then ship the possessions to grieving next of kin - carrying out their duties in two nondescript warehouse buildings at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
NEWS
By Matthew Brown and Matthew Brown,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 14, 2002
HACKENSACK, N.J. - The Japanese soldier's postcard, a World War II souvenir, had been buried in a dresser drawer in Clifton, N.J., for almost 50 years. It had been found on the body of an American GI killed on Okinawa, and sent home to his family with other personal effects. For the GI's brother who found the postcard, scrawled in a barely decipherable hand, it might have been just a sad memento. Feeding an obsession Instead, it fed an obsession. Employing investigative skills honed during nine years of mining details on his dead brother's life, Frank Niader tracked down its author - still alive - and in the process filled in yet another piece of a long-ago world.
NEWS
By Lani Harac and Lani Harac,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2001
The gray canvas shoulder bag contained a purse, a checkbook, keys and a Rolodex. It also held a souvenir license plate frame with a slogan on top. The words on the frame read "I love flying." The bag and its contents belonged to Donna and Thomas Stone Sr., the husband and wife from Anne Arundel County who died last weekend when their plane crashed on a mountain in Western Maryland. The couple's family members say the bag was found, intact and unburned, near the charred wreckage - and they believe that Donna Stone, in the last seconds of her life, wanted it that way. They say she was determined to leave something of hers and of her husband's to their loved ones.
FEATURES
By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub and Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub,SUN-SENTINEL, SOUTH FLORIDA | July 26, 1998
It's finally over. All the belongings from my father's estate and my brother-in-law's estate have been disposed of in one way or another - given away, thrown away, sold or mingled with our own possessions.You can't really understand the meaning of "breaking up a home" until you have to sort through the material things that represent someone else's life. My mother saved every card anyone sent her for the past 25 years. My dad folded dollar bills exactly the same way before he put them into a ceramic bank.
NEWS
By Jane Tinsley Swope | May 18, 1993
The bed is empty, Stripped to the plastic mattress. On it, a trash bag filled to the brim with personal effects: A dressing gown, a comb and brush with gray hair still in them, A jar, a picture. But she is gone.Yesterday, as she sat in her wheelchair, we chatted Of this and that, admired each other's clothes, Talked about shopping. She said she'd really like to be at home, but daughter worked. She didn't want to be a burden.How much luckier she was than the ones who lost their minds, Babbled nonsense, didn't tidy up, Spilled ice cream on their fronts Or lay incontinent for weeks, Shadows of their former selves Turned side to side by indifferent aides,Now she is gone, And there's an empty place in my heart, too.
NEWS
By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff Writer | June 23, 1992
The parents of Sgt. Ronald Randazzo, killed in the Persian Gulf war, say that the U.S. Army took not only their son but the financial security he thought he'd left behind.Sergeant Randazzo, a Glen Burnie native, died Feb. 20, 1991, in a skirmish near the Saudi Arabian border. He was 24. Now his family is trying to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy he applied for shortly before he left for the gulf.The Army refuses to pay.Sergeant Randazzo's written authorization for a payroll deduction for life insurance was found with his personal effects.
FEATURES
By Douglas Nivens II, For The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
Like tens of thousands of other viewers, I was sitting at my job, watching the live posts on SCOTUSblog to hear how the Supreme Court would rule on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the California Prop 8 cases. Then, low and behold, we get the news: The Court struck down Section 3 of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and later, effectively allowed California to begin marriages for same-sex couples. I didn't expect a sweeping ruling that would allow marriage for same-sex couples nationwide.
NEWS
By Lani Harac and Lani Harac,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2001
The gray canvas shoulder bag contained a purse, a checkbook, keys and a Rolodex. It also held a souvenir license plate frame with a slogan on top. The words on the frame read "I love flying." The bag and its contents belonged to Donna and Thomas Stone Sr., the husband and wife from Anne Arundel County who died last weekend when their plane crashed on a mountain in Western Maryland. The couple's family members say the bag was found, intact and unburned, near the charred wreckage - and they believe that Donna Stone, in the last seconds of her life, wanted it that way. They say she was determined to leave something of hers and of her husband's to their loved ones.
FEATURES
By Mike Royko and Mike Royko,Tribune Media Services | January 20, 1992
Mike Royko is on vacation. In his absence, we are reprinting some of his favorite columns. This column was originally published in 1976.A RETIRED DETECTIVE remembers going to the County Morgue late one night, after a well-known gangster had been killed."
NEWS
March 2, 1991
Why Do We Pick on the Defenseless?Editor: I was appalled to read that the Baltimore City administration to save funds would cut to 10 days from 30 days the storage period for an evicted person's personal effects.I recently heard a homeless woman's testimony of how she was evicted by an unscrupulous landlord who told her she complained too much (the last complaint being when her child was almost hit by a sink that fell off the wall). Obviously she lived in sub-standard housing and did not know her legal rights.
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