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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun reporter | April 26, 2007
The Merrill family said yesterday that it is transferring controlling ownership of The Capital and other newspapers to Landmark Communications Inc., ending family control of the Annapolis media company that spanned nearly four decades. As part of the deal, Landmark will swap its ownership in the Washingtonian magazine for full control of the newspaper properties. In exchange, the Merrill family will gain 100 percent ownership of the Washingtonian. Landmark, publisher of The Virginian-Pilot, owned 49.9 percent of Capital-Gazette Communications that the Merrill family did not control.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun reporter | April 26, 2007
The Merrill family said yesterday that it is transferring controlling ownership of The Capital and other newspapers to Landmark Communications Inc., ending family control of the Annapolis media company that spanned nearly four decades. As part of the deal, Landmark will swap its ownership in the Washingtonian magazine for full control of the newspaper properties. In exchange, the Merrill family will gain 100 percent ownership of the Washingtonian. Landmark, publisher of The Virginian-Pilot, owned 49.9 percent of Capital-Gazette Communications that the Merrill family did not control.
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NEWS
November 20, 2005
Philip Merrill Hildebrandt, a retired career Coast Guard officer and pilot who spotted icebergs, died of stroke complications Wednesday at the Larkin Chase Center in Bowie. A resident of Sunderland in Southern Maryland, he was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised in Waverly, he was a Polytechnic Institute graduate. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., where he won the McMillan Cup for sailing. During World War II, Mr. Hildebrandt served on a cutter in the Philippines and off Japan.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | June 20, 2006
The body of Philip Merrill -- the Annapolis-area publisher, philanthropist and former diplomat who disappeared while sailing the Chesapeake Bay on June 10 -- was found yesterday by a boater near Maryland's Eastern Shore. A 10-day search for Merrill ended at 12:30 p.m. when a boater who was not part of the recovery effort found the body of Merrill, 72, floating near a shipping channel southwest of Poplar Island, said Col. Mark S. Chaney, superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
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By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
A memorial service will be held Thursday in Washington for Philip Merrill, the newspaper publisher, philanthropist and former diplomat who disappeared from his yacht Saturday while sailing the Chesapeake Bay. The search continues for the body of Mr. Merrill, who was chairman of Capital-Gazette Communications Inc., publishers of The Capital of Annapolis and Washingtonian magazine. He was, friends and associates said this week, passionate, intelligent and fiercely inquisitive - a complex man whose sometimes gruff manner was tempered by a playful nature.
NEWS
By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | June 20, 2006
The body of Philip Merrill -- the Annapolis-area publisher, philanthropist and former diplomat who disappeared while sailing the Chesapeake Bay on June 10 -- was found yesterday by a boater near Maryland's Eastern Shore. A 10-day search for Merrill ended at 12:30 p.m. when a boater who was not part of the recovery effort found the body of Merrill, 72, floating near a shipping channel southwest of Poplar Island, said Col. Mark S. Chaney, superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
BUSINESS
By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | June 14, 2006
Eleanor Merrill was named publisher of The Capital newspaper yesterday, signaling continuing family control of the Annapolis-based media company, a family lawyer said. She is the wife of Philip Merrill, who is feared dead after disappearing on a yacht trip over the weekend. Wil Sirota, friend of the Merrills for many years, said yesterday that Philip Merrill's presumed death does not change the daily operations or makeup of Capital-Gazette Communications Inc., which also owns Washingtonian magazine.
NEWS
By From staff reports | February 14, 2001
In Maryland Three N.Y. men convicted in scheme to smuggle liquor A federal jury convicted three New York men yesterday in a liquor-smuggling scheme that investigators said stretched from Maryland to Canada and cost the Canadian government nearly $6 million. David B. Pasquantino, 54, and Carl J. Pasquantino, 53, brothers from Niagara Falls, N.Y., were convicted on six counts each of wire fraud by jurors in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Arthur "Butch" Hilts, 42, of Sanborn, N.Y., was convicted on one count of wire fraud.
NEWS
By BRADLEY OLSON AND LAURA CADIZ and BRADLEY OLSON AND LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTERS | June 12, 2006
As word spread through Maryland yesterday that Philip Merrill was missing after a Saturday afternoon sailing excursion, friends and community leaders hoped for the best as they took stock of the many contributions of the philanthropic publisher-turned-diplomat. An avid sailor, Merrill is well-known in Annapolis and Washington for his strong opinions, boundless energy and high standards. Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens said she couldn't "imagine this county without him." "I am ill about this," she said.
NEWS
June 14, 2006
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NEWS
By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
A memorial service will be held Thursday in Washington for Philip Merrill, the newspaper publisher, philanthropist and former diplomat who disappeared from his yacht Saturday while sailing the Chesapeake Bay. The search continues for the body of Mr. Merrill, who was chairman of Capital-Gazette Communications Inc., publishers of The Capital of Annapolis and Washingtonian magazine. He was, friends and associates said this week, passionate, intelligent and fiercely inquisitive - a complex man whose sometimes gruff manner was tempered by a playful nature.
NEWS
June 14, 2006
BUSINESS DOW -- DOWN -86.44 10,706.14 NASDAQ DOWN -18.85 2,072.47 S&P -- DOWN -12.71 1,223.69 SUN INDEX -- DOWN -4.34 325.26 WORLD Judge nips Hussein defense The judge trying Saddam Hussein for atrocities during his rule cut off defense witnesses yesterday and ordered final arguments in the case, despite objections by the former Iraqi leader's attorneys that they should be allowed to call more people to the stand. pg 15a MARYLAND MTA buses still are late Despite a recent overhaul of routes and schedules, Maryland Transit Administration buses show up on schedule less than half the time, according to a survey to be released today by a community watchdog organization.
BUSINESS
By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | June 14, 2006
Eleanor Merrill was named publisher of The Capital newspaper yesterday, signaling continuing family control of the Annapolis-based media company, a family lawyer said. She is the wife of Philip Merrill, who is feared dead after disappearing on a yacht trip over the weekend. Wil Sirota, friend of the Merrills for many years, said yesterday that Philip Merrill's presumed death does not change the daily operations or makeup of Capital-Gazette Communications Inc., which also owns Washingtonian magazine.
NEWS
By BRADLEY OLSON AND LAURA CADIZ and BRADLEY OLSON AND LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTERS | June 12, 2006
As word spread through Maryland yesterday that Philip Merrill was missing after a Saturday afternoon sailing excursion, friends and community leaders hoped for the best as they took stock of the many contributions of the philanthropic publisher-turned-diplomat. An avid sailor, Merrill is well-known in Annapolis and Washington for his strong opinions, boundless energy and high standards. Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens said she couldn't "imagine this county without him." "I am ill about this," she said.
NEWS
November 20, 2005
Philip Merrill Hildebrandt, a retired career Coast Guard officer and pilot who spotted icebergs, died of stroke complications Wednesday at the Larkin Chase Center in Bowie. A resident of Sunderland in Southern Maryland, he was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised in Waverly, he was a Polytechnic Institute graduate. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., where he won the McMillan Cup for sailing. During World War II, Mr. Hildebrandt served on a cutter in the Philippines and off Japan.
NEWS
November 19, 2005
On November 16, 2005, PHILIP M. HILDEBRANDT, U.S.C.G., Ret., of Sunderland, MD. Beloved husband of Margaret G. Hildebrandt. Devoted father of Philip M. Hildebrandt, Jr. (Sarah), Margaret A. Mc Clellan (Mark), Grace H. Dowell (Donald), and John S. Hildebrandt (Kelly). Brother of John B. Hildebrandt (Persis). Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Monday November 21, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland, MD. Interment Christ Church at I.U., Worton, MD at a later date.
NEWS
November 19, 2005
On November 16, 2005, PHILIP M. HILDEBRANDT, U.S.C.G., Ret., of Sunderland, MD. Beloved husband of Margaret G. Hildebrandt. Devoted father of Philip M. Hildebrandt, Jr. (Sarah), Margaret A. Mc Clellan (Mark), Grace H. Dowell (Donald), and John S. Hildebrandt (Kelly). Brother of John B. Hildebrandt (Persis). Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Monday November 21, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland, MD. Interment Christ Church at I.U., Worton, MD at a later date.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,Special to the Sun | July 8, 2001
The Ku Klux Klan robe jumps out at you first, as jarring as an early morning alarm clock. Ghost-white, starch crisp, it conjures up a mannequin come to life, its pointed hood concealing all but a pair of eyes. Philip J. Merrill, whose skin is the color of coffee and rich cream, is the owner of the circa-1930s cloak, plus a cache of assorted Klan paraphernalia. That a black man should possess such potent symbols of white supremacy might seem painfully ironic. But Merrill is a collector whose forte is black memorabilia -- artifacts linked to the journey taken by people of African descent in America.
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By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,Special to the Sun | July 8, 2001
The Ku Klux Klan robe jumps out at you first, as jarring as an early morning alarm clock. Ghost-white, starch crisp, it conjures up a mannequin come to life, its pointed hood concealing all but a pair of eyes. Philip J. Merrill, whose skin is the color of coffee and rich cream, is the owner of the circa-1930s cloak, plus a cache of assorted Klan paraphernalia. That a black man should possess such potent symbols of white supremacy might seem painfully ironic. But Merrill is a collector whose forte is black memorabilia -- artifacts linked to the journey taken by people of African descent in America.
NEWS
By From staff reports | February 14, 2001
In Maryland Three N.Y. men convicted in scheme to smuggle liquor A federal jury convicted three New York men yesterday in a liquor-smuggling scheme that investigators said stretched from Maryland to Canada and cost the Canadian government nearly $6 million. David B. Pasquantino, 54, and Carl J. Pasquantino, 53, brothers from Niagara Falls, N.Y., were convicted on six counts each of wire fraud by jurors in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Arthur "Butch" Hilts, 42, of Sanborn, N.Y., was convicted on one count of wire fraud.
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