April 25, 2012
Tidewater Players, the community theater of Havre de Grace, will its spring Musical next month. Back by popular demand, the players present the hilarious musical comedy, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 4 through May 20. Showtimes at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. All tickets are $15. To make reservations, visit http://www.tidewaterplayers.com to purchase online seats or call 410-939-TIDE.
March 4, 2011
Charles Carter Putnam, former director of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Feb. 21 of heart failure at the Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. He was 91. The son of a railroader and a saleswoman, Mr. Putnam was born in Baltimore and raised in Woodlawn. He was a 1937 graduate of Catonsville High School. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1943 and served as a radar mechanic with the 316th Troop Carrier. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of corporal.
August 2, 2009
Karen Michele Putnam, daughter of Timothy R. and Mary Ruth Putnam of Sykesville, Maryland and Eric Michael Lubitz, son of Shelly K. Burns of Finksburg, Maryland and the late Larry H. Lubitz were married at The Best Western Westminster Catering and Conference Center in Westminster, Maryland on September 20, 2008. The groom is also the stepson of Michael P. Burns of Finksburg, Maryland and the grandson of Martha Kirson of Pikesville, Maryland. The blended ceremony was jointly performed by Rev. Dr. Judy Powell and Cantor Alvin Donald.
November 7, 2008
WASHINGTON - Rep. Roy Blunt, the House of Representatives' second-ranking Republican, stepped down from his leadership post yesterday as the House GOP moved quickly to reposition itself as more conservative, unified and eager to fight Democrats in the Obama era. The Missouri congressman's resignation came a day after Rep. Adam H. Putnam of Florida, the House's third-ranking Republican, quit his leadership job. Likely to replace them are two combative favorites...
July 1, 2008
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. fell to an eight-year low yesterday on speculation the fourth-biggest U.S. securities firm could be sold for less than its market value, traders said. Lehman lost $2.44, or 11 percent, to $19.81 in New York, the lowest since May 2000. "We're hearing that there may be a possibility of Lehman being taken over," said Michael Nasto, the senior trader at U.S. Global Investors Inc., which manages $6 billion in San Antonio. . "There hasn't been any positive news on this firm for the last couple weeks, and the value of the deal might not be in the best interest of Lehman shareholders."
December 11, 2007
Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than poking fun at the fund world's miscreants for a year's worth of blunders and buffoonery. My annual Lump of Coal Awards recognize managers, executives, firms, watchdogs and other fund-world types for action, attitude, behavior or performance that is misguided, bumbling, offensive, disingenuous, reprehensible or just plain stupid. The 2007 Lump of Coal Awards go to: Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox. Category: Failing to walk the talk.