November 15, 2009
The production of "The Mystery of Irma Vep" running at Everyman Theatre has a portrait that drips blood, an Egyptian sarcophagus, hidden passages out of which characters unexpectedly pop, a mad woman in the dungeon and such deliberately tongue-in-cheek dialogue as, "He killed the wrong wolf!" As outlandish as the onstage antics might seem, they can't hold a snuffed-out candle to the frenzied activity taking place backstage. Three dressers and a stagehand conduct a carefully choreographed dance that allows the show's two actors to make up to 50 full costume changes during each performance, complete with Victorian-era petticoats, wigs, false teeth and top hats - often in two seconds or less.
May 16, 2013
As President Barack Obama continues to struggle with the economy, his annual budgets and his attempts to unravel the catastrophe of the terrorist attack in Banghazi, Libya where four Americans were killed, I thought examining Mr. Obama's political background before he took office could possibly provide some answers to these numerous conflicts which appear to be haunting him. On the basis of Mr. Obama's strong campaign oratory, he was elected as...
April 8, 1998
Angels: Cecil Fielder ended an 0-for-14 drought and got his first RBI of the season in 22 at-bats.Devil Rays: Wade Boggs broke out of a 1-for-13 slump with his 3-for-3 effort. Fred McGriff had his season-opening six-game hitting streak broken. Manager Larry Rothschild said he was giving his players today off. The team had stopped in North Carolina for an exhibition with the Durham Bulls on Monday. Quinton McCracken has hit safely in all seven games.Tigers: The teams was calling the home opener its first sellout since April 11, 1994.
May 29, 2000
Baseball Cardinals: Recalled P Alan Benes and PMatt Morris from Triple-A Memphis. Purchased contract of P Mike Matthews from Memphis. Designated P Mike Mohler and P Darren Holmes for assignment. Optioned P Jose Rodriguez to Memphis. Devil Rays: Recalled OF Randy Winn from Triple-A Durham. Optioned OF Quinton McCracken to Durham. Mets: Optioned 1B-OF Mark Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk. Recalled P Jim Mann from Norfolk. Royals: Designated P Paul Spoljaric for assignment. Basketball Liberty (WNBA)
April 20, 2007
On April 15, 2007, ARNETTA; devoted mother of three daughters Patty Terry, Susan Johnson, Betty Ann Early, two sons Quinton and Percy Tucker, Jr., special great-granddaughter Crystal N. Fuller, twelve grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, nine great great-grandchildren, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Carlton C. Douglass Funeral Service, P.A., 1701 McCulloh St. on Friday 1 to 9pm. Family will receive friends Saturday 10 to 11am at the Oak Street AME Church, 123 W. 24th St. at Howard with services following.
September 11, 2011
Regarding your article "Suburbs to get school reform" (Sept. 6), might I suggest that all teachers be required to teach in several different schools within their districts over the course of their career, rather than be assigned to the same school year after year? For example, an elementary teacher might be reassigned to a different school every four or five years until they have had experience in a number of district schools. Then the cycle could start all over again. Such a system would provide a fairer, more equal basis for judging a teacher's abilities and performance at evaluation time.
May 1, 1994
Senior Becca Savage scored six goals to lead host Johns Hopkins (14-0) past Widener, 19-4, in a women's lacrosse game yesterday. Savage (Centennial) has scored a team-high 62 goals this year.Sophomore Francine Brennan added four goals and one assist. Freshman Jesse Meiller (Notre Dame Prep) added one goal and two assists. Lisa Hensley had eight saves for the Blue Jays.W. Md. 24, Susquehanna 5Gina Cappi and Denise Sarver (Fallston) scored six goals each as Western Maryland (11-2) beat visiting Susquehanna (0-7)
April 20, 2012
Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a very weak excuse recently when, in response to recent insurgent strikes in Kabul, he stated that the "attack showed a 'failure' by Afghanistan intelligence and NATO" ("Attacks in Kabul show vulnerability," April 17). In my opinion, this statement should be considered an extreme embarrassment to Mr. Karzai. As anyone else who is as keenly interested as I am should be well aware, this raging conflict between the Taliban rebels and the Afghanistan government and their military forces is, and has been for some time, in desperate need of much stronger support from the U.S and NATO troops in order to quell a challenging problem.
March 4, 1992
Anne Arundel Community College's inaugural 3-on-3 girls lacrosse tournament attracted more than 170 participants Sunday to the Arnold campus.The round-robin tournament raised approximately $1,500, whichwill go toward a scholarship for the Pioneers women's lacrosse program."
November 26, 2011
It was most disturbing to read about the recent standoff between local police and the Iraqi Army at a U.S. air base in Kirkuk. Until the Iraqi democracy became more firmly entrenched in order to prevent such problems, civil war or a takeover by Iran or other radical forces remains a threat. The biggest question now is whether President Obama can summon the political will to reverse his earlier decision to withdraw our troops from Iraq by the end of December. Unfortunately, I do not believe this is a move the president will make, which is truly disappointing as it will weaken our image around the world.