February 16, 2003
On February 9, 2003; BLANCHE BRENDLE CORN of Benson, MD; devoted mother of Page W. Higgins, Jr. and Brenda C. Eckstein. Also survived by four grandchildren Page W. Higgins, III, Bren D. Higgins, Andrea B. Belli, and Tiffany Eckstein Collins, and four great-grandchildren Alexandra Marie Rambo, Brendle Caroline Rambo, and Ryan Garrett and Jared Thomas Higgins and her nephew Thomas M. Brendle and James E. Massey. A Service will be held in Walker Chapel at Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, MD on Thursday, February 13 at 12 noon.
January 8, 2003
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Rite Aid Corp. vice president should be tried on obstruction of justice charges separately from three former executives accused of accounting fraud at the No. 3 drugstore chain, a judge ruled yesterday. Eric Sorkin's case would be prejudiced by trying him with Rite Aid's former Chief Executive Officer Martin Grass, former Chief Counsel Franklin Brown and former Chief Financial Officer Frank Bergonzi, U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled. Sorkin is accused of lying to a grand jury and conspiring with Brown and Grass to obstruct investigations into an alleged accounting fraud that led Rite Aid to restate $1.6 billion in profits.
October 15, 2004
HARRISBURG - Franklin C. Brown, a former Rite Aid Corp. chief counsel convicted of accounting fraud, was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday by a judge who rejected his arguments that the term would be a death sentence because he is 76 and ill. Brown was convicted last October of conspiring to inflate earnings at Rite Aid, the No. 3 U.S. drugstore chain, witness tampering and obstructing justice. Before the trial, he signed a plea agreement that would have brought him a much lighter sentence, but changed his mind and gambled on an acquittal at trial.
November 19, 2000
Ordinarily, when a team wins a state title, the players and coaches are overcome with joy and there is ecstatic celebration scene on the field. That was not the case in yesterday afternoon's 2A girls soccer final at UMBC as No. 9 Hereford and Middletown, of Frederick County, were named co-champions after playing to a 1-1 draw. In Maryland, the finalists share the title if the state championship game is even following 80 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of sudden-death overtime. "It just is not what we hoped for," said Hereford coach Steve Power, whose team won its first state title.
August 14, 2003
MARY "Jeanne" (Park) VAN NORT, 84, of Hanover, died at 1:55 A.M., Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover, PA. She was the wife of Charles F. Van Nort, Jr., to whom she was married for 56 years on January 18th. Mrs. Van Nort was born July 7, 1919, in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of the late L. Russell and Margaret (Hallstead) Park. She graduated from Central High School in Scranton in 1940 and attended Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and also a former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Scranton.
January 21, 1992
Donald PomerleauServices ThursdayDonald D. Pomerleau, the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who left his mark as Baltimore's forceful but controversial police commissioner from 1966 to 1981, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wicomico Episcopal Church, Wicomico Church, Va.Burial with full military honors will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Arlington National Cemetery.Mr. Pomerleau, who modernized a demoralized Baltimore Police Department during a time of turbulent social and political change, died Sunday at his home at Edwardsville in rural Northern Virginia after a long struggle with kidney cancer.
January 24, 2009
Rocky Balboa, Hollywood's favorite heavyweight, will be all over AMC today. The franchise started in 1976 with Rocky (3 p.m., repeats 2:30 a.m.), a little film starring a beefy grade-B actor no one had heard of that became a giant, Oscar-winning hit. Sylvester Stallone, whose previous resume included playing a street tough in The Lords of Flatbush (and a stud in the soft-core porn The Party at Kitty and Stud's), almost through force of will alone got this film made. It seemed destined to fail from the start; who wants to watch an unknown actor in a film about a third-rate boxer getting an unexpected shot at the heavyweight title?
March 14, 2007
On March 12, 2007, MARY ELIZABETH (nee Babyok), beloved wife of Raymond P. Reitz; devoted mother of David Harris and Christy Baumgartel; dear grandmother of Logan, Michael and Gina; daughter of Georgette Babyok (Ayer, Mass.); sister of Jerry Babyok, Tim Babyok (Holyoak, Mass.) and Howard Babyok, Jr.; niece of S. Irvin and Agnes M. Rambo (FL); aunt of Christopher and Leonard. Visiting at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road (Overlea) on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Christian Wake Service will be held on Thursday, due notice of time will be given.
December 24, 2005
A 27-year-old Lansdowne man has been charged with rape in an attack last month of a woman on a path leading to a footbridge over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, police said yesterday. Michael Roland Hitchens of the 800 block of Rambo Court was arrested Thursday at the Baltimore County Detention Center, where he was being held on an unrelated charge, police said. He is charged with first-degree rape, armed robbery and false imprisonment in the Nov. 2 attack of a woman who was grabbed while approaching the footbridge near the 300 block of Freeway in Lansdowne, forced into a wooded area and raped, police said.