August 20, 2011
Joan Benoit Samuelson twice won the Boston Marathon and then won the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984 in Los Angeles. Now 54, Benoit Samuelson was in Columbia on Friday to promote the first Columbia Iron Girl Half Marathon, scheduled for April 2012. The Columbia Iron Girl will hold its annual triathlon today. How did you become involved with the Tri-Columbia organization? [Founder] Robert Vigorito asked me if I'd be interested in coming down and helping promote the event and be part of the event.
March 15, 2006
The Hippodrome Theatre's coming season can't be beat for showstoppers. Its playbill, featuring the best Broadway play and musical of 2005, reminds us how enticing this part of town is becoming. There's the theater, playing to impressive audiences. A big new Starbucks at the corner, 88 percent occupancy at the Centerpoint complex, a hip new Irish restaurant nearby, the renovation of the historic Abell building under way. Now if only the 400 block of W. Baltimore St. would clean up its act. The block remains a jumble of construction fencing, shuttered structures and a few businesses.
April 7, 2004
On April 3, 2004, JOAN BAHNTGESAMUELSON died at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. Born April 24, 1935 in Middletown, NY, she was the daughter of C. William Bahntge and Agnus Margaret (nee Skeldon) Bahntge. Following the death of her mother shortly after birth, she was raised by her stepmother Gladys Delvina (nee Royer) Bahntge. She was an active member of the Eastern Star, Queen Esther Chapter #163 of Middletown, NY. Joan worked as a bookkeeper for Kidde Engineering Consultants for 29 years in Baltimore.
September 11, 2003
Ben Pfau was hungry. He had leftovers with four minutes left in yesterday's overtime game against visiting Calvert Hall. The sophomore's game-winning, close-range follow-up blast lifted Mount St. Joseph to a 3-2 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference victory in a boys soccer game. "Steve Vogt shot it, the defender deflected it, and I got the scraps," Pfau said. "Beating Calvert Hall in my first year on varsity feels great." The loss was the second straight for the No. 8 Cardinals (1-2 overall and conference)
October 27, 1998
Albert Johnson, 73, a film critic and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, died Saturday of a heart attack in Chicago, where he was attending a film festival.Winnie Ruth Judd, 93, who spent 40 years in a mental hospital for killing two women and shipping their bodies to Los Angeles, died Friday in Phoenix. She became known across the nation as the "Trunk Murderess" after she was convicted in the Oct. 16, 1931, murders of Anne LeRoi, 32, and Hedvig "Sammy" Samuelson, 24.Alan Sainsbury, 96, who pioneered supermarkets in Britain and helped build a family grocery empire, died Wednesday at his home in Toppesfield, a village in Essex county, east of London.
February 10, 1996
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As Joan Samuelson made her way through a hotel hallway yesterday, people kept thrusting the same poster in front of her to autograph. It seemed to be of a different person, and, in many ways, it was.The picture on the poster was from the 1984 Olympics, showing a tired but happy marathoner holding an American flag after her victory lap at the Los Angeles Coliseum. It was a picture of Joan Benoit after winning the first women's marathon in Olympic history.It was taken a month before she married Scott Samuelson, three years before she had the first of their two children.