November 19, 2006
Recent stories about two victims of Baltimore's continuing murder epidemic reminded readers of the pervasive pain of violent death in the city. Some officials have argued that despite Baltimore's high per-capita murder rate, the city is relatively safe for those who don't sell or use drugs. And there is also a tendency to assume that a murdered black youth had been involved in illegal activity. But Nov. 11, services were held for two innocent young black people killed by strangers for no apparent reason.
June 18, 2006
On June 15, 2006, PETER ADAMS FELLMAN, beloved father of Peter D. husband of Lori Fellman; daughters Jill Fellman, Meredith wife of Brian Schenk and Melanie wife of Kenneth Bishop; grandfather of Devin and Peter. Also surviving is a brother Garfield L. husband of Rose Marie Fellman, a niece, nephew and a great niece Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at 11:00 A.M. at the Salem United Church of Christ Rohrerstown, 2312 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.
May 19, 2006
On May 17, 2006, JOHN D. SHEETZ of Catonsville, Maryland. Beloved husband of the late Lois Elizabeth Sheetz (nee Tolley); loving father of Barbara A. Kight (Richard), devoted brother of Hazel Dobbins; loving grandfather of Steven Kight and Todd Kight (Megan), Great grandfather of Nikolas, Jacob and Noah Kight. Family and friends are invited to call at Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church Rockwell Ave. and Westchester Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Saturday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Loudon Park Cemetery.
February 28, 2006
Maryland: Lending Lenders bailing out of Montgomery About 20 mortgage lenders have decided to stop doing business in Montgomery County, blaming an anti-discrimination law that will go into effect in the jurisdiction next week, according to the Maryland Association of Mortgage Brokers. The ordinance adds examples to the definition of discriminatory lending and raises maximum damages 100-fold, to $500,000. Supporters say the law is no more stringent than the federal fair-housing rules, but opponents say the wording is precariously vague.
February 1, 2006
Repeal is sought on gas-cost control Hoping to reduce prices at the pump, a group of Republican delegates is trying to repeal a state law prohibiting below-cost gasoline sales. Proponents of the repeal said in a hearing yesterday that the government shouldn't regulate prices, and that free-market competition will benefit consumers. During the spike in gas prices after Hurricane Katrina last fall, Maryland gas prices were among the highest in the nation, according to AAA surveys. "This bill would lower gas prices for all Marylanders," said Del. Warren E. Miller, a Howard County Republican who is the measure's chief sponsor.
August 22, 2005
On August 20, 2005, MARY M. ROWSEY, of Fallston, MD; beloved wife of the late Ebert D. Mills and James T. Rowsey; devoted mother of Charles Edward Mills, Donald Ebert Mills, Nancy Mills Sheetz and Lou Ann Bane. Also survived by three grandchildren, Darlene Mohr, Jason Mills Sheetz, Charles Mills and one great-granddaughter, Cierra French. Predeceased by a daughter, Linda Mills Lynch and sisters, Carlin Norman, Blanche Winkler and Ethel Bond. Services will be held in the family owned Mc Comas Funeral Home, P.A., in Abingdon, MD, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at 11 A.M. Interment will be in Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.