November 24, 2008
The Tennessee Titans are not only determined to sign quarterback Kerry Collins (right) to a new contract that brings him back in 2009, but they also will make a significant effort to sign Chris Simms, who, like Collins, is scheduled to be a free agent after this season, team sources told ESPN. If Collins leads the Titans to the playoffs, the team will offer him a contract that conditionally pays him as a starter. The team has no plans to abandon former top draft choice Vince Young, but his status as a starter depends on Collins' performance the rest of the season, the sources told ESPN.
November 3, 2008
Man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in stabbing A 20-year-old Baltimore man has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in an altercation that led to the fatal stabbing of a Marine reservist, prosecutors said in a news release yesterday. Maurice Crosby of the 5200 block of Ready Ave. could face up to 10 years in prison for his part in the death of Michael L. Simms in June 2007, the Baltimore state's attorney's office said. The jury acquitted Crosby of first-degree murder in Simms' death, the news release said.
October 12, 2008
On Tuesday, October 7, 2008 JULIUS L. SIMMS beloved husband of Lucille D. Simms; father of Debra Simms and Britanya Jackson; brother of Delores Lane. Also survived by a host of family and friends. Visitation at Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A., 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, MD on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Graveside service and interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Assoc., 2700 Chestnut Street, Chester, PA 19013.
September 3, 2008
Suddenly on August 28, 2008, SHELTON, devoted son of mother and father, one grandmother, four daughters, one son, two sisters, three brothers, a fiance`, aunt, uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Carlton C. Douglas Funeral Service P.A., 1701 McCulloh Street on Thursday 5 to 9 PM. Family will received friends an Manna Bible Baptist Church, 3043 W. Belvedere Avenue, 11 to 11:30 AM, with services following. Interment Trinity Cemetery.
August 24, 2008
On August 16, 2008, IRVIN. Visitation 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, Sunday, 12 to 6 P.M. Family will receive friends at St. Francis Xavier, 1501 E. Oliver Street, Monday 11 A.M. Funeral at 11:30 A.M.
June 21, 2008
Peacefully, on June 19, 2008, WALTER A. SIMMS; beloved husband of the late Charlotte Simms; loving father of Mark P. Simms and his wife Cheryl; cherished grand-dad of Christopher Simms; treasured step-dad of Patsy Murphy and her husband Bob; dear brother of Helen Roemer. Also survived by his friend and neighbor Cathy Polmerino Relatives and friends may call at the family owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1328 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus, on Sunday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment to follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Garrison Forest.
June 11, 2008
The events that led to the early-morning slaying of a Marine reservist a year ago began around dinnertime with a fight outside a Fells Point grocery store. Yesterday , two participants pleaded guilty to assault-related charges in that initial confrontation, and one of them agreed to testify against the man accused of stabbing Michael LaMaris Simms, 18, about eight hours later on the border of Washington Hill and Butcher's Hill. Simms is believed to have come to the aid of two friends involved in a large fight that had carried over from the grocery store.
March 15, 2008
Neighborhoods in Baltimore, Washington and Cambridge were already burning after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Annapolis Mayor Roger "Pip" Moyer feared it wouldn't be long before race rioting struck the state capital. He looked for his oldest friend, a small-time thief named Joseph "Zastrow" Simms. Moyer was white and Simms was black, yet they had grown up together on the basketball courts in the segregated city. Moyer sprung Simms from his cell in a Baltimore jail for a few hours, and together they walked the streets of the old 4th Ward in Annapolis, calming the people and sparing the city the destruction wrought in urban areas nationwide.