August 17, 2011
Melissa and Jeffrey Simmons, of Bowie, announce the birth of their son, Kenzo Braylon Simmons, on Aug. 8, 2011, at 11:47 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and has three siblings. Kenzo is the grandson of Jean Manall, of Laurel; and Grace and Jeffrey Simmons Sr., of Upper Marlboro.
December 13, 2009
Maryland State Police say a Washington County mother and her son have been indicted on murder-for-hire charges. State police say the indictments were issued by a Washington County grand jury against 67-year-old Grace Marie Fink and her 39-year-old son, Clarence F. Meyers, both of Hancock. Police say that Meyers was conspiring with Fink to murder his former girlfriend, who is the mother of two girls he was convicted of killing. Meyers is in prison following his August conviction for those deaths in a February fire.
June 2, 2011
The nine o'clock news on the radio included a 15-second report that three American servicemen had been killed in Afghanistan. That was it. There wasn't time to mention that these three dead soldiers had mothers and fathers who will grieve for them the rest of their lives. It also left out whether these young men had brothers, sisters, wives or girlfriends — and maybe children, too. And it failed to ask why we were even in Afghanistan in the first place. Edward J. Gutman, Baltimore
September 18, 2014
Recently we have often been asked: What if your daughter had been in Janay Rice's shoes, wouldn't you demand stern justice? As the mother of a daughter, the answer is that of course I would. However, I am also the mother of a son. Why don't we hear the question: What if your son had been in Ray Rice's shoes? If my son had been in that position, I would demand stern justice as well. However, I would demand justice to be rational and consider that - by all accounts - there had been no pattern of abuse and that, also certainly relevant, there had been a long-time and consistent pattern of exemplary community service and outreach by Mr. Rice.
May 22, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, we reached a milestone in my house. My older son got his learner's permit. It's been nerve-wracking riding with him as he learns to negotiate traffic circles, four-way stops and merge lanes. But as scary as it seems riding with him, I'm more worried about the day when he drives without me. According to a new survey commissioned by AT&T, 43 percent of teens admit to texting while driving and 75 percent say their friends do it all the time. With prom and graduation season upon us, the phone company has launched a campaign, It Can Wait, to educate kids about the dangers of texting while driving.
September 23, 2002
KENYA IS SUCH an important African country that it matters to the rest of the world who will succeed President Daniel arap Moi when his 25-year rule ends in four months. That question matters so much to Mr. Moi as well that he wants the ruling party to consider only his choice. When Vice President George Saitoti dared to promote his own candidacy, he was summarily fired. Since its independence from Britain in 1963, Kenya has had only two presidents. And Mr. Moi insists that the first president's son, Uhuru Kenyatta, should succeed him, although half a dozen other ruling party officials of the Kenya African National Union (KANU)
June 26, 2013
The father of WWE's biggest star is also active in pro wrestling. In fact, he is a staple in the New England scene. Known as "Johnny Fabulous," John Cena Sr. is as charismatic as you would expect the father of WWE's face to be. I caught up with him this past weekend at the New England Fan Fest, where we talked about his character, what he thinks his son's best match and rivalry was, where the WWE champ got his strong work ethic and when Cena Jr. will...
September 15, 2010
Bessie Turner bought her house in a quiet Brooklyn Park neighborhood six years ago with a plan: She wanted to give her two sons a better place to live. She'd stay until January 2010, then pull out some of her equity and move to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her sons would continue living there, paying less than if they were to rent a similar place, and she'd be there often. But that all changed two years ago Thursday. Her elder son, Rudolph Turner Jr., 25, was fatally shot in his bedroom.
April 5, 2013
A Severn mother who, despite a poison center's admonition to get her son to a hospital immediately, waited until her child began having a seizure from sipping his father's methadone, was placed on three years' probation Friday. Kimberly Brooks, 28, feared a huge hospital bill and so waited to see if the condition of her five-year-old son, who had vomited, would improve - a decision that nearly cost the child his life last Sept. 4, Anne Arundel County prosecutor Sandra Howell told Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner.
January 14, 2013
A man has been arrested in the shooting of his 33-year-old son in Northeast Baltimore early Monday morning, after police said they determined that the son had given a false account of how he was wounded. Larry Grafton Carter, 57, of the 1200 block of Rossiter Ave. was in police custody shortly after noon Monday, about 12 hours after police were called to his home, said Sgt. Anthony Smith, a police spokesman. Just after midnight, police found Carter's son wounded at the home. He told police he was taking out the trash when he heard two shots and was hit in the arm before fleeing inside, Smith said.