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September 3, 2003
On September 2, 2003, JAMES "JIM" EARL SPIRO of Havre de Grace, beloved husband of the late Mary C. Wright Spiro; devoted father of James E. Spiro, Jr. of Silver Spring, MD, Leslye A. Spiro of Bel Air, MD and William W. Spiro of Reston, VA; loving brother of Sidney Spiro of Madison, Miss., and Robert Spiro of Fairmont, W. Va; longtime companion of Patricia Vozzella of Havre de Grace, MD; loving son of the late Sidney B. Spiro and Lily Spring Spiro. Friends may call at the Mitchell-Smith Funeral Home, 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD on Thursday, September 4 from 4 to 8 P.M. with a Memorial Service at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, 101 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD on Friday, September 5 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Ed Heydt officiating.
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By Charles J. Holden and Zach P. Messitte | March 8, 2012
With the Republican presidential nomination contest in high gear, Marylanders might be forgiven for smiling. The word "snob" has returned with full force to presidential politics after a four-decade hiatus. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn State University '80, University of Pittsburgh '81, Dickinson School of Law '86), in an old-fashioned beat-down on higher education, recently informed us that President Barack Obama is "a snob" for wanting Americans to go to college, where they would be indoctrinated by "some liberal college professor.
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NEWS
September 20, 1997
Walter Spiro, 74, a refugee from Nazi Germany who built Spiro & Associates, one of Philadelphia's most successful advertising agencies, died of cancer Tuesday in Philadelphia. Pub Date: 9/21/97
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 10, 2011
Herbert L. "Herb" Thompson, former Associated Press Annapolis bureau chief who later served as press secretary to Spiro T. Agnew during his years as governor and later vice president, died May 30 of pneumonia at a retirement community in State College, Pa. He was 89. The son of a postmaster and an educator, Mr. Thompson was born and raised in Elrod, N.C. He was a graduate of Chadbourne High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 in...
NEWS
By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Staff Writer | March 7, 1993
A chronology of events accompanying an article in Sunday's Sun incorrectly stated that former Vice President Spiro Agnew pleaded guilty on Oct. 10, 1973, to one count of federal income tax evasion. It should have stated that his plea was no contest.RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- In hindsight, the deal seemworthy of the scoundrel's hall of fame, so rich in infamy was its cast of characters. But at the time it must have seemed like business as usual for Spiro T. Agnew, international middleman and ex-vice president.
SPORTS
September 12, 1994
A couple of mistakes to clear up from Friday. First, John Dockery attended Harvard, not Notre Dame. Second, Spiro, the radio voice of Towson State football spells his last name Morekas.Sorry for the errors.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | February 13, 1995
Maybe not in '96, but we will hear from Dan Quayle again.Bill has no chance of getting re-elected, until you try to identify the alternative.Parris promises to abolish the anti-business legacy of Don, who promised to get rid of Harry's.Spiro's portrait is going up where it belongs, next to Marvin's.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | June 7, 1995
Slobodan and Radovan have this good-Serb, bad-Serb routine down pat.The state guaranteed Dr. Gallo about what the Orioles gave Sid Fernandez.Just because there's a bust of Spiro in the U.S. Senate does not prove him guilty.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | October 5, 1994
They're investigating Mike Espy for chickenfeed.Clinton's new Haiti policy is one part military, two parts Voodoo. It may work.Don is pardoning the entire political class of his generation. He'd pardon Spiro if he could.Nelson Mandela for president! Here.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | March 10, 1993
No one yet knows what Hillary's health plan is, only whethe to be for or against it.Bill insists on his stimulus package. There is sudden grave danger of a recovery without his indispensable help.Spiro Agnew's papers have been made public for students of government and alliteration, and should help Al Gore learn his job.The number of Iraqi soldiers our side killed in the gulf war keeps going down as Iraq's next war gets closer.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | November 13, 2009
J ohn W. Spurrier, a retired federal marshal to whom Vice President Spiro Agnew surrendered amid a political corruption scandal, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The longtime Original Northwood resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised on Augusta Avenue in Irvington, he attended St. Joseph's Monastery Parochial School and was a 1939 Mount St. Joseph's High School graduate. As a young man, he worked for the Donut Corp. of America until he was drafted into the Army during World War II. He was assigned to a medical division in Europe and accompanied wounded soldiers to hospitals.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | November 13, 2009
John W. Spurrier, a retired federal marshal to whom Vice President Spiro Agnew surrendered amid a political corruption scandal, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The longtime Original Northwood resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised on Augusta Avenue in Irvington, he attended St. Joseph's Monastery Parochial School and was a 1939 Mount St. Joseph's High School graduate. As a young man, he worked for the Donut Corp. of America until he was drafted into the Army during World War II. He was assigned to a medical division in Europe and accompanied wounded soldiers to hospitals.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | September 4, 2007
Marie Patricia Haskins, who was an IRS auditor and a secretary to Spiro T. Agnew, died of complications from dementia Thursday. She was 75. Mrs. Haskins, who was born Marie Walter in Baltimore, was raised in the city's Hamilton neighborhood and graduated from St. Dominic School there. After graduation, she lived in Germany, Rochester N.Y., Wichita, Kan., and Denver, holding numerous jobs. She married Owen Thomas Carroll at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, and the couple moved to Germany, where he was stationed.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | July 16, 2007
Joseph Louis Kosojet, a retired IRS auditor who served on the team that investigated former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew and former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, died of kidney failure Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The Timonium resident was 90. Born to Czech immigrants in the family's Washington Street home in Baltimore, Mr. Kosojet had seven older sisters. He attended St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic School and enjoyed working as a water boy for his brother-in-law, Samuel "Joe Dundee" Lazzara, a world welterweight boxing champion.
FEATURES
By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | April 26, 2006
Mario Lanza didn't enjoy a long or critically beatified career, but the movie star tenor sure left a legacy of inspiration. He has been mentioned as a prime influence on the early development of many singers, from pop crooner Al Martino to all of the famed Three Tenors. Baltimore Opera Company presents La Boheme at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. May 3, 8:15 p.m. May 5 and 6, 3 p.m. May 7 at Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets $50 to $137. Call 410-727-6000 or visit baltimoreopera.
NEWS
September 3, 2003
On September 2, 2003, JAMES "JIM" EARL SPIRO of Havre de Grace, beloved husband of the late Mary C. Wright Spiro; devoted father of James E. Spiro, Jr. of Silver Spring, MD, Leslye A. Spiro of Bel Air, MD and William W. Spiro of Reston, VA; loving brother of Sidney Spiro of Madison, Miss., and Robert Spiro of Fairmont, W. Va; longtime companion of Patricia Vozzella of Havre de Grace, MD; loving son of the late Sidney B. Spiro and Lily Spring Spiro. Friends may call at the Mitchell-Smith Funeral Home, 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD on Thursday, September 4 from 4 to 8 P.M. with a Memorial Service at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, 101 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD on Friday, September 5 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Ed Heydt officiating.
NEWS
September 20, 1996
In an article in yesterday's editions of The Sun on Spiro Agnew's death, a statement on the many forms of leukemia -- saying that leukemia is "sort of like a last name. It has many first names" -- should have been attributed to Dr. Charles Schiffer, a hematologist and oncologist at the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 9/20/96
FEATURES
February 26, 1992
Claude Corbeil will replace Baltimore native Spiro Malas as Sulpice in the Baltimore Opera Company's production of Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" next month.Mr. Malas was released from his contract to continue to appear in the Broadway revival of the musical "The Most Happy Fella," the BOC said. Mr. Corbeil appeared as Sulpice in the 1984 BOC production of "Regiment."Also, the opera will be sung and spoken in English rather than in French, as originally announced. The change was made at the request of conductor Louis Salemno and director John Lehmeyer to make the production more accessible, the company said.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | January 28, 2002
WASHINGTON - Ah, e-mail. What did we ever do without it? No longer do folks unhappy with what they read in this space have to sit down with poison pens and write long, vitriolic letters. Now they can simply go on the Internet and fire away. The latest round was inspired by a column on the Enron fiasco that merely suggested that the energy giant's heavy unregulated campaign contributions to candidate George W. Bush in 2000 might persuade Congress finally to enact long-pending legislation to prohibit such donations.
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