August 25, 2010
There is a factual error in Thomas Schaller's column ("The problem is not Islam but orthodoxy," Aug. 24). He quotes Jesus as saying, "But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me. " In fact, these words are spoken by a king in a parable that Jesus tells. It is truly unfortunate that the only voices on religion that seem to get air time these days are the Pharisaical right or the anti-religious. OK, maybe we're stuck with that.
April 21, 2010
Due to a nasty cold that kept me in bed later than normal, I read The Sun's Sports section, a section of the paper that typically doesn't receive my attention too often. I am so very grateful that I did. Mike Klingaman's article on University of Maryland's freshman kicker, Nick Ferrara, showed this remarkable young man to be someone who has figured out early in life what the lessons of grief and loss often take years to teach us ("Ferrara spurred by death of childhood friend," April 21)
March 22, 2010
Baltimore's historic Lloyd Street Synagogue was almost torn down in the late 1950s to make way for a parking lot. An architect was hired to prepare scale drawings of the structure, so there would be a record of it after it was gone. Now the 1845 building is bustling with activity, after a $1 million restoration and the opening of a lower-level gallery designed to extend its reach as a center of education and tourism. The Jewish Museum of Maryland, which now owns the synagogue, opened the gallery Sunday as the latest addition to its Herbert Bearman campus.
January 14, 2010
On January 3,2010 JOSEPH HARRISON. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME, WEST,INC 4300 Wabash Avenue on Friday after 9AM. The family will receive friends on Saturday at 9AM at Baltimore Central New Testament Church of God 4002 West Belvedere Avenue funeral services will follow at 10Am.
August 29, 2009
Before Parkville's football team kicks off its first home game, the Knights will rename their field in honor of Joseph Anthony Yates Sr., Baltimore County's first African-American football coach. The dedication of Yates Field will take place Sept. 12 at 12:30 p.m. before Parkville's game against Lansdowne. Yates, who died in 2006 at the age of 83, coached the Knights from 1971 to 1981. Yates' legacy is not about coaching but character, said Ron Belinko, coordinator of athletics for Baltimore County, who coached football at Overlea at the time.
June 19, 2009
If Harold Ramis' Year One were a bowling match, it would lurch between gutter balls and spares, with some scattered lucky strikes. Despite the key image of rotund Jack Black and willowy Michael Cera in animal skins, it's not a caveman comedy like Caveman. It's a romp through the early chapters of the Bible with Zed (Black) and Oh (Cera), who are forced to leave their primitive village when Zed eats fruit from the Tree of Knowledge. At its best, it's a bit like Mel Brooks' The History of the World Part I (except Ramis stops somewhere in Genesis)