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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
A Baltimore company is making an offer to die for -- or at least they think so. Reed Street Productions, known up to now for creating a zombie-themed 5K race,has thrown down something that will probably bring them even more attention: the chance for people to win a free funeral if they agree to put the race's URL on their tombstone. “Everyone else markets to the living, so we thought why not market to the undead through deadvertising," Derrick Smith of Reed Street Productions said in a statement.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Harry L.W. "Tombstone" Hopkins, who was an insurance salesman, banker, rural mail carrier, orphans' court judge, registrar of wills, funeral home attendant and tombstone salesman, and finally a Harford County Living Treasure, died Sunday of septic shock at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The lifelong Bel Air resident was 87. "I've known Tombstone all of my life and he was a real Bel Air fixture," said Todd Holden, a former Aegis...
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | December 24, 1993
With his handlebar mustache and high-Victorian wardrobe, Kurt Russell looks amazingly like the authentic Wyatt Earp, the architect of the gunfight at O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz., in 1881. But that's where the authenticity in "Tombstone" stops -- ,, at the facial hair and mourning-coat level.A generally bad but quite entertaining revisionist romp through the saloons and brothels of the town too tough to die, "Tombstone" has great fun mixing styles, facts, wisecracks and archetypes in new and generally unrecognizeable ways.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
A Baltimore company is making an offer to die for -- or at least they think so. Reed Street Productions, known up to now for creating a zombie-themed 5K race,has thrown down something that will probably bring them even more attention: the chance for people to win a free funeral if they agree to put the race's URL on their tombstone. “Everyone else markets to the living, so we thought why not market to the undead through deadvertising," Derrick Smith of Reed Street Productions said in a statement.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | October 31, 1990
The Rev. John Nichols may have died in 1896, but his headstone still gets around.The slab of marble made it all the way to Bel Air and back to Odenton, helping a church historical group dig up an elderly relative of the pastor along the way.The story starts with a theft about a year ago from the Nichols-Bethel cemetery on Route 175 in Odenton. Nichols founded the Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1890, on Rock Avenue in what is now Fort Meade.Gordon Phelps, a longtime Odenton resident, said he got a call about a year ago from a farmer he knew in Bel Air who had found the tombstone in his field while walking with his dogs.
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By PHIL GREENFIELD and PHIL GREENFIELD,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 1995
The Other Little Theater, in its fifth year of residence at the Naval Station on Greenbury Point, has carved out a nice little niche for itself among our local dramatic troupes, and its current production of "The Shame of Tombstone," a hilarious melodrama, is a cute one that deserves an audience.As folks are reminded at the beginning of the show, melodrama is not a passive genre. Viewers must be prepared to ooh and aah for the heroine, and hiss and boo the villain within an inch of his life.
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By Syd Kearney and Syd Kearney,Houston Chronicle | July 31, 1994
The gunfight at the O.K. Corral took less than half a minute, but its legend has sustained this dusty town for more than a century.Founded in 1877 when a prospector named Ed Schieffelin staked a silver claim there, Tombstone -- billed as "the town too tough to die" -- is more like the cliche "too tough to kill."Every dozen or so years, a Hollywood director offers his take on lawman Wyatt Earp, his brothers and his buddy Doc Holliday. "Wyatt Earp," featuring Kevin Costner in the title role, opened in theaters this summer.
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By KRISTI FUNDERBURK and KRISTI FUNDERBURK,SUN REPORTER | July 20, 2006
In verse, and with a few cold facts, the engravings on the tombstone describe a 19th-century life that ended not long after it began. But the gray granite -- found along a road in Owings Mills and housed, at least for now, at the public library in Reisterstown -- provides only clues toward answering a simple question: Where did it come from? Put another way: Where is Paul F. Kalar, an infant who died in 1848, buried? It's a mystery that Doris Hoffman is working to unravel. Hoffman, a retired elementary school teacher who volunteers in the Reisterstown library's history and genealogy room, has recruited a team that is scouring records and working the phones in hopes of reuniting the headstone with the child's remains.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,sun reporter | November 3, 2006
Doris Hoffman still doesn't know how a tombstone apparently marking the grave of an infant who died in West Virginia in the 19th century ended up in suburban Baltimore. But yesterday, as the granite cemetery stone was lifted into the trunk of a car and headed across state lines, the library volunteer felt certain about where it was going. Home. A couple, believed by several genealogists to be ancestors of the child, came to retrieve the tombstone from its temporary resting place on the second floor of the Reisterstown Library.
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October 26, 2007
Oct. 26 1881 The "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang. Three members of Clanton's group were killed.
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By KEVIN ECK | September 28, 2008
Friday night's Smackdown, which was the final episode of the show on the CW network before next week's move to MyNetworkTV, was mostly a straightforward wrestling program except for a show-long angle that concluded with The Undertaker delivering a Tombstone piledriver to Vickie Guerrero. Perhaps this is a prelude to the return of Edge. It would make sense to bring him back for the show's big debut on the new network Friday. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com /ringposts)
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October 26, 2007
Oct. 26 1881 The "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang. Three members of Clanton's group were killed.
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December 3, 2006
EMMETT KELLY JR., 83 Followed father into clowning Emmett Kelly Jr., son of one of the nation's most famous hobo clowns who followed his father into a career under the big top, died of complications from pneumonia Wednesday at a hospital near his home in Tombstone, Ariz. In 1960, with the makeup and blessing of his father, he made his clown debut at the Circus Festival in Peru, Ind. Four years later, Eastman Kodak signed him to appear at the New York World's Fair. He also went on to entertain at more than 2,800 hospitals.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,sun reporter | November 3, 2006
Doris Hoffman still doesn't know how a tombstone apparently marking the grave of an infant who died in West Virginia in the 19th century ended up in suburban Baltimore. But yesterday, as the granite cemetery stone was lifted into the trunk of a car and headed across state lines, the library volunteer felt certain about where it was going. Home. A couple, believed by several genealogists to be ancestors of the child, came to retrieve the tombstone from its temporary resting place on the second floor of the Reisterstown Library.
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By JOSH MITCHELL AND KRISTI FUNDERBURK and JOSH MITCHELL AND KRISTI FUNDERBURK,SUN REPORTERS | July 28, 2006
TUCKER COUNTY, W. Va. -- An old family cemetery five miles from where the pavement ends is the final resting place of Jacob and Sarah Kalar, husband and wife and early settlers of a patch of mountain so rustic that it's now a national forest. There's another grave nearby - but the tombstone is missing. And that plot, believed to hold the remains of a son who died as an infant, might be the key to solving a riddle that has emerged 150 miles to the east in suburban Baltimore. A 19th-century tombstone was found not long ago near a road in northwest Baltimore County, and no one was sure where it had come from.
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By KRISTI FUNDERBURK and KRISTI FUNDERBURK,SUN REPORTER | July 20, 2006
In verse, and with a few cold facts, the engravings on the tombstone describe a 19th-century life that ended not long after it began. But the gray granite -- found along a road in Owings Mills and housed, at least for now, at the public library in Reisterstown -- provides only clues toward answering a simple question: Where did it come from? Put another way: Where is Paul F. Kalar, an infant who died in 1848, buried? It's a mystery that Doris Hoffman is working to unravel. Hoffman, a retired elementary school teacher who volunteers in the Reisterstown library's history and genealogy room, has recruited a team that is scouring records and working the phones in hopes of reuniting the headstone with the child's remains.
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By JOSH MITCHELL AND KRISTI FUNDERBURK and JOSH MITCHELL AND KRISTI FUNDERBURK,SUN REPORTERS | July 28, 2006
TUCKER COUNTY, W. Va. -- An old family cemetery five miles from where the pavement ends is the final resting place of Jacob and Sarah Kalar, husband and wife and early settlers of a patch of mountain so rustic that it's now a national forest. There's another grave nearby - but the tombstone is missing. And that plot, believed to hold the remains of a son who died as an infant, might be the key to solving a riddle that has emerged 150 miles to the east in suburban Baltimore. A 19th-century tombstone was found not long ago near a road in northwest Baltimore County, and no one was sure where it had come from.
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By Samuel Goldreich and Samuel Goldreich,Staff writer | August 11, 1991
Three faded tombstones overlook Baldwin Mill Road in Forest Hill, bent by time and age toward the ground as if in mourning for the congregation that has died and left Old Brick Church all but empty after 354 years.The crude cemetery markers for J D, D P B, and M J G are among the earliest signs of faith at the Primitive Baptist church that sits on a hill a mile south from Route 23. The names of the three Colonial-era people and when they lived and died have long been forgotten.In one corner of the cemetery, the tombstone of Elizabeth Denbow has tumbled from its pedestal but is propped up by husband Gabriel's grave.
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By CAROL J. WILLIAMS and CAROL J. WILLIAMS,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 21, 2006
FRIGATE BAY, St. Kitts and Nevis -- Greenpeace activists went ashore yesterday in motorized rubber boats to plant cardboard tombstones on the beach in protest of the killing of nearly 2,000 whales a year despite a global ban on commercial whaling. St. Kitts police, armed with tear gas and machine guns, quickly arrested the 10 activists, although the protest was peaceful. The demonstration was aimed at spotlighting what Japan says is whaling for scientific research and the support that Tokyo has won from smaller countries here at the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting.
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By LORI SEARS | March 26, 2006
`A Potter's Easter' If Easter can't come soon enough for you, then take a trip to the Landis Valley Museum's Weathervane Store in Lancaster, Pa., today for a glimpse of intricate Easter redware created by potter Lester Breininger. On display at A Pennsylvania Potter's Easter will be Sgraffito eggs, plates and rabbits, all inspired by 18th- and 19th-century pottery pieces. Breininger, a Pennsylvania German potter and historian, uses the Pennsylvania German colors of brown, yellow, black, red and green for much of his work and finds inspiration for his designs from German folk art drawings, tombstone engravings and Fraktur.
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