August 5, 2011
A federal judge in Baltimore has denied efforts by state Sen. Ulysses Currie and two former executives of Shoppers Food Warehouse to throw out bribery and extortion charges, leaving the prosecutor's case intact. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett ruled Friday that the government had correctly charged a case that alleges Currie was paid $245,000 in bribes over a five-year period for legislative favors and influence beneficial to the supermarket chain. Currie, a Democrat, is accused of using his influence as the chairman of a powerful Senate committee to do favors for Shoppers, a company headquartered in his Prince George's County district.
April 21, 2010
The state prosecutor has been asked to investigate whether a powerful Maryland lawmaker improperly used his campaign account for personal purchases and other expenses unrelated to his candidacy. The Maryland Board of Elections requested an investigation of Sen. Ulysses Currie, a Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the Budget and Taxation Committee. The elections board is not satisfied with the campaign's explanation for $53,772 in expenditures, including $41,555.27 for legal fees first reported by The Baltimore Sun. Other expenditures that raised questions include: $118 for an eye examination, $133.94 to a company that sells toy guns and remote-control tanks, $31 for auto body repair, $29.99 for online games, $21.59 for a cell phone accessory and $12 for a golf course membership fee. The payments piqued the board's interest because, by law, campaign funds can be used only to promote the "success or defeat of a candidate," according to Jared DeMarinis, director of the elections board.
April 5, 2009
On March 31, 2009, CHARLEY FRIERSON, loving father of Annie Carr and Ulysses Frierson. He is also survived by three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Monday after 9. Family will receive friends on Tuesday at the New St. Mark's Church, 3905 Springdale Ave. at 10:30 A.M. followed by funeral service at 11.
February 3, 2009
On February 1, 2009, ULYSSES SCOTT JENKINS. On Wednesday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 5 to 8 P.M. On Thursday, the family will receive friends at the Vaughn C. Greene Chapel-Randallstown from 9 to 9:30 A.M with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 655-0015.
November 26, 2007
Nov. 26 1933 A judge in New York ruled the James Joyce book Ulysses was not obscene and could therefore be published in the United States.
March 12, 2007
Claudio Monteverdi wrote that "the modern composer builds his music on the basis of truth," a sentiment still valid 400 years after he expressed it. Never mind that his operas, which are among the first extant masterpieces in the genre, deal with myth or ancient history. Monteverdi, and his Venetian audience, could recognize the relevance - and the truth - in the oldest of tales, the most remote of events. A case in point is one of Monteverdi's finest works, The Return of Ulysses to His Homeland (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria)