July 10, 2005
MILTON MARKOWITZ, MD, 87, of West Hartford, CT, formerly of Baltimore, MD, husband of Selma, passed away on July 7, 2005 in Farmington, CT. Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 6, 1918, he was the son of the late Morris David and Ida Markowitz. Dr. Markowitz was raised in Liberty, NY. He attended college and medical school at Syracuse University. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II. A life-long pediatrician, he was Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and then the first Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, 1969-1983, and subsequently Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs, 1983-1992, at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
March 12, 1991
Channel 11 today announced its schedule of NCA basketball games for Thursday, the opening day of the 64-team tournament.At 12.30 p.m., said Emerson Coleman, director of broadcasting operations, Duke will play Northeast Louisiana in a Midwest Regional first-rounder. That will be followed at 2.40 p.m. by the N.C. State-Southern Mississippi game, an Eastern Regional game from College Park. If that game is not sold out, Coleman said, the station must carry the Seton Hall-Pepperdine game.At 8 p.m. it's Louisiana State vs. the University of Connecticut from the Midwest.
November 9, 1992
RUSSELL PAYNE, 17, of Ellicott City.School: a senior at Glenelg High School.Honored for: He is co-chairman of Howard County's Black Student Achievement Program and president of the Black Awareness Club at Glenelg High School. He is a member of the Student Government Association, and a member of the U.S. Region I Soccer Team, which includes 15 mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states. Russell, a goalkeeper, has been playing soccer since he was 5 years old.Goals: He wants to become a physical therapist and is interested in a number of schools, including the University of Connecticut, Georgetown University, the University of South Carolina and North Carolina State University.
March 5, 1995
A pioneer in the genetic engineering of fish has been hired away from the Center of Marine Biotechnology in Baltimore to run a new biotechnology center at the University of Connecticut.Dr. Thomas T. Chen, 52, will leave July 1, according to Dr. Madilyn Fletcher, director and professor at COMB, which is part of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute."We will be sorry to see him go because he's a real strong researcher," Dr. Fletcher said. "But he will remain an adjunct professor and continue to do collaborative research" with the institute.
May 11, 2000
ONCE, COLORBLINDNESS was synonymous with civil rights. The pioneers in the fight to abolish Jim Crow took as their inspiration Justice John Harlan's great dissent in Plessy vs. Ferguson. "Our Constitution is color-blind," Harlan had written, "and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens." Sadly, today's civil rights establishment clamors not for color-blindness, but for its opposite: affirmative action, racial preferences, minority set-asides. In another era, the Klan would have been the most vehement foe of laws, like California's Proposition 209, that bar states from granting or denying benefits on the basis of race.
December 16, 2001
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. - Another die-off of lobsters apparently occurred across the breadth of Long Island Sound this fall, rocking an industry still staggering from a much more serious biological collapse two years ago. Just as they had in 1999, lobstermen began to pull dead lobsters from their traps in October, said Carl LoBue, a marine biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. "The numbers were not as high as in 1999, but we think that's because there are so many fewer lobsters in the sound now," LoBue said.