February 28, 1996
Esther Manz, 88, a Wisconsin homemaker who founded the weight-loss program known as TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), died Monday in Milwaukee. At age 40 and weighing 208 pounds, she founded the organization, which calls itself the oldest and largest international noncommercial weight-loss support group.Virginia Foisie Rusk, 80, widow of former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, died Saturday in Athens, Ga. The Rusks, married in 1937, moved in 1970 to Athens. Mr. Rusk, chief foreign adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in the Vietnam War era, taught at the University of Georgia and died in 1994.
June 2, 1999
Coca-Cola Co. is hoping that the coming long, lazy days of summer will boost sales by creating new interest among teen-agers in guzzling Coca-Cola Classic.And to that end, the company is offering a little incentive: 45 million free voice mail accounts for America's teens.In the Baltimore area, selected teens have received the voice mail offer along with the chance to use a credit-card-size Coke card for discounts at the Baltimore Zoo, Orioles games and the Family Golf Center in Glen Burnie.
July 29, 2003
On July 27, 2003, DAVID LIPPINCOTT; beloved son of Robert Booth and the late Doris Creighton Booth; devoted husband of Sally Speicher Booth; loving father of Michael L. of Alexandria, VA, Kathryn E. of Savannah, GA and David S. of Westminster; brother of R. Creighton Booth and Susan Houle; nephew of Helen Goldsborough of Sandy Spring and uncle of several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son Lawrence L. Booth. A Memorial Service will be held at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd, Westminster, on Saturday, August 2 at 11 A.M. Interment will be private.
November 21, 1992
Freddie Hill Loizeaux, retired director of public relations and corporate secretary of Controlled Demolition Inc. and a former president of the Maryland Conference of Parents and Teachers, died Thursday after a heart attack at her home on Burnbrae Road in Towson.She was 75.Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road.Mrs. Loizeaux retired about seven years ago from her positions with the family-owned company that demolishes buildings with explosives.
January 9, 2008
The confetti had hardly stopped falling in the Superdome after LSU's 38-24 win over Ohio State in the national championship game Monday night when there was a call for a playoff system for college football's big schools. That the bleating for a tournament was almost immediate was not surprising, but what was off-putting was where it came from - the president of the University of Georgia, Michael F. Adams. Adams is also a big shot in the NCAA as chairman of the executive committee.
December 30, 1990
* Joe Robbie, 73, Miami Dolphins owner.* Bronko Nagurski, 81, Chicago Bears Hall of Famer.* Tony Conigliaro, 45, Boston Red Sox outfielder and youngest major-league player to hit 100 career home runs at age 22.Hank Gathers, 23, one of only two Division I players to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season, after collapsing during a Loyola Marymount game.* Joe Sewell, 91, a .312 lifetime major-league hitter.* Gene Klein, 69, San Diego Chargers and racehorse owner.Tom Harmon, 70, Heisman Trophy winner for Michigan and sportscaster.
June 24, 2011
Archbishop Spalding names new assistant principal Nicholas Hondrum has been appointed the new assistant principal of academic affairs at Archbishop Spalding High School. Hondrum, who has taught English for the past seven years at the school, is an assistant coach for the boys' varsity soccer team, a retreat leader, and an outreach mentor. He holds master's degrees from St. John's College in Annapolis and Fordham University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia.
April 28, 1994
The Sun's fashion coverage was honored at the Atrium Awards, for excellence in reporting on the American garment industry. Sponsored by The University of Georgia College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Atlanta Apparel rTC Mart, the 14th annual awards were presented in Atlanta last Sunday.Sun Fashion Editor Vida Roberts won in the features category for her story "Men in Skirts." Judges noted that although fringe trends touch few readers, good reporting puts fads into perspective for the mainstream and quoted from Ms. Roberts' story: "Men in skirts may sound frightening to the man whose wildest fashion statement to date has been a pair of patterned socks.
March 31, 1995
"Normandy: the Great Crusade," a television documentary by the Maryland-based cable network the Discovery Channel, was among 31 winners of the prestigious 1994 Peabody Awards announced yesterday.Judged and selected by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, the coveted Peabodys are awarded annually for excellence in radio or television.The award was the second in a row for the Discovery Network, which has headquarters in Bethesda.Last year, it and sister network the Learning Channel were cited jointly for general achievement.
January 15, 1999
William Bentley Ball, 83, a nationally known lawyer who championed religious freedom and won a case that helped preserve the Amish way of life, died Sunday in Harrisburg, Pa. His best-known case was Wisconsin vs. Yoder, in which state officials sought to force Amish children to attend public schools until age 16. The early 1970s case set a standard under which the government was required to show a compelling public need behind policies affecting religious groups.Dr....