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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 8, 2001
A federal judge has agreed to allow the ousted rector of a Prince George's County Episcopal parish to remain with his family in the rectory until the end of the month. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte had ordered the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards to move out of the rectory at Christ Church in Accokeek by yesterday. Messitte ruled last week in favor of acting Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon of Washington, who filed suit seeking the court's help in enforcing her decision not to confirm Edwards' hiring as rector by the church's vestry.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | February 22, 2010
Robert Irvin Norwood, retired operations manager for the Hecht-May Co. department store, died Feb. 14 at Gilchrist Hospice Care from complications after abdominal surgery. The Anneslie resident was 77. Mr. Norwood, the son of a carpenter and a homemaker, was born in a home that his father built on Hazlett Avenue in Irvington. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1950, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and then was drafted into the Army, family members said. He served in intelligence operations with the 43rd Infantry Division in Germany during the early 1950s.
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August 30, 2002
ACCOKEEK - The Episcopal Diocese of Washington and a Prince George's County parish have ended an 18-month dispute over the appointment of a conservative rector. Bishop John Chane and the vestry of Christ Church, Accokeek, have agreed to the appointment of the Rev. Stephen T. Arpee, who had been serving in an interim capacity. The vestry has agreed not to appeal a federal court decision forcing the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards from the parish, where he had remained last fall in defiance of Bishop Jane H. Dixon.
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August 31, 2007
Ann Conyers Semans, a community volunteer who was active in her church, died of pneumonia Sunday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 82. Born Ann Rosemary Conyers in Hamilton, Bermuda, she married a Baltimorean, William Ritchie Semans, in 1944 while he was serving in the Army. They lived in Bolton Hill and Roland Park. Mrs. Semans was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland for many years. She enjoyed gardening and played tennis. She was an Elkridge Club member.
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September 2, 2005
Churches have long been a central part of Howard County life, at times taking a stern role in enforcing the moral standards of the community. Take, for example, this account of proceedings on Sept. 6, 1743 at a meeting of the vestry of Christ Church, near what is now the Village of Owen Brown in Columbia. The vestry heard the complaint of John Reynolds, a blacksmith, that one William Busell was too familiar with Reynolds wife, and Thomas Barge complained of improper conduct of one Richard Johnson with Barges wife Margaret, which had caused him to leave his said wife.
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By Geoffrey W. Fielding | October 25, 1993
THE VOICE OF THIS CALLING. ST. PAUL'S PARISH. BALTIMORE, MD. By Jacques Kelly. Vestry of St. Paul's Parish. 73 pages. Illustrated. $35.OLD St. Paul's Church has been a fixture of downtown Baltimore for nearly 300 years. In fact, this Episcopal parish at Charles and Saratoga is the oldest church in Baltimore. It sits on the original tract, Lot 19, purchased by the vestry when the town was laid out in 1729. It was the northernmost lot and the highest point of the new settlement.But the church (not the building)
NEWS
March 6, 1991
Services for Richard B. Fulton, a retired manufacturers' representative, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Taylor Funeral Chapel in Annapolis.Mr. Fulton, who was 90 and lived in Edgewater, died Monday of pneumonia at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.He retired in 1966 as owner of the R. B. Fulton Co., which he started in Baltimore in 1935 and now is owned by his son.Born in Hampton, Va., and raised in Catonsville, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and studied engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.
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By Reported by Frank P.L. Somerville | July 7, 1994
The vestry, or governing body, of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Parish in downtown Baltimore -- the "mother church" of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland -- has committed itself to "mending" its strained relationship with the diocesan leadership.A resolution calling on the priests and other leaders of the parish at Charles and Saratoga streets to seek to refrain from criticizing the diocese -- except "constructively" and under administrative guidelines -- was adopted at a vestry meeting June 19.Because of a dispute over the mandatory -- as opposed to voluntary -- determination of Old St. Paul's financial support of the diocese, the lay delegates of the parish were denied a vote at the May 19-21 diocesan convention in Hagerstown.
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August 31, 2007
Ann Conyers Semans, a community volunteer who was active in her church, died of pneumonia Sunday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 82. Born Ann Rosemary Conyers in Hamilton, Bermuda, she married a Baltimorean, William Ritchie Semans, in 1944 while he was serving in the Army. They lived in Bolton Hill and Roland Park. Mrs. Semans was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland for many years. She enjoyed gardening and played tennis. She was an Elkridge Club member.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 12, 1998
150 years ago in The SunDec. 12: Horse and Cart Overboard -- Yesterday morning, whilst a young man was endeavoring to remove a tomb stone from the cart of Mr. Alexander Gaddess, for the purpose of shipping it on board a vessel lying at Bowly's Wharf, the whole concern, horse, and stone, were precipitated into the water, in consequence of the vehicle being backed too near the piers.100 years ago in The SunDec. 15: The Ladies' Auxiliary Association of the McCulloh Street Synagogue held their annual Chanuka festival yesterday evening the vestry rooms of the temple.
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September 2, 2005
Churches have long been a central part of Howard County life, at times taking a stern role in enforcing the moral standards of the community. Take, for example, this account of proceedings on Sept. 6, 1743 at a meeting of the vestry of Christ Church, near what is now the Village of Owen Brown in Columbia. The vestry heard the complaint of John Reynolds, a blacksmith, that one William Busell was too familiar with Reynolds wife, and Thomas Barge complained of improper conduct of one Richard Johnson with Barges wife Margaret, which had caused him to leave his said wife.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 9, 2004
Henry Dixon Sturr Jr., a retired Navy lieutenant commander who led a clandestine mission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the Bay of Pigs invasion, died Monday of a rare form of dementia at Madonna Heritage Assisted Living in Jarrettsville. The Kingsville resident was 67. He was born in Baltimore, the son of a Navy captain, and was living at Pearl Harbor with his parents the morning of the Japanese attack there in 1941. Although he was not quite 5 years old, he recalled the event clearly.
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October 8, 2003
Eleanor N. Lewis, a community volunteer and housewife, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Roland Park Place, where she had resided for 12 years. She was 89 and had lived in Roland Park for many years. Born Eleanor Nelson in Pottsville, Pa., she was raised in Roland Park and was a 1932 graduate of Roland Park Country School. She earned a degree in English at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In 1938, she married H.H. Walker Lewis, an attorney and author. He died in 1999. She was a volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the city Department of Social Services.
NEWS
August 30, 2002
ACCOKEEK - The Episcopal Diocese of Washington and a Prince George's County parish have ended an 18-month dispute over the appointment of a conservative rector. Bishop John Chane and the vestry of Christ Church, Accokeek, have agreed to the appointment of the Rev. Stephen T. Arpee, who had been serving in an interim capacity. The vestry has agreed not to appeal a federal court decision forcing the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards from the parish, where he had remained last fall in defiance of Bishop Jane H. Dixon.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 8, 2001
A federal judge has agreed to allow the ousted rector of a Prince George's County Episcopal parish to remain with his family in the rectory until the end of the month. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte had ordered the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards to move out of the rectory at Christ Church in Accokeek by yesterday. Messitte ruled last week in favor of acting Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon of Washington, who filed suit seeking the court's help in enforcing her decision not to confirm Edwards' hiring as rector by the church's vestry.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | November 5, 2001
ACCOKEEK - An Episcopal church in Prince George's County that has been locked in a bitter dispute over the fate of its conservative priest took a step toward reconciliation yesterday, but parishioners on both sides said the mood remained tense despite the effort at healing. Supporters of the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards - who was ordered last week by a federal judge to leave his post as rector of Christ Church in Accokeek - were joined by those who favor his ouster for the first time in more than five months at the hourlong service.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | November 5, 2001
ACCOKEEK - An Episcopal church in Prince George's County that has been locked in a bitter dispute over the fate of its conservative priest took a step toward reconciliation yesterday, but parishioners on both sides said the mood remained tense despite the effort at healing. Supporters of the Rev. Samuel L. Edwards - who was ordered last week by a federal judge to leave his post as rector of Christ Church in Accokeek - were joined by those who favor his ouster for the first time in more than five months at the hourlong service.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | February 27, 1995
William Donald Schaefer, who as a Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor was known as a man of action, was honored yesterday as a man of faith.Mr. Schaefer, a longtime member of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, was named a vestryman emeritus during an evening service in his honor at the downtown church, where he served as a member of the vestry -- or governing board -- from 1972 to 1974 and from 1977 to 1981."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 12, 1998
150 years ago in The SunDec. 12: Horse and Cart Overboard -- Yesterday morning, whilst a young man was endeavoring to remove a tomb stone from the cart of Mr. Alexander Gaddess, for the purpose of shipping it on board a vessel lying at Bowly's Wharf, the whole concern, horse, and stone, were precipitated into the water, in consequence of the vehicle being backed too near the piers.100 years ago in The SunDec. 15: The Ladies' Auxiliary Association of the McCulloh Street Synagogue held their annual Chanuka festival yesterday evening the vestry rooms of the temple.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | October 30, 1996
Despite months of neighborhood protests, a Towson-area church has agreed to rent its rectory to a group of recovering substance abusers.The eight-member vestry of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church voted unanimously to allow eight former drug addicts and alcoholics to live in the four-bedroom house on church grounds near Joppa Road and Perring Parkway. The decision was announced Sunday during church services."I think it's a terrific outreach program," vestry member Ruth C. Franklin said of Oxford House, the national organization that sponsors residences for recovering substance abusers.
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