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September 16, 2004
On September 14, 2004, ROBERT E. VIRTS SR. On Thursday friends may call at INTEGRITY FUNERAL SERVICES, STEPHANIE CUSTER, P.A., 119-121 S. Stricker Street from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. for visitation. On Friday, the family will receive friends at 10 A.M. at the funeral home for services. Interment at Crest Lawn Cemetery. Inquiries to 410-566-5500.
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By Jessica Anderson and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2014
Timothy Virts, subject of a manhunt last month that triggered a multistate Amber Alert ending at a South Carolina motel, has been formally indicted on charges that he abducted his 11-year-old daughter and killed her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36. Virts was indicted Monday by a grand jury in Baltimore County on nine counts, including murder, kidnapping, attempted sexual abuse and other charges, according to court records. The murder charge alone carries a potential life sentence. No trial date has been set, but Virts is expected to appear in court for an arraignment hearing within 30 days.
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By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Heather Dewar contributed to this article | January 7, 1998
Henry A. "Bud" Virts took one of the hottest seats in Maryland yesterday as he was sworn in as state agriculture secretary.At a State House ceremony, the self-described "old country horse doctor" assumed an office that is almost certain to be at the center of a political firestorm over the state's response to last year's outbreaks of toxic Pfiesteria piscicida in Maryland waters.Ironically, the fish-killing microbe contributed to a 25-minute delay in the swearing-in. Gov. Parris N. Glendening explained his late arrival by saying a senior staff meeting on the Pfiesteria issue had run into overtime.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2014
Timothy Virts, accused of killing Bobbie Jo Cortez this month and abducting one of their daughters, will remain in jail pending trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. Virts, 38, waived his right to attend a bail hearing and did not appear in court. No attorney was present. The judge complied with a prosecutor's request to continue holding Virts without bail. Police say Virts stabbed 36-year-old Bobbie Jo Cortez in her house in the 3100 Ardee Way in Dundalk earlier this month and fled the area with their 11-year-old daughter Caitlyn Virts.
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By DON VITEK | October 31, 1993
Frank Virts of Arbutus has a 122 average, so he isn't used to posting huge scores.But on Oct. 22, in the Friday night Oddballs league at Fair Lanes Arbutus, Virts found the range, throwing a 597 duckpin series.The first game of the series that night he filled every frame but one with marks. The 193 game that resulted was his career high."After that game I knew that there wasn't any way that I could do any better the next game," Virts said.Wrong. The second game didn't have any open frames.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1997
State Agriculture Secretary Lewis R. Riley announced his resignation yesterday, saying he wanted to spend more time with his ailing wife.Gov. Parris N. Glendening named Riley's deputy, Henry A. Virts, to take over the department, which has 405 employees and a budget of $39 million."
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November 18, 2003
On November 16, 2003 CATHERINE "KASHA" GIZA KLIOZE; beloved wife of the late Gershon Klioze; loving mother of Angie Virts and her husband Larry, Sr.; cherished sister of Agnes, Marie and Frances Giza. She is also survived by grandchildren Larry Virts, Jr. and his wife Leigh, Michael Virts, Antionette Houx and her husband Daniel. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at THE HUNTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 3035 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD., Graveisde Services will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday, November 21, 2003 at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her name to Alzheimers Association, Southern MD Office, P.O. Box 1936, LaPlata, MD 20646.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 6, 2000
Henry A. Virts, Maryland's agriculture secretary since 1998, will retire early next year and be succeeded by his top deputy, Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced yesterday. The governor said he would nominate Hagner R. Mister, the deputy secretary and a former Calvert County commissioner, to succeed Virts, 68. Assistant Secretary Brad Powers will move up to deputy, and county extension director Robert Dean Halman will be promoted to Powers' former post. Virts, a St. Mary's County farmer, succeeded Lewis R. Riley at a time when farmers were angry with Glendening over his successful efforts to impose controls on agricultural waste runoff.
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By Muphen R. Whitney | August 5, 1992
Two things came as no surprise to regular attendees of Trinity Lutheran Church's dutch picnic this weekend: the weather was spectacular and Mike Virts, Knight of St. Marks, won the championship trophy at the jousting tournament."
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | December 6, 2008
NASA has named a Baltimore native to pilot the shuttle Endeavour on a flight next December to the International Space Station. Col. Terry Virts Jr., 41, a graduate of Oakland Mills High School in Columbia and the U.S. Air Force Academy, will be making his first space flight since joining the astronaut corps in 2000. The mission, labeled STS-130, is assigned to deliver another module to expand the orbiting space station, as well as a seven-window cupola designed as a control room for robotic operations on the station's exterior.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Baltimore County police say Timothy Virts has returned to Maryland to face homicide allegations, a week after the abduction of his daughter and the killing of her mother sparked a multistate manhunt. Virts, 38, is charged in the March 6 death of 36-year-old Bobbie Jo Cortez at her Ardee Way home in Dundalk. Police said that after killing Cortez, Virts took their 11-year-old daughter Caitlyn and fled the area in a Dodge Durango owned by Cortez's husband. Police issued an Amber Alert for Caitlyn, and both were located the following day in a motel in Florence, S.C. A motel owner called police after recognizing them from the Amber Alert.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
Timothy Virts, the man who allegedly killed the mother of his children and then fled to South Carolina with one daughter, has waived his right to extradition proceedings, authorities said Monday. Virts, 38, is waiting to be transported by Maryland authorities, South Carolina officials said Monday. Baltimore County police said they are working with police in South Carolina on his return but have not determined when he will handed over. "He'll be flown back," and the department is working with Maryland State Police's aviation unit, county police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in an email.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2014
The 11-year-old Dundalk girl found after a frantic, multistate search has been reunited with her twin sister, family members said Sunday. Caitlyn Virts and her twin sister, Cayla, were back together in the care of Baltimore County social services workers, according to the twins' grandmother, Anna Trainor-Goodwin. Police found Caitlyn in a Florence, S.C., hotel Friday after issuing an Amber Alert and fielding thousands of tips. "I'm hoping and praying that they let me have them," said Trainor-Goodwin, who lives near Patterson Park in Baltimore.
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By Jessica Anderson, Yvonne Wenger and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
- The Dundalk father and daughter sought in a multi-state search were found a day after they inconspicuously checked in at a small South Carolina motel more than 400 miles from where their journey began. Timothy Virts handed over $36 in cash for a single room with his 11-year-old daughter Caitlyn smiling by his side. Colonial Inn co-owner Carol Gause could tell the pair was "a little girl and her daddy. " "I didn't sense anything wrong," said Gause, who rented them Room 101, a single next to the motel office, on Thursday night.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Police believe the father of an 11-year-old girl abducted her from the Dundalk home where her mother was found dead Thursday morning. On Friday police had obtained an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Timothy Howard Virts in connection with the death of Bobbie Jo Cortez. The Amber Alert issued Thursday for their daughter, Caitlyn Marie Virts, remains active on billboards throughout the region and told motorists to be on the lookout for a black SUV. Investigators believe the girl is with her father.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | December 29, 2008
It's not like Terry Virts knew, as a kid growing up in Baltimore and Columbia, that he would one day become an astronaut and rocket off into space. "I realized how unlikely it was," he says. But he sure liked the idea. Spaceflight fascinated him since kindergarten, when he first picked up a book about the Apollo moon landings. So "in the back of my mind, I always did the things I needed to do to keep doors open." This month, NASA assigned the 41-year-old Air Force colonel to pilot the space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | December 29, 2008
It's not like Terry Virts knew, as a kid growing up in Baltimore and Columbia, that he would one day become an astronaut and rocket off into space. "I realized how unlikely it was," he says. But he sure liked the idea. Spaceflight fascinated him since kindergarten, when he first picked up a book about the Apollo moon landings. So "in the back of my mind, I always did the things I needed to do to keep doors open." This month, NASA assigned the 41-year-old Air Force colonel to pilot the space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station.
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By BRENT JONES and BRENT JONES,SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2006
As he circled the block yesterday, searching for parking at a West Baltimore elementary school, Lt. Col. Terry W. Virts, a NASA astronaut and featured morning guest, received assistance from unlikely sources. "Some of the [kids'] moms were waving at me, telling me which way to go," said Virts, who was dressed in his blue NASA uniform. "Then the kids, they knew my name as I was pulling up. They were so well behaved. That's pretty impressive." Yesterday, Virts visited Rosemont Elementary School as part of the NASA Explorer School program, which was created to stimulate interest in science, mathematics and technology.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | December 6, 2008
NASA has named a Baltimore native to pilot the shuttle Endeavour on a flight next December to the International Space Station. Col. Terry Virts Jr., 41, a graduate of Oakland Mills High School in Columbia and the U.S. Air Force Academy, will be making his first space flight since joining the astronaut corps in 2000. The mission, labeled STS-130, is assigned to deliver another module to expand the orbiting space station, as well as a seven-window cupola designed as a control room for robotic operations on the station's exterior.
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