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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90. "He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as a man and as a pastor," said the Rev. Dr. Forest C. Stith, a retired bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Methodist Conference. "He was ... a great family man. I appreciated him very much," said Dr. Stith, who had been Dr. Vaughn's district superintendent.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
The Rev. Gerald W. "Jerry" Weiss, a pastor of United Methodist churches in Maryland who enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks, died April 6 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 84. "His use by God went beyond local churches," said the Rev. James H. Farmer, pastor of Severna Park United Methodist Church. "Jerry's life was a gift to the church and as a pastor of God. " The son of a United Methodist minister and a homemaker, Gerald William Weiss was born and raised in Ashley, Ill., and later moved to Albion, Ill., where he graduated in 1947 from Albion Community High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
The Rev. Gerald W. "Jerry" Weiss, a pastor of United Methodist churches in Maryland who enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks, died April 6 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 84. "His use by God went beyond local churches," said the Rev. James H. Farmer, pastor of Severna Park United Methodist Church. "Jerry's life was a gift to the church and as a pastor of God. " The son of a United Methodist minister and a homemaker, Gerald William Weiss was born and raised in Ashley, Ill., and later moved to Albion, Ill., where he graduated in 1947 from Albion Community High School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90. "He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as a man and as a pastor," said the Rev. Dr. Forest C. Stith, a retired bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Methodist Conference. "He was ... a great family man. I appreciated him very much," said Dr. Stith, who had been Dr. Vaughn's district superintendent.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2010
New drugs and consumer products are almost always tested for safety on rats, rabbits, chimpanzees and other animals, but advances in technology could bring an end to such experiments. Testing on animals could be phased out over the next couple of decades — putting to rest ethical, efficiency and reliability questions — if new systems are accepted by researchers and government regulators, according to several experts gathering to debate the subject this week. "We're trying to find out how we can save animals and make risk assessment of consumer products more reliable," said Dr. Thomas Hartung, director of Johns Hopkins University's Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, a co-sponsor of the Washington conference called Animals, Research, and Alternatives: Measuring Progress 50 Years Later.
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By John Fritze and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Despite concerns about privacy and public safety, Maryland is seeking to open its skies to commercial drones under a federal program that could make the state a powerhouse in the burgeoning unmanned aircraft industry. Maryland is among 24 states vying to be one of six sites the Federal Aviation Administration will use to test how to integrate the remotely piloted aircraft into U.S. airspace. With thousands of jobs at stake, the competition has been fierce and expensive. While Congress has debated the use of covert military drone strikes in the Middle East, the proliferation of unarmed drones in U.S. airspace has received less attention.
NEWS
January 13, 1998
An article in yesterday's Maryland section incorrectly reported an affiliation of Bishop Fulton Edwin May with St. Mark's United Methodist Church. In fact, May is a leader in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church but holds no position at St. Mark's.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 1/13/98
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,Sun reporter | February 4, 2007
The hyphen that connects Baltimore and Washington in the name of the local body of United Methodists today represents more than just geographic borders. The character symbolizes the history of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of United Methodists, borne of the merger of two organizations that had overlapping physical boundaries and racial barriers. Segregation within individual Methodist churches began not long after the denomination was formally established in the United States at Baltimore's Lovely Lane Meeting House in 1784.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Dorsey | November 20, 1997
This is the weekend of Winterfest 1997, Baltimore Clayworks' annual holiday show and tour. At the Clayworks gallery, the Holiday National Invitational Exhibition opens tomorrow evening, presenting 19 ceramics artists and running until Christmas Eve. Artists with work in the show hail from as far away as Maine, Florida, Texas, Nebraska and Montana. This Saturday and Sunday there will be a tour of local artists' homes and studios, featuring three studio-homes in the Towson area, one studio-gallery in Fells Point and an artist display and sale at the USF&G's Mount Washington Conference Center.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 6, 2003
A Glen Burnie pastor pleaded guilty yesterday morning to a single count of felony theft for stealing $44,000 from a Baltimore women's shelter. The Rev. Paul A. Murray admitted embezzling money from the Methodist Church-owned Susanna Wesley House during his eight-month tenure as its executive director in 2000 and 2001. According to Assistant State's Attorney Isabel M. Cumming, Murray opened a P.O. box in Baltimore and used the address to open an account at the Bank of Glen Burnie, through which he laundered donation checks from the United Way, the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and vendors.
NEWS
November 6, 1995
Stephanie Linton of Mount Airy has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference tomorrow through Sunday in Washington.The conference is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated scholastic merit.The theme will be "The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today." Students will meet with leaders from the three branches of government, the media and diplomatic corps.Stephanie will meet with local representatives to discuss issues of importance to Eldersburg and surrounding areas.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1996
Fair housing summit slated this weekThe first statewide Fair Housing Planning Symposium/Civil Rights Summit will be held by a group of public and nonprofit organizations, Wednesday through Friday at the USF&G Mount Washington conference center. Registration is $40 per person and includes lunch, books and materials.The event will provide training and technical assistance on fair housing planning. The conference will also focus on barriers to fair housing, such as bias, housing and employment discrimination, and housing issues that affect individuals with disabilities.
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