September 24, 1994
A Baltimore County judge yesterday ordered a former Lutherville securities dealer to serve an 18-month sentence for fraud and the sale of unregistered securities.Lee Paul Der, 53, formerly of the 13900 block of Mantua Mill Road in Glyndon, also was ordered to pay $695,200 in restitution to his investors, plus court costs and the $6,624.27 cost of the investigation by the Maryland attorney general.Circuit Judge J. William Hinkel sentenced Der to 11 years, but suspended all but 18 months and recommended work release, saying he wanted to punish Der while making it possible to repay his victims.
July 16, 2007
J. DONALD BRANDT, 78 Delaware journalist J. Donald Brandt, a veteran Delaware journalist and former editor of The News Journal of Wilmington, died Thursday in the West Indies after being hospitalized on Montserrat with a collapsed lung, said his daughter, Robin L. Brandt. In 1961, Mr. Brandt joined The Morning News, which later merged with The Evening Journal into The News Journal, as a copy editor. He went on to serve as garden columnist, assistant city editor, editorial writer, editorial editor, public editor and managing editor.
January 9, 2005
Amy Jean Cocklin and Michael Ryan Cox were married on November 6, 2004. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the Stone Mill Inn in Hallam, PA. The bride was attended by Matron of Honor, Jaimie Miller; Maid of Honor, sister, Becky Cocklin; bridesmaids, Jen Cartagena and Barb Sheeler. The groom was attended by Best Men, Louis Hyman and Paul More; groomsmen, Ryan Ridenour and Dennis Kleppick. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Nancy Cocklin, of Dillsburg, PA. She is an alumna of Northern York County High School and a graduate of Duquesne University.
September 24, 2003
MARY ELIZABETH McNAIR, 90, of Salisbury and formerly of Baltimore, died Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Wicomico Nursing Home. Born in Wilmette, Illinois on October 19, 1912 she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth McNulty. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilson McNair whom she married in 1935. She graduated from Connecticut College for Women. She was an ardent horticulturist, a founding member of the Holly Society of America, a member of the Daffodil Society in Baltimore, the Catonsville Garden Club for more than 50 years, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Garden Club of America.
December 26, 2004
Kelly P. Drennon, daughter of Paula W. Mc Farland and the late Rear Admiral James S. Mc Farland, of Annapolis, MD, and William G. Karpovich, son of William V. and Theodora M. Karpovich, of Baltimore, MD, were married August 21, 2004. Among family and friends the ceremony and reception were held on the lawns of Severn Side Farm on the Severn River. Given in marriage by her mother, the bride was attended by her brothers, Matthew and Jeffery Mc Farland, as her Best Men. Attendants included her brother, Shane Drennon and sister Katie Drennon.
February 22, 1998
Gentlemen, I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented.
January 13, 2010
Local faith leaders call for immigration reform Several Baltimore-area faith leaders speaking at St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday called for immigration reform, a month after Congress introduced legislation addressing the topic. The Rev. Joe Muth of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church on Loch Raven Boulevard said he opened an immigration center at his church 10 years ago. He said the center guides people through the legalization procedure and would like to see the federal government adopt a model that would expedite the naturalization process.
October 24, 1992
"Yet do I marvel at this curious thing," the American poet Countee Cullen wrote in the 1920s, "to make a poet black and bid him sing!" For West Indian poet Derek Walcott, there was cause to rejoice this month when the Swedish academy awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.Mr. Walcott, who teaches writing and literature at Boston University, has been compared to the Greek poets of antiquity for his luminous language and majestic narratives. His poems both celebrate the rich cultural diversity of his native West Indies and evoke the darkness of colonialism, slavery and exile.
July 30, 2006
Rise and fall of Joppa A land certificate dated July 28, 1661, shows 300 acres on the north side of the eastern branch of the Gunpowder River laid out for John Taylor, a planter. This tract, known as "Taylor's Choice," became the thriving town of Joppa. Joppa was destined to become the county seat of old Baltimore County from about 1710 or 1712 to 1768. According to The Story of Harford County, the original Joppa was a booming seaport, where ships from Europe and the West Indies brought manufactured goods and took away great quantities of tobacco and corn.
April 5, 1994
A former Lutherville securities dealer pleaded guilty yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to fraud and the sale of unregistered securities in several schemes, including a venture that was supposed to import latex gloves for resale in the battle against AIDS.Lee Paul Der, 52, formerly of the 13900 block of Mantua Mill Road in Glyndon was arrested in September in Hong Kong. He and a co-defendant were indicted a year ago, accused of bilking 10 clients of more than $768,000 in multiple counts of securities fraud, conspiracy, theft and other violations dating from 1987.