February 28, 1993
* Dr. George N. Marshall,77, a retired leader in the Unitarian Universalist Association, died Feb. 15 of heart failure in Chapel Hill, N.C. From 1960 to 1985, Dr. Marshall was the minister of the world's largest and most unconventional Unitarian Universalist body, the Church of the Larger Fellowship, which operates without a central sanctuary or congregation. An officer in his denomination, Dr. Marshall headed an American Unitarian Association board that planned the merger with the Universalist Church.
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.
August 26, 1996
You can see fall coming as surely as you can see a candle flame snuffed by the wind. At twilight, watch any grass field or woods where this summer's fireflies, nourished by a wet spring, rose in great numbers. Now their dwindling lights tell us autumn is on the way.Think of it as the lightning bugs' parting signal in a brief life of signals.Seven days on the planet between June and mid-August, that's about all the adult lightning bug has in temperate zones. Time for the males to rise from the ground at twilight or night, fly through the darkness flashing, looking for a mate.
November 2, 1997
Fashion and furniture were the words du jour at the recent International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C.At a time when the furniture industry in general has been in a slump, the home collections of fashion designers like Alexander Julian and Ralph Lauren have been hugely successful. They offer the comfort of name recognition, while most furniture companies are largely unknown to consumers.This market Bill Blass introduced his first line of furniture and accessories for Pennsylvania House.
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.
December 24, 2010
Harriett M. Little, who had been assistant secretary to four chairmen of the old United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co, died Dec. 18 of cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. Mrs. Little died one day after her 88th birthday. Harriett Michelmann, the daughter of a Baltimore architect and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Pinehurst Road. She was a 1940 graduate of Towson High School and attended the old Maryland College for Women in Lutherville.
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.
January 31, 1994
A 22-year-old man and two juveniles were arrested early Thursday and charged with assaulting and robbing a Severn man, county police said.William Stokem, of the 500 block of Donaldson Ave., was walking on Aquahart Road near Crain Highway about 1 a.m. when he was approached by three people who hit him and took his wallet. A police officer and his dog, Baron, picked up a trail and followed it to a nearby street, where the three were arrested.Daniel B. McLaughlin, 22, of the 1000 block of Somerset Drive in Glen Burnie, was charged with robbery and assault and battery.