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.
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.
January 16, 1994
At the pinnacle of its power, England ruled an empire that embraced more than one-quarter of the globe. When the British flag flew over steamy jungles in Africa, sweltering Indian plains, plantations in the West Indies and the American Colonies, England tried to flex its cultural as well as political muscle.But in those distant and foreign lands, the British also were fascinated with native lifestyles. In India, for example, that meant wearing irresistible Kashmiri shawls and collecting dhurrie rugs and Benares brass for their homes away from home while importing their wicker, maintaining the tradition of high tea, and setting up polo fields and croquet.
October 2, 2003
Who says you can't go home again? For lots of folks, Peerce's Plantation was like a second home - the place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, bar mitzvahs, weddings. Or just to enjoy dinner out. When Peerce's closed 2 1/2 years ago, many mourned its passing. Guess what reopened this week? New owners Eric and Jackson Dott, with the help of general manager Peter Weston, have spent months renovating the old building to bring back the feeling of Peerce's glory days. Weston says they've entirely rebuilt and revamped the structure but kept the basic design the same.
September 10, 1998
Leslie G. Wolsey, 65, computer security analystLeslie G. Wolsey, a computer security analyst for Maryland Department of Transportation, died Sunday of heart failure at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 65.Before joining the state agency in 1993, he was a senior computer systems analyst at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Linthicum beginning in the mid-1950s.Born in Henrietta, Okla. and raised in Bellevue, Mich., he graduated from Michigan State University in 1954 and attended the Johns Hopkins University.
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.
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.
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.