November 14, 2004
Jana Lynn Shepherd, the daughter of Janet Shepherd and the late Chester Shepherd, of Irving, TX, was married to Wayne Bruce Paugh, son of Bruce and Geraldine Paugh, of Sarasota, FL, at the Historic Hay Adams Hotal in Washington, DC on August 21, 2004 6:00 pm. Father Tom Lenhard officiated the ceremony. Maide of Honor was Jocelyn Aunapu. Bridesmaids were Cindy Goetz and Olivia Bernard. The bride was given in marriage by her brother Michael Shepherd. Serving as Best Man, was Joe Cassidy. The groomsmen were Glen Besterfield, Patrick Mullins, and Michael Mack.
September 15, 1996
Antiques are not just beautiful objects to be admired. They often tell part of the story of how life was lived in the past.The sugar chest -- a large wooden box, sometimes on a floor-standing base -- was a popular furniture form in the Southern United States in the 18th and 19th centuries.It was an attractive piece of furniture often displayed in the dining room.Fancy desserts, which took time to make and used expensive ingredients, were featured at dinner parties. They gave added prestige to the party-giver.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.