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.
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.
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.
August 19, 1998
It's high time black America buried Willie Lynch. Let's bury him deep and bury him for good. Old Willie - or at least the speech he supposedly gave to Virginia slaveholders on the banks of the James River in 1712 - has been making the rounds in America's black community for years. Louis Farrakhan quoted extensively from Lynch's speech at the Million Man March in 1995. Lynch supposedly urged American slaveholders to use envy, fear and distrust to divide their slaves, the better to control them.
July 15, 2006
Randolph Byrd Kilmon Sr., a retired T. Rowe Price executive and a yachtsman, died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at his Kilmarnock, Va., home. The former Stoneleigh resident was 68. Mr. Kilmon was born in Baltimore and raised in Original Northwood. He was a 1956 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in business from Washington & Lee University in 1960. He served in the Army from 1960 to 1963, where he was a rifle range manager in El Paso, Texas, and attained the rank of lieutenant.
December 16, 2005
For the second time in a month, a leader at a church in the Woodlawn area of Baltimore County has been charged with sexually abusing a teenager. Gary Warren Warfield, described in court records as a deacon at Redemption Christian Fellowship, has been charged with sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy at the church. Last month, Gerald Fitroy Griffith, a pastor at the church, was charged with sexually abusing that boy and two other teenagers during counseling sessions. An attorney for Warfield said yesterday that Warfield denies the allegations.
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.