April 12, 2006
On April 10, 2006, ELIZABETH E. "Libby" (nee Seitz); beloved wife of the late John William Pinti and loving mother of Janice E. Grabowski and husband John, and the late Arlene "Andrea" Pinti; devoted grandmother of George Gutridge, Denise Harkins, Clare Sharp, Anthony Grabowski and the late Deno Gutridge, Sr.; great-grandmother of Deno Gutridge, Jr., Danielle Harkins and Heather Harkins; dear sister of Catherine Wicker, Rita Cavallaro, the late Esther Wright...
July 28, 2005
On July 27, 2005, JOAN B. WICKER (nee Hansen); devoted wife of Oliver D. Wicker; beloved mother of Lisa Blum; loving grandmother of Lauren and Ryan; dear sister of Betty Kraus; loving daughter of Erna Antkowiak. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall), on Friday from 10 to 11 A.M. at which time a memorial service will be held. Interment services private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
March 27, 2005
On Sunday, March 20, 2005, DEBORAH LEE POWELL (nee Wicker) died at home surrounded by members of her family. Mrs. Powell waged a prolonged battle against pancreatic cancer, and her bravery and stoicism will be forever admired by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Powell is survived by her husband, John, only son and daughter-in-law Christopher and Crystal Petr, father Oscar Wicker, brothers Gregory and Keith Wicker, sisters Karen Backhaus and Sharon Georgieff,...
February 14, 2005
Cheron Victoria Wicker honored for her service Cheron Victoria Wicker, deputy director of communications for the Maryland Transit Administration, has received the Fullwood Foundation Valued Hours Award at an annual recognition breakfast held last month at Martin's West. The Columbia resident was honored for her service to the American Heart Association, where she serves on a marketing and communications subcommittee that created and launched the "Go Red for Heart!" campaign for women's heart health.
September 3, 2004
Few things can be more maddening in a movie than to have events turning continuously on various and sundry dimes; surely, the mark of a weak script (or a lazy scriptwriter) is to have outcomes that hinge on timely happenstance. But the weirdly exhilarating thing about Wicker Park is the reckless abandon with which it embraces the convenience of coincidence, and then the extreme measures it takes to reassure the audience that it's not a movie about coincidence at all, but rather manipulation, obsession, the boundaries of love and the lengths to which the human heart will go to satisfy itself.
May 23, 2004
George Herbert Walker Bush, by Tom Wicker. Viking. 228 pages. $19.95. Clare Boothe Luce once said that history remembers even the greatest presidents with one sentence. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and saved the union. Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation out of the Depression and won World War II. So what will George Herbert Walker Bush's sentence be? In this brief biography, the veteran journalist suggests that the elder Bush's greatest accomplishment may merely have been becoming president.