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April 17, 2005
John William Bennett Jr., a self-educated accountant who worked at a number of companies before starting a home-based business with his wife, died of Parkinson's disease April 10 at Forest Haven Nursing and Convalescent Home in Catonsville. The Glen Burnie resident was 87. Mr. Bennett was born in Philadelphia and raised in Annapolis, where he graduated from Annapolis High School in 1935. He worked as a bank teller before joining the Army Air Corps in 1941. As part of the 82nd Service Squadron, 29th Air Service Group, Mr. Bennett was a parachute rigger.
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April 17, 2005
John William Bennett Jr., a self-educated accountant who worked at a number of companies before starting a home-based business with his wife, died of Parkinson's disease April 10 at Forest Haven Nursing and Convalescent Home in Catonsville. The Glen Burnie resident was 87. Mr. Bennett was born in Philadelphia and raised in Annapolis, where he graduated from Annapolis High School in 1935. He worked as a bank teller before joining the Army Air Corps in 1941. As part of the 82nd Service Squadron, 29th Air Service Group, Mr. Bennett was a parachute rigger.
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By James Warren and James Warren,Chicago Tribune | July 16, 1995
William Bennett may well be, as the July 17 New Yorker suggests, the pitchman "for the age of the new moral majority."But is he anything more?In an excellent effort, writer Michael Kelly profiles "The Man of the Minute," the former drug czar and education secretary who has struck it rich as a pop apostle of morals. His 1992 compilation, "The Book of Virtues," has earned him an estimated $5 million already and explains his $40,000-per-speech fee.Mr. Kelly discerns a tension between an "intellectual ideologue" and "the showman."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2000
William Martin Bennett, drummer for the fabled 1960s rock 'n' roll band Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs that rode the charts with hits like "Wooly Bully" and "Li'l Red Riding Hood," died Wednesday of a heart attack at his Sykesville home. He was 56. During the early 1960s, Mr. Bennett was playing high school dances and weddings in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area as a member of Frankie and the Ramrods, which had been founded by his friend, Frank Carabetta. Later, the group changed its name to the Gypsies, and in 1964 while playing at the Metropole in New York they caught the attention of Domingo "Sam" Samudio, the Dallas-born lead singer of the Tex-Mex Pharaohs.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1996
On spring and summer mornings, often before the sun and his family rose, William Bennett was on his knees -- splattered with mud, drenched with sweat -- pridefully tending his vegetable garden in the small back yard of his Southwest Baltimore rowhouse.Most years, he harvested enough vegetables to last through the fTC winter -- including Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts for nearly a dozen people -- and to give several bags to neighbors and friends.Mr. Bennett, who died of cancer Saturday at home, considered himself the consummate urban farmer.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1995
William Bennett, the former secretary of education who last spring led a campaign to clean up obscene and violent rap lyrics, yesterday set his sights on a new target: daytime TV talk shows, including "Sally Jessy Raphael," "Montel Williams" and "Jenny Jones."Flanked by Democratic Sens. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Sam Nunn of Georgia, Mr. Bennett charged that TV talk shows fill the airwaves with programming that celebrates sexual immorality and perversion, cruelty and violence.Denouncing the programs as promoters of "cultural rot," Mr. Bennett said, "It's hard to remember, but there was a time in which personal failure, marital failure, subliminal desires and gross tastes were reason for embarrassment and guilt," he said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2000
William Martin Bennett, drummer for the fabled 1960s rock 'n' roll band Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs that rode the charts with hits like "Wooly Bully" and "Li'l Red Riding Hood," died Wednesday of a heart attack at his Sykesville home. He was 56. During the early 1960s, Mr. Bennett was playing high school dances and weddings in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area as a member of Frankie and the Ramrods, which had been founded by his friend, Frank Carabetta. Later, the group changed its name to the Gypsies, and in 1964 while playing at the Metropole in New York they caught the attention of Domingo "Sam" Samudio, the Dallas-born lead singer of the Tex-Mex Pharaohs.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1999
LIKE OPPOSING linemen in a football game, the authors of two of the year's most intriguing education books glare at each other across an imaginary line of scrimmage.Former U.S. Education Secretary William J. Bennett advises parents to demand a fact-filled curriculum and insist on high performance standards. Skilled intellectual competence, Bennett argues, "comes after, not before, you know a lot of `mere facts.' "Across the line, parent and author Alfie Kohn takes issue with the "back-to-basics" approach with which the conservative Bennett is associated.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 2, 1996
"Adventures From the Book of Virtues" might look like a simple and innocent little animated series of fairy tales and stories for kids, but, as one of tonight's tales teaches, looks can be deceiving.This new prime-time PBS series from William J. Bennett, former secretary of education for Presidents Reagan and Bush, is chock-full of the very complicated and controversial, values-laden stuff over which cultural wars are fought.If you let your children watch, view the program with them and crank your cultural antennae up to their full height and finest tuning for messages about gender and beauty, for example, which may not be nearly as "universal" or "commonly agreed-upon" as Bennett claims.
NEWS
May 21, 2003
A May 8 editorial about William J. Bennett's gambling said Empower America opposes casinos and slots. The group says it has no official position on gambling.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1999
LIKE OPPOSING linemen in a football game, the authors of two of the year's most intriguing education books glare at each other across an imaginary line of scrimmage.Former U.S. Education Secretary William J. Bennett advises parents to demand a fact-filled curriculum and insist on high performance standards. Skilled intellectual competence, Bennett argues, "comes after, not before, you know a lot of `mere facts.' "Across the line, parent and author Alfie Kohn takes issue with the "back-to-basics" approach with which the conservative Bennett is associated.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | September 2, 1996
"Adventures From the Book of Virtues" might look like a simple and innocent little animated series of fairy tales and stories for kids, but, as one of tonight's tales teaches, looks can be deceiving.This new prime-time PBS series from William J. Bennett, former secretary of education for Presidents Reagan and Bush, is chock-full of the very complicated and controversial, values-laden stuff over which cultural wars are fought.If you let your children watch, view the program with them and crank your cultural antennae up to their full height and finest tuning for messages about gender and beauty, for example, which may not be nearly as "universal" or "commonly agreed-upon" as Bennett claims.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1996
On spring and summer mornings, often before the sun and his family rose, William Bennett was on his knees -- splattered with mud, drenched with sweat -- pridefully tending his vegetable garden in the small back yard of his Southwest Baltimore rowhouse.Most years, he harvested enough vegetables to last through the fTC winter -- including Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts for nearly a dozen people -- and to give several bags to neighbors and friends.Mr. Bennett, who died of cancer Saturday at home, considered himself the consummate urban farmer.
FEATURES
By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1995
William Bennett, the former secretary of education who last spring led a campaign to clean up obscene and violent rap lyrics, yesterday set his sights on a new target: daytime TV talk shows, including "Sally Jessy Raphael," "Montel Williams" and "Jenny Jones."Flanked by Democratic Sens. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Sam Nunn of Georgia, Mr. Bennett charged that TV talk shows fill the airwaves with programming that celebrates sexual immorality and perversion, cruelty and violence.Denouncing the programs as promoters of "cultural rot," Mr. Bennett said, "It's hard to remember, but there was a time in which personal failure, marital failure, subliminal desires and gross tastes were reason for embarrassment and guilt," he said.
FEATURES
By James Warren and James Warren,Chicago Tribune | July 16, 1995
William Bennett may well be, as the July 17 New Yorker suggests, the pitchman "for the age of the new moral majority."But is he anything more?In an excellent effort, writer Michael Kelly profiles "The Man of the Minute," the former drug czar and education secretary who has struck it rich as a pop apostle of morals. His 1992 compilation, "The Book of Virtues," has earned him an estimated $5 million already and explains his $40,000-per-speech fee.Mr. Kelly discerns a tension between an "intellectual ideologue" and "the showman."
NEWS
April 21, 2004
On April 18, 2004, ETHEL BENNETT; beloved wife of the late William Bennett; loving mother of Albert and Gilbert Bennett. Also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at the family-owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1328 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus on Wednesday from 7 to 9 P.M., where a Funeral Service will be held Thursday at 10:30 A.M. Interment following at Meadowridge Memorial Park.
NEWS
August 5, 2007
On August 3, 2007, WILLIAM THOMAS BENNETT, of Linthicum. Beloved husband of Geraldine; loving father of David William Bennett and his wife Skye Marie, and Michele Bennett-Wescoat; cherished grandfather of Erik and Devin and dear brother of three sisters and two brothers. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Avenue, SW (at Crain Highway), Glen Burnie from 3-5 and 7-9 PM on Sunday and Monday. The funeral ceremony will be held on Tuesday at 1PM in the funeral home chapel.
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