November 26, 2013
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69. Born Ellen Strauss in Baltimore and raised on Greystone Road in Arbutus, she was the daughter of Charles F. Strauss, a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory model builder, and his wife, the former Irene Stephan, a homemaker. She was a 1962 graduate of Catonsville High School.
November 18, 2013
In his recent commentary ("An unnatural selection," Nov. 15), Tony Solesky states that shelter volunteers "could not possibly be expected to make an objective, rational or reasonable assessment of a dog's suitability as a pet…" Given the history and biases of someone who advocates for dog mauling victims, it is hard to believe that Mr. Solesky thinks he can. Thomas F. McDonough, Towson - To respond to this letter, send an email to...
November 13, 2013
Ahoy! There's a new admiral on the Chesapeake Bay. John Page Williams, senior naturalist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation , earned the honorific rank Tuesday night in Annapolis in recognition of his 40-year career teaching and writing about the bay. John R. Griffin, chief of staff for Gov. Martin O'Malley and former natural resources secretary, presented Williams with a framed certificate proclaiming him the newest "Admiral of the Bay....
November 7, 2013
What a delight to read Mr. Putz letter concerning Common Core. A thoughtful, research based letter on a little-understood issue. He is to be commended for taking the time to respond to current, uninformed views. Susan R. Buswell Ellicott City
October 25, 2013
William Stump, a veteran Baltimore editor and journalist, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Cockeysville resident was 90. Recalled for his open mind and the help he gave aspiring writers, Mr. Stump was a past editor of Baltimore Magazine, which he led from a Chamber of Commerce publication to an urban monthly. He was also the old News American's last editorial page editor. Born in Orange, N.J., and raised in Emmorton in Harford County, he was the son of Dr. William Stump, a ship's physician, and Constance Poor, whose father was a founder of the Standard & Poor's financial ratings.
October 18, 2013
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports. How significant is it that former Terps coaches Gary Williams and Lefty Driesell are both expected to be at Cole Field House for Maryland Madness tonight? It's very significant. For a long period, there wasn't much unity between Driesell-era players and Maryland during William's tenure as coach. Driesell was forced out after the 1986 death of star player Len Bias, and many of his players and supporters believe he never got his due. Some kept their distance from the school.