November 22, 2007
Hometown -- Baltimore Current members --Denny Bowen, guitar; Nick Podgurski, drummer; Brad Smith, bass; Sam Garrett, guitar Founded in --2004 Style --progressive rock Influenced by --ZS, Sleeping People, Genesis, Captain Beefheart Notable --Since the band's songwriting process is collaborative, writing new music tends to take awhile, Podgurski said. The tracks on the full-length album Mortar focus more on the instruments than the vocals. Quotable --"We wrote three songs in a month once, and that was unheard of," Podgurski said.
September 28, 2007
The 75-year-old man who was killed on a downtown Baltimore street this week was hit by a sport utility vehicle when he paused halfway across a busy intersection because the pedestrian light had changed, city police said. Authorities said the man, John Melchiore, of Glen Mills, Pa., was trying to get back to the sidewalk when he was hit Tuesday night. He died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Wednesday. Officer Richard McCarthy, with the department's accident investigation unit, said it was 8:10 p.m. when Melchiore and his wife walked into a crosswalk, heading north, in the 100 block of E. Lombard St. at South Calvert Street.
July 15, 2006
Kasey Rogers, 80, an actress who was a regular on television shows like Bewitched but was best known for an appearance in Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, died July 6 in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke. Using the name Laura Elliott, Ms. Rogers played Farley Granger's estranged wife, Miriam, who is strangled by the psychotic character in the Hitchcock film. Jonathon Solomon, 74, a Gwich'in tribal leader who for decades helped lead the fight to keep oil drilling out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, died Thursday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage after an illness, said Luci Beach, executive director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, representing about 8,000 members of the Gwich'in Nation in Canada and northeast Alaska.
January 9, 2006
Philadelphia-founded An Albatross' tunes can be heavy cyber thrash or progressive electronic dance. Either way, the group's shows are fast and frenetic. The band plays the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., tonight along with Jakuta and Carl, Yukon and New Age Hillbilly. The mu sic starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8. For more information, call 410- 662-0069 or visit theotto bar.com.
April 2, 2005
BALTIMORE Police fatally shoot man after chase on east side Police fatally shot a motorist yesterday afternoon on the east side after the driver attempted to escape by striking a squad car, authorities said. The suspect was not immediately identified, said police spokesman Officer Troy Harris. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Harris said. The incident started around 3 p.m. when a early model GMC Yukon passed unmarked police vehicles on Edison Highway, Harris said. Police said they believed the Yukon was traveling at a high speed.
March 15, 2005
On March 12, 2005, JOSIE F. YUKON; beloved husband of Reba A. Yukon (nee Downey); loving father of Mary Ann Pencek and her husband Richard; loving grandfather of Rick and his wife Michelle and Juli and her husband Jeff; loving great-grandfather of Dylan and Connor; devoted brother of Mary Barker and Veronica James and the late Michael Orbin and Walter Yukon. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc. (Perry Hall)