Thursday, February 7, 2013
Aberdeen High School & University of Maryland alum Kriss Mincey got through to Hollywood.
Kriss Mincey is a relative newcomer to the music scene. At Aberdeen High School, Mincey—who grew up in Baltimore, Richmond and points in between—took up dance and came out of her shell. She never returned to that shell. It was in College Park where she really began to explore music. As a student at the University of Maryland, Mincey found her niche. Now, Mincey, 22, is on the world's stage as a contestant on American Idol. She's made it to Hollywood. Beyond that, she can't say much. She chatted with Patch during a visit at Aberdeen High, where she and her sister, Lydia, gave us a tour and a look back at her time as an Eagle. She even ran into two of her favorite teachers from her days in the Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen. » Check …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The bankrupt publishing company is reportedly interviewing bankers about selling its papers.
Monday, December 10, 2012
State delegate says he wants a program that protects people and instills public confidence.
A state delegate from Baltimore County says public confidence in speed cameras has deteriorated to the point that a state audit and possible reboot are needed. Del. Jon Cardin said Monday he plans to sponsor a bill calling for an audit of state and local speed camera tickets with an eye on rooting out bogus citations. "Maybe it's time to go back to the drawing board," Cardin said. The Baltimore County Democrat said he is in the process of drawing up a bill that would create an audit due to legislators by October 2013. Instances of bogus tickets issued to drivers would result in a $1,000 per incident penalty, though it is not clear if the jurisdiction or the speed camera vendor would be responsible for the fine, Cardin said. "I'm not trying…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Have your say! Let us know what you think of one of Timonium's upscale restaurants.
The Baltimore Sun has selected Tark's Grill as one of its Top 10 restaurants based on a critics' poll. It may be worth a few of your 15 free visits (if you don't subscribe) to check out the photo gallery here, to see what reviewer Richard Gorelick had to say about it. In the meantime, you can read our review of Tark's Grill in which our critic calls the Green Spring Station restaurant "a place to go to congratulate yourself for your hard-earned success." See the full review here. But enough about us (and The Sun). Have your say! Tell us what you think about Tark's Grill in our Places directory. Scroll to the bottom of the page to give a few stars (or not) and give it a brief write-up.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
According to longtime Baltimore journalist and author Michael Olesker, the essence of William Donald Schaefer's political style can be captured with two words: personal contact.
Without him, Baltimore’s another Detroit, another Newark with its pride all gone for the last half-century. You start with that when you take the measure of William Donald Schaefer, who died Monday night, at 89, after putting his mark on the 20th century the way no other political figure did in the state of Maryland. He was mayor, he was governor, he was state comptroller, but everybody knows the legend begins with Baltimore, a city being dusted off by the obit writers when Schaefer took over City Hall four decades ago, when the job looked like a suicide mission. The city had barely survived the 1968 riots in the aftermath of Martin Luther King’s assassination, and it was barely surviving their extended aftermath. Once the nation’s sixth-…
Gene Raynor was one of the deceased governor's closest friends. He shares a touching story of Schaefer's generosity when the cameras weren't rolling. Raynor also discusses where Schaefer loved to eat and travel, and the people in his inner circle.
William Donald Schaefer and Gene Raynor first met in 1955 when Schaefer was running for Baltimore City Council for the first time and Raynor was working in Baltimore's Board of Elections. At the time, Schaefer wanted to purchase the list of voters, but he didn't have the $200 to pay for it. So Raynor gave him his copy, asking only that Schaefer return it after the election. Schaefer won and returned the list, dog-eared and doodled. A friendship was born. Raynor and Schaefer remained friends ever since. In these videos, Raynor shares some of his best stories about his friend.
Monday, April 18, 2011
The former governor, Baltimore mayor and state comptroller who died Monday will lie in state at the State House in Annapolis and in the rotunda of Baltimore City Hall.
UPDATE (8:30 a.m.)—William Donald Schaefer—Baltimore's legendary former mayor, Maryland governor and state comptroller—died Monday about 6:30 p.m. in his bed at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, according to longtime friend Lainy M. LeBow-Sachs. "I was with him holding his hand," LeBow-Sachs told Patch. "He couldn't speak." Schaefer, 89, was released from the hospital earlier this month after a five-day stay for pneumonia and returned to Charlestown, where Maryland's 58th governor had lived for three years. LeBow-Sachs said she did not know the official cause of death but said it was likely multiple "organ shutdown." "There will never be another William Donald Schaefer," LeBow-Sachs said. "I think everyone will be so …