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Cemetery advocate's crusade goes on

Cemetery advocate's crusade goes on

Carolyn Jacobi's broad-brimmed hat and cape stood out bright red against a gray afternoon recently at Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park in Elkridge, a combined pet and human cemetery, the latest stop in her 18-year national crusade for the buried dead and their loved ones.

In a voice ringing with a preacher's passion, she told some three dozen people protesting possible development that she would fight to protect cemeteries "as long as God puts breath in my body, as long as I have a brain."

At 74 years old, she told them, this is her life: visiting cemeteries, taking on another battle.

"I have no social life, I have no personal life," said Jacobi, founder of...