The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political leaders.
Fortunately, as a result of research conducted many years ago for the Historical Society of Carroll County by Getty, we have some insight into the life and times and accomplishments of Milton Schaeffer, a former mayor of Westminster who died on Sept.16, 1902.
William McKinley, he is one of eight presidents who have died in office. Four were killed by assassins and four died of various illnesses. Otherwise, his presidency seems to have been relegated to relative obscurity.He ought to be remembered,
Mark your calendar for the second Saturday in September for the all-you-can-eat breakfast at Harmony Lodge. Lucky Sept. 13 from 7 to 10 a.m. The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, home fries, scrapple, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, dried beef gravy, coffee, tea and orange juice.
After 80 years, the city of Cleveland, much maligned in lore as "the mistake on the lake," has been selected to host a national political convention in 2016. Famous Ohioans President William McKinley and Mark Hanna, the Karl Rove of his day, might well be turning in their graves.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, among the nation's largest and most storied college fraternities, eliminated the controversial "pledging" process Sunday, saying new members once referred to as "pledges" immediately would be treated as fairly and equally as more senior brothers.
Mark your calendars to visit the Perryville Farmer's Market every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 25. The Farmer's Market is at Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive. Local produce, mushrooms, honey, hot and fresh homemade potato chips – made while you wait! – candles and homemade scented soaps are available.
Baltimoreans were astonished to learn in an "extra" edition on July 3, 1881, of the attempted assassination of President James A. Garfield by a crazed office seeker, Charles G. Guiteau, a day earlier in the Washington station of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun