May 15, 2013
Brigitta P.H. Mitchell, 81, a World Bank economist for more than 30 years, died May 4 at the Ingleside at King Farm retirement residence in Rockville, where she had lived for the past two years. She had Parkinson's disease. A granddaughter, Juliet Hiznay, confirmed the death. Mrs. Mitchell began her World Bank career shortly after settling in Washington in 1968. Her specialties included infrastructure projects in West Africa and from 1979 to 1981 she lived in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
May 30, 2013 |
The graduate unloaded her dorm stuff in her mom's living room. The boxes, the bags, all the certificates, limp balloons and cards that traditionally shower a magna cum laude from Syracuse University graced the entryway to the family home. The scene is a sign of victory, all the way around. Because Beverly Ibeh, her mother and her two little brothers used to live in a homeless shelter. The story of this family is about resurrection, determination and sacrifice. But it's also not, strictly speaking, a Horatio Alger,...
July 22, 2013 |
Charles M. Hersh, a civilian Army personnel researcher who retired in 1986 as director of academic affairs at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., died June 28 at his home in Silver Spring. He was 91. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter Winifred Coggins. From 1950 to 1961 Dr. Hersh was a professor and assistant dean at the American University School of Government and Public Administration. He was an assistant for education at the Army Missile and Munitions School in Huntsville,...
October 10, 2008
Have you heard of Ernie Davis? If you have, you'll love "The Express," a classic sports biopic of the Syracuse running back who in 1961 became the first African American to win a Heisman Trophy. And if you haven't -- well, you'll love "The Express," too, if only because Davis's story is so worthy of attention and respect. Born in 1939, Davis was reared by his grandfather in a Pennsylvania coal town until he moved to Elmira, N.Y., to live with his mother and stepfather. He quickly emerged as an athletic prodigy, and in 1959...
April 11, 2013
Jacquelyn Gentry, 76, who retired from the American Psychological Association in 2002 as director of its public interest initiatives, died March 26 at Oakview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Silver Spring. She was a Glenn Dale resident. The cause was aspiration pneumonia and complications from a car accident about four years ago, said her partner, Sally Phillips. Dr. Gentry spent 13 years with the American Psychological Association and earlier worked 22 years with the National Institute of Mental Health, where she had served as...
November 18, 2011
Syracuse basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine was placed on administrative leave after being accused of sexually molesting a team ball boy. As AP reported : Syracuse University has placed longtime assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave "in light of the new allegations and the Syracuse City Police investigation. " ESPN is reporting that police are investigating Fine on allegations of child molestation. The investigation comes nearly two weeks after Penn...