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    March 13, 2008

Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey

Well, I received in the mail the notice of the ³Jocks Reunion² on April 19th at the Greenbelt American Legion.  Oh but there¹s been a change, they want only those folks that did something in the 1930¹s and 1940¹s, no room at the inn for the 1950¹s even though there¹s more 1950¹s in the ³Jocks Hall of Fame² than the 1930¹s and 1940¹s combined.   Hmmm, I guess that¹s a blast at me, Frank ³Bevo² Shore, Danny Droze, and some others like Bobby Carroll and Ed Cole.  I am gong to call Joe Warren, Horace Highsmith and the ³Rugman² to find out the reason for excluding the 1950¹s and will let you know their answer in my column, my radio station blog, my website, and my PGCTV-TV show ³Inside Sports².  Right now I will wait to talk to three above and maybe, depending on their answers, I might call ³Downtown² Brown, Glenn Harris, Rick ³Doc² Walker and Harold Bell.  I really hope it doesn¹t go that far, but I¹ll s ee and let you know.   I¹ll even give them some names from the 30¹s and 40¹s like Dewey Poole, Bobby Brown (who played for the Naval Gun Factory and coached American Legion Baseball), Dovy Shore , ³Froggie² Baines, Bob and Ray Moore.   Coming next week my AL and NL picks and a close look at the Nationals and Orioles.  One thing I will say‹the Nationals have a much better media and PR department than the Orioles but the Orioles have a much better PA man in Dave McGowan.


The Washington Metropolitan Slow Pitch Hall of Fame held their 28th Anniversary Awards Banquet this week.  The 2007 inductees were:  Player, Charlie Tutt; Administrator, John Carney; Umpire, John Funderburk; Promoter, Randy Moses; Promoter, Greg Quinn; Master Players, Toni Letaw; John Powell; Frank Tomlison, and Charles Wicklein.  The President of the WMSPS is Donnie Tanner.


On Friday, March 28th the Washington Golden Gloves Championship Finals will be held at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center.  For ticket information call 301-843-6105.  Under the direction of Bobby Magruder Productions there will be 20 championship bouts, a tribute to ³Mr. Golden Gloves² the late Truman E. Tuttle, the National Anthem will be performed by Kianna Kelly-Futch and the Buck Creek Jazz band will be performing.  Live Rock N Roll music between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. and the first bout goes at the 8 p.m. bell.   This and an April 11th event also promoted by Bobby Magruder featuring the Washington/Maryland champs against the Virginia/North Carolina US Navy and Marine champs with ³A Salute to the Oldies² at intermission featuring the Joe Martone Trio.  The National Anthem will be performed by Holly Pierce.  Twenty top bouts.  Both events are sanctioned by the USA Boxing and South Atlantic Association.  For tickets and information call 301-643-6165.  Tickets are also on sale at Cheseldine¹s Sports and Lettering on Route 925, Old School Boxing on Old Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton, Martins Lounge ( White Plains ), BC Sports Cards ( White Plains ), Babe¹s Boys Tavern (Route 925), and Babes Boys Tavern (Upper Marlboro).   Jakes Smith¹s Baltimore Pro Boxing is holding a ³Pro-Am² event at the Pikesville Armory on April 18th.   Mike and Scott Wagner¹s Ballroom Boxing has a ³Pro-Am² event at Michael¹s 8th Avenue on April 3rd.

From Ballroom Matchmaker Chris Middendorf

Tyrell Samuel (9-2) vs. Thomas Snow (10-0) for the Maryland State Featherweight Title, 10 rounds

"All I can say is that I am excited. Ballroom Boxing has always been about quality match-ups, the best area talent and bringing in great prospects from around the country and even around the world. And every once in a while there will be a local match-up at four rounds or six rounds that is compelling. But what is so rare is a fight like this between two of the best young fighters in the area over ten rounds, The thing that I realized when Joppy retired is that for a while we had the best middleweights in the country with Keith Holmes and William Joppy, we never got to see them fight each other. And for a while we had some of the best junior welterweights with Reggie Green, Demarcus Corley, Daryl Tyson and Teddy Reid, and Sharmba Mitchell. And out of all their fights, and they each fought the best fighters in the world, when Reggie fought Tyson and Sharmba or when Tyson fought Corley late in his career, these were some of the most talked about, argued about and anticipated fights in the area, So I give real credit to both of these young fighters that they have agreed to fight each other. In many ways it is a crossroads fights for each of them, even though they have too few fights to be at a crossroads. But Tyrell lost on Showtime to Eric Hunter, to ok some time off and now is really ready to get his career back on track in a big way. And Thomas, who has been roundly criticized for fighting soft opposition, actually called me and asked me if I could make that fight. And even though he would prefer to be fighting at 122, and Tyrell is well on his way to fighting at junior lightweight, they both agreed to fight at 126 and then realized at that weight that we could make it for the Maryland State title at ten rounds, a distance neither one of them has gone.

April 3rd is shaping up to be one of the best Ballroom cards with this main event, and an exciting series of fights and fighters underneath: Mike Paschall will be fighting an 8 rounder which we will announce early next week and it will be his stiffest test yet against a fighter with world class experience. Also on the card will be the undefeated at 8-0, Carney Bowman from nearby York , who will have a very special guest supporting him. That announcement will be made as we get closer to the fight.

More announcements will follow in the next couple of days, but you can be assured that it will be a very good show."  For tickets call 410-766-7474

Tickets for the very exciting St. Patrick's Extravaganza are available at Gleason's Gym!
(The Best Tickets at each price point are available.)
Tickets for the Semi Finals of this year's Golden Gloves at Aviator Sports are available at Gleason's Gym.
(General Admission $25.00)
Tickets for the Finals of this year's Golden Gloves at Madison Square Garden are available at Gleason's Gym.
(The Best Tickets at each price point are available.)


Golden Gloves Semi-Finals at Aviator Sports On Friday, March 28th
The address is Hanger 5, Floyd Bennet Field, Brooklyn , NY .
The doors open at 6:30PM and the first bout will begin at 7.
The ticket prices are $25.00 General Admission.


81st Annual Daily News Golden Gloves Finals
Held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on
Thursday, April 17th and Friday, April 18th.
The Best Possible Seats will be sold through Gleason's Gym as soon as they become available.
Reserve your orders today!



The Memories have entered a very unique and special place in show business history; they are now celebrating their 51st year of performing. This group started in the Anacostia section of S.E. Washington DC in 1957. In the beginning, they performed locally, later they branched out and performed around the country with the USO tours. They had the pleasure of performing with such stars as Jerry Colona and others while on the tour. Many Washingtonians will remember them from the Milt Grant TV Show from DC, where they returned for over seven performances, as well as the Buddy Dean show from Baltimore . They also logged appearances on the Bandstand show as well as Soul Train.

In 1958, they were signed by national recording label "Colt 45" records and they took off and never looked back. The Memories also (over the years) signed recording contracts with Alladin, Hi-Ho, Way-Lin and MAE  record companies during their careers. It might interest you to know that their album (CD) recordings still enjoy robust sales even today. Most of their CD's/DVD's can be obtained by E-mailing or visiting their web site at:  the web site contains video as well as pics of the group, and you can even hear samples of some of their music. When you visit the Memories web site, please visit their guest book and say hello.

In 1998, The Memories were enshrined in The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and since then have been touring the country with other big name acts of the fifties and sixties such as: The Orioles, The Dubs, The Platters, The Chantels, The Five Discs, The Flamingos, The Jive Five, The Skyliners, The Lettermen, The Vogues, The Marcells, and Washington¹s own, "The Rainbows", and because of space, too many more to mention. The Memories are one of only TWO performing acts from the state of Maryland to be enshrined in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. The Memories also perform for many corporate functions around the country. They have, over the years, performed for many charitable organizations across the country, and just returned from a successful benefit for the MDS/Moffett Cancer Institute in Florida which was cosponsored by some of the SPGA players. The group has been sited by such national organizations as the: American Cancer Society, The American Heart Assoc., Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. and many more on the local level for their charitable work.

The Memories have remained largely entact over the years with original members Lou Martin and Ron Lutz still performing. Original baritone Boots Dove recently retired because of ill health with over 49 years with the group, along with Ralph McDuffie who moved to Florida but still plays with the group from time to time. Boots Dove was replaced by Neil Arena, the original baritone from the hit group The Mellowkings. You might remember their number one song "Tonight Tonight." The Memories are still active in the recording studio and still enjoy excellent album sales.

Bill, I hope this helps. Please let me know if you want any additional information about the Memories as this only scratches the surface. Lou

Lou, Keep moving on, you all are the greatest!

Terp Field Hockey Earns NFHCA Academic Award; Seven Receive Academic Honors
Scholl makes third-straight appearance

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced its academic awards on Monday and the Maryland field hockey team was one of 43 teams to receive the NFHCA's Team Academic Award, given to the programs who have earned a team grade point average of 3.0 or better for the first semester of the 2007-08 academic year. Seven individual Terrapins were also named to the NHFCA National Academic Squad, including All-American Susie Rowe.

The National Academic Squad program recognizes student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2007-08 academic year. The National Academic Team award recognizes the teams that achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2007-08 academic year.

Freshman Meghan Dean, sophomore Alicia Grater, senior Danielle Keeley , redshirt freshman Alicia Morawski, junior Sarah Scholl and senior Kim Ziegler join junior Susie Rowe on the National Academic Squad.

Scholl makes her third-straight appearance on the academic squad. Majoring in food science, she was a starter in all 21 games, helping the Terps post an 18-3 record. Rowe was a first-team NFHCA All-American and was third on the team in scoring (34) and goals (14), while playing defense. She is a business major. Keeley is also a business major, making appearances in 19 games this season, while Ziegler wrapped up her senior campaign playing in every game. Ziegler is an engineering major. Dean started in eight games and played in all 21 on defense, helping Maryland post a 0.90 team goals against average. Backing up the backfield was Grater, who made nine game appearances and boasted a 0.41 GAA. Morawski saw her first action in a Terrapin uniform this season and made eight appearances, also starting in a game. Grater, Morawski and Keeley all earned a spot on the academic squad for the second time in their careers. Rowe, Scholl and Dean were named to the Academic All-ACC team earlier this year.

Three Terp Women Earn SI All-America Nods
No other team has more than one selection

Three Terrapin women's basketball players were named to Sports Illustrated's 2008 All-America team. Led by junior Kristi Toliver, who was named to the first team, no other team in the nation had more than one player named selected. Senior Crystal Langhorne and junior Marissa Coleman were second team picks. In her most productive season as a Terrapin to date, junior Kristi Toliver is averaging a team-high 16.8 points and a league-high 7.5 assists per game. She has 248 assists overall, just one short of the program's all-time season record. Toliver is a two-time All-ACC pick, receiving third-team honors as a sophomore, and was named to the first team this season. She is currently a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top point guard. A two-time All-American, senior Crystal Langhorne was this year's ACC Player of the Year and was voted to the All-ACC squad for a fourth-consecutive season. As the program's all-time scoring and rebounding leader, she is the only player in Terrapin basketball history, men's or women's, to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds. This season, she is averaging 16.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, both of which rank in the top five in the ACC. Averaging 15.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, junior Marissa Coleman was named to the All-ACC second team for a third-straight year, making her only the fourth Terp to garner all-conference honors three times. As Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American last season, she is one of the most versatile players in the country, becoming only the third player in ACC history to accumulate 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 blocks in a career. The trio has led Maryland to the program's second 30-win season and fourth-straight 20-win campaign. The Terps are 30-3 and advanced to their fifth-straight ACC Tournament semifinal appearance over the weekend. The publication dated March 10, 2008, is available on newsstands and bookstores now.

SI All-America Team
First Team

Candace Park, Tenn
Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Courtey Paris, Oklahoma
Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Candice Wiggis, Stanford

Second Team
Marissa Coleman, Maryland
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland
Maya Moore, Connecticut
Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State
Ashley Walker, Califorina

Toliver, Langhorne Finalists for Wooden Award
Terps are one of two schools with multiple candidates

€ Three Terps Named to SI All-American Team

Maryland's Crystal Langhorne and Kristi Toliver were named among the top 17 women's basketball players listed on the Wooden Award ballot, the Lost Angeles Athletic Club announced on Monday. The pair are finalists for the award, which is presented to the nation's top collegiate player.

The winner of the award will be announced on Saturday, April 12 during a special ceremony at the L.A. Athletic Club. A panel of more than 300 voters, comprised of sports media members and college basketball experts from around the nation will cast their votes for the five-member women's All-American team and Player of the Year. All players on the ballots have proven to their universities they are making progress towards graduation and are maintaining a cumulative 2.0 grade point average. The top five male and female vote getters will be invited to Los Angeles for the awards ceremony and will receive a contribution from the LA Athletic Club for their university's general scholarship fund.

Maryland and Connecticut were the only two teams with two balloted players. The Big East Conference had four players chosen to the list, followed by the ACC, SEC and Big 12 with three each. The Sun Belt had two, and the Pac-10 and Big Sky had one apiece.

Crystal Langhorne was the ACC's Player of the Year and was voted to the All-ACC team for the fourth-consecutive year, the first women's player in Maryland history to garner all-conference honors every year. She is one of only 10 players in the history of the ACC to be named to the first team three times. Langhorne is second on the team with 16.7 points per game, while leading the team with 9.2 rebounds per game. She is ranked in the top five in the ACC in both categories. She currently leads the nation in field goal percentage, knocking down 64.6 percent of her attempts. The only men's or women's player in school history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, she is the program's scoring and rebounding leader.

Kristi Toliver is having a career-season to date. She is leading the team with 16.7 points per game and leads the ACC with 7.5 assists per game, which ranks fourth in the ACC. Dishing out 248 assists on the season, she is one assist from tying the ACC's single-season mark, which has stood since 1978. Toliver was named first team All-ACC, making her second-straight appearance on the all-conference list. She is a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is presented annually to the top point guard in the nation.

Maryland is 30-3 on the season, its second 30-win campaign in the history of the program. Ranked fifth in the nation, it advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for the fifth-straight year over the weekend. The Terps will wait for the announcement of the NCAA Tournament bracket on Monday, March 17. They will play its first and second rounds games at Comcast Center on March 23 and 25. Tickets for the games are available through the Comcast Center Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.

John R. Wooden Award
2008 Official Ballot

Tina Charles (So., C, Connecticut)
Natalie Doma (Sr., C, Idaho State)
Syvia Fowles (Sr., C, LSU)
Amber Holt (Sr., F, Middle Tennessee State)
Tasha Humphrey (Sr., F, Georgia)
Crystal Kelly (Sr., F, Western Kentucky)
Crystal Langhorne (Sr., C/F, Maryland)
Erlana Larkins (Sr., F, North Carolina)
Angel McCoughtry (Jr, F, Louisville)
Maya Moore (Fr., F, Connecticut)
Courtney Paris (Jr., C, Oklahoma)
Candace Parker (Jr., G/F/C, Tennessee)
Epiphanny Prince (So, G, Rutgers)
Andrea Riley (So., G, Oklahoma State)
Angela Tisdale (Sr., G, Baylor)
Kristi Toliver (Jr., G, Maryland)
Candice Wiggins (Sr., G, Sta nford)

Langhorne Voted to ACC All-Tournament
Team Langhorne is first Terrapin to earn all-tournament honors every year

Maryland senior and 2008 ACC Player of the Year Crystal Langhorne was named to the All-ACC Tournament team, the league announced at the conclusion of the championship on Sunday. She earns all-tournament nods for the fourth-consecutive year, earning a spot on the second team. Crystal Langhorne becomes the only player in Maryland women's basketball history to earn All-ACC Tournament honors four times. She was a first team pick as a freshman and sophomore, then was named to the second team the last two seasons. This weekend, Langhorne averaged 20.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games at the ACC Tournament, also shooting 75 percent from the floor, going 18-for-24. Langhorne led the Terrapins to their fifth-straight ACC Tournament semifinal appearance. She had 24 points and seven rebounds in the win over Boston College in the quarterfinals, then netted 16 points and grabbed 11 boards in the semifinal loss to Duke. The double-double was the fourth of her career in the tournament, tying for the second most all-time for a Terrapin and tying for fourth-most by a player in the ACC Tournament. Making the All-ACC Tournament first team was North Carolina 's Erlana Larkins, who was also picked the Most Valuable Player, LaToya Pringle, and Rashanda McCants. Joining them were Duke's Abby Waner and Virginia 's Monica Wright. On the second team were Mickel Picco of Boston College , Wanisha Smith and Joy Cheek of Duke, and Cetera DeGraffenreid of North Carolina . Maryland, who is 30-3 on the season, will take a break until the NCAA Selection Show on ESPN on Monday, March 17, where it will learn its seeding and matchup in the NCAA Tournament. The Terps will play its first and second rounds games at Comcast Center on Sunday and Tuesday, March 23 and 25. Tickets are still available for the games at Comcast Center at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.


Michael Richman in his great book, ³The Redskins Encyclopedia², covers the history of the Redskins from 1932 to 2006 with an update of 2007 coming soon.  Richman calls Baugh the best all round Redskin player and Jurgensen the Redskins best quarterback.   Look for Bobby Knight to return to coaching next season.... Why is the Brian Roberts trade still on hold?   Pro wrestling is taking hold in Virginia Š.Looks like MMA is on its way to Maryland ŠWhere is heavyweight boxer ³Has Been² Rahman these days?   Look for the Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team to do very well in Charles County , the owner of the Blue Crabs is Oriole ³Hall of Famer² Brooks Robinson, the manager is Butch Hobson.  Former Thomas Stone High School Athletic, football and baseball coach Ron ³Hoagie² Stover is among the Blue Crabs season ticket holders, as is former St. Mary¹s College basketball coach Ed Cole.   It seems the same elected officials who opposed minor league baseball coming to Charles County (Kinston Indians) are now supporting the Blue Crabs and hey isn¹t it interesting that those officials are now in the Maryland General Assembly.   Is it true Harpo Marx is going to try out for the Washington Divas?   I wonder where they are now:  Gordon Lynch, Donna Middleston, Donna Moyer, Bob Roberts, Margie Ridgley, Courtland Buell, Jr., Bettie Dixon (RHS), Ruth Anne Rafferty, Jean Thompson, Carol Summers, Susan Posey, and Don Posey?   Remember Arena football at its best ­ Chesapeake Tide against the Rochester Raiders on March 21st, 7:30 p.m. at Upper Marlboro¹s Show Place Arena.   Kaye Brittin sends this alongŠThe Springfield (Illinois) High School is holding the class of 1973 Reunion on August 8th and 9th, for information contact Kaye Brittin, 1570 Farmingdale Road, Pleasant Plains, IL 62677 or email   Attention:  Len Foxwell, great story in the March 11th edition of the Washington Times on George ³The Animal² Steele by Thorn Loveno.   The Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation is holding their 8th Annual Golf Benefit on April 21st at the Norbeck Country Club.  For information call 301-891-6920.   Tyler ³Psycho-T² Hansbrough was the Sports Illustrated men¹s College Basketball Player of the Year.   Andy Roddick has let go Jimmy Connors as his coach.   S.F. Giants pitcher Noah Lowry will be out until at least the 1st of May.   Congratulations to the following who were inducted into the ³Rock and Roll Hall of Fame² this week: John Mellencamp (one of my all time favorites) Dave Clark Five The Ventures Madonna (why her?) ³Little² Walter ­ Sideman category Leonard Cohen   The Abunet Ertegun Award went to producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff   The Falcons re-signed quarterback Joey Harrington two days after they released him.   Who remembers Art Brown, Tony Wakeman and ³Little² Jack Little Orchestra?   Anne Arundel County Councilman, Josh Cohen is having his Annual Spring Breakfast fundraiser on March 25th at the Rockfish Restaurant in Eastport, for information call Chris Trumbauer at 410-279-7577 or email  Josh Cohen and Frank Kratovil are two of my favorite young elected officials.  Also add to my favorites young ones are Carmille Exum and Tony Knotts.   Our condolences go out to former State Delegate Elizabeth Anderson Smith, widow of former Anne Arundel School Superintendent Dr. Edward J. Anderson.  He was a good man.   Our deepest sympathy goes to the following families of: Frances Reed (retired C&P Telephone Co. employee) James Wilson Mitchell (Bladensburg HS grad) Howard ³Chip² Silverman (one of the original Diner guys and former Morgan State lacrosse coach) Jonathan Hall (Eastern HS (DC) grad) Carlisle S. Ways (Cardozo HS (DC) grad)   The best and I mean the best sports media/PR person in the DC/Baltimore area isn¹t with a pro team she¹s Natalia Ciccone, Assistant Media Relations Director at the University of Maryland .   Governor Martin O¹Malley¹s approval rating is at 37%.  Do I hear that Ehrlich train coming down the track?


Bill, Remember going to Haines Point or Anacostia River to watch the submarine races back in the 50's.  I never found out who won.  For some reason, the windows would fog up and you couldn't see the submarines.  ha ha Marlene

Marlene, I was there many times and never saw them either. Bill

Hi Bill, From the wilds of Central Oregon, thought I¹d report on my recent trip to Southern California . I flew down to LA a week ago to celebrate the big 73 with Brother Ed. On Saturday, the B¹day, we motored over to Palm Springs , where we caught up with one of our old buddies from Wilson Teachers College days. You McKinley Tech Trainers and Wilson Teachers Owls would know her as Joni Love; many might remember her as the widow of one of the best jocks of the 50¹s, Bob Reese of St. Johns . Anyway, if any of you want to see her, the place to go is the Palm Springs Follies, where Joni¹s one of the featured performers. The show is a Vegas-style revue, and not one of the performers is under 60 years old.  Joni hooked on after a career of performing in dance troupes all over the world and operating a dance studio in the DC area for almost 50 years.  We were able to visit with her in between performances, and she¹s still the sweetest thing going; she lives up to her maiden name. And to look at her you¹d think you were looking at a kid; she looks better now than she did over 50 years ago! Joni¹s last name is now Naber; if anyone wants to Google her, this is the name to use, and if anyone wants an e-picture of her, I¹m happy to send one out via email; just be forewarned: you¹ll have to put up with two really old-looking guys who wormed their way into the picture as a birthday present to themselves. Oh, and the birthday cake wasn¹t all that bad either. Best to you in your recovery, keep the good times and the memories coming. Len Knott

Len, Great report, send me a picture of Joni Love.  How did Bob Reese die?  I have heard conflicting reports. Bill

Bill: Thank you for giving homage to Jim Doyle, Jr. As a former staffer in the State Senate, I always had the utmost respect for Mr. Doyle. He was a class act all the way. You could tell you were getting a straight answer from him. I liked Mr. Doyle a lot and Annapolis has lost a legend. Senator George Della was a big fan of Mr. Doyle and for a lobbyist to gain George's respect is no easy task as many in Annapolis will attest. David J. from Annapolis

Dear David J. Doyle was the best, just like you and George. Bill

Bill, Not real certain on this, but think that Gene Schroeder, 1947 Anacostia grad may have been all high in Football, Basketball and Track.  He went on to play for the Chicago Bears upon graduation from Virginia. Fred

Fred, I am going to have Dan Morrison check it out. Bill

Folks,   The 10th Annual Norwood Reunion is scheduled for the last Sunday of April, -- April 27th 2008.
There will be refreshments before dinner. Dinner at 5:00 PM catered by Mountain Gate of Thurmont , Maryland Descendents of Captain John Norwood and their cousins--see list of family names below. The Fire Activities Building Twin Arch Rd. and Rt. 27 Mt Airy Maryland

Reservations are needed by April 16th TO: Mary Norwood 4115 Harrisville Road Mt. Airy MD 21771-8211. Make checks payable to Mary Norwood --Check out the details at the Frederick County Genealogical Society under Special Events.  or email   We will have a digital camera, lap top computer, and scanner. We would like the old photos of individuals or group family photos and some present day ones also especially if they can't attend. Obits wedding birth or death announcements are also very important for filing in the pieces. Do you have a pile of unidentified pictures? Bring them along too. Maybe we can find family resemblances!   The following are the 50 or more count of surnames in the Norwood family lines.  We have accumulated over 13,500 descendents of Capt. John Norwood of Maryland and each year we add thousands.  And we also don¹t have all the branches input yet.

Kinzie  (50), Davis  (53), Green  (55), Gibbons  (57), Gartrell  (59), Hyatt  (59), Darby  (61), Miller  (61), Purdum  (61), VanSant  (62), Mullinix  (64), Falconer  (65), Brown  (66), Fahner  (66), DeVilbiss  (72), Thompson  (86), Browning  (87), King  (87), Burdette  (89), Hood  (96), Mitchell  (97), Beall  (110), Ford  (111), Baker  (133), Conaway  (134), Smith  (134), Brandenburg   (150), Hobbs   (157), Ridgely  (159), Bosley  (167), Day  (212), Wivell  (221), Watkins  (267), Moxley  (295)

Because so few of Capt. Norwood¹s descendents carry his surname (only 1000 or so), this reunion has evolved into an old families of Maryland reunion especially the families of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Howard--(the four corners area) and Anne Arundel.  But we touch just about every other county in Maryland and Washington DC too!

Do you have a relative who happens to have the first name or middle name of Norwood?  Wonder where it came from?  Maybe they are descendent from a female branch of Norwood .  Do you have a great female relation with no surname?   My 6th great-grandmother was Elizabeth Norwood who married Nehemia Moxley.  At past reunions, I have met Beall and Watkins who are closer in relationships to me and we come from different Norwoods.

Bill, just to let you know Cleve Francis and Friends' Band will be appearing at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA 22 March at 7:30.  Tickets are $27.50 and the menu is good.  Music is great.  Also, my son is the acoustic guitarist.   By the way, are the submarine races still on at Haines Point and Anacostia? Marlene.

The rest of us are certifiable.   The treatment is meeting others that are of like spirit. Jane Thursby All Maryland Thursby, Stinchecum, Seward, Claggett, McNamara, Cullison, Barnes, Watkins, Muckelroy, Jillard, Norwood , Benson, Snyder, Beall, Keith, Griffin , Oldner, Kennard, Davis Wheatley, Fell, White, Fallin,  Kirkley, Musgrove, Hitchcock, Mullineaux, Merrick, Whelerig, Shipley

Bill, I just found out that our very own Irish Pat Murphy will be among those inducted into the Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, March 27at the Casino in the Park in Jersey City , beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. Also they will be inducting Emile Griffith and Mark Medal. Tickets are either $60 or $65 each and can be purchased by calling (201) 915-1386 during business hours or contact Dennis Murphy sometime tonight at 1-201-988-6648. I am planning on having our next New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame Meeting the following week, which would be on Thursday, April 3rd, so we can attend that affair. Dover Boxing Club will be having their annual Boxing Dinner Show this Saturday evening, March 15th at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen , starting at 6 PM. It will be Canada vs. the best boxers of New Jersey . If anyone is interested in attending, PLEASE let me know ASAP.

The Annual COMBATT event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25th at the Robert Treat in Newark . The tickets are priced at $80 this year.  The 2008 Honorees include Tommy Hearns, Michael Spinks, Miles Berger (Pres/CEO of Robert Treat), Butch Lewis, Felix Martinez , Dr. Michael Kelly, James M Tume and Bob Pickett....  Emanuel Stewart will also be in attendance and Jacqui Frazier-Lyde will hopefully gain clearance to be their guest speaker. If anyone is interested in going, PLEASE let me know by next Saturday , March 15th, as I have to give a count. You can send your checks or money orders for the tickets to me, at $80 per person. You can also call me at 1-973-471-2458. Thanks, Henry
Henry Hascup
59 Kipp Ave.
Lodi, N.J. 07644


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