County officials approve new short-term rental property
MONTEREY — Highland County will soon have a new short-term vacation rental property after a joint public hearing of the Highland County Planning Commission and Highland County Board of Supervisors on July 28. John McNamara applied for a conditional use permit to operate a bed and breakfast from a house on Potomac River Road justtherecorderonline.com
Planners set B&B permit application for public hearing
MONTEREY — The Highland County Planning Commission recommended proceeding to a public hearing June 23 for a new bed and breakfast on the edge of Monterey. John McNamara of Alameda, Calif., applied for a conditional use permit for a house he is purchasing on Potomac River Road. McNamara has family ties to Highland County. Histherecorderonline.com
From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1993, file photo, Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried on his team's shoulders after his 325th victory, against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Not long after came a seismic jolt, the helicopter crash of Kobe Bryant in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. Football lost a big piece of its heart: Don Shula, Gale Sayers, Paul Hornung, Bobby Mitchell. The losses, of course, came against a backdrop of a pandemic, its number of fatalities rolled out daily on TV screens. Kurt Thomas in 1978 became the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world title but lost an Olympic shot in 1980 because of the boycott.
John McNamara, manager of ill-fated '86 Red Sox, dies at 88
He took over in Boston, his fifth, in 1985 and guided the Red Sox to the AL pennant the next year. The Mets won Game 7, leaving Boston without a championship until they finally won it all in 2004. The Boston Globe first reported McNamara's death on Wednesday a day the Red Sox were also in New York to play the Mets. Boston won the game 6-5 the same score by which the Red Sox lost that fateful Game 6. Current Cleveland manager Terry Francona, who was the Red Sox skipper when they ended their title drought, said he first met McNamara in Oakland in 1969-70.
Maryland to award $300K for newspaper shooting memorial
ANNAPOLIS, Md. Maryland is set to award $300,000 for the construction of a memorial honoring the victims of a deadly shooting at a newspaper office. The state plans to award the funds next week for a memorial that will be located in an Annapolis park and pay tribute to slain Capital Gazette employees John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen and Rebecca Smith, the newspaper reported. The memorial, called Guardians of Free Speech, will include five pillars in front of the text of the First Amendment carved in stone, the newspaper said. Jarrod Ramos pleaded guilty in the killings.
Wife of writer killed in Capital Gazette shooting finishes her husband's book
Washington On June 28th, 2018, a gunman with a long-time grudge against the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, walked into its offices and opened fire. Five people were killed, including 56-year-old sportswriter John McNamara, who had been married to Andrea Chamblee. Andrea Chamblee and John McNamara Andrea ChambleeHe was also devoted to an unfinished book, "The Capital of Basketball," that he had labored over in his spare time for 13 years. Chamblee, while a huge basketball fan, had never read a word of her husband's notes. But I know the stories are so good I want people to hear them and read them," Chamblee said.cbsnews.com