Humor Marks Funeral For Former Maryland Governor | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Humor Marks Funeral For Former Maryland Governor

Play associated audio

While he served two terms as both governor and comptroller, Schaefer will be remembered most for the four terms he spent as mayor of Maryland's biggest city.

And that was primarily the focus for those who eulogized him. That, and his legendary impatience and temper.

Lainey Lebow-Sachs was a longtime aide and friend to Schaefer and was with him when he died April 18 at the age of 89. She recounted how different their relationship was when she first worked for him.

"I thought he didn't even know I existed. But then came the first time he yelled at me, slammed the door, and didn't talk to me for a week. In some strange way, I knew right then and there that he liked me," she said.

Schaefer was buried at a mausoleum in Timonium Wednesday afternoon.

NPR

'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back

Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?
NPR

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.
NPR

Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong

Republicans in the House are holding a floor vote to allow Speaker Boehner to sue President Obama. They believe he's overstepped his constitutional authority; specifically, the resolution would authorize a federal lawsuit for Obama's handling of the Affordable Care Act.
NPR

HitchBOT, A Robotic Hitchhiking Wonder: See How Far It Gets Without Thumbs

With a bucket for a body and foam noodles for limbs, hitchBOT is a story-telling, story-collecting, hitchhiking robot invented by two professors. And it's just embarked on a trip across Canada.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.