13 -- Columbia Association President Padraic M. Kennedy is voted an annual salary of $105,104 by the board of directors as he recovers from a mild stroke. . . . Columbia lawyer Thomas M. Meachum, representing bus contractors, argues that owning and operating its own buses will cost the school district more money, not less.
16 -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seeks teaching job applicants who suspect they were turned down by the county school system because of age or did not apply because they saw age as a barrier.
20 -- The Rouse Co. negotiates to buy back more property from the General Electric Co. as GE pulls out of Columbia. . . . The Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park pet cemetery unveils the Tomb of the Unknown Pet.
23 -- Megan Gralia discovers a wing section of a Cessna 210 plane that crashed, killing six Washington-area men. Gralia, 16, is one of 25 members in the Columbia Explorer search-and-rescue post that worked alongside other rescue workers for six days, the largest search undertaken in Virginia since 1984. . . . A jury finds Donna M. Mutyambizi, 21, guilty of manslaughter and child abuse in the death of her 17-month-old son. She left him unattended in a hot car for three hours while she cleaned a house.
27 -- Satisfied that County Executive M. Elizabeth Bobo responded fairly to their final budget requests, County Council members cut $1.9 million from Bobo's proposal by adopting an operating and construction budget that will reduce the county's property tax rate by 4 cents.
3 -- The county school board plans to trim its $180 million operating budget request primarily by filling vacancies with less experienced workers at lower pay.
6 -- Francis J. Lorin of Columbia leads a petition drive to bring the county's recently adopted mandatory bicycle helmet law -- the first of its kind in the nation -- to referendum, hoping it will be voted down.
10 -- Administrators and faculty members at Howard Community College will receive pay increases of 4.5 percent to 9 percent.
13 -- Columbia residents celebrate their town's 23rd birthday with cake for 300 and festivities. . . . The county Education Association, representing public school teachers, endorses incumbent Democratic candidates for state and local offices in the Sept. 11 primary.
17 -- School Superintendent Michael E. Hickey declares support for several goals of the County Coaches Association. A day earlier, parents challenged the school board to increase high school coaches' pay and show more respect for athletes. . . . Police say a second gun, probably a shotgun, was fired at least once during a fight that broke out at a May 19 Glenelg party that left one man dead and six others injured.
24 -- A new state policy barring public defenders from maintaining a private civil law practice forces senior lawyers to leave departments in Howard, Carroll and Harford counties. . . . Brian Michael Bumbrey is arrested in San Diego and charged in a recent wave of Columbia cat burglaries. . . . Neighbors and volunteers restore the 150-year-old Whipps Cemetery in Ellicott City, which was overgrown with brambles, poison ivy and weeds.
27 -- The county Coaches Association meets to decide whether to withdraw its threat to strike over pay, after Superintendent Michael E.
Hickey promises to address coaches' demands over the next three years.
1 -- The county school board rejects a proposal to test student athletes suspected of using anabolic steroids. It recommends punishing students caught with the muscle-enhancers the same way the school system penalizes those who use drugs. . . . A U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the use of closed-circuit television in child abuse cases buoys the state's case against Sandra Craig, a former day-care operator convicted of abusing youngsters in her care. However, the decision returns the case to the state Court of Appeals.
11 -- The Columbia Association will sell 5,000 personalized bricks at $30 apiece, which will be used to repave a section of the downtown plaza.
18 -- Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. denies a request by Mickey Bowie to hire a special prosecutor to probe allegations of police brutality in an incident involving him and his late brother, Carl.
29 -- County General Hospital opens a six-bed, neo-natal intensive care unit.
1 -- The County Council exempts adults from the bike helmet law.
5 -- The county's housing agency says newly raised rent ceilings under a federal housing subsidy program aren't high enough for Columbia. . . .
Circuit Court Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. seals proceedings in the case of Dennis M. Harrison, whose psychology license is under review.
8 -- The Howard County Sun requests that the county Circuit Court unseal a court file in the Dennis M. Harrison case.