25 Years Ago (Week of Sept. 15-21, 1968):* It was...


September 26, 1993

25 Years Ago (Week of Sept. 15-21, 1968):

* It was announced that Howard County police officers received the lowest starting salaries in the Baltimore-Washington area. The starting pay in Howard County was $6,500 per year. Anne Arundel paid $6,800, while other counties paid as much as $7,200.

* A liquor license was denied to Boarman's Food Market, Highland. A county commissioner opined that the sale of liquor "would unduly disturb the peace of the residents and the neighborhood because of traffic congestion and the lack of adequate parking in the area."

50 Years Ago (Week of Sept. 19-25, 1943):

* Two sisters, ages 5 and 7, from Elkridge, were selected by the Baltimore USO to be included in a traveling entertainment unit slated to tour various Army camps. The girls are a dance team.

Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

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