25 years ago (week of July 25-31, 1971):A proposed...

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July 28, 1996|By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago (week of July 25-31, 1971):

A proposed anti-loitering bill for Howard County was declared to be "of dubious constitutionality" by the Howard County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. County Executive Omar J. Jones felt that the bill "skirts the constitutional right of peaceful assembly." It had been introduced principally to provide relief for shop owners on Ellicott City's Main Street, who had been plagued by repeated incidents of vandalism and burglary.

50 years ago (week of July 21-27, 1946):

Robert M. Reindollar, chairman of the Maryland State Roads Commission, was the guest speaker at an open meeting of the Fifth District Farm Bureau Discussion Group. The main topic of discussion was the status of long-promised improvements to the Columbia Road, as well as plans for the improvement of other state highways and roads.

Pub Date: 7/28/96

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