North Laurel resident wins Del. fishing tournamentA North...

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November 17, 1997|By Del Quentin Wilber Columbia Bank named Business of the Year

North Laurel resident wins Del. fishing tournament

A North Laurel resident reeled in a 9-pound, 6-ounce tautog fish last month to win a fishing contest off Delaware, earning $380 and a sports fishing citation from that state.

Roland Lee Miller, 51, caught the tautog about 2.5 miles offshore in the Lewes Harbor Marina Fishing Tournament. He was aboard the Angler when he made the catch Oct. 2. The tautog has been described by fishermen as a "sea bass with an attitude."

"You see, it has big teeth -- big teeth that could bite off a finger," Miller said.

The fishing tournament ran for several months, Miller said. He caught the largest tautog on his only trip into the Atlantic.

"It's an ugly fish," said Miller, general foreman of the Steam Distribution Complex in Washington. Columbia Bank was named Business of the Year by the Mid-Maryland Private Industry Council (PIC).

Founded in 1987 and based in Columbia, the bank was given the William T. Manning Business Award for its work-force development efforts in Howard County.

During the past three years, the bank has hired eight workers from PIC-affiliated groups.

PIC is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization of business, education and community groups that matches job seekers with companies and firms.

Columbia Bank and PIC "have mutual goals and objectives," said Sheryl Bruff, the bank's vice president of human resources.

Shanon D. Murray

Police find no drugs during search at school

Howard County police conducted a routine drug search at Glenelg High School on Wednesday, said police spokesman Sgt. Steven Keller.

No drugs were found in the school during the search and no arrests were made, he said.

Police said random drug searches in county schools have been going on for years and are conducted at the request of a school principal.

Jill Hudson Pub Date: 11/17/97

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