May 27, 1994
When the United States entered World War II, the will to fight was abundant but the supplies required to vanquish the Axis powers were not. Symbolic of the early stages of the war effort were the training exercises undertaken at Fort George G. Meade by members of the 29th Infantry Division: Because guns were in such short supply, the unit of National Guardsmen from Maryland and Virginia drilled with broomsticks and two-by-fours.Within two years, the American war effort had grown into a force much greater to behold.
November 26, 2006
HCC department gets excellence honor The Department of Business and Industry Training at Harford Community College has been honored for excellence in the Best Business and Industry category by the Learning Resources Network, an international association dedicated to lifelong learning. The winning entry will be included in a showcase of programs at the LERN convention in Baltimore from Thursday through Saturday. Placement test Dec. 9 at John Carroll John Carroll School will be one of the sites where the Catholic High School Placement Test is administered.
October 1, 1999
TODAY is the 50th anniversary of the moment when the revolutionary Mao Tse-tung climbed atop the gate of Beijing's Forbidden City and proclaimed the People's Republic of China. War preceded and tumult followed.He was the worst of Communists, embodying world revolution when Josef Stalin was rhetorically more restrained. He was the greatest of liberators, unchaining a giant from feudal slumber.He was the madman who proclaimed a great leap forward on sheer willpower that broke the nation. Where class, age and education were venerated, he was the paranoid who sicced teen-agers on parents and peasants on gentility, to destroy the social order and national genius.
July 9, 1995
Rosa Lee Cunningham, 58, the subject of a Pulitzer Prize-winning series by the Washington Post on her life of poverty, drug abuse and petty crime, died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome Friday in Washington. The Post won the Pulitzer for the eight-part series last year in which Ms. Cunningham revealed herself as a thief who introduced her grandson to shoplifting, sold and used drugs and worked as a prostitute. Her story also was the focus of an hourlong TV documentary on the PBS "Frontline" series in May.Bernard F. Riess, 87, a prominent psychologist whose dismissal from the Hunter College faculty in 1952 for refusal to answer Senate questions in the heyday of McCarthyism was redressed by New York City 30 years later, died of heart failure Monday in New Preston, Conn.
December 14, 2003
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recently honored 21 local businesses, organizations and individuals at its annual Hats Off Awards Breakfast. The Hats Off program recognizes major milestones or events that affect the county's business community. Those honored were: National Award: Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge; Kirsten Sauter, Manpower. State Award: JoAnn Goldberger, Carroll Child Care Centers Inc. 15th Anniversary: Vince Campanella, Campanella and Associates; Barry Willen, Sylvan Learning Centers.
October 6, 1999
Cheese and beer, a culinary combo While pairing cheese and wine has long been popular, a new culinary partnership is getting attention -- cheese and beer. Serve a tangy blue with a bold stout, a nutty Asiago with a gold malty ale or a tart feta with a light-bodied beer. For tasting parties or appetizers, cheeses can be cubed or cut into chunks and sampled with small glasses of beer, recommends Saputo Cheese USA Inc., an Illinois-based cheese manufacturer. Fancy fungi At $1,264 a pound, these aren't your everyday fungi.
January 13, 1994
BOURNEMOUTH, England -- Betty Hockey remembers the tremendous tension on the eve of D-Day: "You sensed something was on, but you didn't know what. Everybody had a jolly good guess, of course!"Mrs. Hockey and lots of other people here in the south of England feel pretty much the same way as the 50th anniversary of D-Day approaches amid preparations under way to commemorate the event.On June 5, 1944, the night before the invasion of Normandy, Mrs. Hockey was a dancer with The Nonstops Troop Show entertaining at Holmesley camp, an airfield near here where both British and American fliers were based.
October 5, 2011
On Sept. 18, Barbara and Allen Walker, of Felton, Pa., were surprised with a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their wedding. The two were married Dec. 16, 1961 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air where they continued to live until their retirement. The party was at Jarrettsville Gardens. The couple's three children, Catherine Arnold and husband, Douglas, of Kearneysville, W.Va., Deanna Kipp and husband, Daniel, of Felton, Pa., and Allen Walker II and wife, Candace, of Bel Air, hosted the party.
June 7, 2001
The Severna Park-based Anne Arundel Community Concert Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the 2001-2002 season - a concert series longevity record in the county. But in recent decades, the number of its series subscribers has declined from a peak of about 1,000 in the late 1970s to 718 two seasons ago and the current 743. To increase the number for the 50th season, a drive is under way with letters going out to former subscribers who have not renewed. Again this year, the association will offer two concert series subscriptions for the price of one. Those buying the six-show Severna Park series receive a joint subscription to the South County Concert Association's six-concert series in Harwood.