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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | January 28, 1994
Allen Brown didn't set out to build a castle in the middle of Mount Airy."It just sort of evolved," Mr. Brown said of his sprawling white home on Prospect Avenue, complete with turrets and a bell tower."
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
A 17-year-old Mount Airy resident set a state fair sale record Saturday with his 1,280-pound Grand Champion Market Steer, which sold for $24,960. Jimmy Full, a member of the Howard County 4-H Beef Club, sold the steer for $19.50 per pound to Twin Arch Business Park and Van Mar Associates Engineering Firm at the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale, according to a state fair news release. The last record holder was Chet Stem of Westminster whose 1,276 pound prize-winning steer sold in 2009 for $9,251 to Giant Food in Timonium, a spokesman said.
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December 19, 1996
FireMount Airy: Firefighters from Winfield assisted Mount Airy at 4: 11 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a house fire in the 6400 block of Ridge Road. Units were out 30 minutes.PoliceMount Airy: A Mount Airy resident told police that someone set a trash bin on fire in the 300 block of Century Drive between 9 p.m. Monday and 7: 30 a.m. Tuesday. Damage was estimated at $300.Pub Date: 12/19/96
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | May 27, 2007
After Gen. John Logan recommended that people to honor fallen Civil War soldiers by laying flowers on their graves, Westminster resident Mary Shellman took it a step further. In 1867, Shellman and a group of youngsters marched about a half mile from Westminster Elementary School to the Westminster Cemetery, where they laid flowers on the graves of Civil War soldiers. Although Logan, as commander of the Army, didn't officially proclaim Memorial Day - first known as Decoration Day - as a day of observance until the next year, the parade was a hit in Westminster.
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February 3, 1994
POLICE* Mount Airy: A Mount Airy resident told state police that someone broke into his car in the 5100 block of Perry Road on Tuesday and stole astereo system and a CB radio. He estimated the loss at $295.FIRE* Mount Airy: Mount Airy assisted Howard County in fighting a house fire on Loghouse Court at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 19 minutes.* Winfield: Winfield, New Windsor and Mount Airy were dispatched to a house fire in the 4100 block of Eyre Court at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday. They were out for 22 minutes.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
A former professional firefighter from Montgomery County pleaded guilty yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court to five charges stemming from a drunken crime spree in November.Troy D. Murdock, 23, of Mount Airy, entered Alford pleas to attempted arson of a Mount Airy barn, fourth-degree burglary of an Eldersburg pizza shop, unauthorized use of a Mount Airy resident's car, attempted first-degree arson of a Mount Airy apartment and a second-degree malicious burning of a Mount Airy resident's car.Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold found Murdock guilty on all charges.
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August 10, 1993
Ex-Mount Airy resident slain in Georgia robberyA former Mount Airy resident who became well-known in Georgia for his opposition to the governor's plan to remove the Confederate battle emblem from that state's flag was shot to death on Valdosta, Ga., nightclub floor during a robbery.Jay Tyson, 45, of Pinetta, Fla., died of a chest wound Friday night, Lowndes County Coroner Charles Exum said.A sheriff's department report said Mr. Tyson was shot by one of two men who were robbing the nightclub.
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August 22, 2006
Rebecca F. Shaw, a retired insurance company clerk and lifelong Mount Airy resident, died of intracerebral bleeding Aug. 15 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 65. Rebecca Fay Rimbey was born and raised in Mount Airy, where she also graduated from high school in 1959. For 38 years until retiring in 1999, Mrs. Shaw was a clerk for Geico Insurance Co. in Chevy Chase and Fredericksburg, Va. She enjoyed bowling and dancing. "She loved to dance at the Silver Dollar Lounge in Frederick," said her son, Gerald R. Shaw of Mount Airy.
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May 29, 1997
A former firefighter who was awaiting sentencing on attempted arson and other charges related to a drunken crime spree last fall, took his own life at his Mount Airy home Monday,state police said.Troy D. Murdock, 23, had worked for the Montgomery County Fire Department and also served as a volunteer in Mount Airy until his arrest Nov. 12.By plea arrangement, Murdock would have received a sentence of five to seven years in prison with all but 18 monthssuspended. Restitution was to have been specified at sentencing.
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September 17, 2004
Zane Derek Clayton, a cardiac technician, volunteer firefighter and paramedic, died of an allergic reaction to medication Sunday at a friend's Walkersville home. The Mount Airy resident was 23. Mr. Clayton was born in Washington and raised in Mount Airy. He was a 1998 graduate of South Carroll High School and earned a degree in 2002 in emergency health services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He worked as a technician for a Shady Grove cardiologist and was a part-time employee of Frederick County Fire/EMS Operations.
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August 22, 2006
Rebecca F. Shaw, a retired insurance company clerk and lifelong Mount Airy resident, died of intracerebral bleeding Aug. 15 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 65. Rebecca Fay Rimbey was born and raised in Mount Airy, where she also graduated from high school in 1959. For 38 years until retiring in 1999, Mrs. Shaw was a clerk for Geico Insurance Co. in Chevy Chase and Fredericksburg, Va. She enjoyed bowling and dancing. "She loved to dance at the Silver Dollar Lounge in Frederick," said her son, Gerald R. Shaw of Mount Airy.
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September 17, 2004
Zane Derek Clayton, a cardiac technician, volunteer firefighter and paramedic, died of an allergic reaction to medication Sunday at a friend's Walkersville home. The Mount Airy resident was 23. Mr. Clayton was born in Washington and raised in Mount Airy. He was a 1998 graduate of South Carroll High School and earned a degree in 2002 in emergency health services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He worked as a technician for a Shady Grove cardiologist and was a part-time employee of Frederick County Fire/EMS Operations.
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By Lesa Jansen and Lesa Jansen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 28, 2001
FIVE NEW INDUCTEES to Mount Airy's Hall of Fame will be chosen in the new year. Businessman Denny Ahalt leads the committee that will choose five people whose accomplishments have set them apart. "We're looking for contributions to the community through, for instance, Scouting, town government or education among other things. We want to pay homage to people who have been instrumental to the town's success," he said. This is the third year for the Hall of Fame. Last year, 10 outstanding Mount Airy residents were honored, some posthumously.
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By Lesa Jansen and Lesa Jansen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 19, 2001
THE HORRIFIC events of Sept. 11 have touched the lives of people around the nation. Mount Airy resident Michael Cavaliere channeled his feelings into his work. A professional musician and songwriter, he has written and recorded a compact disc, I Didn't Expect to See You (Here So Soon), dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. "I was thinking about all the souls lost, and the next step for me was to imagine what happened in the spiritual realm - to look at this event from God's point of view," Cavaliere said: Tell me all about your lives, your husbands and your wives All about the special people you hold dear ... I've got a banquet planned for you Get to know each other, as you pass the food around Though I'm willing and I'm able And I've still got lots of room I didn't expect to see you here so soon The folk-rock song has been played on the Braddock Heights radio station WJTM.
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By Donna Abel and Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 2, 2000
IF YOU LOOK around the parks in Mount Airy, you will see numerous bluebird houses dotting the landscape. The construction and placement of these wildlife refuges and nesting homes is due to Mount Airy resident Johnny Zuna. In 1997, Zuna decided to build 60 to 70 bluebird houses as his Eagle Scout project and place them in parks around the community. Last year, Bill Becraft, a Mount Airy resident and member of the Audubon Society of Central Maryland, noticed some boxes were in disrepair and decided to start the Adopt-A-Bluebird Box program.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1999
Many Mount Airy residents support a proposal to initiate commuter bus service to suburban Washington, Mayor Gerald Johnson told the Town Council last night.The council last month charged Johnson with the task of researching twice-daily bus service for the town's more than 3,000 commuters. The bus would run from the Park and Ride lot on Route 27 to Gaithersburg, where riders could transfer to Washington buses.Johnson said he recently spoke with several residents at the Park and Ride lot and "found out that people would ride it."
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1995
Mount Airy officials have decided to add a fifth police officer to the town's resident state trooper program.Town Council President Delaine Hobbs led the initiative to hire an additional trooper, which was approved by council members Monday night, because of an increased number of service calls."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1998
Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission tackled plans again last night for expanding a 20-year-old shopping center and adding a Wal-Mart discount store to the site along Route 27. The session was a continuation of a four-hour meeting last month that also drew about 60 people, many of whom commented on traffic problems at Mount Airy Shopping Center.Last night was no different as residents complained about traffic and urged the commission to deny the application."You need a traffic study that does not limit itself to what the state highway requires as a minimum," said Jack Caddy, a member of Citizens for a Better Mount Airy.
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By Donna Abel and Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 7, 1998
MIKE STAVISH OF Mount Airy and Bill Bledsoe of Westminster were recently presented with Citizen Safety Awards from the Carroll County Fire Prevention Committee.On March 28, Stavish noticed that his neighbor's home on Jackson Drive was on fire. He immediately called 911 and ran to the home, where he pulled burning debris from the basement with a rake.Bledsoe, an employee of Gartland Plumbing in Sykesville, was working in the area when he also noticed the fire. Bledsoe ran to the home, grabbed a garden hose and began to extinguish flames.
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