June 18, 2003
The tiny crossroads town of Highland, a throwback to a quieter, less suburban time, is mired in a zoning standoff to ward off large development. Residents who live near the intersection of Routes 216 and 108 in southwestern Howard County, where a dozen small businesses sit, are fighting plans for a substantial funeral home. They are defending the community's unusual zoning lines, which planners want to alter to match property lines. But they are willing to support expansion plans for a beloved country store.
December 12, 2002
The Backstreet Boys are apparently content to ride in the back seat for a while. 'N Sync might be permanently out of sync, with Justin Timberlake going solo. But just when you might be tempted to write off all the boy bands to puberty, in comes B2K. The group is younger and more playful than the others. It's arguably closer to R&B's roots - hey, they're black. And when B2K's album debuted eight months ago, it came roaring out with record sales and radio play. A Christmas album, Santa Hooked Me Up, came out in October.
November 2, 2002
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Should U.S. forces attack Iraq, "Caveman" is ready to pack up his brown-bag lunch - stuffed with an Italian hoagie and trail mix - and grab his air mattress and sleeping bag. "Caveman" is the call sign of Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Vander Hamm, who pilots the radar-evading, bat-winged B-2 Spirit bomber, the first warplane the Pentagon will send into harm's way to penetrate Iraqi air defenses and command centers if President Bush...
November 26, 2000
25 Years Ago: Zoning change is approved by Planning Board -- Some Residences to be Allowed in B-2 Commercial Zone -- Change Awaits Town Council Approval. The Mt. Airy Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday to amend the town's zoning ordinances to allow business-associated residences in B-2 zones. The B-2 zone designated for shopping centers differs from the residential business B-1 zone in some of the businesses permitted and in its restrictions against residences. A county planning commission staff report, however, recommended that the ordinances be amended "to provide that apartments or residential units be permitted in the B-2 district only as accessory use to the commercial establishment (`caretaker, watchman, resident owner-operator etc.')
October 11, 2000
W. R. Grace & Co., VerticalNet Inc. and Aspen Technology Inc. announced a business-to-business venture yesterday that will allow industrial customers such as oil refineries and plastics companies to purchase chemical catalysts online. e-Catalysts Inc., which the companies introduced yesterday at a National Petrochemical & Refiners Association conference in San Francisco, is the latest in a retinue of B2B exchanges that traditional companies are launching to stimulate sales online. The Internet offers marketplaces for commodities such as steel, plastics and biomedical supplies.
October 20, 1999
Eastern Tech showed No. 12 Franklin yesterday why it has been the fastest rising team in Baltimore County girls soccer this season. Then, the Indians showed why they have never lost to Eastern.The host Indians rallied from one goal down to edge the Mavericks, 3-2, when Brandi Sproul headed in her sister Lindsay Sproul's restart from about 20 yards in the 61st minute. The Sproul sisters accounted for all of the Indians scoring. Brandi had two goals and an assist. Lindsay had a goal and an assist.