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By Tim Swift and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Divers with the Baltimore County Police Department on Sunday recovered the body of a man who went missing Saturday at the Beaver Dam Swim Club in Cockeysville. Baltimore County police and fire spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said the body of Steve Curtis Jennings Jr., 36, of New Carrolton, was recovered from the water at 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Family members said he was last seen about 2:45 p.m. Saturday near a diving board at the freshwater quarry, which has an average depth of about 40 feet.
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By Tim Swift and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Divers with the Baltimore County Police Department on Sunday recovered the body of a man who went missing Saturday at the Beaver Dam Swim Club in Cockeysville. Baltimore County police and fire spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said the body of Steve Curtis Jennings Jr., 36, of New Carrolton, was recovered from the water at 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Family members said he was last seen about 2:45 p.m. Saturday near a diving board at the freshwater quarry, which has an average depth of about 40 feet.
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July 7, 2013
Baltimore County health officials have lifted warnings about swimming at two area beaches, but one swimming ban remains at the Genessee Valley Outdoor Learning Center's upper pond. On July 3, officials had closed the beaches at Genessee Valley, Oregon Ridge and Beaver Dam Quarry based on high bacteria levels. Officials said the high levels were caused by heavy rainfall that occurred last week. On Sunday, officials posted on the county website that the Oregon Ridge and Beaver Dam Quarry beaches have been reopened based on new water samples.
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July 7, 2013
Baltimore County health officials have lifted warnings about swimming at two area beaches, but one swimming ban remains at the Genessee Valley Outdoor Learning Center's upper pond. On July 3, officials had closed the beaches at Genessee Valley, Oregon Ridge and Beaver Dam Quarry based on high bacteria levels. Officials said the high levels were caused by heavy rainfall that occurred last week. On Sunday, officials posted on the county website that the Oregon Ridge and Beaver Dam Quarry beaches have been reopened based on new water samples.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2002
When 24-year-old Jamee Eben drowned two years ago at Beaver Dam Swimming Club, lifeguards at the popular Baltimore County swimming quarry all but ignored her friends' pleas for help, a lawyer for Eben's parents told a jury yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. It was the first day of trial in the $6 million lawsuit Marilyn and Terry Eben filed last year against the swim club. The Ebens' attorney, Margaret M. McKee, was trying to show how the club's negligence caused the Columbia woman's death on July 2, 2000.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1997
For the three moms from Columbia, the old swimming hole near Hunt Valley won out over 23 modern, outdoor pools in their town.Corby Gould, Loretta Motto and Dana Grobicki drove their summertime convoy -- three vans with 10 children, towels, coolers and floats -- almost 30 miles to Beaver Dam Swim Club to soak up its old-time atmosphere.They joined generations of Baltimoreans who have sought relief in the spring-fed waters of the former quarry, which produced stone for the U.S. Capitol and now thrives in a corner of a burgeoning corporate center.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
The wake-up call came at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, but Midshipman Alberto Salabarria was ready well before then. Anticipating a grueling, thrilling, muddy day of Sea Trials at the Naval Academy, Salabarria and some of his classmates couldn't wait. "Everyone was listening to music, trying to motivate themselves," Salabarria said. Staying upbeat is a key to surviving Sea Trials, a 14-hour test of strength, endurance and will that marks the end of the freshman, or "plebe," year at the Naval Academy.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Three Baltimore County beaches are closed after health officials determined that the level of bacteria there makes swimming unsafe. Officials said Wednesday that Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center (Upper Pond), Oregon Ridge Park Beach and Beaver Dam Swim Club Beach have unsafe levels of bacteria. The high levels of bacteria were caused by the region's unusual amount of rainfall in recent weeks, they said. The beaches will re-open when testing shows it is safe, they said. For information on water testing in the county, visit http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/environmentalhealth/watersampling/results.html alisonk@baltsun.com twitter.com/aliknez
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2001
A day after a 20-year-old man drowned in Beaver Dam Swimming Club's deep, chilly waters, a Baltimore County official said the one-time stone quarry complies with state and county regulations for swimming areas. Thomas L. Vidmar, deputy director of the county Environmental Protection and Resource Management Agency, said yesterday that inspectors found no violations at the popular Cockeysville swimming area during a routine visit June 22. Some seek closings Some people have called for the closing of the privately run 30-acre complex because of drownings at quarries in Baltimore County, Vidmar said.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2001
The parents of a competitive swimmer who drowned last year at Beaver Dam Swim Club have filed a $6 million lawsuit against the club, alleging it was an hour before a lifeguard initiated a search for the woman. Marilyn Jean Eben and Terry Dickson Eben filed the suit Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court - one day after another person drowned at the popular Cockeysville quarry. "Someone has to do something to close this place; it is just too dangerous," said Marilyn Eben, a resident of Abingdon.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Three Baltimore County beaches are closed after health officials determined that the level of bacteria there makes swimming unsafe. Officials said Wednesday that Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center (Upper Pond), Oregon Ridge Park Beach and Beaver Dam Swim Club Beach have unsafe levels of bacteria. The high levels of bacteria were caused by the region's unusual amount of rainfall in recent weeks, they said. The beaches will re-open when testing shows it is safe, they said. For information on water testing in the county, visit http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/health/environmentalhealth/watersampling/results.html alisonk@baltsun.com twitter.com/aliknez
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
The wake-up call came at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, but Midshipman Alberto Salabarria was ready well before then. Anticipating a grueling, thrilling, muddy day of Sea Trials at the Naval Academy, Salabarria and some of his classmates couldn't wait. "Everyone was listening to music, trying to motivate themselves," Salabarria said. Staying upbeat is a key to surviving Sea Trials, a 14-hour test of strength, endurance and will that marks the end of the freshman, or "plebe," year at the Naval Academy.
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Staff reports | November 10, 2012
Baltimore County Police say a woman was killed Saturday in a single car crash in the Cockeysville area. According to police, at 1:20p.m., Nov. 10, police and fire personnel responded to the area of Padonia Road and Beaver Dam Road for a report of an accident involving injuries.  When officers arrived, they discovered a Honda had run into a light support pole at Beaver Dam Road and Texas Station Court. Police said they believe the car, which was driven by a woman in her 60s, was traveling southbound on Beaver Dam Road approaching Texas Station Court when the car was struck by a deer.  The Honda then struck a light support pole.  The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.  She was later identified by police as Suzanne Natalie Selby, 62, of Lutherville.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2002
When 24-year-old Jamee Eben drowned two years ago at Beaver Dam Swimming Club, lifeguards at the popular Baltimore County swimming quarry all but ignored her friends' pleas for help, a lawyer for Eben's parents told a jury yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. It was the first day of trial in the $6 million lawsuit Marilyn and Terry Eben filed last year against the swim club. The Ebens' attorney, Margaret M. McKee, was trying to show how the club's negligence caused the Columbia woman's death on July 2, 2000.
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By Regina Puleo and Regina Puleo,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 16, 2002
When Confederate plans went awry on June 26, 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill decided to wage a costly offensive against Union Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter at Beaver Dam Creek. Unsupported, Hill's forces were repulsed and defeated. Hill expected Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's arrival imminently as he forced a crossing of the Chickahominy River and led his six brigades known as the Light Division through the town of Mechanicsville to encounter Porter's corps entrenched behind Beaver Dam Creek.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2001
The parents of a competitive swimmer who drowned last year at Beaver Dam Swim Club have filed a $6 million lawsuit against the club, alleging it was an hour before a lifeguard initiated a search for the woman. Marilyn Jean Eben and Terry Dickson Eben filed the suit Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court - one day after another person drowned at the popular Cockeysville quarry. "Someone has to do something to close this place; it is just too dangerous," said Marilyn Eben, a resident of Abingdon.
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Staff reports | November 10, 2012
Baltimore County Police say a woman was killed Saturday in a single car crash in the Cockeysville area. According to police, at 1:20p.m., Nov. 10, police and fire personnel responded to the area of Padonia Road and Beaver Dam Road for a report of an accident involving injuries.  When officers arrived, they discovered a Honda had run into a light support pole at Beaver Dam Road and Texas Station Court. Police said they believe the car, which was driven by a woman in her 60s, was traveling southbound on Beaver Dam Road approaching Texas Station Court when the car was struck by a deer.  The Honda then struck a light support pole.  The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.  She was later identified by police as Suzanne Natalie Selby, 62, of Lutherville.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Staff Writer | July 11, 1992
For 45 years, on sunny summer days, Twilah Wier and Dorothy Avery have occupied the same spot on a rock overlooking Beaver Dam."You know what they call us?" Mrs. Wier asks. "The daily double."Mrs. Wier, actually, has been coming to Beaver Dam Swim Club for 52 years. It is where she taught her two sons to swim and where she has watched generations of children grow up and bring their own offspring. "I watched the kids grow up. They turn into lifeguards and then they come back as fathers," she says.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2001
A day after a 20-year-old man drowned in Beaver Dam Swimming Club's deep, chilly waters, a Baltimore County official said the one-time stone quarry complies with state and county regulations for swimming areas. Thomas L. Vidmar, deputy director of the county Environmental Protection and Resource Management Agency, said yesterday that inspectors found no violations at the popular Cockeysville swimming area during a routine visit June 22. Some seek closings Some people have called for the closing of the privately run 30-acre complex because of drownings at quarries in Baltimore County, Vidmar said.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | July 5, 2001
Two accidental drownings marred a relatively quiet Fourth of July holiday yesterday. While families and couples splashed and lazed at the Beaver Dam Swim Club in Cockeysville yesterday afternoon, a 20-year-old man struggled in the murky water, went under and never came up, onlookers said. Earlier yesterday, an 18-month-old girl was discovered dead in her family's backyard pool in Joppa, while others in the family had gone for a swim at a neighbor's house. The victim at Beaver Dam, identified by police as Frederick Elijah Kearse of Chester in Queen Anne's County, was seen thrashing in the water about 2 p.m., witnesses said.
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