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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2000
A convicted rapist has been linked to an attack on a 22-year-old Howard County woman who was carjacked last year while her young son sat in the back seat, authorities said. Antonio Donnell Oesby, who is facing a series of sexual assault, murder and armed robbery charges in two Maryland counties, has been charged with rape and carjacking in the Columbia incident. He is serving 25 years to life after being convicted in April of an October 1999 rape in Washington's Capitol Hill area. Oesby was indicted in Howard County last month on eight separate counts in the Columbia case.
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By Marissa Laliberte and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
At the sound of two whistles, Matthew Bitner-Parish sets up at the shooting line. After another whistle, he draws his bow and stands still, eyes focused on the target 70 meters away. On a crisp fall day, Bitner-Parish trains during one of his biweekly practices on a field outside Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville-Timonium. A soccer practice is underway on an adjacent field, and neighborhood residents stroll past on a sidewalk up the hill. When he finally shoots, the string snaps back with a thud as the arrow takes off. It's another bull's-eye.
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By Victor Paul Alvarez and Victor Paul Alvarez,Contributing Writer | January 10, 1995
Walt Whitman would be surprised to know it came to this: Nancy Miller used his poems to name streets in Columbia's River Hill village.Alone in a library, with a stack of poetry books and a note pad, the Rouse Co. development representative pulled the names from the works of Whitman and other American greats.Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Sandburg and Nathaniel Hawthorne all have had a hand in creating the bookish blocks of Columbia.You think the Rouse Co. just invented names such as Liquid Laughter Lane, Apple Blossom Ride and Barley Corn Row?
NEWS
October 10, 2014
Arts group A discussion group, "Enjoying the Creative Arts," sponsored by SeniorsTogether, meets at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Information: 410-313-7213. Gift of life Owen Brown Interfaith Center sponsors a blood drive beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 7246 Cradlerock Way. For appointments and information, call 410-530-5278. Fair and expo The sixth annual Community Fair and Health Expo will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, rain or shine, at the Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6520 Martin Road.
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October 27, 2011
Tiffany Wiseman and Ali Hossein Sr. , of Columbia, announce the birth of their son, Aden Ali Hossein , on Oct. 12, 2011, at 3:44 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. His brother is Ali Jr. His grandparents are Diana Wiseman, David Weaver and John Wiseman, all of Dundalk; and Diosebeth and Ahmed Hossein, of Columbia. Breana and Jarrod Montoya , of Columbia, announce the birth of their son, Roman Miguel Montoya , on Sept. 22, 2011, at 4:16 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.
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April 27, 2012
Tim and Sandy Gillen, of Columbia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Gillen to Tom Lipinski, son of Edith Lipinski, of Concord, Mass.; and Dr. Joseph Lipinski, also of Concord. Shannon Gillen and Tom Lipinski Tim and Sandy Gillen, of Columbia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Gillen to Tom Lipinski, son of Edith Lipinski, of Concord, Mass.; and Dr. Joseph Lipinski, also of Concord.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
Nordstrom Rack, the discount affiliate of high-end department store company Nordstrom Inc., is opening an outlet in Columbia this spring. The roughly 41,000 square foot store opening at Columbia Crossing shopping mall will be the fourth Nordstrom Rack location in Maryland, Nordstrom Inc. said in a statement Monday. The three Rack stores currently operating in the state are in Annapolis, Gaithersburg and Towson. Nordstrom also has four department store locations in Maryland: Columbia, Towson, Bethesda and Annapolis.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2010
A circuit judge dismissed Friday an attempt to revive a failed petition drive that would have let voters decide in November whether to confirm County Council approval of rezoning for downtown Columbia. Judge Richard S. Bernhardt granted a motion from the county elections board to dismiss the case, on grounds that the group Taxpayers Against Giveaways never submitted a required memorandum explaining its legal arguments despite months of notice. As a result, county elections attorney Mike Molinaro said, he had nothing to respond to with early voting in the election less than two months off. "We're at a loss.
NEWS
July 12, 2012
Those who want to witness the benefits of underground electrical lines on a dedicated power grid need only drive down Route 29 into Howard County and pull off into Columbia. James Rouse, the visionary planner of Columbia, set out to design a modern city, which anticipated over 100,000 residents. In doing so, all aspects of city life were taken into consideration. At the top of his list must have been buried utilities. Thank God for his insight. Today, Columbia is for most the part (although some neighborhoods share an above-ground grid)
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January 19, 2012
I was so glad to see Yvonne Wenger's recent article on Columbia's bike paths ("Columbia seeks to right its paths," Jan. 15). The article tells about Columbia developing a network of pathways, both on-road and off-road, interconnecting the 100 miles of existing trails for people to walk, bike or run to their destinations without their automobiles. Over 130 residents turned out last week to voice their strong support and provide feedback to Toole Design Group. Jennifer Toole, president of the Toole Group, is a nationally known traffic planner who knows how to bring folks together to make Columbia and Howard County a model of bicycle and pedestrian travel.
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Howard County Police say they are detaining a suspect in an incident this morning in which shots were reportedly fired in an area of Columbia. Police reported via Twitter that gunshots were heard in the Long Reach area of Columbia, and that a suspect was detained after an officer spotted a person firing shots in open area near a pond. Police reported that no one was injured. No additional details were immediately available. This story will be updated.
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By Sean Welsh and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Howard County police arrested a 40-year-old man on Friday they said shot another man in a Columbia parking lot Thursday night. Conrad Louis Simpson, 40, has been charged with attempted armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun to commit a felony, and reckless endangerment, police said. Officers responded at 9:48 p.m. to the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road for a report of a shooting victim. The victim, who police identified as Darnell Rasheen Furby, 21, of Columbia, is in fair condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
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By Janene Holzberg and For The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Lecturing on the benefits of regular exercise won't change anyone's sedentary habits, but creating an environment that supports routine physical activity will. That's the message that public health, planning and transportation expert Mark Fenton plans to deliver Thursday evening at the Oakland Mills Meeting House at an event open to all county residents. "To Your Health: How Community Design Can Promote Healthy Lifestyles" is co-sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Horizon Foundation.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
A federal judge ruled this week that owners of multiple Harford County properties - where portions of a 21-mile underground gas pipeline are being installed under an eminent domain claim - cannot fully access funds set aside by the gas company as a form of collateral until a final determination is made at trial on compensation. Columbia Gas Transmission LLC was granted access to the properties in June to begin installing a back-up gas line between Owings Mills and Fallston under condition that it file a cash bond payment of $231,675 to the court, according to court records.
FEATURES
By Samantha Iacia and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Date: July 3 Her story: Pamela Woolford, 47, grew up in Columbia. She is a fiction writer and a former community correspondent for The Baltimore Sun. Her mother, the Rev. Sadie Woolford, lives in Columbia. Her father, Llewellyn Woolford Sr., died in 2012. His story: Gregory Martin, 41, grew up in Middlesex, N.J. He is a music and philosophy teacher at Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, and is also a freelance composer and sound designer. His parents, Mary Ann and Thomas Martin, live in Middlesex.
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By Janene Holzberg and For The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
The flowering branches of Mulan magnolia that grace the cover of Joan Lok's new book on Chinese brush painting appear more brightly colored than in her original work, probably to catch the eye of someone browsing in a bookstore, guesses the author. The Columbia resident says she is pleased with the quality of paper used for the book and the way the reproductions of her original flower paintings neatly fit with the detailed instructions on the soft-cover book's 128 pages. And the longtime federal employee is also happy her first how-to book will be available at bookshops and at a local chain of craft stores, tapping into a marketing niche.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | February 16, 2013
Nine residents living in two townhouses were displaced early Saturday morning after a fire broke out and extended up to the roof. Howard County Department responded to the fire in 9300 block of Indian Camp about 4 a.m. Firefighters brought the two-alarm fire under control within an hour and no one was seriously hurt. One firefighter suffer a minor leg injury and was treated at Howard County General Hospital. The Red Cross is working to assist residents who have been displaced. Howard County Fire Marshals were investigating to determine the cause of the fire.
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By Peter Ephross | January 27, 2014
When James Rouse created Columbia nearly 50 years ago, he never imagined the Maryland town would be catapulted into the national consciousness as the site of the latest senseless shooting. Unlike most postwar suburban communities, Columbia was planned, a product of 1960s-era idealism. Rouse — a shopping mall pioneer as well as the developer of Harborplace in Baltimore, Faneuil Hall in Boston, and South Street Seaport in New York City — founded Columbia on the notion that it is both possible and necessary to build safer, more livable cities.
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