February 15, 2003
The bride -- one of them, at least -- wore a scoop-necked, full-skirted wedding gown, a pearl tiara and dainty glass slippers. And, over everything, a T-shirt with red gothic lettering that spelled the word trouble. She was Nancy F. Fischer, a 23-year-old from Dundalk. She stood in the crowded Baltimore County courthouse hallway as her betrothed, a 25-year-old volunteer firefighter from Dundalk named Jimmy E. Dennison, paid $25 for the ceremony and put their names on a list. She soon got rid of the T-shirt -- to look more the part, she said -- and waited.
June 16, 1994
A 28-year-old Ellicott City woman who was arrested June 6 and accused of making bomb threats at the Carroll County Courthouse has been released from the county jail.Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. lifted the $10,000 bail on which Debra Jane Thurman had been held since her arrest and ordered the woman released on her own recognizance Tuesday, court records show.Ms. Thurman of the 9700 block of Hillsmere Road was charged with two counts of making bomb threats and two counts of telephone misuse, all misdemeanors.
September 3, 1992
About a dozen Baltimore County firefighters, two fire engines and a ladder truck were called to the county courthouse yesterday when smoke alarms in the 130-year-old stone building went off.The culprit?"
August 6, 2004
IN BALTIMORE COUNTY Italian Festival slated for tomorrow and Sunday The Baltimore County Italian Festival is scheduled for this weekend. The free festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in and around the Towson Courthouse Plaza, which stretches out from the county courthouse at 401 Bosley Ave. The event will include art and craft exhibits, food vendors and entertainment. Proceeds from the festival will support a college scholarship fund and other charitable endeavors of the Towson Dulaney Lodge of the Sons of Italy.
January 16, 1994
25 Years Ago (Week of Jan. 5-11, 1969):* In the same weekend, two flags were stolen from the Howard County Courthouse. A Maryland flag was taken from the county commissioners' hearing room, and the American flag, which was flown from the flagpole outside the courthouse, was also taken.50 Years Ago (week of Jan. 9-15, 1944):* Two Howard County brothers serving in the Army met in Australia for the first time in more than three years. The two brothers, Pvt. Edward Affeldt and Sgt. John Affeldt, hailed from the Pine Orchard area.
September 9, 2005
Howard County's official flag flew for the first time 37 years ago this month. The flag, designed by Jean O. Hannon, "is quartered by the red cross of Lord Baltimore; in the upper left-hand quarter is a yellow shock of wheat representing Howard County of the past," according to a Sun article at the time. "In the lower right quadrant is a green map of the countys industrial future." The flag was lofted officially at the county courthouse in Ellicott City on Sept. 19, 1968 -- although the occasion was less than dramatic.