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July 14, 2011
Emily Targonski , of Ellicott City, received a leadership scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year from the Trustees of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation. She is a graduate of Mount de Sales Academy. Frank Ugboh , of Laurel, received a $2,500 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans scholarship in June for his perseverence in overcoming adversity while succeeding academically, contributing to the community and exhibiting exemplary character.
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August 31, 2014
While I believe that many of Baltimore County School Supt. Dallas Dance's intentions are noble, I take issue with the means he has employed to implement them ( "Stop beating up on county school superintendent Dallas Dance," Aug. 25). His actions not only have left many people frustrated and upset with the superintendent but caused a significant part of the community to mistrust him over his stonewalling, the lack of real dialogue and transparency at meetings and his repetitive meme of "looking forward to working with the community" that is never realized.
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April 26, 2014
As one of those impacted by Baltimore County's unwillingness to pay a judgment against it for the overcharging some police department retirees for their health benefits, I believe that County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has the responsibility to comply with the court's order ( "Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute," April 22). The delays will result in the county incurring additional cost, and it will come from the county's general fund and not from Mr. Kamenetz's pocket.
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By Will Fesperman | June 17, 2014
Howard County's Office of Consumer Affairs unveiled an online tool for residents to learn about scams. A new webpage, Scam Alert, includes a list of recent scams, tips for identifying scams, and a tool for reporting scams to county officials. The site is howardcountymd.gov/scamalert.htm. Officials said county residents have been the victims of several scams this year, including one in which a caller claims to be from Microsoft and asks for access to residents' computers to conduct a security scan.
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October 13, 2011
Staci and John Lawall Jr. , of Elkridge, announce the birth of their daughter, Braelynn Nicole Lawall , on Aug. 1, 2011, at 10:44 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Her grandparents are Marty Golden, of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; Kathy Doody, of New Market; and Sue and Chad Millinix, of Laurel. Hiranya and Robert Patterson , of Sykesville, announce the birth of their daughter, Priya Liliana Patterson , on June 10, 2011, at 10:39 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2011
Baltimore County residents and developers expressed support Tuesday for a bill that would require public hearings on building projects to be held closer to the affected neighborhoods. The council will vote next week to require meetings to be held within three to eight miles of proposed developments. Meetings may be held in Towson if other sites are unavailable. The hearings, known as community input meetings, allow residents to get information about a proposed development's size and impact on traffic, schools and infrastructure before the plan is submitted for approval.
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February 7, 2012
Courtney Winn Faudree and Tyler Marion Hurd Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Faudree, of Urbanna, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Winn Faudree, to Tyler Marion Hurd, son of Dr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Hurd Jr., of West Friendship. Faudree, a 2009 graduate of Roanoke College, is a project coordinator at The Martin Agency, in Richmond, Va. Hurd, a 2008 graduate of Roanoke College, is employed at The Faison School for Autism, also in Richmond. A May 2012 wedding in Urbanna is planned.
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August 31, 2014
While I believe that many of Baltimore County School Supt. Dallas Dance's intentions are noble, I take issue with the means he has employed to implement them ( "Stop beating up on county school superintendent Dallas Dance," Aug. 25). His actions not only have left many people frustrated and upset with the superintendent but caused a significant part of the community to mistrust him over his stonewalling, the lack of real dialogue and transparency at meetings and his repetitive meme of "looking forward to working with the community" that is never realized.
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June 26, 2013
Wake up Prince George's. This is what you get from a democratically controlled socialistic state and county ( "Prince George's releases 'rain tax' plans," Laurel Leader June 20). Rather than state and county officials getting out of their offices, inspecting and or patrolling the county for the bad actors they want more taxes from us. There is no mention that the taxes paid "must" be used for this legislation. Where is it to prevent these additional tax dollars from being used for another pay raise for county officials?
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
Thousands of Baltimore County residents have probably paid hundreds of dollars too much for their use of the city's public sewage system - and most are not even aware of it, county officials acknowledge. More than 200,000 county households get their water from Baltimore City, where an error-prone billing system overcharged its customers in both jurisdictions by at least $4.2 million in the past few years. But in Baltimore County, the errors are multiplied because of the method sewer charges are calculated for these customers: The county's budget and finance office multiplies the city-issued water bills by three.
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June 16, 2014
In the upcoming primary election I can't vote for Anthony Brown because besides the Obamacare rollout he was in charge of I can't figure out what he did as lieutenant governor for the last eight years. All he talks about is his parents coming from another country and his adoption of a child. Del. Jon Cardin is another sad example of our representation in the legislature. As attorney general he would probably have to go home more often than he went to court. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz voted for a salary increase for the future county executive but had to face the possibility of contempt of court for failure to obey a ruling on his failure to refund overpayment of police retirement health insurance, which cost the county residents over $200,000 besides the return of the  money the county collected illegally.
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By Tony Glaros | June 10, 2014
Kingdon Gould, Jr., 90, is a noted businessman, real estate developer and former U.S. ambassador under two presidents. He is a great-grandson of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Over the course of his more than six decades as a resident of Howard County, Gould's diverse business interests have included partial or complete ownership of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., PMI Parking, The Kings Contrivance restaurant in Columbia, and a portion of the Capital Crescent Trail between Georgetown and Silver Spring.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents. "Baltimore County is going to be critical because it's the third-largest pool of Democratic votes," said John T. Willis, a high-profile Democrat and author of a book on Maryland politics. On the Republican side, Helen Delich Bentley, who represented the county in Congress for a decade, has no doubt of its importance in her party's primary.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
The nation's space exploration program had already captivated 12-year-old Howard Weinstein's imagination when the episodes of the original "Star Trek" began airing in 1966. "The show was the coolest thing happening on TV, outside of space launches," the Elkridge author said, recalling how school days were interrupted so that bulky TVs could be wheeled into classrooms for students across the nation to watch live blastoffs. The science fiction series, which follows the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise, shared an optimistic outlook with the U.S. space program that attracted the now 59-year-old author of 65 "Star Trek" comic books and seven "Star Trek" novels.
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April 26, 2014
As one of those impacted by Baltimore County's unwillingness to pay a judgment against it for the overcharging some police department retirees for their health benefits, I believe that County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has the responsibility to comply with the court's order ( "Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute," April 22). The delays will result in the county incurring additional cost, and it will come from the county's general fund and not from Mr. Kamenetz's pocket.
NEWS
March 28, 2014
Housing fair Howard County Housing will host its eighth annual "Come Home to Howard County" fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia. The event targets and showcases everything individuals and families who currently live in or outside the county need to know about buying or renting a home. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-313-6318 and select option four or go to howardcountyhousing.com. WomenFest vendors Vendors promoting health, wellness, fashion and beauty can apply for a spot at the sixth annual Department of Citizen Services' WomenFest, being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2001
Norman Benton, 72, fondly remembers his childhood days of fishing and swimming in Fort Armistead Park, a 45-acre area on the Baltimore City-Anne Arundel line named after a local War of 1812 commander. The Hanover resident thinks the fort is "beautiful." Del. Joan Cadden recalls that she went there every year as a child for Easter egg hunts or to watch ships cruise by on their way into Baltimore harbor. The park used to have a playground, the Brooklyn Park Democrat says, and the fort's underground tunnels were a great attraction for teens, who would explore the dark areas in groups.
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By John Morris and John Morris,Staff writer | November 27, 1991
In a twist on the popular fast food commercial, county residents areasking, "Where's the fat?"State political leaders have slashed $446 million from Maryland's $11.5 billion budget this year. But, "They are not looking for the little bits of fat," said Brooklyn Park resident Linda Sharp.As Gov. William Donald Schaefer grapples with another $200 million deficit this month, Sharp's concern was echoed again and again Tuesday night at a Glen Burnie forum on the budget crisis and at other recent forums in Pasadena and Arnold.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
As a kid, Terry McAulay watched football games on TV and practiced the moves he saw - not the spins and jukes of the players, but the gestures and actions of the officials. Hands on hips? Offside. Arms folded? Delay of game. At age 9, McAulay knew them all. "Terry would sit there for hours, mimicking every signal that the referees used," said Dene McAulay, his mother. "We marveled at [the pantomime]. He never said a word, he just did it. " Some day, he told his family, he would referee the Super Bowl . Sunday, McAulay will do that for the third time when the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks meet in Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J. It's the highest honor for an NFL official and a tribute that doesn't surprise high school coaches in the Baltimore area who dealt with McAulay, of Howard County, in his early years as an arbiter.
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