May 9, 1999
Mike Fiorita, a 17-year-old from Falling Waters, W. Va., set a Maryland record for brook trout with a 6-pound, 1.75-ounce catch on the North Branch of the Potomac River last month.The previous state mark of 4 pounds, 12 ounces was set by Rick Joyce at Western Run on May 30, 1985.Fiorita's fish, taken from the put-and-take area at Barnum on April 10, was 22.5 inches long and 15 inches in circumference.Fisheries service biologists believe the monster brook trout moved downstream to the Barnum area after beefing up outside the trout rearing pens below Jennings Randolph Dam."
August 22, 2005
The death of a disabled man whose body was found Saturday morning in a creek near his Southeast Baltimore home has been ruled a s u i c i d e by drowning, city police said. The 41-year-old was born with cerebral palsy and lived with his mother and sister in the 900 block of Alricks Way in Armistead Gardens, police said. The man, who had been depressed, was reported missing less than an hour before his body was found in water about feet deep, said homicide Detective Mark Hughes. The body was about 300 feet downstream from where police found his electric wheelchair at the end of a wooded path, he added.
September 16, 2004
NOW OR NEVER The Jones Falls Valley Celebration will transform the JFX into the functional equivalent of a sidewalk when the northbound lanes of traffic are closed this Sunday. Runners, bikers, inline skaters and walkers are invited to experience the sights and sounds of the Jones Falls. This year's celebration includes a 5-mile race, a canoe and kayak race and the first ever Downstream Frog Race, where participants can sponsor a rubber frog to see which will be the fastest as they race (or, you know, float)
June 12, 1992
The state Department of the Environment will review its decision to grant permission for Annapolis Mall to expand, a department spokesman said yesterday, one day after Woodward Lothrop Inc. raised new allegations in its fight against the expansion.Woodies, embroiled in a public squabble over the mall's plans to add a Nordstrom department store and 45 smaller stores, has asked the state to revoke or modify the mall's approval for a storm-water management pond.In a June 10 letter to department Secretary Robert Perciasepe, Woodies' attorneys charge that the proposed storm-water basin would violate environmental laws and increase chances of downstream erosion, undercutting stream banks and washing out trees and vegetation.
August 15, 1993
25 Years Ago (Week of Aug. 4-10, 1968):* The latest plans for Columbia's downtown area were unveiled this week. These included office buildings, a hotel, a high-rise apartment building near Wilde Lake, and Columbia's mall, which was scheduled to open in 1970.50 Years Ago (Week of Aug. 8-14, 1943):* A pile of trash, dumped into the Tiber River under a building on Ellicott City's Main Street, caught fire, endangering the building above, which had recently been remodeled by the Coroneos brothers.
December 28, 2001
WITH 15 million people in the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay, and millions more moving in, you wonder if we can ever save the natural environment of the place. But consider Billy Frank Lucas. He works with farmers in Pennsylvania, both Amish and "English," to fence streams so cattle don't wade in and send pollution downstream. He's managed 55 miles of stream, both sides. It's just "a dent" in the problem. But he's convinced, "one farm at a time, strand by strand of fence, our work can become the norm."