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May 16, 1994
At 6 feet-7 inches tall, Paul Farragut never had any trouble making his presence known. His looming stature, hang-dog expression and balding pate were all unmistakable trademarks that telegraphed his comings and goings.For five years, he has served as the Howard County councilman from District 4, never the best-known or the most prolific of legislators, but solid. He generally voted with his Democratic colleagues, but rarely cast the lead vote. His dependability was overshadowed only by his good-naturedness.
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January 3, 2009
David Hart norris The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 P.M. Sunday followed by a Celebration of His Life and Ministry at 3 P.M. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Steve Peek officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11:30 A.M. Monday at the East TN State Veteran's Cemetery for services with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee State Veteran's Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Norris family.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | May 15, 1994
It is a Democratic Party axiom that the winner of the primary for the West Columbia seat on the County Council will sit in that seat for the next four years.With a ratio of more than two Democrats to every Republican among registered voters in the district, it is almost a GOP axiom as well.But Democrat Paul R. Farragut's surprise announcement Wednesday night that he will not seek re-election in the 4th District may have changed that -- at least a little -- for Republicans."We're much more interested than before," said Allan H. Kittleman, chairman of the local Republican Central Committee.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2005
WASHINGTON - The future of the Orioles' downtown Washington fan store is under review, the team says. In the interest of being good neighbors to the newly arrived Washington Nationals, the Orioles say they may move the store to another site away from the downtown. If a move were made, it wouldn't be until after the season is over. Orioles executives say they want Washington-area fans to know they aren't abandoning them. "The decision will be based first and foremost on not slighting any Orioles fans in the area," said Spiro Alafassos, the team's executive director of communications.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff writer | April 8, 1992
County Council chairman Paul R. Farragut was livid after the counciltabled his bill to require the county to develop a plan for purchasing recycled materials."
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | April 16, 1993
County Councilman Paul Farragut heard from some of his western Columbia constituents last night, but some of their concerns were beyond his control."Paul, what are you going to do about the earthquakes?" asked Bill Amos of the Allview-Arrowhead Civic Association, prompting laughter.Mr. Farragut, a Democrat, noted that he was one of the few people in the county who had purchased earthquake insurance before the recent series of tremors, many of them centered in Mr. Amos' neighborhoods, shook the Columbia area.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | May 17, 1992
County Council Chairman Paul R. Farragut sent shivers through the administration and the Board of Education last week by calling for budget cuts of $2.2 million.Farragut, D-4th, directed the school board to give him its suggestions for cutting $1.1 million from its request. He said the council would look to cut an equal amount from non-educational expenses.With the exception of the education portion of the budget, the council can only accept or cut what the county executive proposes.The school board has asked the council to approve an operating budget for fiscal 1993 of $141.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Evening Sun Staff | December 2, 1991
Councilman Paul Farragut will be named chairman of the Howard County Council tonight.The current chairman, C. Vernon Gray, today confirmed that Farragut has agreed to serve a one-year term as chairman of the five-member council and that the other members approved of his selection when polled over the weekend.Farragut, 50, a Democrat, will be formally chosen during a vote at the council's legislative session tonight, which follows an annual dinner of members at an Ellicott City restaurant to discuss new assignments.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer | May 12, 1994
In a surprise announcement to fellow Democrats, Councilman Paul R. Farragut said last night that he will not seek re-election to vTC the 4th District seat he has held for five years.Mr. Farragut, 52, made the announcement quietly, in a letter, copies of which he piled on a table of brochures at the county Democratic Central Committee's Jefferson-Jackson dinner.He did not address the crowd, but a number of people who read the letter stopped to talk to him, Mr. Farragut said after the dinner.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff writer | March 4, 1992
County Council chairman Paul R. Farragut fought unsuccessfully Monday to stop what he called a $1.1 million financial boondoggle -- the connection of North Chatham Road to U.S. 40.Had Farragut prevailed, it would have been the first time the council had stopped a capitalproject after appropriating money for it.The fact that $730,000 had been authorized previously and nearly $100,000 already spent was cited by the four other council members asa compelling reason...
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2003
Two Howard County officers accused of assaulting a young man before a 1998 Phish concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion did nothing wrong, and, in fact, it was the man who pushed the officers, a Howard County jury found yesterday. But jurors, who heard testimony over three days this week, awarded no damages to Lt. John McKissick and Officer Michael Proviano, who filed a civil counterclaim against Columbia resident Peter Farragut. "We told [the jury] right up front we ... did not want anything at all. What we wanted was a finding," said Rebecca A. Laws, a senior assistant county solicitor.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2002
An Annapolis woman was in serious but stable condition yesterday afternoon after police found her the previous night outside a Farragut Court apartment complex with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Sarina Michelle Hopkins, 31, of Severn Grove Road was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center shortly after midnight yesterday, police said. Witnesses called police after hearing as many as three gunshots and seeing two men flee the area, said Officer Hal Dalton, a spokesman for Annapolis police.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2001
The Maryland Department of the Environment has been asked to stop trying to appease Carroll County and keep its hands off the long-standing pact governing the development of land surrounding one of the region's main water supplies. MDE had offered Carroll the possibility of limited development in the Liberty Reservoir watershed if the county were to agree to preserve land for every acre it develops through a process called mitigation. The Baltimore Metropolitan Council made the request to MDE in a letter.
NEWS
October 29, 1998
AN IDEAL candidate when she first ran for a Howard County Council seat in 1994, Mary C. Lorsung has since improved her ability to represent the 4th Councilmanic District. She should be re-elected.The complex issues that face burgeoning Howard County require the careful study that Ms. Lorsung provides. The Democratic councilwoman consistently looks past partisanship to the interests of residents when researching issues.Republican Greg Fox is a worthy opponent who says he is ready to give back to the community.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1998
Navy football coach Charlie Weatherbie must have spent part of the summer reading up on the history of the academy, its graduates and some of the choice things they uttered before, during and after epic battles.Picture Day opened practice yesterday and Weatherbie made like Adm. Farragut -- "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" -- during his assessment of the upcoming season.To review, the Mids lost 10 of 11 defensive starters to graduation and, as far as last season's offense is concerned, it departed with quarterback Chris McCoy, who took about two dozen school records with him.Still, it was with what bordered on supreme confidence that the coach said: "We'll be better than last year's [7-4]
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1998
Fort Meade is not the only place to watch fireworks on Independence Day.You can grab a blanket or a lawn chair and relax at Downs Memorial Park, at the end of Mountain Road in Pasadena, for a 30-minute display launched from a barge in the Chesapeake Bay. The show starts at 9: 15 p.m. Saturday.Annapolis also offers a display, launched from a barge at the mouth of the Severn River, also at 9: 15 p.m.The best place to watch it is from Farragut Field at the Naval Academy. But don't try to drive there.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | July 15, 1993
A Howard County councilman threatened last night to withdraw a key Zoning Board vote if the board's chairman refused to consider his proposal to require developers to create moderate-income housing in proposed mixed-use areas.Councilman Paul Farragut, a West Columbia Democrat, made the threat during a work-session discussion of a proposed mixed-use zoning category.Part of the county's eastern comprehensive rezoning, the proposed category would allow a mix of houses, apartments, shops and businesses in six sites.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | May 1, 1991
A majority of the County Council goes into tonight's budget work session committed to finding more money for public schools, but only Councilman Paul R. Farragut, D-4th, is backing a higher property tax increase to cover longevity pay raises for school and county government employees.Council members C. Vernon Gray, D-3rd, and Shane E.R. Pendergrass, D-1st, also emerged from Saturday's 4 1/2-hour school budget hearing pledging to restore at least some of the $8.8 million that County Executive Charles I. Ecker cut from the school budget.
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By Paula Lavigne and Paula Lavigne,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Dennis O'Brien contributed to this article | May 27, 1998
Bank robberies in Baltimore and Baltimore County were down 72 percent in the first four months of this year, compared with the same period last year -- a drop that bank and law enforcement officials credit to new deterrence devices and increased visibility of guards.The number of bank robberies dropped from 83 in the first four months of 1997 to 23 this year in Baltimore and Baltimore County, where most of Maryland's bank robberies occurred, according to figures released yesterday by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1997
The state is about to give one block of Roscoe Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis a $100,000 face lift that will bring the thoroughfare one step closer to the tree-lined look proposed in a 1990 design.The upgrading of the south side of Rowe between Farragut Road and Taylor Avenue will be done along with construction there of the new $11.2 million Robert F. Sweeney District Court of Maryland building.At the urging of local architects, landscape designers and community activists, the state revised its design for this portion of the roadway and the court building to more nearly meet guidelines for a "ceremonial entrance" to Annapolis set out in the 1990 plan, according to Ward 2 Alderman Dean L. Johnson.
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