June 11, 2008
Jill Farrar Planner Howard County government, Ellicott City Salary : $50,000 Age : 31 Years on the job : One How she got started: After getting an undergraduate degree in environmental studies and working for a New Jersey land conservancy, Farrar went on to earn a master's degree in geography and planning from Northern Arizona University. She worked as a planner in Arizona, relocating to Maryland last year when her husband transferred for a job. After putting in applications with several jurisdictions, she decided Howard County was a good fit. Typical day: Farrar is one of about 15 planners who review development projects as they come into Howard County for approval.
May 31, 2006
0 Seniors on the Poly boys 3,200-meter relay team, which won titles in the Baltimore City and Class 2A North regional meets. The runners (in order) are: junior Jamin Gallman, sophomore Lemuel Pridgen, junior Brian Farrar and freshman Rahsaan Johnson. 164 Strikeouts for Southwestern freshman pitcher Shannon Bonnett in 83 innings before missing the latter part of the season after the death of her grandmother. In her first week on the mound, she struck out 21 batters in a 9-4 win over City.
November 6, 2005
On October 31, 2005, DEACON FARRAR. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Ave. on Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. The family will receive friends at Community Church of Christ, 1002 Somerset St., on Monday at 11:30 am. Funeral at 12 pm.
October 20, 2005
HE WANTED TO GO HOME, so to speak. After seven years of highly experimental solo work, singer-songwriter-musician Jay Farrar decided to reassemble his critically acclaimed alternative country-rock band, Son Volt. On the new album, Okemah and the Melody of Riot, he reminds fans of the band's past glory while showcasing progressive musical and lyrical ideas. The CD appeared in July and garnered enthusiastically positive reviews. "The right mix of pastoral beauty and bar-band swagger," Rolling Stone said.
May 29, 2004
Roger W. Straus Jr., 87, a Guggenheim heir who co-founded one of the great publishing houses of the 20th century, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, according to his son, Roger Straus III. The longtime head of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, he was among the last of the true old-fashioned publishers. He ran his own company for more than half a century, holding on even as the book world evolved from a small, clannish community to an increasingly impersonal, money-minded business.
April 13, 2004
Any singer, wrote legendary - and shapely - soprano Geraldine Farrar, "must bear in mind that the world of opera is one of illusion, of fantasy, of exaggeration - and that it is hard to nurse poetic and fantastical illusions, no matter how fine the voice, when the eye is oppressed by the sight of some 300 pounds of human avoirdupois." As much as I revere Farrar (via her vintage recordings), I think her reasoning was a little off. But her views won't go away. No doubt, if she were around today, Farrar would have weighed in heavily on the side of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, which generated international headlines last month by dismissing Deborah Voigt from its production of Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos this June.