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August 7, 2013
I would like to thank the generous lady at the Laurel Regional Hospital. On Saturday, June 29, my daughter was in the hospital and desperately wanted to watch television. The cafeteria and gift shop were closed and I needed exact change ($8) to insert in the machine to get a card for TV in the room. I was at the front desk asking everyone if they had change. A visitor gave me $8 and I gave her a $20 bill. While I was inserting the money in the machine she slipped the $20 in my bag. She was too generous and I don't know how to thank her. Betty Frizzell Laurel
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April 26, 2005
Luril D. Greene-Curtis, a hotel worker, died of a heart attack Thursday at Maryland General Hospital. The East Baltimore resident was 38. Born Luril D. Greene in Baltimore, she was raised on East Preston Street. After graduating in 1984 from the Institute of Notre Dame, she took at job with the FBI in Washington. In 1993, she became a hotel concierge at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore. She later held a job in human resources at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel and since last year had been working the front desk at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn. Mrs. Greene-Curtis enjoyed dancing, cooking and entertaining.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 9, 2001
A bearded man with a shotgun robbed the Holiday Inn on Washington Boulevard in Jessup of an undisclosed amount of cash yesterday morning, Howard County police said. Police said the robber - a black man in his late 20s to early 30s, 5-feet-6 to 5-feet-8 and 140 to 160 pounds - was wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans and a bandana over his head. He asked the front-desk employee for change and when the employee opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a shotgun and demanded all of the money, police said.
NEWS
March 1, 2009
The Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, will offer Thirst 'n' Howl Musical Productions' Rosie The Riveter, an original revue honoring the women of the 1940s who supported the home front during World War II, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is free. "Heart Health for Women," a free program presented by Marilyn Smedberg-Gobbett, volunteer coordinator with the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. She will discuss prevention, early detection, diagnosis and proper treatment.
NEWS
March 3, 2010
A Baltimore man was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to robbing a Jessup motel last February. Brandon Ray Walls will serve the time concurrently with a 10-year sentence he received for robbing a Pikesville motel five days earlier. Police say Walls, 22, of the 400 block of N. Calvert St., brandished a stun gun at the front desk of La Quinta Inn and Suites in Jessup on Feb. 12, 2009, and ordered a clerk to hand over cash from the register. Officers used surveillance video from the Jessup robbery to identify Walls as a suspect, police say. - Don Markus
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By Jean Block Bessmer | June 11, 1998
LAST Saturday night in Baltimore I slept with a couple I'd never met before. Well, it's a long story that came about because of the shortage of hotel rooms in the area.I had arrived in the city early in the evening to enjoy dinner with friends. Before we knew it time had flown. It was 3 a.m. -- too late for me to drive back to Rockville alone. So I began calling local hotels, searching for a room for the night.It quickly became clear to me that I would not find a room -- even the Hunt Valley Inn, 18 miles from downtown, didn't have a room.
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By Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | October 15, 2009
The odd and tragic case of Mark Castillo took another erratic turn Wednesday, when the 43-year-old father abruptly pleaded guilty to drowning his three young children in a city hotel bathtub, carefully timing their submersion with a stopwatch. Castillo's unexpected guilty plea to the murders, which he calculated to punish his estranged wife, came after lawyers and court officials spent a week choosing a jury for his trial. Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda K. Heard found Castillo, who arrived in court in sweats and a T-shirt instead of his customary suit, mentally capable of entering the plea and sentenced him to three consecutive life terms without possibility of parole.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2004
In an unusual move, two Howard County Circuit Court judges presided yesterday over the sentencing of an Ellicott City man who was convicted for his role in the April armed robbery of the Columbia Hilton Inn. The two-judge sentencing resulted because Judge James B. Dudley became ill with asthma after the first day of the jury trial last month and did not return to court, leaving Judge Diane O. Leasure to oversee the second and final day. "That's the...
NEWS
December 9, 1993
American Properties adds new associatesAmerican Properties has announced the appointment of three sales associates to the company's Ellicott City office.Ted Bosse IV and Debbie Bosse have joined American Properties as real estate agents with responsibilities in the areas of new home sales, re-sales and the location and sales of individual sites for custom building.Ann Marie Freter will be a real estate agent specializing in home sales.Mecca is director of information servicesRosemarie Mecca has been named director of health information services for Allied Signal Technical Services Corp.
NEWS
July 14, 1995
For the second time in about a week, a man brandishing a large stick has robbed a motel along U.S. 50 in Arnold.County police said Suzanne McKee, 33, was at the front desk of the Howard Johnson Motel in the first block of Old Mill Bottom Road, when a man came in about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night and asked for a single room.Ms. McKee gave him a desk card to sign in. As the man filled out the card, he told Ms. McKee, "Now give me your money," and pulled out a large stick and held it to her neck, police said.
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