February 4, 2013
It appears that much of the skepticism with the Symphony Woods Inner Arbor plan, brought to light by Columbia resident Michael McCall and introduced by CA, is more about process and hurt feelings than the actual plan. Utilizing a theme creatively embracing the arts, the Inner Arbor plan is a big concept in a town where development is based on careful small steps often kept in check by a vocal minority. While issues may be within some facets of the new plan as currently envisioned, the largeness of the concept has created the conversation needed. Much of that opinion however appears to be about the process, CA and prior plans instead of this plan's potential to help invigorate a downtown currently ill-defined by a large mall and a sleepy lakefront. One has to wonder how this plan would be received if it were championed and submitted by another organization. Is much of the gnashing of teeth more to do with opinions of CA and the process?
July 7, 1994
A homeless man with a hatchet critically injured another man yesterday during an argument in front of Lexington Market, then led police on a foot chase before he was arrested, authorities said.The victim, Donald Adams, 32, of the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. suffered a deep wound to his left jaw and throat in the 8 a.m. attack, police said.He was listed in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.From the market, in the 200 block of N. Eutaw St., police chased the suspect east on Lexington Street, south on Howard Street and east on Marion Street, a streetbehind the Greyhound bus station, where he was arrested.
October 3, 1990
A woman who was charged with using a hatchet to nearly sever a man's hand was released from jail last night after posting $15,000 bail, police said.Police said no trial date has been set for Geraldine Jackson, 44, of the 1700 block of W. Lanvale St., who was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with assault with intent to maim and assault with a deadly weapon.Jackson, police said, used a hatchet to attempt to hack off the arm of a man she believed had sexually molested her granddaughter, 5. The injured man was identified by police as Wardell Leverette, 47, of the 1900 block of N. Bentalou St. He was in serious condition today at University of Maryland Medical Center with a severe cut to his left wrist and other cuts to his left shoulder and left cheek.
July 6, 1994
A man with a hatchet critically injured another man today during an argument in front of the Lexington Market in the 200 block of North Eutaw Street, then, still holding the weapon, led police on a foot chase along three city streets before being arrested, authorities said.The victim, whose identity police had not been able to establish by late morning, suffered a deep wound to the right side of his neck and a bruise to his head in the 8 a.m. attack, police said. He was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in critical condition.
June 26, 1995
Some might consider the ceremonial burying of the hatchet at Lehigh Portland Cement Co.'s Union Bridge plant a week ago a bit contrived. However, if the plant's management and employees can turn a symbolic act into one of substance and meaning, Carroll County residents may witness a complete turnabout in Lehigh's past decade of nasty labor relations.Last Monday's mock funeral is actually in keeping with an international growth in ritual "meaculpas." In early April, 800 German Christians traveled to the Netherlands and apologized for the World War II invasion.
June 15, 2000
An interview with Tom Neary, young-adult contact person at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library and a leader of the Go Girl Book Club. Go Girl is a reading group for girls ages 10 to 13 and their mothers. Children's librarian Susan Maranto is also a leader of the group. What book are members reading this month? We're reading "Hatchet" by Gary Paulson. Which books have members liked? I think "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle was their favorite one so far. There were a lot of unusual characters.