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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | August 22, 2009
The city's longest stretch of the year without a homicide was snapped when a 25-year-old man was killed Thursday afternoon after a gunman fired into the front window of his home. About 4:30 p.m., police said, a man approached a home in the 100 block of S. Highland Ave. in the Baltimore Highlands community and banged on the door. Donte Gunter came to the front window and was shot three times, according to Detective Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired and saw three bullet holes in the window, Moses said.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | August 22, 2009
The city's longest stretch of the year without a homicide was snapped when a 25-year-old man was killed Thursday afternoon after a gunman fired into the front window of his home. About 4:30 p.m., police said, a man approached a home in the 100 block of S. Highland Ave. in the Baltimore Highlands community and banged on the door. Donte Gunter came to the front window and was shot three times, according to Detective Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired and saw three bullet holes in the window, Moses said.
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By Janet Gilbert | November 17, 2006
Stories about works of art discovered in forgotten corners of cluttered attics never fail to pique our interest. But what if a treasure-trove of such works, hidden in plain sight in downtown Columbia, were to appear in a new, temporary setting -- all of it available for purchase? That's what happens this weekend and next when works from the Artists' Gallery of Columbia -- usually exhibited in the lobby of the American City Building in Columbia Town Center -- come out to be viewed and sold at the home of member artist Cher Compton and her husband, Craig.
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By Janet Gilbert | November 17, 2006
Stories about works of art discovered in forgotten corners of cluttered attics never fail to pique our interest. But what if a treasure-trove of such works, hidden in plain sight in downtown Columbia, were to appear in a new, temporary setting -- all of it available for purchase? That's what happens this weekend and next when works from the Artists' Gallery of Columbia -- usually exhibited in the lobby of the American City Building in Columbia Town Center -- come out to be viewed and sold at the home of member artist Cher Compton and her husband, Craig.
BUSINESS
By Joan M. Kasura and Joan M. Kasura,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 27, 1999
The country store feeling is alive and well -- and living in Highland.For many Howard County residents, Highland is defined by the stores and businesses clustered around the junction of Routes 108 and 216. For those who live there and nearby, however, Highland embodies much more, a neighborly rural serenity that attracts folks and keeps them coming back after they begin to have families of their own.That draw has been augmented in the last few years by...
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | April 5, 1996
Insulation in a Highland home caught fire while a plumber soldered pipes Wednesday and burned inside the walls, Howard County fire officials said.The plumber was alone in the house in the 6500 block of Riverclyde Drive when the fire began about 10 a.m. He was not injured, said Sgt. Robert Wiseman, a spokesman for the Howard County Fire Department.It took crews from Howard and Montgomery counties about an hour to extinguish the fire, officials said.The fire burned insulation and electrical wiring, causing about $50,000 in damage to the $500,000 home, Sergeant Wiseman said.
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July 25, 2004
Robert Wesley Lewis, a one-time deckhand and captain of an Ohio River ferry who later became an operator of heavy equipment, died of cancer Wednesday at his Highland home. He was 90. Mr. Lewis was born and raised in Great Bend, Ohio, a town that overlooks the Ohio River. As a young man, he worked as a deckhand on river steamers and dredges, and was captain of the ferry connecting Great Bend and Ravenswood, W.Va. After leaving the river, he operated heavy equipment on highway projects for Dravo Co., where he worked until his retirement in 1982.
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June 16, 2006
William Henry Boesche, owner of a Howard County landscaping company, died Saturday at his Highland home. He was 41 and suffered from chronic Lyme disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Mr. Boesche was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and raised in Ocean City. After graduating in 1977 from Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, he began working for several landscaping companies. In 1992, Mr. Boesche established Clean-Ups Unlimited LLC, a residential and commercial landscaping and hauling company.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | February 6, 2010
A 55-year-old Howard County man - tentatively diagnosed last year as possibly too psychotic, suicidal and severely depressed to stand trial - pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to arson for setting fire to his Highland home and electronics recycling business on Halloween 2008. According to a statement of facts contained in Scott Daniel Wilson's plea agreement, he jumped into his Jeep after setting the blaze and "narrowly missed hitting a Howard County" firefighter responding to the fire.
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February 20, 1991
New Jersey authorities are continuing an investigation into the background of a Howard County man arrested last week on charges of child abuse and pornography.Gilbert Hughes Eyre, 43, of the 12000 blockScaggsville Road in Highland, was arrested in Ocean County, N.J., following a two-month probe into allegations of child abuse and pornography involving three female relatives.Eyre, an auto mechanic at Hot Air Enterprises in Rockville, was charged with sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, said Jeff Bissey, an investigator with the Ocean County prosecutor's office.
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By Joan M. Kasura and Joan M. Kasura,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 27, 1999
The country store feeling is alive and well -- and living in Highland.For many Howard County residents, Highland is defined by the stores and businesses clustered around the junction of Routes 108 and 216. For those who live there and nearby, however, Highland embodies much more, a neighborly rural serenity that attracts folks and keeps them coming back after they begin to have families of their own.That draw has been augmented in the last few years by...
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March 2, 2007
Charles J. Lowman Jr., a retired Army colonel who was later an engineer in the defense industry, died of a heart attack Feb. 22 at his Highland home. He was 77. Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1947 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and worked for Westinghouse Corp. in Linthicum while taking electrical engineering classes at the Johns Hopkins University. He was a 1953 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Lowman spent 26 years in the Army, including a period from 1968 to 1969 as a battalion commander and combat surveillance officer in Vietnam where he worked on a system to assist helicopters in night combat.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 29, 2008
Lt. Col. Raymond F. Latall, a decorated fighter pilot who flew both the Korean and Vietnam wars, died of cancer July 22 at his Highland home. He was 79. Raymond Frank Latall was born and raised in Chicago. He was a 1947 graduate of Amundsen High School and attended Wright Junior College in Chicago for two years. He was a 1967 graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Va. Colonel Latall joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1950. After completing flight training, he received his wings in 1953 and was sent to Korea.
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