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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
When he first heard that the Howard County Circuit Court was moving into temporary headquarters while the 170-year old courthouse in Ellicott City was being refurbished, Maj. George Voll scoured the Internet looking for similar relocations. He couldn't find any. "Most counties just get new courthouses," said Voll, who has worked for the county sheriff's department for 25 years. When the renovation was first approved two years ago, there was a brief discussion about whether the courthouse could be renovated at night, on weekends or while court was in session, or whether another suitable locale would have to be found.
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August 14, 2013
What: The 2 Miles for 2 Hearts Memorial Run is being held in honor of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, with proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Nass Memorial Scholarship and the Rose Mayr Nursing Scholarship. When: Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8:30 a.m. Where: The run will start at Howard County Circuit Courthouse, 3700 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. Sign-up: Online entries were cut off on Aug. 11 at 554; a limited number of spots will be available race morning ($35 entry fee)
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August 14, 2013
What: The 2 Miles for 2 Hearts Memorial Run is being held in honor of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, with proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Nass Memorial Scholarship and the Rose Mayr Nursing Scholarship. When: Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8:30 a.m. Where: The run will start at Howard County Circuit Courthouse, 3700 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. Sign-up: Online entries were cut off on Aug. 11 at 554; a limited number of spots will be available race morning ($35 entry fee)
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
When he first heard that the Howard County Circuit Court was moving into temporary headquarters while the 170-year old courthouse in Ellicott City was being refurbished, Maj. George Voll scoured the Internet looking for similar relocations. He couldn't find any. "Most counties just get new courthouses," said Voll, who has worked for the county sheriff's department for 25 years. When the renovation was first approved two years ago, there was a brief discussion about whether the courthouse could be renovated at night, on weekends or while court was in session, or whether another suitable locale would have to be found.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2004
The sandwiches and salads and hot dogs are a hot commodity. So are the meatball subs and, for that matter, just about anything else at Rich Waxler's Blue Rooster Cafe. No matter that Waxler's joint is as far from a traditional restaurant as you can get, or that his more aptly described food stand is jammed into a corner of an already crowded building - Howard County's old circuit courthouse. Seven months after he set up shop, business is booming, and county and court officials, who struggled for years to find a vendor who could make a go of the tricky courthouse site, are cheering his good luck.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 17, 1999
Maryland and Howard County police were investigating yesterday how a Columbia man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and wounding her daughter obtained a banned gun that was not registered in the state.Police said Tuse S. Liu, 49, used a Jennings .380 semiautomatic handgun -- considered a Saturday night special in Maryland -- in the shootings Thursday outside the Howard County Circuit Courthouse. So Shan Chan, 52, was killed and Wing Sau Wu, 26, of Baltimore was critically wounded.
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By A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 9, 2000
The trial of a 51-year-old Columbia man accused of fatally shooting his wife and wounding his stepdaughter in the parking lot of the Howard County Circuit Courthouse last year has been postponed until next month. Tuse S. Liu was scheduled to be tried on murder and attempted-murder charges next week, but his lawyer requested a delay to allow a defense psychiatrist to evaluate Liu's psychiatric records. Liu, who reportedly had hoped to use an insanity defense, was examined by state psychiatrists and found to be criminally responsible and competent to stand trial.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 2, 2000
A Columbia man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus 30 years for shooting to death his estranged wife and seriously wounding her daughter last year outside the Howard County Circuit Courthouse in Ellicott City. Tuse S. Liu, 51, stood quietly as Judge Diane O. Leasure delivered the sentence, saying that Liu "made a conscious decision" to murder his wife that afternoon. Liu, who did not speak at the hearing, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and a handgun charge.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1999
In an effort to help a 26-year-old Baltimore woman whose mother was shot to death outside Howard County Circuit Courthouse last week, an attorney sought yesterday to establish a fund to pay for medical, funeral and personal expenses.Police say Tuse S. Liu, 49, of Columbia is accused of shooting his estranged wife, So Shan Chan, 52, and her daughter Wing Sau Wu of Baltimore in the courthouse parking lot minutes after a divorce ruling. Chan was pronounced dead an hour later at Howard County General Hospital.
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By Jackie Powder | December 29, 1991
4 June 17, the Howard County Circuit Courthouse became the setting for one of the lengthiest, most publicized and expensive trials in county history.Seven weeks later, Eric Joseph Tirado, 27, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the first-degree murder of state police Cpl. Theodore D. Wolf.The 40-year-old state trooper was shot twice in the face while sitting in his state police cruiser in the early morning hours of March29, 1990, after making a routine traffic stop.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2004
The sandwiches and salads and hot dogs are a hot commodity. So are the meatball subs and, for that matter, just about anything else at Rich Waxler's Blue Rooster Cafe. No matter that Waxler's joint is as far from a traditional restaurant as you can get, or that his more aptly described food stand is jammed into a corner of an already crowded building - Howard County's old circuit courthouse. Seven months after he set up shop, business is booming, and county and court officials, who struggled for years to find a vendor who could make a go of the tricky courthouse site, are cheering his good luck.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2000
A Columbia man admitted yesterday that he gunned down his estranged wife and her daughter in what witnesses described as a public execution outside the Howard County Circuit Courthouse after a divorce proceeding last year. Tuse S. Liu, 51, pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of his wife, So Shan Chan, and the attempted murder of her daughter from a previous marriage, Wing Wu, a day before jury selection was scheduled to start in his trial. As Liu was led away in handcuffs after his plea, Wu, 27, left the courtroom and collapsed in the hallway.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2002
Air tests at the Howard County Circuit Courthouse came back negative for a series of dangerous contaminants, including lead, mercury and asbestos, county officials said yesterday. But county officials are awaiting the results of recent mold tests -- and are planning to take more samples, including carpet cuttings, in the coming weeks. Those tests are expected to be among the last in a county review of the old, cramped building in the wake of employee health complaints and an inspection by state occupational health officials.
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