May 23, 1996
MIAMI -- Where is the airplane?When a diver descended into the 8-foot deep, muck-encrusted tomb of ValuJet Flight 592 earlier this week, he found no cockpit voice recorder, no human remains, no substantial pieces of the jetliner.What diver Paul Toy did find was persuasive evidence to confirm investigators' worst fears: The DC-9 was virtually pulverized on impact."There is no aircraft in the pit," said Toy, who began -- and soon completed -- the underwater survey at the precise site of impact.
June 29, 2000
A consultant is recommending that Anne Arundel County quadruple impact fees for single-family homes and quintuple such fees for townhouses as a way to recoup the county's costs for roads, schools and other services. Since builders pass the one-time fees on to buyers, the increases would add nearly $9,000 to the price of a new single-family home and about $8,000 to the price of a new townhouse. But County Executive Janet S. Owens said yesterday that she doubted the increase would be that high for "pragmatic" reasons.
May 13, 2013
All of us mourn the loss of Richard E. Hug, who had a profound impact on the civic and political life of our community (May 7). I thought it might be useful to single out the incredible impact that Dick had on the formative years of the University of Maryland Medical System beginning in 1984 and continuing to this day. In our privatization process beginning in 1984, Dick was a key member of the first board of directors and, equally important to...
September 26, 2003
Because of the lingering impact of recent storms, the fishing report will not resume until spring.
February 26, 2007
Feb. 26 1907 Congress created what became known as the Dillingham Commission, which examined the impact of immigrants on America.
April 6, 2005
NEW YORK - Neither the impact of two passenger jets nor the raging fires they ignited were enough to bring down the World Trade Center towers by themselves, according to a comprehensive study of the towers' collapse released yesterday. But when the planes hit the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, they dislodged the fireproofing protecting the steel columns and trusses that held the buildings together. That proved to be the key factor, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
November 18, 1990
Scoop Stanisic, the goalkeeper released by the Baltimore Blast on Nov. 8, has signed with the Hershey Impact of the National Professional Soccer League, the Impact announced yesterday.Stanisic played for the Impact most recently in 1988-89, going 17-15 with an 8.49 goals-against average."We are very excited to have someone of Scoop's caliber and experience back in Hershey," said Jim Carabin, Impact general manager. "We feel that he will bring leadership and enthusiasm both on and off the field."
January 17, 1996
Taxes, the cost of technical improvements and rising medical expenses are among the biggest challenges of Maryland manufacturers, according to a quarterly survey published by Snyder, Kamerow & Associates, a Bethesda accounting firm.The cost of technical improvements scored 3.9 on a scale of business obstacles in which an obstacle with a value of "1" was considered to have no impact and "5" to have serious impact.The scores were based on a survey of Maryland manufacturers with more than 20 employees.
October 9, 2011
Steve Job's death had the same impact on the younger generation of today that the death of John F. Kennedy had on a previous generation While it is difficult to quantify the impact of one person on an entire generation, it is safe to say that the passing of Steve Jobs had the same impact on the younger generation of today that the death of John F. Kennedy had on a previous generation. For those who witnessed both events, we will always remember where we were and what we were doing when both of these heroes passed on. Paul Jankovic, Bethany Beach, Del.
July 30, 1999
YOU WOULDN'T add a room onto your house without knowing how it might affect your taxes or utility bills. So why are local governments expected to approve residential developments without knowing what impact they'll have on schools, emergency services and other cost drivers?That question is key right now in Anne Arundel County, where plans for a new sewer line recently showed up without any assessment of its fiscal impact. The County Council understandably extended icy greetings to the project.