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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Ocean City isn't afraid of a little horsing around. In an effort to boost tourism, the Town Council will hold a final vote next week on a proposal to allow horseback riding on the beach Nov. 1 to March 30. The proposed amendments to the town's animal ordinance allow horseback riding "beginning at the northernmost extension of 27th Street and extending south to the south end jetty. " Riding in any dune area or nesting area would be prohibited. Visitors would need to secure a permit at a cost of $50 for each horse, limited to two riders.  Additional riders could be added for $25.
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BUSINESS
February 12, 2001
Jan. 30 Human Performance Technologies Inc., 4403 Silverbrook Lane, Owings Mills, consultants, filed under Chapter 7. Principal: C. M. Welsh, president. Assets: $385; liabilities: $788,353.46 Joseph Edmund II and Susan Elizabeth Buchanan, 9712 Magledt Road, Parkville, construction management consultants, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $205,900.46; liabilities: $478,084.88 Jan. 31 Progressive Ventures Inc., c/o 600 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, d/b/a Sandy Spring Exxon, filed for Chapter 7. Principal: Zvi Guttman, trustee.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1998
OCEAN CITY -- In mid-November, the sights and sounds at the south end of the boardwalk are in sharp contrast to those at the peak of the tourist season, when the parking lots are chock with cars, the promenade and beaches are packed with sun and junk-food worshipers and the smells from the Thrasher's french fries stand thicken the breeze.Tourists are so few the municipal parking meters have been removed.But in the nearshore waters, at the inlet and for a short distance into the back bays, there is a lightly used recreational fishery that might have the potential to send crowds of hardy fishermen down the ocean.
SPORTS
May 27, 2012
Fly and light-tackle tourney Saturday Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Kent Narrows Fly and Light Tackle Tournament, Jetty Dock Bar, 201Wells Cove Road, Grasonville. Information: ccamd.org or eliccione@atlanticbb.net . Deep Creek cleanup SaturdayJune 2 , 9 a.m.-noon. Join park rangers and the Garrett Trails' crew as they clean and enhance area trails. Volunteers will meet at the upper overflow parking lot off State Park Road. Bring water, insect repellant, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing and a snack.
NEWS
September 2, 1991
One man drowned in a Howard County quarry yesterday and two others were believed to have died in rough surf off Ocean City -- the first drownings of the year at the beach, authorities said.The Coast Guard and Ocean City beach patrol were still searching last night for the bodies of a Virginia man and a teen-ager, who witnesses saw go under in separate areas, said Sgt. Jay W. Hancock, an Ocean City police spokesman.Police identified one of the missing as Arcides Guzman, 30, of Falls Church, Va., who vanished at 9:30 a.m. in rough water off an inlet jetty near the southern tip of the beach.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | August 22, 2008
In the early years of the last century, Ocean City's commercial fishermen had to launch their boats through the surf and drag them and their catch back onto the beach with horses, ropes and pulleys. It was colorful but inefficient. If only the government would dig a cut through the barrier island, they argued, they could keep larger boats in the shelter of a bay, gain direct access to the ocean and inject new life into their fishery. No one guessed that a storm born in the tropical Atlantic was about to intervene and do the work for them, at a heavy cost.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1998
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND -- Ocean currents have brought some sand back to the fragile northern tip of the 37-mile-long barrier island, a section that was swept clear of sand by two devastating winter storms.With the tourist season that will bring 2.5 million visitors soon to begin, National Park Service officials say they're encouraged by the condition of the 1.5-mile strip of beach south of the Ocean City inlet."We have seen some improvement during the last few weeks," Carl S. Zimmerman, chief of resource management at the national seashore, said.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | May 19, 1991
It was an excellent week for sea bass and offshore bluefishin in Ocean City.O.C. party boats had much success with large sea bass. R. W. Hess of McConnellstown, Pa., on the newest party boat, the O.C. Princess, hooked one weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces.Julie Bunting said, "Some anglers caught as many as 200 bass, (( though they released the smaller ones. It was a great catch."Offshore bluefishing also were biting. Gene Racz, owner of R and R Fishing Center in Rehoboth, Del, said, "It was a major mugging of bluefish at the Jackspot."
NEWS
July 13, 2003
Public safety at risk with Owens' cuts Despite a $6 million contingency account and a $27 million rainy day fund in Anne Arundel County's coffers, County Executive Janet Owens is talking up the threat of a budget shortfall and the subsequent need to tighten the fiscal screws. And public safety services are feeling the strongest squeeze. As a result, the county government is sacrificing its biggest responsibility: keeping its citizens safe. The Anne Arundel County Professional Fire Fighters proudly answer the call when your house catches on fire, you have a heart attack, there's been a hazardous materials accident, you've been in a car crash or when other emergencies occur such as terrorist threats and water rescues.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes | September 22, 1991
It's not the most popular fish around and it certainly isn't the easiest to catch. In fact, the tautog is downright ugly and slimy, but it's wonderful to eat and certainly gives the angler an excellent fight.The tautog, also called a blackfish, is a member of the wrasse family. Though it somewhat resembles a sea bass, they are not related.With the cooling water temperatures, the tautog are moving from offshore waters into the inlet areas. The Ocean City Inlet and the Indian River Inlet are the best places to find this crafty, hard-fighting fish.
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