January 18, 2000
Fires Mount Airy: Firefighters from Mount Airy and Lisbon in Howard County responded at 7: 03 p.m. Sunday to a chimney fire in the 100 block of Meadow Lark Ave. Units were out 25 minutes. Mount Airy: Firefighters from Mount Airy and Lisbon in Howard County responded at 6: 47 a.m. Friday to an oven fire in the 900 block of Summer Sweet Lane. Units were out 11 minutes.
December 16, 2004
On December 14, 2004, IRMA MAY (nee Haegerich) beloved wife of the late Stanley P. Stawas Sr., devoted mother of Stanley P. Stawas Jr., loving grandmother of Shelley R., and Jeffrey P. Stawas, great-grandmother of Lark and Karlin Stawas, dear sister of Charles Haegerich. Friends may call at Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway on Thursday 4 to 6 P.M. Funeral service on Friday at 9:30 A.M. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.
May 2, 1999
A boy could hide in Columbine High School. Let others choose colleges, majors, futures. Senior Adam Foss drove fast, pulled pranks and drifted towards graduation. School was a lark, life a good time. Then the halls erupted with gunshots. The killers were outside the choir room. Panicked students needed help. Who could they turn to? "In here!" Adam shouted. He herded them into an empty office. They waited. They prayed. And in those hours, an aimless boy discovered himself.It was the kind of day that made Adam Foss want to skip school.
September 14, 1996
Before she signed on to a new life, it was scary how depressed she was. Her marriage was crumbling, and she was "seriously lonely." Then, one day, America Online slipped an introductory disk into her mailbox. Let's try it, urged her concerned teen-age son. And now, after untold hours of online communion, she is a new woman with a new name: LarkAngel. And she speaks of her cyber savior with grateful zeal."All of a sudden I realized I didn't have to be at home depressed and lonely. I could honestly tell you it changed my life," says Lark-Angel, 41, who like many in cyberspace uses only her screen name in the real world, partly for security reasons and partly because one of the charms of life online is having a secret identity.
November 22, 1998
Willa Cather(1873-1947)Cather spent her youth in the midst of the American Great Plains surrounded by European immigrants making their homes in Nebraska.Her best known work, "My Antonia," has a frontier setting and a story line that captures the drive and determination of people living on the Great Plains.Cather also explored the negative aspects of frontier life with works such as "Song of the Lark," "Youth and the Bright Medusa" and "Paul's Case." She uses a theme of fighting to cultivate one's talent amid the confinement of small-town living.
April 22, 2006
Howard County police have arrested and charged an Elkridge man in two armed robberies of a pharmacy where he was a customer, police said yesterday. Charles E. Lawrence, 30, of the 8000 block of Keeton Road was seen on surveillance photos displaying a handgun before stealing prescription drugs Wednesday and April 10 from Feldman's Pharmacy on Lark Brown Road in Elkridge. Store employees recognized Lawrence as a customer, and earlier surveillance photos show Lawrence making a purchase March 31. Detectives arrested Lawrence late Thursday after serving a search warrant at his home.
July 9, 2003
On July 8, 2003 MARILYN LARK RICE (nee Yeater), devoted wife of Leonard Rice; loving daughter of James Yeater and the late Lillian Yeater; devoted mother of Ashley Alascia; cherished sister of Lael Henry; loving grandmother of Thomas James Alascia and Emma Lucille Alascia. Relatives and friends are invited to call Loring Byers Funeral Directors Inc., 8728 Liberty Rd (2 miles west of beltway exit 18B), on Thursday July 10 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at a later time.
August 1, 2003
On July 30, 2003, DONALD W., beloved father of Jennifer W. Lark of Colorado, J. Michael Buckler and Amy R. O'Haire of Pennsylvania; loving son of Lynda W. Buckler and the late Donald L. Buckler; dear brother of Janet March, Wende Mack and Carolyn Chase. Also, survived by six grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel on Saturday, August 16 at 11 AM. Private burial at sea. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Defenders of Animal Rights, 14412 Old York Road, Phoenix, MD 21131.
September 25, 1996
Police logLong Reach: April Brook/Dried Earth Boulevard: A trowel and a compactor were taken between 3: 30 p.m. Friday and 8: 30 a.m. Monday from a storage trailer at MV Construction. Someone had pried off the lock.Long Reach: 6100 block of Dobbin Road: Someone cut the padlock to a trailer at a Target store under construction and stole about $3,000 in construction equipment late Sunday or early Monday.Long Reach: 8100 block of Lark Brown Road: A white Ford Tempo, Maryland license tags CRG 893, was stolen about 4 p.m. Saturday.
May 31, 1995
An armed man walked into a Columbia convenience store and robbed a customer before taking money from the store's register early yesterday, Howard County police said.No one was hurt in the robbery of the Royal Farm Store in the 8200 block of Lark Brown Road in Long Reach village, police said.Police said the man entered the store shortly after midnight, showed a handgun and demanded money from a customer and the store clerk. After they complied, he ran from the store, police said.The robber was described as a black male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt and shorts, police said.