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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1994
In January 1844, the lime that was produced on the Joseph Orndorff farm southwest of Westminster was selling for 9 cents a bushel.This detail is one that will help a city government committee create an accurate exhibit of the old lime kiln and quarry off Fenby Farm Road. The exhibit, which the steering committee hopes to enhance with a restored working kiln, will be part of a planned Westminster park.Carroll County historic planner Ken Short has been digging into the kiln's history. It is one of many that dotted local quarries which produced lime in the 19th century.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2013
They use words most likely to be heard at a Scripps National Spelling Bee: chryseobacterium, aquaticum or trypticase. They envision careers in medicine, they enjoy math and science, and - between juggling schedules that include school, music and sports - they recently collaborated on a project that's headed for the International Space Station. One can only imagine what accomplishments are in store for Greg Nelson, Josh Choi, Sophia Novacic and Ryan Olsen when they reach high school.
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By C. Fraser Smith | October 10, 1999
IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, as in politics, perception can be reality.Over several years, changes in the Wilde Lake neighborhood and missteps by the Howard County public schools, led some parents to conclude that their children would be better served at Lime Kiln Middle, a bright new building six miles away.The parents ponied up about $40,000 to hire two buses, generating dramatic headlines and a story about "white flight" from Wilde Lake Middle, where changing demographics, a sagging physical plant and a history of administrative instability created a perception of serious problems.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
Lime Kiln eighth-grader Clare Napoli set out to be a big spender, envisioning herself with an expensive house and a sporty Ford Mustang. Then the Junior Achievement online economics education program, called JA Finance Park, gave her a virtual identity, and Napoli discovered that she was a parent of two children. "It told me that I should plan better because I have to pay for their education," said Clare, who with other Howard County eighth-graders is using JA Finance Park as part of their consumer science curriculum.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | March 8, 1993
Five years from now, bicyclists and hikers will be able to pause beside the face of a hill off Fenby Farm Road near Westminster and look back across 575 million years."
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,sun reporter | May 23, 2007
Three Howard County schools faced formidable academic competition this weekend and held their own. Centennial High School made it to the It's Academic Super Bowl in Washington and finished second. Long Reach High School and Lime Kiln Middle School sent students to The Plains, Va., for the National Team America Rocketry Challenge. The five-member team from Lime Kiln finished eighth; Long Reach did not place in the top 25. "They are very excited and surprised," said Tracy Spillman, one of Lime Kiln's advisers.
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February 2, 1998
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Howard County.Ellicott City: 8400 block of Jopenda Drive: A prowler entered a home about 3: 40 p.m. Thursday but did not steal anything.Ellicott City: 8300 block of Cool Spring Court: A burglar stole a bicycle from a garage between Jan. 23 and Jan. 26.Jessup: 10800 block of Guilford Road: A thief stole a 1995 Jeep Cherokee Thursday.Fulton: 12100 block of Lime Kiln Road: A homeowner heard glass shatter about 9 p.m. Friday and saw a man fleeing from the house.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1997
Residents near Lime Kiln Road have spent a week trying to get somebody, anybody, to cut down a tree branch hanging precariously on a telephone line.Sonja Jasper launched her campaign about the large limb in the 11900 block of Lime Kiln Road on Sept. 22 with calls to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. Nothing happened.It took several more calls -- to BGE, the Howard County fire and police departments -- before she learned that the line was not a power cable but a telephone line.So she called Bell Atlantic.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1997
A proposed gas station-convenience store in Fulton is one step from being built, causing a stir among residents there who fear it would attract more traffic.Brantly Development Corp. of Columbia has proposed building a 2,424-square-foot High's convenience store and gas station on 2.7 acres off Lime Kiln Road, west of Route 216 in Fulton.The developer is waiting for the county Department of Planning and Zoning to approve the company's site development plan.Fulton residents said they are concerned that the project would attract more cars than local roads could handle.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1999
Although his new Lime Kiln Middle School in Fulton is equipped with such high-tech amenities as computers and high-speed Internet connections in every classroom, Principal Stephen Gibson expects to spend even more -- from PTA fund raising some hope will top $100,000.At Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia, Principal Brenda Thomas has bought note pads for her teachers -- out of her own pocket."But I kept the receipts, hoping that someday this year I can reimburse myself," said Thomas, whose PTA will be able to come up with a fraction of what Lime Kiln's raises.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2011
Lime Kiln Middle School seventh-grader Michelle Wong cannot talk with the animals, but she can imagine what they might say, and she figures few would have kind words about last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. She recently wrote a short play about a few sea creatures affected by the spill that was submitted in the Arena Stage 12th Annual Student 10-Minute Play Competition. With more than 800 entries submitted from area middle and high schools, Michelle didn't figure she had much of a chance at winning.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,sun reporter | May 23, 2007
Three Howard County schools faced formidable academic competition this weekend and held their own. Centennial High School made it to the It's Academic Super Bowl in Washington and finished second. Long Reach High School and Lime Kiln Middle School sent students to The Plains, Va., for the National Team America Rocketry Challenge. The five-member team from Lime Kiln finished eighth; Long Reach did not place in the top 25. "They are very excited and surprised," said Tracy Spillman, one of Lime Kiln's advisers.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,sun reporter | May 18, 2007
Teams representing two Howard County schools will compete in The Plains, Va., tomorrow for the national finals of the Team America Rocketry Challenge. Lime Kiln Middle School and Long Reach High School will compete against 98 other teams from across the nation for a chance at $60,000 in prizes. The competition, which is billed as the world's largest, attracted 7,000 students on 690 teams this year. The contest is open to students in seventh through 12th grades. Transport an egg Teams are required to design, build and test a model rocket that can transport a raw egg. The rockets are expected to reach 850 feet, remain airborne for 45 seconds, and return the egg to the ground unbroken.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | March 21, 2007
In a contest that was a test of endurance as much as spelling prowess, it was a relatively easy word, symbiosis, that clinched a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee for Heather desJardins-Park. Three hours after the Howard County Library Spelling Bee had begun, seven contestants remained on the Howard High School stage at 10 p.m., having survived nine rounds. The final 30 minutes of Friday night's competition came down to two spellers - Heather desJardins-Park, an eighth-grader at Lime Kiln Middle School, and Harsha Neerchal, a seventh-grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School.
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By Tawanda W. Johnson and Tawanda W. Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 7, 2004
To the pupils in the Lime Kiln Middle School environmental club, it is not just a school project. They have big plans to save the world - or at least their own back yards. Their efforts to protect the environment from the changes they are seeing in their ever-growing communities include plans to grow grass that will be planted near a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay to help keep the waterway clean, construct a butterfly garden at the school, establish a "no-mow" zone on school property and undertake stream studies.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2003
The past year has been a tough one, full of uncertainty and confusion for the staff and families of the physically inadequate Cedar Lane School in Columbia, which serves 115 profoundly disabled Howard County students ages 3 to 21. But last night's school board meeting provided some hope when a committee presented a detailed report on plans for a replacement school. "It really gets to your heart working on this project," said Bruce Venter, the school system's chief business officer. "This is more than a bricks-and-mortar construction job. It will have a significant impact on the lives of the students in the Cedar Lane program."
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1999
The Columbia Council has joined the growing ranks of officials searching for ways to solve problems at some of the planned community's older schools.At a recent budget work session, council members agreed to include $100,000 for Howard County schools in the Columbia Association's preliminary fiscal 2001 budget, an unprecedented move by the CA's governing body."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
Lime Kiln eighth-grader Clare Napoli set out to be a big spender, envisioning herself with an expensive house and a sporty Ford Mustang. Then the Junior Achievement online economics education program, called JA Finance Park, gave her a virtual identity, and Napoli discovered that she was a parent of two children. "It told me that I should plan better because I have to pay for their education," said Clare, who with other Howard County eighth-graders is using JA Finance Park as part of their consumer science curriculum.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2003
Whether to educate the county's most disabled students in a school of their own, or with other youths, was the topic of a sometimes emotional hearing last night before the Howard County Board of Education. "Ian can't speak for himself. We have to come out and speak for [him]," said Michael Joyce, whose son attends Cedar Lane school in Columbia and is mute because of Batten Disease. Ian is also blind, immobile and eats with the help of a stomach tube. Special education parents and representatives of disabled-rights groups were split into two factions at the hearing, begging the school board to either keep or kill its plans to replace Cedar Lane school, which educates the county's most severely disabled students.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2003
Maryland Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick stood before the Howard County delegation yesterday in Annapolis and announced plans to rebuild Cedar Lane school in Columbia as a state - and potentially national - model for serving severely disabled students. It was an abrupt about-face from signals her staff had been giving county educators. Until yesterday, the understood command had been to explore dismantling the much-loved and physically inadequate facility, which educates 115 extremely disabled children and young adults ages 3 to 21, and distribute its students among neighborhood schools.
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