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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | December 31, 1993
It now appears likely that the Maryland Jockey Club is moving the site of its proposed racetrack in Virginia to Loudoun County.Speculation intensified yesterday when Laurel/Pimlico operator Joe De Francis announced that he is holding two news conferences on Monday, one at Laurel and the other in Richmond, Va., to discuss amendments to the Virginia licensing application that he submitted Oct. 1.Monday is the deadline for the amendment process.De Francis declined to comment yesterday, saying he would address the topic at next week's briefing.
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By Nicole Fuller and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2010
Noelle Joll went whitewater rafting with a group of girlfriends this past weekend in the Poconos, hoping for a respite from the record 100-degree temperatures and humidity that has been afflicting the Baltimore area. But when she returned to her Anne Arundel County home early Monday, it was apparent a different kind of severe weather had struck: Sunday's fast-moving thunderstorm system, with high winds and torrential rains, caused four deaths and left thousands without power. It also sent a tree from her yard crashing through her roof, into her bedroom and across her bed. " 'Oh my God, oh my God,' you just keep saying it repeatedly and hoping it will go away, and it didn't," said Joll, who works for the federal government and was on her porch Monday afternoon waiting for contractors to remove the tree.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2002
POOLESVILLE -- For the first time in at least 20 years, state health officials began collecting mosquitoes to test them for malaria last night, placing traps along the shores of the Potomac River to see if the deadly parasite has migrated from Virginia into Maryland. Military researchers from the Bethesda-based Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences placed box-like traps in marshy soils along the Potomac just a few miles north of where two teen-agers from the suburbs of Loudoun County, Va., contracted malaria in August.
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By Anne Kenderdine and Anne Kenderdine,The Washington Post | May 17, 2009
Real estate agents, home stagers and decorators strongly recommend painting a home in neutral colors to help it sell faster. Why? "Today's buyer doesn't want any work," says home stager Carol Buckalew of Frederick. You don't want buyers to walk into a house and immediately think about the extra costs of repainting because they have a strong reaction to a color, she says. Neutral colors also help a property look best in photographs online, says Long & Foster real estate agent Deb Gorham.
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By Barbara A. Noe and By Barbara A. Noe,Special to the Sun | March 11, 2001
Weeks before the new leaves unfurl and paint winter's brown landscape Kelly green, Loudoun County heralds the arrival of spring as gloriously as anywhere in Virginia. Sometime later this month or early in April, fruit trees -- pear, peach, plum, apple and especially cherry -- blossom in pastel pink and white puffs. Lacy dogwoods and brilliant redbuds splash shadowy woods, and dainty toothworts, Virginia bluebells and aptly named spring beauties blanket the ground. But what distinguishes springtime in this northern corner of Virginia is its gardens.
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July 5, 1994
A 35-year-old Virginia man, wanted in the slaying of a woman in Loudoun County, has been arrested on a drug charge in Laurel, police said.Brian Kent Watt of the 2000 block of Kedge Drive, Vienna, Va., faces murder charges in Virginia and possession with intent to distribute narcotics in Maryland.Mr. Watt allegedly stabbed Diane Hedeen, 41, of Washington, to death on June 22, said Deputy Edward Pifer, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Department.Mr. Watt picked up Miss Hedeen in Washington on June 21, drove her to his home, then to a field off Route 28 in the Sterling area of Loudoun County where he allegedly stabbed her, police said.
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December 14, 2001
Teen held awaiting extradition to Va. on murder charge A teen-ager charged with murder in the death of a scientist in suburban Washington was being held in Anne Arundel County yesterday without bail to await extradition to Virginia, authorities said. Kyle Hulbert, who was arrested Tuesday in Millersville, waived extradition proceedings at his bail review hearing yesterday in District Court in Annapolis, authorities said. He is to be moved within 15 days from the Anne Arundel County Detention Center to Loudoun County, Va., where he and two others are charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of biophysicist Robert M. Schwartz, authorities said.
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February 4, 2007
Anne Arundel: Jessup Two inmates stabbed in fight Two inmates were treated at hospitals after being stabbed during a fight at the Maryland House of Corrections in Jessup yesterday morning, a Division of Corrections spokesman said. The men were attacked by three inmates using homemade weapons about 3:45 a.m. One of the men was stabbed in the head and flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated and released, Gregory said. The other man was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.
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By Ross Peddicord | February 3, 1994
Paul Jacobs II, legal counsel for New Kent County, Va., said yesterday that he has been asked by the county to withdraw a letter he wrote on Jan. 24 protesting Laurel/Pimlico operator Joe De Francis' decision to change his site for a proposed thoroughbred racing track in Virginia from New Kent to Loudoun County.In the letter, Jacobs said that the New Kent County government concurs with a protest lodged by another applicant, Jim Wilson's Virginia Jockey Club, which has stated that De Francis' site change is illegal.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1996
Centennial High School Principal Edgar T. Markley -- credited with expanding the school's technology program, empowering teachers and boosting school spirit -- is leaving next month to take the helm of a high school in Loudoun County, Va., he announced last week.Markley, 52, has been principal of the 1,200-student Ellicott City school for three years.He has worked in the Howard County school system for 27 years as a guidance counselor at Glenelg High School, an administrative assistant at Howard High School and as assistant principal and then principal of Mount Hebron High School.
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February 4, 2007
Anne Arundel: Jessup Two inmates stabbed in fight Two inmates were treated at hospitals after being stabbed during a fight at the Maryland House of Corrections in Jessup yesterday morning, a Division of Corrections spokesman said. The men were attacked by three inmates using homemade weapons about 3:45 a.m. One of the men was stabbed in the head and flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated and released, Gregory said. The other man was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.
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By New York Times News Service | August 27, 2006
STERLING, Va. -- About 55 million youngsters are enrolling for classes in the nation's schools this fall, making this the largest group of students in America's history and, in ethnic terms, the most dazzlingly diverse since waves of European immigrants washed through the public schools a century ago. Millions of baby boomers and foreign-born parents are enrolling their children, sending a demographic bulge through the schools that is driving a surge...
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By Nancy Taylor Robson and Nancy Taylor Robson,Special to the Sun | February 15, 2004
Catoctin Mountain rises in the distance on my right as I cruise down Route 15 past wheat-colored meadows and pastures dotted with sleek, long-legged horses. I've left Frederick and crossed the Potomac River, the line between Maryland and Virginia, on my way south to Leesburg. My husband's schedule didn't permit a winter getaway and friends weren't available, so I'm on my own. But after a long holiday season spent catering to my nearest and dearest, I'm primed for a selfish couple of days away.
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By Julie B. Hairston and Julie B. Hairston,COX NEWS SERVICE | June 12, 2003
ARLINGTON, Va. -- If not for Washington's train system and the vision of community leaders in the 1970s, Arlington might be nothing more than a former suburb swallowed by sprawl. Instead, it is the envy of its Northern Virginia neighbors, with the lowest property tax rate and highest office occupancy in the region. It has sought-after neighborhoods and an economy so sound it has lowered taxes twice in two years. Less than 20 miles away, Loudoun County, once a sleepy farming community, is reacting to a wave of development that took it by surprise in the mid-1990s and has forced its property tax rate to nearly double in 10 years.
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April 16, 2003
Mildred Virginia Arnold, a retired Latin teacher, died of heart failure Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Homeland resident was 85. Born in Baltimore, Miss Arnold was raised on Springdale Avenue and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1934. She earned a degree from Goucher College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She taught at city public schools, beginning her career at Lafayette Elementary School at Park Avenue and Hoffman Street. She later taught at Robert E. Lee Junior High (School 49)
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2002
POOLESVILLE -- For the first time in at least 20 years, state health officials began collecting mosquitoes to test them for malaria last night, placing traps along the shores of the Potomac River to see if the deadly parasite has migrated from Virginia into Maryland. Military researchers from the Bethesda-based Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences placed box-like traps in marshy soils along the Potomac just a few miles north of where two teen-agers from the suburbs of Loudoun County, Va., contracted malaria in August.
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By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2000
America Online has turned over e-mails and subscriber information that Howard County police sought as part of their investigation into the death of Ashley Nicole Mason, company officials said yesterday. Police have not identified any suspects in the stabbing of the 14-year-old Columbia girl and are trying to glean clues from her online correspondence on AOL. According to a police affidavit filed in Loudoun County, Va., a friend of Ashley's accuses an AOL user - identified by the user name SODACAN21 - of threatening Ashley with violence.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | March 2, 1994
RICHMOND, Va. -- Joe De Francis received the green light yesterday to continue with the Maryland Jockey Club's plans to develop a racetrack in Loudoun County.The Virginia Racing Commission voted unanimously to dismiss a protest by one of De Francis' competitors, who objected to the Maryland Jockey Club's proposed site near Dulles Airport and had petitioned the board to halt the De Francis project.The move clears the way for the board to devote its attention to six applicants vying to build Virginia's first pari-mutuel racetrack when they present their plans during a series of hearings and site visits over the next several months.
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December 14, 2001
Teen held awaiting extradition to Va. on murder charge A teen-ager charged with murder in the death of a scientist in suburban Washington was being held in Anne Arundel County yesterday without bail to await extradition to Virginia, authorities said. Kyle Hulbert, who was arrested Tuesday in Millersville, waived extradition proceedings at his bail review hearing yesterday in District Court in Annapolis, authorities said. He is to be moved within 15 days from the Anne Arundel County Detention Center to Loudoun County, Va., where he and two others are charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of biophysicist Robert M. Schwartz, authorities said.
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