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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | December 7, 1994
An $18 increase in the tax Manhattan Beach residents pay to help maintain community property has come under scrutiny by county officials and some community residents who wonder whether the money can be used to create a $10,000 legal fund.Residents at a community meeting in October voted unanimously to use the one-year increase to set up the fund, but the section of the county code that created Manhattan Beach's special benefit tax district does not specifically list litigation as one of the purposes for which the money can be used.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2010
Mary Leona Gage, the 1957 Miss Maryland USA pageant winner who was Miss USA for only a day before officials stripped her of her title because she was a married mother of two, has died in Los Angeles at 71. A son, Robert Kaminer, told the Associated Press Saturday that Gage died of heart failure at a Sherman Oaks hospital Tuesday. Gage was the only Marylander ever selected as Miss USA. And, like beauty-pageant contestants Vanessa Williams and Carrie Prejean decades later, she became famous after a pageant scandal.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
A set of speed bumps planned for Manhattan Beach Road will give motorists a jarring reminder that they're back on their neighborhood's quiet streets.Two other county roads will get the speed bumps as the Department of Public Works and county officials work to control traffic."
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2001
A county hearing officer has denied a zoning variance sought by a Crownsville developer to build a house wider than allowed on a plot of waterfront land in Severna Park's Manhattan Beach - a victory for residents fighting the 6-foot difference. Administrative hearing officer Stephen M. LeGendre ruled that the plot at 759 Dividing Road is capable of being developed within the code. Severn Associates, headed by Steve Washington, wanted to tear down an existing house and build another that is 26 feet wide - 6 feet wider than permitted - and contended that a smaller house would be unattractive and nonfunctional.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2001
Thomas McGrath Jr. doesn't want to wake up every morning and gaze into his next-door neighbor's window from his waterfront property in Manhattan Beach. But he's afraid that will happen if Severn Associates builds the two houses it is proposing for the small, narrow property that now holds one house near McGrath's home in the Severna Park neighborhood. McGrath and other residents have been lobbying against the Crownsville company's plans. They maintain that the land at 759 Dividing Road had been used for years as a single merged lot - with a small red house on one half, a shed on the half that's closest to McGrath and a single driveway - and should continue to have one house on it. They worry that the two proposed houses - the red one would be torn down - would lead to crowding in the historic neighborhood and send property values plummeting.
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January 30, 1991
Carroll O. Weston Jr., a retired fiscal analyst for the Health Care Financing Administration, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Manhattan Beach. He was 68.Services for Mr. Weston were being held today at the Barranco funeral establishment, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.Known as "Bud," he was a resident of the Linstead area for many years. He also lived in Catonsville before moving to Manhattan Beach about two years ago.He worked for the federal agency 20 years and retired in 1983.
NEWS
July 26, 1994
A 30-year-old Severna Park man remained in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday after a motorcycle accident on Manhattan Beach Road Sunday morning, county police said.James Roland Dockery of the 300 block of Community Road lost control of his motorcycle about 12:30 a.m., police said. The cycle flipped over three times at the intersection of Manhattan Beach Road and Windrush Farm Lane.Police believe Mr. Dockery, who was not wearing a helmet, had been traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred.
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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | January 17, 1991
Manhattan Beach may get a sidewalk as early as this spring to carry pedestrians and cyclists safely to Ritchie Highway and the B & A Trail.Nothing is concrete yet, but since the Manhattan Beach Civic Association has agreed to request a rather modest half-mile black asphalt path rather than a traditional slab sidewalk, they may be able to get the project through as early as the spring.The danger of walking along Manhattan Beach Road, a busy, narrow, winding and hilly access road, is one of several problems forming what community and business leaders have dubbed Severna Park's "Berlin Wall."
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January 30, 1991
Services for Carroll O. Weston Jr., a retired fiscal analyst for the Health Care Financing Administration, will be held at 1 p.m. pTC today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.Mr. Weston, who was 68 and was known as Bud, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Manhattan Beach.A resident of the Linstead area for many years, he also lived in Catonsville before moving to Manhattan Beach about two years ago.He worked for the federal agency 20 years and retired in 1983.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2010
Mary Leona Gage, the 1957 Miss Maryland USA pageant winner who was Miss USA for only a day before officials stripped her of her title because she was a married mother of two, has died in Los Angeles at 71. A son, Robert Kaminer, told the Associated Press Saturday that Gage died of heart failure at a Sherman Oaks hospital Tuesday. Gage was the only Marylander ever selected as Miss USA. And, like beauty-pageant contestants Vanessa Williams and Carrie Prejean decades later, she became famous after a pageant scandal.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2001
Thomas McGrath Jr. doesn't want to wake up every morning and gaze into his next-door neighbor's window from his waterfront property in Manhattan Beach. But he's afraid that will happen if Severn Associates builds the two houses it is proposing for the small, narrow property that now holds one house near McGrath's home in the Severna Park neighborhood. McGrath and other residents have been lobbying against the Crownsville company's plans. They maintain that the land at 759 Dividing Road had been used for years as a single merged lot - with a small red house on one half, a shed on the half that's closest to McGrath and a single driveway - and should continue to have one house on it. They worry that the two proposed houses - the red one would be torn down - would lead to crowding in the historic neighborhood and send property values plummeting.
NEWS
By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
A set of speed bumps planned for Manhattan Beach Road will give motorists a jarring reminder that they're back on their neighborhood's quiet streets.Two other county roads will get the speed bumps as the Department of Public Works and county officials work to control traffic."
NEWS
By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | December 7, 1994
An $18 increase in the tax Manhattan Beach residents pay to help maintain community property has come under scrutiny by county officials and some community residents who wonder whether the money can be used to create a $10,000 legal fund.Residents at a community meeting in October voted unanimously to use the one-year increase to set up the fund, but the section of the county code that created Manhattan Beach's special benefit tax district does not specifically list litigation as one of the purposes for which the money can be used.
NEWS
July 26, 1994
A 30-year-old Severna Park man remained in serious but stable condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday after a motorcycle accident on Manhattan Beach Road Sunday morning, county police said.James Roland Dockery of the 300 block of Community Road lost control of his motorcycle about 12:30 a.m., police said. The cycle flipped over three times at the intersection of Manhattan Beach Road and Windrush Farm Lane.Police believe Mr. Dockery, who was not wearing a helmet, had been traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred.
NEWS
January 30, 1991
Services for Carroll O. Weston Jr., a retired fiscal analyst for the Health Care Financing Administration, will be held at 1 p.m. pTC today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.Mr. Weston, who was 68 and was known as Bud, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Manhattan Beach.A resident of the Linstead area for many years, he also lived in Catonsville before moving to Manhattan Beach about two years ago.He worked for the federal agency 20 years and retired in 1983.
NEWS
January 30, 1991
Carroll O. Weston Jr., a retired fiscal analyst for the Health Care Financing Administration, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Manhattan Beach. He was 68.Services for Mr. Weston were being held today at the Barranco funeral establishment, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.Known as "Bud," he was a resident of the Linstead area for many years. He also lived in Catonsville before moving to Manhattan Beach about two years ago.He worked for the federal agency 20 years and retired in 1983.
NEWS
By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2001
A county hearing officer has denied a zoning variance sought by a Crownsville developer to build a house wider than allowed on a plot of waterfront land in Severna Park's Manhattan Beach - a victory for residents fighting the 6-foot difference. Administrative hearing officer Stephen M. LeGendre ruled that the plot at 759 Dividing Road is capable of being developed within the code. Severn Associates, headed by Steve Washington, wanted to tear down an existing house and build another that is 26 feet wide - 6 feet wider than permitted - and contended that a smaller house would be unattractive and nonfunctional.
NEWS
By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | January 17, 1991
Manhattan Beach may get a sidewalk as early as this spring to carry pedestrians and cyclists safely to Ritchie Highway and the B & A Trail.Nothing is concrete yet, but since the Manhattan Beach Civic Association has agreed to request a rather modest half-mile black asphalt path rather than a traditional slab sidewalk, they may be able to get the project through as early as the spring.The danger of walking along Manhattan Beach Road, a busy, narrow, winding and hilly access road, is one of several problems forming what community and business leaders have dubbed Severna Park's "Berlin Wall."
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