October 3, 2013
An article in the Oct. 3, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian recognized the dedication of the newly built community college. In springlike atmosphere, the new Catonsville Community College was officially dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 26, in ceremonies held on the lawn in front of the old Hilton mansion, now the Administration building of the college. Two sidelights of major interest were noted on this occasion. County Executive Spiro T. Agnew made it clear that he favors spreading the county education upward toward the college level rather than downwards to kindergartners.
September 5, 2013
An article in the Sept. 6, 1913, edition of The Argus eased concerns of a woman's well-being after a false report of boating accident. The report in the Baltimore papers Monday that Miss Annette Chase of Eden Terrace, who is spending the summer at Pine Orchard, near New London, Conn., had a narrow escape from drowning one day last week while canoeing, is without foundation. Miss Chase advises The Argus that her name was confused with that of a Miss Anne Chase of Waterbury, Conn., who, with two friends – Miss Plumb and Mr. Tate , of Waterbury, Conn.- were out in a canoe about a mile off the Montowese House, Indian Neck, when the canoe was overturned by the rough water.
August 8, 2013
U.S. citizens were advised last week of a "credible and imminent" terrorist threat, but that news didn't make the front page of The Sun and was barely covered on the last page of the front section on Sunday ("Global security alert follows prison breaks," Aug. 4). We did, however, have the opportunity to read not one, but two, very lengthy articles about Jonathan Ogden's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One article made Page 1 of both the front and sports sections. Do Sun employees communicate with one another?
July 15, 2013
Newly appointed Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis launched a Twitter page Monday, his first day on the job. Davis said in a statement that he is adding the his presence on Twitter to provide a look at the chief's activities and "show transparency to the residents of this county. " The new page expands the use of social media by the department, which already had Facebook and Twitter pages. To follow Davis on Twitter: @ChiefKevinDavis. Andrea.firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter.com/andsiegel
June 30, 2013
Two local men were killed in separate motorcycle crashes over the weekend, authorities said. In the first crash, a Pasadena man crashed his motorcycle into the rear of a Jeep Grand Cherokee after speeding and weaving through lanes on Interstate 97 near Dorsey Road about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Maryland State Police said. The driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified by State Police as Kenneth Page Hilliard III, 28. He was wearing no protective gear beyond a helmet, which was improperly secured and was found 100 feet from his body, State Police said.
June 24, 2013
What happens in Toronto stays in Toronto. After being swept by the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre this weekend, the Orioles quickly wanted to turn the page on their trip here. Just forget about it and move on. "The game is over with -- we can't go back in time,” center fielder Adam Jones said after the Orioles' 13-5 loss on Sunday. “It's over with. We have the Indians [on Monday]. We can't dwell on this because the Indians are coming to town, and they are another great major league team.
June 19, 2013
On page 6 of the June 13 Columbia Flier, on lower half of the page, the headline was "Howard Library System receives magazine's honor. " A very innocuous and deceptive lead to announcing that Howard County Library was named 2013 Library of the Year! Our library is designated number one out of 21,000 public libraries in the United States, Canada and Mexico by the well-regarded Library Journal and the Flier doesn't have even a banner notice on the front page, or an honest, congratulatory headline for the article?
June 14, 2013
The detour for Moores Mill Road in Bel Air between Broadway (Route 1) and the Southampton Circle went into place as scheduled on Wednesday. That stretch Moores Mill will be closed to through traffic for at least 10 months, as the county straightens, widens and repaves the road, a $2.1 million project. Bob Thomas, spokesman for county government, said the next couple of weeks will involve setting up by the contractor, after which actual construction work will begin. Comer Construction of Forest Hill is the contractor.
May 22, 2013
An article in the May 24, 1913, edition of The Argus reported the damage to an area farm due to an early morning fire. A large barrack on the Wilton Farm, Wilkens avenue and Maiden Choice road, George J. Zaiser , owner, was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning, together with 13 head of sheep, 40 tons of hay, several tons of baled straw and a lot of farming implements. The loss will reach about $1,500, covered by insurance. The barking of their collie dog aroused Mr. Zaiser and his family.
May 20, 2013
An article in the May 17, 1913, edition of The Argus commended a young girl for keeping her wits in an emergency situation. The presence of mind of 8-year-old Isabelle Smith , of Cedar Hill, near St. Denis, probably saved her life about 6 o'clock Saturday evening when, with her clothes a mass of flames, due to playing with a pile of burning railroad ties, she ran to a brook near by and plunged headlong into the water. Isabelle and several other girls of about her own age were playing near the railroad and were attracted by the burning pyre of ties.