January 17, 2013
A meeting of Morgan State University's Board of Regents planned for Thursday afternoon has been cancelled, university officials said. The meeting had been announced on the board's web page, but the notice was later removed. The purpose of the meeting had not been made public. Morgan was plunged into turmoil last month when the board voted 8-7 to seek a replacement for president David J. Wilson when his contract expires at the end of the academic year. Students, faculty and alumni rallied to support Wilson.
December 29, 2012
Five Carroll County Public Schools students have been selected to serve as student pages for the 2013 General Assembly session, which starts Jan. 9. Each year, the Legislature chooses high school students from throughout the state to serve as pages on the floor of the House of Delegates and Senate. Carroll County is eligible to select four representatives and one alternate. Seniors from all eight public high schools in the county were eligible to apply. The following were selected: • Bobby Crumbaugh, of North Carroll High School; • Susan Price, of Westminster High; • Abigail Shriver, of Westminster High; • Maya Spaur, of South Carroll High; • Cole Holocker, of Century High (alternate)
December 20, 2012
Over the years, many Christmas traditions have taken root in our community that are for the most part unique to Harford County. Today and Friday, we take a look at 12 Harford Christmas Traditions in photos and reminisce about a few others that have sadly left us. Today's take includes: Aberdeen's Christmas Street Parade The Bel Air Lions Club Christmas tree sale The Festival of Trees at the Bel Air Reckord Armory The Bel Air...
December 17, 2012
When Southern Living magazine asked Baltimore botanical artist Meg Page to create dinnerware that can bridge the fall and winter entertaining seasons, she asked them to send her clippings from branches in their own backyards so she could get it right. Page then arranged the nandina, boxwood, holly and mistletoe on the edges of white china, as she would a natural garnish, and began to create. The result: dinnerware and serving pieces that have the same effect "as you would have if you ran out and clipped some holly for your cheese plate," said Page.
November 19, 2012
An article in the Nov. 23, 1912, edition of The Argus reported a raid on a local drinking establishment. Samuel Bloom saloon on Frederick road at Paradise was raided Sunday night at 7 o'clock by Patrolmen Hutson and Phelps , of the Canton Police Station. The patrolmen, who were dressed in plain clothes, say they entered the saloon and ordered bottle beer which was served to them. They then arrested Samuel Bloom , John Hall , a helper, and two other men as witnesses.
November 14, 2012
An article in the Nov. 16, 1912, edition of The Argus reported a Sunday showdown in the streets over love was shut down by police. Thistle, a milling village near Catonsville, had an exciting Sunday afternoon when Dorsey Harrison , 17 years old, and George Whalen , 18 years old, who hale from Ilchester, appeared on the roads flourishing pistols. The trouble, it is said, started over the attentions paid by each to a young woman of that village and the pistols were brought into play to emphasize the rival lovers' remarks.
November 1, 2012
So much for unbiased reporting. One look at the three headlines on the entire commentary page of the Tuesday, Oct. 30 edition of The Sun says it all. "The 2012 elephant in the room: George W. Bush. " "Md. congressional map is fair, legal. " And here's the topper: "Romney's jobs failure. " Except for the token weekly column you allow Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., the rest the paper is undeniably an organ for Democrat positions. Thomas R. Foster, Parkville
November 1, 2012
After complaints from several people, Cafe Hon removed a picture early Thursday morning of one of its staff members in blackface for Halloween. The Hampden restaurant had posted the photo on its Facebook page. It showed an employee, in blackface, apparently dressed for Halloween as Whitney Houston, singing with a smudge of white powder around the nose. "We humbly apologize for our misjudgement in posting a Halloween picture, we have removed the picture," Cafe Hon said on Facebook early Thursday.
October 24, 2012
Some voters in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have received absentee ballots that are missing a page containing referendum questions, state officials said Wednesday. The state Board of Elections has found that fewer than 20 absentee voters received ballots missing a second page, Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement. "Residents who have requested an absentee ballot should check to make certain they have a complete ballot with a second page that includes Questions 4-7, as well as any of the local county-related questions," O'Malley said.
September 12, 2012
An article in the Sept. 13, 1962, edition of The Herald Argus recognized a local family's timely arrival that earned them a part in celebrating a milestone in the number of visitors to national parks. As Paul Geiman and his family of Catonsville entered the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park during their August vacation tour, they were greeted by Superintendent Lemuel A. Garrison , who informed them they had been selected to participate in special symbolic ceremonies in observance of the National Park Service Billionth-Visitor Day. Mr. and Mrs. Geiman , their daughter, Jane , 15, and her friend, Adele Weetenkamp , 15, also of Catonsville, were extended complimentary lodgings and meals by the Yellowstone Park Company and were presented appropriate gifts and souvenirs by the concessioners in Yellowstone National Park.