April 24, 2013
Bravo! With her latest proposals ("Mayor to propose new taxes on billboards, taxi rides," April 22) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has joined with our governor in his tax policies. If it moves, tax it (taxis). If it stands still, tax it (billboards). Theodore W. Hirsh, Baltimore Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
April 21, 2013
An article in the April 19, 1913, edition of The Argus announced the return of familiar face on the rail cars . Not content with sitting on a slow-moving auto truck, Charles Bujac of Catonsville, one of the oldest motormen in the employ of the United Railways, is back again on the cars and will probably remain in that position for the rest of his active days. The lure of the old "Speeders" proved too strong for "Uncle Charlie," as he is known by all the men on the line, and so, to the great delight of his many co-laborers and friends, he may be seen traveling to and from Towson to Catonsville Junction on the back of a United States mail car. He is no longer guardian of the brakes which he so greatly loved, but rides on the back of the car in charge of the bell.
April 11, 2013
An article in the April 12, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on the surprising culprit after a church's interior was found damaged. What was at first supposed to be the work of vandals, bent on spite-work, at the Catonsville Presbyterian Church last week, when some of the carpet was ripped up and torn, the wires of a stereopticon machine cut and the doors badly mutilated, proved to be the work of a stray dog which was imprisoned in...
April 4, 2013
An article in the April 4, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on actions by area firefighters in rescuing three boys from a sticky situation. While hunting for frogs along the clay banks in a swampy area in the 1600 block Sulphur Spring road, Lansdowne, last Saturday morning, three boys became trapped waist deep in soft mud and clay. The victims, Ronald M. Trescott , 13, of Summit avenue, Glenn Piekaski , 12, and his brother, Carey A. Piekaski , 14, of Rehbaum avenue were rescued unharmed by 16 members of the Halethorpe Fire Department and Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department.
March 27, 2013
Opening Day is quickly approaching, and we're giving away a box of Topps Baseball 2013 Series 1 cards and a Dylan Bundy rookie card to one of our loyal readers. All you need to do to enter is "like" our Orioles Insider Facebook page and then enter your contact information for the contest. CLICK HERE to get started. We'll randomly choose a winner on April 8. In addition to having a chance to win the cards, you'll get breaking news, photos and feature stories sent out from our Orioles Insider Facebook page.
March 24, 2013
Ed Reed doesn't want to say goodbye, but he does want to say thanks. The former Ravens safety took out a full page ad in the Sports section of today's Baltimore Sun to deliver a message to the fans who have cheered him for more than a decade. The ad reads: Ravens Nation, My eleven seasons in Baltimore were more than I would have ever imagined, which is why I have such deep love for you all. I will forever cherish my time with the Ravens and the chills that ran down my spine when I finally kissed the Lombardi Trophy.
March 8, 2013
I was frankly "flabbergasted" (and I haven't used that word in a long time!) when I viewed the opinion pages of the March 7 Columbia Flier. I counted nine letters in support of Ms. Maria Santo's extremely anti-abortion letter which appeared in the Feb. 28 edition of the Flier. And how many letters taking the opposing pro-choice view appeared in the opinion pages of the March 7 Flier? None! Zilch! Nada! Imagine that! I'm left to assume that either 1) the editors at the Flier are "cherry-picking" the letters to the editor to push a particular bias or agenda on the abortion issue; 2)
March 6, 2013
An article in the March 8, 1913, edition of The Argus noted that area woman's actions not to bother other patients worsened her own condition at an area hospital. Miss Elizabeth West , sister of Thos. West , of Bloomingdale avenue, is confined to her bed with a badly swollen limb and blood poisoning may develop. Miss West, who has been an invalid since birth, with only one limb, managed to get about with the use of crutches. Several months ago, she was taken to Spring Grove State Hospital, where she abandoned her crutches to avoid disturbing the other patients, and it is said resorted to crawling about, and it was while so doing that the splinter from the floor entered her limb several days ago. The limb began to swell and show symptoms of blood poisoning and she was removed to the infirmary.
February 26, 2013
An article in the March 1, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on the dreams of young runaways. James Rubin , 12 years old, Lakewood avenue; Louis Susosky , 11 years old, Hudson street, and John Noroacki , 15 years old, Hudson street, Baltimore, were locked up Saturday night at the Catonsville Police Station charged with being runaways. The boys were picked up by Patrolman Dennis Cavey near Ellicott City, where they were to board a freight train for Western Maryland. They had been reading dime novels and said they were going to the mountains for adventure.
February 20, 2013
An article in the Feb. 22, 1913, edition of The Argus the return of an unwanted visitor. The dog poisoner who has been causing considerable alarm among the owners of valuable canines in Catonsville for some time is again at work. The pretty collie dog of Patrolman August Peters , living on Mellor avenue, was found Thursday morning the victim of poison in her master's yard. The dog was considered the prettiest of its kind in this part of Baltimore county. ***** After keeping their wedding a secret for eight months, Miss Ethel Dykes , of Oella, daughter of James Dykes, and Benjamin Peters , eldest son of Patrolman August Peters , announced to their friends several days ago their wedding which took place in Wilmington, Del., on June 19 last.