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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,Staff Writer | March 25, 1992
State environmental officials have relaxed their warning about eating fish caught in the upper Potomac River, saying there have been "substantial decreases" in dioxin contamination downstream from the Westvaco Corp. paper mill in Luke.The move yesterday was immediately criticized by environmentalists, who contend that Maryland's limits on dioxin, a suspected human carcinogen, are too lax.Citing new sampling results, the Maryland Department of the Environment dropped its nearly 2-year-old advice to limit consumption of bass and most other surface-feeding sport fish caught in the 40-mile stretch of the Potomac between Luke and Paw Paw, W.Va.
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By Muphen R. Whitney | May 13, 1992
Kelly Conaway did not need to win either of Sunday's pony races at the Potomac Hunt Point-to-Point meet in order to win the year-end Governor's Cup trophy, but she could not convince her pony Garfield of that.Garfield zoomed to the lead after making a good start in his race and dominated the competition throughout the half-mile contest.His eight-length lead at the wire gave Kelly another 10 points to add to her impressive total earned at pony races at the Howard County-Iron Bridge, Marlborough, Elkridge-Harford and Potomac Point-to-Point meets.
NEWS
October 25, 1994
County police arrested a Potomac man Saturday morning for selling suspected bootleg videos at a flea market on Brumwell Field at the corner of Mountain Road and Broadway, authorities said.Thomas Waligora, an employee of the Motion Picture Association of America, bought a suspected bootleg "Cinderella" tape from a vendor at the flea market about 10:30 a.m., authorities said. He called police, who arrived at the flea market and watched as Mr. Waligora bought a suspected bootleg "Snow White" video from the man for $10, police said.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Peter Hermann and Dana Hedgpeth and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writer Joe Mathews contributed to this article | July 22, 1995
POTOMAC -- A handyman hired to help paint a stately home in this wealthy Washington suburb was charged yesterday with killing the podiatrist who owned it, the doctor's three daughters and another house painter, leaving friends and fellow doctors traumatized.Each of the victims was beaten -- their bodies found bound and gagged in separate rooms of the $700,000 home on Twining Lane, say investigators and court documents filed last night.Police identified the dead as Dr. David Marc Goff, 46, and his daughters Andrea Robyn Goff, 22; Sheri Helene Goff, 19; and Alyse Renee Goff, 14. The dead painter was identified as Mark Richard Aldridge, 30, of Wheaton.
NEWS
By SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 11, 2000
WASHINGTON -- In a move that could add two years to the time it takes to decide a dispute between Maryland and Virginia over the Potomac River, the Supreme Court chose a Maine lawyer yesterday to gather facts and suggest how to rule. The court appointed Ralph I. Lancaster Jr. of Portland as a "special master" to gather evidence about Virginia's desire to build a pipe to take drinking water from the Potomac. Lancaster's selection was an alternative to the court's moving to decide the case on its own. Special masters are often used by the court in boundary disputes between states.
SPORTS
By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 3, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- Linganore running back Jerit Siedor rushed for nearly 900 yards more than teammate Ben Morrow through 11 games.But it didn't matter who carried the ball in last night's Class 2A state championship game. Siedor finished with 139 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries, and Morrow contributed 124 yards on 17 carries as Linganore defeated Potomac, 23-20.Both running backs came up with key runs for Linganore (12-1) -- which finished with 266 yards rushing -- throughout the game as the Lancers had to fight off several Potomac (11-2)
SPORTS
December 14, 1991
Cindy Martin led all scorers with 18 to pace Potomac State (W.Va.) to a 57-42 victory over Essex Community College last night.Jennifer Ellsworth and Lisa St. Claire each finished with 10 points to lead Essex. St. Claire also had a game-high 14 rebounds.POTOMAC STATE (2-6) -- Barbarito 4 0-4 8, Stanley 1 0-0 2, Martin 8 2-2 18, Tyler 3 6-8 12, Beardslee 5 0-3 11, Sites 1 0-0 2, Gallingani 1 0-0 2, Hazen 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24 8-17 57.ESSEX (1-4) -- L. St. Claire 4 2-8 10, D. St. Clair 3 2-3 8, Ellsworth 4 0-0 10, Teagarden 4 0-3 9, Popera 1 0-0 2, Canady 1 1-2 3. Totals: 17 5-16 42.Halftime--PS, 33-22.
BUSINESS
By David Conn and David Conn,Staff Writer | August 29, 1992
Potomac Savings Bank F.S.B., a small thrift in Silver Spring, was taken over yesterday by federal regulators for failure to meet several financial safety measures.The Office of Thrift Supervision, the federal agency in charge of overseeing the nation's savings and loan industry, appointed the federal Resolution Trust Corp. as receiver for the failed institution.Potomac, with three locations and $72.3 million in assets, will continue to maintain normal operations while the RTC works to improve the financial condition of the troubled thrift in hopes of finding a buyer.
NEWS
May 28, 2004
A fisherman has caught another northern snakehead fish in the Potomac River in Virginia, state officials announced yesterday, marking the fourth time this spring that the voracious Asian invader has turned up in the river. A commercial waterman caught the 14 1/2 -inch, 1-pound fish near Fort Belvoir, in the same eight-mile stretch where the other snakeheads were caught. A Maryland Department of Natural Resources biologist confirmed that it was a female northern snakehead and was about 2 years old. A multiagency effort is under way to determine if the fish has established itself here.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,Contributing Writer | December 18, 1993
For seventh-ranked Walbrook, last night's game in the Function at the Junction Mixer at Coppin State was supposed to provide the ultimate test.The Warriors were facing a Potomac team that not only had advanced to the Class 3A state finals the last two seasons, but also had the height to shut off Walbrook's inside game.It took the Warriors awhile to make adjustments, but the ones they made propelled them to a 53-50 overtime win."They were bigger than us and they were blocking our shots, so we had to force them out of the zone," said Walbrook's Travone Broadway, who led his team with 13 points.
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