January 19, 2010
Maryland health officials are expanding their search for people who had contact with a rabid 6-week-old Jersey calf at a Prince George's County educational center. Authorities say that in addition to about 70 children who recently visited the Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek, they believe that other visitors include residents of Prince George's, Charles and Montgomery counties and Washington. "Local health departments are reaching out to all known contacts who've visited the farm during this time period and we need the public's help to make sure no potential contact is missed," Dr. Katherine Feldman, chief veterinarian for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said in a statement.
January 22, 1999
Carroll County Health Department is seeking individuals who have had contact with a rabid cat in the Cherokee Drive area of Taylorsville.A large gray domestic cat tested positive Wednesday for rabies after being involved in a biting incident.Anyone who might have had contact with the cat between Jan. 4 and 18 is urged to call Barry Fortune or Matt Helwig at the Health Department at 410-876-1884 during business hours.After hours or weekends: Central Alarm, 410-386-2260.Mount Airy Players to hold auditions for two playsMount Airy Players will hold open auditions for two one-act contemporary comedies written by David Ives and directed by Ken Berry.
November 23, 2004
Consider this a sign of how out of control behavior has gotten at sporting events: Robin Ficker - former scourge of NBA players and referees, the infamous foghorn fan of the Washington Bullets whose courtside seats were revoked by management - suddenly sounds like the voice of reason. The 61-year-old Rockville attorney and self-confessed fanatic used to taunt Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen by reciting the names of ex-girlfriends and rankle Phil Jackson by reading excerpts about his youthful drug use from the coach's autobiography.
December 31, 2006
The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century By Steven Watts Henry Ford set off the consumer revolution by producing a car affordable to the masses, all the while lamenting the moral toll exacted by consumerism. He believed in giving his workers a living wage, though he was entirely opposed to union labor. He had a warm and loving relationship with his wife but sired a son with another woman. A rabid anti-Semite, he embraced African-American workers in the era of Jim Crow.
May 31, 2007
You'll be thanking Fall Out Boy for the memories when the band rolls into town on Monday. The group, known for its rabid fan base and eyeliner-wearing bass player, is touring to promote its newest album, Infinity On High, the follow-up to its triple platinum 2005 hit, From Under the Cork Tree. Fall Out Boy will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, on Monday. The general-admission show starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are $35. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.
September 3, 1992
WHO'S BEEN writing the recent news out of Harford County -- Alfred Hitchcock?First came mid-summer reports of rabid animal attacks in Fallston and Jarrettsville. A 6-year-old girl was bitten by a bat that flew out from under a couch in her home. Only 3 percent of rabies infections in the state are the result of bat bites.Weeks earlier, a wild, rabid cat bit four people in the Fallston area, including an animal control officer, prompting health officials to warn residents to vaccinate their pets against the potentially fatal disease.