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.
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.
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.
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.
August 16, 1997
Gosh knows, there's been enough Elvis on TV this week to keep all but the most rabid fans happy. But if you've managed to avoid the deluge so far, or if you're trying to decide which is the best program to watch today, set your dials to MPT.The documentary "Elvis '56" (8 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., Channels 22 and 67) captures the King at his undisputed best, at the beginning. Elvis in 1956 was practically an unstoppable force: At 21, he had his first No. 1 hit ("Heartbreak Hotel") and his next four ("I Want You, I Need You, I Love You," "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog" and "Love Me Tender")