October 3, 2011
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. of Rockville said Monday it won a five-year contract worth up to $1.25 billion to provide millions of doses of an anthrax vaccine for government stockpiles. The company said it would supply 44.75 million doses of BioThrax, the only vaccine licensed by the Food and Drug Administration to prevent anthrax infection. The company makes the vaccine at a facility in Michigan. Emergent is renovating a facility in Baltimore, where it plans to produce a tuberculosis vaccine, the company said.
March 6, 1992
Southern enjoyed a brief lead, 2-0, over Rockville after sophomore guard Chatney Howard (15 points) fired up the first basket of last night's Class 2A Region III boys basketball semifinal.From there, however, the fourth-seeded Bulldogs (13-11) were ripped by the home-standing Rams (18-4), who sank 11 three-pointers en route to a 63-45 victory.Rockville, the tournament's top seed, built its biggest lead, 63-43, in the fourth period behind Bryan Sims (18 points), DeMond Gibson(16) and Sonny O'Dell (10)
March 26, 1993
ROCKVILLE -- A boarded-up hotel here has been taken off the rolls of the Resolution Trust Corp., the federal entity that liquidates assets of failed savings and loan organizations, and is being converted into 60 low-income apartments.In January, the Montgomery Housing Partnership, a local nonprofit agency, bought the 30-year-old, 82-room Town Center Inn, which had been vacant nine months, and an adjoining 14-unit apartment house for $1.35 million with public financing and bank loans. The first units are expected to be ready this summer, and the project is set for completion in January.
May 9, 1996
CTA Inc., a Rockville-based satellite communications company, said yesterday that it has realigned its corporate structure to focus on areas with high growth potential.As part of the plan, CTA will launch a new business unit called the CTA Space and Telecommunications Co., which will combine several existing divisions. The new business will focus on satellite and ground station manufacturing, spacecraft design, test and flight operations and satellite-related equipment and software.CTA Chief Executive C. E. "Tom" Velez said the company has hired Ricardo de Bastos, a veteran satellite industry executive, to serve as president of the new company.
May 23, 1993
ROCKVILLE -- Northeast's bid to return to the state semifinals for the sixth straight season was halted yesterday at Rockville High School. The Eagles were beaten, 10-6, by Rockville in the Class 2A, Region III final.Rockville (13-5) had two big innings -- a five-run second and a four-run fourth -- and that was too much for the Eagles to overcome.The loss ended one of the most frustrating seasons for Eagles manager Harry Lentz. Northeast had a 56-3 record the past three seasons, and with 10 seniors -- including three starters -- back this year, Lentz expected success.
February 9, 2003
Police in Montgomery County are investigating the death of a North Potomacwoman whose body was found inside a burning building yesterday in Rockville. Firefighters responding to a fire in a commercial building on West Montgomery Avenue discovered the body of Vanessa Yvette Johnson, 39, of the 14000 block of Masterpiece Lane. Police said Johnson was the owner of a consignment shop in the building. Johnson's injuries did not appear to be related to the fire, police said, and her death is being treated as a homicide.