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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Baltimore County police charged a 16-year-old in a stabbing Saturday night that left two teens injured outside a Woodlawn roller skating rink. Officers were called at 11:41 p.m. to the 1700 block of Whitehead Road, outside of Hot Skates, for a report of a stabbing, Police said a girl had gotten into an argument inside the rink, and somebody stabbed her multiple times when she went outside to call a relative for a ride A 19-year-old man was...
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Baltimore County police charged a 16-year-old in a stabbing Saturday night that left two teens injured outside a Woodlawn roller skating rink. Officers were called at 11:41 p.m. to the 1700 block of Whitehead Road, outside of Hot Skates, for a report of a stabbing, Police said a girl had gotten into an argument inside the rink, and somebody stabbed her multiple times when she went outside to call a relative for a ride A 19-year-old man was...
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Skateworks, the roller rink in Woodlawn that has long struggled with allegations of violence and rowdiness, has closed. The business, which opened two years ago in an industrial park off Whitehead Road, is tied up in bankruptcy proceedings, with more than $575,000 in debt, and linked to accusations that a 12-year-old girl was gang-raped there Aug. 14. The closure follows the revocation of Skateworks' two operating licenses, a result of the arrests...
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Skateworks, the roller rink in Woodlawn that has long struggled with allegations of violence and rowdiness, has closed. The business, which opened two years ago in an industrial park off Whitehead Road, is tied up in bankruptcy proceedings, with more than $575,000 in debt, and linked to accusations that a 12-year-old girl was gang-raped there Aug. 14. The closure follows the revocation of Skateworks' two operating licenses, a result of the arrests...
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Three people accused of raping a 12-year-old girl Saturday at the Skateworks roller rink in Woodlawn took turns holding her down and assaulting her in a storage room, a police report of the incident says. Baltimore County officials, who were on the verge of closing the troubled rink months ago because of frequent disturbances there, deferred questions to the police department. "We're concerned about this situation, and we're sure that this matter will be monitored and reviewed," said Lt. Robert McCullough, a Baltimore County Police Department spokesman.
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March 23, 2003
Helen Lee Ruehl, a homemaker and former co-owner of a Frederick roller skating rink, died of heart failure Thursday at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. She was 81. She was born Helen Lee Pfeiffer and raised in West Baltimore, and she graduated from Western High School in 1938. She briefly worked in Baltimore for the Household Finance Corp. Mrs. Ruehl, who had lived in Frederick since 1977, had formerly resided in Ellicott City and Allentown, Pa. She was married in 1941 to William F. Ruehl, a welding company executive, who survives her. In the 1970s, the couple and their son purchased Skatehaven, a Frederick roller rink they owned and operated until selling the business in the 1990s.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | September 9, 1994
The father of a Glen Burnie girl yesterday filed suit in state and federal court alleging that an Anne Arundel County police officer used excessive force while arresting his daughter at a roller rink in January.In the suit, William J. Murdico of Gatewater Court alleges that during the arrest Detective Themistocles Bathras threw his 16-year-old daughter, Kelly, to the ground with such force she required hospital treatment.The girl, who has since turned 17, was treated at St. Agnes Hospital for a dislocated shoulder, a broken wrist, a twisted ankle, an injured knee and torn ligaments in her legs that put her in a wheelchair for several weeks, according to her lawyer, E. Thomas Maxwell Jr."
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January 24, 1997
ON JUNE 21, 1992, a mentally disturbed young man set fire to the Sportsman's Hall roller rink near Arcadia, a village surrounded by cornfields on Route 30 between Hampstead and Reisterstown on the Carroll-Baltimore County border. A one-time egg farmer named Harry W. Morfoot had built the rink for #F $150,000 in 1959, 20 years after he had first envisioned it as a teen-ager. It was his dream come true.Over the years, the rink became a well-loved institution in the area, a combination of malt shop, playground and community center.
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October 28, 2007
As reported Oct. 29, 1989, in The Howard Sun: The price tag on the Columbia Association's proposed sports complex has been set at $6.4 million, and residents so far have agreed that the high cost of recreation is quite acceptable. In what for months came down to a minor controversy over whether the new facility would feature a roller rink or a pool, Columbia representatives are offering a simple solution: have both - along with several other luxury options. The plan proposed by Columbia Association management calls for purchasing the Skateland roller-skating rink and a renovation of the Supreme Court athletic facility.
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February 26, 2006
The Harford County Development Advisory Committee serves as a forum for the review of subdivision and site plans submitted to the Department of Planning and Zoning by those seeking building permits. The committee will review the following proposals at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the County Council chambers, 212 S. Bond St., Bel Air: Wyndemede Corporate Center Location: On the southeast end of Enterprise Court, Wyndemede Corporate Center. Developer: Enterprise Park, LLC/George W. Stephens & Associates.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2010
Three people accused of raping a 12-year-old girl Saturday at the Skateworks roller rink in Woodlawn took turns holding her down and assaulting her in a storage room, a police report of the incident says. Baltimore County officials, who were on the verge of closing the troubled rink months ago because of frequent disturbances there, deferred questions to the police department. "We're concerned about this situation, and we're sure that this matter will be monitored and reviewed," said Lt. Robert McCullough, a Baltimore County Police Department spokesman.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2010
Just 90 minutes before a final deadline Wednesday, Baltimore County officials and the owners of Skateworks hammered out a deal that will allow the troubled Woodlawn roller rink to stay open. During negotiations that continued for most of the day, the owners agreed to hire uniformed police officers on weekend nights, to work more closely with the local precinct and to close at midnight. At 4:30 p.m., permits director Timothy M. Kotroco announced that the county had issued the rink a license to operate for another year.
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By Nick Madigan, Mary Gail Hare and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2010
When Barney Wilson was growing up in West Baltimore, one of seven children of a city police officer, there was no recreation center in his neighborhood and few entertainment options he or his siblings could afford. It was with that memory fresh in his mind that Wilson, now the principal of Baltimore's Polytechnic Institute, opened a roller skating rink in Woodlawn 16 months ago. One of four partners who sank $1 million into Skateworks, Wilson hoped to create a place where "multiple generations can hang out."
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By Lorraine Mirabella | lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | November 22, 2009
One minute, Scarlett Black was out on the roller rink, outfitted in helmet and elbow pads, holding her own in a pack of Charm City Roller Girl hopefuls. They furiously circled the floor, crouching low, demonstrating crossovers and abrupt stops. Black's teenage daughter, Amanda, screamed, "Go, Mom, go." But in an instant, the 41-year-old medical analyst tumbled to the ground. Forced from the roller girl tryouts, she sat with an ice pack on her knee and, somehow through it all, a smile on her face, her resolve intact.
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October 28, 2007
As reported Oct. 29, 1989, in The Howard Sun: The price tag on the Columbia Association's proposed sports complex has been set at $6.4 million, and residents so far have agreed that the high cost of recreation is quite acceptable. In what for months came down to a minor controversy over whether the new facility would feature a roller rink or a pool, Columbia representatives are offering a simple solution: have both - along with several other luxury options. The plan proposed by Columbia Association management calls for purchasing the Skateland roller-skating rink and a renovation of the Supreme Court athletic facility.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | June 23, 1992
The man charged in the arson fire that destroyed the Sportsman Hall roller-skating rink in Arcadia Sunday morning had escaped hours earlier from a state facility for the developmentally disabled, a state mental health official said yesterday.John Paul Zomack, 19, broke through a security window at the Rosewood Center and walked away Saturday afternoon, said Robert W. Eastridge, deputy director of public health services for the state health department. Rosewood is in Owings Mills, about 12 miles from the roller rink in Arcadia.
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