October 5, 2003
County businesses hit by Isabel may be eligible for help Businesses in Harford County affected by Tropical Storm Isabel may be eligible for up to $1.5 million in assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Any business in Harford that has disaster damage may apply for a loan to help repair or replace property. Information about assistance from the administration can be found on its Web site, www.sba.gov. In Harford County, businesses can contact the Small Business Development Center at Harford Community College, 410-836- 4237.
September 6, 2003
Sandra Williams had walked more than 20 miles before, but that was before her multiple sclerosis was diagnosed. She also had slept on a floor before, but that was back in high school. By this morning, though, the 43-year-old physical therapist will have done both again. And she will have 27 miles and one more stiff-backed night to go. Williams learned three years ago that she has the chronic disease of the central nervous system. "My legs and arms didn't work. I'm doing much better now," she said yesterday morning.
July 20, 2003
Health Department plans child safety seat check The Carroll County Health Department will hold a child car seat safety check from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Westminster Target store. The safety check is sponsored by Safe Kids/CRASH Coalition. Staff will check for proper installation of seats and answer questions about car seats. The store is on Malcolm Drive at Route 140. Appointments are requested. Information: 410-876-4448. Multiple Sclerosis Society prepares for fund-raiser The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is preparing for its annual MS Challenge Walk Sept.
April 6, 2003
Multiple Sclerosis Society So, what was the first clue that this, "The 2003 Dinner of Champions," was quite the celebration? Perhaps it was the huge crowd, 1,400 more or less, of snappily attired folks who came to the hoopla thrown by the Maryland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Or maybe it was the fantastical looking Marriott Waterfront Hotel ballroom. Each of the 140 dining tables sported a huge centerpiece, a tree-sized arrangement of tropical flowers sitting above a glass globe with live goldfish swimming around inside.
April 21, 2002
Lane shifts, closures for I-95 bridge work to begin this week As part of the State Highway Administration's $6.8 million construction project to improve 10 bridges along Interstate 95 in Howard and Prince George's counties, traffic will be shifted along northbound I-95, north of Route 198, Tuesday, weather permitting. The shift will be in place for about a month. The bridges are structurally sound, the SHA says. The longevity and surface of the decks, or riding surfaces, will be improved with a new concrete-and-latex overlay.
May 20, 2001
The table centerpieces in the Marriott Waterfront ballroom were composed around NFL footballs. Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick and NASCAR driver Kelly Sutton were the evening's honorees. It all signaled another winning "2001 Dinner of Champions" for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter. Event chair JR Paterakis got into the spirit, as he coached (or was it coaxed?) some of the 600 guests into the ballroom for the award presentations and dinner. Among those following the game plan: David Modell, event co-chair; Frank Glorioso and Steve de Castro, event committee members; Steve Zentz, MS Society, Maryland Chapter board chair; Mark Dumler, John D. Ryder, James Little, Dr. Ken Johnson, Kevin R. Oster, Chris Scholtes and Tim Zulick, board members; Rick Smith, chapter president; Lynn Brick, Brick Bodies president; Bill Hellmann, RK&K Engineers partner; Grant Grasmick, Grasmick Lumber Co. president; Dr. Joyce Burd, York, Pa., rheumatologist; Dr. Peter Calabresi, University of Maryland Medical Center MS specialist; Krissy Edell, Comcast SportsNet senior account executive; Bruce Dunham, Morgan Stanley senior vice president; Alex Reynolds, H&S Bakery account manager; Dave Kelley, Aggressive Internet president; Brooke Ewing, Ralston Purina account executive; Tim Brown, Shoppers Food buyer; and Jim Austin, Buck Distributing Co. special projects manager.