August 9, 1995
State Treasurer Lucille Maurer entered the intensive care unit of a Silver Spring hospital yesterday after suffering from a bad cold, according to her top aide, Christine Kempf. The treasurer was in stable condition with a mild fever and was expected to recover soon, the aide said."As far as we understand, she's going to be out from work for a few more days," Ms. Kempf said.Mrs. Maurer, 72, caught the cold recently and suffered sneezing fits while at work Monday afternoon, the aide said. During the night, she said, Mrs. Maurer's condition worsened and she apparently developed an upper respiratory infection.
July 29, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The federal government plans to ask the Navy for a site in Silver Spring to build a new headquarters for the Food and Drug Administration, bringing about 5,000 jobs to the area.The site -- now occupied by a Naval facility scheduled to be closed -- is the second considered for the FDA in Montgomery County. Plans to bring the agency to a larger site in Clarksburg were killed in Congress, but start-up money for a smaller project in Montgomery County was approved Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee, at the behest of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat.
October 9, 1998
Discovery Communications Inc. said yesterday that it will build a $150 million headquarters in Silver Spring, relocating about 800 jobs from Bethesda.The international multimedia company could receive more than $7.2 million in economic incentives, said James D. Fielder, acting secretary of the state Department of Business and Economic Development.Because the company's four-acre site in downtown Silver Spring will be located in an enterprise zone, it is eligible for about $6.7 million in assistance, he said.
December 20, 1995
Police arrested a man Saturday and charged him with shoplifting clothes from two Annapolis area shopping centers.Gary Dunn, an employee of the Eastern Mountain Sports store in the 2500 block of Solomons Island Road in Annapolis, told police a man took three jackets worth more than $800 and escaped in a burgundy Volvo station wagon about 3:30 p.m.Police radioed a description of the car and the license number, and Officer John E. Brown stopped a car fitting...
June 27, 1997
MITCHELLVILLE -- Jason Cage, 17, from Silver Spring, fired a 3-under-par 36-33--69 yesterday to win the annual Junior vTC championship of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association at the Country Club at Woodmore.The event, which drew a field of 100 boys and girls ages 10 to 17, was called because of a late-afternoon thunderstorm, with final places in the girls division and boys 10-13 class determined by nine-hole scores.For the first time in tournament history, the girls overall champion came from the 10-13 division.
February 23, 1992
On a quiet, tree-lined street in Silver Spring, shaken neighbors were still struggling yesterday to understand the deaths of Dorothy and George Bechtold, whose bodies were found after their son walked into a Florida police station and confessed he had killed them.The youngest of the couple's five children, 23-year-old Brian Antonio Bechtold brought his Rottweiler dog named Ox when he walked into the police station in Port St. Joe, a town about 30 miles east of Panama City, and told Sgt. Timothy Hightower he wanted to turn himself in for murder.