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December 5, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports from the Cockeysville Precinct. Our policy is to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. Phoenix Jarrettsville Pike , 14100 block, between 6 p.m. Nov. 24 and 1 p.m. Nov. 28. Front window of house broken. House not entered. Jarrettsville Pike , 14100 block, between 7 p.m. Nov. 28 and 7 a.m. Nov. 29. Four dirt bikes, sunglasses and binoculars stolen. Shed and garage broken into.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The Maryland Zoo opened its first new major exhibit in a decade on Saturday, pinning its hopes on the endangered African penguin to spark a renaissance for the beleaguered institution. The new, $11 million Penguin Coast is now one of the first things visitors see after taking a shuttle to the park's exhibits. A small island designed to mimic a makeshift South African fishing camp sits in the center of a ring of water, so the penguins can swim in circles past an enclosed underwater viewing area.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2012
The Sunday dining review is of The Milton Inn in Sparks. The field stone building that houses the Milton Inn dates back to the mid-18th century. A restaurant has operated there since 1947, and the current ownership has been running things since 1997. So, how's it holding up? Pretty well, actually. And if you think the Milton Inn is one of those wax museums that pass for fine dining, think again. How about venison pate with figs, apricots and pistachios. Or homemade grits made with corn that was smoked on the premises.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | September 21, 2014
Justin Boston of Sparks finished ninth in Saturday night's VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, a Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Boston, who qualified 12th earlier in the day, finished 5.701 seconds behind winner Brendan Gaughan. Boston, who was making his Nationwide debut for Joe Gibbs Racing, was the first Toyota driver to finish. He'll drive next weekend in the Nationwide race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. On Friday night, Boston finished ninth in the ZLOOP 150, an ARCA Racing Series event at Kentucky Speedway.
NEWS
September 1, 2009
On August 29, 2009, Harry Sparks Interment private. Arrangements by the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF ESSEX.
NEWS
July 19, 2005
On July 12, 2005, GENEVIEVE M. SPARKS (nee Deskins), beloved wife of the late Louis Charles Sparks. She is survived by five sons, four daughters, two sisters and many other relatives and friends. Viewing on Thursday from 3 to 8 P.M. at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, 2222-26 W. North Ave, where a Wake will be held on Friday from 10 to 10:30 A.M., when Funeral Service will begin. Interment Garrison Forest Cemetery.
BUSINESS
By Mary Gail Hare and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 16, 2010
One of Baltimore County's newest green buildings has earned a gold certification, the second-highest award given by the U.S. Green Building Council. Cignal Corp and KCI Technologies, Inc. earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for the technology company's new headquarters in Sparks. Cignal included recycled elements throughout the 120,000 square feet of office space it built for KCI. The builder diverted more than 75 percent of the construction debris away from landfills, selected interior finishes from recycled materials and products derived from renewable resources and reduced chemical and pollutant emissions by eliminating carpet adhesives and using organic paints.
FEATURES
By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
A stately colonial priced at $1.2 million will soon be available in northern Baltimore County's The Preserve at Hunt Valley. Custom built of stone and fiber cement siding in 2001, this home sits on a little more than two acres and backs into a wooded conservation area. Impeccably landscaped by Pinehurst Landscape Co., the property features a two-level terrace with a stone patio and fire pit. A spacious deck has been recently power-washed and stained. The property, at 104 Sagewood Court in Sparks, will be available for viewing starting next Sunday.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2010
Baltimore County police identified the person killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday as Richard Joseph Freeburger Jr., 30, of the first block of Shelby's Path Road in Sparks. Police said speed probably was a factor in the crash that occurred at about 4 a.m. in the 14700 block of York Road in the Sparks area. Freeburger was driving a 2005 Volkswagen GLT south on York Road, just north of Ridgebrook Road, when he topped the crest of a hill and lost control of the car, said Louise Rogers-Feher, spokeswoman with county police.
NEWS
November 23, 2005
On November 18, 2005, JULIA MAE WETHINGTON-SPARKS; beloved wife of Leo L. Sparks, Jr. On Friday friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Balto. Nat'l Pike, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. On Saturday, Mrs. Sparks will lie in state at John Wesley UMC, 6922 N. Ritchie Hwy, where the family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:00 P.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to (410)233-2400.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | September 18, 2014
NASCAR Sparks driver Justin Boston to make Nationwide debut Justin Boston of Sparks will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start in Saturday night's VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Boston will make two starts in the No.20 Zloop Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing; he is also scheduled to start the following week at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Boston, 25, is in his second season piloting the No.25 Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series.
FEATURES
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
There weren't any keepers yet, but the fish were definitely biting for Willie Edwards one day last week as he trolled along the edge of the Susquehanna Flats. The 72-year-old fisherman from North East said he'd caught "a lot of little rock," or striped bass. The Flats - a vast, grass-covered shoal at the mouth of the Susquehanna River - are a magnet for fish and the anglers who pursue them. But they're also a symbol to scientists of the Chesapeake Bay's resilience, and of its ability to rebound, if given a chance, from decades of pollution and periodic battering by storms.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
A development group wants to build nearly 200 townhouses on the site of the former Seagram's distillery in Dundalk - a blighted collection of abandoned buildings where two people have died while trespassing and exploring. The Sollers Point Road property, which hasn't been used as a whiskey distillery since the early 1990s, has been the scene of problems in recent years. Fires have broken out, and county officials have received complaints about graffiti, weeds, broken fences and other issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, country legend Kenny Rogers and rock group Train have been added to the talent lineup for Sept. 13's Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Pavilion. Also just announced: singer Jordin Sparks will join John Lithgow to co-host the event. The Star-Spangled Spectacular concert -- a celebration of the bicentennial of our national anthem to be televised live as part of PBS' "Great Performances" series -- also features performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, country group Little Big Town, a cappella group Pentatonix, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves-Montgomery and performers from the off-Broadway show "Stomp.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Frederick J. "Jack" Beste, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died Wednesday at Lorien Mays Chapel of complications from pneumonia. He was 88. The son of Frederick J. Beste Sr., a cemetery director, and Evelyn Bevans Beste, a homemaker, Frederick John Beste was born in Baltimore and raised on Rosalie Avenue in Hamilton. He graduated in 1943 from Polytechnic Institute and enlisted in the Army Air Forces, where he was a radar and mathematics instructor. After being discharged in 1947, he went to work as an instructor for the New York Technical Institute of Maryland and later became its director.
NEWS
July 15, 2014
As a high school student, I am in full agreement with Alexandra Della Santina in that an astonishing number of girls spend nearly all of their time focused entirely on their appearance ( "Don't hate me because I like myself," July 8). Being able to state, "I think I'm pretty," should absolutely not inspire a pang of guilt. However, possessing the self-assurance to declare such "taboo" words will not launch you into a mindset of confidence when you spend your entire days in hallways full of girls that all share the deep desire to be a pant size 00. In order to fix that problem, we need to focus on what caused this generation of girls to focus so steadily on nothing but their appearance.
NEWS
October 11, 2008
On October 8, 2008 ARNOLD G. beloved husband of the late Frieda "Jackie" Sparks (nee Trent); devoted father of Arnold G. Sparks, III of Bowie, MD and Shawn Sparks of Bel Air, MD; devoted brother of William Sparks of Joppa, MD; devoted grandfather of Gabrielle and Steven. Funeral Services will be held at the E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., 11750 Belair Road on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
The developer says his planned center for heroin addicts in a North Baltimore neighborhood would be revolutionary: a primary care facility that would treat all aspects of addict's lives, not just dole out methadone. But Harwood residents see it as more of the same for a community they say is already filled with people bused in for addiction services. More addicts, they say, lead to more public urination, drug use and crime. "When the lifeboat is full, the next person being worthy doesn't make it any less likely to sink," said Joe McNeely, president of a neighborhood coalition opposed to the center.
SPORTS
Peter Schmuck | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON - This is not the first time that the Orioles and Washington Nationals both have reached midseason with a chance to make the playoffs, but it might be the first time anyone seriously considered the possibility of a "Battle of the Beltways" World Series. Both teams were in contention in 2012. The Nationals were in first place for all but three days of that season, and the Orioles were redistilling the concept of "Oriole Magic" with a collection of strange and wonderful moments that eventually would propel them into the first-ever American League wild-card game.
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