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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 27, 2003
BAQOUBA, Iraq - A mortar shell crashed down in the cool of early evening here Thursday, killing at least seven Iraqis in the town square - a peddler chatting with his brother, the owners of the local computer store, a pair of sheep sellers from the north. At least 20 people were wounded. It was the third fatal attack in recent weeks by mortars, powerful and portable shells that are questionably accurate but lethal when they hit. They are also believed to be plentiful in Iraq and, so, a potentially growing threat to American forces and Iraqi civilians.
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By Julekha Dash | November 19, 2013
Whenever Ali Sadeghi was in the mood for fresh fish or oysters, the Ellicott City resident says he had to drive to D.C. or Baltimore to satisfy his craving. Now he can indulge at the restaurant he and retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Adalius Thomas opened in mid-October at Turf Valley Towne Square. Grille 620 is one of 16 businesses at the new 108,000-square-foot shopping center on Resort Road in Ellicott City. The $22 million complex is anchored by a Harris Teeter grocery store and located near Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 3, 2000
Manchester's Main Street would have a new look - with landscaping and a town square - and additional turn lanes, under proposals to beautify the town and ease traffic congestion along Route 30. The Town Council will consider those and other recommendations from a citizens' task force at its Nov. 14 meeting. The task force worked for several months with the State Highway Administration and private consultants to develop the plan, one of dozens in a statewide initiative to help municipalities.
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By Bob Allen, For The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
Development has been under way for years on the 809-acre Turf Valley property near Ellicott City, but one of the key parcels will get a high-profile addition next week when a new 48,000-square-foot Harris Teeter supermarket opens Tuesday in Turf Valley Towne Square on Resort Road. "We're very excited," said Louis Mangione of Mangione Family Enterprises, the Lutherville-based firm that owns Turf Valley. "We made a point of getting someone like Harris Teeter, who is new and exciting, and we think they're going to be a tremendous asset to the community.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2000
Revisions to an ambitious plan to beautify Union Bridge will be presented at a public meeting tonight at the town Community Center. The proposals include a town square, new sidewalks, a unified business district, public parking and benches, and the tidying of utility lines, mailboxes and parking meters. Mayor Perry L. Jones Jr. and Joan McKee, who heads the Union Bridge Revitalization Committee, said they hope the community will turn out for the meeting and respond to the plan. "From what I've seen so far, I think it's going to be very attractive for the town, and hopefully, it's going to be what the people of the town would like to see happen," Jones said.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 17, 1991
HANOVER, PA. -- This town of 15,000 has 22 blacks.For some here, that apparently is too many.Hanover was the scene of a race riot last weekend that has left town officials defensive, and some residents puzzled, some amazed and others tense about what the rest of the summer might hold."
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May 20, 2007
Lecture and dedication -- Union Bridge Revitalization Committee will hold a lecture on native son William Henry Rinehart, 1800s sculptor, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. A replica of a Rinehart sculpture was recently installed in the town square. Nancy Kurtz of the Maryland Historical Trust and Dennis Montagna of the National Park Service will speak on Rinehart; and Gary Siegel, New Arts Foundry will talk about the statue. Free. 410-775-2976 or 410-848-7272.
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December 24, 2009
If Christians like Garrison Keillor don't want Christmas hijacked ("Nonbelievers, please leave Christmas alone," Dec. 16), then they should keep it in their churches. Once you insist on putting it in the town square, in schools and everywhere possible, you have diluted the religious values you claim to cherish. We can barely get our children excused from school on the Jewish High Holidays, and Mr. Keillor whines about Jews who wrote songs inspired by Christmas. Sandi Brooks, Vernon, Ct.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | September 15, 1994
EMMITSBURG -- With apparitions of the Virgin Mary a weekly recurrence at an old Roman Catholic church here, all might seem, well, heavenly in this small mountainside town.But "Vision Night" -- as some locals have taken to calling the Thursday prayer sessions when pharmacologist Gianna Talone-Sullivan says she sees visions of the Virgin Mary -- has become a mixed blessing, depending on whom you ask.On one hand, hundreds of worshipers from the Middle Atlantic and occasionally beyond are showing up each week for the evening services, sometimes hours ahead of time.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | March 23, 1993
The Union Bridge Town Council voted last night to allow a resident to use the town's name for his proposed taxi service.The Union Bridge Taxi Cab Co. will be operated from Earl W. Rayfield's Green Valley Road home until he can find office space in town to accommodate his daily service, Mayor Perry L. Jones said."
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February 20, 2013
Letter writer Ruth Fleishman's fear that quarterback Joe Flacco may not renew his contract with the Ravens reminded me of an old Irish folk tale ("Flacco holding out? Say it ain't so, Joe," Feb. 16). In a small town in the west of Ireland along the Hills of Connemarra, there lived a precocious boy named Seasamh (pronounced "SHO-sav"). Seasamh was quiet, but inside him burned a desire to make his talents known to his fellow townspeople. Each year, all of the towns in the west of Ireland would send a representative to compete in a brutal contest of physical ability.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2012
Now I really feel old. A friend of mine used to call the grocery store at the Rotunda the "Flirt Giant. " And it was true, back when I moved here about 25 years ago: You got the sense people were trolling the aisles there for more than Lean Cuisines. It was bad enough that over the years the Flirt Giant aged out — if there were still shoppers on the prowl there, they also were probably on walkers. The Rotunda itself was sagging a bit, slowly some of its smaller shops, but as long as the Giant anchored one end and the movie theater the other, the mall seemed to still have a heartbeat.
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December 24, 2009
If Christians like Garrison Keillor don't want Christmas hijacked ("Nonbelievers, please leave Christmas alone," Dec. 16), then they should keep it in their churches. Once you insist on putting it in the town square, in schools and everywhere possible, you have diluted the religious values you claim to cherish. We can barely get our children excused from school on the Jewish High Holidays, and Mr. Keillor whines about Jews who wrote songs inspired by Christmas. Sandi Brooks, Vernon, Ct.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | October 23, 2008
The divide over a developer's desire to alter plans for a retail district in upscale Turf Valley came into sharp focus during an often vehement debate over the proposal. More than 120 people packed a County Council meeting room Monday for a hearing on a proposed zoning change that would allow a larger grocery store in the planned community just west of Ellicott City. The proposal would raise the permissible size of food stores in "planned golf course communities" such as Turf Valley from 18,000 to 55,000 square feet.
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May 20, 2007
Lecture and dedication -- Union Bridge Revitalization Committee will hold a lecture on native son William Henry Rinehart, 1800s sculptor, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. A replica of a Rinehart sculpture was recently installed in the town square. Nancy Kurtz of the Maryland Historical Trust and Dennis Montagna of the National Park Service will speak on Rinehart; and Gary Siegel, New Arts Foundry will talk about the statue. Free. 410-775-2976 or 410-848-7272.
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By GARY MAY and GARY MAY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 2, 2006
Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, A Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America Cynthia Carr Crown / 500 pages / $25.95 It is one of the most horrific photographs in modern American history: Two African-Americans, torn and bloody, hang from the branches of a stately maple tree amid a crowd of gawking white men and women beneath the terrible sight, some of them with wide grins on their faces. The photograph, taken Aug. 7, 1930, in Marion, Ind., captures the lynching of Tom Shipp and Abe Smith, two black teenagers accused of killing Claude Deeter, a young, white factory worker, and raping his companion during a robbery that went bad. A third teenager, James Cameron, recognized Deeter as a valued customer at his shoeshine stand, turned away and fled before the attack occurred.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | October 23, 2008
The divide over a developer's desire to alter plans for a retail district in upscale Turf Valley came into sharp focus during an often vehement debate over the proposal. More than 120 people packed a County Council meeting room Monday for a hearing on a proposed zoning change that would allow a larger grocery store in the planned community just west of Ellicott City. The proposal would raise the permissible size of food stores in "planned golf course communities" such as Turf Valley from 18,000 to 55,000 square feet.
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February 20, 2013
Letter writer Ruth Fleishman's fear that quarterback Joe Flacco may not renew his contract with the Ravens reminded me of an old Irish folk tale ("Flacco holding out? Say it ain't so, Joe," Feb. 16). In a small town in the west of Ireland along the Hills of Connemarra, there lived a precocious boy named Seasamh (pronounced "SHO-sav"). Seasamh was quiet, but inside him burned a desire to make his talents known to his fellow townspeople. Each year, all of the towns in the west of Ireland would send a representative to compete in a brutal contest of physical ability.
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By Dan Rodricks | October 9, 2003
I'M GLAD the American Civil Liberties Union is taking up for the comic-juggler Jerry Rowan. Remind me to send these people some money. I want to remain a card-carrying member of any organization that stands up for a standup comic's right to balance a bicycle on his nose and tell jokes in the town square - in this case, the Inner Harbor - even if someone in the crowd takes offense. This is Baltimore, not Beijing. This is the land of the free, where the first lady of Maryland can announce she'd like to shoot Britney Spears -- and not even apologize!
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 27, 2003
BAQOUBA, Iraq - A mortar shell crashed down in the cool of early evening here Thursday, killing at least seven Iraqis in the town square - a peddler chatting with his brother, the owners of the local computer store, a pair of sheep sellers from the north. At least 20 people were wounded. It was the third fatal attack in recent weeks by mortars, powerful and portable shells that are questionably accurate but lethal when they hit. They are also believed to be plentiful in Iraq and, so, a potentially growing threat to American forces and Iraqi civilians.
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