January 23, 2007
Privately held PharmAthene Inc. will get a stock symbol and an infusion of cash through a merger announced yesterday with an Iowa investment firm. It's the second time that the Annapolis-based company, which develops countermeasures for anthrax and other biological and chemical weapons, has agreed to pair with a suitor. Another potential merger unraveled last year, but this time PharmAthene is hopeful its engagement to Des Moines-based Healthcare Acquisition Corp. will end with a trip to the altar.
August 28, 2005
Howard County Library's catalog will be unavailable tomorrow and Tuesday because the catalog will be upgraded. Changes are being made in preparation for a much larger upgrade next spring. Customers will not be able to get replacement library cards until Wednesday -- driver's licenses and other forms of identification will be accepted in lieu of library cards. Other services that will be unavailable include e-mail access; Telecirc and online catalog renewal; downloadable e-books and audiobooks; live homework help and self checkout.
May 22, 2005
James Baldwin was in Ottawa on Friday, preparing to face former major league teammate Frank Thomas and the rest of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, when he was told that his night was over 30 minutes before it was supposed to start. As a 33-year-old veteran who has spent 16 seasons in the professional ranks, Baldwin has pretty much seen it all, but even he was a bit taken aback. "I didn't know what was going on," said Baldwin. "You never know in this game. I was just waiting to see what happens."
August 29, 2004
Anne Arundel County police were investigating yesterday an incident in Severn Friday night in which a man was shot in the stomach, police said. Officers responded to a call in the 1800 block of Arwell Court at 10:21 p.m. and found the wounded man, police said. The victim, whose identity police did not disclose, told police he was shot in the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive by someone he knew. The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His condition was unavailable yesterday.
July 29, 2004
Man injured when SUV flips over in Pasadena A man was listed in fair condition yesterday after his sport utility vehicle flipped over near Routes 100 and 10 in Pasadena. Damien M. Farren, 30, whose address was unavailable, was traveling west on Route 100 about 10:15 a.m. when he lost control of his SUV, crossed three lanes of traffic and tumbled about 200 feet down an embankment, said state Trooper Frank Logsdon. Farren was the only person in his car. Farren was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
November 27, 2003
The Anne Arundel school system began a strict hiring and spending freeze this week, saying it needs to start saving money to give teachers a 1 percent pay raise because the county might not allow it to dip into a schools reserve fund. Superintendent Eric J. Smith warned that "more aggressive" budget cuts loom unless the county authorizes the system to pay for the $1.8 million in pay raises using a reserve fund it amassed last school year through spending reductions. "We have the money available," Smith said.