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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,SUN STAFF | April 17, 2005
With several ponds nearby and fire alarms in their homes, the residents of the Woodmark neighborhood in rural western Howard County never worried much about fire protection - until they met Jeffrey Hull. Hull, a firefighter in Washington and a Woodmark resident, knew that the nearest hydrant was four miles away. With money from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services and help from his neighborhood association and a corporate donor, Hull got his community a dry hydrant - a nonpressurized metal spigot that enables firefighters to quickly draw water from a pond.
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April 16, 2013
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Softball The Western Howard County Fever 2K took second place in the 12U division of the North Carroll Hotshots Early Bird invitational April 13-14. The team went 2-1 in pool play, then defeated the Crofton Rebels and the Littlestown Thunder, 13-1 and 13-4, in the elimination round.
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
The names are written neatly in blue ink, tucked inside the cover of a diary. They form a simple list, recording the names of children and the date their brief lives ended:Jennifer, 1992. Scott, June 6, 1982. Matthew, October 1973. Ryan, Aug. 11, 1994. Twice, the families of these and other children have gathered at a small, white chapel in Western Howard County, seeking solace, healing and the words of parents coping with the same loss.They will come together again today as St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church holds its third memorial Mass for parents who have lost a child.
NEWS
January 2, 2013
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman probably never expected the first veto of his six years in office to involve a land use bill, particularly one that he was compelled to seek by state law. But that's what happened, and between now and Monday it's up to his administration to pick up the pieces of what should have been a no-brainer - a local ordinance to preserve farmland and open space in the western end of the county. First, a bit of history. Remember concern over septic systems and the health of the Chesapeake Bay?
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | January 27, 2002
Mike Mullinix and his brothers say they didn't think they were doing anything revolutionary when they started leasing a small section of their western Howard County farm to a landscaper nearly 20 years ago. The fate of that exercise in diversification could set a precedent by redefining "agriculture" for hundreds of farmers across the state. What began as a zoning violation has turned into an angry debate about how owners ought to use farm land that has been stripped of its development rights.
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By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | July 14, 2002
David Forester seems to be a matter-of-fact sort of fellow. Straightforward. No-nonsense. To the point. As senior vice president and senior development director of the Howard Research and Development Corp., an affiliate of the Rouse Co., and the man who helped oversee the maturing of Columbia, he still feels wonderment and a tinge of hindsight when a new community comes to life. Two weeks ago, while joining Emerson's first residents as they celebrated their move-in day, he gazed through their pristine kitchen window and said: "I priced all the lots, and I'm always amazed once you get in the house how you can see so much more.
NEWS
June 26, 1991
From: Pat WolfeWoodbineI attended the public meeting at Glenelg High School on June 5. Iwas shocked to find developers and farmers with potential development interests serving on the Residential Land Use Study Commission.This council-appointed commission was charged with the task of exploring further forms of development of rural Western Howard County. The County Council surely could have found citizens in western Howard County with less bias than the current panel to perform this most important task.
NEWS
October 6, 1991
When Theodore F. Mariani tried to talk about cluster zoning conceptsin western Howard County four months ago, he was nearly hooted off the stage by a standing-room only crowd.Last week, he was able to speak without interruption for 45 minutes as he presented to the County Council and county executive the final report from the Rural Residential Land Use Study Commission.This time, the room was nearly empty as Mariani summarized the commission's recommendations that the county continue to support and strengthen its agricultural land preservation program, and that clusterzoning in the General Plan be refined and implemented.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1997
Viral meningitis was diagnosed in a fourth-grade western Howard County student this week, but no other cases have been reported at the girl's school or in the surrounding community, Howard County school officials said yesterday.The West Friendship Elementary School student's illness appeared unrelated to another case of meningitis discovered a week before at a western Howard County high school. That case was the bacterial form of the infection.The unidentified girl -- who had flulike symptoms and nausea -- had not attended West Friendship for a week before the #F diagnosis Tuesday, said Patti Caplan, a school spokeswoman.
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By Hanah Cho | May 15, 2005
The Howard County school system is one step closer to building the much-needed 400-seat addition at Glenelg High School. The Maryland Department of the Environment informed school officials last week that it has decided to issue a permit for the high school's proposed wastewater treatment facility that will accommodate the addition - despite concerns of a few residents over possible contamination of drinking water in western Howard County. "The permit is fully protective of public health and state groundwater quality standards," MDE stated in a notice of final determination.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
Msgr. Robert Albert Bozel, a retired pastor of a Howard County parish recalled for his voluminous correspondence with friends and members of his congregation, died of pneumonia Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton, he attended St. Dominic's School. "He was from a large family that included vocations to the religious life," said a friend, Msgr. George B. Moeller of Timonium. "He was a warm and personable guy who tried to spread that happiness.
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January 9, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Football Western Howard County Warhawks The Western Howard County Warhawks 8-10 Centennial football team ended an undefeated regular season with wins in the league Super Bowl Championship and the Maryland Youth Football State Championship game.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | June 29, 2008
The chance to confront Howard County Executive Ken Ulman face-to-face with their festering complaints brought a standing room-crowd of more than 200 people last week to a public forum at Glenwood Community Center in western Howard County. "Isn't it fun being county exe cutive?" Hugh Flaherty asked to laughter as he rose to speak about one of the two issues that brought the majority of the crowd out Thursday night - a proposed used-car lot in rural Daisy, in far western Howard County. The other major topic was the failed septic system at the Villas at Cattail Creek, where construction is soon to begin on a new system.
NEWS
February 18, 2007
The Howard County Conservancy is searching for friends and former students of Ruth and Frances Brown, longtime Howard County schoolteachers who lived at Mount Pleasant Farm on Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. The farmhouse is now the site of the conservancy's headquarters. The Brown sisters designated the 232-acre farm for preservation. It is now a land trust and environmental education center. Those who knew the Browns are invited to meet from 10 a.m. to noon March 3 or 7 at the farm, 10520 Old Frederick Road, to share memories, photographs and other memorabilia for a conservancy project intended to preserve the Browns' legacy.
NEWS
February 11, 2007
The Western Howard County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, the club's new meeting location. Bill Chestnut of the Vote Smart Project will speak. Information: 301-854-6507, or e-mail robicl@comcast.net. Student to speak about his first novel College sophomore Drew Bowling will speak about the publication of his first novel The Tower of Shadows, which he began writing in high school, at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville.
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By Larry Carson | November 19, 2006
Though Republicans won all three legislative seats and the County Council race in far western Howard County, the celebratory champagne was flowing for the Western Howard County Democratic Club at a gathering last week at the Glenwood library. Members of the seven-month-old club are delighted at the Democrats' successes elsewhere in the county and countywide -- notably in the county executive race. And they are tantalized by their chances for making inroads in western Howard, the only part of the county where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1996
In addition to serving jail time, Glenwood developer Philip Manglitz must forfeit $255,000 in funds he laundered for a western Howard County drug ring, a federal jury ruled yesterday.Under federal law, prosecutors can seek cash or goods linked to a crime.Manglitz was convicted Monday of five counts of money laundering and one count of drug conspiracy for his role in a drug ring that imported more than 3 tons of marijuana into the county from 1984 to 1994.After three days of deliberations, the jury acquitted him of one drug charge and was deadlocked on two money-laundering counts.
NEWS
July 24, 1991
From: Natalie C. YopconkaColumbiaIn response to "What's Your Opinion?": What should Howard County officials do to encourage the development of moderate-income housing?(They should) set up stable housing and apartment developments that are safe, secure places to live for middle-aged professionally oriented, single-career females. This area has been completely ignored thus far. Consequently, bugs, trash, etc. characterize Columbia developments.Also, control of dust and debris during construction and green life that promotes human allergies have been ignored.
NEWS
October 29, 2006
The Howard County Bird Club will sponsor a field trip to Alpha Ridge Park and Landfill in Marriottsville to look for sparrows and early winter arrivals at 8 a.m. Saturday. Rare birds can sometimes be seen at the landfill. The trip involves moderate to difficult walking through the fields; boots are recommended. The group will meet at Alpha Ridge Park, on the south side of Route 99, about a mile west of Marriottsville Road. Beginners are welcome, and there is no cost. Information: 410-461-3361 or http:--www.
NEWS
October 22, 2006
County Executive James N. Robey and officials of Howard County's Department of Citizen Services' Office on Aging and Department of Recreation and Parks will be on hand for the opening and ribbon-cutting for the Glenwood Community Center in western Howard County. The event will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 at 2400 Route 97. The center, in the Western Regional Park, next to the Glenwood branch library, includes large activity rooms and classrooms for fine arts and crafts, continuing education, computer training, dance, exercise and meetings.
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