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NEWS
July 5, 1991
Carroll Countians residents should give a cheer to State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman for scuttling a harebrained change in zoning enforcement policy that two of the three county commissioners issued May 16. It was a curious directive signed only by Commissioner President Donald I. Dell but backed by Vice President Elmer C. Lippy for county inspectors to focus mainly on complaints, not on trying to find zoning ordinance violations. Ostensibly, the two commissioners wanted to stop what they felt was governmental nit-picking in enforcement matters such as junk vehicles, junkyards, structures lacking county permits and illegal signs.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | September 23, 1992
County workers have launched "Reach Out and Build," a charitable effort to collect building materials for victims ravaged by Hurricane Andrew in Iberia Parish, Louisiana."
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | October 19, 1998
The owner of a Green Spring Valley horse-breeding farm has paid $5,600 in zoning fines for illegally allowing the helicopter of the chairman of Rite Aid Corp. to take off in the wealthy neighborhood last fall.Edgar Lucas paid the fines recently rather than face a Baltimore County zoning hearing officer, said Richard Wisnom, chief zoning enforcement officer.Lucas was given 28 days' worth of fines that totaled $200 per day after he allowed Martin L. Grass, chairman of Rite Aid, to take off from Helmore Farm during his commute to the drugstore chain's Harrisburg, Pa., headquarters.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | February 3, 2010
Dr. Russel E. Kacher, a former longtime English and philosophy professor who had taught at Anne Arundel Community College, died Jan. 26 of cancer at his St. Michaels home. He was 67. Dr. Kacher, the son of a Bendix draftsman and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Moyer Avenue in Parkville. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1960, he earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1964 from what is now Towson University. Dr. Kacher earned his master's and doctoral degrees in English from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | August 11, 1991
County officials, admitting they can't enforce rules against thousands of illegal signs, are turning to videotape to get rid of the controversial signs along Benfield Road in Severna Park.The new program, announced Friday by County Executive Robert R. Neall, responds to nine months of controversy about the the Department of Planning and Zoning's inability to enforce county sign ordinances because it is woefully short of inspectors.Violations include temporary signs, or those that violate height,size and setback requirements.
NEWS
By Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas and Phyllis Flowers and Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 20, 1995
HAPPY Thanksgiving! Remember to take time this week to be thankful and count your many blessings.The Ministerial Alliance in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay will sponsor a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave. Everyone is invited.The alliance also will sponsor a community worship service at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave. at Third Street.The Rev. John Cooper, assistant pastor of the Brooklyn Church of the Nazarene, will preach; other clergy will participate.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer | April 11, 1994
The patrons show up in the parking lot under the harsh glare of mercury vapor lights. Some carry six-packs, some cradle fifths of liquor.Club 101 and Club Manhattan are ready for business. It's 2 a.m. and party time for those who just can't stop partying.The two after-hours clubs, in a small business park off Joppa Road at Orchard Tree Lane in Towson, are the first of their kind in Baltimore County.Neighbors and county officials are trying to figure out how to deal with the operations -- which appear to fall through the cracks of the county's regulations -- as well as an ownership muddle that makes it hard to figure out who's in charge of them.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer Staff Writer John Rivera contributed to this article | November 17, 1992
Stung by criticism of county planners' failure to enforce a law designed to force adult video and book stores into out-of-the-way places, County Executive Robert R. Neall whipped up yesterday emergency legislation aimed at compensating for the delay.Mr. Neall sent the measure, which would cut by more than half the amount of time the stores would have to relocate or face fines or legal action, to the council last night. Council Chairman David G. Boschert, who has two of the stores in his district, and Councilman C. Edward Middlebrooks, whose Glen Burnie district has one store, sponsored the bill.
NEWS
July 7, 1993
Firefighters seek more training spaceCarroll's volunteer firefighters need more classroom space for training programs, Director of General Services J. Michael Evans told the county commissioners yesterday.The commissioners gave Mr. Evans permission to consider renting or buying two modular buildings with a total of six classrooms. The Board of Education has no spare modular buildings for the firefighters to use, he said.Mr. Evans said he did not know how much it would cost to rent or buy modular buildings.
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