Monday, April 30, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
It happened about 3:10 this morning at a 7-11 in the 5700 block of Columbia Road. Police say a 40-year-old woman working as a clerk was wounded and died later at Shock Trauma in Baltimore.
According to police, a man outside the store called 911 to report hearing a gunshot in the store. The caller then saw a masked man run from the store toward Route 108.
Authorities are withholding the dead woman's name until her family can be contacted.
Police are looking into whether the shooting was a result of an attempted armed robbery at the store.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Howard County Farmers Market at East Columbia Library
6600 Cradlerock Way (East Columbia Branch Library parking lot)
301-934-9004 (Lana Edelen)
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 3-Nov. 15
Howard County Farmers Market at Oakland Mills
Oakland Mills Village Center, 5851 Robert Oliver Pl. (Stevens Forest Road lot)
410-489-4460 (Linda Brown)
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays, May 6-Oct. 28
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Holy moly, River Hill High's Daniel Hostetler makes it into Sports Illustrated for "pursuing his own personal three-peat"--he quarterbacked the championship football team, was a starting forward on the school's championship basketball team, and is now captaining a highly regarded lacrosse team. Daniel is headed to Georgetown to play lacrosse. He comes from an athletically gifted family and his uncle is former Redskin quarterback Jeff Hostetler (now with the Giants).
Actually, the April 23 issue of SI is a two-fer for Howard County. Right next to the full -page story on Daniel is an item about the end of 103-game winning streak of the Mount Hebron girl's lacrosse team. They equaled the all-time record but did not break it when they lost to a West Genesee team out of Camillus, NY.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
"A recent state study estimated that Anne Arundel and Howard would gain more than 12,000 federal and private-sector jobs as part of the reorganization bringing military workers to Fort Meade. Howard officials, however, say the number could be almost twice that, with jobs projected for the nearby National Security Agency, other defense-related organizations and businesses leasing property at Fort Meade.
"We are saying from the planning standpoint in that area on Fort Meade, there's going to be 22,000 new jobs," said Kent Menser, executive director of Howard's Base Realignment And Closure office.The Post story says the influx "has been billed as the single largest job expansion in Maryland since World War II: 45,000 federal and private-sector jobs generated by the Pentagon's base realignment plan [throughout the state].
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
County exec Ulman's new budget includes proposals to buy hybrid cars, install solar power at a county test spots and, my favorite as the designated family member who drags the weekly recycling to the curbside, experiment with "wheeled, covered blue recycling bins in Elkridge - to see if they would boost collections and reduce windblown trash," according to the Sun.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
The abandoned Safeway is finally coming down at the Kings Contrivance village center to make way for a new Harris Teeter in 2008 (where they bag your groceries and walk them out to the car!). Until then, Oakland Mills is getting ready to again host the weekly Howard County Farmer's Market, which this year will feature fresh meats in addition to produce. The farmer's market is scheduled to open May 6 from 9a to 12:30p on Sundays instead of Tuesdays---which means the full Columbia Talk crew can now partake!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
"If O'Malley signs the bill into law, the next student member on the board would be allowed to vote on everything except site acquisitions, condemnation, consolidation, architect selection, appointment and salary of the superintendent, collective bargaining issues, employee discipline and other appeals, appointments, the capital and operating budgets, and student suspensions and expulsions.
"The bill also addresses how the student member would affect the voting dynamic of the [eight-member] board. When the student member votes, five votes would be necessary to pass an item; four votes would be needed without the student member. The bill states that juniors and seniors who live in the county and attend a public school are eligible for the position. It also states that students enrolled in the system's middle or high schools will vote to fill the position."
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
The county health department is issuing decals to restaurants that offer healthy eating...that is, places that use no trans fat, present nutritional information and offer healthy menu options. Send us a note if you see one of these at your neighborhood dining establishment....