Thursday, December 22, 2005

Round Up: East Coast Style

Why East Coast Style? Because back east, without much room for grazing, we've got to keep our herds small.

Are you glancing at me? From the Flier's "At A Glance" section:

  • Police have charged a man in connection with the accident that forced doctors to amputate the leg of 21 year old volunteer auxiliary officer Pieter Lucas. Apparently, the negligent driver was reaching for his cell phone when he pinned Lucas, who was directing traffic around another collision, between two vehicles. I wish I could muster the anger to moralize about using cell phones in cars, but at this point I'm more concerned about the health and future of Lucas. For those interested in contributing to a fund to support Lucas and help defray the surely massive medical bills he is facing, donations can be sent to the Howard County Policy Foundation, c/o Lt. John Newnan, Howard County Policy Department 3410 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
  • The Planning Board delayed a decision on the proposed 22-story Plaza condimium building until January.
  • Finally, a new restaraunt, the Fire Rock Grill, opened on December 5 in Oakland Mills Village Center. Let's hope this new business helps push the ailing shopping center further along in its journey to recovery.
Here's a fun story about the Howard County Citizen's Police Academy, a program that allows Joe Six Pack to see what it's like to be John Q. Law. Driving fast, shooting guns, and martial arts, sounds like a good time.

Short, sweet, and to the point--Yeehaw!

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