100 Years Ago

Jan. 13, 1920

A suit for $5,000 damages by Lawrence H. Doyle against Oscar Baumgardner, for alleged slander, will be taken up in court tomorrow. The parties reside near the Frederick and Carroll county line and the plaintiff alleges the defendant referred to him as “old whiskers” and inured his good name and standing by accusing him of arson.

A victim of aphasia, which was followed by a nervous breakdown, Mrs. Elizabeth Cain, 22 years old, wife of Joseph W. Cain, 1218 New York avenue, northwest, Washington, D.C., and a native of Mt. Airy who disappeared at Camden Station, Baltimore, November 15, was found in a convalescent hospital in Philadelphia Saturday, according to information received Sunday. For nearly two months Mrs. Cain had been sought.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 13, 1970

Sen. Charles McC. Mathias on Monday evening described as “useful” a meeting which he and a staff member of Congressman J. Glenn Beall had earlier in the day with President Nixon’s top scientific advisers. Sen. Mathias pointed out to the advisers the importance of Fort Detrick to the economy of Frederick and the State of Maryland, and also the vastness of the enterprise at Detrick, the physical facilities, and most important, the highly-trained team of scientists, engineers, technically oriented personnel which has played such a tremendous role in the advance of science in the nation.

More than an inch of new snow which fell Sunday night provided the annoyance for many area residents who had to shovel the walk off again Monday. Brisk winds, over the weekend, caused the snow already on the ground to drift across driveways, county roads and sidewalks in many areas.

20 Years Ago

Jan. 13, 2000

Frederick Towne Mall has been sold to a group of New York-based, international investors for an estimated $27 million, an executive of the company hired to manage the mall said Wednesday. Richard B. Kabat would not name the investors or the group they are in. Mr. Kabat said the mall is “well positioned to continue serving as a stable, quality trade area.” The mall was built in 1972 and had a major renovation in 1995, but Mr. Kabat said the company is looking at “interior and exterior refurbishments.”

Speculation that CSR Hydro Conduit soon will seek a permit to open the concrete pipe plant in northeast Frederick has rekindled the fear of large trucks rumbling through nearby neighborhoods. The Frederick Planning Commission should be able to allay those fears, since the commission holds sway over truck routes to the plant.

If the Cupp family had claimed $200 more income on last year’s taxes, they wouldn’t have been eligible for a federal tax break that meant the difference between making or missing mortgage and car payments and skipping bills or paying off debt. Jessica and Tommy Cupp and their 2-year-old triplets, Sarah, Maggie and Aliza, of Thurmont, met President Clinton on Wednesday at a meeting of the Democratic Leadership Council at George Washington University. There, he announced he will seek to expand the earned-income tax credit at a cost of $21 billion over 10 years.

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