100 Years Ago

Sept. 11, 1919

Three large touring cars from California, with camp equipment, passed through town on Sunday. On East Patrick street, a baby was accidentally thrown from a car backward to the pavement. The mother fainted but nothing serious ensued to either of them.

Nothing could be learned about the session of the board of directors of Hood College last night, but it is understood that the question of a new dormitory and the building of the president’s home on the college campus were to be discussed and voted upon.

20 Years Ago

Sept. 11, 1969

A man from Mount Airy was among those killed Tuesday when an Allegheny Airlines aircraft with 83 persons aboard plunged to the ground after a mid-air collision near Indianapolis. The Associated Press reported that John N. Swank, 33, of Mount Airy in Carroll County was among the six Marylanders who died in the flaming wreck. The crash between the airlines’ DC-9 jetliner and a single engine light aircraft piloted by a student flyer, killed everyone aboard.

Samuel W. Barrick, local attorney, has been appointed Judge of the Circuit Court for Frederick and Montgomery counties. He will replace Judge Patrick M. Schnauffer, who retired the first of the month.

A hard and fast look at the problem of transportation was entertained by the governing board of the Frederick County Community Action Committee Wednesday night. The problem is termed “acute” by all, was brought up by the chairman of the board’s transportation committee, Mrs. Mary Washowsky. She reported that “the needs of the people here for transportation is outstripping our ability to meet them.”

20 Years Ago

Sept. 11, 1999

The City of Frederick has acknowledged illegally ticketing motorists who parked their automobiles at 331 N. Market St., the former home of Tesoro food market. Mayor Jim Grimes on Friday said he will see to it that those ticketed will have their fines refunded. While the property is still privately owned, the city has no authority to enforce parking laws on the site.

The police officer who returned fire on a fleeing county man, killing him late Thursday, was less than 10 feet away from the suspect when the fatal gunfire was exchanged, command staff at the Frederick Police Department said Friday. Officer Vaughn Harper “was catching up to” Larry Wayne Staub Jr. when the shooting started minutes after the 10:18 p.m. downtown traffic stop, said Lt. Steve Tuel, head of the department’s new professional standards unit. It was the first time since 1990 that a Frederick police officer has had to fatally shoot a suspect threatening police.

If the beer is flowing at a county-hosted economic development reception next month, Frederick County Commissioner John L. Thompson Jr. said he will boycott the event. “If you need to have beer to attract people to the meeting, then we probably shouldn’t have the meeting,” Mr. Thompson said. Friday.

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