Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 11:07
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 16, 1972):
    Bethlehem Steel Corporation was ordered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to pay $8,739.64 to compensate for the loss of aquatic life in the Patapsco River, just offshore from the plant, in June 1972. DNR tests on water samples detected the presence of chemicals attributable to the nearby steel plant.
    The Charlesmont 9-10 boys soccer team celebrated their victory as they won the Southeast Area Championship. Charlesmont beat West Inverness 1-0 to win the tournament.
    An armed robbery at Watersedge Liqours on Dundalk Avenue ended with the suspects in handcuffs on Nov. 10. A customer entering the store as the robbers ran out managed to get the getaway car’s tag number before the car sped away. After eluding two road blocks on Dundalk Avenue, the suspects were ultimately captured.
    The second branch of the Baltimore School of Barber Styling was opened by Cy Avara at its new location at 16 Dundalk Avenue. The first location was opened in 1960 at 1500 West Pratt Street. (Renamed Avara’s Academy of Hair Design in 1997, the school still exists in the same location today. Avara was inducted into the National Association of Barber Boards of America Hall of Fame last year.)
    Sixth-grader James R. Cook III, a resident of Church Road, was named Safety of the Month at Grange School.

•  30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 11, 1982):

    Senior archaeology students at Sparrows Point High School spent the day attempting to unearth historical artifacts at the Todd’s Farm site on North Point Road. While digging, the class uncovered shards of pottery and china dolls, as well as a pair of blacksmith’s tongs.
    Patapsco High School was admitted into the prestigious College Entrance Examination Board, a national education association. As a member of the board, Patapsco was eligible for several benefits, including financial aid.
    Holabird Elementary School students Tiffany Krivanec and Franklin Palmer were announced as winners of a United Nations essay contest sponsored by the Baltimore City Public Schools’ Social Studies Committee. For their efforts, both students won a trip to the United Nations in New York City.
    Grange Elementary School students celebrated National School Lunch Week by creating, and eating, a number of new dishes at their school. Learning about Asian cooking, students prepared noodles and sprouts during class.

•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 12, 1992):
    Dundalk resident Shonda Brewer married Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling during a ceremony at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Eastern Avenue on Nov. 6. The couple first met while Shonda worked for Home Team Sports and Curt pitched for the Baltimore Orioles (see photo).
    Former 7th District delgate John Arnick was on a short list of possible appointees to a spot on the Baltimore County District Court bench. (After being appointed to the judgeship by Gov. William Donald Schaefer later in 1992, Arnick withdrew his name from consideration during nomination hearings in February 1993 amidst allegations of inappropriate behavior from two female lobbyists.)
    Our Lady of Hope School kindergartener Meagan Rein filmed a small role in the NBC drama Homicide: Life on the Street on Oct. 27. Rein played a curious child watching as detectives investigated a murder.
    Former baseball player and longtime Baltimore Orioles announcer Rex Barney was a guest speaker at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church on Dundalk Avenue. (Barney served as announcer for the Orioles from 1974 to his death in 1997).

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 14, 2002):
    In the wake of an October 2001 bankruptcy filing, Bethlehem Steel Corporation was in talks with Cleveland-based International Steel Group to sell the Sparrows Point steel mill. (After months of negotiations, the sale was finalized in February 2003. The steel mill would go on to have four owners before being sold again by RG Steel this past August.)
    Dundalk High School students planted trees outside of Dundalk Fire Station 6 on Nov. 8. The project was part of greening efforts across the Dundalk area.
    An armed intruder forced his way into a Shipway apartment on Nov. 1. While the intruder ransacked the apartment in a search for valuables, residents were able to call police. By the time the would-be robber attempted to leave the apartment, police officers had arrived. The man was taken into custody, and the gun was revealed to have been a toy.
    The Edgemere Falcons 10-12 football team beat Emmorton 32-6 to advance to the Class C championship title game. (The Falcons would go on to claim the title, defeating Perry Hall 32-6 on Nov. 23.)