Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:27
• 40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Dec. 7, 1972):
    Public anger at recent property tax re-assessments reached a head as state Sen. Roy N. Staten of Dundalk filed legislation to exempt homeowners making less than $10,000 a year from paying property taxes. According to Staten, the legislation was intended to aid middle-class taxpayers.
    Two young people died on Dundalk roadways in the first week of December as 23-year-old Stanley Gunther Jr. and 17-year-old Karen Staylor were killed in separate accidents in the area. Gunther was in an accident on Route 40 while Staylor was a passenger during an accident on Sinclair Lane.
    The Dundalk Lions Club   celebrated its 30th anniversary with a gala party at the Sparrows Point Country Club on Dec. 1.
    Bill Dunnigan, 13, of Millers Island shot an eight-point buck during a deer hunting trip with his father. The buck weighed in at 158 lbs.

• 30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Dec. 2, 1982):
    Edgemere-based police officer Charles B. Whitby was suspended after allegations that he knowingly associated with and counseled burglary suspects. While prosecutors declined to pursue criminal charges, Whitby still faced more than a dozen administrative charges at a Baltimore County Police Department hearing scheduled for Dec. 7.
    No one was injured during a house fire in the 7400 block of Poplar Road in Berkshire on Nov. 24. Investigators labeled the blaze suspicious. No damage estimates were available as of press time.
    The Dundalk under-12 soccer team clinched the Southeast Area Championship on Nov. 14. The Dundalk team beat Gray-Charles 1-0 to win the tournament.
    The Dundalk Sons of Italy selected a new slogan during a contest held throughout November. The winning slogan (referencing the acronym OSIA, for Order of the Sons of Italy in America, the group’s formal name), was “O-pportunity, S-haring, I-ntegrity, A-chievement,” and was submitted by Louise Arrigo.

• 20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Dec. 3, 1992):
    Then-Baltimore County Executive Roger Hayden announced $74 million in cuts to the next year’s budget. Most of the cuts were postponements of pending county projects.
    Former North Point Baptist Church music director James N. Reed was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing two boys. The judge recommended Reed for a work-release sentence.
    Eastpoint Mall announced its cooperation with North Point police in order to make the mall safer for shoppers during the Christmas season. The move came after police released crime statistics listing Eastpoint Mall as one of the top three crime spots among Baltimore-area malls.
    Singer Gladys Knight visited the area, staying at the (now closed) Baltimore Travel Plaza on O’Donnell Street. Knight stayed in Baltimore during an appearance at Baltimore’s Lyric Opera House.

• 10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Dec. 5, 2002):
    The Horticultural Society of Maryland held a fundraising plant auction on Oct. 4, raising $23,000. Half of the proceeds from the auction went to the horticulture program at CCBC Dundalk.
    A monument marking the North Point Peninsula was unveiled at the corner of North Point Boulevard and North Point Road on Nov. 30. The monument was erected through private donations from households in the North Point area.
    Gray Haven Court brothers Danny Andryszak, 8, and his 7-year-old brother Joseph, caught a 15-pound, 29-inch red drum fish during a fishing trip in Cape Coral, Fla.
    The Dundalk Soccer Club Blackhawks under-12 team won the Baltimore Beltway Soccer League, the North County Tournament and the Pikesville Thanksgiving Tournament. The team outscored their opponents 34-8 in 15 games.