Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:57
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Feb. 1, 1973):
    Bear Ridge Road resident Robert P. Cook Sr. died after the car he was driving crashed into a salt pile under the Cove Road overpass on Jan. 27. Cook was survived by his wife and 11 children.
    Six homes were burglarized after a spate of break-ins in the Charlesmont area. Most of the homes were entered after the thief pried open a door with a large pipe. Approximately $1,600 worth of valuables were taken from the homes. Police had no suspect as of press time.
    Sgt. Ray Warlick was honored upon his retirement from the Baltimore County Police Deparment after 20 years of service. Warlick was presented with the gift of a frequency scanner radio at a party hosted by the police department.
    U.S. Marine Maj. General Robert A. Adams, a former St. Helena resident, earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service while working with the Korean Marines in Vietnam. At the time of the award, Adams was stationed in Quantico, Va.
•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 27, 1983):
    Local police officer Charles B. Whitby was dismissed by then-county Police Chief Cornelius Behan after a trial board found him quilty of several offenses. Among the acts of misconduct were associating with known criminals and receiving payments from criminal activities. At press time, the state’s attorney’s office had not decided whether or not to press charges against Whitby.
    The Watersedge community waited as Baltimore County Executive Donald P. Hutchinson prepared to decide on whether to demolish or replace the dilapidated Dundalk Avenue bridge. According to county officials, the bridge would cost $1.5 million to demolish versus $15 million to replace. (The bridge was closed in 1983 and demolished in 1989.)
    Dundalk prepared for the 20th annual Dundalk Art Show, scheduled for June 5. As monthly planning meetings began at Logan Elementary School, the art show committee announced that, for the first time, the 1983 show would allow student entries to be judged and be eligible for prizes.
    At the January meeting of the Edgemere-Sparrows Point Recreation Council,  three volunteers received awards in recognition of their hard work. Honored volunteers were Myrna Lee, Bob Royer and Delores Fraley.
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 28, 1993):
    West Inverness residents accustomed to getting away with county code violations were surprised to receive notices warning them to correct the violations or face fines. Among the most common violations were storing untagged cars and boats, keeping more than three dogs without a kennel license and parking commercial vehicles in front yards.
    The MTA announced plans to contract out bus service between Center Place and Fort Howard to Eatman Bus Lines, a private bus service. The federally-subsidized bus service was scheduled to make two stops in Edgemere, with more being added if necessary.
    Dundalk Eagle proofreader Diane Pinter visited fourth-graders at Dundalk Elementary School on Jan. 22. Pinter discussed the method by which a newspaper is put together and helped students work on their own paper, The Ames Eagle.
    Representatives from Dundalk High School visited Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) to witness a demonstration of advanced technology in action. Visitors to the college were led on a tour of the school’s facilities, including the newly-computerized electronic periodical database. Visitors also attended demonstrations of the Internet.
•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Jan. 30, 2003):
    Graduates of Dundalk High School’s Class of 2002 were still waiting for their yearbooks after a delay in production of the 2000 and 2001 yearbooks pushed production back considerably. Class of 2000 graduates finally received their overdue yearbooks in May 2001 while 2001 graduates waited until September 2002 to get their books. As of press time, the 2002 Dundalk High yearbook had not yet been completed.
    Five area schools were described as over capacity according to Baltimore County Public Schools. Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts was 135 students over capacity, while Eastwood Elementary [slated to be closed at the end of the 2012-2013 school year] was listed as 58 students over capacity. Other over-enrolled schools included Dundalk and Norwood elementary schools and Sparrows Point High School.
    Cornwall Road resident Jerry Palmerino’s 1995 GT Mustang was featured in the January issue of 5.0 Mustangs and Super Fords magazine.
    Fisherman Michael Bream, formerly of Cornwall Road, landed a 41-pound and 37-pound striped bass while fishing at Cape Charles, Va.