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Monday, December 17, 2001

The thinking bicycle

The Thinking bicycle

December 17, 2001

20011217 KED on bicycle

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20011217 The Artist and the Frog

The Artist and the Frog

Kant Betrue, Staff Reporter,
December 17, 2001
New Bedford Herald

Westminster —
A man was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, if you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess." He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.

The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week." The man took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.

The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want." Again the man took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.

Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess, that I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"

The man said, Look, I'm an artist. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog is cool."

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Saturday, December 15, 2001

20011215 Terry Burk/Wakefield Valley Trail - New bridge to safety

New bridge to safety

Carroll County Times

By: Megen Wessel, Times Staff Writer

December 15, 2001

Span over stream all but completes middle portion of pedestrian trail

Through the early Friday morning rain, workers dressed in bright yellow raincoats and boots the color of mud installed two 55-foot sections of a steel walking bridge over the floodplain of a small stream along Tahoma Farm Road in Westminster.

The bridge is in the middle of the city's portion of the Wakefield Community Trail and nearly completes the first section of the city's first walking and biking trail.

The trail, when finished, will span about three miles from Wakefield Valley to West Main Street, allowing residents to walk or bike safely along Md. 31 and into downtown.

"They obviously can't do that now," said Thomas B. Beyard, director of planning and public works for the city.

The city began planning the trail in 1994, but money and land restraints kept the project from beginning.

The proposed trail was to extend northeast from Old New Windsor Road to Uniontown Road, but the first section of the trail, between Old New Windsor Road and Long Valley Drive, was to be located on property owned by the Avondale Run Homeowner's Association.

Approval to build the trail on the property would have required consent from a majority of the property owners in the association, said Chris Batten, a local land planning and design consultant hired to develop the initial plans for the trail.

So the city decided instead to develop plans for another section of the trail between Long Valley Road and Windsor Drive.

In July, the City Council awarded a $348,000 contract to Thomas Bennett & Hunter Inc. of Westminster for the construction of the 0.8-mile segment of blacktop pathway from Long Valley Road to Tahoma Farm Road.

This phase of the project, which includes widening of a sidewalk on Tahoma Farm Road near the newly installed bridge should be complete by April, Beyard said.

The city is using two federal grants, totaling about $193,000, and city money for the project, Beyard said.

Design work on the remaining portion of the trail, between Tahoma Farm Road and Windsor Drive, will begin this winter and construction is scheduled to begin in the summer.

The trail will be dedicated in memory of Terrence "Terry" Burk, 48, owner of the Treat Shop, his family candy business located in the TownMall of Westminster. Burk was killed while jogging in 1995.

Burk was running with two friends on Route 97 at Kalten Road when a car struck him and fellow jogger David W. Herlocker. Police said the 19-year-old man who was driving the car apparently fell asleep while coming home from work.

Burk's family established a memorial fund in Burk's name to help build the trail.

The Community Foundation of Carroll County sponsored the fund-raising effort, which eventually raised more than $6,000.

Another portion of the trail, from Windsor Drive to Uniontown Road, is already complete and usuable. Developers privately paid for the section, Beyard said.

"This will probably be one of the city's highest priorities behind the Carroll Theater project in the upcoming year," Beyard said.

©Carroll County Online 2001

Westminster Sidewalks and Trails, Westminster Road Runners Club, Terry Burk, Dave Herlocker


Thursday, November 01, 2001

Yes, there is a sushi bar in Carroll County

Yes, there is a sushi bar in Carroll County

By: Stephen Snyder, Times Staff Writer October 31, 2001

Though Chinese food has changed significantly since being popularized in America, the ancient Japanese art of sushi has changed little

When it comes to sushi, it seems there's little room for improvement.

"Sushi originally came from Japan about 1,500 years ago," said [the] owner of North China restaurant in the Cranberry Plaza off Md. 140 in Westminster.

Since opening North China five years ago, {the restaurant] has operated the only sushi bar in Carroll County and attracted some notable patrons, including Westminster mayor Kevin Dayhoff.

[S]ushi chef Zheng Liu boast the ability to serve more than 80 varieties of sushi and the menu ranges from tuna to eel to sea urchin.

The sushi bar at North China is actually a bar, complete with bar stools and a bartender (the sushi chef). Patrons can order three basic variations on raw fish: sushi, sashimi and maki (or rolls).

Not all raw fish is sushi. Sushi actually means fish with rice. Each piece of fish is served on top of a small bed of sticky rice. Sashimi is the pure sliced pieces of raw fish that most people think about when they picture sushi.

Rolls, on the other hand, are combinations, usually raw fish and some fruit or vegetable, stuffed with sticky rice and rolled together with a thin sheet of roasted seaweed. There are rolls, like the kappa or cucumber roll, that contain no raw seafood at all.

Liu says their most popular item is California roll, a mixture of imitation crab meat and an avocado slice.

… [S]ushi is very popular at North China. The restaurant sells about 65 percent traditional Chinese food and 35 percent sushi….

Liu explained that sushi is popular because eating raw fish is actually healthier than eating it cooked. There is virtually no fat in sushi and you don't cook out any of the nutrients.

"I eat sushi a lot," said Lui while patting his stomach behind the bar. "Not fat," he added smiling.

Although sushi has been in Japan for hundreds of years, it is a relatively new phenomenon in China, where Lee lived before emigrating to the United States 12 years ago. Sushi only came when China began opening its borders to foreign trade. In fact, he said, it began showing up in China the same time that McDonalds did.

Liu learned how to be a sushi chef while living in Hong Kong.

©Carroll County Online 2001

20011031 Yes there is a sushi bar in Carroll County


Thursday, July 26, 2001

Westminster envisions creating arts district

Westminster envisions creating arts district

By: Megen Wessel, Times Staff Writer July 25, 2001

As the Carroll Arts Center project nears completion, Westminster officials hope to make the city more artist-friendly with possible help from newly passed legislation.

"The Carroll Arts Center is the first piece of the puzzle," said Westminster Councilman Damian Halstad, who broached the idea of an arts and entertainment district in Westminster during a City Council meeting earlier this month. "With that a reality, now would be a good time to start promoting the arts."

The legislation, signed in May by Gov. Parris N. Glendening, authorizes the secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development to designate one or more arts and entertainment districts within a county each year, a department spokeswoman said.

The measure, which the General Assembly passed on the last day of the session, followed a similar one in Providence, Rhode Island. The state law lets localities create arts and entertainment districts where a series of tax breaks apply.

In 1996, Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. proposed legislation that later passed and provided tax exemptions on personal income tax and sales-and-use tax for artists living in the Arts and Entertainment District in the Downcity Area of Providence.

Another piece of legislation passed that same year focused on tax incentives to property owners who convert buildings formerly used for industrial or commercial use into residential units.

In the roughly 10-block-square downtown Providence district, artists can receive income tax breaks, art purchases are exempt from sales tax, and developers who create spaces for artists to live and work can avoid paying property tax on the value of the improvements for 10 years.

Maryland's bill, sponsored in the Senate by Baltimore Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman, has some provisions that go beyond the Rhode Island law.

For instance, the Maryland legislation allows a local jurisdictioion to waive entertainment taxes in designated arts districts and expand a state economic development program so it can be used to fund arts-related projects.

The arts district concept has excited interest in many parts of the state, including Bowie, Hagerstown, Cumberland, Bethesda and smaller communities along the Prince George's County and Washington, D.C., line.

Although exact number of arts districts that can be created statewide in one year has yet to be determined, the law limits the number to six, said Karen Glenn, spokeswoman for the department of business and economic development.

Reach staff writer Megen Wessel at 410-751-5909 or mwessel at

20010725 Wster Envisions Arts District cct

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

IMDb: Béatrice Dalle: The “Scandal At Cannes”

IMDb: Béatrice Dalle: The “Scandal At Cannes”

14 May 2001 From Studio Briefing See recent Studio Briefing news

In what Britain's Guardian newspaper called "the first full-blown scandal of the Cannes Film Festival," critics have lambasted a new French film, Trouble Every Day, with several of them booing and walking out of a screening.

In the film, the leading female character has sex with four men, then murders them and eats them. Actress
Beatrice Dalle, who portrays the cannibalizing woman, later told a press conference, that the film is not "explicit or violent. It's actually a love story. ... And I don't think it's about cannibalism either."

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20010514 IMDb Béatrice Dalle The Scandal At Cannes

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Friday, May 11, 2001

Words to live by

Words to live by

Friday, May 11, 2001

(Oh, just a minute, I left my 9mm pistol back at the restaurant, I’ll be right back), Oh, darn, I hate it when that happens, hey OJ! Know any good lawyers?  And she got blood all over the car seat. You have to decide who “they” are, what resources they have, how bad will they want you, and how careful will you always be?  If its Janet “el” Reno you are home free, wear a chinese beret and smoke soggy cigars.  If its the IRS, bend over and kiss your ass goodbye (no, just kidding, bring in all your receipts and just say you didn’t mean to erase your hard drive after the Judge said to preserve all email evidence) sorry, I got carried away, I didn’t mean to sound like I forgot to give the Judge over 3,000 documents one week before the lethal injection, didn’t I hear the FBI director was going to retire? Will his taxes be audited?  Will he be polygraphed?  “We don’t need no stinking badges, Man!”  “God, I love the smell of Napalm in the morning!”  “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, the great and powerful OZ has spoken!”  “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.”  “My, people come and go so quickly around here.”  “Surrender Dorothy!”  “And her little dog Toto too!”  “We’re from the Government, and we’re here to help you.”  “Take me to your leader.”  “All the while Old Luke, Cool Hand Luke, he was a sayin’ ‘yes sir’ and ‘yes, boss man’, and ‘right away boss’, and all the while he was stealing the truck keys so he could drive away and escape in the truck.”  “Nuts!”  “Tora, Tora, Tora”  “I believe all we have succeeded in doing is to awaken a sleeping giant.”  “Should We Tell The President?”  “I’m Mad as Hell and I’m not going to take It anymore!”  “Living Well is the best revenge.”  “I believe what we have here is a failure to kamunnicate!”  “That’s why I always put rice out around my location, the birds come and eat the rice, if anyone else comes around, the birds fly away and I know someone is near me!”  “A tiger hunter only needs one bullet, if he misses, there isn’t time to chamber another round!”  “I don’t have to outrun the bear, I only have to out run you!”  “If two people know something it is not a secret.”  “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”  “All this and PAY too?”  “Bond, James Bond.”  “Doe, a dear, a female dear, Ray, a drop of golden sun, Me, a name, I call myself, Far, a long long way to run, Sew, a needle pulling thread, La,a note to follow Sew, Tea, a drink with jam and bread, which brings us back to Doe.” “BeetsPickleBeltsBuckleFeathersTickleGeeseCackleButCrackleMakesTheWorldGo’Round,SnapCracklePopRiceKrispies”  “Anticipation is makin’ me wait, is keepin’ me waitin’.”  “We need a bigger boat!”  “Don’t Get Off The F---ing Boat!”  “Iceberg Dead Ahead!”  “I took my golf pro’s advice, I gave up the game for two weeks, and then I quit altogether.”  “If Mickey Mouse Married Microsoft Mouse, which button would he use to enter?”  “The Minnie One!”  “Check-Mate King-Two, This is White-Rook, over?” “Kirby, take the point, Little John, take the rear!”  “Penny to Songbird, Come-in Sky!”  “And there was moonshine, moonshine to quench the devils thirst, the law, they swore they’de get him, but the devil got him first!”  “I never had sex with that woman.”  “Lassie, go find Timmy.”  “I’ll go to every golf course in the land if I have to, to find the real killer.”  “She was last seen with an Apache Chief named ‘Scar’.”   “I’ve never seen a king of beasts with quite so little hair.”  “With a bit of the apple still in her mouth.”  “You say she lived out in the woods with seven dwarfs for how long?”  “Cinderella, Cinderella all I hear is Cinderella.”  “May the force be with you.”  “Bad Boys, Bad Boys, What ya gonna do when they come for you?”  “In all the excitement I clean forgot, well, do you feel lucky, punk?” “Take Sominex tonight and sleep, Safe and restfull, SLEEP, Sleep, sleeep.....



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Thursday, April 12, 2001

20010412 Westminter Road Runners Club Annual Main Street Mile

A soggy Mile on Main Street

By: Kevin Spradlin, Times Staff Writer

April 12, 2001

When Shawn Pinamonti registered for the Main Street Mile, he knew he would be able to run a fast mile.

He just didn't know how fast.

Pinamonti was the first of 476 runners to cross the finish line of the Westminster Road Runners Club-sponsored race. He clocked a time of 4 minutes, 11.8 seconds Wednesday for the win.

Tristan Gilbert, a 2000 graduate of Westminster High, was second in 4:14.9. He was followed by 22-year-old Brendan Henderson. Howard Courtland, 46, took the masters title with a time of 4:46.

"I didn't really know what to expect," said Pinamonti, of Towson. "I knew I'd be up near the front. I was hoping to be first but I didn't know what anyone else would run."

Pinamonti wasn't too familiar with the layout of the race, but he wasn't too uncomfortable, either.

"I just moved to Maryland about a year ago," he said. "I heard about this race being a quick mile. But I'm a mile runner. This is my type of race."

Eldersburg's Rachel Hawes became the youngest two-time winner in race history. She was the first female finisher with a time of 4:50.3, edging runner-up Sherry Esposito by .7 seconds. North Carroll High distance standout Colleen Lawson came in third at 5:06 and Kim Keller won the masters division in 6:13.9.

Hawes has some experience in running. The two-time AAU champion in the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs said she just runs for the enjoyment of the sport.

"I like running," said Hawes, 13, who also won last year's race. "I've been running since I was in second grade. It's fun. I like being in shape."

Other noteworthy finishers included Cheryl Williams (5:16), Amy King (5:17) and Tarynn Baker (5:18), who together swept the women's 16-19 age group. All three runners perform for the North Carroll track team. Bill Osburn was the oldest finisher with a 7:35.

Unlike in years past, the weather held off - somewhat.

"We would've had over 500 finishers if it had been sunny, but this isn't the worst year we've ever had," said race director Liuda Galinaitis. "A few years ago a storm hit just as the race started."

To make matters worse, the race wasn't as organized as it is today.

"We had used index cards to put on the runners' shirts. We couldn't read the names of anyone. We had no age groups that year."

But Galinaitis makes no apologies.

"I wasn't race director then," she quipped, "so you can't blame me."

Men's Open:

1. Shawn Pinamonti, 4:11.8;

2. Tristan Gilbert, 4:14.9;

3. Brendan Henderson, 4:24.2.

11-12: 1. Derek Woelfel, 5:15.5; 2. Justin May-West, 5:32.1.

13-15: 1. Dan Reedy, 4:33; 2. Tony Morris, 4:49.4; 3. Joe Taylor, 4:52.4.

16-19: 1. James Potter, 4:36.7; 2. Danny Sugars, 4:39.1; 3. Ron Shriver, 4:40.4.

20-29: 1. David Herdrix, 4:49.7; 2. David Cox, 5:06.9; 3. Michael Habenthal, 5:12.4.

30-39: 1. Ted Poulos, 4:38; 2. Pete Comis, 4:49; 3. Eric Maggio, 5:06.4.

40-49: 1. Greg Nelson, 4:48.2. 2. Mark Casteel, 4:50.8; 3. Paul Denz, 4:57.

50-59: 1. Ronnie Wong, 5:10.4; 2. Jim Knight, 5:13.9; 3. Eric Gyaki, 5:14.2.

60-69: 1. John Benket, 5:14.7; 2. Jim Turner, 6:49.6; 3. Paul Hocheder, 9:35.2.

70-79: 1. Bill Osburn, 7:35.7.

Women's Open: 1. Rachel Hawes, 4:50.3; 2. Sherry Esposito, 4:51; 3. Colleen Lawson, 5:06.1.

11-12: 1. Kathleen Hertsh, 5:19.7; 2. Tracy Armitage, 5:55.5; 3. Emily Fisher, 6:22.7.

13-15: 1. Allie Armitage, 5:21.3; 2. Maggie Rager, 5:36.5; 3. Anna Novak, 5:44.4.

16-19: 1. Cheryl Williams, 5:16.3; 2. Amy King, 5:17.7; 3. Tarynn Baker, 5:18.2.

20-29: 1. Dwan Gilmore, 5:53; 2. Terry Bosley 6:33.9; 3. Sue Werley, 6:48.

30-39: 1. Laura Brecheen, 6:17.6; 2. Carol Passmore, 6:18.6; 3. Laura Beck, 6:33.2.

40-49: 1. Debbie Frazier, 7:59.3; 2. Debbie Watenman, 7:59.3; 3. Susan Kron, 8:19.8.

50-59: 1. Dee Nelson, 6:37.4; 2. Irene Valeo, 6:39; 3. Ellen Hocheden, 7:42.7.

60-69: 1. Rose Ann Sautor, 13:15.8; 2. Bunny Pucci, 13:28.

Friday, February 16, 2001

“It’s hard to hug a fish”

“It’s hard to hug a fish” Feb. 16, 2001
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Monday, January 22, 2001

4-H Therapeutic Riding Program of Carroll County

4-H Therapeutic Riding Program of Carroll County

January 21st, 2001

The 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program is always seeking volunteers, ages 14 and up, to help with lessons at the 4-H arena at the Agriculture Center in Westminster. Horse experience is a plus, but is not required. for more information og here or call 410-876-1760.

4-H Therapeutic Riding provides a program of therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities.

For over 20 years, this all-volunteer organization has served more than 1,500 individuals with a wide range of disabilities.

Therapeutic riding uses horses to make positive contributions to the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well being of individuals with disabilities.

The program serves as a training center for Special Olympic athletes competing locally and at the Special Olympic World Games.

Following standards of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, adaptations are made to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in various riding activities.

The program emphasizes cognitive, behavioral, psychological and physical goals for each participant.

My wife, Caroline, serves as a volunteer NARHA certified instructor, Board member and Treasurer. She also serves on the Carroll County Agriculture Center Board representing 4-H Therapeutic Riding and as the Ag Center Treasurer.

I volunteer also – mostly in a grounds maintenance – property management capacity, but I been known to do whatever I’m asked.

I designed the original landscape design for the property and, along with Caroline and many other volunteers, helped install the plants and build run-in sheds.

I grew up participating in 4-H.

In the past, I have taught many classes for the Cooperative Extension Service, served on numerous committees including: the Carroll Co. Agriculture Program Advisory Committee of the University of MD Cooperative Extension Service; the Cooperative Extension Service Maintenance Conference Planning Committee. I also served on a special Carroll & Frederick County agricultural community advisory taskforce for Dr. Raymond J. Miller, University of Maryland Vice Chancellor for Agricultural Affairs in the 1980s.

January 21st, 2001

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