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Thursday, September 27, 2007

20070926 Spider No. UB6

Spider No. UB6 - September 26, 2007

Mr. Bruno, can you tell what kind of spider appears in the posted picture above? It was quite a fascinating and industrious creature. Thanks a bunch.

Kevin Dayhoff

(Folks, if you haven’t visited The Voltage Gate recently, you are missing out.)

When Mr. Bruno and I last discussed spiders; he called to my attention on 03/24/2007:

Jeremy Bruno said...

Aha! I have written about spiders on the old blog:

here, here, here, here, here, here; These are all in the series on why spiders aren’t insects…

And here; The last one might not be about a spider, taxonomically speaking, but the Harvestman father is particularly devoted to its offspring. Neat little critter.

Related: "20070321 The secret life of baby spiders"

Friday, September 21, 2007

20070919 Westminster Eagle Sports


Westminster Eagle sports

Recreation Friday, September 21

For the latest in Carroll County Sports coverage, read Steve Jones in the Westminster Eagle

Related on Soundtrack: Sports in Carroll County, Sports in Carroll County Football, Sports in Carroll County Football Westminster High School

Sports Notes

For a cool time, try out for the Finksburg Freeze

The Finksburg Freeze 14-under baseball travel team will host tryouts for the 2008 season on Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29; and Sundays, Sept. 23 and 30. Tryouts are 9-11 a.m. each day.

Tryouts will be held at Sandymount Elementary on the lower field...

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High School Football Results & Schedule

09/19/07

Friday, September 14

Century 22, Walkersville 7

Frederick 15, Winters Mill 14

Brunswick 14, Liberty 13

North Carroll 21, Francis Scott Key 14

Westminster 13, South Carroll 12

Thursday, September 20

Century at Frederick (7 p.m.)

Thomas Johnson at FSK (7 p.m.)

Westminster at Liberty (7 p.m.)

Friday, September 21

Smithsburg at Winters Mill (5 p.m.)

South Carroll at North Carroll (5 p.m.)

Carroll County Standings

Overall County

W-L W-L

North Carroll 2-0 1-0

Century 2-0 0-0

Francis Scott Key 1-1 1-1

Westminster 1-1 1-1

South Carroll 1-1 1-1

Winters Mill 1-1 0-0

Liberty 0-2 0-0

Game of the Week

South Carroll at North Carroll

(Friday; 5 p.m.)

The undefeated Panthers will try to go to 3-0 against the Cavaliers, who need a win to stay in the hunt for the county title.

North Carroll owns victories over Joppatowne and Francis Scott Key, while South Carroll lost a 13-12 heartbreaker to Westminster after rolling over Williamsport in its opener.

The Panthers won last year's matchup by a 27-7 score in Winfield, and the current North Carroll team is better than the 2006 edition.

The Cavaliers have also improved, and are expected to compete for a Class 1A playoff berth after going 3-7 last fall.


Balanced offense leads North Carroll over FSK

Three touchdowns come in frantic 27 seconds

When North Carroll's senior running back Jeremy E. Ritz went down with a broken shinbone in the Panthers' season-opening victory against Joppatowne, head coach Jeff Oeming and his staff turned to two new faces to keep the ground game going.

On Friday n... [Read full story]

See also: 20070912 Westminster Eagle: Carroll County High School Football Results and Schedule

20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Video Clips

20070912 Westminster Eagle: Eagles top Owls to gain early edge in county

20070907 WHS Owls entrance on to Ruby Field

20070919 Part 1 of Herb Ruby and Ruby Field - Resetting a local gem to mark Ruby Field

Thursday, September 20, 2007

20070919 Part 1 of Herb Ruby and Ruby Field - Resetting a local gem to mark Ruby Field


Part 1 of Herb Ruby and Ruby Field - Resetting a local gem to mark Ruby Field

September 20th, 2007

Friday night football is one of my fondest childhood memories. For entertainment and getting together outside in the fresh air with your family, friends and neighbors there is hardly anything better. As a community builder, sports teams and sporting events are a great democratizer. It’s folks from all walks in life and fellow community members that you wouldn’t meet if it weren’t for sports

It’s hot dogs and French fires, family and good friends and you can get in touch with your feelings and scream to your heart’s content. Call it family primal scream therapy.

Sports for young adults are a great equalizer. If your child is willing to work hard, stay disciplined, have a goal, and stay off of drugs and alcohol, everybody benefits and everyone can learn to understand the positives that come from achieving. It is inspiring to witness these young adults come together, play their hearts out and learn the value of teamwork. See:

20051207 Carroll Public Schools’ Extracurricular Activities teaches values

Friends and family gathered at the rededication of the “Ruby Field” sign at the Westminster High School football field on September 7. From Left to Right Adults: Jim Head, Dr. "Chuck" Ecker, Rani Ruby, Mike Ruby, Mark Ruby, Dr. Sandra Ruby, Heather Ruby, Brad Ruby, Shelley Ruby, Dr. Herbert E. Ruby III, Sally Ruby, Dr. Douglas E. Ruby, Terry Malloy, and John Seaman. From Left to Right - children: Cole Ruby, Max Ruby, Carter Ruby, Blake Ruby, and Anna Ruby. Photo courtesy of Tom Welliver.

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My September 19th, 2007 Westminster Eagle column is the “rededication” of the “Ruby Field” sign under the scoreboard at the Westminster High School football field right before the Westminster – Francis Scott Key football game on Friday, Sept. 7.

Westminster Eagle: Ruby Field - Resetting a local gem to mark Ruby Field

September 19, 2007 by Kevin Dayhoff

I had the pleasure to attend the “rededication” of the “Ruby Field” sign under the scoreboard at the Westminster High School football field right before the Westminster – Francis Scott Key football game on Friday, Sept. 7.

A gathering of friends and family of the late Coach Herb Ruby were in attendance. In the tradition of Coach Ruby it appears the sign rededication was the result of many folks working together as a team.

It got downright humorous as everyone interviewed gave the credit for the effort to someone else. This is only fitting as Coach Ruby was well known for putting the athletes, the team, and the community above himself and abhorred having attention drawn to him individually.

It wasn’t a big splashy affair. It was small group of folks who gathered to pay their respects. A few stories were traded back and forth – in somewhat hushed tones. A picture was taken and everyone went about their business.

Coach Ruby would’ve approved.

Over the roar of the pre-game excitement from the large crowd, the football team warming-up, the cheerleaders and the band practicing, my conversation with Carroll County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chuck Ecker and (my high school football coach,) Jim Head turned to the sign and the history of “Ruby Field.”

20070907 WHS Owls entrance on to Ruby Field

When the “new” Westminster High School (WHS) opened in the fall of 1971, the sign did not accompany the football field moving from its former location on Longwell Avenue on the grounds of the “old” Westminster High School facility located there from 1936 to 1971.

No one interviewed for this column seems to know why. It just didn’t happen. Besides, many of us in the community called the “new” field at the “new” high school “Ruby Field” anyway. It’s an honor and tribute to a great Carrollinian that remains in our hearts; a community covenant that certainly was not broken for the lack of a physical sign.

Dr. Ecker explained that in the spring of 1964, the Board of Education decided to name the football field at the old WHS, (where I graduated in 1971 and played football from 1968 – 1970,) Samuel M. Jenness field. Mr. Jenness was, at the time, the superintendent of Carroll County schools.

However a movement in the community quickly developed, which was supported by Mr. Jenness that the field ought to be named “Ruby Field.” It was “renamed” Ruby Field in the fall of 1964.

1957 Westminster High graduate Coach Head, former schools superintendent Ed Shilling, a 1958 WHS grad, and 1949 WHS grad Coach Earl Hersh had a series of 4 meetings with Dr. Ecker (WHS class of 1945) in recent months about moving the sign. Dr. Ecker subsequently looked into the minutes and found that the name of the field didn’t specify a particular address, just the Westminster High School

Dr. Ecker and Coach Head said there “were happy to see it moved… a fitting memorial.” The sign “should’ve been moved when the field moved was moved” years ago, remarked Dr. Ecker.

Later, as I watched the game, a spectator come over and asked, “Who is Ruby?”

I’ll bet many readers are wondering the same thing. Moreover, it is only fitting and appropriate that the question was posed in the present tense. Coach Herb Ruby passed away in April 1990 and yet his legacy is alive in our community now - more than ever.

And this is where we’ll pick up the story of Coach Herb Ruby next week, after the halftime show. For now let’s enjoy the marching band.

Westminster Eagle

For the latest in Carroll County Sports coverage, read Steve Jones in the Westminster Eagle

Related on Soundtrack: Sports in Carroll County, Sports in Carroll County Football, Sports in Carroll County Football Westminster High School

See also:

20070912 Westminster Eagle: Carroll County High School Football Results and Schedule

20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Video Clips

20070912 Westminster Eagle: Eagles top Owls to gain early edge in county

20070907 WHS Owls entrance on to Ruby Field

Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster Maryland USA.

www.kevindayhoff.net

E-mail him at: kdayhoff AT carr.org or kevindayhoff AT gmail.com

His columns and articles appear in The Tentacle - www.thetentacle.com; Westminster Eagle Opinion; www.thewestminstereagle.com and Winchester Report.

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20070907 WHS Owls entrance on to Ruby Field




Westminster High School Owls entrance on to Ruby Field

September 20th, 2007

My September 19th, 2007 Westminster Eagle column is the “rededication” of the “Ruby Field” sign under the scoreboard at the Westminster High School football field right before the Westminster – Francis Scott Key football game on Friday, Sept. 7.

(See: 20070919 Part 1 of Herb Ruby and Ruby Field - Resetting a local gem to mark Ruby Field)

I had the pleasure to attend the “rededication.”

A gathering of friends and family of the late Coach Herb Ruby were in attendance. In the tradition of Coach Ruby it appears the sign rededication was the result of many folks working together as a team.

Over the roar of the pre-game excitement from the large crowd, the football team warming-up, the cheerleaders and the band practicing, my conversation with Carroll County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chuck Ecker and (my high school football coach,) Jim Head turned to the sign and the history of “Ruby Field.”

Just then the Westminster Owl football team made its entrance on to the field through the “fog” of a smoke machine. I captured this quick video of the entrance – and the “Ruby Field” sign.

20070907 WHS Owls entrance on to Ruby Field

Kevin Dayhoff September 7th, 2007 www.kevindayhoff.net

Westminster Eagle

For the latest in Carroll County Sports coverage, read Steve Jones in the Westminster Eagle

Related on Soundtrack: Sports in Carroll County, Sports in Carroll County Football, Sports in Carroll County Football Westminster High School

See also: 20070912 Westminster Eagle: Carroll County High School Football Results and Schedule

20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Video Clips

20070912 Westminster Eagle: Eagles top Owls to gain early edge in county

20070919 Part 1 of Herb Ruby and Ruby Field - Resetting a local gem to mark Ruby Field


20070907 WHS Owls entrance on to Ruby Field

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Friday, September 14, 2007

20070912 Breakfast casseroles great way to start the day by C A Knauer



Breakfast casseroles great way to start the day

By Carrie Ann Knauer, Times Staff Writer

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Yet another excellent article by Carroll County’s own Rachael Ray, but as I am sure that Ms. Knauer is aware, the best way to start one’s day is with a breakfast that includes grits. Perhaps we may look forward to an article in the future with some grits recipes? No Grits No Glory. See: Food Grits, Knauer watch,

Breakfast casseroles are quite plentiful on the Internet, and why not - it's great to be able to throw all your ingredients in one pan, bake, and have all your foods and flavors meddled together when you eat.

Our first casserole recipe today comes from Rosemarie Felton of Taneytown, with a recipe with sausage and crescent rolls that she said her children love. The second is for a kielbasa and potato dish that I found at www.razzle dazzlerecipes.com, which had a ton of breakfast casserole recipes available.

There are still two more weeks, send your breakfast recipes in now.

Brunch casserole

[…]

Calling all Cooks

Select your favorite recipes now to share with our readers.

To submit a recipe, please e-mail it to Carrie Ann Knauer at carrie.knauer AT carrollcountytimes.com; or mail it to Carroll Kitchens, c/o Carrie Ann Knauer, 201 Railroad Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Please include your name, phone number, address, e-mail address and best time to be reached with your recipe so we can contact you.

Now accepting recipes for:

September: Breakfast

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20070912 Carroll County EAC votes to promote recycling by Carrie Ann Knauer

EAC votes to promote recycling

By Carrie Ann Knauer, Times Staff Writer

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council, charged with the task of reviewing solid waste management strategies, has started drafting a new framework of managing waste and a plan that does not include a waste-to-energy incinerator.

After months of listening to presentations on different solid waste management system alternatives, members of the EAC started discussing concrete recommendations to make to the Carroll County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday’s council meeting.

The six members of the nine-member board who were present voted unanimously to recommend the commissioners adopt a paradigm shift in the county from the old style of “solid waste management” to a new method of “resource management,” which emphasized waste reduction, reuse and recycling at the household and business level, before materials end up in the county’s hands.

A separate motion was passed to make recycling the driving element of the county’s resource management strategy by setting up a system that allows the county to manage the waste stream by increasing funds for public education of recycling efforts and by phasing in mandatory recycling of specific commodities.

Read the rest here: EAC votes to promote recycling

For other recent articles by Carrie Ann Knauer with the Carroll County Times, or click on Knauer watch.

For more information on Waste Management and Waste to Energy issues please click on: Environmentalism Solid Waste Management; Environmentalism Solid Waste Management Waste to Energy; or… Energy Independence or Environmentalism Solid Waste Management Recycling or the label, Environmentalism.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

20070913 The president in HD

The president in HD

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007

Thanks to David Wissing over at the Hedgehog Report – “President Bush Speech Notes/Open Thread” we learn that “tonight's Presidential address from the White House (was) broadcast for the first time in high definition television.”

Mr. Wissing credits TVNewser, “The President In HD” for the information, which notes, “Previous events, including this year's State of the Union address, were in HD but now that the White House is wired, the networks can carry the speech in HiDef.”

But quick, when was the first presidential speech on TV?

The History News Network, “How the White House Discovered Television” cites Christine Gibson in American Heritage : “…the first televised Presidential speech ever…” was “President Harry Truman's speech on October 5, 1947, urging Americans to save wheat…”

The speech and the circumstances are to be the subject of a future column that I am writing to coincide with the anniversary. I had come across the information before and then when I was at the Truman Key West “Little White House” this past February, I gained some more insight into the event. See: 20070214 President Harry Truman and Gauging a presidential legacy.

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Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster Maryland USA.

www.kevindayhoff.net

E-mail him at: kdayhoff AT carr.org or kevindayhoff AT gmail.com

His columns and articles appear in The Tentacle - www.thetentacle.com; Westminster Eagle Opinion; www.thewestminstereagle.com and Winchester Report.

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20070912 Westminster Eagle: Eagles top Owls to gain early edge in county

Eagles top Owls to gain early edge in county

09/12/07 By Steve Jones

Westminster Eagle

For the latest in Carroll County Sports coverage, read Steve Jones in the Westminster Eagle

Related on Soundtrack: Sports in Carroll County, Sports in Carroll County Football, Sports in Carroll County Football Westminster High School

See also: 20070912 Westminster Eagle: Carroll County High School Football Results and Schedule

Also see: 20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Video Clips

And: 20070919 Part 1 of Herb Ruby and Ruby Field - Resetting a local gem to mark Ruby Field

Westminster Eagle sports writer wrote:

Thomas' run clinches season-opening victory

They gained only five yards of total offense in the first half and made only seven first downs the entire game.

Their best player was limited to less than two yards per carry, and they didn't complete a single pass during the warm, muggy night.

Yet somehow, Francis Scott Key found a way to win.

The Eagles utilized a standout defense that limited Westminster to just 53 yards on the ground and big plays from two unlikely heroes to record a 14-9 win over the host Westminster Owls in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

While the Westminster defense bottled up last year's county rushing leader Brad Martz for most of the contest, the Eagles got game-changing plays from two less heralded running backs.

Dustin Ebaugh raced 22 yards for a third-quarter touchdown and David Thomas added the clinching score on a 55-yard run with just over two minutes remaining.

"Everybody knows about Brad, but we also have other playmakers," said Key's second-year head coach Bill Hyson. "Dustin came close to popping some long runs and David had a nice one for the touchdown. Along with Tyler Bridges, they're going to give Brad some opportunities down the road, because defenses will have to start respecting them, too."

The win enabled defending county champion Key to take an early lead in the county race.

The Eagles host a formidable North Carroll team this Friday, while Westminster travels to South Carroll to continue the county's oldest rivalry.

Key gained just five total yards in the first half, as Westminster clearly won the battle at the line of scrimmage. Martz, who led the county with 1,443 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns a year ago, had seven carries for minus-8 yards in the opening half.

The Owls picked up nine first downs to just one for the Eagles, but Westminster could not convert opportunities into points. On their opening drive, the Owls kept the ball for 13 plays but did not score. On Westminster's next possession, a 10-play march resulted in the only points of the first half, as Tom Magrogan booted a 31-yard field goal that gave the Owls a 3-0 lead at the break.

"How many opportunities did we have that we didn't take advantage of in the first half?," said Westminster head coach Brad Wilson, who watched the Owls lose their first season opener in his four years at the helm. "We made young mistakes and just didn't finish."

Francis Scott Key scored on its first possession of the second half. After Thomas returned a Bobby Krauk punt to the Westminster 36-yard line, the Eagles needed just five plays to reach the end zone. Ebaugh followed the blocking of Martz and dashed for a 22-yard touchdown to put Francis Scott Key ahead for good with 6:50 left in the third quarter.

The teams picked up a combined three first downs on the next nine series, as the defenses dominated into the latter stages of the fourth quarter.

Krauk sailed a 55-yard punt past Thomas that was downed at the Eagle 37, and Martz moved Key to midfield with a 13-yard burst up the middle. After a delay of game penalty, Thomas put the game away for the Eagles.

The senior running back moved through a sizable hole then cut to the left sideline and outraced two Westminster defenders for a 55-yard touchdown that gave Key a 14-3 advantage with 2:05 remaining in the game.

"I can't say enough about the blocking of our line," said Thomas, who led all rushers with 74 yards on seven carries. "We didn't change our blocking schemes (in the second half). We just came out and played hard."

Westminster found new life on its next offensive play.

Senior running back Hunter Smith took a short screen pass from sophomore quarterback Andy Gilford and raced 73 yards down the right sideline for the Owls' only touchdown of the night with 1:45 remaining.

Smith was stopped short on the two-point conversion try, but a well-placed onside kick by junior John Hajnos was recovered by Westminster at the Key 49.

The Eagles' defense smothered Westminster on its final offensive series to preserve the win, as Key linebackers David Groomes and Dean Seal sacked Gilford on consecutive plays to end the game.

"I was proud of their effort," Hyson said of his defense, which yielded just 189 total yards. "We were fortunate to be down only 3-0 (at half-time) with the short field that we were playing on."

Smith, who was the only Owl back to run with the ball, accounted for most of Westminster's offensive output.

A former wide receiver who was moved to running back after senior Jesse Astlin suffered a season-ending injury in a late August scrimmage, Smith gained 68 yards on 20 carries and also caught five passes for 75 yards.

In his first start, Gilford completed 16 of 33 passes for 136 yards and one score. Junior linebacker Brett Baer led the Owl defensive effort, recording a game-high nine tackles while also playing a strong game on the offensive line.

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20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Video Clip 1

20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Clip 2

20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Clip 3

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20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Video Clips




Westminster High School – Francis Scott Key football game at Ruby Field on Friday, Sept. 7 in Carroll County Maryland. www.kevindayhoff.net

Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Video Clips

September 7, 2007

I took three quick videos at the Westminster – Francis Scott Key football game on Friday, Sept. 7 in Carroll County Maryland.

I had the pleasure to attend the “rededication” of the “Ruby Field” sign under the scoreboard at the Westminster High School football field right before the Westminster – Francis Scott Key football game on Friday, Sept. 7.

After the rededication ceremonies, I stayed to watch some of the game and took several short videos…

Update: Steve Jones, writing in the Westminster Eagle, wrote about the game on September 12, 2007:

“The Eagles utilized a standout defense that limited Westminster to just 53 yards on the ground and big plays from two unlikely heroes to record a 14-9 win over the host Westminster Owls in the season opener for both teams Friday night.”

More: 20070912 Westminster Eagle: Eagles top Owls to gain early edge in county

Westminster Eagle

For the latest in Carroll County Sports coverage, read Steve Jones in the Westminster Eagle

Related on Soundtrack: Sports in Carroll County, Sports in Carroll County Football, Sports in Carroll County Football Westminster High School

20051207 Carroll Public Schools’ Extracurricular Activities teaches values

Update: See also: 20070912 Westminster Eagle: Carroll County High School Football Results and Schedule

And:

20070912 Westminster Eagle: Eagles top Owls to gain early edge in county

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20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Video Clip 1

20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Clip 2

20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Clip 3

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Kevin Dayhoff September 7th, 2007 www.kevindayhoff.net

20070907 Francis Scott Key vs Westminster High Game Video Clips

Monday, September 10, 2007

20070905 Special to the Westminster Eagle Edward Hopper: A stranger in a world he never made

Edward Hopper: A stranger in a world he never made

09/05/07 By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Special to The Eagle

There is a certain unexplainable enigma that draws folks back again and again to ponder the mysteries of Edward Hopper's "American Scene" paintings.

Perhaps it is Hopper's peculiar way of depicting the stark existence of the human condition in such a simple "language" which begs for questions ... yet offers no answers.

Both questions and answers are welcome when the first major Hopper exhibit in Washington, D.C. in 25 years opens this month. The Carroll County Arts is hosting a trip to the exhibit at the National Gallery on Sept. 25 (see box).

The theme of a sophisticated confrontation with psychological tension and isolation is evident in Hopper's most famous work, the 1942 "Nighthawks."

That painting, according to Hopper himself, is of "a restaurant on New York's Greenwich Avenue, where two streets meet." Perhaps prophetically, progress did away with the diner long ago.

"Nighthawks" is a painted storyboard for a film noir movie on the late night lonely lives of four mysterious characters. It is left to each viewer to provide the plot and dialogue.

The painting shows no visible entrance or exit. The characters appear trapped and highlighted in the glare of the artificial light.

Hopper died in 1967. According to the diaries of his wife, Josephine Hopper, he always explained that the "Nighthawks" painting depicted "three characters." He also admitted that he painting was "unconsciously ... painting the loneliness of a large city."

But perhaps the best explanation of the painting came from A. E. Housman, who once wrote about being "a stranger and afraid. In a world I never made."

On a recent trip to Boston, I leaped at the opportunity to see the genius of Mr. Hopper, considered by many art historians to be one of the most influential -- if not one of the most popular -- artists of the 20th century.

The exhibit at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, included much of his often overlooked earlier works, such as "New York Corner," one of his earliest oil paintings from 1913; "Two Trawlers," a watercolor from 1923-24; "Gloucester Mansion," 1924; "Box Factory, Gloucester," 1928; and "House of the Fog Horn I" from 1927.

In pieces such as 1929's "Chop Suey" -- a favorite for many Hopper aficionados; as well as "Rooms for Tourists," 1945; "Cape Cod Evening," 1939; and "Office at Night," 1940, one may gain some insight into Mr. Hopper's emphasis on the importance of the small details of life.

After being exhibited in Boston through Aug. 19, the Hopper exhibit now moves to The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where it will be displayed Sept. 16, 2007 to Jan. 21, 2008.

In addition to the Carroll County Arts Council bus trip on Sept. 25, Hopper's work is the subject of a documentary that accompanies the exhibition's opening. In the Baltimore area, the film will be shown on MPT Channel 67, Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster. E-mail him at: kdayhoff AT carr.org.

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20070909 Westminster Common Council Meetings Information

Westminster Common Council Meetings Information

Updated September 09, 2007

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

20070906 Bethesda firm touting benefits of an incinerator by Sherry Greenfield

Bethesda firm touting benefits of an incinerator by Sherry Greenfield

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007

Bethesda firm touting benefits of an incinerator

by Sherry Greenfield | Staff Writer

A political consulting and market research firm in Bethesda is contacting media in Frederick County to tout the benefits of incinerators.

Bill Holleran, vice president of Potomac Incorporated, called The Gazette last week to offer its services in the newspaper’s reporting of a proposed jointly built trash incinerator for Frederick and Carroll counties.

He wanted to talk about the positive attributes of the Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility in Dickerson, which is similar to what Frederick and Carroll counties are considering building. The firm’s president, Keith Haller, confirmed that Covanta Energy, which built and operates the Montgomery County incinerator, is a client, but would not say specifically if Covanta paid Potomac Incorporated to call media in Frederick County.

Covanta Energy has placed a bid to build a similar incinerator for Frederick and Carroll counties.

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Frederick County officials are looking into building an incinerator that burns trash and turns it into fuel to generate electricity that could be sold to an electric company, and turned to Praisner to learn about Montgomery’s experience in building one. Michael Marschner, director of Frederick County’s Utilities and Solid Waste Management, said Tuesday the county did not hire Potomac Incorporated to educate residents on the benefits of incinerators.

‘‘They are not working for Frederick County,” Marschner said. ‘‘I don’t think we need a public relations person. I think we need education.”

Marschner confirmed that Conventa is one of two waste management companies that bid for the job of building a joint incinerator for both Frederick and Carroll counties, a Frederick plant only, or a Carroll plant only.

The other company is Wheelabrator Technologies of Houston, Texas.

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‘‘We do not need a public relations firm,” said Robin B. Davidov, executive director of the authority. ‘‘I can do that myself.”

Read the entire article here: Bethesda firm touting benefits of an incinerator