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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:28

•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 13, 1973):
    Among the big winners in the Dundalk Jayceettes Pet Fair were Russell Metz and his poodle, Chrissy, Timmy Smearman and his Himalayan cat, Pretty Boy, and Kenny Moreland and his parakeet, Nip. More than 100 enthusiastic contestants showed off their pets at the local event.
    Bonnie Jean Borman, daughter of Edward K. Borman of Mildred Road, graduated from the Baltimore City Hospitals School of Nursing on Sept. 2. A 1971 graduate of Dundalk High School, she went on to take a nursing position at Church Home and Hospital in Baltimore City.
    Eduardo T. Ruiz, a Cuban-born physician who established a medical practice in Dundalk after fleeing his native land in 1962, died on Sept. 7 at age 55.


•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 15, 1983):
    Dunran Road resident Alan J. Ferguson was named Citizen of the Year by the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, which was “justifiably proud of Mr. Ferguson’s distinguished record of community service,” according to Citizen of the Year committee chairman Dave Greenwood.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hampson of Lodge Forest Drive celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Aug. 21 at a dinner hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tennyson E. Dobbins, and attended by many other family members.
    Sunberry Road resident Jean Jung was appointed to a second four-year term as a Baltimore County deputy zoning commissioner. (A longtime community volunteer, Jung was named the Optimist Club of Dundalk's Citizen of the Year in 2000.)

•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 9, 1993):
    Large areas of Dundalk Marine Terminal were evacuated and 25 people were treated at area hospitals after a chemical leak.
    Defenders Day was scheduled to be celebrated at Fort Howard Park on Sept. 11. Reenactors were slated to present a “walk back in time” with historical demonstrations and recreations of the War of 1812’s Battle of North Point.
    Crime reported in the North Point precinct dropped from the previous year, keeping in line with a countywide decrease, according to statistics released by the Baltimore County Police Department. Overall crime in Precinct 12 was down 5.8 percent, representing the fifth-best improvement among the county’s nine precincts.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 11, 2003):
    A vigil to commemorate the Sept. 11 attacks was set to be held in Heritage Park on the second anniversary of the attacks. The observance was planned to include patriotic music, a laser show and a video tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks. Hughes Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Ateaze Senior Center were among other area locations hosting remembrances.
    After starting her career at age 55, Baltimore County Fire Department paramedic Bonnie Wallace retired after 11 years of service at Edgemere Fire Station 9. At the time of her retirement, Wallace’s son Phil was with the Baltimore City Fire Department, while daughter Bonnie Matthews was a city paramedic. Another daughter, Phyllis Mooney, was seeking to follow her siblings into the city fire department.
    The Diamond Point Plaza Shopping Center on Eastern Boulevard was set to go on the auction block after its owners defaulted on their mortgage the previous year. Dan Billig, a partner in A.J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers, which was handling the sale, said that the seven remaining tenants, who had continued to make rent payments to a receiver, were “not likely” to be affected by the default or the sale.
    Despite being penalized 14 times for 146 yards, the Patapsco High School football team broke a nine-game losing streak (extending to the previous season) with a 6-0 win over Sparrows Point. The win marked the third consecutive Patriot win over the Pointers. It was also the debut of the new grandstand seating at Sparrows Point’s field.