From The Aegis dated Feb. 26, 1987:
A month after Harford County recovered from a snowfall that dropped almost 20 inches of snow, Mother Nature struck again with a 15-inch snowstorm that led to one death and at least two injuries.
The heavy, wet snow fell in just about seven hours.
Raymond Colton, 53, of Edgewood, died from an apparent heart attack while shoveling snow at his home.
In Aberdeen, a man lost two fingers in a snowblower accident and a Street man broke his leg when the bulldozer he was using toppled backward and pinned him to the ground.
Tragedy also struck at Harford Community College 25 years ago, when four women, three students and a professor, were killed in a crash in Cecil County.
The women were returning from a design class field trip to Delaware when the 1985 Dodge Aries they were driving was hit by a Ford truck, a six-wheel, container-type truck that ran a stop sign in Rising Sun. Killed on impact were Carol Lynn Helmkamp, 34, of Havre de Grace, Catherine Ellen Rowles, 33, of Edgewood, and Joan Gould Stratton, 50, of Bel Air. Marjorie Jane Adams, 28, of Aberdeen, died at shock trauma.
"We're all in a state of shock here," the community relations director for HCC said.
A judge signed a temporary restraining order preventing a retest of a pipe fitter and a research biologist, who, according to the ACLU showed a false positive on a drug test in 1986. During the screening, 845 civilians were tested and no evidence of illegal drugs was found; two refused to be tested and would not sign consent forms.
The suit also sought to have the entire drug testing program halted.
Harford Sen. William H. Amoss was seeking to put a spending limit on each of the seven members of the Harford County Board of Education 25 years ago and introduced a bill giving each a $1,000 annual spending allowance.
It could put to an end trips to Florida in late January three board members had just returned from. Three board members were reimbursed $962, $852 and $849 for the trip, close to the proposed $1,000 limit.
"I think it would be an interesting thing to find out how much has been spent in recent years (for school board activities)," Amoss said.
Aberdeen High School's Kevin Gittings was undefeated on the wrestling mat in the winter of 1987. He had wrestled 20 matches and recorded 20 wins in the 158-pound division. He had scored 18 pins, two technical falls and a 22-7 win in a late season dual meet.
"That's not just winning. That's domination," according to The Aegis.
Montgomery Ward was advertising the last two days of its "Store Managers Sale" 25 years ago this week, and would be open until midnight Friday. Sale items included 1/2 price misses blouses, 25 percent off men's dress shirts and a free loveseat with the purchase of a $500 sofa.
Sears Surplus Store on Baltimore Pike was also holding its winter clearance sale, with ladies winter nightwear on sale for $3 to $7, boys corduroy Levi jeans for $4, ladies dresses for $6 and boys flannel shirts for $1.
And Drugfair's "Fabulous February Savings" included $1.99 Finesse hair care products, 49-cent Jergens skin lotion, $7.99 Polaroid instant film and $1.99 Glad trash bags.