From The Aegis dated March 2, 1989:

Nearly six weeks after an Edgewood woman was murdered at a motel room in Edgewood, police made another arrest.

A 20-year-old woman was arrested 25 years ago this week for killing a 35-year-old whose body was found by a cleaning lady Jan. 22. The first person arrested, a man, was questioned for several hours, but released without being charged.

Police said a group of people had rented a room at the motel and were allegedly involved with drugs and partying throughout the weekend.


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At Aberdeen Proving Ground, three civilian employees were found guilty by a federal jury 25 years ago on charges of hazardous waste and water pollution violations at a research facility known as the Pilot Plant. The Edgewood-area plant had since closed.

The three people were convicted of illegally storing and disposing of waste chemicals at the plant.

Del. Eileen Rehrmann introduced a bill 25 years ago that would help parents find "affordable, available, quality child care," which she said is a difficult problem for families.

"For families with young children, child care costs are one of the largest household expenses," she said.

Her bill, if approved, would allow local governments to give a property tax credit for registered family day care homes.

A Jarrettsville teenager, who was told she may never walk again after a car accident in November 1987, wanted to raise $1.2 million for Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was taken after the crash, and Montebello Hospital, where she underwent extensive rehab to help her try to walk again.

Nora Schneider, who was told she likely wouldn't walk, and her family began "Nora's Dream," to help the people and places that helped her.

"If somebody saved your daughter's life like they did, you can't do enough to thank them," Nora's father, Paul Schneider, said.

His company, Cedar Log Homes, was going to build a log cabin that was to be showcased in the Baltimore Home Show. An estimated 250,000 raffle tickets would be sold for $5 each, with proceeds going to the two hospitals to benefit research, treatment and rehab of spinal cord injury victims.

A sack of mail at the Abingdon Post Office burst into flames 25 years ago and U.S. postal inspectors were trying to figure out why. No one was injured in the incident and the fire did not spread beyond the bag.

A new radio station, WXCY, 103.7 FM, went on the air 25 years ago this week. The Havre de Grace-based station was to feature contemporary country music, 24 hours a day, with news, weather and local public service announcements. Bob Bloom was the general manager and Dave Mason was the news director.

Toll increases were proposed for the Hatem Memorial Bridge 25 years ago. The Maryland Transportation Authority wanted to increase the toll from $1 to $2 for passenger cars. The $2 unlimited commuter sticker, paid every six months, would remain the same. The goal was to "add consistency to the classification of the tolls charged for all two-axle vehicles," state officials said.