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Rouse's idealism captured in oils

As Mary Jo Messenger put the finishing touches on her portrait of James W. Rouse for an art class, she had an epiphany: Why not paint a series of portraits to illustrate Rouse's vision for the planned city he often referred to as "a garden for growing people"? What began as a simple homage to Columbia's...

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  • Columbia turns 50

    Columbia turns 50

    Columbia celebrates its 50th year this year. The milestone milestone comes at a pivotal time for the planned community, which is old enough that some of its earliest neighborhoods are fraying and need uplift, and young enough that it is only now undertaking the task of creating a true downtown....

  • Columbia's history explored in collection of essays by those who know it best

    Columbia's history explored in collection of essays by those who know it best

    One of Columbia's original architects and planners, Robert Tennenbaum, revealed his second book on June 19, which explores the 50-year-old city's transformation through the local prospective. "Columbia, Maryland: A Fifty-year Retrospective of a Model City," features a collection of essays from...

  • Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration

    Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration

    Columbia's 50th Birthday Celebration at the Lakefront in Columbia on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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  • Two arrested in connection with human trafficking of teen

    Two arrested in connection with human trafficking of teen

    Howard County Police have arrested two people — one man and one woman — in connection with the alleged human trafficking of a 16-year-old girl, offering her up for prostitution. Andre Lamar Russell, 28, of Dulwick Court in Laurel, and Heather Lynn Harding, 23, of Woodbine Road in Woodbine, were...

  • Nine arrested for impaired driving over Memorial Day weekend

    Nine arrested for impaired driving over Memorial Day weekend

    Howard County police arrested and charged nine drivers with driving under the influence from May 27 to 28 during stepped up patrols. The arrests were not during a checkpoint, but as part of additional patrols to find impaired drivers, said Lori Boone, a police spokeswoman. Drivers charged with...

  • Howard County police seeking owner of dog 'left for dead'

    Howard County police seeking owner of dog 'left for dead'

    Howard County police are trying to identify the owner of a puppy who was "left for dead" in a plastic storage container in Columbia. A neighbor on Braeburn Road called 911 on March 25 to report finding the emaciated puppy in storage container in a grassy area. Someone had drilled holes into the...

  • Howard police: Traffic stop leads to human trafficking arrest

    Howard police: Traffic stop leads to human trafficking arrest

    A Pikesville man was arrested during a traffic stop early Thursday morning when Howard police learned that he was allegedly trafficking as many as nine women for prostitution. William O. Murray, 29, was charged with multiple counts of human trafficking and prostitution, police spokeswoman Sherry...

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