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Jim Nelson
Tennis tournament shifts from Troy Park to College Park -- temporarily, it is hoped

Let's just say that I hope the decision to relocate the World Tennis Association's tournament scheduled for the "new" Troy Park Tennis and Sports Center off Route 1, in Elkridge, in July to College Park will turn out to be a bump in the road. The investment from non-rated bonds simply did not materialize. Art Tollick, president of the Howard County Tennis Patrons, explained it to me this way: "The market for those types bonds was impacted by the economy and we learned last fall that the financing was not available." The backing of a third party was then sought and the county was was asked to support the bonds. County executive Ken Ulman has asked the...