25 Years Ago (Week of Sept. 22-28, 1968):
* Representatives from various Howard County community associations were nearly unanimous in opposing the rezoning of a parcel of land purchased by the General Electric Corp. The 377-acre tract was zoned for the new city of Columbia, but GE wanted it rezoned for industrial development. Those opposing the rezoning didn't want the three years of effort that had gone into the original zoning of the new city to be undone so quickly.
50 Years Ago (week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 1943):
* The Army lieutenant son of an Ellicott City couple suffered a broken ankle when he parachuted from a military transport plane shortly before the plane crashed on Mount Shasta, in Northern California, killing four servicemen.