25 Years Ago (Week of Aug. 10-16, 1969):
* Litigants opposing the zoning decision which allowed construction of the General Electric plant in Columbia filed notice of intent to appeal their case to the Supreme Court. (Earlier appeals to lower courts had not been successful.) It was estimated that the GE plant would employ 10,000 within 10 years. Developer James Rouse stated that the economic impact of the facility's loss "could not be contemplated."
50 Years Ago (Week of Aug. 13-19, 1944):
* Skipper, an English collie from Howard County, was honorably discharged from the Marines after 19 months of active duty in Iceland. While in the service, Skipper had subsisted on a ration of 2 1/2 pounds of horse steaks per day. When not serving his country, Skipper resided with E. R. Nord in the Harwood area of Elkridge.
Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the Howard County Historical Society library.