25 years ago (week of Feb. 6-12, 1972):
The Time-Life Broadcast Co. withdrew plans for a cable television system in Columbia, after indicating that Howard Research and Development placed more restrictions on it and "required a higher level of technical and scientific performance than any other franchise in the country."
50 years ago (week of Feb. 2-8, 1947):
Samuel M. Pistorio announced plans to build a three-quarter-mile horse track in the county. He planned to purchase the Brunsman Farm, a 320-acre tract north of U.S. 40 (now Route 144), about three miles west of Ellicott City.
Pub Date: 2/09/97