In 1971, Laurel High School devoted two days to the radical idea of scrapping the standard curriculum for a non-traditional, student-designed one that was taught, in some cases, by students themselves.
More than 300 people will lose jobs due to the shutdown of the Nielsen Audio call center in Columbia, part of the consolidation of media ratings company Nielsen Holdings and Arbitron Inc., according to a notice filed with the state.
Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings will shutter its Columbia call center at the end of August, one of three complexes to close as the company absorbs the recently acquired Maryland-based Arbitron Inc.
Laurel Shopping Center was a pioneer in local retail, and the men behind its development were visionaries who turned a then-radical idea into a successful enterprise that helped change the face of retail in the Baltimore/Washington area.
Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co., a presence in Baltimore since its founding 54 years ago, will be moving its headquarters to Des Moines, Iowa — another disappointment for the city that has seen a loss of corporations based here.