Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:30

•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 25, 1974):
    Charles Colson, former aide to President Richard Nixon, was imprisoned at Fort Holabird after being sentenced for his role in the attempted burglary of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office. (Ellsberg was the leaker of the Pentagon Papers, a classified Defense Department study of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. The release of the papers helped fuel popular sentiment against the war.)
    The theft of a fire-plug wrench from the Edgemere light fire unit caused flooding after the thief used the tool to open fire hydrants across the Lodge Forest-Edgemere area. The thief remained at large as of press time.
    Bear Creek beat Eastfield 12-6 to win the 9-10 All Star Softball tournament.
    Patapsco High School junior Patricia Hawn was selected to appear in the 8th annual edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students.

•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 19, 1984):
    The second courtroom at the Dundalk District Court, closed since two judges retired earlier in the year, was set to reopen in September with the appointment of two new magistrates. (The Dundalk District Court was closed completely in 1999.)
    John Roberts, general manager of Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point plant, announced that the mill had showed a profit for April and May of 1984. Previously, the plant had lost money for 36 consecutive months. (The steel mill changed owners numerous times before closing for good in 2012).
    An undetermined amount of cash was taken after a man with a nickel-plated handgun held up Repp’s Hardware Store on North Point Road.
    The Dundalk 7-8 All-Stars beat Gray-Charles to win the Gray-Charles Baseball Tournament.

•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 21, 1994):
    Patapsco High School graduate and minor-league player Matt Riemer was promoted to the Frederick Keys, then a Baltimore Orioles’ Class A minor-league affiliate. (He would go on to play for various minor league teams through 1996).
    The North Point Public Library unveiled a new computer system, called Kid’s Catalog, designed to allow children to find books, periodicals and information.
    Five-year-old Marisa Feliciano placed second in the 19th annual Hog-Calling Contest at Fells Point.
    Winners of a patriotic coloring contest sponsored by the Wells-McComas VFW Post 2678 Ladies Auxiliary included Patty Robinson, Stephen Szymanik, Derek Lafever, Guilla Matteo and Amber Ulner.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 22, 2004):
    Monsignor Mitchell T. Rozanski, Dundalk native and former student at Sacred Heart of Mary school, was appointed as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore by Pope John Paul II. (Last month, Pope Francis named Rozanski bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts.)
    Readers voted the story of Joseph Palczynski’s stand-off with police in March 2000 as the most important story covered by The Dundalk Eagle to that point in a poll taken as part of The Eagle’s 35th anniversary commemoration.
    North Point residents made their opposition clear at a meeting with executives of U.S. Filter Recovery Services. The residents spoke out against the company’s plans to build an oil recycling facility in the community, citing environmental concerns.
    Lauren Lewis, 10, of Millers Island took first place in the 9-12 age group during the All-American Fishing Derby at North Point State Park.