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Laurel, Maryland
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Motto: Progressio Per Populum

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Location of Laurel in Maryland
Location of Laurel in Maryland
Coordinates: 39°5′54″N, 76°51′33″W
Country United States
State Maryland
County Prince George's County
Incorporated 1870
Mayor Craig A. Moe
City Council Ward 1: Janis L. Robison

Ward1: Gayle Snyder
Ward2: Frederick Smalls (Pr.)
Ward2: Michael B. Sarich
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Area  
 - City 9.9 km²  (3.8 sq mi)
 - Land 9.8 km²  (3.8 sq mi)
 - Water 0.1 km² (0.04 sq mi)
Population  
 - City (2000) 19,960
 - Density 2,038.8/km²
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.laurel.md.us

Laurel is an incorporated Maryland, U.S. city located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | UTC | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7:30 | +8 | +8:30 | +8...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time, is a conventional local time adopted by... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... for North America see also: Atlantic Standard Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time Categories: Time zones ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; Get In On It is not the citys motto, but rather the advertising slogan of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association; BELIEVE is not the official motto... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Laurel is near Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory, Fort Meade US Army base and the National Security Agency (NSA). The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... The Johns Hopkins University operates the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), on a 360-acre site in Laurel, Maryland. ... NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland Fort George G. Meade, 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the town of Laurel, Maryland, is an active US Army installation. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A military base is a facility, settlement, reservation, or installation that shelters military equipment and personnel. ... The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is the U.S. governments cryptologic organization. ...


The city maintains a historic district including its Main Street, and is home to Laurel Park, a horse racetrack in adjacent Anne Arundel County. Main Street is the generic name (and sometimes the official name) of the primary business street of a small town in the United States, Canada, some parts of Scotland and also in some countries in central Europe (e. ... Laurel Park is a thoroughbred racetrack in Laurel, Maryland, USA. History Laurel Park was first founded in 1911. ... Alternative use: Race track Racetrack is a pencil and paper game, nominally for two players. ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...

Contents

History

Pre-20th Century

Originally called "Laurel Factory" by its 18th- and early 19th-century settlers (due to the presence of an iron works along the local Patuxent River), the town's name was shortened to "Laurel" in 1875. Laurel was incorporated as a town in 1870, and reincorporated in 1890 to coincide with a new electric power plant and paved streets. Iron Works was a name applied in the 19th century to heavy industrial manufactories whose output products were primarily built of iron and/or steel. ... The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... For delivered electrical power see: Electrical power industry. ... A power station (also power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ...


In 1899, Laurel's seven-time mayor Edward Phelps succeeded in constructing the first high school in Prince George's County, despite several financial obstacles. The original building, now known as the Phelps Community Center, still stands on the corner of Montgomery and Eighth Streets. 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Prince Georges County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland immediately east of Washington, D.C.. It is notable as the wealthiest majority-African-American county in the country. ...


20th Century

In decades past, the community hosted an automobile racetrack and a horse trotter (harness racing) track. The harness racing track was in Howard County on the west side of US Route 1, south of Savage in an area that now includes a CarMax car dealership, Weis supermarket and strip mall. Alternative use: Race track Racetrack is a pencil and paper game, nominally for two players. ... A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ... Savage is an historic town located in Howard County, Maryland, about 12 miles South of Baltimore, Maryland and 20 miles North of Washington, D.C. It is situated close to the city of Laurel, and the planned community of Columbia. ... CarMax is the United States largest used-car retailer. ... A Subaru car dealership. ... Weis Markets is a chain of supermarkets based in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, with a presence in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) A typical supermarket in Hong Kong. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ...


On May 15, 1972, Governor George Wallace of Alabama, running for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, was campaigning at a rally in the parking lot of Laurel Shopping Center, near the Equitable Trust Bank (today a Bank of America branch) where he was shot and paralyzed by Arthur Bremer, a disturbed, out-of-work janitor (see An Assassin's Diary). May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Governor George Wallace (in front of door) standing defiantly against desegregation while being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach at the University of Alabama in 1963. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Parking lot showing diagonal parking pattern designed for one-way traffic. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Paralysis is the complete loss of muscle function for one or more muscle groups. ... Arthur Herman Bremer (born August 21, 1950), the son of a Milwaukee truck driver, shot US Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace on May 15, 1972 in Laurel, Maryland, leaving him paralyzed for life. ... A janitors bucket with mop A janitor is a person who takes care of a building, such as a school, office building, or apartment block. ... An Assassins Diary (ISBN 0061204706) was the title of a book released in 1973 which was based on part of the diary of Arthur Bremer, the would-be assassin of Alabama Governor George Wallace. ...


On June 22, 1972 Laurel was impacted severely by Hurricane Agnes, which caused the greatest flooding ever recorded in Maryland [1]. Several bridges were destroyed and the nearby T. Howard Duckett Dam at Rocky Gorge Reservoir was at capacity and posed a huge threat [2]. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... Hurricane Agnes was the first tropical storm and first hurricane of 1972 Atlantic hurricane season. ... Look up flood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A log bridge in the French Alps near Vallorcine. ... Scrivener Dam, in Canberra, Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment. ... The Ashokan Reservoir, located in Ulster County, New York, USA. It is one of 19 that supplies New York City with drinking water. ...


A former 1840s mill workers' home on the northeast corner of 9th and Main Streets was renovated and opened as the Laurel Museum on May 1, 1996. The museum features exhibits that highlight the history of Laurel and its citizens. A gift shop is available and museum admission is free. The museum's John Calder Brennan Library is open to researchers by appointment. // Events and Trends Technology First use of general anesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long The first electrical telegraph sent by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844 from Baltimore to Washington, D.C.. War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... A gift shop is a store primarily selling souvenirs relating to a particular topic, often to simply provide evidence that the consumer has visited that location. ... Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting and revising facts. ...


21st Century

Prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks, some of the hijackers stayed at motels in the Laurel area, including the Budget Host Valencia Hotel just north of the city limits. They also accessed the Internet through public computers at the local Kinko's.[1] A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Aircraft hijacking (also known as skyjacking) is the take-over of an aircraft, by a person or group, usually armed. ... Holiday Inn Great Sign Exterior of a Howard Johnsons motor lodge. ... FedEx Kinkos storefront FedEx Kinkos is a chain of stores that provide printing, copying, and binding services. ...


On September 24, 2001, a tornado passed through Laurel and left F3 property damage, including significant roof damage to Laurel High School and the historic Harrison-Beard Building. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... The Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. tornado outbreak of 2001 was the most dramatic recent tornado event to directly affect the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area in the United States. ... The Fujita scale (F-Scale), or Fujita-Pearson scale, rates a tornados intensity by the damage it inflicts on human-built structures and sometimes on vegetation. ...


In 2005, Laurel adopted Laurel, Mississippi as a sister city to help with Hurricane Katrina relief and recovery. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Laurel is a city located in Jones County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ...


Geography

Laurel is located at 39°5′54″N, 76°51′33″W (39.098258, -76.859093)GR1. This positions it on the bank of the Patuxent River, which was the power source for the cotton mills that were the early industry of the town. The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. ... The cotton mill is a type of factory that was created to house spinning and weaving machinery. ...


Though the incorporated portion of Laurel is bounded entirely within the northern tip of Prince George's County, unincorporated parts of three other counties — Anne Arundel, Howard, and Montgomery are adjacent to the city limits and also considered as part of the community. A Municipal corporation is a legal definition for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs. ... Prince Georges County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland immediately east of Washington, D.C.. It is notable as the wealthiest majority-African-American county in the country. ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the U.S. state of Maryland north of Washington, D.C. The county, sometimes referred to informally as MoCo, is the most populous jurisdiction in Maryland and one of the most affluent in the nation. ...


The ZIP Codes for the community of Laurel are 20707 through 20709 and 20723 through 20729. Although served by the Laurel post office, Montpelier is not within the city limits; the same is true for the unincorporated communities of Scaggsville and Whiskey Bottom in Howard County, and Maryland City and Russett in Anne Arundel County. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Montpelier, Maryland,(zip 20708) is a Levitt community outside of the corporate boundaries of Laurel. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... Maryland City is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ... Russett is an unincorporated new homes community located in western Anne Arundel County, Maryland near Laurel. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 19,960 people, 8,931 households, and 4,635 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,038.8/km² (5,280.2/mi²). There were 9,506 housing units at an average density of 971.0/km² (2,514.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.24% White, 34.50% African American, 0.38% Native American, 6.89% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 3.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.24% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... A household refers to those who live in the same house, who may or may not make up a family. ... A family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family consists of a domestic group of people (or a number of domestic groups), typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by analogous or comparable relationships — including domestic partnership, cohabitation, adoption, surname and (in some cases) ownership (as occurred in the... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 8,931 households, of which 26.7% have children under the age of 18, 33.9% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.97. Matrimony redirects here. ... The hand mirror and comb of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 42.9% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males. The word male has the following meanings: In biology, it refers to one half of a heterogamous reproduction system, where the female is the other half. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $49,415, and the median income for a family was $58,552. Males had a median income of $37,966 versus $35,614 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,717. About 4.3% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


For statistical reporting, the Census Bureau identifies three adjacent unincorporated areas: A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...

West Laurel is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... North Laurel is a census-designated place located in Howard County, Maryland. ... South Laurel is a census-designated place located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ...

Transportation

Laurel is traversed from north to south by U.S. Route 1, which links Key West, Florida with the Canadian border in Maine. On the west the city is bordered by Interstate 95, and to the east by the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Crossing all of these highways is the east-west artery of Maryland Route 198, which intersects with U.S. 1 in the heart of Laurel. U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Aerial photo of Key West, looking north. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... The Baltimore-Washington Parkway The Baltimore-Washington Parkway (B-W Parkway) is a federally owned freeway, operated by the National Park Service, running parallel to Interstate 95 approximately five miles to its east between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. Signs at its termini dedicate it to Gladys Noon Spellman. ... Maryland State Highway 198 connects Fort Meade at Maryland State Highway 32 to Maryland State Highway 28 to Maryland State Highway 650 near Spencerville, MD. The road passes through Laurel, Burtonsville, and Spencerville. ...


Other major state roads in Laurel are Maryland Route 216, which connects the city with southern Howard County, and Maryland Route 197, which runs from Laurel to Bowie. The city will also become the eastern terminus of the Intercounty Connector, should the proposed highway between Laurel and Gaithersburg, Maryland be completed. Maryland Route 216 is a Maryland state highway between Laurel and Highland, entirely within Howard County. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Maryland Route 197 is a north-south Maryland state highway running between Laurel to the north and Bowie to the south, entirely within Prince Georges County. ... Location of Bowie in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Prince Georges County Established 1916 Mayor G. Frederick Robinson Area    - City 41. ... The Intercounty Connector (The ICC) is a long-proposed, but as-yet-unbuilt, state highway in Maryland. ... Highway in Pennsylvania, USA The Pan-American Highway, in the Peruvian town of Máncora, where it serves as the main street. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 1802 April 5, 1878  County Montgomery County Borough Parrish Mayor Sidney A. Katz Area  - Total  - Water 26. ...


Suburban Airport, a one-strip general aviation facility, is located off of Maryland Route 197, just over the Anne Arundel County border. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are both within about 25 miles of Laurel. General aviation (abbr. ... Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) in Arlington County, Virginia is the closest commercial airport to Washington, D.C. Originally Washington National Airport, it was renamed after former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. ...

Public Transport

Two MARC train stations on the Camden Line to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are located in Laurel: Laurel Station and Laurel Racetrack Station, the latter with minimal service. Laurel Station is a particularly notable example of the stations designed by E. Francis Baldwin for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Maryland Rail Commuter Service (MARC) is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Baldwins Mt Clare Roundhouse Ephraim Francis Baldwin (October 4, 1837–March 21, 1916) was an American architect best known for his work for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and for the Catholic Church. ... 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ...


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrobus service provides four lines into Laurel, and local Connect-a-Ride and Howard Transit bus service is available. Several taxicab and shuttle services also support the region. The Jackson Graham Building, where Metro headquarters is located. ... A Flxible Metro-D operates on Metrobus route 66. ... Connect-a-Ride is a bus service currently serving the greater Laurel area. ... Howard Transit is the primary public transit system in Howard County, Maryland which grew from the former ColumBus bus system in Columbia, Maryland. ... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ...


Emergency Services

The city of Laurel has its own police force, and is part of the First District of the Prince George's County Police Department. Route 1, Route 198, and I-95 bring the Maryland State Police into the area, and the United States Park Police patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and its connectors. Prince Georges County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland immediately east of Washington, D.C.. It is notable as the wealthiest majority-African-American county in the country. ... The Law Enforcemnt Arm in the State of Maryland. ... The United States Park Police is the oldest uniformed federal law enforcement agency in the United States. ... The Baltimore-Washington Parkway The Baltimore-Washington Parkway (B-W Parkway) is a federally owned freeway, operated by the National Park Service, running parallel to Interstate 95 approximately five miles to its east between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. Signs at its termini dedicate it to Gladys Noon Spellman. ...


Fire protection service is shared by Company 10, the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, and Company 49, The Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad, both of which are part of the Prince George's County Fire Department. Ambulance service is provided by Company 49, rated by Firehouse Magazine as one of the busiest ambulance services in America. Fire protection is the prevention and reduction of the hazards associated with fires. ... Firefighter with an axe A firefighter, sometimes still called a fireman though women have increasingly joined firefighting units, is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and in some areas provide emergency medical services. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... An ambulance is an emergency vehicle designated for the transport of anyone who due to disease or injury is in need of medical treatment and/or monitoring throughout transportation. ...


Laurel Regional Hospital, managed by Dimensions Health Corporation, is located on Van Dusen Road. A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ...


Municipal Government

Laurel is governed by a 5-member city council and a mayor. There are two political wards in the city. The first ward is generally the area north of Maryland Route 198 and the second ward is to the south. Two council members are elected from each ward and a council member is elected at large. Residents vote for all five council members, who must reside in the respective wards they represent. now. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods...


Nonpartisan city-wide elections are held every two years on the third Monday in March at Phelps Senior Center on the corner of Montgomery Street and 8th Street/St. Mary's Place. In U.S. politics, nonpartisan denotes an election in which the candidates do not declare or do not formally have a political party affiliation. ...


The council elects one of its members to serve as president. The president of the city council presides over council meetings and can act in a limited capacity as mayor if the mayor is unavailable. Council members serve for two years. The mayor serves for four years. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-1865) The majority of this article is about heads of states. ...


Media and Culture

Stanley Memorial Library, the Laurel branch of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System, is located at the intersection of Seventh Street and Talbott Avenue. The "Maryland City at Russett" branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library is also available to Laurel residents. Stanley Memorial Library is the name given to the Laurel, Maryland branch of the Prince Georges County Memorial Library System. ... A modern-style library in Chambéry In the traditional sense of the word, a library is a collection of books and periodicals, . It can refer to an individuals private collection, but more often it is a large collection that is funded and maintained by a city or institution. ... The term intersection can mean: a road junction, where two roads intersect each other, such as a roundabout intersection; in mathematics, the set in which two or more other sets intersect each other; see intersection (set theory); a movie; see Intersection (movie). ...


Media

Television arrived in Laurel with the establishment of the first TV broadcast stations in Washington in 1946. For decades, Laurel has been served by the VHF TV channels 4, 5, 7, and 9 from Washington, and channels 2, 11, and 13 from Baltimore. In addition, there are dozens of UHF TV stations from Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis. From these three cities, scores of AM and FM radio stations reach Laurel. Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Nickname: Americas Sailing Capital , San Diego East, Dogtown Motto: Vixi Liber Et Moriar - I have lived, and I shall die, free Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Anne Arundel County Founded 1649 Incorporated 1708 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (D) City Council Richard E. Israel (D... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ...


There are two local newspapers serving Laurel: the Laurel Leader [3] and The Laurel Gazette. In addition, there is one mediumwave AM radio station, WILC, (Radio Novecientos, broadcasting at AM 900) serving the Hispanic community. The Gazette publishes weekly community newspapers serving Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George’s and Carroll counties in Maryland, including a subscription-based weekend edition covering business and politics throughout the state. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions serves as the most common band for broadcasting. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... WILC is a radio station broadcasting on 900 kHz in the medium-wave AM band. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ...


With its location between Washington and Baltimore, Laurel is also served by their daily newspapers The Washington Post, The Washington Times and The Baltimore Sun. Many Laurel residents also read a free newspaper, the Washington Examiner. The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... The Washington Times[1] is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... The Sun is the newspaper of record for Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of 247,193 copies and a Sunday run of 418,670 copies (9/30/05 Audit Bureau of Circulations report). ... The Washington Examiner is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. The newspaper was formerly distributed only in the suburbs of Washington, under the titles of Montgomery Journal, Prince Georges Journal, and Northern Virginia Journal. ...


Arts

Laurel's movie theater, the Laurel Cinema 6, shows first-run American movies and Bollywood movies. Local performing arts outlets include the Laurel Mill Playhouse [4], Central Maryland Chorale (formerly Laurel Oratorio Society) [5] and Montpelier Arts Center [6], which also features an art gallery. Another local exhibitor is the WSSC Art Gallery [7]. A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California). ... Movie poster for one of Bollywoods most popular films—Sholay (1975) Bollywood (Hindi: बॉलीवुड, Urdu: بالیوڈ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ...


Events

The city government supports an annual LakeFest in May and Independence Day celebration each July. Since 1981, the Laurel Board of Trade has sponsored a Main Street Festival (held on Saturday of Mother's Day weekend each May), and since 1995 a RiverFest each October. The Montpelier Mansion grounds have hosted an annual Montpelier Spring Festival since 1971, held the first Sunday in May. It has been suggested that Statehood Day be merged into this article or section. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chambers of commerce are business advocacy groups which are usually not associated with government. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mothers Day. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


Laurel in Popular Culture

There is a line in the novel The Dead Zone by Stephen King, consisting of "Laurel, Maryland" repeated over and over. Presumably this represents a psychic allusion to the attempted assassination of George Wallace in 1972. The Dead Zone is a novel by Stephen King published in 1979, and, due to its ending, is considered to be one of the worst books ever. ... For other people named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


In addition, in Tom Clancy's novel The Cardinal of the Kremlin, an FBI agent pretending to work for DARPA comments to her target, a Soviet mole, "This is so much nicer than living in Laurel!" Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. ... This article might not be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... A mole is a spy who works for an enemy nation and works within his nations government. ...


Education

Prince George's County Public Schools serves residents within Laurel's city limits. Public education services in adjacent areas are provided by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools. Prince Georges County Public Schools (PGCPS) [1] is a large school district that serves Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA. It has an approximate enrollment of almost 134,000 students and is the 2nd largest school district in the state and the 18th largest school district in the nation. ... // Public education is education mandated for the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. ... Anne Arundel County Public Schools is the public school district serving Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ... The Howard County Public School System is the public school system of Howard County, Maryland. ...


Elementary Schools

Laurel Elementary School is the only public elementary school within the city limits. Others nearby include Bond Mill, Deerfield Run, James H. Harrison, Montpelier, Oaklands, and Scotchtown Hills Elementary Schools in Prince George's County; Brock Bridge and Maryland City Elementary Schools in Anne Arundel County; and Forest Ridge, Gorman, Hammond, and Laurel Woods Elementary Schools in Howard County.


Middle Schools

Public middle schools in the Laurel area include Dwight D. Eisenhower and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle Schools in Prince George's County, MacArthur and Meade Middle Schools in Anne Arundel County and Hammond and Murray Hill Middle Schools in Howard County.


High Schools

Laurel High School serves the city of Laurel, with other public high schools nearby including Meade High School in Anne Arundel County and Atholton, Hammond and Reservoir High Schools in Howard County. St. Vincent Pallotti High School is a private co-ed Catholic high school located in Laurel. Laurel High School (LHS) is a public high school located in Laurel, Maryland, and is the oldest school in the Prince Georges County Public Schools system. ... Meade Senior High School is public secondary school for grades 9 through 12 located at Fort Meade, Maryland and is administered by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. ... Hammond High School is a secondary school located in Columbia, Maryland, that was established in 1976. ... St. ...



District of Columbia Public Schools operates an alternative middle and high school near Laurel called "Oak Hill Academy" [8]. For Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), click here. ...


Colleges

Prince George's Community College and Howard Community College share a campus in Laurel called the Laurel College Center. Prince Georges Community College was opened in 1958. ... Howard Community College is a community college in Columbia, Howard County, Maryland. ...


Capitol College is located just south of Laurel. Founded in 1927, Capitol College, located in Laurel, Maryland, USA, is a fifty-five acre school that specializes in the degree programs of engineering, computer sciences, information technologies, and business. ...


References

  1. ^ Statement for the record by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Robert Swan Mueller III (born August 7, 1944) is the current Director of the FBI. Mueller was born in New York City and grew up outside of Philadelphia. ...

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Cities Baltimore | Bethesda | Bowie | College Park | Columbia | Cumberland | Frederick | Gaithersburg | Germantown | Greenbelt | Hagerstown | Laurel | Rockville | Salisbury | Silver Spring | Takoma Park | Towson | Waldorf
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Allegany | Anne Arundel | Baltimore City | Baltimore County | Calvert | Caroline | Carroll | Cecil | Charles | Dorchester | Frederick | Garrett | Harford | Howard | Kent | Montgomery | Prince George's | Queen Anne's | St. Mary's | Somerset | Talbot | Washington | Wicomico | Worcester The following is the list of incorporated cities in Maryland, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; Get In On It is not the citys motto, but rather the advertising slogan of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association; BELIEVE is not the official motto... Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebiult in 1850, which in turn took its name from the Aramaic words Beth Hesda, meaning house of... Location of Bowie in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Prince Georges County Established 1916 Mayor G. Frederick Robinson Area    - City 41. ... College Park is a city in Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA, United States. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Allegany County founded 1787 incorporated 1815 Mayor Lee N. Fiedler Area    - City 23. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Frederick Founded 1745 Mayor Brian Artusio (R) Board of Alderman Marcia Hall (D) Alan E. Imhoff (R) David P. Koontz (D) Donna K. Ramsburg (D) C. Paul Smith (R) Area    - City 52. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 1802 April 5, 1878  County Montgomery County Borough Parrish Mayor Sidney A. Katz Area  - Total  - Water 26. ... Germantown is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Maryland: Germantown, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Germantown, Baltimore County, Maryland Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland -- This is the most common place referred to as Germantown, Maryland. ... Location in Prince Georges County, Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 1937 {{{incorporated}}}  County Prince Georges County Mayor Judith F. Davis Area  - Total  - Water 15. ... Nickname: The Hub City Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Washington Incorporated 1813 Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II Area    - City 27. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860 County Montgomery County Mayor Larry Giammo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 34. ... Nickname: The Crossroads of Delmarva Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Wicomico County Founded 1732 Incorporated 1854 Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman Area    - City 29. ... Silver Spring is an urbanized, but unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, in the United States. ... Location Location in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Montgomery Founded Incorporated 1883 1890 Mayor Kathryn H. Porter Geographical characteristics Area     City 5. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place located in Baltimore County, Maryland. ... Waldorf is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland. ... List of Maryland counties and independent city* Allegany County: formed in 1789 from part of Washington County. ... Allegany County is a county in the western portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; Get In On It is not the citys motto, but rather the advertising slogan of the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association; BELIEVE is not the official motto... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of the State of Maryland. ... Calvert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Caroline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Charles County is a county in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Dorchester County is a county located in the state of Maryland. ... Frederick County is a county located in the western part of the state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... Garrett County is the westernmost county of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Harford County is a county located in the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1642 Seat Chestertown Area  - Total  - Water 1,073 km² (414 mi²) 349 km² (135 mi²) 32. ... Montgomery County is a suburban county located in the U.S. state of Maryland north of Washington, D.C. The county, sometimes referred to informally as MoCo, is the most populous jurisdiction in Maryland and one of the most affluent in the nation. ... Prince Georges County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is home to the United States Department of Agricultures Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations Goddard Space Flight... Queen Annes County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Saint Marys County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Somerset County is the southernmost county in the state of Maryland, located in the eastern part of the state. ... Talbot County is a county located in the state of Maryland. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Wicomico County is located in the southeastern part of the state of Maryland. ... Worcester County (pronounced locally as either Wis-ter or Wuhr-ster) is the easternmost county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...


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