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May 19, 1991
The United Way provides a variety of substance-abuse prevention and treatment services in Anne Arundel County. These services range from individual counseling and substance abuse-related delinquency prevention services to comprehensive, family-focused services targeted toward suicide prevention.Among the programs the United Way supports is the Annapolis Bywater Boys and Girls Club. This group provides delinquency, school drop-out, and drug-abuse prevention services to 350 area youths.Information: 547-8000, Ext. 362.
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NEWS
July 12, 2004
IF THE SEXUAL abuse allegations raised by former altar boy James Devereaux are true, the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., will have to account for its negligence in allowing a now dead pedophile priest to molest children time and again. The diocese's unprecedented decision last week to file for bankruptcy halted Mr. Devereaux's civil trial on his claims as it was set to start. Mr. Devereaux may eventually get his day in court, but now a federal bankruptcy judge will determine how far the Portland Archdiocese must go to settle its debts, including sexual abuse claims.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
Elizabeth Ann Murphy's response to Vice Chancellor Sean Caine's letter justifying the Archdiocese of Baltimore's response to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Merzbacher was revealing in its account of her own experience as a victim of such abuse ("Merzbacher victim: Archdiocese has much to answer for," Dec. 6). We in the child advocacy community understand the long-term ramifications of this type of abuse. The hurt to the victim doesn't go away, and to justify any institution's reaction that does not fully embrace that concept is shameful.
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Susan Reimer | July 18, 2012
The report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh castigated the men in the upper reaches of Penn State's administration, as well football coach Joe Paterno, for not acting in 1998 when they learned that a mother had complained to campus police that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was showering with her 11-year-old son in the football locker room. Mr. Freeh suggests, rightly, that more than a decade of sexual abuse of young boys would have been prevented if Mr. Sandusky had been stopped then.
NEWS
June 14, 2010
I was among the many thousands of Baltimore's working class and poor children who greatly benefited from a Catholic school education. The present closing of many Baltimore schools can be attributed to changing demographics, the nearly prohibitive cost of any private education (whether religious or secular), a wounded American economy and the lack of teaching nuns. Dan Rodricks' twisted reasoning ("Education and atonement," June 13) in equating the Baltimore school closures with the tragedy of child abuse was shrill and illogical.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
Braving strong winds and holding signs that read "Protect Kids, Not Predators," several people rallied outside the Archdiocese of Baltimore headquarters Wednesday, imploring the church to take a more active role in aiding sexual abuse victims. Members of the advocacy group Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, gathered on the front steps of the archdiocese building on Cathedral Street to deliver a letter asking Archbishop Edwin O'Brien "to clearly alert Catholics and citizens" of the death of defrocked priest Laurence Brett, who faced numerous allegations of sex abuse in Baltimore and elsewhere.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Out on bail after being caught on tape beating the elderly man she had been hired to care for, Anastacia Oluoch boarded a plane at Dulles International Airport, police said, and fled home to Kenya via Italy and Ethiopia. More than five years later and after an international search, Oluoch was again brought before a Baltimore judge Tuesday, brought to trial through the first ever international extradition by the Baltimore Police Department. She pleaded guilty to abusing 90-year-old John Taylor and was sentenced to six years in prison.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2012
The odyssey of Billy Rowell took another strange turn Monday when Major League Baseball announced that the Orioles' first-round pick in 2006 has been suspended for 50 games for his second violation of the minor league's drug testing and prevention program. Rowell, 23, tested positive for a “drug of abuse,” MLB stated in a news release Monday. The specific drug is not revealed. He had been in Sarasota attempting to become a pitcher after six seasons as an infielder/outfielder in which he batted a collective .261 and never played above Double-A Bowie.
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Dan Rodricks | July 16, 2012
A tough-guy tackle of the Baltimore Colts in the 1970s, Joe Ehrmann turned his life over to God and became a Christian minister after his professional football days. Last week, following the Freeh report on Penn State and Joe Paterno, Ehrmann sent out this Tweet: "My faith position affirms there r no unpardonable sins. But PSU leadership that knew re Sandusky n did nothing is as close as u can get. " This wasn't just another disgusted American commenting on the report's conclusion that Paterno, the legendary (and late)
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By Kellie Woodhouse, Columbia Flier | September 24, 2010
A 38-year-old Columbia teacher's aide was found guilty Friday of sexually abusing a third-grader by writing her dozens of explicit love letters, setting a new precedent in Maryland for a sex crime conviction without evidence of inappropriate physical contact. Howard County Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure ruled that Karl Marshall Walker Jr., who worked at Bryant Woods Elementary School for three years, sexually exploited an 8-year-old girl by giving her notes that spoke of his passion for her, his desire to kiss her and his request that she keep their correspondence secret.
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