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May 4, 2007
Janet Smith Carr, a retired school crossing guard, died Sunday at her daughter's West Baltimore home. She was 75. Born and raised in Accomack County in Virginia, Janet Smith moved to Baltimore in 1951. She took nursing training at Carver Vocational-Technical High School and briefly worked at the former Rosewood State Hospital before becoming a city schools crossing guard. She worked for 27 years at Franklin Square Elementary School at Saratoga and Stricker streets before retiring in 1988.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2010
Del. D. Page Elmore, the Republican chairman of the Eastern Shore delegation, died from cancer Saturday after a brief hospitalization, according to his family. He was 71. Mr. Elmore had been a member of the House of Delegates since 2003 for District 38, which includes Somerset County and part of Wicomico County. He served on the Ways and Means Committee and was chair of the Maryland Rural Caucus in 2005 and 2008. His family said the area has "lost a remarkable man" who was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
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NEWS
January 9, 2010
FRANCES H. RICKETTS of Denton died January 3, 2010 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD after a brief illness. She was born March 31, 1927 in Accomack County, VA. She was 82. Mrs. Ricketts graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1945 and from Morgan State College in 1950 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and later a Masters Degree in Education. After moving to Denton, MD in 1953. She met and married B. Franklin Ricketts in 1954. As an educator, she taught in the public school systems of Frederick County and Caroline County in Maryland.
NEWS
January 9, 2010
FRANCES H. RICKETTS of Denton died January 3, 2010 at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD after a brief illness. She was born March 31, 1927 in Accomack County, VA. She was 82. Mrs. Ricketts graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1945 and from Morgan State College in 1950 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and later a Masters Degree in Education. After moving to Denton, MD in 1953. She met and married B. Franklin Ricketts in 1954. As an educator, she taught in the public school systems of Frederick County and Caroline County in Maryland.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 17, 1993
TANGIER ISLAND, Va. -- A brochure that promotes Tangier Island to tourists hints at something no one here is eager for visitors to see.It says: "Tangier is a romantic destination for those who would see a largely unspoiled fishing village. . . .""Largely unspoiled" are the words to note because a portion of this Chesapeake Bay island -- which Indians parted with in 1666 upon receipt of two overcoats -- couldn't be more spoiled. Accomack County Administrator Arthur K. Fisher describes it as "a festering sore."
NEWS
April 21, 2006
Man charged with killing four relatives A Virginia man was charged yesterday with killing his parents, his nephew and his niece, whose bodies were found at a mobile home on Virginia's Eastern Shore almost two weeks ago. The Accomack County, Va., sheriff's office obtained an arrest warrant charging Ronald Shrieves, 32, with four counts of murder. Shrieves was being held without bail at the Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill, Md., on charges relating to a pursuit and the theft of a pickup truck after the April 7 killings.
NEWS
August 20, 1996
LACKING SAFEGUARDS, discretionary funds similar to the one set up last year for use by Baltimore County council members lend themselves to abuse. A year ago in Accomack County, Va., all nine county supervisors were indicted on charges that they used $250,000 from a discretionary account to curry favor with influential community groups. The money went to churches (a violation of church-state separation laws) and frivolities such as an after-school prom party, band boosters and Little League baseball teams.
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By Karen Jolly Davis and Karen Jolly Davis,VIRGINIAN-PILOT | May 3, 1998
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. -- During this winter's storms, ocean waves peeled the veneer of civilization from Assateague Island. Tides surged against the walls of the visitors center. Man-made dunes were leveled.When the water retreated, 3 feet of shimmering sand covered the road and asphalt parking lots. The naked island had lost 100 feet of beach on the ocean side, but gained land in what formerly were bayside marshes.Assateague rolled over in the storms, reclaiming its wildness."It's almost like a living animal, the way it changes," said Marc Koenings, superintendent of Assateague National Seashore.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1999
SALISBURY -- After a decade or more of stretching meager staff and resources to handle a wave of immigrant children, Eastern Shore school administrators say a home-grown program at Salisbury State University could soon boost the number of teachers for pupils who speak and read little or no English.The goal is simple -- provide a trained cadre of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instructors in rural school districts in 10 counties on the Maryland and Virginia Shore.The $1.1 million Bilingual Careers Education program -- one of 36 federally funded efforts across the country -- has awarded 41 scholarships to public school teachers, students and working adults who want to pursue careers in bilingual education.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2010
Del. D. Page Elmore, the Republican chairman of the Eastern Shore delegation, died from cancer Saturday after a brief hospitalization, according to his family. He was 71. Mr. Elmore had been a member of the House of Delegates since 2003 for District 38, which includes Somerset County and part of Wicomico County. He served on the Ways and Means Committee and was chair of the Maryland Rural Caucus in 2005 and 2008. His family said the area has "lost a remarkable man" who was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
NEWS
May 4, 2007
Janet Smith Carr, a retired school crossing guard, died Sunday at her daughter's West Baltimore home. She was 75. Born and raised in Accomack County in Virginia, Janet Smith moved to Baltimore in 1951. She took nursing training at Carver Vocational-Technical High School and briefly worked at the former Rosewood State Hospital before becoming a city schools crossing guard. She worked for 27 years at Franklin Square Elementary School at Saratoga and Stricker streets before retiring in 1988.
NEWS
April 21, 2006
Man charged with killing four relatives A Virginia man was charged yesterday with killing his parents, his nephew and his niece, whose bodies were found at a mobile home on Virginia's Eastern Shore almost two weeks ago. The Accomack County, Va., sheriff's office obtained an arrest warrant charging Ronald Shrieves, 32, with four counts of murder. Shrieves was being held without bail at the Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill, Md., on charges relating to a pursuit and the theft of a pickup truck after the April 7 killings.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1999
SALISBURY -- After a decade or more of stretching meager staff and resources to handle a wave of immigrant children, Eastern Shore school administrators say a home-grown program at Salisbury State University could soon boost the number of teachers for pupils who speak and read little or no English.The goal is simple -- provide a trained cadre of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instructors in rural school districts in 10 counties on the Maryland and Virginia Shore.The $1.1 million Bilingual Careers Education program -- one of 36 federally funded efforts across the country -- has awarded 41 scholarships to public school teachers, students and working adults who want to pursue careers in bilingual education.
NEWS
By Karen Jolly Davis and Karen Jolly Davis,VIRGINIAN-PILOT | May 3, 1998
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. -- During this winter's storms, ocean waves peeled the veneer of civilization from Assateague Island. Tides surged against the walls of the visitors center. Man-made dunes were leveled.When the water retreated, 3 feet of shimmering sand covered the road and asphalt parking lots. The naked island had lost 100 feet of beach on the ocean side, but gained land in what formerly were bayside marshes.Assateague rolled over in the storms, reclaiming its wildness."It's almost like a living animal, the way it changes," said Marc Koenings, superintendent of Assateague National Seashore.
NEWS
August 20, 1996
LACKING SAFEGUARDS, discretionary funds similar to the one set up last year for use by Baltimore County council members lend themselves to abuse. A year ago in Accomack County, Va., all nine county supervisors were indicted on charges that they used $250,000 from a discretionary account to curry favor with influential community groups. The money went to churches (a violation of church-state separation laws) and frivolities such as an after-school prom party, band boosters and Little League baseball teams.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | August 27, 1995
ACCOMAC, Va. -- Call it Scandal-by-the-Sea: All nine of this coastal Virginia county's supervisors have been indicted on charges of malfeasance after a local taxpayer group complained that nearly a quarter of a million dollars was handed out for political favors.The supervisors aren't talking about it publicly -- but plenty of others in Accomack County are."Two hundred and forty-five thousand dollars, mostly on favors and personal things," said James C. Payne, a former supervisor and a member of the taxpayer group that brought the questionable spending to light.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | August 27, 1995
ACCOMAC, Va. -- Call it Scandal-by-the-Sea: All nine of this coastal Virginia county's supervisors have been indicted on charges of malfeasance after a local taxpayer group complained that nearly a quarter of a million dollars was handed out for political favors.The supervisors aren't talking about it publicly -- but plenty of others in Accomack County are."Two hundred and forty-five thousand dollars, mostly on favors and personal things," said James C. Payne, a former supervisor and a member of the taxpayer group that brought the questionable spending to light.
NEWS
By Ellen Kirvin Dudis | April 3, 1992
Islands of the dead are coming to life,red arms thrusting from middles of fields. Nearestthe headstones first, winter's chokehold gives way,and daffodils laugh-- once a private joke between man and wife,overheard underground. New fiercenessinspires the briars. Lichens destroyanother letter. Only the small stoneremains clear, stubbornly. Its child eyes widenwhere a dumped refrigerator door hangslike Laocoonin the honeysuckle, where the backboneof a cornsnake traces a bygonehiss. Out in the fields the wind haranguesdeaf tractors and scours the rich furrowsripping around these wakened oases.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 17, 1993
TANGIER ISLAND, Va. -- A brochure that promotes Tangier Island to tourists hints at something no one here is eager for visitors to see.It says: "Tangier is a romantic destination for those who would see a largely unspoiled fishing village. . . .""Largely unspoiled" are the words to note because a portion of this Chesapeake Bay island -- which Indians parted with in 1666 upon receipt of two overcoats -- couldn't be more spoiled. Accomack County Administrator Arthur K. Fisher describes it as "a festering sore."
NEWS
By Ellen Kirvin Dudis | April 3, 1992
Islands of the dead are coming to life,red arms thrusting from middles of fields. Nearestthe headstones first, winter's chokehold gives way,and daffodils laugh-- once a private joke between man and wife,overheard underground. New fiercenessinspires the briars. Lichens destroyanother letter. Only the small stoneremains clear, stubbornly. Its child eyes widenwhere a dumped refrigerator door hangslike Laocoonin the honeysuckle, where the backboneof a cornsnake traces a bygonehiss. Out in the fields the wind haranguesdeaf tractors and scours the rich furrowsripping around these wakened oases.
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