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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1994
Annapolis is getting a special present to celebrate its 300th birthday: a peek at its beginnings.Traces of a cellar and blacksmith's forge, unearthed last week by archaeologists in the Anne Arundel County Courthouse parking lot, mark the earliest signs ever found of the tiny hamlet that became Maryland's state capital."
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October 10, 2014
'Reflections' Works by the Anne Arundel Community College Printmaking Club are on view through Sunday, Oct. 12, in the Willow Gallery at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park charges a daily entry fee of $6 per car. Information: 410-222-1777 or friendsofquietwaterspark.org. 'Beautiful Maryland' Works by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators will be on view through Sunday, Oct. 12, at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,julie.scharper@baltsun.com | March 5, 2009
A 33-year-old woman was killed when her car was struck from behind and pushed into the path of a garbage truck as she was preparing to drop her daughter off at a Glen Burnie nursery school yesterday morning, authorities said. A passing Coast Guard member pushed through the crowd and pulled the 5-year-old girl from her car seat minutes before the car burst into flames, authorities said. The mother, Christine D. Schoppert of the 7800 block of Centergate Court in Pasadena, was freed from the car by a police officer but pronounced dead at the scene, Anne Arundel County police said.
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By Joe Burris | October 8, 2014
A state legislative auditing report found that Anne Arundel and Carroll community college were carrying several million-dollar, unrestricted-fund deficits in fiscal year 2013 related to future expenses for retiree benefits. The Office of Legislative Audits on Wednesday released the findings as part of a 10-page report for fiscal year 2013 from audits at 15 state community colleges. The report said AACC incurred a $13.9 million deficit in unrestricted funds, or money in a general fund that is not tied to a specific purpose.
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February 7, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police Volunteers are needed for the department's Reserve Officer program, a uniformed position to assist officers in traffic control, administrative duties, community relations, etc.  Volunteers must be older than 21 and undergo a criminal background check. Hours of availability are flexible. A minimum of 16 service hours per month is required, and volunteers can be placed at any of the four district stations. Information: 410-222-0042 or aacounty.org/police.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Deborah Bias began taking adult literacy classes last August, and since then the Annapolis resident has vaulted from a kindergarten reading level to third grade, picking up about a thousand words along the way. Her instruction comes courtesy of an individualized tutoring program from the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, a nonprofit that has offered one-on-one coaching in reading, writing and spelling since 1977. Bias' instruction often involves words on flashcards that she spreads out over a table, glimpses, memorizes, then writes out. Sometimes, she says, she'll become so immersed in learning new words that if her phone rings, the caller is sure to hear "Leave a message.
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Baltimore Sun staff | March 23, 2012
A woman was injured in a shooting overnight in the Rose Haven area of Anne Arundel County, officials said Friday. At about 2:16 a.m., officers were called to the 7000 block of Charleston Ave. They found a 26-year-old woman who had a gunshot wound on her upper body, according to Anne Arundel Fire Division Chief Michael Cox . Her injuries were serious but not life-threatening, and she was transported to a Prince George's County hospital for...
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman's Commission on Excellence will hold a public meeting on June 13. The meeting is planned for 6 p.m. at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St. in Annapolis. Neuman created the commission to conduct a review of all of the county government's departments. The commission is tasked with issuing recommendations for "developing best practices for efficient service delivery to citizens. " Questions about the commission can be addressed to Dave Cordle, chief of staff, or Julie Mussog, special assistant, at 410-222-1821.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
A Virginia man riding a motorcycle was killed after being struck by a car in Anne Arundel County on Sunday afternoon, police said. Police identified the man who was killed as Jonathan Wesley Roberts, 30, of Aylett, Va. Police say he was struck by a Chevy Cobalt driven by Elizabeth H. Meyers, 19, of Severn, about 1:40 p.m. The Cobalt was crossing Crain Highway to enter the parking lot of the Royal Farms near Carver Road in Crofton, police said,...
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By Colin Campbell and Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
A pair of people drunkenly stole an empty Anne Arundel County school bus, crashed it twice, smashed out the windows and tried to torch it before ditching it in the woods in Davidsonville Tuesday morning, police said. The motive? Travis Edward Champagne and Nicole Jo-Ann Adams, charged in the incident, were "looking for change to purchase cigarettes," police said. During a search, the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Aviation Unit spotted the bus badly damaged under power lines near Governor's Bridge and Strawberry Run roads just before 9 a.m., police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Kathleen M. Happ, a retired Anne Arundel Community College educator who ws an active member of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on Bolton Hill, died Sept. 19 of lung cancer at Villages Hospice in The Villages, Fla. A former resident of the city's Lake Montebello neighborhood, Ms. Happ was 69. "Kathy was a truly remarkable and exceedingly talented professional. She had integrity, was always positive and a professional in her field," said Martha A. "Marty" Smith, who headed the college from 1994 until 2012, when she retired.
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October 3, 2014
Alzheimer's Association Volunteers are needed for office and clerical assistance, including data entry and mailings and a help line specialist. The organization also needs speakers, family support group facilitators and community outreach representatives, including those to attend health fairs. Training and materials will be provided for all positions. For more information, contact Sally Drumm at 410-561-9099, sally.drumm@alz.org or go to alz.org/maryland. Social Services Volunteers are needed October-December for the Department of Social Services' Holiday Sharing program which matches donors to seniors and/or families in need of Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance. Duties include answering and making phone calls and entering families' wish lists.
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By Christianna McCausland and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
When homeowners Judy and Craig purchased 57 acres in Deale, Anne Arundel County, on which to build their dream home, they weren't building just a shelter from the elements or a place to keep their belongings. They were creating an environment that would be the foundation for a lifestyle. Judy, who had always wanted a farm, would finally have room to house her driving ponies and raise her own food. For Craig, an engineer, the new house would be an expression of his desire for a sustainable, energy-efficient lifestyle.
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