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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 18, 2010
Elizabeth Z. "Betsy" Kahl, a longtime Towson community activist and grant manager for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, was found dead Feb. 8 in her home in Towson's Burkleigh Square neighborhood. She was 73. Mrs. Kahl suffered a fatal heart attack in her sleep, according to a son, Christian H. Kahl II of Berlin, Worcester County. Elizabeth Zimmerman, the daughter of a Potomac Edison Co. accountant and a nurse, was born in Hagerstown and raised in Mercersburg, Pa. After graduating from Buchanan High School in Mercersburg in 1954, she earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1958 from Hood College.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Baltimore County police have charged a civilian employee who worked in the department's Criminal Investigation Division after detectives found marijuana in her home Wednesday. Investigators searched the home of Susan M. Burke on Glenback Avenue in Pikesville Wednesday morning, where they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the house, police wrote in charging documents. Among the items found were grinders, scales, smoking pipes and a mason jar with plant residue, among other items for marijuana use. Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said Burke will be reassigned to another county government position.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Kathleen C. Bianco, a retired Baltimore County government administrator, died July 4 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Fallston resident was 67. Kathleen Carolyn Hendrickle was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus, where she graduated from Arbutus High School in 1963. Even though she had been awarded a full academic scholarship to the University of Maryland, College Park, she was unable to attend, said her husband of 18 years, Tony Bianco, a retired technical business consultant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Elaine F. Wood, a retired Baltimore County Health Department secretary and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, at her Towson home. She was 98. The daughter of Wesley Fennell, a salesman, and Frances Letetia Stocksdale Fennell, a homemaker, Elaine Fennell was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park. After graduating in 1933 from Forest Park High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1937 from what was then Western Maryland College. She also studied at Strayer's Business College in Baltimore.
SPORTS
February 5, 1999
The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Orioles will hold the 41st annual Baseball Clinic of Stars on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Lansdowne High School rec center. The clinic begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and will include an instructional clinic run by Orioles scout Jim Gilbert and staff, beginning at 9: 20. Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks regional offices. Contact the Southwest Area Office at 410-887-1071 for the nearest regional office.
NEWS
July 13, 2009
* The Baltimore County Department of Aging will present information sessions at county senior centers this week on how senior citizens can manage and treat arthritis. The sessions are: 11 a.m. Monday at Seven Oaks; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Parkville; 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Ateaze in Dundalk; 1 p.m. Thursday, Cockeysville; and 10 a.m. Friday, Bykota in Towson. Call 410-887-2594 or visit baltimorecountymd.gov/aging.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 6, 1999
Harford County Executive James M. Harkins has completed his administrative team with the appointments of the directors of economic development and public information. J. Thomas Sadowski, who worked 10 years in the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development, was named head of economic development. James L. Mason, a teacher in Harford school system for 26 years, was named head of public information. The appointments must be approved by the County Council. Pub Date: 1/06/99
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February 21, 1995
An article in The Sun Feb. 13 incorrectly identified the Highlands office park site under consideration for a new Sparks school as having previously been part of an adjacent, contaminated former Bausch & Lomb property.In fact, officials have found no indication of contamination on the proposed school site, although "there has been very little testing" there, according to J. James Dieter, director of the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management.The Sun regrets the errors.
NEWS
December 4, 1990
Two of the five Baltimore County department heads fired last week by incoming executive Roger B. Hayden have been replaced, and Deputy Fire chief Elwood H. Banister is the new county fire chief.John E. Lutz, 44, who worked for Hayden for 15 years at Eastern Stainless Steel, is to be the new county director of Central Services, and Wayne R. Harman, 55, director of elementary instruction for the county schools, has been chosen director of Recreation and Parks.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 17, 2001
Acupuncturists, aromatherapists, pharmacists, chiropractors and yoga teachers will appear Thursday at the Alternative Medicine/Pain Management Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The daylong expo, the first of its kind to be sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging, is designed to teach the benefits and dangers of alternative medicines. "People are mixing herbal therapies with prescription drugs without knowing the side effects," said Arnold J. Eppel, the department's deputy director.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to thrive," said a son, Michael Townsend, who edited The Baltimore Sun's Harford Sun from 1980 to 1993 and lives in Burlington, Vt. The son of a hunting and fishing guide and a restaurant worker, William Dumond Townsend was born and raised in Timonium.
NEWS
March 1, 2014
Your editorial points up a major problem in the functioning of the Baltimore County Department of Education, and especially the school board ( "Signs of trouble in county schools?," Feb. 24). If board president Lawrence Schmidt does not feel competent to inquire into the wisdom of the superintendent's actions regarding proposed changes to the high school schedule, he should resign his post. As you point out, this is not an issue of micromanagement but of responsible oversight in accordance with the legally mandated duties of the board.
NEWS
August 25, 2013
A sewer overflow from a broken pipe near Hollins Ferry Road in the Halethorpe area went undetected for several days, and dumped about 100,000 gallons a day into the Herbert Run stream, according to the Baltimore County Department of Public Works. Officials said the broken pipe was believed to have been caused by a fallen tree, which was reported Aug. 24. Crews were dispatched to the site and the repair was made. Public works officials said the county's Department of Health will monitor water quality in the stream, publish results and issue water contact advisories when necessary on the Department's website.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
A chain of swim schools based in Fallston is suing the state health department, as well as those in Carroll and Baltimore counties, alleging that the agencies unfairly targeted the schools over chlorine regulations. Kids First Swim Schools, which has about a dozen locations in Maryland, accuses the county and state health departments of making untrue statements about the quality of its pool water. "Our feeling is we've been unfairly singled out," said Kids First owner Gary Roth.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
Kathleen C. Bianco, a retired Baltimore County government administrator, died July 4 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Fallston resident was 67. Kathleen Carolyn Hendrickle was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus, where she graduated from Arbutus High School in 1963. Even though she had been awarded a full academic scholarship to the University of Maryland, College Park, she was unable to attend, said her husband of 18 years, Tony Bianco, a retired technical business consultant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2013
Paul L. Ensor, a retired Baltimore County police officer, died Thursday from colon cancer at Sunflower Assisted-Living in Westminster. He was 95. The son of farmers, Paul LeRoy Ensor was born and raised in Sparks. He attended Baltimore County public schools. Mr. Ensor was working at Bendix Corp. when he joined the Baltimore County Police Department in 1952. He was assigned to the Garrison Precinct, where he drove the patrol wagon, family members said. He retired in 1975. The longtime Owings Mills resident, who had lived in Upperco for the last 22 years, enjoyed fishing, crabbing and gardening.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2012
Roberta L. Nevitt, a retired social worker who had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Aging, died July 27 of cancer at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, Va. She was 64. Roberta Lee Nevitt was born in Atlanta and later moved with her family to Baltimore, where she grew up in Govans. She was a 1965 graduate of Eastern High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1968 from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and a master's in social work from the University of Maryland in 1973.
NEWS
April 23, 2000
Senior events The Joseph Center: Computer classes are now being offered in word processing, printing and Internet as well. At 430 S. Broadway. Call 410-732-5000. Overlea Fullerton Senior Center: At 2 p.m. Thursdays: Line dance classes. $1 a class. At 4314 Fullerton Ave. Call 410-887-5220. Pikesville Senior Center: Bicycle rides are offered for seniors on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the Maryland/ Delaware region, starting at various locations. Call 410-887-1245. Countyride available: Baltimore County Department of Aging's transportation service is available to seniors in need of rides.
NEWS
By Jonathan D. Hart | April 29, 2013
Over two years have passed since firefighter Mark Falkenhan was killed at an apartment fire on Dowling Circle in Towson. His death resulted, in part, from a collapse of the Incident Command System (ICS), when first-arriving units were faced with heavy fire and multiple rescues. ICS is a procedural policy for ensuring that command and control mechanisms are continually utilized during mitigation efforts at every incident. "Command" is assumed by the officer of the first-arriving unit and passed to the responding chief officer upon his or her arrival.
EXPLORE
By Kevin E. Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com | April 26, 2013
Since the 1930s, warm weather and sunshine is a signal for many in Carroll and Baltimore counties to venture outdoors for biking, hiking fishing and boating trips in the Gunpowder River and Prettyboy watershed in the Hereford area. Spring has arrived just in time to help celebrate Prettyboy Reservoir Day this Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Carroll and Baltimore County have joined forces for the one-day event as a part Earth Day celebrations and Baltimore Green Week.
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