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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | March 15, 1996
Responding to rising crime in the Washington suburbs, the FBI will formally open a field office in Calverton today, adding more agents and squads to investigate everything from bank robberies to organized crime."
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
Shots were fired near Calverton Elementary/Middle School Baltimore on Tuesday evening, according to schools officials. City schools spokeswoman Edie House-Foster said the incident took place across the street from a school and that someone shot at a moving car. House-Foster said the incident took place somewhere on Whitmore Avenue but declined to provide further details, saying city police were handling the investigation. Baltimore police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert said police got a call reporting the sound of gunshots at about 6 p.m. near Calverton, at 1100 Whitmore Ave., and said no victim was found at the scene.
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By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,Sun Staff Writer | September 7, 1995
Despite the exposed insulation, despite the vodka bottles and glass strewn outside on the steps and in the grass, despite the broken hallway gates -- Calverton Middle School opened yesterday.What the school lacked in physical readiness, its staff tried to make up for with a pioneering spirit and warmth for the 1,270 students expected to arrive, new Principal Joseph Heaney said.Many who arrived immediately became lost. They didn't remember the instructions mailed home: Each grade level would enter the building from a different door and spend its day in separate wings of the sprawling building.
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Erica L. Green | August 26, 2012
When Tanya Green was tapped to turn around the once-beleaguered Calverton Middle School in 2008, she paid close attention to not only what the staff in her school had to say about their barriers, but how they said it -- or sometimes what they failed to say at all. She noticed if they referred to students as, "these kids," or "the children. " She noticed whether they took responsibility for their students' failures, or transferred it on someone else. She took note of whether a teacher was as concerned about whether their students had lunch as they were about their test scores.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1995
Starwood Lodging Trust and Starwood Lodging Corp. announced yesterday the purchase of the Holiday Inn Calverton for $11.5 million in cash.The Los Angeles-based real estate investment and related management firm bought the 206-room hotel, which opened in 1987, for roughly 75 percent of what it would cost to build the property today.Starwood plans to close on the purchase of the Beltsville hotel, 12 miles north of downtown Washington and 37 miles south of Baltimore, later this week.The Holiday Inn Calverton marks Starwood's second deal this month in the Washington area.
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By Sara Neufeld and Annie Linskey and Sara Neufeld and Annie Linskey,Sun Reporters | May 7, 2008
A staff member at Calverton Elementary/Middle was putting in extra hours at the West Baltimore school Sunday afternoon when two 13-year-old boys broke into the building and one tried to rape her, police confirmed yesterday. Realizing that her attacker was unarmed, police said, the woman fought back, and both the boys - identified as students at the school - fled. When they returned for class Monday, they were arrested and charged as juveniles with attempted first-degree rape, attempted robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and trespassing, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 7, 2000
A 13-year-old boy was arrested yesterday and charged in the rape of a 12-year-old girl at Calverton Middle School in West Baltimore last month. Police said the boy, whom the victim knew by his first name, pulled her into a faculty bathroom and assaulted her the afternoon of Nov. 15. The girl reported the assault and was taken to a local hospital where she was examined, police said. The boy was charged as a juvenile with second-degree rape, a second-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, police said.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | October 31, 1992
A school cleaning woman was fatally stabbed in the chest and throat yesterday afternoon after she apparently interrupted a burglary at Calverton Middle School, Baltimore police said.The intruder repeatedly stabbed Earlene McFadden, 58, who had been on the schools' custodial staff for 18 years, after she walked into one of the classrooms about 5 p.m. and found the man hiding there, said homicide detective Errol Etting."It was an unprovoked attack; there was no reason he had to attack her," Detective Etting said.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,sun reporter | June 19, 2008
A 13-year-old boy admitted yesterday attempting a fourth-degree sex offense against a Calverton Elementary/Middle staff member who was putting in extra hours at the West Baltimore school on a Sunday afternoon. Master Zakia Mahasa put the boy, a former Calverton student whose name The Sun is withholding because he is a juvenile, on indefinite probation and ordered him to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation and to follow the evaluator's recommendations. Mahasa also postponed a second case involving the May 4 break-in at the school, which immediately preceded the attack.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2003
City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr., Mayor Martin O'Malley and city school administrators are working to create a stepped-up effort to return truant children to school. Starting Monday, the city will begin a pilot program at Calverton Middle School on the west side in which a school police officer will drive a van around the neighborhood near the school, picking up truant pupils and returning them to the school, according to city officials. At the school, the children will be evaluated by social workers to determine if they have problems that can be addressed, said Deputy Mayor Jeanne Hitchcock.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
Richard Holley, a retired city middle school principal who became an advocate for Frederick Douglass High School, died of cancer April 19 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 74 and lived in Northwest Baltimore. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sandtown neighborhood of West Baltimore, he attended the Coppin Demonstration School and Booker T. Washington Junior High and was a 1953 graduate of Douglass High School. He earned a degree in Spanish from Morgan State College and his master's degree from Towson University.
SPORTS
By From Sun staff reports | March 18, 2010
Right-hander Emily Weiman got the No. 3 Archbishop Spalding softball team off to a perfect start. Weiman (1-0) pitched a perfect game, 15 strikeouts in five innings, as the visiting Cavaliers shut out Calvert County opponent Calverton, 20-0. Offensively, Weiman went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,sun reporter | June 19, 2008
A 13-year-old boy admitted yesterday attempting a fourth-degree sex offense against a Calverton Elementary/Middle staff member who was putting in extra hours at the West Baltimore school on a Sunday afternoon. Master Zakia Mahasa put the boy, a former Calverton student whose name The Sun is withholding because he is a juvenile, on indefinite probation and ordered him to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation and to follow the evaluator's recommendations. Mahasa also postponed a second case involving the May 4 break-in at the school, which immediately preceded the attack.
NEWS
May 8, 2008
It's a tale of two different realities of Baltimore's school system. On Tuesday, Kristin Covaleskie, a fourth-grade teacher at Northwood Elementary School, was celebrated - with applause from her students and gifts from her supervisors - as the city's Teacher of the Year. A day earlier, two 13-year-old students at Calverton Elementary/Middle were arrested when they showed up for class after allegedly breaking into the school and attacking a staff member who was there on her own time over the weekend.
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By Sara Neufeld and Annie Linskey and Sara Neufeld and Annie Linskey,Sun Reporters | May 7, 2008
A staff member at Calverton Elementary/Middle was putting in extra hours at the West Baltimore school Sunday afternoon when two 13-year-old boys broke into the building and one tried to rape her, police confirmed yesterday. Realizing that her attacker was unarmed, police said, the woman fought back, and both the boys - identified as students at the school - fled. When they returned for class Monday, they were arrested and charged as juveniles with attempted first-degree rape, attempted robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and trespassing, police said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | May 27, 2007
Sitting upright and alert on her hospital bed's white sheets, Keonya Christian-Cannon was still in her rainbow-heart pajamas, but she was ready to go home. Keonya, 14, had been recuperating at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for more than a month, after a stray bullet struck her as she walked across the street from a park near her West Baltimore home. The bullet tore into her abdomen, just below her rib cage. She is one of at least 280 people - 50 of them juveniles - who have been shot, but not killed, in the city this year and a painful example of the many who survive, virtually unnoticed by a city struggling with a surging homicide toll.
FEATURES
By Sujata Banerjee and Sujata Banerjee,Evening Sun Staff | February 1, 1991
IN THE COZY rooms at the Calverton, cheerful with fresh paint and donated bedroom furniture, 13 women have been setting up home. Small radios, cosmetics, plants and books give each private bedroom a personal stamp -- something unfamiliar and exciting for the formerly homeless women who are settling in for good."
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2004
The man looked Middle Eastern, the callers said, and he was skulking around the American Legion Bridge on the Capital Beltway. Heavy traffic whizzed past, crossing the Potomac on a night when tensions were already high because of a big event on the Washington Mall. Maryland State Police arrived to question the man, and his story didn't add up. When three friends came to retrieve him, their stories seemed just as curious. The mystery deepened when one of their names turned up on a watch list for terrorism.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | May 29, 2006
Parents of children at Lafayette Elementary and Calverton Middle schools in West Baltimore are pleading with city school system officials not to send a high school to operate in their building, saying the move would trigger a gang conflict and expose young children to unnecessary violence. The Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts is scheduled to move to the Lafayette/Calverton building when the Southwestern High School complex, where it is currently located, closes this summer.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | January 25, 2006
Last summer, Baltimore school officials made a deal with 75 overage pupils who had failed eighth grade at Calverton Middle School: Show up for an extra-long school day, pass your classes and a battery of tests, and in November you can move on to high school. But November came and the pupils were told to wait until December. In December, they were told to wait until January. Last week, the teens and their parents say, word came from the system's area academic office for middle schools that the pupils are staying put even though 65 of them have met their end of the deal.
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