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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2004
Bertha Streeter, a retired art teacher who had been active in Girl Scouts for most of her life, died of heart failure Friday at Azalea Manor, an assisted-living home in Orlando, Fla. She was 87 and formerly lived in Bolton Hill. Born Bertha Moulton Kidd in Baltimore and raised in Walbrook, she joined the Girl Scouts in 1929 and retained her membership for 75 years. She led Girl Scout troops in Walbrook and Roland Park from the 1940s through the 1960s. On a 1934 visit to Washington with Scouts, she met and was photographed with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt at the White House.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | April 18, 2009
Catherine L. "Kay" O'Neill, a retired parochial school educator and a former Northwood resident, died April 10 of cancer at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville. She was 84. Catherine Loftus, the daughter of Irish immigrants, was born in Philadelphia, the second of seven children. She was a 1942 graduate of Little Flower High School in Philadelphia and attended St. Joseph's College. During World War II while working as a clerk at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, she met her future husband, William Francis O'Neill, Jr., a career naval officer, whom she married in 1945.
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December 6, 2012
Regarding Baltimore Archdiocese Vice-Chancellor Sean Caine's recent letter justifying the church's response to allegations of child sexual abuse, I am glad that in 1993 Maryland's attorney general made it clear that all abuse cases should be reported ("Archdiocese acted responsibly," Dec. 2). So much for the Catholic Church being a moral leader. When I returned to the archdiocese in 1993 to again report the abuse I had suffered, it was through Fr. William Mannion. At that point I had been in touch with 17 other victims of John Merzbacher.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2001
An associate pastor at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen was arrested at its rectory by FBI agents yesterday and charged with possessing child pornography. The Rev. Thomas A. Rydzewski, 35, who lived at the rectory next to the church in the 5300 block of N. Charles St., was released to the custody of his parents last night by U.S. Magistrate Judge James K. Bredar after a brief hearing. As a condition of his release, Rydzewski promised to remain at his parents' Arnold home and to stay away from unsupervised children.
FEATURES
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Staff Writer | January 6, 1993
Little Rock, Ark. -- Bill and Hillary Clinton yesterday chose t send their 12-year-old daughter, Chelsea, to a private school, a politically charged decision that provoked more understanding than outcry.Chelsea, who currently attends public school in Little Rock, will enter the eighth grade at $10,700-a-year Sidwell Friends School in the District of Columbia. It was the only school the family visited, although others, private and public, were "considered," according to a spokesman.It was bound to be one of the most sensitive choices facing the first-family-in-waiting.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2000
Geraldine C. Harrison, co-founder of the Enchanted Forest, the Howard County storybook theme park, died Wednesday at Copper Ridge nursing home of complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 80 and had lived on the grounds of the Howard County attraction. In 1955, she and her husband, Howard E. Harrison Jr., who died in 1988, created a wholesome, low-tech land of Rapunzel and Snow White using concrete, stucco and paint. Although faintly reminiscent of a Walt Disney production, it had a picnic-grove sweetness to it -- at a 25-cent admission price.
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By Kathy Hudsonhudmud@aol.com | January 30, 2012
In winter, houses and structures are more obvious than in other seasons when abundant foliage obscures their view. On a recent walk in Roland Park, we passed one longstanding institution after another.  I thought of what staying power these neighborhood institutions have had, and what anchors they have been to the community. Architects and planners have long studied the design of Roland Park. The integration of educational and religious institutions, along with an off-street business block at the center, has given this community vibrant life since its earliest days.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 22, 2009
Sister Mary Kateri Sullivan, a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy whose career as a parochial school educator spanned nearly 50 years, died in her sleep Friday at The Villa, her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 94. Catherine Agnes Sullivan was born and raised in Southwest Baltimore. As a child, she attended St. Peter the Apostle parochial school. After graduating from Seton High School in 1933, she entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | December 16, 2003
Ben Myers, 14, is giving a Christmas present this year that speaks volumes about him. Nine hundred volumes, to be exact. That's the number of children's books that Ben, a pupil at the School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, rounded up to donate to a family health clinic and day care center in East Baltimore that was hit hard by Tropical Storm Isabel. It started in September, after Isabel struck the Lillian D. Wald Community Nursing Center at 1600 Rutland Ave. with such force that the basement was flooded with 4 feet of water, ruining the collection of children's books downstairs.
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March 9, 1999
Sister M. Edwin O'Connell, 95, S.S.N.D. teacherSister Mary Edwin O'Connell, S.S.N.D., a retired teacher, died of heart failure Saturday at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She was 95.Beginning in 1937, Sister Edwin taught at parochial schools in Baltimore, including the Cathedral School and Notre Dame Preparatory School; Roxbury, Mass.; and Glen Cove, N.Y. She retired in 1973.Born in New York City, she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1920. Later, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
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