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By Mary Beth Stuller | June 23, 2014
As the school year ends, teachers reflect, reminiscing about their favorite students, reveling in their successes. Nostalgia lingers as books are packed, lessons stored, and students' notes of appreciation are scanned and filed on a flash drive as "artifacts" - an outcome of the Common Core. While this year brought complaints from colleagues over everything from teacher accountability to lavatory access during school reconstruction, I realize my year lacked something much more poignant than political policy or bladder relief: chalk.
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By Mary Beth Stuller | June 23, 2014
As the school year ends, teachers reflect, reminiscing about their favorite students, reveling in their successes. Nostalgia lingers as books are packed, lessons stored, and students' notes of appreciation are scanned and filed on a flash drive as "artifacts" - an outcome of the Common Core. While this year brought complaints from colleagues over everything from teacher accountability to lavatory access during school reconstruction, I realize my year lacked something much more poignant than political policy or bladder relief: chalk.
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By Matt Vensel | March 16, 2011
President Barack Obama took a break from whatever it is he does around here -- I say that in jest, of course -- to fill out his bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, and it's clear that Obama loves chalk more than your typical grade school teacher. On Wednesday's "SportsCenter," Obama and ESPN.com senior college basketball writer Andy Katz unveiled the 44th president's bracket. The basketball nut had all four No. 1 seeds -- Duke, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Kansas -- advancing to the Final Four, with Kansas beating Ohio State in the national final.
NEWS
By Julekha Dash | January 8, 2014
Anne Marie Kellner signed up for a painting class in Ellicott City thinking she would wind up creating a piece of art to hang on her wall. She left the three-hour Chalk Paint tutorial with much larger aspirations. “I'm considering repainting my kitchen cabinets,” Kellner, of Halethorpe, says after taking the class taught by Kelli Myers, the owner of A Journey from Junk. “I went in thinking I would learn a very specific skill, but got a much larger picture of what it's able to do.” Chalk Paint, produced by the Annie Sloan company, creates a vintage-style matte finish.
NEWS
January 11, 2005
On January 9, 2005, NORMAN T. CHALK, SR.; beloved husband of the late Janice L. Chalk (nee Wann); loving father of Norman T. Chalk, Jr.; devoted brother of Osman Chalk, Mitzie Bunn, Madeline Baublitz, Louise Henderson and Guy Chalk. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc., 3631 Falls Road, on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Wednesday at 10 A.M. Interment in Lorraine Park Cemetery.
NEWS
March 8, 2006
On MArch 7, 2006, Augusta "Gus" "Gussie" A. CHALK (nee Burton). Beloved wife of the late William N. Chalk, loving mother of Linda Mathews and her husband Ronald, Wanda Grason and her husband John and Wesley Chalk and his fiance Cindy and the late Billy Chalk. Devoted mother-in-law of Phyllis Chalk. Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, five sisters and one brother. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc., 3631 Falls Road on Thursday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. Services on Friday, at 1pm. Interment in Sater's Cemetery.
NEWS
December 16, 2004
On December 14, 2004 JANICE L. CHALK; beloved wife of Norman T. Chalk Sr. and devoted mother of Norman T. Chalk Jr.; loving sister of Mildred Finn, Edgar Wann, the late Shirley Wann and the late Thomas Wann. Also survived by many neices and nephews and other relatives. Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc, 3631 Falls Road, on Thursday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Friday, at 10 A.M. Interment in Lorraine Park Cemetery.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1999
Jean W. Chalk, a state steward at Maryland's racetracks since 1984, will retire after today's card at Laurel Park.The Ohio native said he will continue to live in Columbia and will referee high school basketball and umpire softball and play senior-league basketball and softball."
NEWS
By TOM PELTON and TOM PELTON,SUN REPORTER | June 16, 2006
Four environmental groups sent notice to Maryland's largest power plant yesterday that they intend to sue its owner over thousands of air pollution violations linked to heart failure and asthma attacks. The Environmental Integrity Project, the Patuxent Riverkeeper, Environment Maryland and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network said they hope to force the Atlanta-based Mirant company to install pollution-control equipment at its Chalk Point power plant in Prince George's County. The Chalk Point plant was a focus of an investigation by The Sun of Maryland's failure to penalize companies for repeated violations at the state's seven oldest and largest coal-fired power plants.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2013
When the Ravens regained control of the ball Sunday down five points midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Joe Flacco might as well have met the moment with a shrug. After all, once you have rallied your team past a top-seeded team in double overtime during the divisional round of the playoffs and gone on to seal a Super Bowl victory with a key drive that led to a field goal, what's another do-or-die situation at M&T Bank Stadium in early December? In the frenzied final moments of Sunday's 29-26 win, Flacco steered the Ravens down the field for the go-ahead touchdown, and after they traded touchdowns with the Minnesota Vikings, Flacco led them on the 18th game-winning drive in either the fourth quarter or overtime of his career and his third this season.  Just another day at the office for Flacco, who has become one of the NFL's clutchest quarterbacks.
NEWS
By Douglas M. Schmidt | May 24, 2012
For the past three years, Maryland has experienced an unprecedented crime wave of political corruption. The only comparable period in memory would be the 1970s, when a governor was jailed and a sitting U.S. vice president (who had served as governor and Baltimore County executive) resigned in shame. The current offenders have been high-ranking elected officials, and the offenses have been far more serious than simple lapses in judgment. They have involved a level of hubris and ethical depravity that are shocking by any standard.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | March 3, 2012
Terrell Suggs had the most productive season of his career in 2011. The Ravens outside linebacker made 70 tackles, racked up a career-high 14 sacks and set a single-season franchise record with seven forced fumbles. Suggs was awarded for his effort by being named the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year at season's end. So to what does Suggs chalk up his success in 2011? The NFL lockout. “Last year, to be totally honest with you, I had the time of my life during the lockout and wasn't in a hurry to get back to work.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | March 16, 2011
President Barack Obama took a break from whatever it is he does around here -- I say that in jest, of course -- to fill out his bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, and it's clear that Obama loves chalk more than your typical grade school teacher. On Wednesday's "SportsCenter," Obama and ESPN.com senior college basketball writer Andy Katz unveiled the 44th president's bracket. The basketball nut had all four No. 1 seeds -- Duke, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Kansas -- advancing to the Final Four, with Kansas beating Ohio State in the national final.
NEWS
By Janet Gilbert | April 21, 2009
Here's to all the clever high school seniors in the Class of 2009 who were not disappointed in their recent college acceptance mail - because they hadn't even considered applying to Harvard, Princeton or Yale. I just realized that opening paragraph rhymes. Serendipity. After reading a recent front-page story on the academic pressures on (and subsequent crushing rejections of) high achievers in Montgomery County public schools - and having witnessed similar wrenching tales among my children's friends in Howard County public schools - I would like to say to all of you bright, motivated students: Take heart.
SPORTS
By DAVID STEELE | April 6, 2008
SAN ANTONIO-- --What was the bigger shocker in the Alamodome last night? That the top-seeded, former No. 1-ranked team whose credentials got slighted all year long advanced decisively into the national championship game? Or that the top-seeded, former No. 1-ranked team who was the odds-on favorite to be here from Day 1 of the regular season got smoked like a holiday ham? If you did have to choose one unlikely Final Four occurrence over the other, give long consideration to the way Memphis handled UCLA in the opener, but then take the eye-popping developments in the nightcap, when North Carolina fell behind Kansas 40-12 in the first half.
NEWS
By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN REPORTER | May 21, 2007
Forty-nine rare poker hands hang from the walls of Buzz Chalk's North Baltimore basement. Each is framed and sealed under glass, splayed against white mats inscribed with names of the living and the dead. Some of the hands belong to Chalk. But most belong to his Hampden-area neighbors. The oldest is a royal flush of diamonds dealt to Chalk on Jan. 23, 1976. One of the most recent is a straight flush of diamonds, nine high, that won George Lopez a pot of plastic poker chips on March 20, 1999.
NEWS
April 1, 2007
Chalk Point in Galesville was the sole site in Anne Arundel County of Revolutionary War action. On March 31, 1781, British ships proceeded up the West River in hopes of destroying patriot Stephen Steward's shipyard. When they arrived at Chalk Point about a mile from their destination, they were led by a runaway slave. There they burned a ship of 20 tons that would have been ready to launch in three or four days. [Source: Elihu S. Riley, author and historian, 1905]
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