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By From staff reports | April 9, 1997
An armored-car security guard caught a man suspected of robbing him of a bag of money yesterday at Mondawmin Mall in Northwest Baltimore, police said. A second man escaped in a cab.Police said two men, one with a handgun, confronted a guard for Dunbar Armored Inc. about 10: 30 a.m. and robbed him of a bag of money as he walked in a tunnel from the mall. The armed man fell to the ground during the robbery and was caught by the guard, police said. The money was recovered at the scene.Anthony Booth, 31, of the 1200 block of N. Luzerne Ave. was charged with armed robbery, attempted murder and a handgun violation, police said.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,sun reporter | April 29, 2008
Reform of child welfare systems in Maryland and several other states is hampered by "misguided and secretive policies" that restrict disclosure of information about deaths and serious injuries resulting from abuse or neglect, according to a report to be released today by two national child advocacy groups. Maryland was among 10 states that received an "F" grade because they "place confidentiality above the welfare" of children. The report by the University of San Diego School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute and Washington- based First Star argues for greater transparency so child welfare systems can be held accountable and future tragedies can be averted.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,sun reporter | April 29, 2008
Reform of child welfare systems in Maryland and several other states is hampered by "misguided and secretive policies" that restrict disclosure of information about deaths and serious injuries resulting from abuse or neglect, according to a report to be released today by two national child advocacy groups. Maryland was among 10 states that received an "F" grade because they "place confidentiality above the welfare" of children. The report by the University of San Diego School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute and Washington- based First Star argues for greater transparency so child welfare systems can be held accountable and future tragedies can be averted.
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November 12, 2006
The Howard County Child Advocacy Center, 3421 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City, will celebrate its 15th anniversary at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Speakers are to include Howard County Executive James N. Robey, State's Attorney Tim McCrone, who is chairman of the center's executive committee, and other officials. The advocacy center, also known as the Listening Place, was created to address physical and sexual abuse of children. The celebration will include a tour and recognition of staff members. The Listening Place is a collaborative effort of the Howard County Police Department, the state's attorney's office, Child Protective Services, the Health Department, the STTAR Center and the Domestic Violence Center.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1994
Several dozen prosecutors, social workers and police officers yesterday received the first of four days of child abuse investigation training, as part of Howard County's effort to curb assaults on children.Armed with slides and videos, lecturers representing the U.S. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention are giving talks at the Columbia Hilton through Thursday to help investigators increase their ability to identify child abuse victims and their abusers.Yesterday's session, closed to the public to protect confidential investigative techniques and victims' identities, focused on sexual abuse, a growing problem in Howard County and elsewhere.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | October 15, 1995
Are you for Big Bird or big business? Are you on the side of little kids or the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?There is a tremendous battle going on in Washington over children's television, and, as a result, these are the kinds of loaded questions parents are asking their elected officials and federal regulators.On one side of the ramparts is the commercial broadcasting industry -- the networks, their affiliates and local independent television stations. On the other is a coalition of education, health and child advocacy organizations, ranging from the National Parent Teacher Association to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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By Phil Greenfield | September 5, 1999
AS A TEACHER, it is my lot in life to suffer the hard-core idiocies foisted on me by others."All disciplinary problems stem from bad teaching.""The `Dimensions of Learning' paradigm is an essential ingredient for student success."Knowledge doesn't matter. It's critical thinking that counts."Sigh.But of all the annoying catchwords and cliches that rang in my ears last week as I entered the schoolhouse for my 21st opening day, none rankled me more than this innocent-sounding statement:"I consider myself an advocate for children.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Annapolis Bureau | July 23, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Michael Jenkins always saw the 1986 death of his 9-year-old daughter, Myeshia, as a sacrifice that could save others from child abuse.Now, at Mr. Jenkins' insistence, the bulk of a $250,000 settlement approved yesterday by the state Board of Public Works will be distributed among 10 child-advocacy groups in Maryland -- to be spent on preventing abuse and domestic violence. Mr. Jenkins, who lives in Baltimore, will receive $50,000."There are a lot of heroes in this story, and certainly one of the big heroes is Mr. Jenkins," said Kathryn V. Shulman, executive director of the Public Justice Center, part of Mr. Jenkins' legal team and one of the groups that will receive money as a result of the settlement.
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By Cindy Parr and Cindy Parr,Contributing writer | January 8, 1993
Protecting children is sometimes easier said than done when it comes to the touchy issues of abuse, neglect, medical care and support.But Maryland's children and their families have the support of Advocates for Children and Youth, a nonprofit organization that works to improve education, health, family support and prevention services for children of all ages.Amy Blank, a public policy specialist for the 3-year-old advocacy organization, told members of the Carroll County Children's Council at a meeting in Westminster on Wednesday that preventing the problems children face should be dealt with at all levels of the community.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Sun Staff Writer | July 31, 1995
In a study highly critical of Maryland's foster care program, a child advocacy group has found that social workers wait nearly two years before trying to match foster children with adoptive parents, while the children are bounced from one home to another.The 61-page report, to be released today by Advocates for Children and Youth, says social workers waste too much time hoping to reunite children with unfit birth parents instead of seeking stable homes for them.Children remain in foster care too long -- an average of 4 1/2 years -- before they finally are adopted, the report asserts.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2003
The Harford County Child Advocacy Center is pursuing a number of leads but has no one in custody in its investigation of a child abduction and sexual assault case in the Belcamp area, said Joseph I. Cassilly, Harford County state's attorney. The incident occurred in an area of Church Creek Road about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10. The abductor is described as a white male with black hair who was wearing blue jeans and a short-sleeved shirt.Cassilly said the man lured a 4-year-old boy into his white four-door car and drove to an undisclosed location, where he sexually assaulted the victim.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 22, 2003
NEW YORK -- A Republican bill revamping the federal Head Start program has made its way out of a House committee despite the objections of Democrats and advocacy groups. The Committee on Education and the Workforce approved the bill along party lines Thursday in a contentious session far different from the bipartisan support that has traditionally rallied around Head Start, the federal day care program that serves nearly 1 million poor preschoolers. More than 40 anti-poverty and child welfare groups signed a joint letter attacking the House bill, which would allow eight states to take over management of the program.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | December 26, 2002
Years of being an advocate for Maryland's children left Matthew H. Joseph, Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s new point man on education, with strong views on public schooling in general. "Every child needs a good education, yet you have a sense that not all children are getting it," he said. "They're either getting a mediocre education or they're not getting the education they need to compete in an international economy." But Joseph is still learning about Baltimore County's school system in particular.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield | September 5, 1999
AS A TEACHER, it is my lot in life to suffer the hard-core idiocies foisted on me by others."All disciplinary problems stem from bad teaching.""The `Dimensions of Learning' paradigm is an essential ingredient for student success."Knowledge doesn't matter. It's critical thinking that counts."Sigh.But of all the annoying catchwords and cliches that rang in my ears last week as I entered the schoolhouse for my 21st opening day, none rankled me more than this innocent-sounding statement:"I consider myself an advocate for children.
NEWS
By From staff reports | April 9, 1997
An armored-car security guard caught a man suspected of robbing him of a bag of money yesterday at Mondawmin Mall in Northwest Baltimore, police said. A second man escaped in a cab.Police said two men, one with a handgun, confronted a guard for Dunbar Armored Inc. about 10: 30 a.m. and robbed him of a bag of money as he walked in a tunnel from the mall. The armed man fell to the ground during the robbery and was caught by the guard, police said. The money was recovered at the scene.Anthony Booth, 31, of the 1200 block of N. Luzerne Ave. was charged with armed robbery, attempted murder and a handgun violation, police said.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | October 15, 1995
Are you for Big Bird or big business? Are you on the side of little kids or the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?There is a tremendous battle going on in Washington over children's television, and, as a result, these are the kinds of loaded questions parents are asking their elected officials and federal regulators.On one side of the ramparts is the commercial broadcasting industry -- the networks, their affiliates and local independent television stations. On the other is a coalition of education, health and child advocacy organizations, ranging from the National Parent Teacher Association to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
NEWS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | August 17, 2003
The Harford County Child Advocacy Center is pursuing a number of leads but has no one in custody in its investigation of a child abduction and sexual assault case in the Belcamp area, said Joseph I. Cassilly, Harford County state's attorney. The incident occurred in an area of Church Creek Road about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10. The abductor is described as a white male with black hair who was wearing blue jeans and a short-sleeved shirt.Cassilly said the man lured a 4-year-old boy into his white four-door car and drove to an undisclosed location, where he sexually assaulted the victim.
NEWS
November 12, 2006
The Howard County Child Advocacy Center, 3421 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City, will celebrate its 15th anniversary at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Speakers are to include Howard County Executive James N. Robey, State's Attorney Tim McCrone, who is chairman of the center's executive committee, and other officials. The advocacy center, also known as the Listening Place, was created to address physical and sexual abuse of children. The celebration will include a tour and recognition of staff members. The Listening Place is a collaborative effort of the Howard County Police Department, the state's attorney's office, Child Protective Services, the Health Department, the STTAR Center and the Domestic Violence Center.
NEWS
By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Sun Staff Writer | July 31, 1995
In a study highly critical of Maryland's foster care program, a child advocacy group has found that social workers wait nearly two years before trying to match foster children with adoptive parents, while the children are bounced from one home to another.The 61-page report, to be released today by Advocates for Children and Youth, says social workers waste too much time hoping to reunite children with unfit birth parents instead of seeking stable homes for them.Children remain in foster care too long -- an average of 4 1/2 years -- before they finally are adopted, the report asserts.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | May 24, 1994
Several dozen prosecutors, social workers and police officers yesterday received the first of four days of child abuse investigation training, as part of Howard County's effort to curb assaults on children.Armed with slides and videos, lecturers representing the U.S. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention are giving talks at the Columbia Hilton through Thursday to help investigators increase their ability to identify child abuse victims and their abusers.Yesterday's session, closed to the public to protect confidential investigative techniques and victims' identities, focused on sexual abuse, a growing problem in Howard County and elsewhere.
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