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By PATRICK ERCOLANO | February 6, 1993
Fans of irony don't often come across such a tidy package as the one offered in local newspapers on January 28.The papers led that day with the public viewing of Thurgood Marshall's coffin at the Supreme Court in Washington. Mourners who were quoted spoke sadly of the Baltimore native's passing, but proudly of what he represented. They made special note of his advocacy of the downtrodden and his belief that we all owe something of ourselves to society.The metro pages told of an event with a different spirit, taking place 30 miles away in Annapolis, at the same time as the Marshall viewing.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
More than two dozen Johns Hopkins University students and staff painted the corridors of the 29th Street Community Center on Saturday as part of the school's annual President's Day of Service. Among them was the university's president himself. Crouching on his knees with brush in hand to cover a few hard-to-reach spots on the walls outside the center's main office, Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels modeled roles he wanted students to play when he launched the community service day in 2009.
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February 9, 2012
C. Edwin "Bunk" Grimmel Sr. is one of dozens of people being honored at this time of year by friends and colleagues in the volunteer fire and ambulance service in Harford County. For most of the fire companies in and around the county, winter and early spring have traditionally been when awards banquets are organized by the various organizations whose roots go back decades. Each year, the various organizations honor those who responded to the most emergency calls in the previous year, did the most work for the organization or generally helped the fire and ambulance company make Harford County safer.
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By Dana Stein | September 24, 2014
AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service - including 4,000 AmeriCorps members in Baltimore through Civic Works, a non-profit I founded in 1993 to strengthen Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Too many young people in Baltimore struggle to stay on track in school and build the essential workplace skills needed to gain meaningful employment.
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April 18, 2012
The Bel Air Knights of Columbus recognized four individuals who serve the community in law enforcement, fire safety, primary and secondary Catholic education at a dinner March 20.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2014
Even though Monica Patel can no longer play the violin, her love of music helped her win a four-year scholarship to McDaniel College in Westminster. Patel, who graduated in May from Howard High School, has been involved throughout her high school career with Collision Music, a nonprofit organization that fosters community service through music. Most members of Collision Music play instruments. Patel played violin for many years, but about four years ago, while jumping on a friend's trampoline, she broke both bones in her right arm. She had surgery to install metal plates, then another operation to take the plates out after her bones healed.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Former Maryland congressional candidate Wendy W. Rosen pleaded guilty Friday to voting illegally in two elections and will serve five years probation and pay a $5,000 fine. The 58-year-old Rosen, who won a Democratic primary last year to challenge Republican Rep. Andy Harris in Maryland's 1st Congressional District, cast ballots in 2006 and 2010 in Baltimore County even though her legal residence was in Florida. The revelation last September ended her run. The sentence is the result of a plea agreement with the Office of the State Prosector.
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March 2, 2010
I read with interest the article about former Mayor Sheila Dixon stepping back into the spotlight ("In public return, Dixon dwells on achievements," Feb. 25). She was promoting some of her pet causes -- one of which was prenatal care. Ms. Dixon signed the bill (that our current Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake sponsored in the City Council) requiring all pregnancy centers in Baltimore to post a sign that tells those walking into these centers what they don't provide -- abortion referrals.
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January 31, 2014
The Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated the 101st anniversary of the sorority's founding Jan. 10 to 11 by leading various community service projects that support the sorority's mission. In keeping with the sorority's overall public service mission, and the Columbia Alumnae Chapter's specific efforts to positively impact the Howard County community, projects were selected that address the growing homeless population in Howard County, hunger prevention and elderly care.
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January 20, 1993
Anne Arundel County Board of Education members are scheduled to review a proposal tonight that would allow students to fulfill the state's community service requirement in the classroom.Under the proposal, instruction would begin in the fourth and fifth grades, with students learning in social studies courses about how volunteerism relates to citizenship.Middle school students would receive 10 hours of community service instruction each year in English, social studies, mathematics and science courses.
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By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2014
Even though Monica Patel can no longer play the violin, her love of music helped her win a four-year scholarship to McDaniel College in Westminster. Patel, who graduated in May from Howard High School, has been involved throughout her high school career with Collision Music, a nonprofit organization that fosters community service through music. Most members of Collision Music play instruments. Patel played violin for many years, but about four years ago, while jumping on a friend's trampoline, she broke both bones in her right arm. She had surgery to install metal plates, then another operation to take the plates out after her bones healed.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
An Anne Arundel County woman once honored for her activism pleaded guilty Thursday to misusing nearly $74,000 of her community association's money. Wanda Brooks Hebron pleaded guilty to one count of theft scheme of more than $500 in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Assistant State's Attorney Michael Cogan said that from 2002 through 2009, Hebron used a debit card belonging to the Stillmeadows Condominium Association in Severn to make $73,943.12 worth of purchases at restaurants, gas stations and drug stores, and to pay cellphone bills.
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Letter to The Aegis | June 12, 2014
Editor: It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter in support of Monica Worrell in her candidacy for County Council, District F. Having been the benefactor of Monica's volunteer efforts for many years, I can confidently attest to her strong commitment to community service and her tireless work ethic. Monica was the treasurer for the HHS Music Boosters three years and helped oversee their overnight trip to Orlando with over 200 students participating. The countless hours Monica spent working to raise funds and tracking accounts allowed students to have a remarkable once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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By Kym Byrnes | May 7, 2014
The years of community service by the Westminster nonprofit Shepherd's Staff was honored May 7 when State Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the organization with one of his William Donald Schaefer Helping People Awards. "I am so happy to be in a position to recognize a faith-based organization like this," Franchot said during the Wednesday afternoon presentation at the organization's Carroll Street residence. "Thanks for treating people first and foremost with dignity. " Shepherd's Staff, in downtown Westminster, provides support to individuals and families in crisis.
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Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2014
Carol Kinne, who channeled her idealism and her passion for diversity into programs that championed community service and cultural understanding among students at Park School, died of cancer at her home in Baltimore on March 9. The Mount Washington resident had just turned 65. A former teacher and librarian whose career at Park totaled 36 years, Mrs. Kinne served most recently as coordinator of service days for students. She also directed a mentorship program that partnered older students with children in Park's lower school and co-founded an annual student bus trip to landmarks of the civil rights movement in the South.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
City prosecutors have been offering more people charged with marijuana possession a chance to avoid conviction through community service, and recently released data shows that defendants are taking the deal at a rate that has tripled in the course of a year. Close to 4,500 went into the program, known as "diversion," in 2013 — up from about 1,400 the year before. "This is something, frankly, we're very proud about," Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said. The association that represents Maryland's 24 state's attorneys recently voted to oppose pushes in Annapolis to decriminalize or legalize marijuana, but the growing use of diversion programs show how city prosecutors are softening their approach.
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By Keith Paul | June 27, 1991
Maryland's bid to become the first state to require community service for high school graduation hit a snag yesterday as some state Board of Education members wondered whether local systems could administer the proposal."
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones will receive this year's Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award on Thursday during the annual Babe's Birthday Bash. Each year, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation gives the award to recognize "an active or former professional athlete or individual with ties to the Maryland sports community who has shown a strong devotion to giving back to the local community. " The Orioles' three-time All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder has a lengthy history of philanthropy in Baltimore, especially with local youth organizations.
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January 31, 2014
The Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated the 101st anniversary of the sorority's founding Jan. 10 to 11 by leading various community service projects that support the sorority's mission. In keeping with the sorority's overall public service mission, and the Columbia Alumnae Chapter's specific efforts to positively impact the Howard County community, projects were selected that address the growing homeless population in Howard County, hunger prevention and elderly care.
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