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December 13, 2009
A leaf-removal program has been discontinued after 25 years, saving Prince George's County $2 million. Some county residents say they raked their leaves to the curb as they had for years and expected they would be vacuumed up by the county. But they were surprised to learn the leaf-removal program had been cut. Susan Hubbard of the county's Department of Public Works and Transportation says a notice about the program being discontinued went out to community representatives over the summer.
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By Michael Hensley | October 13, 2014
I've taught math at Oakland Mills High School in Howard County for seven years. In that time, I've read hundreds of articles about the problems in American math education. But I've yet to see a mention of the single biggest crisis I face in my classroom. Howard County has a policy of placing every ninth grade student into at least Algebra I - even if the student is currently doing math at a fourth grade level. As a direct result of this policy, students enter my classroom lacking essential prerequisite knowledge.
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September 7, 2012
On behalf of the Hilltop / Maple Community Association, I would like to publicly thank Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk for his efforts to preserve open space in our neighborhood. We went to him at the beginning of the current rezoning cycle and asked if he supported the down zoning of several parcels of land in the Sawmill Branch valley. He not only supported our request, but submitted the changes himself, which saved our community a great deal of time and money. The two issues he submitted total almost 27 acres and were the only ones in the 1st District to get an RC 8 zoning, which is the most restrictive resource conservation designation.
SPORTS
By Pat Stoetzer and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 13, 2014
Shelby Mercer and her Century field hockey teammates needed only the motivation of a county championship to refocus Monday as they came off a loss that ended a nine-game winning streak. Knocking off No. 10 Westminster, which had won the past two county titles and six of seven overall, took precedence over everything else. So the No. 9 Knights started with a high level of intensity and held it throughout most of the game, beating the Owls, 2-1, to clinch the county title. Century (10-2-1, 6-0 county)
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | December 2, 1990
Meeting with all county department directors for the first time Wednesday, Commissioner-elect Elmer C. Lippy Jr. let them know what was foremost on his mind: the looming $2.5 million budget shortfall.The newly elected Board of County Commissioners -- Democrat Lippy, 70, Republican Donald I. Dell, 65, and returning Republican Julia W. Gouge, 50 -- assume office tomorrow, less than a week after the departing board imposed a hiring freeze and asked agencies voluntarily to cut spending to compensate for the projected deficit.
NEWS
October 27, 1992
Carroll commissioners have adopted a no-smoking policy for all county buildings effective Friday.
SPORTS
By John W. Stewart | March 24, 1996
Wrestler of the yearMike Babiak, John Carroll, Sr. (27-4): Ranked No. 3 at 189 in the state; defeated Tom Staab in their only meeting; lost twice to No. 1 Greg Plitt.Wrestler of the yearKevin Carter, Aberdeen, Sr. (22-2): Two-time county champion was regional champion. He reversed only regular-season loss in state 1A-2A semifinals, before losing in final, 3-0.Coach of the yearDick Slutzky, Aberdeen: The No. 11 Eagles (9-2) won a 12th straight county title and were region runners-up with a squad of freshmen (five starters)
NEWS
By Staff Report | July 16, 1993
Anne Arundel County yesterday refinanced $74 million worth of previously issued bonds for water and sewer projects, a move that will save $4.5 million in interest charges.The county had twice as many offers as it had bonds to refinance, a sign that bond purchasers still have confidence in the county's fiscal strength, said Dennis Parkinson, the chief administrative officer."This is real money in the bank that we've saved as the result of refunding these bonds," Mr. Parkinson said.The bond market has been good to the county lately.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Staff Writer | December 10, 1992
County Executive Charles I. Ecker will ask for help tonight i finding ways to save the county money.The 7:30 p.m. budget hearing in the county office building is usually the setting for residents and civic leaders to tell the executive what projects they want him to include in the coming fiscal year's budget.That custom will continue tonight, but Mr. Ecker will first tell residents that he doesn't foresee the economy turning around as far as county government is concerned."This may be the county's most difficult year yet," he said yesterday.
NEWS
January 5, 1999
Victoria Hastings Goodman, a 22-year veteran of Howard County government, is the new director of the county's Office of Public Information, County Executive James N. Robey announced yesterday.Goodman, 44, a native of Daniels, as is Robey, was acting director of the office for the past several months, and was art and graphics director of the office before that. An employee in the office since 1981, she will make $56,748 in her new job."I'm very excited," she said, "because I've worked here so long.
NEWS
By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Five people, including two children, were killed Friday night in a two-car crash in Oxon Hill, Prince George's County Police said. Police said that at 9:30 p.m., a Mercedes Benz carrying three people rear-ended an Acura had stopped at a traffic light at Livingston Road and Livingston Terrace. One passenger in the Mercedes and four of the five passengers of the Acura died in the accident. "In my nearly 40 years of PGFD service, the Oxon Hill crash that claimed 5 lives last night ranks as one of the worst," Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said on Twitter Saturday.
NEWS
October 10, 2014
'Reflections' Works by the Anne Arundel Community College Printmaking Club are on view through Sunday, Oct. 12, in the Willow Gallery at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park charges a daily entry fee of $6 per car. Information: 410-222-1777 or friendsofquietwaterspark.org. 'Beautiful Maryland' Works by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators will be on view through Sunday, Oct. 12, at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A Baltimore County candidate for the House of Delegates acknowledged this week he wrote checks from his campaign account, a violation of campaign finance law that resulted in a $2,500 fine. Jay Jalisi, a Democrat running to represent western Baltimore County, wrote 28 checks from his campaign account from February through April, according to the Office of the State Prosecutor. Jalisi said his treasurer had suffered two strokes and had heart surgery in the months leading up to June's primary election.
NEWS
By Linda Burkins and For The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
In roller derby, a name says it all. The Hazard County Hellions, Harford County's only roller derby team, chose a name that seems wild and mischievous, a stark contrast to the responsible citizens who form the team. In this sport, theatrics are just as much a part of a match as athletics, and its players, no matter how shy or timid they seem by day, take on sassy, aggressive alter egos when they lace up their skates. Formed in 2013, the co-ed team is part of MADE (Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor)
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | October 7, 2014
The head of the Baltimore County school administrators union said the majority of misconduct cases against administrators can "be resolved more expeditiously. " Speaking at the county school board meeting on Tuesday night, William Lawrence, executive director of the Council of Administrative and Supervisory Employees, suggested that the union and the county work together on resolving cases more quickly. Currently, administrators and teachers can spend weeks and months investigating a teacher for misconduct, sometimes while they sit in a warehouse.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization has listed U.S. Rep. Andy Harris -- a Baltimore County Republican -- among the nation's "most anti-equality members of Congress. " The Human Rights Campaign said Tuesday that Harris made its new "Hall of Shame" list of 19 legislators nationwide for having "gone out of his way to sponsor nearly every anti-LGBT bill introduced in the House" since he arrived there in 2010. The list, which also includes high-profile legislators such as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun Reporter | February 14, 2007
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced yesterday that he has retained the directors of seven county departments and has named Bob Francis, the acting director of Inspections, Permits and Licenses, as the agency's permanent leader. "This is my team," Ulman said in an announcement. "We took the time we felt was necessary to evaluate these positions and these directors, and I believe we have an incredibly good mix of steady senior leadership along with a few fresh faces with new ideas."
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 27, 2001
Professional and technical employees of Anne Arundel County voted yesterday to join the Teamsters, a decision that comes days after County Executive Janet S. Owens proposed sharply increasing the pay scales of many of the county's nonunionized employees. The vote was 23-18, said William Mowrey, business manager for Teamsters Local 103 - "not resounding but it was a definite yes" to create a 60-member unit within the local. In the wake of last year's double-digit pay raises for police and firefighters that left other employees feeling undervalued, Owens is proposing pay scale raises for professionals and supervisors.
SPORTS
By Pat Stoetzer and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 6, 2014
Madi Hall said she's part of Century's backup plan, just in case the Knights have to tangle with quality opponents and scoring is at a premium. So there she was late in the second half Monday, doing whatever she could to keep the ball from trickling into her team's cage while Manchester Valley tried furiously to mount a comeback. The senior's stick save on a loose ball with about 15 minutes to play was just one of a few defensive stops the Knights made during their 2-1 win, a victory that knocked the Mavericks from their share of first place in the Carroll County field hockey standings.
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