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By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
I n one scene, an empty chair sits in the middle of a student art class, a blank sheet of paper on the easel in front of it. In another, an empty seat is surrounded by students playing flutes and clarinets. Then in a roomful of chess matches, one student is seated at a gameboard but missing an opponent. The message at the end: Don't let there be another empty seat. The video, developed by the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center and shown to Howard County high school students, is appropriately named “Empty Seats,” and it's part of a campaign called Don't Do Nothing, which educates students about the signs of suicidal thoughts and urges them to intervene if they suspect a friend is in trouble.
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SPORTS
By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
This week, Varsity Letters will take an in-depth look at the boys and girls soccer programs in various counties and leagues in the Baltimore area. On Wednesday, Howard County will be featured. Also, please be sure to check out the complete boys and girls soccer preview section, which is online now and running in today's print edition of The Baltimore Sun. Here's a closer look at the Howard girls: After winning their second straight Class 3A state crown, River Hill is deservedly the highest-ranked public school in The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 preseason poll, coming in at No. 2 behind McDonogh.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
After taking a beating from a handful of critical constituents, members of the Anne Arundel County Council voted Tuesday night not to give a pay raise to the next set of councilmen. The measure to gradually increase the annual salary for the part-time, elected position from $36,000 to $40,518 failed on a 2-5 vote. The votes in favor came from Councilmen Jamie Benoit, a Crownsville Democrat who sponsored the bill, and Dick Ladd, a Broadneck Republican. Neither will return to the council after the election, after Ladd lost his primary and Benoit hit term limits.
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By Mark Puente and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
An Annapolis man died Saturday when a tree collapsed at a family gathering in Woodbine, authorities said. Three of his grandchildren, aged 9, 10 and 16, suffered minor injuries in the incident on Daisy Road, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services said. Two were treated at a local hospital and released. The 75-year-old man was grilling outside a home on Daisy Road when the tree collapsed, authorities said. Firefighters and paramedics arrived to find him trapped under the tree.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2014
The rise of this city in Harford County and its decline owed much to U.S. 40 and the car-centric culture of 20th century America. From World War II to the 1960s, motels and gas stations sprouted along the main road from Baltimore to Philadelphia to accommodate road-weary travelers. Diners served up coffee and gossip to neighbors and road-trippers alike on what was also the main local drag. But when Interstate 95 opened, running parallel to U.S. 40 just a few miles to the west, the flow of out-of-town cars slowed to a trickle.
NEWS
August 31, 2014
While I believe that many of Baltimore County School Supt. Dallas Dance's intentions are noble, I take issue with the means he has employed to implement them ( "Stop beating up on county school superintendent Dallas Dance," Aug. 25). His actions not only have left many people frustrated and upset with the superintendent but caused a significant part of the community to mistrust him over his stonewalling, the lack of real dialogue and transparency at meetings and his repetitive meme of "looking forward to working with the community" that is never realized.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
Wellness classes Howard County General Hospital will sponsor the following wellness classes at the HCGH Wellness Center, Suite 100, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia unless otherwise listed. Advanced registration for all programs at hcgh.com. Information: 410-740-7601. Happiest baby on the block. Parents and parents-to-be learn techniques to quickly soothe baby from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Cost $50 per couple, includes parent kits.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
Auditions The Colonial Players will hold auditions Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 6-7 at 2132 Renard Court in Annapolis for all roles in their production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol. " Auditions will be held Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. for children and 4 p.m. for Scrooge and Marley; and at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 for all other adult roles. For more information about auditions, contact director Carol Youmans at 410-263-5625 or achristmascarol.org. Show dates for the play is Nov. 28-Dec. 14. Information: thecolonialplayers.org.
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