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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 3, 2000
Dr. Martin P. Wasserman, former state health secretary, has been appointed director of the health division of the Oregon Department of Human Services, officials announced yesterday. Wasserman, 58, is director of Maryland's Office to End Smoking at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. A physician and lawyer, he headed the state health department from 1995 to April 1999, overseeing the launching of the managed care program for the poor. Last year, he received the American Medical Association's Nathan Davis Award as state health official of the year.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | September 20, 1992
A second family has filed a federal suit against workers from the Carroll County Department of Social Services, claiming they were harassed by an investigator who seemed determined to find abuse where none existed.Ronald and Carolyn Dorsey's suit asserts that they moved their family of seven adopted children from Carroll to Baltimore County in 1989 to get away from a persistent Social Services worker.The Social Services worker, the suit claims, insisted on keeping their case open even though investigators found no evidence that they had abused their children.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1997
Two former Finksburg men who were charged in 1994 with sexually abusing boys who lived in their foster care were arrested by FBI agents late Tuesday in Knoxville, Tenn.Federal warrants to arrest Marshall M. Kirkpatrick, 32, and Samuel L. Glover, 49, were obtained in June 1994 after investigators for the FBI and Maryland State Police determined that the men had jumped bail and fled Maryland.Kirkpatrick gave FBI agents a false name when arrested at a Knoxville convenience store where he worked, Special Agent Scott Nowinski of the Knoxville office of the FBI said yesterday.
FEATURES
February 23, 1992
Samuel L. Banks, executive director, division of instruction, Baltimore City Public Schools, has been appointed to the National Council for History Standards. The council will serve as the policy-setting board that will oversee the development of the National History Standards Project, now funded to develop "World Class" achievement standards in history for the nation's schools from the elementary through high school levels.Victoria Szabo, an English/drama teacher at Mount de Sales Academy, was awarded a Governor's Citation for dedication to her students.
NEWS
September 16, 1994
U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer said yesterday that District of Columbia officials have assured him security has been beefed up at Forest Haven, a district youth detention center near Maryland City.Mr. Hoyer, a 5th District Democrat, said Dr. Vincent Gray, head of the district's Department of Human Services, has told him mesh wire and bars have been placed on all windows in a Forest Haven pre-release center where juveniles are being held. Also, the number of youths held in the program at Camelia Cottage was cut from 20 to 10.At least 10 youths have walked away from Forest Haven since Aug. 6. The escapes prompted an angry letter from Mr. Hoyer to district Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly last Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | November 26, 2000
You walk into the American Visionary Art Museum's sculpture barn to see a large blue cloud (actually performance artist Al Zaruba covered in shards of blue grocery bags) spinning and dipping. A singer warbles as she plays an autoharp. Then you notice almost all the guests are women -- some in sweats, some in jammies -- everyone wearing pearly tiaras. Welcome to AVAM's fourth annual Great Goddess Sleepover. The night included speeches by feminist author Betty Friedan and photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher; various seminars and workshops on such topics as feng shui, tai chi and aromatherapy; as well as massages and psychic readings.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 10, 1996
The executive director of the Baltimore American Indian Center was arrested Monday on assault and handgun possession charges in connection with a dispute at a downtown bar.Herbert H. Locklear, 63, was arrested at the center at 113 S. Broadway about 6 p.m. and released that day. A court date has not been set.James A. Jones, 23, filed charges against Locklear July 2, four days after Jones was approached at a North Howard Street bar and threatened with a...
BUSINESS
July 23, 1996
Youth Services buys Utah care companyYouth Services International Inc. snapped up a Utah firm that provides residential group care, therapeutic foster care and counseling services to about 100 troubled youths, the Owings Mills-based company said yesterday.Youth Services, which works to rehabilitate troubled juveniles, bought the business and assets of Youth Quest Inc. for about $800,000. The transaction is expected to add $1.5 million in annual revenues to Youth Services, the company said.
NEWS
By Melinda Rice and Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 24, 1998
The county has decided against funding an immigration services center proposed by Bay Ridge resident Deacon Ritterbush. Instead, the Department of Human Services has asked her to submit a proposal for producing a trilingual guidebook to services offered in Anne Arundel County."
NEWS
By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | April 1, 1992
County police are again complaining that Washington youth services officials failed to notify them promptly of the Monday night escape ofsix teen-agers from the Cedar Knoll youth detention center near Laurel.As of last night, the youths, who were serving time on narcotics and car theft charges, were still at large. Since January 1990, 43youths have escaped from the facility, which is owned and operated by Washington's Department of Human Services, 49 others have fled while at outside jobs or school assignments, and 85 more failed to returnfrom unsupervised home visits or special leave, officials said.
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