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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2011
By the time most other high schools began their ritual end-of-summer awakening, the teachers at Dundalk were already a week on the job, clustered in the stuffy classrooms of a tired school that so many others had written off as a lost cause. As the English department chair started up a flight of stairs, clutching a stack of results that revealed signs of progress, she stopped to share her frustration: How, after all the changes that had been made, did only about half the 10th-graders pass the state test on the first try?
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
A community input meeting on the redevelopment of the North Point Government Center in Dundalk is scheduled for Thursday evening. The meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dundalk High School. Developers from Vanguard plan to present the company's proposal for revamping the site, which is now used for a variety of community activities. The firm wants to build a development called Merritt Pavilion, which would include restaurants, retail and offices. It also plans to construct a new recreational and arts facility, and to improve the ball fields.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
A community input meeting on the redevelopment of the North Point Government Center in Dundalk is scheduled for Thursday evening. The meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dundalk High School. Developers from Vanguard plan to present the company's proposal for revamping the site, which is now used for a variety of community activities. The firm wants to build a development called Merritt Pavilion, which would include restaurants, retail and offices. It also plans to construct a new recreational and arts facility, and to improve the ball fields.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
Franklin S. Dail Sr., a retired General Motors executive who enjoyed tennis and running, died Thursday of pneumonia at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 82. The son of Franklin Dail, a grocery store owner, and Anna Dail, a homemaker, Franklin Shelmon Dail Sr. was born and raised at a home on Dundalk Avenue. After graduating from Dundalk High School in 1950, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 in business management from the University of Baltimore, where he earned a law degree in 1961.
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Staff Reports | February 8, 2013
The Baltimore County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 12, regarding the proposed closing of Eastwood Center Elementary Magnet School. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m., at Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., Dundalk. Last month Superintendent Dallas S. Dance proposed the closure of Eastwood as part of a plan to reorganize Eastwood, Norwood Elementary School and Holabird Middle School. The board is expected to vote on this proposal at its March 5 meeting, and school officials have created an information sheet on the overall proposal.
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By Kate Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2010
Martin "Marty" Fischer, an avid golfer and well-known local drummer, died Sunday of complications from throat cancer at Gilchrest Hospice in Towson. The Dundalk resident was 66. Mr. Fischer, the son of a Bethlehem Steel employee and a homemaker, was born in 1944 in Dundalk. After graduating from Dundalk High School in 1962, he began work at the old Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock in South Baltimore. Mr. Fischer also worked at the Johns Hopkins University's oceanographic ship before taking a job as a machinist with the city wastewater treatment plant.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2010
John J. Hudak Jr., a retired mechanical engineer, died April 14, his 79th birthday, of lung disease at his Springfield, W.Va. Mr. Hudak was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk. He was a 1949 graduate of Dundalk High School, where he had been an outstanding athlete and played varsity lacrosse and soccer. He worked as a mechanical engineer at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant from 1949 until retiring in 1995. Before retiring, the longtime Rosedale resident had been a part-time mechanical engineering instructor at then-Dundalk Community College.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2011
Vito "Doc" Tinelli Jr., a longtime Chestertown pharmacist, died May 23 of an acute coronary embolism at the Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. He was 77. The son of a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker and a homemaker, Mr. Tinelli was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, where he graduated in 1952 from Dundalk High School. He attended Kansas State University and earned his pharmacy degree in 1960 from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. After graduating from Maryland, Mr. Tinelli moved to Chestertown, where he joined his brother-in-law, Alphonse Poklis, also a druggist, at the Chestertown Pharmacy.
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August 30, 2011
Liz Bowie is to be acknowledged for her article about Dundalk High School ("Slow turnaround," Aug 28). It was quite extensive and also shows The Sun's commitment to education. While the article was primarily about Dundalk High School, much of the experience is applicable to the national issue. Ms. Bowie stated, "The children came to school with more needs than ever before. " This is a growing trend in American schools. Instead of programs that address our nation's high poverty and incarceration rates, the answer seems to be in the principal's desire to get "teachers who would ... be mentors for students who didn't get all they needed at home.
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By Jason Song and Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jason Song and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2003
A Dundalk High School science teacher was charged with sex offenses yesterday, accused of videotaping himself fondling a 13-year-old Howard County girl on New Year's Day. Charles Levi Maxwell, 33, of the first block of Dodworth Court in Timonium was charged yesterday with second-, third-, and fourth-degree sex offenses, possession of child pornography and filming a child in a pornographic sex act. Maxwell was being held last night at the Howard County...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Charles Franklin Deem Jr., a military hospital administrator and retired Air Force major, died of pancreatic cancer Jan. 3 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The Dundalk resident was 65. Born in Baltimore and raised on Louth Road in Dundalk, he was the son of Charles Deem, a Bethlehem Steel employee, and Kathryn Deem, a homemaker who also served as a Glenn L. Martin Co. riveter. He was a 1965 graduate of Dundalk High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and personnel administration from Antioch University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Joel R. Bailey, a longtime Baltimore County public school English teacher who also coached basketball, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 77. "The first thing, Joel really liked his students. ... He enjoyed interacting with them. He was a gentleman," said William L. McIntyre, who grew up with and attended elementary, middle and high schools with Mr. Bailey. "He was the same way in basketball. He was a good teaching coach. He communicated well with his students and he respected them, and they respected him," said Mr. McIntyre, a retired Eastern Technical High School social studies teacher.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
A labor group is alleging that a supervisor with an asbestos abatement contractor at Dundalk High School pressured workers to drink alcohol on the job and violated safety standards. The company's attorney called the accusation "totally false" and said it is part of the group's strategy to unionize asbestos workers. The Laborers' Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizing Coalition said that some workers complained last month that the Colt Insulation site supervisor brought alcohol to the location.
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Staff Reports | February 8, 2013
The Baltimore County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 12, regarding the proposed closing of Eastwood Center Elementary Magnet School. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m., at Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., Dundalk. Last month Superintendent Dallas S. Dance proposed the closure of Eastwood as part of a plan to reorganize Eastwood, Norwood Elementary School and Holabird Middle School. The board is expected to vote on this proposal at its March 5 meeting, and school officials have created an information sheet on the overall proposal.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2011
Joshua Parker fell in love in 10th grade, discovering the power of words when his English teacher put a volume of Langston Hughes in his hands. He describes it as a moment so profound that it was like hearing chords of music for the first time. Bright but with a middling interest in school, Parker had suddenly found his passion. He swallowed up books of poetry and scribbled dozens of lines to a girl. "It showed the human condition lyrically," Parker said leaning forward, his hands gripping the sides of a table.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
Lillian Blanche Stevens, a retired Baltimore County business teacher and administrator, died Oct. 6 at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 96 and had lived in Rodgers Forge. Anita Sue Tews, a niece who lives in Federal Way, Wash., said the cause of death had not been determined. Ms. Stevens was born on a farming homestead north of Edison, Neb. After graduating from a special program at Edison High School, she began teaching at 17 in a one-room, eight-grade rural schoolhouse in Webster County, Neb. She told family members she started a fire of corncobs and coal in a stove each morning to warm the classroom.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 11, 2011
Antoinette Louise "Weezie" Koch, longtime bookkeeper for a southeastern Baltimore County florist, died Monday of breast cancer at her Dundalk home. She was 75. Antoinette Louise Komornik, the daughter of a steelworker and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Vesper Avenue in Dundalk. She was a 1953 graduate of Dundalk High School. For the past 26 years, Mrs. Koch — who preferred to use A. Louise Koch — had owned and operated Dundalk Florist with her husband of 55 years, August H. "Augie" Koch Jr. Mrs. Koch was bookkeeper for the fourth generation-owned business that was founded in 1910 by her husband's family.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 28, 2011
Cindy L. Morrison, who had worked for the fourth-generation family-owned Dundalk Florist Greenhouses and Gifts for 27 years, died Sept. 17 of breast cancer at her Forest Hill home. She was 54. Cindy L. Koch, whose parents owned and operated the flower business, was born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk. She was a 1977 graduate of Dundalk High School. Since 1984, Mrs. Morrison had been sales manager and purchased all of the inventory for the gift department of the florist, which was founded in 1910 in the 7200 block of German Hill Road.
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