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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2011
Police are searching for a man and woman who might have used stolen credit cards to make purchases in the Baltimore metro area. The credit cards were stolen on June 14 from William S. James Elementary School in Abingdon, according to a statement released Friday by the Harford County Sheriff's Office. After the theft, the cards were fraudulently used in Abingdon, Bel Air and the Baltimore area, police said. Security camera footage show the man and woman driving a white Dodge Charger sedan.
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By Samantha Iacia, For The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Date: June 21 Her story: Brandy Edwards, 34, grew up in Catonsville. She is a stay-at-home mother. Her parents, John and Marcia Edwards, live in Catonsville. She has four daughters: Kristina Cromwell, 16; Kimberly Cromwell, 14; Destiny Caulder, 11; and Amy Caulder, 10. His story: Kurt Jones, 33, also grew up in Catonsville. His parents, Robert and Edie Jones, live in Catonsville. He has served in the Navy for 10 years and is a petty officer second class.
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June 21, 2011
After approving a design plan for an elementary school in the northeast region of Howard County, the Board of Education is moving forward with a site for the new school - just not the one previously discussed. The board unanimously selected a site along Ducketts Lane in Elkridge, less than two miles from the site initially proposed on Coca-Cola Drive in Hanover, at its meeting Tuesday, June 21. The site came recommended by Ken Roey, executive director of facilities, and Joel Gallihue, manager of school planning, and their staffs.
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August 19, 2014
It is unfortunate that the people who are living in Mays Chapel North did not investigate what was going to be built on the empty lot across from the community ( "Mays Chapel seniors dread opening day of school," Aug. 14). Baltimore County schools had this site for many years. When my son was in elementary school, I thought he would finish elementary school at the new school. He is now 30 years old. Perhaps the people who built Mays Chapel North did not disclose the future of the site to people buying there.
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By Peter Hermann | May 4, 2012
Baltimore police are at Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School in Northwest Baltimore after a body of a young man was discovered on the edge of school grounds Friday morning. The school has been closed for the day. Anthony Guglielmi, a department spokesman, said the body if of a man 18 to 20 years old. It was found sometime between 7 and 7:30 a.m., before school opened for the day. Guglielmi did not know who made the discovery. The school is located in the 4100 block of Alto Road, several blocks from the heavily wooded Leakin Park, and south of Lake Ashburton.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2010
Police and fire investigators are looking into a suspicious fire at Belle Grove Elementary School in Anne Arundel County. Division Chief Michael E. Cox of the county fire department said that the blaze, reported at 7:42 p.m. on Tuesday, was confined to some construction material in the foyer of the building, which is being renovated. There was no damage to the school itself, in the 4500 block of Belle Grove Rd. in Brooklyn Park. "It appears that the incident involved some vandalism," Cox said.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2012
At least one student at George Washington Elementary in southwest Baltimore has been diagnosed with scarlet fever, according to the city health department. A letter was sent home to parents Thursday detailing the illness' symptoms. Scarlet fever is a common infection caused by streptococcus bacteria and spread by person-to-person contact, coughing and sneezing, according to the letter. The illness can be treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, complications such as rheumatic fever and kidney disease may ensue, the letter says.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2010
State education officials are investigating possible testing violations at a Northeast Baltimore elementary school where in some cases 100 percent of students passed annual reading and math exams last year but where scores plunged by as much as half this year. Baltimore City schools CEO Andrés Alonso said this week that he had asked state officials to investigate the drops in performance by third- and fourth-graders at Abbottston Elementary, a school so highly regarded that U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited last year to celebrate the students' achievement and praised it as a model for the country.
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May 5, 2012
Your article about Secret Service agents hiring prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, during a presidential trip suggests to me the agency has poor judgment from top to bottom ("Secret Service to receive ethics training at Hopkins," April 30). It's also come to light that in the past agents have indulged in similar behavior in Argentina and El Salvador. The top brass has mandated ethics training at Johns Hopkins University for agents, hoping that such training will help them steer clear of unethical behavior.
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March 19, 2012
Who says a proposed elementary school would ruin Mays Chapel if it is built there? Adding a school would be an educational and recreational blessing for the neighborhood. The current concrete jungle of condos, apartments, shopping center, medical building and swimming pool already holds the award for "ruining" what was once a bucolic woodland. The planned unit development on the west side of I-83 was a painful sacrifice that introduced commercial entities where they never belonged.
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August 14, 2014
I live in Mays Chapel North and now have an elementary school in my backyard. Come a few weeks from now and our peaceful senior development will be chaos, with school buses and screaming children ("Kamenetz is a bully; put him in his place on election day," Aug. 9). We raised our children and are mostly grandparents, so we have nothing against kids, just politicians who are power hungry and are the closest thing to dictators. Our beautiful 10-acre park was destroyed by bulldozers along with our peace and quiet.
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BiJoe Burris | August 8, 2014
The Howard County Library will hold events Monday designed to help prepare kindergartners for classes; and middle schoolers for the next step in their education journey. "Kindergarten, Here We Come" is a 45-60 minute event to help acclimate students to the school system, including teaching them little tricks of the trade -- such as boarding a school bus. The event is slated for the East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. 410-313-7700 . Also slated for Monday is "Movin' Up to Middle School," an event that helps rising sixth graders transition from elementary school.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Marilyn W. Beckey, a former longtime Stoneleigh Elementary School art teacher who was a world traveler, died July 25 of heart failure at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 86. "She was a lot of fun and reminded me of 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' " said Brandon Bender, who studied art with Mrs. Beckey at Stoneleigh Elementary school from 1987 to 1990. "She was very friendly and outgoing. She let us run, and if there was anything she could do to help us, she would. " The daughter of Paul West fall, an IRS auditor, and Margaret Armstrong Westfall, a homemaker, Marilyn Westfall was born in Posey County, Ind., and spent her early years in Poseyville, Ind., before moving to Greenbelt with her family in the late 1930s.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz proposed a new 700-seat elementary school near the center of Towson on Friday to relieve overcrowding, telling the school superintendent that he won't fund the school system's plans to renovate two other schools. In a letter to Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance, the county executive said he is withdrawing support for renovations to the former Loch Raven Elementary and Cromwell Valley Elementary because they are too costly.
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By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
When Beechfield Elementary/Middle School fifth-graders were asked to design their dream homes 15 years ago, they almost always included a "safe room," a place where they could escape violence, according to Ayers Saint Gross president Jim Wheeler. Today, none do. Their dream houses have video game rooms and swimming pools. It's a particularly gratifying shift for the architects volunteering in the West Baltimore public school to see. "One day, we'll hire one of these students," Wheeler said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
Patricia R. Amass, a retired Carroll County educator and volunteer who focused her efforts on those living in Third World countries, died Monday of abdominal cancer at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. She was 78. "Pat defined the statement of what a professional colleague and a dedicated teacher is. We need more educators in this world who had her sort of dedication," said Francis "Skip" Fennell, professor of education at McDaniel College and a friend of nearly 40 years.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2011
The Howard County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a new site to be considered for construction of an elementary school in Elkridge, giving an alternative to a previously proposed site that raised concerns about proximity to a MARC rail commuter line and a proposed CSX rail cargo transfer station. The new site, on Ducketts Lane adjacent to U.S. 1, is 10.1 acres and will include space for a ball field and multipurpose field. Howard school officials said a permit is required from the state Department of the Environment and the Army Corps of Engineers to fill in wetlands.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | March 25, 2014
Baltimore County officials gathered Tuesday to unveil $3.7 million in school security improvements, including a OneView camera system that will make security footage available in real time to county police as well as to the county schools' Department of School Safety and Security. During a press conference held at the Baltimore County Public Safety Building, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz called the camera system as well as other improvements at county schools "a series of proactive measures" taken to enhance safety in county schools.
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By Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
Baltimore County police fatally shot a man after he charged at officers with a knife Tuesday afternoon in Parkville, they said. Early Wednesday morning, police announced the man had died and identified him as Ryan Charles Deitrich, 21, who lived in the same block where he was shot. Officers who were called to check on the well-being of a man in the 8600 block of Oakleigh Road arrived shortly after 1 p.m. to find him outside his home, police said. Deitrich threatened officers with a knife and charged, police said.
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