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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 7, 2004
Two minor fires were set in restrooms at Forest Park High School in Northwest Baltimore yesterday, forcing students and faculty to evacuate twice during the school day. The fires were reported at 9:52 a.m. and 1:43 p.m. and were extinguished by the time firefighters arrived at the Eldorado Avenue campus, said city Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright. Cartwright said school arsons - including at least 16 fires set at Walbrook High Uniform Services Academy on the city's west side this school year - have caused concern among fire officials.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Ann McAllister Hughes, an artist who taught art in Baltimore's public schools and had chaired the art department at Forest Park High School, died July 27 of pulmonary failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The longtime Randallstown resident was 83. The daughter of Dr. Singleton Bernard Hughes Sr., a physician, and Blanche Hughes, an educator, Ms. Hughes was born in Baltimore. She was raised on Druid Hill Avenue and graduated in 1946 from Frederick Douglass High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 from Howard University and did graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University and what is now Towson University.
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By Gilbert Sandler | July 16, 1996
A FEW WEEKS BACK the movie ''Primal Fear'' was the big hit across America. The lead was played by superstar Richard Gere, but many thought that the real star was the young supporting actor, Baltimore (or Columbia) born and bred Edward Norton -- who played ''Roy'' masterfully. So masterfully that stardom is assured the gifted Mr. Norton, who joins other Baltimoreans who made it out of Baltimore to Hollywood and New York.We start our list in the 1920s. Some of you might not connect until later on.Francis X. Bushman, raised on Argyle Avenue near Mosher Street, is remembered as America's first movie ''star,'' ''first matinee idol'' and first millionaire actor.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 14, 2011
Sondra Elise Banfield Dailey, a book publisher who had been active in the 1960s civil rights movement, died of cancer Feb. 27 at her son's Canton home. She was 66. Born Sondra Elise Banfield in Baltimore, she lived on Springdale Avenue and was a 1962 graduate of Forest Park High School, where she was cheerleading captain. Her father was a Provident Hospital physician; her mother was a social worker and political activist. "Sondra was the first black cheerleading captain to hold that position, and it was the tradition that she would become homecoming queen.
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By Richard Irwin | August 13, 2008
A man was fatally shot yesterday afternoon near Forest Park High School, and city police do not know his identity or a motive for the killing. About 3 p.m., Northwestern District police responding to a 911 call reporting shots fired in the 4100 block of Barrington Road found the victim on the ground, bleeding from at least one gunshot wound. A Fire Department dispatcher said that medics pronounced the man dead at the scene and that city homicide detectives were investigating. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and an indictment in the slaying.
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February 27, 1992
Douglass James Camper Jr., retired chairman of the athletic department at Baltimore's Garrison Junior High School and a coach who specialized in gymnastics, died Sunday of cancer at the Veterans Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard.Services for Mr. Camper, 65, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Liberty Heights and Wabash avenues.The Powhatan Avenue resident retired in 1988 after 32 years at Garrison and Pimlico and Lemmel junior high schools. He was a volunteer assistant football and basketball coach at Forest Park High School before and after his retirement.
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By Staff Report | November 17, 1992
Otto K. Schmied, a retired supervisor of modern languages for Baltimore's public schools and a founder and 31-year president of the Maryland Scholastic Association, died Saturday in the Care Center of the Charlestown Retirement Community.Mr. Schmied, who was 101, was being treated at the care center for a broken right hip and shoulder that he suffered in a fall Oct. 19.Services were to be conducted at noon today at St. Matthew's United Church of Christ, 3400 Norman Ave., where he had been active as a member and teacher for more than 80 years.
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May 20, 2005
Frances V. Carroll, a retired longtime city public school educator, died of heart failure Sunday at the Reisterstown home of a daughter. The former Lutherville resident was 90. Frances Vanni was born in Baltimore, the daughter of Italian immigrant parents, and raised in Howard Park and on Liberty Heights Avenue. After graduating in 1932 from Forest Park High School, she worked for a Baltimore tailoring company with her father during the day, while studying business law at the University of Baltimore's evening school.
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By MIKE BOWLER | September 12, 1992
Superintendent Walter Amprey had just begun his standard speech about ''taking our schools back,'' when suddenly the TV screen in the library at Forest Park High School sprang to life.It was Channel One, the daily 12-minute program of news and features now beamed into 47 Baltimore secondary schools and sponsored this particular morning by Gatorade. Dr. Amprey and a gaggle of politicians and educators accompanying him on an opening-week school tour watched with fascination.So did a group of special-education students down the hall in Room 226. This was a captive audience; no one got up to go to the bathroom or change stations when Channel One started pushing Michael Jordan's favorite thirst-quencher.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | September 23, 2004
M. Jastrow Levin, a retired high school science teacher whose interest in nature and advocacy of the Gwynns Falls Valley earned him the nickname Mr. Leakin Park, died of complications from a circulation ailment and congestive heart failure Monday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 95. A city native, Mr. Levin had been a lifelong resident of the Walbrook and Fairmont sections of West Baltimore until moving to Roland Park Place seven years ago. Born Marcus Jastrow Levin, he was the son of Louis H. Levin, executive secretary of the old Federated Jewish Charities, and Bertha Szold Levin, a member of the city school board.
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By Richard Irwin | August 13, 2008
A man was fatally shot yesterday afternoon near Forest Park High School, and city police do not know his identity or a motive for the killing. About 3 p.m., Northwestern District police responding to a 911 call reporting shots fired in the 4100 block of Barrington Road found the victim on the ground, bleeding from at least one gunshot wound. A Fire Department dispatcher said that medics pronounced the man dead at the scene and that city homicide detectives were investigating. Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and an indictment in the slaying.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2005
On the first day of school, students returned to Forest Park Senior High School yesterday and confronted war. Within two weeks, two members of the Class of 2000, both members of the well-regarded Junior ROTC program, died in combat - Army Spc. Toccara Renee Green in Iraq on Aug. 14 and Army Staff Sgt. Damion G. Campbell in Afghanistan on Friday. "All of this has made me think that I might not want to do it," said Ericka Wilson, 17, a senior and ROTC member. "I'm not so sure anymore." It was a day of reflection and sadness.
NEWS
May 20, 2005
Frances V. Carroll, a retired longtime city public school educator, died of heart failure Sunday at the Reisterstown home of a daughter. The former Lutherville resident was 90. Frances Vanni was born in Baltimore, the daughter of Italian immigrant parents, and raised in Howard Park and on Liberty Heights Avenue. After graduating in 1932 from Forest Park High School, she worked for a Baltimore tailoring company with her father during the day, while studying business law at the University of Baltimore's evening school.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 7, 2004
Two minor fires were set in restrooms at Forest Park High School in Northwest Baltimore yesterday, forcing students and faculty to evacuate twice during the school day. The fires were reported at 9:52 a.m. and 1:43 p.m. and were extinguished by the time firefighters arrived at the Eldorado Avenue campus, said city Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright. Cartwright said school arsons - including at least 16 fires set at Walbrook High Uniform Services Academy on the city's west side this school year - have caused concern among fire officials.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | September 23, 2004
M. Jastrow Levin, a retired high school science teacher whose interest in nature and advocacy of the Gwynns Falls Valley earned him the nickname Mr. Leakin Park, died of complications from a circulation ailment and congestive heart failure Monday at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 95. A city native, Mr. Levin had been a lifelong resident of the Walbrook and Fairmont sections of West Baltimore until moving to Roland Park Place seven years ago. Born Marcus Jastrow Levin, he was the son of Louis H. Levin, executive secretary of the old Federated Jewish Charities, and Bertha Szold Levin, a member of the city school board.
NEWS
September 15, 2004
This table shows the percentage of high school students in the Baltimore area who met Maryland's High School Assessment standards in core subjects. ..........................ENGLISH ALGEBRA BIOLOGY GOV'T ......................... 2004/2003 2004/2003 2004/2003 2004/2003 Maryland ... 53.0 39.8 ... 58.8 53.2 .. 60.9 54.3.. 65.9 60.2 Anne Arundel Anne Arundel totals 51.5 40.6 72.5 55.6 74.6 58.2 64.9 59.6 Annapolis Sr. High 49.2 36.8 48.6 38.9 74.2 49.3 62.1 59.8 Arundel Sr. High 53.9 43.7 55.5 39.6 66.5 62.0 64.5 64.6 Broadneck Senior High 66.7 54.1 72.1 49.2 90.7 72.9 78.0 67.8 Chesapeake Sr. High 56.6 37.2 64.6 59.0 79.3 61.4 68.6 56.1 Glen Burnie Senior 40.7 29.3 36.2 32.5 62.4 44.5 50.9 48.7 Mary E. Moss Academy 22.2 0.0 33.3 20.0 9.1 5.6 Meade Senior High 41.4 30.5 46.1 30.3 61.6 45.6 53.2 47.6 North County High 38.6 29.0 48.8 26.0 70.1 44.0 57.9 49.1 Northeast Sr High 44.8 31.8 64.8 46.0 85.6 50.3 68.1 52.4 Old Mill Senior High 50.7 40.8 47.6 45.0 64.1 54.3 62.4 60.5 Severna Park Sr High 73.6 67.9 72.6 75.9 93.8 88.0 81.0 83.1 South River Senior 61.1 52.3 66.8 63.4 90.7 72.0 78.3 72.7 Southern Senior High 49.5 35.6 52.7 55.6 75.9 56.4 60.6 58.3 Baltimore City Baltimore City totals 33.3 17.7 30.6 22.5 36.2 26.7 49.9 42.0 Baltimore City College 85.7 60.7 84.9 69.0 81.3 81.0 97.7 92.0 Balt.
NEWS
February 27, 1992
D. J. Camper Jr., gymnastics coach for city schoolsServices for Douglass James Camper Jr., retired chairman of the athletic department at Baltimore's Garrison Junior High School and a coach who specialized in gymnastics, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Liberty Heights and Wabash avenues.Mr. Camper, 65, died Sunday of cancer at the Veterans Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard.The Powhatan Avenue resident retired in 1988 after 32 years at Garrison, Pimlico Junior High School and Lemmel Junior High School.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Sun Staff Writer | October 10, 1994
Along Park Heights Avenue, amid graffiti-covered storefronts and abandoned houses, Teddy Page watches the crack vials and money change hands and shakes his head. He knows all the dealers and their stories: He grew up with them and once hung out in a gang with them.Around the corner, Teddy, a muscular, soft-spoken young man with a sullen face and the beginnings of a beard, points to a waist-high brick wall. It's called "Death Row," a favorite spot for executions -- and the place where he saw his first one four years ago.Here, in his lower Park Heights neighborhood, Teddy Page spots landmarks of violence and loss and waste at every turn.
NEWS
By Gilbert Sandler | July 16, 1996
A FEW WEEKS BACK the movie ''Primal Fear'' was the big hit across America. The lead was played by superstar Richard Gere, but many thought that the real star was the young supporting actor, Baltimore (or Columbia) born and bred Edward Norton -- who played ''Roy'' masterfully. So masterfully that stardom is assured the gifted Mr. Norton, who joins other Baltimoreans who made it out of Baltimore to Hollywood and New York.We start our list in the 1920s. Some of you might not connect until later on.Francis X. Bushman, raised on Argyle Avenue near Mosher Street, is remembered as America's first movie ''star,'' ''first matinee idol'' and first millionaire actor.
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