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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | May 12, 1997
Baltimore public schools' Deputy Superintendent Patricia E. Newby accepted an offer Saturday to head the Grand Rapids, Mich., Board of Education, becoming the first female superintendent of the district."
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Sports Digest | July 8, 2014
The Washington Wizards announced their roster and schedule for the Las Vegas Summer League. They will play in three preliminary-round games this week before competing in a tournament concluding with the July 21 championship game. Washington will play its first game Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. Their next two games are scheduled for Sunday, against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and next Tuesday, against the Miami Heat. All games will be televised on Comcast SportsNet. Guard Kim English (Randallstown)
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March 7, 1999
BaseballCubs: Agreed to terms with 1B Hee Seop Choi.Diamondbacks: Sent P Brad Penny, P John Patterson and P Nick Bierbrodt to minor-league camp.Dodgers: Sent IF Damian Rolls, OF Glenn Davis, OF Bubba Crosby, C Casey Snow and C Will McCrotty to minor-league camp.CollegeLa Salle: Signed men's basketball coach Speedy Morris to three-year contract extension.Nicholls State: Named Daryl Daye football coach.HockeyCoyotes: Recalled D Tom Tiley from AHL Springfield. Assigned G Scott Langkow to IHL Utah.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
By midmorning Tuesday, Naval Academy Midshipman Kevin Saxton had been awake for eight hours, tackled an obstacle course, survived an endurance run and beat his classmates with pugil sticks. Sweat dripping down his face as he scarfed down trail mix, Saxton said his day at the annual academy Sea Trials was already a success - a sweaty, sandy, muddy good time with his band of classmates in Annapolis. "It's a lot of fun. Pretty physically challenging," said Saxton, a systems engineering major from Grand Rapids, Mich., who aspires to be a Marine Corps pilot.
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December 1, 2005
Suddenly in Tulcea, Romania on November 19, 2005, JOHN WARREN WHITEKETTLE, beloved son of Janet Neilson Whitekettle and H. Chester Whitekettle, of Oak Crest Village at Village Square, Parkville, MD and devoted brother of Richard Wagner Whitekettle of Grand Rapids, MI. A private Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 1 in Baltimore, followed by interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, MD. Arrangements by the family owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERAL...
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January 11, 2004
John Joseph Young, former curriculum chief for RCA and a World War II veteran, died of heart failure Jan. 4 at his Arnold home. He was 84. Dr. Young was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich., and during World War II served in the Navy as a hospitalman's chief aboard ships in the Pacific. After the war, he worked as a pharmaceutical salesman in Norfolk, Va. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1961 from the College of William & Mary and a master's degree in 1965 from the University of Michigan.
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July 1, 2001
Baltimore ranks eighth among U.S. metropolitan areas in percentage of bad roads Metro area...Percentage...Rank New Orleans...35...1 Detroit...35...1 Los Angeles...33...3 Indianapolis...31...4 San Jose Calif...30...5 San Francisco-Oakland...29...6 Chicago...27...7 Baltimore...26...8 Sacramento Calif...25...9 Grand Rapids, Mich...25...9 Norfolk, Va...24...11 Denver...23...12 Oklahoma City...23...12 Dallas...23...12 Source: Federal Highway Administration, 2000. SUN STAFF
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1996
A leading contender in the recent Baltimore County school superintendent search has landed the top post in Harford County -- despite an unfavorable evaluation from his current school board.But Harford's school board members yesterday backed their choice of Jeffery N. Grotsky, superintendent in Grand Rapids, Mich., citing his outstanding work as a children's advocate."Children were put first at every level," board member Thomas D. Hess said.In March, Grotsky received an unsatisfactory rating in a 5-4 vote from the Grand Rapids school board, prompting speculation that he could have been fired at a board meeting today.
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By Stephen Henderson and Stephen Henderson,SUN STAFF | July 1, 1998
A blunt guy for a tough job?That's part of the thinking behind the appointment of Jeffery N. Grotsky to head a newly created administrative area that includes 15 of Baltimore's worst-performing schools. The city school board hired Grotsky as an area executive officer last month. He begins work today.In his last two assignments -- as school superintendent in Harford County and in Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Grotsky has earned a reputation of having a no-nonsense, and some say brusque, leadership style.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Lisa Respers contributed to this article | May 23, 1996
Jeffery Grotsky's abrupt style as school superintendent sometimes conflicted with the fractious, often bickering school board in Grand Rapids, Mich., and may have led to an unfavorable evaluation in March.But Grotsky, Harford County's newly named superintendent, established himself as an educational and financial leader during his 4 1/2 years in Michigan, board members and teachers' representatives said yesterday."He helped us move forward," said Sue Maturkanich, who worked with Grotsky as president of the Grand Rapids Education Union, a teachers group.
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By Katherine Dunn | February 20, 2014
Andi Raymond couldn't do much more than watch her Towson teammates from the sideline last season. A pair of stress fractures in her lower back kept her out of action for eight months. Wednesday, the redshirt junior attacker was finally at 100 percent and helped lead the No. 19 Tigers to a season-opening 11-6 win over UMBC with four goals and an assist. “It was great,” Raymond said. “It's been a long time coming, so it was good to be out there with my team again. Being sidelined by injury is hard for anybody, so to finally get back out there and get a win in the first game back is an awesome feeling.” Two years ago the Grand Rapids, Mich., native led the Tigers with 68 points and 33 assists and tied for the team lead with 35 goals.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Several creditors of Commerce Corp. filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against the Maryland-based distributor of lawn and garden supplies. In the petition filed last week, five creditors claim they are owed a combined $1.73 million from the Curtis Bay distributor and want it placed in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation. The creditors are DeWitt Co. Inc. in Missouri; Franklin Electric Co. Inc. of Indiana; Dramm Corp. of Wisconsin; and Premier Horticulture Inc. and J.R. Peters Inc., both of Pennsylvania.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
Commerce Corp., a Maryland-based distributor of lawn and garden supplies, said Thursday it is laying off some employees as it seeks to find a buyer or develop a new format. CEO Richard Lessans said the privately held company is still trying to determine how many of its 280 employees nationwide will be laid off. Commerce is based in Curtis Bay and has facilities in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ontario, Calif. Some sales staff were told they were laid off. "The business is not closing," Lessans said.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2011
If any of his coaching peers can relate to what Randy Edsall is going through in his first season at Maryland, it is the man who will be on the opposing sideline Saturday night at FedEx Field in Landover. Like Edsall, Brian Kelly came to a more high-profile position - in the case of Notre Dame, one of the most highly-scrutinized in the country - after having success at a Big East school. And, as Edsall has already experienced in his first 10 months in College Park, many wondered if Kelly was the right man for the job. Some still do. Though recent victories over Navy and Wake Forest have helped soften the mood since Kelly - like Edsall - questioned the level of talent he inherited in South Bend from Charlie Weis when he was hired before last season, the coach who built Cincinnati and two smaller programs into perennial winners believes it is part of the transition most coaches go through when changing jobs.
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November 3, 2011
Ann Rochford, of Columbia, and Klaus Deutsch, of Berlin, Germany, announce the marriage of their daughter, Jessie Anne Rochford, to Tyler Petrini, son of Janis and Andrew Petrini, of Grand Rapids, Mich., on Oct. 1, 2011, in Traverse City, Mich. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Wilde Lake High School, a 2004 graduate of the University of Maryland and a 2006 graduate of Fordham University. She is currently employed as the Hispanic achievement liasion at Oakland Mills High School. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Byron Center High School and a 2008 graduate of Calvin College.
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By CNN | July 8, 2011
Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Ford died Friday evening with family at her bedside, according to a family member. Elaine Didier, the director of the Grand Rapids, Mich., museum, confirmed Ford's death to CNN. No other details were immediately available. Condolences began pouring in soon after news broke about her death.
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November 3, 2011
Ann Rochford, of Columbia, and Klaus Deutsch, of Berlin, Germany, announce the marriage of their daughter, Jessie Anne Rochford, to Tyler Petrini, son of Janis and Andrew Petrini, of Grand Rapids, Mich., on Oct. 1, 2011, in Traverse City, Mich. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Wilde Lake High School, a 2004 graduate of the University of Maryland and a 2006 graduate of Fordham University. She is currently employed as the Hispanic achievement liasion at Oakland Mills High School. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Byron Center High School and a 2008 graduate of Calvin College.
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By RUSSELL WORKING AND TIM JONES and RUSSELL WORKING AND TIM JONES,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | June 1, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In a tragic case of mistaken identity, the family of an Indiana college student believed to have survived a multiple-fatality crash in late April said yesterday that their daughter was dead, while the parents of a student thought to have died in that collision learned their daughter was alive in a Michigan hospital. The sad and extraordinary story came to light on a Web log set up by the family of Laura VanRyn, a 22-year-old student from Caledonia, Mich. Her relatives had kept a five-week vigil at the Grand Rapids hospital bed of the young woman they thought was their daughter.
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By RUSSELL WORKING AND TIM JONES and RUSSELL WORKING AND TIM JONES,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | June 1, 2006
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In a tragic case of mistaken identity, the family of an Indiana college student believed to have survived a multiple-fatality crash in late April said yesterday that their daughter was dead, while the parents of a student thought to have died in that collision learned their daughter was alive in a Michigan hospital. The sad and extraordinary story came to light on a Web log set up by the family of Laura VanRyn, a 22-year-old student from Caledonia, Mich. Her relatives had kept a five-week vigil at the Grand Rapids hospital bed of the young woman they thought was their daughter.
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December 1, 2005
Suddenly in Tulcea, Romania on November 19, 2005, JOHN WARREN WHITEKETTLE, beloved son of Janet Neilson Whitekettle and H. Chester Whitekettle, of Oak Crest Village at Village Square, Parkville, MD and devoted brother of Richard Wagner Whitekettle of Grand Rapids, MI. A private Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 1 in Baltimore, followed by interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, MD. Arrangements by the family owned MITCHELL-WIEDEFELD FUNERAL...
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