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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
Carole E. Todd, a retired city public school educator and guidance counselor, died Nov. 24 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of burns. She was 72. Ms. Todd, who had lived at Milford Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Pikesville, suffered burns after she dropped a lit cigarette into her wheelchair, said Laura Johnson, a cousin-in-law who lives in Pelham, N.Y. The daughter of Henry C. Johnson and Cordelia Nelson Johnson, both...
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1996
A month from now, the footsteps and shouts of hundreds of children will echo through the halls of North Glen Elementary School, and guidance counselor Millie DeSimone won't have much quiet time to get to know her charges.That's why she has invited children to visit her at school this summer, to read a favorite story, play a game, draw a picture, eat lunch or talk about problems or vacations. They can even bring friends."My thinking was that it would be good for them to come in to more or less establish a rapport with them, to talk to them, to let them know someone cares and to do some self-esteem building," said DeSimone.
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By HANAH CHO | October 23, 2005
Many Long Reach High School students attended last week's funeral of guidance counselor Steve Morris, who died of a heart attack Oct. 14 while at school. Senior Kraig Peel said he couldn't stay away. "He was the nicest person in the world," said Peel, 17, who met Morris through an SAT-prep course the guidance counselor organized. "He was always smiling." Students had unsuccessfully petitioned Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin to close Long Reach on Thursday so that students, teachers and staff could attend the funeral.
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July 6, 2008
Dorothy Young Wright, a retired guidance counselor and teacher in the Baltimore City public school system, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 75. Born Dorothy Boone in Raleigh, N.C., Ms. Wright moved to Northwest Baltimore at age 8 and graduated from Douglass High School in 1949. Ms. Wright graduated from Morgan State University in 1953 with a degree in history and received a master's degree in guidance counseling from Loyola College in 1975.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 19, 2009
Gladys R. Shannon, a retired Baltimore elementary school guidance counselor and an accomplished clothes maker, died Jan. 10 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Ruxton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pikesville. She was 78. Gladys Regina Thompson was born in Baltimore and lived in Wilson Park. After the death of her mother, she moved with a sister to an apartment in the 2500 block of Madison Ave. "We essentially raised each other. I was 14, and Gladys was 15. We went to school every day, cooked dinners each evening and helped our father in his grocery store after school and on weekends," Marian E. Spencer said.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun Reporter | June 6, 2008
C. Samuel Leishure, a retired Howard County guidance counselor and athletic coach, died of a heart attack Sunday at St. Joseph's Medical Center. The Reisterstown resident was 65. Born in Baltimore and raised on Upmanor Road, he was a 1961 graduate of Edmondson High School, where he was a member of the football, basketball and baseball teams and worked closely with coaches Julian Dyke and Lefty Elliott. On the advice of his Edmondson coaches, he went on to the old Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 22, 2010
Phillip DePorter, a Christian Brother who was a Calvert Hall College High School faculty member and moderator of its parents' club, died Sunday of esophageal cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 69 and lived at Calvert Hall. Born in Aurora, Ill., and raised in Washington, D.C., he attended Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service before entering the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1959. He recently celebrated his golden anniversary as a member of the Roman Catholic religious community.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2011
In a Canton basement lit by fluorescent lights, a dozen glass jugs of fermenting grape juice share space with a washer, dryer and furnace. Standing before them, Erik Bandzak surveys his wines: two deep reds made from a Rougeon grape and an Isabella blackberry blend, which every few minutes emit tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide through their glass air locks. A glass hydrometer, an instrument that gauges a wine's sugar content, measures his Rougeon at about 0.99. "That's what I want it at," Bandzak says.
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Staff Reports | October 26, 2011
A North Carroll Middle School eighth-grader is being charged as a juvenile after he voluntarily surrendered a handgun he brought to the Hampstead school Wednesday, Oct. 26, to a school staff member he went to for help. Maryland State Police identified the student is a 15-year-old male. He is not being identified because he is being charged as a juvenile. According to police accounts, shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, the student was in the school lunchroom for his lunch period when he approached an assistant principal in the room and said he was troubled with thoughts of harming himself.
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