August 4, 1998
Lillian Hoban,73, a self-taught children's illustrator and author whose work was inspired by the daily adventures of her children, died of heart failure July 17 in New York.Ms. Hoban, the author and illustrator of more than 100 books, created such characters as Frances the badger and Arthur the chimpanzee. Some of her most renowned drawings and books dealt with the difficulties of early childhood.A. William Olsen Jr.,77, an English and history teacher who served as headmaster of The Hotchkiss School from 1960 to 1981, died Thursday in Lakeville, Conn.
August 28, 1991
Age; Residence 35; WestminsterSalary: $43,447Family: Wife: Barbara, pupil personnel worker for Carroll schools; her children, Laura, 16; Jessica, 12Education: Bachelor's degree, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pa., 1978; master's degree in education, Western Maryland College, 1984Previous work experience:Social studies teacher for a private school in Los Angeles; history teacher at Southwestern School District, Pa.; teacher and guidance counselor at...
March 3, 1997
Elizabeth V. Gaither, 72, history teacher and deaconElizabeth Vaughn Gaither, a retired history teacher in Baltimore public schools and a deacon at her church, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Rock Glen Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Baltimore. The lifelong Baltimorean was 72.Mrs. Gaither taught in middle school for many years and retired in 1985.After retiring, she became involved in religious activities, serving as an instructor for the Progressive National Convention and director of religious education at Sharon Baptist Church in West Baltimore, where she was ordained a deacon.
April 11, 1999
From the moment he learned he had won the Nobel Prize, Hamilton Smith dreaded what was to come.On that October morning 20 years ago, Smith numbly performed the rituals of celebration -- sipping champagne, posing for photographers, nodding at colleagues and strangers. He threaded through knots of well-wishers at Johns Hopkins medical school. He sweated through a news conference, then tried to teach a class. Finally, he fled to his office, unable to endure the uproar.Smith wondered if there had been some terrible mistake.
March 20, 2013
The first thing you should know about St. Mary's College of Maryland is this: it's kind of remote. Know how people are always describing a place as being in the middle of nowhere? Well, St. Mary's is 20 miles past nowhere. And then you hang a right. Great school, beautiful campus on the St. Mary's River, sure. But Daniel Boone couldn't find this place. It's as far down Maryland's Western Shore as you can go without falling in the Chesapeake Bay. It's in this unlikely setting that Chris Harney has built a national hoops power.
October 26, 1992
* Name: Reginald Alston, 17, of Columbia.* School: Wilde Lake High.* Why Reginald was chosen: He is vice president of the African-American Awareness Club and co-chairman of Howard County's Black Student Achievement Program. He is a member of the Student Government Association, runs indoor and outdoor track and plays wide receiver for the Wilde Cats football team. "He's an outstanding player," said coach Doug Duvall, who cited Reginald's help in winning the state championship last year against Smithsburg.
June 24, 1993
South River High teacher awarded $3,500 fellowshipMargaret R. Dowsett of Davidsonville has been selected as a 1993 Sci-Mat Fellow for Independent Study in the Humanities.The South River High School chemistry and history teacher was one of 95 science and mathematics teachers selected across the country for the program.Program fellows receive $3,500 grants to pursue six weeks of interdisciplinary, independent study on a topic of their choice that links the sciences and the humanities.The Council for Basic Education sponsors the program.
November 2, 2007
A judge has ruled that the contents of a cell phone and other items police obtained in the case of a former Howard County teacher charged with sexually abusing two students can be presented at his trial, scheduled to begin Jan. 7. Howard County Circuit Judge Richard S. Bernhardt ruled Wednesday against a motion filed by Gerald Richman, an attorney representing Joseph S. Ellis, 25, the former Glenelg High School history teacher accused of sex crimes involving...
March 3, 1991
Towson State University's Office of Minority Affairs honore 11 men and women with Distinguished Black Marylanders Awards. They are: Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, Nancy Bennett, William C. Calhoun, Eugene D. Byrd, Marcellus W. Alexander Jr., Jean Tucker Mann, Evelyn Pasteur Valentine, Freeman A. Hrabowski III; Joseph Haskins Jr., Evelyn Patterson Burrell and Elrod Hendricks.Ann Dake, an early childhood teacher at Bryn Mawr School, was the 1991 recipient of the Mrs. Lucy Eastwood Broadus Memorial Award for travel or study abroad.
November 6, 1994
McDonogh athletic director Jack MacMullen has appointed assistant Chet Janiga, 42, as the Eagles new baseball coach, Janiga confirmed Thursday.Janiga replaces Al Poklemba, who in June accepted a position as athletic director at the Bullis School in Montgomery County.Janiga is in his second year at McDonogh, having been an assistant in the football and baseball programs.A four-year letterman in football and baseball at Bates College in Maine, Janiga spent eight years as assistant athletic director and baseball coach at Landon in Montgomery County.