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By Scott Shane and Jean Thompson and Scott Shane and Jean Thompson,Sun Staff Writers | February 6, 1995
Students returned today to fire-damaged Lake Clifton-Eastern High School and to relatively minor inconveniences, including long, frigid detours between classrooms.Only the library, which will have to be reconstructed and restocked, was not functioning this morning, said Donna Franks, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore school system.However, halls connecting the school's burned-out library to other school buildings were closed. Instead of taking their usual indoor shortcuts, students and staff members were forced to take detours -- outdoors on icy sidewalks and into the sub-freezing cold.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2005
Samantha Porter has always hated the sight of the dilapidated domed building atop the curved drive leading to the Lake Clifton-Eastern High School complex. Now, after working with the Maryland Historical Society on an oral history and research project about Northeast Baltimore, the 16-year-old has become a bit of an expert on it. She knows the brick-and-stained-glass structure is not the church she once thought it was. It is a valve house built in 1887 to transport water between two man-made lakes, Clifton and Montebello.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1995
IT'S BEEN almost 10 years since Bob Bonnell convened 55 students at Baltimore's Lake Clifton-Eastern High School and announced that if they stayed in school, kept their grades up and graduated, he'd guarantee them college scholarships.The Lake Clifton-Eastern Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) was patterned after Eugene Lang's "I Have a Dream" program, which was launched in 1981 at a graduation speech Mr. Lang gave to sixth-graders at his old elementary school in East Harlem. That got tons of publicity; imitators like EOP did not.Today, nearly a decade later, many Lake Clifton-Eastern graduates have fulfilled their dreams, and theirs is a story appropriate for the holiday season.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2004
There were only two days left before the big show at the Lake Clifton-Eastern High School complex, and things were not exactly as Christina Youngston would have liked them to be. The clock in the vast, seldom-used auditorium was frozen at 11:48. Only four of the stage lights were in working condition; the rest were bulbless, collecting dust on a shelf. There was still no sign of the microphones or costumes someone had agreed to provide for the show. But Youngston, the volunteer director of School No. 426's drama club, set aside those worries as her 15 actors gathered on the dimly lit stage to warm up. Together, they swung their arms, rolled their heads from side to side and blew raspberries to loosen their lips.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1997
An argument that broke out shortly after students were dismissed from nearby Lake Clifton-Eastern High School erupted in gunfire yesterday afternoon, leaving a young man dead on the top of a grassy embankment.School officials said last night that the victim was not a city school student.Students who passed by police examining the body just off St. Lo Drive were shaken by the latest outbreak of violence."Anyone who walked down here could have gotten shot," said Tyrone Bonds, 14, a 10th-grader who said he usually leaves the school from a back door to avoid the afternoon crowds that gather on St. Lo Drive near Harford Road.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | February 1, 1995
Fire damage at Lake Clifton-Eastern Senior High School could reach $1 million -- twice the original estimate -- but Baltimore school officials vowed yesterday that the 2,229 students will return to class there Monday."
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2004
There were only two days left before the big show at the Lake Clifton-Eastern High School complex, and things were not exactly as Christina Youngston would have liked them to be. The clock in the vast, seldom-used auditorium was frozen at 11:48. Only four of the stage lights were in working condition; the rest were bulbless, collecting dust on a shelf. There was still no sign of the microphones or costumes someone had agreed to provide for the show. But Youngston, the volunteer director of School No. 426's drama club, set aside those worries as her 15 actors gathered on the dimly lit stage to warm up. Together, they swung their arms, rolled their heads from side to side and blew raspberries to loosen their lips.
NEWS
By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,Sun Staff Writer | February 14, 1995
A campaign to rebuild the burned-out library at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School was launched yesterday with a rallying cry that will send some Baltimoreans to their attics.In addition to thousands of nonfiction and fiction books, a Jan. 30 fire in the library devoured keepsakes that chart the histories of the two schools."All of our yearbooks are gone for Lake Clifton and for Eastern High School," Librarian Yvonne Mercer said yesterday.She realized that they had burned when she began compiling an inventory last week for the school's insurance claim.
NEWS
By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,Sun Staff Writer | April 8, 1995
Baltimore school officials said yesterday that they will move ahead with plans for creating a character-building academy at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.But, bowing to the concerns of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, officials said federal empowerment zone funds would not be used to finance the proposed Leadership Academy of Baltimore.The academy, a school within a school, would be developed using theories and practices of the private Hyde School in Bath, Maine. Hyde, which provides leadership training and challenges students and their families to take responsibility for their learning, already has a privatization venture in a New Haven, Conn.
NEWS
April 8, 1996
Emissions waiver should be renewableI have a 1982 Dodge truck that I keep as an additional vehicle for the rare occasions when I need to haul something excessively large. Although in good condition and well maintained, it has nearly 200,000 miles on it. Without exaggeration, it gets driven maybe once every few months.It always passed the emissions test, until the new program started. It wasn't too much of a problem that it failed. I spent approximately $200 on it, and it still failed.At least I could obtain a waiver stating that I had met the required $150 minimum repair attempt.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2003
When members of the freshman class at New Era Academy walk through the school's doors today, they won't just be starting high school. The next years of their lives will be like four years of college orientation. "It's not like we're going to talk about college once a month and then move on to other things," said the new school's equally new principal, John Davis. "We want this to be a part of their lives. We want them to see college in everything that they do." Many high schools focus their students on college preparation.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2003
Baltimore's school board began the process of breaking up Lake Clifton/Eastern High School - the largest in the city -by voting last night to move a portion of the student body to another location. About 350 ninth- and tenth-grade students who would have attended Lake Clifton next year will be assigned to an underused section of Thurgood Marshall Middle School in the fall. The board delayed action for two weeks on a second component of the plan, which would move another 350 freshmen and sophomores to Fairmont-Harford High School next fall.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | December 17, 2000
They came home yesterday to their alma mater - Lake Clifton-Eastern High School - to look through old photographs, share stories and exchange addresses and hugs. Some are in college now. One is a sixth-grade teacher at a Baltimore middle school. Another is a shoe salesman. All are alumni of the Educational Opportunity Program, an effort launched at Lake Clifton 14 years ago that has helped hundreds of city kids through high school, into college and on to what one of them called the "real world" beyond.
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By Sarah Pekkanen and Sarah Pekkanen,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
More than three years after a devastating fire destroyed the library at Lake Clifton Eastern High School, school officials plan to unveil today a state-of-the-art, $4 million media center that houses 300,000 new books and periodicals.It was critical to replace the library because the Jan. 30, 1995, fire that was blamed on faulty wiring harmed more than textbooks, officials said: it threatened the dreams of students who relied on it for research projects and the opportunity to experiment with new technology.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1997
An argument that broke out shortly after students were dismissed from nearby Lake Clifton-Eastern High School erupted in gunfire yesterday afternoon, leaving a young man dead on the top of a grassy embankment.School officials said last night that the victim was not a city school student.Students who passed by police examining the body just off St. Lo Drive were shaken by the latest outbreak of violence."Anyone who walked down here could have gotten shot," said Tyrone Bonds, 14, a 10th-grader who said he usually leaves the school from a back door to avoid the afternoon crowds that gather on St. Lo Drive near Harford Road.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | August 28, 1996
ACTING ON THE proposition that smaller is better, Baltimore is quietly breaking its unwieldy high schools into smaller academies, each with a teaching team and vocational theme.With technical help and on-the-scene advice from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, Patterson High School began the trend last year. Three others -- Lake Clifton-Eastern, Douglass and Northwestern -- will make the transition this fall or next spring. (Some high schools have academies with vocational themes, but only Patterson has been fully converted.
NEWS
By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1995
A crew of 300 workers organized by a company specializing in emergency reconstruction rushed yesterday to scrub away soot and complete a $1 million cleanup to reopen Lake Clifton-Eastern High School this morning, exactly a week after it was heavily damaged by fire."
BUSINESS
By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff | September 25, 1990
First problem: a lack of skilled labor to fill some jobs at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Loch Raven Boulevard.Second problem: finding jobs for students who will graduate from Lake Clifton-Eastern High School next spring with no immediate plans for college.Solution: a special work-study program that will virtually guarantee jobs at the VA hospital for at least seven students upon graduation, and provide real-world training for some 25 more.The new program is one of a growing number of cooperative ventures between employers and the schools.
NEWS
April 8, 1996
Emissions waiver should be renewableI have a 1982 Dodge truck that I keep as an additional vehicle for the rare occasions when I need to haul something excessively large. Although in good condition and well maintained, it has nearly 200,000 miles on it. Without exaggeration, it gets driven maybe once every few months.It always passed the emissions test, until the new program started. It wasn't too much of a problem that it failed. I spent approximately $200 on it, and it still failed.At least I could obtain a waiver stating that I had met the required $150 minimum repair attempt.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1995
IT'S BEEN almost 10 years since Bob Bonnell convened 55 students at Baltimore's Lake Clifton-Eastern High School and announced that if they stayed in school, kept their grades up and graduated, he'd guarantee them college scholarships.The Lake Clifton-Eastern Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) was patterned after Eugene Lang's "I Have a Dream" program, which was launched in 1981 at a graduation speech Mr. Lang gave to sixth-graders at his old elementary school in East Harlem. That got tons of publicity; imitators like EOP did not.Today, nearly a decade later, many Lake Clifton-Eastern graduates have fulfilled their dreams, and theirs is a story appropriate for the holiday season.
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