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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2010
Howard County police have arrested a man who is believed to have set a woman on fire in a wooded area of Laurel where the couple may have been living. Officers were called to woods near Gorman Road at about 2:45 p.m. for reports that a man had set a woman on fire, police said. A witness, who police also believed to be homeless, ran to a nearby store to call 911. The woman was found suffering from severe burns and was taken to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, police said.
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Sports Digest | January 24, 2014
Laurel Park Four stakes winners featured in Saturday's Miracle Wood Stakes The $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes, one of four stakes on Saturday's nine-race program at Laurel Park, will feature four 3-year-old stakes winners - Extrasexyhippzter (5-2), Joint Custody (3-1), Jessethemarine (7-2) and Germaniac (6-1) - facing runners from the Todd Pletcher , John Servis and King Leatherbury barns in the 1-mile test. Joint Custody has won four races for trainer Jerry Robb after six starts, including the Marylander Stakes and the Maryland Juvenile Championship.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 9, 1996
GRETCHEN JONES, co-chair of the publicity committee for Laurel Woods Elementary School, said the school recently welcomed the new administrative team of Principal Rosanne Wilson and Assistant Principal Peggy Dember.It's a bit of a challenge assuming these positions in midyear, but the two are up to the challenge. Of course, it helps that Rosanne Wilson previously was the assistant principal at the school. She knows her way around the corridors.Laurel Woods partnershipThe Laurel-area T. G. I. Friday's restaurant is one of the school's partners.
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August 15, 2013
• Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services , 311 Laurel Ave., 301-776-0442. Items needed: Backpacks, lunch boxes, pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, composition books, 3-ring binders, loose leaf paper, scissors, glue, colored pencils, crayons and markers; all age groups, especially middle and high school. Donations accepted through Sept. 15. • Liberty Tax, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 30, 8851 Gorman Road, 301-483-8626. Items needed: School supplies for students at Laurel Woods, Bollman Bridge, Maryland City and Brock Bridge elementary schools.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2010
A 45-year old homeless man is facing first-degree murder charges in the beating death of another homeless man who was found in woods near Laurel Race Track on Thursday, according to Anne Arundel County police. Adalberto Rodriquez-Tolledo was found walking along the 8800 block of Gorman Road in North Laurel on Friday afternoon at about 5:30 p.m., police said. He was arrested on an unrelated warrant, but under questioning, police said he implicated himself in the beating death of Flavio Garcia, 55, of San Pedro, Jicayan Oaxaca, Mexico.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 13, 1997
IT IS always a pleasure to get news from Laurel Woods Elementary. The school makes a genuine effort to help students feel they are part of a community. It publishes the names of new students monthly, and the cover of the bulletin features a student's artwork.This month's issue features art by third-graders Brandi Barna and Jordan Machen depicting Japanese-style fish kites.Laurel Woods regretfully says goodbye to staff members and teachers Madge Kellner, Debbie Vail, Carole Ferguson, Neil Gwinn, Karen Pumphrey, Kathy Conway, Becky Smith, Kathy Jacobs, Alison Weintraub, Maggie Blackwell, Janet Moore and Debbie Stvan.
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By LOURDES SULLIVAN | February 24, 1995
It is approaching March, eight weeks before the last frost date in our area. That means that provident gardeners begin to sow seeds in basement pots and smugly note the slender shoots of daffodils breaking through the ground.I long to be in their number. Alas, I duly sow the seeds in trays, lower the fluorescent lights to encourage germination, and forget to water the seedlings.In a week my basement looks like a diorama of ecological disaster. The slender shoots I smile at in the lawn are onion grass.
NEWS
November 7, 2003
Laurel Woods Elementary School and the LAMP Program will sponsor community dinners at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18. School staff members will serve community residents a free spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria at Laurel Woods. More than $1,000 in donations from local businesses will be awarded to the winners of the 2003 LAMP Essay Contest and as door prizes. More than 400 people have attended the dinners in the past three years, and a large crowd is expected this year. The event will celebrate Laurel Woods Elementary's 30 years of service to the community.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 26, 1996
IT IS with sorrow, but also pride, that the Laurel Woods Elementary School community greets the news that Principal Patricia Tidgewell has been selected to open Ilchester Elementary School -- the county's newest elementary -- next fall.Rosanne Wilson, the assistant principal, will take over as principal Monday. Her position will be filled by Peggy Dumler, a reading specialist at Longfellow Elementary.New studentsLaurel Woods not only will have different administrators, but also some new students this semester.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 6, 1996
LAUREL WOODS Elementary extends a warm holiday welcome to the newest members of the Laurel Woods family.It is always a bit daunting to enter a new school in the middle of the school year, so the school wants kindergartners Brenda Segura, Mary Ann Segura and Ryan Castro to feel especially welcome.Warm regards go also to fellow students Jordan Crews, Jorge Ruano, Yesenia Ruano, Jamielle Chase, Charles Leggett, Diamond Madison and William Witte.More than 300 Laurel Woods students had perfect attendance this quarter.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
The North Laurel Savage MultiService Center will host its fourth annual Community Fair on Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair hosts many agencies that can offer assistance to members in need in our community. Some of the agencies that will be attending are Grassroots, FIRN, BGE, Howard County Workforce, LARS, Maryland Department of Housing, and Family and Children Services. There will be clowns and a moon bounce for the kids. They will also be offering free health and dental screenings.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
When you enter Julie Chang's world languages class at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City, you leave English at the door. Then, if you know the answer to a question and are told to " qing ju shou ," you raise your hand. If you're told, " bu shou hua ," then you must keep quiet. And if someone asks about the weather and it's sunny outside, you say, " yin tian . " Chang teaches Chinese, one of two languages offered in the Howard County school system's world languages pilot, which is in its second year at Laurel Woods and Waverly elementary schools.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2010
A 45-year old homeless man is facing first-degree murder charges in the beating death of another homeless man who was found in woods near Laurel Race Track on Thursday, according to Anne Arundel County police. Adalberto Rodriquez-Tolledo was found walking along the 8800 block of Gorman Road in North Laurel on Friday afternoon at about 5:30 p.m., police said. He was arrested on an unrelated warrant, but under questioning, police said he implicated himself in the beating death of Flavio Garcia, 55, of San Pedro, Jicayan Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2010
A 37-year-old homeless woman who was set on fire last month in a wooded area in Laurel has died, police said Friday. Pamela Myers, who police say was severely burned Oct. 23 by longtime boyfriend Ricky Rodola, died Thursday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Police say Rodola, 48, who had been charged with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the attack, now might be charged with murder. He is being held without bond in the Howard County detention center.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | October 5, 2008
Paul Carpenetti received a welcome shock last week. The fifth-grade teacher at Laurel Woods Elementary School was surprised Wednesday with the news that his class would receive $1,000 worth of much-needed school supplies. Carpenetti was one of four Maryland public school teachers, and more than 1,000 nationwide, selected as part of "A Day Made Better," a program sponsored by OfficeMax. In all, the Illinois-based office supplies retailer donated more than $1 million worth of supplies. Teachers were selected by their principals after their schools were identified for need.
NEWS
March 2, 2008
The South Laurel Recreation Center will offer a class exploring the basics of tea from noon to 2 p.m. March 9 at the Montpelier Carriage House on the mansion grounds off Route 197 in Laurel. The class will be held upstairs above The Little Tea Pot Gift shop at 9652 Muirkirk Road. Topics include the varieties and history of tea, how to brew tea and tea tasting. The cost is $18. Information: South Laurel Recreation Council, 301-776- 2805. Egg hunts planned for March 15 Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold its annual Spring Egg Hunts from 10 a.m. to noon March 15 at two locations.
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By Susan Harpster and Susan Harpster,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 22, 2002
LAUREL WOODS Elementary School parents and children attended community dinners in the school cafeteria Monday and Tuesday night. Four hundred helpings of spaghetti with meatballs were prepared and served to the families by members of the Laurel Woods staff. "The reason why we're here tonight is to celebrate you," Principal Rosanne Wilson said Monday night. "We have a wonderfully diverse population that we think reflects the world." The gathering Monday included mothers Rana Abdulrahim from Syria, Mohga Osman from Egypt and MiKyung Han from Korea.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2004
Their homework done, 7-year-old Abigail Anthony and her after-school companions stacked their chairs and gathered on the carpeted floor to studiously work with Shape by Shape - plastic puzzle kits that use small geometrically shaped pieces to make different patterns fit into a small frame. "This is not an easy task. You have to focus," said Dana Torrence, a tall, intense, well-dressed man sporting a shaved head and shiny tasseled loafers, to the 14 fifth-grade children in Columbia's Swansfield Elementary School.
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