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July 7, 2003
On July 5, 2003 MARIE THERESE LEITH (nee Nolan) beloved wife of the late Benjamin J. Leith, loving mother of Patricia Leith-Tetrault and Margaret Leith, dear grandmother of Andre and Phillip Leith-Tetrault. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday at 1 P.M. at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Retirement Community. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 1777 Reisterstown Rd., Suite 370, Baltimore, MD 21208.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2013
Leith Symington Griswold, matriarch of the Symington and Griswold families, who was an accomplished equestrienne, died of heart failure Tuesday at her Monkton home. She was 97. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of John Fife "Jack" Symington, an industrialist and sportsman, and Arabella Hambleton Symington, who served on charitable boards. Mrs. Griswold grew up on the family's Lutherville farm, Tallwood, and graduated from the Bryn Mawr School. She attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a school in Rome.
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July 21, 2006
LELIA LEITH GRISWOLD died in Cornville, Arizona on June 25 at age 59. She was the beloved daughter of Arabella Leith Symington Griswold and the late Benjamin H. Griswold, III. She was a graduate of the Garrison Forest School and the University of Pennsylvania. She also received a Bachelors degree in Social Work as well as her Masters in Education and Human Development from the University of Maryland and was a licensed social worker in Baltimore for many years. She continued her practice in a number of western states, most recently in Arizona where she had resided for two years.
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Erica L. Green | August 28, 2012
Leith Walk Elementary School kicked off the Baltimore city school system's "21st Century Buildings for Our Children" campaign, a billion-dollar borrowing plan that will require a funding commitment from the state, in order to overhaul the system's aging infrastructure--a feat determined to cost $2.4 billion. The Sun's back-to-school coverage was notably devoted to the school shooting that took place in Baltimore on Monday, shortly after the state welcomed students back to school for the 2012-2013 school year.
NEWS
April 4, 2001
Sandra Leith Merson, a homemaker, died Saturday of cancer at Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. She was 51 and had lived in Highlandtown before moving to Berkeley Springs, W. Va., in 1985. She was an administrative aide at Alex Karas Rolls Royce and Photography on Belair Road. Born Sandra Leith Shock in Rising Sun, she graduated in 1972 from Patapsco High School. In 1975, she married William Henry Merson, who survives her. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
WHAT'S A MIZPAP? Well, Marylanders from Oakland to Smith Island know about Mizpaps. The common pronunciation of the acronym for the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) can be used as a noun, adjective or verb.As in, "Let's Mizpap that assignment."Last week, I found a school that's been more thoroughly Mizpapped than any other in my wide acquaintance. Leith Walk Elementary in Northeast Baltimore has infused elements of the state's performance program into virtually everything it does.
NEWS
July 5, 2000
When you read "Moonstruck: The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon," we asked you, What was the final part of the training for the jump over the moon? Charles Hill of Leith Walk Elementary told us the right answer: clearing the Wall, which the cow did on the first time out.
FEATURES
June 3, 1998
"My favorite part of 'The Nutcracker' by Mark A. Talor is when Mary and the Nutcracker entered the land of sweets. Mary was amazed at how beautiful the place looked with a bright orange brook. She always loved sweets but she never thought she would be in a land of sweets."Traci S. Lambert, Grade 3Leith Walk Elementary
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 17, 1993
CHELSEA, Mich. -- A teacher at Chelsea High School shot the school superintendent to death and wounded the principal and another teacher during a meeting yesterday.Stephen Leith then allegedly threw his gun outside and sat in a classroom, where he was arrested, police said.Mr. Leith, a chemistry and physics teacher, stepped out of a meeting with Superintendent Joseph Piasecki, Principal Ronald Mead and English teacher Phillip Jones, a union representative, police said.He allegedly returned with a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol and began firing.
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By Rachel Elbaum and Rachel Elbaum,SUN STAFF | August 7, 1998
Diane Leith Bredar, a registered nurse and diabetes program manager at Howard County General Hospital, died Tuesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle collision that day in Towson. The Hampton resident was 40.Born in Washington, the former Diane Leith was the daughter of a CIA agent and lived as a child in Indonesia, Pakistan, Iraq and Arlington, Va.She received a nursing degree in 1980 and a master's degree in science and nursing in 1989, both from the University of Northern Colorado.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | March 25, 2008
They're like an old married couple, but without the squabbling. Well, there is "the look," the wordless but fraught exchange that one will give the other and that translates into something like "Uh, bad idea" or "I don't think so." But given that Edna Greer and Michael McNelly have been together more than 25 years now, more often than not, they see things eye to eye. Greer and McNelly aren't married - to one another, at least - except when it comes to their work with the Baltimore City public schools, where, as she jokes, "He and I developed this relationship, this love affair," and now are working at their third school together, Leith Walk Elementary.
NEWS
August 4, 2006
LELIA LEITH GRISWOLD died in Cornville, Arizona on June 25 at age 59. She was the beloved daughter of Arabella Leith Symington Griswold and the late Benjamin H. Griswold, III. She was a graduate of the Garrison Forest School and the University of Pennsylvania. She also received a Bachelors degree in Social Work as well as her Masters in Education and Human Development from the University of Maryland and was a licensed social worker in Baltimore for many years. She continued her practice in a number of western states, most recently in Arizona where she had resided for two years.
NEWS
January 21, 2006
On Saturday, January 14, 2006, BENJAMIN HOWELL GRISWOLD, III; beloved husband of Leith (nee Symington) Griswold; devoted father of Benjamin H. Griswold, IV, Jack Symington Griswold, Nancy Montague Griswold Knox and Lelia Leith Griswold; predeceased by brother Alexander Brown Griswold and sisters Carolyn Griswold Egerton and Betty Griswold Fisher. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Service and burial will be private. A Memorial service will be held Friday, April 7, 2006 at 11 A.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD. In lieu of flowers contributions may be in memory of Benjamin H. Griswold III to St. James Episcopal Church, (21111)
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | November 14, 2005
A 25-year-old woman was fatally injured early yesterday in Northeast Baltimore when a police officer on an emergency call ran a red light and collided with her vehicle, city police said. The crash, just after 2 a.m. at Northern Parkway and Leith Walk, remains under investigation, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. Mary Jones of the 3200 block of Lawnview Ave. was driving north on Leith Walk when her 1990 Cadillac was struck broadside by the police cruiser, Harris said. She was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital at 2:58 a.m. The officer, identified as Antonio Reyes, 31, of the Northeastern District, was responding to a stabbing and had his car's emergency lights on when he went through a red light, Harris said.
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By LOUISE ROUG | September 30, 2005
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- At dawn, Leith Hassan went to pick up bread for the family's breakfast. Jumping on his red bicycle, the 14-year-old whizzed down the street, passing the carpet store at the corner. Just then, a driver detonated a bomb hidden in his car. One red-hot piece of shrapnel severed the boy's left leg. Later, from his hospital bed, Leith tried to reassure his father. "Don't worry, Daddy," he said. "I'll be OK." Leith, who had dreamed of becoming a pilot, died that afternoon. His story is sad but, in Baghdad, not unusual.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2005
Over the past two weeks, the 180 children in Leith Walk Elementary School's summer program have learned a lot about crabs. Six-year-old Taylor Snead learned that "crabs have `pinchers,' and they might pinch really, really, really hard." Tania Jones, 5, now knows that "some of them live in the ocean, and some of them live in their homes on the land." Along the way, there has been another lesson for these children: That their summer program - which provides four hours of academics in the morning and four hours of recreation in the afternoon - is not to be taken for granted.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Regina Marler and Regina Marler,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 2, 2003
Hazzard's `Great Fire': after the cataclysmThe Great Fire, by Shirley Hazzard. Farrar, Straus and Girouz. 278 pages. $24. Shirley Hazzard writes for grown-ups. Her long-awaited new book, The Great Fire, can be counted with Middlemarch as one of the few novels in English that can hold the attention of an adult without recourse to comedy, freakish plot turns or sentimentality. It is also a classic romance so cleverly embedded in a work of clear-eyed postwar sagacity that readers will not realize until halfway through that they are rooting for a pair of ill-starred lovers who might have stepped off a Renaissance stage.
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