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July 2, 2004
THE RELIEF is palpable. Principal Pamela Terry's academic year just ended with celebrations for students, staff, parents and business partners as George G. Kelson Elementary-Middle in Baltimore achieved a milestone seven years in the making: At last, it has shed the stigma of being a "reconstitution-eligible" school. Preliminary results from this winter's Maryland School Assessments show improvement enough to move Ms. Terry's school -- and 17 others in the Baltimore metro region, 25 in all statewide -- off the state's list of schools needing improvement.
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By Kevin J. Manning | April 10, 2014
The afternoon of Monday, March 31st was a typical day at Stevenson University until 2:24 p.m., when cell phones across campus suddenly displayed a text alert that we have never had to send before: "Active shooter on the Owings Mills campus. " The same warning popped up on office PCs and classroom computer projectors. Students, faculty and staff locked doors, piled desks and chairs to create barricades and hid under desks and in closets to protect themselves wherever they were on campus.
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SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | April 7, 1993
NEW ORLEANS -- The Final Four being a college experience, at least in theory, it seems fitting that we sum up what we learned while watching North Carolina win a championship neither big nor easily in the Big Easy.We learned, first and foremost, how ridiculous it is to credit or blame coaches for what happens in the Final Four. It is perfectly fair to judge them on their team's performance over the course of a career or even a single season, but the Final Four is just a dice roll.Consider that Kentucky probably would have beaten Michigan had Jamal Mashburn not committed a foolish fifth foul in overtime of their semifinal.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
As a 30-year retired wrestling coach still active on state committees, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Gregory Kane ( "Gregory Kane, former Sun columnist, dies at 62," Feb. 20). Mr. Kane often wrote about wrestling in relation to his own high school experiences and to the values taught by the nature of the sport. The extraordinary mental and physical requirements led to the development of discipline and a work ethic that many wrestlers display throughout their lives.
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By Milton Bates | October 2, 1991
SEVENTY? The big seven-oh? Three score and 10? Not I! Not yet!Ah, but the folks at vital statistics say otherwise, and odds are they're right. Funny, I don't feel it, and friends tell me, with a straight face, that I don't look or act it. I still hit a fair tennis ball, though I grant my marriage is far more sound than my backhand. And my two children? Blessed twice more.So, after seven decades on this planet and almost five of matrimony, what wisdom can be safely imparted? After all, one who lives long enough might be expected to learn a few things, reach a few conclusions.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2000
Joseph Galli Jr. is on a mission: to make VerticalNet Inc., the company he now heads, as much a household name as Amazon.com Inc., the company he left. If he can do that, the former executive of Towson-based Black & Decker Corp. might realize another goal, helping put the East Coast on the map for technology. Galli tried to spread the word about VerticalNet and e-commerce lessons learned at Amazon while speaking yesterday to about 200 Baltimore brokers, consultants, bankers, accountants and Internet business people at Maryvale Preparatory School.
NEWS
September 1, 2006
TV PICK-- Building on Ground Zero--Can lessons learned from the Twin Towers' collapse make new buildings safer? (MPT, Tuesday, 8 p.m.)
NEWS
By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 13, 2003
WASHINGTON - The combined effect of U.S. technological superiority and an incompetent Iraqi military was the primary reason for the quick victory over Saddam Hussein's forces, according to a draft Army study of lessons learned in the Iraq war. As a result, the authors caution against using the war as a model for planning future conflicts against more determined and capable foes. It "would be dangerous to assume Iraqi-style scenarios as the future norm," the study said. The Army study, led by Stephen Biddle, a professor of strategic studies at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., is not in final form.
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By GREGORY KANE | August 18, 2004
WHEN Baltimore schools open next month, Ali Batmanghelidj will stand in front of his students and perhaps ponder the gulf between them. First there's that name. After I assured him that students are almost certain to nickname him "Batman," Batmanghelidj said that was the least of his worries. For the 24-year-old University of Southern California grad, the worst experience with his last name is years behind him. "Can you imagine learning to write that [name] in kindergarten?" Batmanghelidj asked this past weekend as he sat in his sparsely furnished St. Paul Street apartment.
NEWS
January 22, 2006
Public schools closed until Wednesday Harford County Public Schools will be closed for students tomorrow and Tuesday for teacher in-service days. Information: 410-588-5203. HCC offers computer series for women Harford Community College is offering a "Computer Training for Re-entry Women" series to help women who are re-entering the work force, wanting to advance to a higher position or changing careers, and need to gain or improve computer skills. The series includes: The workshop "Starting Over," where women will identify strengths and map out strategies to achieve their goals.
NEWS
By Betty Buck | December 4, 2013
Every day, Maryland beer distributors safely and efficiently deliver thousands of labels of beer to local retail stores, restaurants and bars for Marylanders to purchase and enjoy - from the Baltimore Harbor to the Eastern Shore to the Washington Metropolitan Area. But the success of our local businesses today results from lessons learned years ago when this nation banned alcohol, drove it underground and released a torrent of unintended consequences. On Thursday, while many prepare for holiday festivities, we celebrate another milestone in our country's history: the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.
NEWS
By Tim Schwartz, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2013
Nine St. John's Episcopal Youth Group teenagers spent several hours hearing testimonies and serving lunch to poor and homeless people at the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore on the last Sunday in October. It's one of many good deeds done recently by the high school-age kids, which is why the group is among 16 organizations being recognized this season for their volunteer service by the Ravens and the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism. Recipients of the 14th annual Honor Rows Program, the 46 youth group members and leaders will be honored at the Ravens home game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
So much has changed for Dannell Ellerbe since the Super Bowl . He is in a new city wearing a different uniform for another AFC contender. He is now the leader that young players look to in key moments, instead of it being the other way around. And yes, his wallet is heavier nowadays. But every time a replay of the Super Bowl pops up, he can't help but flash back to his final run with the Ravens and feel like it all happened just yesterday. "That's something that drives me today, to get back to that position and get back to the Super Bowl and win again," said Ellerbe, now the Miami Dolphins starting middle linebacker.
NEWS
By Tom Horton | December 24, 2012
"Saving the Chesapeake Bay is a test; if we pass we get to keep the planet," wrote Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker, in the foreword to a book I wrote about 20 years ago for the foundation. The bay, on the doorstep of the nation's capital, polluted by all modern humans do, was as good a place as any to learn if humans could exist sustainably with the rest of nature. What have we learned since that book, "Turning The Tide," was published in 1991? In a revised, 2003 edition, I set out six "Lessons Learned" that looked back over the previous decade.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2012
About a dozen years ago, the Internet bubble had burst and many workers were forced to postpone retirement because their 401(k)s were wiped out by the bear market. Today, we're living through the aftermath of another bubble collapse and workers again are wondering when, or even if, they'll be able to retire. In the time between these two devastating events, I like to think that workers have become more informed and engaged in finances. When this column launched 13 years ago, many people didn't know about credit scores and that a lender judged whether they could borrow money and at what interest rate based on that number.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
For the past two seasons, Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey has had a first hand look at a quality basketball player from the Baltimore Catholic League, watching Mount St. Joseph graduate Eric Atkins develop into a starting point guard for his Fighting Irish. As the guest speaker at the second annual BCL Hall of Fame ceremony Thursday night, Brey praised the caliber of athletes to come out of the BCL and the leadership provided by BCL coaches of the past and present.
FEATURES
By Susan Stewart and Susan Stewart,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | February 25, 1992
Can TV be too good for its own good? If most of prime-time TV -- laugh tracks, moving moments, lessons learned -- is life made simple, then NBC's "I'll Fly Away" is TV made difficult. Is it too difficult? Or have we all watched so much "good TV" that we can't recognize something great when it comes along?"Away," which returns Friday (9 p.m. on Channel 2) for nine weeks of new episodes, is not always easy to take. It offers few answers. It creeps along toward uncertain conclusions, its 1950s Southern setting unenhanced by stock characters or fake antebellum atmosphere.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | April 25, 2012
Last week, coach Jeff Shirk had said that he wanted to see how competitive Washington would be in Saturday's road contest at top-ranked Salisbury. He got his answer as the Shoremen fell heavily, 17-5, in the latest installment of the War on the Shore series. The final score didn't bother Shirk as much as how it developed. “I learned that we still have a group that starts slow sometimes, and that's what happened with Salisbury,” he said Tuesday. “We wanted to start fast.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2012
In terms of talent, glamour and wide appeal, few opera singers today rank as high as mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. No wonder there's quite a buzz at the Peabody Conservatory, where Graves will join the voice faculty in the fall. People are still talking about a master class that Graves gave at the conservatory last September. "She didn't know she was auditioning," said Phyllis Bryn-Julson, the distinguished soprano who chairs the voice department. "It was a phenomenal day for the students.
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