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By GREGORY KANE | December 17, 2005
Oh, where do we begin in the lessons to be learned from John Edward Kennedy Jr.'s guilty plea? This week, Kennedy pleaded guilty to the murder of William A. Bassett, who was a science teacher and faculty dean at St. Paul's School. The incident happened in February at the Towson Town Center. Kennedy was the one who used a 20-gauge shotgun to kill Bassett. Kennedy's crime partner, Javon Clark, drove the getaway vehicle. My guess is Kennedy, 19, entered his plea to escape the death penalty.
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By JAMES J. KILPATRICK | September 2, 1992
Charleston, S.C.--The Andrew school of hurricane instruction is a hard school. It teaches hard lessons. If our leaders do not learn their lessons from this disaster, one day they will have to repeat them.In this regard, the city of Charleston could function as a kind of professor emeritus. Three years ago, Charleston learned its lessons the hard way. Hurricane Hugo struck the city with devastating force. Now Florida and Louisiana are digging out from the calamity of Hurricane Andrew, and the devastation is worse.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | March 19, 1993
When the circus rolls into town for a one-day performance tomorrow, its cast of characters will include High Flying Hydrocarbons, Notorious Nitrogen Oxides and an earth in the balance.The inventive Save-the-Earth Circus, a production of the Connecticut-based Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, should prove a hit with parents, as well as children, thanks to its blend of funny-bone humor, fast-paced puppet action and serious lessons aimed at changing wasteful habits."One thing I really look for before booking a performance is whether it will offer children the humor and action needed to keep them interested, as well as some element of education," says Barbara Lett, special events assistant for the Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation, which is sponsoring the show.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 1997
MENTION THE letters CBS to most people and the first thing that comes to mind is the television network. But a growing number of Carroll County residents are learning that CBS also stands for Community Bible Study.Each Wednesday morning, more than 150 people from 58 local churches gather at Westminster Baptist Church to take an in-depth look at the Scriptures."This [Bible study] breaks down racial and denominational barriers," said Julia Landrum, teaching director. "The lessons are created and the commentaries are written by diverse denominations and personalities."
NEWS
By Garland L. Thompson and Garland L. Thompson,Mr. Thompson writes editorials for The Sun | March 15, 1992
MY LIFE AND TIMES.Verda F. Welcome, as told to James M. Abraham.Henry House Publishers, Englewood, N.J.308 pages. $19.95. The passing of someone like Verda Welcome would have left a huge gap in any community. She was a historic figure in Maryland's civil rights struggles, and an autobiography should be full of lessons about how it was when the fight was down and dirty -- and this one is.But there is more to writing a book than collecting and organizing the stories told by important people.
BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose | April 30, 2000
Teens soon will spill out of classrooms and into summer jobs, creating something valuable for parents. A child's first job is a golden opportunity for parents to blend lessons on saving, taxes and budgeting with a child's real-life work situation, experts say. And teens desperately need those lessons. A survey by Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy released this month found that 12th-graders on average flunked a test measuring their knowledge of personal finance basics.
NEWS
By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1996
From listening to folk tales and studying transportation to watching African dances and learning about tribes, fourth-graders at Crofton Woods Elementary school are getting a lesson about Kenya that can't be found in any textbook.As part of their geography, history, and government lessons on the African country, the students are learning about Kenyan arts and culture this week from a visiting storyteller, dancer, drummer and museum curators.The African Experience began yesterday when Alice McGil delighted a crowd of about 120 children with "jump tales," or folk tales, so called because of the crowd's reaction to the story.
NEWS
By Sheryl McCarthy | December 20, 1998
THE TIME has come to pick the top 10 news stories of 1998: The stories that have demanded the lion's share of our attention, affected us most deeply and taught us the most powerful lessons.Here are my 10 picks:1. The Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. This story not only consumed an excessive amount of our time, but also is the tragicomedy of the decade. The best thing to come out of this is the re-emergence of Hillary Clinton. The lesson: Brilliance, luck and drive can exist hand-in-glove with stupidity, weakness and ego.2.
NEWS
August 27, 2006
Carol Jorgensen of Two Left Feet Dance will teach Latin and ballroom dances that can be done solo in a six-session program at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way. Classes will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 13. Participants should wear leather or smooth-soled shoes; sneakers are not allowed. Registration is due by Sept. 8. Information or to register: 410-313-7213.
FEATURES
By Mary Maushard | February 1, 1992
Olympic February is here. But if you think you can just pop the corn, stack the firewood, lay in the comforters and become a world-class couch potato, think again. The Olympic games aren't just entertainment or sport -- they're an opportunity to learn and teach.Oh, you probably won't learn to figure skate on your couch and your daughter won't perfect her slalom sprawled out in a beanbag. But the games promise many "teachable moments" -- times when the student is eager to learn, even though he or she doesn't know it.As the world oohs and aahs at skiers lofting through the French Alps and skaters gliding across crystal ice in Albertville, parents will have many chances -- during 116 hours of network coverage between Feb. 8 and 23 -- to talk about competition, cooperation, persistence and courage.
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