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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | March 27, 1997
Most high school seniors continue to make progress toward completing the state's student service learning requirement, but between 115 and 330 students are "not making progress" toward the controversial requirement, with only about two months until graduation.In a now-monthly report to the Maryland State Board of Education, officials around the state yesterday reported dwindling numbers of seniors who are less than 75 percent finished with the graduation requirement.Montgomery County was the only jurisdiction that did not report its numbers for March; in February, it reported 217 students not making progress and 1,085 who were less than 75 percent complete.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Through No. 13 Loyola's first two games, the starting attack of seniors Justin Ward and Brian Schultz and junior Nikko Pontrello have accounted for nine of the team's 25 goals and nine of 14 assists. It's the kind of production many expected from that unit. But the Greyhounds (1-1) have also benefited from an emerging offensive midfield. The first line of senior Matt Sawyer, sophomore Tyler Albrecht and redshirt freshman Brian Sherlock has combined for nine goals and four assists, and the second line of senior Kevin Ryan, sophomore Jeff Chase and freshman Romar Dennis has totaled six goals and one assist.
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BUSINESS
By American Banker | October 3, 1990
NEW YORK -- The four lead banks backing the proposed union buyout of UAL Corp. appear to be making progress in their effort to assemble a broad group of lenders to underwrite $2 billion in bank loans for the deal.Based on preliminary responses from some potential participants in the underwriting group, the bank loans have already been oversubscribed, said a banking source familiar with the situation.No commitments have been made as yet, and the preliminary responses have come from loan origination officials, who must take their recommendations to the credit policy committees of their banks.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Coppin State University's president said Friday that the college has accomplished about half the goals in a plan conceived last year intended to boost its graduation rates and enrollment, strengthen its academic programs and improve the way it operates. "We are aggressively changing the culture at Coppin" to meet the goals, President Mortimer H. Neufville said in a University System of Maryland Board of Regents meeting held Friday via conference call. Neufville said 23 goals on the 50-point plan have been put in place, with the rest expected to be complete by June.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2002
After meeting for 2 1/2 hours yesterday to discuss ways to improve working conditions for Carroll County public school teachers, members of a task force appointed to consider teacher complaints reported making progress. Members shared little else, however, about the session at the school district's administrative offices yesterday afternoon. "We worked on identifying teacher concerns and issues ... and we've made some progress," said Gregory Bricca, the school system's assessment and accountability supervisor and task force co-chairman.
SPORTS
By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1997
The Orioles are scheduled to exchange arbitration figures today with five players eligible for the process: pitchers Mike Mussina, Arthur Rhodes, Alan Mills and Terry Mathews and outfielder Jeffrey Hammonds. But the team probably will resolve several of the cases before the hearings begin Feb. 1.According to league sources, the Orioles are close to signing Rhodes Rhodes to a two- or three-year deal. Rhodes, 27, battled with the Orioles over past contracts, but he has changed agents, a move that has eased the negotiations.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Andrea Siegel, Sherrie Ruhl and Anne Haddad contributed to this article | February 29, 1996
Only one-third of the first class of Maryland high school students required to do community service to graduate has completed that controversial requirement.Fifteen months before their graduation, nearly 30,000 of the state's more than 46,000 11th-graders have not completed the required 75 hours of service, according to a report presented this week to the state Board of Education.About 20,000 of those students are "making progress," while 10,300 -- or 22 percent of the class -- are not, the report said.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Evening Sun Staff | February 11, 1991
DURHAM, N.C. -- The Maryland Terrapins may have gotten a big nugget of good news from Saturday's crushing 101-81 loss to Duke: Their star might be coming back early.Junior guard Walt Williams said he might be ready to play as early as Wednesday night's home game against Georgia Tech, as his progress from the broken right fibula he suffered in the Duke meeting last month has been faster than expected."I could [play this week]," said Williams. "It all depends on how I feel. I'm making progress."
NEWS
August 5, 2007
Schools fail the learning-disabled Centennial Lane Elementary is No. 7 on the list of schools with the highest percentage of students scoring "advanced" on the MSAs ("How Schools Get it Right," The Sun, July 22). Unfortunately, Howard County gets it "wrong" when it comes to educating learning-disabled children. The gifted-and-talented population benefits immensely, as resources, opportunities and curriculum are plentiful for those kids. Those with learning disabilities must fight for appropriate services from an underfunded, understaffed special-education department that refuses to use the word dyslexia.
BUSINESS
By Carolyn Bigda and Carolyn Bigda,Tribune Media Services | June 17, 2007
This time of year, corporate offices swell with college interns. The extra help helps employers, and students gain coveted work experience. Because an internship is a critical steppingstone to employment, students who are prepared to make the most of a summer job will come out way ahead. Be ready to work. During his days as an intern, Jamie Fedorko said, some companions always complained about their tasks or felt as though they were owed something. Others were too eager and "incredibly ingratiating."
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
Three days have come and gone at these winter meetings and the Orioles have yet to make an acquisition, but it doesn't appear to be due to a lack of trying. For the first time this week, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette made multiple offers to free-agents in the club's areas of need - closer, starting pitcher and a left-handed outfielder. And on Wednesday night, an industry source said that the Orioles were closing in on former Oakland closer Grant Balfour , who has been the focus of their free-agent search over the past two nights.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
A Maryland men's soccer team seeded fifth in the NCAA tournament could welcome back an important member of its offense for Sunday's second-round game against Providence at Ludwig Field in College Park at 5 p.m. Sasho Cirovski said Friday afternoon that he is "hopeful" that Schillo Tshuma will return after suffering a muscle injury in last Friday's 1-0 overtime win against Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinal. The sophomore forward sat out the Terps' 1-0 decision against Virginia in the title game, but still ranks second on the team in both goals (six)
NEWS
September 23, 2013
The regulations released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions from new power plants are so clearly necessary - and have been in the works for years - that it's difficult to even think of them as somehow controversial. That is, unless, one continues to deny the existence of man-made climate change. If you are a denier, well, there's not much to be said on the subject. It requires only that you ignore that global warming is happening at an unprecedented rate, that the heat-trapping effects of carbon dioxide have been documented since the mid-19 t h century, and that oceans are warming, sea levels are rising and glaciers have been retreating to a record extent.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | July 26, 2013
At the mandatory minicamp last month, Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata still looked to be favoring the knee he hurt in the Super Bowl, forcing him out of the game in the third quarter. However, that hasn't been evident this week as Ngata has been moving around freely. “Once I left here [in June], I was able to start running a little bit and the weight kind of went down at the same time,” Ngata said. “It was great to be able to run for the last month and a half. It was great timing.
NEWS
By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
In the third week of February, two separate killings of couples alarmed Baltimore police and contributed to a spike in the city's homicide numbers that prompted the department to shift strategies, deploy more officers on foot patrols and hold community meetings in neighborhoods feeling the wave of violence. This month, police arrested one of the men they believe is responsible for one of the double homicides. On May 6, court records show, Perry Alexander, 19, of the 1700 block of Holbrook St. was indicted on charges of first-degree murder and gun charges in the shooting death of Shantese Evans, 26, on Feb. 24 in the 1700 block of Montpelier St. in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood.
NEWS
February 28, 2013
The independent watchdog agency that oversees Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services recently released a report showing the state made important progress last year toward improving conditions for youths held in its three largest juvenile detention facilities. That's good news given the years of problems the system has encountered with overcrowding, incidents of violence, high staff turnover and aging facilities. Now the state needs to build on those gains by replicating the successful programs at its largest institutions in smaller facilities statewide.
BUSINESS
By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2000
Lockheed Martin Corp. reported a $54 million first-quarter profit yesterday, beating expectations but still showing signs of slumping sales and flat earnings in its aircraft manufacturing and space systems businesses. The nation's largest defense contractor reported earnings per share, after a charge, of 12 cents for the first three months of this year, two cents higher than the average analyst's estimate. While better than anticipated, the results were down more than 70 percent from last year when adjusted for one-time charges.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs - from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims - will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking effect this week, officials warned Monday. The Woodlawn-based agency is bracing for a cut of roughly 8 percent to its $11.5 billion budget if Congress does not avert the government-wide reductions known as sequestration. Officials say the cuts would leave people who call the agency's hotline on hold for 10 minutes and delay some disability decisions by a month.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2012
A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality - the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there. "We must focus on the fundamentals and do them well," the newly elected mayor said, "or face the prospect of trying to do everything - most of it poorly. " But as Rawlings-Blake concludes her first year as elected mayor, having previously served the final two years of her predecessor's term, her administration has faltered on some of those fundamentals.
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