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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
Sister Mary Joannes Clifford, a mathematics teacher who spent 53 years at Mercy High School and founded a ministry to the widowed, separated and divorced, died of cardiovascular disease Oct. 30 at her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook. She was 87. Born June Rose Clifford while her family was vacationing in Miami, she was the daughter of Baltimoreans James and Mary Ann Rochlitz Clifford. She was a graduate of the old Mount St. Agnes High School in Mount Washington and attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., for two years before joining the Sisters of Mercy in 1945.
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By Jessica Gregg | March 12, 2014
"Hop. One, two, three, four. Back. One, two, three, four. " In the basement at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 6428 York Road in Rodgers Forge, 12 girls and one boy practiced Irish dance for Baltimore's upcoming St. Patrick's Day parade. "What do you do if someone in the crowd waves at you?" their teacher and director of the Egan School of Irish Dance Becky Egan Hogg asked them. Thirteen small faces stared back at her. They knew their steps, but for many, this was their first parade experience.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Robert G. Doerfler, a retired insurance salesman and veteran soccer coach who accompanied the Archbishop Curley High School soccer team to Europe, died Thursday of liver and pancreatic cancer at his Mayfield home. He was 84. "Bob lived and enjoyed a full life of giving and sharing and also giving good counsel," said Monsignor William E. Burke, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mayfield, where Mr. Doerfler had been a longtime communicant. "He was a first-class husband, father and grandfather.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
Sister Mary Joannes Clifford, a mathematics teacher who spent 53 years at Mercy High School and founded a ministry to the widowed, separated and divorced, died of cardiovascular disease Oct. 30 at her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook. She was 87. Born June Rose Clifford while her family was vacationing in Miami, she was the daughter of Baltimoreans James and Mary Ann Rochlitz Clifford. She was a graduate of the old Mount St. Agnes High School in Mount Washington and attended Trinity College in Washington, D.C., for two years before joining the Sisters of Mercy in 1945.
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June 26, 2011
Jane Stromyer and Joseph Conroy Jane Frances Stromyer, daughter of Mary Frances Stromyer, of Towson, and the late Frank Stromyer, announces her engagement to Joseph Craig Conroy, son of Cheryl and Keith Adams, of Forest Hill, and Stephen and Pamela Conroy, of Finksburg. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Mercy High School and a 2008 graduate of Salisbury University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is currently employed as a first-grade teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 2, 1999
In Baltimore CityHeater malfunction started 3-alarm fire at Oldtown MallA three-alarm fire that destroyed two businesses at Oldtown Mall east of downtown Tuesday morning was sparked by a malfunctioning gas heater in a variety shop, a Fire Department spokesman said yesterday.Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres said investigators have determined that the fire started in a first-floor back room at Solo Variety III and spread to a hat shop next door. Both buildings, in the 500 block of Oldtown Mall, a closed-off section of Gay Street, had to be razed.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 15, 2000
In Baltimore County Arts, science groups invited to apply for project grants TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences is offering project grants to regional arts and sciences organizations. Recipients of the grants, which are not more than $5,000, may include galleries, theater groups and historical societies. The application deadline is May 5. Information: 410-887-5372. Support group forming for widows, widowers TOWSON -- St. Joseph Medical Center is sponsoring a six-week support group series for widows and widowers beginning Tuesday.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | June 25, 1994
A woman found burned beyond recognition Thursday in Northeast Baltimore after she was apparently beaten and doused with a flammable liquid was identified by police yesterday as Michelle Renee Lowery, 20, of the 5400 block of Morello Road.She had been scheduled to testify this year in an attempted murder case, court records show.Police said they knew of no suspects in her slaying.Her body was found at the foot of a hill near an apartment complex in the 5600 block of Sinclair Lane.Ms. Lowery is listed in court records as a witness in a case against Michael Holmes, 20, of Baltimore.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF | September 29, 2004
Lillian Elizabeth Reed Jensen, a Navy wife who returned to college to earn advanced chemistry degrees and went on to run science and computer classes at Mercy High School in Baltimore, died Saturday of complications from cancer and a stroke at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. She was 82. Mrs. Jensen was a homemaker early in her 63-year marriage to Arthur S. Jensen, a physicist and Navy captain. She raised twin sons, taught Sunday school, volunteered with the Cub Scouts and belonged to the Navy Wives Club while her husband was an instructor in the early 1940s at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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By From staff reports | May 15, 2001
In Baltimore City Ruling allows city to proceed with plans to remove El Dorado A Baltimore Circuit Court judge denied yesterday the El Dorado strip club's request for a restraining order to prohibit the city from closing the club Friday. The decision by Judge M. Brooke Murdock means that the city will proceed with its plans to remove the lounge, which has operated at 322 W. Baltimore St. for 27 years, to make room for the city's west-side urban renewal project, said city solicitor Thurman Zollicoffer.
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By Erica L. Green | October 29, 2013
The first alumna of Mercy High School to serve as its president will take the helm next year, according to a release sent by the school. The school's Board of Trustees appointed Mary Beth Lennon, a 1985 graduate, to the post effective July 1, 2014. Lennon is currently serving as director of communications and assistant to the president at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which she helped open in 2007.  She is a 1989 graduate of Notre Dame oF Maryland University. Notre Dame also announced that it will begin offering two $40,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of the Catholic, college preparatory Mercy High School beginning next school year in honor of Lennon's appointment.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Robert G. Doerfler, a retired insurance salesman and veteran soccer coach who accompanied the Archbishop Curley High School soccer team to Europe, died Thursday of liver and pancreatic cancer at his Mayfield home. He was 84. "Bob lived and enjoyed a full life of giving and sharing and also giving good counsel," said Monsignor William E. Burke, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mayfield, where Mr. Doerfler had been a longtime communicant. "He was a first-class husband, father and grandfather.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2012
Sister Mary Magdala Thompson, a Sister of Mercy who was a noted educator, psychotherapist and author, died July 14 of heart failure at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala. The former Baltimore resident was 89. "There was a common thread in all of the various ministries that she took up during her lifetime, and that was a genuine interest in people and the love and value of each person as an individual," said Sister Helen Amos, former president and...
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June 13, 2012
Mercy High School conducted its 2012 graduation ceremony on June 6 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. The following are members of the Class of 2012: Brooke Nicole Agenllo, Danielle Rae Agnello, Shannon Leigh Aikens, Karley Elizabeth Ames, Ty'Aunna Trevae Dennis Armstead, Jasmine Tamera Armstrong, Faryn Nikole Ash Abigail Christine Baker, Emily Taylor Borkowski, Margaret Irene Bortner, Rachel Nicole Bourne, Caroline Ross...
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By Liz Bowie, Joe Burris and Erica Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2012
Not much happens in classrooms on the last day of school, but at Villa Cresta Elementary in Baltimore County, the principal made sure students would remember Friday. She marched up to the roof with a microphone and danced in front of hundreds of students, who joined in to celebrate the last hours of the school year. Kathleen Bishop is retiring after 30 years in education, the last eight as Villa Cresta's principal. She has taken to the roof before — dressed as a witch to raise money for school events — but this was a surprise for students.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has donated use of her office's skybox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to 27 nonprofit or charitable organizations this year, including her daughter's school, according to a list provided by the mayor's office. The Parent Teacher Organization at Mount Washington Elementary/Middle School auctioned off tickets to the box this month, raising $1,000 as part of the group's "Swing Into Spring" event, officials said. Mayoral spokesman Ryan O'Doherty said that Rawlings-Blake routinely makes the skybox available to nonprofit organizations and that any nonprofit is free to request its use for fundraising purposes.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
Roseanna V. Perkins, a retired Ruxton Country School teacher, died of cancer March 27 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Glen Arm resident was 62. Roseanna Villa was born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea on Springwood Avenue. She attended St. Michael's School and was a 1968 Mercy High School graduate. She earned an education degree at what is now Towson University. She taught at St. Leo's School in Little Italy and the Grey Manor Elementary School in Dundalk before she joined the education staff of the Walters Art Museum , where she worked with lecturer Theodore S. Lowe and led school tours.
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June 16, 2002
SOMETIME THIS summer, between the backyard water follies and trips to the mall, skating dates, camp crafts and mind-numbing electronic game battles, the child must be compelled to linger with a good book. School's out and each dawn breaks with possibility, plans and freedom and aw, shucks, here come mom and dad holding the summer reading list, secretly yearning for the luxury of time to read those books themselves. (Clandestinely, after the child's in bed, they actually might.) The best teachers understand this.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
William E. Lori became the 16th archbishop of Baltimore in a solemn ceremony Wednesday that included a nod to the nation's oldest Roman Catholic diocese and a look forward to the challenges of the 21st century. Lori, 60, set the tone for his tenure with strong words, calling marriage between a man and a woman "a bedrock institution for the common good of society. " His statement drew thunderous applause from a crowd of about 2,000 attending his installation at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
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