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By Photos by Barbara H. Taylor and Photos by Barbara H. Taylor,Sun photographer | July 23, 2007
Swanner's Automotive Machine Shop in Towson's Oakleigh neighborhood was started by Lester Swanner in 1939. Today, his son Les and grandson Scott run the business. They repair 150 to 300 engines a year for all sorts of vehicles at the shop.
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By Sue Van Essen, svanessen@hotmail.com | April 4, 2014
By the time the kids are in fifth grade, many school volunteers find it time to go back to work and are no longer able to volunteer. Not so for Ron and Wendy Duncan . But then again, they're not parents of elementary students, they're grandparents! They started volunteering when their grandson started kindergarten at Oakleigh Elementary; six years later, they are still there. As the boy moved up a grade, they moved up but they also continued to volunteer in the grades he completed.
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By John Harris III and Steven Kivinski | July 13, 1993
Swimming* Berrywood recently defeated Oakleigh Forest, 248-197, in an East Severna Park Swim League meet.Seven swimmers were three-time winners. In boys competition, John Mahoney of Berrywood placed first in the 10-under individual medley, breaststroke and freestyle. Todd Skinner of Oakleigh Forest finished first in the 12-under IM, free and butterfly.Oakleigh Forest's Eric Bond took top honors in the boys 14-under IM, breaststroke and butterfly. Mahoney's teammate Dave Strom took first in the 18-under breaststroke, IM and backstroke.
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By Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
Baltimore County police fatally shot a man after he charged at officers with a knife Tuesday afternoon in Parkville, they said. Early Wednesday morning, police announced the man had died and identified him as Ryan Charles Deitrich, 21, who lived in the same block where he was shot. Officers who were called to check on the well-being of a man in the 8600 block of Oakleigh Road arrived shortly after 1 p.m. to find him outside his home, police said. Deitrich threatened officers with a knife and charged, police said.
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December 12, 1999
" 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' is by William Steig. It is about a donkey named Sylvester who collects pebbles. He found a red pebble and a lion came and Sylvester wished he was a rock. It was good because it has a lot of details. I would recommend this book to all grandfathers because they like stories like 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.' "-- Brandon Mitchell, Running Brook Elementary"If you love reading your brother's or sister's diary and history, you'll love 'Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan' written by Mary Pope Osborne.
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By Richard Irwin | May 24, 2001
Baltimore City Southeastern District Burglary: A 19-inch television and a videocassette recorder - all valued at nearly $300 - were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 2400 block of E. Fayette St. Baltimore County North Point Precinct Theft: Earrings with diamond studs -valued at more than $2,000 - were stolen Tuesday from Kay Jewelers in Eastpoint Mall. Burglary: A nail gun valued at $600 as stolen Tuesday from a house in the 900 block of Oakleigh Beach Road. The thief entered through an adjoining garage.
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May 16, 1999
"In 'The Fox and the Hound' by Walt Disney, Widow Tweed found a little fox. She named him Tod. Tod had a friend named Copper, who was a hound dog. Copper and Tod liked to play hide and seek in the forest. They decided to be best friends forever."-- Tyler RieckeOur Lady of Hope/St. Luke School" 'Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case' by Donald J. Sobol is about a boy named Encyclopedia Brown who is really smart and solves mysteries with his eyes closed. He has a sidekick named Sally and the boys in the Tigers' gang are scared of her because she can punch really well.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | June 1, 1996
Baltimore County might think twice the next time it asks fifth-graders to identify "real-world problems" for class projects.Caroline Merrey decided the "problem" was her own school's aging playground equipment, which she deemed inaccessible to the handicapped and -- in some places -- unsafe.Her proposed solution, after months of research, is a state-of-the-art playground with plastic-coated equipment, a raised sandbox, ramps for wheelchairs and a forgiving ground surface of cedar chips. Estimated cost: $30,000.
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By RICHARD IRWIN | January 11, 2002
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Carjacking: After a male, 18, stepped out of his Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle in the first block of S. Linwood Ave. about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, two younger males robbed him of his keys and drove off in the vehicle. The SUV has tags 774908M. Robbery: A woman, 51, was walking in the 3000 block of O'Donnell St. about 8 p.m. Wednesday when a man armed with a knife robbed her of her purse containing a cellular phone, day planner and sunglasses.
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July 21, 1999
"Kids who like knights should read 'Knights' by Catherine Daly-Weir. It's about a boy named William who wants to grow up and be a knight. I like the swords and all the action."-- Alex NovakHampton Elementary School" 'My Brother Sam is Dead' by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier is about a Tory family who has a son named Sam, and he wants to be a Patriot. So, he joins the Continental Army. Sam's younger brother Tim is worried about Sam, because he thinks he will surely be killed.
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By Photos by Barbara H. Taylor and Photos by Barbara H. Taylor,Sun photographer | July 23, 2007
Swanner's Automotive Machine Shop in Towson's Oakleigh neighborhood was started by Lester Swanner in 1939. Today, his son Les and grandson Scott run the business. They repair 150 to 300 engines a year for all sorts of vehicles at the shop.
NEWS
By RICHARD IRWIN | January 11, 2002
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Carjacking: After a male, 18, stepped out of his Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle in the first block of S. Linwood Ave. about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, two younger males robbed him of his keys and drove off in the vehicle. The SUV has tags 774908M. Robbery: A woman, 51, was walking in the 3000 block of O'Donnell St. about 8 p.m. Wednesday when a man armed with a knife robbed her of her purse containing a cellular phone, day planner and sunglasses.
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By Richard Irwin | May 24, 2001
Baltimore City Southeastern District Burglary: A 19-inch television and a videocassette recorder - all valued at nearly $300 - were stolen Tuesday from a house in the 2400 block of E. Fayette St. Baltimore County North Point Precinct Theft: Earrings with diamond studs -valued at more than $2,000 - were stolen Tuesday from Kay Jewelers in Eastpoint Mall. Burglary: A nail gun valued at $600 as stolen Tuesday from a house in the 900 block of Oakleigh Beach Road. The thief entered through an adjoining garage.
NEWS
December 12, 1999
" 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' is by William Steig. It is about a donkey named Sylvester who collects pebbles. He found a red pebble and a lion came and Sylvester wished he was a rock. It was good because it has a lot of details. I would recommend this book to all grandfathers because they like stories like 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.' "-- Brandon Mitchell, Running Brook Elementary"If you love reading your brother's or sister's diary and history, you'll love 'Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catherine Carey Logan' written by Mary Pope Osborne.
FEATURES
July 21, 1999
"Kids who like knights should read 'Knights' by Catherine Daly-Weir. It's about a boy named William who wants to grow up and be a knight. I like the swords and all the action."-- Alex NovakHampton Elementary School" 'My Brother Sam is Dead' by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier is about a Tory family who has a son named Sam, and he wants to be a Patriot. So, he joins the Continental Army. Sam's younger brother Tim is worried about Sam, because he thinks he will surely be killed.
NEWS
May 16, 1999
"In 'The Fox and the Hound' by Walt Disney, Widow Tweed found a little fox. She named him Tod. Tod had a friend named Copper, who was a hound dog. Copper and Tod liked to play hide and seek in the forest. They decided to be best friends forever."-- Tyler RieckeOur Lady of Hope/St. Luke School" 'Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case' by Donald J. Sobol is about a boy named Encyclopedia Brown who is really smart and solves mysteries with his eyes closed. He has a sidekick named Sally and the boys in the Tigers' gang are scared of her because she can punch really well.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | January 2, 1997
"The Playground that Caroline Built" isn't just a class project anymore.Caroline Merrey, the 11-year-old who decided her school playground was unsafe and inaccessible to the disabled, has secured $40,000 to transform her Styrofoam model into a plastic and vinyl-coated steel wonderland at Oakleigh Elementary.With financing from county officials and the PTA, construction is expected this spring on a disabled-accessible contraption that includes a wave slide; a tic-tac-toe board in Braille; a ramp for wheelchairs; and steps to help disabled children hoist themselves onto the apparatus.
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By JONI GUHNE | August 4, 1994
Think summer's a time for relaxing? Think again.Little sister's swim team practice begins in 15 minutes; brother's soccer camp starts at 10:15 a.m. Big sister can't be late for computer camp; the library plans a special event this afternoon; and the videos have to be returned before dad can take the family fishing, as he promised.With schedules that include camps, clinics and classes for every imaginable interest or requirement, parents are ready to define those "lazy, hazy days" as just plain "crazy days" of summer.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | January 2, 1997
"The Playground that Caroline Built" isn't just a class project anymore.Caroline Merrey, the 11-year-old who decided her school playground was unsafe and inaccessible to the disabled, has secured $40,000 to transform her Styrofoam model into a plastic and vinyl-coated steel wonderland at Oakleigh Elementary.With financing from county officials and the PTA, construction is expected this spring on a disabled-accessible contraption that includes a wave slide; a tic-tac-toe board in Braille; a ramp for wheelchairs; and steps to help disabled children hoist themselves onto the apparatus.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | June 1, 1996
Baltimore County might think twice the next time it asks fifth-graders to identify "real-world problems" for class projects.Caroline Merrey decided the "problem" was her own school's aging playground equipment, which she deemed inaccessible to the handicapped and -- in some places -- unsafe.Her proposed solution, after months of research, is a state-of-the-art playground with plastic-coated equipment, a raised sandbox, ramps for wheelchairs and a forgiving ground surface of cedar chips. Estimated cost: $30,000.
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