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March 6, 2013
The staff at the Aberdeen Post Office flexed a little extra muscle in December, above and beyond its regular holiday rush. Over the course of several days, a team of five employees processed shipments totaling in excess of 1,000 pounds – all postmarked to various military installations overseas. These packages contained an assortment of comfort items that had been collected and assembled by volunteers of an organization known as "Some SAY Support. We SEND Support," or S5. Members of S5 recently visited the Aberdeen post office to personally thank the postmaster and her staff, whose stellar customer service made these shipments possible.
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By William E. Lori | September 14, 2014
Domestic violence is an issue that has been on the minds of many people in recent days, prompted by the horrifying abuse committed by Ray Rice against his now-wife. His status as a professional football player, coupled with the fact that the attack was captured on video and has been seen by millions, has helped to shine a bright light on this often-neglected yet serious societal problem. Lesser known but not less tragic was the murder of Jessica Meredith Jacobsen, mother to two young boys, by her estranged husband exactly two years ago today in front of their Baltimore County home.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2012
Shortly before retiring this summer, Howard County school superintendent Sydney Cousin told employees in the central office that he was giving them a pay raise but did not take the matter before the school board for approval. Some board members say that while it is within the purview of the superintendent to recommend raises for nonunion employees, the board must approve such actions and several criticized what they called a lack of transparency. Cousin, however, said in an interview last week that he believed he followed the correct process.
EXPLORE
March 6, 2013
The staff at the Aberdeen Post Office flexed a little extra muscle in December, above and beyond its regular holiday rush. Over the course of several days, a team of five employees processed shipments totaling in excess of 1,000 pounds – all postmarked to various military installations overseas. These packages contained an assortment of comfort items that had been collected and assembled by volunteers of an organization known as "Some SAY Support. We SEND Support," or S5. Members of S5 recently visited the Aberdeen post office to personally thank the postmaster and her staff, whose stellar customer service made these shipments possible.
NEWS
By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 23, 1994
WASHINGTON -- One of the more mysterious figures in the Whitewater controversy, Clinton aide Patsy Thomasson, was summoned to Capitol Hill yesterday for what should have been a routine hearing about the White House payroll.But the Whitewater saga -- particularly the suicide of deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster Jr. -- lapped around the edges of nearly every Republican query.During more than two hours of testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee, Ms. Thomasson, director of the White House Office of Administration, confirmed that she was among those who entered Mr. Foster's office the night of his suicide last summer.
NEWS
By Andrew A.Green and Andrew A.Green,SUN STAFF | December 7, 2002
After erroneous reports on local TV and radio stations, some Baltimore County teachers reported to work yesterday even though classes were canceled for snow, school officials said. Administrators sent word to local media Thursday afternoon that classes would be canceled and that office staff would be allowed to report to work two hours late. But some early broadcasts reported that teachers could arrive two hours late, said Doug Neilson, Baltimore County schools chief communications officer.
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August 18, 2012
Board of County Commissioners President Doug Howard last week asked the Board of Education to add the Winchester Building - the headquarters building for the entire school system - to its list of buildings that will be reviewed for possible sale. Howard made the request to the school board's Facilities Study Group, which is working to determine if money can be saved by reducing the number of facilities the school system operates. Howard said he was concerned that the group would recommend closing one or more county schools without considering moving the central office staff to other sites available around the county.
NEWS
June 8, 1993
The Literacy Council of Carroll County celebrated a successful year at its annual meeting and dinner recently at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. Volunteers, tutors, students and their guests attended.The council reported that during fiscal year 1993, at least 115 students have been tutored in one-to-one settings.The council tutors adults and older youths in phonics, reading, writing, spelling and math.This year, volunteers have worked more than 4,050 hours to help county adults learn to read and write, or to improve those skills.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 5, 1996
WASHINGTON -- A memo by a former presidential aide depicts Hillary Rodham Clinton as the central figure in the 1993 travel office dismissals, a politically damaging episode that the aide said resulted from a climate of fear in which officials did not dare question her wishes.The newly released draft memo, written by David Watkins, the former top administrative aide at the White House, also sharply contradicts the White House's official account of Mrs. Clinton as merely an interested observer in the events that led to the dismissal of the White House travel staff and its replacement with Clinton associates from Arkansas.
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By Liz Bowie and Tanika White and Liz Bowie and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2003
Baltimore school officials handed pink slips to 710 full-time and temporary employees yesterday, cutting deeply into the ranks of highly paid and longtime central office staff, to avoid financial disaster. In announcing the layoffs, Chief Executive Officer Bonnie S. Copeland warned that another, smaller round of staff reductions is likely to come by late January or early February after the system calculates what it owes in unpaid bills. Carrying a $52 million deficit amassed over several years of overspending, the system faced bankruptcy if it did not cut its payroll $24 million by year's end. By May or June, officials said, the system would no longer be able to pay its employees.
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August 18, 2012
Board of County Commissioners President Doug Howard last week asked the Board of Education to add the Winchester Building - the headquarters building for the entire school system - to its list of buildings that will be reviewed for possible sale. Howard made the request to the school board's Facilities Study Group, which is working to determine if money can be saved by reducing the number of facilities the school system operates. Howard said he was concerned that the group would recommend closing one or more county schools without considering moving the central office staff to other sites available around the county.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2012
Shortly before retiring this summer, Howard County school superintendent Sydney Cousin told employees in the central office that he was giving them a pay raise but did not take the matter before the school board for approval. Some board members say that while it is within the purview of the superintendent to recommend raises for nonunion employees, the board must approve such actions and several criticized what they called a lack of transparency. Cousin, however, said in an interview last week that he believed he followed the correct process.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2012
The Orioles announced several changes to the front office staff Thursday, including the hiring of long-time Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson as a special assistant to executive vice president Dan Duquette. Anderson, 48, was a three-time all-star in his 15-season career as a big-league outfielder, which included 14 years with the Orioles. Anderson worked the past two years in an informal, ad hoc capacity helping with the conditioning and development of players such as Nolan Reimold and Brian Matusz.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2011
Armed robbers held up a doctor's office and a delivery driver was critically wounded in a shooting in a shopping center parking lot Tuesday — two brazen daytime attacks that continued a trend of rising crime in Northeast Baltimore. The robbery occurred in the 5400 block of Belair Road at about 10:30 a.m., police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed. A gunman wearing a tan-and-white outfit with a tan bandana over his face entered the doctor's office and took undisclosed amounts of cash and cellphones from patients and staff, Guglielmi said.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Columnist | March 21, 2007
Your company is late filing financial disclosures, under investigation for stock-option irregularities, about to be ejected from Nasdaq and getting its pants sued off by shareholders. Want to get away? Now you can, thanks to the willingness of "private equity" funds to gather even dysfunctional public corporations into their unfathomable bosoms. SafeNet Inc., a Belcamp Web-security outfit that faces accounting, options and lawsuit problems, is going private. PHH Corp., which owns a Hunt Valley fleet-management operation and hasn't filed financial statements for 2006, looks like it'll be sold to General Electric and Blackstone Group.
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2004
After nearly seven years, the state fire marshal's office has resumed its role of providing fire safety inspections at new commercial buildings and reinspections of older ones in Carroll County with the hiring of new personnel this spring. Two civilian inspectors, John Wagner and Brian Quick, will be in charge of fire safety inspections at commercial buildings. Wagner will concentrate on new development, and Quick is assigned to work on buildings that were previously inspected by the county.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2011
Armed robbers held up a doctor's office and a delivery driver was critically wounded in a shooting in a shopping center parking lot Tuesday — two brazen daytime attacks that continued a trend of rising crime in Northeast Baltimore. The robbery occurred in the 5400 block of Belair Road at about 10:30 a.m., police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed. A gunman wearing a tan-and-white outfit with a tan bandana over his face entered the doctor's office and took undisclosed amounts of cash and cellphones from patients and staff, Guglielmi said.
NEWS
October 30, 1994
When Maryland Republicans rejected Rep. Helen Delich Bentley as their standard bearer for the governorship, they also forfeited the opportunity to nominate a strong candidate to challenge the state's nine-term incumbent comptroller, Louis L. Goldstein. Richard Taylor, a lawyer and Republican National Committeeman, was closely tied to Mrs. Bentley. As a consequence, he lost the primary to Timothy R. Mayberry, a banking consultant from Boonsboro.Mr. Mayberry, 38, has worked at several area banks and as a regulator with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and Tanika White and Liz Bowie and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2003
Baltimore school officials handed pink slips to 710 full-time and temporary employees yesterday, cutting deeply into the ranks of highly paid and longtime central office staff, to avoid financial disaster. In announcing the layoffs, Chief Executive Officer Bonnie S. Copeland warned that another, smaller round of staff reductions is likely to come by late January or early February after the system calculates what it owes in unpaid bills. Carrying a $52 million deficit amassed over several years of overspending, the system faced bankruptcy if it did not cut its payroll $24 million by year's end. By May or June, officials said, the system would no longer be able to pay its employees.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Liz Bowie and Tanika White and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2003
On a smoke break outside Baltimore school headquarters, system employees huddled near each other yesterday on North Avenue, talking in hushed voices about the one thing on all their minds - the layoff letters, perhaps hundreds of them, that are scheduled to go out today, two days before Thanksgiving. "People have been sick to their stomachs ever since day one of this [layoffs] business," said a school system employee who has worked in the district's information technology department for 20 years.
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