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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | May 15, 1991
Marilyn Turcotte was a little nervous about leaving her car parked at the Harman Elementary School, but she didn't have much choice when told space was limited at the campground where she was to accompany second-graders on an overnight trip.The bad news for Turcotte and 13 other parents and teachers came just after breakfast yesterday, when they were summoned to a tent and told their cars had been vandalized. Turcotte's 1989 Nissan Sentra was set afire and gutted."I planned on driving down," Turcotte said yesterday while standing in the school parking lot near where her car had been parked.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1996
Froggy is back -- this time on parole.The "gangster" version of the folk tale "Froggy Went A-Courtin' " is no longer banned from Baltimore County elementary school libraries but will be accessible only to parents and teachers to read with children.School Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione accepted a recommendation Friday to overturn the ban on children's author Kevin O'Malley's satirical version of the Froggy story, which ends with the amphibian in a cell wearing prison stripes.The recommendation, from Phyllis Bailey, associate superintendent for educational support services, includes changing the procedure for reviewing books that are the subject complaints.
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February 11, 1997
John and Joseph Verde of Gambrills are finalists in the 15th Annual Duracell/National Science Teachers Association Scholarship Competition.The brothers, who attend Arundel High School, invented battery-powered devices, two of 100 inventions that will be submitted for final judging.John, a senior, invented "Jar-O-Matic." Joseph, a sophomore, invented "Temp-Safe."Forty-one first- through fourth-place winners will be named in early April. All 100 finalists are eligible to win at least a $100 savings bond and compete for the first prize of a $20,000 savings bond and for five second-place $10,000 bonds.
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By Ted Kooser and Ted Kooser,Special to the Sun | January 14, 2007
Newborns begin life as natural poets, loving the sound of their own gurgles and coos. And, with the encouragement of parents and teachers, children can continue to write and enjoy poetry into their high school years and beyond. A group of elementary students in Detroit, Mich., wrote poetry on the subject of what seashells might say if they could speak to us. I was especially charmed by Tatiana Ziglar's short poem, which alludes to the way in which poets learn to be attentive to the world.
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February 28, 1991
J. Russell Gilbert, 83, a retired personnel administrator for the Western Electric Co. Inc., died Sunday of cancer at a nursing home in Gettysburg, Pa.Funeral services were being held today at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wilkens Avenue and Courtney Road.Mr. Gilbert, who lived in Arbutus, continued to work part time after his retirement in 1972 after 40 years of service at Western Electric's Point Breeze plant.A member since 1954 of the Telephone Pioneers of America, which has a program for the deaf, he became active as a volunteer for the Infant Hearing Assessment Program at the University of Maryland Medical School.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1998
Parents at Johnston Square Elementary School believe the sudden removal of their principal for improperly disciplining a child was a harsh punishment they hope will be reversed.They will rally Thursday in support of Colyn Harrington, 63, who was ousted after she suggested to an 8-year-old boy that his penis might be cut off if he did not stop making sexually explicit comments to his female classmates. She summoned a janitor, who entered her office carrying a dinner knife. Harrington intended to scare the boy, not to harm him, according to school officials.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2004
A stroll along the colorful halls of Hammond Elementary School reveals no evidence of the power struggle that threatens to turn neighbors against one another and teachers against parents. "It's become divisive in the community," said Nancy Trudel, a parent who has heard rumblings of the unrest, but is unsure of its origin or basis. Tucked away in a back room last week at the North Laurel school, a group of 11 educators detailed what they say is harassment by a small group of parents they contend can't separate fact from fiction.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | June 19, 1993
After months of silence about the controversy surrounding school Superintendent Stuart Berger, Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden stepped into the fight yesterday as peacemaker.Mr. Hayden, a former school board president, called for a public meeting next week at which teachers, parents, school board members and administrators can discuss their differences. Another former school board president, Donald Pearce, who appeared with Mr. Hayden, will chair the meeting, the executive said.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 14, 1996
RIVER HILL Raptors emerged undefeated this summer in their division of the Columbia Neighborhood Swim League. Formed only last year in Columbia's newest village, the team includes 184 youngsters ages 5 to 18. They defeated teams from Harper's Choice, Clemens Crossing, Clary's Forest/Hawthorn, Dorsey's Search and Huntington."
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2000
Baltimore County school officials are taking a new approach to setting school attendance boundaries, and parents and other community members in the Woodlawn area have gladly consented to be the guinea pigs. For the first time, parents, teachers and others have joined to decide boundaries for Dogwood Elementary School, which will open in the fall. The school is being built to relieve crowding at Chadwick, Powhatan and Winfield elementary schools, which are in an area dense with apartment complexes and dotted with new housing developments.
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