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Special to The Aegis | June 3, 2014
The Joppatowne High School PTSA and Athletic Boosters hosted their first Wounded Warrior Community 5K Run/Walk at Joppatowne High on Saturday to assist members of the armed services who have been injured in the line of duty. Far exceeding expectations for its first year, organizers said the student-led event brought out more than 300 community members and raised in excess of $6,000. Among those participating were more than 30 veterans, who were honored in the opening ceremony and received a unique event shirt.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
More than two dozen Johns Hopkins University students and staff painted the corridors of the 29th Street Community Center on Saturday as part of the school's annual President's Day of Service. Among them was the university's president himself. Crouching on his knees with brush in hand to cover a few hard-to-reach spots on the walls outside the center's main office, Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels modeled roles he wanted students to play when he launched the community service day in 2009.
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NEWS
July 30, 1996
Westminster police are inviting residents in every neighborhood to join in celebrating the annual National Night Out, an anti-crime effort.Some city neighborhoods have organized block parties, cookouts, flashlight walks and visits from police.Nationally, more than 30 million people are expected to participate, police said.Anyone desiring assistance in organizing an event should call Cpl. Michael Bible of the Westminster Police Department at (410) 848-4646.FireWestminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 22 a.m. Friday for a truck fuel tank leak on Hahn Road at Route 27. Units were out 30 minutes.
FEATURES
By Tim Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
More than 600 Marylanders marched with hundreds of thousands of others in New York City Sunday in support of stronger action to address climate change, according to organizers of the state effort. People boarded 13 chartered buses to join the   People's Climate March   from cities across Maryland, organizers said, including Baltimore, Annapolis, College Park, Greenbelt, Columbia, Frederick and Silver Spring. Seth Bush, coordinator of the Maryland contingent, called the level of support from the state "overwhelming.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 26, 1993
Do you squirrel away money in your company's 401(k) retirement plan? If not, you probably work for an employer that refuses to match your 401(k) contributions.Workers who are offered a 401(k) match are more likely to join such a program, says Leslie Papke, professor of economics at Michigan State University. And to some degree, workers can be persuaded to put more money into the plan if they get a larger employer match.At firms that offer no 401(k) match, about 74 percent of eligible workers participate, Mr. Papke said.
BUSINESS
By Walter Hamilton and Walter Hamilton,Los Angeles Times | May 25, 2008
The national housing obsession in recent years may have dulled the urge to invest in 401(k) retirement plans. After expanding strongly throughout the 1990s, participation in 401(k) and other employee-funded retirement plans has grown more slowly in recent years, according to data released by a Washington-based research group. The number of people investing in 401(k) and similar plans climbed to 50.9 million in 2000, from 42.2 million in 1995, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2005
To meet the demands of a burgeoning over-60 population, Carroll County officials are planning two new senior centers and an addition to the county's largest senior facility, in Westminster. In the next five years, the county expects to build centers in North and South Carroll to replace sites where population and participation have outstripped space. The commissioners agreed yesterday to increase the size of those facilities by nearly 5,000 square feet each, a decision that could add more than $1 million to the construction costs.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2004
As part of a mandate to increase academic achievement, Anne Arundel County school officials are tallying how many students enter competitions in art, music, math, science, theater, debate and other disciplines that parallel what's taught in the classroom. The effort is intended to help prod the system toward a 2007 goal set by Superintendent Eric J. Smith: to ensure that 20 percent of students would be competing in regional, state or national "co-curricular" events - activities other than athletic or social undertakings - by 11th grade.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Staff Writer | March 14, 1993
Maryland is looking for a few schools to participate in a national survey of students' driving, smoking, eating, drug and sex habits. It's turning out to be a difficult search.The state Department of Education wants 4,500 students in ninth and 11th grade in 30 representative schools to answer 84 questions about behaviors that could put them at risk.But some administrators around the state are saying "no" to a surveythat has been called controversial, invasive and even disruptive to instruction.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1996
According to a recent study by the Outdoor Recreation Coalition of America, 75 percent of people 16 and older participate in some form of "muscle-powered" outdoor recreation and the number of participants is increasing.Nontraditional outdoor sports such as mountain biking, in-line skating and rock or mountain climbing are growing most rapidly, according to the survey.The study, which did not survey hunting and fishing activity, found that backpacking and tent camping maintained growth rates of 12 and 11 percent in 1994.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Not many people can say they ran underneath the Patapsco River, but now about 900 Special Olympians and their supporters can add that to their athletic achievements. The occassion was Sunday's sixth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K run/walk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. It was hot inside Fort McHenry tunnel No. 4, even though the ventilation system was on high. The lights were on and the white tiles were shimmering. A group of cadets training to be Maryland Transportation Authority Police was running in formation and shouting cadences that bounced off the tunnel walls.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Instructional League games began Monday, and the Orioles will play a 17-game schedule that runs until Oct. 7. Here's a complete list of the players who will be participating in instructional league down in Sarasota, Fla. The list includes 27 pitchers, four catchers, 10 infielders and 10 outfielders. There are also five players on rehab. The list includes South Atlantic League batting champion Chance Sisco, as well as infielders Carlos Diaz and Jomar Reyes, two international players the Orioles acquired in the offseason and spent this year in the Dominican Summer League.  One player who is absent is right-hander Hunter Harvey, who is being rested by the organization.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
When the Orioles clinch their first division title in 17 years, outfielder Delmon Young will be in the middle of another postseason celebration - his sixth in six years with four different teams. “I've been fortunate enough to be on teams where you have good players, good managers, a good front office, good young players that come up and a knack for winning,” said Young, who has batted .288 with seven homers in 77 games with the Orioles through Monday. Heading into this season, the Cleveland Indians' Nick Swisher had the longest playoff streak among active players with six consecutive from 2008 to 2013, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened Wednesday. Hannah, who attends Hereford Middle School, thinks she'd be learning more at the fair. "At school, in the first couple of weeks you don't do anything. It's kind of pointless," she said. "With 4-H, you always learn something new. You never stop.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
By now, you've probably seen all sorts of celebrities take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, the social media stunt that has raised more than $20 million for ALS research. Adam Jones did it. So did LeBron James . Lady Gaga . Even Laura Bush dumped a bucket of ice water on George Bush 's head. But little Torrey Jeremiah "T.J. " Smith has just become the cutest-ever participant in the challenge. Although he didn't get doused in ice water, just a little bath water.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan on Friday challenged Democratic rival Anthony Brown to dump a bucket of ice water over his head as part of a fund-raising campaign for medical research. Brown, notified of the challenge by a Baltimore Sun reporter, promptly accepted. Hogan and running mate Boyd Rutherford issued the challenge to take part in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" while in Ocean City for the annual convention of the Maryland Association of Counties. Following the protocol for the challenge, they posted video of their cold dousing on the Internet.
NEWS
December 25, 1996
EVERY FOUR years, Independent Sector surveys volunteer participation and giving to charitable causes among young people. It provides a useful companion to a similar survey of adults, which this year shows that young people outpace adults in their volunteer activities. That's something grown-ups should keep in mind next time they utter those timeless complaints that the younger generation is going to the dogs.In 1996, 59 percent of teen-agers reported volunteering in the past year, compared to only 49 percent of adults.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | September 1, 2004
Anne Arundel County students earned their highest average SAT score in a decade on the most recent round of tests, besting state and national totals with a combined score of 1059 - an increase of four points over the previous year, school officials said yesterday. Verbal scores on the college-entrance exam increased among Anne Arundel students - up three points to 523 for the 2003- 2004 school year. Average math scores increased by one point, to 536 of the maximum 800 points. Statewide, the 2004 class of high school seniors performed slightly better than last year's seniors, according to results released yesterday by the College Board, which administers the SAT. Maryland's average math score stayed the same as last year, 515, and its verbal score increased by two points to 511. The national overall average, which was equal to the state average, did not improve.
NEWS
By Robert P. Giloth and Maureen Conway | August 14, 2014
Last month's enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), so long in the making, is a milestone. It makes important updates to our workforce training system and demonstrates national support for the expanded use of sector strategies that forge training partnerships between employers, nonprofits, foundations and public agencies. But WIOA is still just a first step in addressing the problem of connecting people to jobs. We need to build on it to establish a true and equitable apprenticeship system in the United States.
TRAVEL
By Ryan Kneller, Tribune Newspapers and By Ryan Kneller, Tribune Newspapers | August 7, 2014
It's 9 a.m. on a recent Saturday and I am one of 20 day campers sitting around a fire pit in rural central New Jersey. Doused in suntan lotion and bug spray, we are all there for the same reason: to learn survival skills, particularly those meant to fend off cannibalistic corpses. Yes, you read that correctly - cannibalistic corpses, more commonly known as zombies. From TV favorite "The Walking Dead" to last year's blockbuster "World War Z," the flesh-eating foes are everywhere.
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