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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
Sister Dolores Baumgartner, a retired parochial school and orphanage principal during her 74 years as a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of a heart attack Thursday at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 93. Born Dolores Julia Baumgartner in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Bernard Baumgartner and the former Frances Reischmann. She attended St. Boniface School in North Philadelphia and decided to join the religious order in 1936.
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By Erica L. Green and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Gregory E. Thornton, the superintendent of Milwaukee's public schools, was named on Tuesday the next CEO of the Baltimore City school system. Thornton, 59, who was in the running for Baltimore superintendent in 2007 when Andrés Alonso was hired, has roots in Philadelphia, where he was the No. 2 school official. He also has worked in the Montgomery County public school system in Maryland. While being introduced at an event Tuesday, Thornton said he felt that he has strong roots in Maryland, and he plans to stay as long as the board keeps him. "This is coming home," he said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
Federal prosecutors are calling for up to a decade in prison for the Howard County resident who became the youngest person ever charged in a terrorism case, arguing that the Pakistani immigrant "linked up with truly dangerous people. " Mohammad Hassan Khalid, who was a teenager with a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University when he was charged, is scheduled for sentencing this week. Prosecutors in Philadelphia wrote in court papers that he lived a "double life," attending Mount Hebron High School, while also aiding extremists from his home.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
Robert V. Hess, who turned his experience as manager of a disabled veterans thrift store into a career as a homelessness solutions expert, died of liver cancer Dec. 24 at his home in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The former Perry Hall resident was 57. After working in Baltimore for 25 years, he held top posts in Philadelphia and New York, where he was commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Bernard Lawrence Hess, a city schools psychologist, and Barbara Ann Neumeister Hess, a DuPont manager.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
The Chesapeake Bayhawks selected midfielder Cameron Holding (Grand Valley State) second overall in the Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft Wednesday afternoon. The Bayhawks received the pick, as well as the 28th overall selection, in a trade immediately before the draft. As part of the multi-team deal, the Bayhawks sent midfielder Kevin Cooper (Archbishop Spalding, Maryland) and faceoff specialist Matt Dolente (Johns Hopkins) to the New York Lizards; also, All-Star defenseman Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, CCBC-Essex)
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Eagles   34, Lions 20 Strategy:  Heavy snowfall forced the Lions to alter their game plan Sunday, as the pass-happy offense tried to use its big offensive line to pound the Eagles with the running game. The Lions ran the ball more than they passed it but they still used three-receiver sets and took shots down the field, as they will likely do indoors on Monday night. The Lions, who run a 4-3 base defense, relied on a four-man rush to generate pressure, especially with a pair of dominant interior pass rushers pushing the pocket up the middle.
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November 25, 2013
The city social services workers who sent dozens of local foster care youth to an unlicensed out-of-state religious school that hands out high school diplomas in exchange for a $500 fee and a single day of tests may have thought they were helping smooth the way to higher education or a job. In fact, they were perpetuating a cruel hoax by giving the youth the impression they met all the qualifications for college or a career when in fact they had not....
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2013
The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a $500 check. Over the past year and a half, the Baltimore City Department of Social Services paid $40,000 of taxpayer money to send youths in foster care to a private Christian school in Philadelphia where they have obtained a high school diploma in one day. Social Services officials defend the program, despite its unusual method of providing diplomas.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
The Rev. Terrence "Terry" Toland, former president of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia who had also been campus minister at Loyola University Maryland, died Oct. 18 of heart failure at Manresa Hall, Loyola Center, in Merion, Pa. He was 90. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Father Toland graduated in 1939 from St. Joseph's Preparatory School and entered the Society of Jesus. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Loyola University in Chicago and his theology degree from the old Woodstock College in Baltimore County.
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