August 31, 1996
Jack R. O'Neill,53, the judge who 10 years ago allowed AIDS victim Ryan White to return to school, died Wednesday of injuries sustained in an automobile accident a day earlier in Frankfort, Ind. His car veered across a road and struck a tree, and the front section burst into flames.Judge O'Neill dissolved a temporary injunction banning Ryan from attending classes at Western Middle School in Russiaville, Ind., in 1986. Ryan, a hemophiliac who contracted acquired immune deficiency syndrome through a blood transfusion in 1984, died in 1990 at age 18.
May 31, 1994
Nineteen-year-old Michelle Hamby says she's the happiest person in the world -- and she has reason to be.On Thursday, she will graduate from Atholton High School, having finished a five-year roller coaster period in which she dropped out of school, turned for a time to marijuana and alcohol, and returned to work so hard that she made the honor roll 10 of the last 12 quarters.She is one of about 2,000 high school seniors who will graduate from Howard County schools in a series of nine commencement ceremonies beginning today and concluding Friday.
May 31, 1996
BaseballRed Sox: Placed OF Kevin Mitchell on 15-day DL. Recalled OF Dwayne Hosey from Triple-A Pawtucket.White Sox: Announced that team will move its spring training operations from Sarasota, Fla., to Tucson, Ariz., beginning with 1998 season.BasketballSuns: Named Danny Ainge assistant coach.CollegeMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference: Extended the contract of commissioner Richard Ensor through June 30, 1999. Added men's and women's indoor track for 1996-97 season.California: Basketball F Shareef Abdur-Rahim rescinded his entry to NBA draft and will return to school.
August 31, 2005
THE ISSUE: SCHOOL SYSTEM OMBUDSMAN Robin Shell, the Howard County school systems first ombudsman, starts her first full year tomorrow, when students return to school. Shell was hired in January to address concerns and questions from parents, students, teachers and the community. Since then, she has tackled issues including bullying, student suspensions and other classroom and student issues. Do you think the school systems ombudsman is an effective and useful resource for the community?
December 6, 1991
All sixth-grade boys at Hampstead Hill Middle School -- more than 100 of them -- were suspended yesterday after a disruption that followed a fight between two of them.But the mass suspension ordered by an assistant principal was criticized last night by Dr. Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore city school superintendent, who urged that all students return to school today.Dr. Amprey said the fight involved two sixth-grade boys, one of whom apparently had a knife but did not use it.The fight was broken up by the school staff, but the majority of the boys in the sixth grade were disruptive when they returned to classrooms, and that prompted the suspensions.
November 15, 1991
"Congratulations on a successful first semester."Fred M. Prumo, principal of Chesapeake Senior High School in eastern Baltimore County, wrote the note on freshman Kimberly Jo Spacek's first report card from the school.Spacek, 15, of the 2200 block of Bauernschmidt Drive, a passenger in a pickup truck driven by her boyfriend, was killed Wednesday night in front of the school when a car driven by a man who has been charged with drunken driving collided head-on with the pickup.Her boyfriend, Steven M. Brady, 17, of the 100 block of N. Marlyn Ave. in Essex, is a senior at Chesapeake.