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, 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 Added men's and women's indoor track for 1996-97 season.California: Basketball F Shareef Abdur-Rahim rescinded his entry to NBA draft and will return to school.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.
June 24, 1999
THE CULTURAL elite could hardly contain its derision last week when the House passed an amendment to permit the posting of the Ten Commandments in public schools. The amendment, attached to a juvenile justice bill, was sponsored by freshman Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Colorado Republican, whose district includes Littleton's Columbine High School.The Washington Post snidely editorialized: "The House did not entertain measures to make parents pay more attention to their children, or to expand mental health coverage, or to encourage jocks to treat Goths with more respect, but it discussed just about every other Columbine explanation."
September 29, 1996
Fewer students have enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College this year than last, but school officials say they are not worried."It's not a panic situation for us," said Leonard Mancini, dean of student services. "It's happening, and we need to do some things about it."Figures released by the school Friday show that enrollment dropped 5.1 percent, from 11,890 last fall to 11,278 this year.Much of the decline stems from an 8.2 percent decrease in part-time students, caused in part because of an 11.3 percent decline in part-time evening students.