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By David Mark and David Mark,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 17, 1997
Calvin Rodwell Elementary School on Liberty Heights Avenue will receive a face lift today, thanks to a group of parents and the Coalition of Black Maryland State Troopers.Volunteers will paint hallways, staircases and bathrooms.The idea arose in February, when Anna and Michael Goins were installing fish tanks in their children's school and found the upstairs boys' bathroom in poor condition. Mrs. Goins notified the school, but it could not afford to make renovations.She then approached Maryland State Trooper Lt. Rufus Caple, a member of her church, with the idea of obtaining volunteers from the Black State Troopers Coalition to help parents do the work.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
State Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, the chairwoman of Baltimore's Senate delegation, announced her retirement Monday, effectively ceding her seat to Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam after the state merged their districts. The development marks the latest step of legislative influence leaving the city's limits - the result of a state redistricting process that will leave Baltimore with three less lawmakers. After redistricting moved much of her 44th District into Baltimore County, Jones-Rodwell faced a tough Democratic primary challenge from Nathan-Pulliam.
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By Paula Lavigne and Paula Lavigne,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1998
Gary D. Rodwell says fear and paranoia travel with him when he drives along Interstate 95 in Maryland -- a result of being stopped by a state trooper more than two years ago and threatened with arrest if he did not allow a search of his vehicle for drugs.The reason he was stopped, the 42-year-old Philadelphia resident contends, is that he is black.Rodwell related his story yesterday at an American Civil Liberties Union news conference announcing a class-action lawsuit against the Maryland State Police, alleging the use of race-based profiling in drug searches along I-95 in traffic stops from 1992 through last year.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
A year ago, city officials left Annapolis distraught, their plans to obtain massive funding for school construction in the General Assembly's trash bin.   What a difference a year makes. On Wednesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Schools CEO Andres Alonso and the city's elected officials celebrated what they're calling a banner year at the General Assembly in which they pushed for and won passage of a $1.1 billion funding plan for city schools' construction. “This is a special, unique effort for Baltimore City,” Rawlings-Blake said at a City Hall news conference.
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May 1, 2009
$11,000 awarded in McConkey case An Anne Arundel County jury ruled Thursday that a state delegate will have to pay $11,000 to a woman who signed her home over to him, but that he did not intentionally defraud her. Del. Tony McConkey, a Severna Park Republican, said that the ruling was "a complete vindication." "It couldn't have turned out any better," he said. In September, Anne Arundel Circuit Judge D. William Simpson found that McConkey, a real estate agent, violated a state law intended to protect homeowners in foreclosure in his dealings with Theresa Milligan over her Pasadena condominium.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2003
When she arrived at Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School six years ago, Principal Cynthia M. Winkler was astounded to learn that her students had virtually no recess, and with good reason - what should have been the playground was nothing more than scrubby grass, cracked asphalt and broken glass. "The children didn't even go outside," Winkler recalled. "They ate lunch, and then they went back to their classrooms." To the school's teachers and parents, the situation was plain wrong. Children, even those from the city's poorest corners, should have swings and slides and monkey bars.
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By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN STAFF | August 6, 1998
It is a thinking-man's game. You must devise a strategy, stick with it and avoid spontaneous gambles.Getting from tee to green? Nope. The task at hand is getting on the first tee in the first place.Local players shrugged at the recent announcement that Baltimore ranked 294th out of 314 metropolitan areas in number of golf holes per capita. That's not as bleak as New York (314th) or Los Angeles (312) and slightly worse off than Washington, D.C. (280). But however they're stacked, the numbers crunch anyone who doesn't belong to a club, be it country or traveling.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,Sun Foreign Reporter | July 2, 2007
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Namibia -- The huge bull elephant nicknamed "Marlon Brando" loped over to the water hole, big ears flapping in the breeze. Soon he and four huge bull underlings indulged in a spirited bath that darkened their gray girth. Buried in the sandy soil nearby, switched off at the moment, sat a device probably never before known in this remote stretch of southwest African wilderness: a ButtKicker subwoofer that gives many American home theaters their bone-rattling shake. Here, the device has led to groundbreaking discoveries about how Brando and his kind communicate.
NEWS
October 18, 1991
City legislators, community leaders and Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke are preparing a comprehensive plan to revamp the state's tax structure to generate more revenue for education and health care.They outlined their strategy yesterday after a 90-minute meeting at Calvary Baptist Church in West Baltimore that was sponsored by Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development."Our children are suffering right now . . . and they're suffering because there's just not enough money," said Del. Elijah E. Cummings, D-City, one of more than a dozen members of the city legislative delegation who attended the meeting.
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By Traci A. Johnson | June 1, 1991
At lunchtime, Rosalind Carter can usually be found taking a break from her job as a medical records technician at Sinai Hospital.But yesterday, as temperatures soared into the mid-90s and schools throughout the metropolitan area again sent their sweltering students home early, Ms. Carter was among 20 or so parents who skipped lunch to make an unexpected trip to Calvin Rodwell Elementary School on Liberty Heights Avenue to pick up their children."
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, a veteran lawmaker from Baltimore County, has filed papers to run for the Senate in the 2014 Democratic primary in the district now represented by Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell of Baltimore City. Nathan-Pulliam, a member of the House since 1995, is seeking to take advantage of a redrawn district that is split between the county and Baltimore city. In the new 44th District, formerly all in the city, about two-thirds of the residents are county residents. "The numbers at this time are on my side," Nathan-Pulliam said.
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May 1, 2009
$11,000 awarded in McConkey case An Anne Arundel County jury ruled Thursday that a state delegate will have to pay $11,000 to a woman who signed her home over to him, but that he did not intentionally defraud her. Del. Tony McConkey, a Severna Park Republican, said that the ruling was "a complete vindication." "It couldn't have turned out any better," he said. In September, Anne Arundel Circuit Judge D. William Simpson found that McConkey, a real estate agent, violated a state law intended to protect homeowners in foreclosure in his dealings with Theresa Milligan over her Pasadena condominium.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
On July 31, 2008, ELIZABETH. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Avenue on Thursday after 8:30 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Friday at 9 A.M. Funeral services will follow at 9:30 A.M.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,Sun Foreign Reporter | July 2, 2007
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK, Namibia -- The huge bull elephant nicknamed "Marlon Brando" loped over to the water hole, big ears flapping in the breeze. Soon he and four huge bull underlings indulged in a spirited bath that darkened their gray girth. Buried in the sandy soil nearby, switched off at the moment, sat a device probably never before known in this remote stretch of southwest African wilderness: a ButtKicker subwoofer that gives many American home theaters their bone-rattling shake. Here, the device has led to groundbreaking discoveries about how Brando and his kind communicate.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2003
When she arrived at Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School six years ago, Principal Cynthia M. Winkler was astounded to learn that her students had virtually no recess, and with good reason - what should have been the playground was nothing more than scrubby grass, cracked asphalt and broken glass. "The children didn't even go outside," Winkler recalled. "They ate lunch, and then they went back to their classrooms." To the school's teachers and parents, the situation was plain wrong. Children, even those from the city's poorest corners, should have swings and slides and monkey bars.
NEWS
December 9, 1998
This table shows composite index scores for Baltimore City elementary schools over the past six years under the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program. The composite is roughly equivalent to the overall percentage of students who scored at a satisfactory level or better on the MSPAP tests. The last column shows the percentage-point improvement since the tests were first administered in 1993... .. .. .. .. .. .. 1998 .. 1997 .. 1996 .. 1995 .. 1994 .. 1993 .. Chg.Maryland .. .. .. .. 44.1 .. 41.8 .. 40.7 .. 39.6 .. 35.3 .. 31.7 .. 12.4Citywide .. .. .. .. 16.1 .. 13.9 .. 13.5 .. 13.8 .. 11.7 .. 10.4 ... 5.7Abbottston .. .. .. . 8.4 ... 6.1 ... 7.5 ... 8.0 .. 11.9 ... 7.4 ... 1.0Alexander Hamilton .. 7.9 .. 13.6 ... 9.3 ... 5.6 ... 2.5 ... 3.7 ... 4.2Arlington .. .. .. . 15.3 .. 16.7 .. 15.7 .. 24.5 .. 10.1 .. 11.9 ... 3.4ArmisteadGardens .. .. .. ... 26.7 .. 17.7 .. 14.5 .. 21.6 .. 16.3 .. 14.6 .. 12.1Arundel .. .. .. ... 12.4 ... 6.8 .. 16.8 ... 7.6 ... 5.5 .. 12.7 .. -0.3Ashburton .. .. .. . 16.3 .. 16.9 .. 13.4 ... 9.2 .. 10.3 .. 14.4 ... 1.9BarristerCharles Carroll .. . 15.2 ... 8.5 ... 8.1 ... 9.5 .. 10.1 .. 13.7 ... 1.5Bay Brook .. .. .. .. 4.9 ... 4.2 ... 4.8 ... 3.7 ... 2.3 ... 4.1 ... 0.8Beechfield .. .. ... 17.2 .... 17 .. 10.5 .. 10.2 .. 12.5 .. 12.9 ... 4.3Belmont .. .. .. .. . 9.8 ... 4.5 ... 9.1 .. 11.2 .. 14.6 ... 8.8 ... 1.0Bentalou .. .. .. .. 18.3 .. . NA .. . NA .. . NA .. . NA .. . NA .. . NABrehms Lane .. .. .. 15.2 .. 13.9 .. 11.1 ... 7.7 ......
NEWS
December 9, 1998
This table shows composite index scores for Baltimore City elementary schools over the past six years under the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program. The composite is roughly equivalent to the overall percentage of students who scored at a satisfactory level or better on the MSPAP tests. The last column shows the percentage-point improvement since the tests were first administered in 1993... .. .. .. .. .. .. 1998 .. 1997 .. 1996 .. 1995 .. 1994 .. 1993 .. Chg.Maryland .. .. .. .. 44.1 .. 41.8 .. 40.7 .. 39.6 .. 35.3 .. 31.7 .. 12.4Citywide .. .. .. .. 16.1 .. 13.9 .. 13.5 .. 13.8 .. 11.7 .. 10.4 ... 5.7Abbottston .. .. .. . 8.4 ... 6.1 ... 7.5 ... 8.0 .. 11.9 ... 7.4 ... 1.0Alexander Hamilton .. 7.9 .. 13.6 ... 9.3 ... 5.6 ... 2.5 ... 3.7 ... 4.2Arlington .. .. .. . 15.3 .. 16.7 .. 15.7 .. 24.5 .. 10.1 .. 11.9 ... 3.4ArmisteadGardens .. .. .. ... 26.7 .. 17.7 .. 14.5 .. 21.6 .. 16.3 .. 14.6 .. 12.1Arundel .. .. .. ... 12.4 ... 6.8 .. 16.8 ... 7.6 ... 5.5 .. 12.7 .. -0.3Ashburton .. .. .. . 16.3 .. 16.9 .. 13.4 ... 9.2 .. 10.3 .. 14.4 ... 1.9BarristerCharles Carroll .. . 15.2 ... 8.5 ... 8.1 ... 9.5 .. 10.1 .. 13.7 ... 1.5Bay Brook .. .. .. .. 4.9 ... 4.2 ... 4.8 ... 3.7 ... 2.3 ... 4.1 ... 0.8Beechfield .. .. ... 17.2 .... 17 .. 10.5 .. 10.2 .. 12.5 .. 12.9 ... 4.3Belmont .. .. .. .. . 9.8 ... 4.5 ... 9.1 .. 11.2 .. 14.6 ... 8.8 ... 1.0Bentalou .. .. .. .. 18.3 .. . NA .. . NA .. . NA .. . NA .. . NA .. . NABrehms Lane .. .. .. 15.2 .. 13.9 .. 11.1 ... 7.7 ......
NEWS
August 6, 2008
On July 31, 2008, ELIZABETH. Friends may visit the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 E. North Avenue on Thursday after 8:30 A.M., where the family will receive friends on Friday at 9 A.M. Funeral services will follow at 9:30 A.M.
SPORTS
By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN STAFF | August 6, 1998
It is a thinking-man's game. You must devise a strategy, stick with it and avoid spontaneous gambles.Getting from tee to green? Nope. The task at hand is getting on the first tee in the first place.Local players shrugged at the recent announcement that Baltimore ranked 294th out of 314 metropolitan areas in number of golf holes per capita. That's not as bleak as New York (314th) or Los Angeles (312) and slightly worse off than Washington, D.C. (280). But however they're stacked, the numbers crunch anyone who doesn't belong to a club, be it country or traveling.
NEWS
By Paula Lavigne and Paula Lavigne,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1998
Gary D. Rodwell says fear and paranoia travel with him when he drives along Interstate 95 in Maryland -- a result of being stopped by a state trooper more than two years ago and threatened with arrest if he did not allow a search of his vehicle for drugs.The reason he was stopped, the 42-year-old Philadelphia resident contends, is that he is black.Rodwell related his story yesterday at an American Civil Liberties Union news conference announcing a class-action lawsuit against the Maryland State Police, alleging the use of race-based profiling in drug searches along I-95 in traffic stops from 1992 through last year.
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