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September 15, 2002
Pauline Owens, a retired elementary schoolteacher, died Thursday of complications of diabetes at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 76 and lived in North Baltimore. Before her retirement 26 years ago, she taught at Alexander Hamilton and Elmer A. Henderson elementary schools and the former J.H. Lockerman Elementary School in Baltimore. Born in Philadelphia and raised in East Baltimore, Pauline Kendrick McDonald was a 1942 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. In 1946, she earned a degree from what is now Coppin State College.
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NEWS
May 15, 2006
Harford County: Joppa Man killed riding up quarry wall on ATV A Harford County man was fatally crushed under his all-terrain vehicle while four-wheeling at a Joppa quarry Saturday night, the county sheriff's office said yesterday. Thomas G. Johnson, 41, of the 400 block of Berkshire Court in Joppa was found dead at the bottom of the Fort Hoyle Road quarry just before 11 p.m., said Bob Thomas, spokesman for the sheriff's office. Johnson's ATV flipped on top of him as he attempted to scale the quarry's 200-foot incline, Thomas said.
FEATURES
By Howard Henry Chen and Howard Henry Chen,Sun Staff Writer | June 18, 1994
Peer pressure and gun violence will be among the topics discussed on "Brother-to-Brother: A Town Meeting," to air on WJZ-TV tomorrow at 7 p.m.The panel discussion will be moderated by WJZ news anchors Al Sanders and Denise Koch, with guest panelists Nathan McCall, journalist and author of "Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America"; Damion Quaye, a senior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Senior High School; Dr. Rosetta Stith, principal of...
NEWS
October 5, 2007
Elizabeth G. Smith, a retired Baltimore City schoolteacher, died of lymphoma Wednesday at her son's Bel Air home. She was 82. Born Elizabeth Gerhart O'Connor in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point, she attended schools in Sparrows Point, Carney and Baltimore. Known as Betty, she left Eastern High School in her senior year to join the Marines' women's division during World War II. Because she had asthma, she was never able to serve in the military and worked at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant during the war. During the late 1960s, she passed her General Education Development test and earned a bachelor's degree at Towson State University.
NEWS
September 7, 2003
Katherine "Cooki" Pitt, a retired advertising account executive who was active in community volunteer work, died Aug. 31 of pulmonary disease at her Catonsville home. She was 80. She was born at her parents' home on Cooks Lane in West Baltimore - a road that was named for Ms. Pitt's grandfather. The Cook family raised and cultivated roses, palms and other plants for distribution to Baltimore area greenhouses and floral wholesalers. The family also had a retail floral shop on North Charles Street.
NEWS
May 14, 1992
Gladys Powell Curtis, a former French teacher who wasactive in volunteer work, died Monday of cancer at her home on York Court. She was 89.A memorial service for Mrs. Curtis was being held today at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street.She had volunteered at the School of the Chimes, of which her husband was a founder; at the Day Care Workshop of the League for the Handicapped; and at the old City Hospitals, where she was an arts and crafts teacher for the Red Cross.The former Gladys Powell, born in Baltimore, was a 1921 graduate of Western High School and a 1925 graduate of Goucher.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | December 19, 2008
State schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick announced yesterday that her alma mater, Western High School in Baltimore, is among six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools this year. Also named were Seventh District Elementary in Baltimore County, Southern High in Anne Arundel County, Hammond Middle in Howard County, Highland Elementary in Montgomery County and Stephen Decatur Middle in Worcester County. The schools were selected based on high achievement, significant improvement or both. They will represent Maryland in the national Blue Ribbon Schools competition.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2001
State education officials named nine public middle and high schools yesterday "Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence." The schools, which include four in the Baltimore area, receive $1,000 and Maryland Blue Ribbon flags to hang at their buildings. "These schools stand as models for Maryland," said state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick. Schools apply for the statewide honor. They are judged in such areas as student performance, instruction, parent and community involvement, and teacher training.
NEWS
June 26, 2007
Sister Mary Germana Strassberger, a retired Mercy High School librarian, died of coronary artery disease Wednesday at her order's retirement home in Pinehurst in Baltimore County. She was 96. Born Helen Adelia Strassberger in Baltimore, she attended the old St. John's Academy and was a 1929 Seton High School graduate. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1931 and took the name Mary Germana. She received her bachelor's degree in education at the old Mount St. Agnes College and a master's degree in library science at Villanova University in 1971.
NEWS
By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 5, 2000
Baltimore police have identified a man who was shot and killed early Sunday as Ryan L. Parke, 18, of the 5500 block of Whitby Ave. in East Baltimore. Parke was in his Acura Legend in the 2300 block of Homewood Ave. when he was shot about 1 a.m., police said yesterday. Police released few other details about the crime. Robin Parke, the victim's mother, said her son had begun to "hang out with the wrong crowd." "I don't know what he could have been doing," she said. "He was in the wrong place at the wrong time."
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