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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.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | November 23, 2005
A 15-year-old boy was caught with an unloaded gun at Hamilton Middle School in Baltimore yesterday, school system officials said. Acting on a tip, Hamilton Principal Christine Connor asked the school's police officer for help searching the sixth-grader about 11:30 a.m., said the city schools police chief, Antonio Williams. Connor found a 9 mm Smith & Wesson semiautomatic handgun, Williams said, adding that the gun was not loaded and the pupil had no ammunition with him. The boy was taken into police custody and is expected to be charged as a juvenile with a handgun violation.
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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
February 12, 2006
DONA JOINES DANZ, 86, of State College, formerly of the Baltimore area, died Mon., Feb. 6, 2006, at Greenhills Village in State College, PA. She was born Dec. 28, 1919 in Long Bottom, NC, a daughter of the late Hilary and Hallie Johnson Joines. She was a graduate of Watson Secretarial School in Baltimore, MD, and retired as Secretary to the Headmaster at Gilman Private School for Boys in Baltimore. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Henry H. Danz. She is survived by a daughter Carol R. Danz and her daughter Cathleen A. Danz, a son David H. Danz and his sons Lee C. and Benjamin C. Danz.
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.
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