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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.
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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.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1996
Five Westminster High School students were arrested after school yesterday when one of the group returned to retrieve what were suspected to be drugs hidden under a bush across the street from the school, state police said.Detective Sgt. Gary W. Cofflin said a resident called state police yesterday morning after seeing teen-agers hide something in shrubbery outside an apartment complex. Police and school authorities set up a stakeout and, soon after school ended, a car with five teen-agers drove to the area, police said.
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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.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | April 7, 1993
An autopsy was being performed today on a Baltimore elementary school student who died early yesterday, possibly of meningitis.Meanwhile, city health officials asked families of all the boy's classmates to bring their children to his school -- Yorkwood Elementary in Northeast Baltimore -- for treatment with antibiotic medication.Deborah A. Ross, a city Health Department spokeswoman, said that there were no plans to call others, but that anyone concerned about having had contact with the boy should call the department's School and Adolescent Health Services, 396-4452.
NEWS
January 15, 2004
Angeleke D. Siganos, former owner of several Baltimore County beauty salons, died of heart failure Jan. 8 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 64. She was born Angeleke Demos in Anderson, S.C., and moved with her family to Clinton Street in Baltimore. She was an Eastern High School graduate and studied cosmetology at the Dor-Rick School in Baltimore. She was married in 1956 to John K. Siganos, a painter for the Klicos Painting Co. Since 1968, they had made their home in Timonium.
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By Baltimore Sun staff report | February 18, 2009
A therapist who worked at Booker T. Washington Middle School in Baltimore was arrested in Catonsville and charged with molesting a 13-year-old boy, Baltimore County police said yesterday. Robert J. Stoever, 54, of the 1500 block of Park Ave. was arrested Sunday night after a county police officer saw him and the boy in a car in a parking lot at Edmondson Avenue and Academy Road, said Cpl. Michael Hill, a police spokesman. Stoever was charged with a second-degree sex offense and perverted practice, according to court documents.
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December 25, 2005
Sister Mary Leonissa Clements, a longtime elementary school teacher and member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center after suffering a stroke. She was 91 and lived at Villa Assumpta. Born Geraldine Rose Clements in Washington, D.C., she attended St. Boniface School in Philadelphia and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She worked in a hosiery mill before entering the order in 1934 and studying at the Institute of Notre Dame. She received a teaching certificate from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in education from St. John University in Brooklyn, N.Y. She began teaching elementary school at St. Theresa in Washington and continued at parishes in Rochester, N.Y., and Brooklyn.
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January 25, 2005
On January 21, 2005, from complications of Lung Cancer at St. Agnes Hospital, JAMES C. KNIGHTON, a CPA and Partner in the Firm Mc Gladrey and Pullen, Certified Public Accountants in Bethesda, MD. The Catonsville resident was 42. Jim graduated from Mt. St. Joseph High School in Baltimore in 1980, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. After graduating from Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, he joined the firm of CW Amos Company of Baltimore, which is presently Mc Gladrey and Pullen.
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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.
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