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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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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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By GREG GARLAND | December 18, 2005
Martin P. Welch Occupation Judge in charge of the Baltimore City Circuit Court's family/juvenile division. In the news Welch summoned state juvenile service administrators to a closed-door meeting last week to discuss why classroom activities at the city's juvenile detention center were disrupted this month. He also has been trying to resolve problems related to the closure of long-term residential treatment programs at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Baltimore County. Career highlights Welch, 52, grew up in Catonsville.
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June 27, 1995
Eleanor Wilson Morris, a retired clerk in the Harford County treasurer's office who often told entertaining stories about her rural childhood, died of complications from a stroke Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 85.Mrs. Morris retired in 1980, after working for the county for more than 25 years.The former Eleanor Irvine Wilson lived her entire life in the rural community of Pylesville, where her family had farmed for more than two centuries.She was the family genealogist, enjoyed vegetable gardening, volunteered with Meals on Wheels, and had a reputation for being adventuresome.
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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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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,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 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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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.
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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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