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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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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
March 28, 1994
HOLLY WOERNER, 16, daughter of Paula and Preston Woerner of Forest Hill Road in Eldersburg.School: Junior at the Seton-Keough High School, an archdiocesan Catholic girls' school in Baltimore.Honored for: Placing among the top six at the state finals for the Baltimore Catholic Forensics League recently at Loyola High School in Towson. The league, which includes public as well as Catholic schools, encourages the art of public speaking.Holly, with classmate Corinne Chellis of Baltimore County, will go to the National Catholic Forensics League competition in Oshkosh, Wis., May 26-30.
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.
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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.
NEWS
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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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.
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.
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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
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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