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August 21, 2005
ELEANOR K. HOCKER of Mitchellville, MD., died on Monday August 8, 2005. She graduated from Hood College in 1939 and received her Library Science Degree from Simmons College, Boston, Mass in 1939. Her lifetime career as a librarian included service in the Army Special Services in Europe and the US, Enoch Pratt, Fort Meade and the MD Department of Education. She was a longtime resident of Linthicum, Md. A private service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Elkridge, MD. Burial will be Monday October 3, 2005 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.
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By Felicia Pride and Felicia Pride,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
When Boston-based playwright, poet and Simmons College English professor Afaa Michael Weaver returns home to Baltimore, he often can be found doing tai chi under the trees at Lake Montebello. The martial art, which he has practiced for 20 years, is representative of his life and work, which seamlessly bring together different worlds - Chinese culture, the African-American experience and poetry. Weaver's 10th collection of poetry, The Plum Flower Dance (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007)
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By Felicia Pride and Felicia Pride,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
When Boston-based playwright, poet and Simmons College English professor Afaa Michael Weaver returns home to Baltimore, he often can be found doing tai chi under the trees at Lake Montebello. The martial art, which he has practiced for 20 years, is representative of his life and work, which seamlessly bring together different worlds - Chinese culture, the African-American experience and poetry. Weaver's 10th collection of poetry, The Plum Flower Dance (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007)
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August 21, 2005
ELEANOR K. HOCKER of Mitchellville, MD., died on Monday August 8, 2005. She graduated from Hood College in 1939 and received her Library Science Degree from Simmons College, Boston, Mass in 1939. Her lifetime career as a librarian included service in the Army Special Services in Europe and the US, Enoch Pratt, Fort Meade and the MD Department of Education. She was a longtime resident of Linthicum, Md. A private service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Elkridge, MD. Burial will be Monday October 3, 2005 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.
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By Alice Dembner and Alice Dembner,Boston Globe | July 30, 1995
When Thomas Darby applied to college, the University of Massachusetts wooed him to its Amherst campus with a rich financial aid package that included loans, work-study, a $1,600 campus grant and a $600 award from the federal government.But the federal grant never came through, and in his sophomore year the campus award evaporated, while tuition and fees rose more than $2,000. With little financial help from his parents in New York, Mr. Darby dropped out until he could borrow enough money to return.
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By Allen Gregory and Allen Gregory,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 19, 2000
EMORY, Va. - Western Maryland was forced to travel more than seven hours to compete in the NCAA Division III football playoffs. The trip home must have seemed much shorter. The 10th-ranked Green Terror recorded its first-ever playoff road win yesterday with a 38-14 dismantling of Emory & Henry, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference champion. Western Maryland now travels to Abilene, Texas, to face second-ranked and unbeaten Hardin-Simmons, the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Coach Tim Keating said the Green Terror had extra motivation after a 9-1 regular season that included a win over powerful Widener.
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December 27, 2003
Hennie R. Snyder, a retired statistician and librarian, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke at Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Ill. The Baltimore native was 81. Born Hennie Rand and raised on Eutaw Place, she was a 1939 Western High School graduate. She earned a degree in library science from the University of Maryland, College Park and had a master's degree from Simmons College in Boston. She was a statistician at the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and was later a librarian for the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Agriculture.
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August 12, 2004
RUTH MERRITT died August 7, 2004 in Baltimore of complications from Alzheimers. Born Ruth Abbot Bowditch in 1915, the younger daughter of Horace Bowditch and Lucy (Eveleth) Bowditch, she grew up in Augusta, Maine. She received her B.S. degree from Bates College in 1938, and a Masters of Social Work degree from Simmons College in 1940. She married Groverman Blake Payne in 1946, and lived in Greenfield, Mass., until his death in 1963. She married Capt. Robert E. Merritt in 1980. He died in 2003.
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June 24, 2003
Elizabeth M. Slade, a retired department store fashion show organizer, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Charlestown Retirement Community. The former Dickeyville resident was 90. Born Elizabeth Banks Middleton in New York City and raised in Wakefield, Mass., she attended the old Prince School of Design, a division of Simmons College in Boston. Mrs. Slade was a fashion model and later became a publicity director at Fisher Junior College in Boston. She moved to Baltimore in 1954, when she joined the Hutzler's department store.
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By Jacques Kelly | November 17, 2009
Charlotte R. Burmeister, a World War II veteran and retired rehabilitation nurse, died of pneumonia complications Nov. 9 at St. Agnes Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Ashland, Pa., she attended Simmons College and was a 1941 graduate of Boston Children's Hospital School of Nursing. She was then a staff nurse for the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia and entered military service in the Army Nurse Corps. She was sworn in by her father, a World War I veteran.
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By Allen Gregory and Allen Gregory,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 19, 2000
EMORY, Va. - Western Maryland was forced to travel more than seven hours to compete in the NCAA Division III football playoffs. The trip home must have seemed much shorter. The 10th-ranked Green Terror recorded its first-ever playoff road win yesterday with a 38-14 dismantling of Emory & Henry, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference champion. Western Maryland now travels to Abilene, Texas, to face second-ranked and unbeaten Hardin-Simmons, the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Coach Tim Keating said the Green Terror had extra motivation after a 9-1 regular season that included a win over powerful Widener.
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By Alice Dembner and Alice Dembner,Boston Globe | July 30, 1995
When Thomas Darby applied to college, the University of Massachusetts wooed him to its Amherst campus with a rich financial aid package that included loans, work-study, a $1,600 campus grant and a $600 award from the federal government.But the federal grant never came through, and in his sophomore year the campus award evaporated, while tuition and fees rose more than $2,000. With little financial help from his parents in New York, Mr. Darby dropped out until he could borrow enough money to return.
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