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November 17, 1995
Robert Mason Green: The year of retired Army Maj. Robert Mason Green's retirement as director of security and special services at Maryland General Hospital was reported incorrectly Sunday. He retired in 1981.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
An advisory group that advocates for MARC riders in Maryland has called on state officials and local transit operators to plan for special rail service between Baltimore and Washington in the event the Orioles make it to the World Series. The MARC Riders Advisory Council wrote a letter Thursday to Gov. Martin O'Malley — and sent copies to the Maryland Transit Administration, railroad CSX Transportation and several Maryland legislators — calling the lack of such planning unacceptable.
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NEWS
March 21, 2004
The information included in these school profiles has been gathered by the Howard County public school system and is for the 2003-2004 school year. Test data is from the spring of last year, the most current available. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Atholton Elementary Facility Opened: 1961 Additions/Renovations: Renovated in 1980 School Capacity: 465 Full-time Enrollment (K-5): 449 Computers for Pupil Use: 89 Pupil Mobility: 6.1% Entrants, 7.7% Withdrawals Ethnicity White: 68.8% African-American: 19.9% Asian: 8.6% Hispanic: 2.5% Native American: 0% Unidentified: 0.2% Pupils Receiving Special Services Title 1: 0% Ltd. English Proficient: 2.5% Free/Reduced Lunch: 5.3% Special Education: 7.8% Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills Grade 4 2003: Reading 77, Math 84 2002: Reading 77, Math 83 Bellows Spring Elementary Facility Opened: 2003 School Capacity: 596 Full-time Enrollment (K-5)
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
Some people drop them. Others leave their mobile phone on the roof of the car and drive off. Or they slip the device into a purse or pocket and miss. Whatever the cause, smartphones with cracked screens seem to be nearly as common as cellphones themselves. The phenomenon — particularly frequent among the glass-cased iPhones — has prompted repair services to mushroom at mall kiosks, computer shops and college campuses. In March, iFix2Go set up a kiosk in a corridor at Towson Town Center mall, where technician Kendal Robinson fixes some of the more than 100 phones and tablets that come in for screen repair each month.
NEWS
March 23, 2003
The information included in these school profiles has been gathered by the Howard County public school system and is for the 2002-2003 school year, with the exception of information on student mobility and students receiving special services, which is for the 2001-2002 school year. Test data is from the spring of last year and is the most current available. Atholton Elementary School Facility Opened: 1961 Additions/Renovations: Renovated in 1980 School Capacity: 465 Total Full-Time Enrollment (K-5)
NEWS
August 8, 2004
The information included in these school profiles is from 2003, unless otherwise indicated, and has been gathered by the Anne Arundel County public school system and the Maryland Department of Education. Elementary schools Annapolis Elementary 180 Green St., Annapolis 21401 410-222-1600 Facility Opened: 1896 Additions/Renovations: Modernized in 1948. An addition was built in 1982. School Capacity: 319 Full-time Enrollment (PreK-5): 220 Pupil-to-Computer Ratio: 3:1 Pupil Mobility: Entrants 25.1%, Withdrawals 32% Ethnicity: White: 35.5% African-American: 51.4% Asian: 1.8% Hispanic: 11.4% Pupils Receiving Special Services: Ltd. English Proficient: 8.9% Free/Reduced Lunch: 55.9% Special Education: 10.1% Maryland School Assessment: Percent of third-graders scoring proficient or higher: 2004: Reading 72.5%, Math 75.0% Arnold Elementary 90 Church Road, Arnold 21012 410-222-1670 Facility Opened: 1967 Additions/Renovations: None School Capacity: 441 Full-time Enrollment (K-5)
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | May 19, 2009
Lt. Col. Simon Joseph "Joe" Avara, a retired Baltimore police official who was deputy chief of the operation bureau and later was director of safety and special services at a local hopsital, died Friday of a stroke at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 84. Colonel Avara, who was the son of a barber and homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised near Hollins Market in Southwest Baltimore. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute, he enlisted in the Army and served with the 69th Infantry Division in Europe.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | April 14, 1991
When you can't get to the library, Carroll County's Public Library comes to you.For 24 years, Carroll's Bookmobile has been carrying materials to patrons in institutions -- including Springfield Hospital Center, Fairhaven and Timber Ridge -- and residents in about 25 county neighborhoods that can't travel to the library."
BUSINESS
By Leslie Cauley | November 9, 1992
Business group fears rates in C&P's planHouston's, an Atlanta-based chain of 60 restaurants nationwide, has tried out the pager idea in Phoenix, Chicago and California with similar results.MCI is reaching out for Clinton coattailsNever one to miss a marketing trick, MCI Communications Corp. has launched a new ad campaign to take advantage of Clinton fever. A 24-page booklet, which will appear as newspaper inserts, outlines MCI's plans for telecommunications changes in businesses. It's dubbed the "100 Day Report."
NEWS
By Rosalie M. Falter | December 31, 1991
With 1991 coming to an end, it is only natural to look back a bit before starting a new year. Over the past year, it has been my pleasureto report the many matters of interest to the Ferndale and Linthicumneighborhoods. I would like briefly to recount some of them for you,while touching on some of the things that make our communities so special.They have been put into categories: growth, community action, changes, additions, special events and special people, support andservice, and potpourri.
EXPLORE
August 28, 2012
Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs. Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational programs. Though many of the nonprofits specifically serve county residents, others serve people throughout the country and the globe from headquarters in Howard. Whether you're looking to donate time, money or resources, or are in need of special services, the following list provides a broad sample of the many nonprofits Howard has to offer.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | May 19, 2009
Lt. Col. Simon Joseph "Joe" Avara, a retired Baltimore police official who was deputy chief of the operation bureau and later was director of safety and special services at a local hopsital, died Friday of a stroke at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 84. Colonel Avara, who was the son of a barber and homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised near Hollins Market in Southwest Baltimore. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute, he enlisted in the Army and served with the 69th Infantry Division in Europe.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | May 12, 2009
A state audit has found significant improvement in the Baltimore school system's delivery of services such as speech therapy and counseling to students with disabilities. State auditors examined the files of 358 special-education students who were entitled to 678 sessions of services between August and December. Twenty-five of the 358 students had a problem with service delivery, a noncompliance rate of 7 percent, down from 30 percent when a similar audit was done a year ago. But the consent decree in a decades-old lawsuit involving the city's special-education program requires that no more than 2 percent of students with disabilities have their services interrupted over the course of a school year.
NEWS
By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | March 16, 2006
Reports showing that the Baltimore school system has made woefully inadequate progress providing makeup services to special-education students have set off a new round of bickering between state and city school officials. On Tuesday, the state reported that the city schools have provided 3,974 of 90,000 hours in court-mandated makeup services owed to 9,000 children. Yesterday, a top city school administrator called state education officials "disingenuous at best" and accused them of "lying."
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2005
To further their case that a federal judge should give them control over much of the operation of Baltimore schools, state officials said in court papers yesterday that staff at three city schools were unaware last week of their obligations to provide compensatory services to students with disabilities this summer. The compensatory services to 8,000 special-education students - six hours of summer sessions in such services as speech and physical therapy and counseling - are intended to make up for breakdowns over the past school year.
NEWS
August 8, 2004
The information included in these school profiles is from 2003, unless otherwise indicated, and has been gathered by the Anne Arundel County public school system and the Maryland Department of Education. Elementary schools Annapolis Elementary 180 Green St., Annapolis 21401 410-222-1600 Facility Opened: 1896 Additions/Renovations: Modernized in 1948. An addition was built in 1982. School Capacity: 319 Full-time Enrollment (PreK-5): 220 Pupil-to-Computer Ratio: 3:1 Pupil Mobility: Entrants 25.1%, Withdrawals 32% Ethnicity: White: 35.5% African-American: 51.4% Asian: 1.8% Hispanic: 11.4% Pupils Receiving Special Services: Ltd. English Proficient: 8.9% Free/Reduced Lunch: 55.9% Special Education: 10.1% Maryland School Assessment: Percent of third-graders scoring proficient or higher: 2004: Reading 72.5%, Math 75.0% Arnold Elementary 90 Church Road, Arnold 21012 410-222-1670 Facility Opened: 1967 Additions/Renovations: None School Capacity: 441 Full-time Enrollment (K-5)
EXPLORE
August 28, 2012
Howard County boasts a wealth of nonprofits serving a wide array of needs. Some of the organizations are assisting people in crisis, others are providing specialized services for underserved demographic groups, and many are offering educational programs. Though many of the nonprofits specifically serve county residents, others serve people throughout the country and the globe from headquarters in Howard. Whether you're looking to donate time, money or resources, or are in need of special services, the following list provides a broad sample of the many nonprofits Howard has to offer.
NEWS
March 1, 1995
A North County neighbors column named the wrong church that has scheduled Ash Wednesday services at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. today. The church is St. John Lutheran at 226 Washburn Ave.The column also gave the wrong date for the Park Elementary School children's fashion show. The show is scheduled at 6 p.m. March 10.The Sun regrets the errors.
NEWS
March 21, 2004
The information included in these school profiles has been gathered by the Howard County public school system and is for the 2003-2004 school year. Test data is from the spring of last year, the most current available. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Atholton Elementary Facility Opened: 1961 Additions/Renovations: Renovated in 1980 School Capacity: 465 Full-time Enrollment (K-5): 449 Computers for Pupil Use: 89 Pupil Mobility: 6.1% Entrants, 7.7% Withdrawals Ethnicity White: 68.8% African-American: 19.9% Asian: 8.6% Hispanic: 2.5% Native American: 0% Unidentified: 0.2% Pupils Receiving Special Services Title 1: 0% Ltd. English Proficient: 2.5% Free/Reduced Lunch: 5.3% Special Education: 7.8% Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills Grade 4 2003: Reading 77, Math 84 2002: Reading 77, Math 83 Bellows Spring Elementary Facility Opened: 2003 School Capacity: 596 Full-time Enrollment (K-5)
NEWS
March 23, 2003
The information included in these school profiles has been gathered by the Howard County public school system and is for the 2002-2003 school year, with the exception of information on student mobility and students receiving special services, which is for the 2001-2002 school year. Test data is from the spring of last year and is the most current available. Atholton Elementary School Facility Opened: 1961 Additions/Renovations: Renovated in 1980 School Capacity: 465 Total Full-Time Enrollment (K-5)
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