February 12, 2013
A Gywnns Falls Elementary School staff member was assaulted as she entered the building early Tuesday, according to a Baltimore City public schools spokeswoman. The staff member was assaulted by an unknown assailant at 6 a.m. at the school's main entrance. The attacker left the scene, and the staff member was taken to the hospital. Spokeswoman Molly Rath said she could not release any information regarding the staff member's occupation, her injuries or what hospital she was transported to. No students or other staff members were present for the assault, Rath said, and parents were notified about the incident via a phone call and letter.
January 30, 2013
The residents and employees of Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville wanted to do their part to cheer on the Ravens before the Baltimore team plays in the Super Bowl this Sunday. What would be the best way to get their message out? YouTube, of course. The 90-second video called "Super Dreams" released Wednesday, captures the thrill of being introduced before the big game through the eyes of Gene Miller, a 71-year old resident of Oak Crest. Miller roots for the Ravens with his fellow residents and then shows off his dance steps in the big moment, ala a certain future Hall of Famer middle linebacker.
January 17, 2013
Kevin Cowherd Patriots 30, Ravens 21 The Ravens go into this game with enormous confidence. But Tom Brady to Wes Welker is a tough combination to beat, especially at Gillette Stadium. And now the Pats actually have a running game with Stevan Ridley (1,263 yards rushing in the regular season) and Shane Vereen. The Ravens will need more than emotion from Ray Lewis' "last ride" to neutralize Vince Wilfork in the middle of the Patriots D-line, too. Edward Lee Patriots 24, Ravens 20 The Ravens are the only defense that has forced Tom Brady into more interceptions than touchdown passes, but the New England Patriots quarterback is 5-2 against the Ravens.
January 10, 2013
Courtney Watson's commentary regarding cyberbullying ("Cyberbullying requires a stronger response," Jan. 3) makes some excellent points about the intense need to develop mechanisms to address the dramatically increasing problem of cyberbullying. However, the implication that the Maryland Safe Schools Acts have resulted in widespread vigilance among teachers who intervene to stop bullying is simply not true. Student surveys indicate that a great deal of training, among staff and students, is needed in order to make schools safe for students, especially those who stand out as different.
December 17, 2012
Multiple students at Old Mill High School in Anne Arundel County were interviewed by administrators and school police Monday after an unsubstantiated rumor began spreading through the hallways that a shooting was planned there Friday. Those interviewing the students found "nothing credible" about the rumor, but Principal James Todd sent a letter home to parents - and sent out emails and a robocall message - alerting them to the troubling chatter. "We have interviewed every student whose name was brought to our attention and pursued every piece of information we have been given," Todd wrote in the letter.
December 9, 2012
Right now Rick Abbruzzese works at a desk a few feet from Gov. Martin O'Malley's office in the State House. In two weeks, he'll report a few blocks away to the Annapolis law firm Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan and Silver LLC, where he will likely lobby his soon-to-be former boss. Ditto for Joseph C. Bryce, a State House staffer for nearly two decades and O'Malley's influential chief legislative officer for the past six years. Last month he announced his departure and has moved into a new office at Manis, Canning and Associates where he'll cajole, pressure and maneuver on behalf of corporate clients.