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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
They call it the Giving Tree, a forest green, shrub-high centerpiece atop a desk at Howard Community College's Welcome and Information Center. For nearly 10 years, the tree has symbolized the Columbia school's efforts to reach out to the surrounding community during the holiday season. The tree comes courtesy of HCC's support staff — everyone from security personnel to the plant operation crew to office staff. Each year, they place it on display at the Welcome Center at the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall, one of the most-visited buildings on campus.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
A chain of more than 50 mid-Atlantic physical therapy clinics that rebranded itself Pivot Physical Therapy earlier this month has added five clinics in West Virginia, officials said Wednesday. The chain has 37 facilities in Maryland, some of which were known as Maryland SportsCare & Rehab. Operations won't change at the facilities, but officials believe operating as one organization enables the company to leverage the reputation of more than 500 physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and support staff.
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By Julian E. Barnes and Julian E. Barnes,Tribune Washington Bureau | September 2, 2009
WASHINGTON - -U.S. officials are planning to add up to 14,000 combat troops to the American force in Afghanistan by sending home support staff and underutilized soldiers and replacing them with infantry units, Pentagon officials said. The plan represents a key step in a drive to beef up U.S.-led forces as the Obama administration presses to counter Taliban gains and demonstrate progress in Afghanistan amid crumbling American public support for the war effort. Forces that could be swapped out include units assigned to noncombat roles, such as guards or lookouts or those on clerical and support duty.
NEWS
March 24, 2014
Congratulations to Sen. Thomas M. Middleton for standing up for people who work very hard and are a breed above ( "Senator says he'll block minimum wage bill until state raises pay for caregivers," March 20). The direct support staff for individuals with disabilities are people who are caring, supportive and sometimes a voice for the people they care for. I admire and respect direct support workers. They do things that others would turn their nose up to and couldn't handle. They feed, bathe, lift, cook, clean, drive, give vital medications and are pretty much responsible for the quality of life a person with a disability can have.
NEWS
By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2000
Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend gave more than $1 million yesterday to state and city prosecutors, as well as police, to crack down on gun-wielding criminals, promising "no more excuses" for violence on Baltimore streets. The funds will allow Baltimore's State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy to hire eight more prosecutors and additional support staff to focus on gun crimes. Two lawyers will also be given to the attorney general's office to track gun purchases and investigate illegal gun sales.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
A chain of more than 50 mid-Atlantic physical therapy clinics that rebranded itself Pivot Physical Therapy earlier this month has added five clinics in West Virginia, officials said Wednesday. The chain has 37 facilities in Maryland, some of which were known as Maryland SportsCare & Rehab. Operations won't change at the facilities, but officials believe operating as one organization enables the company to leverage the reputation of more than 500 physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and support staff.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2005
Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy says that the 17 percent budget increase her agency is slated to get from the city won't be enough - and that she might be forced to lay off as many as two dozen employees. Jessamy's pleas for more money have become an annual event, but she says next year's budget is bleaker than ever because numerous state and federal grants are coming to an end in the next six months and no new aid is in sight. But a spokesman for Mayor Martin O'Malley says Jessamy is perpetuating "a fog of fiction."
BUSINESS
By William Patalon III and William Patalon III,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2003
Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Co. said yesterday that it has hired 14 brokers and nine support staffers for its full-service brokerage, putting the 3-month-old subsidiary ahead of its ambitious schedule. In the fall, Brown launched the brokerage, Brown Advisory Securities LLC, and vowed to hire 18 brokers - plus support staff - during the year. "We are exceeding our expectations for placements at this [point] in the new year," said J. Michael Connelly, the firm's chief operating officer.
NEWS
May 17, 2013
I was volunteer and then staff chaplain at the Baltimore City Detention Center. I was terminated 2011, four months short of 16 years. The commissioner saw an inmate using the phone in my office as I was listening. This has always been a major element of my job description. Other support staff that interact with inmates do the same. One said to me he thought providing phone access was part of my job. The phones on the sections need cumbersome complex prior arrangements for payment and cannot call many locations needed.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | October 17, 1990
The county attorney's office is understaffed and spends considerably more money processing certain cases than it receives in return, revealed an internal audit.The audit recommended that the legal staff be increased by two attorneys, in addition to the new attorney already approved this budget year, and that the office change several procedures to reduce wasteful spending.In interviews with the four attorneys -- one county attorney and three assistants -- the County Bureau of Internal Audit found "there was a strong indication that there was inadequate time to perform job assignments properly."
NEWS
March 24, 2014
As the CEO of Abilities Network, a member of the Maryland Association of Community Services and a provider of services to individuals with disabilities, I just want to add my voice to those advocating for an increase in wages for our direct support staff ( "Fairness for caregivers," March 21). These staff are asked to do a difficult and high level job at very low pay. All of our consumers work in individually selected jobs in their communities, and staff must be highly trained to support them to ensure that they provide the high quality job performance each employer expects.
NEWS
By Shanaysha Sauls | November 7, 2013
One of the most important opportunities before Baltimore is attracting the next chief executive officer to lead the city school system and its community partners in our shared goals of raising academic achievement for all students and expanding access to high-quality school programs in every area of the city and every grade level. We must continue to accelerate the school district's progress toward our vision that every student will graduate well-prepared for success in higher education and the workforce.
NEWS
May 17, 2013
I was volunteer and then staff chaplain at the Baltimore City Detention Center. I was terminated 2011, four months short of 16 years. The commissioner saw an inmate using the phone in my office as I was listening. This has always been a major element of my job description. Other support staff that interact with inmates do the same. One said to me he thought providing phone access was part of my job. The phones on the sections need cumbersome complex prior arrangements for payment and cannot call many locations needed.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
City school officials said they will take extra security measures at a Southeast Baltimore charter school after five fires were set this week at the school, which also had an altercation that injured an administrator and a student arrest. Officials said they will increase the presence of school police officers and district staff at the Friendship Academy of Science and Technology Middle/High School, which they acknowledged has had "significant safety issues" this week. Among them were five trash-can fires - two Wednesday and three Thursday.
NEWS
sheila.peter@verizon.net | February 13, 2013
Our area schools are producing top-notch students and finding new ways to stay on the cutting edge of education. Rodgers Forge Elementary and Dumbarton Middle Schools will participate in the Feb. 22nd Vertical Articulation Planning meeting. This event for teachers and support staff, in all schools in the Towson Zone, aims to help students as they transition from elementary to middle and then to high school. This transition will be accomplished by the teachers and support staff working together to develop and implement a vertically aligned program to accommodate it. Parents, who may find teens and 'tweens a bit perplexing, are invited to attend the Dumbarton Middle School PTSA's Active Parenting of Teens classes.
EXPLORE
Letter to The Aegis | August 30, 2012
Editor: Please print the following in response to last week's editorial: Let's remember what the Harford County Council's "job" is before complaining about their support staff ( The Aegis editorial, Aug 24). Their job is to pass laws and to protect their district's constituents. Harford's population has grown to such a point that each district has specific interests and concerns, and the consequence of mistakes can be large. Council members are the only officials who look out for their district's interests while reviewing and voting on county-wide laws, plans and budgets.
NEWS
May 4, 2003
Thanks for support of our students On behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to thank all of you for your endless support for the students of our school system. To our teachers and instructional support staff: Thank you for coming in Thursday, Friday, and Monday (April 17, 18, 21) in order to make up for the snow days taken in February. Your attendance helped to instill in your students the importance of their education. To those who already had vacations planned and gained permission from your supervisors to take a personal day, we thank you for giving prior notice of your absence and thank you for your continued dedication to our students and support for your school team.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2000
Bowing to pressure from workers, the University of Maryland Medical Center has agreed to allow technical and support staff to vote on whether they want union representation. The vote, expected in mid-September, will allow workers not only to choose whether they want a union, but which union, to bargain on their behalf for salaries, benefits and working conditions. The downtown hospital has identified 1,700 eligible workers out of its staff of more than 5,000. Workers at several other area hospitals are represented by unions, but union and hospital officials said it would be the first vote in about two years at a Baltimore hospital.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
They call it the Giving Tree, a forest green, shrub-high centerpiece atop a desk at Howard Community College's Welcome and Information Center. For nearly 10 years, the tree has symbolized the Columbia school's efforts to reach out to the surrounding community during the holiday season. The tree comes courtesy of HCC's support staff — everyone from security personnel to the plant operation crew to office staff. Each year, they place it on display at the Welcome Center at the Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall, one of the most-visited buildings on campus.
NEWS
By Julian E. Barnes and Julian E. Barnes,Tribune Washington Bureau | September 2, 2009
WASHINGTON - -U.S. officials are planning to add up to 14,000 combat troops to the American force in Afghanistan by sending home support staff and underutilized soldiers and replacing them with infantry units, Pentagon officials said. The plan represents a key step in a drive to beef up U.S.-led forces as the Obama administration presses to counter Taliban gains and demonstrate progress in Afghanistan amid crumbling American public support for the war effort. Forces that could be swapped out include units assigned to noncombat roles, such as guards or lookouts or those on clerical and support duty.
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