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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 21, 2003
Michael R. Lynch, interim principal at Towson Catholic High School, died of a stroke Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Fells Point resident was 59. Mr. Lynch, who was a member of the school's faculty since 1978, was presiding at a meeting there when stricken Thursday evening. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Mr. Lynch earned his bachelor's degree in 1962 from Catholic University of America in Washington. A former member of the Xaverian Brothers, he taught for several years at a parochial school in Brooklyn, N.Y., before coming to Towson Catholic in 1978 to teach theology and Spanish.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | July 16, 2009
In the eyes of at least two families, the closure of Towson Catholic High School is a broken promise. The mothers of 16-year-old students Elisa Marie Windsor and Hannah Messina have filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order that, if granted, would prevent the school's closing for the coming academic year and the dismissal of any of its faculty and staff. In the suit, filed Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, the girls' mothers - Lois Windsor, president of the school's parents association, and Judy Messina, the group's vice president - claim that closing the school would deprive the students of the education they had been promised.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 29, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Anita Nall reappeared at the 1992 Summer Olympics today.The sophomore from Towson Catholic High turned in the second fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter breaststroke heats, finishing in 1:09.32. Elena Roudkovskaia, of the Unified team, had the best time of 1:08.75.The finals were to be held later today.The strong showing by Nall, 16, also qualified her for breaststroke leg of the 4x100 medley relay. The U.S. team will be heavily favored to win that event.Nall was the gold-medal favorite to win the 200-meter breaststroke but ended up winning a bronze medal Monday.
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July 15, 2009
TC closing was a shock Your editorial titled "TC deserves answers" (July 14) said it all. The announcement of the immediate closing of Towson Catholic High School sent my head spinning, my heart pounding and my anger rising. The more I thought about it, the more I wondered if I had missed a letter from the alumni office. There had to be a warning that I had missed. The fact that there wasn't is just so discombobulating. It is similar to putting your grandmother into a nursing home without her being notified and before checking on other resources.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Matthew Hay Brown and Mary Gail Hare and Matthew Hay Brown,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | July 14, 2009
The decision to close Towson Catholic High School and the resulting outcry from students, parents and alumni has revealed a long-brewing disconnect between the school and the parish that has been its home since 1922. Only 17 of the 163 students who were enrolled for the fall are parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church; 86 percent live outside Towson. With the school facing a $650,000 deficit that included $160,000 in unpaid tuition from last year, parish officials announced last week that they would close what some described as a money-losing ministry that they could no longer afford to subsidize.
NEWS
July 14, 2009
Towson Catholic High School was not the first parochial school in Baltimore to close, and given declining enrollments and a tough economy, it most certainly won't be the last. But it would be hard to imagine a school doing a worse job of handling such a difficult situation. The abrupt announcement, coming less than two months before school is due to resume, left students and faculty alike scrambling to find placements for the fall. The school's leadership made no attempt to reach out to alumni for help before the closure, and it has made no effort since to explain itself to the justifiably angered community.
NEWS
October 19, 2003
On October 16, 2003, MICHAEL R. LYNCH; beloved Teacher and Administrator at Towson Catholic High School for 25 years; loving brother of Nancy Roeder and her husband Thomas; dear uncle of Denise Kristi and Thomas Mr. Lynch will lie in state at The Immaculate Conception Church on Monday from 10 to 11 AM, at which time a funeral mass will be celebrated. Interment Mt. Maria Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael's name may be made to Towson Catholic High School, 200 Ware Avenue, Towson, MD 21204.
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By Jacques Kelly | June 8, 2009
Sister Donald Ignatius Schisler, a retired Towson Catholic High School principal, died of cardio-vascular disease June 1 at her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 94. Born Gladys Schisler in Latrobe, Pa., and raised on East Eager Street in Baltimore, she was a 1933 Seton High School graduate. She entered the Franciscan Sisters of Philadelphia and received the name Donald Ignatius. She earned an English degree from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg and a master's degree from St. Mary College in Xavier, Kansas.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | July 16, 2009
In the eyes of at least two families, the closure of Towson Catholic High School is a broken promise. The mothers of 16-year-old students Elisa Marie Windsor and Hannah Messina have filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order that, if granted, would prevent the school's closing for the coming academic year and the dismissal of any of its faculty and staff. In the suit, filed Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, the girls' mothers - Lois Windsor, president of the school's parents association, and Judy Messina, the group's vice president - claim that closing the school would deprive the students of the education they had been promised.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
Sister Mary Elizabeth Waters, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis and a retired educator who taught in several area parochial schools, died Monday of urosepsis, a bloodstream infection, at Assisi House, her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 79. She was born Mary Elizabeth Demetria Waters in Washington and was raised in Baltimore, where she graduated in 1945 from Catholic High School. In 1947, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and professed her vows in 1948.
NEWS
July 14, 2009
Towson Catholic High School was not the first parochial school in Baltimore to close, and given declining enrollments and a tough economy, it most certainly won't be the last. But it would be hard to imagine a school doing a worse job of handling such a difficult situation. The abrupt announcement, coming less than two months before school is due to resume, left students and faculty alike scrambling to find placements for the fall. The school's leadership made no attempt to reach out to alumni for help before the closure, and it has made no effort since to explain itself to the justifiably angered community.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Matthew Hay Brown and Mary Gail Hare and Matthew Hay Brown,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | July 14, 2009
The decision to close Towson Catholic High School and the resulting outcry from students, parents and alumni has revealed a long-brewing disconnect between the school and the parish that has been its home since 1922. Only 17 of the 163 students who were enrolled for the fall are parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church; 86 percent live outside Towson. With the school facing a $650,000 deficit that included $160,000 in unpaid tuition from last year, parish officials announced last week that they would close what some described as a money-losing ministry that they could no longer afford to subsidize.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | June 8, 2009
Sister Donald Ignatius Schisler, a retired Towson Catholic High School principal, died of cardio-vascular disease June 1 at her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 94. Born Gladys Schisler in Latrobe, Pa., and raised on East Eager Street in Baltimore, she was a 1933 Seton High School graduate. She entered the Franciscan Sisters of Philadelphia and received the name Donald Ignatius. She earned an English degree from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg and a master's degree from St. Mary College in Xavier, Kansas.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
Sister Mary Elizabeth Waters, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis and a retired educator who taught in several area parochial schools, died Monday of urosepsis, a bloodstream infection, at Assisi House, her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 79. She was born Mary Elizabeth Demetria Waters in Washington and was raised in Baltimore, where she graduated in 1945 from Catholic High School. In 1947, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and professed her vows in 1948.
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By PAT O'MALLEY and PAT O'MALLEY,SUN REPORTER | January 9, 2006
Over the past two seasons, during Mount St. Joseph's continued domination in the Baltimore Catholic League and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, Louis Birdsong has been a staple in that success. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Birdsong displayed again yesterday at the Mount in Irvington his uncanny knack for making big plays as the top-ranked Gaels outlasted No. 2 Towson Catholic, 56-55, in front of a capacity crowd. Birdsong, who is headed to George Mason, sparkled at both ends of the court to keep the Gaels unbeaten at 17-0.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 21, 2003
Michael R. Lynch, interim principal at Towson Catholic High School, died of a stroke Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Fells Point resident was 59. Mr. Lynch, who was a member of the school's faculty since 1978, was presiding at a meeting there when stricken Thursday evening. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Mr. Lynch earned his bachelor's degree in 1962 from Catholic University of America in Washington. A former member of the Xaverian Brothers, he taught for several years at a parochial school in Brooklyn, N.Y., before coming to Towson Catholic in 1978 to teach theology and Spanish.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 12, 2001
In Baltimore County Garrison Precinct fugitive arrested, detained in Georgia The Owings Mills man who escaped from the Garrison Precinct last month while handcuffed and wearing leg irons was arrested this week in Stone Mountain, Ga., Baltimore County police said. County police and FBI agents arrested Damion L. Harrington, 27, without incident Wednesday while he was sleeping in an apartment. He will remain in Georgia until an extradition hearing can be held. Harrington escaped from the Garrison Precinct on Dec. 28 after being handcuffed to a metal bar in the prisoner processing area.
NEWS
July 15, 2009
TC closing was a shock Your editorial titled "TC deserves answers" (July 14) said it all. The announcement of the immediate closing of Towson Catholic High School sent my head spinning, my heart pounding and my anger rising. The more I thought about it, the more I wondered if I had missed a letter from the alumni office. There had to be a warning that I had missed. The fact that there wasn't is just so discombobulating. It is similar to putting your grandmother into a nursing home without her being notified and before checking on other resources.
NEWS
October 19, 2003
On October 16, 2003, MICHAEL R. LYNCH; beloved Teacher and Administrator at Towson Catholic High School for 25 years; loving brother of Nancy Roeder and her husband Thomas; dear uncle of Denise Kristi and Thomas Mr. Lynch will lie in state at The Immaculate Conception Church on Monday from 10 to 11 AM, at which time a funeral mass will be celebrated. Interment Mt. Maria Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael's name may be made to Towson Catholic High School, 200 Ware Avenue, Towson, MD 21204.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 12, 2001
In Baltimore County Garrison Precinct fugitive arrested, detained in Georgia The Owings Mills man who escaped from the Garrison Precinct last month while handcuffed and wearing leg irons was arrested this week in Stone Mountain, Ga., Baltimore County police said. County police and FBI agents arrested Damion L. Harrington, 27, without incident Wednesday while he was sleeping in an apartment. He will remain in Georgia until an extradition hearing can be held. Harrington escaped from the Garrison Precinct on Dec. 28 after being handcuffed to a metal bar in the prisoner processing area.
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