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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2003
The boards of trustees at the Jemicy School and Valley Academy, two private schools that educate students with dyslexia and other difficulties, have approved a merger that will become effective July 1, the schools' officials announced yesterday. The merger of Jemicy in Owings Mills and Valley Academy in Towson will be a benefit to the Baltimore area as well as to the students in the two schools, said Benjamin Shifrin, head of Jemicy, who will also head the expanded institution. Shifrin said the two schools serve similar populations and share the same philosophy about the education of children with what are known in educational circles as language-based learning differences.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 18, 2011
Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Bruggman, a homemaker and volunteer, died Aug. 9 from complications of a broken hip at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Brightwood resident was 84. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, the former Gwendolyn Medill was born in Baltimore and raised on Bolton Hill. After graduating from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1945, she attended Washington College for a year. She was married in 1946 to G. Harry Bruggman, a manufacturers' representative, and lived for many years in Roland Park and Ruxton.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2003
The boards of trustees at Jemicy School and Valley Academy, two private schools that educate students with dyslexia and other difficulties, have approved a merger that will become effective July 1, the schools' officials announced yesterday. The merger of Jemicy in Owings Mills and Valley Academy in Towson will be a benefit to the Baltimore area and the students in the two schools, said Benjamin Shifrin, head of Jemicy, who will also head the expanded institution. Shifrin said the two schools serve similar populations and share the same philosophy about the education of children with what are known in educational circles as language-based learning differences.
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By From staff reports | April 16, 2003
In Baltimore County Md. court upholds conviction in killing of police sergeant ANNAPOLIS -- The Maryland Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Donald Antonio White Jr., one of four men sentenced to life without parole for the killing of Baltimore County police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero. White argued that questions asked of potential jurors in his trial were flawed. He also claimed that investigators violated his Miranda rights when they interrogated him after the killing, saying they shocked him into giving a statement by telling him he was charged with murder.
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December 27, 1999
Local businesspeople Kathryn B. Freeland, founder and chief executive officer of RGII, a high-tech company, and Ann M. and John W. Jacobs of Rendez-Vous caterers were honored with "Small Business of the Year" awards for their companies from the local chapter of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives.Ralph S. Blakeney, chairman of the Southern Maryland SCORE Chapter, said "the awards are in recognition of the outstanding success of both businesses."Freeland started RGII in the basement of her home.
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By From staff reports | April 16, 2003
In Baltimore County Md. court upholds conviction in killing of police sergeant ANNAPOLIS -- The Maryland Court of Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Donald Antonio White Jr., one of four men sentenced to life without parole for the killing of Baltimore County police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero. White argued that questions asked of potential jurors in his trial were flawed. He also claimed that investigators violated his Miranda rights when they interrogated him after the killing, saying they shocked him into giving a statement by telling him he was charged with murder.
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By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 13, 1999
For children with dyslexia or other learning disabilities, reading can be a difficult, tedious struggle.But a thrilling yarn by a professional storyteller might awaken an excitement about books and a desire to read in those struggling with the written word.That's the hope of educators at the Valley Academy, a Towson private school for children with learning disabilities. In an effort to inspire its students to become avid readers, the school, with a grant from the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust, invited storytellers this year to share their legends and folklore.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 18, 2011
Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Bruggman, a homemaker and volunteer, died Aug. 9 from complications of a broken hip at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Brightwood resident was 84. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, the former Gwendolyn Medill was born in Baltimore and raised on Bolton Hill. After graduating from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1945, she attended Washington College for a year. She was married in 1946 to G. Harry Bruggman, a manufacturers' representative, and lived for many years in Roland Park and Ruxton.
FEATURES
April 28, 1991
E. Barry Rice, a professor of accounting at Loyola College since 1975, is the recipient of the 1991 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, which he received during the college's Annual Maryland Day Convocation.*Aaron Wheeler, a graduate of Calvert Hall, was awarded the Lindsey Ostenasek Volunteer Scholarship for his involvement with the Special Friends Program. The scholarship was also awarded to Sheila Tyszko, a freshman at Villa Julie College, for her volunteer participation in the Spiritual Development Program Gallagher Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | March 10, 2002
Salsa was everywhere inside Port Discovery. It could be found on the buffet table, along with other Mexican food like empanadas, quesadillas, guacamole and Spanish rice. Salsa was also all over the makeshift dance floor set up in the children's museum entrance hall, as teachers Grace Gonzales and Antonio Delgado instructed folks in that style of Latin dancing. After all, what else would you expect of the Fuel Fund of Maryland's "Salsabration II?" "Ladies, there are three rules to salsa," Grace announced to her assembled pupils, "Number one, men lead."
NEWS
By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2003
The boards of trustees at the Jemicy School and Valley Academy, two private schools that educate students with dyslexia and other difficulties, have approved a merger that will become effective July 1, the schools' officials announced yesterday. The merger of Jemicy in Owings Mills and Valley Academy in Towson will be a benefit to the Baltimore area as well as to the students in the two schools, said Benjamin Shifrin, head of Jemicy, who will also head the expanded institution. Shifrin said the two schools serve similar populations and share the same philosophy about the education of children with what are known in educational circles as language-based learning differences.
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By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2003
The boards of trustees at Jemicy School and Valley Academy, two private schools that educate students with dyslexia and other difficulties, have approved a merger that will become effective July 1, the schools' officials announced yesterday. The merger of Jemicy in Owings Mills and Valley Academy in Towson will be a benefit to the Baltimore area and the students in the two schools, said Benjamin Shifrin, head of Jemicy, who will also head the expanded institution. Shifrin said the two schools serve similar populations and share the same philosophy about the education of children with what are known in educational circles as language-based learning differences.
NEWS
December 27, 1999
Local businesspeople Kathryn B. Freeland, founder and chief executive officer of RGII, a high-tech company, and Ann M. and John W. Jacobs of Rendez-Vous caterers were honored with "Small Business of the Year" awards for their companies from the local chapter of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives.Ralph S. Blakeney, chairman of the Southern Maryland SCORE Chapter, said "the awards are in recognition of the outstanding success of both businesses."Freeland started RGII in the basement of her home.
NEWS
By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | June 13, 1999
For children with dyslexia or other learning disabilities, reading can be a difficult, tedious struggle.But a thrilling yarn by a professional storyteller might awaken an excitement about books and a desire to read in those struggling with the written word.That's the hope of educators at the Valley Academy, a Towson private school for children with learning disabilities. In an effort to inspire its students to become avid readers, the school, with a grant from the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust, invited storytellers this year to share their legends and folklore.
NEWS
September 13, 1998
With T-shirts, Ravens football cards and a trophy among the inducements, more than 5,000 children achieved the goal of reading at least nine books during the summer in the Team Read '98 program, Enoch Pratt Free Library reported last week.The trophy for the school with the largest number of participating students -- the Pratt Director's Cup -- was won for the second straight year by Cecil Elementary, to the delight of Principal James W. Drummond.Nearly a quarter of Cecil's 550 students took part, with some third-graders reading as many as 100 books.
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