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November 18, 1990
WESTMINSTER - The Carroll County Vo-Tech Center's Diesel Mechanics program has received the 1990 Maryland's Career and Technology Education Distinguished Program Award.Presented each year to a select group of outstanding vocational programs in the state, Carroll's students received their awards during the Maryland State Council on Vocational-Technical Education Conference Nov. 8 at BWI Airport in Anne Arundel County.In other Vo-Tech news, Judy Babylon, a teacher in the school's Licensed Practical Nursing Program, received a $1,500 award during the conference.
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NEWS
October 15, 2012
Every day that passes without the Baltimore City government installing a Voice over Internet Protocol phone system, the taxpayers waste thousands of dollars. About this fact there is no dispute. The city's old phone system is wasteful and inefficient, and at a time when Baltimore is closing recreation centers and fire companies, there is no excuse for not moving forward with an investment that will serve taxpayers better at a lower cost. Both Comptroller Joan Pratt and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake share the blame in the pettiness and subterfuge that have torpedoed efforts to make the transition to VoIP.
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NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | June 9, 1991
Robert Clark Jr. has the best of both worlds.The 18-year-old received a vocational certificate from the Carroll County Career and Technology Center after completing a two-year program in electronics. Healso received his diploma from Westminster High School during a ceremony Friday at Western Maryland College.Although the Westminster resident could enter the electronics jobmarket, he is leaning toward attending Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.Va., to pursue a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering technology.
NEWS
September 29, 2012
The purchase of Voice over Internet Protocol telephones and related equipment by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration may not have been illegal. That's the kindest conclusion one can draw from a report on the matter by the city's inspector general, David N. McClintock, which otherwise notes that the process was inefficient and rife with possible conflicts of interest and deception. But it is to that slender reed of vindication that Ms. Rawlings-Blake is clinging as she continues to avoid taking real responsibility for the mess and fails to provide a path forward to responsibly handle a needed upgrade of the city's communications technology.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | July 7, 1991
EDITOR'S NOTE: Carroll County Sun education reporter Greg Tasker spent the week of June 24 covering county students at the national vo-tech competition. Here are his final thoughts.When the bus rolled into the Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Westminster, there were no "Welcome home" or "Congratulations" signs, only a small group of parents who offered an enthusiastic round of applause."There should be a band to welcome you," instructor Charles Colson told the students, who spent a week in Louisville, Ky., competing in the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Leadership Conference and Skill Olympics.
NEWS
By Donna Weaver and Donna Weaver,Contributing writer | July 3, 1991
The pressure was on.Should 12-year-old Quincy Caldwell cover part of his house with brick? Or, should he leave it bare?He couldn't decide. But he had to do something quickly. His Macintosh computer class was having a contest to design the best house andQuincy was behind.Most students already had printed their home designs and placed them on the blackboard."Hurry up," said teacherCindy Stallings.She only had a few minutes before the end of class, when students would exchange their computers for a hairbrush or awelding tool.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | February 16, 1992
Years ago, students enrolled in vocational courses in Carroll and elsewhere would learn how to make a tie rack out of a piece of wood or a tin man out of a sheet of metal.Today, vocational-technical education is a more complex affair, and was marked last week by Vocational Education Week.Vocational schools across the state have become career and technology centers, offering students a wide variety of trades to pursue. These include everything from auto and diesel mechanics to horticulture and cosmetology.
NEWS
By DAIL WILLIS and DAIL WILLIS,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1995
SNOW HILL -- There were no flags, no glossy brochures, no real estate agents, no fanfare. But the new house at 4231 Keep Court is a dream home all the same -- an affordable house for a low-income family in this lower Shore town of 2,500 residents.The three-bedroom, single-story house was constructed by students at Worcester County Career and Technology Center outside Snow Hill and will sell for just under $60,000. Its move yesterday from the school to its permanent site marked the end of a year of work by students and members of a local housing coalition.
NEWS
November 7, 1990
WESTMINSTER - James L. Doolan, supervisor of transportation for the Carroll County Public Schools, reminds parents and the public of the board's policy for the emergency closing of schools.I. In the event that it becomes necessary to close schools for the entire day because of inclement weather, the announcement will be made no later than 6:45 a.m. through the following radio stations: WTTR (Westminster), WHVR (Hanover, Pa.), WFMD and WZYQ (Frederick), WTHU (Thurmont), WBAL, WCAO, WPOC, WCBM, WMAR-TV, WFBR-AM, WLIF, WMIX, B104, WNUV-TV54, WJZ-TV, WYST, WQSR, WRBS and WGRX (Baltimore)
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | September 30, 1999
News item: A serious shortage of military recruits is forcing the Pentagon to revamp its strategy for filling its ranks.Commercial, 60 seconds: Voice-over: "Psst! Got a minute?" Video: Bored teen slumped on rowhouse steps looks up at camera, listlessly bounces tennis ball.VO: "Thinking about your future? Need a challenge? If you thought the armed forces were all about this . . . "Video: Soldiers with blackened faces rappel down mountain in full battle gear, attack helicopters scream overhead, radio unit scrambles up ridge.
NEWS
Erica L. Green | June 4, 2012
The 'Transform Baltimore' campaign released last week a new video that highlights the difference that state-of-the-art facilities can have on a student's trajectory.  Highligted in the new video, which can be viewed here,  is Merganthaler Vocational Technical High Schoolm which recently received $1.7 million to support its new Career and Technology Education program that afford college-and career readiness in the medical industry....
BUSINESS
By DAN THANH DANG | June 3, 2008
THE Q: You've seen the ads on TV, radio, the Web and in print. They entice you to sign up for phone, Internet and TV services from one cable provider for one tidy price. Other companies like Vonage and net2phone coax you to lower your phone bills by signing up for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. The message from all of them is the same. Drop your expensive old telephone landline and lower your outrageous long-distance bills. For those who don't know, VoIP allows you to make and receive calls to and from traditional telephone numbers using an Internet connection.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | April 22, 2007
Do you think my shares of TiVo Inc. are headed upward? - C.T., via Internet It is never easy to be a pioneer, even a tenacious one with a well-known name. The digital video-recording service that lets subscribers pause, rewind and fast-forward has become synonymous with recording television programs. Revenues are derived from sales of its TiVo unit and subscriptions. It finds itself increasingly doing battle with DVR services being offered by competitors such as cable and satellite TV providers and computer-based media centers.
BUSINESS
By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Dawn C. Chmielewski,Los Angeles Times | February 8, 2007
Through a deal with TiVo Inc., Amazon.com Inc. is trying to bridge the river-wide gap between the PC and television. The two companies announced yesterday an alliance that lets some TiVo customers watch, on their TVs, movies and television shows purchased through Amazon's nascent online-video store, Unbox. The service addresses one of the greatest impediments to the growth of Internet video - viewers can't watch it on their living room TVs. "There's a ton of content flowing over broadband - premium content, meaning the best in movies and television shows," TiVo Chief Executive Officer Tom Rogers said.
BUSINESS
By Jon Van and Jon Van,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 19, 2005
The nation's leading Internet telephony service moved closer to offering complete access to 911 yesterday, signing an agreement with Annapolis-based TeleCommunication Systems Inc., a vendor experienced in providing enhanced emergency data to public safety officials. The agreement between phone pioneer Vonage Holdings Corp. and TeleCommunication on providing call routing and steering services is an important component in meeting an Internet-phone emergency calling requirement enacted in May by the Federal Communications Commission.
BUSINESS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 16, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Comcast Corp. threw a life preserver to struggling TiVo Inc. yesterday, agreeing to pay the pioneer of digital video recorders to develop a service for Comcast's 21.5 million cable-TV customers. The agreement will bring TiVo innovations to Comcast's own digital video recorders, or DVRs, including software that can anticipate what a viewer wants to see. But the TiVo technology will come only as a premium service, Comcast said - at a yet-to-be-determined fee in addition to the regular monthly cable bill.
NEWS
March 3, 1991
AH:Opinions on abortion rightsEDITOR'S NOTE: The House of Delegates recently passed and Gov. William Donald Schaefer signed into law Delegate Lawrence A. LaMotte's bill to affirm the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 legalization of abortion. We have been asking readers if they think abortions should be legal and readily available, if parents should be notified if children plan an abortion, and if minors should be required to undergo counseling first. Here are some of the replieswe received:From:Evelyn HeirdLeslie HeirdIrene SchaefferFinksburgYes -- abortions should be legal and readily available.
NEWS
March 3, 1991
EDITOR'S NOTE: The House of Delegates recently passed and Gov. William Donald Schaefer signed into law Delegate Lawrence A. LaMotte's bill to affirm the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 legalization of abortion. We have been asking readers if they think abortions should be legal and readily available, if parents should be notified if children plan an abortion, and if minors should be required to undergo counseling first. Here are some of the replies we received:From:Evelyn HeirdLeslie HeirdIrene SchaefferFinksburgYes -- abortions should be legal and readily available.
NEWS
By Michael Hoffman and Michael Hoffman,SUN STAFF | February 7, 2005
With the smell of ionized air filling their nostrils and the hum of a digital press in the background, a group of educators from Carver Vocational-Technical High School took a field trip last week to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. - without students in tow. About 100 teachers and administrators visited various BGE facilities and 10 received an up-close look at the utility company's print shop printers, computer software and drafting rooms. They also got updates on evolving industrial technology from employees.
BUSINESS
By Mike Himowitz | January 20, 2005
SUDDENLY, everyone wants to be your Internet telephone provider. Once the province of startups catering to adventurous geeks, Internet telephone service is drawing cable giants, long-distance providers and even regular phone companies into the battle for your communications dollar. Just this month, Comcast said it would offer telephone service to all of its 21 million cable customers by the middle of next year. Over five years it hopes to snag 8 million of them, which is pretty ambitious considering that only 1 million Americans talk over the Internet today.
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