Governor Robert Ehrlich backed out of a Nov. 24 appearance at Blair after he caught word of a possible protest by students over the 11 percent increase in tuition at the University of Maryland (UMD), a Maryland congressman said.
Students owe a total of $135,000 from financial obligations incurred over the past three years. Despite restrictions on current students who owe money, half of the obligations may be unrecoverable, according to Business Manager Anne Alban.
Rob Fleming is the kind of person whose mindset is clearly shown by his top two career choices: Being journalist for the New Musical Express, 1976-79, or a producer for Atlantic Records, circa 1964-71. A small London record shop owner and musical snob of a high degree, Rob finds his life thrown into turmoil when his live-in girlfriend Laura suddenly leaves. He consoles himself by coming up with a new filing system for his vast record collection (arranging them according to the order in which he bought them) and by engaging, with his two Wayne and Garth-like employees, in endless rounds of list making, including best music to play at a funeral (
Blair ESOL students and staff met on Apr 28 at the Langley Park community center to support a Maryland state bill that will give in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who have attended a Maryland secondary school for at least three years.
I sat anxiously in a police car for the first time on Nov 15. A burly, uniformed police officer stepped inside. But instead of slapping freezing, metal handcuffs on my wrists, he handed me an ice-cold Coca-Cola.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. brings the troubles of a struggling 1920s black music group to a present day audience in an entertaining but powerful way. The August Wilson play follows the ups and downs of Ma Rainey and her back-up band as they try to cope with an oppressive and prejudiced society.
A Blair junior met with Principal Phillip Gainous on Oct 24 in an effort to reverse the rule that requires students to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The College Board announced its decision on June 28 to make the SAT I better reflect the high school curriculum by eliminating the analogy and quantitative comparison sections and by adding critical reading and Algebra II-level math in March 2005.