Jose Montoya graduated from Blair last spring. He'll most likely be in Iraq by this fall.
Amid endless tracts of golden desert, the solitary upright Pepsi can begged suspicion. Staff Sergeant Richard Walton knew it was laden with explosives. In 2003, when Walton began his tour of duty in Balad, about 45 minutes north of Baghdad, the Iraq war was still in its early stages, and the primitive roadside bombs were easy to spot. Iraq was easy compared to Walton's current deployment — the SAC. "Recruiting is hands-down the hardest job in the Army," he says. Walton, who was scheduled to visit during lunch yesterday, started working at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station on Georgia Avenue last year. His assignment: Blair.
At 12:04 p.m. on April 20, an unidentified male called the county's emergency communications center issuing a bomb threat to the Blair building, according to a police report filed by Blair Cluster Educational Facilities Officer Ralph Penn.
America's favorite mutants are back in the third chapter of X-Men's Hollywood run, "X-Men: The Last Stand," a film which delivers all the action, suspense, intrigue and cleverness that propelled the first two films. This time, Professor Xavier's leather-suited X-Men try to avert crisis as the development of a "cure" for mutation threatens to spark a war between humans and Magneto's hostile army of mutant emo punks and basement kids.
Building services worker Lyndon Johnson recently had the most disgusting experience of his career. Johnson is no tenderfoot, but nothing could have prepared him for what he faced the morning of April 19. "We had a student do a 'number two' between two vending machines."
For a state that prides itself on its schools, Maryland's pension plan is an embarrassment and an obstacle to attracting and retaining quality teachers. Maryland's teacher pension plan ranks 51st in the nation - dead last. Retired Maryland school employees receive just 38 percent of their peak salary, half as much as in neighboring Pennsylvania, according to the Maryland State Teachers Association (MSTA).
When most Blair seniors consider where they could be in a year, they wonder which college they will attend. But Andrea Mvemba wonders if next year she could be the first daughter of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Los oficiales del MCPS describieron como progreso el que dos escuelas primarias del condado hayan aumentado las notas en exámenes estandarizados de ambos los estudiantes de la raza blanca y las minorías, de esta manera se va cerrando la brecha de aprovechamiento.
Superintendent of schools Jerry Weast unveiled his Recommended Operating Budget for the 2007 fiscal year on Dec. 14. The $1.8 billion budget exceeds last year's by $122 million, with a $75 million increase in salaries and benefits for MCPS employees.
Two Downcounty Consortium feeder elementary schools have raised the most recent standardized test scores of both white and minority students, which MCPS officials commended as progress in closing the achievement gap.
Suddenly, her world went dark. The mounting stress from working three shifts had induced glaucoma, an eye disease that causes partial or total vision loss. She lost her job because she could not see well enough to operate a cash register. But she still had three mouths to feed.
The latest screen adaptation of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is the darkest, most action-packed and most gratifying yet. Although still guilty of plot omissions and hasty narrative that has plagued previous movies, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" manages to breathe new life and inject new thrills into the story.
Baby boomers can still remember when Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in America. For many teens of this generation, that role has now been filled by Jon Stewart.
Two new healthcare initiatives passed the County Council, one to expand clinics that provide free healthcare to uninsured residents and another to allow county government employees to import lower-cost Canadian pharmaceuticals.
Dinosaurs are sweet.