Thursday, April 18, 2013
George Garmer was inducted into the Dean's Hall of Fame for Distinguished Community Pharmacists at an event last week.
A Hawthorne pharmacist was honored last week by his alma mater. The University of Maryland's National Community Pharmacists Association student chapter honored George Garmer, owner of Halethorpe Pharmacy in Halethorpe and Independent Drug in Middle River, by inducting him and an employee into the Dean’s Hall of Fame for Distinguished Community Pharmacists. The award was presented at the group's annual banquet at Martin's West on Friday. In an email, Garmer called the honor a "great surprise." Sherry Butler, a clinical pharmacy specialist at Halethorpe Pharmacy, was also honored. A 1991 graduate of UM's school of pharmacy, Garmer became co-owner of Halethorpe Pharmacy in 2000 and owner of Independent Drug in 2004, according to a feature on …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Baltimore resident Charlotte Robinson was charged with felony theft for misusing a university credit card for personal purchases.
A former University of Maryland, Baltimore County employee pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge stemming from claims she made nearly $7,000 in personal purchases on a state-issued credit card. Baltimore resident Charlotte Alexis Robinson, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft, according to Attorney General Doug Gansler's office. “When public employees abuse taxpayer money, it erodes the public trust in government,” Gansler said in a statement. “This conviction and sentence will ensure the reimbursement of all public funds and hopefully serve as an example that defrauding taxpayers will not go unpunished.” Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Mickey J. Norman sentenced Robinson to a five-year suspended jail sentence and ordered her…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Detectives are investigating the death as a suicide.
Police said they found the body of a missing Pikesville native Friday night. David Johnathan Scherr, 20, a University of Maryland student, was unresponsive in a 2013 Ford Escape parked in a lot near Route 197 and Route 450, according to Prince George's County Police. Detectives are investigating the death as a suicide. Scherr had been missing since Dec. 19.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Will you miss seeing the Terps in the ACC?
The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents on Monday approved a move to the Big Ten Conference, ending nearly 60 years of affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference, multiple sources reported. Rutgers is expected to announce Tuesday that it will join the Terps in the Big Ten, the New York Daily News reported. Maryland’s move is the latest in a flurry of conference realignment that has drastically altered the landscape of college athletics in recent years, often disrupting traditional regional rivalries as schools chase increasingly lucrative television contracts. Maryland’s move, which could carry a $50 million exit penalty from the ACC, is considered to be a financial strategy that will bring the school a share of the Big Ten’s …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The death of a Middle River girl struck and killed by a train in 2010 provided the motivation for the newly released research from the University of Maryland.
Anna Marie Stickel never heard the train coming that struck and killed her a little more than two years ago. The 14-year-old Middle River girl had headphones on as she listened to music and walked along the tracks on the way to school that tragic day. It was Stickel’s death that prompted Dr. Richard Lichenstein to study the dangers of pedestrians wearing headphones. What Lichenstein, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discovered was that Stickel’s death was far from an isolated incident. Her death, he concluded, could be a part of a national safety issue. According to Lichenstein’s study, 116 people …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Area baseball players stand out in showcases, track athletes fare well in state meet and college athletes are honored.
During Sunday's Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches' game at the University of Maryland's College Park campus, the North Region blanked the West Region, 9-0, in a contest that featured several of Maryland's premier juniors and seniors. Essex-area seniors Matt Bosse and Justin Fratantuono of Calvert Hall, Shane Campbell of Kenwood, Nick McElfish of Eastern Tech, Devontae Brown of Parkville, and junior Alex Pastorious of Calvert Hall all played for the victorious North Region squad. Brown went 1-for-3 with three runs scored, and Fratantuono went 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base. Locals Thrive in Baseball Classic On Monday at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Classic was played, …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The baseball star is set to play next season at the University of Maryland.
When Shane Campbell officially accepted a baseball scholarship to the University of Maryland in November, it was an emotional moment for the Kenwood athlete and his family. "I actually broke down in tears, and my mom, Charlene, also started crying when they offered me a full ride because we realize that not many athletes get this kind of opportunity," said Campbell, 17, who verbally committed to the Terps in August. "What made it a dream come true was that I never thought that I would get a full ride to go to college," said Campbell. "I mean, I know that there are a lot of athletes who are deserving of something like this. I'm blessed, there's no doubt about that. I thank God every day for that." Asked if his father, John Campbell, a …
Monday, November 15, 2010
Shane Campbell signs National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Maryland
All Shane Campbell wants is the chance to get a quality education and the opportunity to continue to play baseball. With a simple signature, Campbell accomplished both goals today as the Kenwood senior pitcher signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Maryland. He signed the letter during a brief ceremony in front of friends, family, coaches and others at the Essex school Campbell will join a Terrapins program that is rebuilding, as their 2010 recruiting class was ranked 25th best in the nation, according to Baseball America. Maryland went 17-39 last season under first-year coach Erik Bakich. "Maryland is close to home and plays some of the best competition in the country in the ACC," said Campbell, who …