Stanley Plumly, Maryland’s former poet laureate and a respected University of Maryland faculty member who taught creative writing, died of complications of multiple myeloma April 11 at his Frederick home. He was 79.
A Towson professor makes a case for why a bill passed by the state legislature granting free community college tuition to certain students would be the “cause of significant financial and educational regression” in Maryland.
On Feb. 1, the Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Since being established in 1997, the Hall of Fame has honored 68 men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to Howard County women's athletics. This year's inductees are Mike Bossom (Andover, 1988), Shannon Saltzman Webster (Centennial, 1993), Allison Valentino (Atholton, 1993), Tatyana McFadden (Atholton, 2008) and Merri-Ellen James (Glenelg, 1983). The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. at Mt. Hebron High School. An alumnae basketball game will be played prior to the ceremony at 5 p.m. and a high school girls varsity game between Centennial and Mt. Hebron follows at 7.
A phone call from Tom Brattan wasn't entirely unexpected. After all, Tad Shields expected his star defensive back, Jacquille Veii, to impress the Maryland assistant during the Terps' summer football camp last week.
It was, if recollection is accurate, in the fifth grade that I got my first thoroughgoing instruction in English grammar and usage. My fifth- and sixth-grade English teacher, Mrs. Jessie Perkins, and my seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher, Mrs. Elizabeth Craig, redoubtable women both, took the same attitude toward English that Miss Prism took toward Fiction: The good end happily and the bad unhappily. There are Rules, they are known, they are to be applied universally, and violators pay a price.