Regional Recap, October 14, 2009

| October 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

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Champion For Black Rights In Education Dies. Philip Lorenzo Brown, a black teacher who fought in 1938 to win black educators the same pay as whites, has died. He was 100. William Reese and Sons Mortuary said Brown died Friday in his home. Then-NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall represented black teachers in the case. Brown, in an interview last year with The Capital of Annapolis, said Anne Arundel County set top pay for black teachers at 56 percent of the maximum pay for a white teacher, or $700 a year versus $1,250, Brown said.

10th Swine Flu Death Reported In MD. Maryland health officials have reported the 10th swine flu-related death in the state. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday that the victim was an adult in western Maryland who had serious underlying health conditions.

Students Learn Disabilities Aren’t Inabilities.  There are more than 100,000 students in Maryland living with disabilities, and that’s why state officials are making the rounds promoting awareness by way of education. Catherine Raggio, the state’s head of disabilities, and state schools Superintendent Dr. Nancy Grasmick spoke to eighth-graders at Ridgely Middle School in Baltimore County on Tuesday as a way to help more students become aware of classmates living with disabilities.

Oprah Offers Resources To Help Search For Missing. Oprah Winfrey featured missing children from across the country on her show on Tuesday, one of whom has been missing from the Baltimore area for 30 years. While there weren’t many resources for people to get help in finding missing children back then, there are currently several resources for families searching for a loved one.

If you’re looking to buy a house in foreclosure but aren’t sure what’s on the market, a local Realtor has come up with a unique way to get customers to the product.

A foreclosure bus tour to be held Saturday morning in Howard County is giving prospective buyers a chance to see multiple homes to find good deals.Realtor Bob Lucido, who is hosting the event, said there’s never been a better time to buy a home, and because of the economy, the volume of foreclosed properties is high.

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