Dorothy Rowley


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Glenarden Apartments Demolished

Troubled Complex Razed to Make Way for 'Mixed-Income Housing'

After years of complaints about poor management, deplorable conditions, code violations and crime, the Glenarden Apartments are no more.

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P.G. County Education Briefs: National School Lunch Week Celebrated

An official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited Oxon Hill High School on Oct. 23 where she helped celebrate healthy and tasty meals offered daily by the food staff.

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Loss of Smell Could Predict Death for Elderly

Older adults who've lost their sense of smell could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85.

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Rocketship Officials to Address Charter School Board

Officials for a California-based network of elementary charter schools will face the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board for a second time on Nov. 3 to find out if they can proceed with plans to operate a new school in Southeast Washington.

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P.G. County Education Briefs: Student Mural Unveiled

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell, officials from the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center, and officials from the schools' Culture Keepers program recently attended the official unveiling of the mural "Walking With Purpose."

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D.C. Opens Reengagement Center for High School Dropouts

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joined several city officials Monday for the grand opening of the Youth Reengagement Center, an initiative of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to help high school dropouts get their diplomas.

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Black Newspaper in Florida Refuses to Endorse Candidate for Governor

The Florida Courier declined to back former Gov. Charlie Crist's bid to retake the office from Republican Rick Scott, citing poor strategizing and broken promises to the black community by Crist and the Democratic party.

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CBC Chair: Time Warner Layoffs will Hamper Diversity at CNN

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge said plans by Time Warner Cable for significant layoffs will have a huge effect on diversity at CNN, Time Warner's flagship news organization.

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Viola Davis Works to End Hunger

Viola Davis, star of the new TV hit "How to Get Away with Murder," recently told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty," stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food.

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Officer Helps Promote Disabilities Awareness Month

Shani Watson, who lost her ability to walk after being involved in a car crash 10 years ago, not only wears the crown as Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 2014, but works to encourage others with disabilities.

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