Friday, March 5, 2010

Bowie Briefs #8

Bowie High Student's Death Caused by Heart Abnormality
Bowie High School football player Jonathan Nolon died February 18th in the school's gym after running laps. Autopsy results indicate Nolon had a coronary artery anomaly. Some question whether or not EKG tests should be mandatory for student athletes. Additional details can be found in an article in the Bowie Star/Gazette.

City of Bowie Posts Job Openings
Can you talk to the animals? Do you have any experience keeping pic-a-nic baskets away from hungry bears? Do you know how to mow grass? The City of Bowie may want you. Click here to see the following City of Bowie job openings.

  • Part Time Animal Control Officer or Trainee
  • Seasonal Park Ranger
  • Temporary Laborer

Bowie Baysox Holding National Anthem Auditions
Jose, can you see? Do you know the words to the Star-Spangled Banner? The Bowie Baysox are looking for people to sing the National Anthem at 2010 home games. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 13th. Click this link for more details.

Bowie Center for the Performing Arts Hosts Fundraiser
A concert was held at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday to raise money for victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. The concert featured numerous bands including The Crayfish (with Bowie City Councilman Jimmy Marcos on drums). The event raised over $3000. Additional details can be found in an article in the Bowie Star/Gazette.

Spanish Teacher Named Teacher of the Month
Samuel Ogle Middle School teacher Pedro Gonzalez was named Bowie Teacher of the Month for January. Additional details can be found in an article in the Bowie Star/Gazette.

Bowie Man Loses Nearly $100,000 to Identity Theft
The story of identify theft victim Dave Crouse of Bowie was recently featured in an article in The Buffalo News. Crouse lost everything in his savings and retirement accounts. Five percent of adults in the U.S. were victims of identify theft in 2009, according to one study. See the article by following this link: Buffalo News article

Housing Prices Decline in the 20715 Zip Code
According to this blog post, the average list price for homes in the 20715 zip code is $294,073, and the average days on market is 198.

Bowie Family Helps Raise Guide Dogs
Suzanne Mead of Bowie was featured in a recent article in The Sentinel for her volunteer work raising guide dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally accredited, nonprofit guide dog school.

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