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December 21, 1992


Former executive, author to appear on TV

Former Howard County Executive Dr. Edward Cochran and children's author and illustrator Ashley Bryan will make guest appearances on two programs on Howard Community College's Cable Eight.

Mr. Cochran will appear on "Howard Perspectives," a monthly show that Howard Community College President Dwight Burrill hosts.

In "Leadership in Howard County," Mr. Cochran will recount the early days of Howard County before Columbia, the impact of the planned city upon the county, and the transformation of local government from a commission form to a county executive and County Council.

The program can be seen at 7:30 p.m. today through Wednesday.

Mr. Bryan, the author of several award-winning children's books, will be a guest on the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society's series, "The Writing Life."

Mr. Bryan will tell of creating books as a kindergarten student. He will also talk of his current work as an art professor at Dartmouth College and read from his work, "Turtle Knows Your Name."

The program will air at 8:30 p.m.

today through Wednesday.

Cable Eight will suspend programming for the college's winter break beginning Thursday. Programming will resume on Jan. 4.

Public schools to close for winter vacation

Howard County public schools will be closed for teachers and students for winter vacation from Thursday through Jan. 1.

Offices will be closed Thursday, Friday and Jan. 1. Schools will reopen Monday, Jan. 4.

The Department of Education also reminds community groups that all public school outdoor areas are closed and are not to be used through March 1.

This is done to allow playfields to renew themselves and to prevent turf damage from use.

Helping Hands seeks board members

The Helping Hands Enrichment and Leadership Foundation is seeking several people interested in serving on its board of directors.

Helping Hands creates an additional learning environment for African-American children in Howard County with three programs that are also open to all county residents.

Children in kindergarten through the fifth grade can attend Saturday school from 9 a.m. to noon at Jeffers Hill Elementary School and a six-week summer school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Middle school children are offered "Rights of Passage" classes from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Jeffers Hill.

With a larger board, the nonprofit organization hopes to expand its programs to include high school students.

"We want to insure that black students in Howard County leave high school with the grades and skills that will get them into college," said Ionnie R. Butler, Helping Hands president.

The foundation's Saturday Program will hold an open house and early registration for the second session from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Jeffers Hill.

Registration will also be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 9 and 16 at Jeffers Hill. Classes meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays from Jan. 9 to March 27.

Application forms are available at all Howard County schools and through the Black Student Achievement office at the Department of Education. Registration and activity fees are due when registering for the program.

Information: BSA at 313-6806 or Ionnie Butler at (301) 596-7145 or (202) 879-4884.

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