Many county students will have special police...

TOWSON --

August 26, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Many county students will have special police protection today and tomorrow, as officers increase patrols on roads near schools in an effort to make sure children arrive and depart safely as classes begin.

Officers from the department's traffic units will patrol from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 2: 30 p.m. to 4: 15 p.m., police spokesman Bill Toohey said. The officers will be enforcing speed, seat belt and other traffic laws.

Two-alarm fire damages a Job Corps Center building

WOODSTOCK

WOODSTOCK -- A two-alarm fire yesterday at the Job Corps Center in the 10900 block of Old Court Road injured no one, but damaged a room in a five-story residential building, said a spokesman for the county Fire Department.

He said the fire was reported at 12: 38 p.m. in a fourth-floor room and a second alarm was called at 12: 54 p.m. The fire, which was declared under control at 1: 15 p.m., is being investigated by the state fire marshal's office.

Enoch Pratt Free Library is sponsoring a poster contest in support of Shop Neighborhoods Week, an event Sept. 6-14 to highlight shopping opportunities in city neighborhoods.

Children ages 6 to 15 are eligible to compete for the grand prize -- a $1,000 savings bond. Each contestant may submit one poster, on 22-inch-by-28-inch poster board, which illustrates a favorite neighborhood merchant or store. The poster board and art supplies will be provided by six Pratt library branches: Broadway, Govans, Hamilton, Hampden, Herring Run and Light Street.

Contestants may complete the poster at the library, or take the art supplies home and return the finished artwork to a participating branch by Sept. 7. The winner will be decided Sept. 14. Information: Roy Adams at the city housing department, 396-3231.

200 new trash containers to be installed downtown

Two-hundred new-style trash cans are being installed downtown.

According to the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the so-called "Smartbaskets" are smaller and more attractive than the wire cans they will replace. The new cans are made of graffiti-resistant materials and will be attached to light poles in an attempt to prevent theft.

Pub Date: 8/26/96

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