Bill that would require Maryland's governor...


March 04, 1997|By From staff reports

ANNAPOLIS -- A bill that would require Maryland's governor to choose Baltimore County school board members only from names provided by the volunteer Baltimore County School Board Nominating Convention was approved on a 14-12 vote by the county's House of Delegates members Friday.

Another bill -- requiring union fees from teachers who do not belong to the Teachers Association of Baltimore County but are represented by the union in contract talks and grievances -- was approved by a one-vote margin after delegation Chairman Joseph J. Minnick, a Democrat, broke a tie.

Colgate Elementary School to begin reading program


DUNDALK -- Colgate Elementary School will launch a monthlong reading program today with a "Spring Into Reading Celebrity Read-a-thon."

The event will include school Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione, County Councilman Louis L. DePazzo and radio disc jockeys Jo Jo and Kenny from MIX106. The Oriole Bird and Sneaks, the county library's reading mascot, will greet students.

Local businesses are expected to donate food, books, and Oriole and other sports-related memorabilia.

Ex-Sen. Kelly confirmed to community college board


ANNAPOLIS -- The state Senate confirmed Friday the appointment of former state Sen. Francis X. Kelly to membership on the board of trustees for Baltimore County's three community colleges, in Catonsville, Essex and Dundalk.

The board is to meet tomorrowafternoon at the chancellor's Towson headquarters to choose a new chairman, who is expected to be Kelly.

The Senate also confirmed Aurelia Thomas Burt and Ronald Abe to new six-year terms on the board, which likely will be expanded from 11 to 15 members under legislation before the General Assembly.

For their success in teaching character-building lessons, eight city schools received honors yesterday from Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and $1,000 awards from the Abell Foundation.

City schools have instructed children in citizenship and moral conduct since 1985. Coordinator James Sarnecki said 131 elementary and middle schools provide lessons on respect and conflict-resolution skills.

Yesterday's winners were Arlington Elementary, Lakeland Elementary-Middle, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Woodbourne Day School, Madison Square Elementary, George Street Elementary, George Kelson Elementary and Hamilton Elementary-Middle schools.

Community college to offer 16 condensed courses

Baltimore City Community College, 600 E. Lombard St., will offer 16 condensed eight-week courses during its midspring session, which runs Monday through May 10.

Courses include creative or business writing, African-American literature and life fitness. Registration ends Friday.

Information: 462-8222.

Cardin to speak at Loyola on ethics probe of Gingric

Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, the 3rd District congressman, will address the Loyola College chapter of the Political Science Honor Society at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 2 of Knott Hall, Charles Street and Cold Spring Lane.

Cardin, a Baltimore Democrat, will discuss the House Ethics Committee investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich, the Georgia Republican. Cardin is a member of the committee.

The event is free and open to the public. Information: 433-8886.

Pub Date: 3/04/97

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