The Association of Independent Maryland Schools has...

Regional Digest

September 16, 1997

CUMBERLAND — The Association of Independent Maryland Schools has scheduled a fair from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Glass Pavilion in Levering Hall at the Johns Hopkins University.

Representatives from 35 private elementary and secondary schools will be available to answer questions and provide information. In addition, there will be sessions on how to choose the right school, how applicants are selected and how to afford private school tuition.

* Information: 410-987-7025.

CUMBERLAND -- Officials recently broke ground for the $1.3 million Wills Creek Esplanade at Canal Place, a downtown revitalization project pegged to Cumberland's transportation history.

The Canal Place Preservation & Development Authority said the project includes construction of tracks to display vintage railroad cars, an outdoor stairwell at the Western Maryland Station and 400 feet of brick sidewalk near the terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which once carried freight-laden barges between Cumberland and Washington.

The work is scheduled for completion in April.

KNOXVILLE -- The Central Intelligence Agency is honoring a Knoxville man for his deceptive practices.

Antonio Mendez, 56, founded the agency's physical disguise program, which earned him the Trailblazer award, the CIA announced recently.

Mendez is now an award-winning painter of landscapes. He said he couldn't disclose many details about his career without compromising national security.

CUMBERLAND -- County authorities expect to make arrests today in a $100,000 vandalism spree at a power plant construction site, a sheriff's spokesman said yesterday.

Vandals damaged seven construction vehicles and destroyed a pickup truck by smashing them into each other at the AES Warrior Run site south of Cumberland Thursday night, according to the sheriff's office.

Pub Date: 9/16/97

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