An agreement was reached yesterday in the $52 million...


September 19, 1997|By From staff reports

RANDALLSTOWN — An agreement was reached yesterday in the $52 million sexual harassment suit brought against Baltimore-based Monumental Life Insurance Co. last year by three women who were recruited into the firm's Top Gun management training program in 1995.

The amount of the settlement is confidential, said Emmett McGee, lawyer for Monumental Life. John Singleton, lawyer for the three women -- Wanda Molinary, 30, of Clifton, N.J.; La-Von Lopez, 28, of Pikesville; and Jackie DeGuzman, 28, of Columbia -- also refused to comment about the settlement, as did the plaintiffs.

In their lawsuit, the women described being harassed and humiliated by co-workers and supervisors. They also alleged that after they complained, they were fired or demoted.

Housing group to hold fund-raiser tomorrow

Southwest Visions Inc., a nonprofit housing group, will hold a fund-raiser from 8 p.m. to midnight tomorrow at Lithuanian Hall, in the 800 block of Hollins St.

The Kelly Bell Band and Mambo Combo will perform. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will be used to help acquire housing for low-income families in Southwest Baltimore.

Information: 410-547-9277.

Cake being served today to celebrate city's 200th

Baltimore will celebrate Bicentennial Birthday Cake Day today, with free cake at the Inner Harbor and many other locations.

Cake -- from the official Bicentennial recipe of Grace Holmes, whose "addictive chocolate cake" was the winner in a Sept. 5 Inner Harbor bake-off -- also will be served in city schools, and at some restaurants and attractions.

The central ceremony and cake-cutting is scheduled for noon at the Harborplace amphitheater, and will include the unveiling of a giant birthday card. Information: 410-752-8632.

RANDALLSTOWN -- Those interested in filling the state House of Delegates seat left vacant by last week's death of 10th District Del. Joan N. Parker must submit a letter postmarked by Sept. 29 to the 10th District Democratic Central Committee, in care of state Sen. Delores G. Kelley, 6660 Security Blvd., Suite 10, Baltimore 21207.

A five-member 10th District Central Committee will interview candidates at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Randallstown library, 8604 Liberty Road, and the full Baltimore County State Central Committee will recommend someone to Gov. Parris N. Glendening.

Applicants must be registered voters living in the 10th District, which covers a slice of West Baltimore and much of Woodlawn and Randallstown.

Surplus library materials to be sold at three branches


ESSEX -- Surplus county library books, compact discs, videotapes and magazines will be offered for sale, most for less than $1 each, at three public libraries in a series of sales.

The first sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Essex branch, 1100 Eastern Blvd. Free face-painting for children will be offered.

On Sept. 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the sale moves to the Perry Hall branch, 9440 Belair Road. The Parkville-Carney branch, 9509 Harford Road, will offer the bargains from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25.

MTA shuttle will serve African-American festival


TOWSON -- A special Mass Transit Administration shuttle will serve the African American Cultural Festival at Towson Courts Plaza tomorrow.

The shuttle will leave from the Timonium light rail station and travel along York Road toward Pennsylvania Avenue every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Festival information: 410-887-5557.

Pub Date: 9/19/97

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