Hereford High School students are expected to...

HEREFORD --

October 08, 1997|By From staff reports

HEREFORD -- Hereford High School students are expected to have running water today after drinking bottled water for nearly a week because the school's water was contaminated by pigeons.

The birds flew into the school's water tower through an uncovered vent and fouled the water, said Donald Mohler, spokesman for county schools. Officials removed the pigeons yesterday, flushed the area and repaired the vent screen.

Assistant Principal Robert Hamilton said late yesterday that environmental specialists had confirmed the contamination was removed. The water was turned back on, Mohler said.

Annual Senior Expo runs two days at fairgrounds

TIMONIUM

TIMONIUM -- The annual Senior Expo today and tomorrowwill feature more than 135 exhibitors providing information on topics including health care, housing options and leisure activities.

Flu shots, an evaluation of collectibles, and entertainment, including performances by the Helmut Licht Band, Zim Zemarel Band and a Buddy Deane record hop, are scheduled.

The event, sponsored by the county Department of Aging, will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Maryland State Fairgrounds. Admission is $4, and includes parking, a gift and a file for organizing documents. Information: 410-887-2002.

Ellen Sauerbrey to speak at community group meeting

PERRY HALL

PERRY HALL -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey is scheduled to speak tomorrow night at a meeting of the Perry Hall Improvement Association.

Sauerbrey, who is making a second run for the state's highest office, will discuss her views on growth, education, taxes and other issues of interest to suburban residents, said Al Thompson, president of the community organization.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be at 7: 30 p.m. at Perry Hall Middle School, 4300 Ebenezer Road.

Fells Point residents and preservationists are seeking the return of a banner that was draped across two of the waterfront community's historic structures during the Fells Point Fun Festival last weekend.

The 12-by-6-foot white banner with black lettering disappeared Saturday night.

Anyone with information should call the Preservation Society of Federal Hill and Fells Point at 410-675-6750. Anyone wishing to return the banner should drop it off at the Robert Long House, 812 S. Ann St. No questions will be asked.

Critical-care expert named to Hopkins research post

Dr. Bart Chernow, physician-in-chief at Sinai Hospital and a nationally known expert in critical-care medicine, has been named vice dean of research, technology and corporate relations for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Before moving to Baltimore in 1990, Chernow was an associate professor at Harvard University's medical school, where he directed a course in intensive care medicine. He starts his new job Dec. 1.

In a letter announcing the appointment, Dean Edward D. Miller called the position one of the most important at Hopkins. "Research is our defining strength, and we are committed to providing our scientists with strong programs in research administration and technology transfer," he wrote.

Parts of 2 streets to close for Columbus Day parade

City officials will close parts of two streets Sunday for the Columbus Day parade.

Key Highway from Covington Street to Cross Street and Central Avenue from Eastern Avenue to Fleet Street will be closed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marchers are expected to step off at 2 p.m. from Key Highway at Covington Street in the Inner Harbor. They will proceed west to Light Street, north to Pratt Street and east to the Columbus statue at President Street.

Pub Date: 10/08/97

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