It was incorrectly reported in yesterday's edition that...


January 06, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — It was incorrectly reported in yesterday's edition that the City Union of Baltimore represents school engineers. In fact, the engineers are under the jurisdiction of the Baltimore Municipal Employees Local 44, AFSCME, AFL-CIO.

The Sun regets the errors.

The City Union of Baltimore, which represents 550 school employees, has reached a tentative agreement with the school board, union President Sheila Jordan said yesterday.

Members of the union representing school police, engineers and secretaries are expected to vote on the contract next week, although no date has been set. "I do feel happy we were able to reach a tentative agreement in such a short time," said Jordan.


Two other unions, representing teachers and custodians, have yet to reach an agreement.

Activist seeks funds to build Habitat for Humanity home

A Washington activist will begin efforts today to raise $30,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Baltimore.

Five percent of the sales today at the Starbucks coffee shop and Fresh Fields Market in the 1300 block of Smith Ave. will be donated to a fund to pay for the house. The fund will be administered by the Oprah Angel Network, a yearlong charitable project affiliated with the Oprah Winfrey Show.

The effort is being coordinated by Danny Seo, 20, an activist who founded Earth 2000 National, an organization of teens that protects the environment and helps disadvantaged children. Information: Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity, 410-234-9924.

Applicants sought for grants for environmental projects

The Parks & People Foundation is seeking applications for grants of up to $1,000 to community groups that assist in the development of the Gwynns Falls Trail or help with greening projects in city neighborhoods.

Funds may be used for tools, equipment, plants, printed literature and other materials. The application deadline is Feb. 13.

Information: 410-448-5663.

TOWSON -- County school officials have postponed presenting the superintendent's proposed 1998-1999 operating budget until the school board's meeting Jan. 27. It had been scheduled for release at tonight's board meeting.

School budget officials had hoped to allow more time for public comment before the board votes on a final budget. But delays in revenue estimates for next year forced officials to push back the presentation until the end of this month -- the time the budget has been released in past years, said schools spokesman Donald I. Mohler.

A workshop that had been planned for tomorrow night to present the budget to principals and PTA leaders has been postponed until 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Cockeysville Middle School.

Hampton mansion offers free tours during cleanup


TOWSON -- Visitors will not be charged to tour historic Hampton mansion while the 18th-century Georgian home's dining room and offices are being cleaned after last week's flooding.

Drying the rooms could take a month, said Laurie E. Coughlan, superintendent of the mansion, which is operated by the National Park Service. "It's going to cost us a lot of time, aggravation and a lot of money, even though we don't know what that is yet," she said.

Mansion tours are offered on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Information: 410-823-1309.

Moxley is unanimous choice for council chairman


TOWSON -- Stephen G. Sam Moxley, a Catonsville Democrat in his first term as a county councilman, was unanimously chosen chairman of the seven-member body by his peers last night.

The largely administrative position pays an extra $3,000. As chairman for the next year, Moxley will arrange the council's schedule, oversee budget adoption in May and act as council liaison with County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger.

Moxley is the fourth Democrat to hold the chairmanship since the 1994 elections, when five Democrats and two Republicans were elected to the council.

Pub Date: 1/06/98

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