Towson University recently received a $1 million...


January 14, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Towson University recently received a $1 million gift from two anonymous donors for its $17.5 million capital campaign. With four years remaining in the campaign, the university has received more than $6 million in gifts and pledges toward that goal.

The $1 million gift will be used for an annual cash award of at least $5,000 for a graduating history major for the continued study of history and for six presidential scholarships.

The scholarships, based on academic achievement, will be awarded to five juniors in the university's College of Liberal Arts and to a junior in the College of Health Professions. The scholarships will be renewable for the students' senior years.

Ex-Negro League player will give talk at school


COCKEYSVILLE -- Ernest Burke, a former Negro League baseball player, will talk about his experiences to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders tomorrow at Warren Elementary School in a talk to mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Burke pitched for the Baltimore Elite Giants in the 1940s and was one of the nation's first black Marines. A Havre de Grace native who lives in Perry Hall, Burke, 73, still teaches tennis.

The school has set up a display of Burke's experiences in baseball, the military and tennis in the building's front lobby, said fourth-grade teacher Karen Williams.

Hunting safety courses available in Feb., March


MIDDLE RIVER -- Certified hunting safety courses will be offered Thursdays in February and March at Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Road.

Each course is a month long. Firing live ammunition will be part of the courses, certified through the county Department of Parks and Recreation.

Information: 410-887-0234.

Police said yesterday that manslaughter charges were pending against the driver of a car that crashed in West Baltimore on Jan. 6, causing fatal injuries to a female passenger.

Police said Constance Smith, 36, of the 2800 block of Kinsey Ave. was riding with a male friend in the 200 block of N. Warwick Ave. when he lost control of a 1996 Nissan Maxima, which jumped a curb and struck a utility pole. Smith, who either jumped from the car or was ejected, suffered head injuries and died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

The driver's name was withheld, and the case is being rTC investigated by the city state's attorney's office, police said.

Photographic exhibit of Park Heights area set

"The Spirit of Southern Park Heights," a photographic portrait of the Northwest Baltimore neighborhood, will open Feb. 1 at the Pimlico branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library in the 5000 block of Park Heights Ave.

The exhibit includes archival photos from the Jewish Historical Society and contemporary scenes by Steven Rubin, a local photographer. The exhibit was organized by the Community Law Center to help the library celebrate Black History Month and is sponsored by the Bon Secours Baltimore Health System.

Information: 410-396-5283.

Nutrition researcher to present dieting workshop

Sally Fallon, an author, chef and nutrition researcher, will present a three-hour workshop on dieting at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Waldorf School in the 4800 block of Tamarind Road in Coldspring New Town.

Admission is $25 a person. Information: 410-367-6808.

Pub Date: 1/14/98

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