The House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill yesterday...

City/County Digest

March 27, 1998|By From staff reports

OWINGS MILLS — The House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill yesterday extending the deadline for the city school system to hire a permanent superintendent.

The bill, which has passed the Senate, also removes a prohibition on hiring interim Superintendent Robert E. Schiller as the permanent schools chief.

The state law passed last year that restructured the school system had set a deadline of Dec. 31 to hire a superintendent to replace the interim chief. The school board appealed to legislators for an extension so it could consider more candidates.

Roland Park advances to scholastic quarterfinals

A team of 25 Roland Park Middle School pupils advanced to the quarterfinals yesterday by defeating a Michigan school in the National Academic League's annual scholastic challenge tournament.

Roland Park officials said the team defeated Lakeview Junior High School 46-43 in a match held here.

The win places the school among eight finalists in a tournament in which students are tested on subjects that include English, math, science, government and current events. The date for the next contest has not been announced.

Man gets life plus 20 years for shooting during robbery

A Northwest Baltimore man has been sentenced to life plus 20 years for shooting a church deacon during a robbery Aug. 8.

Antonio Demetrius Medley, 35, is to serve the first 30 years of his sentence without the possibility of parole, city State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy said yesterday. Medley was convicted last month of first-degree attempted murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence in the shooting of Ernest Pendergrass, 73.

Pendergrass, a deacon at Parklane Baptist Church on Mohawk Avenue, was shot in the chest after his wallet was taken in the 4100 block of Park Heights Ave., where Medley lived.

OWINGS MILLS -- The 24th annual Baltimore County Student Media Festival will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gordon Center for the Performing Arts.

Students from public and private schools in the county will compete and display their works in video, photography, slide presentation and Web design. They will vie for the chance to represent the county at the Maryland State Media Festival on May 27.

For more information, visit the festival Web site at www.erols.com/kidztv. The winning entries will be featured in a show to be broadcast on the Educational Channel in May.

Historical trust to provide tours in three communities

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TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Historical Trust is offering tours of three neighborhoods, starting Sunday.

Eleanor Lukanich, president of Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society, will lead participants through older sections of Dundalk at 2 p.m. Sunday. Other tours are the No. 8 trolley line in Catonsville on April 19 and Overlea and Lillian Holt Park on May 31.

The cost is $8 for trust members, $10 for nonmembers and $8 for other members of the same household. Registration and directions: 410-832-1812.

Retired school teacher wins Woman of the Year award

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TOWSON -- Terri Seitz Parrish of Phoenix was the recipient of this year's Baltimore County Woman of the Year Award, presented this week by the Baltimore County Commission for Women.

Parrish, 45, a retired county elementary schoolteacher, is chairwoman of the Universal Access Committee of the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities and is involved with the National Spinal Cord Injury Hotline at Kernan Hospital. Parrish, a former Ms. Wheelchair Maryland, also is active in her church, Timonium United Methodist Church, and Scout programs.

Pub Date: 3/27/98

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