An article in yesterday's Maryland section of The Sun...

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

July 30, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — An article in yesterday's Maryland section of The Sun included an incorrect phone number for those seeking information on how to donate money or back-to-school items for poor Baltimore County families. The correct number is 410-853-3020.

The Sun regrets the errors.

TOWSON -- The county's social services volunteer office is seeking donations of cash, school supplies and clothing for children from poor families who need help getting off to a good start in the new school year.

Notebooks, paper, dividers, crayons and other items are needed for children whose parents cannot afford them, according to Deborah Ward, who said last year's effort supplied 1,000 children.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Donors may take a family shopping, if they wish. Checks or gift certificates, which are tax-deductible, can be sent to the Fund For Social Welfare/Back to School Fund, 1 Investment Place, Towson, 21204. Information: 410- 887-3020.

County Council to decide on putting bonds on ballot

TOWSON

TOWSON -- County voters will be asked to approve placing $195.1 million in new borrowing on the Nov. 3 ballot, if the County Council approves the eight bond bills Monday night.

The largest item is the record $85 million the county wants to borrow to build additions to and renovate public schools. Public works is the second-largest category, with $72 million for projects such as roads, bridges, storm drains and sewers.

The other categories cover repairs to other county buildings and community colleges, waterway improvements, community projects, and preservation and parks projects.

Free physicals for athletes to be offered Aug. 11

LANSDOWNE

LANSDOWNE -- Young athletes can get free preseason sports physicals Aug. 11 at Lansdowne High School in an event conducted by the Baltimore County Medical Association and the county public schools' Office of Athletics.

Annual sports physicals -- which can be costly -- are required of students who compete in the county's interscholastic athletic programs. Doctors, nurses and physical therapists will volunteer their time so high school students can fulfill that requirement. Girls' exams begin at 6 p.m., and boys' exams start at 6: 30 p.m.

The association is asking for a voluntary $10 donation for each physical, which will benefit Lansdowne High's athletic department. The school is at 3800 Hollins Ferry Road. Information: Bob Newton, 410-887-1424.

City pools will be open later each evening until further notice because of the hot weather. Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke authorized the new hours last week in the wake of several days over 90 degrees.

All of the "walk to," or neighborhood, pools in the city will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Indoor and large municipal park pools -- open at 9 a.m. for group sessions and lessons and at noon for the public -- will close at 8 p.m. Saturday hours are the same, excluding group sessions and lessons.

Pool hours on Sunday will not change. Information: 410- 396-6694.

17 of 19 council members endorse Glendening

Gov. Parris N. Glendening picked up endorsements yesterday from 17 of the 19 members of the Baltimore City Council.

Despite losing the support of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who is backing Democratic challenger Eileen M. Rehrmann, Glendening has now received endorsements from nearly all the city's other ++ elected officials. The only council members who did not endorse Glendening were Edward L. Reisinger of the 6th District and Council President Lawrence A. Bell.

Glendening said he hoped the endorsements would translate into grass-roots support and campaign help from supporters of the council members.

Pub Date: 7/30/98

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