The county will put the spotlight on its...


October 01, 1998|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE -- The county will put the spotlight on its community college system this week, with three days of ceremonies culminating in the formal inauguration of Chancellor Irving Pressley McPhail on Saturday.

The first events take place today at Dundalk Community College, during a ceremony that will include the formal unveiling of the new logo for the community college system. Tomorrow, at 1 p.m. at Essex Community College, Terry O'Banion, a national expert on community colleges, will speak.

McPhail's formal inauguration as head of the Community Collegeof Baltimore County will take place at Catonsville Community College at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Council expected to approve new York Road construction


TOWSON -- The next phase of the extensive makeover of York Road is set to begin, with the County Council's expected approval of an $18,396 engineering and architectural services contract with Daft-McCune Walker for the blocks between Burke Avenue and Towsontown Boulevard.

The contract will pay for designing the same decorative brick sidewalks, street lights and landscaping that adorn the road from Towsontown north to Joppa Road. The council is to vote on the contract Monday.

Coretta Scott King will speak at the sixth annual Network 2000's Business 2000 Awards and the Women of Excellence Series at a luncheon Oct. 7 at Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.

King is the widow of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and is founder and former chairman, president and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change Inc.

Network 2000 is an organization founded for the advancement of women. Information: Frances Reaves, 410-783-7932; or Beth Dana, 410-821-1995.

Race Sunday will benefit breast cancer programs

The Race for the Cure to benefit breast cancer screening and treatment will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor.

Sprint PCS will provide free wireless calls so that participants and spectators can call relatives to tell them about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

The money raised by the race will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Health training program to induct board members

New board members for the JROTC Assistive Technology Career Academy will be inducted in ceremonies today at Frederick Douglass High School in the 2300 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway.

The center offers training in home health care, physical and occupational therapy and prosthetic technology.

Eighty students have completed the school-to-work program and pursued careers in the health field since it was started in 1994. Information: 410-396-6727.

Pub Date: 10/01/98

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