Three county public high school students have...


October 05, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Three county public high school students have been named semifinalists in the 35th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced.

The competition honors academically able black students and encourages them to pursue higher education. More than 1,500 semifinalists will compete for about 800 awards worth almost $3 million.

The three winning students are Parkville High School senior hTC Danielle R. Boyd; and Yvonne V. Edmonds and Randolph Frazier, seniors at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology.

Council will vote on bill to create contract panel


TOWSON -- A bill authorizing a five-member advisory arbitration panel that labor groups hope will give them more time to work out contracts with county government will be voted on at tonight'sCounty Council meeting.

The panel would replace the administration-controlled Personnel and Salary Advisory Board, which now acts as arbiter. The new panel's recommendations would be advisory, however, and would not bind an executive to follow them.

The Baltimore Police Department will share in a $15.3 million federal grant to buy computers and hire civilians to perform desk jobs so more officers can patrol the streets.

Vice President Al Gore announced the grants at a White House ceremony last week attended by Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier, who accepted $2 million for the city.

Also sharing the U.S. Department of Justice COPS MORE grant are the Baltimore County, Prince George's County and District Heights police departments, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Maryland National Capital Park Police and the Wicomico County Sheriff's Department.

'E-The People' bus to make a two-hour stop at City Hall

The Grassroots Express

The Grassroots Express -- a bus decorated to resemble a mailbox and promoting a free Internet service sending messages to government officials -- has scheduled a stop from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow outside Baltimore's City Hall.

A 24-year-old from Austin, Texas, Alex Sheshunoff, says he started the service -- "E-The People" -- to help the public convey opinions to government officials.

His interactive Web site, at, helps users identify and send e-mail or fax messages to public officials. While the service is free, the site is intended to make money through advertising.

Nominations requested for school board vacancy

The State Board of Education is accepting recommendations for nominees to fill a vacancy on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

Candidates must be city residents and at least 18 years old. Knowledge and experience in education or management of a large business or nonprofit agency is desirable, as is experience with children with disabilities.

Information: Anthony L. South, State Department of Education, 410-333-2226.

Pub Date: 10/05/98

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