The state Board of Public Works is scheduled...


November 10, 1998|By From staff reports

TIMONIUM -- The state Board of Public Works is scheduled to approve today a $1.1 million grant from Program Open Space funds to purchase 86.5 acres that were slated for development of a golf academy.

The county expects to use the money to help purchase the $1.4 million property at Dulaney Valley Road and Jarrettsville Pike for recreational area to serve the north-central region of the county. Plans call for ball fields and trails.

Developer Clark F. MacKenzie had proposed building a golf academy on the site, but the county stepped in and bought the property after neighbors opposed the plan.

High school honors concert to be held at Meyerhoff


TOWSON -- The Baltimore County High School Honors Concert will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

More than 900 high school students auditioned last month to be among 350 musicians selected to perform in the orchestra, band and chorus. The program will range from classical music to songs from Broadway.

Guest conductors for the concert will be Quincy C. Hilliard, associate professor of music theory and composition at the University of Southwestern Louisiana; Keith T. Hampton, music director and conductor of the DePaul University Community Chorus; and Gerald Fischbach, professor of violin and string pedagogy at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Department on Aging offers free workshop


TOWSON -- A free workshop on how to care for an aging family member will be offered Saturdayby the Baltimore County Department of Aging.

The workshop will be held at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road. Topics will include senior housing options, family dynamics and handling difficult behaviors. The event begins at 9: 30 a.m.

Information: 410-887-2594.

Juan Williams, author of a new biography of Thurgood Marshall, the late U.S. Supreme Court justice and Baltimore native, will speak at 2 p.m. Thursday at the University of Maryland School of Law's fifth annual Thurgood Marshall Lecture.

Williams wrote the best-selling "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965." He spent the last eight years working on "Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary." The lecture, which is open to the public, will be held at Westminster Hall at Fayette and Greene streets.

East Baltimore man dies after being shot Sunday

A man who was shot Sunday night while talking with two other men in East Baltimore died yesterday, police said.

Detective John Gipe said Harry Brown, 21, of the first block of N. Streeper St. was standing at Patterson Park Avenue and Fayette Street about 10 p.m. when two men called to him. Gipe said the three talked briefly and one of them pulled out a handgun and shot Brown several times. The unidentified assailants fled.

Gipe said Brown died at 12: 40 a.m. yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Forum will discuss plans for downtown's west side

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation's $350 million plan to rejuvenate the west side of downtown will be the subject of a free public forum at noon tomorrow in Berman Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins University Downtown Center, Charles and Saratoga streets.

The plan calls for demolition of dozens of buildings and construction of stores, housing and attractions in 18 blocks around the old downtown shopping district at Howard and Lexington streets. The forum is part of a series sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

Pub Date: 11/10/98

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