A set of main entrance doors at the Roman Catholic...

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November 16, 1998|By From staff reports

UPPERCO — A set of main entrance doors at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in the 5300 block of N. Charles St. in North Baltimore were sealed shut with a chain and a bronze cross plaque in a ceremony yesterday to prepare for the millennium Holy Year.

The Rev. Lawrence A. Waudby Jr. said the doors -- the ones Pope John Paul II passed through on his visit to Baltimore three years ago -- will remain sealed until Christmas Eve 1999, the start of the Jubilee Holy Year in which the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

Waudby said sealing and opening the doors is meant to make people think about the doors they walk through every day, particularly the doors to hearts, homes and churches.

Meeting set Wednesday for business district plans

Revitalization plans for the Central Business District will be aired at a free public forum sponsored by the Downtown Partnership from noon to 1: 30 p.m. Wednesday at Berman Auditorium in the Johns Hopkins University Downtown Center at Charles and Saratoga streets.

Consultants will present recommendations for redesigning spaces in Charles Center and other sections of the 35-block area bounded by Lombard, Liberty and Saratoga streets and South Street/Guilford Avenue, and along the Charles Street corridor up to Centre Street.

Information: Downtown Partnership, 410-244-1030.

'How to Pay for College' seminar to be at armory

The second annual "How to Pay for College" seminar will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at 5th Regiment Armory, near the downtown state office building complex.

Sponsored by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore, the free seminar gives students a chance to talk with area university officials about financial aid programs and the college application process.

More than 150 colleges from the mid-Atlantic region have been ** invited. Featured speakers include the dean of enrollment at the Johns Hopkins University and the director of admissions for Morgan State University.

UPPERCO -- Residents opposed to Loyola College's planned conference and retreat facility on Beckleysville Road will meet tonight to discuss the pending zoning hearing on the case.

Loyola College wants to build a 20,000-foot conference center, cabins and recreational facilities to hold religious retreats, classes and meetings. Neighbors say the facility is inappropriate for a rural area and want limitations placed on the development.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company, 5415 Arcadia Ave., Upperco.

Driver dies after car hits, flips over JFX guard rail

BROOKLANDVILLE

BROOKLANDVILLE -- A Cockeysville man was killed yesterday morning when his car hit a guardrail on the Jones Falls Expressway, flipped over it and plummeted 150 feet down an embankment into a wooded area.

State police said speeding appeared to be a factor in the crash that claimed the life of the car's sole occupant, Robert Kenneth Rowe, 44, of the 200 block of Ashland Road.

Police said Rowe lost control of the 1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88 in the southbound lanes, above Old Pimlico Road, about 8: 30 a.m. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Sinai Hospital.

Towson University to hold hurricane aid clothing drive

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Towson University is holding a clothing drive for the Honduran victims of Hurricane Mitch.

Men's, women's and children's clothes and shoes will be collected from tomorrow until Dec. 11 at the back ramp of Lida Lee Tall Hall on University Place. Information: Joyce Dreyfuss at 410-830-2652.

Pub Date: 11/16/98

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