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January 14, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Campaign collects more cash, less food for Kosher Food Pantry

The second annual Hanukkah for the Hungry food drive in Northwest Baltimore collected more cash and less food in 1998, but the coordinator of the Kosher Food Pantry called it more successful than the previous year's effort.

The drive raised $3,750 in cash, compared with $2,500 last year, and 3,000 pounds of food compared with 5,000 last year. Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Beth Israel Congregation and their religious schools contributed the most money of the 31 schools and synagogues taking part.

"With the additional money, we're able to buy extra quantities of nutritional food for needy families that need well-balanced diets," said Marcia Greenfield.

Urban League campaign to encourage achievement

The Baltimore Urban League, 512 Orchard St., will kick off today "Achievement Matters," a campaign to encourage African-American youths to strive for excellence.

During the campaign, which will run through March 8, the league will place ads in selected publications, encourage public schools to schedule activities that enhance academics, and recruit groups and individuals to join the Urban League and serve as mentors to youths.

In Baltimore County

Man dies, 2 hurt in crash on Cromwell Bridge Road

TOWSON -- A man was killed and two others seriously injured in an accident on Cromwell Bridge Road at Cowpens Avenue early yesterday, county police said.

Terry S. Brinck, 44, of Street in Harford County, was killed instantly when his 1984 Ford Bronco was hit head-on by a Volkswagen that was attempting to pass another car on a double yellow line, police said.

Byong Chu Lee, 19, of Ellicott City was driving a Volkswagen GTI when it collided with Brinck's Bronco shortly after 7 a.m., police said. Lee was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where his passenger, Michael Joseph Powers, 18, of the 10000 block of Castle Hill Court was in stable but serious condition.

Baltimore's future is topic of Park School King event

BROOKLANDVILLE -- The Park School of Baltimore's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Friendship will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday and will feature a discussion on "The Progress of Peace in Baltimore City: What More Shall We Do?"

The hourlong discussion is set for 9 a.m., and talk show host Marc Steiner of WJHU-FM and City Comptroller Joan Pratt will be guest speakers. A light breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Washington's Houston Elementary Children's Gospel Choir, which just completed its third European tour, will perform until noon. The event is free.

The Park School is on Old Court Road. Reservations: 410-339-7070.

2 National Guard units make temporary move to Towson

TOWSON -- Two units of the Maryland Army National Guard recently completed a three-month move from Annapolis to the Maj. Gen. Harry C. Ruhl National Guard Armory in Towson.

The 156 soldiers and officers from the guard's 1st Squadron, 158th Cavalry will train in Towson for 18 months while their unit's armory in Annapolis undergoes renovations.

The squadron, part of the 29th Infantry Division, recently was recognized by the Association of the United States Army as the outstanding battalion level Army National Guard unit in the United States.

Library to offer information on African-American sites

TOWSON -- A demonstration and talk focusing on the Baltimore County Public Library's African American Information Centers will be held Saturday at 9: 15 a.m. at the Randallstown Library in the 8600 block of Liberty Road.

Information: 410-887-0770.

Pub Date: 1/14/99

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