In Baltimore County Dulaney High opens $6.9 million...

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February 02, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Dulaney High opens $6.9 million addition to ease crowding

TIMONIUM -- The county's second-largest high school became a little bigger yesterday as Dulaney High School opened a $6.9 million, three-story addition with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by educators, parents, students and politicians.

"It's a great new building," said senior Keith Becraft, president of Dulaney's student government. "Now we can finally get rid of all of the trailers on the parking lot."

With an enrollment of 1,722 and a building capacity of 1,257, Dulaney has had 14 portable classrooms on its parking lot for the past few years, forcing students to park up to a mile away on Padonia Road. Dulaney opened in 1964.

Lansdowne PAL center will recognize Bally gift

LANSDOWNE -- County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will be among those attending a ceremony at the Lansdowne Police Athletic/Recreational Center today.

The Lansdowne PAL center, which has been helped by state and private funding, is part of an effort by police and government to improve life for youngsters in Lansdowne, one of Maryland's targeted "Hot Spots."

Today's ceremony begins at 3: 30 p.m. at the center at 500 Third Ave., and will recognize Bally Total Fitness Corp., which has donated $100,000 worth of fitness equipment to the Lansdowne center and centers at five other locations.

YSI recommended for pact of five more years at Hickey

TOWSON -- The state Department of Juvenile Justice, which oversees the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Cub Hill, will recommend that the private company running the 350-bed facility be given a contract for another five years, an official said yesterday.

The department will recommend YSI Inc., which has managed the Hickey School since 1993, be given the $78.5 million contract, said Walter G. R. Wirsching, assistant secretary for program services. YSI was one of four companies to bid on the contract, he said.

A final decision will be made by the Board of Public Works, probably next month, Wirsching said.

School board to hold hearing tonight on proposed budget

TOWSON -- The county school board will hear public testimony tonight on the superintendent's proposed $681 million operating budget for 1999-2000.

The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ruxton Center, 6916 N. Charles St. The public is invited to attend and may sign up to testify beginning at 6: 15 p.m.

In Baltimore City

German ambassador to U.S. will discuss European Union

Juergen Chrobog, the German ambassador to the United States, will discuss "German Priorities During the European Union Presidency" at the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at the World Trade Center.

The event is open to the public. People wishing to attend may contact the council at 410-727-2150, or write to the council at Suite 312, World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St., Baltimore 21202.

Employment program offered for single parents

Maryland New Directions is offering "Starting Over," a program for unemployed and underemployed single parents age 30 and older.

In the workshops, the latest in career resources and career counseling are available at no charge. To schedule an orientation, call 410-235-8800.

Pub Date: 2/02/99

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