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February 18, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Car's collision with truck on JFX causes traffic delays

A car hit a truck from behind on the Jones Falls Expressway south of Northern Parkway yesterday afternoon, pushing the truck onto the barrier between the northbound and southbound lanes and delaying traffic, police said.

Sgt. John Windle of the Northern District said a midsize truck and a car were traveling south on the JFX when the collision occurred about 3: 45 p.m. Each driver was treated for minor injuries at St. Joseph Medical Center, police said.

Windle said northbound traffic was detoured at North Avenue and southbound traffic proceeded slowly until normal traffic flow was restored about 5 p.m.

Monsignor, rabbi to address Catholic-Jewish relations

A senior Vatican official and a rabbi will discuss Catholic-Jewish relations at 7: 30 p.m. today at St. Mary's Seminary and University, 5400 Roland Ave.

Monsignor John Radano is senior representative of the Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. Rabbi A. James Rudin is interreligious affairs director for the American Jewish Committee.

The discussion caps a two-day conference focusing on the Holocaust's impact on Christian-Jewish relations. Those interested in attending should call 410-547-5440.

In Baltimore County

County seeking donors to adopt families for Easter

TOWSON -- The county Department of Social Services volunteer office is seeking help from community groups, churches, clubs and individuals interested in adopting a family for the Easter season.

Donors will be asked to give ingredients for holiday meals or food certificates, and also may give Easter baskets and children's clothes. Donors will be able to contact recipients for gift suggestions or may remain anonymous. Monetary donations also will be accepted.

Information: 410-853-3024.

Society plans ribbon-cutting, study groups for the retired

TOWSON -- The Auburn Society of Towson University, a nonprofit group dedicated to educating and offering cultural classes to people age 50 and older, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon March 2 at Auburn House.

One of almost 300 Institutes of Learning in Retirement throughout the county, the society will hold study groups once a week for four weeks in March and April to discuss such subjects as Baltimore's best writers, Mozart masterpieces, drawing for beginners, genealogy, and exercise and wellness. Auburn House is on Auburn Drive, off Osler Drive, on campus.

Cost for a four-week study group will be $40 for members with a flat fee of $125 for four courses. Information: 410-830-3437.

Adult mentors are sought for Dundalk Middle pupils

DUNDALK -- Adult mentors are needed an hour a week to assist pupils at Dundalk Middle School, 7400 Dunman Way.

The volunteers will establish a one-on-one relationship to help pupils, ages 11 to 13, with schoolwork while helping them learn responsibility and accountability.

Information: 410-887-7018.

Pub Date: 2/18/99

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