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February 26, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Computer center funded by foundations opens at elementary

The Patty Rouse Computer Learning Center, featuring 16 computer terminals and a printer, opened yesterday at William Pinderhughes Elementary School, 1200 N. Fremont Ave. in the Sandtown-Winchester area of West Baltimore.

FOR THE RECORD - Correction An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun about an essay contest for ninth- and 10th-grade students on youth violence gave an incorrect address for the sponsor, the Baltimore County Medical Association. The correct address is 606 Baltimore Ave., Suite 201, Towson 21204. Information: 410-296-1232. The Sun regrets the error.

The computer center is funded by two nonprofit groups -- the Enterprise Foundation, founded by late developer James W. Rouse and his wife, Patty, to provide "fit and affordable" housing for low-income residents; and the Fannie Mae Foundation, a Washington-based provider of funds for affordable housing.

The center is the second funded in the community by Enterprise. Last year, a center opened at George C. Kelson Elementary School, 701 Gold St.

NAACP summit to focus on ways to increase wealth

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold an economic empowerment summit tomorrow at its national headquarters, 4805 Mount Hope Drive in Northwest Baltimore.

The summit is aimed at boosting minority investment and home and small business ownership. Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Since 1992, the NAACP's Community Development Resource Center, with offices in eight states, has been a partner with NationsBank in programs designed to increase the wealth of African-Americans.

Furniture maker reunion set tomorrow at Hopkins

Potthast Craftsmen Reunion and Discovery Day, a reunion of furniture makers, will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Homewood House on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St.

Participants may bring furniture pieces for appraisal. Admission is $10. Information: 410- 516-5589.

In Baltimore County

Medical group sponsors essay contest on violence

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Medical Association is sponsoring an essay contest for ninth- and 10th-grade students on youth violence.

Students are asked to write an essay of 750 words or less on the topic of "When Not to Keep a Secret," and the top three entries will receive awards that will include U.S. savings bonds.

The contest is part of a community service project by the association. The deadline for entries is March 15, and they may be sent to the association, 506 Baltimore Ave., Suite 206, Towson 21204. Information: 410-296-1232.

County seeks nominations for Good Neighbor Week

TOWSON -- Nominations for awards to be presented to individuals or community groups May 13 as part of Baltimore County's annual Good Neighbor Week are being accepted by the county executive's office.

Awards are given to groups, businesses, nonprofit agencies or individuals who strengthen a community through volunteer work or work to promote harmony among races or ethnic groups. Good Neighbor festivities are scheduled May 13-23.

The deadline for nominations is March 26. Information: 410-887- 2470.

Chamber of Commerce starts its Web site

ESSEX -- The Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce has started a Web site featuring highlights of newsletters, announcements, events and its membership list.

The site can be reached at www.emrchamber.org. Chamber members with their Web sites can also be reached through links to the chamber's.

Pub Date: 2/26/99

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