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April 05, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

County Council to vote tonight on measure to ban roadside car sales

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Council is scheduled to vote tonight on a bill that would make it illegal to park and sell cars and trucks on county roads.

Councilman T. Bryan McIntire, a north county-Owings Mills Republican, introduced a measure last month that would prohibit cars with for-sale signs from being parked within 35 feet of each other. The bill is intended to prevent traffic problems and address neighborhood concerns about the number of cars being sold along some residential streets, McIntire said.

But Council Chairman Kevin B. Kamenetz said McIntire's measure does not go far enough and that he will amend the bill to bar all vehicle sales on streets in residential neighborhoods. The meeting is scheduled for 7: 30 p.m. in the County Council chambers in Towson.

Tax assistance to be offered at seven library branches

TOWSON -- Income tax assistance will be offered at seven Baltimore County Public Library branches this week for basic tax returns for individuals with incomes up to $30,000.

Volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons will help with taxes from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Loch Raven mini-library; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Towson library; from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Rosedale library; from 10: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Perry Hall library; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridayat Catonsville and Randallstown libraries; and from 10: 15 a.m. to 1: 15 p.m. Friday at Cockeysville library.

Hopkins hospital to build White Marsh medical center

WHITE MARSH -- Johns Hopkins Medicine is to begin construction this week on a 50,000-square-foot medical center in the White Marsh town center, a Hopkins spokesman said.

Johns Hopkins at White Marsh, similar in design to the hospital's facility at Green Spring Station in Brooklandville, will have specialty care, a radiology facility and a medical laboratory. The medical center will be on a 4-acre site across from the IKEA store on Honeygo Boulevard.

The medical center is scheduled to open next spring. Hopkins officials might develop an additional 40,000 to 50,000 square feet for medical offices at the site.

Children's author to talk about writing, illustrating

CATONSVILLE -- Award-winning children's author Denise Fleming will talk about her writing, illustrating and paper-making techniques at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Westchester Elementary School.

Fleming is known for her colorful illustrations that rely on an unusual use of pulp painting. Her works include "Lunch," "Count" and Caldecott Award Honor book "In the Small Pond."

Doors open at 6: 30 p.m. for book sales and autographs at the school, 2300 Old Frederick Road. Free tickets can be obtained at Baltimore County Public Library branches.

In Baltimore City

Clean, Safe Team members to get awards tomorrow

Four members of the Clean & Safe Team, which picks up litter and patrols the downtown area, will be honored at a luncheon at noon tomorrow at Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, 300 S. Charles St.

The Clean & Safe Team, which is affiliated with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, operates in the area bounded by Centre, Conway, Greene and President streets.

The awards will be presented by Laurie Schwartz, president of the Downtown Partnership, a public/private, nonprofit economic development group; Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier; and George G. Balog, public works director.

Pub Date: 4/05/99

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