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April 06, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Man who climbed phone tower is talked down after four hours

KINGSVILLE -- A distraught man climbed a 300-foot cellular telephone tower near Kingsville Elementary School yesterday morning, but police negotiators talked him down without incident.

The man was taken into custody after he descended and was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Franklin Square Hospital Center, said county police spokeswoman Cpl. Vickie Warehime. The man's name was not released by police.

Dozens of police officers clustered near the school, which was closed for spring vacation, after a passer-by reported seeing the man about 7 a.m. near the base of the Cellular One tower. The man stayed on the tower, which has a small platform near the top, for four hours.

Project 98 activist group to meet tonight in Towson

TOWSON -- Project 98, a group of civic activists formed last year in the county to address community issues, will meet at 7 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson.

The group is seeking volunteers to become active in local issues such as zoning, traffic and ethics legislation. The meeting is open to the public.

Information: 410-668-2580 or 410-825-6961.

Minority achievement group to meet at Old Court Middle

PIKESVILLE -- The next meeting of Baltimore County's Minority Achievement Implementation Committee will be held from 6: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

The committee, which is trying to improve the achievement of black students, will meet at Old Court Middle School, 4627 Old Court Road. The public is invited to attend and observe, but the committee will not allow public comments during the meeting.

In Baltimore City

Lecture, walk to highlight colonial revival architecture

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the Historic Houses of the Johns Hopkins University will sponsor a lecture and walking tour this week highlighting colonial revival architecture in Baltimore.

Architectural historian Charles Duff will lecture on "Colonial Revival Architecture in the Age of Reform," examining the impact of 19th-century social and political movements on architecture in the United States. The lecture and a reception will begin at 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the Theatre at Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St.

A walking tour of the Guilford area will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Homewood House Museum, 3400 N. Charles St. Reservations: 410- 516-5589.

Pianist Spangler to perform Beethoven for church benefit

Jeffry Spangler, a pianist and composer, is scheduled to perform two Beethoven sonatas at 8 p.m. Saturday at First Unitarian Church, Charles and Franklin streets downtown.

Trained at the Peabody Conservatory, Spangler will play the Pathetique and Moonlight sonatas in a benefit for the church. A $10 donation is suggested. Information: 410-685-2330.

Pub Date: 4/06/99

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