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April 09, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

County establishes hot line for residents to report potholes

TOWSON -- County residents have a hot line to report potholes.

The phone line will be staffed from 7: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. County crews will be dispatched to make repairs after an initial assessment, said Charles R. Harrison, chief of the county Bureau of Highways and Equipment Maintenance.

The number is 410-887-3560.

3 Franklin High 9th-graders win essay contest on violence

TOWSON -- Three Franklin High School ninth-graders have won the Baltimore County Medical Association's essay contest.

The society's violence prevention committee asked students to write essays on the topic "When Not to Keep a Secret" as a way to promote dialogue about violence.

The first-place winner was Christine Ensor, second-place winner, Sara Ariff, and third-place winner, Lane Levine.

Teachers' literacy seminar to be held at Park School

BROOKLANDVILLE -- A half-day seminar, "New Bridges to Literacy," will be presented tomorrow at Park School by the faculty of the nonprofit Center for Teaching and Learning elementary school in Edgecomb, Maine.

The program includes workshops in writing and literature in areas of science and history, and minilessons for writing and reading. Nancie Atwell, the center's director and author of "In the Middle," a top-selling book for teachers, will speak.

The seminar -- offered for teachers of kindergarten through eighth grade -- raises money for the center. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with an admission fee at the door of $129 that includes workshop materials designed by Atwell and the faculty. Information: 207- 633-7587.

In Baltimore City

Baltimore Development Corp. expands board of directors

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced yesterday that Baltimore Development Corp. has expanded its 12-member board of directors with three new members.

They are William Couper, president of NationsBank Greater Baltimore; Deborah Hunt Devan, an attorney with the law firm of Newberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin and Gibber; and John A. MacColl, executive vice president, Baltimore Operations, St. Paul Cos. Inc.

Baltimore Development Corp. is a quasi-public agency that promotes economic development in the city by attracting new businesses and by helping companies expand operations.

Public works director wins a national award

George G. Balog, the director of the city's Department of Public Works, has won an award from the American Public Works Association.

The group that represents public works leaders across the nation honored Balog with its Exceptional Performance in Adversity Award for the city's handling of a November 1997 sinkhole at Franklin Street and Park Avenue.

Balog, who has degrees in engineering and law, has served as public works director since 1987.

Pa. women's college choir to perform at basilica

The Immaculata (Pa.) College Chorale, conducted by Brian Meneely, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral and Mulberry streets.

Immaculata is a Catholic women's college near Philadelphia. The concert is free and free parking is available at Franklin Garage. Information: 410-727-3564.

Pub Date: 4/09/99

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