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April 15, 1999|By From staff reports

TOWSON — In Baltimore County

School calendar adjusted; April 22 added for students

TOWSON -- County public schools will be open for students April 22, and the last day of classes will be June 11, under a revised schedule approved by school officials.

The calendar had called for schools to be open to teachers for staff training April 22, which is "Take Your Child to Work Day."

Opening school for students that day will allow the last day of classes to be moved up to June 11. Schools will close three hours early for high school students June 9, and will close early for all students June 10 and 11. The last day for teachers will be a staff training day June 14.

Applicants for commission on discrimination sought

TOWSON -- County Councilman Kevin B. Kamenetz, a Pikesville-Randallstown Democrat, is accepting applications for appointment to the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission.

The commission is responsible for investigating complaints about discrimination in employment, housing, education and public accommodations. Applicants for the unpaid position must be residents of Kamenetz's district, which includes the Woodlawn, Pikesville and Liberty Road corridors.

Information: 410-887-3385.

Applicants for beach staff are sought at three parks

TOWSON -- The county Department of Recreation and Parks is soliciting applications for its beach staff at Rocky Point, Oregon Ridge and Miami Beach parks. All positions are seasonal with full- and part-time opportunities available: beach and park clerk, manager, lifeguards, park attendant and cashier.

All beaches will open to the public May 29 and will be available for group functions. Rental areas, including pavilions, groves and tents, may be reserved for reunions, company picnics and other events.

Information: 410-887-3780 or TDD, 410-887-5319.

In Baltimore City

Third-grade pupil dies of bacterial meningitis

An unidentified third-grader at Edgewood Elementary School in West Baltimore died of bacterial meningitis the day after Easter in a case that health officials said was not a threat to the boy's classmates.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. The victim fell ill to meningococcal meningitis the Saturday before Easter and died at Sinai Hospital two days later. Dr. Peter Beilenson, the city health commissioner, said the incubation period for this type of meningitis is two days.

Beilenson said no child at Edgewood Elementary, at Edgewood Street and Walbrook Avenue, is at risk to develop meningitis from the Easter case.

Man robs downtown bank, escapes on foot with cash

A man robbed a downtown bank yesterday and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman.

Cook-Hayes said the man entered First National Bank of Maryland in the first block of S. Charles St. about 10 a.m., waited in line and handed a teller a note demanding money. After the teller gave the man cash, he escaped on foot, Cook-Hayes said.

Courthouse is evacuated after caller warns of bomb

Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in downtown Baltimore was evacuated yesterday morning after a woman called police and said "a bomb was set to go off at any time," Sheriff John W. Anderson said.

Police blocked off North Calvert Street and sheriff's deputies cleared about 1,000 people -- including employees, judges, jurors and criminal defendants -- from the Circuit Court building in the 100 block of Calvert.

The call was received at the 911 center at 10: 07 a.m. Anderson said a search of the court building turned up nothing and it was reopened about 10: 45 a.m. "We take all of these threats very seriously," he said.

I-95 resurfacing begins on weekend; delays expected

About 3.6 miles of Interstate 95 south of Baltimore will be resurfaced beginning tomorrow and lasting through June, according to the State Highway Administration.

Northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 in Baltimore County between the city line and the Howard County line will be affected. Lane closures will occur between 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Sunday on five weekends to allow crews to patch concrete before resurfacing.

Beginning tomorrow, weekends include May 7, May 14, June 11 and June 18. Information: 410- 545-0303.

Pub Date: 4/15/99

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