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April 27, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Parkville High School closes early for search after bomb threat

PARKVILLE -- Parkville High School students were sent home more than three hours early yesterday as police officers and dogs searched the building for a bomb.

An electronic posting to The Sun's Internet site during the weekend warned that a bomb would go off at noon yesterday. Police first searched the building Saturday night after the warning was discovered, but neither search found a bomb. Police are investigating who posted the bomb threat.

Students were sent home at 11: 20 a.m. because school and police officials did not want them standing outside for more than two hours while the search was being conducted.

Meetings are scheduled to discuss prepaid tuition

TOWSON -- The Maryland Prepaid College Trust and Baltimore County public schools are holding a series of parent information nights over the next two weeks.

Students up to ninth grade are eligible for the trust, a new state program aimed at making college more affordable for families.

Meetings include tonight at Franklin Middle School; tomorrowat Cockeysville Middle School; Thursday at General John Stricker Middle School; Monday at Pikesville Middle School; and May 5 at Arbutus Middle School. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m.

Gifted and talented students to meet with colleges today

OVERLEA -- The county's 15th annual Gifted and Talented College Night will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Overlea High School.

High school juniors enrolled in gifted-and-talented classes -- and their parents -- will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 50 colleges.

The event is sponsored by the Citizens' Advisory Committee on Gifted Education and the school system's Office of Gifted and Talented Education.

In Baltimore City

BARC to break ground on employment center today

The Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens Inc. will break ground today on an employment center on an 8-acre site in Seton Industrial Park in Northwest Baltimore.

The center will provide a central location for janitorial and landscaping jobs in the association's supported employment program, which employs more than 450 people.

Stephen H. Morgan, BARC's executive director, said the center will allow the organization to create more jobs and improve educational opportunities for its clients.

Orthodox, Catholic meeting delayed because of Kosovo

Baltimore's archbishop and the primate of the American Greek Orthodox Church said yesterday that because of the air war in Yugoslavia, the June meeting of international Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders has been postponed for a year.

Cardinal William H. Keeler and Archbishop Spyridon, co-presidents of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue, said they were saddened over the postponement and urged prayers for peace in the Balkans.

The meeting had been set for June 7-15 at Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary in Emmitsburg.

Historian to lead tour of Green Mount Cemetery

A guided tour of historic Green Mount Cemetery, the resting place of John Wilkes Booth, Enoch Pratt, Johns Hopkins and other famous Marylanders, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, starting at the burial ground's gatehouse, Greenmount Avenue and Oliver Street.

The two-hour tour is led by local historian and educator Wayne Schaumburg, who conducted tours for the old Baltimore City Life Museums. The cost is $10.

Reservations: 410-256-2180.

Memorial service to honor homicide victims is today

A memorial service for family and friends of homicide victims will be held from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. today at Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane.

The event, part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, is sponsored by the Family Bereavement Center and the Community Services Division of the Baltimore state's attorney's office.

The service will include a tribute to youths who have been murdered in the city. The public is invited.

Pub Date: 4/27/99

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