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April 28, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

N.J. congressman asks FAA to refuse baseball air ban

A Cuban-American congressman is asking the federal government to deny a request by Major League Baseball and keep the skies over Camden Yards open during Monday's Orioles game with Cuba.

Baseball asked the Federal Aviation Administration and Secret Service to consider restricting airspace over the stadium after a failed attempt by a Miami-based pilot to drop leaflets during the game in Havana. The pilot has said he has no plans to try here.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in yesterday's editions incorrectly stated that Baltimore mayoral candidate Carl Stokes' campaign raised $12,500 during a fund-raiser Tuesday night. The Stokes campaign said it expects to raise at least $80,000 from the event. The Sun regrets the errors.

Rep. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat said in a letter yesterday to FAA Administrator Jane Garvey that airspace restrictions would keep planes with message banners out of the sky and "will only serve to abrogate the freedom of speech guaranteed to Americans by the U.S. Constitution."

Mayoral hopeful Stokes raises $12,500 at event

Mayoral hopeful Carl Stokes raised $12,500 at a fund-raiser last night at Westminster Hall that attracted about 100 supporters, the campaign's finance director said.

Doug Jaraczewski, the finance director, said the campaign has commitments of about $40,000 in contributions for last night's $250-a-ticket event, and could garner $80,000 if all tickets are sold.

Finale party to honor biggest LSA fund-raisers

The Maryland chapter of the Leukemia Society of America will conclude an eight-week "Man & Woman of the Year" fund-raising campaign at a grand finale party Friday.

The gala, to be held at Waterside, 500 Harborview Drive, will feature live and silent auctions, a gourmet dinner and cocktails. The man and woman who raised the most money will be announced.

Tickets are $50 a person and can be purchased by calling 410-825-2500 or 1-800-242-4LSA.

Elementary school plans spring carnival Saturday

Mount Washington Elementary School's Spring Carnival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdayon the playground and parking lots of the school at 1801 Sulgrave Ave.

The fund-raising event is the first carnival sponsored by the school's PTO. Information: 410- 664-4073.

In Baltimore County

Regulations would require sound barriers near highways

TOWSON -- County officials have drafted regulations that would require developers to build sound barriers or create other noise buffers for housing projects near major highways.

The proposed regulations would require developers to build fences or walls or landscape property to buffer homes from highway noise that exceeds 65 decibels. Such regulations are required before state transportation officials will fund sound barriers for existing communities, county officials said.

A public hearing on the proposed regulation is scheduled for May 14 at a location to be determined. This week, county planners told developers of a proposed community of 98 homes near Reisterstown that they must develop a plan -- which could include sound barriers -- to muffle noise.

School will be dedicated at ceremony this morning

MIDDLE RIVER -- A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Martin Boulevard Elementary School will be held at 10 a.m. today.

Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione, County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and state Sen. Michael J. Collins, a 6th District Democrat, are expected to attend the dedication of the new building at 210 Riverton Road. A tour will be given after the ceremony.

Pupils and teachers moved into the school last month, before the school system's spring break.

Former councilman becomes 16th school board candidate

DUNDALK -- A 16th candidate has joined the ranks of those aspiring to become a member of the county school board: former County Councilman Dale T. Volz.

Volz, a Democrat who represented Dundalk for a four-year term until he was defeated in 1990, delivered his application to school board President Dunbar Brooks by the April 21 deadline, Brooks said. But the application was not turned in at school system headquarters until after the board application file was made available to The Sun.

The first public forum for candidates will be at 7 o'clock tonight at Patapsco High School, 8100 Wise Ave. The governor is expected to make six appointments to the 12-member board by summer.

Pub Date: 4/28/99

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