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May 05, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Police charge pupil with having stun gun at Perry Hall Middle

PERRY HALL -- A 13-year-old boy accused of taking a stun gun to Perry Hall Middle School was arrested Monday, police said yesterday.

The teen-ager, whose name was not released by authorities because of his age, was charged with possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds, said county police spokesman Bill Toohey. The stun gun was not used on anyone, Toohey said, adding that the boy told police it was stolen from a relative.

Parents of pupils received a letter explaining what happened, said Principal Rick Archambault, and a half-dozen parents called the school about it yesterday.

Organic farming program at county park wins award

TOWSON -- County recreation officials have received an award for a program that uses Cromwell Valley Park to demonstrate organic farming techniques to schoolchildren and other visitors.

The award, presented by the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association, recognizes the Community Supported Agriculture program devised by the county with Earthome, a nonprofit environmental education group.

The park, on 380 acres on Cromwell Bridge Road near Loch Raven Reservoir, was purchased by the county in 1994. It became a teaching farm last year.

Deer Park Middle to break ground for 200-pupil addition

RANDALLSTOWN -- Ground will be broken today for a 200-pupil addition at Deer Park Middle Magnet School.

The 10-classroom, $4.5 million addition will include a 500-seat performing arts theater, a mass communications laboratory and two general science classrooms.

School Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione, County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and area politicians are expected to attend the ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m.

In Baltimore City

Christian-Jewish institute to honor rabbi's retirement

In honor of the retirement of Rabbi Donald R. Berlin, the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies will present "Pledging Allegiances: Jews and Christians Rethinking Their Obligations to God and Country" at 7: 30 p.m. May 18 at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave.

The program will feature David Ellenson, professor of Jewish thought at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, and David Little, a senior scholar in religion, ethics and human rights at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington.

The event is free. Information: 410-523-7227.

15 church organists to play in marathon concert May 16

Fifteen of Baltimore's finest church organists will participate in the Marathon of French Organ Music from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 16 at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

The free concert is part of the dedicatory series for the five-keyboard Turner organ console installed at Grace last summer. It will include selected works of Vierne, Franck, Bonnet, Massenet, Langlais, Widor, DuMage and Saint-Saens.

Information: 410-433-6650.

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