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May 07, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Cardin to support Mfume if he decides to run for mayor

In another sign of the strong political support for a mayoral candidacy by NAACP President Kweisi Mfume, Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin is expected to join the effort to draft the civil rights leader into Baltimore's municipal election.

Cardin, who worked with Mfume in Congress for 10 years, also is promising to support Mfume's candidacy if he joins the race.

Mfume said he would make an announcement about his political future when he returns to Baltimore from Miami, where he is scheduled to attend a national board meeting with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from Thursday to May 15.

Colo. lieutenant governor to speak at city GOP event

Colorado's Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Baltimore City Republican Central Committee's Lincoln Day reception from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the World Trade Center's Constellation Room, 401 E. Pratt St.

Longtime local Republican leader David Blumberg will be the guest of honor at the annual event, which includes a hot and cold buffet. Tickets are $25. Information: 410-467-2722.

Schlanger takes job as city's computer systems chief

Elliot H. Schlanger, a former information director for Raytheon Engineers and Constructors Inc., has been appointed chief information technology officer for Baltimore, with responsibilities that include oversight of the city's Year 2000 computer initiatives.

As the city's new information technology officer, Schlanger also will be responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing computer information systems throughout the city, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced yesterday.

Schlanger worked in Philadelphia for Raytheon, a $3 billion corporation with 15,000 employees, for 20 years.

In Baltimore County

Eight will be honored today at Fallen Heroes service

TIMONIUM -- A Baltimore paramedic and two police officers will be among eight people honored today at the 14th annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Service.

Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer and Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will speak at the ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. at the Fallen Heroes Memorial in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road.

The ceremony will honor those who died in the line of duty, including Officer Harold J. Carey and Flight Officer Barry W. Wood, both of the Baltimore Police Department, and Paramedic Clarence Nalley Jr. of the city Fire Department.

County accepting proposals for firehouse redevelopment

PIKESVILLE -- The county is accepting proposals for the redevelopment of the 79-year-old Pikesville firehouse at 1212 Reisterstown Road, across from Maryland State Police headquarters.

The 4,700-square-foot building became available when the fire company moved to a new facility last month. The old firehouse features a historic brick facade, back-in truck bay and 70-foot tower. Encouraged uses of the building include a restaurant, gallery, office, retail or mixed-use development.

To obtain copies of the county's guidelines for redevelopment of the firehouse, call 410-887-8011. A preproposal conference will be held June 2, and the deadline for proposal submission is June 16.

Program targeting drinking by minors to begin today

PARKVILLE -- County officials will launch the 1999 Reducing Alcohol Availability to Minors program today at Parkville High School.

The program uses undercover police officers to monitor liquor sales and catch minors buying liquor and those who sell it to them. Last year, county police officers visited 73 places where liquor is sold, and issued 94 citations to adults and juveniles.

Among those participating today will be Kelly Standiford, a Parkville High School student who has been named national student of the year by Students Against Destructive Decisions. The RAAM program is funded by a $79,623 federal grant, police said.

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