In Baltimore CountyNew Goucher award to honor students for...

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May 10, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

New Goucher award to honor students for service, academics

TOWSON -- Goucher College has announced a new award that will recognize sociology students who have demonstrated service leadership and academic excellence.

The Betty Cooper Wallerstein Prize is a $10,000 fund that will provide a minimum award of $500 until the original amount is expended. Wallerstein, a former student, established the award in honor of her parents. The first student to receive the award is senior Davon Barbour of Baltimore.

Trust accepting applications for preservation projects

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Historical Trust is accepting applications for its grants program to assist groups and individuals with preservation projects.

Grants ranging from $100 to $1,000 will be awarded for restoring, repairing, maintaining or improving a historic property; promoting historic preservation through a project; or researching the history of a structure, property or district. Deadline for applications is July 15. Grants will be awarded in October. Information: 410-832-1812.

School board to discuss special education tomorrow

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County school board will hold a work session on special education at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The board will meet in the school system's Educational Support Services Building, 6901 Charles St. The public is invited but may not address the board.

Lansdowne science teacher chosen for research training

LANSDOWNE -- A Lansdowne High School science teacher has been named one of 17 Summer Research Teachers by the American Physiological Society.

Marcy Hotchkiss will work this summer in a research laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, an APS spokesman said. She will receive a stipend of up to $5,000, and attend a one-week summer retreat in Warrenton, Va., where she will learn to translate her research into classroom activities for her students.

Hotchkiss has taught anatomy, physiology and biology at Lansdowne for three years.

In Baltimore City

Man who died in crash of stolen car is identified

Police identified Donte Victor Smith, 19, of Northwest Baltimore yesterday as the man who was driving a stolen car that crashed Wednesday, killing him.

Sgt. Kevin Chubb of the traffic division said Smith of the 3400 block of Fairview Ave. was driving a 1989 Buick at high speed in the 2500 block of Eutaw Place about 2: 25 a.m. when the car struck a median, overturned and landed on the driver's side, killing him. A male passenger left the demolished car and is being sought, Chubb said.

Chubb said the car was stolen May 2 in the 7200 block of Park Heights Ave. He said it was not known if Smith had stolen the car.

Neighborhood center to open in Cherry Hill this evening

A grand opening is planned today for the Neighborhood Networks center, part of a revitalization project at Cherrydale Apartments in Cherry Hill.

The center will open at 5: 30 p.m. at 1120 Cherry Hill Road. It will offer computer training, health care services and youth programs for residents of the 186-unit housing complex. The opening will feature speakers from the city housing department, federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and Cherrydale Tenants Association.

Neighborhood Networks has more than 480 centers nationwide. The Cherry Hill location is its 14th in Maryland. Information: 888-312- 2743.

School board schedules community forum May 18

The city school board will continue its series of community forums May 18 at Fairmont-Harford High School, 2555 Harford Road.

Teachers may ask questions of the school board from 4 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m., and parents, students and the public may ask questions from 5: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For child care during the meeting and transportation to and from the event, call Brenda Thomas at 410-396-6393.

Pub Date: 5/10/99

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