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May 24, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Proposed master plan is open for review, comment from public

TOWSON -- The county is inviting the public to read and comment on a draft of the proposed Master Plan 2010.

The plan will be published today and will be available for reference in county libraries and on the Internet at www.co.ba.md.us. The planning board will hold a public hearing on the plan at 5: 30 p.m. July 8 in the County Council chambers, 400 Washington Ave.

The public can comment at the hearing, by e-mail, or by writing to David Pinning, master plan coordinator, Office of Planning, 401 Bosley Ave., Towson 21204.

Area superintendent to lead Southern York Co. District

TOWSON -- Thomas Hensley, the school system's area superintendent for fiscal and support services, will become the superintendent of Southern York County District in Pennsylvania on July 1.

Hensley, who received his doctoral degree in educational administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in November, began his career in 1973 at then-Pikesville Junior High School teaching social studies. He has been principal of Dulaney High School and northeast area superintendent.

Southern York County has about 4,000 students and 250 teachers. It has three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.

Kansas woman identified as motorist killed in crash

RUXTON -- State police identified yesterday the woman killed Saturday night in a crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 83 as a 25-year-old Kansas resident.

Jennifer L. Rosengarten of Bern, Kan., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred about a mile south of the Ruxton Road exit about 9: 30 p.m., police said. Rosengarten apparently lost control of her 1995 Ford Aspen before the car slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer and flipped over, they said.

Police said the accident was caused by driver error. The tractor-trailer, which was carrying bread, had minor damage, and the driver was not injured, police said.

County schools to celebrate partnerships with business

CATONSVILLE -- Schools in the central, northwest and southwest areas of the county will recognize their business partners tomorrow.

The celebration of business-school partnerships is sponsored by the county's Career Connections program, and will be held from 7: 30 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow at Cross Creek Station Conference Center at Charlestown Retirement Community.

In Baltimore City

Child development center named for longtime activist

A dedication ceremony for the Betty Wright Child Development Center was held Friday.

The building at 2401 Alaska Court, formerly Westport/Mount Winans Parenting Center, was renamed in honor of Elizabeth "Betty" Margaret Wright, a longtime community activist and center advisory board president who helped open the day care and learning center for parents interested in budgeting, sewing, cooking, health and hygiene.

"She has been the backbone of the resident initiatives for several decades," said Zack Germroth, spokesman for the department of housing.

Group to honor participants in book, awareness programs

Martin Resources Inc., a nonprofit group that provides outreach programs to children in low-income communities, will honor this week participants in its Vehicle Theft Awareness Program and book club and several Baltimore community leaders.

The group's 12th annual awards ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday at Westside Skill Center, 4501 Edmondson Ave.

Diane Rowell, president of Martin Resources, said she is expecting about 150 people, including many of the 50 West Baltimore elementary through high school students the group works with. "The awards ceremony really gives the incentive for our kids to be the best they can be," she said.

Pub Date: 5/24/99

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