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May 25, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

State highway workers forced to leave offices after bomb threats

The State Highway Administration received four bomb threats at its downtown offices yesterday, forcing the evacuation of some 1,000 employees each time, police said.

The SHA, which occupies a six-story building at 707 N. Calvert St., received the first bomb threat around 6: 45 a.m. and the others came in intervals of an hour or so until the last one at 11 a.m., said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman. She said no explosive devices were found during searches of the building.

SHA spokeswoman Valerie Burnette-Edgar said employees upset by the incidents were allowed to take personal leave days, but it wasn't until the last incident that some did so and went home.

Series on science, theology set in June at Loyola

The editor of a leading journal and a Georgetown University chemistry professor will address the relationship of science and theology at Loyola College in the annual Cosmos and Creation series, June 4 and 5.

Philip Hefner, editor of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, will speak on "Science and Story: Partners or Predators?" at 7: 30 p.m. June 4 and "Evolution as Epic: Christian and/or Secular?" at 10: 30 a.m. June 5.

Professor Joseph Earley will speak on "How Do Chemists Know When the Many Become One? Can Others Do It Too?" at 1: 30 p.m. June 5. The free lectures will be held in the McManus Theater on the campus at Charles Street and Cold Spring Lane. Information: 410-617-2262.

Baltimore Jewish Council names assistant director

Caren B. Shillman has been appointed assistant director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, the political and community relations arm of The Associated: Jewish Community Foundation.

Before her appointment, Shillman was senior legislative aide to Baltimore County 3rd District Councilman T. Bryan McIntire. She specialized in development and zoning issues and monitored legislation for McIntire.

Shillman will serve as assistant to Arthur C. Abramson, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, which is at 5750 Park Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

In Baltimore County

Fire Museum receives grant to offer safety programs

LUTHERVILLE -- The Fire Museum of Maryland has received an $8,700 grant from Baltimore Equitable Insurance Foundation to offer fire safety educational programs to city and county schools next year.

Last year, the foundation donated $14,000 for the design and implementation of an interactive fire safety kiosk for children at the museum.

The fire museum, founded in 1971, is a nonprofit institution that has a large collection of firefighting equipment.

Fund set up for children of I-695 accident victim

TOWSON -- A memorial fund has been established for the two children of a man killed in an accident on Interstate 695 last week.

Daniel Joseph Manzo Jr., 47, of the 8200 block of Boman Court in Towson, died after his Ford Taurus rear-ended a car on the ramp at York Road on May 18.

Money can be sent to the Daniel J. Manzo Jr. Memorial Fund, NationsBank, Greenspring Station, 2304 W. Joppa Road, Lutherville, Md. 21093.

Pub Date: 5/25/99

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