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City/County Digest

June 11, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Circuit judge refuses to stop auction today of Merryland Farm

FORK -- A county Circuit Court judge refused to stop today's auction of the Merryland horse farm, saying he had to abide by the law, not emotion.

Judge John F. Fader II ruled yesterday that Merryland Farm's deed did not preclude the sale of the farm, and that the plaintiffs -- the Long Green Valley Association; its president, Charlotte Pine; and Merryland tenants Nicholaus and Anna Zurkan -- had no right to stop the auction. "The county is on a solid legal foundation to do what they want to do," Fader said.

The auction is set for 10 a.m. at the farm on Bottom Road.

Ruppersberger plans swim at beach to note safe water

BOWLEYS QUARTERS -- County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger will take a swim at 10: 15 a.m. today at Miami Beach to mark the end of county public school classes and to demonstrate that the water is safe.

Miami Beach was closed to swimmers in July 1997 because of high levels of bacteria in the water. The bacteria problem had cleared up last summer, but the beach remained closed to swimmers because of a lifeguard shortage.

Miami Beach and the county's two other beaches, Rocky Point and Oregon Ridge, opened for swimming May 29.

Humane Society sets festival Sunday in Reisterstown

REISTERSTOWN -- The Humane Society of Baltimore County will hold a festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on the society grounds, 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown.

The event will include live music, a dog show, police dog demonstrations, and wildlife displays by the Baltimore Zoomobile.

Veterinarians will answer questions, and animals adopted from the Humane Society can participate in a parade. Admission is $2. Information: 410-833-2387.

In Baltimore City

Provident Bank to sponsor PAL soccer championship

Provident Bank of Maryland is sponsoring the Baltimore Police Athletic League's soccer awards ceremony and soccer league championship game between the top 13-and-over teams, beginning at 4: 30 p.m. today at Bocek PAL Center, 3000 E. Madison St.

PAL to hold bike rodeo tomorrow in Patterson Park

A bike rodeo for youths ages 7 to 17, sponsored by the Baltimore Police Athletic League, will be held tomorrow in Patterson Park at Linwood and Eastern avenues.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the event at noon. Contestants will compete on an obstacle course designed to show their bike-handling skills. Prizes will be awarded to the top performers in each age bracket.

Snowe to address graduates today at Bryn Mawr School

U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, a Maine Republican, will deliver the commencement address today at Bryn Mawr School, 109 W. Melrose Ave. Ceremonies begin at 5 p.m.

Snowe is nationally known for her work on student financial aid, education technology, health care and women's issues.

Youth group meets tonight to promote July 24 rally

The Stop the Madness Youth Crusade will hold a Hallelujah Happy Hour featuring church choirs and dance ministries at 8 p.m. today at First Charity Baptist Church, 611 Aisquith St.

The happy hour is a gathering to promote a rally from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 24 at Collington Square Park to encourage young people to refrain from drugs, violence and premarital sex. Information: 410- 791-8040.

Police seek public's help to identify man's killer

Police asked for the public's help yesterday to identify the killer of a man who was attacked June 2 in Northwest Baltimore.

Police said Bernard Allen Strange, 26, of the 3100 block of Milford Ave. was attacked by a man in the 3600 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. about 9 p.m. and slashed across the neck with a broken bottle. Strange died June 4 at Sinai Hospital.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

Pub Date: 6/11/99

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