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31 troopers graduate today from Maryland State Police Academy

TOWSON -- The 112th class of the Maryland State Police Academy will graduate at 10 a.m. today in Stephens Hall at Towson University.

Lynne A. Battaglia, U.S. attorney for Maryland, will join Col. David B. Mitchell, state police superintendent, to give certificates and badges to 31 new troopers who have finished six months of training at the academy in Pikesville.

Also being honored at the morning ceremony will be the first six women who joined the state police in 1974, the year the agency began accepting women into the ranks.

Essex's 90th anniversary to be celebrated Saturday

ESSEX -- The 90th anniversary of Essex will be celebrated Saturday at Cox's Point waterfront park with music, community displays, food, and arts and crafts.

Decoy carving and works by other local artists will be featured. A community history dating to 1909 will be offered.

The event will start at noon, though the park will open at 10: 30 a.m. Information: 410-687-9080.

Police seek public's help to find missing girl, 13

TOWSON -- County police seek the public's assistance to find a girl who has been missing for four months.

Sarah Jane Forrester, 13, was reported missing from a home in Catonsville on Feb. 20, police said yesterday. She is described as a white female, 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 102 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, and a nose ring.

She was last seen in the Highlandtown area of Baltimore. Anyone with information about her is asked to call Detective Stephen Fox of the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-853-3655, or the communications center at 410-887-2198.

In Baltimore City

Mentoring group, WBAL to hold awards breakfast

Black Professional Men Inc., a nonprofit, Baltimore-based mentoring organization, and WBAL-TV are sponsoring the sixth annual Rays of Hope Scholarship and Awards Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light St.

The event recognizes African-American men who have contributed to their community in education, politics, business, medicine, religion, and community and charitable service. Black Professional Men will award 10 $1,000 scholarships to college students.

Tickets are $35. Information or tickets: Omar Muhammad, 410- 235-8100.

Mayoral candidate Kaufman sues school's radio station

Mayoral candidate A. Robert Kaufman filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against a radio station at historically black Morgan State University in which he alleged that the station refused to let him have a talk show because he is white and Jewish.

Kaufman, 68, a longtime civil rights activist, said he applied to be a talk show host twice and was rejected. Station officials told him that he "brought nothing new," according to a copy of the lawsuit. "I am claiming that most of the reason is because I don't look like them," he said.

Maxie Jackson, station manager at WEAA-FM, could not be reached for comment.

Black women lawyers group to hold annual meeting

The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland will hold its annual meeting beginning at 6 p.m. June 24 at Cade's Cafe, 225 N. Liberty St.

The cost is $10, and a light buffet will be available. Reservations should be made by Sunday. Information: 410-377-1019.

Pub Date: 6/17/99

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