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June 25, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Cockeysville pupils honored for donating 4,385 pounds of food

TOWSON -- Cockeysville Middle School pupils have donated 4,385 pounds of food since August as part of a statewide program called Harvest for the Hungry, "Kids Helping Kids."

Pupils were honored for their efforts -- with students from nine other schools -- with a ceremony in the board room of the State Department of Education on June 15, said county spokesman Philip Taylor. Students took home a certificate.

Started in 1991, the program involves elementary, middle and high school students and introduces them to volunteer efforts and issues of poverty. This year, 213 schools participated in the program, collecting 147,572 pounds of food.

County sets up meal sites for low-income children

TOWSON -- County school officials have set up 10 sites that will serve meals to low-income children during the summer. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the county's office of Food and Nutrition Services.

Qualifying children can receive breakfast foods such as muffins, yogurt, bagels and cereal, and lunches of cold-cut sandwiches, fruit, chips, pretzels and cookies at most sites, including Dundalk Middle School, Featherbed Intermediate School, and Riverview Elementary School, said spokeswoman JoAnn Calvert.

For a full list of meal sites, or to identify a child who might qualify for the program, call Calvert at 410-887-7886, Ext. 502.

Sarbanes to address meeting of Historical Trust

DUNDALK -- Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes will speak at the Baltimore County Historical Trust's annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at which new officers and board members will be elected.

Judith Kremen, the group's executive director, said awards will be presented to preservation advocates Mary McIntyre Bowie, Elmer R. Haile Jr., Nancy Trimble, Charles Wagandt and Jean Walsh.

Also, the Maryland National Guard will be honored for its restoration of Montrose Mansion.

In Baltimore City

Madikizela-Mandela cancels college appearance Sunday

Winnie Mandela has canceled her appearance as a keynote speaker Sunday at Sojourner-Douglass College's commencement exercises because of illness, a college official said yesterday.

Madikizela-Mandela, a member of South Africa's Parliament and ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, reportedly has the flu, according to Shirley Evans, a Sojourner-Douglass official.

Author Walter Mosely, who had been scheduled to speak with Madikizela-Mandela, will address graduates and receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters. The graduation ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St.

Police seek public's help to find teen-ager's killer

Police asked the public for help yesterday to find the killer of a teen-ager who was shot Wednesday night four blocks from his Northeast Baltimore home.

Police said Steven Richard Henderson, 17, an 11th-grader at Northern High who lived in the 5400 block of Todd Ave. in Cedonia, was accosted by an assailant who demanded money and then shot him in the chest about 10: 45 p.m. in the 5400 block of Bucknell Road. A friend walking with Henderson was not injured. Henderson died at 11: 20 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Anyone with information about the killer's identity is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396- 2100.

Cedarcroft resident named director of state's SPCA

Aileen Gabbey, acting director of the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals since June 1, has been named director of the Baltimore-based group. Previously, Gabbey, 28, served as director of volunteers and events for the SPCA.

Gabbey is a resident of Cedarcroft and a Syracuse University graduate.

As director, her duties will involve managing all aspects of the state SPCA, including finances, program development and public relations. With headquarters on Falls Road in Hampden, the SPCA is a private nonprofit group dedicated to preventing cruelty to and neglect of animals.

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