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City/County Digest

June 28, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Student achievement is topic of three-day schools workshops

TOWSON -- Teachers, administrators and parents from about 140 Baltimore County schools will meet for three days starting today to discuss ways to increase student achievement next year, an official said Friday.

The workshops, from 8: 30 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. each day at Perry Hall Middle School, 4300 Ebenezer Road, and Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road, will focus on teaching strategies, curriculum, staff development and classroom management, said spokeswoman Marjorie Hampson.

School representatives, called Improvement Teams, will receive information tailored to their specific campus situations, Hampson said, with information about goal-setting and networking. Information: 410-887-4171.

Recreation meeting to focus on plans for parcels of land

LUTHERVILLE -- The county Department of Recreation and Parks will meet Wednesday to present plans for parcels at Seminary and Wellington Valley roads and at Timonium Road.

The plans were created from community input from a previous meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lutherville Elementary School cafeteria. Information: Bob McClelland, 410-887-7684.

Charity plans to dedicate senior apartment building

LANSDOWNE -- Catholic Charities will hold a dedication ceremony at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday for its new senior apartment building in southwest Baltimore County.

Kessler Park Senior Housing has 64 efficiency, one- and two-bedroom units at 4230 Hollins Ferry Road. It is available to people age 62 and older.

The ceremony is expected to include County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger; Hal Smith, executive director of Catholic Charities; and Dale McArdle, director of Catholic Charities Housing Services Division.

In Baltimore City

Forum to give voters chance to quiz citywide candidates

A forum for candidates for mayor and council president will be held at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at First English Lutheran Church, 39th and Charles streets in North Baltimore.

Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger will moderate the forum sponsored by the New Democratic Club. The event is designed to give voters the opportunity to question candidates for citywide office.

Man whose nude body found in park was asphyxiated

Police said yesterday that a man whose nude body was found Friday in Druid Hill Park was the victim of homicide by asphyxiation.

Police said a man walking near the Baltimore Zoo's Reptile House discovered the body in a wooded area. They said the victim was identified through fingerprints but his name was being withheld pending notification of family members.

Police had no suspects and knew of no motive for the slaying. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Michael Glenn at 410-396-2100.

Pub Date: 6/28/99

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