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July 06, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Company will pay to have clothes sent to Kosovar refugees

CATONSVILLE -- Senior Campus Living, a retirement home management company, is paying for 200 pounds of donated clothing to be shipped to Albania to help Kosovar refugees.

The new and used clothing was donated by nearly 100 residents and staff members of Greenspring Village retirement community in Springfield, Va., which is managed by the Catonsville company.

The clothing will be shipped to Albania aboard a military flight arranged by the U.S. State Department.

County library to display historical photos on Web site

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Public Library's Legacy Web, a computer-arranged collection of historical photos launched last spring, will be on view on the library's Web page by the end of August.

As many as 3,000 photos -- some of city streets, county fairs and police officers -- have been scanned in since 1996 with the help of a state grant and 21 volunteers, said Jason Domasky, the library's webmaster.

The library has 15,000 photos, many donated by local families. The Baltimore County Legacy Web is at www.bcplonline.org.

In Baltimore City

Police league youth to visit cryptologic museum

About 200 students from the Baltimore Police Athletic League plan to visit the National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade today in the first of a series of summer educational excursions.

The children will listen to lectures on mathematics, learn how to decipher codes, and work on cryptologic puzzles at the museum, run by the National Security Agency in Anne Arundel County.

The visits are a product of a partnership between the league and the agency's mathematics Education Partnership Program in which officials hope to show students the importance of mathematics and science, and train them in the use of computers.

In Maryland

Red Cross sets blood drives to counter severe shortage

Responding to an especially severe shortage of blood this summer, the American Red Cross will hold blood drives today at eight locations across Maryland, including several in the Baltimore area.

The nonprofit organization urges all people who are in good health, are 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds, to donate .

Baltimore-area locations include: Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., and Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Place, in Baltimore; Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Department No. 521, 214 S. Tolgate Road, Owings Mills; Cranberry Mall, 400 N. Center St., Westminster; and Hampstead Fire Hall, 1341 Main St., Hampstead.

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