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July 16, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

U.S. grant to help train employees in high-tech field

TOWSON -- The county has received a $989,900 U.S. Department of Labor grant to train new workers in high-tech manufacturing fields.

Local manufacturers, the Community Colleges of Baltimore County and the county's Office of Employment and Training will collaborate to develop a short-term, high-intensity training program to produce skilled candidates for high-tech jobs. About 120 people will be recruited.

"These funds go a long way toward helping us address a worker shortage in high-tech manufacturing," said County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger. "A well-trained work force is the cornerstone of a strong economy."

Seniors' tennis tournament scheduled for Aug. 12

ESSEX -- The county Department of Aging will hold a doubles tennis tournament for people 55 and older on Aug. 12.

The tournament will be held at Essex Community College. The age categories will be 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, and 70 and older. Partners will play in the age group of the younger player.

Cost is $10 per person. Balls will be provided, and prizes will be awarded in each age category. In case of rain, the tournament will be held on Aug. 13.

Dundalk marina recognized for meeting pollution rules

DUNDALK -- A marina in Dundalk is among the first marinas to be recognized by the state as part of a Maryland-wide program to reduce air and water pollution at private docks.

The Anchor Bay East Marina, 8500 Cove Road, joins six other marinas in Maryland noted for meeting rigorous pollution standards established by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Other marinas meeting the state's guidelines include Baltimore Yacht Club, in Fallston; Herrington Harbour-South and Port Annapolis marinas, in Anne Arundel County; and marinas in Calvert and Kent counties.

Baltimore City

Candidates could be fined for illegally posted signs

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke warned yesterday that candidates in this year's municipal election could face penalties of up to $500 a day for illegally posting campaign signs because of a law that takes effect Aug. 8.

Schmoke said he has signed legislation that makes it a civil violation to attach campaign posters to city-owned utility boxes or poles, to gear up for an expected proliferation of signs in the election season.

Candidates are allowed by law to begin posting campaign signs today -- the municipal election's dropout deadline for candidates. Schmoke said public works and sanitation employees will ensure that signs are posted properly and will work with candidates before imposing fines.

Stop the Madness Crusade to present gospel concert

The Stop the Madness Youth Crusade Choir will present its debut concert at 8 p.m. tonight at the Mount Hatten Baptist Church, 2409 Aisquith St., just west of Lake Clifton-Eastern High School. The concert will also feature three other gospel choirs.

The choir is a part of the Stop the Madness Youth Crusade, an effort to encourage young people to refrain from drugs, violence and premarital sex. The Stop the Madness Crusade will also hold a rally from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 24 at Collington Square Park.

Information: 410-791-8040.

Service to focus attention on victim, illegal drugs

Six-year-old Tiffany Smith will be remembered at 6 p.m. Monday in a memorial service at the corner of Westwood Avenue and Rosedale Street, where she died in the cross fire of a 1991 gunfight.

The purpose of the service -- sponsored by the state's HotSpots anti-crime initiative -- is to call attention to the open-air drug market in the area as well as remember the young victim. It will include the dedication of a plaque and brick memorial honoring Smith and a dance performance by local youths.

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