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July 20, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Passano family pledges $1 million to Johns Hopkins

A Baltimore family has pledged $1 million to the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education at the Johns Hopkins University's Downtown Center, set to open in January 2001 at Charles and Fayette streets. The current facility opened in 1987 at Charles and Saratoga streets.

The pledge was from Hopkins alumni and civic leaders Helen M. and E. Magruder "Mac" Passano Jr. and their daughters Catherine, Tammy and Sarah. The Passano family headed Waverly Press from 1898 until its sale last year.

The new center's main lobby will be named for the Passanos, including Mac Passano's father, 1927 Hopkins alumnus Edward M. "Ned" Passano Sr., who died last year, and grandfather, Edward Boetler Passano.

In Baltimore County

Firefighters challenge scheduled at fire museum

LUTHERVILLE -- The Firefighters Combat Challenge, a grueling fitness test for firefighters, will be held Saturday at the Fire Museum of Maryland.

In full firefighting gear, competitors will compete in a series of five drills from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum on 1301 York Road. A climb by firefighters to the top of a five-story tower while wearing heavy packs will highlight the event.

The challenge is free, and discount coupons are available to enter the museum.

Facilities available for rent at county's three beaches

TOWSON -- Pavilions, tents and groves are available for group rentals at Baltimore County's beaches at Rocky Point, Miami and Oregon Ridge.

Beaches are open to the public for swimming until Labor Day.

Information: 410-887-3780.

Library branch will hold demonstration on Internet

PERRY HALL -- A demonstration and talk on surfing the Internet will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Perry Hall branch library, 9440 Belair Road.

Information and tickets: 410- 887-5195.

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