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August 04, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Honeywell to donate security systems to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity residences in the Baltimore area will receive 150 home-security systems from Honeywell Inc. as part of a $2.7 million donation to the nonprofit group, which helps the poor build and buy their houses at fair prices.

In all, 6,000 Honeywell Wireless Home Security Systems will be provided to owners of Habitat houses nationwide. The best-known Habitat community in Baltimore is in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood on the west side.

The partnership between the home-security company and the nonprofit group began in 1995. The relationship includes volunteer support, product donations and financial contributions for Habitat construction projects.

No signs of foul play found on body floating in harbor

The body of an unidentified white male between age 55 and 60 was found floating in the Inner Harbor yesterday, police said.

The fully clothed body was seen floating off Pier 6 near the 800 block of E. Pratt St. about 9: 30 a.m. and was pulled from the water by the crew of a city police marine unit. The body bore no obvious signs of foul play or injuries, police said.

Fingerprints were to be taken at the state medical examiner's office in an effort to identify the man. Police have ruled the death questionable, pending an autopsy, said Detective Roscoe Lewis.

In Baltimore County

81st Kiwanis convention set Aug. 26-29 in Hunt Valley

HUNT VALLEY -- About 600 to 700 delegates and guests are expected to attend the 81st annual convention of the Capital District of Kiwanis International, Aug. 26-29 at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn.

The Kiwanis Club of Timonium-Hunt Valley is the host for the event. The Capital District includes Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The registration fee is $29 and the deadline to register is Aug. 15.

To register, mail checks to the Kiwanis Club of Timonium-Hunt Valley, P.O. Box 1351, Hunt Valley 21031. Information: Robert Bates, 410-321-6645.

Big-band music begins Towson at Night on Sunday

TOWSON -- Zim Zemarel's Big Band will perform Sunday at the 15th annual Towson at Night Concert Series starting at 7 p.m. in the Towson Court House Plaza area.

The free concert will provide sounds from the big-band era to the present and will feature vocalist Bobbie McCleary, a member of the Air Force band who has performed many engagements for dignitaries. The concert is sponsored by the Towson Business Association, American Legion Towson Post 22, the Greater Towson Jaycees and some recording companies.

Republican Baltimore County Councilman Wayne M. Skinner will serve as the evening's master of ceremonies. Light refreshments will be sold, and patrons are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.

Motorcycle racing series for cystic fibrosis fund starts

TIMONIUM -- The fifth annual Kevin McNicholas Memorial Outdoor Motorcycle Dirt Track Racing Series will be held at 7: 30 p.m. today and Aug. 11 at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium to raise funds for local charities and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Coordinated by the Cockeysville Optimist Club and the Baltimore County Trail Riders Association, the motorcycle races have been used to raise money for 30 years. After the death of trail riders club member Kevin McNicholas to cystic fibrosis more than five years ago, the races were dedicated to him. A portion of the proceeds go to the foundation, which has received more than $9,000.

Admission to the race is $9 for adults, $4 for children ages 7 to 12, and free for children age 6 and younger. Information: Trail Riders, 410-661-6686.

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