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August 16, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Today is deadline to register to vote in Baltimore primary

Today is the last day to register to vote in the Sept. 14 primary elections.

Voters will be selecting candidates for the offices of mayor, comptroller, City Council president and City Council. The mayor's race has attracted a field of 26 candidates seeking to replace Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who will not run for a fourth term.

For information on where and how to register, and registration hours, call the Board of Supervisors of Elections for Baltimore City at 410-396-5550. The board's offices are at 417 E. Fayette St.

Post office plans to honor veterans, police, firefighters

Baltimore's post office will honor military veterans, police officers and firefighters in a noon ceremony tomorrow at War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay St.

The ceremony is being held in conjunction with the recent release of a commemorative stamp by the U.S. Postal Service, "Honoring Those Who Served."

Postal customers throughout the city nominated favorite police officers and firefighters, several of whom will be recognized. Entertainment will be provided by the Police Emerald Society Band of Baltimore, and 50 children from the Police Athletic League will recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Gunman shoots 5 teen-agers sitting outside Govans house

A gunman shot five teen-agers last night as they sat on the front steps of a house in Govans in North Baltimore, police said.

Police spokesman Sgt. Scott Rowe said three boys and two girls, all younger than age 16, were sitting on the steps of a house in the 800 block of Belgian Ave. about 9: 40 p.m. when a man armed with a semiautomatic handgun approached, fired at least 10 shots and ran off.

Rowe said a boy, who was shot in the chest, was in serious condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The other victims, whose conditions were not available, were being treated at area hospitals. The victims' names were not available and no arrest had been made.

Brass plaque and ceremony to honor Richard H. Trainor

A brass plaque bearing the name of Richard H. Trainor, a lifelong Baltimorean who played a key role in public transportation in Maryland, will be installed on a brick wall at Camden Yards Light Rail Station in a ceremony at 11: 30 a.m. today.

Trainor, who died in 1997, was state secretary of transportation and chairman of the Maryland Transportation Authority from 1987 until his retirement in 1991. In Baltimore, he supervised federal highway projects, was director of public works and was the first commissioner of transportation.

Well-known projects in which he was involved include the Central Light Rail Line, Fort McHenry Tunnel, Baltimore Convention Center and National Aquarium in Baltimore.

In Baltimore County

Brooks and Bailey to lead educational goals committee

TOWSON -- Schools Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione has selected former school board President Dunbar Brooks and Associate Superintendent Phyllis Bailey to lead a committee that will set the county's educational goals through 2005.

"As we step into a bold and exciting new era of public education, I am confident that this committee, under the capable and visionary leadership of Mr. Brooks and Ms. Bailey, will serve our county and our children well," Marchione said.

Baltimore County has been using committees to set educational goals for about 10 years. Early groups produced two reports: "Great Expectations for 2000: Shaping the Vision" and "Moving Toward the Vision." Committee members will begin working on the new report next year. A final product is scheduled for release September 2000.

Cause of fire that killed woman under investigation

BALTIMORE HIGHLANDS -- A woman died Saturday afternoon of injuries suffered in a fire of unknown origin that seriously damaged her home in the southwest county, police said.

Louise May Miles, 76, of the 2700 block of Norfen Road died about 2 p.m. at the burn unit of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of injuries she suffered in a fire that broke out about 1: 25 a.m. in the second floor of the two-story rowhouse that she shared with her husband, police said.

Milton Miles, 75, was treated at Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore, police said. The fire was being investigated.

Three libraries to hold class on Net searches Aug. 28

TOWSON -- A hands-on demonstration and talk about use of Internet search engines will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 28 at Perry Hall Library, 9: 15 a.m. at Towson Library and 10: 30 a.m. at Parkville-Carney Library.

The program is designed for children who are at least 12 years old and have basic familiarity with the Internet.

Pub Date: 8/16/99

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