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August 24, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

County to coordinate math program, book in elementary schools

TOWSON -- County education officials will introduce a math program and textbook for elementary school pupils when classes begin next week.

In the past, each principal selected a math textbook from an approved list. But starting this year, the entire county will use the same book, said Cal Weible, elementary education coordinator. That way, pupils who transfer to schools within the county won't be forced to switch textbooks. The county spent $2.5 million on the books.

Elementary school teachers new to the system will meet to learn how to use the textbook, "Math in My World," at a meeting at 8: 30 a.m. tomorrow at the Essex campus of Community College of Baltimore County. Information: 410-887-4039.

Police seek man and woman in burglary of Anneslie home

TOWSON -- Police are seeking a couple suspected of burglarizing an Anneslie home last week. A man and woman entered a home in the 600 block of Regester Ave. and took a purse belonging to Anne R. Richardson, who lives there, and keys, police said.

Richardson reported her credit card missing, and the credit card company said the card had been used. The couple used the card at Sports Authority on Putty Hill Avenue and then went to Hecht's, where they were videotaped by suspicious clerks, police said.

The man is described as white, balding, age 40 to 45, 5 feet 10 and 250 pounds, with a mustache and goatee. The woman is described as white with long brown hair, 35, 5 feet 6 and 135 pounds, with tattoos on her left ankle and the left side of her chest.

Fall awards will recognize involvement in community

TOWSON -- County officials will recognize local businesses and individuals this fall for leadership and community involvement in 10 categories, including expansion into global markets, revitalization of older communities and creative use of land and space.

The awards will be announced Nov. 17.

Information: 410-887-8000.

In Baltimore City

Hopkins researchers seek volunteers for gene study

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, who have found a link among a particular gene mutation, obesity and type 2 diabetes, are looking for volunteers for a two-part study.

Volunteers may be obese or nonobese, and should be nonsmokers ages 18 to 65. They may be diabetic or nondiabetic. The first phase of the study consists of a finger stick test to determine whether volunteers have the gene mutation.

After analysis of the blood sample, selected individuals will advance to the second part of the study, which involves a glucose tolerance test, body composition measurements and possibly a noninvasive metabolic test. This part of the study pays $100 to $150. Information: 410-550-2633.

Goodwill of Chesapeake CEO receives management award

The president and chief executive officer of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake has been named CEO of the year by Goodwill Industries International.

Marge Thomas received the 1999 Kenneth K. King Outstanding Management Award for Executive Excellence for leading Goodwill from an organization that functioned primarily as a sheltered workshop to one that provides community services.

Thomas has been with the organization since 1994.

Pub Date: 8/24/99

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