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City/County Digest

September 15, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Rehabilitation center seeks volunteers for reading, escorting

The Maryland State Department of Education is seeking volunteers to read to blind or learning-disabled students at its Maryland Rehabilitation Center. Also needed are volunteers to escort new students to classes on Monday mornings.

The center, at 2301 Argonne Drive in Northeast Baltimore, provides vocational rehabilitation for disabled adults. For an application to become a volunteer, call Mary Henry at 410-554-9458.

Schaefer, Robinson to start Goodwill building changes

State Comptroller William Donald Schaefer and Baltimore Orioles hall-of-famer Brooks Robinson will help start the rehabilitation of the new headquarters of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake at 2: 30 p.m. today at 222 E. Redwood St.

Schaefer and Robinson will jackhammer several steps that block access for people with disabilities.

In its new location, the building will be fully accessible to people with disabilities. It also will house a career development center and will be close to public transportation.

In Baltimore County

Video store owners fined for number of adult tapes

TOWSON -- The operators of a Halethorpe adult video store have been fined $400 by a Baltimore County hearing officer for having too much adult material on the store shelves.

Southwestern Enterprises Inc. was fined Sept. 8 after a county inspector found that Southwest Video, in the 5600 block of Southwestern Blvd., violated county codes by having more than 20 percent of its floor space filled with materials "describing or depicting sexual activities."

Howard Schulman, the store's lawyer, said the store's inventory was rearranged after the inspector's June visit and that it now complies with the law.

Officials to break ground on Towson police building

TOWSON -- County and police officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a $5.1 million, two-story brick Towson precinct at Susquehanna and Bosley avenues from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

In response to concerns about the facility's design, a brick wall will be built around the sally port and mechanical enclosure where prisoners are transported in and out of the building. The county also will spend an additional $50,000 in landscaping around Courtland Avenue.

County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan and precinct Capt. Charles W. Rapp will attend the ceremony. Construction is to start this month. No decisions have been made on the fate of the historic 72-year-old precinct building on Washington Avenue, officials said.

Sessions to explain how adults can earn diploma

CATONSVILLE -- Adults interested in obtaining a high school diploma can learn more about the Community College of Baltimore County's External Diploma Program at information sessions this week and next month.

Students meet at learning centers in Rosedale or Catonsville once a week and receive help from a trained adviser.

Information sessions will be held at 9: 30 a.m. today and 6: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the community college's Rosedale campus, 8200 Old Philadelphia Road. Other sessions will be held at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 7, 9: 30 a.m. Oct. 20 and 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the college's Rosedale campus. A session also will be held at 6: 30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Catonsville campus, at Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave. Reservations: 410-887-0136

Fire rescue personnel head for hurricane area

Five members of the Baltimore County Fire Department's advance-tactical rescue team will fly out of Harrisburg, Pa., today for Savannah, Ga., where they, along with other East Coast rescue teams, will remain on call if needed to recover people trapped by the damage of Hurricane Floyd.

Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard said members of the team, all based at the Texas Fire Station, are part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's effort to deploy regional rescue teams throughout the country at times of national emergencies.

Harrisburg is a central location where teams gather before leaving for their assignments.

Pub Date: 9/15/99

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