In Baltimore CityDisabled riders get poor service on MTA...

City/County Digest

September 16, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Disabled riders get poor service on MTA buses, protesters say

About 10 activists from the Maryland chapter of Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today demonstrated in front of Mass Transit Administration headquarters in Baltimore yesterday to express frustration with services for disabled riders.

ADAPT's grievances include assertions that the fixed-route system is unreliable; that stops are not called out; and that buses are up to four hours late. The group says two-thirds of the buses are inaccessible to disabled riders. An MTA spokesman could not confirm that last night.

Protesters handed out brochures from noon to 2 p.m. at the Schaefer Tower in the first block of St. Paul St. They presented a letter of concerns and recommendations to MTA officials.

Eastern District station rededication set for today

The Baltimore Police Department has scheduled a rededication ceremony for the Eastern District station, 1620 Edison Highway, at 10 a.m. today.

The ceremony at the newly renovated station house will also honor Eastern District officers who have died in the line of duty as well as East Baltimore business people who donated money to the project.

Information: 410-396-2433.

In Baltimore County

Businessman elected head of local NAACP

RANDALLSTOWN -- After months of turmoil, the county branch of the NAACP this week elected a Baltimore businessman as its president.

Anthony S. Fugett, a national NAACP board member and owner of ASF Systems, a computer distribution company, defeated Berneatha George on Monday, according to officials with the national office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Information security threats topic of breakfast meeting

TOWSON -- As part of Tech Month, Towson University will be host to an event in the University Union's Chesapeake Room on Sept. 28 about how local companies can safeguard their information systems from security threats.

The breakfast meeting will feature experts from the National Security Agency, Axent Technologies, Risk Management Associations and Towson University. Vic Maconachy and Chip Harry of the NSA will provide an overview of information systems security, and John Sharkey from Axent will offer electronic security strategies.

To reserve a $10 ticket to the breakfast meeting, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m.: 410-830-2631.

CCBC looking for volunteers to teach adult students

CATONSVILLE -- The Community College of Baltimore County is looking for volunteers to teach reading, writing, math and English to adult students.

To join the college's Volunteers-in-Partnership project and participate in the Community Education program, prospective participants must attend two three-hour training workshops that will be offered during this month, October, January, February and March. Information: 410-574-9198.

Five from Kenwood receive perfect score on global exam

ESSEX -- Five members of Kenwood High School's 1999 senior class made perfect scores on their International Baccalaureate exams, the culmination of an academic program that is offered at about 750 schools worldwide.

Students with perfect scores on the test are Nicole Buckingham, Michael Izzo, Jason Li, Sarah Coursey and Lili Qano.

Twelve Kenwood High students received either a diploma or certificate for completing the challenging academic program, which was set up in Switzerland in 1965 to foster global understanding.

Pub Date: 9/16/99

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