In Baltimore CityJewish congress seeks million signatures...

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October 11, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Jewish congress seeks million signatures for gun-control effort

The Maryland Chapter of the American Jewish Congress, 7504 Seven Mile Lane, will launch a statewide campaign today to acquire a million signatures calling for stronger gun control laws.

The congress hopes to force federal legislation requiring all gun buyers to pass background checks, have all guns licensed and registered, outlaw weapons with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, and create a federally funded gun buy-back program.

A previous attempt by the congress to have similar legislation passed in June failed because of strong opposition. Information: 410-484-8863.

Men shot in two incidents are identified by police

Police identified yesterday two men shot to death in separate incidents last week in Southwest Baltimore. They said they had not determined motives for the killings and no arrests had been made.

The body of Terrance Granger, 22, of the 800 block of N. Fulton Ave. was found by officers about 3 a.m. Friday in the 3700 block of Franklintown Road in Southwest Baltimore.

On Oct. 4, the body of Kendall Hawks, 18, of the 4300 block of Woodlea Ave. in Northeast Baltimore was found in a wooded area off the 4700 block of Windsor Mill Road near Leakin Park.

Mercy High School to hold shrimp feast as fund-raiser

Mercy High School will hold a shrimp feast from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 23 to raise money to renovate the school cafeteria.

Sponsored by parents and alumni, the event will include a band and a silent auction. It will be held at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. Tickets are $27.

Information: 410-433-8880.

In Baltimore County

County seminar to discuss caring for older relatives

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Departments of Aging and Social Services will conduct a seminar on taking care of older relatives at 6: 30 p.m. Thursday at East Towson Carver Community Center, 300 Lennox Ave.

The one-hour session will address concerns about handling the needs of children, older parents and a job simultaneously and dealing with stress. Admission is free.

Information: 410-296-4615.

Drug-free pledge to begin Dundalk homecoming week

DUNDALK -- Dundalk High School will begin its annual homecoming week festivities with a drug-free tailgate party Friday.

At the party, which will be held outside the football stadium of the Dundalk campus of Community College of Baltimore County about 5 p.m., students will promise not to take drugs or drink alcohol during homecoming week.

The "homecoming promise" is a first for the high school and is endorsed by the school's student government, alcohol abstinence group and band.

School system is recruiting part-time cafeteria workers

TOWSON -- The school system needs part-time cafeteria workers.

Recruitment meetings are scheduled for tomorrow at Milford Mill Academy High School; Wednesday at Woodlawn High School and at school system headquarters in Towson; Thursday at Hereford High School; and Oct. 19 at General John Stricker High School.

The meetings will begin at 8: 30 a.m. Information: 410-887-4080.

Pub Date: 10/11/99

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