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November 17, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

School bus, car collide; 11-year-old suffers minor injuries

EDGEMERE -- A school bus ran into a car yesterday morning, sending an 11-year-old on the bus to the hospital with minor injuries.

The accident happened at 7: 03 a.m. when the bus, carrying four children to General John Stricker Middle and Holabird Middle schools, was forced partially over the center line of Bay Front Road, said Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a county police spokeswoman.

A driver of a 1990 Plymouth, Wendy L. Garrett-Smero, 38, of Kropf Lane, tried to make a right turn onto Bay Front Road when her car collided with the bus, police said. The injured child was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as a precautionary measure and released, Warehime said.

University event marks Native American Month

TOWSON -- Towson University commemorates Native American Month with its third Honor the Elders celebration from 10: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the campus union.

The festivities will include Native American drumming and dancing, speakers and an honor feast for elderly guests attending the event.

This year's performers will include the Deer Chaser Dance Troupe, from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and Eagles Landing Drumming Group, with the Native American People Dance Troupe from the Baltimore American Indian Center in Fells Point.

Senior citizens are welcome to attend and become the guests of honor at a feast to celebrate the contributions they have made to the community.

Japanese delegation visits school for education week

PIKESVILLE -- Pupils at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School will welcome visitors from Kawasaki, Japan, today as part of American Education Week, a national celebration of schools.

The delegation will watch a Japanese lesson at the school. In turn, artists from Kawasaki will demonstrate Japanese art for pupils and staff.

A group of Sudbrook eighth-graders will visit Kawasaki this year on a trip to Japan.

In Baltimore City

City to take part tonight in Y2K meeting via satellite

A community forum to discuss Y2K issues will be held from 6 to 8 tonight in the fourth-floor Curran Room at City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.

The first half will feature a satellite link between Baltimore and five cities participating in the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion Community Conversation, led by council Chairman John A. Koskinen. Local and national officials, community leaders and business representatives will take questions from the audience during the forum's second half. Information: Baltimore City Y2K Command Center, 410-396-2000.

Man who located Titanic will speak at aquarium

Robert Ballard, the marine archaeologist who located the wreck of the Titanic, will discuss recent explorations for ancient wooden ships at the bottom of the Black Sea at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Among Ballard's finds were two Phoenician vessels dating from about 750 B.C.

Admission to the lecture is included in regular prices of the aquarium on Pier 3 at 501 E. Pratt St. in the Inner Harbor. Information: 410-727-3474.

Police identify teen-ager fatally shot Monday

Police yesterday identified Stewart Francis Staggs, 16, of the 4800 block of Bowland Ave. in Northeast Baltimore as the youth fatally shot by an assailant Monday night at the Latrobe Homes public housing complex. Detective Irvin C. Bradley said a motive for the killing and the identity of the gunman were not known.

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