In Baltimore CityWarm weather delays opening of harbor ice...

City/County Digest

November 24, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Warm weather delays opening of harbor ice rink until Dec. 10

The opening of Inner Harbor Ice Rink has been postponed until noon Dec. 10 because of warm temperatures and the inability to make ice, the city Office of Promotion said yesterday.

The opening of the rink -- on Rash Field next to Maryland Science Center -- had been set for Friday. The facility is to remain open through March 5. Hours will be noon to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Admission for a two-hour session is $4 daily and $5 Saturday and Sunday. Skate rental is $2, and seasonal passes and group rates are available.

Disabled high school juniors to help launch program

A group of disabled juniors from area high schools will participate in a lab experiment at the University of Maryland's Center of Marine Biotechnology in the Inner Harbor to help launch the Expanding Horizons project Tuesday.

A brief introduction to the Expanding Horizons project will be held at 9: 30 a.m., followed by a discussion group and the experiment. Students will test bioluminescent bacteria to identify anti-bacterial properties that could be used to treat disease.

The program is designed to encourage high school students with disabilities to pursue careers in science, mathematics and technology. It is an affiliate of the national High School/High Tech Initiative, which is coordinated by the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Free seminar to discuss home-buying process

Tri-Churches Housing Inc. will hold a free seminar at St. Jerome's Head Start Center, 765 W. Hamburg St., at 6: 30 p.m. Dec. 9 to help potential homeowners learn more about what it takes to buy a home.

People can question industry professionals about the homebuying process and learn about loan and grant programs that will make buying a home easier.

Those interested in continuing the homebuying process can sign up for free counseling sessions or free homebuyer education classes to be held in January.

In Baltimore County

Man gets 3-year sentence, fine in the killing of cattle

TOWSON -- A county judge has given a Cockeysville man a three-year sentence and a $5,000 fine for shooting cattle in the head last spring. Circuit Judge Dana M. Levitz gave the maximum sentence Friday to John W. Logue Jr. after he admitted to a single charge of animal cruelty.

Prosecutors dropped 11 other charges of malicious destruction of property, mutilating animals and animal cruelty. Logue, who was arrested last spring, was accused of shooting and killing cows and bulls on farms in the county with a shotgun and rifle.

The judge said he gave Logue the maximum sentence because he believes people who injure animals go on to hurt people.

Sheridan Foundation gives McDonogh School $100,000

OWINGS MILLS -- The McDonogh School has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Sheridan Foundation based in Hunt Valley, which will support installation of a digital, minitelevision network and purchase of a performance-quality grand piano and flutes, trumpets and violins.

The grant will be matched by McDonogh. The private school for boys and girls has raised about $55,000 in pledges toward the match.

Jewish agency plans World AIDS Day service

REISTERSTOWN -- The Steven Kaufmann AIDS Outreach Project of Jewish Family Services will sponsor "A service of Memory, Healing and Hope" in support of World AIDS Day at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Temple Emanuel Synagogue, 909 Berrymans Lane.

The program will offer support and comfort to those living with HIV/AIDS. It is free and open to the community.

Information: 410-542-6300, Ext. 283.

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