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February 23, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Board of Education approves $744 million budget for 2000-2001

TOWSON -- The county Board of Education approved a $744 million budget for the 2000-2001 school year last night.

That figure is $1 million more than Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione's proposed spending plan. The extra money includes $145,500 to pay for initiatives to narrow the achievement gap between white and black students.

The County Council must approve the budget before the end of May. Council members may subtract from the spending plan, but are not allowed to add to it.

Genealogist, writer of books on black history to speak

GRANITE -- Louis Diggs, a genealogist and author of local African-American histories, will speak at the Granite Historical Society meeting at 7: 30 tonight at Granite Presbyterian Church.

Diggs is the author of three books, "It All Started on Winters Lane," "Holding On To Their Heritage" and "In Our Voices," which tell the stories of African-American settlements in Baltimore County.

The meeting is open to the public.

Parkville High School senior finalist for volunteer award

PARKVILLE -- Kelly Standiford, a Parkville High School senior, has been named a distinguished finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which honor young people for outstanding acts of voluntarism.

Standiford is an anti-drug speaker and Baltimore County coordinator for Students Against Destructive Decisions. More than 200,000 students were considered for the award nationwide. Eight Maryland students won distinguished honors.

Grange pupils to celebrate their writing talents at tea

DUNDALK -- Pupils at Grange Elementary School will celebrate their creative talents at a writers' tea at 2 p.m. Friday.

The tea is being sponsored by teachers to encourage pupils to develop writing talents. Pupils who attend the tea will have their works published in a book that will be kept in the school's library.

In Baltimore City

Community meeting to focus on proposed development

The latest proposal for development of property at Falls Road and Lake Avenue will be the subject of a meeting March 3 sponsored by Lake Falls South Community Association.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Mount Washington United Methodist Church, 5800 Cottonworth Ave.

Struever Rouse Homes proposes to build 19 single-family homes on the site, south of the city-county line. Prices of the houses would start at $295,000.

Census strategies workshop scheduled at Morgan State

A workshop on the 2000 census will be held from 10 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Saturday in the Soper Library of Morgan State University at Hillen Road and Cold Spring Lane in Northeast Baltimore.

The workshop, "Census 2000 and You: Strategies to Reduce Census Undercount," is sponsored by Morgan's Institute for Urban Research. Census figures are used to determine the amount of federal aid that municipalities receive and for reapportionment of congressional and state legislative districts.

Information: 443-885-1249.

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