In Baltimore County Three ninth-graders win essay...

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March 20, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Three ninth-graders win essay contest on `Stop the Violence'

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Medical Association and the Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry have announced the winners in their second high school essay contest, "What Can We Do to Stop the Violence."

First-place winner is Allison Duncan of Kingsville, who is taught at home. Second- and third-place winners are Katie Parks and Aly Josephs, both of whom are from Reisterstown and attend Franklin High School. All winners are ninth-graders.

Awards for the top three prize-winners include savings bonds and gift certificates from area merchants.

Kingsville Elementary class schedules yard sale April 1

KINGSVILLE -- Kingsville Elementary School Class of 2000 will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 on the school grounds.

The cost is $10 per space. Participants must provide tables. Admission is free, and food will be sold.

Space reservations: Pat Horner, 410-538-5409.

Catonsville group to sponsor cleanup of streetcar path

CATONSVILLE -- Catonsville Rails to Trails will sponsor a cleanup of the No. 8 streetcar path from 9 a.m. to noon April 1.

Volunteers are invited. Duties range from picking up sticks to running chippers. Organizers need chain saw operators and individuals with pickup trucks or trailers. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the Frederick Road entrance to Wharfside Restaurant.

The path project began in 1996. More than 1,000 residents have helped to clear brush, remove trash and landscape entrances. Information: 410-744-0166.

In Baltimore City

New housing commissioner to discuss her job at forum

Patricia J. Payne, new commissioner of Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development, will discuss her job and her views about housing during a noontime forum Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins University's Downtown Center, Charles and Saratoga streets.

Sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, the forum is free and open to the public.

Woman Power Inc. to hold membership tea April 15

Woman Power Inc., a longtime women's rights group, will hold its 42nd annual membership tea from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 15 in the Parish Center of St. James Episcopal Church, 1020 W. Lafayette Ave.

The group was founded in 1958 by Victorine Q. Adams and Ethel Rich. Adams is a retired 4th District city councilwoman.

Tickets are $25 and include membership. Tickets and information: 410-383-9281.

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