In Baltimore City Education department closes after...

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March 23, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Education department closes after break in sewer main

The State Department of Education headquarters building was closed for the second day yesterday because of a sewer main break on the second-floor mezzanine, which forced water to be shut off.

Most employees in the building at 200 W. Baltimore St., which also houses the State Workers' Compensation Commission, were sent home both mornings.

State officials say they expect the building to reopen today.

UM Dental School ranks sixth in nation in NIH grants

The University of Maryland Dental School on West Lombard Street received nearly $6 million in federal research grants last year, making it the sixth-ranking school in the nation in awards from the National Institutes of Health, according to the school.

Most of the money will be used for basic and clinical research, with about $300,000 dedicated to training and research fellowships. Among the projects under way are two that study the mechanisms of pain and one on inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

The school, founded in 1840, was the first such institution in the world.

In Baltimore County

Hereford High presenting `Oklahoma!' at school

PARKTON -- The Hereford High School music department will present a production of the musical "Oklahoma!" at 8 p.m. today through Saturday in the school auditorium, 17301 York Road.

Tickets are $5. Information: 410-887-1913.

Cardin plans meetings on medical coverage

PARKVILLE -- Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a 3rd District Democrat, will hold two town meetings next month on Medicare reform and the need for prescription drug coverage.

The first meeting will be held at 10 a.m. April 18 at Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road.

The second meeting will be held at 2 p.m. April 25 at Pikesville Senior Center, 1301 Reisterstown Road.

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