In Baltimore County Md. Air Guard units are recognized...

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March 27, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Md. Air Guard units are recognized for excellent performance

ESSEX -- Three Maryland Air National Guard units, two of which are based at Martin State Airport, have been recognized by the Air Force for outstanding performance.

The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award was presented to the headquarters detachment of the air guard, and the 175th Wing at the airport received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.

The guard's 104th Weather Flight, based at Camp Fretterd Military Reservation in Reisterstown, also received the outstanding unit decoration.

Notre Dame will dedicate classroom wing, lab April 7

TOWSON -- Notre Dame Prep will dedicate its new classroom wing, performing arts center, athletic facilities and upgraded science laboratories April 7.

The dedication, which begins at 10 a.m., will include a campus liturgy and blessing celebrated by Cardinal William H. Keeler, student performances, and tours.

The additions and renovations are the most extensive the school has undertaken since moving to Towson in 1960. Funding was from a $6.4 million capital campaign that ended in December.

Avant-garde, African films to be shown at university

TOWSON -- Avant-garde and African cinema will be highlighted at Towson University this week as part of a film series sponsored by the university's Women's Studies program.

"Flame," a 1996 film, will be shown Friday and portrays Zimbabwean women freedom fighters during peacetime and national liberation struggles. "Seven Women -- Seven Sins," to be shown Saturday, is a 1987 anthology with work from seven women directors.

The free films will be shown at 7: 30 p.m. at Van Bokkelen Hall, Room 204. Information: Gretchen Ruch, 410-830-2660.

In Baltimore City

Teacher is placed on leave after fourth-grader hurts arm

School police are investigating an incident in which a fourth-grade boy injured his arm last week at Samuel Coleridge-Taylor School in Southwest Baltimore.

The teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, said Vanessa Pyatt, a spokeswoman for city schools.

Pyatt said a preliminary investigation found that the injury occurred while the teacher was trying to punish the boy shortly after 10 a.m. Friday. She said the man, who has been a teacher for eight years, was leading the boy by the wrist to another seat in the classroom when the boy fell and hurt his arm.

MTA worker is sentenced for stealing bus passes

A Mass Transit Administration employee in Baltimore has pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft for stealing large quantities of bus passes while an MTA bus driver and transferring them to black market merchants.

James Russell Heath Jr., 33, of the 3800 block of Elkader Road pleaded guilty in District Court, state Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced Friday. Heath was placed on three years' supervised probation and ordered to pay $3,039 in restitution.

Five other MTA bus drivers have been charged with felony theft under similar circumstances. Their trials have been scheduled for May.

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