In Baltimore County 116 schools to be honored for...

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March 30, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

116 schools to be honored for achievement

TOWSON -- The county public school system will honor 116 schools that have demonstrated excellent performance or improvement at the fifth annual Achievement Recognition Program at 9 a.m. today at Martin's Eastwind in Essex.

Schools will be presented awards based on test scores and other data showing student performance. Principals, teachers and PTA representatives from each school will be present.

Information: 410-887-2218.

Loch Raven High School to stage `Guys and Dolls'

BAYNESVILLE -- Loch Raven High School will present the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls" at 7: 30 p.m. April 6 and 8 p.m. April 7 and 8.

More than 100 students are cast in the production, a musical comedy about life in New York City in the 1940s. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the door.

The school will present a free matinee for senior citizen groups from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Reservations: 410-887-3525.

Sheppard Pratt conference to focus on issues of elderly

TOWSON -- Social workers, nursing home administrators and counselors can earn continuing education credits by attending a conference April 28 at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St., on "Senior Solutions: Understanding the Cultural Diversity of the Elderly."

The all-day series of workshops is sponsored by the Sheppard Pratt Health System, the Baltimore County Department of Aging and the Commission on Aging.

The program costs $35 and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration: 410-887-2002.

In Baltimore City

Man convicted of murder in beating of teen-ager

A 22-year-old man has been convicted by a Circuit Court jury of murdering a 15-year-old boy, who was known in his West Baltimore community as "Smiley," the city state's attorney's office said.

Damon Ernest Smith of the 2200 block of Callow Ave. was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder in the death of Anthony Gerard Wilson. Smith, believing that Wilson had struck the defendant's 12-year-old cousin three months earlier, punched and kicked the victim in the head on June 10, 1998, in the 700 block of Reservoir St. Wilson died of head injuries two days later.

Smith is scheduled to be sentenced June 1 by Judge William D. Quarles.

Preakness Day runner gets suspended sentence

The Harford County man who ran onto the track during a race at Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day last year has received a suspended three-year prison sentence and was ordered to attend psychiatric counseling.

Lee Chang Ferrell, 23, of Bel Air was sentenced Tuesday as part of a November plea agreement. Ferrell said he was drunk and had no recollection of the incident on May 15. Ferrell stood with fists raised in the air as horses galloped toward him. Jockeys swerved to avoid hitting Ferrell, who punched at a pair of horses as they passed.

Ferrell, who also was given five years' probation, had been charged with trespassing, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and alcohol-related offenses. He pleaded guilty in November to reckless endangerment.

60 principals to be honored for students' achievements

The Carson Scholars Fund will present 60 school principals from around Maryland with trophies for their students' achievements at a ceremony from 11: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Dunbar High School, 1400 Orleans St.

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, and his wife, Candy, will present the trophies. The Carsons founded the fund to acknowledge the academic accomplishments of students. Winning students in grades four to 12 receive awards of $1,000, which is invested for them for college tuition.

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