In Baltimore City Elementary school plans registration...

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April 11, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Elementary school plans registration fair for prekindergarten

Thomas Johnson Elementary School will present an Early Childhood Registration Fair for parents and children from 8: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the school's gymnasium at 100 E. Heath St.

The school wants to boost enrollment in its prekindergarten program. The fair will feature health screenings, speech/language screenings, PTO and public library registration, and assessment of cognitive skills.

Police officials identify man killed in car wreck Friday

A man killed Friday in a traffic accident in North Baltimore was identified by police yesterday as Sasa Aleksic, 30, a psychiatry student at the Johns Hopkins University.

Traffic Officer Larry Davis said Aleksic was a native of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and lived in the 2900 block of Guilford Ave. in Charles Village.

Davis said Aleksic was a passenger in a 1989 Honda Accord that was heading north in the 2800 block of Guilford Ave. about 12: 20 a.m. when it collided with a 1991 Buick LeSabre that was being driven west in the 300 block of E. 28th St.

Vehicles for Change sells cars to 5 needy Baltimoreans

Vehicles for Change, a nonprofit organization that repairs and sells donated cars to workers who can't afford to buy them, handed over cars to five needy Baltimoreans in a ceremony yesterday.

The recipients are workers whose low incomes and credit histories don't always allow them to get conventional car loans, said Executive Director Martin Schwartz. The workers purchased the cars for an average of $700, with loans arranged through the organization.

Vehicles for Change, based in Beltsville, plans to provide more than 250 cars to qualified recipients this year.

In Baltimore County

Memorial service set Friday for Towson teacher Kayvan

TOWSON -- The Towson University community will remember Sayeed Kayvan, who taught at the school for 21 years, at a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday in Potomac Lounge of University Union.

Kayvan died March 27 in an automobile accident while returning to his Bethesda home from teaching. He joined the faculty in 1979 and was a runner-up last year for teacher of the year honors in the College of Business and Economics.

A scholarship has been established in Kayvan's name. Contributions can be sent to Towson University Foundation, 8000 York Road, Towson 21252.

Gunpowder watershed group to hold Earth Day celebration

HUNT VALLEY -- The Gunpowder Watershed Coalition will play host to the Gunpowder Watershed Festival Earth Day 2000 on April 22 at Oregon Ridge Park.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will celebrate the watershed -- which covers 500 square miles in Baltimore County and stretches from Prettyboy and Loch Raven reservoirs to the Chesapeake Bay and provides much of Baltimore's drinking water. Activities will include music, food, an environmental fair, nature walks and stream activities.

Information or to volunteer to work the day of the festival: 410- 448-5106 or the coalition's Web site at

Eastern Technical principal elected association president

ESSEX -- Robert J. Kemmery, principal at Eastern Technical High School, was elected president of the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals at the group's spring conference Friday.

Eastern Tech has been recognized as a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the State Department of Education and a New American High School National Demonstration Showcase by the U.S. Department of Education. Kemmery was named Maryland principal of the year for the 1999-2000 school year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Met Life.

The association of secondary school principals represents middle and high school principals across the state.

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