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Board of Estimates approves demolition of Memorial Stadium

The Board of Estimates approved yesterday the demolition of Memorial Stadium under the management of the Maryland Stadium Authority.

The demolition of the 46-year-old stadium on East 33rd Street is to begin this year to make room for a senior citizen housing complex and a YMCA. The $10 million project, which will be paid for by the state, was to be overseen by the city Department of Public Works, city officials said, but the Stadium Authority decided to manage and fund the demolition.

The project will go to the state Board of Public Works for approval next week.

Graves sworn in again as city planning director

Baltimore Planning Director Charles C. Graves was sworn in yesterday after being reappointed by Mayor Martin O'Malley and confirmed by the City Council.

Graves was appointed to lead the Planning Department in 1993 by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke. O'Malley praised Graves for bringing ordinary citizens into the planning process. Last year, Graves and his staff of 50 put together the city's first comprehensive plan in more than 20 years.

Before coming to Baltimore, Graves was director of planning and development for Appleton, Wis., and held planning posts in Cincinnati; Montgomery County; Hampton, Va.; and Gary, Ind.

In Baltimore County

Workshop planned for stream volunteers

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management and Save Our Streams, a nonprofit environmental group, will hold a certification workshop June 17 for Project Heartbeat, a volunteer stream-monitoring program.

Baltimore County residents with an interest in preserving, protecting and improving local streams are encouraged to attend the workshop and become Project Heartbeat stream captains. The workshop will be held at Soldiers Delight Environmental Area, 5100 Deer Park Road, from 8: 45 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m.

Information: Save Our Streams at 410-766-9443 or visit its Web site,

Calvert Hall Class of 1940 sets reunion June 10

FULLERTON -- The Class of 1940 of Calvert Hall College will hold its 60-year reunion at 2 p.m. June 10 at Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. The cost is $40. Information: 410- 665-1406.

Jewish Community Center sets summer registration

OWINGS MILLS -- Registration for the public for the Jewish Community Center's summer session is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at both local JCC centers, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills and 5700 Park Heights Ave. in Baltimore. Most classes are open to nonmembers. Classes will run from June 19 to Aug. 11.

Tennis, swimming, tai chi, ballroom dancing, painting, sculpture, piano, voice, bridge, mah-jongg and sign language are among the offerings.

For information or to receive JCC's Summer Program Guide, call 410-356-5200 (Owings Mills) or 410-542-4900 (Park Heights). Schedules are also available on the JCC Web site,

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