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Pupil honored for suggestion on vending machines

TOWSON - A sixth-grader at Hernwood Elementary School in Randallstown was honored recently for his contribution to anti-tobacco legislation.

Kyle Henley, 11, had the idea of equipping cigarette vending machines with identification scanners. He shared his idea with Del. Robert A. Zirkin, a Democrat from Owings Mills, when the legislator visited Hernwood.

Although Zirkin couldn't incorporate Kyle's idea into legislation he crafted to keep children from buying cigarettes - it would have cost too much to retrofit vending machines - Zirkin recognized Kyle with a citation.

County to offer camp for children, grandparents

TOWSON - The county Department of Recreation and Parks, Department of Aging and North Point library will sponsor a summer camp for grandparents and their grandchildren from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Ateaze Senior Center, 7401 Holabird Ave., from June 21 through Aug. 23.

The schedule includes crafts, sports, reading, woodcarving, ceramics, cooking and computer graphic programs. Entertainment includes Abu the flute maker; "Dig Those Dinosaurs" puppet show; a magic show; and a day trip to Rocky Point Park.

The fee of $10 for grandparent and grandchild includes supplies. Reservations and information: 410-887-7233.

Reward raised to $5,000 in home-invasion robbery

TOWSON - A reward for information about a May 18 home-invasion robbery in Phoenix has been increased to $5,000, county police said yesterday.

Police received a $3,000 private donation to add to the $2,000 Metro Crime Stoppers offers. Authorities said three men entered the home in the 14000 block of York Road, killed the family dog and confronted the homeowners. The suspects left after a family member escaped. No one was injured.

Anyone with information should call Baltimore County police at 410-887-2198 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

In Baltimore City

Mfume to speak at program for fathers

A ceremony honoring men who have completed the "Young Fathers, Responsible Fathers" program operated by the Baltimore Department of Social Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. todayat New Shiloh Family Life Center, 2100 N. Monroe St. The keynote speaker will be Kweisi Mfume, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Information: 410-361-2002.

Spanish-speaking men sought for anti-HIV effort

Spanish-speaking men are needed for AIDS outreach to the Hispanic and Latino communities to help prevent the spread of the HIV infection.

Volunteers are being recruited and trained by HERO, a local non-profit group. Information: 410-685-1180, extension 247.

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