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March 02, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Four post offices to be renamed honoring city figures

At a 10 a.m. ceremony today at the War Memorial building, four city post offices will be renamed in honor of people who made positive impacts on the city.

They are Samuel H. Lacy Sr., legendary sports columnist for the Afro-American newspapers (Hampden post office); former Judge Robert B. Watts Sr. of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City, now the Circuit Court (Arlington post office); educator Flossie McClain Dedmond (Walbrook post office) and Judge Harry A. Cole of the Maryland Court of Appeals (main post office, 900 E. Fayette St.)

U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, sponsored the legislation to rename the postal facilities.

Wagner's Point homes to be razed March 12

The rowhouses in Wagner's Point - the heavily industrial South Baltimore neighborhood that was built in the early 1900s - will be demolished at 9 a.m. March 12, city officials announced this week.

In December, the last of the 270 residents moved out of the tight-knit neighborhood troubled by foul odors and high cancer rates and threatened by potential industrial accidents.

Residents left after the city, state and federal governments and two local chemical companies agreed to buy their homes and pay their relocation expenses. The moves make way for the expansion of a city sewage treatment plant.

City to name today in honor of volunteer

Mayor Martin O'Malley was to designate today "Loretta Warfield Day" in Baltimore in recognition of her charitable work.

During the holiday season, Warfield, a 14-year janitor at W. R. Grace & Co. in Curtis Bay, coordinates distribution of food baskets and gifts to needy families in the neighborhood.

The mayor's proclamation will be presented to Warfield at 11:30 a.m. today in the administration building at Grace's facility at 5500 Chemical Road.

In Baltimore County

Olszewski plans to hold town hall meeting

DUNDALK - Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. of Dundalk will hold a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 12 at the North Point library, 1716 Merritt Blvd.

Representatives from county government will answer questions from residents. Information: 410- 887-7174.

Character education program earns school $10,000 grant

PIKESVILLE - Milbrook Elementary School has received a $10,000 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education for its character education program, which has become a model for schools around the state.

Milbrook was named Maryland Character Education School of the Year 1999-2000 by the Maryland Center for Character Education. The school has incorporated a schoolwide approach to reinforcing good character traits in children through regular curricular integration and parental and community involvement.

Information: 410-887-1225.

Conference to explore uses of technology in teaching

TOWSON - The Baltimore Collegetown Network will sponsor a one-day conference, "Best Practices in Teaching with Technology," for members of the faculties and staffs of Baltimore-area colleges from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at Goucher College's Van Meter Hall.

The conference will highlight innovative uses of technology in teaching.

The registration fee is $30. Information: 410-337-6194 or the Web site, www.goucher.edu/colltown.

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