In Baltimore County Last day of school will be June 15...

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April 25, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Last day of school will be June 15, board decides

TOWSON -- The last day of school for students in county public schools will be June 15, according to a vote by the Board of Education at a meeting last night.

The official school calendar had set the last day of classes as June 22, but since two of seven snow days were used, Superintendent Joe A. Hairston sought to roll back the start of summer break. Information: 410-887-4554.

Tire store manager shot during robbery attempt

CATONSVILLE -- The manager of a Catonsville tire store was shot several times yesterday morning during an attempted robbery at the business, Baltimore County police said.

Bill Toohey, a police spokesman, said a man walked into Kimmel Tire in the 5500 block of Baltimore National Pike about 7 a.m. and demanded money. The store manager, Hugh Mason, 41, was shot in the stomach when he got into "some kind of fight" with the intruder, Toohey said.

Mason, an Anne Arundel County resident, was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, Toohey said. The robber ran off.

Pupils to mark Space Day with fair, astronaut's visit

TOWSON -- Cromwell Valley Magnet Elementary School pupils will observe Space Day 2001 today with an all-day fair and visit with astronaut Robert L. Curbeam Jr.

The fair will have 14 booths featuring activities such as "Build Your Own Shuttle" and "Taste Real Space Food." Curbeam, a member of the Atlantis space shuttle crew in February, will talk with children about his adventure.

The Baltimore post office has issued a picture postmark to commemorate Space Day at the school, 825 Providence Road. Information: 410-887-4888.

Event planned for parents of children who stutter

TIMONIUM -- A workshop for parents of children who stutter and group activities for children ages 8 through 13 who stutter will be held Sunday at Loyola College's Timonium Graduate Center, 2034 Greenspring Drive.

The programs will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per family.

Information: 410-887-6443.

In Baltimore City

Rally today at City Hall to honor boxing champion

A rally for Hasim "Rock" Rahman, who won the world heavyweight boxing championship Sunday in South Africa, will be held at noon today in City Hall Plaza.

The rally will be preceded by a motorcade from Mack's Gym at Broadway and Eager Street. Cars will proceed south on Broadway then west on Fayette Street to City Hall. During the rally, the 300 and 400 blocks of E. Fayette St. will be closed to traffic from noon to 1 p.m., said Tony White, a spokesman for Mayor Martin O'Malley.

At City Hall Plaza, the mayor will present Rahman with a key to the city and proclaim today Hasim Rahman Day in Baltimore.

Bishop McKenzie to speak at Black Charities event

Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, former pastor of Payne Memorial AME Church in West Baltimore, will be the featured speaker at the Associated Black Charities celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday at Pennsylvania Avenue AME Zion Church, 1128 Pennsylvania Ave.

Last summer, McKenzie was elected the first female bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She was assigned to Africa, where she supervises the church's 18th District, which includes Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland.

Associated Black Charities of Maryland is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 by several Baltimore clergy members.

West-side development to be topic of free forum

The plan to revitalize the west side of downtown will be discussed at a free forum at noon today at the Johns Hopkins University's Downtown Center, Charles and Fayette streets.

M. J. "Jay" Brodie and Sharon Grinnell, both of Baltimore Development Corp., will give a report on the efforts to promote development around Howard and Lexington streets.

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