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November 09, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Indoor ice rink in Patterson Park is open for season

The indoor ice rink in Patterson Park - named after late City Councilman Dominic Mimi DiPietro - has opened for the skating season, which runs through March.

The rink, at 200 S. Linwood St., features public and private skating lessons and youth and adult ice hockey. Registration has begun for the Patterson Park Penguins, a women's ice hockey clinic, and for the Patterson Park Rink Rats, a youth clinic for ages 4 to 16. Private parties also can be arranged.

Public skating sessions are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $3, and skate rental is $2. Information: 410-396-9392.

Tourism campaign asks public to reject panhandlers

Don't give a panhandler money; buy him lunch instead. That's the message three Baltimore tourism and business groups are spreading across the city in 10,000 pamphlets and 500 posters.

The campaign, called "Put Your Change Where You Can Make One," is based on the premise that many panhandlers use the change they get to feed drug and alcohol addictions.

The Downtown Partnership, the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association say the public can do more good by buying a panhandler food or supporting a homeless advocacy group. They also note that tourists and downtown employees frequently complain about panhandling.

Symposium on ADHD set for parents, teachers

National experts will discuss attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Monday night in a free symposium for parents and educators, "ADHD: New Strategies for Home and School," at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, 300 S. Charles St.

Leading the program will be Dr. Charles J. Conlon, acting director of developmental pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, and Harvey C. Parker, a clinical psychologist and co-founder and former executive director of Children and Adults with ADHD. Topics will include strategies for dealing with ADHD at home and school, treatment options and teaching tactics.

The program will last from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Information or to reserve a space: 866-966-5696.

In Baltimore County

Community meeting set on housing development

PARKVILLE - The third of seven community meetings on the future of suburban housing development in Baltimore County will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Ave.

The meetings are part of a comprehensive review of suburban housing development. Meetings have been held in Randallstown and Catonsville, and are planned for Towson, Reisterstown, Perry Hall and Dundalk.

Meeting to be held Tuesday on Loch Raven Dam repair

TIMONIUM - A public meeting will be held Tuesday at Pot Spring Elementary School to discuss proposed renovations of Loch Raven Dam and the project's effect on the community.

Representatives from Baltimore, which owns and maintains the dam, and the Baltimore County Department of Public Works will attend. The dam is 89 years old and must be repaired to meet federal safety guidelines. The project is expected to cost $30 million.

The meeting will last from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The school is at 2410 Spring Lake Drive.

Information: 410-887-3495.

College officials appear on cable TV program

TOWSON - Goucher College, Coppin State College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are featured in this month's edition of Hello Baltimore County, a cable television program.

Guests include Sanford Ungar, Goucher president; Calvin Burnett, Coppin State president; and Craig Weidemann, vice provost of UMBC.

The program airs on county Comcast Channel 25 at 9 p.m. Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays.

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