In Baltimore City King Day parade at noon today...

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January 21, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

King Day parade at noon today; detours planned

The city's second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade steps off at noon today on the boulevard named for the slain civil rights leader.

The parade will start at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Eutaw Street, near the state office complex, and proceed south to Russell Street.

Several detours will be set up because of the parade: the staging area, Eutaw Street from Dolphin Street to King Boulevard and Preston Street from Madison Avenue to Eutaw Street, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the parade route along southbound King Boulevard from Eutaw Street to Russell Street from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and the disbanding area of the Russell Street service drive from Hamburg Street to West Street, and Hamburg Street from Russell to Paca Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ecumenical council to hold Christian prayer service

Christians from several denominations will gather at 7 p.m. Thursday for the fourth annual Ecumenical Prayer Service, sponsored by the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council.

The Rev. Sharon Smith will deliver the sermon, and the service will feature readings in six languages.

The prayer service will be held at St. Jude Shrine, Paca and Saratoga streets. Free parking is available. Information: 410-467-6194.

City clergy to be tested for HIV to boost awareness

In a move aimed at heightening awareness among African-Americans about AIDS, several Baltimore clergy members will be tested for HIV after an ecumenical service today honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The service will take place at 10 a.m. at Douglas Memorial Community Church, 1325 Madison Ave. After the service, participating clergy members will go to mobile units parked in front of the church for the tests.

Information: 410-523-1700.

SSA construction to close section of Mulberry Street

A section of Mulberry Street near the Social Security Administration's downtown complex will be closed tonight until early Thursday during the installation of scaffolding along a connector bridge between its two buildings.

The section between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Paca Street is to close at 7 o'clock tonight and is expected to reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday, the city Office of Transportation announced.

Eastbound Mulberry Street traffic will be detoured right on King, left on Saratoga Street, and left on Paca back to Mulberry. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes.

In Baltimore County

Public hearing on budget scheduled tomorrow night

TOWSON - Baltimore County Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Superintendent Joe A. Hairston's proposed $806 million operating budget for the 2002-2003 school year at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The hearing will give residents a chance to comment on the spending plan. The school board will vote on the budget Feb. 26.

The hearing will be held at Ridge Ruxton School, 6916 N. Charles St.

Community views sought on park at Tall Trees site

ESSEX - Officials of Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks will meet with residents Jan. 31 to solicit community comment on a park planned at the site of the Villages of Tall Trees.

Tall Trees, a World War II-era apartment complex, will be demolished to make way for the park at Rickenbacker Road and Old Eastern Avenue.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the library of Mars Estates Elementary School, 1500 E. Homberg Ave.

County police TV program to air auto theft prevention

TOWSON - Preventing automobile thefts is one of the topics of the January edition of Police Report, Baltimore County Police Department's cable television program.

The program also features a segment on the county's Traffic Stop Data Collection Program and news about neighborhood crime trends.

Police Report airs four times a week on Baltimore County Comcast Channel 25: 8:30 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday.

Pancake breakfast to benefit fire company set for Sunday

KINGSVILLE - A pancake breakfast to benefit Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the fire station on Bellvue Avenue.

Diners will be asked to make a donation. Information: 410-887- 5773.

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