In Baltimore City Area students sought for oration...


April 01, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Area students sought for oration contest on American Revolution

The Maryland Sons of the American Revolution is inviting area high school juniors and seniors to compete in its annual Joseph S. Rumbaugh Oration Contest scheduled for April 13 at the University of Baltimore.

The contest is designed to explore the influence of the American Revolution on present-day America and orators may cover any event or person from the war. Local winners go on to compete for national awards up to $7,500.

To apply, contact Christos Christou Jr. before April 7 at: 410-574-5467 or visit

Law professor to discuss baseball antitrust issues

A lecture on professional baseball's antitrust exemption will be held at the University of Maryland School of Law today, before the first pitch of the Orioles 2002 season.

Professor Spencer W. Waller of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law will discuss "If Justice Holmes Had Been Hit by an Omnibus: Professional Baseball Without Antitrust Immunity." Refreshments will be served before the 1 p.m. lecture, which will conclude in time for the 3:05 p.m. Opening Day game.

The lecture will be at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland School of Law, 20 S. Greene St.

Free computer classes offered by career agency

Free computer classes are being offered by Maryland New Directions, a nonprofit career counseling and job placement agency.

The Starting Over Program will offer basic and intermediate computer classes, and will also assist participants in finding employment opportunities. Orientations will be held every Tuesday in April at Maryland New Directions, 611 Park Ave., in Mount Vernon.

The program is open to heads of households who are at least 30 years old, and divorced, separated, widowed, or single parents. To schedule an appointment for a free orientation, call 410-230-0630.

`Clean Up Is Contagious' deadline is April 12

Baltimore public works officials are reminding citizens that April 12 is the deadline to submit nominations to the city's "Clean Up Is Contagious" contest.

The event will recognize Baltimore residents who make a difference in keeping the city clean. Winners, to be selected from three age categories and business owners, will be awarded a "Weekend in Baltimore" prize package.

Nomination forms are available by calling 410-545-6189 or by going online at

In Baltimore County

Insurance agency official to hear consumer concerns

TOWSON - A representative of the Maryland Insurance Administration will be in Towson on April 8 to hear consumers' problems with insurance companies.

The representative will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hampton Plaza, Suite 1A, 300 E. Joppa Road.

Information: 410-468-2000.

Household chemical center to begin collecting tomorrow

TOWSON - Baltimore County's household hazardous waste collection center will open for the season tomorrow.

Residents may drop off household hazardous waste, such as paint, motor oil, antifreeze, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides and swimming pool chemicals, five days a week at Eastern Sanitary Landfill, Days Cove Road in White Marsh.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Oct. 31. Information: 410-887-3745.

Dinner, silent auction to benefit historic site

EDGEMERE - A dinner and silent auction to raise money for Todd's Inheritance Historic Site will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wells-McComas Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, North Point Road.

Todd's Inheritance was a site of American resistance to the British invasion during the Battle of North Point in 1814.

Tickets cost $20. Information: 410-282-1740.

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