City/County Digest


October 13, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

O'Malley in London today to explain Believe campaign

Baltimore's Believe campaign will go from City Hall to 10 Downing St. when Mayor Martin O'Malley arrives today in London to explain the marketing vehicle to British leaders.

O'Malley will discuss Believe and the city's success at reducing crime at a conference being held in London to launch Britain's campaign -- called Together -- to promote civic involvement. David Blunkett, Britain's top law enforcement officer, invited O'Malley to the conference after the British home secretary visited Baltimore in April, according to an O'Malley spokesman.

Prime Minister Tony Blair is also scheduled to address the conference.

5-mile walk to raise funds for breast cancer research

A 5-mile walk to raise money for breast cancer research and patient care is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at Patterson Park.

Registration for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will begin at 8 a.m. No fee will be charged to participate, but walkers are encouraged to take money gathered from pledges to the event.

Information: 800-787-4337 or visit online.

389th Army Band to present free concert at high school

The 389th Army Band will give a free concert at Archbishop Curley High School, 3701 Sinclair Lane in East Baltimore.

The concert, the first in a series of events sponsored by the school for the community, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

The band is stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground and has performed around the world.

In Baltimore County

Discussion on redistricting is scheduled for Saturday

TOWSON -- The League of Women Voters of Maryland will hold a forum, "Redistricting in Maryland -- Looking Forward," from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Goucher College.

The main speaker will be Michael McDonald of George Mason University. Also featured will be James Browning, executive director of Common Cause Maryland, and a representative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The forum is open to the public. Information and reservations: 410-269-0232.

11 delegates from Russia to visit school tomorrow

TOWSON -- Eleven Russian professionals spending three weeks in Maryland learning about the Rotary Club and the management of private schools in the United States will visit Calvert Hall College High School, 8102 LaSalle Road, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. tomorrow.

The 11 delegates, guests of Towsontowne Rotary Club, are traveling with interpreters. Their visit is sponsored by the Center for Citizen Initiatives, an organization that assists Russian citizens with programs to help secure economic and political reforms.

At Calvert Hall, the Russian delegates will meet with Brother Kevin Stanton, the president; Michael Brooks, a member of the school's board of trustees; and Louis Heidrick, the principal.

Gum Spring Road to close tomorrow for utility work

WHITE MARSH -- Gum Spring Road, between Ridge Road and Rossville Boulevard, will be closed starting tomorrow for utility construction, Baltimore County officials said.

The road will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is scheduled to reopen Nov. 14.

Traffic will be detoured to Perry Hall and Rossville boulevards during construction of a sewer that will serve seven houses.

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