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November 04, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

City Council seeks hearing on Abell report on evictions

The City Council called last night for a public hearing on an Abell Foundation report on evictions in Baltimore.

The report, issued in March, found that evictions are more common in Baltimore than in many cities, with 6 percent of renters turned out of their apartments last year. It also found the evictions process in the city unusually swift.

The council will invite Abell officials to share their findings at the hearing, which has not been scheduled. It also will request that the city's sheriff, director of public works and chief of the Bureau of Solid Waste attend and provide written responses to the Abell report within 30 days. Sheriff's deputies oversee evictions, while public works and solid-waste crews remove household belongings left at curbs.

Also last night, the council voted to create a task force to establish rules and regulations for outdoor signs. Council members Lois A. Garey and Nicholas C. D'Adamo Jr. declined to vote on the measure, while John L. Cain voted against it.

Ceremony to honor Marines who fought in World War II

Ceremonies honoring fallen members of the six Marine Corps divisions of the Fleet Marine Force that saw combat in the Pacific during World War II will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Ave.

Former Marine Sgt. Larry Kimble, the state's deputy secretary for veterans affairs, is the scheduled guest speaker, and the ceremonies will include the playing of the national anthem by the Marine Corps Band from Quantico, Va., and placing wreaths at the foot of the granite memorial stones representing the six divisions.

The ceremonies will be followed by a buffet luncheon at Snyder's Willow Grove Restaurant, 841 N. Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum, celebrating - two days early - the 228th anniversary of the Marine Corps.

In Baltimore County

St. Paul's Schools students to perform musical comedy

BROOKLANDVILLE - The Rodgers and Hart musical comedy Babes In Arms will be performed by students at the St. Paul's Schools at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 13 to 15 in the schools' Ward Center for the Arts.

The five performances will include students from the girls' and boys' schools and will be held in the center's theater on campus, 11152 Falls Road.

Tickets for the performances are $6. Information: 410-821- 3047.

Calvert Hall to hold open house, student tours

TOWSON - Calvert Hall College High School will hold an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at its campus, 8102 LaSalle Road.

The open house will include student-led campus tours and performances by the school's fine arts department. Prospective students and their families also will be able to talk with faculty, staff, moderators and coaches.

Calvert Hall is a Catholic boys' college preparatory high school. Information: 410-825-4266, Ext. 126.

Community college board of trustees to meet Nov. 12

CATONSVILLE - The board of trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road.

The agenda will be posted outside the meeting room - H-308 in the Technical Arts Building - an hour before the session begins. Speakers are asked to sign in by 7:15 p.m. Comments must pertain to items on the agenda and are limited to two minutes.

Information: JoAnn Klatt, 410-869-1222.

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