Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

November 16, 2003

Home-repair help is available for the disadvantaged

Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April Howard County/Sukkot in April Howard County is accepting applications from homeowners who need assistance with home repairs and maintenance projects.

Homeowners who are elderly, disabled or are otherwise disadvantaged are invited to apply for assistance. The program, which uses volunteers, is designed to help residents live with independence and dignity.

Information or to apply: 410-381-3338, or www.howard county.rebuildingtogether.org.

7 from Howard to join protest at Fort Benning

Seven Howard County residents who are members of the Howard County Friends of Latin America plan to join a protest next weekend that calls for closing the School of the Americas (SOA) at Fort Benning in Georgia.

The institution, renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, offers counter-insurgency training to Latin American soldiers.

The protest, sponsored by SOA Watch, commemorates the anniversary of the 1989 assassination of six Jesuit priests and others in El Salvador.

Members of the Friends of Latin America say they have heard firsthand about atrocities perpetrated by graduates of the school, which is publicly funded. "The SOA is a terrorist training camp on U.S. soil," said Leslie Salgado, head of the Howard County Friends of Latin America, in a news release. She plans to travel to Fort Benning on Friday along with Ray Donaldson, Ann Havill, Adela Hirsch, Betsy Lamb, Patty Reed and Ann Spiegler.

Information: 410-381-4899 or 443-367-0257.

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