City/county Digest


January 27, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Institution named nation's official dental museum

Although the name already includes it, the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry - whose collection includes a set of President George Washington's false teeth - is about to become the nation's official dental museum.

The designation, which required congressional action and a presidential signature to attain, is to be announced at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the museum, 31 S. Greene St. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Baltimore Democrats who introduced the resolution signed in November by President Bush, are expected to attend the ceremony with representatives of the American Dental Association and Smithsonian Institution.

A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $4.50 for adults, and $2.50 for seniors, students and children ages 7 and older. Information: 410-706- 0600, or www.dentalmuseum. org.

Group seeking tutors in reading and writing

Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in reading and writing as well as English as a second language at the Greater Homewood Community Corporation Inc. in Baltimore.

The group, which is the largest volunteer-based adult literacy program in the city, serves 300 to 400 students a year.

Materials and training are available. Information: 410-261-3524.

In Baltimore County

County reschedules job fair for Feb. 4

TIMONIUM - Because inclement weather is expected, the county Office of Employment and Training has postponed its job fair that had been scheduled tomorrow until next week.

The job fair, targeting laid-off city school employees, was rescheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at the University of Phoenix, Timonium campus, 1954 Greenspring Drive. Information: 410-887-3501.

Recycling pickups canceled today because of snow, ice

TOWSON - Residential recycling collections of paper, bottles and cans scheduled for today have been canceled because of snow and ice, the Baltimore County Department of Public Works announced.

Residents are asked to set out their recyclable materials on the next scheduled day for that type of material.

Trash collection will continue as scheduled where roads and alleys are passable. County-operated refuse and recycling centers are to be open at their normal times.

Police seek disabled man missing since Sunday

PARKVILLE - Baltimore County police were searching yesterday for a disabled man who was last seen Sunday afternoon.

Thomas Paine Holston, 32, who is mentally disabled and suffers from severe seizures that require medication, left his home in the 8000 block of Highpoint Road about 4 p.m. to take a walk, police said.

Police believe Holston may be in the Fort Avenue area of Baltimore City. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 196 pounds, and was last seen wearing a dark-colored wool cap, a gray-and-black coat, yellow gloves, black jeans and green camouflage boots. Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020.

Board of Education set to discuss scheduling issues

TOWSON - The Baltimore County Board of Education is scheduled to meet today in the Educational Support Services building, 6901 Charles St.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m., when the board will discuss scheduling matters. A closed session will follow.

The board will resume its open meeting at 7:30 p.m.

College Savings Plans hold workshops tonight

TOWSON - The College Savings Plans of Maryland is scheduled to present workshops for parents tonight at Hereford and Dundalk middle schools.

Today's programs, which are to run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include general information about investment and savings plans and application materials.

Hereford Middle School is at 712 Corbett Road in Monkton, and Dundalk Middle is at 7400 Dunmanway. Information: 410-767-2037.

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