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Look for Homefront Journal -- a collection of information, local events and Marylanders' efforts around the Persian Gulf war -- daily in the Today section.

Gifts for women


What do women soldiers want?

That's what the Cockeysville-Timonium chapter of the Lioness Club is trying to find out. They're writing to Maryland women stationed in the Persian Gulf and asking what they want or need -- perhaps their favorite shampoo or cosmetics, a novel, book of crossword puzzles or some favorite thing from home.


"The war situation is on everyone's mind, and most of the emphasis is not on the women there," said Elaine Coniff, president of the chapter.

The club has written several letters so far, but has gotten no response yet. It is asking Marylanders who know a woman soldier in the gulf to contact the club.

"We'd love to know the names and ages of the women, and maybe something else about them," said Mrs. Coniff. Anyone interested in helping the effort can write her at: 11 Cedar Knoll Road, Cockeysville 21030.

*Today: Mohamed Hakki, an authority on the Middle East, wilshare his insight into the crisis in that region at a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. Mr. Hakki, who was born in Egypt, is bureau chief of a newspaper in Kuwait. For more

information, call 541-2218.

*Tomorrow: Vigil for peace at the Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St., from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The candlelight vigil is a plea for diplomatic, rather than military, solutions for the crisis in the gulf. For more information, call 366-7200.

Send listings of events related to the Persian Gulf war to GulEvents, Features Dept., The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278; or fax it to (301) 782-2519.