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Council names panel to tackle crowding in public schools

TOWSON -- The county council has named a 13-member committee to find solutions to school crowding before a building-moratorium law expires in June. That law calls for a moratorium in districts where the elementary school enrollment is at least 20 percent over capacity.

Robert Hess of Perry Hall, director of Action for the Homeless, has been named chairman. The first meeting is set for Nov. 2.

Among the members are two state legislators, four development industry representatives, a county planner and budget official, two community representatives, a chamber of commerce official and former county school superintendent Robert Y. Dubel.

Kamenetz to open office in district


RANDALLSTOWN -- County councilman Kevin Kamenetz is opening a district office in the Liberty Family Resource Center at 3525 Resource Drive.

The office, accessible to Woodlawn, the Liberty Road corridor and Pikesville, will be the site of an open house from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight. The office will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays. The phone number is 887-0784.

UMBC president is named to medical sciences council


CATONSVILLE -- The president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County has been named to a four-year term on the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council.

Freeman A. Hrabowski was one of three new members named to the council, which meets three times a year and is composed of leaders in the biological and medical sciences, education, health care and public affairs fields.

Members' duties include reviewing applications for research grants that have been assigned to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Jewish War Veterans name hall for longtime member

The Maryland Free State Post 167 of the Jewish War Veterans named its social hall on Church Lane yesterday for Milton A. Stuck, a longtime member and officer who was killed in an automobile accident July 6.

More than 150 people attended the breakfast ceremony dedicating the social hall to the man who handled the remodeling of the facility last year, said Seymour Weinberger, post quartermaster.

Mr. Stuck, an electrician, was a trustee and member of the executive board of the veterans post.

Man slain; detective falls through floor investigating

A Baltimore police detective was injured last night when a section of floor collapsed under him in a house where he was investigating a homicide.

Detective David Brown was standing in a second-floor room of the house in the 700 block of E. 30th St. with the son of the victim when the incident occurred about 7 p.m. He was being treated for leg and hip injuries at Union Memorial Hospital.

The son told police he found his father, John Wesley Charles, 70, dead on the first floor about 5 p.m. Police said he had gunshot wounds.

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