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The Baltimore City and Baltimore County police departments were awarded a $434,000 federal grant yesterday to design a joint program to combat the problem of police officers who physically abuse their wives or girlfriends.

Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrats, said in announcing the grant that the departments will develop a "zero-tolerance" policy that will include sanctions against officers involved in acts of violence against women.

Schmoke, Ravens' Ogden to honor 150 athletes

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Baltimore Ravens left guard Jonathan Ogden will honor 150 high school athletes for academic achievement and excellent attendance at 3: 30 p.m. today at the football team's training facility in the 11000 block of Owings Mills Blvd.

Each honoree will receive a Ravens jacket and two tickets to the Ravens-Oilers game Dec. 22.

Applications being accepted for Artscape crafts market

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Baltimore's Festival of the Arts Inc. are accepting applications from artists interested in participating in the Crafts Market at Artscape '97, scheduled for July 25, 26, and 27. The deadline is Jan. 31.

For information or to request an application, call (410) 396-4575 weekdays from 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. The line is TDD accessible.

CATONSVILLE -- A Catonsville Elementary School teacher has been charged with second-degree assault for allegedly shaking, yelling at and threatening to punch a fifth-grader Nov. 13.

James C. Carothers, 44, a music teacher, is accused of accosting Trae Allen, 11, after the fifth-grader told the teacher that he couldn't attend play rehearsal because of a soccer match, according to his father, Charles Allen Jr.

Carothers referred a call to his lawyer, Robert W. Buettner, who said, "I don't want to try [the case] in the papers. We go in with a presumption of innocence." A trial for Carothers is scheduled for Feb. 5 in Catonsville District Court, according to Baltimore County Deputy State's Attorney Howard B. Merker.

Community college trustees to hold budget workshop


CATONSVILLE -- In advance of a regular monthly meeting, the board of trustees of the Community Colleges of Baltimore County will hold a work session on the fiscal 1998 budget at 7 p.m. today at Catonsville Community College.

The meeting will be in Room K-100 at the college. On Dec. 18, the board will meet at the same location in regular session to consider the budget and other issues.

Information: 825-9180.

Civic association sets up scholarship honoring leader


PERRY HALL -- Perry Hall Improvement Association has established a scholarship named for Dorothy McMann, who is stepping down after six years as the association's president.

A graduating high school senior from the Perry Hall area will be awarded $500 under the Dorothy McMann Community Service Scholarship. McMann, who during her tenure emerged as an outspoken critic of growth policies in Baltimore County, did not run for re-election as association president.

Al Thompson, 49, a loan officer who has been on the association's board of directors for three years, was elected association president last month.

Pub Date: 12/11/96

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