TOWSON -- A contract with a private...


TOWSON -- A contract with a private consultant to produce a comprehensive plan to manage the Patapsco watershed is up for County Council approval.

The $284,060 contract with Tetra Tech Inc., to be voted on Monday, would fund a one-year study that would assess stream stability and water quality problems, set management strategies and set priorities on projects. The work proposed in the plan is expected to cost $3.1 million.

Nine 'good neighbors' honored by county executive


TOWSON -- When Parkton's Dot Jones finds a neighbor fallen on hard times, she does more than sympathize -- she donates food, money and other assistance.

Yesterday, she and eight other county "good neighbors" were honored by County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger at a Good Neighbor Week kickoff at Sherwood Farm in Cromwell Valley Park.

The individuals and groups were honored for efforts to build bridges between racial, ethnic and religious groups. Good Neighbor Week events are planned through May 22. Also honored were Interfaith Action for Racial Justice, Everett Friedman, Wanetta Thompson, Rachel Van Vugt, Kosher Food Pantry Volunteers, Riverview Community Association, Choralaires and Sharon Lewetzki.

Police, liquor board plan to target underage drinkers


TOWSON -- As prom season approaches, county police plan a crackdown on underage drinkers.

Undercover officers will be stationed on prom nights at county liquor stores to arrest young people trying to purchase alcohol with false identification or who use adults to buy alcohol for them, a police spokesman said yesterday.

The crackdown, to be conducted in cooperation with the Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Association and the Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners, will allow police to work with liquor store owners who spot underage drinkers.

The captain and three crew members lost at sea during a freak squall that sank the original Pride of Baltimore will be remembered tomorrow -- the 12th anniversary of the sinking -- at a ceremony at noon at the Pride memorial at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor, said Erin Lassen, spokeswoman for Pride of Baltimore Inc.

The ship sank 240 miles north of Puerto Rico during its journey home from Europe. Eight crew members survived in a raft built for six until they were rescued by a passing freighter four days later.

Public meeting to address mental health system

A town meeting at which residents can ask questions about the new public mental health system will be held from 4: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. today at Dunbar Senior High School, 1400 Orleans St.

The event is sponsored by the Baltimore Partnership for Mental Health and Mental Illness Advocacy and Education and the Mayor's Mental Health Advisory Committee. Representatives of state and local mental health agencies and other providers will be available for questions.

Pee Wee Preakness rescheduled for noon today

The 12th annual Pee Wee Preakness

The 12th annual Pee Wee Preakness -- canceled yesterday because of rain -- will be held at noon today at Federal Hill Park. The event features children racing on hobby horses for prizes.

Pub Date: 5/13/98

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