RANDALLSTOWN -- A 13-year-old boy apparently drowned...


RANDALLSTOWN -- A 13-year-old boy apparently drowned yesterday while swimming in a pool at a friend's home, police said.

Police said the youth, whose name was not immediately available, was swimming in an in-ground pool behind a house in the 3700 block of Courtleigh Drive about 8 p.m. and was pretending to be drowning when he failed to surface in water 6 feet deep. The deepest part of the pool is 10 feet, police said.

They said the boy was pulled from the pool by friends, one of whom attempted to revive him before an ambulance arrived and took him to Northwest Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Goucher professor honored as Outstanding Educator


TOWSON -- Peter W. Bardaglio, associate history professor at Goucher College, has won the Maryland Association for Higher Education's Outstanding Educator award.

Bardaglio, a Goucher faculty member for 15 years and a Catonsville resident, was nominated by the college's president, Judy Jolley Mohraz. He is the author of "Reconstructing the Household: Families, Sex and the Law in the Nineteenth Century South." He also has written on the Civil War and Reconstruction.

The 52-year-old Maryland Association for Higher Education is a group of public and private post-secondary institutions and individuals interested in higher and adult education in the state.

Human relations panel scheduled to meet tonight


HALETHORPE -- The county Human Relations Commission will hold its May meeting at 6: 30 p.m. today at the Halethorpe Civic Center, 1900 Northeast Ave., just off Washington Boulevard, as part of the county's celebration of Good Neighbor Week.

Donald Hawkins, president of Halethorpe Civic League Inc., serves as host of the session. Several area elected officials are expected to attend.

Center needs volunteers to work in science program


STEVENSON -- The Irvine Natural Science Center on Greenspring Avenue needs volunteers to help lead science activities at Baltimore City recreation centers as part of Irvine's urban outreach program, Natural Connections.

Volunteers, who do not need experience, will work with elementary schoolchildren. The science center will provide training. Information: 410-484-2413.

The City Council will hold a hearing in its chambers at City Hall at 5 p.m. today to explore whether area banks are complying with federal laws requiring that investment capital reach poor neighborhoods.

Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977. But Council President Lawrence A. Bell III, who organized the meeting, said many of the banks covered by the act have merged, creating confusion over who is required to meet the investment responsibility.

He has invited community investment experts from around the nation to testify on how Baltimore institutions can best meet federal goals and get cash flowing to new businesses in troubled areas.

Man sentenced to 30 years for first-degree murder

A man who fatally shot another man during an attempted robbery in July was sentenced to 30 years in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder, said a spokeswoman for the city state's attorney's office.

E. Francine Stokes, the spokeswoman, said Circuit Judge John N. Prevas sentenced James Latane Pulley, 17, of the 2300 block of Ashland Ave. to life in prison with all but 30 years suspended for the murder of Lance Anthony Lopez, 38, of Aberdeen, Harford County.

Pulley was trying to rob Lopez's girlfriend July 13 in the 800 block of N. Fremont Ave. when the victim pushed her aside and was shot three times, according to evidence presented by prosecutor Sharon R. Holback.

Leaders to discuss plans for three stream valleys

The Friends of Maryland Olmsted Parks and Landscapes and leaders of Baltimore's three watershed associations -- Jones Falls, Gwynns Falls and Herring Run -- will discuss the conditions of the stream valleys and plans for them at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the Union Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 201 E. University Parkway.

The public is invited. Information: Flip Kreitner, 410-433-8886.

Pub Date: 5/20/98

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