UPPERCO -- The Associated Jewish Community Federation...


UPPERCO -- The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is the latest organization to propose building a religious retreat in the northern part of the county, with a request to expand its summer camp on Mount Gilead Road.

The Associated will ask the county's Development Review Committee on Monday for permission to build a religious study center with accommodations for sleeping, dining, recreation and meditation for adult retreats in the spring and fall.

The Pearlstone Retreat would be built on a portion of the Associated's Camp Milldale, which attracts about 1,000 campers each summer. The Associated has yet to release details. Loyola College's plan for a retreat center off Beckleysville Road has drawn opposition from residents.

Community college trustees to meet in Essex today


ESSEX -- Trustees for the Community College of Baltimore County will meet at 7: 30 p.m. today in the community center of Essex Community College.

Issues for discussion include finance items covering interim consultant contracts and continuation of the system's technological restructuring in the classrooms and administration.

The college has campuses at Essex, Dundalk and Catonsville.

Native American students at Towson U. to honor elders


TOWSON -- Towson University's Native American Student Association will hold its second Honor the Elders celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Potomac Lounge in the University Union.

The celebration will feature Deer Chaser, a dance troupe from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota. The celebration also includes a Baltimore drumming group, traditional foods and native arts, crafts and jewelry.

The free event is held to recognize the elders in the community and throughout the world.

Student, two adults injured in car-school bus collision


WOODLAWN -- A middle-school student and two adults were injured yesterday when a school bus collided with a car near Gwynn Oak Park, police said.

Police said the school bus carrying five Woodlawn Middle School students home was southbound on Virginia Street and was turning east onto Gwynndale Avenue about 6: 28 p.m. when it collided with a Hyundai traveling west on Gwynndale.

A female student, 11, and bus driver, Constance Jackson, 52, were treated at Sinai Hospital for minor injuries, police said. The driver of the Hyundai, Dennis Fleming, 47, of the 100 block of Wesley Ave. in Howard Park, was in stable condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

During a ceremony at 11: 30 a.m. today, Baltimore City Community College administrators will dedicate a granite and bronze sundial that has been erected on the college's Liberty campus, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.

Baltimore sculptor and Western Maryland College Professor Wasyl Palijiczuk was commissioned to create the sundial as a commemorative gift to mark the college's 50th anniversary in 1997.

In addition to marking time, the sundial is expected to be a visual attraction on a grassy hill near the new Life Sciences Building on campus.

Abell Foundation to fund drug recovery program

The Abell Foundation announced yesterday it will spend $1 million to combat addiction and crime in three Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods by following up drug treatment with help finding employment and housing.

The Recovery in Community program will operate in the Franklin Square and Boyd-Booth communities and in the area around Fayette and Monroe streets, the subject of "The Corner," an account of addicts' lives by David Simon and Edward Burns published last year.

Baltimore Healthy Start Inc., an affiliate of the city Health Department that operates other programs in poor neighborhoods, will coordinate the services.

Pub Date: 11/18/98

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