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A $2,000 scholarship for a college freshman is being offered by Shoe City, a Baltimore-based athletic footwear and apparel chain, and TCI Communications, the city's cable television provider.

Selection for the scholarship will be made by the Central Scholarship Bureau, a nonprofit city organization, and will be based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need. The deadline for applications is April 30.

Information: Central Scholarship Bureau, 410-415-5558.

Books for third-graders to be collected at open house

School choirs and a jazz ensemble will entertain today at Department of Education headquarters while officials collect books for third-grade classroom libraries.

The Holiday Open House will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the headquarters building at 200 E. North Ave. The new and gently used books, donated by school system employees, will be collected at 2 p.m. Information: 410-396-8577.

Christmas drive today to collect toys, food

A Christmas toy and canned goods drive to benefit the needy will take place today at the Baltimore Neighborhood Recreation Facility at 1601 Pennsylvania Ave.

AM radio stations WOLB 1010 and SPIRIT 1400 will broadcast the event, which takes place from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donations will be accepted until Thursday. Toys and canned food also can be dropped off during regular business hours at the Recreation and Parks Administration Building at 3001 East Drive in Druid Hill Park and at the Old Country Buffet at 6619 Ritchie Highway.

The items will be given to families who participate in the pTC Department of Recreation and Parks' after-school, day care and leisure programs.

Lawsuit settlement provides needy children a toy windfall

Settlement of an anti-trust lawsuit against toymaker Hasbro Inc. has led to a windfall of thousands of toys for needy children in Baltimore and Central Maryland.

At Community Resource Bank on Key Highway in Baltimore tomorrow, state Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. and United Way President Larry E. Walton are to distribute 2,380 toys to charities serving poor children.

Hasbro admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed to donate $6 million in toys and cash to settle the lawsuit by 44 states. Of that, $67,000 worth of toys went to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in Maryland. More than $44,000 will go to state programs for needy children.

TOWSON -- Many county elementary schools have openings in their prekindergarten programs for 4-year-old children.

Elementary schools with openings include Deep Creek, Sussex, Mars Estates, Dundalk, Charlesmont, Oliver Beach, Middlesex, Shady Spring, Essex, Glenmar, McCormick, Red House Run, Martin Boulevard, Baltimore Highlands, Johnnycake, Westowne, Hebbville, Halethorpe, Featherbed Lane, Powhatan, Padonia, Carroll Manor, Stoneleigh, Pleasant Plains, Owings Mills and Eastwood Center.

Parents may contact schools for more information on the program, which is free and meets for 2 1/2 hours a day, five days a week.

Salvation Army to collect at two school cafeterias


MIDDLE RIVER -- The Salvation Army will set up its "collection pots" in the cafeterias of Middle River Middle School and Kenwood High School to aid the group's Boys and Girls Clubs.

The principals and teachers at the schools will use the Salvation Army visits to show students the importance of helping others during the holidays.

The visit at Middle River will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, and the Salvation Army will be at Kenwood from 10: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

Pub Date: 12/21/98

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