TOWSON -- County residents who wish to...


TOWSON -- County residents who wish to recycle their Christmas trees must set them out at the curb before Jan. 11. Trash haulers will not collect trees from alleys.

Trees also may be dropped off for recycling Jan. 6-29 at Western Recycling Center in the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road in Halethorpe; Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility off the 10300 block of York Road in Cockeysville; and Eastern Sanitary Landfill in the 6200 block of Days Cove Road, off the 11500 block of Pulaski Highway.

Information: 410-887-2000.

Three UMBC chess teams compete for college title


CATONSVILLE -- Three chess teams from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are in Dallas this week in a quest to DTC reclaim the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, considered the "World Series of College Chess."

UMBC won the 1996 Pan-Am in Baltimore and placed third last year. Players include the world junior champion, International Grandmaster Tal Shaked of Tucson, Ariz.; International Master Florin Felecan Jr. of Evanston, Ill.; International Master Eugene Perelshteyn, of Massachusetts, the highest-rated U.S. player younger than age 18; and Senior Master William Morrison of Baltimore.

Healthful eating is topic of Perry Hall library talk


PERRY HALL -- A representative from the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service will give a talk on healthful eating habits at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Perry Hall library in the 9400 block of Belair Road.

Free tickets will be available Jan. 13. Information: 410-887-5195.

Baltimore activist Bea Gaddy was serving food to about 50 homeless people Tuesday -- an annual holiday tradition of hers -- when two people knocked on her door. The man and woman, representatives of Publishers Clearing House, gave her a $10,000 check and a trophy to honor her for many years advocating for the homeless.

Gaddy, who was homeless for years, said she will use the money to refurbish a 12-room homeless shelter for women on Chester Street. For the past 15 years, she has been cooking and serving Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to the needy, has established homeless shelters and helps collect more than 10,000 pounds of food a year for the poor.

Publishers Clearing House honored nine other volunteers this year.

Unidentified woman's body is found in Leakin Park

The body of an unidentified woman was found yesterday afternoon in Leakin Park in Southwest Baltimore, police said.

Police said officers found the body about 2: 20 p.m. in a wooded area off the 4500 block of Hutton Ave. near Wetheredsville Road. The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Pub Date: 12/28/98

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