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In Baltimore County

985 acres protected in 1998 thanks to easement donations

TOWSON -- County landowners protected a record 985 acres of farmland, woodland and open space during 1998 with donations of conservation easements to the Maryland Environmental Trust.

The easements, which ensure that the land will remain untouched by development, include 159 acres in Worthington Valley, 25 acres in West Run-Belfast Historic District, 266 acres in Caves Valley, 116 acres in Green Spring Valley, 203 acres near Arcadia and 216 acres on Stringtown Road.

County landowners have protected more than 9,700 acres through conservation easements to the trust -- more than in any other county in the state.

First Mariner chairman to speak at chamber dinner

ROSEDALE -- Edwin F. Hale Jr., chairman of First Mariner Bancorp, will speak at the Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce dinner Jan. 27 at the East-wind banquet hall on Pulaski Highway. Dinner will start at 7 p.m.

A high school scholar-athlete, Anthony Lawston, will be honored, and the new chamber Board of Directors will be announced. A senior honors student at Eastern Technical High School, Lawston has accepted a four-year football scholarship to Georgia Tech.

Information: 410-686-2233.

School groups may register to see 'Robin Hood'

DUNDALK -- The Sky Is The Limit community theater, sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks' Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services, is accepting school or group reservations for its production of "Robin Hood."

Two performances for groups are scheduled for April 29, followed by several shows open to the public. The theater, part of a creative arts program that includes disabled people, offers group-rate ticket prices of $3 per person.

Information: 410-887-5370 or 410-887-5319.

In Baltimore City

City man killed outside after-hours club

A man was killed during an altercation Sunday outside an after-hours club in the 3100 block of Spaulding Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, investigators said yesterday.

Police said James Wilson, 24, of the 4400 block of Ashcrest Ave. in Gardenville in Northeast Baltimore fought with a man in the nightspot about 4: 30 a.m. The altercation continued outside on an adjacent parking lot. Wilson was shot in the chest and head and died at the scene, police said.

Dante Bazemore, 25, of the 3300 block of Dorithan Road was shot in the left forearm and treated at Sinai Hospital, police said. It was not clear if Bazemore had any role in the incident.

UM law school to hold open houses for candidates

The University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore St., will hold the first of four open houses for law school candidates from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27.

The program will provide prospective students with information about courses of study and the academic community at the law school. Participants will have the opportunity to meet faculty members, students and other applicants.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Information: 410-706-3492.

Center for Autism to hold open house Thursday

The Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders will hold an open house from 3: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Church, 6200 N. Charles St.

Friends and parents of children and adolescents with autism, health professionals, educators and anyone with an interest in autism are invited. At the open house, Dr. Rebecca Landa will present a lecture: "Update on Genetics Research and Autism."

Information: 410-372-0280.

Pub Date: 1/19/99

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