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In Baltimore City

Ex-board member to become president of education group

Bonnie Copeland, who recently resigned from the Baltimore school board because she moved out of the city, will become president and executive director of the Fund for Educational Excellence.

Copeland, who was executive vice president of the Greater Baltimore Committee, replaces Sister Rosemarie Nassif, who was named president of Holy Names College, a Catholic liberal arts college in Oakland, Calif.

The Fund for Educational Excellence is a local nonprofit educational organization that works to improve the city school system. It created Achievement First, a model for reforming elementary schools, which has recently been adopted by more than 20 schools.

Pigtown residents sign up as crime-watch volunteers

Southern District police officers walked the streets of Pigtown in search of volunteers last week and had one of their best recruit round-ups.

Officer Darrell Brown said the eight officers were more successful during their walk from noon to 2: 30 p.m. than other recruiting missions he could recall. More than 50 residents signed up as Citizens On Patrol volunteers and block watchers.

Brown attributed the interest in signing up to the area's rising crime and drug problems. "Pigtown wants their neighborhood back," he said.

School board schedules public forum tomorrow

The city school board will hold a public forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at West Baltimore Middle School, 201 North Bend Road.

The board will meet and talk informally with parents and members of the public from 5: 30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Quaker architecture is lecture topic Wednesday

Architect Bruce Manger will speak on "Building Quaker Meeting Houses: Their Architecture and Ministry" at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St.

The lecture is part of a series, "Saints or Sinners," that focuses on religion and the arts. Lunch will be served for $4.50 per person. Reservations: 410-435-3773 by tomorrow.

The final lecture in the series will be held April 21 at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

In Baltimore County

Savoy East park project to be discussed tomorrow

RANDALLSTOWN -- The second community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the former Savoy East Apartment complex into a community park will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Winfield Elementary School, 8300 Carlson Lane.

The concept plan, based on input from the first community meeting, will be presented by staff from the county Department of Recreation and Parks.

Last summer, the county bought the aging apartment complex and demolished 66 units in an effort to eliminate some of the excess low-income housing in the area.

Daylong conference Saturday to focus on land-use issues

MONKTON -- A conference for community leaders, business representatives and residents of the Gunpowder Watershed area will be held Saturday at Camp Puh'tok to explore ways to protect the watershed into the next millennium.

Participants in the daylong conference will include government officials, conservationists, developers and residents who will explore land-use and water quality issues.

Registration is $15 per person. Students will be admitted free. Information: Valerie Brennan, 410- 296-9164.

Catonsville High to hold fifth show of edible artwork

CATONSVILLE -- Catonsville High School will hold its fifth annual Edible Art Show tomorrow in the school cafeteria.

Students at the school will display art that can be eaten at the end of the show, which is sponsored by Catonsville's Art Honor Society.

Students will begin bringing their entries to the school at 6 p.m., and judging will begin at 7: 30 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item for the homeless or $1.

Pub Date: 3/15/99

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