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In Baltimore County

Health program at Eastern Tech wins award from state

ESSEX -- The Allied Health Program at Eastern Technical High School has won the Maryland State Department of Education's 2000 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Career and Technology Education Program.

The award is sponsored by the Education Department's Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning. In addition to the career and technology award, the department gives awards in the categories of business partnership, change agent and student leadership organization.

Eastern Tech will receive a large walnut plaque and the Governor's Salute to Excellence certificate, and it will be recognized at a luncheon May 5 at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

Support group to begin for widows, widowers

TOWSON -- St. Joseph Medical Center will sponsor a six-week widows/widowers support group series beginning Tuesday.

The program is open to men or women, age 50 or older, who lost a spouse more than three months ago. Topics to be discussed include adjustment to bereavement, coping with family and friends, legal issues and facing the future.

The program is held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays in the Irwin Center at the hospital. Cost is $30 per person. Information: 410-337-1479.

County to hold rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets

TOWSON -- The county Department of Health will hold 10 rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets from May 8 to June 17.

Vaccinations are $5 per animal. All animals must be at least 12 weeks old and on leashes or in carriers.

In the first three months of 2000, 14 rabid animals were found in the county. For information on clinic locations and times, call 410-887-2723.

In Baltimore City

Principal, administrator honored by state group

A principal and the city school system's chief academic officer have been named top educators by the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals.

Betty Morgan, the city's second-highest school official, was chosen Professional Educator of the Year. The association pointed to her classroom reforms and other accomplishments during her 28 years as an educator.

Tom Bowmann, principal of Thomas Johnson Elementary School in South Baltimore, was named Maryland's National Distinguished Principal. Under his direction, the school has nearly doubled the percentage of pupils reading at grade level or above.

School to be renamed to honor legacy of historian

Dinner and a talent and fashion show will highlight a renaming ceremony for Carter G. Woodson Elementary School from 5: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 2501 Seabury Road in Cherry Hill.

The new name will be Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary School, in recognition of his being the second African-American to receive a doctorate in this country. Woodson was a historian and edited the Journal of Negro History for nearly 40 years. The school marks its 50th anniversary in October. Donations are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Proceeds will benefit the school's music program and Information Resource Center. Information: 410-396-1366, or 410-396-1367.

Masons, Eastern Star to honor 109 members

The M.W. Zerubbabel Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Inc. and the Deborah Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of the Adoptive Rite Inc., will honor 109 members at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Temple, 2105-07 McCulloh St.

Those being honored have devoted 25 years or more of service to the organizations and their communities. Information: 410- 466-1969.

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