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Colts legend Tom Matte to attend golf...


Colts legend Tom Matte to attend golf tournament

COCKEYSVILLE - Baltimore Colts legend Tom Matte and U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin are among those scheduled to attend the Lucent Technologies! Baltimore Reads Celebrity Golf Classic at Chestnut Ridge Country Club tomorrow to benefit the Baltimore Reads literacy organization.

The annual event has raised more than $500,000 for the group since 1992, and organizers expect it to bring in about $60,000 this year. About 150 participants are expected.

Baltimore Reads, which sponsors literacy programs for adults and young people, plans to use funds from this year's event to develop a technology-based curriculum.

Top student readers to be honored before game

BALTIMORE - Top student readers from around the state will be honored at an on-field ceremony at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday night to celebrate the end of the Orioles Summer Reading Program, which drew about 130,000 participants this year.

The annual reading program offers an incentive for children to take part in reading programs sponsored by 19 library systems statewide.

At Friday's event, before the 7:05 p.m. game against Seattle, the winning students from each county will receive gift bags with signed photos of an Orioles player.

Bookstore events a part of anti-prejudice initiative

As part of a national initiative called "Close the Book on Hate," local Barnes and Noble Bookstores will feature displays of books on anti-discrimination topics, including the Anti-Defamation League's new book, 'Hate Hurts."

Stores will also offer "101 Ways to Combat Prejudice," reading lists for all ages.

Barnes and Noble stores in the Power Plant in Baltimore, Ellicott City, White Marsh and Towson will feature "The Sneetches" by Dr. Seuss. The Power Plant storytelling will be held at 11 am. Sept. 20 and the Towson reading will be at 10 a.m. Sept.21.

Along with the Seuss classic, the White Marsh store will use "The Meanest Thing to Say," a book for young readers by Bill Cosby, at its event at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 25, and the Ellicott City store will highlight "The Crayon Box That Talked," by Shane Derolf, at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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