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Landmark status sought for former Nixon home

The Baltimore Sun

The one-time Maryland residence of former President Richard M. Nixon has been nominated for designation as a Baltimore County historic landmark.

The county Landmarks Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 to consider a request to add Nixon's former residence, an apartment building at 900 Wilson Point Road in Middle River, to its landmark list. The listing was requested by the Baltimore County Historical Trust, on the grounds that the building is a former home of a president and represents a link to the county's wartime and industrial past.

David Marks, historical trust vice chairman, said Nixon and his wife, Patricia, lived in Apartment 900-D of the Stansbury Manor Apartments for several months in 1946 when he was a lieutenant in the Navy, assigned to settle contracts at the neighboring Glenn L. Martin Co. Later that year, Nixon moved to California to run for a seat in Congress.

The Stansbury Manor Apartments, built in 1939 by the Martin company, include 24 two-story buildings on about 25 acres. Only the one building where Nixon lived has been nominated for landmark designation.

The meeting will be held in Room 407 of the County Courts Building at 401 Bosley Ave., Towson.

Edward Gunts


School board sets budget meeting

The county Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2009 operating budget at 7 p.m. today at Ridge Ruxton School, 6916 Charles St., Towson.

Sign-up for individuals who wish to speak at the hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the school. Speakers will be allotted three minutes.

The board is expected to approve the operating budget request at its meeting Feb. 13.

Information: 410-887-4126.

Black Saga contest starts this week

County schools are celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and the African-American experience in U.S. history with the Black Saga competition starting this week.

Pleasant Plains Elementary School will hold its competition at 2 p.m. today, facilitated by Charles Christian, author of Black Saga: The African American Experience. Carney Elementary will hold its competition at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The event will include music by the school's band and chorus.

Teams of fourth- and fifth-graders compete; the winners will advance to the county and state competitions.

Information: Pleasant Plains, 410-887-3549; Carney, 410-887- 5228.

Science symposium to be held today

The sixth Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community High School Science Symposium will be held at 7:15 p.m. today in the Beth Tfiloh Rosen Performing Arts Center/Mintzes Theatre, 3300 Old Court Road, Pikesville.

The program will recognize Beth Tfiloh students who have participated in research programs in science, mathematics or technology, as well as express appreciation to their mentors. Eight students will give presentations explaining the results of their research projects in areas including microbiology, computer science and embryology.

Dr. Steven J. Czinn, a pediatric gastroenterologist who is professor and chairman of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of pediatrics at University of Maryland Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker.

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School is a co-educational Jewish day school.

Information: 410-413-2312.

Law enforcement

Towson precinct on 'Police Report'

The Towson precinct is featured in this month's edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program.

Capt. Alexander Jones, commander of the precinct, and Officer Gary Doucett will talk about the area, the Community Resource Center in the Hillendale shopping center and relations with local college communities.

Also on the program, which will be broadcast through Feb. 8, Sgt. Bob Jagoe, a member of the Regional Auto Theft Task Force, will discuss auto theft prevention tips.

The show is aired on Comcast Channel 25 in Baltimore County at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. It can also be viewed online at www.baltimore ereport_main.html.

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