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Meeting sought on armory

September 10, 1997

Hagerstown City Councilman J. Wallace McClure said Tuesday he wants city and state officials to meet with the president of a local nonprofit group to iron out any misunderstandings about the former National Guard Armory.

The Rev. Philip Hundley, president of 21st Century Teens, has accused government officials in the last week of racism because his group no longer can use the 328 N. Potomac St. armory.

The teen group and Has-Beens Boxing have to be out of the building by 8 a.m. today because the armory has several building code violations, city officials have said.

The armory cannot be occupied while the electricity and water are turned off, the city's building inspector has said. The city turned off the utilities on Sept. 3 at the request of the state, which owns the building. The armory's utility bills were overdue.

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McClure said he wants Chuck Fawley with the Maryland Department of General Services, to be at the meeting.

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