Neighborhood news

January 19, 1998

A community farewell reception for Martinsburg Police Chief Wayne Cleveland will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va.

Reed Martin, a national authority on special education, will present workshops regarding the changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Act on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31 at 300 S. Lawrence St. in Charles Town.

A discussion on getting an IEP that works will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Positive behavior interventions required by law will be the topic at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 and getting an evaluation that changes the school's mind will be discussed at 1 p.m. Jan. 31.

Registration and materials for the first workshop cost $20 per person; for the second or third workshops, $25 per person. Registration for workshops one and two, two and three or one and three costs $40 per person; for all three, the cost is $60 per person.


For more information, call 1-304-725-6473.

Pennsylvania motorists can now call a toll-free, 24-hour hot line for information about everything from storm advisories to slick interstates anywhere from the Ohio to New Jersey borders.

The number, 1-888-783-6783, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has its own number, 1-800-331-3414.

The hot line is available, using a touch-tone phone, for Pennsylvania and out-of-state residents whose telephone area codes border the Commonwealth.

Callers will receive a recorded message about general conditions by entering the route number of the desired interstate highway using the key pad of their touch-tone phone.

 The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1 at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg, W.Va.

The speaker will be the Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, pastor of Monumental Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn. He was active in the civil rights movement and witnessed King's assassination.

In addition to his work as a pastor, Kyles is a founder of the National Board of People United to Save Humanity and executive director of PUSH-Memphis. He was a delegate to the 1993 International Solidarity Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has received numerous honors and awards for civic, religious and social service.

The annual banquet is the major fund-raising event of the MLK Committee, which provides scholarships to graduating seniors in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties. Applications for scholarships are available in high school guidance offices.

Tickets for the banquet, which will not be sold at the door, cost $25 and are available from Rosabell Roman, 1-304-263-9736, and Jean Martin, 1-304-725-9428.

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