February 18, 2003

Housing Authority demolition to begin

Demolition of Hagerstown Housing Authority buildings in the 900 block of Main Avenue will begin this week.

Effective Monday, Main Avenue from Ross Street to Buena Vista Avenue will be closed to through traffic for an indefinite period.

Emergency vehicles will not be able to use that section of Main Avenue.

Contact Ron Nair at the Hagerstown Housing Authority at 301-733-6911, extension 142, or the City of Hagerstown Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, extension 125, for information.

CASA to host legal rights workshop

A legal rights workshop will be presented by attorney Catherine Drummond on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the CASA office, 116 W. Baltimore St. in Hagerstown.


Information on separation, divorce and child custody issues will be discussed. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Register by calling 301-739-4990, TTY 301-739-1012. People requiring special accommodations should contact Marti Dako.

Hearings to be held on racial, ethnic fairness

The Maryland Judiciary's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Judicial Process will hold a series of public hearings statewide later this month.

The hearings will provide residents with the opportunity to share their experiences and recommendations on racial and ethnic fairness in the court system with the commission.

A hearing will be held in Hagerstown on Feb. 27 at South Hagerstown High School, beginning at 6 p.m.

For information on the public hearings or the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Judicial Process, contact the Commission at 1-410-260-1298.

CPR for Family and Friends course offered

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County War Memorial Hospital will offer the American Heart Association's CPR for Family and Friends course.

The course targets both adults and children who want to know what to do in a life-threatening emergency.

The free class will be offered Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at War Memorial Hospital.

The course is not designed for those who are required to attend a CPR course for the workplace or for certification.

Class size is limited to six people so advance registration is required. To register or for information, call education coordinator Mandy Sites at 1-304-258-6577.

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