Prince George's County Executive Parris N. Glendening has appointed Barbara F. Cohen to the county's Consumer Protection Commission. The appointment must be approved by the County Council.
Cohen will replace Robert Heffron, who resigned. Cohen and her husband own a Fort Washington restaurant called Pegasus I.
Glendening has appointed Edna M. Berry, Gloria C. Williams, Wayne A. Lerch, Anne T. MacKinnon and Kevin L. Jefferson to the county's Human Relations Commission.
Berry, Williams and Lerch are being reappointed to the commission after serving two-year terms.
MacKinnon and Jefferson are being appointed for the first time. MacKinnon, a Riverdale resident, is sales director of the Ramada Inn Central and is secretary of the county's Mental Health Association. Jefferson, a Capitol Heights resident, recently completed service as a law clerk to Judge Vincent Femia and has affiliations with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, NAACP and the Jaycees.
The appointments must be approved by the County Council.
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School has been selected as one of 35 schools nationwide to participate in activities sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Family of Schools network.
The network, formed in partnership with the American Can Co. and made up of schools named after or affiliated with King, is designed to preserve King's legacy and celebrate his birthday as a national holiday this month. The network will focus on King's principals in developing teaching strategies and educational materials. The network schools also will share resources and approaches for celebrating the King's birthday.