Comcast to Give Supplies

To Students in Need

Comcast will donate school supplies to more than 1,100 Prince George's County students who are in foster care, kinship care and area homeless shelters, with help from the county Department of Social Services.

The cable company collected donations at its offices and call and payment centers between July 18 and Aug. 12. Since Comcast started its first drive three years ago, the company has collected about 11,000 supplies for students.

Johnson Visits Schools

To Launch New Year

From William W. Hall Elementary School, Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) last week welcomed students, parents, teachers and other school system employees to a new year. He was joined by community business, civic and religious leaders, who were posted at more than 70 elementary, middle and high schools to greet students.

Johnson also visited Glenarden Woods Elementary School to congratulate third-graders on their performance on the 2005 Maryland School Assessment tests. Johnson was joined by Jacqueline Brown, the county's chief administrative officer; Micki Freeny, director of the county library system; Howard A. Burnett, interim schools chief; and local business representatives who are working to improve community involvement in education.

-- Compiled by Y.B. THOMPSON

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