The Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System will...

City/County Digest

July 15, 1996|By From staff reports

OWINGS MILLS — The Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System will formally dedicate its $12 million Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center today.

The center, which is on the former grounds of the Baltimore VA Medical Center at 3900 Loch Raven Blvd., will have 120 beds and will care for veterans who need long-term care.

The program's keynote speaker will be the VA's undersecretary of health, Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer. Democratic Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski also will speak.

New environmental group sets first meeting July 31

The Community Environmental Partnership, a new group that is trying to address environmental problems and find solutions, will hold its first community meeting July 31 in Curtis Bay.

The group is a combination of South Baltimore and northern Anne Arundel communities, businesses, industries and governments. Their goals are to make residents and business owners in the area aware of environmental problems and possible solutions.

The group hopes to attract at least 200 people to the meeting, which is open to the public and will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Athanasius Church at Church and Prudence streets. Forty-five businesses, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and environmental groups will be represented.

OWINGS MILLS -- Soldiers of the 214th Military Intelligence Company, based at the Jachman Army Reserve Center on Greenspring Avenue, will leave this week for a tour of duty in Europe, relieving Army intelligence officers who will be assigned in Bosnia.

JTC Maj. Neil Johnson, operations officer of the 5115th Garrison Support Unit at Fort Meade, would not say how many company members will make the trip. The reservists will serve as "fill-ins" and their assignment is scheduled for no longer than 270 days, he said.

Domestic violence handbook available from associations

TOWSON

TOWSON -- A domestic violence handbook produced by the city and county bar associations -- initially designed for use by judges and lawyers -- now can be obtained by anyone in the metropolitan area.

"Domestic Violence: A Resource Directory" explains the correlation between domestic violence and child abuse; details issues pertaining to sexual assault, incest and mental illness; and provides a list of agencies that offer services. Advocates, lawyers and law school students began researching the 120-page handbook last year and completed it last month.

Some of the 1,200 copies originally printed are available, said C. Carey Deeley Jr., president of the county association, and funding is available to print an additional 1,200 copies if needed. To obtain a copy, call the county bar association office at 337-9103 or the city association at 539-5936.

Trust sets grant deadline for preservation projects

TOWSON

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Historical Trust has set an Aug. 1 deadline to receive applications for its annual program of grants, from $100 to $1,000, for preservation projects.

Past projects have ranged from publishing a book to roof repairs at the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society and the rehabilitation of the Relay Town Hall.

Information: 832-1812. An application package for a grant can be obtained by writing the trust at Box 10067, Towson 21285-0067.

Pub Date: 7/15/96

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