Two hundred welfare recipients will get jobs and...


September 15, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Two hundred welfare recipients will get jobs and training under a $220,159 federally funded program set for County Council approval tonight.

Baltimore Goodwill Industries beat three other bidders for the one-year contract, which calls for 10 consecutive, four-week training programs in Catonsville, Woodlawn and Lansdowne.

The program is designed for those who have a work history but need help re-entering the work force. It will pay $867 for each person who gets a job and keeps working for at least three months or $275 for those who get training and do a three-month placement without a job. No payment will be made for anyone who drops out.

County to double funds given to alliance for jobs


TOWSON -- The county plans to double its contribution to the Greater Baltimore Alliance, a coalition of public and private interests intent on drawing more high-paying jobs to the Baltimore region through marketing.

If the County Council approves at its meeting tonight, the county will chip in $150,000 to match the city's donation, compared with $75,000 last year.

Alliance director Ioanna Morfessis told the council at an informal lunch Tuesday that 30 percent to 35 percent of the Alliance's money comes from governments. She expects to unveil next month a 48-month plan to "put the Baltimore region on the economic development map."

Sheppard Pratt wins health care contract


TOWSON -- After a competitive bid process, Sheppard Pratt Health System has been awarded a three-year, $289,980-a-year contract to provide an employee assistance program and managed behavioral health-care program for 26,487 county government employees and their dependents.

Starting Oct. 1, employees and their families will have access to mental health and substance-abuse services. The contract includes a renewal option for three one-year periods.

"Our plan gives Baltimore County government employees an on-site and/or off-site place to turn for confidential, professional assessment and short-term counseling or referral to appropriate care," said Susan Hahn, vice president of business development for Sheppard Pratt.

The Franciscan Sisters' campaign to expand their center for the needy in the 2200 block of Maryland Ave. last week received two grants, leaving their drive $746,000 short of a $3.1 million goal.

NationsBank gave $30,000 and the city Department of Housing and Community Development gave $13,000, after an original city grant of $140,000.

The center provides food, clothing and emergency aid.

It plans to renovate a former school around the corner at 101 W. 23rd St. and build a 6,000-foot addition to double its space.

Baltimore's 35th postmaster to be sworn in tomorrow

Michael S. Furey will be sworn in as the 35th postmaster of Baltimore at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the U.S. District Courthouse at 101 W. Lombard St.

U.S. District Judge Frederic N. Smalkin will administer the oath of office at the ceremony, which will include the presentation of colors by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Baltimore Chapter 461.

2 suspects sought in fatal shooting during robbery

Police yesterday were seeking two men in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man during a robbery of a dice game in a West Baltimore apartment building Saturday, a homicide investigator said.

Detective Carol Opher said Brian L. Owens of the 700 block of Yale Ave. was shooting dice with at least one other person in the rear basement hallway of a building in the 2400 block of Winchester St. about 11: 20 p.m. when two armed men entered and announced a robbery.

After taking an undisclosed sum of money, the men, each armed with a different caliber handgun, shot Owens several times, Opher said.

Pub Date: 9/15/97

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