Baltimore County lawyer and former deputy...


October 14, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A Baltimore County lawyer and former deputy sheriff has avoided going to jail by paying $3,000 in back child support payments.

In August, a court master recommended that Jack McClernan, 45, be found in contempt of court and jailed in the county's work-release program for failing to pay support for his two daughters.

On Friday, Barton J. Sidle, representing McClernan's ex-wife, Beth Spedalere, said the $3,000 was enough to keep McClernan out of jail, though he owes $8,000 more in back payments.

Vaccination clinic for dogs, cats planned for Thursday


REISTERSTOWN -- The Humane Society of Baltimore County will hold a vaccination clinic for dogs and cats Thursday.

Dogs and cats can be vaccinated for rabies for $5. Rabies vaccinations are required by county ordinance, said society member Kathleen Reynolds. Owners also can have their pets vaccinated against distemper for $10.

The clinic will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road in Reisterstown. Directions or information: 410-833-8670.

Corrections personnel to raise funds for officer with cancer


PARKVILLE -- County corrections officers are trying to raise money to help the family of Officer James Campagna, who is seriously ill with cancer but has exhausted his sick leave.

A fund-raising dance is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday at the Tall Cedars Hall at 2501 Putty Hill Ave. Music will be provided by a disc jockey. Proceeds will help to support Campagna, his wife and two young children.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-887-2141.

A Baltimore County man was killed early yesterday when the motor scooter he was operating struck a traffic barrel on a Southeast Baltimore street, police said.

Police said Richard Lee Booth, 24, of the 2900 block of Cornwall Road in Dundalk was operating a 1995 Yamaha Riva scooter about 1: 20 a.m. on the shoulder of the eastbound lane of the 3300 block of Boston St. when the accident occurred.

Booth was thrown from the scooter and struck a utility pole, suffering multiple injuries, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the crew of a city Fire Department ambulance.

Keeler to discuss report of domestic violence group

Cardinal William H. Keeler will meet with news media at 10: 30 a.m. today to discuss recommendations of a 22-member Domestic Violence Task Force that he appointed. The meeting will be held at Mercy Medical Center, 301 St. Paul Place, as part of a symposium on domestic violence.

City to seek public opinion on master plan at meeting

City officials will solicit community input for a master plan for Baltimore's future at a public meeting tomorrow at Southwestern High School, 200 Font Hill Ave.

Registration for the PlanBaltimore! session will begin at 6: 30 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. Information: 410-396-8351.

Pub Date: 10/14/97

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