Three subcommittees of the Baltimore County...

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August 24, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Three subcommittees of the Baltimore County school system's Acts and Threats of Violence Task Force are scheduled to meet tomorrow.

The task force was formed this summer in response to recent violent incidents in schools, and it is scheduled to report its findings to the superintendent by Oct. 15.

Meeting tomorrow are two panels examining incidents and their aftermath. A third panel, which will study conditions before the incidents, meets Friday. All meetings are open to the public and will begin at 3 p.m. in the Greenwood Administration Building, 6901 Charles St.

Police to lead campaign for United Way in county

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TOWSON -- The county police will lead the Baltimore County government's 1998 United Way Communitywide Campaign, officials said last week.

Maj. Thomas F. Canning of the department was scheduled to meet with more than 30 agencies to prepare for the Sept. 25 kickoff.

The annual campaign will close on Oct. 30.

Students' mural dedicated at AlliedSignal plant

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TOWSON -- A mural painted by students from Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Baltimore County has been dedicated at AlliedSignal Communications Systems.

It depicts Maryland scenes such as the Baltimore Zoo, U.S. Naval Academy, Fells Point and a summertime crab feast. The mural was painted as part of a partnership between AlliedSignal and Carver Center, a public high school. It was dedicated as part of the company's celebration of its 60th year.

The mural is in a 187-foot underground safety tunnel at Allied- Signal's headquarters at 1300 E. Joppa Road.

Dr. Atul Bedi, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, recently received a $100,000 grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Bedi is researching ways to eradicate tumors that become resistant to therapy because of acquired genetic defects, a frequent occurrence in human cancers.

Bedi's "trailblazing work has the potential to make real inroads in the search for a cure for cancer," said Ben Kirtland, foundation president. The foundation, based in Cary, N.C., was founded by Jim Valvano, basketball coach at North Carolina State University, who died of bone cancer in 1993.

Man, 18, fatally shot in E. Baltimore crowd

An 18-year-old man was fatally shot early yesterday in East Baltimore, police reported.

Police said Shawn Pernell Johnson of the 400 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. was shot multiple times in the neck and back while in a crowd of people about 1: 45 a.m. in the 2400 block of E. Preston St. Police said Johnson was declared dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Police, who said the crowd dispersed when the shots were fired, had no suspects in the case.

Boxing promoter Don King to attend news conference

Boxing promoter Don King will make appearances in Baltimore today at a City Hall news conference and Center Club reception.

King, who was acquitted last month on federal wire fraud charges, will be the guest of local attorney William H. Murphy Jr.

One of the nation's most recognized sports figures, King will appear with Council President Lawrence A. Bell III at 2 p.m. at City Hall and attend a 5: 30 p.m. reception. The city is hoping to persuade King to promote an event in Baltimore, event organizers said.

Pub Date: 8/24/98

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