An enhanced system of computer-aided analysis to...

TOWSON --

November 02, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- An enhanced system of computer-aided analysis to identify major drug traffickers and organizations and to accelerate drug investigations is up for County Council approval at today's 4 p.m. meeting.

The council is expected to approve spending $31,362 -- all but $7,840 of it in federal funds -- for the Link Analysis Drug Trafficking system. The one-year grant is expected to help investigators organize their research into often complex drug organizations and to help clearly present the information to prosecutors and in court.

Today's early council meeting was scheduled to aid the councilmen, five of whom are standing for re-election tomorrow.

Sign language class offered for adults

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks' Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services will offer basic sign language classes for adults from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. for five weeks beginning Nov. 9 at Loch Raven Recreation Center, 1801 Glen Keith Blvd.

Participants will learn finger-spelling, numbers, sentences, basic sign vocabulary and Deaf Culture from instructor Holly Neal.

The cost is $10 per person. Class size is limited. Deadline to register is today. Information: 410-887-5370 or 410-887-5319.

Library offers event for those seeking jobs

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ROSEDALE -- Free tickets are available starting Wednesday for a job search presentation to be held at the county's library branch at 6105 Kenwood Ave., at 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

Those who attend can learn how to use the library's jobs and career information center on the Internet, find out what job resources and openings are available and how to prepare for interviews.

Also featured will be a presentation about Baltimore County Career Net, a service of the county Office of Employment and Training. Information: 410-887-0512.

Services for Harold J. Carey, the Central District police officer who was killed Friday in a traffic accident, will be held at 11: 30 a.m. Wednesday at Central Church of Christ, 4301 Woodridge Road in West Baltimore, a police spokesman said.

Officers from police departments throughout Maryland and other states are expected to attend.

"Many law enforcement agencies are generally represented at a Fallen Hero's Service," said Robert W. Weinhold, the spokesman.

Carey, 28, was responding to an officer's call for help when the prisoner van in which he was a passenger collided with a police cruiser at Maryland Avenue and West 20th Street.

Operation Smile to offer free screenings Saturday

Operation Smile, a humanitarian group that cares for children with facial deformities, will conduct free screenings Saturday at UniversityCare in West Baltimore.

A medical team will see children with cleft palates and lips, burns, tumors, moles, scars and other facial deformities and refer them to treatment when appropriate. Families may come from 9 a.m. to noon to the health center, at 4538 Edmondson Ave. in Edmondson Village Shopping Center.

The group, based in Norfolk, Va., plans to treat children in 11 U.S. cities before leaving on a mission to 17 developing nations. For information, call the Baltimore chapter at 410-244-8072.

Christian Night Out set for Friday at War Memorial

The first Christian Night Out Experience is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore.

Sponsored by the Mighty Men/Women for Jesus, the celebration of worship, praise and prayer will include prayer on behalf of the homeless, drug addicts, criminals, children, parents and government officials.

Pub Date: 11/02/98

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