The Baltimore Bar Pro Bono Project, an effort of the Bar...

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December 04, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON — The Baltimore Bar Pro Bono Project, an effort of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, has received a $5,000 grant from the American Bar Association to help develop a wage-and-hour law clinic for low-income workers.

The grant will allow the Pro Bono Project to organize a clinic in which workers who have not been paid their wages can learn how to represent themselves in court.

The clinic will target Spanish-speaking workers in the Baltimore area because of the growing number of Hispanics encountering problems with getting paid for their services, according to project staff attorney Catherine M. Brennan.

Bicyclist fatally shot near Patterson Park

An East Baltimore man was fatally shot last night while riding a bicycle near Patterson Park, police said.

Detective Clifton Macer said Walter Green, 21, of the 400 block of N. Milton Ave. was bicycling south in the 200 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. and nearing the 2300 block of E. Fayette St. about 7: 30 p.m. when a man in dark clothing shot him at least once in the head with a revolver of unknown caliber.

Green was pronounced dead on arrival at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macer said.

Teachers to honor four for breast cancer efforts

The Baltimore Teachers Union chapter of the Black Caucus of the American Federation of Teachers will honor "Four Ladies of Courage" for their efforts in promoting breast cancer awareness in the community.

The event honoring community activist Bea Gaddy, physician Dr. Patricia Schmoke, BTU President Marietta English and Lorretta Johnson, president of the AFT Maryland chapter, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Ave.

Tickets are $35 and proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research. Information and tickets: Edward Horsey, 410-358-6600, ext. 318.

Library's sale to include books, records, magazines

The annual book sale of the Enoch Pratt Free Library will be held tomorrow through Monday in the Main Hall of the Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.

Bargain hunters and collectors will find more than 25,000 new and used books, phonograph records, magazines, maps and other items.

The event begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow and concludes at 8 p.m. Monday. Information: 410-396- 5429.

TOWSON -- The annual county Christmas tree lighting ceremony is scheduled Tuesday in the fountain plaza between the old courthouse and the County Courts Building.

Music and refreshments will be at 6 p.m. and the lighting at 6: 30 p.m., after the arrival of Santa Claus.

The Towson High School Brass Choir is to provide music, and Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel will provide the snacks for dozens of county officials, residents and children who attend the event, which is sponsored by the county and the Towson Business Association. Rain date is Wednesday.

Help requested for sending clothes to hurricane victims

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Towson University is seeking volunteers Sunday to help pack boxes of clothes collected for the Honduran victims of Hurricane Mitch.

Thousands of pounds of clothing will be shipped to Honduras on Dec. 11. Anyone interested in helping should come to the Lida Lee Tall Building on University Place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Men's, women's and children's clothes and shoes will be collected there until Thursday. Information: Joyce Dreyfuss at 410-830-2652.

College program to focus on date-rape awareness

CATONSVILLE

CATONSVILLE -- "He Said, She Said," a free program on date-rape awareness education, will be presented at noon Wednesday at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Katie Koestner, a date-rape survivor, and Brett Sokolow, a specialist in sexual assault policy and law, will lead the program.

Information: 410-455-4145.

Pub Date: 12/04/98

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