CATONSVILLE -- Donald M. Kirson, head of a local medical equipment company, has been appointed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening to a six-year term on the board of trustees of the Community College of Baltimore County.
Kirson, of Glyndon, will replace Robert J. Kemmery Jr. The appointment is expected to be confirmed by the state Senate during the legislative session.
Kirson Medical Equipment Co., which specializes in home medical equipment services and related systems, has offices in Maryland, Washington, Virginia and New Jersey.
Environmental group seeks volunteer stream monitors
OWINGS MILLS -- Save Our Streams, a private environmental group, is seeking volunteers to help monitor the health of 100 county streams.
More than 50 volunteers have participated in monitoring 35 streams in the past two months by collecting aquatic insect larvae and recording other environmental data.
The spring training session will be held in June at Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area. Information: John Stavlas at Save Our Streams, 410-969-4326, by May 1.
Library branches, offices to close at 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow
TOWSON -- All branches and administrative offices of the Baltimore County Public Library system will close at 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow for New Year's Eve and remain closed Friday for New Year's Day.
All libraries will reopen Saturday, and administrative offices will reopen Monday.
Special Delivery and Read Rover -- the county's mobile libraries -- will not deliver on the New Year's holiday and will resume service Monday.
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse will donate 1,100 smoke alarms with batteries that will be given to Baltimore families and to the parents of newborns arriving in the new year, at a 10 a.m. reception today at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St.
The first 600 smoke alarms will be given to the Fire Department for distribution to anyone in the community who asks for one. The rest will be handed out to the families of the first 500 children born at Hopkins in 1999.
Lowe's, which operates stores throughout Maryland, is including child safety tips with the alarms given to new parents. Information: Kathy Moore of the Hopkins School of Public Health, 410- 955-7619.
Unidentified man is city's 313th slaying victim
An unidentified man was fatally shot last night in Southwest Baltimore, the city's 313th slaying victim, police said.
Detective Homer Pennington said the victim, about 20, was standing in the 500 block of Denison St. near Edmondson Avenue about 10 p.m. when he was shot once in the chest by an unknown gunman. Several people were in the immediate area, Pennington said, but none reported witnessing the slaying.
Pennington said the victim was pronounced dead about 10: 25 p.m. at St. Agnes HealthCare.
Pub Date: 12/30/98