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January 30, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Anna Deavere Smith, playwright, actress, to lecture at school

Playwright, actress and author Anna Deavere Smith will be this year's Anne Healy Lecturer at Roland Park Country School.

Smith will examine how issues of race, class and gender have shaped and changed the American character in her lecture, "Snapshots: Glimpses of America in Change." Smith has received a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, two Tony nominations, an Obie Award and two NAACP Theater Awards. She has also appeared in the movies "Dave" and "The American President," and is on the faculty at Stanford University.

Smith will speak at 7: 30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Sinex Theater at the school, 5204 Roland Ave. Admission is free. Information and tickets: 410-323-5500, Ext. 3056.

Local students are delegates to Senate Youth Program

Seniors from Gilman School in Baltimore and Suitland High School in Prince George's County are the Maryland delegates to the 37th annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington from Feb. 27 to March 6.

David Finney of Towson and Nathaniel Thomas of Suitland were recently named as delegates by state Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick. Each will receive a $2,000 college scholarship, as well as their expenses for the trip to Washington. Rebecca Gifford of Ellicott City, the student member of the Maryland State Board of Education, and Daniel Hibey of Kensington were named as alternates.

The young delegates will study the federal government, especially the Senate, and will meet Cabinet members and congressional leaders during their week in Washington.

Police seeking suspect in fatal shooting

A 22-year-old Northwest Baltimore man who was shot Thursday afternoon in Pimlico died that night, and police said yesterday that they have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect.

Calvin Lambirth of the 5800 block of Jonquil Ave. was shot in the head shortly before 3 p.m. in the 3000 block of Wylie Ave. Police said he was pronounced dead at 10: 30 p.m. at Sinai Hospital.

Police declined to release the name of the suspect pending his arrest. Investigators said they knew of no motive for the shooting.

In Baltimore County

Free divorce assistance to be offered Feb. 9

TOWSON -- Low-income Baltimore and Baltimore County residents planning a divorce may get some free help from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Towson at a location to be announced to applicants.

The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and the Pro Bono Counseling Project, both nonprofit groups, will offer the workshop on the basics of divorce, using sample pleadings and other forms to prepare people to file for divorce on their own.

Simple divorces will be described, not those involving custody, property or pension disputes. To apply, call Michelle Swift at 410-547-6537.

Pub Date: 1/30/99

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