In Baltimore CityCongregation sets tribute for retiring...

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April 21, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Congregation sets tribute for retiring senior rabbi

Temple Oheb Shalom is sponsoring a tribute to Rabbi Donald Berlin, the congregation's senior spiritual leader, at 7: 30 p.m. May 5 at the synagogue, 7310 Park Heights Ave.

Berlin is retiring at the end of June after 23 years of service. He is the fourth rabbi in the congregation's 146 years. He will be replaced by Steven Kink of Des Moines, Iowa.

FOR THE RECORD - In a brief item in yesterday's editions of The Sun, the name of Rabbi Steven M. Fink of Des Moines, Iowa, was incorrectly spelled. Fink will succeed Rabbi Donald Berlin, who is retiring, as head of Temple Oheb Shalom in Baltimore.
The Sun regrets the error.

Those wishing to attend the tribute should call the synagogue at 410-358-0105 by May 1.

Man gets 40 years in killing of one son, abuse of the other

A West Baltimore man was sentenced to 40 years in prison yesterday for abusing his two young sons, one of whom he fatally injured with a punch to the chest, city prosecutors said.

Troy Harris, 29, had originally told police that Davon Harris, 4, died Aug. 6 after choking on a hot dog at their home in the 1300 block of Argyle Ave. But an autopsy showed Davon died from cardiac problems caused by a severe chest injury.

The other son, Deshaun Harris, 4, testified yesterday at the sentencing hearing in Baltimore Circuit Court that his father had also struck him, breaking his arm. Judge Mabel Houze Hubbard sentenced Troy Harris to 30 years for the second-degree murder of Davon and 10 years for the second-degree assault on Deshaun.

Mercy High School to hold its spring concert Sunday

Mercy High School's annual spring concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the school, 1300 E. Northern Parkway.

The Mercy choir will perform sacred music and show tunes, and the Pick-up Band, the travel choir and the dance company will participate. The event is free and the public is invited.

Information: 410-433-8880.

In Baltimore County

Eight citizen patrol groups get free cell phones, service

TOWSON -- Eight neighborhood patrol groups have been given digital wireless phones and free service, the result of a partnership between AT&T Corp. and the county Police Department, police said.

The donation of the phones and service was made through AT&T's "Wireless for the Community" program. The phones are intended to help citizens groups in their patrols and bring down crime in their communities.

The eight Citizen on Patrol groups receiving phones are: Country Club Estates, Garrison Forrest, Hillendale Park, Idlewood, Lochearn, Northbrook, Queen Anne and Valleybrook.

5 library branches to end Sunday hours until October

TOWSON -- The Catonsville, Cockeysville, North Point, Randallstown and White Marsh branches of the Baltimore County Public Library system will be closed Sundays beginning May 2.

The Towson branch will continue its year-round schedule of Sunday service, opening from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The other branches will resume Sunday hours in October.

Community college board to hold annual retreat in Del.

TOWSON -- The board of trustees of Community College of Baltimore County will hold its annual retreat Friday and Saturday in Delaware.

The retreat will be held at 8 Surf Ave., Bethany Beach.

Information: Linda Emmerich, 410-869-1222.

Pub Date: 4/21/99

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