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Aquarium awards 87 fellowships to local students

Pritchard's Island, S.C., Tuckahoe State Park on the Eastern Shore and behind-the-scenes work at the National Aquarium in Baltimore await 87 local school students who won aquarium fellowships this year to participate in aquatic and environmental activities.

The Henry Hall Awards -- to be distributed 7 p.m. on June 4 in the aquarium's Meyerhoff Auditorium -- gives city public school students hands-on experience with marine life and aquatic science.

The awards are given in memory of Henry Hall, an African-American engineer and Frederick Douglass High School alumnus who donated his private, world-class collection of freshwater tropical fish to the aquarium in 1977.

City appoints director of housing inspection

Donna A. Johnson, a municipal employee since 1977, has been appointed director of housing inspection services for the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Johnson, a graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, was made acting director of housing inspection in 1997. Before that, she spent three years as a general superintendent in the housing department with responsibility for enforcing zoning codes and supervising other zoning inspectors.

For 14 years, she was director of the city's Rat Rubout program.

Man fatally shot after trying to hide in couple's car

A man fleeing a gunman in Northwest Baltimore last night was fatally shot after he got into a car occupied by a couple in an attempt to escape, police said.

Police said the man was being chased in the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Ave. near Gwynn Oak Avenue in Howard Park about 9: 30 p.m. when he got into a car occupied by a man and a woman at a gas station. Seconds later, the gunman came up and fired several shots into the vehicle, hitting the victim in the head and neck, police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, died a short time later at Sinai Hospital, police said. They said the couple were not injured and that the gunman escaped.

In Baltimore County

Redone Veterans Memorial to be dedicated Sunday

PERRY HALL -- The community will dedicate its renovated Veterans Memorial at a ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at Perry Hall Elementary School, 9021 Belair Road.

The memorial is a brick monument at the base of the elementary school's flagpole. It was installed in 1956 to honor World War II veterans, and was restored through the work of Perry Hall Improvement Association.

The group raised more than $14,000 and inscribed bricks from more than 170 families, businesses and civic groups.

Bell Atlantic announces $250,000 in grants to UMBC

CATONSVILLE -- Bell Atlantic has announced that it will give the University of Maryland, Baltimore County $250,000 in grants to help meet the statewide need for information systems skills in the work force.

The company's foundation will give UMBC $150,000 over the next three years to help endow the Bell Atlantic Foundation Scholars Program, and an additional $100,000 will go to help fund four scholarships for high school graduates majoring in information systems, computer science or computer engineering.

UMBC also will contribute some money from its endowment toward the program.

Fishing center to begin new twilight hours schedule

TOWSON -- The Loch Raven Fishing Center, operated by the county Department of Recreation and Parks, has announced new twilight hours -- 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Half-price rentals on boats, canoes, motors and batteries will be featured during those hours.

Information: 410-887-7692.

Pub Date: 5/28/99

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