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City/County Digest

July 12, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Police investigating killings of 2 teens in separate shootings

Baltimore homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two 17-year-olds who were shot on city streets in unrelated incidents during the weekend.

Police said Byron Sanders of the 2000 block of E. Eager St. was in the first block of S. Smallwood St. about 10: 15 p.m. Saturday when an unknown male shot him several times with a handgun and fled. A friend drove Sanders to Bon Secours Hospital, where he died a short time later.

In the other incident, about 2: 20 a.m. yesterday, Bernard Harrison of the 4900 block of Denmore Ave. was approached by a gunman and fatally shot while standing with friends in the 3400 block of Woodland Ave., police said. He was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital at 2: 56 a.m.

Democratic mayoral hopefuls expected at forum tonight

A group of small-business and community organizations is sponsoring a forum for Baltimore Democratic mayoral candidates tonight at the central library of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

WJHU-FM radio host Marc Steiner will moderate the forum, which will cover candidates' views on leadership, economic development, education, marketing the city and crime.

The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the library's Wheeler Auditorium.

In Baltimore County

Teacher forum to focus on violence prevention

TOWSON -- Teams of teachers and administrators from nine school systems will participate in a two-day forum tomorrow and Wednesday to create violence prevention strategies for elementary schools.

The gathering will be co-sponsored by Sheppard Pratt Health System and will be held at the hospital's Luetkemeyer Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St. Keynote speaker Dr. George Sugai of the University of Oregon will instruct participants in the use of early behavioral intervention to help violent children.

Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, Sheppard Pratt president and medical director, said the forum will help school districts "identify and intervene in emotional and behavioral problems that can lead to school violence as well as poor school achievement and truancy."

Summer Public Safety Camp for children begins today

LANSDOWNE -- Summer Public Safety Camp begins today in Lansdowne for children ages 10 to 12, county police said.

The camp will be held at St. Clement's Church. Drug Abuse Resistance Education officers will be counselors. Camp hours are 8: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch will be served daily.

Officers from the marine/aviation unit, crime lab and bike patrol will work with campers.

County teachers, officers to learn violence prevention

TOWSON -- The third annual Violence Prevention Program begins today at the Public Safety Building, police said.

Eleven Baltimore County police officers and 14 county schoolteachers will receive a week of intensive training in conflict resolution, mediation and anger management.

The program, used in middle schools nationwide, won a Governor's Spotlight on Crime Prevention Award last year.

Pub Date: 7/12/99

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