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August 26, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Meals on Wheels issues alert to public on fraudulent appeals

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Inc. is alerting the public to possible fraudulent fund raising by people posing as representatives of the nonprofit organization.

The group conducts two annual fund-raising appeals through the mail and does not solicit contributions from anyone at home or on the street.

For information about Meals on Wheels, 515 S. Haven St., and its fund-raising procedures, call the organization's development office at 410-558-0932, Ext. 3024.

Charges filed against man shot by police during chase

A man shot Tuesday night by police was charged yesterday with three counts of first-degree assault and weapons violations, said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman.

The man was suspected of setting fire to his apartment in the 1000 block of Woodson Road about 7 p.m. Tuesday, police said. When he was pointed out to officers at the fire scene, he ran off and was chased to a woods in the 6200 block of Northwood Drive.

There, he allegedly aimed a 9mm handgun at three officers and was shot in the right arm by Officer Deraine Harris, police said. Kenneth Bailey, 30, was charged after he was released from Sinai Hospital and was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Inner Harbor walk to mark breast-feeding awareness

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Baltimore-area Women, Infants and Children programs will celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month with a lunchtime walk tomorrow around the Inner Harbor.

The walk will begin at 12: 30 p.m. at the Candler Building, 111 Market Place, and continue past the Harborplace pavilions along Pratt and Light streets to the Kaufman Pavilion, between Maryland Science Center and Rash Field.

Information: 410-223-1658.

In Baltimore County

Councilman Olszewski sets picnic for constituents

EDGEMERE -- Freshman County Councilman John Olszewski Sr., a Democrat, will throw a free picnic for constituents of the 7th District from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at Staten's Shore on Millers Island Road.

The day's fare will include hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, ice cream sodas, beer and music by a disc jockey.

Information: 410-887-7174.

Gospel music festival scheduled in Randallstown

RANDALLSTOWN -- Some of the Baltimore area's best gospel talent is performing from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Community Gospel Music Extravaganza, which will be held across from New Antioch Baptist Church of Randallstown, 5616 Old Court Road.

The master of ceremonies will be Heaven 600's Minister Lee Michaels. Heaven 600 (WCAO-AM) will broadcast the event live from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Group to perform songs, dances from Broadway

NORTH POINT -- Songs and dances from Broadway productions will be presented by a school-age group at 1: 30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd.

The free program will feature selections from musicals such as "South Pacific."

Information: 410-887-7255.

Pub Date: 8/26/99

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