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City/County Digest

October 18, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Schaefer's donation helps establish Snoops scholarship

With a donation of $350,000 from state Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore recently established the Hilda Mae Snoops Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the longtime friend and companion of the former governor and Baltimore mayor.

Snoops, who died in June, graduated from the Church Home and Hospital School of Nursing and was a health care analyst for the federal Health Care Financing Administration before serving as the official State House hostess during Schaefer's years as governor. The scholarship fund will provide financial aid to nursing students.

Police community breakfast set in Western District

Baltimore's Western District police officers will hold a community breakfast at 9 a.m. today at the Lillian Jones Police Athletic League Center, 1310 N. Stricker St.

Maj. Kenneth Blackwell, commander of the Western District, and officers will answer residents' questions and concerns at the meeting. Police will also honor community members for their support of the department, and the TFC Voices of Hope Choir will perform.

"Continued partnership and a team-effort approach with citizens reduces crime and has a positive effect on quality-of-life issues in the community," said Lt. Gregory A. Eads Sr., a district sector commander.

Federal grant to aid newly released HIV/AIDS prisoners

The city Department of Housing and Community Development has been awarded a $1,359,500 federal grant to fund the "At the Door" project for 150 newly released prisoners with HIV or AIDS.

Participants will receive substance abuse and mental health assistance, housing counseling, access to medical care and job training through the collaboration of eight sponsors: Health Education Resources Organization Inc., Sisters Together and Reaching, Black Educational AIDS Project, Ecumenical AIDS Resource Services, Offenders Aid and Restoration, Courage to Change, Project PLASE and Prisoners Aid.

In Baltimore County

Goucher College dancers to open season Nov. 18

TOWSON -- Goucher College's Dancers in Action will kick off the new dance season with a celebration Nov. 18 showcasing performances from three 20th-century choreographers.

Sponsored by Maryland Public Television, students will perform George Balanchine's "Serenade and Concerto Barroco," Joe Limon's "A Choreographic Offering" and Paul Taylor's "3 Epitaphs."

The performances will be Nov. 18 at 11: 30 a.m., Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. in Kraushaar Auditorium on campus.

A gala performance, featuring American Ballet Theatre dancers Robert Hill and Amanda McKerrow, will take place Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Information: (410) 337-6390.

Center sponsors program to transfer computer skills

HUNT VALLEY -- The Community Resource Center at the Hunt Valley Mall will begin a new program to train senior citizens to teach computer skills to the homebound elderly. Training for "Senior Cyber Net" will be provided from 9: 30 a.m. to noon Friday by Towson University personnel.

The Community Resource Center, on the mall's lower level near Dick's Sporting Goods, is sponsored by the mall, St. Joseph Medical Center and Towson University. It offers fitness programs, support groups and educational programs.

Community college offers open house, conference

CATONSVILLE -- The Catonsville campus of the Community Colleges of Baltimore County will sponsor an open house and conference from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow to discuss how to develop a skilled work force in manufacturing.

Tours of the college's Applied Technology Center will be offered before 8 a.m. and after 10: 30 a.m. The event will be held at the Applied Technology Center, Room H-308, 800 S. Rolling Road.

Pub Date: 10/18/99

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