In Baltimore County
County police union elects officers and board of directors
CARNEY -- Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 4, has elected new officers. The officers, whose terms begin Dec. 20, are:
President, Sgt. Cole Weston; first vice president, Lt. Jerry Foracappo; second vice president, Cpl. Steve Comegna; lodge secretary, Sgt. Dave Folderauer; treasurer, retired Detective George Hubbard; state trustee, retired Lt. Lou Lagna; sergeant-at-arms, Sgt. Mel Teal; chaplain, retired Sgt. Paul Merkle.
Elected to two-year terms on the board of directors were Detective George Hokemeyer, Pfc. Vince Romeo, retired Detective Ken Ziegler, Cpl. Jim Rommel and Cpl. Don Patterson. Cpl. Pat Zito and Pfc. Kathy Kraemer were elected to one-year terms on the board.
Health Department awards $25,000 to fight drug abuse
TOWSON -- Arbutus Middle School pupils will get Friday night activities, Back River Neck Road-area youngsters will receive sailing trips, and other community groups will produce videos and hold rallies with $25,000 in substance-abuse grants awarded Friday.
The Baltimore County Department of Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse announced 23 grant recipients selected from more than 100 applicants.
The money for the grant is from the state Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration. For a full list of winners, call the county substance abuse bureau at 410-887-3828.
St. Paul's Upper School sponsors clothing drive
BROOKLANDVILLE -- St. Paul's Upper School is holding its annual clothing drive through Saturday.
Donations of clothing of all types and sizes, in good condition, may be dropped off at the school office. Information: 410-821-3067.
In Baltimore City
Cancer research building to be dedicated this afternoon
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions will mark the completion of its comprehensive cancer center with the dedication at 2 p.m. today of its $59 million Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building at Orleans Street and Broadway.
The 10-story research facility on Hopkins' East Baltimore campus contains the laboratories of more than 400 cancer researchers and staff.
The new facility is named for the Bunting family of Baltimore and the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, each of which donated $10 million to Hopkins' building campaign.